Sports — 26 October 2016 — by Charles X Hyde
Farewell, my teammate and friend, Michael Young

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 24, 2016–Funeral services were held this afternoon at Wesley Church for my one-time high school track & field teammate and lifelong friend, Michael Young, who became a distinguished lawyer and executive of the UDP. The latter did not matter to our friendship, whenever we chanced to meet, which was not often in the different roads we travelled.

Floored, devastated, shocked, shattered, dumbfounded, heartbroken, are some of the words that come to mind to describe my feeling on receiving the news last Tuesday.

On the SJC track & field team of the Class of 1970, myself and Michael were teammate/rivals (he beat me in the sprints, and I clipped him in the long and triple jumps). From my family, our deepest condolences to his wife, Denise, and all the rest of his family.

We both enjoyed Shakespeare under Fr. John Stochl in fourth form. Fond memories were rekindled last year in our Class of 1970 reunion; but now… “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar; and I must pause, ‘til it comes back to me.”

Farewell, Migale. R.I.P. brother Michael C.E. Young.

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