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Old 03.07.2011, 12:33
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She has a website:

www.begga.is

Very nice collection of her work!
24 hours after I read about Begga`s tragic death ,my sadness turns into anger.How can a young ,passioned and talented Lady be taken away like that
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:40
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I'm angry too. Hoping I can fix that this afternoon.

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24 hours after I read about Begga`s tragic death ,my sadness turns into anger.How can a young ,passioned and talented Lady be taken away like that
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:44
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Re: Remembering Begga

I am going to go to my bank tomorrow afternoon and set up an account that everybody who wants to contribute can transfer some money into.
I should be able to post it by tomorrow afternoon - it will be on here as soon as I have the info.

Thanks to everybody for the support, thanks to Nicky for setting this up and especially Sherry who has been an amazingly strong woman and organizer.

This is a brutally challenging time for all of us. Thanks to all of our friends here who have been brought so much closer together by this tragedy.
If you need to contact me, please do so via e mail

isahollenbacher@hotmail.com

Begga, we love and miss you.
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:46
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I'll believe some of the Basel gang will be there to support her mother. She will need a lot of help to come over and take care of the paperwork, the cleaning of Begga's possessions, the bureaucratie, etc.

She will need a lot of physical and emotional support.
Nil, you are right, there will be much for her mother to deal with. Also, as Begga was working, there will be a need to contact her employer regarding the accident insurance that was in place. Hopefully there will be some financial assistance from that.
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:49
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I thought about a paypal account - maybe we set one up and then transfer the money into the account of someone in Basel (Likely Isa) for her to add to it to the collection to give to Beggas mother by Wednesday?

How soon can an account be set up?
As far as I remember, a PayPal account that can receive money (donations or whatever) must be connected to a regular bank account. The first thing PayPal does after registering is veryfying that account by crediting it with two token amounts (one or two CHF) plus a code sent to the bank that will appear in the payment notice of the bank. Then the account holder must communicate that code back to PayPal to enable transfers. That takes at least two days. That's how it was last year; in one case it took five days. I don't think it is any different now.
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:50
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If I can assist with my (Swiss) German, please let me know !

I would love to provide a hand, if I can and the help is needed.

I know everyone speaks English in Switzerland, but sometimes it just helps to get the communication through in a native language.
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:52
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Great thanks ISA for coming and clarifying my sketchy ramblings. Will await details tomorrow.

Thinking of you all in Basel today at the BBQ I'll be there in thought.
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Old 03.07.2011, 12:56
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I'm wondering if someone who will be in contact with her mother can print out these important two threads to hand it over to her. I'm sure it will make her feel good to know how Begga was loved and touched so many.
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Old 03.07.2011, 13:13
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If some people in Geneva area want to join me to raise a glass to Begga's memory we could do something this week.

She was one of the EF members I would have loved to meet....

We could even do it all over Switzerland at the same time.
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Old 03.07.2011, 13:21
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WHAT ??? Begga ???

How..what...are...no...what... ?

I have no words...

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Old 03.07.2011, 13:32
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Re: Remembering Begga

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I am going to go to my bank tomorrow afternoon and set up an account that everybody who wants to contribute can transfer some money into.
I should be able to post it by tomorrow afternoon - it will be on here as soon as I have the info.

Thanks to everybody for the support, thanks to Nicky for setting this up and especially Sherry who has been an amazingly strong woman and organizer.

This is a brutally challenging time for all of us. Thanks to all of our friends here who have been brought so much closer together by this tragedy.
If you need to contact me, please do so via e mail

isahollenbacher@hotmail.com

Begga, we love and miss you.
Thank you for doing this. I’m sure that many members, like myself, are feeling pretty helpless at the moment and your effort will make it possible for us to do something positive.
Much appreciated ! Thank you !

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Old 03.07.2011, 13:34
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I'm wondering if someone who will be in contact with her mother can print out these important two threads to hand it over to her. I'm sure it will make her feel good to know how Begga was loved and touched so many.
I've wanted to link to the thread here on her facebook page, but as I didn't know her well, I didn't think it was my place. Hopefully someone who was close to her will do so, so her family and friends back in Iceland can see how well-loved she was in Switzerland.
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Old 03.07.2011, 13:40
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so her family and friends back in Iceland can see how well-loved she was in Switzerland.
I think they already knows, if I believe all the posts you can read on her profile. She was really really loved by everybody... it's such a tragedy.

That would be a great idea that an intimate friend of her could post the links.


well, another thing : In Geneva, we put flowers by the side of the road where somebody we knew or loved was killed in an accident.
Is it the same in the Swiss-German part ?
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Re: Remembering Begga

does anyone know if her mother has being contacted (i'm sure she has). Has anyone talked with her? or know her personally?
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Old 03.07.2011, 14:04
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I don't know about others, but what would vary the amount I'd donate would be the amount of the need - does anyone know?
I think that this is a good point. Apart from anything else, we would hate to cause offense by making wrong assumptions.
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Old 03.07.2011, 14:11
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Re: Remembering Begga

I am not there to take any actions sadly....

But I got an idea:

She has a wonderful collections of beautiful pictures. Why not take those pictures, developing them, putting them in nice frames and make a really nice exposition open to public?

That will be the best tribute for her and her passion!

And the money you are collecting now, if not to give to her mother, could contribute to this. And who knows, maybe she could bring them back home or it could be sold to raise money, etc..

Just a thought...
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Old 03.07.2011, 14:12
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This is indeed a shock ! Life is so unpredictable. May her soul rest in peace!
Miss you begga.
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Old 03.07.2011, 15:00
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does anyone know if her mother has being contacted (i'm sure she has). Has anyone talked with her? or know her personally?
As far as I know Sherry is in touch with her mother and her Basel EF friends are making sure her mother is looked after

This I took from my brief chat with sherry this morning
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Old 03.07.2011, 15:44
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The consular services have also as duty to help their nationals in such situations. If someone is in contact wih Begga's mother please tell her to get in touch with consulare services of Iceland for assistance with local authorities.

List of iceland representatives in Switzerland:


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Consulat d'Islande
Case postale 453, Münzgraben 6
3000 Berne 7
hirt@kglaw.ch
031/326 27 28
téléfax 031/326 27 29


Consulat général d'Islande
Rue du Mont-de-Sion 8
1206 Genève
consulat-is@nbh-law.ch
022/703 56 56
téléfax 022/703 56 66


Consulat général d'Islande
Case postale 1130, Bahnhofstrasse 70
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Old 03.07.2011, 15:59
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We will observing a minute's silence at 7pm today afternoon for Begga.
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