HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Hundreds of people gathered inside a Henrico church Monday to honor the life of Henry Morin.
The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Glen Allen at 12 p.m.
Morin was a senior at Patrick Henry High School and died Tuesday, June 4 after jumping into a quarry in Albemarle County. Authorities recovered his body two days later.
H. Morin’s was just days away from graduating. He was set to attend the University of Colorado.
Family members shared stories of Henry, some of them even made the entire room laugh despite the pain many are feeling.
His friends say they’ll tackle on life just like Morin did. They say he lived fearlessly and found ways to help others.
“From now on I’m going to try to be in the front, to be that person to take that step when others are too scared or not willing to,” Cameron Boxley said. “Help others overcome their fears and help them accomplish things that they wouldn’t otherwise.”
Many described Morin as an adventurous, daring Eagle Scout and a friend to everyone.
“He was what an Eagle Scout entails, everything that boy scouts was meant to do,” Eagle Scout Albert Blackburn said. “To grow strong men and good citizens to lead in this world and he was. He was a leader and he was great, I love him and I’ll never forget him.”
The father of the 18-year-old, Parick Morin urged people to live life as Henry did, with courage.
“Henry didn’t walk in the light,” Morin said. “Henry was the light and that will shine in all of you.”