Minister of Native Authorities and Rural Growth, Desmond McKenzie, has expressed disappointment on the demise of Councillor for the Larger Portmore East Division within the Portmore Municipality, Yvonne McCormack.
McCormack died earlier on Friday, a launch from the ministry stated.
McKenzie, within the launch, acknowledged that McCormack had been battling with quite a few critical well being challenges.
“Yvonne had been combating a number of myeloma from 2014, and breast most cancers since 2011, a undeniable fact that she was very open about,” the minister highlighted.
“… and he or she didn’t permit these extreme well being challenges to maintain her down. In truth, she discovered the energy to marketing campaign in Southern St Catherine within the February 2016 Basic Elections, and he or she campaigned victoriously to stay councillor for her division within the Native Authorities Elections in November that yr,” McKenzie shared.
Persevering with, he stated: “I imagine that dedication got here not solely from her robust religion, but in addition from her never-say-die, firebrand character.”
The minister went on to explain McCormack as a “devoted elected consultant, and her very robust presence goes to be missed within the Portmore Municipality. In truth, she was in attendance on the month-to-month council assembly as much as March of this yr.”
McKenzie prolonged condolences to the councillor’s speedy household, to the mayor of Portmore and the councillors of the Portmore Municipality, in addition to to the members of her political household, the Folks’s Nationwide Celebration (PNP).
“She rededicated herself to Christian service and I’ve little doubt that she is no longer solely freed from ache and battle, but in addition having fun with the loving countenance of the Almighty,” acknowledged McKenzie.
In the meantime, the PNP, in a publish on its Fb web page, additionally expressed condolences to McCormack’s household.
“The PNP household mourns the demise of our sister and Councillor Cde. (Comrade), Yvonne McCormack. Condolences to her household and the individuals of Larger Portmore East. Could her soul relaxation in energy,” the publish acknowledged.