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To All of Saint's Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers

By now you are probably aware of the shocking news of St.Clair’s sudden
passing.

Early morning, on December 15th, just before he was to be released from the
hospital following the successful removal of a benign tumor from the 
surface of
his brain, he developed blood clots, which traveled to his lungs.

We all remain heartsick and know that you share our grief and distress. The
warmth and support that has been extended by so many has been essential 
to our
retaining some balance in these circumstances. Saint’s ashes were interred
with those of his parents at the Cypress Hills Cemetery on Friday, the 
28th of
December.

If you have internet access, you may wish to “Google” St.Clair Bourne. You
will be astounded at the immense outpouring of grief and emotion about 
Saint’s
death. There have been numerous newspaper articles and internet and blog
postings concerning his stature within, and contributions to, the 
documentary
filmmaking community and African-American social and political life.

St. Clair's passing is particularly mourned by his devoted sister Judith L.
Bourne of St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, numerous cousins and other
relatives both in the USA and in Antigua, West Indies, dear and faithful 
friends Tinoa
Rodgers and Faith Childs, former wives and continued close friends
Sylvia Azure Bourne and Dr. Linda Miller, and a vast host of colleagues, 
associates,
partners, protoges and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm on the 25th of January 2008 
at The
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Manhattan, with a reception 
following.

A small group of family members, Saint’s closest friends, and a couple 
of his
oldest and closest colleagues are involved in the planning of this
celebration of his life.

Despite his accomplishments, Saint's financial circumstances were difficult
and many of you have asked how you can contribute to this event. 
Contributions
should be made payable to Judith L. Bourne with a note in the memo line for
the St. Clair Bourne Memorial and mailed to Saint's long time accountant 
and
friend:

Barry Kornblum
Pomerantz and Company
245 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 2203.
New York, NY 10016

Judy Bourne is also working on establishing a fund or other not-for-profit
entity to continue some of Saint's mentoring and community nurturing 
activities.

Thank you

St. Clair Bourne Memorial Planning Committee

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