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

"How terrible. Words are inadequate. Such good people doing such amazing and admirable work. I'm so sorry for your loss and for your pain."
Nancy Patchell, Toronto

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"I wish to express my cordial sympathy to all WWF families, friends, and relatives of those on board the helicopter. Please accept my heart-felt condolences on the loss of such a fine group of dedicated people. It is a loss for Nepal as well as for all of us who cherish this planet. Thank you, on behalf of myself and my colleagues of B.Sc. Forestry-4th Year for all the important and inspiring work you do for future generations in the field of nature conservation."
Dol Raj Thanet, Dehradun, India

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"I am so sorry for this loss. My thoughts and best wishes go out to the families, friends and co-workers of those who were lost. I hope that they are all in a better place now."
Rachel

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"To the families of the victims. I'm so sorry for your loss and thank you for sacrificing the time and focus of your loved ones when they were with us for the sake of the earth and the environment. They were truly courageous people and I wish you all the strength in the world in coping with this monumental tragedy. "
Laura, 24. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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"Our sincerest condolences to all the friends and families."
Salim Moorani, WWF-Canada, Toronto office

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"Great lost and sadness indeed. A big loss for the conservation family. To the WWF offices across the world and the families of all these special people who lost their lives in this tragic disaster-Please accept my sincere condolences."
Jorge Rivas R. Fundacion Natura, Ecuador

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"My deepest sorrow to the families. May they rest in peace!"
Stefan Vasile, Romania

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"I'd like to start with giving my deepest condolences and thanks to those who died and their family. Thanks for giving their time and heart into such an incredible cause. I find that their work was hardly the beginning of these incredible souls as they have to have courage, perseverance and heart as there innate character to be involved in such a cause to begin with. And its a great loss to all people who will never get to meet these persons and to the ones who knew them and know how much is lost. So, to the good people who tragically lost their lives I say thanks for giving so much to the people around you and the earth."
Sascha ullrich

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"It is nice to know the names of everyday heroes who really are working together to make the world a better place for us and future generations. Terrible tragedy."
JD Francis, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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"As his former colleagues, we were deeply saddened for the loss of Mingma. He was a gentle colleague, always soft spoken, with his iconic Nepalese smile. He will live profoundly in our memories."
Dan Cao and Fulai Sheng, Switzerland

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"Kangchenjunga will always be the testimony for their dedication. My prayers are with the entire family."
Sunder, NY, USA

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"My thoughts and prayers are with the family of these dedicated people. May you all be comforted in your time of sadness."
Andrea M. Lay, Windsor Ontario CANADA

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"Although we visited the WWF Nepal office many years ago in 1997, we are still impressed by the warm hospitality of colleagues there. Our condolences to colleagues, families and friends of our lost friends. May sweet memory of them and peace be with you."
Ally and Fan, Hong Kong

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"I was saddened to hear of this tragedy. To the families - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It seems that such a horrific event overshadows the amazing accomplishment that was made on this trip. It's a bitter pill to take, but the results will always remain sweet. Our Deepest Sympathy "
Sharon Ivey and Harvey Forrest St.Williams, Ontario, Canada

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"Words cannot express our loss. My deepest condolences to the families, co-workers and friends of the deceased."
Theodoridis Nikos, Rhodes, Greece

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To the family and friends of those colleagues we lost so tragically, I wish to express my sympathy and sorrow. Surely, their action and efforts will be pursued , as this is the way to honor their memory.

Paul Galand, vice-chair- WWF-Belgium and trustee WWF-international

"Though I only knew the people who lost their lives by name, I have nevertheless felt shock and been deeply saddened by this tragedy. It is only more sad knowing how dedicated these people were to the conservation cause, and that conservation work in Nepal and other parts of the world has faced a set back by this huge loss.

