Name Place lived Birth - Death
Greer Kathleen GOMES Georgetown 1943/10/9

(married to Giuseppe Augusto Gori)

Greer is the oldest daughter of Pius and Scenia Gomes.  She was raised as a very spiritual and religious person in British Guyana where the family, originally from Trinidad, moved to open a film distribution business.  She worked at the business with her father and her sister Susan, doing promotion, advertising and distribution.   She also managed the ASTOR cinema in Georgetown, Guyana.  As a result she developed a knowledge and love for the show business, and the classic movies of the 1940's through 1960's.

She then moved back to Trinidad (because of the riots in Guyana) and worked as a bank teller, looking after her two younger sisters, Audrey and Lisa, while the parents were still in Guyana.  She traveled with her sister Susan to New York and Europe, then with her parents to Israel, before deciding to move to Canada.   She moved to Canada in 1971 and bought a condominium in Scarborough and prepared the way for the rest of the family to move.

Greer and her four children: Francesco, Mariachristina, Mariangela and Annamaria in 1998.

While in Scarborough, she worked at the Ministry of Community and Social Services and attended St. Brigid's church and that's where she met Giuseppe, in 1978.  She invited him to play guitar with the choir and later that year they married in St. Thomas More church, close to the bungalow they bought in November 1978.

When Mariangela was about to be born in 1980 she stopped working at the Ministry.  A second girl, Annamaria  was born in 1981.  In 1982 the couple then moved to a custom built house outside the city, about half an hour west of the Toronto airport, between Acton and Georgetown.   Mariachristina and Francesco were born at the Georgetown hospital.

 

The couple was involved in the Holy Cross prayer group in Georgetown and also with the Saturday evening music ministry.  However, as the children grew, she found herself more and more busy with the children and less able to leave the house.  However, she managed to make a couple of trips to Italy, once with all the children, to Florida with the children and to other USA destinations with her husband. 

As the children grew, she did her share of driving them to school and various events.  When the children became more independent, she finally relaxed and enjoyed playing computer games and watching classic movies, until she realized that her grand-daughter Gabriella needed a lot of attention.