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Vempers Sports Athletic Dramatic Club remembers Chef Harry

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PRESS RELEASE – The Executive, members and supporters of the Vempers Sports Athletic Dramatic Club (VSADC), say farewell to Edward “Chef Harry” Joseph, and extend deepest condolences to his family.

VSADC is presently the oldest sports club in St Lucia, which was founded in 1951, by the late James Belgrave.

Chef Harry as he was affectionately known played a role in the club during the Belgrave era as a member of the club choir and drama group.

He was an honorary member and sole sponsor of the club, who went beyond the limits to assist the club football team during the glory days, when Green Parrot VSADC dominated football in St. Lucia.

Words can’t express the greatness of such a humble and patriotic St Lucian, in Chef Harry.

His generosity was exceptional as he provided and share from his earning to the needy, volunteer groups, clubs, organizations and the citizens o

The Executive, members and supporters of the Vempers Sports Athletic Dramatic Club (VSADC), say farewell to Edward “Chef Harry” Joseph, and extend deepest condolences to his family.

VSADC is presently the oldest sports club in St Lucia, which was founded in 1951, by the late James Belgrave.

Chef Harry as he was affectionately known played a role in the club during the Belgrave era as a member of the club choir and drama group.

He was an honorary member and sole sponsor of the club, who went beyond the limits to assist the club football team during the glory days, when Green Parrot VSADC dominated football in St. Lucia.

Words can’t express the greatness of such a humble and patriotic St Lucian, in Chef Harry.

His generosity was exceptional as he provided and share from his earning to the needy, volunteer groups, clubs, organizations and the citizens of St Lucia.

Chef took pleasure and devotion to welcome and entertain every customer and guess who came to the Green Parrot Hotel

Green Parrot VSADC dominated football in the late eighties, winning a number of championships both locally and regionally, all with the support from Chef Harry.

During this period and beyond, Chef Harry provided playing uniform, equipment, shirts for supporters and allowed our club access to his hotel for weekend camps in preparation for championship games.

The Green Parrot Hotel was home to VSADC; for meetings, club functions and fund raisers, all courtesy of Chef Harry.

However, his good deeds were not left unnoticed; during his life time, Chef Harry was recognized and honored for his outstanding contribution to the Tourism Industry.

He also received a number of accolades, including the naming of the road leading to his hotel as “Chef Harry Drive”.

Despite all the recognition, he being a true son of the soil and patriotic citizen, Chef Harry died with a swollen heart and with the belief that his business was neglected during the later years, by the same society and industry which he contributed too and played a major role in shaping.

If one remember the calypso tunes by Robby “It is a dead hero’s society, after we dead that’s when they honor we” and TC Brown “Where are they now” says it all.

VSADC sympathizes with the family of Edward “Chef Harry” Joseph in this time of sorrow.

Good bye Chef from VSADC and the many lives you helped and changed, now go home with dignity. Your work is done, may you have a safe passage into paradise and rest in peace.

f St Lucia.

Chef took pleasure and devotion to welcome and entertain every customer and guess who came to the Green Parrot Hotel

Green Parrot VSADC dominated football in the late eighties, winning a number of championships both locally and regionally, all with the support from Chef Harry.

During this period and beyond, Chef Harry provided playing uniform, equipment, shirts for supporters and allowed our club access to his hotel for weekend camps in preparation for championship games.

The Green Parrot Hotel was home to VSADC; for meetings, club functions and fund raisers, all courtesy of Chef Harry.

However, his good deeds were not left unnoticed; during his life time, Chef Harry was recognized and honored for his outstanding contribution to the Tourism Industry.

He also received a number of accolades, including the naming of the road leading to his hotel as “Chef Harry Drive”.

Despite all the recognition, he being a true son of the soil and patriotic citizen, Chef Harry died with a swollen heart and with the belief that his business was neglected during the later years, by the same society and industry which he contributed too and played a major role in shaping.

If one remember the calypso tunes by Robby “It is a dead hero’s society, after we dead that’s when they honor we” and TC Brown “Where are they now” says it all.

VSADC sympathizes with the family of Edward “Chef Harry” Joseph in this time of sorrow.

Good bye Chef from VSADC and the many lives you helped and changed, now go home with dignity. Your work is done, may you have a safe passage into paradise and rest in peace.

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3 comments

  1. RIP chef u never forgot de ghetto youths

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  2. Definitely a son of the soil who contributed more than most we honor.

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  3. What a good man. He sounded like a real civic leader. RIP sir.

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