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William Dann
William Dann
Jane,
Just learned of Bill's passing today via Freya and that was delayed because of her being out of town.  Sensed Bill's journey and went to CaringBridge but didn't see anything for several days, so gave up.  Didn't have your email.  Could you please send along as I would like to communicate directly to you.  
I am glad to know that the process was not drawn out and that Bill was showered with much deserved love in his final days.  
Wishing you strength as you find your way forward.
Bill Dann
Bill and Judy Larson
Bill and Judy Larson
Dear Jane,You have been on our hearts and minds after learning of Bill's death from this site.  As I went back to it this evening I was pleased to see your recent message and have just listened to Bill's service.  What a privilege to have gotten to meet him and you. We attended his farewell lecture and I have revisited it as well.  He indeed lived large and is greatly missed but he lived so generously that there is much to hold onto, even for those of us who got to know him late and simply by chance.What a wonderful partner he had in you.  Judy
Dorothy Mann
Dorothy Mann
I am honored to add my belated condolences t the passing of my long time colleague and friend.  Bill and I shared a journey as OEO Health Affairs staff colleagues and he took a chance of me when I led a delegation of health professionals to China back in 1979.  He help make the trip successful as we worked through several cross cultural dilemmas.  I will cherish his spirit and remember his professional advice, council and good humor 

Dorothy Holland Mann
Seattle, Wa
Ellen Coates
Ellen Coates
To Dr. Bicknell's family,
It was with deepest sorrow that I learned yesterday of Bill's illness and passing.  It is no surprise that he lived his final days with the wisdom, spirit, passion, generosity, humor and elegance that characterized his life, and his teaching.  I was privileged, indeed blessed to have been Bill's student in the 1991 summer certificate program, and throughout my subsequent MPH training.   His lectures inspired me, and continue to shape my career.  Who knew that cleaning and coding 500+ survey of his survey questionaires from Indonesia would be the one of the most valuable elements of my education!   
A true hero, and inspiring light is gone from this world and I will truly miss him.
Ellen A. Coates, MPH
Jane Hale
Jane Hale
reprinted here with Barry Smith's permission:
Dear Jane,
Thanks so much for your message.  I am sorry to hear the news, but glad that Bill passed on as he lived -- with style and magnificence!  I am privileged to have been able to help at least a bit during this difficult period. 
Bill was unique.  Knowing and working with him was one of the very great privileges of my life.  He was a colleague, great friend, and mentor.  I will miss him greatly, as I know countless others here and around the world will. I wish I had better words to convey to you how I feel about Bill, but words fail.  He was loved by many, many people. His legacy is enormous.  Those of us still here will work to carry it on.  That, too, is the greatest of privileges.  There is nothing better to say about anyone than that!
Carley and I send our very best to you and the rest of the family.
With sympathy and great sadness,
Barry
Barry H. Smith MD, PhDPresident/CEOThe Rogosin InstituteProfessor of Clinical SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeAttending PhysicianNew York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
James Feldman
James Feldman
Dear Jane
I will regretfully not be able to attend the memorial service as I will be in Chicago. I would like to express to you and all of your family how much I will miss Bill, cherish his spirit, humor, courage and always will remember the life lessons I was privileged to learn from him both in person and at his final lecture.
Yours,
jim
Marym Mohammady
Marym Mohammady
Dearest Dr. Bicknell,
While I only knew you for a short amount of time, you were able to inspire me beyond words can describe. I enjoyed our chats and though you will surely be missed, you will always be remembered in our hearts. Mrs. Bicknell, my deepest condolences to you and your family. 
Sincerely, 
Marym Mohammady
Gerry Campbell
Gerry Campbell
Dear Jane,
Know that you are loved and in my thoughts often. Bill was a bigger than life presence and your Marshfield home will reflect this.
So many have been helped through your programs in Lesotho. The house at the hospital there in Bill's name is so fitting and continues his and your mission.
Stay courageous.
Love,
Gerry
carl smith
carl smith
Dear Jane,
Condolences from our family and from all of Bill's good friends from OEO Health Affairs. Bill made a profound impact on us all. Even my adult children have strong memories of the antics of "Dr Bicknell" and stories of our adventures from Bethel to San Francisco and beyond.
Even though Bill carefully and thoughtfully prepared us for this day, it remains difficult to realize that we no longer have his wise counsel and exuberant spirit. Our hope is that the many that he touched will continue the work his life exemplified.
Peace,
Carl Smith
Ruth Stark
Ruth Stark
Jane,  My heart goes out to you. Bill's passing leaves a big hole in my life, and I can hardly imagine the grief and loss you must be experiencing. I am so grateful for the time we shared during your whirlwind visit to Southern Africa and will cherish the memory of our lovely evening in Johannesburg. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, With love and prayers, Ruth
William Dann
William Dann
Jane,
Just learned of Bill's passing today via Freya and that was delayed because of her being out of town.  Sensed Bill's journey and went to CaringBridge but didn't see anything for several days, so gave up.  Didn't have your email.  Could you please send along as I would like to communicate directly to you.  
