Helicopter Tragedy, Nepal 2006: Book of Condolences: Messages so far

"Es con gran tristeza ante esta trágica pérdida que deseo hacer llegar mis sentido pésame a las familias, organizaciones y colegas de Nepal, WWF, USAID y pilotos por la muerte de sus familiares y amigos. La conservación de la naturaleza y de los bosques de Nepal ha sufrido un duro golpe que repercute en los corazones de muchos otros conservacionistas de esta Tierra."
Bernardo Zentilli, Santiago, Chile (Ex-IUCN, ex-FAO, Ex UNEP)

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"My deepest condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of all those who died in this tragic accident."
RK, Toronto

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"Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your staff in Nepal in this terrible tragedy. We are grateful for the wonderful work they have done and we realize how sadly they will be missed."
Elaine & Walt Stephenson, Woodland Beach, Ontario, Canada

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"I send my sympathy to the friends and family of those who lost their lives, it is sad sad news. I have great love and respect for WWF and hope everyone can get through this sad time."
Shari Wilson, Kelowna B.C, Canada

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"Dear Berieved Family Members and WWF, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of those killed in the helicoptor crash. Their work was of special significance given that they have helped to raise the consciousness of us all regarding the state of the planet and what we are doing to it. Such frontline work could not have been easy and not everyone could do it. I'd like to think that they can continue on helping us in spirit from whereever they are now. Certainly thier inspiration must encourage us all to continue their work. I am gratefully and compassionately yours..."
Fiona Old, White Rock, BC, Canada

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"My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the loss of these amazing people. The fact that they lost their lives doing something that they loved and something that meant so much to so many. They should rest in peace knowing that they really made a difference. I thank them for their efforts."
Carli, Spruce Grove, AB

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"My sincere condolences go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the helicopter crash in Nepal 2006. May their work continue, knowing that's what they would have wanted. Sincerely..."
Brenda, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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"Your efforts are and will be cherished forever, rest in peace."
Saira K. Is-Haq

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"Domage pour la nature qui perdera encore ses homme je suis vraiment desole pour le decis de ses braves homme et touts mes condolience a leur membres de familles bien que pour touts les membre de WWF internationales."
Chakrouf Hamadi

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"A major tragedy for the conservation and environmental movement of Nepal. Many of those killed in the crash were friends and colleagues of many years. Please accept our sincere condolences."
Dr. Don & Mrs. Kareen Messerschmidt, Kathmandu, Nepal

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"We won't forget everything that you did for the Wildlife and my sincere condolences to your family. May God keep you soul and may you rest in peace."
N. Francoeur, British Columbia, CANADA

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"We will continue to stand up for the environment and fulfill your dreams. Most sincere condolences."
Chris, Burnaby, BC

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"My sympathies to family and friends of those wonderful poeple who had made a significant difference in this world."
Stephanie Rioux, Quebec, Canada

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"May god be with you to all the family and friends... so sad about the terrible tragedy."
Donna Waterhouse, Melbourne, Quebec

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Chandra Gurung, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Harka Gurung, Yeshi Lama, Jill Bowling Schlaepfer, Jennifer Headley and Matthew Preece - please accept my most sincere condolences and know that their work and lives will not be forgotten.

Pat Templeton, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

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"I was deeply saddened to read about this tragedy. My heart goes out to their families. I appreciate their work and dedication and in memory of all that they have done I will continue to do what little I can to defend and preserve our natural resources on this wonderful mother Earth."
Joanne Garnier, France


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"Our condolences to the famillies of this tragedy. Their lives made a difference."
Marie-Paule & Kelly - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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"I send my deepest sympathies and continued prayers to the families of the passengers and crew, WWF staff, and the people and conservancy efforts of Nepal. To Jenn Headley and her family: Jenn is an amazing individual who has touched many lives. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered."
Laura De Jesus (Adam's cousin) from Rochester, NY, USA


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"Deepest sympathies to all the families that have lost loved ones, deepest sympathy to the animals and the environment that have lost a voice in their preservation. Two great losses of our times are these fantastic people and Steve Irwin. What a loss for the world!"
Lisa Clarke, NSW, AUSTRALIA


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"The loss of these great people is such a tragedy. Knowing that they were living their lives doing what they loved is truly an inspiration. My thoughts are with all of the friends and families."
Jeanette, Nova Scotia, Canada

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"This news has sadden me greatly, I can only imgaine what their families are feeling, at the same time, may also feel proud of the work they were doing and believed in, giving us hope that all will be well with the world and the environment some day. My deepest sympathies for such a loss."
Anon.

