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September 27, 2014
It's unpredictable to know what any animal would do. It's so sad to see those who love and train animal causes them to lose their lives. But one day in Gods kngdom government he will bring animals and humans into harmonious relationship with one another. (Isaiah 11:6-9)
June 12, 2014
I saw you at sea world when I was a kid. I remember you. You talked to me after the show. I didn't know you had passed until I saw a documentary about you. To your friends and family; I'm so sorry for ur loss.
May 27, 2014
R.I.P dawn
March 18, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 16, 2014
Rest peacefully now
February 25, 2014
visited yesterday and just remembered what an awesome trainer, friend, loving person you were. we'll never forget beautiful dawn.
February 24, 2014
In your memory, Dawn
February 24, 2014
Thinking of you and of your friends, family, and coworkers today, Dawn. You are greatly loved and missed.
February 22, 2014
May you rest in peace, Dawn. I would never have the courage to be near those orcas, but you thought of them as children. Bless you and your family.
January 21, 2014
I think of you and yours often, Dawn.
January 19, 2014
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.”(Isa 65:19) Wonderful promise and heartfelt prayers go out for all the families and friends.
January 15, 2014
rip dawn i have never seen you but your memory is in me allways

-mikayla dunn kansas city mo
January 15, 2014
I am glad that Dawn's memory is kept alive through this guest book. May God bless her and her Family.
January 14, 2014
Dawn,
You are my hero. I look to you for encourengement to press on toward the goal of working with those precious whales one day. I think of you every day, and, almost four years after your death, I hope you rest in peace, pray for your family, and look forward to seeing you in heaven one day. I still Believe, sister! <3 you!
October 13, 2013
Dawn, I enjoyed watching you with the whales. You were lucky to live your dream, and bring such joy to others. I will remember you for the joy you brought to others not the tragedy of your leaving us. God bless you Dawn and keep you and your loving friends of family in his loving arms and give you peace.
October 08, 2013
God bless you Dawn. Rest in peace! <3
August 26, 2013
Hey everyone I just was thinking about all the video's I saw her in I wish I could have met u I wish we could have a family reunion so I could met everyone one your Second cuz Tina Vitali
August 24, 2013
Dawn Brancheau, was a great inspiration to me she loved what she did and we should still to this day celebrate what joy she brought to the visitors and guest of all nations that visited Seaworld her home away from home.


To the Brancheau family: We love you guys and through her life we can see the influence you gave her she just lights up my heart because of the love she had for the animals and her family as well.
August 01, 2013
We have visited seaward a few times and was always moved by ur beautiful performance. I still get a pang of sadness when I watch the believe video. Such a tragedy god bless u touched millions of hearts
July 06, 2013
I think of Dawn and her family often.
July 02, 2013
Dawn , is a great person not was ! because even though she is gone she still continues to help us all she is a great person and i hope to one day meet this wonderful girl ! <3 xo xo
June 16, 2013
I want to be just like you Dawn!
May 13, 2013
What a tragedy it is to lose someone so young and so full of life. Dawn will surely be missed. We can all look forward to the day when we see her again on a paradise earth filled with people who, like Dawn know how to treat animals and there will be no fear of the animals or for the animals. Ps.37:11 & 29, Isa. 11:8
March 31, 2013
miss you everyday dawn, your love and the incredible person you were are always here.
March 28, 2013
I miss you. What a friend you were and such a beautiful person. I know you went to heaven on the wings of angels.
January 05, 2013
You will be missed.
January 02, 2013
I believe! Go Dawn!
October 15, 2012
rest in peace
October 03, 2012
Its an honor to know someone like Dawn lived and the great work that she did will remain her legacy.,She was an incredible person and had an abundance of love in her heart. May God keep her in His care and may she dance in Heaven!!!
August 06, 2012
dawn- you are never forgotten, always honored and i thank you for all the love you radiated, from all of us who never had the honor to know you personally but were overcome with your love for the world and your animals.
August 04, 2012
In Dawn's honor...thinking of you and yours today
August 02, 2012
I didn't know Dawn, but I can see that she was an incredible person. She was kind and loving. She sounds like she was everything that was good in this world. I am so sorry that she is gone. B
July 19, 2012
What an amazing woman. She lived her life to the fullest, doing what she loved. We can all be truly inspired by her. My prayers for her loved ones.
June 17, 2012
Sea world will never be the same without you Dawn, you were an amazing woman and your love lives on in your family, friends and those of us you inspired.
June 17, 2012
Thinking of your family - our daughter was a trainer with Dawn
June 17, 2012
May God bless you and your family.
June 16, 2012
Dear Dawns husbands and family I m Jon Ferguson Enjoy going to sea world we will missed dawn I'm one her fans she was a special lady at sea world I enjoy spend the shows there god bless you Jon Ferguson
June 15, 2012
Dear the brancheau family
My name is Jon Ferguson
I'm so sorry about dawn she will be missed alot by her fans at sea world my prays go out to you I'm one of her fans god bless you Jon Ferguson
February 26, 2012
We miss you so much Dawn you will always be in our heart and minds. We feel you at Sea World everytime we go. Rest our Angel.....
February 09, 2012
My condolences to Dawn's family. It has been nearly two years...it doesn't feel that long. She was lovely, her death so tragic. May the Lord bring you comfort.
January 13, 2012
December 11, 2011
dawn not a day goes by that don't think of you and wish you were here with us, you will always live in our hearts, your impact was great on so many lives. love you beautiful lady.
October 27, 2011
Still think of you every day, Dawn, here in Plano, TX.
October 26, 2011
She was inspiring, wonderful and self oriented with a goal in her life. To assist creatures like Tilikum. I am proud to know she came from the US because she made a bigg change for us and she gave us a new reason to believe in ourselves. She was very interested and excited to work as a trainer for SEAWORLD when she went for her first time when she 11 years old. Well she reached for her dream far enough she accomplished it. Thank you Ms Dawn Brancheau.
<3 Martha Jolly
July 15, 2011
My cousin first told me about you and i would like to work in sea world to. i want to work with the dolphins. my cousin jordan and i look up to you and miss you. we wish you could come back and work with tilly. jordan wants to work with the killer whales like you. we love and miss you. you will always be in our hearts.
July 15, 2011
Still missing your beautiful smile!
June 23, 2011
God wanted an awesome trainer in heaven. A sweet,careful,loving,beautiful,and very INSPIRING person and he defiantly got her! Not a day passes by when i don't think about you. I want to follow in your footsteps! I miss you so much wait for me at the golden gates! i saw you at Sea world before i cant believe your gone! every time i go to Sea world i cry even if it isn't the Orlando one. you have touched so many lives especially mine. TRUST ME! you were just so AMAZING! if only i could rewind and warn you what was coming so this didn't happen to you. I know exactly what i want to do when i get older and when people ask me the answer will be "FOLLOW IN DAWN THERESE BRANCHEAU'S FOOTSTEPS!" and if they ask why my answer will be "BECAUSE SHE MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND SHE IS SO INSPIRING!" As soon as i heard about your death i knew that it was going to hurt not only me but so many others! Some people blame it on Tilly but I don't because he's a whale! You wouldn't be very happy if you saw all these things people say about him! Dawn i could go on and on about you! I can't get over your death. I will ALWAYS remember you! RIP!!! I LOVE AND MISS YOU!
June 23, 2011
Roses are red, violets are blue Dawn is in Hevan and oneday we will be too! You were so pretty I saw the pic of you holding the little kitty. You loved the whales. I met you but only once. You inspire me I want to be an orca whale trainer. You knew the risks and took them wow you were brave I hope someday I will be just like you you were really beautiful and I know you are watching the whales from hevan and training Kalina. I just can't believe your gone! There isnt a day that goes by when I dont think about you! I know we will meet again oneday! Please wait for me at the golden gates! I promise I wont be late I will always follow in your footsteps I love you!!
June 23, 2011
god wanted a beautiful,amazing,caring,loving,and inspiring woman and he got it! not a day passes by that i dont think about you! when i got to seaworld yesterday i literally cried! i miss you dawn you inspire me its always been my dream to be an orca whale trainer! rip and i love you!
June 23, 2011
I met Dawn she was SO sweet it was always my dream to be an orca trainer and she is the one who inspires me and told me how to get started! I can't believe shes gone she was such an inspiration! But GOD wanted her and now shes training Kalina in hevan! RIP Dawn I love you!!!!
May 01, 2011
You're on our minds today, Dawn. Love, peace, and strength to your family, friends, and coworkers who are keeping your legacy alive every single day.
April 30, 2011
Salutes by rob.capuozzo@gmail.com from Italy!
April 10, 2011
Our daughter Kristi was a trainer with Dawn, and not a day passes that we don't think of Dawn and of what she means to so many people.

We want you to know that Dawn, her family, friends, and coworkers are still in our prayers, each and every day.
February 26, 2011
It's hard to believe its been one year since the world lost you beautiful Dawn, I pray that GOD will be with your family and everyone who loves you, you touched so many lives with your love- we'll always remember and miss you. Your life was an example to us all , if only we could be more like you and enjoy every moment of this beautiful world, what a place this would be.
February 25, 2011
One year has passed and still our hearts mourn your passing. May peace come to your friends and family. God Bless ~
February 19, 2011
I never had the chance to meet Dawn but was very touched by her death and often think of her and how god had other plans for this angel .
February 19, 2011
It was a true honor to be able to meet Dawn in person, she made me so happy being able to see her doing what she loved. It was very obvious she was enjoying it..her smile gave it away. You truly are special Dawn, you will be loved and missed.
January 28, 2011
I've never met Miss Brancheau, however, I look forward to seeing in heaven.
January 20, 2011
I have watched some video tributes of Dawn. She is someone special. For those of you who are blessed to have been a big part of Dawn's life, I know you will forever treasure that blessing. She is someone I would have liked to have known. She's a beautiful person with a very contagious smile that I believe you will see again. I am truly sorry for your loss.
December 30, 2010
I wish that i could change what happened that awful rainy day, its still so hard to understand why. You will always be remembered for the amazing miracle you are, a one of a kind angel- we love you.
December 29, 2010
Dawn,i never met you,but you were an inspiration to all who loves animals. To be able to work with killerwhales,is something not everyone can do. Rest in peace Dawn.
December 23, 2010
Many people known and unknown to you, Dawn, still sense what a great loss it is to have lost you.
Your first Christmas in heaven, rest in peace!
December 22, 2010
Still Missing You Dawn!
December 18, 2010
Miss your spirit at the stadium Dawn, you are forever in our hearts and thoughts. Praying that the Lord will be with Scott and your family during this holiday season.
December 16, 2010
I have been to Seaworld on many occasions and have always enjoyed the whale show. I have seen Dawn perform with the whales many, many times. She was amazing with those animals - she truly made it an amazing show. We are planning our next vacation down to Florida and she will be greatly missed from our Seaworld visit. Rest in Peace, Dawn. You were an amazing trainer!
December 10, 2010
Rest your soul in peace right next to the Lord Dawn, while we remember you and miss you here on Earth, as the happy, lovely and friendly person that you are. God bless your family today and always...
November 23, 2010
Dawn's natural ability and gifts as a trainer shine through each performance. No one may ever understand why Tilikum did what he did, but Dawn was truly his best friend and I just can't imagine that he hurt her deliberately. I would imagine that the whales still look for her, even Tilikum. To Scott: May your memories change from painful to happy cherished memories with a great lady. You can hold your head high and know that Dawn made a huge difference and taught millions of people through out her career about these beautiful animals. I know nothing can bring her back, but she will never be comepletely gone as long as we all carry her work and knowledge forward. She was blessed to have a suppporting and loving husband. Know that her love for you will always be around you. I am deeply sorry for your loss and for her family. May time bring you all peace.
November 11, 2010
Thinking of you and yours today, Dawn.
November 07, 2010
I miss you Dawn. Rest in piece and swim on!!!!
September 19, 2010
i will never forget your brilliant smile, amazing talent and love for your whales and everyone who had the honor of meeting you. The happiness that radiated from you is so palatable, we didn't have to know you personally to feel how awesome you were. I pray that GOD is holding you in the palm of his hand.
September 12, 2010
Every day I think about you.You are a amazing person Dawn.You are my hero and you will alwase be my hero.
September 04, 2010
The day you passed another mermaid appeared!
August 29, 2010
I can't belive it's been almost seven months sence dawn died. I'll be coming to seaworld for my birthday in december dawn was awsome trainer and she loved her job doing what she loved to do. Now she's with my mom in haven looking down at us.
August 15, 2010
In your beautiful memory, Dawn. Thoughts still are and always will be with your family, friends, and coworkers.
August 14, 2010
What a special person you must have been! Rest in peace!
July 21, 2010
Miss ya kiddo!
July 19, 2010
Thinking of you and your family today.
July 02, 2010
Dawn just thinking of you and your family today. Yall continue to be in our daily prayers.
June 30, 2010
I'm praying for you today! May God bless you!
June 22, 2010
Thinking of you today ~
June 09, 2010
The Henry Brummel Family, Cedar Lake, IN has you and your Family in our prayers.
June 08, 2010
May the waters of the sea embrace your free soul and your memory be held in the extraordinary performances you so gracefully gave us..
June 07, 2010
Thinking of you and yours today.
June 03, 2010
You are my roll model!, I was so sad to hear about your death. I will try to be a trainer like you.
June 01, 2010
Missing you ~
May 14, 2010
The Gleason family thinks of you and yours every single day.
May 12, 2010
I didint think of this when I rote before.If I could name a Killer Whale at Sea World it would be Dawn.You will always be in my heart.
May 11, 2010
We love you Dawn.Iam going to try my very best to work at Sea World.To be a Killer Whale trainer at Orlando.I miss you.God bless you Dawn and your famly.
May 07, 2010
Although it has been awhile since your tragic loss, please hold comfort in knowing all of these tributes were from people who were touched by one beautiful person, Dawn. What a lasting tribute to know that she was able to affect so many lives. Dawn, as well as her Mother, Family, and husband, Scott, are still in my thoughts and prayers. I met her briefly a few years ago, backstage, before a performance. Her personality was unbelievably radiant. Watching her during her performances over the years always brings a picture of her bright smile to mind. Her love of Life shone through! Continue to celebrate her life and love for life and may her memory be eternal. Love, In Christ
Judy B.
May 01, 2010
TO DAWN'S FAMILY SHE'S TRULY AN INSPIRING WOMAN TO US ALL WORKING UP IN OUR CAREERS IN THE ANIMAL WORLD...THANK YOU FOR SHARING HER WITH US...
DAWN...MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ON THE TIPS OF THE OCEAN WAVES WITH THE WHALES...THANK U FOR WHAT YOU HAVE PASSED ON AND WE WILL CONTINUE ALL THAT YOU BELIEVED IN
May 01, 2010
You inspired me, you inspired millions! You opened the door to a world I had never known, gave me a true education of the impact a single person can have on the world around us. Your legacy will live on in each heart you have touched throughout the years! You will be missed and yet the angels in heaven are rejoicing for the sister that is joining them now. Rest always in peace and know that you were loved by all you touched!
May 01, 2010
R.I.P Dawn.
She loved the whales so much and had such a love for her job.
April 29, 2010
Dawn ~ Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. RIP
April 25, 2010
I have been coming to Seaworld for the Past 21 years and I WILL CONTINUE to go for the next 21 years..What happened to DAWN is a tragedy.and I SAY GOD SPEED TO HER AND GOD BLESS..AND iI ALSO have to say GOD BLESS TILLY I know he is feeling SAD and KNOWS what he has done is a badd thing ...THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT please remember that word ACCIDENT. Tilly feels sorrow too and he knows what he has done .. I send my deepest sympathy for TILLY. Just dont forget he has feelings too.!! I LOVE YOU TILLY AND GOD BLESS YOU !!
April 25, 2010
RIp dawn seaworld misses you
April 17, 2010
I flew up to Orlando specifically for Dawn's birthday. I went to all 3 shows and cried at all 3 of them. I have so much respect for her and her fellow trainers and say God Bless them all.
April 17, 2010
Our daughter was a trainer with Dawn. Please know that our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of Dawn's family, friends, and coworkers.
April 17, 2010
Remembering my cousin, Dawn, and her family...sending our thoughts and love to you all.
April 16, 2010
Remembering Dawn on the day she was born 41 years ago - God Bless.
April 15, 2010
God bless you. Let us not remember how you passed but how you lived. Doing what you loved thank you!
April 15, 2010
Dawn may you rest in peace and those who miss you daily find peace as well.
April 14, 2010
'Til we meet again...
April 13, 2010
we will miss you so much. god must have needed an angel like you up in heaven for his animals. my your light always shine. we will never forget you. cape coral family
April 08, 2010
God Bless
April 07, 2010
Dawn ~ Although I did not know you personally, I think of you daily and pray healing to all the broken hearts caused by your passing. God Bless
April 06, 2010
I know you shine down each day like the sun upon the animals you grew up loving and working with. You are truly missed by them and by everyone who's life you touched. You will not be forgotten but remembered with every radiant sun beam that makes the water sparkle. "We'll see you in a little while"
April 06, 2010
We continue to pray for healing to Dawn's family and friends. Dawn as a witness to your talent and love for the whales @ Sea World Orlando, thank you for the many happy memories.
April 05, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Dawn will always be in our hearts.

In faith,
Sherry, Ken, Kristi Gleason (SeaWorld Orlando trainer)
Plano, TX
April 05, 2010
Dawn, wherever you are i just want to let you know you have inspired me to become a killer whale trainer for almost 4 years now. I know you are in heaven training whales.....I guess heaven was needing a hero like you.love,Katie
April 03, 2010
Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there,I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond's glint on snow, I am the sunlight on ripening grain. I am the gentle autunm's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush.I am the swift uplifting rush,of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.
April 03, 2010
Dawn and I went to Andrean High School together. She was always such a sweet person and she always wore that smile. My prayers go out to her family. She will be truly missed.

Pam
April 03, 2010
It's been six weeks since your loss. My story is the same as Dawn's, though I never made it far enough to swim with the whales. Nearly every night I dream of her and am reminded, when I wake, to pray for you, her family. You are lifted up to Christ. God Bless You all!
April 02, 2010
Dawn a extrodinary human being,so much life and love for your students. Sometimes learning takes it's toll and you can only observe from Heaven! Sleep sweet Angel! Your aura displays so much more to give! Cut short oh to soon. Patti G Kew gardens NY
April 02, 2010
A beautiful women with a beautiful smile...may she rest in peace...
April 01, 2010
Dawn ~ We continue to miss your beautiful smile and uplifting spirit. Each day we pass through the gates we feel your presence.
March 31, 2010
Words can never express the sorrow we all are feeling over your loss. Please know that you will be in our daily prayers and that Dawn is in God's safe, loving hands. You will all be with her again...do not despair.
March 30, 2010
keep these well helpfull anilmals alive. thank you sea world
March 30, 2010
iT'S SO SAD SEE DAWN GO BY
EVERY ONE KNOWS SHE WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED
March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010
March 27, 2010
For Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 26, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 25, 2010
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
March 25, 2010
March 24, 2010
You touched our lives through your performances and in the love that you had for the whales. You will be missed and always remembered.
March 24, 2010
Still missing your smile and joyful spirit. You will live in our hearts forever!
March 23, 2010
Jesus said to her,"I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die"
March 23, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 22, 2010
Dawn is an insparation to everyone arround the world for her dedication to the animals she work with and the sorrow left behind now she is gone. Heart warmth felts to her family friends and work colleagues.
March 21, 2010
This world is a sadder place since you been gone, you are an inspiration to people around the world to go after your dreams
March 20, 2010
I Miss you so much! You were so beautiful something far greater is my favorite believe act and it is because of you. Your smile your love for them was so evcident......I always seen it as the ballerina and the beast. Fly sweet Dawn the last expression the world will ever see on your face is a smile. May God carry you Scott and her family through the hard times like esp. holidays anniversaries and may he hold you in the palm of his hand and whisper in your ear Dawn is Happy here No tears, no pain, she is the smile at the gates ready to welcome you when it too is your time to fly home.
March 19, 2010
My heart hurts so badly for the loss of such a beautiful lady and the pain and sadness her family and friends are now going through. Her grace, beauty and big, beautiful smile are just captivating. I know she touched many lives. May all the beautiful memories help all of you through the painful days ahead.
March 18, 2010
I've always loved marine (all) animals and respect what you have accomplished. Your story has moved me immeasurably.
March 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 15, 2010
To the family Dawn was a beautiful
person and she will be miss by million my prayers are with you may God continue to bless and strengthen you in your lose .May you find comfort in God word Darlene Bryant Palmetto Ga.
March 15, 2010
For Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
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jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 15, 2010
Over the years we had the pleasure of seeing Dawn's beautiful smile as she worked with her beloved whales. We have so many photos as we are only 45 minutes away from Orlando and our son is now 12. Our deepest sympathies to Dawn's family, friends, co-workers, and fans. May whatever religious beliefs you hold help you through these times. Honor her memory by smiling randomly at someone. Whenever she smiled you could see it was genuine and that she loved doing what she was doing. Truly a dream job and truly a lost treasure. We just picked up a relative at OIA and the Sea World poster with her on it is still there. For how long, I don't know. I hope it stays to serve as a tribute.
March 11, 2010
Several years ago I left school to enter the workforce. Although my career was very rewarding, I still felt something was missing. On vacation last spring a friend and I went to the Orlando area and I talked him into going to Sea World. We caught two of Dawn's shows while there. Seeing her dedication and the pure joy she had working with these beautiful creatures was such an inspiration. She spent time with us after the show and encouraged me to follow my original course in life. Because of Dawn's encouragement I returned to college to complete my degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology at the University of Florida. Thank you Dawn...I will never forget you.
March 10, 2010
My prayers to Dawn's Husband and her family and friends. What a blessing we enjoyed while she was with us and now the inspiration of her life's work will continue to teach thousands of us about the wonderful world we live in. Good Job Dawn thank you so much for the chats, You lived a life I can only dream about , maybe I will be blessed when I pass on from this life to have you teach me how to surf on the back of a whale, and fly through the air like the angel you are......sigh...we miss you (HUGS) and love always.
March 10, 2010
I have watched many of the tribute videos and Dawn was an amazing women. You can see the love she had for these whales. You have my deepest sympathies at the loss of your daughter. Know she put smiles on many faces and lives in the hearts of many.
March 09, 2010
'The stars at night are a brigh light in the sky letting you know that I am All right.' My symapthies are with the Brancheau family. I also wish you all the best.
March 09, 2010
isabella
March 09, 2010
she sounds like a very nice lady and it is really sad that she had to die she seems nice and she is very beautiful
March 09, 2010
For Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 08, 2010
I recently watched Dawn perform at Sea World while on vacation. It was fascinating and very enjoyable. The tremendous love between her and the whales was evident. We returned again and again to enjoy the show. She was a gift to the world.
March 08, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss, I was in Florida this last year. I took my grandson & we had a wonderful time. we saw the show & my grandson was just so excited & be wilder. I was just looking at my camera this pass Sunday & I relize I still have the pictures & movie from 2009 & relize that this was Dawn. so deeply sorry she was just wonderful. sincerely Rosa & grandson Zander 5 years
March 08, 2010
Dawn ~ You will always live in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. God Bless your family during this difficult time.
March 08, 2010
My whole family is saddened by your loss. We were just at Sea World in Nov and seen the amazing show they put on and had dinner with Shamu. My daughter, 6 yrs, said she too would love to train dolphins and whales and it's because of your daughter, that she will probably on day work at Sea World and be involved with animals. It takes a special person and Dawn was that special person. Thank you Dawn!
March 07, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.My heart goes out to her family.She was a greay trainer from what i have seen.She was a huge infulince in the seaworld.Its a shame her life was cut short.She is in a place now where she can be with those things she loves the most.I am so sorry again for your lost.
March 07, 2010
You had a heart that shined so bright,
It shined from the inside out,
The legacy you leave behind
will never be forgot,
You've touched so many lives while here,
And some you may not know,
It broke our hearts to see you leave,
It was your time to go,
Sometimes we do not understand
the way things come to be,
But I know god ,
He has a plan,
for all eternity,
God called you to his special place,
A place he had in mind,
And one day when its time to leave,
Your heart their we will find.
RIP Dawn, we will meet again in Gods special place.
Your coworker Rhonda carpenter
March 07, 2010
I am so sorry that the world lost such a beautiful person like Dawn. I met her between 1997 and 1999 on a trip to Sea World. I was selected to participate in the show, and Dawn held my hand and guided me through the show. I will never forget her compassion and sincerity.
Dawn, you were a bright light on this earth and you followed your dreams. May God bless your family.
March 07, 2010
God Bless you Dawn. You are in our prayers.
March 07, 2010
she was an amazing women.god bless you dawn.
March 06, 2010
Dawn's love for these whales and Tilly was so obvious! I'm certain these animals will feel her loss as well; she seemed extraordinary. My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends. Although I am so saddened by her death, knowing that she died doing what she loved is a small comfort. She will always be remembered!
March 06, 2010
May God Bless your family in this time of greiving. I loved watching Dawn work, what an amazing person and her love for her animals. She will be missed.
March 06, 2010
May God bless your family while they go through the grieving process. I suffered the loss of not only a great co-worker of 6 years yesterday but, a friend as well. Keep your faith-God will guide you through your sorrows & pains.
March 06, 2010
i met Dawn back in 2006, very nice lady, loved her work, she will be missed.
March 06, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 06, 2010
For Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 06, 2010
Praying God will comfort Dawn's family. She was a great performer.
M. S.
Martinsville, Va.
March 06, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy to Dawn's family. What a beautiful lady and a true animal lover...as her sister said on TV, she died doing what she loved and these whales were her babies. My family has watched her many times, as we live by ORL...Jennifer Weatherby (Deltona, FL)
March 06, 2010
God be with you all.
March 05, 2010
My deepest condolences goes out to all friends and family of Dawn Brancheau. It is unfortunates to see such a lovely life taken so soon but I am sure she is smiling down on all of us right now with that beautiful smile.
R.I.P
March 05, 2010
My deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Dawn Brancheau. I never met her personally but I can tell from the photos and comments that she was a special person. It takes an amazing human being to work with these animals and she seemed to do it so well, her smile in all her photos shows us all that she truly enjoyed and loved her job. It is unfortunate that she has passed on but at least she lived out her life dream and died doing what she loved.
R.I.P.
March 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 05, 2010
Dawn. my dear friend you gave so much love to the Animals and to see you work with them like i have for many years always made me so proud that i knew you and amazed at the wonder of such beauty to see you and the Whales working together. you will be sadly missed by me, the Animals and the rest of the world. I will never forget you Dawny rest in peace my dear friend:
Good night love Annie xoxo
March 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 05, 2010
You will be dearly missed. As many times we seen you, you always had a smile and love for everyone. You loved what you did. Bless your family and dog. We loved you so much and will miss you God Bless....Joann Nannini
March 05, 2010
I to love animals and have trained and bonded with canines all my life. I have been there several times to watch how they train the whales and to have dinner. I have several pic of Dawn training the whales. To love a animal of any kind, to trust and nuture is a great feeling and rewarding. In those seconds Dawn had to realize what had happened, i just cannot imagine how she felt. My heart goes out to both Tilly and Dawn. God Bless Dawn and thank you for sharing just a part of your life in training the whales you loved so much.
March 05, 2010
Dearest family of Dawn,

