PRESS RELEASE – It is with deep regret and sadness that the United Workers Party (UWP) has learned of the passing of Madam Justice Suzie d’Auvergne, a truly outstanding citizen of Saint Lucia. Justice d’Auvergne has left a trail of accomplishments which extends beyond her service on the bench as a legal luminary.
She joined the legal profession at a time when it was still, like so many other spheres of life, largely male dominated, but that did not deter her from pursuing a career which has been punctuated by so many outstanding achievements. Her sterling legal career set her apart as a pioneer in many respects. Her tenure on the bench was underscored by a deep sense of justice, fairness and diligence. She personified dignity, poise and professionalism. She exuded self-confidence and had an aura of authority.
Justice d’Auvergne was a catalyst and many of our current crop of Attorneys, male and female, recall how she encouraged, supported, inspired and motivated them to join the legal profession. She served with distinction as a Magistrate, Senior Magistrate, Director of Public Prosecution, Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and as Saint Lucia’s first female Solicitor General made an indelible
mark on the social and legal conscience of our people.
Her passing has left a void which will be difficult to fill, but we take comfort in the fact that during her lifetime she ensured that whatever she did, she left a legacy, a foundation on which others can build.
The leadership, officers and members of the United Workers Party join the people of Saint Lucia in extending our heartfelt condolences to her family, the legal fraternity and her friends, and assure them that our prayers are with them during this difficult time.
May her soul rest in peace.