Michel “Mitch” Couriard was born in 1954, and passed away on October 23, 2015.
He was a Jersey vingtenier and civil servant.
Michel originally qualified as an electrician, but after a number of years of voluntary Youth Service, he took a position in the Department of Education.
He was one of Jersey’s torchbearers in the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay.
On 18 August 2015, Mitch married his second wife Kaye Temple at Southampton Hospital.
Michel died of cancer, aged 61, at the Jersey Hospice on 23 October 2015.
Michel was a member of the Honorary Police having been elected to serve as a vingtenier for the Vingtaine du Mont à l’Abbé in Saint Helier, Jersey.
He was also president of the Honorary Police Association.
Michel “beat” includes Victoria Avenue, meaning that he is delegated to manage policing for the annual Battle of Flowers held in August – an event that continues to attract crowds of 10,000 or more.
As such he was one of the most visible members of the island’s Honorary Police.
He was awarded membership of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honours a list of June 2002 jointly for his services as a civil servant and his honorary work.
Micheldied at age 61 in October 2015.