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Official Funeral for former MLA Captain Eldon Kirkconnell, OBE, JP

Community Notices 26 Jun, 2023 Follow News

Official Funeral for former MLA Captain Eldon Kirkconnell, OBE, JP

Captain Eldon E. Kirkconnell, OBE, JP passed peacefully on Thursday, 8 June, at the age of 96.

He served in the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council of the Cayman Islands from 1962 to 1972, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In recognition of his significant and sterling service to the Government and people of the Cayman Islands, Captain Kirkconnell will be accorded an official funeral by the Cayman Islands Government.

A two day period of national mourning to pay respects to Captain Kirkconnell will be observed from Thursday, 29 June through Friday, 30 June. All Cayman Islands flags should be flown at half-mast during the period of national mourning.

The official ceremonial events that will be held in his honour include:

· A flag lowering ceremony, Government Administration Building, George Town, Grand Cayman – Thursday, 29 June, 9:00 a.m.

· Lying-in-State, House of Parliament, George Town, Grand Cayman – Friday, 30 June, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

· An official funeral service, Church of God Chapel, Walkers Road, George Town, Grand Cayman on Saturday, 1 July at 3:00pm.

Books of condolence are now available at the Government Administration Building and House of Parliament in Grand Cayman, District Administration in Cayman Brac and the District Office in Little Cayman until close of business on Friday, 30 June.

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