David “Mexi” Robin

We announce the death of Mr. David Robin retired Fire Officer better known as Mexi age 60 of La Plaine who resided in Marigot, who passed away on April 25th, 2022, at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital.  

Left to mourn, Wife: Joan Robin (Employee of DASPA)  

Children: Dave, Rhaun, Shanize and Jadi Robin  

Mother-in-Law: Lorna Bertrand  

Six siblings including: Dan Robin  

Niece: Sariah Robin 

Care takers: Erwin, Stephanie, and Huges 

Sisters-in-Law: Nellie, Verna, Maude, Eugenia, Ermin, Grace, Claudia, Vanessa 

Brothers-in-Law: Henzil, Fitzroy, Myke, Brendon, William, Ashwood 

God-Children: Kimberly, Shadey, Emalyn, Athnel, Calvin, Kiwana, Nicaise, Sisi, Sherwin & Triscia 

Nieces-in-Law: Leann, Patrice, Mitchanda, Thiea, Trice, Nicaise, Frizan, Olivia, Donna, Brianna 

Nephews-in-Law: Kerie, Shawn, Sherwin, Lara, Kim, K’Shan, Cairo, Fitzroy, Mickael, Jehseni, Jaden 

Son-in-Law: Jeffrey Durand 

Private physicians, Nurses, Doctors & Ward Aids of the Alford Ward: Matron Matthew, Nurse Scotland, Edmund, Sebastian, Myler, St. Ville, Phillip, Anthony, Bonnie, Nalda, and Mellow. Dr. Theodore Thomas, Dr. Cleona Peters, Dr. Severin, Dr. Winston Thomas, Dr. Jolly & Dr. Justin Fadipe. 

Friends and Family from Marigot:  Musgraves, Emily Moore and Family, Antoine’s, Joyce James and family, Victors, Henderson’s, Christopher’s, Velma Tongue-Austrie, Robins, Martins, Charles, St. Rose, Armours, Robinsons, Carltons, Sylvester’s, Mr. Harper, Daneila Dangleben, Albert,  Vessie, Kelly, Kerry, Rosa, Bethel, Mr. and Mrs. Naziro, Jones, Debbie, Tamar, Rodge, Jerry & Ruthlyn Frank, Abraham’s, Linton’s including Brian and Hon. Lennox Linton, Kristy Alexander and family, Jacqueline Dailey and family, Nelson Street family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joseph, John-Ross, Natty, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Davis, Anton Viville, Mr and Mrs  Cameron, Honica Lawrence and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo James, Tishala Joseph, Delesia and family, Kervin Williams, Eve Pascal, Loise Bristol, Reginald Robin and Family, Mavis and Family, Amoy, Locton and family, Stevenson Robin and family, Stewart Paris and family, Carlton Prince , Ronald Walters and family, Pray associates, Ashille and family, Patricia Thomas and family, Cap Boland, Hazel Cadette and family and the entire Lasoie Parish. 

Mervin Alexander & family, Durand family, Sally Maronie, Kelvin Robinson, Natural Petroleum including Curt Langlais, Dale Collington, Mrs. Vital and family, Nurse Denise, Lester Samuel, Janice, Mr. and Mrs. St. Claire, Matthew family of Bense, Officer Andrew, Theresa Jeremy, Kacey Adams, The Coipel Family including Merle, Ann, Jeff, Jenner, and Kent, Officer Jeremy Matthew, Brian Tevney, Lloyd family, Erma Douglas-Leese, Erma from Castle Bruce, Dense Shillingford and Family, and Fast Company.  

Attorney at Law: Jodie Luke, Dyer & Dyer Office. 

Members of the Dominica Fire Ambulance Service, Police and Custom Officers, DASPA. 

Excavation and Trucking Services 

All the communities in Dominica, especially Grand Bay, La Plaine, and Bense. 

Many other relatives and friends, too numerous to mention. 

Funeral details: 

Venue: Wesley Roman Catholic Church 

Date: Saturday 28th May 2022 

Viewing: 2:00 – 3:00pm 

Funeral Mass: 3:00pm 

Internment: Wesley Roman Catholic cemetery 

Michael “Mike” Mc Carthy

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Michael Mc Carthy better known as Mike of Trinidad who resided in Canefield. He passed away on Holy Saturday – April 16th, 2022 in Trinidad.

He was the founder of Weldon Insurance Ltd.

The funeral of the late Michael Mc Carthy will be held on Saturday April 23rd, 2022 at 9:00 am at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Trinidad.  The Funeral Mass will be carried live and may be followed on YouTube.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Maximain Joseph “Apin” Frampton

We announce the death of our beloved Maximain Joseph Frampton, better known as Apin, age 92, of Mahaut, who resided in St. Joseph, Belles and died at his daughter’s residence in Jimmit. He was a member of the North Eastern Funeral Association.

He left to mourn his children:

Virginia Frampton, Martha King Edwards, Eric, Evrad, Fenton, Mary and Frances Frampton. His Stepdaughters: Eltina Sablon and Philomen Louis.

