The official funeral of the late Ambassador, the Honourable Dudley Joseph Thompson OJ, QC, will take place on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kingston, starting at 2:00 p.m. The body of Ambassador Thompson will be laid to rest in the Briggs Park Military Cemetery, Up Park Camp immediately following the Service.
The Hon. Dudley Thompson did active combat as a Flight Lieutenant during World War 2 and on his return to Jamaica became a founding member of the Royal Air Force Association, Jamaica Branch. As an ex-serviceman, Ambassador Thompson will receive the military tradition of having the Last Post and Reveille blown by buglers at the graveside during the interment.
A condolence book has been opened at Mico University, and two additional books will be opened on Wednesday, February 1 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dominica Drive, New Kingston and the People’s National Party office on Old Hope Road.
Ambassador Thompson was conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 1989 having given outstanding service in the fields of international law, governance and foreign affairs.
He died on January 20, a day after his 95th birthday.