Thousands of Don Jose Sulaiman`s friends tuned in on Facebook, to the Service to celebrate his life, at the Catedral Maronita de Nuestro Senora de Balvanera, commemorating the eighth anniversary of his passing.
Messages of condolence, love and friendship poured in from all around the World. Such was the people power of Jose Sulaiman Chagnon. The service was led by Bishop George Milad Saad, a friend of Don Jose and the family. He spoke of the great impact and worth of Don Jose`s life, in Mexico and the world over. And the pain his family and his WBC family still deeply feels, but spoke of the new beginning, which encompasses eternity. He also gave thanks for the life of Pablo Manzur.
Bishop George spoke of Don Jose`s meeting with the Pope and that he was a model and an example to so many. The WBC is an integral part of Pope Francisco`s Scholars Occurrents Foundation, channeling the hope, faith and energy of young people worldwide in an initiative of unity.
A photo of Don Jose on a table, white lilies and a candle burning brightly. Thirty eight of his eighty two years as President of the World Boxing Council, with seismic changes which have transformed the Sport of Boxing, and a service which wasn`t confounded or deflected by the pandemic. The heartfelt message of Don Jose`s eldest Son Pepe saying: “Thank you to all for accompanying us.”
A man who will always be cherished and always remembered with joy, admiration and GREAT happiness.