I am copying some comments from users inthe Incidents forum to here:
blue skies forever Mia, we won't forget you ...
I have chiken skin... Les filles je suis complètement à l'envers... Please give me news on facebook.
Je suis complètement bouleversé. Mia était la plus charmante des parachutistes et talentueuse. Mes condoléances les plus sincères à la famille et aussi aux autres membres de Cat Woman. Tous les parachutistes du Québec sont en deuil !
To the rest of the CatWomen team and all Mia's close friends, family I'm so, so sorry to hear about this. Every loss is tragic, but this is going to hit the Canadian community hard (and of course all her friends from elsewhere).
Mia.......a wonderful inspiring and just simple an amazing person. Sweet heart I am going to miss you! We will meet again some day!
Truly a tragic loss such a wonderful person, always smiling, always bright, always making people smile, dam the girl even inspired me to learn how to speak french! GodSpeed love you Mia! xxxx Dan Whitman
To Mias friends and family, my deepest condolences to you.
I met Mia a couple of summers ago when visiting Nouvel Air. She was a charming, graceful, friendly, beautiful young woman who went out of her way to help a stranger feel at home. Peace to her friends and family.
I just read this post from Vincent Lemay, their coach, on the Nouvel Air Forum. I'll try my best to translate in () and I'm very sorry if the translation is not perfect...Vincent wrote a very beautiful message and I hope I do it some justice but my french is a little rusty. Note the email address near the bottom to send your condolences to her family and friends. Here you go:
Bonjour à toutes et à tous,
J'imagine que tout le monde est troublé par cette nouvelle et je le suis également. Nous vivons des moments extrêmement difficile ici depuis l'accident. Tout c'est déroulé très rapidement et c'est encore insensé et difficile à croire.
(I imagine that the world is troubled by this news and I am as well. We're living through some extremely difficult moments here since the accident. Everything happened very quickly and it's still crazy and difficult to believe).
Assurez-vous que Mia a terminée sur une bonne note, elle était très heureuse, débutait son camp d'entraînement en Floride, en vacances. Tout s'annonçait super bien et elle semblait profiter de la vie au maximum, en vivant sa passion, le parachutisme.
(Be assured that Mia finished on a good note, she was very happy, starting her training camp in Florida, on holiday. Everything was looking good and she seemed to be living life to the fullest, living her passion, skydiving).
Les parents de Mia et son frère ont appris la mauvaise nouvelle cette après-midi quelques minutes après leur arrivé à l'hôpital. Ce sont des gens très sympatiques et ils méritent notre soutien. Pour leur faciliter la tâche, SVP envoyez tous vos mots d'encouragement à l'adresse email@example.com
(Mia's parents and her brother learned the awful news this afternoon just minutes after they arrived at the hospital. They are very kind people and they deserve our support. To help in this task, please send your words of encouragement to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Envoyez votre énergie (send your energy/spirit) Merci et SVP passez le lien aux autres forum (Thank-you and please pass this on to other forums).
(This post was edited by GanGirl on Mar 29, 2008, 9:09 AM)
Loss of Mia will be felt not only by her family or closest friends, but by anyone who was lucky enough to have been touched by her presence. Her smile and kindness, love for life, lust for skydiving could not have been unnoticed. She had the ability to bring joy and laughter, a simple and down-to-earth girl that will be missed by all that knew her. She could laugh, she could cry, she could dance and she could fly!
My deepest condolences to her family and all her friends. Blue skies forever, my dear Mia!
I knew Mia from my home DZ at Nouvel Air. Always smiling, nice to people and very helpful to beginners. Her passing this morning deeply saddened me. My sincere condolences to her family and her friends.