Laverne Furbert – Former PLP Senator

Tributes poured in via social media this morning (Jan 31) on the passing of PLP stalwart and head of the Bermuda Industrial Union’s Workers Voice, Laverne Furbert.

No official word yet on her passing but several posts were published on Facebook this morning, including this one by Lana V Talbot, who wrote:

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” **– Maya Angelou
“Today is extremely difficult and sad. We have lost a great Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Friend, Former Senator, Community Activists, Educator, Unionist, Political Commentator, Life Member of PLP, and above all a women of Substance.
“Never afraid to stand firm on her beliefs and often spoke boldly. Today we send our Condolences to Ms Furbert’ s Family and love ones. The BIU, and PLP family…Living Roots – Vanz Chapman and Maxine Esdaille…you are in our prayers.
“May God Strengthen you during this extremely difficult time. This page has lost one of greatest debaters of all time. Extremely knowledgeable of Bermuda’s history and politics. Ms. Furbert has left us a Powerful, Fearless Legacy.”