Grand children: Annmarie Graneau, Brenda and Alicia Joseph, Ghislaine Olive and Maureen Armantrading. Ava, Keiron and Dondi Frampton.  Linda Martin, Kurt Joseph. Lystra and Richie Edwards. Joseph, Junelle, Ernest, Anthony, Mario, Larry, Ann, Nichie, Nickey, Romello, and Kayla Frampton. Claudia Dinnard, Alison Anthony, Lorna Philip. Joanie, Johnie and Larry Louis

Great Grand children: Jareed, Trent and Janae Olive. Keira Cadette, Zakiya Ferreira, Kadelle and Amana Armantrading. Kamron Francis, Cruz, K’lani, Kimani,  Amanda Frampton.  La-talia, Kamron, Crystal Hutchins and Kareem Alexander. Monique and Mondel Anthony. Sherkel and Delonte Philip.  Lydia and Jeremiah Simon, Guy and Kimani Solomon. Larry Louis Jr. Jimmy, Jolene and Jolie Louis.  

Great-great grands: Daniel, Danella, Jayon, Zane, Syesha.

Son-in-Law: Leo Edwards

Daughter-in-law: Sandra Frampton

Relatives including Emmelia Ambrose and family, Tantan Didier and family. The Luke and Simon Family, The Moreau, Anthony families in Mahaut and the Vidal families 

Closest Friends: 

Jermain Clark, Ma Spanny, Istash, John ans Pearl, Brother Shillingford, Marcus
Ismael & Company, Joseph Challenger, Jean Dublin and Family, Essington Jno. Baptiste, Franklyn Cuffy and family, Tony Isidore, Rupert and Carida Lance, Cassian and Ophelia Balthazar, Barba Jules, Honorable Rayburn Blackmore, Le’ve’ Senjo in the USA, The Catholic congregation in Belles, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Friends of NCCU Mahaut Branch, St. Joseph Health Team, Thomas, Lance, Sherma Howe, Sherma Joseph, Jackie, Wilfred, David, Alvin, Andrea, Neighbors too numerous to mention.

The Funeral Mass of Maximain Joseph Frampton will be held on April 20th at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2:30 pm, followed by burial at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.


We announce the death of Mrs. Rita Jolly, aged 84, of Laudat. She died at the DCFH on Tuesday, 8 th February, 2022.

She leaves to mourn:

  • six children, Dr. Lawrence Birmingham in the USA, Bertillia Matthew, Nurse Frances Jolly, Nurse Brenda Jolly, Theresa Jolly, and Ed Jolly;
  • 14 grandchildren, Mervin Matthew, Nurse Marissa Matthew-Alexander, Marshall Matthew, Dr. Ronnie and Dr. Hynes Birmingham, Nurse Tamara Emmanuel, Milanda Jules, Wayne Matthew, Wendy Matthew, Melissa Nicholas, Alita Royer, Heru Jolly, Denroy Moses, Jadaja Emmanuel;
  • 19 great grandchildren
  • son-in-law, Merrill Matthew
  • daughter-in-law, Vellie Birmingham
  • two sisters, Zela Rolle and Ruthine Lloyd
  • four brothers, Phillip Charles, Rosevelt Rolle, Harrison Winston and Daniel Pacquette;
  • several special relatives and friends to include Milton Austrie, Marvlyn and the rest of the Birmingham family, Boniface Lloyd and family; brothers and sisters of the SDA Church and villagers of Laudat.

Funeral service will be held at the Roseau SDA Church on Thursday, 24th February, at 10:00 am. Viewing commences at 9:30 am.

Burial will be at the Roseau Public Cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Marie “Aunty Pity” Cuffy

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of  Marie Cuffy, affectionately known as Aunty Pity, or Nen, of  Grand  Fond, who resided in Boston Massachusetts and died on January 25th, 2022.

She will be remembered by

  • Her children Peter, Auldrick, Jeremiah, Leevy, Sarah, Joffre and Lyster 
  • Sister Gwennie Brown 
  • 26 Grandchildren including Merlyn, Herbert, Hazel, Gavaskar, Albert, Indira, Kemon, Rhonda, Elma, Kurtly and Neisha 
  • 38 Great Grandchildren 
  • 5 Great Great grandchildren 
  • 3 sons-in-law and 2 daughters-in-law 
  • 11 nieces and 12 nephews 
  • 4 Godchildren – Raphael Phillip, Anthony and Daphne Browne, and  Ashworth Cuffy
  • The Grand Fond/Riviere Cyrique and Boston communities, The Prince, Phillip, Browne and Cuffy families of Grand Fond, and numerous relatives and friends.

The funeral of the late Marie Cuffy, will take place on Saturday February 12th, 2022, at St Katharine Drexel Parish Church, 517 Blue Hill Avenue, followed  by burial at Fairview Cemetery, 45 Fairview Avenue, Boston MA.

Funeral Mass will be carried live by EmoNews.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Lennox “Radigan” Royer

Dr Lennox O. T. Royer AKA Radigan died on Thursday August 16, 2021 in Toronto Canada

He was a former Inspector of the Royal Dominica Police Force and Bishop of the Direct Messenger Church.

