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December 24, 2015
In thoughts of our fallen, their families, fellow soldiers, loved ones, and friends this Christmas 2015. May you enjoy the beauty, the wonder, and the miracles Christmas lays at our sides and in our hearts.

They stand nearby the window
Looking out through frost and fog
In hopes of seeing that miracle
That brings a loved one close
Their sighs in frosted vapor
Cling to that window pane
And will not melt
Until their heart, allows it to be felt
A moment, a special moment
A gentle thought recalled
Warms a heart
Fills a mind, with love once held so close
Oh Lord, I pray, their angel
Wanders close
Wanders near
For hearts, who held a soldier dear
Would see their loved one near
A child, a wife, a mom, a dad
A brother, sister, fellow soldier, loved one, friend
Would see the vision of one who stood
So proudly for all of them
I pray, Oh Lord, Our Canada
Feels their hearts, shares their tears
And holds them close, near beside
At this special time of year
For it is that time, when hearts break so
When hearts feel so much pain
For those they love
Those who gave
For a better world to save
I pray they view the value
Of the colours that appear
At this time, in Christmas joy
That brings us all so near
A special child
Found in love
For a world, held so dear
Walked among, mortal souls
Allowed a moment near
A moment of a lifetime
Albeit short, standing proud
Never flinched, never swayed
Towards a better world to save
Onward, onward, they have stood
Hold back tyranny or terror
In memory of one who shone
A light of Christmas Cheer
If we could just, but capture
A moment out of time
To share the glow of angels near
As a soldier left behind
All that was so sacred
All that held so dear
All that was the love of life
That held so many near
We would know that there, is more to life
Than each of us can give
It's seen within the window's glow
Through the frost on which it clings
As fond, fond memories melt its cold
And friends, loved ones, do recall
A Soldier as he wandered near
Near for all of us

By Roger Borchert

Wishing you all the Joy and Warmth Christmas has to offer. Know only; we just need to open our hearts to allow its's wonder to appear.

Merry Christmas
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
April 03, 2015
My poem for this Easter 2015

There are times respect
Grasps at the heart
For a gift so far beyond
Incomprehensibly stilled within the minds
Of those who've seen the light
So brightly shone within mind's eye
As real as life can bare
As heroes rode a highway home
Tears welled up within eyes
A nation stood, so near, to show
Their families, loved ones, friends
They weren't alone in sorrow's depth
As their loved ones returned home

On this, such special weekend
As hearts ponder a gift t'was given
To all mankind across our earth
From one who stood divine
A gift to grant a new birth
Believe in me, the message taught
He spread his good across the lands
Followed every step he took
He lived, he died, at the hands
Of those who could not see
The good he shared, the morals taught
The love that came to be
For all mankind forgiveness
For all another chance
For all to see each other
With a mutual respect
To pass along wherever roamed
A foundation of a world to be
He rose again from where entombed
To show, living, is more than life
It is how we live
What we give
During our moment here on earth

For centuries throughout history
There are those who are the beast
Who walk our earth immoral
Defile everything they see
Decimate, exterminate
Terrorize all within their path
Who do not share a vision held
In the mind, the beast has grasped
Easter weekend is about a love
Respect beyond compare
Passed on from one
Who stood, who gave
For a better world to come
Canada was founded
On this love passed along
A nation of mutual tolerance
And respect for all mankind
We are a collage of humanity
Evolved for a world to see
That mankind from a world surround
Can share a nation free
That rise to share this goodness
Stand across a world protect
A gift from those who make it so
Who stand to hold the beast

For all those who have stood, been wounded, or given their lives to foster this goodness across our world, we remain forever in your debt. May you know the light of eternal life shared and celebrated each Easter.

By Roger Borchert

Our hearts, Our tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family
Morinville, Alberta
December 23, 2014
For the Families of our Canadian Forces who lost a loved one during or due to their service for our nation, Christmas 2014

