November 9, 2011
Anti-poaching Team Member Jean Damascene Kamufozi Passed Away
It’s with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that our colleague Jean Damascene Kamufozi, a member of the Karisoke Research Center's anti-poaching team and one of the longest serving Fossey Fund staff members, passed away this morning, Nov. 9, at Ruhengeri Hospital. He fell sick last week and was transferred to Kinigi Health Center and last weekend to Ruhengeri Hospital.
Kamufozi was born in 1959 in the former Cyabingo Commune and joined the Fossey Fund in 1988. He was a very dedicated employee and a great person to work with. He leaves behind a wife and eight children.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow at his residence in Kinigi.
May his soul rest in peace.