"Yesterday was a very sad day. We lost a very good friend.
Etienne's commitment to the PFV was unparalleled. He adopted the PFV family's philosophy like no other and for many years it was Etienne, virtually alone, who organised all our events. He put his heart and soul into the PFV and he, to a great extent, helped to shape the PFV into the extraordinary and unique organisation of genuine and close family friends that it is today. The PFV has lost one of its greatest members.
I know that we are all deeply shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I would like just to share with you all the sadness of our family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlotte, Jean-Frederic and Kaoru, and all the Hugel family.
Paul Symington , Symington Family Estate