Victor Anglade, age 85, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on the 30th of July surrounded by his loving family. Victor was born on July 26th, 1937, in Lagonave, Haiti. As a child, his father took him to Anse-A-Veau where he attended primary and secondary schooling at L’ecole Des Freres (Catholic Priest School). While there, he continued to thrive and furthered his education. After that, he returned to his mother’s home in Lagonave where he would later meet his future wife, Jorisena Dolly. Together they would have seven children: 4 girls and 3 boys. Unfortunately, his 3 boys passed away leaving him to father his 4 girls, which over time became a neat close family.
In the next few years, Victor worked hard and wanted to make his dreams turn into reality. He worked as a farmer by day and musician by night to provide for his family. Eventually, he landed his dream position of becoming a professor in his hometown where he would not only impact his community but also that of his family. After many years of teaching, he left Haiti in 1980 and embarked on his journey to search for the American dream. In America, Victor dedicated his time to working hard and providing for his family back home. Despite the obstacles, he worked several jobs to meet the family’s needs and still found time to contribute to his community by volunteering.
Eventually, Victor dedicated his life to Christ and began his new journey as a Christian. Later in 1987, Victor returned to Haiti to marry the love of his life and mother to his children Jorisena Dolly. After their union, Victor’s next goal was to bring his family to the U.S., so he worked diligently and sacrificed time, money, and energy to do that. Finally, in 1991, his hard work and dedication paid off. He was able to accomplish this goal. In the U.S, life was not always easy for Victor, but he always put in the extra effort to ensure that his family had all necessities. As the sole provider of the home at the time, Victor stretched and emphasized to his children the two essential values for a successful human being: to have faith in Christ and pursue an education.
In the words of Dr. King “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." This is to say that Victor continued to prove himself over the years as a wonderful, dedicated, hardworking father, husband, and friend despite the ups and downs of life. To those who knew or met him, Victor can be described as an intelligent, resourceful, and well-respected individual. He was very loving, grateful, and selfless. When in the company of Victor, one would feel welcomed, appreciated, and accepted. He was very forgiving and compassionate towards others.
During his past time, he committed to playing the guitar and keyboard for many churches across the county. This was a way to share his gifts to the world and minister to the body of Christ. Some of Victor’s hobbies included being a faithful reader of the newspaper and a big fan of “Piment Book Radio.” In addition, he loved to read his Bible and recite 7 psalms daily. As a matter of fact, he is the only human being that we know on this planet to memorize Psalm 119 by heart. Subsequently, Victor also enjoys doing morning crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and taking long walks around the neighborhood.
Consequently, in 2016, Victor and his family experienced a difficult challenge when his wife of many years had a crucial accident. This unforeseen event affected the dynamics of the home environment, but Victor never waver nor gave up the will to continue to love, provide, and comfort his wife. Unfortunately, while caring for his wife, Victor’s life took a drastic turn. He became ill and was experiencing health issues. During the later years of his life, Victor’s health drastically declines, and this forces him to cease all activities.
In his final years, Victor is survived by his loving and supportive wife and daughters.
He leaves behind his wife Jorisena Anglade and his daughters: Mikelite Lavoile, Brunette Jean, Tania Alexandre, Guerda Jules and Elourdes Clerveau. In addition, he is loved by his grandchildren: Melissa, Christina, Hadassah, Chanan, Chelsie, Nehemiah, Jana, Jochebelle, Rebecca, and Ethan. His sons-in-law: Jean M. Lavoile, Ifander Jean, Blonde Alexandre, Ricardo Jules, and Bishop Matthew. His sister-in-law: Raymonde, Exuma, and Bethany. His brothers-in-law: Berreno, Fito, Castel, Joseph, and Lukener. His cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members who he all cherished.