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12 December 2017
Julian McIntosh asked me to let you know that his mother Tabetha "Tab" Margurite McIntosh (97) passed away on the 9th December 2017 in Toronto surrounded by family. More details can be read here. I extend our sympathies to Julian, the rest of the family and friends.
My sister Josephine "Jojo" Emmanuel passed away in New York on 7th December 2017 at the age of 64.
It is with regret that I announce the passing of Mary (Mai) Cunningham, of St. Vincent, at age 71 in Ottawa on November 30 2017
after a 25 year long courageous battle. Funeral Service will be held In Lasalle (Quebec) on Thursday December 14, 2017 at 10:00a.m. St. John Brebeuf Parish 7777 George Street Lasalle, Quebec H8P 1C8 Reception will follow the service at the same location.
This week on facebook, I got a 'friend request" from Ralph Gonsalves with a timeline of real photos of Ralph. It turns out that it is a fake account attempting to get me to click on a link. I became suspicious and asked the fake account to identify the name of our math teacher in 6th form and never got a reply. I deleted all messaging texts. So be careful.
13 May 2017
It is with regret that I announce the passing of Karissa Clarke, of St. Vincent, at age 24, who sucuumbed to her illness in Toronto on May 2nd 2017
after a long and courageous battle. In light of an old saying that no parent should see their children pass on before them, I relay my sympathies to her parents Donna Williams-Clarke and Ellison (Ellie) Clarke and to the rest of the family.
12 May 2017
As you may have heard, Quebec has been very hard hit with floods with as many as 2000
families being displaced. Pierrefonds in Quebec was hit partcularly hard and this is where Tom and Geanie (Gurley)
Austin reside. Here is what Geanie wrote to me:
"We, on Belleville street, Pierrefonds, Qc are in the flood zone, and the borough of Pierrefonds is the hardest hit on the Island of Montreal. At present water is pouring heavily into basement from the French Drains and their ducts to our sump pump well, Water is also entering through left over construction bolt holes in the basement walls and through sewer pipe back up.
Yesterday we had about 4" of water covering the entire basement floor. We bought four additional submersible pumps to help keep the water level low in the sump pump well. Even with these additional pumps working 24/7 they are just managing to hold the water level in the well to 10" below the overflow rim
We had to take Tom's 88 year old mother Hulda to a nursing home for her own safety and because the boulevards and streets have become impassable and they are being closed by the police. We are now down to one of four street exits to and from our area..Sewer back up means very limited or no use of the water supply for washing, showering or toilet. The three levels of Government have declared a state of Emergency in the area.
For the two of us left at home our biggest worry is additional rain or a power failure.
Most of our neighbors are in the same boat or far worst than us. Some with up to four feet of water in their basement others closer to the river have their basement and main floor flooded. .They are among the 2700. persons evacuated. God Bless
2 murders in St. Vincent - 3 arrested.
Undocumented workers in the USA being deported to the Caribbean creating social issues
including an increase in crime.
Caribbean Journal News - see new link above
Some Vincentians in Montreal are being affected by recent Spring flooding.
Wishing everyone a happy New Year and at the end of 2017 we can all say "that was boring" (*_*)
Cheryl King has prepared a comprehensive Villagers Update
18 November 2016
This is mostly in the News links above but thought I would highlight the following:
- 4 Murders in St.Vincent in one night
- I regret to announce the passing on 11/11/2016 of Mrs Mervina Martin
- The Searchlight Newspaper is offering 3 months Online subscription for free.
- The aforementioned offer is not available to the people living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- Wishing Barbara Toney a Happy Birthday today.
7 Nov 2016
4 Nov 2016
Darnley Dublin made this posting on Facebook today:
"Hello my Dear relatives and friends, I am the bearer of sad news.
My sister Lesley passed away in UK. May she rest in peace. LOVE Junior"
We offer Darnley, family members and friends our sympathies.
1 Nov 2016
We offer sincere condolences to family and friends especially
Ken's cousin Baldwin King.
Visitation and Service
PRESENTATIONS & INTERMENT
- Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
In addition the following have also passed in October 2016 and we offer our sympathies:
28 Oct 2016
Rev. Hoskins Huggins died this morning.
Jo-Ann Chopra (nee Hadley) also passed this morning in England, after a long illness.
