Statement from Nelliya Karbisheva’s family

The family of Nelliya Karbisheva, who passed away on May 25, 2017, would like to express heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has helped and supported us during this difficult time.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Nelliya, but comforted by the beauty of hearts and the spirit of community that we have witnessed.

Words cannot express our gratitude to the Ottawa Police for the tremendous work they have done in their search for Nelliya and her beloved dog. We know that in addition to their professionalism and expertise, each one of them put their heart and soul into this effort.

From the very bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank the Stittsville and Kanata communities and all the volunteers who came together to search for Nelliya.

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude extends to Search and Rescue Volunteers, our neighbours, friends and colleagues, Stittsville Moms and Kanata Moms Facebook groups, Yogatown and PranaShanti Yoga communities, Blessed St. Xenia of Petersburg Cathedral, Protection of the Holy Virgin Memorial Church, the media and everyone who has helped us throughout this hard time.

We are absolutely astounded by the outpouring of compassion, generosity and kindness that we have received.

A visitation will be held at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Saturday, June 3rd from 12pm until 2pm. For those who wish, donations in memory of Nelliya can be made to the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or Alzheimer’s Society.


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