The Office of the Premier continues to receive official condolences following the passing of Tonya Yvonne Anglin, daughter of Premier McKeeva Bush and his wife, Kerry, on Tuesday morning (25 January).
Recent messages of sympathy include letters from CARICOM, the Hon. Speaker Mary Lawrence as well as members and staff of the Legislative Assembly and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).
From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):
The CARICOM Secretariat presents its compliments to the Office of the Premier of the Cayman Islands, and on this most sad occasion of the passing of Ms. Tonya Yvonne Bush-Anglin, daughter of the Honourable Premier McKeeva Bush and First Lady Mrs. Kerry Bush, has the honour to forward the following message of condolence from Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, Secretary-General (Ag.) of the Caribbean Community:
"On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to extend heartfelt condolences to you and to your family on the passing of your beloved daughter, Ms. Tonya Yvonne Bush-Anglin. The thoughts and prayers of the Caribbean Community are with you and your family during this difficult time. The loss of one so young and so vibrant in the Caymanian community creates a void that is difficult to fill, particularly to her husband Chet and daughter, Zariah and to her parents and sibling. Once again, the Community conveys its deepest sympathies to the Anglin and Bush families. May her soul rest in peace."
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Office of the Premier of the Cayman Islands the assurances of its highest consideration.
Glenda Itiaba, Chef de Cabinet, CARICOM
From the Speaker of the House, members and staff of the Legislative Assembly:
We mourn with you today the sudden loss of your beloved daughter Tonya. We pray that God's peace and love will surround you and the beautiful memories you have of her, will bring comfort to your hearts.
We extend our sympathy too to her beautiful young daughter Zariah, her husband Chet, her brother Barry and his family, her grandmother Mrs. Faith Bush, and all the other family members and friends who were privileged to know this special young woman and share in her brief life.
May God bless you all.
The Hon Speaker, Members and Staff of the Legislative Assembly
From the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority:
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mrs. Tonya Bush-Anglin, who was a staff member of the Authority. CIMA's board, management and staff extend their sincere condolences to her parents Premier the Hon. McKeeva Bush and Mrs. Kerry Bush, her husband Mr. Chet Anglin, daughter Zariah, and the rest of the family at this time of grief.
For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver