It is with an overwhelming feeling of sadness that I extend deepest sympathies to Premier McKeeva Bush and his wife, Mrs. Kerry Bush, on the sudden passing of their daughter Tonya Eyvonne Anglin. We in Montserrat also share the grief of the husband and young daughter of Tonya and recognise that a loss at such a tender age as Tonya is unfathomable. On behalf of the Government and people of Montserrat please accept our condolences and be assured that you and your entire family will be in our prayers.
Reuben T Meade Chief minister and minister of finance, regional affairs and trade Montserrat
The Governor and his family were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing away earlier today of the Premier and Mrs. Bush’s daughter Tonya and send their sincere condolences to the Bush and Anglin families. Their thoughts are with them during this sad and difficult time.
Cayman Finance would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Premier McKeeva Bush following the loss of his daughter Tonya Yvonne Anglin. Our thoughts are with Premier Bush and his family at this tragic time.
The public service is deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of the daughter of Premier and Mrs. Bush.
On behalf of the whole public service, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Premier, Mrs. Kerry and the rest of the family.
We are all numbed by this shocking news. Death is the only certainty in life, but far too often it sneaks upon us when we least expect it.
I believe that those of us who have been blessed with children will all agree that they redefine the real meaning of ‘love’ – regardless of what we thought that word to mean before they arrived. And while most of us are blessed to not have had the experience of losing a child, I also believe that it is truly the greatest loss that one can experience.
I would urge us all to hold up this family in our prayers at this time, and pray that the good Lord will see them through these darkest days.
Donovan Ebanks, deputy governor
On behalf of the Government of Barbados and Barbadians resident in the Cayman Islands, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Premier and Mrs. Bush on the loss of their daughter Tonya. We also extend sympathies to Chet and Zaria who I am sure are devastated by this unexpected loss.
Losing a child is one of the saddest life challenges and words that can give you true comfort are difficult to find.
We offer our prayers and thoughts at this very sad time and may the comfort of almighty God envelope you all at this time.
With deepest, heartfelt sympathy.
Juliette Y. Gooding
Honorary Consul to Barbados