Tributes continue to pour in following the sudden death last week, of one of the Corporation of Hamilton’s most familiar faces.
William ‘Jimmy Dock’ Richardson worked for the City of Hamilton for just over 29 years. He joined the Corporation of Hamilton on Oct 13th, in 1986.
He was a senior member of the Parks team.
When contacted by Bermuda Real for a comment, Steven DeSilva, the Superintendant of Parks recalled when he first met Mr Richardson in August 2001, when he joined the City’s Parks Department.
“This was a time when all of the Engineering, Sanitation and Parks staff were stationed in the ‘old’ Works depot on Dundonald Street,” he said.
“I recall how the entire Parks Staff congregated at the main gate, to be transported to their respective duties by Jimmy Dock.
“Every day, without fail, he would transport staff to their work sites, retrieve them at the lunch interval, only to repeat the process twice more to complete a workday.
Between these transportation ‘runs’ he would also be called on to deliver all supplies, plants, and any tools and equipment needed throughout the day,” said Mr DeSilva.
“I will remember Dock for his baritone voice, as someone who was slow to anger and always willing to impart a wise opinion.”
On behalf of Bermuda Real, we extend sincere condolences to the family and many friends of William ‘Jimmy Dock’ Richardson – RIP…