He leaves to mourn:





Rhona Royer-Lawrence



Marva Royer-Bogaert




Ro-Anne Royer-Engle


Lenroy & wife Andrea Royer

Lester Orlano & wife Lisan Powell-Royer









Patson Hyson in Canada

Agatha in Martinique

Avril in USA

Frances in Guadeloupe





Brothers: Eddie


Gregory in USA

Selvaughn in USA

Aunt: Gertrude Royer

Stepmother: `Stephanie Romain-Royer


Gloria Etienne

Albert Thomas

Dorothy Germaine-Thomas

Ken, Caesar, Herminus, Roy and the Emmanuel family

Peggy in UK

Jennifer in Holland

Cleveland in Grenada


Numerous Friends including:





Members of the music fraternity both in Dominica and overseas

Grand children, nephews and nieces both in Dominica and overseas names too numerous to mention

The funeral service for the late Dr Lennox “Radigan” Royer will take place in Toronto, Canada on a date to be announced


The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Anthony “Tony” Clement John

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of 59 year old Anthony Clement John, better known as Tony, of St. Joseph, who resided at Grand Savanne, Salisbury. He died on Friday 30th April at his home in Grand Savanne.  He was the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Dominica.

He is survived by:

Wife: Deborah Leblanc-John

Son: Sidney

Brothers & Sisters: Giftus, Justina and Simon in the United States, Johanna and Avril

Aunt: Mamah Alexis

Uncles: Ronald Julien in Canada, Sheffield John in United Kingdom and Thaddeus Louis

Nieces & Nephews: Mandissa, Jamal and Brian in the United States, Tanecia in Antigua  and Samilia

Grand niece: Katalyna

Adopted brothers: Fr. Glanville Joseph and Pelham Jno. Baptiste


He will also be remembered by:

Mother-in-law:  Fedaline Leblanc

Father-in-Law: Claudius Leblanc

Brothers & Sisters-in-law including Symes, Mariel, Ida, Celia, Clevia, Danielle, Claudius Leblanc (Jr.), Lulu and Craig.

Close family and friends:

Dr. Ruby Blanc & Edgar Hunter & family, Earl & Rosamund Edwards & family, Starnie & Stephan Jno. Jules & family, Murphy Vidal, Rochdale Alexis, Glen & Sherma John & family, Gordon, Gairy & Mathilda Julien, Fr. Jacky Merillan, Fr. Brancker John, Fr. John Mark, Dr. Reginald LaFleur, Brother Jeffery Rolle, Francis Letang, Shirley & Vaughn Royer, Barbara Dailey, Sharon Pascal & family, Vilna Stephenson & family, Olivet Jno. Charles & family, Mr. & Mrs. Ellingworth Edwards, Doreen Shillingford & family, Herlson Shillingford & the Eugene family in St. Joseph, Diane Pierre, Coralie Eugene, Mr. & Mrs. Franklyn Cuffy, Ambassador Martin Charles & Mrs. Charles, the St. Joseph Church Choir, Chermeka, Gislyn, Flora and other members of the Colihaut Church Choir, the John families of St. Joseph & Salisbury, the Henry & Isidore families of Mahaut, Massacre & St. Joseph, the Gasper family of Mero, the Elie and Vidal families of Salisbury, the Julien family of St. Joseph & Massacre, the communities of Colihaut and St. Joseph, past Board members, management and staff of the National Bank of Dominica, management and staff of the Dominica Social Security, Sister Edmund and staff of the Alford Ward at the China Friendship Hospital, many other relatives and friends in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Dominica.

The funeral of the late Anthony “Tony” Clement John of St. Joseph will be held on Friday May 21st at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Viewing at 2.00p.m and Funeral Mass at 3.00p.m.  followed by interment at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Felix Wiliams

It is with sadness that we announce the death of 87 year old Felix Williams of Cochrane. He died on: March 19, 2021

SPOUSE– Christina Merona Williams

CHILDREN: Jules, Allan, Francess, Julius, Andy and Master Sergeant Tony Williams, United States Air Force.

STEPDAUGHTER: Lucy Poponne Charles.

DAUGHTERS-IN-LAWS – Nighdy Williams, Emma Thomas and Bernadine St. Rose

GRAND CHILDREN: Carol Dover, Rowann Penny, Tek, Julianna, Julia Prentis, Jamille Thomas, Jamele, Michele, Breanne, Ajani And Hassan Williams.

GREAT GRAND: Aiden and Ethan Penny, Gabriella Brown, Amari and Brian Thomas, Xavier,  ,  Daniel, and Julissa Powel.

BROTHER– Michael Williams

SISTER-IN-LAW – Anna Williams

NEPHEWS to include Michael Jr, Francis, Jonathan, Morris, Billy, Gilbert and Patrickson        Williams

NIECES- to include Dawn Dukar, Patricia, Miranda, Jonia and Marie Clarke.

MANY OTHER NIECES AND NEPHEWS including The Garraways, Williams, Smith, Minnette, Clarke and Wright families.

SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS including Juliette Jones, Doreen Simon, Simon Abraham, Ralph George, Martin, Kieth, Levry, Shem, Catherine and Oliver Valerie, Nurse Ivo Jno.Baptiste.

CAREGIVERS: Sharon, Keisha, Meryna and Yes We Care Supervisor,  Parliamentary Representative Dr. Irving McIntyre.

MANY OTHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS here and abroad whose names are too numerous to mention.

