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Centenarian Oscar “Popeye” Joseph dies at 107

Dominica lost another centenarian in the person of Oscar “Popeye” Joseph at the age of 107.

He died today November 4, 2022, at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) where he was receiving medical attention.

Originally from New Street in Roseau (now Kennedy Avenue), Joseph was born on September 2, 1915, one year after the start of the First World War. He never knew his father and grew up with his mother and two siblings in a “bootsham” house.

He attended the Roseau Boys School and then moved on to the Roseau Mixed School.

Nature Isle News (NIN) extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends at his passing May he rest in eternal peace.



  1. We celebrate the life he built from his humble beginnings. His lessons on life, caring for his children and good quality Icecream are legacies that he left with us.
    DCOA respects and condolences with his friends and family.

  2. May he rest in peace. He was always a good friend to our family at Goodwill. Will surely be missed and sincere condolences to his family.

  3. Didn’t know him personally but who can forget the sweet hot days of Popeye’s Icecream? He’s lived a good produtive exemplary life, outliving many. Thank you Mr.Joseph for those wonderful times. Rest in power good soldier!! 🙏🏽🕯🇩🇲

  4. Condolences to the family on the loss of this true Dominican icon, I pray that he sleeps in peace.

  5. Farewell Mr Popeye. With the ice-cream van driving through Goodwill and Roseau, an indelible feature of growing up. A building block, the DNA of Dominica way back when. Deepest condolences to all the family. A gentleman and a Role Model for generations. I still remember the song your van played like it was yesterday❤️

  6. A lovely man who was a true friend to my Family in Goodwill. Deepest sympathy to his Family. May his soul rest peacefully.

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