Prominent dive master dies

Hotelier and dive shop operator Derek Perryman passed away over the weekend as a result of a heart attack.

The Castle Comfort Lodge and Dive Dominica owner was at the time a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday.

Perryman managed his business along with his wife Ginette.

The dive master played a fundamental part in expanding the local dive sector and hospitality industry.

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14 Comments

  1. en ba la
    May 7, 2010

    …. Condolences to his family and friends.

  2. May 6, 2010

    Don’t know the person, but my deepest condolences to the family left behind. Death is never a nice experience, but GOD’s grace is always sufficient for us. Celebrate his life

  3. M & S
    May 5, 2010

    Our heartfelt wishes to the Perryman family especally Ginette. I knew Derick Perryman a long time ago in the days of NDC. Recently, our Bar because a lyming place for he and his family. Gins, it was very shocking for us epecially when I mentioned that to your favourite waitress. Hold strong babes. Derick is in a special place. May his soul rest in peace

  4. island boy in texas
    May 5, 2010

    I was shocked when i got the news but i was a ex-employee of my perryman working as a diver and he was one of the best bosses i have ever worked for treated everyone so nice,but i know you went to a good place Our favourite sayin at the dive shop Hold it eh!!!

  5. DONNA RICHARDS
    May 5, 2010

    DEAR GINETTE AND FAMILY, I AM SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, ALL OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME, HE WAS THE NICEST MAN…

    DONNA THOMAS [DIVA SPA]

  6. ListeningEar
    May 5, 2010

    I’ve know Derek over the years and what a nice gentleman he was. I can still recall his voice, so soft, so unique, always had only but gentle words. A great mentor he was, a leader, a friend. It’s so sad he’s gone but he’s gone over to a better place. A place where he awaits his family, a place where he’s looking down from heaven, a place where there is no pain. May the Perryman’s family find strength in God, for he is our salvation and our true God. Derek is gone but he will not be forgotten.

  7. Condolences
    May 5, 2010

    My sincerest apologies to the Perryman family. Ari do hold strong ok darling? One Love

  8. May 5, 2010

    may u all fiend comfort in your time of grief i feel yr pain!

  9. Sprinter
    May 4, 2010

    Condolences to the family. Derek was a true gentleman! I will definitely miss the warm greetings exchanged whenever our paths crossed; be it on the road, at the bank or merely driving past each other. Wish the family all the best in this difficult time.

  10. info
    May 4, 2010

    surely a dear man that will be missed i will celebrate his life and legacy for he has done well. Hold strong Perryman family i know that he has taught all of you well and his name will live on for a long time

  11. Ron C
    May 4, 2010

    Mr. Perryman was a great Dominican. he epitomises the spirit of hard, diligent, and hionest work.Dominica has lost a truly great son and contributor to national development. Whilst many of us have only talk and more taslk to show about our contribution to national development, he h was a gentleman of true class and national spirit who laboured inthe same small market, too his chances, built a niche in the Dive market for Dominica and lived a relativley successful life. we can learn something from Derrick.

    Good people do not stay long in this corrupt world. Rest in peace my friend. You have ran the race, fought a good fight. Your reward is in heaven.

    My sympathies to his family and workers, most of whom I knwo well.

  12. Babsal
    May 4, 2010

    I would like to extent my heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Captain Derek Perry a true pioneer, on his transition. Derek was my mentor during the pursuit in obtaining my aviation dream. Today my dream have become a reality because of his guidance. The good lord has taken Captain Derek Perryman to heaven to teach his newly appointed angels how to fly. Let us celebrate and cherish the life he spent here with us. Everytime we look up toward the sky and see the contrails behind an airplane, know that Derek is in control of that airplane as he guides the newly appointed angels to earn their wings. To Mrs. Perryman and family be strong and may the good Lord bless you.

  13. Jepter
    May 4, 2010

    WAW. Not good news at all

  14. Debull
    May 4, 2010

    Condolences to the Ginette and family…. Jah alone knows the minute and the hour.Be strong,God never gives you more than you can bare.

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