Daughter Of Sidney Poitier Died Suddenly, Now He & Her Kids Are Pushing Forward In Her Honor
Sidney’s Grandbabies Pushing Past Their Grief…
When Gina Patrice Poitier-Gourage passed away in 2018, her physical presence left this earth, but her spirit and legacy continue to live on through her children. She had 4 kids with her husband, Gaetan Gouraige. Sadly, one of their children, Emanuel, preceded her in death. But like their grandfather, Sidney Poitier, the Gouraiges’ remaining children- daughter, Guylaine Marie-Rose Gouraige, Gabrielle Marie-Therese Gouraige and son Etienne Poitier Gouraige- are doing their best to keep on keepin’ on without their beloved Mother.
Two key moments are evidence of that. Gina died the same year her then 23 year old daughter, Guylaine, was set to graduate from college. Seven months later, we’re pretty sure Gina would have been very proud of the way Guylaine pushed past her grief and still accomplished her goal of walking across the stage on graduation day in December 2018. She also made sure her Mom’s presence was felt while there- her cap said it all in the photo up top.
The following month, in January 2019, Gina and Gaetan’s son, Etienne, found joy on his 23rd birthday. In the photo above, his two sisters- Guylaine and Gabrielle- and also his nana, Juanita Hardy (Sidney Poitier’s ex-wife) were smiling on his b-day. It was beautiful to see them with smiles on their faces after losing one of the greatest loves of their lives months earlier.