Deputy Rondel passed away last Wednesday at the age of 54 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
The funeral of the St Helier Deputy is due to be held at the St Helier Methodist Centre on Friday 30 November at 12.30 pm. At Deputy Rondel’s request those who attend the service are asked to wear bright colourful ties.
The politician was first elected as a parish Deputy in 2011 before being re-elected in 2014. During the General Election in May this year, he topped the poll in St Helier No 3/4. He served as Assistant Infrastructure Minister between 2014 and 2018 and also served on the Public Accounts Committee and the Planning Committee.
Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq said during yesterday’s States sitting: ‘Members will, I know, have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of a friend and colleague, Deputy Richard Rondel.
‘Deputy Rondel was truly committed to his parish and served his constituents diligently and compassionately.
‘Although in poor health, Deputy Rondel remained upbeat and committed to his role. He will be remembered as much for his character and resilience as for his service to the Island.’
Mr Le Cocq added that the Deputy was ‘immensely proud’ of his three sons – ‘as they should be of him’ – and that Deputy Rondel’s ‘courage and commitment’ made him an incredibly popular politician both within his parish and the Assembly.
‘His unwavering positive attitude is an example to all’, Mr Le Cocq added.