I have seen the frost the low clouds bring
As it rests on every branch
Glistens forth from each blade of grass
Paints pictures on the glass
Captured for a moment
Till sunshine's glow warms the chill
That froze each thought
The low clouds brought
As they wrapped around the soul
But the glisten, oh that glisten
Its sparkle shining forth
It brings the smiles, then the tears
As Christmas gathers forth
Lord our world is a reality
That spills what life unfolds
And those who've stood, those who gave
Are those we hold so close
Captured in a memory
Of a sibling, daughter, son, mom or dad
Who took that step, held out that hand
In a far off distant land
They took that step for Canada
For a whole wide world protect
And visit now at special times
As if they've never left
They are that sparkle that brings a tear
They are that laughter that brings a smile
They are that warmth now ever held so close
And at Christmas they're always near
Held forever in a heart's belief
Glowing brighter than the stars
That shines in eyes that hold them close
Throughout each Christmas time
Hang that special bulb upon the tree
The one that gleams and glows
That one that holds all Frosty shines
Glistening in the snow
For a special, special son was born
Who stepped forth to change a world
Who shared his life for all mankind
Brought forth hope of eternal life
So many tears at Christmas time
So many found in joy
So many smiles surround the tree
Each blessed Christmas morn

By Roger Borchert

We Will Remember Them. Wishing You All a Very Joyous Christmas and All the Best in the Coming Year
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
December 23, 2014
A thought in Remembrance, 2014. Please Know, We Will Remember Them.

A nation is measured by the hearts that beat
That make up its collective soul
And is witnessed in steps taken forth
As across a world they've roamed
I gathered my thoughts reluctantly
While about, out on a walk
A blustery day, as wind blew by
Leaves falling from the sky
I looked into the heavens
As tears were rolling down
My cheeks a chill, the tears they froze
As at once I realized
The leaves were endless soldiers
Who stood for all and gave
So we might each day have the joy
To walk in freedom's way
To not be hiding who we are
Not worry, to grow old
To not be shuffled to the side
To stand and be so bold
To demand that freedom is the goal
Of our nation standing strong
For founded in the leaves that blow
Are the hearts, the very souls
The torches passed to soldiers
From a brethren strong and free
Who stood and said no more, no more
As tyranny roamed the streets
Of far off lands, now close at home
They stood, they lived, they died
They paid the price of freedom
The price of Canada
For they have stood and given all
On behalf of all of us
A tear is just a moment
A fleeting moment's thought
2 minutes in a year that's passed
For freedom for all of us
2 minutes to remember
Those who lived, those who gave
That we could build a nation strong
Stronger by the day
But only through reflection
In the pool of tears now shed
For those who gave their very all
That we might live the dream they bled
A precious little flower
A poppy just to say
That we remember
Those who stood
In such an honoured way
Please stop for just a moment
A thought, a prayer, a tear
For those who've lost
Those who've stood
Their families, loved ones, friends
Please reflect on what
Life might have brought
If not for all of them

By Roger Borchert

Thank You to all those who have served, serve presently, all of their families, loved ones, and friends who walk so nearby their sides and support them as they step forth on our behalf. A very special Thank You to all those who have shared and lost their loved one in the service or because of their service on behalf of our Canada.

Our hearts, our tears, our prayers
We Will Remember Them
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
November 06, 2014
Remembering a wonderful child with a strong compassionate side; always willing to help. From my grade 2 class. I think of you often. Ms. Simons (Alphonse)
November 02, 2014
We always visit Nichola's gravesite when we are in Ottawa. Hope it brings you a small measure of comfort to know she is not forgotten.
October 24, 2014
This week I can't but ink about Nichola. I just came across this memorial page. I wish to express my profound respect for Nichola. I will make sure my sons and daughter know who she was. A true Canadian and a true hero.

Captain Andrew Brown (retired). 30 Fd Regt Artillery Ottawa
June 22, 2014
Thinking of you and your family always .... Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!!!
June 16, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 08, 2014
I was at Kandahar Air Base when this happened. All I can say is everyone on the base were amazed when they heard what Capt. Goddard did when they were attacked. She called in the A10's on the enemy positions up to the very end. Canada can be proud of this lady.
J. Walsh (US)
December 23, 2013
For the families and children of our fallen this Christmas 2013