In their death, however, remains the great hopes that their commitment will be carried on by other WWF staff and government officials who shared their passion. I was moved by the updated news as it came in, and can only offer my sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of those who have been lost. "
Nick Cox - UK citizen and WWF Greater Mekong Programme staff member

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"It's really sad to hear that there were no survivors, and I offer my thoughts and prayers to those families who lost a loved one."
Sheena Melanson-Sachs- Kitchener, Ontario

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"I'm very sad about this tragedy."
Göran Skogsmo

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"We are devastated by this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of all the passengers. The work they lived for will be continued and by doing so their efforts and sacrifice will help to create a more balanced world between Nature and Humans. "
Nico A. Willems, the Neteherlands

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"There are no words. These are the true heroes who lived by what they believed in. We will miss you all."
Peter Morris, Montreal, Canada

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"My thoughts go out to the families who have taken such a terrible blow, I can only imagine how they must feel. It is my sincerest hope the Nepalese government and WWF will make a formal dedication of any wild-lands set aside from the hard work these individuals undertook in their names, and that some humble monument will be placed in their honour."
Joanne B., Canada

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"They contributed everything to save the world."
Colin Chang, Malaysia

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"A terrible tragedy, May you all be safe from harm wherever you are."
Derek Stockdale

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"My heart goes out to each and every one involved in this terrible tragedy. I pray that the families will stay strong, and that their mission will continue with WWF. Good luck to all, and God Bless."
Robin, Calif

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"So sorry to learn about the loss of people who were working hard to make this world a better place not just for wildlife, but also for human beings. My sympathies go out to the families (of the people who perished) whose pain is greater than the rest of us who mourn with them. "
Gloria - Red Deer, AB, Canada

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"I am so very sorry to hear about this tragic accident. My condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives, fighting for what they believed in."
Melissa Lesko, Vancouver, Canada

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"To the families and friends of Chandra Gurung, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Harka Gurung, Yeshi Lama, Jill Bowling Schlaepfer, Jennifer Headley and Matthew Preece - we share your grief and promise we will not forget their dreams and passion and sacrifice. We will make sure their work will continue."
Mary Stack, Washington State, USA

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"In a world strife with war, and atrocities, we all put aside our differences to offer condolences to WWF and your families."
Keith Gettman, Coaldale, Alberta, Canada

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"I am very sorry to hear about such a tragic incident that occurred in this organization. I express my deepest condolence to all the colleagues, families and friends of the deceased. This has been one of the greatest loss to the conservation and to this organization itself. "
Abha Wagley (Poudel), Texas, U.S.A

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"My thoughts and prayers are with each of the loved ones left behind."
Tracy R, Saint John NB, CANADA

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Dear families of victims, I am very sad for your loss, I recently lost a family member as well. I know how it feels. Be strong.

Camila Medina Miami, FL

"Our hearts go out to Phurba Sherpa, Tenzing Norbu, Dawa Phuti and all the families whose loved ones were on that plane. Our deepest prayers are with you all. Om Ah Mi Dewa Hri Om Ah Mi Dewa Hri Om Ah Mi Dewa Hri."
Sangha at Kunzang Palyul Choling, Poolesville, Maryland

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"Sorry for the sad loss. Every human loss, especially the ones that try to make our planet better."
Mike Velasco, Mexico

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"Achu Mingma's contribution for Nepal and South Asia is boundless to describe. On top of that he was the man of simplicity. He loved to hang around with kids. He took care of his family and relatives from wherever he was. We miss you Achu Mingma."
Ang Danu and Nima Lhamu Sherpa, Montrose, Colorado, USA

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"What a tragic loss of life. My condolences. "
Marj. Matthews, Canada

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"May god guide you all and may you find peace of mind through this terrible tragedy."
J Yong, Australia

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"Those lost in the tragedy will be greatly missed. They did great things to us all, even though many may not realize it. I hope WWF will continue doing the many great things it does and is doing."
Artour, Victoria, BC, Canada

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"My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. What always comforts me is knowing that they are safe now and always around."
Denise Lytle, Fords, NJ, USA

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"May they rest in peace."
Anon.

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