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Legendary creole icon and veteran broadcaster laid to rest

by: - November 30, 2020
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Legendary Creole Icon and veteran broadcaster, Felix Fixton Henderson, was officially laid to rest on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at his home community, Grand Bay.

Henderson died on November 10, 2020, at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital after battling illness.

The funeral service of the late, Felix Henderson, took place at the People’s Pentecostal Family Church in Goodwill where many persons paid their last respects.

Henderson was a pioneer of creole language broadcasting in Dominica and also launched the DBS/Ministry of Education/Courts Reading Competition.

He was also employed at DBS Radio for more than 40 years and received a number of awards including the Golden Drum Awards and most recently the “Q’Dos to our Heroes” award among others.

At his funeral service, Evangelist, Peter R. Augustine made a call for a memorial plaque to be enshrined to honour his contribution to the creole culture.

“I believe one of the greatest legacy that he left us was his contribution to the creole language which he spoke with such ease, fluency, and style,” Augustine said as he delivered during the funeral service.

He added, “He [Felix] was a great Dominican icon.”

“I want to suggest there and then, that some memorial plaque be enshrined in his honour and it should be placed either at DBS Radio or Grand Bay, his birthplace, or both.”

Meanwhile, Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence extended condolences and final farewell to the late Felix Henderson.

“On behalf of the Cultural Division, the National Cultural Council, and KEK, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the wife, family, and friends of the late Felix Henderson.”

“We are all very proud of the late great, Felix Henderson, and the message about the love of God and the importance about the creole language, communication, and humanity,” Lawrence stated.

Lawrence says the legendary creole icon made a huge impact as a creole language broadcaster and will certainly be missed on the cultural landscape of Dominica.

“We will certainly miss Felix on the cultural landscape in Dominica, his humor and charisma, his creole expressions, and his command of the creole language. His creativity and his ability to make his ideas become a reality; and not forgetting his unwavering and unshakeable faith in God,” the Chief Cultural Officer indicated.