The Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Union is deeply saddened by the passing of our Chairman, Mr. Havelan Honeyghan OD, JP who joined the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Union in 1990. He served in several positions and was Chairman at the time of his passing. In 2008 he was invited to serve on the Ministry of Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries’ Advisory Board of which he was a member until the time of his death.
Mr. Honeyghan was a Fisheries Officer and during that time he became a Marine Captain at the then named Fisheries Division. He had vast knowledge of the geographical fishing grounds locally and regionally. Havelan Honeyghan was a skilled shipwright, building sturdy seafaring vessels and a prudent business man who was generous to clients and stakeholders.
Honeyghan was a stalwart of Jamaica’s Fishing industry, who boldly and passionately led and lobbied for fishing interests locally and regionally. He positively impacted several sectors especially in the Whitehouse and Pedro Bank areas and he was known as a strident yet fair philanthropist. His kindness, caring, and selflessness won him the respect of his peers. For his sterling work in the fishing industry, in 2013 he was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer.
He was cared for deeply by his immediate family, the Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative family, the Gillings Gully Fishermen Co-operative family, his colleagues in the Co-operative movement, fishing communities islandwide and his Whitehouse community. He has left an indelible mark on the lives of all he came in contact with.
We extend our sincerest sympathies to his family and friends. He will be sadly missed and his precious memories are in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace.