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We were saddened to learn of the death of our friend and president Edgard Sienaert from pancreatic cancer on January 2, 2024. He was 83 years old.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this ordeal. His funeral took place on Friday January 5 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

We will always be grateful to Edgard for his friendship, kindness and contribution to the knowledge of Marcel Jousse’s anthropology, both as a researcher and as president of our association.

In mid-December, Edgard informed us of the nature of his recently detected illness, and immediately resigned from his role.

The Board then chose Thomas Marshall to assume the role of President of the Marcel Jousse Association, until the renewal of the Board scheduled for November 2024. A tribute will be paid to him at our Annual General Meeting.

We propose that this article be a space dedicated to Edgard’s memory. Anyone wishing to do so can post a testimonial or message in the comments at the bottom of the page. You can also write to us if you would like us to add content to this article (a text, a photo, a document…).

We’re sure you’ll be as touched as we are by this unexpected news. For the year 2024, it opens a movement of mourning, of passage, but also of gratitude and commitment to continue our mission.

We wish you all the best for the New Year, and wish you the patience and perseverance to carry out your most cherished projects, as Edgard has shown us, in the footsteps of Marcel Jousse.

Members of the Board of the Marcel Jousse Association

Thomas Marshall
Elizabeth d’Eudeville
Gabriel Bourdin
Amaury d’Eudeville
Edith de Pontfarcy
Titus Jacquignon
Muriel Roland

Edgard’s funeral

A letter from the Marcel Jousse Association was read at the ceremony.

Personal messages

A Remembrance by Werner Kelber

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