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Monday, November 15, 2010

In memory of Theodore “Lester” Jn Baptiste

◎Born 17th November 1955
◎Employee of the Forestry Department from 1976.
◎Retired 1990
◎Re -contracted on Parrot Project in 1994 and 2007-2008.
◎Re-contracted on Alien Invasive Iguana project, March 2009.

Lester was killed in a landslide at 4 a.m. on Sunday the 31st of October 2010, as he slept at his home in Fond St Jacques, near Soufrière. His body was recovered and identified on the 9th of November 2010. Sadly, his son Gabriel Joseph and child mother Theresa Joseph also perished during hurricane Tomas.

He is described as a hard working gentleman who loved working in the field and was quite an expert at maneuvering through the mountainous rainforest. He had great love and knowledge of the forest. He was also noticeably a good cook and everyone enjoyed his meals.

He will be greatly missed and many have shared tears at his passing. May he always be remembered for the industrious person that he was and his valuable contribution to the Forestry Department and his country as a whole. Let’s continue to pray for his family.

His funeral will be held  November 17th 2010 @ 3:00pm at  the Soufriere Catholic Church.

The many faces of  Theodore “Lester” Jn  Baptiste, doing what he loved best.