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Kerwyn Morris to be buried at Sea

Kerwyn Morris to be buried at Sea

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Former Chief Fisheries Officer Kerwyn Morris will be buried at sea today following a funeral service at the St. George’s Cathedral in Kingstown.

Morris died quietly at his home at Edinboro on Wednesday, March 14, National Heroes Day after a long illness.

An outstanding citizen, Morris, who was 67 years old at the time of his death, was in 2001 awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours for service to the fishing industry.{{more}}

Morris also served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Radio and was the former General Secretary of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP).

A sailing, swimming, diving and fishing enthusiast, Morris was said by friends to be happiest when at sea. He was also a keen musician and a member of the Latinaires, a popular 1970’s band here in St. Vincent.

Early in his professional life, Morris was a Biology teacher at the St. Vincent Grammar School. He held a degree in Biology from Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Canada and studied Marine Resource Management at Dalhousie University. He was a member of the West Indies Science Curriculum Programme.

In the 1960’ s Morris was a member of the Educational Forum of the People and wrote several articles, some of which were published in the Flambeau.

Morris was well known for his keen, dry sense of humour. He is survived by his five children other relatives and friends.

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