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The Living ChurchMay 23, 1999Obituary -- Luc Anatole Jacques Garnier218(21)

The retired Bishop of the Diocese of Haiti, the Rt. Rev. Luc Anatole Jacques Garnier, died at his home in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, May 1. The Rt. Rev. Zache Duracin, who succeeded him, said Bishop Garnier was the first native Haitian to lead the diocese.

Bishop Garnier was born in Maissade, Haiti, December 21, 1928. He received his education in Haiti, and was ordained deacon and priest in 1956 by his predecessor, the Rt. Rev. C. Alfred Voegeli. In 1975 he was awarded the honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the School of Theology of the University of the South. Bishop Garnier served several parishes in Haiti including St. Esprit in Cap Haitien, Holy Cross, Leogane, and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port-au-Prince, first as priest in charge and later as dean. He served as director of the College of St. Pierre from 1967-1969. He was elected bishop in 1971, and retired in 1994. He is survived by his second wife, Clemelle, seven children and several grandchildren.