Please know that Dawn has made a difference in our lives. My daughter, Savannah, saw her perform at Sea World when she was about 8 or 9 in Orlando and is now in the process of pursuing her goal to be a marine mammal trainer! Like Dawn, she first saw "Shamu" when she was 3 1/2 years old in San Diego and decided then and there she wanted to train whales. Seeing "Free Willy" and Dawn's show only solidified her dream. She is 17 now and cried when she heard what happened. Please know that Dawn is making a difference even now. May God's love fill your hearts with the knowledge that she is surely with Him in heaven!
March 05, 2010
I will miss you dawn

Your friendship your smile god bless you

Michael L. Erris Sr.
March 05, 2010
LO VERTE Family,

Deepest Sympathy,

Carol & John Lo Galbo Family
March 05, 2010
May God be with you and your family at this time. All of America weeps with you in your sorrow, in hopes of a better tomorrow.
March 05, 2010
God Bless you Dawn
March 05, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 05, 2010
To everyone that knew Dawn and that she inspired..family, friends, and co-workers...Thoughts and prayers lie with all of you at this time of grief. Most of us never get to do in this life what we love to do and Dawn did...she was taken at a time that is uncomprehensable to most people...but she loved what she did..she loved her animals...and she was good at what she did. God bless all of you now...and know sometimes its never easy, but it gets better. And you always have the memory of laughter with her...she was an amazing teacher...godspeed my friend...
March 05, 2010
Fow Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 05, 2010
My prayers are with all of Dawn's loved ones at this time. And I wanted you to know that as soon as I saw the story on the news, I remembered meeting her 10 yrs ago. i went to my vacation pics and it was her I learned so much from and took a picture with. As a matter of fact the hour or so we spent one on one w/ her, she talked mostly about Tilikum. I thought you would like to know that she left that much of a mark, as I'm sure we are not the only family that remembers her so clearly over the years. We did not have some special package we paid for to get her time..... she just noticed how interested we were and took time out of her day to spend teaching us. She truly is a special soul! And I will never forget the lessons she taught us that day about these creatures she loved so much! God Bless you all! T...
March 05, 2010
God bless u Dawn, I saw u back in 2001 at a show, never forgot how beautiful you were.

E.Reyes
March 05, 2010
What an amazing woman. You now have a special angel up above. She taught the world so much love can come between such amazing animals and human beings. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's family and extended SeaWorld family. She was a truly amazing person. I had the opportunity to spend some time learning from her on two seperate occasions when visiting Shamu Stadium. She was a great teacher and I was able to learn a lot from her in a very short period of time. She was one of the best.
March 05, 2010
TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF DAWN BRANCHEAU: DAWN WAS DEFINITELY A VERY COURAGEOUS WOMAN TO WORK WITH THESE ANIMALS & YOU CAN TELL THAT SHE LOVED WHAT SHE DID. HER FAMILY & FRIENDS CAN ONLY HAVE GOOD MEMORIES, KNOWING THAT SHE ALSO PASSED ON DOING WHAT SHE LOVED. SHE WAS TRULY AN ANGEL ON EARTH AND NOW IS AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN. MAY GOD LOVE, BLESS & TAKE CARE OF DAWN & MAY THE HEAVENLY ANGELS SURROUND HER SWEET SOUL. GOD BLESS YOU DAWN & GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
March 05, 2010
God bless Dawn's family and you are all in my prayers.
-Lynne Hartley (South Bend,Indiana)
March 04, 2010
To Dawn's family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. While I have had the experience of being at SeaWorld, I did not get to see Dawn in person, however I can see the joy she had in living her dream.May she rest in peace and may you find the comfort in your memories of such a wonderful,loving person. God bless.
March 04, 2010
I pray for hope and peace to all the family. God Bless you all. Dawn really enjoyed her dream job. God Bless
March 04, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Mrs. Brancheau's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I did not know Dawn, but her death has touched me beyond anything I could ever explain. I know there are no words that I can express that would give you comfort. May God watch over you, bless you and keep you in his loving arms.
March 04, 2010
God bless Dawn and her family and children, my prayers are with all of you, God bless
March 04, 2010
TO DAWN'S FAMILY, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. HER DEATH HAD TOUCHED ME GREATLY. MY DAUGHTER IS CURRANTLY A JUNIOR AT ANDREAN AND MY COUSIN GRADUATED WITH HER AND IS NOW A CATHOLIC PRIEST. DAWN IS PART OF OUR ANDREAN FAMILY AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE A "NINER". YOUR ANDREAN FAMILY STANDS WITH YOU IN PRAYER AND LOVE. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
March 04, 2010
What an inspiration her life was. God bless and hold your family close during this time in his comforting love.
March 04, 2010
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO DAWN'S FAMILY.
YOUR DAUGHTER BROUGHT MUCH JOY TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. GOD BLESS.
March 04, 2010
Dear family, I am a member of the Orlando Theme Park community. We feel your loss deeply! God bless you in your sorrow! With my love, Moe
March 04, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's family and children. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 04, 2010
I have been to Sea World in Orlando, Florida many times years ago when I was a kid, long before Dawn worked as a trainer there. I went again in May 2005, so I may have seen her perform. I am sorry for your loss of Dawn, she seemed very devout to her work and the whale that took her life. The news hit me like I'm sure so many others. May she rest in peace forever.
March 04, 2010
To the family of Dawn,
I signed your guest book earlier, but somehow I wanted to add another thought. First, even though I never met Dawn, I have been grieving the loss of her since the moment I heard that she left this world. I do want you to know that I, too, know how loss feels- I lost my husband to cancer when he was just 37, lost my father to his taking his own life, and my mother died on the operating table of the very hospital she worked in for many, many years- our family watched her pass into eternity to be with Jesus. Somehow, I just want to convey my thoughts to you to just keep holding onto your faith in Jesus- He is the only one who can truly comfort us, and there is great comfort knowing that a believer in Him goes home to be with Him when their time is up on earth.  Your Dawn was and is such a special person- I don't know why the Lord called her home so soon, but I know that she is perfectly fine there in heaven- and it is us who are left behind who are experiencing the sorrow. But we must just keep going on, even when we don't want to- and I know that Dawn would want that for you, too. There is still a work that God has for us to do here. I am sure that the Lord has Dawn working with so many animals up there in heaven, and when He calls me home, I would feel so privileged to work with her there, too, with the animals. I love animals, too. I also wanted to say this- I have given thought to Tilikum, the Orca, too- and I know in my heart that he never meant to hurt Dawn- He didn't know what he was doing. I personally think he just wanted her close to him as he could see how special Dawn is, and he could feel her love for him. I am sure he is missing Dawn terribly and wonders where she is and is looking for her. I saw videos and Tilikum would follow her wherever she walked. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you greatly!!! Love and prayers to you, your friend in Jesus- Debby
March 04, 2010
May god bless and watch over you during this difficult time.
March 04, 2010
Every time I read or hear this story I begin to cry for her and her loved ones
March 04, 2010
We would like to extend our condolences to Dawn's family. We had the pleasure of seeing Dawn perform several times and it was truly a privilege. Our daughter, now 6, was totally inspired by her performance and obvious love for these animals. God brought home an Angel.
March 04, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.
March 04, 2010
My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Always remember the good memories of Dawn. She will live on in your hearts and through memories. I admire what Dawn did for a career. It takes a special person to work and handle that type of mammal. God Bless,
March 04, 2010
To Dawn's Family~
From the Justice family to you we was very sad to hear what happened. Our prayers and thought's are sent to you.
March 04, 2010
feel comfort in knowing.before her death she lived her dream.she was amazing.god bless you dawn.
March 04, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 04, 2010
We know the pain of never seeing your child again,but you have 40 years of great memories. Watching her grow from a tiny baby to a beautiful acomplished woman who loved what she was doing. Fear not as she's always with you in a special corner of your heart.One day you will be suddenly smiling and people will wonder why but only you will see her smiling back at you thru your minds eye.
March 03, 2010
To the family of Dawn.. dont be sadden think of her as a joyfull woman, she gave so much.. so always remember that beautiful smile.
March 03, 2010
Please accept my heart felt condolences on the loss of Dawn.
I had the privilege of seeing her perform. She will truly be missed. .
“May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” be with you during this difficult time.
2 Corinthans 1:3
D. McKnight
March 03, 2010
I had the opportunity to see Dawn at Sea World in Orlando and she was great. She looked like she enjoyed her job. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this stressful time. I feel for you. Dawn is part of our Andrean family.
A 59er
March 03, 2010
Very sorry to learn of this event , Certain Dawn is now a trainer elsewhere , To once again meet with loved ones .
March 03, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Dawn's family. I had the privilege last July to see Dawn at Seaworld. Her love of the animals and her love of life were so evident and she had a beautiful smile. It would have been an honor to meet and know her. Her passing has touched me as if I had lost a dear friend. Her speech after her interaction with the whales about living with nature was done so well and she seemed to connect with each person individually in the crowd of thousands. Our consolation is that we know you are at peace and will enjoy eternal love and joy in heaven.
Arthur Dolan Worcester, MA
March 03, 2010
What a tragedy! Condolences to her family.
March 03, 2010
God's blessings to the family and friends of Dawn. Her spirit will live forever and she has had a remarkable life in her 40 years with us and has touched many hearts.
March 03, 2010
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
March 03, 2010
We travelled to Sea world every year from Wales a 11 hr flight just to see you.You truely have touched the world Dawn, how lucky are those close to you to have been able to know you and love you, I hope they have strength in knowing they played a special part in a well lived life, you were a true mermaid and sooooooooooooo talented, I have videos to show my children and grandchildren so thankyou from our hearts. god bless you princess.
March 03, 2010
I cannot get her death out of my mind. I hope the family knows the joy she and her extended family (Tilikum and gang) gave to so many people. I wish I had known her. Her family and friends were very lucky to have her in their lives. Now in death, I hope she is training other not so fortunate animals that didn't make it here on earth. Keep on keeping on Dawn,,,,they need you. Debbie, Huntington, WV.
March 03, 2010
I saw Dawn on many occasions while in the audience at Sea World. She was a beautiful young lady and loved everyone. She was great with all that she worked with and this incident is truly sad and tragic loss to us all. I send my condolensces to her family and many friends and co-workers. They will be in my thoughts and prayers as we try to deal with this. I have cried thinking of her and the times she brought smiles to us in the audiences. She will be missed by me and others that came to know her and her work with animals and sea creatures. God will bless us and may we try to cope and understand the meaning of what has happened. I wish that comfort will come to her loved ones and family as we go on in life. Sincerely Melrose Floirda
March 03, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
March 03, 2010
The Lo Verde Family.

Deepest Sympathy,lots of LOVE.

Carol & John Lo Galbo
March 03, 2010
SURELY DAWN WILL BE MISSED BUT HER LOVE FOR NATURES ANIMALS WILL SIMPLY GO ON IN ANOTHER PLACE.
March 03, 2010
LoVerde, Brancheau, Sea World, University of S.C., and Andrean Families...for Dawn touched everyone who knew her in a way that made us all feel like family...My heart breaks for the loss the world knows in this tragedy. My heart sings that I had the chance to have Dawn in my life; to call her a forever friend; to know she lived her dream. Her smile will be with me always.
With love,
March 03, 2010
Our family had the pleasure of meeting Dawn a couple of times on our many visits to Sea World. She was always so cheerful and caring. She had a glowing spirit and I feel privilged to have met her. Thank you Dawn for making our lives brighter during your short time with us. God Bless
March 03, 2010
God Bless the family and friends of Dawn Brancheau.
March 03, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 03, 2010
We loved going to SeaWorld every year. Never met Dawn, but she look like a beautiful person, full of life. Her spirt will live forever.
God Bless our Angel.
March 03, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2010
i really enjoyed seeing dawn in the shows. she was always happy and eccentric about her career. i met her once and she was very nice. i hope she is in heaven with the other whales who passed away. she really made a difference when you met her.
March 03, 2010
I saw one of her show at Seaworld Dawn will be missed. God be with your family at this time
March 03, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 03, 2010
we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dawn we have seen her at work last year at Seaworld we will miss her.GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY.
March 03, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 03, 2010
SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. DAWN IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US. SHE IS IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS STEVE ERWIN.
March 03, 2010
In life, we're sometimes strangers to many, in death, we will all be united as brothers and sisters with Christ our Lord and savior. May GOD bless Dawn in her resting place, and continue to uphold family and friends with prayer. Life can be heavy at times, but angel wings, which she now has, are never too big to carry. I didn't know Dawn or ever entered Sea World, but I believe Dawn lived her life doing what she loved, and somehow, I hope this will give you all comfort. Peace and love to you all.
March 03, 2010
WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF DAWN..WE SAW HER AT A SHOW SEVERAL YEARS AGO..SHE WILL BE MISSED..STEPHANIE BUTLER..GLOUCESTER VA.
March 03, 2010
Seaworld has always been a special place for us and we have always marveled at what the trainers are able to accomplish with these animals. Our prayers go out to your husband and family, and may they be comforted knowing that you did what you loved.
March 03, 2010
My most sincere condolences to the Brancheau Family. -Ephraim Bosmans
March 03, 2010
Dear Brancheau Family,
Our hearts are heavy with thoughts of your loss. Dawn was an exceptional woman. I hope you find solace in these words, "Grieve not for long that she is gone but celebrate forever that she was.'
The Brown/ Hunt Families
March 03, 2010
This person loved these animals so much that she was willing to risk her life to be with and care for them. Wherever she is, I would think that she has no regrets and doesn't want people to feel that her life was cut short. Under the circumstances she wouldn't have had that way of life without the risk. She felt it was worth the risk, and again, she lived the way she wanted to. I feel so sad for her family, but I think that she is happy wherever she is.
March 02, 2010
Your in our thought's and pray's. Laura D. Gainesville,Ga.
March 02, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 02, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 02, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 02, 2010
I am so very sorry for your loss. I was a sorority sister of Dawn's in Alpha Delta Pi at USC. She was a wonderful person who was genuine and warm. she had an infectious smile and was always a joy to be around. I was so happy when I learned through friends years ago she had achieved her dream at SeaWorld, and I am so devastated by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dawn was truly a special person.
March 02, 2010
love from Canada. words are empty today---but in our hearts you all are.

wishing the pain would wash away---and only the love remain behind
March 02, 2010
To the Brancheau family, this is truly a sad day to hear this happened. Dawn was in incredible woman with a good passion for animals. They are just animals with animals instint. One day soon the animals on earth will be at peace with man. Isaiah 65:25
March 02, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 02, 2010
Most of us live our whole life without knowing why we are here or what our passions are. I didn't know Dawn but I am so moved by what I have seen and read about her. She obviously lived her life to the fullest and her smile which is so beautiful shows her love for life. I can't imagine the pain you as her family must be feeling and my heart goes out to you all. She lived a short life but what seems to be a full life; more so than some people who live to be 100. God bless her and all those who are like her spending their life with these amazing creatures. God bless. Julianna Wroblewski, Mokena, Illinois
March 02, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 02, 2010
To the family of Dawn may she forever be in GODS arms and in your hearts. She will be missed and remembered always.
March 02, 2010
To Dawn's Family,
My heart and sympathy goes out to all of you. Just know that when even though Dawn's unexpected death was a tragedy, she was doing what she loved to do.

To Dawn,
God Bless You Sweetheart. Rest In Peace.

In Jesus,
David Wasserman
March 02, 2010
Sorry to hear of your loss, my heart goes out to the family of Dawn and friends. What a quality she held of loving animals and working very closely with them. She was able to do something that she loved and devoted herself to. I would like to share a hope with you that is descriped in the scriptures which I find very comforting. John 5:28,29 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life"

My deepest sympathy,
March 02, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss, I can;t stop crying about Dawn. She was truly a gift from god and her love of the whales.
March 02, 2010
You certainly loved your job and gave love to others through it. You made people smile and be happy thanks to your everyday work. As you died, yes, you were loving. Rest in peace.
March 02, 2010
LoVerde, Brancheau and SeaWorld Family:

As a mother and someone who has lost a child I know all to well the wave of emotions you are experiencing. We are never prepared for these moments. But somewhere, we are forced to find the faith and strength. Know that with time, things will come together and resemble somewhat normalcy.

YOUR true blessing(s) is that you have wonderful friends and family to guide, support and help you through these times.

Although I did not know Dawn (as many have attested to here), it should bring you peace and comfort knowing she gave and received so much love and happiness to those who were fortunate to cross her path through this journey we call life. Although no one is guaranteed tomorrow, it's what we do with today that counts. Should our own journey on this earth end today, the question should be: Are we prepared?....AND....What have we done to make our world and/or surroundings a better place? By almost every testament to Dawn; it's very evident that she not only lived her dream, but she also made a difference.

We are all here but a very short while. We owe it to ourselves, loved ones and society to live our dream(s) and leave our mark(s). Dawn did that and has received her much deserved reward. She shall live in the house of the Lord forever.

In my own life, I choose to ALWAYS look at anything and everything positively and to make a difference in someones life daily. Even in heartache, I can find something positive to be grateful for. That is my choice and one that I'm sure your Family can and will transition to. Know that tears cleanse our soul. Cry when you need to. Then let tears give way to beautiful memories. You have something more precious than anything on this planet. You have the wonderful memories of Dawn to carry you through. And that SMILE of hers? Oh my, a million watt, sincere and pure smile. When all else appears to fail you along the grieving journey, call out her name for guidance and she'll be right there. You will feel her and sense her and she will ALWAYS be with you and never leave you.

I will light a candle and pray that you, her Family continue to find comfort and peace along this journey.

Dawn, peace be with you and job well done ole faithful servant. Job well done!

Marie
March 02, 2010
Dawn's time on this earth was one of great importance and value. She helped further the understanding of our fellow mammals, and did so with great love and joy. What a gift she gave us all with her compassion for our animal friends. May we all be as compassionate. Her contributions were endless. My prayers go out to her family. May God Bless.
March 02, 2010
I am so sorry, and you shouldn't have ended up this way, but you were doing what you loved, and that is special. I believe that God is now holding you safely in the palm of his loving hands and you are home.
March 02, 2010
Wow. Such a great girl. Tragic.
March 02, 2010
To Dawn's Family, loved ones & friends ~ I don't think Dawn would have traded working with the whales for anything else. She was doing what she loved. I pray that you find peace and comfort through God' Love, knowing she was happy with what she did and is now safe in His arms. I pray for Dawn's soul and that her memory is kept alive. God Bless all of you!

Love,
Kim L.
March 02, 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Brancheau's interaction with the whales. She was truly a professional.

I would like to send my condolences to her family and friends. May the thought from the book of Job be of some comfort to you. Please read Job 14:13,14.
March 02, 2010
I HAD TO GO AWAY

I had to go away.
I'm sorry you couldn't come with me.
But on earth is where you shall stay.
Please do not be sad.
Instead laugh and be glad.
I'm in a beautiful place, such a beautiful place.
I know you wont see me for a while.
But you will hear from me.
I will be the wind that will chill you on a hot summer day.
I will be the sun that will warm you when it's cold.
Listen to the birds sing, I will be saying, "I love you" in their song.
I know you can't touch me.
But you will feel me.
Because I will be inside of you giving you life on the days you feel like you can't go on anymore.
Please I beg of you, go on, live your life as I lived mine.
Always remember we will be together again.
I will be patiently waiting for you on that day.
When you will join me in this beautiful place.
Until then may God bless you with his almighty grace.
Written By: Kimberly Ann Kerek
March 02, 2010
To Dawn's husband, family, and friends: I'm so very sorry about your loss of Dawn. It's clear by looking at her pictures that she was a wonderful human being. You can see it in her eyes and her smile. I hope in time you can find peace. I know you will always hold Dawn close in your hearts. I'm an animal lover myself. I have a picture of Dawn in my head taking care of the aniamls this earth has lost. God bless all of you.

LAW Marriottsville, MD
March 02, 2010
May God's awesome love surround your family during these hard times and help ease your pain and suffering. Dawn is now watching over you all and always with you in heart n spirit! My prayers are with you all.
March 02, 2010
Dear Brancheau and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. She will be known forever and to the ages as the person in Seaworld. Bonsoir, Dawn. God bless her and her family.
March 02, 2010
Many prayers to Dawn's family and friends. I did not know Dawn personally, but may she rest in peace.
She is heavy on my mind today.
March 02, 2010
Dawn was doing what she loved.My wife and I understand I have been a soldier and a racer.May the great spirit hold her in the palm of his hand and give you all peace.
March 02, 2010
Our family had the privledge of knowing Dawn through seeing her beautiful love for the whales during her performances. She truly was a inspiration to me as I grew up loving the Shamu stadium. She will be missed. May her love she displayed so freely to us all continue through eternity.
March 02, 2010
My heart goes out to dawn's family! She is in a better place now.. my prayers are with you all
March 02, 2010
My heart goes out to dawn's family! She is in a better place now.. my prayers are with you all
March 02, 2010
For Dawn...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~ jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio, Beverly Hills, California
March 02, 2010
To the Brancheau Family
So sorry to hear about Dawn we know how much she enjoyed her work with the whales.She will be greatly missed
March 02, 2010
Your family is in my prayers...She was a beautiful person.
March 02, 2010
My thoughts and prayer go out to Dawn's Family and Friends.
My cousin worked with Dawn. She was a very special person to my cousin and her family.
March 02, 2010
May God continue to comfort you during these difficult days; but remember: There's Peace and Calm in the Twenty-Third Psalm.

