JIS News

The official funeral service for the late sports hero, Hon. Herb McKenley, OM, will now begin at 2:00 p.m. at the National Arena on Saturday, December 8, instead of the previously announced time of 1:00 p.m.
Guests attending the service are asked to be seated by 1:15 p.m. There will be a musical tribute to Mr. McKenley prior to the start of the service. Mr. McKenley, who was awarded the Order of Merit in 2004, died on November 26 at age 85. He will be buried in National Heroes Park.
Persons can pay their last respects to Mr. McKenley while his body is being taken to the National Arena from Sam Isaacs Funeral Home on Hanover Street, along North Street, left on to South Camp Road, on to Camp Road, right along Tom Redcam Avenue, right on to Arthur Wint Drive and then into the National Arena.
Following the service, the funeral procession will travel from the National Arena on to Arthur Wint Drive, left along Tom Redcam Avenue, right on to Caledonia Avenue, on to Marescaux Road and then into National Heroes Park. Mr. McKenley has been described as one of the most outstanding 400-metre runners. He leaves behind widow, Beverley and four children.