Miss Dominica 1971, Anthea Mondesire, has passed away in Canada.
DNO understands she passed on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
Mondesire won the Miss Dominica crown in 1971 and went on to take home the first ever Miss Carifta crown that same year in Grenada.
She was later featured on one of Dominica’s postage stamps.
She was the sister of the late Myrtle Mondesire-Solomon, a journalist who worked in the West Indian press in Toronto in the 1970’s and 80’s and a former manager of DBS Radio. She was also a sister of Alicia Mondesire, a development worker who is domiciled in Toronto, but who was based in Grenada and later in St Lucia during much of the late 1970’s into the 80’s and ’90’s.
DNO understands she was about 64 at the time of her passing.
Mondesire will be laid to rest on July 6 in Canada.