By Lucy • 20 October 2021 • 18:25
Malaga bids farewell to Joan Hunt, Cudeca’s founding soul
Benalmádena, October 20, 2021 – Last Monday, 18th October, a funeral mass was held in Málaga Cathedral in memory of the founder and soul of the Cudeca Foundation Joan Hunt, who passed away on 24th June at the age of 92.
Many representatives of public and private institutions, as well as volunteers, family members and members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and employees attended the ceremony to pay tribute to the pioneer of palliative care in Spain. With the anti-covid protection measures practically overcome, more than 300 people were finally able to gather to honour her memory, and to bid her farewell with a mass as it was her wish.
Cudeca’s CEO & Medical Director María Luisa Martín Roselló, founder of Cudeca together with Joan, read at the end of the ceremony some moving words of remembrance highlighting Joan’s own words about the need to trust: “What will be, will be” referring to the fact that in this life there are very few things we can really control, and in the face of the obstacles and setbacks of life and of the start-up of CUDECA, once we have done everything in our power, we must learn to trust. This is how CUDECA was founded, with effort and trust.
The funeral mass was held in Málaga Cathedral.
The President of the Cudeca Foundation Ricardo Urdiales Gálvez thanked all those present for the many expressions of affection received, and the bishopric for its generous collaboration throughout the organisation of the event.
Dear Joan, we will remember you with joy as you wished. Rest in peace.
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