Mr. Odace Dorcius was born on the 10th of January of 1954 in the rural section of la Grande Saline, situated in the Department de l’Artibonite of Haiti. He was the 2nd eldest son born of a family of 6, among which most of them still live in Haiti. He met his wonderful wife Claudina Frejuste and married her in February 17th 1980. A few years later, he left his wife and his two children at the time (Evena and James), to travel to the United States of America, in search of a better life for his family.
Odace landed in Miami ,Florida for a short transition and later departed to New York, where he lived for about two years before being deported back to Haiti. He was deported to Haiti for missing two crucial appointments with the American immigration services. At the time his deportation may have seem as a curse, but in reality it was a blessing in disguise. For it was after he was deported back to Haiti that his third daughter Ginette was born.
In 2012, Mr. Odace would rejoin his wife and kids, who for some time now, had already migrated to the United States and established themselves as residents. In September of that same year, he started working. He was a very hard working man and he loved working. In August of 2018, he traveled to Haiti alongside his wife to attend the funeral of his wife’s father who passed away that year.
Upon his return from the funeral, he immediately went back to work. But it wasn’t long after, that during the month of September he started not to feel too well. He started feeling some pain in his stomach and some fever. He was immediately taking to Saint Barnabas to be evaluated. Upon evaluation, it was discovered that he had terrible colon cancer which had already spread to his liver.
After some treatment he felt better, and in May 2019 he returned back to work and worked for a few months until the cancer took the best of him. It was a constant back and forth in the hospital. During his last visit at the hospital, he stayed for four days before returning home to his family, where he would spent his last six days with them before taking his last breath on Thursday the 16th of January, 2020. He passed away at the age of 66, too soon.
There’s a time to be born and a time to die. Mr Odace was a good man; he was a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather, a man of a good heart, a courageous man, hardworking, and above all, a very sensible man who cared. He will be miss
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