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Well-Known Saint Lucia Businessman Dies

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Well-known Saint Lucia businessman Conrad Darius James, who, with his wife, launched the first Dr. Freezer’s ice cream parlour and fast food outlet on High Street, Castries, has died.

A family member said James passed away suddenly Saturday at his Bonne Terre home.

He was seventy-nine years old.

James and his wife opened Dr. Freezer’s on High Street thirty-nine years ago after recognising there would be a demand  among students because there were four schools in the vicinity at the time.

A relative described the couple as hard workers and recalled that James was very family-oriented in addition to working hard.

After the first Dr. Freezer’s outlet opened on High Street, the late businessman’s son, Darren James, would later open two additional outlets in the City.

The idea to call the business Dr. Freezer’s came from the name brand of an ice cream-making machine the late businessman and his wife bought when they started.

Conrad Darius James has left to mourn his wife, four children and six grandchildren among others.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Rest in Peace, Dr. Freezer. I remember so many after-school afternoons and summer days heading to your restaurant for some cake and ice cream. You were truly a legend and a friend to all children. Thank you for your service to Castries and to Saint Lucia.

  2. something is sweeping over this st lucia place i jus dnt know what it is and it’s taking whoever is in its path…

  3. Mama, myself and this guy spoke for last week and Mr. pass away… god mun leave these people to live on so they can encourage our youths and just sniff out the bad eggs… jesus! RIP brother

  4. RIP. but it was all about business it was nothing good for the country it was all unhealthy stuff killing the nation health wise. and putting the country in a bad situation just like what KFC and the others doing.

  5. What a true St. Lucian Gentleman Connie was. I will never forget him or my many trips to his shop back in 1986. RIP good man.

  6. It was with great sadness that my wife and I learned of SAM’s (as Conrad was better known to me and close friends) death. We and the family were life long friends. Our condolences to Antonia and All of the family.

  7. Rest in peace sir ..wish ur legacy lives on watch over ur family to keep us happy with those milk shakes..I miss the strawberry shake..no other milk shakes can test

  8. Boss you took us unexpected….ur legacy lives on …”Mi Bon Mangé!”…….your staff will miss u immensely

  9. Rest in peace Dr Freezer your place was like heaven to us growing up. Thank you for your service . I was just at the other location in the blue coral mall

  10. May Corny rest in perfect peace.
    Thank you for your service to Saint Lucia as a longstanding entrepreneur together with your wife and children .

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

  11. I Will surely miss him i remember when i use to go Avé Maria primary school lunch time that was our spot thé clear skin tall Lady use to get à kind of stress from us lol i loved all their food now as à big woman every time i Côme to st lucia i must go and give my kids thé story of my young school time rip mr dr freezers

  12. The news of your passing came as a shock. I remember you and your sisters, ‘Brenda’ and the younger one who did pass away quite some time ago. I remember your good ol’ Dad who provided me a ride for a visit to see my mother on her dying bed at Victoria Hospital, regrettably. Life is not easy anywhere; we all have to go sometime, blessedly if you know the Lord, and if you don’t, none can help. You sold Ice-Cream but
    in our early teens, we went to that corner house/store opposite the then “Convent’ and the “St. Mary’s’ College’ where we bought that unhealthy sweet ‘La Mint’ and thick brown ‘Bool’ all made of Sugar – not good for teeth nor body, but say that to the kids?
    Happy shall we be on that day, in one of the Mansions our Lord has prepared for us who loved Him. His whole life and being is – LOVE.

  13. It was one of the few places I could buy fast food lunch and be contented with what I got. They made me feel rich.

    Staff seem to have a good relationship with him, and seem to be very respectful. I went there often at one time and he never raised his voice at his staff. RIP Sir.

  14. Rest in peace Connie , I will never forget the days in the CDC when after school my buddies and I ( including your brother Danny ) would go to your shop on high street and enjoy some ice cream and custard from your shop: Thanks for your service to St Lucia

    Very sad cause I just saw you in July🙏🏿🙏🏿

  15. Rest in peace Connie , I will always remember growing up in the CDC area near your shop when myself and my buddies( including your brother Danny ) from school would go to your shop on high street to enjoy some ice cream and custard : Thanks for the sweet memories: Comfort to the family 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  16. Rest in peace Connie, Very sad to hear about your passing will always remember the times in the CDC area when after school my friends and I ( including your brother Danny) would go to your shop on high street to enjoy some delicious ice cream and custard , saw you this past July: Thanks for the memories
    Comfort to the James family 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  17. realist shut up…..yh it is egg ambush for me…..but i prefer the one on high street…..the milkshake to me i eh kno uh but too much milk and that so thick these days i’ll pass on that one……oh yes the fox til we meet that day is always my hope….we will all reunite and forget this earthly dwelling….people its for the best…please get to know God…..love him and others even though the struggle is real…..our end shall be better than our beginning…..dont let death let us lose hope….it’s only for a time….i kno death is hard but wait on God….just wait….wait a little while longer….we shall understand it someday and say: it was worth the wait…

  18. The world has many ordinary people, but few extraordinary people. You, my friend sat at the top of the heap. I am missing you already pal and always will. RIP Sam🙏😩

  19. The comments says it’s all . Rest in peace sir . This was a good soul placed in you . My deepest condolences to the family friends and staff of dr freeze

  20. Deepest condolences to his family. I have such fond memories of going to Dr.Freezers after school; It felt like going to an auntie’s or grandmother’s house for an afternoon snack. May he rest in peace.

  21. It was the milkshakes, custard and cake with sprinkles for me when I attended the Ave Maria. This was the go to place for the marble birthday cakes. The tall lady was the person who introduced me to mixing soft drinks although I was afraid of her in the beginning. Mr Connie was just always so nice. I did see him recently walking a little slow in Rodney bay and he looked exactly the same.

  22. I was a child in the 90’s, even after travelling to various countries and continents the soursop Ice cream from Dr freezers cannot be beat, not to this day. I have told so many people who have never been to St. Lucia about that ice cream. RIP, sir you made an impact on many people.

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