The body of the late Felix Williams will be viewed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday 6th April 2021, at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The funeral service takes place at 3:00 p.m and followed by interment @ Roseau Roman Catholic cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Eileen Justine Valentine

We announce the death of 90-year-old Eileen Justine Valentine better known as Ma Bristol of Penville, but resided at Portsmouth

She died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital.

She was the mother of Lucille Johnson, Phillis Mendes, Francillia, Xaverine, Francis, Philsbert, Alickson, Joseph, Michaela, Michael, Martin Valentine.

She is also survived by

Sisters: Lister Gilbert, Rosa Emanuel, Clairon, Marion and Molly Joseph.

30 Grand Children including Ericson, Patrickson, Kinna LeBlanc, Aaron Johnson, Olivia Bing, Laurina Paul, Brandon Mendes, Mario, Joey, Beverly-Ann, Joanna, Mickel, Malika, Malik, Lickel, Adejah, Bianka Kevin, Kennard Valentine, Robert Boman-Saib, Rodriguez, Rodger and Leandra Panthier.

27 Great Grand Children: Justin and Astra LeBlanc, Dean and Dillon Joseph, Allen and Azari Etienne, Jeremiah and Western Mendes, Liberty and Austin Bing, Harper, and Jewel Johnson.

She will also be remembered by

Son-in-law Earl Mendez and Walter Bing.

Daughters-in-law, Hazel, Decima, Fern, Brenda Valentine

Numerous Nieces and Nephews including Nathalie, Patrick, and Julie LeBlanc, Junie Durand, and Healey Williams.

Caretaker Ms. Cynthia Aaron and members of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Community.

The viewing of the late Eileen Justine Valentine (née Joseph) better known as “Mama” or “Ma Bristol” of Portsmouth will take place at Portsmouth Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 2 pm followed by the funeral Mass.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Simon “Bogard” Joseph

It is with sadness we announce the death of 95 year old Simon Joseph, retired fisherman, better known as Bogard, of Newtown. He died on Sunday January 10th 2021.

He leaves to mourn:

  • one adopted daughter Theresa Joseph
  • one brother, Hayden Joseph of Kings Hill
  • Sister-in-law Marie.
  • Nieces: Rosie Felix, Cecilia Cooke, Theresa Hector, Susan, Heather and Violet Joseph, and their families.
  • Nephews: Julien Alexander and Henry Joseph and their families.
  • Godchildren: Brandon, Connie, Mario and their parents
  • Other relatives including the Hazel, and Xavier families.
  • Friends including Verdan Peters, Cyrilia Daniel, Frances James, and neighbours and fisher folks of the Newtown community.

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The Funeral Mass of Bogard Simon Joseph will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Newton, on Tuesday January 19 at 3:00pm. Viewing will begin at 2:30. Interment will follow at the Roseau Catholic Cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Eloise Joy Burton née Shillingford

We announce the passing of Eloise Joy Burtin née Shillingford from Federation Drive, Goodwill. She was 97 years old.

Date of Death: November 27, 2020

Surviving Relatives and Friends:

  • Her Children: Trevor, Celina, Genevieve, Lincoln and Stewart.
  • Her Grandchildren: Maluah , Sabriya ,  Neisha , Akil , Keri , Kanika , Stacy , Terri , Simone and  Jeffrey
  • Stacy, Terri, Simone and  Jeffrey
  • Her Great Grandchildren: Nai’ilah , Tawfiq , Neil , Aric , Cole , Caden , Joy , Lincoln and  Logan
  • Her Daughters-in-Law: Christine, Margaret and Rosie
  • Her Sons-in-Law: Tony and David
  • The children and their families of her deceased brothers and sisters Hermia Alleyne, Alix Green, Pat Shillingford, Wilfred Shillingford, Fitz Shillingford.
  • Her Shillingford Brothers & Sisters & their families.
  • Her Seaman family relatives.
  • Her Burton family cousins-in-law and their families including Solange and Shana
  • Her God children, other friends and their families too numerous to mention.

The family would like to thank her caregivers – Frances, Lovette, Sandra, Hilda & Elona for the dedication they devoted to her and a special thank you to Rosanne or helping to take care of her in her later days and  Marcia and  Nurse Bruno  who stayed with her during Hurricane Maria.

Funeral Arrangements:

The funeral service of the late Eloise Joy Burton née Shillingford will take place on Tuesday 22nd December at 3pm the St. Gerald’s Chapel followed by Interment at the Roseau Catholic cemetery

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Lister Charles

We announce the death of 85 year old Lister Charles also known as Aunty Con of Coulibistrie. She died on November 21st, 2020 at the Dominica-China Friendship hospital.