Colours glowing near a window pain
Shimmer gentle, seen, the sight
Lifting hearts in yuletide's glow
On Christmas Eve, tonight
Let them hear the carols
Sung on high
Sung in hearts so light
Sung with all the love that grew
Sung with all their might
As they gather close
Around their Christmas tree
Recall a life time, shared
Broke into tears, for a life once shared
With a nation
With all of us
Oh Lord our child of Canada
Lost a soldier, Oh So Dear
To a world that needed
A strong, strong heart
To stand, to say, no more
In a world gone so terribly wrong
On behalf of me and you
They stood, they gave, all that they could
Left those they loved behind
We now cherish, the very thought
A thought that's so profound
Hearts have risen high above
As angle's wings do fly
Carrying forth their love so dear
We hold them near to us
Their wives, their children
Their moms, their dads
Their families, loved ones, friends
And those who walked at their sides
On behalf of all of us
As sunshine gathers, sparkles thought
In the snow that's on a tree
May the beauty of the gift they gave
Shine on for you and me
May the warmth of love surround their hearts
Quell the hurt, the pain the loss
May it bring your soldier, mom, or dad
Close to you tonight
May they wrap their loving arms so tight
Hold you close and oh so near
And let you know you're never alone
At this precious time of year
In life, in birth, a special child
Was born on Christmas morn
To bring to you that special chance
To be near to them once more

May the Joy of Christmas warm your hearts and lift your spirits high
Shine the glow that Christmas brings
Close to you tonight

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake/Morinville, Alberta
Our hearts, Our tears, Our prayers, Shared, This Christmas 2013
rogbor@live.ca
November 08, 2013
We Will Remember Them. Written for Remembrance Day 2013

For those who've stood at the gates of hell
As battle rages forth
And stood to hold their line, their fate
To lift a new world rising forth
A world in which freedom's hand
Was openly held toward
To those to escape the bonds that bind
To hold them ever more
From the clutches, the beating down
Their spirit and their hearts
Those who held that outstretched hand
To those who needed help
So thankful all a world should be
For they stood for another voice
One that held our hearts, our minds
Standing very close
Freedom is not just a venture forth
It is a way of life
That lends us all, the gift to stand
Go forth for what is right
And allow all those to climb aboard
Who see it in their sight
Oh Lord you gave us choices
Good or evil found in hearts
The two, so very different hold
Our worlds so far apart
Tonight I looked into the coals
Of embers burning bright
And saw the life of those who share
Our nation's glowing light
At first their dreams are smoke and mirrors
Of a life that used to be
And then each soldier rises up
Gives meaning to where they've been
Learning pride, remembrance
From those who've stood before
Those who tossed the torch that holds
Their futures, evermore
So many didn't return back home
They lay where poppies grow
So many others caught their torch
And across our earth they've roamed
Within this new world
They have worked so hard
To help to come about
A world where sons, where daughters, rise
And share a brand new world's spark
Lord love them for they took a stand
And said no more, no more
A message needed
In our world today
As terror knocks on every door
We could never wander very far
From these hearts so warm that said
Our world needs us brave enough
To stand in terror's way
So as you sit around a campfire's light
Look in and see how bright
The glow that warmed those hearts to stand
As they stood for all of us
We can never forget that step they took
We remember those who gave
All they could towards a better world
A better world today

We Thank Them
We Will Remember Them
Strong of heart
Strong in spirit
Glowing heroes to recall each day

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
April 24, 2013
My name is E. Prosper,and yesterday I was accepted into the Royal Military College of Canada as an Artillery Officer. I wish I could express how much inspiration Captain Goddard has given me, and how much influence she's had on my life. I will do my best to be as good a leader as she was and is. Thank you so, so much for your influence, your inspiration, your sacrifice and your service. I am forever grateful.
-E. Prosper
March 30, 2013
My poem, written for this Easter 2013, in respect of those who have given their very all to bring about a better world on our behalf and in recognition of their families, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers who miss them so deeply at each Easter Sunday meal. May They R.I.P. We Will Remember Them.

Empty chairs each Easter Sunday
In homes across our land
Tears flowing gently
For each son or daughter
Mom or dad
Who gave a heart to Canada
Stood proud for me and you
Stepped forth to make a difference
In a world, in need, they knew
I've seen comets
I've seen meteors
But what I saw the other night
Was a glowing ball
Streak across the sky
In slow motion, in its flight
It glowed so bright, like mini moon
Its colour just the same
And then in the spirit with which it came
Turned to darkness once again
Overjoyed in what, I had seen
It was not a shooting star
It was a light that lifted high
In the brief moment of its spark
Oh lord, so many soldiers
So young and full of life
Have moved my heart
In this gentle way
As they've stood so far apart
Parted from their families
Parted from their friends
Stood so tall for who we are
Given all that could be given
Now held so close, within the hearts
Of those who miss them so
As bright, as seen, this palm Sunday's eve
Not unlike a story foretold
Of a son who gave his very all
So others would follow
Follow in a dream, a way
That a world would see a light
Of goodness spread across a world
At freedoms dawning sight
Oh Lord be near our soldier
Who also gave a life
For all to see a better world
On behalf of all of us
Lord, I dare not compare your son of life
To our warriors brave and true
I only give this humble voice
Of their efforts, the good, they do
Standing tall
Standing brave
Standing with all you shared
Within their hearts as young they were
To mold them
Brave for you

