Last updated: 10 Apr, 2024

Josette Tardivel

Josette, who had been living in Surrender community, passed away on March 17th. She had recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and had been suffering from cancer.

In the early days of Auroville, Josette worked at the Visa Service, then located at Bharat Nivas, using handwritten cards to store residents’ passport and visa data. She later continued working there, maintaining the Master List of all residents.

Josette also participated in theater plays put up at Aspiration by Croquette, such as Moliѐre’s Le Malade Imaginaire.

Josette’s remains were buried on March 21st at the Auroville Burial Grounds.

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