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Waterloo West students remember Moe Sed

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Some knew him, some didn't.  But they all honored Moe Sed Thursday night.

Waterloo West students, joined by teachers, his pastor and other community members held a candlelight vigil in front of the school Thursday night.

It's a loss students are still trying to comprehend and work through.

"You wake up everyday, and you don't know. You don't know what will happen. You don't know, you could go missing at any second, what could go wrong. It's just a tragic loss. You never want to lose a young soul, especially in the community," said Diana Buljubasic, a senior at Waterloo West.

Sahjit Phillips, a junior at Waterloo West, added, "I'm still in disbelief about it. Like wow...it's crazy."

Buljubasic and Phillips organized the vigil, even though they didn't really know Moe.

"The students reached out to me and said would you be a part of the service, and I said, yes, I would be honored to do that," said Joseph Greemore, Moe Sed's pastor who spoke at the event. "And it wasn't the school administration, it wasn't some city planners, but it was a couple of students who didn't have classes and know him real well, and said, we could still do something to honor the one that deserves being honored."

"I guess you know you don't have to know someone to do something nice, to give respect to the family," Buljubasic said.

Greemore said it's a sentiment the Sed family certainly appreciates.

"Moe's mom and dad just love it," he said. "They love knowing that the community is praying for them and caring for them and taking their time to get together to support them."

Moe Sed's visitation is set for Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Waterloo First United Methodist Church.  His funeral is Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Waterloo.

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