Wednesday, 18th July 2012
Former Governor dies
Former Gibraltar Governor Admiral Sir David Williams GCB has died. To mark his passing the Convent flag is flying at half-mast and will remain at half-mast until the funeral later this week.
Solomon “Momy” Levy long-time friend of Sir David, spoke of his death, he said; “On Tuesday Gibraltar heard the sad news that Admiral Sir David Williams had died. Sir David was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, as Governor he performed his duties in an impeccable manner.
“I remember how when he used to attend a social function, as he came into the room there was absolute silence and one could literally hear a pin drop, what a personality he had and always a kind word to everyone.”
Mr Levy also added: “He had the great fortune of having a unique wife, Lady Pipa Williams, founder in Gibraltar of the Cancer Relief Society. Until this day, I have the honour and privilege of being in touch with her, what a lady and what a kind loving wife until the last moment of Sir David’s death.”
Mr Levy said: “We send our condolences to Lady Williams and her son Steven and all the family, the United Kingdom has lost an irreplaceable Admiral.”
Gibraltar Government Condolences
‘The Government notes with sadness the death of Admiral Sir David Williams GCB who was Gibraltar’s Governor from 1982 – 1985 and extends its sympathies to Lady Williams and her family.’