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

"I am so sorry for your loss. I am just speechless."
Anon.

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"I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to their family, friends and relatives, to WWF, and the Nepalese Government. I am sure their lives were not lost in vain."
Jaime Samour, El Salvador, Central America

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"We were saddened to hear of the crash in Nepal. Our thoughts are with you at this time."
Cathy Rust, Toronto, Canada

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"I am very sorry to hear that. And I think they were very good champions for WWF and the world. History will remember them for ever. More people will continue to do the job they left behind."
Gavin, China, CASS

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"The world will change with your and our effort, we must follow their example. My heartfelt condolence to WWF and the families affected. No time to waste."
Jesus Manzano, Madrid, Spain

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"I know no words could ever help in a time like this, but please know that we sadly feel your loss. Its a real tragedy not only in terms of human loss, but to WWF, nature and the Earth. To the families who mourn for lost members, our love and deep wishes for you."
Gerhard Family, Australia

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"My condolences for your pain. Be strong!"
Hernán Pablo Nadal, Greenpeace Argentina

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"The world has lost wonderful people who have fought for the conservation of the natural oasis. Condolences."
Stefano Porro Como, Italy

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"I am very sorry to hear about the accident. My condolences goes out to all the family-members and co-workers of the people killed in the helicopter crash."
Trude Eidtang, Norway

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"My prayers and sympathy go out to all the family members and friends affected by this tragedy."
Sharon Delfino, Odenton, Maryland

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"It's very sad and tragic to lose someone who cares for our planet. I would like to send my deepest condolence to all the family affected directly or indirectly. May Allah bless them all."
Zaheer Husain

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"We pray for the 24 people with all our heart. Many Tibetan Buddhist temples in the US will hold prayer ceremony for Mrs Yeshe Choden Lama, WWF Nepal, since she is the daughter of Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Vairotsana Foundation in California ."
sjradio@aol.com, California, US

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"This is a terrible tragedy. Yet another this month where we have lost wonderful wildlife warriors. My sincerest condolences to their families, friends and colleagues."
Kim Cooney, Editor & Publisher, The Pet Directory (Australia)

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"It is really beyond our belief what happened in Nepal. We are greatly distressed at WWF-Caucasus PO by the terrible accident and tragic death of our colleagues from WWF and partners from Nepal government. I would like to present my condolences to their families and whole WWF community."
Malkhaz A.Dzneladze, Policy Officer, WWF Caucasus PO, Georgia

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Margaret Alexander, Deputy Director of USAID's mission to Nepal perished in the crash. She was extraordinary in every way possible - in her expansive concern for the communities in which she spent her professional life, her care for friends and family and her profound intellect and sense of fun and humor. I will miss her and pray for her family and the families of all of those lost in this tragedy.

Deborah Golden, Philadelphia Pa, USA

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"I have known Jenn since we were children. We had met in Canada on a holiday, and kept in touch ever since. She was so happy again and had so many expectations for her life. Such a great person!! I will miss her so badly! My condolences to her family!"
Mirenne Blansjaar, The Netherlands

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"Just why? Porqué, es lo único que se me ocurre, porqué la historia se repite, porqúe siempre muere la gente valiosa, la gente que da todo de sí para salvar el planeta, mientras los poderosos que se sirven de el y lo destruyen para saciar sus diminutas y a la vez voraces ambiciones viven hasta la vejez... Gracias, aunque no te haya conocido, querido amigo, honremos tu memoria haciendo que tu muerte no haya sido en vano, hasta siempre, nunca te olvidaremos."
Javier Laprébendére, Paso de los Toros, Uruguay

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"I am sincerely sorry for the loss of such distinguished members of the WWF and Nepal's conservation fighters. This year is truely a sad one for us and for the world. They will be missed.”
Angela Wyman - McHenry, IL, USA

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"My deepest regret for those who lost their lives trying to save our planet. I would like to express my condolences to their families, friends and colleagues."
Valerie de Slegte, Belgium

