Runako to be Laid to Rest Saturday

In a recent government statement it was disclosed that the Nevis Island Administration, along with the Morton family, are arranging an official Open Funeral Service.

The funeral service will take place at the Elquemedo Willett Park, in Charlestown.

On Tuesday 14th March a Memorial was held in Trinidad where the NIA and the people of Nevis were represented by Robelto Hector.

It was said that the service was also attended by family members and friends, government ministers, members of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), former teammates Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Wavell Hinds, members of the Queen Park’s Cricket Club (QPCC), for whom Morton played for six seasons, and well-wishers.

Cabinet Secretary to the NIA, Mr. Ashley Farrell, announced Tuesday that a condolence book will be in place at the Sports Museum, Charlestown from Wednesday, March 14 at 10am till Friday, March 16 at 4:00pm.

Farrel said that the Nevis Island Administration and the family of Runako welcome residents to sign the condolence book and express their sympathy to the Morton’s at this time.

After the funeral service Saturday, Morton will be laid to rest at the St. George’s Public Cemetery, Gingerland – a stone’s throw from Rawlins where he grew up, and the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School where he first learned his cricket skills.


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