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 23, 2012
For the Families of Our Fallen This Christmas 2012

Angel's feathers falling
To remind us they're up there
Wind chimes sounding gently
To let us know the lord is near
Today is but a lull, in winter's nasty chill
One can see the storm clouds building
Circling, all around us now
We hold so close the warmth that was
To let it not escape
Yet no matter how hard we try
The warmth, it finds the gate
The chill it reaches down inside
Attaches to the spine
Sends shivers climbing through us now
Hearts are frozen held in time
For those who've lost a loved one, friend
Tis all they can endure
A hope, a wish, a prayer, t'would bring
Their loved one home again
Oh Lord their Soldier stood for all
Please warm these hearts so chilled
So they may find the warmth once shared
With this one no longer near
As they look out through the window
Let the moon and stars, shine bright
Let all about, it glisten forth
On this, this special night
Another hero gave his all
The one who led the way
For them to find a life beyond
And faith to find a day
A way to climb a staircase
To the heavens high above
To join a son, a daughter, friend
To be together once more as one
Oh lord you sent your son, our gift
To those who lend a heart
To those who've given all and more
For those life has forgot
We stand so near, so near Oh Lord
In praise, in solitude
Await a time, a time to share
A loved one entrusted unto you

Thank you Lord
Merry Christmas To All
We will Remember Them Until You Meet Again
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 20, 2012
Hi my name is Conrad Burns i live in Sudbury, ont. Canada...i didnt know Nicola but i do know what she did for me ..my family..and grandchildren.. i just want to say she has been on my christms tree since 2006..i have her yellow ribbon and it will be there for years to come...we will remember her...as my children will also..thank you...I HOPE I MEET HER WHEN ITS TIME FOR ME TO GO HOME....
November 11, 2012
For Remembrance Day 2012

Flurries of snow across our land
A chilly wind bites at the spine
As we stand for those who stood for all
In far off distant lands
Some recall the void, the pain within
Left in hearts, in minds, in lives
Who were impacted at the loss of those
Their lives never the same again
Friends recall fond memories
Child in tears for a mom or dad
A wife recalls the horror of war
That turned her life, a living hell
A mother or father stands in thought
A loss beyond belief
Of one who was their heart their soul
Since counting tiny toes upon their feet
Fellow soldiers, comrades
Loved ones, friends
In their minds they bring them near
In special thoughts of those they've lost
While fighting over there
We as Canadians
Stand proud, respect
All those who stood for all
Sent from a nation whose open heart
Has provided a world a home
Oh lord my heart so empty
As I stand, two minutes given
Just a moment's time
For the life they gave
On behalf of all of us
I cannot be prouder Canada
I could never turn away
From those who've shared
Their loved one forth
A debt we could not repay
Stand proud, Remember, Oh Canada
For those who stand for us
For their families, friends, and comrades too
For they gave for me and you
We are focused on the flower
Began in fields so far away
An image to be remembered now
On each Remembrance Day

We Who Remember Them
Are forever in their debt
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, AB
December 24, 2011
For the Families of Our Fallen, This Christmas 2011

The wind is howling at my doorstep
This eve of Christmas Eve
The trees are bending low its clear
As Christmas day draws near
As I decked the tree this Christmas
I thought of those so brave
Of those who've lost a loved one
Who stepped forth for me and gave
They gave their all for Canada
A gift beyond compare
They stood a world away in time
Where few would tread or dare
So many loved ones share in tears
In thoughts they've left behind
Hugs once held so warm and close
A smile within a mind
The TREE has become so special now
For it holds a life time past
Its sparkling lights a memory's glow
Of a hero once held so near
As garland wrapped the tree in smiles
Those smiles of yesteryears
Those smiles held upon as face
Forever now held near
Each piece of tinsel a frozen tear
Shed at a time of loss
And now reflecting the reason why
For this hero was dearly loved
A true angel tops this Christmas tree
For is seen when looking high
As a loved one lifts their faces near
And a prayer races from a heart
A wish that they were standing near
A wish for laughter's sound
A warmth a hug once use to bring
Remains a memory oh so close
Oh Canada, our heroes gave
Their loved ones hold our hearts
Lord please reach out and hold them close
Please be so near this season forth