26 October 2016
Frankie and I started piano lessons with Miss Eunace Horne and we both entertained Boys Grammar School friends with the piano
there in the Hall. One day Frankie brought absolute delight to the listeners by playing "God Save the Queen" in a calypso beat.
There was no holding back Frankie after that and he has the rare honour of being on a St.Vincent postage stamp.
This is a belated Congrats to Frankie McIntosh.
Vincie Delroy "Fireman" Hooper has many 'hits' but I particularly like "Rum Meeting".
For more info on "Fireman" see this Iwitness news article dated 6 July 2014
23 October 2016
Thanks to Fred Prescod who brought this very talented musical group from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to my attention.
I will add a few songs now and then provide more detail later. "The ‘Melisiziwe Brothers’, with youth on their side,
have a wealth of ground to cover, and seem set to cover that ground and themselves in further glory"
There is a new ‘kid on the block’ where musical prowess is concerned. There is a new band of three ‘kids on the block’ of musical excellence here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This is none other than the ‘Melisizwe Brothers’, comprised of the James family of Upper Fair Hall. They have been ‘wow-ing’ audiences across St. Vincent and the Grenadine:, but who really are they?
The ‘Melisizwe Brothers’ is comprised of Mark, Seth and Zachery James. According to the children’s mother and father, Sherry and Mark James, the name ‘Melisizwe’, pronounced ‘Me-lis-we’, was specially chosen. Mark James told THE VINCENTIAN, "We believe that a name is important, so we wanted one that had meaning.” After much research, he said, they chose the South African name which means
‘Leaders of the future/nation’, as they wanted their children to be leaders within themselves first,
and so the ‘Melisizwe Brothers’ was born.
They devote time daily to doing homework and reading books. They use the internet but do not watch television. "We have been successful in transferring their TV time into music time,” Mr. James explained.
Each boy is currently being trained in track and field, and engages in doing charity work, as in feeding homeless people on the streets of Kingstown last Christmas.
They also work on their farm: ploughing, planting, weeding and harvesting plants. This makes them grounded and down-to-earth.
The family, in "giving back”, offers free music and vocal classes for children and adults, at their home in Upper Fair Hall. Persons may just turn up, choose an instrument and begin learning the theory and practice of music.
As for the boys, Mr. James was sure to add, "I know the boys are going to make it, but when they do, I will love for it to be with a St. Vincent and the Grenadines tag.”
13 October 2016
you can experience a unique tantalising sound that's guaranteed to get you moving.
that reminded me of the Bamboo Melodians of St. Vincent in the late fifties and early sixties.
Kenton Kirby (Trumpet), Cauldric Forbes (vocals, tambourine, cowbell), Deryck Morris (bass), Errol Seales (congas), Joseph "Bo" McIntosh (drums), Alfred Wilson (guitar), Kerwyn Morris (organ), Julian McIntosh (saxophone), Busta Neverson (trombone), Don McIntosh (trumpet)
04 October 2016
No matter where you live or how old you are, keep on Moving - see short video
30 September 2016
I regret to announce the following who have passed on and
offer my sympathies to family and friends.
