Roderick Bascombe is St.Vincent and the Grenadines’ newest centenarian.
Mr. Bascome who is fondly called ‘Daddy Bas’ by his friends, joined a unique club of centenarians here at home and the world over when he celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.
On the eve on his birthday, the Stubbs Seventh Day Adventist Church held a celebration service spearheaded by Brian Davis and his team at Stubbs to mark Bascombe’s milestone achievement.
He also received a visit at his home from Her Excellency, the Governor General’s Deputy, Mrs. Susan Dougan on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.
Bascombe plied his trade as a mason, before leaving for Trinidad in the 1930s.
He was also a farmer and produced peanuts as well as potatoes over the years. At age 98 he retired from farming.