Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs staff have been greatly saddened by the passing of Dr. Philip Pedley on Tuesday, 18 May 2010.
"On behalf of the whole Civil Service, and especially the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs as well as the Cayman Islands National Archive, we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Pedley's wife, Arthurlyn, and to his two sons, James and Jonathan," said Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks.
Dr. Pedley had a long and distinguished civil service career. He played a pivotal role in the many changes the government made over the past four decades.
"Dr. Pedley could not be described as a colleague; he was more of a kindred spirit, and I miss him terribly," said Strategic Adviser Peter Gough.
Archive Director Kimlon Seymour said, "The staff and I will always remember Dr. Pedley, for his dedication to the vision of giving Cayman's history back to its people, and for preserving its heritage for future generations.
"His contributions will live on, and we too miss him terribly."
Added Mr. Ebanks, "The policy advice provided by Dr. Pedley was always sound, based on years of experience, extensive research and most importantly, careful reflection on its effect in the context of the Cayman Islands.
"No matter how brief the contact, Dr. Pedley touched the lives of everyone who met him. He will never be forgotten, nor will we forget his immense contribution to this country in his various roles as a father, husband, church brother, teacher, archivist and policy adviser."