Following is a statement by the Renard family:
Yves Renard of Laborie passed away on January 20th 2023, in Athens, Greece.
Left to mourn are his children Djamal, David and Lisa; his wife Marianne; his grand-children Kissana, Khaya, Amélie, Olivia, Mimi and Rosa; his sisters-in-law Christine in the US and Véronique in France; his nephew Antony in France; his cousins and their families in France; his many friends and colleagues in Saint Lucia and abroad - including from Labowi Promotions, the Laborie Development Foundation, Laborie Steel Pan, Panos, Saint Lucia National Trust, and CANARI; and Evelyne Emmanuel from Laborie who supported his family for over 30 years. A private family funeral will be held on Friday 27th January 2023 at the Ritsona Centre, Halkida, Greece. As per his wishes, his ashes will be returned to Laborie. Memorial events to celebrate his life and work are planned to take place in London and Laborie in 2023.