She left to mourn:

Children: Patricia Fearon, Tracy & Kimberley Charles

Sisters: Clemence & Vida Joseph

Brothers: Cyril also known as Joe-C & Stebin

Aunt: Leotha Shillingford

Grandchildren: Marvin Fearon & Ashanti Kerr

Great grandchildren: Kayden, Ashiel & Angel

Nieces & Nephews: Nadine & Shanon Laville, Nashla & Alison Joseph, Martha, Brenda & Kathy

Grand Nieces: Kischer, Nina, Nykel, Sabria & Saybra

Son-in-Law: Richard Fearon

Grandson-in-Law: Chris Kerr

Niece-in-Law: Colleen Laville

Step-Children: Curtis, O’neal & Ernie Charles

God Children: Jackie, Dave, Carol, Cynthia, Linton, Rudy, Susan

Close Relatives & Friends

Patsy, Nolton, Paul, Aliana, Ken, Shernika, Cheryl, Augustine, Kriss, Cylde, Shaakira, Mano, Alexis, Leroy, Mavis, Philina, Cornelius, Aya, Ferdinand, Shahid, Kennisha, Jaymarie, Seraphine, Rosebill, Leona Paul, Sorronette, Francis, June, Francis, Andrea, Royston, Eurilia, Crow, Ruthan, Devin, Conlee, Amoy, Hesline, Father Elveau, Father Karam, Kelvin, Tabitha, Steve Charles & Family, Fenton Laudat & Family, Skelford Laudat & Family, The Maronie Family in Dublanc, Ashley Charles and Family, Llyod Phillip and family, Gloria Shillingford & Family, Rita, Shirley Larocque, Leslie Emmanuel & Siblings, Curt Charles and Family in Anguilla, John Laudat and Family, Agnes, Maureen, Natasha, Daniel, Alison, Kenny, Veronica, aunty Una in Jamaica and Pastor Bismark of Destiny Apostolic in London.

Members of the Coulibistrie Catholic Church, the Choir & St. Vincent De Paul Society

The Doctors, Nurses & Wardaids of the Glover Ward

The Charles, Joseph & Larocque families in Dominica & Abroad

Other Relatives & Friends names too numerous to mention.

The body of the late Lister Charles can be viewed from 2:30 pm on Saturday December 19th, at the Coulibistrie Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 3PM and internment at the Coulibistrie Catholic Cemetery.

The Management & Staff of Demers extends condolences to all bereaved.

Portwee Edwards

It is with a profound sense of sadness that we announce the death of 78 year-old Portwee Edwards of Wesley who resided at Woodford Hill. He died on November 9th, 2020

He leaves to mourn his:

Children: Ray, Desry and Judy

Grand Children: Adrian, Nezzar and Brianna

Siblings: Rosie, Bertilia, Joshua and Sylvia Williams, Meldora Neal, Joania Peters, Noreen St. John, Ethel Royer, Marcia Vidal, Jeannette Vidal, Linford, Vincent, Mike, Ezekiel, Patrickson, Geoffery, Richardson, Elton, Ellingworth, Bertrand and Denise Edwards

Adopted Children: Corinthia, Kurt, Sophia, Christie.

Aunts: Merle and Sheba Samuel, and Etta Richards.

Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Tutil St John, Fitroy Vidal, Ruthine, Beverly, Martha, Sarah, Denise and Ila Edwards

Close family and friends: The Edwards families in Wesley, Salisbury, Calibishie and Portsmouth; the Samuel, Celestine and Burnett families in Woodford Hill, Wesley and Calibishie; Jeziel and family, Juliette and family, Athie, Mackie, Nadia, Garfield & Fanso in Woodford Hill, the Methodist church families in Wesley, Woodford Hill and Calibishie; and the communities of Wesley, Woodford Hill and Calibishie.

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

The funeral Service of the late Portwee Edwards will take place on Friday November 20th from 3 pm at the Wesley Methodist Church.Viewing will take place from 2:30pm.

Internment: Wesley Methodist Cemetery

All attendees at the Funeral Service and Burial are asked to adhere to Covid-19 protocols

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Camilla Gloria Baptiste

We celebrate the life of Camilla Gloria Baptiste fondly known as “Caryl,” or “Queen Sheba” of Bowers Lane, Goodwill who resided at Newtown. 

She was called home on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at the D.C.F Hospital.

She was the wife of Gordon Baptiste.

 Mother of Nacha, Sabah, Nayah, Eugenia, Kenny, Iyahna, Juan, Vivian and Ja-Juana.

She is survived by 18 grandchildren; Jair, Shenice, Omara, Henysha, Safiyah, Amara, Amyrah, Alahna, Keshanny, Kezael, Kemael, Jahquan, Desean, Kemai, Abigail, Tamar, Kezia and Yana. 

Sisters: Laura & Brenda Lambert

Brothers:  Emmanuel, Egbert, John, Johnny, Joseph and Ian Lambert. 

God daughters; Martha and Augustine, Quentisha Esther St. Luce Rabib

Aunty; Olivette Nicholas.

Nieces: Christel, Chrisia, Jenny, Ariah,, Jehanne, Shermina, Shernika, Raynaya, Martyl, Martin, Lisa, Joanna

Nephews: Brahim, Alva, Alston, Kester, Brandon, Mickel, Mario, Mariano, Ti-Mano, Ethan, Marvin, Jaheim.

Sisters-in-law: Rosemary Lambert, Jasmine Lambert, Hannah Lambert, Marianne Lambert

Numerous cousins including Dr Cleona Peters

Family and Friends of the Fond Cole, Bowers Lane, Morne Prosper, Giraudel, Eggleston. Newtown and Gutter Communities. 

Past Teachers and Students of the Montessori Centre of Dominica, and Sheba Care Nursery & Preschool and Roseau Primary Pre School which she founded.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at The Goodwill Christian Union Church on the 16th of October 2020. Viewing is at 2:30pm and service at 3:00pm, followed by interment at The Roseau Public Cemetery. 