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"I don't personally know the people who died in the wreckage, but my heart goes out to the families of those unfortunate people. I know what it is like to lose a loved one. May God watch over you."
Anon.

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"My heart goes out to the families, friends and the WWF. All of their hard work and passion will not be forgotten."
Janice Rankin Erin, ON, Canada

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"I hope that all families of the deceased WWF workers find comfort and strength during this sad period. My friends and family will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care."
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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"We are very sorry to hear about the helicopter crash and the loss of precious lives. They definitely made a difference in the World and at the end of the day that is all we can hope to do."
Davis family, Calgary, Alberta


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"My condolences go out to all of their families and let their souls rest in heaven forever."
Brittany Faubert


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"Please accept my sincere condolences to all involved in the unfortunate accident."
Celia Fantacci, Ottawa, Canada


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"I feel deep sadness in hearing that such great lives were lost. My heart goes to their families and friends and all the people at WWF that care about the future of our planet and the wellbeing of all the animals. Keep doing great work, get stronger when facing obstacles, send your people in Nepal quickly. Do it now, also for your friends."
Dr Candida Nastrucci, London, UK


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"I'm very sorry about this tragedy. I want to say that thank you for your great work. We'll never forget all of you and your work."
A.T, Japan


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I was fortunate enough to know three of the WWF staff members and to have experienced their energy, insights, deep learning and commitment first-hand. I am shocked and saddened by what's occurred and how quickly lives can be changed. I send my best wishes to the families and colleagues of those killed as well as to the people of Nepal, who have been through so much. This is a huge loss for us and for the planet.

Mia MacDonald, New York, USA

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"I'm so sorry about what happened, and I send my love to the family and friends who suffered this tragedy. This is indeed a great loss. My condolences."
Amanda, Quebec


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"I am very saddened to hear the loss of the WWF workers in Nepal. They gave the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for a cause that they deeply believed in. May they never be forgotten and keep the work they were doing alive."
Stanko Magdic, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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"My heart is breaking as I learn more about this tragedy. I am in university studying geography and anthropology, and to loose so many good hearted, hard working people in one terrible accident is so hard to grasp. My prayers go out to all the families."
Kristina Noel, Ontario, Canada


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"A big thanks to you guys for dedicating your lives for the conservation & betterment of our planet! Your ability to care enough to do something about it, while a whole lot of us just sat around, was truly awesome! I will try to follow your footsteps. God bless your souls!"
Carm Bolano, Brampton, Ontario, Canada


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"Please accept our condolences to the families, friends and coworkers of all your WWF staff who were tragically killed while trying to make the world a better place."
Ann & Ron, Canada

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"My condolence to the families of those who perished in the Nepal helicopter crash."
Dr Jose Ali F Bedano, Philippines

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"My husband & myself have been to Nepal, enjoyed the people, country & wildlife. From everest to chitwan we have fallen in love with all that is nepal & will mourn the people lost."
Terry Rogers, NH, USA

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"These people died doing something great and benficial not just for Nepal but for every creature everywhere. They died doing something they were devoted to that is something most people can never say."
Madeleine Lascelle

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"They accomplished something that we all strive to achieve...they made a difference."
Kathleen, Canada


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To the families missing someone, I cannot begin to share your feelings of loss, but I am thankful that there are people in the world with the quality of character that they obviously possessed. You were lucky to have known them. I thank them and everyone at WWF for their efforts to make a difference in this world for all of us.

Kerri, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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