Jill Stewart, wife of Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals/Beaches Resorts International, passed away on Friday night after a courageous battle with cancer.
The news of her passing was shared by her husband on his social media account, prompting an outpouring of condolences from Jamaica, the Caribbean and the wider world.
At the age of 43, Jill Stewart was said to have demonstrated immense courage, grace, and resilience throughout her struggle with cancer, inspiring many with her strength. Her story resonated deeply with the public, as she chose to share her journey and raise awareness about the illness through social media, receiving thousands of messages of hope and support.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness conveyed his condolences to the Stewart family, acknowledging the pain and sadness they must be experiencing. He praised Jill Stewart for her selflessness and the positive impact she had on the lives of countless individuals.
The prime minister assured the family that the entire nation stands by them during this difficult time, offering comfort, strength, and solace.
Adam Stewart, in a heartfelt tribute to his late wife, described her as his love, best friend of 28 years, and the mother of their three wonderful children. He shared the pain of the family, stating that Jill's battle with cancer was met with determination and an unwavering spirit.