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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HONOURS LATE CAPTAIN ELDON EDEN KIRKCONNELL WITH A DONATION TO JASMINE HOSPICE CARE IN HIS NAME

Business 17 Jul, 2023 Follow News

JASMINE Donation - In Memoriam of Capt. Eldon Kirkconnell

CIBC FirstCaribbean has honoured the memory and immense contribution to the Cayman Islands of the late legislator and businessman Captain Eldon E. Kirkconnell with a donation in his name to the Jasmine Hospice Care and a commitment to make another donation on the first anniversary of his passing.

“We are extremely saddened to learn of Captain Kirkconnell’s passing last month and wanted to find an appropriate way to honour him. Having consulted with his family, we have made a donation of KYD5,000.00 to Cayman’s only dedicated hospice and palliative care provider, Jasmine Hospice Care, in his memory and have also committed another KYD5,000.00 to Jasmine Hospice Care upon the first anniversary of his passing, said the bank’s Managing Director Mark McIntyre.

He hailed the late member of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council as a “visionary entrepreneur, a consummate statesman and devoted family man”.  McIntyre said Captain Kirkconnell who was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) honour by her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was also “in no small measure responsible for convincing CIBC to establish a presence in the Cayman Islands having already been a client of CIBC in Jamaica”.

He said when CIBC eventually established its first branch in the Cayman Islands, Captain Kirkconnell rented the initial space to the bank at what was then Kirk Plaza and what coincidentally is now the site of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank House.

McIntyre said Captain Eldon’s diverse business interests and his family are longstanding, valued clients of CIBC First Caribbean. His son, Gerry Kirkconnell, also serves as a Director of both CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and its associated Trust Company.

“CIBC FirstCaribbean would again like to extend its sincere condolences to Captain Eldon’s wife of over 67 years, Mrs. Patricia Kirkconnell, his son Gerry, daughter Debbie, daughter-in law Deborah, son-in-law Thom, his five grandchildren - Christopher, John-Michael, Joseph, Daniel and Natalie as well as their extended families,” McIntyre said.


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