Prayerfully,
Joan Young
March 02, 2010
The slide show of Dawn is beautiful, and I am sure the animals loved her, as she loved them, I am sorry for your loss, but as an animal lover myself, The life she lived is not something she would have traded even with fortuative knowlege. Continue to love her, you will meet again, and who knows, she my be with animals in yet another place!
March 02, 2010
Dawn, We will miss not seeing you and that beautiful smile again, but luckily you will always reside in our hearts. We were blessed to have you in our lives and to be able to call you our friend. We will sincerely miss you. Scott, our prayers go out to you and Dawn's family. I am so sorry for your loss. We Love you and wish you comfort in the days ahead. Sorry I could not make it to FL or Chicago, but I hope to see you soon.

Your Friends-
Alan & Deb Tollefson
March 02, 2010
THIS IS SUCH A TRAGEDY,YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS...MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORRROW..
LISA LeBron and son,Jah.
March 02, 2010
God bless and comfort your hearts now and in the days ahead. She was loved by many and will always be with you.
March 02, 2010
To the family of Dawn Brancheau..May you find some solace in the knowledge that she is in a better place. She lived a fulfilling life doing something that most people would never attempt. It is sad that she died because she was doing what she loved best. Remember her, not how she died, but how she lived. GOD BLESS!!!!!!
March 02, 2010
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family & friends of Dawn Brancheau. May you find comfort in the Bible where it assures us that "Our Heavenly Father will actually swallow up death forever and he will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
March 02, 2010
I worked at Sea World 15 years ago. I watched at the amazment the whale shows brought to every young heart. My condolences go out to the family and close friends of Dawn.
March 02, 2010
To Dawn's Husband and Family...I have thought of and prayed for Dawn every day since this tragedy. I want to Thank her for bringing so much happiness to others through her love and devotion to these whales. You will be missed and will remain in our hearts.
March 02, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 02, 2010
to the family of dawn may u find peace and comfort with our lord at this sad time my thoughts and prayers are with the family.dawn will be missed by all .may she rest in peace in the arms of our loveing god.
March 02, 2010
I wish I could have known her I would give her a hug and thank her for all the hard work she did working with the very animals I have yet to see I love orcas and she just loved them more to make it her life. rest in pease and to all the family it is not easy but time will help heel you and keep you strong
March 02, 2010
God bless you all in this time of loss.Dawn lived a dream that so many of us can draw inspiration from. To love God is to love all he created, and she did just that.Peace from our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
March 02, 2010
SHE SEEMED SO FREE AND HAPPY WITH THE WHALES.....SHE TRULY DIED DOING WHAT SHE LIKED THE BEST TRAINING THOSE ORCAS!!!
March 02, 2010
i felt yer work was so amazing & admired wat yu did. its tragic was has happened. yu mite be qone, but never forqotten!
March 02, 2010
I have been going to Sea World for many many years.I have seen Dawn many times during the Shamu shows.You can just see the love she had for these whales.She was a awesome trainer & worked so well with the other trainers & animals.Sea World will be different without her.My heart goes out to all her coworkers,friends & family.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. You'll be missed Dawn!
March 02, 2010
I never meet you but be to the show any times and your smile was big , I think the wales will miss you so much and your freinds and ur forks and scott but god call the best angels home fisrted god bless you dawn ,I think a lot of kids will miss you smile and your love for the whales I hope I pass doing what I love /horses / I think win god call you it feel like it not rigth but god know why , but i but if you could call you tell scott love my dogs miss you , for one pet lover to all each day could be your last love what you do,,
March 02, 2010
So very sorry for the loss of this seasoned trainer in such a terrible accident. God bless all that knew and loved her.
March 02, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. What a terrible tragedy. May your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort in the days to come. God Bless. Faye Moore (Gordon, Ga.)
March 02, 2010
Dawn you are a inspirational person. You loved your work and the orcas. You lived your life doing what you loved. What a gift you had. You will be missed. RIP
March 02, 2010
Dawn felt like family to us. We visit the Shamu show at least 6 times a year. We will never forget Dawn's precious face and beautiful smile...she always smiled. One could see that she truly loved her job and the whales she worked with. Dawn would never, ever, want to see the whales at Seaworld punished or given their freedom at this point in their lives - they wouldn't make it in the wild. What hurts us as much as losing dear Dawn is to know that the whales at Seaworld don't know it, but they just lost their very best friend and defender. We pray for Dawn's family and for the Seaworld family who loved her and truly appreciate all she brought to their organization. Thank you, Dawn, for all the years of happiness you brought to so many! You are missed tremendously!
March 02, 2010
Dawn felt like family to us. We love to visit the Shamu show at least 6 times a year. We will never forget Dawn's precious face and beautiful smile...she always smiled. One could see that she truly loved her job and the whales she worked with. Dawn would never, ever, want to see the whales at Seaworld punished or given their freedom at this point in their lives - they wouldn't make it in the wild. What hurts us as much as losing dear Dawn is to know that the whales at Seaworld don't know it, but they just lost their very best friend and defender. We pray for Dawn's family and for the Seaworld family who loved her and truly appreciate all she brought to their organization. Thank you, Dawn, for all the years of happiness you brought to so many!
March 02, 2010
My condolences to the entire family. May the strength of your love of family ease your pain at this difficult time.
March 01, 2010
I visited Sea World last year with my grandson, daughter and son-in-law. I have watched the DVD so many times, I feel as if I knew Dawn. The most overwhelming feeling I had when I watched the show, was the most amazing feeling of love that emanated from the trainers to the whales, and I felt it was also reciprocated. I hope her family will be comforted when they know how much everyone who ever has seen the show, was in awe of her, and all the trainers. I will never forget it. Thank you all. Meg Larder Arizona
March 01, 2010
I visited Sea World last year with my grandson, daughter and son-in-law. I have watched the DVD so many times, I feel as if I knew Dawn. The most overwhelming feeling I had when I watched the show, was the most amazing feeling of love that emanated from the trainers to the whales, and I felt it was reciprocated. It is a tragedy, but also I think a tragic accident. Her radiant smile will go on for ever. I hope her family will be comforted when they know how much everyone who ever has seen the show, was in awe of her, and all the trainers. I will never forget it. Thank you all. Meg Larder
March 01, 2010
Dear Family & Friends of Dawn;
We are so very sorry to hear of Dawn's tragic accident. Our hearts are with all of you at this time. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers at this time. We are Whale & Dolphin LOVERS ourselves. We can relate tot he passion Dawn had with her Whale Family. As I have many pictures of my Daughter Heather's Dolphin encounters, and all our GREAT pictures from the Shamu Show, I will always think of Dawn. (My Daughter almost had 2 scares...(1) when her long hair was Bo Derek braided with beads and her Dolphin at Discovery Cove would not come to her because of the clicking of the beads in the water and when a Dolphin knocked her in the water, off of a ledge in the water, with his tail at Sea Wolrd in San Diego. We probably saw Dawn perform when we were at Sea World/Florida in 2002, I hope we did. We did do the Lunch with the Whales and have GREAT pictures form that also. Our LOVE to all of you at this time. Love, Mary Arndt & Heather Underwood
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's family at this most difficult time. May God bless Dawn forever. Her presence will be missed and her courageous spirit will live on forever.
J.Owens (Los Angeles, CA)
March 01, 2010
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Dawn's family! What a terrible shock to you all! There is not anything anyone can say to make this any easier!!!! My thoughts are with you her family! Prayerfully Harriett Council
March 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
March 01, 2010
Marion, it was such a beautiful, moving service today. Your so right
Dawn light up that room today. You could feel her there. May God Bless You.
March 01, 2010
I am very sorry for your loss. The pictures are awesome. You can tell she loved what she did.
March 01, 2010
Marion, it was such a beautiful, moving service today. Your so right
Dawn light up that room today. You could feel her there. May God Bless You.
March 01, 2010
Dawn Brancheau

Scott and family
We are heartbroken over this....know you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers....Please know that we love you Scott; Dawn was a special person with an infectious smile. Although we haven't know her long, it is with broken hearts we send our condolescences. She was a lovely lady

jackie and ronny fousse
plaquemine LA
March 01, 2010
We had the chance to see Dawn a few days before her passing. She had a smile that could light up a room. She had a energy about her. You could tell by her body language and spirit that she truly loved and enjoyed what she was doing. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her death but find comfort in knowing that she lived life to the fullest and without a doubt lived out her dreams. Thank you Dawn for showing others how to live life. I thank you for that!
March 01, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I am in Canada and remember seeing Dawn interviewed for a television show a few years ago... her vibrant personality was striking even over the wires. She was effervescent. A great loss. A beautiful soul. GT (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find comfort that Dawn inspired so many others with her love for marine life and was able to fulfill her life long dream as a trainer. May she rest in peace.
March 01, 2010
I worked with with Dawn at Sea World of Florida from 1993-97. I remember those days where she put in many hours at Sea Lion & Otter Stadium where Dawn early in her work as a trainer did the non-glorfied work chores that a Sea World trainer has to do to take care of the animals. Dawn at the end of day would look beat down with her knee high SW issued work boots, the SW issued shorts and sweatshirts. What I will always remember about Dawn, no matter how hard the work and how scruffy she looked from that work, that beautiful smile would lash out at you!!! That was Dawn
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 01, 2010
I'm sadden to hear about Dawn viewing the pictures makes me think how she loved her job. Rest in peace Dawn from the Dine (Navajo Tribe) Nation, New Mexico
March 01, 2010
What a sad moment for such a courages entertainer. She will be missed.
March 01, 2010
"I was 5 when i decided to become a trainer at Sea World . Dawn has Inspired me and others to believe. She has been an inspiration to me and my sister.10 years later i still believe that i can achieve this dream of mine because of Dawn . You will be deeply missed.I will never forget you or that day. My thought's and Prayer's go to Dawn's entire family and freinds. You will be missed."
March 01, 2010
I spent every summer at SeaWorld with my family. I wanted to be a trainer more than anything in the world, and was always inspired by how much love a trainer has for her job. I remember Dawn as always being so warm and welcoming, never one to shy away from a curious child. She was an inspiration to myself and so many others. I feel as though I have lost a member of my family, but Dawn's legacy will forever live on. Everytime a child believes, she will be honoring Dawn. My heart and prayers are with you all.
March 01, 2010
We have spent the last days at such a loss for our beautiful friend Dawn. She had a spirit like no other. We are blessed to have had her as a part of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Scott and Dawn's family. She will be in our hearts forever.

Your Friends-
Stephanie, Adam, Luke & Sandler Tollefson
March 01, 2010
I am so sad about your loss. I feel her love and warm as I watch her on TV. May the memories bring you comfort.
Tekia Denwiddie-TN
March 01, 2010
My prayer is with you..
March 01, 2010
I'll never forget it. I had a front row seat. She gave everyone a lot of happiness who saw her perform and to those she touched in her lifetime RIP Dawn thank you for a special day.I wish the family happiness knowing she is in a better place
March 01, 2010
I am just devasted by this story. I hope everyone will find peace as they deal with this tragic loss.
March 01, 2010
May we all love a little more because Dawn loved so much. My prayers to the Lo Verde and Brancheau families for their loss. God's blessings now and always.
March 01, 2010
So very sorry for your loss. I hope she is playing with the dophins in heaven.
March 01, 2010
Brancheau, Dawn Therese
Lleva hasta el cielo esa alegría que compartiste a quienes te vimos feliz en tus presentaciones... Dios te bendiga... Belive!
March 01, 2010
Brancheau, Dawn Therese
Lleva hasta el cielo esa alegría que compartiste a quienes te vimos feliz en tus presentaciones... Dios te bendiga... Belive!
March 01, 2010
My kids worked at SeaWorld so I saw the performances often. Watching Dawn and the others made me want to swim w/ Shamu. May your family be comforted to know that she is resting peacefully.
March 01, 2010
Brancheau, Dawn Therese
Lleva hasta el cielo esa alegría que compartiste a quienes te vimos feliz en tus presentaciones... Dios te bendiga... Belive!
March 01, 2010
Lleva hasta el cielo esa alegría que compartiste a quienes te vimos feliz en tus presentaciones... Dios te bendiga... Belive!
March 01, 2010
Lucky enough to witness show many times. I know the whales are in mourning too.She was fortunate to have a job she loved and was loved back.Her devotion and dedication were so obvious. Take comfort that this woman loved so much.Animals is heaven are flocking at her feet.
God Bless...Baltimore Md
March 01, 2010
I visited Sea World back in 2003. I remember her even back then, and could see her love of the animals. May God be with her family and all of her Sea World family.
March 01, 2010
sorely missed her gone and be comforty & blessing with her family & friends
she is very bright & soul person
March 01, 2010
so very sorry for you lose.she was a great person.she is in a good place now.
March 01, 2010
I went to Sea World in May 2009. I'll never forget it. You could see the love Dawn had for the Whales and life itself. I had a front row seat. She gave everyone a lot of happiness who saw her perform and to those she touched in her lifetime RIP Dawn thank you for a special day.
March 01, 2010
So sorry for your tragic loss.
March 01, 2010
I used to spend every possible day at sea world for two years and watched dawn with the whales so often. She inspired me to follow my dream which has always been to be a trainer. Animals have bad days just as we do. You will be dearly missed and are loved by many R.I.P dawn :)
March 01, 2010
We seen Dawn many times in her shows at Sea World while we lived in Florida. Always, that beautiful smile. She will be missed. Heaven has gained a very special lady who loved Gods creatures. Teri D. (Spring, Tx.)
March 01, 2010
I've never met a more loving and wonderful friend as Dawn.
March 01, 2010
Sometimes the paths we take in life are uncertain, you had a vision and wanted to fulfill that. Your beloved creatures I am sure loved you,but did not realize how delicate we humans are. Guide over your familiy,your spirit will always be there guiding your " Little ones" Mr Brancheau my heart goes out to you,I know you will miss this incredible Woman! Groce Family
March 01, 2010
I went to Sea world many times and particularly loved the Shamu Show. It was wonderful to see how these wonderful animals where able to share and interact with humans. Dawn taught us this. She had the privalage to do something she loved doing. May she rest in peace and I thank her and her collegues for the joy they bring us, for allowing us to dream further!
March 01, 2010
God took Dawn today to have an angel with him to send her love and warmth from above to all our animals in the sea and on earth. My heart goes to her family and friends. Be strong.
March 01, 2010
hi my name i ej terrazas im from midland tx and i got to sea world sanantio and for ur lost ive decided im gonna be a trainer in honor of dawn love alway if yall need any thing email me ejterrazas@yahoo.com
March 01, 2010
my children enjoyed your show. many good memories and smiles. may she enjoy meeting the children she touched
in heaven.
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's entire friends and family... She is trainning her whales
and dolphins in heaven.

Nadine Trujillo (Rodeo, Calif)
March 01, 2010
Please take comfort from the beautiful words of the apostle Paul who wrote “Blessed be . . . the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.”—2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
So sorry for your loss
March 01, 2010
rest in peace dawn you will be missed by so many . you loved your work so much . . and gave so much pleasure to many. my heart goes out to scott on his sad loss
March 01, 2010
It's been many,many years since I've visited Sea World, and of course, don't know anyone there. I was deeply saddened by Dawn's death, as I could see that she was a vivacious young woman and loved what she did.
March 01, 2010
My daughter and I had met Dawn at Sea World about ten years ago. We spent the day together with the trainer for a day program. I still remember her love for the whales and dolphins was very contagious. Dawn encouraged my daughter in her goal of becoming a Marine Biologist. What a wonderful person she was. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
March 01, 2010
May God comfort this family and keep Dawn in his loving arms.
March 01, 2010
May God comfort this family and keep Dawn in his loving arms. - Rosalind B (West Memphis, Ark)
March 01, 2010
May God comfort this family and keep Dawn in his loving arms. - Rosalind B (West Memphis, Ark)
March 01, 2010
I will always remember Dawn when I was at SeaWorld. She was the best there was. She's in good hands and will be missed by many, many people. Thanks for all the great memories.

Mark - Oregon
March 01, 2010
May the Lord heal you all during t his difficult time, but may you find comfort in knowing that she is with God shining down on you all. Her light will live on in all those who knew her and loved her so much.
Sincerely, Angel
March 01, 2010
my thoughts and prayers are with her family n friends... we saw the show 2days before it happened and she did an awesome job. she really loved the animals.
March 01, 2010
AFTER LOSING TOO MANY OF MY RELATIVES &
FRIENDS, I WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT TO DAWN's FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS AND FANS !!! WE DON'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND "WHY" ALL THE TIME. DAWN IS NOW NEAR HER LORD.
ESPECIALLY TO HER FAMILY..."MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU NOW AND FOREVER" !!! AND MAY HE GIVE YOU COMFORT & DIRECTION DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME !!! THERE ARE PEOPLE ALL OVER AMERICA THAT "TRULY CARE" ABOUT ALL OF YOU !!!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. AMERICA IS CRYING TOO !!!
I'M SURE THAT DAWN TOUCHED MANY PEO-PLE's LIVES; LOVED AND ADORED CHILDREN;
WAS A 'MODEL' AND DEDICATED EMPLOYEE;
WAS 'TRUE' TO HER FAMILY; AND LOVED HER LORD AND SAVIOUR !!! I NEVER HAD THE PRIVELEGE TO MEET HER OR SEE HER PERFORM. YOU CAN LEARN A GREAT DEAL THRU THE "POWER OF TELEVISION."
DAWN WAS & IS "LOVE."
March 01, 2010
TO DAWN'S HUSBAND, FAMILY, FRIENDS. AND ASSOCIATES. MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR TODAY AND TOMORROW. MAY YOU FIND STRENGTH IN THE MEMORIES YOU SHARED WITH DAWN.
A MULTITUDE OF THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU.
"LEAN NOT UNTO THOU OWN UNDERSTANDING.
ACKNOWLEDGE HIM IN ALL THY WAYS AND HE SHALL DIRECT THOU PATH."
March 01, 2010
I'm so sorry for the loss of this young lady. My heart goes out to the family and friends. I can't imagine.....
March 01, 2010
Always enjoyed the show, she will be missed!
Comedian Peter Wolf www.comedianpeterwolf.com
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 01, 2010
You have my deepest condolences....may God grant you comfort & peace during this time.
March 01, 2010
My heart and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Dawn. In her beauty and smile, you can see the happiness she felt doing what she loved so much. May God's love hold you up during the difficult days ahead.
Dianne, Emily and Jordan
Katy, Texas
March 01, 2010
God Rest your Soul Dawn.Rest in Peace.
March 01, 2010
I want to extend my deepest condolences. I did not know Dawn but I applaud the fact that she did what she loved most. Your family should be so proud.
March 01, 2010
What an amazing woman!
March 01, 2010
To Dawn's Family and her SeaWorld Family... You ALL have our deepest sympathy.
March 01, 2010
How wonderful it must have been to be living your dreams. I did not know Dawn personaly but have taken my children and now my grand children every year to see her do what she loved doing every day and it showed. How proud you must be of your wife, daughter, sister, aunt... She brought happiness to many and now God has her in his hands. Her job here is done and now it is our job to pass the smiles and love that she showed on to others...

Thank you Dawn's family for sharing her with the world. May you all be comforted by the grace of God and those around you who love you dealry. As my father said "Our time here is but only a glimps of our time we will spend in heaven" God Bless.
March 01, 2010
I am truly sorry for the loss of Dawn. I also am a lover of animals. I have three dogs and two cats. Our door is always open to stray animals and anyone in need. God bless Dawn and her family. Deborah Taylor, Bakersfield, CA
March 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
March 01, 2010
So sorry for your loss--Dawn was awesome!!!
March 01, 2010
Thank you for all that you have done to entertain us through the years. May Dawn's family be at peace knowing that Dawn is now in the real, "Magic Kingdom" and is not in danger any more. May God bless you and your family and know that the world grieves with you.
March 01, 2010
I never met Dawn but her story touched my heart. I have visited Sea World many times and always wondered what it would be like to work with those magnificent whales. I am so glad she had the opportunity to realize her dream - so few are granted that gift in their lives. RIP, Dawn. I know all of my past pets that are now in heaven are glad you are there to be with them and love them.
March 01, 2010
My family had the very fortunate experience to have met Dawn at Sea World 2 years ago. She sat with us during the Orca show and educated my children on the nuances of the whales she loved. She was a delightful person who clearly had a passion for these animals. We wish her loved ones nothing but blessings as they mourn their tragic loss. The Neubauer Family, Woodstock, Illinois
March 01, 2010
To every door that appears to have been shut, they say God always opens a window. May you and yours see that window and the beauty that your daughter and her whales gave to others ... my children love those whales, as do I, and because of your daughter, her beauty that shone through so bright and her unique special gifts, they are more dedicated than ever to learn about and educate themselves and others to these exquisitly beautiful, intelligent yet sometimes unpredictably dangerous and mysterious mammals. Thank you for sharing her with us......may her memory and legacy forever live on. Danica Barrett and family
March 01, 2010
May God bless and keep you during this time. It's a beautiful thing to actually do what it is you love for a living. May Dawn's spirit live on.
March 01, 2010
In every video clip, in every photo, I could sense the love she had for these whales. The way she carressed them and interacted with them, her love and joy just eminated. I cry each time I see her with Tilikum in photos or video and also sense this animal knew not what he was doing. I'm heartsick to see her moments before the fatal turn of events, happy, upbeat, enjoying her art not knowing what lay ahead. I hope she didn't suffer and hopefully didn't realize what was happening. She will be missed by so many and I do believe Tilikum will miss her desparately too.
March 01, 2010
To the Brancheau and Lo Verde families:

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of Dawn. She died doing what she loved to do...that's so important.

We pray for strength for the days ahead.
March 01, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow rest in peace Dawn.........
March 01, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 01, 2010
Be sad for yourself and be happy for her. She was among the few of whom it can be said died doing what they loved. Hold onto the memories of all her good days and works, and know that she is now at peace and beyond the reach of any pain she may have felt. GOD be with you and rely on the strength and support of HIM, your family, and friends. The world has lost a precious steward of GOD's creatures. "A fan"
March 01, 2010
To Dawn's Family & Friends,
My family & I were at Seaworld in 2008, Dawn & the whole crew put on a beautiful show. We have it on tape. May she Rest In Peace.
March 01, 2010
Rest in peace, Dawn. God bless your family as they try to continue on without your bright smile. Thank you for all that you shared with the world. You have allowed many people to see that orcas are not just killer whales, but beautiful creatures with minds and personalities. I have cried each day since you have been gone for what we and our world lost when you died. I guess God just needed a special soul by His side in Heaven.
March 01, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 01, 2010
As an annual passholder, I saw Dawn perform countless times.. It was evident the love that passed between this trainer and her whales.. Not only did we lose a very special person, the whales also lost their best friend.. May Dawn's husband and family find peace in their hearts knowing, she loved what she did.... and I know when I go into Shamu Stadium next weekend and look up, Dawn will be smiling down on us all.... RIP Dawn...
March 01, 2010
I have seen Dawn in her shows and she was wonderful. You could tell how much she loved what she did. I never knew her but my heart is very sad for her family, co-workers and for the whales that I am sure will miss her. I will always remember her when I am at Sea World. This world is a much better place for having Dawn in it. May God Bless her and her family.
March 01, 2010
MAY THE LORD COMFORT AND CONSOLE YOU DURING YOUR BEREAVEMENT.

