Vincent Lai 65, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nicey’s Food Mart, passed away at his home in Richmond Hill, Ontario, on Friday, February 13, after a brief illness.
Vincent was the beloved husband of Lorain Fay Lai (née Duncan) and the father of son, Dr. Richard Vincent Lai (Daughter-in-law Kari Drue Lai (née Abraham) and daughters Melissa Katherine Lai (Son-in-law Nishan Gageton Jeyarajah) and Camille Rene Lai.
Vincent was born in Kwantung, China, on March 1, 1950 and migrated, in 1954, to Jamaica with his parents. The family resided in the Montego Bay area and Vincent attended, and graduated from, Cornwall College.
Vincent married Lorain Fay Duncan in August, 1976 and, shortly after, migrated to Toronto, Canada.
In 1979, he purchased Niceys Food Mart, a small West Indian grocery store in Scarborough. He successfully built and developed Niceys Food Mart into the largest Chinese West Indian Supermarket group in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with
franchises in Brampton, Downsview, Pickering, Vaughn and Mississauga.
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Patrick John Lopez – 06 May 1936-04 Jul 2014
We’ve lost a good friend in DONNY TOURINO (see pdf tribute below)
Thanks to Geoff and Brian for putting this together, he was indeed a wonderful friend and we shall miss him, please send your memories of him to email@example.com
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” To all the GOODFRIENDS we’ve Lost along the Way ” your memory lives on.
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Lloyd Roy Grant passed in Canada. He was a personal friend of Oncetime and we shall greatly miss him but are comforted that he is with the Lord
HOWARD ANTHONY STEPHEN THOMAS
HOWARD ANTHONY STEPHEN THOMAS: Made his transition on December 17, 2013 in Cardiff S. Wales. He leaves children Tiana and Taylor, friend Patricia, sister Cathy and brother Paul. Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends. Cremation in Cardiff.
At first I shall miss you like the morning’s light and the evening’s approaching darkness, daily…
I shall berate you, hate you, cry for you, not believe you, that you would leave, really, leave!
Then I will hold you in my heart’s embrace and rock my, MY, personal memories of you and smile, a tear falling down my face. Then I will remember you telling me, telling us all, not to miss you…and smirk at your silliness. We will miss you as we choose, for as long as we like. We loved you…
Bunny Rugs Aka William Clarke, lead singer for Jamaica’s first Rock/reggae band Third World, passed on Sunday at his yard in Orlando, Fla., Clarke suffered from leukemia. He would have been 66 come Feb 6th just a few days shy and a birthday also celebrated by another great Jamaican Artiste Bob Marley.
Rugs joined worlers in 1976, after working with Lee “Scratch” Perry (Black Ark Studio) and the band Inner Circle in Jamaica. He appeared on all of Third World’s records aside from their debut. In 1977, Third World’s popular 96 Degrees in the Shade album was released through Chris Blackwells Island Records. Their biggest hit came in 1978, with a take on the O’Jays’ “Now That We Found Love”. They also had a hit in 1982 with the Stevie Wonder collaboration “Try Jah Love”. Clarke played with Third World until his death. In fact Oncetime interviewed the band when they came to Toronto recently (see our youtube channel oncetime123)
Clarke is survived by his wife and eight children. Below is a photo I took when we were with him at Liguanea Club In Jamaica about 2 years ago. He was a friends as well as a tremendous talent and we wish his family our sincerest sympathies .
Others who have passed that we will pay respect to in the coming days are Richard Issa as well as Lloyd Grant
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AUDREY MONICA ALVARANGA BINNS TOMLINSON
IN LOVING MEMORY OF S.O. HARRIS who would have been 100 years old Sept 2nd 2013. From all the family Ingrid Nigel Christopher and Deborah.
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