1. WINSTON ALAN LEON LEWIS son of Canon C.V. and Doris Ivy Lewis of Fountain died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Coral Springs, Florida. Winston who was 2 months short of 75 yrs is survived by his cherished wife Velma of 51 years, children Michael, Rhonda, Fitz and Donna; grandchildren Andrew, Alexandria, Aaron and Aaquil; siblings Ashford, Junior, Betty Anderson, Ewan, Barry, Janet and in blessed memory Francis and Vickie Daly; a host of loving and cherished nieces and nephews. Viewing is from 2-3 P.M. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 1400 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, Florida. Funeral service will commence at 3 P.M. in the church. The repast will immediately take place in the church hall, following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Dr. Patrick Dias in Nevis - Funeral Sept 30th 2016
1: Sylvia Alexander (Montreal) 13/Aug/2016
2: Sylvia Wyllie-Caesar (SVG) 16/Jun/2016
3: Grafton Cato (Montreal) 2/April/2016
4: Harold Richardson Morris St. Petersburg Florida) 10/Feb/2016
12 July 2016
I offer my Congratulations to Sean Sutherland who recently competed in the Van Cliburn Amateur piano competition and was among the 12 pianists who reached the semi-finals. More info here. If you are interested in listening to or downloading many different versions of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines national anthem click here. Do you remember a Leo Anthony and the musical group called the Bamboo Melodians that toured England and Scotland in 1986 as part of the Commonwealth Arts Festival? It was August 1986 in Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
I regret to announce that Naomi Martindale recently passed in England. In addition Eieleen Mars-Peters (94) also
passed away on Dec 31st 2015 in St. Vincent. After a short illness, Reynard "Denty" Jones died on Sunday 6th December 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife Elsa, nee Stephens, Elsa Jones son Ladd, daughters Shelley,
Roxy (husband Paul), Helen "Dimples" and grandchildren. Brothers Raymond, Byron, Jason, sisters Evadne,
Benjamin Crick 16 June 2013 (BC
Desmond Punnett (90) 03 May 2013 (Tor
Norma I Keizer 19 Feb 2013 (STV
Marie (Huggins) Coombs(83) 13 Nov 2012 (STV
Jannis Evrill Billy (63) 07 Nov 2012 (Tor
Wade "KOJO" Wulliams 03 Nov 2012 (Winp
Bert Davy 03 Nov 2012(Wash
Shirley (Abbott) Squire 03 Sep 2012(STV
Leigh Kambon Hillocks (29) 30 Jul 2012 (Tor Elaine Hadley Sep 2012 (Aus
Claire Haynes 21 Feb 2011 (UK
Sir Fred Phillips (92) 20 Feb 2011 (Ant
David Dias (55) 08 Feb 2011 (Monts
Clarence Arthur McIntosh 07 Feb 2011 (NY
Celestine Carlos Veira (73) 03 Feb 2011 (Tor
Arthur McIntosh 07 Feb 2011 (NY
Gregg Macklane (60) 23 Jan 2011 (Mont
Annie Margaret Daniel 01 Jan 2011 (Mont
Norma Ester Lloyd (80) 15 Dec 2010 (NY
Emery Wallace 13 Dec 2010 (Tor
Arlene Antoinette Keane 04 Dec 2010
Charles "Luxie" Quashie 19 Aug 2010 (STV
Maureen (Cupid) Alexander 10 Aug 2010 (NY
Barbara "Les" (Venner) Berridge 01 Aug 2010 (Tor
Erica (nee Layne) Abbott (72) 28 May 2010 (Aus
John Melvin "Vin" Ethan Cuffy 03 May 2010 (STV
Carol Dougan 08 Mar 2010 (STV