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"I'm really sorry for what happened but now Nepal can celebrate to what wonderful people they had taking care of their country."
Tamala Mwandemere, Rome Italy

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"You were doing something our world needs so badly - it seems desperately unfair that this tradgedy should strike you. We hope and pray that this will not stop the work, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims - may they have the strength to carry on."
Althea Wilkinson, Manchester, UK

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"Please accept my deepest condolences on this great and tragic loss. I was deeply shaken when I heard the horrible news. They will always be in my thoughts and prayers."
Marcelle Hele, Seattle, WA


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"This is a time of profound sadness. May I express my profound sorrow at this really tragic accident and pass on my sympathy to the families of these outstanding people."
Chedly RAIS, Tunisia

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"I am sorry Dios recoge unicamente las flores mas lindas de su jardin."
Amelia, Paraguay

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"Please convey my condolence to the whole WWF team and to the families. May the memory of the dead people encourage all to continue their job. Thank you WWF team for the risks you take on our behalf. "
Teresa Lacerda, Portugal

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"Please offer our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic helicopter crash. We must keep their message alive to continue to promote the care and protection of our environment in their honor."
Jill and Jim Henke, USA

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"I just want to express my condolencences to the families of these 7 persons who died in the helicopter crash. Sometimes it is hard to understand why the few people who care about us, about our world, our planet, have to go so soon. I like to think that God has a special plan for them precisely because of their good hearts and strong will. Maybe he needs new angels to help ordinary people like us to start to understand the world in a better way. I am very sorry for your losses, and hope that you will find comfort in the legacy that your relatives/friends left in our planet."
Sandra Paola Roca, Lima, Peru

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"Reading this message, I am literally crying with the families and friends of these wise and idealistic persons, whom I feel so close to because they had loved our precious earth the way I do and they had acted in a way I will always appreciate and support. I would like to thank all of you who are continuing their work, no matter how."
Rita Duprat, Vienna, Austria

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Dear families, My heart sank when I heard the BBC reporting the loss of life in Nepal. I pray there will be some comfort in the coming years knowing that your loved ones carried their passion for their work to the end. They did make a difference. Thank you for that.

Dr. Mary Weed

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"My deepest condolences to families, friends and colleagues of the deceased."
Dijana Andjelic, Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro, FORS Montenegro

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"My deepest sympathies for the families and friends of these wonderful souls. Tragic for so many good people to be lost at once, tragic for so much talent from Nepal and elsewhere to be lost. The world is a brighter place for their being part of it; a sadder place in their loss."
Peter Valentine

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"My deepest sympathy to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of the deceased.”
Victoria Mejía, Bogotá, Colombia

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"I am so sorry to hear of your and the earth's tragic loss. Please know that I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of these extraordinary people. Love and prayers."
Janine Weeks

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"I read the news with great sadness. These people who work on the field can never be forgotten. To WWF and their families and friends, I present my sincerr condolences."
Sandra, Portugal

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"My condolences got to all the WWF staff in Nepal, and also for all conservationists around the world. We lost friends and colleagues that worked to preserve our world. We will miss you."
Julio Cesar Gutiérrez H, Colombia

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"I didn't know this people, but I'm sure their work was great. It is a great loss for us, nature lovers. They were all grains of sand towards taking care of the place we live in and we do need all the grains we can. My condolences to their families and friends. They will not be forgotten."
Alexandra Fernández, Colombia


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"A truly tragic day - our sympathy and support go out to the families and colleagues of the victims."
Seb Beloe, SustainAbility

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"The show must go on..."
Carlos Marques, Portugal

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"Sorry for WWF to have lost such remarkable people."
Michelle, Ireland

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Matt Preece was a childhood friend of mine with whom I haven't had much contact with in many years. I'm saddened by the news and wish I had the chance to renew our friendship. My only comfort is in knowing he was doing something he loved and cared deeply about. My condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kevin Smith, USA

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