I am glad to know that the process was not drawn out and that Bill was showered with much deserved love in his final days.  
Wishing you strength as you find your way forward.
Bill Dann
Dorothy Mann
Dorothy Mann
I am honored to add my belated condolences t the passing of my long time colleague and friend.  Bill and I shared a journey as OEO Health Affairs staff colleagues and he took a chance of me when I led a delegation of health professionals to China back in 1979.  He help make the trip successful as we worked through several cross cultural dilemmas.  I will cherish his spirit and remember his professional advice, council and good humor 

Dorothy Holland Mann
Seattle, Wa
James Feldman
James Feldman
Dear Jane
I will regretfully not be able to attend the memorial service as I will be in Chicago. I would like to express to you and all of your family how much I will miss Bill, cherish his spirit, humor, courage and always will remember the life lessons I was privileged to learn from him both in person and at his final lecture.
Yours,
jim
Gerry Campbell
Gerry Campbell
Dear Jane,
Know that you are loved and in my thoughts often. Bill was a bigger than life presence and your Marshfield home will reflect this.
So many have been helped through your programs in Lesotho. The house at the hospital there in Bill's name is so fitting and continues his and your mission.
Stay courageous.
Love,
Gerry
Bill and Judy Larson
Bill and Judy Larson
Dear Jane,You have been on our hearts and minds after learning of Bill's death from this site.  As I went back to it this evening I was pleased to see your recent message and have just listened to Bill's service.  What a privilege to have gotten to meet him and you. We attended his farewell lecture and I have revisited it as well.  He indeed lived large and is greatly missed but he lived so generously that there is much to hold onto, even for those of us who got to know him late and simply by chance.What a wonderful partner he had in you.  Judy
Ellen Coates
Ellen Coates
To Dr. Bicknell's family,
It was with deepest sorrow that I learned yesterday of Bill's illness and passing.  It is no surprise that he lived his final days with the wisdom, spirit, passion, generosity, humor and elegance that characterized his life, and his teaching.  I was privileged, indeed blessed to have been Bill's student in the 1991 summer certificate program, and throughout my subsequent MPH training.   His lectures inspired me, and continue to shape my career.  Who knew that cleaning and coding 500+ survey of his survey questionaires from Indonesia would be the one of the most valuable elements of my education!   
A true hero, and inspiring light is gone from this world and I will truly miss him.
Ellen A. Coates, MPH
Jane Hale
Jane Hale
reprinted here with Barry Smith's permission:
Dear Jane,
Thanks so much for your message.  I am sorry to hear the news, but glad that Bill passed on as he lived -- with style and magnificence!  I am privileged to have been able to help at least a bit during this difficult period. 
Bill was unique.  Knowing and working with him was one of the very great privileges of my life.  He was a colleague, great friend, and mentor.  I will miss him greatly, as I know countless others here and around the world will. I wish I had better words to convey to you how I feel about Bill, but words fail.  He was loved by many, many people. His legacy is enormous.  Those of us still here will work to carry it on.  That, too, is the greatest of privileges.  There is nothing better to say about anyone than that!
Carley and I send our very best to you and the rest of the family.
With sympathy and great sadness,
Barry
Barry H. Smith MD, PhDPresident/CEOThe Rogosin InstituteProfessor of Clinical SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeAttending PhysicianNew York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Marym Mohammady
Marym Mohammady
Dearest Dr. Bicknell,
While I only knew you for a short amount of time, you were able to inspire me beyond words can describe. I enjoyed our chats and though you will surely be missed, you will always be remembered in our hearts. Mrs. Bicknell, my deepest condolences to you and your family. 
Sincerely, 
Marym Mohammady
carl smith
carl smith
Dear Jane,
Condolences from our family and from all of Bill's good friends from OEO Health Affairs. Bill made a profound impact on us all. Even my adult children have strong memories of the antics of "Dr Bicknell" and stories of our adventures from Bethel to San Francisco and beyond.
Even though Bill carefully and thoughtfully prepared us for this day, it remains difficult to realize that we no longer have his wise counsel and exuberant spirit. Our hope is that the many that he touched will continue the work his life exemplified.