MAY THE CHERISHED MEMORIES SHE LEFT IN YOUR HEART BRING YOU PEACE.
March 01, 2010
To Dawn's loving family, my prayers are with you all--Know that Dawn is swimming up in the heavens smiling down on us all--She has touched so many people and We will all miss that great smile of hers
March 01, 2010
Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same. May God comfort you in your loss. Our daughter Kimberly was a cheerleader with Dawn at Andrean and we enjoyed being around her. We visited with her in Orlando several times and we will sorely miss her.
March 01, 2010
So glad to have pledged ADPi with Dawn and been able to know her. Her life and the impact she made on so many will live on forever. Great memories of her. Many thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, family and those closest to her.
March 01, 2010
To all the Branchaeu Family,

May the God of comfort surround you and your family and fill each of you with a peace that surpasses all understanding as you face many sorrow-filled days ahead. We lost our 21 year old daughter suddenly after a 15 day battle with an aggressive form of leukemia and can without a doubt feel the level of pain and sorrow you are experiencing. We hope you believe that, as awful as this may sound, something awesome and wonderful and inspiring will come from all of this. We don't always have victory on this side of heaven, but be comforted in knowing that victory surely comes on the other side of heaven. By His Grace and in His Steps,
March 01, 2010
I went back through my photos of our Seaworld vacation and have pictures of Dawn in them with the killer whales. This breaks my heart for someone to die doing what makes their heart so full of love. My heart goes out to her & her family. God Bless Dawn God bless you Dawn and my heartfelt thank you for being the inspiration of how we should all live our lives. Sleep in heavenly peace dear Dawn, it is now our turn to pick up where you left off.
March 01, 2010
Dawn was a year ahead of me in high school. I really didn't know her very well, but somehow she knew my name and always said hello to me when she saw me. That made me feel very special as an underclassman. She was so energetic, so happy all the time it was infectous. She was very special at our school and a success at everything she did. I will remember her fondly. Prayers for all the people she loved.
March 01, 2010
May the love and peace of God be with the family through this difficult time.
March 01, 2010
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
Trigo & Hernandez Family, St. Cloud Florida
March 01, 2010
To Dawn's family,
May God Bless you and comfort you in this difficult time. I never knew Dawn, but her passion and zest for life as well as her generous spirit makes me want to be a better person. My brother worked at Sea World after college and since he died last year, I like to think Dawn's putting on a great show up there for all who have gone before us..Stay strong til you are "Called home"...
Nancy (Braidwood,IL)
March 01, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 01, 2010
Dawn brought happiness to many, including the animals she so dearly loved. May God comfort you in your loss, and angels wrap their arms around you.
March 01, 2010
May the peace of god that excels all thought guard your thoughts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.Phil.4:7
March 01, 2010
God bless you Dawn and my heartfelt thank you for being the inspiration of how we should all live our lives. Sleep in heavenly peace dear Dawn, it is now our turn to pick up where you left off.
March 01, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 01, 2010
Marion and your entire precious family,

I send you my own personal condolences and also the thourghs and condolences of the all the Friars here at Lourdes Friary in Cedar Lake. I offered my mass this morning for Dawn and your entire family as she will be taken to her final resting place today. Our hearts are filled with saddness and we are all praying for you with deep felt love.

Fr. Bert Pepowski, OFM and the Franciscans.
March 01, 2010
Your daughter was a wonderful inspiration to so many people. May your memories of her comfort you through this most difficult time. We were at the park and saw her last show and when we heard of the accident our hearts ached for your loss. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many people.
March 01, 2010
My deepest heart felt condolences to the Breancheau and LoVerde Families. Dear Loverde family, I thank you for sharing your daughter with us. She was a wonderful classmate with a genuine heart that was full of kindness and love. I respected her as our class president and as a member of our cheerleading squad who often when I attended Andrean came to the Varsity Girls games to support us. She will be greatly missed. May God continue to Bless and comfort your family through this difficult time.
Class of 87'
March 01, 2010
Dawn, you will never know the legacy you leave behind. You have touched our hearts with your passion and love for the "giants" of the ocean. Many visits, many smiles, many people lived through your enthusiasm for your work. May you swim freely in heaven with your friends who have passed before you, and may your family and your dear husband's hearts hurt a tiny bit less knowing how much you have changed this earth!
The Casey/Cookson family NH
March 01, 2010
GOD BLESS, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.
March 01, 2010
SEAWORD SORRY FOR YOU LOSS I SAW HER IN 2005 AT ONE OF YOUR SHOW SHE WAS GREAT TRAINER SHE WAS WELL LOVED SHE WILL BE SADLEY MISSED.
March 01, 2010
SEAWORD SORRY FOR YOU LOSS I SAW HER IN 2005 AT ONE OF YOUR SHOW SHE WAS GREAT TRAINER SHE WAS WELL LOVED SHE WILL BE SADLEY MISSED.
March 01, 2010
I am sorry for your loss..Please be conforted to know that she knew Christ and she is with him in heaven..I thank Dawn for her gift to our people nation to show that there is more in God creation and we must learn about the gifts he gives us which includes whales..God Bless.
March 01, 2010
May God bless you and your family.
March 01, 2010
To the entire LoVerde and Brancheau families. In the days ahead I pray you find strength and peace in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We had the best of times together growing up. I will treasure the many memories and photos I have with her. My entire family sends their condolences. Love in Christ.
March 01, 2010
May you rest in peace Dawn.
May you ever be in loving arms of Jesus Christ.
March 01, 2010
We thought of you with
love today
but that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
and the days before that
too

We think of you in silence
we often speak your name
all we have now are
memories
and your picture in a frame

Your memory is our
keepsake
with wich we will never
part
God had you in His keep
we have you in our heart

It broke our hearts to lose
you
but you didn't go alone
for a part of us went with
you ...
the day God took you home
March 01, 2010
Dawn, Rest in Peace!
March 01, 2010
Diane and Jeff,
Pat and I extend our condolences and prayers for your family and Dawn's husband. We will think of your often over the next few months.
May you find peace even through this tragedy,
Pat and Edie Downes
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and friends of Dawn. I had the pleasure of watching her interact with the whales at SeaWorld on numerous occasions. We will forever have those moments caught on film, and will truly treasure what a gift she was to everyone. We are going to SeaWorld this month and it will be hard to look out and not see her in the show. Thank you for all of the memories Dawn. I can guarantee the whales hearts are breaking too!! God Bless you!!
The Bailey Family, Burton, Michigan
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's family and friends. Through your memories Dawn will be kept alive in your hearts.
March 01, 2010
So many beautiful photos, so many beautiful memories of a very beautiful soul. As one person wrote in one of the FB pages dedicated to her memory; "To think one girl from Northwest Indiana could touch millions of peoples lives.... wow!" RIP Dawn. May God bless & comfort the Brancheau/LoVerde families today & always.
March 01, 2010
Having lost my daughter in a freak accident when a horse kicked her last month I grieve and pray for Dawn's family. No words are adequate but her life was filled with joy in her profession.
March 01, 2010
My condolences to such a wonderful person. Saw her many times at Seaworld and you could just tell she truly loved her animals. Rest in peace Dawn.
March 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 01, 2010
My family offers our deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful woman. To her entire family, it is a terrible loss and we cannot imagine your grief. From what we know of her, she was a rare gem on this Earth. I know her love of animals and her joy of living a life long dream will live on in everyone who's life she touched. Our prayers are with everyone who is aching from the loss of her.
March 01, 2010
My condolences to Dawn's family and friend for the tragic loss. I have never went to a show in Orlando cause I live in California I have gone to San Diego. But she looked like a wonderful caring person by the way friends and family express may she rest in peace.
March 01, 2010
To the Brancheau family,
grief beyond words is in my mind, and I'm sure yours as well. I remember when another fearless, animal lover passed- Steve Irwin, his father said it so well in his eulogy. Don't be sad for Steve, he was doing what he loved, be sad for the animals, they have lost their biggest champion. Fitting words I think for Dawn as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Debbie F.
March 01, 2010
Our hearts and prayers are going out for her family and everyone who will miss her light, her love, her care, her positivity, her strenghth, her 'believe', her bright smile and laugh.....

Dear Dawn, you will always be an inspiration in following our dreams,
you touched our hearts....take care up there,
Wullems family in The Netherlands
March 01, 2010
I extend my condolensces to the family and friends.

Dawn Brancheau is a true example of focus, ássion, perseverance, discipline and infinite love .
She is the best whale trainer and a true animal lover that will live forever and be an example for many in the world.

She left this world after her final curtain call doing what she loved.
A remarkable glowing being that will continue to glow.

God bless her.
March 01, 2010
Very sad. Dawn was a pretty and too young to be good ..She died doing something she loved..prayers with the family in this hard times. Gone too soon RIP dawn
March 01, 2010
My prayer are with you and your family
March 01, 2010
I remember seeing her doing the during our many visits to Sea World. She always stuck out in my mind because you could feel her love for the animals and see that she was one with them. The world is a sadder place without her in it, but a much better place for that she was here. May God Bless you and your family and take comfort in each other.
February 28, 2010
I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HERE ABOUT THE DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY PRATERS AT THIS TIME OF NEED.
February 28, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 28, 2010
Be proud of Dawn and her love for animals and performing the job she loved. Her reward will be in heaven for loving God's animals.
February 28, 2010
Our prayers are with Scott and Dawn's mother and her entire family. Thank you for sharing her with us. We enjoyed going to Sea World and seeing her doing what she loved. We live here in Florida and will continue going to Sea World and will always keep Dawn close at heart when we visit there. May God Bless all of you and comfort you.
Don and Nancy
February 28, 2010
God bless this beautiful young woman (RIP) She died doing what she loved. Our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends. May peace and comfort be yours, at this time.
February 28, 2010
I heard about the tragity on the news.Thought that poor girl and her family and said a prayer. To later find out her mother and my father are direct cousins thus making her my family. I am sure from the pictures they have shared on tv she loved what she did.Not many can say that. Although I have never had the oppertunity to meet her in person I could tell by the smile on her face she was special. I want to send my love and prayers out to the friends and family who realy new who she was. I know she will be missed.My father is (Richard Vitali)Big Riches son who is Aunty Lees Brother.
February 28, 2010
Such a beautiful person and she loved what she did for a living. How many people can say that? Rest in peace, dear Dawn.
February 28, 2010
My condolences goes out to Dawn's family, friends and all who were blessed to know her. May you rest in eternal peace.
February 28, 2010
Prayers are with the family of a woman who loved what she did for a living. I took my 3 children there in Oct. 2009 for my daughter's 3rd birthday and they loved seeing the show. It was a terrible thing to happen.
February 28, 2010
My condolences to Dawn's family and friends. I was the show back in September and she was wonderful with the animals. I am so sorry for her family's loss. She died doing something that she loved very much and everyone loved her doing it.
February 28, 2010
Please accept our condolences for your tragic loss. Our family visited in 2005 and Dawn gave us a "behind the scenes" tour - her excitement, genuine warmth and kindness made the day very special. Please know your family is in our prayers.
February 28, 2010
Steve Irwin, Dale Earnhardt and Dawn Brancheau. Three people who died doing what they loved! My thoughts and prayers go out to Dawns family and friends! "I still believe"
February 28, 2010
What a beautiful young woman and what a terrible loss for her family. May she be forever blessed.
February 28, 2010
"I was a guest at her last show and could see how much she loved the animals she worked with. Her family is in my prayers"
February 28, 2010
Dawn was our son's supervisor. He had great respect and admiration for her. She was a friend and mentor to him.We had the pleasure of meeting her during one of our visits to see him in a show.Sea World was fortunate to have had her and I know her loss leaves a huge void. Her dream from early childhood was our son's dream as well.How many people can say that their dream came true and that they love going to work every day? Your family is certainly in our thoughts and prayers.
February 28, 2010
Dawn was the LIGHT as her name suggests. I feel blessed to have breathed the same air as she did. I can still feel the love from her all around me. May God comfort all of us who so miss her and the power of positivity and love that she spread. I only hope that one day I can bring as much love to the world as she did in her life. May she be riding whales merrily in the sky. RIP Nicole de Venoge
February 28, 2010
Pi love! All of your sisters in Washington, D.C. are thinking of you and praying for your family.
February 28, 2010
my daughter met Dawn in 2009 at that time my daughter was 8 and Dawn inspired my daughter so much that from that day forward being a trainer is all my daughter talks about even after this accident my daughter says to me " mommy Dawn is ok she is with all the other whales she loved so much" it made me cry...I am so deeply saddened by your loss but so grateful we had someone so wonderful to bless this world and our animals...god bless you and your family at this time, Dawn will be mised and loved by everyone she has touched...The Mccormic family in Port Richey Florida
February 28, 2010
she died living her dream...sorry for your loss
February 28, 2010
My prayers go out to her family and coworkers. I saw her perform a couple of times. She was great! I know she loved her job and had the passion for the whales. If I lived in FL. I would want to work with the dolphins myself! Again my prayers go out to the family and the coworkers. Kim Stull (St. Louis, MO.)
February 28, 2010
Dawn was always a light! She was always determined to be the best at whatever she was doing! She was one of the most fabulous people I have ever met! You will be missed forever and remembered!!!!
February 28, 2010
My prayers go out to her family and coworkers. I saw her perform a couple of times. She was good with the whales and enjoy her work. I know she loved her job! If lived in FL. I would loved to work with the dolphins myself! Again my prayers to her family and cowokers. "Kim Stull" (St. Louis MO.)
February 28, 2010
So very sorry for your loss.
Dawn was a special human, who God picked to assist with the animal kingdom, who also will miss her dearly.
God bless your family.
February 28, 2010
Sorry for your loss, just know she is not hurting anymore and I'm sure as I type these words, she's still doing what she loved to do, training and loving animals.
February 28, 2010
May God rest dear Dawn in peace. She has touched so many lives and we can only pray that God give her justice and His care. Just watching your beautiful videos, full of energy, and with love and compassion, is an inspiration for all of us. Be happy wherever you are Dawn.
February 28, 2010
Deepest sympathy...she will be missed.
February 28, 2010
To the LoVerde Family - We were so sorry to hear the news about Dawn. She had such a positive impact on everyone she met. Most people will never come close to making as many people happy in their lifetime as she did on a daily basis. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
February 28, 2010
May she rest in peace. My condolences to the family. My prayers are with you all.
February 28, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort that she was doing what she loved to do most. She loved her animals.
February 28, 2010
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a beautiful spirit, but I am so very happy that she graced the earth with such abundant love and compassion. The animal kingdom, and those of us who share a passion for animals, will forever be touched by her love. God bless her family.
February 28, 2010
My deepest sympathies to all the family. I knew Dawn when she was a little girl. I worked for her family. May God Bless all of you.
February 28, 2010
We got to see Dawn in 2007. She obviously loved her work and made quite an impression. God Bless the family and friends.
February 28, 2010
My family and I give Dawn's friends, family, co-workers and the whales she loved our deepest sympathy. Our hope is that they will find peace, and comfort during this hard time. R.I.P Dawn, you will be sadly missed by all those who knew you well, especially the whales.
February 28, 2010
you can see she truely loved the work she did.god bless you dawn.
February 28, 2010
Charles & Marion Lo Verde Family

DEEPEST, DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

CAROL & JOHN LO GALBO
February 28, 2010
Dawn and Scott have been god parents to our son Anthony. Dawn was the kind of aunt every family should have. She never forgot a birthday or Christmas - she always made sure all of her nieces and nephews were taken care of and having fun.
I never heard one negative remark come from Dawn, nor have i ever heard anyone speak negatively about Dawn.
Her beautiful smile will be sorely missed.
Scott if there is anything the Aloe family can do for you or anyone in your family just let us know.
February 28, 2010
What a beautiful lady inside and out, I am so sorry about your loss. God Bless
February 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was an honor to have known Dawn. Our deepest sympothies.
February 28, 2010
My sincerest condolences go to Dawn's family. We had the pleasure of seeing the show in 2007 & my picture of her was one of the most peaceful I have ever taken. Just know she went out of this world doing exactly what she loved.
February 28, 2010
I'm a distant cousin of Scott, my mother was Leora Lucy Brancheau Wilson, first cousin to John. Although I've never met Dawn, she sounds like a wonderful person and my deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
February 28, 2010
My deepest sympathies to all who knew Dawn. What an incredible inspiration to so many. My condolences,
Avril - Dublin, Ireland
February 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 28, 2010
im very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you
February 28, 2010
So Sorry to hear about Dawn, we can tell by all the pictures on the websites that she really loved these animals and treated them all with love and kindness, our prayers and thoughts go to her husband and family at this time, we know God only calls home the Angels he chooses, he must have wanted someone like Dawn in Heaven to take care of all the animals there, God Bless You All and remember your memories with Dawn and what she meant to you.... GOD BLESS.
February 28, 2010
We are LoVerde's originally from the Chicago area and we read about Dawn's passing with great sadness. We can see she was a wonderful person full of life and happiness. We are so sorry for your loss and pray God grants you peace in the knowing that she loved the life she lived.
February 28, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this remarkable woman.
February 28, 2010
To the Family of Dawn:

Although I never met most of you (except Scott) I know how much you all meant to Dawn. She was very lucky to have such a wonderful family who supported her in the fulfillment of her dream. I met Dawn our freshman year at USC and I knew immediately what a genuine person she was. Even though we didn't see each other much over the years, she never failed to keep in touch and welcome my family to SeaWorld on two occasions. Like you all, I am deeply saddened by her lost but I feel so blessed to have known her. She is my hero because she lived with both passion and compassion for all God's creatures. I will keep you all in my prayers and I hope that you will find peace in your grief. Sincerely, Kim, Brandon, Blair and Bryson Stutts of Columbia, SC
February 28, 2010
Our prayers are with the family of Dawn. She lived her dream. Rest in Peace Dawn.
February 28, 2010
Although we did not know Dawn we feel a strong connection to your family. We purchased the Cedar Lake home Dawn grew up in. We learned of her love of the water from an early age and all that comes with it from long time neighbors Don and Babe. We have 3 children and we love this house very much as Dawn did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Our home will always be open to your family.God Bless You.
February 28, 2010
She was so beautiful in the water, her connection
with the whales was astounding. She will be missed
by so many
February 28, 2010
God be with you. Dawn had an opportunity to connect to another world that most of us will never get to experience. My daughter is on the same path, wanting to help preserve all life on earth. And I am behind her 100%. Look at the smile in her picture. I can tell she comes from good people, family AND friends. You will see her again in heaven. Knowing that will keep you on your path from now until then. May God comfort you.
February 28, 2010
God Bless the family of this beautiful , talented young woman.. J.McCleese The Villages, Fl
February 28, 2010
To Dawn Brancheau Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. It would seem that noone would ever think that a person would or could die doing one of the things that they enjoyed the most. When I read this article I did not know what to think, I think of Sea World I think of exciting fun, not death. At this time of sorrow rely on our Heavenly Father Jehovah and fond memories to help you during this time of grief.
February 28, 2010
Though I think I only met you once I worked with your sister Diane and your sister-in-law Tracy for years and saw often the pride they took in you, your dedication and enthusiasm.
February 28, 2010
To the Brancheau, Lo Verde, and Sea World families,
May you all be enveloped by comfort as the world prays for you during this difficult time.
"When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need." Psalm 138:3
With God's blessings...
February 28, 2010
"My thoughts and prayers are with you. I watched Dawn during a show while I was visiting Seaworld in April 09. It was breath taking to see her admiration for the whales, it inspired me to want to train with them as well. She loved what she created with these whales and that was magic. God Bless." Teresa Stevens, Maine
February 28, 2010
My sincere sympathy to Dawn's family, friends and co-workers. As a frequent visitor to the "Believe" show at Seaworld Orlando I am saddened by our loss. Although Dawn wasn't our blood family she left a lasting impression in our hearts. She will be deeply missed. May God Bless you all.
February 28, 2010
Dear Marion and family,
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Dawn (Dawnie to us). I still remember seeing her as a little girl swimming in the pool and playing with Michael. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Gale & Dan Eder (Hays)
February 28, 2010
May you find comfort in knowing Dawn brought countless smiles, laughter, and joy to many--young and old.
"God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted."--Matthew 5:4
Our deepest sympathy,
February 28, 2010
Dawn was a inspirational lady who proved that no matter what dreams can come true, she lived and breathed her dream and will be missed dearly. I send my prayers and thoughts to Dawn's family. R.I.P Dawn.
February 28, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the LoVerde and Brancheau families. I knew Dawn from Andrean. She was genuinely nice to everyone, and not only had a warm and loving personality, her smile was absolutely infectious.....you couldn't help but smile back at her. She has touched so many lives, and will be missed dearly.

Susan(Vahey) Helt, AHS '88
February 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's entire family. It is never easy to lose a sibling.
February 28, 2010
My deepest condolences to the families of Dawn. She contributed much to the aquamarine world that she had devoted and dedicated her life to. She was a very special person that will surely be missed.

My heartfelt sympathy,

Karen Burdette
February 28, 2010
Dear Marion and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Dawn. What a wonderful young lady who lived her life to the fullest. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Marie (Propati) and Bob O'Malley
February 28, 2010
To the loved ones of Dawn. My prayers are with you. Dawn has left this world but shall never leave your hearts, nor the hearts of millions of people she helped provide a smile too.
February 28, 2010
we are thinking and praying for your family. You daughter was a wonderful addition to the seaworld family.
February 28, 2010
To the LoVerde and Brancheau family. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of one of my high school classmates of 1987. She truly was the heart and soul of our class and had a passion for life. You are in my prayers during this time of loss. Andriel Buggs Dees (Andrean Class of 1987)
February 28, 2010
My sincerest sympathy to Dawns family and to her friends, fellow trainers and all those at Sea World. Dawns' passion for what she did and for the whales she interacted with is so extremely touching. Her loss will be felt by many. May you find strength and peace in knowing that she passed away doing what she loved so dearly and also with the hope that you will one day be reunited with her in Heaven.
T. Moore
Newtown, Pa.
February 28, 2010
god bless the family
February 28, 2010
May she be Blessed, I pray for her and her family. She did what she loved. God loved all of us.
February 28, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 28, 2010
To those who loved and cherished Dawn. She has left her wonderful life here on earth to go to be with the Lord. The hurt she has left is higher than the mountains. Just know the Lord was in need of her with him and had the perfect open, so now we have 1 more angel on our side watching out over us. May your memories of her take you through these trying days now and to come and comfort you. We have never met her but feel we knew her.
February 28, 2010
" My thoughst and prayers are with family, and friends of Dawn. I do not know Dawn, but it seems as though she really loved the animals, and her job. I am now 26 years old and have been going to Sea World for the last 23 years, and I am hoping to bring my daughter to see these shows when she is older. I send my deepest sympathy to all the workers of Sea World and every one who knew Dawn. "
( Pennsylvania )
February 28, 2010
I knew Dawn in grade school and played softball with her in Cedar Lake, IN. She was a wonderful person then and I can only imagine how wonderful and special she was to everyone throughout the years. She will be greatly missed and has left such an impression on all of us. She affected many more lives than she could ever realize. One of my favorite sayings is "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal." Our prayers and thoughts are with her family.
February 28, 2010
My deepest condolence to the Brancheau Family.
John 5:28, 29
February 28, 2010
My heart really goes out to your family in this time of despair. May God Bless you and your family.
February 28, 2010
Let us Pray, Let your kingdom come, Let your will take place in Heaven also upon the earth.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort."