By: Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
Our Thoughts, Our Hearts, Our Prayers
Wishing You All A Wonderful Christmas
rogbor@live.ca
November 08, 2011
As November 11, 2011 approaches our family remembers the fallen family and friends who have given everything for all of us...Nichola, we think of your family and wish them peace...we want them to know that we will never forget.
May 21, 2011
You not only gave your life for Canada's freedom, but America's freedom as well. For this, I say thank you. Troy Nicholis Graham, United States Navy - Veteran
December 24, 2010
For the Families, loved ones, friends of or Fallen This Christmas 2010

Looking back, on childhood’s days
When wonder set the sails
And all imagined could come to life
Within thoughts, dreams as they played
When Santa rode a sleigh one eve
In every coming year
And magic taught sweet dreams to fly
To rooftops every where
Now sitting wishing Christmas Eve
Looking off into the night
Pleading for a shooting star
Enhance this wish with all their might
A wish for just a Christmas hug
From a soldier no longer here
No longer in our earthly world
Held close now, within near
The hearts of those who’ve felt such pain
At the loss of a hero’s life
A hero who stepped forth for all
Bring this hero close this night
As tears once more roll down a cheek
Another endless, sleepless night
Let our Lord brush close a warming hug
Of your loved one, bring them near
A gentle breeze, fond memories’ bring
To hold them ever dear

Wishing the magic of Christmas could bring the smiles, the hugs and the warmth of your loved one, into your home for Christmas. Ever in our hearts and always remembered. May our Lord bless you this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 02, 2010
Thinking of all those who have given so much; those who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice, our Veterans, our serving soldiers, their families, loved ones and friends at this special time of Remembrance, 2010. We Do Remember.

They crawled on their bellies slowly
In the dirt, the dust, the slime,
Ran onto beaches, lived in fear, a moment out of time.
A time that changed a world in need
A time that set apart
Times that held a world so close, near and dear to every heart
The gas they sent, it took its toll
Many others held that ground
And challenged over and over again
Until freedom’s world was found
Liberated nations cheered delight
A world was aimed anew
But for so many who had lost a life
The tears fell hard and true
They stepped forth for their Nation
They stepped forth for a world to be
They stepped forth to chase the evil back
Keep their families safe and free
Through life times of years gone by
Up to this present day
A brethren strong with so much might
Stepped forth for you and me
We owe so much to those who’ve walked
In fear yet oh so strong
So brave in every step they took
So many now are gone
They have challenged life itself each day
And stood for what was right
They did it with their heart and soul
And stood with all their might
Lord love the souls of these so brave
And cherish duty’s call
For they gave all for a better world
On behalf of one and all.
At this time of Remembrance
Into our hearts we welcome those
Who have walked this solemn journey forth
For those who needed a friend along
We recall their families, loved ones, friends,
For so many have paid the price
Of freedom, or for a world in peace
Or to fight terror in another place
Oh Lord we hold their honour high
Our tears have washed the path
For those who take their torch to stand
As to them the torch is passed
Forever near we promise
We will honour these hearts so brave
And stand nearby their families, friends
For the sacrifice they gave

By Roger Borchert,
Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
Thank You. The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
April 03, 2010
As I focus this Easter Sunday
My heart goes out to you
For a Chair is sitting empty
For a Hero Brave and True
Who gave a life for Canada
And a world we should become
A better world for all to share
A better world for everyone

They had raised their eyes in honour
To the Flag that flew above
They had sung its anthem strongly
In their hearts so full of love
It began for them in childhood
And sang out for years to come
At the vision of the Flag above
Onto which their hearts had clung
This special group, a brotherhood
That stepped forth to a country’s call
For them the Flag was calling
Could not turn away this love
For them it was the strongest call
The path that led the way
For they had held it steadfast near
Flying high above each day
And then one sad, so tragic day
The leaf flew from the sky
To wrap and hold them tightly bound
In return for all their love
It warmed their weary bodies
Clung closer to their hearts
And to hearts that shared the pain, their loss
At such a tremendous cost
Wrapped within the hug that flew above
Love’s vision, all their lives
Now carried forth in a country’s love
For their loving sacrifice

