Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020. 7:52 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations issued a statement mourning the passing of passionate environmental advocate, Dr. Candy Gonzalez.
“As an attorney and advocate, Dr. Gonzalez was a force to be reckoned with. Her colleagues in Belize and abroad will always remember Candy as a driving presence of a number of organizations including the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO), the Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, and the Belize Alliance of Conservation NGOs (BACONGO),” a statement said.
Candy’s dedication and relentless work has helped to conserve the health and integrity of Belize’s natural resources for generations to come.
Officials from several environmentalist organizations extended messages of sympathies to Gonzalez family:
“A life story full of fight and passion. May her soul Rest In Peace. Continued prayers to her beloved husband George and her family. ❤️❤️❤️” — Janelle Chanona, Oceana Belize
“Condolences. May she Rest In Peace.” — Deanna Gomez, YWCA – Belize
“Rest In Peace Candy. I pray for her family’s strength and peace during this difficult time.” — Arreini Palacio, Southern Environmental Association
“She will be missed. She made me read EIA reports on the Dam and drilled me on it.” — Nefretery Nancy Marin, Nancy Marin Youth Foundation.
“I remember her as a passionate conservationist who surely did her fair share in Belize. May she Rest In Peace.” — Celia Mahung, Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE)
“Sincerest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. I had the distinct privilege to interact with her through BNN. We were looking forward to meeting in person after COVID-19. May her soul rest in peace.” — Sharmayne Saunders, Haven House Belize
“Sincere condolences. She will always be remembered for her passion towards conservation. She will be missed.” — Christina Garcia, Ya’axché Conservation Trust
“Prayerful Sharings for a rest, full of God’s grace, merciful kindness and infinite rewards. Eternal rest grant unto her, and may perpetual light shine upon her. 🙏🏻🧚🏻♂️✝️” — Abel Vargas, Hand In Hand Belize
“I am sad. Belize has lost a warrior! She had a vision beyond today’s. Rest in peace Candy. Condolences to George and family.” — Froyla Tzalam, Sarstoon Temash Satiim
“Candy was a leader and a wonderful advocate for environmental justice. She left us far too early and my thoughts are with you, George.” — Craig Hayes, Turneffe Atoll Trust
“Condolences to her family. May her soul RIP and rise in Glory. She will be sadly missed but her memory and what she stood for will live on.” — Sandra Miranda, National Garifuna Council
“Condolences. May she rest in peace.” — Valdemar Andrade, Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association.
“Really sad news. Candy was a giant in environmental conservation and advocacy and she should always be remembered that way.” — Osmany Salas, BNN
“Thanks for this brief eulogy of Dr Candy Gonzalez. May her soul rest in peace.” — Evan George Dakers, HelpAge Belize
May her soul Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
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