RETURN OF THE ASHES OF MRS. VIOLA BURNHAM, OR Tuesday, October 21, 2003



The ashes of Mrs Viola Burnham, former Vice President, and widow of President L.F.S. Burnham will return to Guyana on Friday 24th of October accompanied by her daughters and other close relatives. The remains will be received at Congress Place, the Sophia headquarters of the Peoples National Congress Reform. A guard of honour provided by the National Congress of Women, the Guyana Youth and Students Movement and the other organisations will be mounted.

There will be a memorial service for Mrs. Burnham at the Trinity Methodist Church at High and Durban Streets at 3.30 pm on Sunday 26th of October. A Special Cultural Programme “Viola Burnham: A Beautiful Life” will be held in her honour on Monday 27th of October at the National Cultural Centre at 6.00pm. A photographic and craft exhibition will also be mounted in the foyer of the Cultural Centre. Some of Guyana’s leading musicians and dancers have agreed to celebrate the life of this great daughter of Guyana. Both of these occasions are open to the public.
Mrs Burnham’s ashes will be laid to rest at a private ceremony.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Tuesday, October 21, 2003