(CMR) The Council of Older Persons has extended its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Wellesley Howell (106). Howell, who passed away Friday morning, was the oldest person in the Cayman Islands.
The Council said he was a great contributor to the community through his craftsmanship and music.
“His talents were celebrated across the community. He also inspired and empowered us to love and respect one another,” the Council of Older Persons stated in a release.
“His commitment to living life to the fullest while always striving to improve the lives of others has been an inspiration. The Council will remember with great fondness how he, in his own quiet and humble way, helped and empowered many with his words of wisdom and encouragement,” the statement continued.
“Howell showed us how to live a blessed and meaningful life: be friendly; motivate others; love and support our families, and take time to do what we enjoy. His passions were music and playing dominoes with friends – and many of us will always remember the beautiful sound of the music from his treasured saxophone.”
The Council said the fact that Howell “played such an active and respected role in the community for so long, reflects the vision and the goals that the Council of Older Persons is working to achieve, for the benefit of all in our community.”
The Council of Older Persons' goal is for older persons to remain valued, respected and empowered throughout their lives. The organization calls on all Caymanians and residents to work towards this objective.
“By coming together to protect and promote those who are most vulnerable among us, we will be able to reflect the values of collaboration and goodwill to humankind which Mr Howell so well embodied,” the statement read.
“He will be missed. May his soul forever rest in peace.”