Four generations of mothers: united in love

A family and four generations of mothers, all driven by the same values, even though they grew up differently and raised their children. Today, these women feed on each other’s experiences. Whether grandmother, grandmother or mother, on the occasion of Mother’s Day celebrated this Sunday, May 29, they recounted their relationship.


A quartet of ideal mothers

It’s a strong bond that unites mothers of their daughters like Edmée Dubois, 101, and her daughter Jeanine Frontin, 80.

Edmée Dubois, 101, Jeanine Frontin, 80, Josiane Calinghee, 60 and Laura Poudreux, 36, four daughters, four generations of mothers. Virgins from mother to son for three generations, they have experienced effort and sacrifice. Edmée Dubois, the oldest member of the family, lives in Forest-Side. Her granddaughter Josiane Calinghee takes care of her from Monday to Saturday. Lucid despite her age, this mother of 15 children, 22 grandchildren and 13 great -grandchildren is remarkable.

Edmée Dubois, surrounded by her great -grandchildren Laura and Océane, the last generation of the family, is her great -granddaughter.
Edmée Dubois, surrounded by her great -grandchildren Laura and Océane, the last generation of the family, is her great -granddaughter.

“He loves them all equally without exception and never misses the opportunity to counsel them. He would always tell me ‘I’m giving you problems’, but he knew I was doing it happily”, he explained. by Josiane Calinghee. Edmée Dubois surrounds herself with dolls and trinket that each represent story and memories. Her daughter, Jeanine Frontin, for her part, is a home like her mother. “I am happy that my parents are still here and in good health,” Josiane added.

Laura Poudreux, 30, is surrounded by her mother Josiane Calinghee and her grandmother Jeanine Frontin.
Laura Poudreux, 30, is surrounded by her mother Josiane Calinghee and her grandmother Jeanine Frontin.

Each family reunion is an opportunity to share special moments and reminisce about past stories. Only the centenarian cannot travel for the holidays. This is particularly the case for Mother’s Day, but everyone makes it a point to visit her that day, like Laura Poudreux. The latter is the daughter of Josiane Calinghee who represents the mother’s fourth generation. Hairdresser by profession, she is 36 years old and mother of two children aged 4 and 13. For her, nothing can beat the love her grandfather passed on to her children. “Grandma Edmée always told her great -grandfather’s love story and we were always touched and admired,” said Laura Poudreux who, as a child, spent a lot of time with her grandmother Jeanine.

Josiane Calinghee watches over her grandmother Edmée Dubois, the oldest member of the family, six days a week.
Josiane Calinghee watches over her grandmother Edmée Dubois, the oldest member of the family, six days a week.

“He taught me how to clean and organize rice. The values ​​he gave me still guide me today in my life. Of course, sometimes we have different opinions, especially if my daughter wears a relatively long top or makeup, but that’s normal, ”Laura said. The latter hopes that her daughter will pass on these same principles to her children, just as they are passed on to them by the elders who should follow her examples. “I hope my mom is still alive while her great -grandchildren enjoy her presence,” he added. The family will meet Grandma Jeanine Frontin for Mother’s Day and will not fail to visit Edmée Dubois.


Once a mother, always a mother

Children, grandchildren, great -grandchildren and great -grandchildren are somewhat scattered throughout the island or overseas, but this family is one of the few to have four generations of mothers. They were grateful to experience such a unique relationship with the oldest member of the family who was none other than Basoo Guzadhur, 102 years old. She has eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 42 great -grandchildren and 3 great -grandchildren.

The centenarian has formed a complicated relationship with his four daughters.
The centenarian has formed a complicated relationship with his four daughters.

One of Basoo Guzadhur’s daughters, Shantee Beeharry is 78 years old. Her daughter Meeta Bumma is 60 years old and her daughter, Nishta Grimal is a 30 -year -old mother. These four generations of mothers have formed a strong bond of generations. Basoo Guzadhur enjoyed his family. It was here that he found his movements. It has to be said that this resident of Chamouny works a lot. Married since the age of 12, he has been a pipe cutter for many years. At the age of only 86 he agreed to relax. Diligence is one of the values ​​she has passed on to her children and subsequent generations, including her daughter Shantee Beeharry. She was a housewife living in Grand-Bois. She said she enjoyed the family reunion. “If we celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re almost a hundred,” she said.

Meeta Bumma instills the values ​​passed on to her by her
Meeta Bumma instilled the values ​​passed down to her by her “nani” to her daughter Nishta Grimal, who is a 30-year-old mother.

Basoo Guzadhur is always looking for the presence of his children around him. “Sometimes he would even cry when he didn’t see one of us. We made video calls to reassure her, ”said Priya Guzadhur, 64, one of her daughters who looked after her. Despite his 102 years, his memory has not been shaken. In fact, Basoo Guzadhur remembers the names of all his children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren and asks for them all the time.

Basoo Guzadhur, 102, was delighted when surrounded by his children they included Shantee Beeharry, 78, left, and Priya Guzadhur, 64, right.
Basoo Guzadhur, 102, was delighted when surrounded by his children they included Shantee Beeharry, 78, left, and Priya Guzadhur, 64, right.

“My nani made sure of my education and I loved her. I grew up with her. Li mo deziem bondie,” said her granddaughter Meeta Bumma.Every Mother’s Day, even if she already lives in New Discovery, she visits him at all times on this occasion. ”The younger generation has a lot of respect for him. The secret to longevity, she told us, is her happiness and positivity, ”Meeta Bumma said. Although the latter lived far away from her grandmother after her wedding, she still wanted her daughter, Nishta Grimal, 30, to enjoy the love of a grandmother and great-grandmother.-mother. Nishta Grimal lives in France. While on vacation in Mauritius, she said she takes the time to meet her daughter with her great -grandfather Basoo. “I have so many memories of my childhood when I met him. It is a source of pride for us that she is always there to give us advice and share her memories, “she said. Even today, her grandmother Shantee Beeharry always asks them in a corner to give them gifts. .

Basoo Guzadhur, surrounded by his nephews and grandchildren to whom he passed all his wisdom.
Basoo Guzadhur, surrounded by his nephews and grandchildren to whom he passed all his wisdom.

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