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The Family Tree - December/January 2005
Dr. John William Philip Henderson of Fordell


All,

     It is with much sadness that we advise you that Dr, John W.P. Henderson of Fordell, Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, died on 27 September 2004 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

     Funeral services for Dr. John W.P. Henderson will be held Monday, 4 October in Toowoomba.  The Clan Henderson Society of the USA will have a floral display delivered to the Henderson residence in Toowoomba on Monday morning.  In observance of this solemn occasion, it is requested that each family observe a thirty second period of silence to honor our fallen Chief at 6.00 PM EST Sunday, October 3rd. 

Additionally, a period of mourning will exist within the Clan Henderson Society of the USA from Monday, October 4 until the end of the current calendar year. All crests currently held by Commissioners and conveners will be draped with a black covering across the top and down the sides, when used for display.  A black streamer may be attached at the top of all tartan flags that are used for public display, the streamer to be no longer than eighteen inches when attached to the flagpole on which the tartan flag is mounted.  Individuals may wear a black ribbon on their nametag or an armband on the left arm, on which the clan crest should be displayed.

Our Chaplain will provide a short memorial service during the annual general meeting held at the Stone Mountain Highland Games.

This is an especially hard time for many of us but we shall persevere, being proud of our heritage and the knowledge that our great leader has joined his ancestors, to live in peace forever more.  Aye, the Chief is dead - long live the new Chief!

Yours, Aye - - -

Rex A. Maddox, President


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