The last of Jamaica's founding political fathers, Edward Seaga spanned the pre-Independence and modern Jamaican periods. He was laid to rest in National Heroes Park, Kingston, on the afternoon of Sunday, June 23, 2019.
This followed a state funeral at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive, Kingston. The heads of state and government led a list of local and international dignitaries who converged to pay their final respects. Members of parliament, family, and civic and business leaders were also in attendance.
The 26 days that elapsed between Seaga's death on the 89th anniversary of his birth and his committal on June 23 were marked by a series of memorial observations and celebrations which allowed Jamaicans from all walks of life and from across the country to pay tribute to the man acknowledged as the principal architect of modern Jamaica.