Monday, 19 April 2010

In Memory of Ian & Ala Sussens


There was great sadness at Tshukudu Game Reserve – Ian, who ran the Bush Camp (with his wife Sylvia) and Ala, his mother were both killed in a tragic car accident 2 weeks’ ago. Such a huge loss and sorely felt by Alfie and Sabine, who have known & worked with them for a long time. Their loss will be felt by all who knew them!


Picture of Ian with Savannah the cheetah and one of her cubs

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

We are extremely saddened and upset to hear about the tragic loss of Ala and Ian. Our heartmost condolences, love and prayers go out to all the Sussen families from the Stapa family.
Please can you let us know how we can buy a couple of "Ala's Story" books. E-mail address: rickandsue@paradise.net.nz
Thank you. Regards, Rick.

Sabine and Alfie - Epic Enabled said...

Hi Rick
Thank you for your interest and compassion. I will forward you a contact address where you can purchase "Ala's Story".
Regards
Sabine

Bob said...

Very sad to read of this. I am related to Ala's Husband - Alfred(Lolly) Sussens,as his sister Jesse Alwina Sussens was my grandmother. Bob Hunt. bobdawnh@absamail.co.za

Paul, Gea en Roan said...

Just reading about this tragic loss. We have very good memories going on gamedrives with Ian. Good to see on the picture his beloved Savanah had some cups. It must be a big loss to the family and Tsukudu.

Paul, Gea and Roan van't Sant
the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Have just learnt of the tragic event with shock and deep saddness. Our thoughts, fond memories and prayers to Lolly and all the family.
Elizabeth and Simon Webster

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read about Ian's passing. I am a distant relative. My father was Arthur Sussensand I phoned Ian not so long ago and he explained what he knew of the Sussensfamily tree. He seemed like a very nice person. I am sorry for the families' loss.

Anonymous said...

I have just finished Ala's great book - and searching for some info about Tsukundu I learned of Ala's and her son's and his wife's death - what a tragedy! Never expected - memento mori. It is so good the book with Ala's memory had been published and we had a chance to follow Her such interesting history. My deepest sympathy to Ala's Family and friends.
Barbara from Warsaw, Poland.