Members of the legal fraternity, the armed forces, relatives and friends of the late Justice Albert Redhead gathered yesterday afternoon at the St. John’s Cathedral to pay their final respects during a thanksgiving service.
Redhead, who retired as a judge in 2016, died on March 4th at the age of 80 after a very brief period of illness.
Family members and former colleagues paid tribute to the deceased judge yesterday, as he was sent off in an official funeral.
He was remembered as a great husband and father, and someone who was fair, hardworking, fearless, patient, and sincere.
“My dad, is, was, an amazing man and an amazing father,” one of Justice Redhead’s sons said.
“He was beloved because we knew he would exhibit no fear or favor to anyone or any side whether it be the state, an individual or any other legal entity. Fearless is a word we always used to describe Justice Redhead.”
Meantime, on Monday, lawyers and judges from across the region assembled at the High Court for a special sitting to reflect on the Justice Redhead’s life and long, celebrated career.
Chief Justice Dame Janice Pereira addressed the legal fraternity and other attendees at this service.
In extending deepest and sincerest condolences, she described Justice Redhead as one of the Caribbean’s finest legal luminaries who will be greatly missed.
Also paying tribute at the sitting was Queen’s Counsel Dane Hamilton Sr. who reiterated that Justice Redhead will be missed by many.
“Judge, you will speak no more to me, or to us, but this court will still echo the wisdom of your words, your courage, your judgements. We will all miss you,” he said.