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In Memoriam -
In remembrance of those members of the UN Family who lost their lives
in the earthquake in Haiti, 12 January 2010

Ronald Pierre, 1975 - 2010

Driver for Political Affairs and Planning Division (Haiti)

Mr. Ronald Pierre

Ronald Pierre, a national of Haiti, worked as a driver for the Political Affairs and Planning Division of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Ronald attended Institution Mixte St-Joseph in Pétionville and the Collège Canado-Haïtien in Port-au-Prince.

Prior to joining the UN, Ronald was a chauffeur for Alimentario Market, the Civil Military Operations Center for the United States and a number of private clients.

A colleague described Ronald as a hard worker with a strong character, intelligent, quiet and shy. His friend called him “the solution man” because “no work was too much and he never complained.”

A former friend and colleague said of Ronald, “Although I knew him for only a short time, we really got on. He had a very efficient, composed and professional manner.”

“Ronald loved to have his Creole radio channels blaring in the car with Caribbean music or talk shows in Creole,” the friend said, adding: “he also knew every back road in Port-au-Prince so that he could avoid the terrible traffic jams.”

Another friend said, “Ronald was definitely quite a reserved person, but his face cracked into a big smile when we talked about his children. It was clear that he loved his children very much.”

Ronald is survived by his wife Valesca, and their two children Charly Sebastien, almost 3 years old, and Charlie Saskia, one and a half.