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Leon Brentson “Ed” Talbert

It with a deep sense of sadness that we announce the death of 36 year old Leon Brentson Talbert of Massacre, better known as  Ed

He died on 27th September 2020 and was the

  • Son of Elizabeth Bedminister
  • Father of Omarie, Renee and Neelan

He will also be remembered by his

  • Grandmother: Lecent Hill
  • Stepfather: Mickey Joseph
  • Adopted Father: Franklyn Stanislaus
  • Brothers: Brent, Brenton, Brian, Edwardson and Andy
  • Sisters: Nicky, Nicole, Nina, Mickayla, Sandy, Allison and Mina
  • Aunts: Wendy, Doborah, Catherine, Allie and Joan
  • Uncles: Ruben, Simon, Davidson and Sambo
  • Nieces: Niva, Amiah, Aliyah, Alicia, Romina, Kimora and Romya
  • Nephews: Lionel, Adam, Lil Romeo, Adolfo, Alex, Romanni and Mergiene
  • Sisters-In-Law: Cee-Ann and Shima
  • Brothers-In-Law: Denva, Marshall, Wendell and Romeo
  • Cousins: Courtney, Tresha, Shervonne, Kishma, Kathleen, Jervon, Juliette, Eric, Anthony, Andrel, Bronson, Gibson, Hexton, Ginelle, Bryson and Donovan
  • Close Relatives & Friends: Lester, Layne, Lenon, Pino, Alisha, Lowell, Neron, Dexter, Darius, Mickael, Nadine, BK Kids Crew, Caryl Samuel, Dr. Paul, Ferril, Merlyn, Yolanda, Management & Staff of Chances, others relatives and friends too numerous to mention

The Funeral takes place on Friday October 9, 2020 at the Roseau Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3pm

The body can be viewed from 2:30pm followed by interment at the Roseau Public Cemetery

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Chris Eddie Florant

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Chris Eddie Florant, age 51 of Campbell who died on the 21st of September at the ICU of the China Friendship Hospital.

He left to mourn:

Children: Kellyane, Scott, Devante and kelyjah Florant.

Grandchildren: Nermahla, Gabriella and Nejae.

Sister: Marilene Isaac

Brothers: Reggie and Ricky Toussaint

Brother-in-law: Peter Isaac

Nieces: Kimberly Isaac and Shannie Toussaint 

Aunts: Sonia, Austila and Louisa in Dominica. Angela in St. Thomas, Jeanine in Guadeloupe and Suely in England.

Uncles: Avandale and Felix in Dominica and Peter in St. Thomas.   

Girlfriend: Hazel Nelson

Close cousins including: Josette, Ronald, Curtis, Clement, Pattison, Miranda, Julietta, Elvis Vernice, Joan, Josephine Alexander, Eluna, Midge and Gloria. Other names too numerous to mention.

Other close friends and family including: Safraz, Patrickson, Vernicia, Daniel Carbon, Ibrahim Brohim, Danly, Oris, Dwight, Warrington, Moise, Phillip, Jenna, Casimir, Peter and Vernillia. Chris Taxi Operators, Dominica Bus Drivers Association, Island Taxi and Tours Association, Dominica Taxi Association and Combine Taxi, Dwivayez Hiking Club, Staff and management of Kubuli, Digicel, and HHV Whitchurch, DGS Class of  ’87, the Esprit, Florant and Clifton family and the entire community of Campbell and Mahaut. Doctors and nurses of the ICU.     

The funeral service will be held at the Truth and Grace Fellowship Church on Saturday the 10th of October, with viewing from 2pm and service at 3pm.   

All who wish to attend are asked to please wear masks. 

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Robert Damien Timothy

We announce the death of Robert Damian Timothy also known as Secky aged 68 years of Gutter Community

He died on 10th September 2020                                        1

He  lives to mourn his

  • Wife Phillipa Timothy      
  • Children: Marvlyn, Rhona, Lorna, Marietta, Lisa, Junior, Malika, Alina, Adina     
  • Grand Children:  Donte, Merielle, Chaelle, Leanora, Shantione, Shanquoine, Samara, Dorielle, Philly, Denel, Grace, Zoey, Nikayla, Nyla, Jewel , Marrielle, Fabien, Kevin     
  • God Children: including Alexia, Marcella, Yanelle, Christel
  • Brothers:  Reynold, Cyrus, Paul, Daniel, Andy, Kelvin, Steve, Bernard (in St Martin) Edward (in New York),                                      
  • Sisters: Beverly In England, Velma, Sandra, Nilia, (in St Martin) Esther (in Anguilla)
  • Sons-in-law:       Chaucer, Donel, Terrance, Faustin, Trevor
  • Daughter-in-law: Evalyna
  • Nieces & Nephews including Elodie, Yenique, Lean, Yakim, Sabie, Halima, Mariette, Tarique, Kayisha, Danika, Nelly, Shemalie, Shem, Carina, Isaac, Eddie, Eddison, Errol, Pepita, Lisa, Tasha, Villy, Castel, Shane, Jahmilla, Imani, Jafari, Jahim, Jahnya
  • In-Laws: Vittal Tony, Allanson, Millicent, Coletta, Theresa
  • Close Friends & Relatives including Jay Jay, Renolia, Rafhael, Fabrise, Nadia, Robert, Marcel, Claude, Martin, Catherine In Gaudeloupe, Chico, Jerry, Nwella, Marcy, Shanna, the communities of Gutter, Tarish Pit, and environs
  • Many other relatives both here and abroad too numerous to mention.

