A close ally of Grenada’s Foreign Minister, Peter David has died in Canada after a long battle against cancer.
The death of Leonard (Junior) Wharwood, the Honorary Consul for Grenada in Montreal was confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Wharwood landed the post in 2008 when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) came into power and David was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism.
Following is the full text of the release from the ministry on the death of the Honorary Consul:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs mourns the passing of Grenada’s Honorary Consul in Montreal, Mr. Leonard (Junior) Wharwood.
For many years, Junior served Grenada’s Diaspora with distinction.
His success as Grenada’s Honorary Consul was attributed to his fierce patriotism and his love and empathy for his Grenadian sisters and brothers.
His deep love for country and people combined with his passion to serve, lifted us all.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and indeed the entire Government of Grenada, extend condolences to Junior’s family, friends, loved-ones, well-wishers and everyone who was touched by his exemplary life of service.
As we mourn, our faith and belief in God allows us to celebrate Junior’s life knowing that he is now in a better place.
The Grenadian people and Government are indebted to Junior for his invaluable service over the years.
May his soul rest in eternal peace”.