2 Corinthians 1:3

My deepest Condolence
February 28, 2010
God bless and may your memorries bring you comfort
February 28, 2010
I would like to express my condolences to her friends and family.
February 28, 2010
To the entire Lo Verde family & Dawn's husband Scott:

Our deepest sympathies on your loss of a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, and aunt. We grew up as neighbors on Cedar Lake. On behalf of the entire Briggs family (Ruth, Lori, Robin, Tammy, Gail, & Bobby), we grieve for your sudden and sorrowful loss. May Dawn's memory be eternal.
February 28, 2010
Our family visited Sea World two years ago and we were able to see Dawn perform. The show made a lasting impression on us all, especially our daughter who was nine years old at the time. When we see someone with a spirit such as Dawn's - filled with love for people and passion for her work - it lifts all of us up. So, because of this tragedy, we have all suffered a great loss. But this is not the end. We have the hope that Dawn will be reunited with her family, and all of us, in Heaven. Dawn's family is in our prayers.
February 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you the family, friends and Sea World family in your time of grief.
February 28, 2010
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
February 28, 2010
I did not know Dawn but it is evident she was an amazing child of God. What a wonderful example of someone who lived life to the fullest, loved her calling and loved people so well. My heartfelt sympathy to Dawn's husband Scott, to her family and co-workers at Sea World.
February 28, 2010
Sincerest smypathies to both Dawn's husband and family and to her Sea World family. This is a horrific accident. It is obvious that she loved her job and the whales and that she was held in the highest regard by everyone at Sea World. I hope that will make it somehow easier for those who loved her the most to adjust to her loss. May you all find peace.
February 27, 2010
My heart goes out to ALL of Dawn's friends and family. Dawn will FOREVER be missed and loved. I know the whales she adored so much will miss her as well. Every time the whale show takes place, Dawn will be remembered.
February 27, 2010
God Bless Dawn's family and friends. From the pictures Dawn was doing what she loved and living her passion. So sorry for your loss.
Vicki T. Bloomington, Indiana
February 27, 2010
To the Brancheau family..Our deepest sympathies to your entire family and Dawn's
Sea World family and beloved animals. Just know she will always been in your hearts and mind and she will continue her mission in heaven. Stay strong for each other.
February 27, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF DAWN'S FAMILY MEMBERS. I JUST CAN'T STOP THINKING OF HER. I KNOW ALL THOSE WHALES TOO ARE GRIEVING, AND THE WILL TRULY MISS DAWN. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.
February 27, 2010
I am so sorry about the tragedy of Dawn Brancheau. She truly loved that animal. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I also would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all of Dawn"s co-workers at Sea World. She seemed like an incredible person, someone who made you a better person for having known her.
February 27, 2010
May you find comfort in your memories of Dawn. God bless your family.
February 27, 2010
My condolences and my prayers to Dawn's family at this sad time. May God comfort your hearts at this time of loss.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 27, 2010
I have been so saddened to hear about the passing of trainer, Dawn Brancheau. My family thoroughly enjoyed the Killer Whale show when we were at Sea World 2 summers ago. My daughter was in awe of all the trainers were able to do with these animals and their love for the animals showed thru. She said then "I might want to do that" . I hope Dawn's family finds comfort in knowing she did a job she loved and was so blessed by it. The family is in our thoughts and prayers--those killer whales have lost a true friend.
February 27, 2010
Dear Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Dawn,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May God bless you all, and may Dawn's legacy live on in the hearts of all who believe.
February 27, 2010
I can't stop thinking about this horrible tragedy that took the life of your precious,Dawn. It was evident in her spirit the love that she had for her job, her animals, and her life. She lived every day doing what brought her the greatest joy. As the mother of a former Sea World trainer, who worked in Ohio for four years, I know how proud you are of the accomplishments and the dream that was achieved by your beautiful, Dawn. God Bless and keep all of her family and friends during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy
February 27, 2010
My condolences and prayers to Dawn's family at this sad time. I have fond memories of Dawn from Holy Name School and Andrean. She was always full of life and wearing a smile. May God be a source of comfort at your loss.
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau, My thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy with you all at this sad time.
God Blessyour family.
February 27, 2010
My family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy for you and your family. We visit Sea World while on vacation in Orlando and we can remember watching Dawn with the animals and we could tell how much she loved her job and those animals. She was great at what she did and she will be truly missed.

Your friends in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
February 27, 2010
To the Brancheau family. Our family sends our deepest sympathies on the Tragic loss you have suffered. No words can take away the pain you feel but remember to look to God in your hour of need and he will surely send comfort to you. God Bless you all
February 27, 2010
She was persuing her passion, let us embrace her transition with a knowing and smiles, she is in other 'hands',
We will all remember that she was happy doing that which she lived for...
Live,Love,:Laugh:and :Remember:::
February 27, 2010
Dawn lived her dream, loved her work, and giving to nature the compassion that is essential. She lived and gave to the public the bridge between wonder and magic. She will be missed, prayers to the family in this time, blessing to her for obtaining her dreams. N. Strobel, Michigan
February 27, 2010
We will all miss Dawn and her wonderful spirit. What a terrible tragedy that we lost her at such a young age. We are praying for your family as you try to deal with such a sudden and heartbreaking loss.
February 27, 2010
Rest in peace Dawn god bless anf thinking of the Brancheau family at this sad time
February 27, 2010
Sorry for your very bad loss.
February 27, 2010
To the Brancheau family sending you deepest sympathy at this sad time , an amazing lady doing a job she loved , rest in peace Dawn, and my thoughts are with you all, God bless <3 x
February 27, 2010
Mammals have been a passion in my life especially marine biology. The trainers of such terrific mammals are the top in my eyes. I deeply regret the loss of one of our trainers who worked for so many years with marine life and the fact her life was cut short. I pray for comfort for the families of Dawn that they find comfort and the fact that Dawn left us here doing what she loved best.
February 27, 2010
I greatly admire what Dawn did and deeply regret that her life was cut short. May God grant you peace in this difficult time. I had the great pleasure of enjoying the show at Orlando and I'm certain she will be sorely missed.
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau family and friends,

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of profound sadness. May you find courage and comfort to get through the coming days and years.
February 27, 2010
Dawn was very fortunate to live her dream.Working with those georgous creatures is certainly something she treasured. Knowing this, will perhaps bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless
February 27, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.Dawn was a courageous young woman with a beautiful spirit. May she rest in peace.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been to sea world and enjoyed the show. She will be missed.
February 27, 2010
to the Brancheau family ,my family sends our deepest sympathy to you , words cant describe the grief we feel at seaworld, her absence will be felt terribly. Our prayers are with you to get through this hard time. God be with you and may you feel his presence at this time.

Rhonda Carpenter and family(seaworld Employee)
Kissimmee, Florida
February 27, 2010
I had the great pleasure of watching Dawn perform twice at SeaWorld and what an amazing person..Her love for what she did was written all over her face...Our next visit will be so different not seeing her smiling face!! Our thoughts and Prayers are with both her family and her SeaWorld family!! Damien&Dale-ann Parent Lincoln,Maine
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau Family,
My family and I send our deepest sympathy to you on your loss. I did not know Dawn, but she brought so much pleasure to millions of people with her amazing love for the whales. We have 3 adopted children, and they always loved the Shamu show. My 14 year old daughter especially feels your pain. She also loves animals like Dawn, and goes to great lengths to care for them. Dawn had a beautiful heart and soul. God has accepted an Angel into his Kingdom. We too are parishoners as St Thomas Aquinas Church, they will certainly miss her. God Bless your Family, and may you have comfort knowing she is in the hands of our Savior.
Penn Family, Orlando
February 27, 2010
To Dawn's family
While your loss is great, you are blessed by knowing how many lives she has touched. You are blessed because you have known her and she will always live in you hearts. You are blessed because Dawn was doing what she wanted to do and BELIEVED in what she was doing. While you may not understand why she was taken,Please BELIEVE that God is with you.
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau family,
I am deeply sorry about your loss. I looked up to Dawn and she was my hero. I will continue to pray for your family!
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau family,
So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts are with you and also my prayers go out to you. I had a chance to talk to her after one of the shows when we lived in Florida and she was so nice and spent time explaining things to us. She will be missed by all.
February 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of lose..she will be fondly be remembered.. we saw her in December/09 when visiting Seaworld. She was an inspiration to our daughter who plans to be a trainer some day as well.. Again our deepest sympathy
R.I.P. Dawn
February 27, 2010
Thoughts and Prayers to your family. Dawn brought happiness to many people and lived life enjoying and sharing her passion for animals with thousands of people. Sincerely sorry for your loss.
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau family,
From Brazil, I send you my sincere condolences and sympathy.I'm sure Dawn is resting in peace and will look after you from wherever she is! Many blessings!
February 27, 2010
To The Family and Friends,
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort... I hope you and your family find the comfort you need from God's word the Bible.
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheua family,
My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Please know of Dawn's huge impact on so many. I saw her show two years ago and she was a true insprition. May you be comforted by your family's love at this time and the hope to see her again. Rev 21:4
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
February 27, 2010
So Sorry. Dawn pass doing what she Love to do. May that bring you a little peace at this time. May God wrap his arm around you at this time. Thinking of you.
February 27, 2010
I can't even begin to convey how saddened I am by this tragic story. The world needs a lot more people like Dawn, who loved animals and devoted her life, literally to her passion. My heart and prayers go to her family and friends.
February 27, 2010
My heart goes out to the family of Dawn,we are animal lovers, and have been to Sea World numerous times to see the show.
ay GOD be with your Family at this time, know that Dawn is in the HANDS OF GOD!!!
February 27, 2010
For the Family and friends of Dawn,

It is with great sadness that I have followed the news and circumstances regarding her tragic and all too untimely death over the past several days.

Although I'd never met Dawn personally, inadvertantly she has come to represent Sea World as their very finest as not only a trainer but a show woman as well. As a central Florida resident, and visitor to Sea World, we have come to recognize her familiar friendly smile when she appeared on television in Sea World ads and in the news.

She will be missed by so many. I share in your grief and your loss of Dawn. She was a beautiful person and certainly a beautiful spirit. She got to do something that she really loved and belived in.

I sincerely hope Sea World does the right thing to permanently memorialize Dawn Brancheau at the Orlando Sea World park for all of the visitors to remember her by.

May God watch over all of you during this difficult time of grief and loss.

Respectfully submitted,

R. A. Dea
DeLand, FLorida
February 27, 2010
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Dawn.May God give you healing and peace.The shows at Sea World were great along with the Dining on my Birthday.May She Rest In Peace.
Melissa L.Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez
Chandra Srikantaiha
February 27, 2010
Dear Brancheau family,
What a tragic story I am saddened and sorry to hear about Dawn Brancheau`s death she loved those animals so much and to have this tragic thing happen to her it's just sad and I hope that you will get through this tough time in your life please accept my deepest sympathy and my condolences to you and your family.
February 27, 2010
My sincere condolences to the family during this tragedy.
February 27, 2010
Iam so sorry to hear of Dawn Brancheau death. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this sad time. Animals and this system you cannot tame. The Bible says: The wolf and the lamb themselves will feed as one, and the lion will eat straw just like the bull, and as for the serpent, his food will be dust. they will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain. Jehovah has said. (Isaiah 65:25) In the new system, animals will be tame.
February 27, 2010
I used to work at Marineland of Florida,I was not a trainer,in fact my heart goes to Dawns Family,and the Sea World Staff.I wished I knew her.God Bless you in Heaven,take care of Gods creatures up there.Rick Gastiger(St.Augustine,Florida)
February 27, 2010
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
February 27, 2010
deepest sympathy to Dawns family and SeaWorld Staff. Sabia Family Fayetteville, N.C.
February 27, 2010
In Memory of Dawn Brancheau: May your family continue to have fond memories of you. You were doing what you liked. I am so sorry for your loss. We never know when the end of life comes....May you rest in peace.
February 27, 2010
May the God of all comfort be with The Brancheau Family.May knowing others care and are praying in your behalf help you at this time.2Corinthains1:3,4
February 27, 2010
RIP Dawn, every photo and video footage I have seen always shows how passionate you were and how much you loved the whales , I was fortunate to see you twice while at Seaworld and the believe show really touched me as did so many, even now I have brought my children up by the lyrics of what some of the songs said, nothing is impossible when you believe.
I was so saddened to hear of your loss and im thinking of your family at such a sad time, we are going back to Orlando in Novemeber and im hoping seaworld will have put a memorial up or something were we can go to pay our respects,
again RIP dawn you were amazing and sadly died doing what you love, a true dedication to your work,
February 27, 2010
sorry about your lost..we will miss u sadly..
February 27, 2010
I grew up in Cedar Lake with the LoVerde family, although I was older than Dawn, I have many special memories of her and the times our families spent together on the lake. I recently went through some photos of my childhood with my 2 daughters and came across some pictures of times spent with the LoVerde's It was the next day that the news of Dawn's death hit the news. I couldn't believe it I was just talking about her and her family. I am sad that I never got to see Dawn doing the job that she obviously loved so much. I want to send all of my love and prayers to the entire LoVerde family. I will always remember those special times.
February 27, 2010
Saw her many times performing at Sea World. Loved the shows. So sad that this happened to such a dedicated animal lover. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family.

JK Orlando, FL
February 27, 2010
The world has lost a beautiful and amazing woman who made so many people happy. Never to be forgoten..My heart felt sympathy to her family and friends.
February 27, 2010
may god bless you and keep you with the angels. what a devoted lovely lady. prayers to your family and all of us who admired you
February 27, 2010
Lo Verde (DAWN) FAMILY

DEEPEST SYMPATHY, LOTS OF LOVE.

CAROL & JOHN Lo Galbo
February 27, 2010
My prayers are with the Brancheau family. May God Bless you and give you peace now and in the days to come. She will be missed by many, she certainly was a talented individual and I know that her whales will miss her too....
February 27, 2010
To the LoVerde and Brancheau families
Our deepest condolences to your families. Dawn seemed liked a remarkable person. Keep her memory alive with you always. May Gold Bless Her
Tom and Rosemarie Liberti
February 27, 2010
Rest in Peace, my prayers are with the family. Lou from Concord, NH
February 27, 2010
May "the God of all comfort" comfort you in your time of grief.2Corinthians 1:3,4.May the memories of Dawn bring you comfort until the day of your reunion.The bible says:"the righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it".Psalm 37:29.
February 27, 2010
All of Dawn's family & friends will be in our prayers.

We enjoyed seen Dawn work with the wales; she was a great role model for children. We know this even though we never truly meet her.


We have been going to Sea World over the passed four months almost daily; we wish to show our daughter the animals & hopefully she will have love animals as much as Dawn did.
The Heit family will miss seeing her at Sea World.
February 27, 2010
My children were so touched when we saw you in BELIEVE. You have touched millions of children's lives. Your dedication, compassion, and love has been spread to many. Rest in Peace dear child. You are an angle in heaven.
February 27, 2010
As with our Wendy in Sea World in San Diego, Dawn, risked her life to do what she loved & had God given talents to pursue! Thanks for the memories! May God, love, faith, thoughts, prayers & fond memories sustain your family & friends throughout your journey of grief and loss, and if you need us, we are here at Legacy.com
February 27, 2010
Like everyone else who has seen Dawn in this show, she will be missed greatly. You could feel the love between her and the whales and it made you want to see the show over and over again. All you have to do is look at the photos and know Dawn enjoyed each moment here at Sea World. No matter what the decision is about the future of the show, there will be a void with Dawn no longer there. Our prayers are with her family as they try to grieve with all this publicity.
February 27, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
February 27, 2010
RIP
February 27, 2010
February 27,2010

Oh, my prayers go out to The Family. It was such a sadden thing that happened. I hope all of you will be strong and keep in touch with each other as a family and be very strong whenever you decide to visit the park again. May God keep you.Amen
February 27, 2010
I can't believe the trainer I saw and loved at sea world on my visits when i was younger died doing what she loved... may God bless you and your family and you did a very good and inspirational job entertaining people from all over the world
February 27, 2010
My sisters and I went to AHS with Dawn. She was truly a wonderful person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the LoVerde family.
February 27, 2010
Our prayer go out to you during this time of sorrow. Dawn had touched and inspired our family during our visits to the park.
February 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 27, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss... Dawn's love for her work and for life
is evident to even those of us who never met her. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May she live forever in your hearts.
February 27, 2010
May God bless and keep your family in this tragic time. Peace be with you. Dawn is with her heavenly father waiting to see you again.
February 27, 2010
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE BRANCHEAU FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO KNEW DAWN.
February 27, 2010
Dawn was extremely gracious to us when we met her and Lindsay at Sea World. She will be sincerely missed. Bobbie and Jim
February 27, 2010
Dawn you are loved and missed by all.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.I know deep inside your lose there is a God that will see you through all of this and he will wrap his loving arms around all of you to give you the love at a time of lose.Keep your faith up and just keep trusting him
February 27, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 27, 2010
We grew up and became friends in the old neighborhood in Cedar Lake.From your pool to sleding down the hills in the winter. I moved away and you grew up and lived your dream. And what a dream it was.I will always cherish our childhood memories.
RIP Dawn Loverde Brancheau
February 27, 2010
My deepest sympathies to Dawn's immediate family and her extended Seaworld family. God bless.
February 27, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 27, 2010
My deepest condolences to the family of Dawn Brancheau. What a tradgedy! Such a shock to all. May the God of comfort give you some peace in your time of sorrow. He gives us a Hope! A hope of everlasting life on a peaceful earth. Psalms 37:10,11,39 Even the wolf will reside in peace with the lamb. Isaiah 11:6-9
What a beautiful thought!
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you during these sad moments. May God bless you and your family.
Smita
February 27, 2010
May the good lord watch over you.
February 27, 2010
Ahh what love for life she displayed for a Animal that God, Lord Jesus created. She will be surely missed I know. Her love for people and animals is a sure indication of your families greatness "Thank you" Husband we have enjoyed time with her on stage but you have had the best of her up front, keep her in you heart and remember the love she gave. Praise the Lord for having a relationship with her and the love she shared with you all. Hold your head up high knowing she is being rewarded for a love life to our creator. please continue to do great for the Lord for he loves you more then anyone.Smile R.O.S
February 27, 2010
I am so sorry about your loss. Dawn seemed like such a special person. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Dawn.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 27, 2010
To the family of this young woman, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bring you comfort.. I am very sorry for your lost.
February 27, 2010
sincere sympathy and LOVE!! Pat
February 27, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 27, 2010
I would just like to say that I'm very sad to hear about this.But I think Dawn was living every little girls dream at least it was mine when I was a little girl.I hope there is something done in her memory to provide our youth of today to carry on her legacy.I think that she was a hero to the world.God Bless you Dawn.I hope that my granddaughter carries on your legacy.My deepest condolense to your family I'm sure that they are very proud of you.I know I'am.
February 27, 2010
God Bless
February 27, 2010
We're so sorry for your loss, you may rest in peace...
February 27, 2010
God bless Dawn and all those who loved her.
February 27, 2010
My prayers are with the family and friends of Dawn. I am so sorry for the unexpected and tragic loss.
February 27, 2010
Daring
Adore
Wonderful
Nice

Daring is because she had adventurous courage. Adore is because she was idolized by many children and adults. Wonderful is because her performances and personality were remarkable and admirable. Nice is because she was friendly to her fans, whales, and anyone who she met or knew. Rest in peace Dawn Brancheau.
February 27, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I had seen her perform when she worked with the dolphins in Gulfport,Ms before Hurricane Katrina!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
February 27, 2010
Rest in Peace
You are now in Good Hands,
February 27, 2010
I am stunned and saddened and I really don't have the words to express what I am feeling now. Dawn was a friend of mine, and no matter how much time had passed between us seeing each other it was like we had just seen each other yesterday. It would be as if no time had passed. I will miss her and the fun times we did have and would have had, I will miss the joy I always had going to the mailbox and getting a Christmas card from her and Scott, or an invitation to some event/party always with a little note asking how I was doing, she was a sweetheart. Scott my friend I am so sorry. This is so difficult and I am praying for you and all the family and friends who are morning right now. God bless you all. Bill Newhouse
February 27, 2010
To the Brancheau Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies. As individuals greatly interested in, and great admirers of the work of your Ms. Brancheau. May the immense amount of education and example that Ms. Brancheau shone be a lasting memorial. May her memory keep her forever in your hearts, and in the advance of marine education and contribution to a better world.

- The Maldonado Family
February 27, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 27, 2010
my thoughts and prayers are for
Dawn
February 27, 2010
Bless your family and friends at this most difficult time.... Dawn you seemed amazing and if it be your dream, May you forever swim with the Orcas!
February 27, 2010
Sorry about your loss. May God shine his life on each and everyone of you each day. Remember, Dawn is in heaven where we will all hope to be one day. Carma Jones, Merrillville, Indiana.
February 27, 2010
My you rest in peace and may the Lord provide peace and comfort to your loved ones. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 27, 2010
My deepest condolences to the family.
February 27, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 27, 2010
Our prayers & deepest sympathies.

AHS 88
February 27, 2010
My husband and I were just at Sea World on February 16,2010. We saw and enjoyed all the shows. It was quite a shock to learn of Dawn's passing. I hope that knowing Dawn was doing what she loved at the time, may help ease the pain some. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn's family and friends.
February 27, 2010
may your faith carry your family through your loss, my heartfelt sympathy, michelle kehr
February 26, 2010
never knew u. never even been to a show. but ur loss brought me to silence. it doesnt take knowing someone to grieve. im sure, somewhere in heaven, ur conducting something so much greater... to the unknown, from the unknown- blessings...
February 26, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss & the world's loss.
RIP Dawn & God bless & comfort your family & loved ones.
Robin Merchant, VA
February 26, 2010
My you rest in peace.
February 26, 2010
I am touched and saddened by the news, and am praying for your family at this time.
February 26, 2010
So very sorry for your loss.
February 26, 2010
We extend our deepest sympathies to Dawn's family during their difficult time of need. May you have peace in knowing she was deeply loved by all and all the world is saddened by her loss.
February 26, 2010
Our deepest sympathy for your lost. We are so sad. We will miss Dawn very much, but at least she died doing what she loved best. I doubt she would have had it any other way. :( I am 11 years old and my dream is to be a killer whale trainer for awhile now, so now this is a real shocker for me and my family. You will be in our prayers.
In his love, Sadie and the Konrad family
February 26, 2010
dawn was truly a gift from GOD for the animals she was blessed with many talents and will be deeply missed we never had a chance to meet her unfortunatly but saw her at the believe show she was amazing you could tell she loved her life she will be missed...rest in peace dawn... are prayers are with you and your family
February 26, 2010
May Dawn Brancheau's family somehow find the strength, faith, inner peace, understanding, and love that will be necessary to get through the following days, weeks, months and years ahead. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. Dawn was a friend to several of my relatives. God bless Dawn's soul in Heaven.
COCO GIANCANA, PRESIDENT
THE PROFESSIONAL'S CONCIERGE
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
February 26, 2010
To the family of Dawn. May God give you peace and comfort thru his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow. May your precious memories and the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort ease the pain of your grief. (Isaiah 61:2) Know this that your prayers are being heard. My deepest sympathy go out to the family.
February 26, 2010
sending prayers out to the family and friends

K.R. Wheeling, West Virginia
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to both you and your family.
February 26, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.You are in my prayers. Meg in Missisippi
February 26, 2010
The Sea World whales are and have been our favorites through generations now and Dawn had a major role in bringing joy to thousands who came to see them.Thank you Dawn and thanks to her parents for bringing such a loving person into his world.So many people and animals will miss her.
February 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. What a tragic loss.
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias,Dios los bendiga

(Fam Maldonado Chihuahua Mexico)
February 26, 2010
my deepest condolence to the family of Dawn Brancheau. "MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE" From Sivalingam Kaneson,Malaysia.
February 26, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers & thoughts to your family.
February 26, 2010
God bless and keep you, this was so very unfortunate and tragic. May you always cheerish and remember the goods times that you shared. Memories of her will always remain in your heart.

