(Antoinette Claire) Myrtha Célifié…, died peacefully


  • Another victim of COVID-19

(Antoinette Claire) Myrtha Célifié, born on February 13, 1929 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, died peacefully at the hospice of Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. on April 19, 2020, to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, after a courageous battle with Coronavirus, while surrounded by love from her family. A member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Johnsburg, IL, Myrtha Célifié, 91 years old, is an immeasurable loss for all who loved her so much.

A modern-day renaissance woman, her talents as a seamstress of Haute Couture, were surpassed only by her ability to develop deep interpersonal relationships forged by unconditional love.

She was the beloved mother of V. Pearl Schnur (Brian Miller,) William Juste (Jessy,) Camille Schwendener, Enide Denizé (Rudolf), Lucie Bastami, Gary Juste (Corrine), Ernest Lamothe (Maryse) and Rudy Lamothe (Margareth.)

She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 28 great grand-children, one great great grand-child, husbands André Juste and André Lamothe, sister Ginette Rivière, brother George Célifié Jr, numerous nieces and nephews as well as friends. She will be missed by many, but never forgotten.

She is reunited with her parents, George and Mariella Celifié, her brothers Guy and Gérard Célifié, her husbands André Juste and André Lamothe as well as her children Frederick Juste and Nixon Lamothe, and also her great grandchild Justin Desmangles.

A private blessing will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 27, at Justen Funeral Home and Crematory in McHenry. While this service is limited to Myrtha’s immediate family, live streaming will be available with the following link : http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/62 375435

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held later in Johnsburg, Ill.

If the day were full of challenges, she would remind us to “Be still and know that God is in control!”

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be directed to COVID-19. Donate at www.worldvision.org

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385- 2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories with the family on Myrtha’s tribute wall

cet article est publié par l’hebdomadaire Haïti-Observateur, VOL. L No.15 New-York, édition du 22 avril 2020 et se trouve en P.12 à : http://haiti-observateur.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/H-O-22-april-2020-1.pdf