22 October 2002
LN Asia Pacific CEO Update Ė Ed Waller
I wanted to update you on news about Ed Waller, our colleague reported missing in the Bali bombing.† We talked with Edís family yesterday and they indicated that as Ed is still missing, they are now presuming Ed was killed in the blast.†
Services are now being scheduled for Ed.† A Requiem Mass will be held this Saturday at Carrig Parish Church, Ballycommon, Tipperary in Ireland.† More details can be found on the website: www.edwaller.com.† We have arranged for flowers for this service in remembrance of Ed from his colleagues at LexisNexis.†† There will also be a Requiem Mass in Hong Kong at a later date for Edís friends, colleagues and business associates.† We will pass along more information about this service as soon as the date and time are determined.†
Edís family has asked me to say how much strength they have drawn in this difficult time from the support and love shown by Edís colleagues at LexisNexis.† During the past two weeks, I have received numerous messages from our colleagues around the world expressing their heartfelt sympathies.† Ed was an enormously caring and gregarious young man who made friends quickly and who always had something positive to offer.† Philip Bowring, a friend of Edís, wrote an article about Ed that was published in a Hong Kong newspaper the other day.† About Ed, he said, ďHe was one who led by an unusual combination of enthusiasm and being nice to everyone.† He was one of the most agreeable people I have ever met, and one who, to borrow a tribute from another friend, made people twice his age feel part of his gang.Ē† I cannot add more to that as it describes so eloquently the Ed that I met earlier this year on his first trip to Singapore and who I had the chance to meet on a few visits to Hong Kong.† He was a fine man and I know his family is very proud of him.††
On behalf of the LexisNexis Asia Pacific family, I offer my sincerest condolences to Edís family and relatives.† Let us remember them in our thoughts and not forget the things that Ed stood and lived for.
CEO, LexisNexis Asia Pacific