Your family are in our prayers.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. May God wrap you in his loving arms,just as he has wrapped his arms around your loved one.
February 26, 2010
We saw Dawn as well as Tilli in a show this last summer. She was simply amazing. You could tell she loved what she was doing. I am sure she will be missed more than you may realize. Thank you for encouraging her to fulfill her dream, so others like my children and myself could witness how awesome our world really is. My condolences, and thank you. Christa Foster, De Queen, Arkansas
February 26, 2010
my deepest sympathies
February 26, 2010
My family and I sincerely thank you for all the memories you have given us.WE will continue to watch the orcas in amazement and not take for granted how amazing the actual bond is. WE know that you loved these animals and we are so sorry this happened to you. Our thoughts are with you and your family...
February 26, 2010
Saw Dawn in March 2008. We have viewed our pictures many times since that day. We especially like this one.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. The Hicks (PTNDPQC) Family Orlando, FL.
February 26, 2010
To the friends and family of Dawn Brancheau - I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
February 26, 2010
To Dawns Husband and Family,
Dawn was a beautiful women and it looks like she truly loved life. May you have Peace in sharing all the wonderful times you have spent with her. We know your pain, please keep the Faith!
February 26, 2010
i read this with sadness in my heart,we did not know dawn but can see what a great person she was,rest in peace,sympathies to all of her family and friends,love from the grigg family xx,sleaford,lincolnshire,united kingdom
February 26, 2010
PRECIOUS ARE THOSE LIKE THE SHOOTING STARS,
WHOSE BRIGHT LIGHT LASTS BUT A FEW MOMENTS,
BUT WHOSE MEMORY REMAINS WITH US IN OUR HEARTS....
DAWN WAS OUR SHOOTING STAR...
February 26, 2010
We are sorry about your loss..
February 26, 2010
We are deeply saddened by your loss
February 26, 2010
May GOD bless your memory and legacy. Thank you for your work here on this earth.
February 26, 2010
may god rest yor soul,what happened was so aweful, R.I.P.
February 26, 2010
God bless Dawn,her husband and especially her mom and family at a time like this. Thank you Dawn for the beautiful work you did to entertain the world that came to see the Whales.
Monica,Doug,Lori,Jason Burck
February 26, 2010
We cannot find the words to express our deepest sympathy for your loss, she appears to have been a very special lady! Sea World has suffered a great loss as well. You know that she died doing what she loved most.
February 26, 2010
Our deepest sympathy for your family. Our Thanks to all you did for the animals, we know you loved them!
February 26, 2010
What a beautiful woman, and such a sad loss, our hearts and prayers go out to her family at this sad time. God Bless. J.Hoinacki and family, North Richland Hills, TX
February 26, 2010
We visited in Sept 09 for the ' Believe Show' you are awesome wherever you are...thank God for stars like you..
February 26, 2010
I wish all those connected to Dawn, especially her husband and family... peace during this very difficult time. What Dawn did is a gift to the world....
Richard Woo 54
Portland, Oregon, USA
February 26, 2010
Please know that our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to Dawn's family and friends. SesWorld will not be the same without her marvelous presence.
February 26, 2010
It just breaks my heart. So young so beautiful so much to give. To Dawns husband your heart is so heavy you have lost your soulmate. I know there is nothing anyone can say or do to help you at this time. There are the beautiful memorys and she will always be in your heart. Please know that we all feel a sadness and we will never forget that day. Kindest regards
February 26, 2010
Such a tragic incident. I can't believe it. My prayers are with Dawn's family. I am terribly sorry for you loss.
February 26, 2010
To Dawns Family and all the staff at Sea World. This was truely a sad day for all. My condolances go out to all of you! We are all thinking, and praying for you. my deepest sympathies go out to you during this very sad time in the days and weeks to come.
February 26, 2010
I live in Orlando and had seen Dawn on several occasions at SeaWorld. She was an extremely bright, charasmatic young woman who truly seemed to love her work. I had spoken with her once or twice after a show and immediatley knew the person they were speaking about on the news. My name is also Dawn, and I had spoken with her about my love of marine animals as well. She will be grealty missed and although there is nothing that can be said to ease the pain you feel, take pride in the fact of knowing how she touched everyone she encountered and made them see things in life they might not otherwise have appreciated. Not many people leave a legacy such as that. My sincerest sympathies are with the family and friends.
February 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Brancheau. God bless you all.
Tori Zore New Port Richey Florida
February 26, 2010
to dawns family and friends u r in my prayers ,and may god bless u in your time of deep sorrow
February 26, 2010
May God Bless you and comfort you. I am so sorry for your loss. Dillon Vizcarra (Tampa, FL)
February 26, 2010
My family is one of many who have seen Dawn while on vacation, Her work has brought much joy to many of all ages. We are so sorry for your loss.
February 26, 2010
My 7-yr. old son idolized Dawn and wants to be a Sea World Trainer when he grows up! We met Dawn just a few weeks ago and she was SOOOOO sweet to my son - joked with him about calling her "old" when he came to work with her in the future! I am so thankful to her for inspiring my son! She will be dearly missed!
February 26, 2010
Dawn was an amazing, strong women, she had charisma with the whales some could only dream of. Seaworld is my favorite place in America I do believe. Unless you have seen her perform with the whales, you cannot comprehend it. I am amazed that everytime I would go,tears would well up in my eyes. When Dawn was performing the days we were there, we always said, "Oh, there's the amazing trainer, it will be a great show." And it always was! Her smile and talent unsurpassed by none will be missed terribly! Our hearfelt condolences go out to the family!
February 26, 2010
"It is heart breaking to see such a beatiful animal can cause such harm, I wouldn't wish this pain that Dawn Brancheau's family feel on anyone. May Allah grant her paradise for treating animals with love and care"
Mariella-
February 26, 2010
To The Family.... I am sorry for your loss. God , alone knows "WHY" it happened as it did. May God bless you all and in time, God willing, your broken hearts will heal. I pray you enough strength, to see you through.
February 26, 2010
As we are all God's children and when he's ready to pick the next rose from the garden we never know when our time is up, however Dawn was doing what she loved and she was the next most beautiful rose to be picked. As parents, family & close friends we are never ready to see our loved ones leave, have comfort to know you will see her again. My prayers are with you.
February 26, 2010
My prayers and sympathy is with the family of Mrs. Brancheau, for we never know when our number is called, yet we are so blessed when we die doing what we love best.
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to the family. My prayers are with you. Diane Gross
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
Seaworld is one of the most awesome places in America. And Dawn always made the day more amazing.Thru the years we have watched Dawn at SeaWorld. We always knew when we saw that she was performing that day, it was going to be a wonderful show. She was a wonderful person to watch interact with the animals. I didn't know her but we will truly miss seeing her smiling face and wonderful performances doing what she loved! Many heartfelt condolences to the family, she is a gem and she will be missed by our family!
February 26, 2010
Dawn brought Joy to every person on our blue planet earth.. God be with her and her family forever...
February 26, 2010
Dawn's joy while doing her job was my joy too the three times I saw her performing at Sea World .I had to hide my tears of emotion behind my sunglasses each time I saw her interacting with the whales. My heart is sad since she is gone but my soul is sure she died doing what she liked the most.
L.E. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 26, 2010
i am so sorry for your loss, but have comfort kowing that she left this world doing what she loved
February 26, 2010
My prays and thought are with the Brancheau family. Sorry for your lose.
February 26, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
February 26, 2010
Looking at all the pictures Dawn & Tilly's bond & comfort zone was one like no other, she was an amazing person & Tilly is an amazing whale/mammal. I can't imagine what Tilly is going through right now either, she doesn't realise what she has done & where her BFF has gone now.
Such a very sad & tragic accident!
RIP Dawn, lots of strength, many prayers & comfort to the family, Sea World & Tilly's loss.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family.
Love...
John & Carol Lo Galbo
Bradenton, Fl.
February 26, 2010
Dawn was my best friend during our time together at USC. We pledged Alpha Delta Pi together and danced on the Southern Belles team together. She was always an inspiration to me and like a big sister. I've missed her over the years and now regret not staying in touch. She will always have a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. She was a shining star and always will be. I love you, Dawnie Fay. Allie May
February 26, 2010
I am praying for you during this difficult time. May God keep you in His care.
February 26, 2010
Sometimes there are just no words...Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and the hope that time will bring comfort to your heart.
February 26, 2010
I live in Orlando and have taken my grandhildren to Sea World Many times. I remember Dawn for her sweet soft spoke voice let alone her love for her work at Sea World.. Our heart goes out to her Sea World Family,Friends,Family and especially her husband. God Bless You Dawn..
February 26, 2010
May God bless the family and Dawn's beautiful soul during this time. Dawn sounds like a wonderful and loving person and rest assured that she is and will always be cared for by our Lord and that she will always be with you.
-Michelle (San Antonio, TX)
February 26, 2010
There is a special place in heaven for those that loved all God's creatures. Dawn will never be forgotten. Know that you, Dawn's family and friends, are being held close in thought and prayer by so very many across the land.
February 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Dawn, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy - K.P. (Riverside, CA)
February 26, 2010
D - Dedication
A - Animals Trainer
W - Whale lover
N - Nature

God bless her husband, families, friends and Sea World co-workers. Be happy and proud of her.
February 26, 2010
Last summer, we saw Dawn with the whales. Her smile radiated with love and pride!!! My l4 year old son was totally mesmerized by her skills, and compassion for the animals. For months, he was so drawn to the show, and wanted the same connection that the trainers had, especially Dawn. She has touched millions of lives, and her memory will live on. God Bless you and her family!!!
February 26, 2010
I pray the Lord to give you a peace with all that has happen and to know your sweet person is with him now. She was a very wonderful person who was a steward to the lord's creatures whom she loved dearly. We will pray for the Lord to be with you and help with your loss.
February 26, 2010
As a native Floridian, I beem with pride describing the experience of Sea World to those that Disney is synonomous with Florida. I am so saddened that such a horrific accident occured but deeply admire and appreciate Dawn for sharing her life's work with the visitors of Sea World.
February 26, 2010
To the friends and family of Dawn

I have been captived by the story of this amazing women and the work she has done with these incredible animals.

I am so sorry for your lose but she was doing what she loved. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Dawn, but
from the many stories, articles and blogs that I have read, it was truely my loss. I hope that God is with you at this sorrowful time. Hold tight to the memories and remember that she was a bright spot in everyone's lives.

I truely am sorry for your lose.
February 26, 2010
To Dawn's family and friends:
Iam so sorry for your loss. I have worked at Sea World for 6 years and unfortunately I did not know Dawn personally but I saw her around the park.
I know she was a great person, and you lost her doing what she loved to do, so that is how God wanted to bring her to him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this saddest of times. She will be very greatly missed by many, many people.
George, Debbie(SeaWorld employee) and George Jr.
February 26, 2010
Although I did not know Dawn I know she loved her job and would never want anything to happen to the whales and I know the death was a accident and my heart goes out to the friends and family and trainers who knew and loved Dawn. She will always live on in our hearts as one of the best SeaWorld trainers ever.
February 26, 2010
A true lover of life and wildlife. Just seeing her pictures shows how she truly loved the whales. She's with her whales in heaven ... may God Bless all of her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 26, 2010
I seen the BELIEVE show in Orlando last summer. The love and passion the trainers showed for the whales and the interaction was overwhelming. I cried during the whole show! I will continue to support what Dawn loved and pray God gives you peace, and your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times with her as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 26, 2010
may gods peace decend upon you and rejoice in your faith...she was loved and she will be with the angels I felt your loss and thought you should know that people in alabama are thinking of you
February 26, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 26, 2010
what a lovely young woman. we are so really saddened by this accident to Dawn. she was so blessed to live her life with these amazing sea creatures that she loved so much. Joyce, Wa. state
February 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Dawn, I was so saddened by the new of Dawn's death. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless each and everyone of you.
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to Dawn's family and the Sea World family as well.
I wish there was a way for us to learn from these beautiful creatures God has allowed us to share the Earth with minus the dangers.
You have my prayers and my thoughts.
February 26, 2010
DAWN LOVED HER JOB, AND THE WHALES AT SEA WORLD LOVED HER !!! THIS WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER HUSBAND, FAMILY ,AND MOST OF ALL ALL HER CO WORKERS AT SEA WORLD. R.I.P DAWN
February 26, 2010
To Dawn's family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. From reading about Dawn she was an amazing woman. I will keep Dawn and you all in my prayers.
February 26, 2010
I am truly sorry for Ms Brancheau's death and that her family was caught up so suddenly in a situation for which they were unprepared. I hope her death was as painless as possible under the circumstances. I'm glad that her memory will live on in her foundation and in the hearts of her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
Our Prayers go out to the family n friends !
February 26, 2010
We saw you during the Believe Show APril 2009, and you were wonderful. May you be in a better place watching down on friends and family. God bless you.
February 26, 2010
We're so sorry for your loss
February 26, 2010
Dawn brought joy to so many people who visited Sea World. Watching her work with the Orca's was amazing. Anyone who has ever visited Sea World knew her because she left a lasting impression on you because she was excellant at what she did. Our prayers are with you.
February 26, 2010
Dawn brought joy to so many people who visited Sea World. Watching her work with the Orca's was amazing. Anyone who has ever visited Sea World knew her because she left a lasting impression on you because she was excellant at what she did. Our prayers are with you.
February 26, 2010
To Dawn's Family,
What a terrible accident and shock. We saw Dawn in Orlando last year - greatly enjoying her role as a loving trainer, teacher and communicator - a treasure for the whales and especially for us! She was wonderful! Her awesome energy and talents will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
February 26, 2010
The World and her Whales will miss her so much. She was given a special gift in this life and she shared it with such love and joy. May God comfort her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
god bless you and your family
February 26, 2010
Dear Dawn, our hearts are saddened because of the tragedy that has taken you away from us. Thank you for showing the world true courage in your daily life while training whales. I used to dream myself of sharing the water with such a beautiful animal! I'm not sure why it was your time to end your journey, but I know that we all are better because we know that your love for animals was true. May the Lord bless and keep your family during this difficult time. Thank you.
February 26, 2010
My condolences to the family of Dawn Brancheu..and my prayers for you in this time of great loss and tragedy.....my heart goes with you...from Ms. A.Alba - Bulacan,Philippines
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We have watched Dawn and all the other Sea World trainers on our many trips to Orlando. She was an inspiration to so many and will be truly missed by all.
God Bless.
February 26, 2010
my heart truly goes out to her entire family. as i know it's little consulation for their pain, know that there are many prayers going out to each one.
February 26, 2010
You are blessed Dawn; God knows, just as you understand, thank you for all you did. May your family receive the strength and guidance from God that they need through this rough time.
February 26, 2010
to the brancheau family i am so sorry for your lost she might be gone but she will never be forgotten her spirit will live on she will be in all your hearts.
February 26, 2010
Our family was so shocked to hear the news, please now that we are so sorry for your loss,Dawn was a wonderful person and are kids just loved her ,She will never be forgotten i can assure you that. God bless you all!
February 26, 2010
Thank you for the blessed memories that Dawn and all of the trainers at Sea World in Orlando, FL brought to our family in 2007. Dawn Brancheau's passion and work will live on through the love and patience she showed to the animals.

Blessings as she will surely be missed.

The Thomas Brock Family
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
February 26, 2010
To the Family

Know that Dawn is now in the arms of the Lord. God bless all of you
May the Lord bless all of you
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Such a tragic loss. RIP Dawn....Ronni
February 26, 2010
May God give His peace to everyone who knew and loved Dawn. She died doing something she loved and that is never a sad thing.
February 26, 2010
Those of us that experienced the joy of seeing Dawn perform at Sea World will always hold her in our hearts.
Many prayers are with you as we share your grief.
February 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Dawn,

I was captured by the news story. I didn't know the lady. She was so young and so pretty. She loved doing what she did. Not all of us can say/do that.

I lost my Son in '06. It was unexpected and a shock, such as this. Somebody said, "Never put a question mark where God put a period". It helped me put things in perspective. I hope it helps Dawns loved ones.

It was her time. She's now with the Lord, she did great things on Earth.

Bless Dawn, for all her many accomplishments. Bless Dawn's soul, for all eternity.
February 26, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss...
February 26, 2010
To Dawn's friends and family, may you find comfort in knowing people from all around the well are thinking of you during this very sad time.
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
I wish we were all as fortunate as Dawn was. She loved her job, and she died with the animals she loved. We are saddened by her passing, but everyone will remember her for all the joy she brought to the public everyday. I wish her family the comfort of the Lord and the peace that they will need to continue on. God Bless Dawn and her family and to the friends and family at Sea World, she is alive in your hearts and will be forever.
February 26, 2010
SO VERY SORRY
February 26, 2010
I wish we were all as fortunate as Dawn was. She loved her job, and she died with the animals she loved. We are saddened by her passing, but everyone will remember her for all the joy she brought to the public everyday. I wish her family the comfort of the Lord and the peace that they will need to continue on. God Bless Dawn and her family and to the friends and family at Sea World, she is alive in your hearts and will be forever.
February 26, 2010
Sorry to see an animal lover die this way . May god bless her soul , Sukhbir - Malaysia
February 26, 2010
May OUR FATHER bless Dawn's family, I would call what happened to this beautiful woman tragic, yet knowing she left this earth doing what she loved to do is not tragic. Dawn from what I have read was an angel on earth and is now as angel with the LORD.Peace be with her family and all who knew Dawn.
February 26, 2010
send our love to her family,friends and co workers.
February 26, 2010
As the mother and father of a trainer who loves her job as Dawn did, we were devastated to hear of her death. She was a beautiful woman and an outstanding trainer and will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathies go to her family and friends. God Bless!


Mick & Linda McMahon
February 26, 2010
Condolences to the family for this tragic loss.
February 26, 2010
Dear Dawn,
Jesus is now holding you tenderly in His arms just as you held the whales that you so loved. You are an inspiration to the world, and I look forward to meeting you one day in heaven. May your family hold onto their faith in our Lord and comfort them greatly. See you one day, you most courageous young lady!!
February 26, 2010
Thank you for sharing Dawn and for supporting her as she gave her life to teach others about the beauty of Orcas! My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Christena Hall (Houston, Texas)
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Not knowing Dawn personally but knowing the Brancheau family in Fenton, Michigan for many years, we can't imagine the pain you must be feeling. Jeff, having worked at Sea World himself, knows what a special place it was. We wish you all the very best. Jeff, Patti, and Whitney Smith and everyone at Silver Spray Sports, Inc.
February 26, 2010
I have been to see Dawn perform several times and this past June while my granddaughter was here visiting me from Arizona I took her to see the show, she would never had had the chance to see SeaWorld and learn about the animals like she did. My prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
We are praying for the family. My family has visited Sea World every year for the past 10 years and Dawn brought so much joy to us each visit. I saw her show last year and I remember thinking that she did a wonderful job. You could see the love she had for her job and I will miss seeing her this year. I feel like I have lost a family member! My heart goes out to the family and I will always remember her for making my family smile!
February 26, 2010
My family remembers Ms Brancheau from our trip to Sea World and we are extremely sorry for your loss. Dawn will always live on in all of her fan's hearts.
February 26, 2010
My heart and prayers are with the family and co-workers after such a tragic loss.
February 26, 2010
I would like to express my sympathy and my gratitude for the way your family is responding. I too have a daughter who has wanted to work with dolphins since a young age and I know she is encouraged by your reaction. May your familly find comfort in knowing that Dawn touched many lives and motivated many children.
February 26, 2010
Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
With deepest Sympathy Ruby Ayala ( Seaworld Orlando Health Services)
February 26, 2010
Sad day at SeaWorld Orlando. Let something positive result from this tragedy for her love of Telly. Condolences to Scott and the entire family.
February 26, 2010
I took my children to Sea world she made the show so special... Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!! The Meuniers VT.
February 26, 2010
May the lord comfort you as only he can she was the best at what she did
my grandson had his picture taken with dawn i will cherish it forever my prayers are with you we loved her so much she is now a angel in heaven
February 26, 2010
For most of us, we never get to have the job we have always dreamed of. I could tell, from the photos of Dawn with Tilly, that she truley loved her job, and the animals she worked with. Such and unfortunate accident. My prayers are with you, her family. Deborah Long (Anderson IN)
February 26, 2010
What a beautiful person. You can see it in Dawn's smile; she was doing exactly what she loved. It was heartfelt and it showed. She has touched more lives, both young and old, in ways that can never be fully known. But one thing is certain; she has been a bright light and true ambassador for those animals she so dearly loved. Many blessings to your family.
February 26, 2010
After hearing of this terrible accident,I have continued to follow the media's updates. I am sure Dawn was a wonderful and energetic person. I think it is so wonderful on how dedicated she was in her interest to work with animals.
I am so very sorry for your lose. My heart goes out to her Family and Friends.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and family during this sad time.
February 26, 2010
God Bless your family during this most difficult time.
February 26, 2010
My prayers go out to your family Dawn. May God Bless you and keep you in his prayers. R.I.P
February 26, 2010
Our heart goes out to you and your family people get so use to seeing what great shows you put on they forget that what you are doing is dangerous. God bless you and your fellow trainers.
February 26, 2010
My family and I saw Dawn perform on Monday evening...she had an amazing gift. Our sympathies go out to her family and the ones closest to her. Great memories of Dawn and knowing that she made such an impact in the lives of so many people will get you through this time of grief. RIP Dawn
February 26, 2010
Like so many others, I have seen and been amazed to watch Dawn perform over the years. Although I've never had the priviledge to meet her, I mourn her loss with the rest of the world. May she rest in peace.
Lainie Urgo (Wayne, NJ)
February 26, 2010
Like so many others, I have seen and been amazed to watch Dawn perform over the years. Although I've never had the priviledge to meet her, I mourn her loss with the rest of the world. May she rest in peace.
Lainie Urgo (Wayne, NJ)
February 26, 2010
I remember Dawn from high school and she was always smiling. I am so sorry about your loss, but she made so many people happy with her talent that she had. May God bless you and keep you all in his prayers. She truly was an angel!
February 26, 2010
From the entire Gaddie Family; we are sincerely sorry for your loss. Dawn brought joy to my kids when we went to see her perform. She will live on in the memories of countless children.

God Bless.
Patrick & Michelle Gaddie
February 26, 2010
Prayers from one member of the USC family to another. Forever to thee, Dawn.
February 26, 2010
To Dawns family,
We are praying for you guys. She was a great trainer, she loved her job, and loved those whales!
God bless you all in this time of sorrow. Just remember she died doing what she loved to do!
February 26, 2010
Dawn seemed like a lovely person that I wish I had been blessed to meet. I have been thinking of all of you and praying for you since this tragic accident. May she rest in peace.
February 26, 2010
My family were stunned by the sad news of Dawn's passing. We will remember forever her contribution to making our Sea World visits memorable.
Out thoughts are with her immediate family and her Sea World Family at this tragic time.
The Wilkinson Family, Darlington, UK
February 26, 2010
Dawn was an amazing person. She was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to have known her. My prayers go out to her family during this tragic time.
February 26, 2010
Such a sad news...Our Deepest Sympahty to Dawn's family and closest friends at this very difficult time .Sending the family love and prayers.
The Domiciano Family - Sao Jose dos Campos/SP/BRAZIL
February 26, 2010
Please accept our sincerest sympathies in the untimely death of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
February 26, 2010
I did not know Ms. Brancheau, but after following all the news on this horrible and sad accident, I am sure she was a wonderful and fun person. As an animal lover myself, I have the most respect for her and for all she has given to work with animals throughout her life.
I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
Because Jesus cares we're comforted, Because he loves we're never alone. We the Pastor and the entire Rocky Mt. Church family, we share your loss and send you our deepest sympathy and love.

Humbly Yours,
Pastor Derrick K. Nelson
February 26, 2010
My sympathy goes to the entire family of Dawn. She brought many hours of pure joy to so many people. She will be missed.
February 26, 2010
So Sorry for your loss, For the last two years we have been to SeaWorld and my kids really enjoyed watching Dawn work with the Whales.
February 26, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 26, 2010
I knew Dawn when she was just a little girl and she was always smileing. I know she is still smileing in heaven. She was a wonderful woman and wiil be missed.
February 26, 2010
how sad...I've met her at Sea World. She was wonderful, kind person to all...sitting on the wall as we left to talk to everyone. I know she will be missed by many, including the whales and animals she worked with. A loss to many. Margo Shackelford..NC
February 26, 2010
I am very sorry to hear of the death of Dawn Brancheau on CNN Student News
February 26, 2010
So Sorry for your loss, For the last two years we have been to SeaWorld and my kids really enjoyed watching Dawn work with the Whales. She was an amazing and Special person and God gave her the talent to work with the Whales and it was what she loved. She wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Now God has called her home with him and she's in a better place. She's now looking down at her family and for the one' s to work with the Whales. She's full of smiles and happiness. It hurts but God and time will ease the pain. God bless you all The Lawrence Family from North Carolina
February 26, 2010
Dawn always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She is an ispiration to those who should never give up their dreams. May she rest in peace.
February 26, 2010
We saw Dawn perform on Tuesday. So sad, our thoughts are with her family and her Sea World family.
February 26, 2010
I did not know of Ms. Brancheau until after her death. From what I have learned, I wish I had known her. You must be very proud of her and I share your grief. My deepest sympathies and best wishes to all.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn's family and others who were close to her. I'm confident that Dawn provided great memories for countless people over the years.
February 26, 2010
MY prayers go out to the family.. Lord just give them strengh to get thur this time ....... May god bless you ........ Lisa heise( ocala, fla
February 26, 2010
I know that you do not know me but I wanted to say that I am so sorry for your lose. Dawn seems like an amazing person. She has affected many lives by this unfortunate accident. Please know that the family and friends are in my prayers. May the beautiful memories of Dawn comfort you in your times of grief. God had a plan and now she is home. Rest in peace Dawn and know that you are loved.
February 26, 2010
To the Family of Dawn Brancheau,

I so sorry for the sudden death of your dear loved one. It is really a shame that something she loved to do ended so badly.
Animal trainers are such unique and talented people, that truly describes Dawn.

