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May 11, 2015

Renowned Educator and Trade Unionist Eloisa Trujeque Laid to Rest

Eloisa Trujeque

Career public servant Eloisa Trujeque was laid to rest today, following a funeral service at Saint Ignatius Church this afternoon.  Trujeque’s vocation in education and unionism affected the lives many through her dedicated work as a teacher and member of the Belize National Teachers Union.  The seventy-seven-year-old humanitarian also served as a member of the national executive of the People’s United Party, as chair of the Order of Distinguished Service.

 

Luke Palacio

Luke Palacio, National President, B.N.T.U.

“The Belize National Teachers Union records the passing of one of its stalwarts, Mrs. Eloisa Santos Trujeque who was born in Belize City and she was the eldest child of a family of nine.  The Santos family lived on West Street in the Mesopotamia area where they had a grocery shop.  Mrs. Trujeque credits her father for teaching her the importance of responsibility, credibility, trustworthiness and financial management when she assisted him with business.  She also had to help her mother at home with her younger brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Trujeque has been involved in Saint Ignatius Parish since her youth, when she became in involved with two groups, the Road Apostolate which had missionary work as its central focus, the Legion of Mary, a group of women and men who offered support as spiritual life to people in the community and countrywide. Mrs. Trujeque, as long as I could recall, never missed a B.N.T.U. convention.  In fact, she was missed greatly at this last convention due to illness.  Even while she lay ill, Mrs. Trujeque whenever someone would visit or would contact her she wants to know how the union is doing.”

 

Eloisa Trujeque passed away on May seventh while receiving medical treatment for pneumonia.

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