Posts Tagged ‘State Funeral’

Cup king Bart Cummings to have state funeral in cathedral

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings will be honoured at a state funeral at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on September 7. Cummings, whose horses won the Melbourne Cup 12 times, died in the early hours of August 30, aged 87. Last Friday marked the 61st wedding anniversary of Cummings and his wife Valmae, whom he met Read more

State Funeral for Reverend Oka Fauolo

Friday, May 4th, 2012

In recognition of the prestigious Order of Ti’afau conferred upon him in 1995 – in recognition of his many services to the country – Reverend Oka Fauolo was accorded a state  funeral. His coffin was draped with the national flag and shoulder-carried by Police pall bearers. “Reverend Oka was a man who was not easily Read more

Tonga goes into mourning for King George Tupou V

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

King George Tupou V of Tonga has died, in Hong Kong. No cause of death has been given but Tupou was know to have suffered from diabetes and gout for years and last year had a cancerous tumour removed from his kidney. On February 24 he had an audience with Pope Benedict in the Vatican Read more