The body of the late Robert Damian Timothy will be viewed at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 18th September at the Truth and Grace Fellowship Church on Bath Road. The funeral service takes place at 3:00pm followed by interment at the Roseau Public Cemetery

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Georgiana Joseph

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Georgiana Joseph of St. Joseph

Age 50, she died on Tuesday 1st September at the UMDNJ-University Hospital in New Jersey.

She left to mourn:

Mother – Felicitae Joseph

Father – George Joseph

Four children – Elias, Angelos, Eas and Odis who resides in Greece and Sweden.

Brothers – Curlson Ferreira, Samuel Swales Ferreira, Haygan Bethel, Bryan Joseph, Georges Joseph, Eustace Georgie Joseph and Doffield Joseph

Sisters – Magdalene Georgia Joseph, Georglyn Joseph-Williams, Josian Maylyn St.Amie, Julietta Joseph-Baptiste and Chantelle John

Uncles – Hugh Cabey, Harry Gabriel, Dupigny Gabriel and Emry Gabriel

Aunts – Vernel Gabriel Casimir, Florance Gabriel

Nieces including – Quincianny Casimir-Cuffy, Curdijah Baptiste, Lasheicka and Laheerah Joseph, Ernet Nixon, Britany Dyer, Donalyn Joseph, Shawna Bethel, Kairah Joseph

Nephews including – Lynchard Charles, Brigel Myler, Bryelle, Bryolley and Brillon Joseph, Tresselt and Nigel Ferreira, Britan Dyer and Mclaren O’Brien

Special Friend and Sister – Coretta Humphrey-Henry in New Jersey, Volla in Greece, Agnes George in New York, and Mekayla in England

Adopted Mother – Verne Pendenque

Adopted Sisters – Ilive Rita Jno.Baptiste-Peltier, Flavian Lanquedoc.

Special Family and aunt – Claudia Antoine

Many other relatives and friends including the children and grandchildren of the late Julianna Warrington including Ezord, Henrieta, Delbert and Esther, Children of the late Phyliss Gabriel including Claudia in St. Lucia, Marilyn, Brenda, Delia and Sharon in the U.S.A and Sandra and Augustina in Dominica.

The Gabriel family in Dublanc and Bioche, the Joseph and Beaupierre family in La Plaine and surroundings, Oliver Walsh and Family in Fond Cole, family in Mero and St. Joseph.

Grand Nieces and nephews in Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and in the U.S.A.

Relatives and friends in Dominica, U.S.A. and in Megaplatanos Greece.

Other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Due to Covid, a private cremation service will be held for the Late Georgiana Joseph on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 in New Jersey.

She was a loving mother, sister, daughter, and friend and will be missed immensely.

The family would like to thank everyone who sent their sympathies and words of comfort or said a prayer during this period of our loss.

Heaven has gained an angel.  We love you and your memories will always be cherished.

Rest in Eternal Peace.`

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Solange Joseph

Announcing the death of Solange Joseph, age 87 of Coulibistrie who resided at Canefield, and Houston Texas. She died on August 9th, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Elmshall.

She was a retired nurse at St Luke’s Mental Hospital in Stockfarm and the Psychiatric Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital.

She is survived by

2 children: Louvaine Martin and Davidson “Davo” Thomas in Texas. Son-in-law Antoine Martin and daughter-in-law Iyla Thomas.

5 grandchildren: Talitha in NY and Jeremiah “Jerry”, Sherma, Malachi, and Javeon in Texas

5 greatgrandchildren: Arielle, Ariana, Sydney, Sarai and Arion.

3 sisters: Rhoda in St. Croix, Shirley in NY and Venan in Coulibistrie

Numerous nieces and nephews including: Zena, Sharon, Debbie, Cheryl, Glyenne, Ronald, Mickey, Wilford, Kervan and Ronie

Close friends: Marie in Grand Bay and Esther in Bath Estate

2 godchildren: Lize Cuffy and Cecelia Henry

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, at 10:00 am at the Roseau Cathedral Chapel.

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Luke Prevost

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of 70 year old Mr. Luke Prevost formerly of Marigot who died at his residence in Castle Comfort on July 30th, 2020.

He leaves to mourn:

His wife – Jacqueline Lancaster-Prevost
His Daughters – Luanna, Tawana & Marie-Estelle
Son-in-Law – Joseph “JoJo” Hypolite
Grandchildren – Jarius & Tobias Hypolite
Brothers – Norris, Stanley & Elsworth
Sister – Annette Prevost-Dupuis
Sisters-in-Law – Joan, Vilyne, Vena & Myrtle
Brothers-in-Law – Vincent Dupuis, Herrie Etienne, Clifton Thomas & Emmanuel Lancaster
Adopted sisters – Francisca Victor & Merle Thomas Gordon
Nieces & Nephews including – Aurelia, Aurelius, Janita, Julius, Vanessa, Gilbert, Shanna, Janelle, Mandy, Ricardo, Gaddafi, Aumalie, Irvin, Brian, Wendy, Kendell, Carlie, Vincent, Delly, Keturah & Althea.

