Premier, Opposition Leader and former Premier Extends Condolences – Martha Dismont MBE

“A selfless servant of the people, who was committed to uplifting the lives others,” said Premier David Burt following the passing of Martha Dismont, MBE.

Premier Burt said, “I join with many in the community in reflecting on the incredible life of Martha Dismont.

“Martha was passionate about making a difference in our community. From her tireless work with the Family Centre to her relentless work of addressing the challenges of gang violence and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods – Martha made it her mission to work across all sectors to seek solutions that bettered Bermuda.

“But Martha’s lifelong purpose was working with and advocating for Bermuda’s families.

“Martha Dismont was unmatched in galvanising people to get more involved so that we could make progress in fixing the disparities in our community. She wanted us to care about our young people, our families and the challenges and traumas they were facing. She encouraged us to help where we can by supporting Bermuda’s families and making a difference in their lives in whatever small way.

“She always believed that more could be done to give those continuing to struggle hope. Martha challenged Premiers, Ministers, Parliamentarians, policy makers and every Bermudian to have more compassion for those who were suffering. That was her greatest impact and that will be her greatest legacy.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, I extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to Martha’s family, loved ones and friends. Her advocacy is a great loss to Bermuda, and she will be truly missed.


The Hon. N.H. Cole Simons JP MP – Opposition Leader


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Martha Dismont, a true champion of social change and an unwavering source of inspiration for Bermuda.  On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I extend our deepest condolences to Martha’s family, friends, and the entire community, as we come to terms with this profound loss.

Martha Dismont was not just an exceptional social worker and counselor; she was a beacon of hope and a catalyst for positive transformation in our society. Through her remarkable dedication and the establishment of one of Bermuda’s leading helping agencies, she touched the lives of countless individuals by serving selflessly and tirelessly.  She has left an enduring legacy of compassion and empowerment.

Her  unwavering optimism and relentless pursuit of solutions to Bermuda’s grassroots social problems were truly awe-inspiring. She firmly believed in the power of collaboration and community engagement, always striving to find innovative approaches to address the challenges faced by our most vulnerable citizens. Her unwavering commitment to fostering a more equitable society will forever be remembered.

Martha understood the deep-rooted struggles faced by those seeking her support and was unwavering in her determination to help them overcome adversity.

Her legacy as an advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society will continue to inspire future generations. However, we must remember her not with sorrow, but with gratitude for the profound impact she had on our lives. Her selfless dedication, visionary leadership, and boundless empathy will continue to guide us as we strive to build a more just and compassionate society.

We must honor the memory of Martha Dismont by continuing the work she started, by striving for a society where everyone has equal opportunities and access to the support they need.  May her passion, dedication, and eternal optimism continue to inspire us as we work towards a brighter future for Bermuda.


Former Premier of Bermuda, Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown

“I am shocked to hear of Ms. Dismont’s death. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with her over the years. She was focused on her goal of helping those who needed a hand up. She did it through perseverance and grace. Her impact on the lives of thousands of Bermudians is a matter of public record. May she rest in peace.”

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