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Benoit Avice du Buisson

November 3, 1954 — January 14, 2023


Benoit Avice du Buisson

Philippe Gerard Guy Benoit “Ben” Avice Du Buisson, 68, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Sarah "Sallie" Anne Hughes Doscher Avice du Buisson, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 14, 2023. 

Ben was born November 3, 1954, in Curepipe, Mauritius, to Guy Avice du Buisson and Nicole Bourgault du Coudray Avice du Buisson. In the 1960s, his family moved to Durban, South Africa, where Ben finished school and entered university.  It was in Durban that Ben became an avid sailor of boats large and small.  While he was in university studying engineering, he began working in the boat building industry. His career and love of boats led him to England and France. Ultimately he was employed by Beneteau, a French boat building company, which sent him to their facility in Marion, South Carolina. He met Sallie, his wife of 30 years, on a sailboat in Charleston Harbor. He continued to sail as long as he was able and remained a part of the sailing community for the balance of his years. He was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother-in-law James A. Shannon, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, and his two brothers, Patrick Avice du Buisson and wife Diane, and Didier Avice du Buisson and wife Caroline, both of Nashville TN; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Doscher Byrd and husband Bobby, of Charleston, and Beth Doscher Shannon of Charlottesville, VA; a niece, Kelly Shannon-Henderson and husband Conor Henderson of Cincinnati, OH; three nephews, James Shannon and wife Jeanette of Buford, GA, William Byrd and Andrew Byrd, both of Charleston; and two great-nieces, Nuala Henderson of Cincinnati, OH, and Camila Shannon of Buford, GA.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford St., Charleston, SC, Saturday, January 21, 2023.  Interment prior to the service will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2445 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406, or Pet Helpers Charleston 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.
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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

5 Clifford St, Charleston, SC 29401

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