Cross to be cremated at private ceremony
FORMER High Court judge and World War II pilot Ulric Cross will be cremated at a private ceremony later this week, in accordance with his final wishes, a release from the Defence Force stated yesterday. The Defence Force also said the Cross family asked the date of the private ceremony not be made public.
The public will get an opportunity to pay their final respects at a memorial service on Friday, starting at 10 a.m., at Memorial Park, upper Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
President Anthony Carmona, Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Chief of Defence Staff Major General Kenrick Maharaj and representatives of the Royal Air Force Association, Heroes Foundation and the Cotton Tree Foundation will be in attendance.
“Justice Cross chose Memorial Park for his final farewell, recognising that the Cenotaph and the park itself honours those persons like himself who served and died in World Wars I and II,” the release stated.
Members of the public are also invited to pay their final respects by signing the condolence book, which will be available daily until Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Royal Air Force Association, 20 Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain.
Cross, a former diplomat, died at his Dere Street, Port of Spain, home last Friday at the age of 96. “The family of the late Justice Ulric L Cross wishes to express sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of support and sympathy received from the public” on his passing, the release said.