“It is with great sadness that I came to hear of the passing of Pastor Al,” the governor said Monday in a statement sent from the United Kingdom where he is preparing for next week’s Overseas Territory Consultative Committee meeting.
“When I first met him just under two years ago, I was struck by his abundance of energy, not just for his role as chair of the Constitutional Commission but for everything that he embraced in life.
“The passion he brought to the “Do something” campaign was typical of his energy and commitment to our youth,” Mr. Taylor said.
He added: “His passing is a loss to us all and he will be deeply missed. My sincere condolences to his wife Kathy, his family and friends.”
Pastor Al, as Alden A. Ebanks was widely known, was pastor of the Agape Family Worship Centre. He was chairman of the Constitutional Commission until his death. Prior to that, he served as chairman of the Health Services Authority Board of Directors.
He was also chairman of the executive committee of the Do Something Cayman, a campaign for community activism.
Pastor Al, 52, passed away on Friday evening after a long illness.
His funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, 26 November, at Agape.