Lynette Edwards (91) 10 Jan 2010 (St.Croix
Etaul Prescod (92) 07 Jan 2010 (FL
Merle Oliver 29 Nov 2009 (Ont
Clarence Keizer 02 Nov 2009 (STV
Jennie Leslie-Bowman 29 Oct 2009 (Del/USA
Calvin Nicholls 28 Oct 2009 (STV
Festus Toney 25 Oct 2009 (STV
Anne Hadley 25 Oct 2009 (Eng
Lennox “Age” Francis 22 Sep 2009 (TOR
Ronnie Cools-Lartigue 09 Sep 2009
Hazel Barnard 08 Sep 2009 (Bdos
Paul Basil Ambrose(98) 22 Aug 2009 (Stv
Joan Gun-Munro 08 Jul 2009 (Beq
Noble Branch 21 Jun 2009 (Tri
George Francis 22 May 2009(STV
Harvey Williams 08 May 2009(STV
Rosalind Marshall Carew 06 May 2009(Eng
Cecile Richards 26 Apr 2009 (STV
Sammy Gibson 19 Apr 2009 (ENG
Lynda John-Abiaka 09 Mar 2009(StV
Edna Walker Dougan 04 Mar 2009(STV
Stella Ellis 02 Mar 2009 (BEL
A.C.(Fred) Hadley 26 Feb 2009 (Aus
Arthur Rawle Connell 26 Jan 2009 (Stv
June Arthur Carr 25 Jan 2009(NY
Charles D Hercules 20 Jan 2009 (STV
Iris Brisbane 2 Jan 2009 (MIA
Ignatius A George 2 Jan 2009 (NY
Dollis H Forbes 19 Dec 2009 (NY
Deryck Morris 13 dec 2008 (NY
Marcia Mcintosh-Regisford 30 Nov 2008 (STV
Gwen Jack (100) 18 Oct 2008 (Stv
Patsy (Jack) Bowman 19 Sept 2008 (STV
Alicene Boatswain 13 Sept 2008 NY
Sheila (Steele) Sharpe 24 Aug 2008 NY
Carlisle Velox 22 Aug 2008 TOR
Miriam (Stewart) St.Hillaire 22 July 2008 (MTL)
Muriel Elizabeth Beache 8 June 2008 (Stv
Theodora Stephens 14 April 2008 (STV
Mary "Bell" John 28 Mar 2008 (TOR
James Albert Steele (86) 20 Mar 2008 (NY Michael Veira (82) 20 Mar 2008 (TOR
Winfield Williams 08 Mar 2008 (STV
Mrs Leila H Walker 27 Feb 2008 (NY
Dr. Gideon Cordice 21Jan 2008 (STV
Luenda Williams (88) 13 Jan 2008 (WINP
Cora Shillingford 27 Dec 2007 (StV
George (GT) Browne (73) ?? Nov 2007 (STV
June (Burnett) Thompson (55) 18 Sept 2007 (TOR
Conrad (Con) De Freitas 11 Sep 2007
Dorcas Labbay (102) 27 August 2007
Ulric Fareira 05 Aug 2007(NY
James Best 30 July 2007
Vibert DeShong 27 July 2007 (STV
Ken DeFreitas 24 July 2007 (STV
Tyrone Crichton 18 July 2007 (Tor
Louis Pierre 11 July 2007 (NJ
Ruby Phyllis Pemberton(95) 07 July 2007 (STV
Wilmoth Spence 03 July 2007 (STV
Clyde Sharpe 11 June 2007 (NY
Muriel Elizabeth Beache 08 Jun 2007 (StV
John Commissiong 07 Jun 2007 (TRI
Violet Daisley (97) 00 Jun 2007 (NY
Owen "Sap" Coombs 30 Apr 2007 (NY
Sheila Kirby 26 Mar 2007 (STV
Millicent Stewart Mar 2007 (Beq
Ira M Young 18 Mar 2007 (STV
Theophilus Jackson 15 Mar 2007 (STV
Sydney Gun-Munro(90) 01 Mar 2007 (Beq Bernard Marshall 17 Feb 2007 (JCA
Ardon Job 26 Feb 2007 (Ont
Walter G deFreitas 23 Feb 2007 (TRI
Simeon "Spita" Antrobus 15 Feb 2007
Hudson Soso 12 Feb 2007 (STV
Mary Caroline Layne (77) 01 Feb 2007 (STV
Julian Evans Feb 2007 (JCA
Winston Baptiste 30 Jan 2007 (STV
Retha Williams (85) 26 Jan 2007 (TOR
Vivienne Mandeville -- Jan 2007 (FL
Norma John Forde 23 Jan 2007 (STV
Lucien Saluche Small 14 Jan 2007 (STV
Wendell (Munchoo) Ash 13 Jan 2007
Mary Neverson Morris 12 Jan 2007 (NY
Alma Mayers 10 Jan 2007 (NY
Alfred (Vites) Herbert 06 Jan 2007 (UK
Grace Young 29 Dec 2006 (NY
Clemmie Viera-Evans 28 Dec 2006 (NY
Shirley Gibbs (68) 27 Dec 2006 (Mtl
Emmerson DaCosta 19 Dec 2006 (TX
Stacy Wilson 11 Dec 2006 (STV
Harold (Toney) Cockburn(73) 11 Dec 2006 (Ont
