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Stephen «Luke» Atkinson – Trent Lee

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Stephen «Luke» Atkinson and Trent Lee

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Kenan Muftic My deepest condolences to their families, friends, and NPA colleagues. May you reest in peace.
Leonard Kaminski oh no, my dear friend Luke has passed on in his prime. It is to him I say, save a chair, as we'll be there, in our own time. RIP friend.
Eva Thorne I’m so very sorry to read this sad news. I met Luke years ago when both of us did work on a mining project in Guinea. He struck me as dedicated, bright, and decent. Such a loss!
ellington matyukira My condolences its so unfortunate may your souls rest in peace and may the families you left behind find comfort from the Lord
Louis Anderson RIP Luke, leaving behind good memories
Emil Jeremic Thank you Luke for everything. I was immensely impressed by the tremendous work you did in Sri Lanka, when we first really got to know each other. You were a catalyst for solving the mine problem in the Vanni. Refining the rake method, ensuring that tens of thousands of landmines were cleared and countless lives and limbs saved. Linking the efforts across the front line, seeing the bigger picture. Transforming the programme after the tsunami, together with many colleagues ensuring that focus was channeled to support in the rescue effort and rebuilding when it was most needed. Always busy, always pushing limits with your unconventional, innovative and open-minded approach. Wherever you went you left your footprint and a legacy. Always somewhere in the field. One of the true pioneers of humanitarian mine action. Luke, you have left a legacy of a safer world, safer communities on three continents. Not a small accomplishment, and no, I won’t mention your accountancy skills, that would definitely be inappropriate! Thank you for your friendship, humor and wisdom, I struggle to come to terms with your passing. My thoughts are with your son, sister, family and friends. Rest In Peace, the whole world is mourning you.
Emil Jeremic I am sorry I did not have the opportunity to meet you Trent, as you joined NPA relatively recently. My thoughts are with your loved ones, I share their pain in these difficult times. I understand you were quite an adventurer, I was told you were an accomplished cave diver and a person who appreciated nature to the fullest. I am saddened by your passing so suddenly and so early and for all the things that will be left undone. I thank you for your selfless service. Rest In Peace.
George Nissan My condolences and sympathies go out to your families. May God give you the peace that you seek.
Jessie Zhang My codolences to your family and may you rest in peace in heaven, Luke.
Kirk LaGory What a horrible tragedy. I worked with Luke for a brief period a few years ago and he provided amazing support for our field survey work, keeping everyone safe. He will be missed. My condolences to families, friends, and colleagues.
Paul Murray Luke, you were a creative pioneer...a maverick at times..but such as you are rare and neccesary. I met you during your one man demining project in Karen State, you armoured a rice tractor and devised a way to clear a village for 5000 dollars... while providing the means to farm it after clearance. It was that practical ingenuity., that drew me to mine action. You went where no one else would go. In the pacific you devised ways to address an unacknowedeged problem... you were on track.. in so many ways. Id say rest in peace.. but i know youve just crossed another frontier..
Linsey Cottrell My deepest condolences to their families and all their friends and colleagues.
James Martin Luke, mentor, inspiration, guide and loyal friend. I was so looking forward to the catch up call we had planned for the Monday morning, before your tragic and untimely accident. I had hoped that I might have been able to help find solutions to the challenges you were facing in the Solomons. I had hoped too that I might be able to convey my appreciation and admiration for you and our friendship. The adventures shared in Tamil Eelam and Angola, both the highs and lows, will always be among life's highlights. I will always carry a part of you, I will continue to laugh at your jokes, and will always aspire to emulate some of your many special qualities. It has been a while since our paths last crossed, but it was always reassuring to know that one day we would meet again. Coming to terms with the reality that this is no longer the case will take time. The world is a little darker in your absence. Rest in peace, friend. Love James, Barira, Inaaya and Amelia
Folke Wallberg There was the one and only Luke, a man with great ideas, still anchored in the ground. Im greatful for the short time I knew you. You are already missed.
Helena Gulibert My deepest condolences to Luke's and Trent's families, friends and colleagues, especially to Luke's sister and son, Sebastian. I have known Luke since he first arrived Palau as the Prog. Manager for NPA-Palau. His dedication to save lives from UXO/AXO was incredible. One of his future plan was to also expand the project throughout Micronesia. Luke was an incomparable colleague and a close friend. We spent times professionally and socially. Even though I hardly laughed at his jokes, I loved his laid back demeanor and positive attitude. Luke, your dedication and commitment to mine action, and your contribution to the Palau community was massively felt. You touched so many lives all around the world. Still difficult to believe that you are gone. Had I known that your phone calls, especially on that day was to be your last, I would've kept you on the line a bit longer. God rest your soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you. Rest in Peace, Lukas. Your memory lives on
Tutii Chilton On behalf of the Palau Energy Administration (PEA) we would like to send our prayers and thoughts to the family of Luke and Trent. PEA worked closely with Luke on a project in Kayangel, one of the outer islands of Palau. Luke will be remembers fondly by all of us at PEA who worked with him. May the Almighty continue to bless Luke and Trents family.
Kristina Duric My deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of Trent and Luke. Thank you for your unreserved dedication to making our world a safer place. May you rest in peace.
Hans Risser Rest in peace dear friends and colleagues in the Pacific. We will remember Luke's many contributions to the mine action sector and Trent's passion for clearing the Pacific of explosive remnants of war. Gone, but never forgotten.
Chris Ramsden I knew Luke from working with him in Palau and what a great work he was doing in the Pacific. I did not know Trent but as a fellow Australian working in EOD also in the Solomons I feel for his family at this time. Deepest condolences to family and friends of these two men, working to make the world a safer place.
Mechelle Moore I met Luke many years ago in Thailand through the death of a mutual friend in the KNDO. He definitely had a dangerous job, but Luke loved his work (both paid & pro bono) & was a bloody good operator. I always appreciated how Luke was a private man, but still chose to share his time, knowledge and life with so many around the world. My deepest condolences for his family, friends and colleagues, especially his son Seb and his sister Jane. Lukie, thank you for your service & your consistent dedication towards the safety of those in need. I am grateful for the friendship old man, for the laughs we shared and that our paths kept crossing. Had I known that was the last time we'd speak, I would have stayed on the phone a little longer. I will miss you! Love Mesh xx
Wassim Ammane My Deepest Condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.
Clare OReilly Incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Luke and Trent. Whilst I’d not met them in person, I’d heard many a fun story of them over the years in mine action. My heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and colleagues. May their hard work and dedication to saving countless lives now be of some comfort to you all.
Magnus Gjerde Lønneberg My deepest condolences to family and friends.
Hilde Bergsma - CD NPA South Sudan My condolence
Stanislav Damjanovic My deepest condolences to family and friends. RIP
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