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Finados: remembering David Morey in Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 November 2017 00:00

As is traditional during early November, the San Ignacio and Santa Elena House of Culture NICH celebrated ‘Finados’ on Wednesday in honor of the departed. A three-tier altar was set up inside the House of Culture in San Ignacio on Wednesday morning to remember the favorite foods that a once prominent citizen, David Morey, loved in real life.

In prayers, Catholic prayer warrior, Marcely Ayala called on the family members of David Morey to  prepare, so that when the Lord calls us that we will do his will.

Lupita Ferguson, coordinator of NICH told us that students had been invited to attend today’s events, because the tradition of the Finandos is slowly being lost. As children, we can remember family members praying intensely during the Finados after which a sumptuous meal was shared on behalf of those who have moved on.

As for David Richard Morey, he was born on April 11, 1971 to Luis Morey and Maria Elena Mas nee Morey. The second child of nine siblings, he was born and raised in San Ignacio.

David attended Sacred Heart Primary School and graduated from Mopan Technical High School.

He briefly studied at the Belize School of Agriculture, then joined the Belize Police Force for one year.

He chose teaching as a profession and attended the Belize Teacher’s College.

David married to Solangel and had four children; Jordie David Alexander, Keir Roebin David, Tristan David Duward and Solangel Trishell.

David taught at numerous schools in the Cayo District as a primary school teacher, namely Duck Run R.C. School, Cristo Rey R.C. School, St. Martin de Porres R.C. School( Blackman Eddy), and Santa Elena R.C. School. Of Late he taught at the Cayo Center for Employment Training (CET).

David was an active member of the UDP, as a campaigner and chairman of Cayo North.  In 2014, he joined the United Democratic Party’s team in San Ignacio and ran his first political race on the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Board’s slate as a councilor.  As a councilor he was very active in his community until his time of illness.

Mr. David Richard Morey passed away on June 19, 2017 due to leukaemia while undergoing treatment.