On January 31st 2019, hundreds turned out to say farewell to Curtley Bynoe, a former Dominican athlete and national coach.
Bynoe, whose specialty was the short put and discus throw, assisted many young Dominican athletes discover their potential while he lived here and in the US.
Bynoe, migrated to the United States many years ago and at the time of his sudden death resided in Maryland. He died in his apartment on December 26, 2018. His body was flown to Dominica where the funeral mass was held on January 31, 2019 at the Roseau Cathedral Chapel followed by burial at the Roseau Catholic cemetery.
Fr. Nigel Karam along with Fr. Charles Martin was the main celebrant at the funeral mass of the former national coach.
In his homily, Fr. Karam called on those present to "have to good relationship with God and others.
"What is your relationship with God, your neighbor, husband, and wife, child, your parish priest…every funeral affords us the time an opportunity to think about those around us. Our brother had a good relationship with his fellow athletes as he natured them so that they would be who they are today," Fr. Karam said.
Among mourners at the funeral were president of the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC) Billy Doctrove and the staff of the DOC as well as Emmanuel Loblack and other members of the athletic community.