Legacy Of Life
Elio “Constant” Elicin best known as Constant was born in L’Azile, Haiti in 1942. He was the oldest of 5 children; Emelianne, Dianne, Enonce, and a child that did not survive childbirth. After the death of his father, he left grade school to help his mother take care of the land and his siblings. He later moved to Port-au-Prince in his early 20s to further provide for his family. There, he received great opportunities, and also welcomed his first daughter, Marie Sonie. In 1981 he moved to America which afforded him even better opportunities. Five years later, he was joined by his childhood sweetheart, Elourde Jean-Baptiste, who later became his wife in 1986. From that union he went on to have two daughters, Jessica and Edeline. He worked for over 30 years at Douglas Stevens Glass Factory until he retired in 2006.
Cons was a fighter. In the year 2006, he battled with prostate cancer of which he later went into remission. Because he was an avid worker, he decided to work part time at the Hyacinth Foundation so that he could be closer to his daughter, Jessica, until he fully retired in 2016. During his last couple of years, he spent his time enjoying his retirement and connecting with his children and grandchildren. In February 2018, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and after 3 month of rigorous treatments, God called him home on May 20th at 7:40pm.
His greatest accomplishments were his family and he reminded them of that daily. He loved his family and worked hard to make sure they were provided for. He instilled the importance of love and keeping family first. He is survived by his daughters, Marie Sonie, Jessica, and Edeline; his sisters, Emelianne and Dianne; his grandchildren, D’mari, Jadon, Dylon; his nieces and nephews, Marie-Mika, Beatrice, Bony, Murielle, Ismiel, Monica, Donna, Jean Ronald, Joanne, Fabiola, Alexandra, and others.
Let us celebrate him. He was truly a remarkable man.