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The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) said the party mourns the passing of its esteemed activist Stanley Humphrey Collins, who peacefully passed away on May 11 and was laid to rest May 20. The party in a statement said, Collins, who was born in 1942, was a dedicated and revered member.
Stanley Humphrey Collins
The funeral ceremony served not only to honour the activist but also celebrated his life. The funeral was attended by party members including brothers Tacuma Ogunseye, Randolph Williams, Desmond Trotman, Ali Majeed and Godfrey Sage. The tribute was delivered by Majeed who represented the party.
“Throughout his lifetime, Stanley exemplified unwavering commitment and selfless service to both his community and Guyana. His profound dedication to the WPA manifested through his involvement at various levels, including the Executive Committee of WPA, as an RDC representative, and as a member of the Linden Utilities Services Coop Society Limited.
“Stanley’s enduring membership and activism within the party showcased his unwavering belief in the WPA’s principles and goals. He was also a long-time member of the Guyana Mine Workers Union, and the OWP (Organisation of Working People).
“As WPA Executive member Tacuma Ogunseye recently wrote, Stanley was “a renowned athlete, footballer, union shop steward, and member of the OWP, gained recognition and respect in the Linden community long before his political prominence. Known as a fearless individual who passionately defended his convictions, Stanley brought his esteemed reputation as a “people person” to his political activism when he joined the WPA, inspired by the work and struggle of bauxite workers led by Walter Rodney.”
Collins leaves behind a profound legacy, one that serves as a testament to his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the betterment of Guyana and its people, the party said. “His remarkable life will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us all of the profound impact an individual can make through selfless service and unwavering conviction.”
The party extends heartfelt condolences to Collins’ immediate and extended family, and relatives.