Take to heart the thought at Psalms 34:18-"God is near..."

You can feel that Death can leave a heartache that nothing can heal, just know that Love can leave a memory that no one can steal.

Grant Family
February 26, 2010
"Im very sorry about the lost of this great trainer. My thoughts go out to her family and close friends. How ever she was doing somthing she truly loved to do "
February 26, 2010
Thanks for all your work with the whales. May you rest in peace
February 26, 2010
Our family will keep Dawn's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
February 26, 2010
My heart breaks for you in your loss. Would that we could all find such purpose and passion in our pursuits. I'm certain that her smile is gracing heaven's waters.
February 26, 2010
Words cannot express our deepest sympathy in the death of Dawn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and May God Bless You in your sorrow.
Love,
Bob & Nel Karamol and Family
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
May peace and love be with your family. You were an insiration to many especially children. You were blessed in the fact that you worked with what you loved the most. Rest in peace Dawn.
February 26, 2010
My warmest and deepest sympathy goes out to Dawn's family and friends. May GOD comfort you during your time of bereavement.
February 26, 2010
Our prayers to the LoVerde Family and Dawn's husband. God Bless all of you in this difficult time.
February 26, 2010
Amazing Lady, Amazing performer - Dawn was a beautiful lady and enjoyed her job very much. May your faith be strong during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.
February 26, 2010
to dawn's family: tho i never met dawn , she looks like she took on the world. may you find support and comfort in the days to come from god and each other.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
there is a new angel in heaven. richmond, kentucky
dawn help josh
February 26, 2010
What joy I got from watching her 'work' :) What a beautiful soul. My condolences to her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
Now she can swim with the whales in heaven without limitations.
February 26, 2010
Dawn had such joy working with the whales. I saw her show and loved it. May she rest in peace.
February 26, 2010
So very sorry for your loss. Always remember that she loved what she did.
February 26, 2010
I just lost my mom and understand what Gross means when she says that it hasn't "sunk in yet." I like that she knows her sister well enough to know what she would feel, that she would still love whales and surely does wherever she is now. To me that's how love ones we lose live on in a non-physical form. Best of luck in your journey with this, both to Dawn and her family.
February 26, 2010
May you find peace in knowing that Dawn was doing something she loved as evident in her smile.
February 26, 2010
I would like to express my condolences to Dawns family. I give her alot of credit. I love dolphins and my dream was always to swim with them or work with them and I got the opportunity to swim with them. I know what is like to have a passion for those types of animals. I feel bad about what happened to her. But at least she died doing what she loved best. You will be deeply missed.
February 26, 2010
So sorry for your loss. I send my Deepest sympathy.
February 26, 2010
May the Brancheau family find peace at this difficult time knowing that Dawn was doing what she truly loved to do.
February 26, 2010
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Dawn's family. She she was very brave and happy spirited.
Your family wil be in my thoughts and prayers. Ashley McCollum (Denison Tx)
February 26, 2010
Thank you Dawn for your dedication to these animals. We are a little better for having known you the short time you were here. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
February 26, 2010
To the Family and Friends of Dawn, I am deeply sorry about your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We recently visited Sea World in December and have several pictures of Dawn with the whales. She was a very couragous person to work with such large whales. We could tell that she loved her job. Again, I am sorry for your loss. I'm sure that Dawn will be deeply missed by her family as well as her Sea World Family.
February 26, 2010
I lost my 10 year old Nephew and my only Sister last month so I know the pain your family is going through. I will pray for your family.
God Bless you
Gayla E. Red Bluff California
February 26, 2010
The animal kingdom lost a spectacular advocate. I'm sure Dawn wouldn't have change her love for the orcas. Like Dawn, I too had a dream of working with sealife. Even, knowing the risks involved if given the chance, I would love to have a job like hers. It's unfortunate that she lost her life so young. But, she was doing what she loved most in the world. Thank you Dawn for all you've done for the animal kingdom! Your love of the orcas was apparent by all who have seen the show! The orcas will miss you, too!
February 26, 2010
May god give Dawn's family the peace and love in such a sorrow time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Comparato Family (parma, OH)
February 26, 2010
I pray for you.... always in our hearts!!!! god bless you!!!
February 26, 2010
A generation of young people have been positively influenced by your Dawn.
February 26, 2010
To all who Loved Dawn,
Please accept our sympathies.Dawns work was magnificent, I remember seeing her in a show. She touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.
February 26, 2010
The trainers at Sea World and the work they do has always held a special place in my heart as it did Dawn's. Like her I had always dreamed of doing a job like hers. God love her and keep her and her family at this terrible time of loss.
February 26, 2010
I didn’t know Dawn personally but I grew up a few houses down from her family in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Marion and Chuck LoVerde were always so nice and kind to me when I was just a young boy running around tearing up the neighborhood. Only their first 3 children were born at that time so Dawn was still an unfulfilled dream. They were a great family and in knowing Dawn’s roots it’s so easy to understand why she has touched so many lives. My heart goes out to Marion and family and for Scott and his family. What a wonderful gift this child, from a sleepy little town in Indiana, has brought to the world.

May God comfort and bless you in this difficult period.
February 26, 2010
I am truly, whole-heartedly sorry for your loss.
February 26, 2010
My prayers and deepest sympathy to Scott and the LoVerde family. I can still remember when Dawn told me that she wanted to study at South Carolina. She asked me to write her a letter of recommendation her senior year in high school. I am so happy that she was able to live her dream and touch so many lives. I will never forget her smiling face and the kindness she shared with everyone she met. I am sure she has a special place in heaven.
May she rest in peace.
February 26, 2010
Let her rest in peace and also give courage and support to those who work in the field of animal training for "human entertainment" the courage to continue to do what was Dawns life's passion.
February 26, 2010
To all of my Sea World friends and especially to Dawn's family - my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this extremely difficult time.
February 26, 2010
I am deeply sorry for the lost of your loved one.

Elizabeth City, NC
February 26, 2010
It is so sad to lose such a dedicated trainer that loved her job so much. Thoughts and prayers to Dawn's family.
February 26, 2010
Dawn will always live on in my memory of Shamu Stadium. Having worked in the park for many years now, I would always get very excited to see her come out on stage, because I knew it would be a wonderful show. I could always tell how passionate she was about what she did, and that passion was contageous! I will always remember her smile. Dawn we miss you!
February 26, 2010
My condolences to Dawn's family - I knew her well as a lovely teenager at Andrean High School - I'm so glad she was able to pursue her dream. The photos of her are just as I remember her - smiling and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sincerely,
Gina Shropshire
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
Our Deepest Sympathy, to her husband and family. Thinking of you, praying that memories of such a special person will bring you peace and comfort. The Monteleone's
February 26, 2010
Rest in Peace Dawn, knowing that Telly isn't being blamed for this. It is this family's hope that your passion for these beautiful animals will live on in the hearts of those that continue to work with them.
February 26, 2010
I am saddened of the death of Dawn. She will be missed by all.May God be with her family and Husband.
February 26, 2010
Sincere prayers and thoughts to the entire Brancheau family. Dawn had passion, love and knowledge...more than most, and to her credit she freely enjoyed sharing that and bringing joy to so many.

Once a thing of beauty touches our lives, it remains with us forever.
February 26, 2010
Dear Brancheau Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. It is thru Dawn's efforts that people are educated about marine mammals and conservation. I have a daughter currently in college studying to enter the same career. Dawn is an inspiration to us all.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
I seen Dawn in 2007 she was great. It is so sad but she loved her job. Only god no why. We lost love and it is very paintful.We never forget them, they r always in our hearts.The hard time r for brithdays and holidays. But we no they r safe now they r with god. Just rember all the love and good times yall had with her.May god bless yall. And my prayer r with yall
February 26, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 26, 2010
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel, but our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in the fact that Dawn was loved by so many. She will always be remembered fondly.
February 26, 2010
I probubly saw this young woman at Sea World when I was there ,I feel so bad that the animal drowned her. I feel sorrow for her family.
February 26, 2010
condolences to family and friends over their loss.tragic,may she forever rest in peace.....
February 26, 2010
It makes me sad that Dawn is gone, but she will not be forgotten. I worked with Dawn at a lawfirm in Chicago just a few years before she took the job at SeaWorld. She was thrilled to take the job as it is what she wanted to do. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. I live in Schererville and I plan to pay my respects.
February 26, 2010
My prayers are with you at this time of grief. The more you keep yourself healthy, the more you will keep her values and skills alive. Seaworld not only mourns your loss and knowledge as a skillfull animal trainer, but Indiana Hoosiers are mouning your loss in their schools and communities, as a role model, an alumni, and a friend.
February 26, 2010
i"am sadden of the loss of such a wonderful person as Dawn she really was great at her job . I got to go to Sea World in San Diago in feb of 2000 and the place will always be one of my fav places that i"ve been to. Shamu and the other orca's were fun to watch and the trainers were great in everything thy did to put on a great show The soak zone was really a cooling off spot. hope to get to go back again sometime. may god be with her family and husband. Betsy { utah}
February 26, 2010
dawn lived her dream in the water doing what she loved. saddened we are in this time of grief,now she is resting in the arms of our lord and will be missed by all that cherished her.our heartfelt prayers go out to her family. god bless her.
February 26, 2010
i"am sadden of the loss of such a wonderful person as Dawn she really was great at her job . I got to go to Sea World in San Diago in feb of 2000 and the place will always be one of my fav places that i"ve been to. Shamu and the other orca's were fun to watch and the trainers were great in everything thy did to put on a great show The soak zone was really a cooling off spot. hope to get to go back again sometime. may god be with her family and husband. Betsy { utah}
February 26, 2010
Dawn's life was short lived, but what a life she had and those who had the pleasure to see her at a show or talk with her could see how much she loved and enjoyed her life. To have such an opportunity to live life to its fullest and have a job you can't wait to go to each day-
that is what we all should strive for each day. "Success is in the way you Value yourself!" Donate a pint of blood in memory of Dawn today.
February 26, 2010
I was so sorry to read of the death Ms Brancheau. I did not know her personally but in reading through the entries in this guest book, it is clear that she was well loved and will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies go to the friends and family she left behind. I hope you can find comfort in the promise in the scriptures that tells us that God does understand our pain and is there to comfort us in our tribulations (2Cor 1:3,4). Sincerely
February 26, 2010
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Dawn's family. I pray you always have fond memories because those memories will keep her alive in your hearts. And when you miss her too much I hope reading the entries in this book bring smiles to your faces. I did not know Dawn but I am quite aware of the work she did and I know that doing what you love with those you love turns work into joy and duty to privilege. I wish you comfort and peace!
February 26, 2010
What a horrible tragedy..our thoughts are with you.
February 26, 2010
I saw Dawn work/perform many many times. She was so awsome, and showed so much love to ALL the animals. She will be deeply missed. Jim and Lisa Russell, Sr. Orlando, Florida.
February 26, 2010
My son and I just visited Sea World Orlando and saw one of the wonderful shows put on by the trainers including Dawn. It was sad to watch the family videos and pictures an see such a seemingly happy person perish. Prayers to the Brancheau family.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts of moments shared with you keep your mom and family in comfort. You will be missed by all Dawn.
February 26, 2010
God bless Dawn for Putting on such Wonderful shows for People all over the World. I am Sure she will be missed Dearly. May Her Family Be Comforted knowing she put so many smiles on all of our faces and that in the end she was taken home doing what she loved Most, performing with her Whales. Rest in Peace Dawn our thoughts are with you
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn's family, friends and co-workers. She will be missed tremendously. Dawn left this place doing what she loved and that was these animals she worked with all of her life. She is looking down from above with a big smile on her face. Time will heal your heart.
February 26, 2010
You can tell just by looking at the photo's that Dawn was a great person, she looks like a happy, balanced beautiful person, you will always have good memories to look back on when times are tough. Me and my children have seen the show at SeaWorld and it was great. May God be with you and touch your hearts. Wenona R. (Alabama)
February 26, 2010
So sorry to here of such a beautiful woman. May God comfort you in your days to come in knowing she went from this life of doing what she truly loved..cherish the memories..
February 26, 2010
Very few people live their dreams... Ms. Brancheau's life and her work are an inspiration to many. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends in this tragic loss.
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
May thoughts of moments shared with you keep your mom and family in comfort. You will be missed by all Dawn.
February 26, 2010
John & Terri and Scott and family, I am deeply sorry to hear about Dawn, I wish I could have met her. My heart and my prayers go out to you all. Lynee Karamol (Cousin from Michigan)
February 26, 2010
No words can take away your pain, but please know that Dawn touched people. My daughter was around 6 the first time she met Dawn @ Sea World since then we have been many times and my daughter has always looked for Dawn, and Dawn always remembered her. She always showed her something new and would teach her as well. My daughter and I feel it just wont be the same without Dawn there to show and teach us. Or thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love she shared with everyone fill your hearts in your time of need.
February 26, 2010
Its sad that we lost her but she was a good trainer and not everyone can train these creatures God Bless her and her family
February 26, 2010
my prayers go out to her family
February 26, 2010
I am deeply touched and saddened by the loss of such a beautiful person. I am glad that she was able to touch so many lives in such a positive manner, Remember the beauty of her life and how blessed this world is to have been touched by her.
February 26, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. From what I have read Dawn was a wonderful person.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
February 26, 2010
My husband and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Rich & joan (St. Louis, Mo.)
February 26, 2010
my condolences to the Loverde family and the Brancheau family, so very sorry for your loss.
God is in control.
Louise Gill-Brown
February 26, 2010
May GOD Bless you!
February 26, 2010
Dear Brancheau Family,
We are sorry to hear about the untimely death of your loved one, Dawn. The accident can be categorized as death due to "time and unforeseen occurrence." (Eccl.9:11) We know she will be truly missed by her family and friends. May the God of all comfort provide strengh, faith and courage during your bereavement.
February 26, 2010
I'M ONLY A HEARTBEAT AWAY

My life-long dream filled out its play,
The voices of angels are calling my name.
To those masterful images on a Sea World stage,
I sought a dream and the dream was made.

Shed a tear for happiness, the joys of family and friends,
Within my heart a sacred spot, I know we'll meet again.
The confidence to make me say, "I can" the courage to make me try,
For all that we have shared on earth,
love never says goodbye.
If tomorrow is forever and forever is a day,
Forever those countless memories, I'm only a heartbeat away.

May the Arm of heaven welcome you!

Sandy Lane Famiglietti

Ormond Beach, Florida
February 26, 2010
So sad to hear about Dawn, God Bless the family. Marlene Bimler (Grand Forks, ND)
February 26, 2010
We saw Dawn and Tilikum perform on Sunday...she was amazing and she obviosly loved her job,it was so apparent how much she loved Tilikum...very sad and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
February 26, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
February 26, 2010
i pray that the family is doing well. i have been on here every 30 mins because i feel really bad about the whole thing
February 26, 2010
Both my husband and myself would like to comfort you in your time of sorrow by saying "God Bless all of you". One thing we know for sure is that Dawn is needed
up above to be an angel and to rest in peace in paradise. (Joe & Cathy Russo)
Middletown, CT
February 26, 2010
I wanted to tell the family of Dawn Brancheau that I will pray for strength for everyone in the upcoming days. Her talents and presence will be missed but her legacy will live on and she will not be forgotten.
February 26, 2010
I am sorry about the trainer.
February 26, 2010
I commend Dawn for her dedication with these magnificant animals. My sympathy goes out to Dawn's Family, Husband, and fellow workers. She will always be remembered in the hearts of these Great and Wonderful creatures.
February 26, 2010
May God bless your family as you celebrate a life dream well represented.
February 26, 2010
Peace and comfort to the Brancheau family. A talented woman passed doing what she loved and had dedicated her life to. May Gods arms of grace surround you all during this difficult time.
February 26, 2010
Deepest sympathy to Dawn's family and friends. Also, to the animals that she loved so much and who will surely miss her. There are no words. Comfort yourselves in the fact that she lived her dream!
February 26, 2010
We are devastated by the terrible accident that took the life of Dawn. She was an amazing and beautiful person with a zest for life and unsurpassed love of animals. Her passion and love for the whales was evident in every interaction. She had a way of making each performance seem like she was experiencing the thrill for the first time! We met Dawn on several occasions and saw her interact with the whales countless times and we were in awe of her. She was a fabulous teacher and mentor to new trainers including our daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, family and her Shamu family. She leaves a lasting legacy to all who knew her or ever saw her perform and she will be missed terribly.
February 26, 2010
To Dawn's family and friends:

Dawn will live in your hearts and minds throughout your lifetime because the love stays and memories of the heart are forever. God will uphold you each day.
February 26, 2010
To the Family of Dawn Brancheau,
We are so very sorry for your loss in such a tragic way. May your memories of Dawn take you through the dark days ahead and my you find peace on your journey of grief.
What a special Dawn must have been to work with these beautiful animals to help educate the many who visited Seaworld.
RIP Dawn you have given joy to thousands of people and educated them along the way. What a beautiful legacy to leave behind. Thank You for a job well done
February 26, 2010
May GOD Bless and help you through this difficult time. She was with her best friend she love Tilikum. M.Ryan Phoenix
February 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
I'M ONLY A HEARTBEAT AWAY

My life-long dream filled out its play,
The voices of angels are calling my name.
To those masterful images on a Sea World stage,
I sought a dream and the dream was made.

Shed a tear for happiness, the joys of family and friends,
Within my heart a sacred spot, I know we'll meet again.
The confidence to make me say, "I can" the courage to make me try,
For all that we have shared on earth,
love never says goodbye.
If tomorrow is forever and forever is a day,
Forever those countless memories, I'm only a heartbeat away.

May the Arm of heaven welcome you!

Sandy Lane Famiglietti

Ormond Beach, Florida
February 26, 2010
Dear Marion,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the wonderful memories of Dawn and strength of your family help you through this unbelievebly sad time. God bless you.
Jean and Arthur Goff
Braidwood, IL
February 26, 2010
God bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May you remember the beautiful memories and not the horrible incident that happened. As you celebrate the life of your loved one, remember that we are all praying for you and feeling your sorrow. from Indiana
February 26, 2010
"Dawn was obviously a kind and gentle person who devoted her life to the animals she loved. I'm sure you are happy to have known and loved her for 40 years." CR (Portland, OR)
February 26, 2010
I commend Dawn for her lifelong achievement! May God Bless the Family and Husband. Her memory will always live on in the hearts of these magnificent animals!
February 26, 2010
God bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May you remember the beautiful memories and not the horrible incident that happened. As you celebrate the life of your loved one, remember that we are all praying for you and feeling your sorrow. The Hines Family from Indiana
February 26, 2010
I feel privileged to have known Dawn as a member of our family, and saddened by the loss of a truly special woman. I never got to see her doing what she loved best, but even without that she was truly a good person. We should have had her with us longer, but that was not to be. My prayers are with those who were closest to her.
February 26, 2010
May the family & friends of Dawn find comfort in their memories of her.
Rowan - Palm Bay, FL
February 26, 2010
We were at SeaWorld on Tuesday and saw one of Dawn's last shows :( We are saddend by her tragic loss and will never forget her enthusiasm and love for the whales.<3
February 26, 2010
Although I didn't know Dawn, to me-she was truly dedicated to her profession and my thoughts & prayers are entended to her family & Seaworld. God Bless all of you!
February 26, 2010
Brancheau Family:

My prayers to each of you. Trust in the LORD to see you through during this time of grief. Dawn lost her life doing what she enjoyed. She is in the arms of the Angels. May her journey be a good one............God Bless
February 26, 2010
May God bless your family
February 26, 2010
Your loved one was very beautiful and I could tell she was a caring, loving person. It showed. We will see her again(in Heaven)!! I am deeply saddened.
February 26, 2010
May you find comfort and peace knowing that Dawn passed away as a very happy person who loved life and what she was doing. The entire world has been touched by this tragic incident. Always cherish your memories! God will substain you through this. Thanks for sharing Dawn with us through her work. God bless each of you!
February 26, 2010
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I PRAY THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL COMFORT THE ENTIRE FAMILIES.THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN.GOD BLESS, SHEILA SANDEFUR
February 26, 2010
I share in your loss. As someone who goes to SeaWorld 6-7 times a year, I feel a great loss. Although the animals and mammals are great, she was always the shining star of happiness amongst the people who worked there. I have never met anyone so in love with her job. She will be deeply missed by many, and my thoughts and prayers are with both of her families. God Bless.
February 26, 2010
Without words but our prayers be with you in this time or sorrow.
February 26, 2010
We saw Dawn perform on visits to Seaworld, she always looked like she enjoyed her interaction with the whales. Such a shame that she lost her life. God bless your family and friends at this sad time
February 26, 2010
Dawn lived and died doing what she wanted to do. This was just a horrible accident. Everyone in Orlando's hearts and prayers are with your family now and always. May the memories of your daughter achieving Her dreams fill your heart with peace. God Bless your family.
February 26, 2010
Words can not express the heavy hearts that are felt for Dawn's loss... Rejoice in knowing that she died doing what she loved... and that she is now in the loving hands of her creator.
February 26, 2010
Sending the family love and prayers.
February 26, 2010
Such a sad story...but she died doing what she loved most...Killer whales and marine life. May God bless the family at this most devastating time. God will heal you all in time.
February 26, 2010
I knew Dawn as a good friend during my ten years at Sea World. We talked many times about her love for whales, her profession, and life itself. She was a beautiful person both inside and out, and always had a smile for anyone she met. I witnessed first hand the kind of relationship she showed with all the whales, which was always filled with love, devotion and care. I will truly miss her. My Prayers and thoughts are with you in this sad page of her life. But God Blessed her with the Book of Life Everlasting. May God Bless you and keep you comforted in knowing how many lives she changed for the better, because of her beautiful spirit. I am honored to call her my friend.
February 26, 2010
GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY.
February 26, 2010
The tragic loss of Dawn has touched so many people around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Dawn bring you comfort in the days ahead.
February 26, 2010
YOU WERE A TALENTED PROFESSIONAL LIVING YOUR DREAM IN WHICH MANY OF US NEVER GET TO DO. IF YOU COULD SEE HOW PROUD WE ARE OF YOU YOU WOULD KNOW IF YOU DIDNT ALREADY KNOW.. WHAT A SPECIAL BEAUTIFUL SOUL YOU ARE..AN INSPIRATION AND YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to Dawn's family and friends.
February 26, 2010
Brancheau Family,

This is so heart breaking . My sincere condolences goes out to entire family and friends. May God who see yours tears and pain of heart give you the needed strenght to just go from one day to next. For He is healing the brokenhearted ones,
And is binding up their painful spots.
February 26, 2010
Our Deepest Sympahty to Dawn's family at this very difficult time. May the Peace and Comfort that only God can give be with you all.
February 26, 2010
I was devistated hearing the news of Dawns death! I've been to Sea World many times and that was always my favorite show. My heart breaks for the entire family as this was a horrible death. May your memories keep you strong. She was doing what she loved! God Bless all of you...
February 26, 2010
To the Brancheau Family:

I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person. I did not know her, but from what I read she was an exceptional person inside and out.

