Cayman remembers John McLean

| 03/09/2019
Cayman News Service
Condolence Books in Memory of John McLean

(CNS Local Life): The official funeral for John Bonwell McLean, OBE, JP, MLA, who served as MLA for East End for six consecutive terms (1976-2000) and was a member of the Executive Council for three four-year terms, will be held on Tuesday 10 September. There are condolence books at several locations in which the people of the Cayman Islands may pay their respects to the late legislator and his family from 8.30am to 5pm at the following locations, until Tuesday, 10 September:

  • Government Administration Building
  • 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Legislative Assembly Building
  • 33 Fort Street, George Town, Grand Cayman
  • East End Post Office
  • 2550 Sea View Road, East End, Grand Cayman

Mr McLean’s life will also be remembered with the following official public observances:

  • Monday, 9 September
    • The official lying-in-state at the Legislative Assembly Building from 10am until 3pm.
    • Members of the Legislative Assembly will lead off the procession followed by Mr McLean’s family.
    • Government leaders, civil servants and members of the public will be able to pay their last respects to Mr McLean.
  • Tuesday, 10 September
    • The official funeral service for Mr McLean will be held at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah.
    • The church is located at 163 Pedro Castle Road
    • The service will begin at 3pm.

Mr McLean will receive full official honours with the draping of the Cayman Islands flag on the casket, which will be guarded by a two-person team from the uniformed services.

For the lying-in-state and the official funeral there will be a uniformed Guard of Honour and vigil. This will be comprised of a mixed contingent from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services (RCIPS), the Cayman Islands Fire Services (CIFS) and Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). The Bearer Party (Pallbearers) will be made up of personnel from the RCIPS.

The Cayman Islands Government will fly flags at half-staff on Monday, 9 September and Tuesday, 10 September.

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