G Cornelius Quammie 10 Dec 2006 (Ont
Frederick John 28 Nov 2006 (NY
Enid (Phillips) Gibbs(74) 30 Oct 2006 (Mtl
Gwendolyn Richards(79) 30 Oct 2006 (Tor
Sylvia King 27 Oct 2006 (STV
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Jose Benjamin 23 Sep 2006(Ant
Cyril Johnson Sep 2006 (Tor
Noel Agard 11 Sep 2006 (Hamil
Sandra Greg (Guy) 6 Sep 2006 (NY
Col Sydney Anderson 29 Aug 2006 (STV
Monca Dalzine 27 Aug 2006 (TOR
Rosecleer Jack Aug 2006 (NY
Monica Dalzine 27 Aug 2006 (Tor
Carmelita W Adams 25 Aug 2006 (ATL
T.V. Keane 19 aug 2006 (STV
Val Haynes 05 Aug 2006 (TASM
Colbert Martindale 26 Jul 2006 (Tor
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Verdine Cato Gurley 12 Jun 2006 (STV
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Cecil Ellis 12 May 2006 (Bze
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Carl Charles __ Apr 2006 (NY
Owen Campbell 06 Apr 2006 (Tor
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Theo Saunders 21 Mar 2006 (STV
Cecil Porter 20 Mar 2006 (STV
Brian Huggins 19 Mar 2006 (STV
Edison Paul (Paulo) 18 Mar 2006 (STV
Vilna Cox 08 Mar 2006 (Bdos
Glen Jackson 06 Mar 2006 (STV
Grace Mapp 11 Feb 2006 (NY
Joan Robertson Clarke 28 Dec 2005 (Tor
Marie Gillezeau Rojas(75) 22 Dec 2005 (VRG
Grace Allen 10 Dec 2005 (STV
Olga Stephens 09 Dec 2005 (STV
Osmond Ornon Venner 06 Dec 2005 (TOR
Lawrence "Babbs" Jones 26 Nov 2005 (NY)
Ruth Peters 17 Nov 2005
St.Aubyn Cato 16 Nov 2005 (STV
Lyndon Rose (31) 14 Nov 2005 (STV)
Marie Veira Cumberbatch 08 Nov 2005 (TOR)
Sarah (Phills) Stephens 22 Oct 2005
Olive Ballantyne (91) 03 Oct 2005 (STV)
Noel Arthur 8 Sep 2005 (STV
Dr. Earle Kirby 7 Sep 2005 (STV)
Douglas (Dougie) Cambridge 3 Sep 2005 (STV)
Gwendolyn Creese Mattis 3 Sep 2005 (STV) Basil Coombs 26 Aug 2005 (STV
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Urel Campbell 07 April 2005 (STV)
Curtis George 28 Mar 2005 (MTL)
Esther (Williams) Kibler 17 Mar 2005 (NY)
Moulton Williams 10 Mar 2005 (STV)
Shirley Francis 13 Feb 2005 (STV)
Pearlina Guy 31-Jan 2005 (STV)
Ron Durrant 21 Jan 2005 (STV)
Ishbel (Horne) King 08 Jan 2005 (NY)
Celia (Williams) Cozier 06 Jan 2005 (NY)
Oswald Kingsley George 06 Jan 2005 (STV)
Hilda (Durrant) Mcintosh 30 Dec 2004 (KANS
Athlyn Kirby Dec 2004 (VIRG
Anita Bowen 21 Nov 2004 (NY)
Michael Odlum 11 Nov 2004 (Eng)
Henry Williams 11 Nov 2004
Wilmoth Jack 08 Nov 2004 (STV)
Francis Kelvin Lewis 05 Nov 2004 (Swed)
Ian Mcmillan 01 Nov 2004
Ronald (Jex) King 28 Oct 2004 (NY)
William Robinson 23 Oct 2004 (STV)
Phoebe Peters 23 Oct 2004 (NY)
Verna Lewis 9 Oct 2004
Theresa de Shong 21 Sept 2004 (Ott)
Robin Browne 9 Sept 2004 (Can)
Basil Creese 6 Sep 2004 (Eng)
Eugenia Simon Sep 2004
Louise Plato 1 Sep 2004 (NY)
Emily (Phills) Joshua 11 Aug 2004 (FL)
Victor Cuffey 6 Aug 2004
Cyril Child 19 June 2004 (Tx)
Agatha Hunte 15 June 2004
Mrs Alice Layne 28 April 2004 (NY)
Theodora Davis, nee Dewar - 10 April 2004
Franklyn Mascoll - 9 April 2004
Viola (Phills) Gibson (NS) 4 April 2004
Irma Wallace, nee Ollivierre - 3 April 2004
Theresa (Betty) Bennett (NY)
Bertram "Dola" Crespin Ross (To)
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