Esti passed away peacefully from this life the afternoon of September 17th after a gradual battle with Cancer at the age of 74. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.
Esti was born on February 12th, 1940 to Forneus Jean and Esteida Remy in the rural areas of Lebas in Dame-Marie, the first daughter of 12 children.
Esti married Derilus Destine in the late 60’s. This union was blessed with four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. She divorced Derilus in February of 1981 and remarried in May 19th, 1981 to William D. Harris of Newport, Virginia. Esti was preceded by her parents, both husbands (Derilus and William), one brother: Jince, one sister: Avenante. Two of her oldest sons, Henry at the age of 4 and Jean Robert who lost his life in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Estimable travelled to America in 1971 and left three of her children with family in Haiti to be united with her sponsor Fred and Anita Wells, in search for a better quality of life. Esti was employed for 14 years at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was an excellent housekeeper. She retired in March 29, 1999 from Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Esti was an outgoing person, she set the example of what a good mother and grandmother should be. She always did her best to be patient with all of her children. Esti was also a fantastic friend. She always saw the good in people, and if she saw the bad, she certainly didn’t gossip about it. If you needed her, she was there and asking what she could do to help. She was especially fond of cooking for her daughter, grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and for friends.
Esti’s celebration of life will be remembered by two loving and caring daughters: Anita Izidore and Jocelyne Marcellus of Boston, MA. Three brothers in Haiti (Marcel Jean, Ragno Eveillard, and Cedernier Remy), two sisters: Manite Remy, and Gertha Simon both in Boston; nine grand-children: Dufontaine Izidore Jr, Rashawn, Blesslyne and Shakayla Destine, Joyce and Estelle Marcellus, Selena Andre, Wanito Registre; one great-grandchild: Autumn Izidore; nineteen nieces: Tomika Andris, Widlyne C. Jeune, Stephania Cetoute, Manouchka, Moumoune and Mercedes Remy, Dania Eveillard, Maglise and Silluette Eveillard, Mirlene Duperval, Marie Claude Andris; ten nephews Riche Andris, Mark Benjamin, Wilson Duperval, Milfort, Gary and Michel Remy, Mario Jean, Jacques and Robert Wells, Clairecilia and Gabriel Remy; five stepchildren: Michou Poupelard, Arius Joseph, Ghislaine, Beatrice, and Brunel Destine; five sons-in-law: Jean Wilson, Renel Registre, Simpson Marcellus, Dufontaine Izidore Sr, Benni Joseph; two daughters-in-law: Rhonda Destine, Muriel Rema; and a host of close family friends: Eline Valerie, Edna Etienne, Yvon, Fernande, Mireille, Franco, Mrs. Yves, and Antoinette Desir; Martine Louis, Rose-Marie Morrisseau, Marie Johelle Tabuteau, Marie Lourdes Paul, Janet Wells, Freddy Wells, Enock Palmont, Cassandra Cineus, Bernadette Petion, Mirta Beaubrin, Jean Exavier, Olive, Jacqueline Miranda, Caco, Solange, Vania Valmond, Estinfort’s family, Saintine’s family and Margueritte Paul.
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