Close relatives including the Prevost family, the George, Thomas & Panthier families of Thibaud, the Abraham Family and Mrs Theresa Thomas of Marigot, Claire Etienne & Family, Arlington, Roger & Sheila Burnette, Charlie Samuel & Borger, Theresa Honore of Paix Bouche, Petula Buffong, Felix Charles and Eric.

Close friends and acquaintances including Pep Peltier, Richard & Liz Didier, Angie Desabaye, Marina Chandler, Yvonne Toussaint, Danny Fergus, Francis & Gina Severin, Barton Clark, Sam Azouz, Randy Peter, Julie Frampton, Ophelia Linton, Julia Lewis, Reginald Robin, Aurie Roberts, Edison James, Errol Emmanuel, Cesarina Ferrol, Cuthbert Vidal and their families. Nelson Simon & the entire Simon Family, Andrew Wyke & the entire Wyke Family, Sister Lorraine Royer, Nelson Pierre, Denis Moses, Tony Cools-Latigue, Ahmed Alexander, Marvlyn Birmingham and very good family friends in Guadeloupe, Martinique and the U.S.A, his farm workers, professional colleagues in Dominica and the region including the Agricultural Extension Officers in the Cochrane District, members of the Cochrane Farmers Group, the Pineapple Association of Dominica and the UWP Roseau South Constituency Association. The Priests, Communion Ministers, and members of the Fatima Parish Community. All the business places & vendors who regularly bought his produce.

Other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the Funeral Mass of the late Luke Prevost which will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church in Newtown on Monday August 17th, 2020 at 3:00pm. Viewing will begin at 2:30pm with interment at the Roseau Catholic Cemetery.

Follow @emonewsdominica on Facebook to watch the viewing at 2:30pm and the funeral at 3:00pm of our beloved Luke Prevost LIVE on Monday August 17th.

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Cyrille Romain

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Cyrille Romain originally from Vieille Case who resided in Thibaud and Coton

He died on July 9, 2020 at the age of 87 years

He is survived by his siblings including, Gregory, Andrew, Francis, Lucille, Margaret, Francisca, Catherine Romain Theresa “Ma Bass” Emanuel, Stephanie Royer, Sylvestine Romain-Bedneau, Veron Allan, Eunie St. Jean, Mona Sharplis, and their families.

Step-sons Desmond & Renneth

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family  both here and abroad.

Several close friends including Ethel LeBlanc & family,  T-John, Modestine “Ma Pappy” David, William “Web” Bellot, Virgin Thomas and family, Mascol Letang,  the Vieille Case Health team,  the communities of  Coton, Vieille Case and Thibaud

Funeral Arrangements: 

The Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday July 15, 2020 3:00pm at the Vieille Case Roman Catholic Church immediately followed by interment.

Health protocols will be observed at the funeral therefore all people attending must wear face masks.

The Management & Staff of Demers extend condolences to all bereaved.

Rosemarie Vital

With sadness, we announce the death of 85 year old Rosemarie Vital née Green of Riviere Cyrique who resided in Kingshill.

She died July 6th 2020 at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital.

She is survived by

  • Children: Aussie, Austel, Sylvester, David, Kent, Christford, Avandale and Miscilda Vital
  • Step children: Patsy and Cecil Vital
  • Daughters-in-law: Geraldine, Cecilia, Florette  and Magdalene Vital
  • Sisters: Maudrie Cuffy and Francette Green
  • Brother: Richard Green 
  • Brother-in-law: Egbert Cuffy
  • Twenty-three grandchildren: Tojya, Inoela, Zinielle, Xakel, Miracle, Kervel, Jordan, Shania, Brittney, Lisa, Lester, Trisha, Asha,  Ashad, Christelle, Christon, Saphire, Femi, Bennita  and Aussilia Vital; Christian Bontiff, Mekisha Harrigan and Veda Philip.
  • Two great-grand children

She also left to mourn

  • The Samuel family of Riviere Cyrique including Jules residing in Canada, Sylvania, Claudine, Angela, Alice and Egbert residing in the USA, and Irma in St. Croix.
  • The Royer family of Giraudel
  • The Dalrymple family of Kingshill
  • The David family of Kingshill
  • Daniel Didier, Richard & Elizabeth Didier of Castle Comfort and McDonald Hurtault residing in the USA
  •  June Edwards residing in Florida
  • Caretaker: Irvinia David
  • Close friends : Agnita Peter, Pastor Chad Prince & members of the Goodwill Gospel Mission Church, and many other relatives and friends including Glenda Joseph, Marcel Harrigan, Egbert Joseph, John Paul and Marcus Charles.

The body of the late Rosemarie Vital will leave Lyndhurst Funeral Home for viewing at 2:30 pm on Friday 24th July at Truth & Grace Fellowship Global on Independence Street, Roseau.   Service begins at 3:00 pm followed by interment at the Roseau Public Cemetery.

Health protocols will be observed at the funeral, therefore all attending must wear face masks.

The Management & Staff of Demers extend deepest condolences to the bereaved