Peace,
Carl Smith
Ruth Stark
Ruth Stark
Jane,  My heart goes out to you. Bill's passing leaves a big hole in my life, and I can hardly imagine the grief and loss you must be experiencing. I am so grateful for the time we shared during your whirlwind visit to Southern Africa and will cherish the memory of our lovely evening in Johannesburg. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, With love and prayers, Ruth
Bill and Judy Larson
Bill and Judy Larson
Dear Jane,You have been on our hearts and minds after learning of Bill's death from this site.  As I went back to it this evening I was pleased to see your recent message and have just listened to Bill's service.  What a privilege to have gotten to meet him and you. We attended his farewell lecture and I have revisited it as well.  He indeed lived large and is greatly missed but he lived so generously that there is much to hold onto, even for those of us who got to know him late and simply by chance.What a wonderful partner he had in you.  Judy
Jane Hale
Jane Hale
reprinted here with Barry Smith's permission:
Dear Jane,
Thanks so much for your message.  I am sorry to hear the news, but glad that Bill passed on as he lived -- with style and magnificence!  I am privileged to have been able to help at least a bit during this difficult period. 
Bill was unique.  Knowing and working with him was one of the very great privileges of my life.  He was a colleague, great friend, and mentor.  I will miss him greatly, as I know countless others here and around the world will. I wish I had better words to convey to you how I feel about Bill, but words fail.  He was loved by many, many people. His legacy is enormous.  Those of us still here will work to carry it on.  That, too, is the greatest of privileges.  There is nothing better to say about anyone than that!
Carley and I send our very best to you and the rest of the family.
With sympathy and great sadness,
Barry
Barry H. Smith MD, PhDPresident/CEOThe Rogosin InstituteProfessor of Clinical SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeAttending PhysicianNew York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
carl smith
carl smith
Dear Jane,
Condolences from our family and from all of Bill's good friends from OEO Health Affairs. Bill made a profound impact on us all. Even my adult children have strong memories of the antics of "Dr Bicknell" and stories of our adventures from Bethel to San Francisco and beyond.
Even though Bill carefully and thoughtfully prepared us for this day, it remains difficult to realize that we no longer have his wise counsel and exuberant spirit. Our hope is that the many that he touched will continue the work his life exemplified.
Peace,
Carl Smith
Dorothy Mann
Dorothy Mann
I am honored to add my belated condolences t the passing of my long time colleague and friend.  Bill and I shared a journey as OEO Health Affairs staff colleagues and he took a chance of me when I led a delegation of health professionals to China back in 1979.  He help make the trip successful as we worked through several cross cultural dilemmas.  I will cherish his spirit and remember his professional advice, council and good humor 

Dorothy Holland Mann
Seattle, Wa
Ellen Coates
Ellen Coates
To Dr. Bicknell's family,
It was with deepest sorrow that I learned yesterday of Bill's illness and passing.  It is no surprise that he lived his final days with the wisdom, spirit, passion, generosity, humor and elegance that characterized his life, and his teaching.  I was privileged, indeed blessed to have been Bill's student in the 1991 summer certificate program, and throughout my subsequent MPH training.   His lectures inspired me, and continue to shape my career.  Who knew that cleaning and coding 500+ survey of his survey questionaires from Indonesia would be the one of the most valuable elements of my education!   
A true hero, and inspiring light is gone from this world and I will truly miss him.
Ellen A. Coates, MPH
James Feldman
James Feldman
Dear Jane
I will regretfully not be able to attend the memorial service as I will be in Chicago. I would like to express to you and all of your family how much I will miss Bill, cherish his spirit, humor, courage and always will remember the life lessons I was privileged to learn from him both in person and at his final lecture.
Yours,
jim
William Dann
William Dann
Jane,
Just learned of Bill's passing today via Freya and that was delayed because of her being out of town.  Sensed Bill's journey and went to CaringBridge but didn't see anything for several days, so gave up.  Didn't have your email.  Could you please send along as I would like to communicate directly to you.  
I am glad to know that the process was not drawn out and that Bill was showered with much deserved love in his final days.  
Wishing you strength as you find your way forward.
Bill Dann
Marym Mohammady
Marym Mohammady
Dearest Dr. Bicknell,
While I only knew you for a short amount of time, you were able to inspire me beyond words can describe. I enjoyed our chats and though you will surely be missed, you will always be remembered in our hearts. Mrs. Bicknell, my deepest condolences to you and your family. 
Sincerely, 
Marym Mohammady
Gerry Campbell
Gerry Campbell
Dear Jane,
Know that you are loved and in my thoughts often. Bill was a bigger than life presence and your Marshfield home will reflect this.
So many have been helped through your programs in Lesotho. The house at the hospital there in Bill's name is so fitting and continues his and your mission.
Stay courageous.
Love,
Gerry
Ruth Stark
Ruth Stark
Jane,  My heart goes out to you. Bill's passing leaves a big hole in my life, and I can hardly imagine the grief and loss you must be experiencing. I am so grateful for the time we shared during your whirlwind visit to Southern Africa and will cherish the memory of our lovely evening in Johannesburg. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, With love and prayers, Ruth