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.

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.

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.