Character:Gertha

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1955–2019 Gertha Massenet Lavinier-Belcourt

Unspooled character
Physical details
Species Guadeloupe raccoon
Gender ♀ Female
Height 139 cm (4 ft, 4 in)
Eyes Blue
Fur colour Brown, black, and grey
Personal details
Born September 18, 1955

Coulibistrie

Died June 25, 2019
(age 63)

Roseau

Cause of death Lymphoma
Residence Roseau
Religion Christianity
Denomination Methodist
Career
Occupation(s) Bank clerk
Employer(s) National Commercial Bank of Dominica
Family
Mother
Father
Husband
Sibling(s)
Notes

The first of the Laviniers to be born in Dominica, their forebears hailing from Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. After news of her death reached the Adanson Ensemble's new management through DBS' death announcements, the Marigot team decided to pay their dues to Samson's aunt by performing a four-song medley on July 1, 2019 (during their grand reopening), and attending her funeral in downtown Roseau on July 5.