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Re: Elizabeth Gooding

Hi Dianne Nurse Gittens, based on what you wrote, that makes you my cousin. I am from A PLACE CALLED GOUYAVE (my book's name), Grenada, and as I gather you are from Trinidad. Like you, there are many gaps that I simply can't fill about the DeCoteau line. Migration and most of all, "children must be seen not heard" syndrome, I believe, were the main culprits for those gaps.
Btw, there is a DeCoteau family site on Facebook, where folks throughout the USA and Caribbean are trying to put the pieces together. You might find it interesting and may be able to connect a line or two.

I don't know about the George you spoke of. But it's funny that his son had the same name as my deceased brother, Reginald "Kasheen" DeCoteau. Like me he lived in Gouyave before migrating to England. He later returned home to retire and died there.

What a joy it was to eventually meet your uncle Bernard when he moved from Kansas, as I recall, to spend some time with his son, Dr. Kenrick (DeCoteau) Lewis in Flushing Meadows, Queens. He filled in many gaps in our understanding, for example about how Kenny (Dr. Lewis) and I were related. He also told us many laughable stories about himself and my dad, John (Pipey) DeCoteau and their boyhood shenanigans.
Later he returned to Kansas and died there shortly thereafter.

Re: Elizabeth Gooding

Hi Tony De Coteau
Happy New Year,imagine 2020,.I am familiar with the De Coteau siteI also met Ella Mellina of the USA.i have also done my DNA.and am really cozy with Ella and they.The Reggie
De Coteau lives in St George’s Grenada he had a book shop,his wife was the headmistress of the Catholic school .i have just returned fromOrlando where I spent time with my cousin Ann Sylvester,her momm Terecita was my great aunt.Cita as she was called had a 2 other sisters,one of whom son was Laurinston Wilson.My other great aunt Peggy had two sons surname Alexander and Gittens(this information filled in by my coxz Ann) Ann’s dad was Maurice Sylvester .
My great aunt Cita migrated to the USA and died there in 2005.
I am happy to meet you hope we can fill in the gaps together.it is said that my great grandfather had over35 children so we are probably related to every other person in Grenada,not forgetting how many came to Trinis 🇹🇹 And subsequently migrated to the USA ,Uk...
P.S I have created a tree on Tribalpages.