May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to Dawn’s husband and family. My husband is part of the SeaWorld family so I have visited the park numerous times and watched Dawn perform with the whales. She was passionate about what she did and you could tell she loved it so much. Her love for the whales was very apparent by her beautiful smile and the way she interacted with them, you could feel the love. That love was so overwhelming it would bring me to tears. May you find peace knowing that she died doing what she loved.
February 26, 2010
I am so very sorry to hear of the way she died. She is to be revered for her love and care for those majestic animals. May the Lord bless and keep all who witnessed it as well as her family and friends.
February 26, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. This is a terrible, terrible tragedy.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts are with friends and family....may wonderful memories comfort your sorrow....AHW
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Brancheau Family in their time of grief.
At times like these, God can give us"power beyond what is normal," to keep going from one day to the next.
(Psalm 34:18) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.

A Friend
(Chicago, IL)
February 26, 2010
We have visited Sea World twice & both times Dawn answered questions patiently & with vast knowledge of the animals. Our sympathy to her family. Please do not destroy Tilly as visiting Sea World is the only time most people will ever have to learn about these magnificent creatures. With sympathy, The Russell Family
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.May God bring you comfort and bless you. She will forever be in my heart.
February 26, 2010
we are so sorry for your loss. the aquatic world was a better place with people like her there.
February 26, 2010
My family and I had the privilege of seeing "Shamu" in Florida this past New Year's Eve. The show was magnificent, and yes, Dawn is in some of our pictures. I've been shedding tears since I learned of this terrible tragedy. My deepest sympathies go out to Dawn's husband, family, friends, and of course her co-workers at Sea World. She has given so many people such joy in her short life just by her choice of profession. May her passion, dedication, and affection for these incredible creatures never be forgotten.
February 26, 2010
May Dawn Rest In Peace, she has left this world doing what she loved to do. My heart and prayers go out to the family and all her friends!
February 26, 2010
Sorry for such a great loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace. God Bless. The Appleton Family (Orlando, FL)
February 26, 2010
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. May the God of all comfort bless and be with you during this time.- Angela Yancey(Fort Worth, TX)
February 26, 2010
Rev. 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

May God bless you and keep you during your time of sorrow and grief.
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may you remember all the good times that you shared. Our prayers are forever with you.
February 26, 2010
My family was at Sea World the Sunday before this tragic event. Dawn and the whales were the highlight of the day. She was amazing. We are very saddened, our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you blessed peace. But again I would like to say, Wow, what an amazing womam.
February 26, 2010
Yes she will be greatly missed , loved to see her preform , and she loved the whales and tried to teach everyone she came in contact with about the importance of the whales to our world , and we greatly appreciate that smile she always had , while she was preforming , and the love she had for them , it is a sad day for all , we will miss you girl , R.I.P sweet Dawn , my thoughts and prayers to everyone who will miss her , she was and is greatly loved far and wide ! may her memory still live on she would want everyone to continue her work , wishing her family lots of love from her fans here in GA ! and prayers too , sorry for all of our loss , but we have to keep her memory alive , carry her in our hearts always ! we love and miss you Dawn !
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
R.I.P
February 26, 2010
My sincere condolences to the Brancheau Family, I had the rare opportunity to work at Sea World with Dawn Brancheau for 5 years . She was dedicated and passionate about her work . She will be missed RIP
February 26, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and I look foreward to the day when God will resurrect our dead love ones as promised at Rev. 21:3,4
February 26, 2010
I;m so sorry for you loss .She was awsome
February 26, 2010
MY FAMILY IS SO HEATBROKEN WE HAVE SEEN HER SO MANY TIME IN THE SHOWS MY GIRLS LOVED HER OUR HEARTS GOS OUT TO ALL WHO KNEW HER AND HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS
February 26, 2010
We celebrate Dawns life. We are saddened by her death and mourn her loss. Our prayers are with her family. Mike Vlad, Devner, Colorado
February 26, 2010
Dawn brought so much happiness to so many people across the universe with her sweet, giving spirit. She freely shared her extensive knowledge, enriching the lives of those touched by her essence. My thoughts and prayers are with your family now, please take comfort in knowing how well loved Dawn will always be.
February 26, 2010
Dawn had a glow that would light up even a daytime sky. She, through her talents and genuine love for her "babies" brought so many smiles and so much happiness! We were ALL so lucky and blessed to have her for the time she was here. I am sending my love and prayers to her God given family as well as her SW family. Her memory will go on in the show, and the show will go on in her memory!
February 26, 2010
my thoughts and prayers go out to dawns family,and her seaworld family.thank you for all the memories.
February 26, 2010
Dawn we will miss you every day. Your smile and your spirit were cherished by so many. Our prayers are with you Scott and also with your families. We are here for you always. Love, Shan
February 26, 2010
First, my condolences go out to her family. I have been in awe to watch the shamu show . That was my purpose for going to Sea World. I thank her for her bravery and passion so that people like
myself could experience what I call an awe moment. May God be with her family and may she enjoy the awe of heaven.
February 26, 2010
We watched last night a video we took of a Sea World show in 2000 that featured Dawn. You could see how much she loved her job and the animals, and 10 years later she was the one trainer who really stood out in our minds. My heartfelt condolences to all of Dawn's loved ones.
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to this beautiful woman. She did what she loved doing and her life was taken. I am so sorry for what has happened. I will pray for her husband and family. RIP Dawn
February 26, 2010
sad n angry
but what to do?
the loss of a loved one
is not an easy thing to do
celebrate dawn's life with
a dignified glory
one in which she placed total trust in the job she loved so much
the world will remember her always as a bright
shining star
may god bless you dawn wherever you are
February 26, 2010
Our sincerest condolences to Dawny's family and all who are grieving her loss. I feel so blessed to have known her and been friends with her.
February 26, 2010
I am so saddened by the loss of Dawn we will miss her. For the last 6 years my kids and I went every couple weeks, after the show we always talked to her, she always had a smile on her face and loved to talk to you about the whales.She will be missed and my heart goes out to her family.
February 26, 2010
MY PRAYERS, THOUGHTS & LOVE TO THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. A DEVISTATING INCIDENT FOR YOU DAWN, BUT YOU ARE IN THE ARMS OF GOD NOW, WITH YOUR WINGS IN FLIGHT. GOD'S BLESSINGS TO ALL THE FAMILY
February 26, 2010
Our condolences to the family. The Smulevitz Family in Savannah, GA
February 26, 2010
May God Bless you and your family,you are in my prayers.Rest in peace my friend.
February 26, 2010
May God Bless Dawn's family and friends. We have seen her several times as we had season passes. There was never a time she looked like she wasn't loving what she did. It's very sad, but she is safe in God's hands.
February 26, 2010
We go to SeaWorld several times a year and always hope that she was there.God bless you for all you did and will now do in heaven. We will miss you,alot. Our continued visits to the "Believe" production will be in honor of you and how "Believe" was a great part of you and you shared it constantly. J and L,Winter Park,FL
February 26, 2010
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
YOU WILL SEE HER AGAIN MY TOUGHTS PRAYERS ARE WITH DAWNS HUSBAND HER FAMILY AND HER FAMILY AT SEA WORLD AND ALL OF HR FRIENDS
GOD WILL HELP ALL OF YOU ON THIS HARD TIME
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
February 26, 2010
The only positive is she was doing what she loved doing. She accepted the dangers that are inherant to dealing with wild animals, and did an outstanding job and loved all the animals. What more can you ask? RIP Dawn
February 26, 2010
Dawn has inspired a generation of children. Children who will now love, understand, respect, and protect not only one of the world's most beautiful creatures, but all creatures. That's a gift only few have given. Be at peace knowing she achieved her dream and gave a little piece of that dream to all those who found joy in her contribution to the world.
February 26, 2010
My family & I have been to Sea World numerous times & have throughly enjoyed the shows. Watching the whales, I don't believe there was any intent of the whale of hurting anybody. I truly believe that this was an unfortunate accident. My prayers go out to the family & through all of this I hope people will turn to Jesus as their Saviour for eternity. May Dawn rest in peace. God bless you for your life & all the comments I have read about you. Grunch Bunch from Va
February 26, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of this great loss. The thoughts of many, including ours, are with Dawn's family and with the Sea World family at this time of sorrow. Please take comfort with knowing that she brought happiness to everyone that she came in contact with.
February 26, 2010
DAWN, YOU "BELIEVED" AND LIVED YOUR DREAM....NOT MANY CAN SAY THAT .......YOU DID IT WITH SUCH JOY AND LOVE FROM YOUR HEART.GOD HAS A SPEACIAL PLACE FOR ANIMAL LOVERS...MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FREINDS!
February 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 26, 2010
Diane and the Loverde Family,
I know that words can only help comfort you in your loss. Although I did not know her since we were not in High School together, I just wanted to express to you and your family my condolences. May the Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow, and bring his child Dawn home to everlasting life.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn, her family and friends.My deepest condolences go out to you all at this terrible time.I am so sorry for your loss.
February 26, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers in this tragic loss of your loved one. Rest in sweet heavenly peace Dawn. God Bless You All!
February 26, 2010
Our heart goes out to the family in this time of sorrow. Such a tragic loss. God bless you all during this time.
February 26, 2010
On behalf of "MARINE BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL", our prayers go out to your family & friends. May your legacy, career, joy & passion always be remembered.
February 26, 2010
Such a tragic story. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Dawn. She seemed like a compassinate lady. I'm sure wherever she is now, Dawn is swimming alongside new friends in calm waters.
February 26, 2010
god bless you and may god rest her soul.
February 26, 2010
MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY DAWN N HER FAMILY.MAY GOD GIVE YOU HIS LOVE AND PEACE @ THIS TIME.THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND COURAGE TO SHOW OTHERS THE BEAUTY OF THESE WHALES.WHAT WILL ALWAYS STAY EMBEDDED IN MY MIND IS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE N THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR YOUR JOB AND AS YOUR SISTER SAID THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR YOUR BABIES(WHALES).YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS SO THIS SHOW CAN CONTINUE ONE DAY FOR WHAT YOU WORKED SO HARD TO SHOW N TEACH US ALL.GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE IN HIS HEAVENLY PRESENCE ALWAYS.BELIEVE....ANNA CC,TX
February 26, 2010
she was another steve irwin.god bless her.
February 26, 2010
Dawn had a good soul,because she loved Gods creatures. She will be with the animals in heaven. My prayers go out to her family as they will miss her much.
February 26, 2010
so sorry to hear of your loss. my other thoughts are she loved what she did. may you all find some healing in all of this. bless you all.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Dawn's family and friends. Peace and all the love you can handle be with you now.
February 26, 2010
My prayers and heartfelt thoughts go out to Dawn's family and loved ones. I feel this loss as though she were someone that I knew personally. I am so very sorry.
February 26, 2010
r.i.p ,dawn, god bless you and your family
February 26, 2010
Rest in peace Dawn, you're special in the eyes of god!
February 26, 2010
Rest in peace where the lion lies with the lamb.
February 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dawn Brancheau. I'm very sad and very sorry. I had been watching her great achievements over the years from the distant view of an ordinary person...admiring her unique skills & talents that I saw via TV, the web, etc. She was EXTRAORDINARY! Smart, bold, brave, beautiful, specially gifted. Unforgettable. She and her entire family will be in my prayers. God bless you all.
February 26, 2010
Deepest sympathy to the family. It was such shocking news. My son Sander went to USC with her and they were close friends. We recently visited her at SeaWorld and took pictures with her. She did what she wanted to do. She told us it was her "dream". May her memory be a blessing!
February 26, 2010
May Dawn forever rest in the arms of the Angels......
February 26, 2010
I do not know Dawn but know her husband Scott and was so terribly saddened with the news of her death. Scott, may you eventually find peace in your heart knowing she was doing what she loved. We are all praying for you and your families back here in Michigan...lots of love

Jennifer (Wasiak) Weaver
February 26, 2010
Dawn was an amazing woman. I went to seaworld when I was about 6 months pregnant. It was my 5th pregnancy but my first child. She was my miracle baby. I wanted to get my picture taken with the trainer for my baby so one day she could see that she was there. Dawn was so wonderful. She happily posed for the picture and even put her hand on my belly for the baby. To someone who had so much trouble with pregnancies it meant so much to me that she did that. It broke my heart when I found out she was no longer with us. Dawn- my daughter is now 20 months old and she will forever know you and how wonderful of a person you are. I hope one day I can meet you again in Heaven.
February 26, 2010
May God bless Dawn and her family during this most difficult time. Only God knows best. My family and I will keep your family in our prayers.
February 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.- M. Martin (Massachusetts)
February 26, 2010
I wish to join Dawn Brancheau's family and other loved ones in their grief. May you preserve hope and soon find comfort after your ordeal. I also elevate hereby a prayer for Dawn's soul.
February 26, 2010
With deep and sincere condolences to Ms. Brancheau's family and colleagues. With much admiration for her passion, her care, her dedication and her work.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Dawn Brancheau, her husband and family, her colleagues and our community. We have lost a very special individual.

May her husband, her family, her friends and her colleagues find some comfort in the difference that she made and in knowing that there are many out there who did not know her personally, but were touched in some way by her work. Perhaps even a child who after seeing her at Sea World, also decided that that is what they want to do when they grow up... just like Dawn Brancheau.

May God bless Ms. Brancheau, and in some way give comfort and strength to her husband, her family, her colleagues and her friends during this difficult time.
February 26, 2010
Seeing the Believe show was such a happy time for our family. We are so incredibly sorry. Our hearts ache for you. You can tell how much Dawn loved those whales and she will be greatly missed not only by her human admirers but also by her marine "kids".
February 26, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 26, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2010
I AM STILL IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF!
THE CONSOLING THING IS THAT DAWNY DIED IN SUCH A FREAK ACCIDENT DOING WHAT SHE LOVED, WHICH WAS WORKING WITH THE WHALES!
I AM HAPPY I HAD A CHANCE TO SEE HER LAST YEAR AFTER ONLY SEEING HER ON TV FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE THAT!
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD BLESS HERE AND THE FAMILY.
February 25, 2010
God Bless
February 25, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 25, 2010
RIP - Dawn
February 25, 2010
I am sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Brancheau. She did what she loved. To even consider releasing the whale to the wild or putting him down would be an heinous crime and and an insult to Mrs. Brancheau. These creatures are at the mercy of man for we have made them so." Whales weep not".
February 25, 2010
I FEEL VERY SAD AND MY HEART AND PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU. I WAS DEVASTATED TO HEAR THIS TRAGIC NEWS. MY DAUGHTER OF 9 YRS HAS ALSO EXPERIENCED BEING ON STAGE WITH THE TRAINERS LAST SUMMER AND NOW HER DREAM IS TO BE A TRAINER JUST LIKE SHE WAS. SHE DID WHAT SHE MOST LOVED AND I'M VERY PROUD OF HER TALENT. HER DEDICATION BROUGHT LOTS OF HAPPINESS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. GOD BLESS DAWNS FAMILY, FRIEND, AND SEA WORLD. MY PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU. NANCY GONZALEZ
February 25, 2010
Dear Brancheau Family. I work with Lauren in Michigan. Our school family will support Dan and Lauren when they return to Michigan. I frequent Florida and just lost my own mother (age 60). I know you can not wave a magic wand and make the pain go away. Time, prayer and faith will get you through. It is hard. I know how a sudden loss of a family member feels and give you my deepest sympathies. Stick together as a family. He will guide you through this and Dawn will be around you always.
February 25, 2010
Dawn I will miss your talent and heart that you put into every show over the years, thank you. I have not stopped thinking about this heart breaking incident. The only vision I wish to see is her smiling and sharing her knowledge and happiness with all of us. My heart goes out to her loved ones and the SeaWorld family.
February 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn's family at this difficult time. We know that Dawn did what she loved to do and may she now rest in peace with God in heaven above. I never knew her personally, but to see her perform and doing what she loved to do and all that dedication. Again my deepest sympathies to Dawn's family.
February 25, 2010
i am so so sorry to hear about what happened to Dawn. i may not have known her, but her and her family is in my prayers. Rest In Peace Dawn. God is with you.
February 25, 2010
The Seaworld family is very sadden, Because we lost a sister, a great friend and a great trainer ,I personally knew Dawn,I was lucky enough to work with her quite a few times when she picked hours at the Tickets dept.during Funcard Season and it was a pleasure to meet her,she was the sweetest and friendliest person, with a great Big Heart, Her legacy stays with us forever,she loved what she did,My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones... "R.I.P. great friend " You will always be remembered!!
February 25, 2010
I am so very sorry for your loss...She brought much joy to many lives. I will post photos I have taken over the years from her show. It was clear she loved her work. Wishing you peace. God Bless
February 25, 2010
My family and I would like to send out our deepest condolences,and much prayer to the family of: Miss Dawn Brancheau. May you find comfort knowning that your loved one is in peace amoung the Angels above.
February 25, 2010
My 5 yrold has been in tears over this after he saw it on the news here in Los Angeles. Both him and I give our deepest prayers to Dawns family right now
February 25, 2010
I am so sorry for the loss that your family is going through. From reading about your Precious Dawn, she was amazing sprited young woman who loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will give you peace.
February 25, 2010
It was a blessing to know Dawn. A wonderful, caring person who touched so many people with her kindness and irrepressible spirit. My wife and I are deeply saddened by her death and I would like to extend our sympathy to her family and the SWF family whose lives she enriched just knowing her.
February 25, 2010
Our hearts are saddened by this accident. We remember her from our long ago visit to Sea World. She is such a beauty! May God bless and comfort her family.
Michele & Steve
February 25, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn last June. She was truly a remarkable human being. Her love of animals was contagious! My heart goes out to her family and friends. Dawn, I hope you are resting in peace and know that you left a huge mark in this world!
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February 25, 2010
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO DAWNS HUSBAND, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.GOD IS WITH YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU. AGAIN, I AM SO SORRY. SINCERELY, LAURI WELDON HOLLIS,OK.
February 25, 2010
To family of Dawn Brancheau and the entire SeaWorld family I extend my sincere condolences. She was an inspiration and a joy to watch perform. I know how difficult it must be to lose her but the peace of mind comes in knowing how much she loved doing what she did.
February 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn's family. I have vivid memories of Dawn; upbeat, energetic, sincere, kind and friendly to everyone. I have the utmost respect for her. She will be missed by the many people that she's touched with her wonderful life.
February 25, 2010
My family has had the pleasure of visiting Sea World every year for the last 8 years and we will greatly miss Dawn. She was always a pleasure to watch as she interacted with the animals. Shamu Stadium is always the last stop of every trip as we really enjoy the night show. My daughter is 10 and she recognized Dawn on TV--"I remember her from the Shamu Show"--she said! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with her family. It is sadly and unfortunate event, but we will continue to visit Sea World and think of Dawn when we visit Shamu Stadium.
February 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. As a little girl, I too wanted to be a whale trainer as well. When you find your passion in life its a beautiful thing. I didn't know dawn but I visited the park a few times and my favorite show was the shamu show. I am very sorry for your loss and god bless you and your family.
February 25, 2010
I was saddened by this event. My heart is with Dawns family. I know Dawn cherished every moment she got to spend with this Tilikum! I have several quality photos (can print up to 8X10) taken Jan 2010. The family can email me if you would like them. smitham7@verizon.net
February 25, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you.
February 25, 2010
What a terrible loss. I got the chance to her her perform last May when I was at Seaworld and I must say that she loved her job and loved those orca's with all heart. The love for her job and the orca's was written all over her face. The show "Believe" will never be the same again! God rest Dawn Brancheau. And to the family and friends of Dawn, we feel your pain from this loss and you know that she is in a better place now. Take care!
February 25, 2010
I am at a loss for words. Dawn was so inspiring and made you feel the passion she had for these mammals.
I am sorry for your loss. Please know that Dawn will never be forgotten. Always cherish her memory.
February 25, 2010
My condolences to the LoVerde and Brancheau families.
I knew Dawn from the University of South Carolina. Freshman year, she lived four rooms down from me at the Bates House dorm. Some Sundays Dawn and I would even walk to the campus chapel together. I met Dawn again years later when she worked at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. I saw her show there and then again last year at Sea World.
What everyone has said about Dawn was true even then. "Little Dawn" was always smiling, eyes bright. Her singing and laughter could be heard throughout the hall of the dorm. I always admired how confident and mature she seemed at that age. Being far away from home at 17 can be difficult at times. But Dawn always seemed very connected to her family a thousand miles away.
There are few people in the world that have the type of character Dawn had. Maybe that is why she is one of the few people that actually stand out in my memory from those years. It was a pleasure and an honor to know her.
February 25, 2010
I am so sorry about the loss of Dawn, I knew her in passing, she would always have a smile on her face and say hello to me in the cafeteria. She will be greatly missed.
February 25, 2010
I visited Seaworld many times over the last two years and each time I would watch the whale show. It was a wonderful experience to watch Dawn interact with these creatures, she was truly wonderful, she had so much energy and such rapport with the whales. She was as amazing as the creatures she loved so much. My heart goes out to her family, I feel for your loss. It is our loss too, the world has lost a truly wonderful person and is so much poorer for that loss. My deepest condolences to the family.
February 25, 2010
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE WHOLE FAMILY AFTER SUCH A HORRIBLE ,SAD ACCIDENT. I AM SO SORRY. I PRAY GOD WILL WATCH OVER ALL OF YOU AND HELP YOU HEAL. YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAWN IS IN THE ARMS OF JESUS BEING LOVED AND AT PEACE. SHE IS FINE AND YOU WILL SEE HER AGAIN, GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU NOW AND ALWAYS. REMEMBER ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND ALL THE GOOD AND ALL THE JOY SHE BROUGHT TO SO MANY PEOPLE. I KNOW YOU ARE SO PROUD OF HER. BLESS ALL OF YOU.I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. ADDIE STOWERS
February 25, 2010
I was very sadden to hear of mrs brancheau loss of life may god bless the family and all of her loved ones.
February 25, 2010
I first met Dawn in '94 when my husband was a whale trainer at Sea World with Dawn. She was always smiling & laughing. When we would be out in a big group, who would be in the middle of all the fun & laughter? Dawn! Her personality was bigger than life! She was beautiful inside & out. My thoughts & prayers are with Dawn's husband, family & her Sea World family during this most difficult time.
February 25, 2010
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,YALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS AND GOD WILL GUIDE YALL THROUGH THIS TIME OF NEED.REST IN PEACE DAWN.
February 25, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 25, 2010
My heart goes out to Dawn Brancheau's family, friends and co-workers. It was grand to get to meet you, you were a wonderful individual and a inspiration! It was only a few minutes but what a honour............ RIP Dawn...
February 25, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Dawn you and your family will be in my prayers. Dawn you will be missed. May god be with you.
February 25, 2010
My sincere condolences in the loss of Dawn. May God be close to you in your time of grief.
February 25, 2010
Sincerest sympathy to Dawn Brancheau's family.
February 25, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dawn Brancheau. SeaWorld is our favorite vacation destination because of the Shamu show. Our daughter worked last summer for SeaWorld and will again this summer and she told me that Dawn was her favorite trainer. Our daughter never missed a Shamu show if she could possibly help it. Everytime we see "Believe" in the future we will be praying for Dawn and family because through Dawn were truly learned how to believe in the power and beauty of the whales that Dawn loved so much.
February 25, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 25, 2010
I feel so saddened by your loss and our loss, Dawn clearly loved her job, the whales and Sea World. I saw her with the animals so many times and was moved with every performance. She was an inspiration to all who saw her with the beautiful whales. It is always nice to work your passion and Dawn was working her Passion. I was so aware she LOVED her job. You will be in my prayers and know God will comfort you always.
February 25, 2010
My family was there in nov.2009 . wonderful shows. May GOD be with you during your time of loss. I am deeply saddened that this happened. She will never be forgotten >
February 25, 2010
We were extremely saddened to hear of this horrific tragedy! We are frequent visitors of Sea World and enjoyed seeing Dawn doing what she so deeply loved. She was and always will be an inspiration,My daughter first saw her at 6yrs old and new she wanted to be just like her and swim with shamu... This broke her heart to hear of Dawn's death. She is now 13 yrs old but has not changed her mind to follow her dream just as Dawn did. Thank You Dawn for many wonderful memories, you will be MISSED!!! May God be with Dawn and her family during their time of need.
February 25, 2010
My heart goes out to Dawn Brancheau's family, friends and co-workers. It was wonderful to get to meet you. You were a wonderful individual and a inspiration, what a HONOR! RIP Dawn...