BREAKING NEWS: Retired judge passes away

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BREAKING NEWS: Retired judge passes away

Retired judge and former chairperson of the St. Lucia Constitutional Reform Commission, Suzie D’Auvergne, passed away this morning after a prolonged illness.

D’Auvergne retired as a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Saint Lucia Circuit) in 2004. She was also appointed chairperson of the Electoral Commission in June 2012.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Practicing Barrister since January 1975 in Saint Lucia
Appointed Magistrate to the First District and Additional Magistrate to the Second District Courts September 1979
Appointed Director of Public Prosecutions September 1982
Appointed first ever Solicitor General of Saint Lucia September 1988
Appointed Puisne Judge of the Eastern Caribbean States September 1990
She served on the Board of Governors of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College 1988-1990
She is a member of the Board of Governors of St. Joseph Convent Secondary School from 1984
Chairperson of the National Archives Authority from 1995 – 2003
On 22nd February 2004 she was awarded the Saint Lucia Medal of Honour (Gold)
On the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in 2006 she was awarded (Companion of St. Michael and St George) C.M.G.
Chairperson of the Police Complaints Commission from 2006
Vice President of the OAS Administrative Tribunal
Patron of the Marian Home for the Elderly from 2005
Director of the Adelaide & Francis Home and Johnson Home for the Elderly
Member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission

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  1. I remember in the early 1980's she sent men to jail for carnal knowledge, before I really understood what that really meant.

    R.I.P.

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  2. St Lucia has lost a another tower in society who practiced what she preached.
    My condolences to the family at this difficult time.
    May she rest in eternal peace

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  3. WOW..WILL BE TRULY MISSED..SUCH A HARSH REALITY THAT WE HAVE TO EVENTUALLY LEAVE THIS LIFE........AND WE DONT REALLY KNOW WHATS NEXT..RIP

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  4. A true National treasure, A beacon who stood out, Or Iron Lady. RIP Justice Suzie. You will be missed.

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  5. I appeared as a lawyer in front of Suzie D'Auvergne many times when she was a High Court judge in the BVI. I found her unfailingly courteous and fair-minded, and am very sorry to hear of her passing. I extend my sympathy and condolences to her family and friends in St Lucia and across the Caribbean. RIP.

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  6. We have lost a true "GEM". Our country is losing ground as we are losing persons that I cannot see being replaced in the foreseeable future. Sir John, Bro George, Sir George, Sir Allen, speaker Daniel, Mrs. Forde to name a few.

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  7. Well done good and faithful servant.
    Your job is done - time for the next generation.
    Rest well.

    Folks can learn more from ...
    ADDRESS by Her Ladyship The Honourable Acting Justice of Appeal Suzie d’Auvergne delivered at the Plenary Sitting of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on Thursday, 21st October, 2004 at http://www.eccourts.org/static/publications/speech-pres/otherspeeches/JusticeDauvergneRetirOct2004.pdf

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  8. I worked with Mde Suzie and admired her work ethic, perseverance and strong sense of justice. She was a friend, a mentor, a role model...a devout Catholic. She was one of St Lucia's finest. She will be missed across the region. Rest in Peace Miss Suzie.

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  9. RIP Madam Suzie D'Auvergne. Dedicating this song to your memory: "Candle in the wind by Sir Elton John"

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    • Angel - Not an appropriate song for this kind of achievement. Her candle definitely did not burn out long before the legend ever did.

      A truly remarkable lady. That is what we should be proud of as St. Lucians. A life for our daughters to emulate.

      Long live our white and blue-SJC.

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  10. Why didn't she die Dame Suzie D'Auvergne? Look at that list of achievements, that title would just be the icing on the cake for her. For the young ladies who think it's ok to post their bits on facebook - look to this lady's life and do something positive with yours.

    May she R.I.P.

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    • Unfortunately, we do not always give someone their due when they are alive. We are so busy tearing each other apart.
      Suzie D'Auvergne was not just a Saint Lucian who achieved so much, but most specifically, SHE WAS A WOMAN who made it in a man's world.
      She should be a great role model for all Saint Lucian women.
      My condolences to her family. Rest in God's perfect peace.

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  11. The region and Saint Lucia have lost a very strong advocate of justice,wish we had more like her and I hope and pray that this is a call to arms against all that is wrong with our society.

    Rest In Peace

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