Seychelles volleyball loses Lysbie Denis | 18 July 2020
The local volleyball community is presently mourning the loss of one of its most fervent members, Lysebie Denis who passed away late Thursday night following an illness.
A very popular figure at mostly all volleyball sites, Mrs Denis, the wife of local Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (IFVB) coaching instructor Bernard Denis, could be considered as a person who wore many hats.
Mostly involved with youth development, Mrs Denis, was a physical education teacher at the then National Youth Service (NYS), spent a lot of years in training the country’s past Junior selections.
She was often seen alongside her husband sharing her expertise in coaching different selections, lately being involved with Anse Aux Pins Sisters.
Other than being the manager of past female national selections, Mrs Denis was also a well-known table official, often seen multitasking – filling the score sheet, and keeping the score – at matches.
She was also a member of the volleyball referee’s commission.
On his Facebook page, Mr Denis wrote: “Late last night (Thursday night), on her bed, at home, she left us to join our Lord in her eternal life. She fought her battle, she is stronger than we all thought. However, on Wednesday July 15, 2020 her situation deteriorated rapidly and last night (Thursday night) the Almighty put an end to her suffering. I know she is already in good company and is looking down on us.
“You will be missed but not forgotten, your memory will remain for very long because all those whom you taught, coached and shared experiences with will remember you as a simple and a very disciplined and respected woman.
“You have been an excellent wife, and it is because of you I have achieved so much. You guided me in very important decision-making situations. Thank you my dearest Lysebie, I shall love you forever and ever. May your soul rest in eternal peace. I shall, we shall miss you.”
Born in Mauritius, Lysebie and Bernard had been married for 31 years.