Final fond farewell for the man of the people

DURING more than half a century of service to his beloved Jersey, former Senator Dick Shenton, the Island’s most popular States Member, never failed to draw a crowd, and yesterday was no exception.

A packed St Thomas' Church for Senator Dick Shenton's funeral
A packed St Thomas' Church for Senator Dick Shenton's funeral

DURING more than half a century of service to his beloved Jersey, former Senator Dick Shenton, the Island’s most popular States Member, never failed to draw a crowd, and yesterday was no exception.

At 11 am, hundreds of Islanders gathered at St Thomas’ Church to say their final farewells to a man with an unparalleled States career who was famed for speaking his mind from the bottom of his heart.

Those who filled row upon row of pews represented a diverse community coming together to remember and celebrate the life of a common hero.

• See Saturday's JEP for full report and pictures

Comments for: "Final fond farewell for the man of the people"

Simple Sid

May he rest in peace.

Jason C

A true Jersey man and a true Politician, who went out of his way to help.

Miss St Clements

Always a friendly smile, and hearty handshake, and a good listening ear, a true gentleman, may you rest in peace Mr S.