By Roger Borchert
They Will Be Remembered
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 23, 2009
To the Families of Our Fallen. Thinking of you this Christmas

The tears that fall to a winter’s sky
A loved one looks off into the night
For Christmas Eve is a lonely time
When a loved one is not held tight
We know they would have been here
For their families, for their friends
If they had not given our world the gift
In their service to all mankind
They stepped forth to change a world so wrong
Lift a country from it’s past
To provide a future for those in need
A future to go forth and last
But someone stole this life so strong
The beauty of a thought
Of stepping forth, to stand protect
And the goodness it could have brought
Please fill this void, warm this broken heart
Who looks out upon this eve
Troubled in a thought, a loss
Of someone now so close to thee
Oh lord please place a gentle thought
A memory of a time
When joy would fill this household warm
And keep it there at Christmas time
Let this family know we care so much
They should not be alone
Please help our thoughts be passed along
To warm those within this home
For Christmas is a time to know
That the coming of this child
Provides for all across our earth
To be reunited with that smile
The one that used to hold a hand
Or hold us in a hug
The one for whom we shed these tears
On this cold and lonely night
Please hold them close on Christmas morn
Celebrate the birthday of this child
Who came to bring salvation forth
To reunite them in awhile

By Roger Borchert

We pray oh Lord you stand near this Christmas to warm, to hold these families tight and mend these hearts so torn. Wishing you all the best this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 22, 2009
Thank you for your service to Canada and to humanity.

Only those who have served and those that are now serving can truly understand why soldiers and police officers put their lives on the line for their fellow man.

And only those who have lost a loved one in that service can understand the pain and sorrow of such a devastating loss.

A special place in Heaven for you honored soldier, and a special prayer of comfort for those you love.
November 11, 2009
Praying for peace and comfort for Nichola's family and loved ones this Remembrance Day with pride and admiration of her bravery and selfless sacrifice.
November 07, 2009
In Respect of our Military Families, Our Fallen, and Wounded on Remembrance Day

For what we take for granted
So many have died for
So many lives so vastly changed
At the dreadful cost of war
There is the good; there is the bad
A liberated nation cheers
Left in dread for those young souls lost
Devastated a world back home
Efforts to protect a peace
That no one thought was near
Laying lives upon the line
Visions at times so unclear
Lives touched by fear or lived in dread
Of wounded coming home
Of crosses lined in many rows
From a trip down a heroes road
I have been sitting on the bank
Of a river flowing by
Flowing heavy with the flood of tears
From their family’s eyes
For on this day of remembrance
Their thoughts, their dreams, their prayers
Are focused on a loved one lost
Leaving them in such despair
My heart it wants to reach out
Let them know I can’t forget
The gift they’ve laid for their fellow man
Tis the greatest gift to give
So humbled in a moment’s thought
So treasured was the step
That they took forth at their country’s call
Let it never be forgot
We measure freedom lightly now
For we’ve grown so familiar with
But if not for those who took this step
And gave this precious gift
Would we take it so very lightly
Would we have the chance to vent
About all that annoys and bothers us
Without retribution for what we’ve said
So thankful they stood so proudly for
All that we hold so dear
All that makes us Canada
For me it’s oh so clear
For some others they just don’t get it
They think so little of
What has been placed in front of them
At the cost of someone’s love
If I could send forth a message
Place it in a bottle, float it by
I’d provide a note of how much I care
For those whose tears are flowing by
If I could walk along this shore
Such a warming hug I’d give
To those who’ve lost a loved one
So we can live the way we live

By Roger Borchert

So Many gave so much so we could be who we are. So Proud to be Canadian
We will Remember Them

Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
April 25, 2009
I remember Nichola as fun, funny and very creative girl...i went to school with Nichola when she lived in Black Lake Sask in the early 80's. she use to make me laugh when ever she tried to speak Dene...but it didn't take long for her to learn Dene and made friends.

my thoughts and prayers to the Family.
April 08, 2009
Thinking of our Canadian Fallen Soldiers due to our efforts in Afghanistan. For them, their families, friends and fellow soldiers during this Easter Season: this Poem was written with the help of one of their Mothers. For her assistance and inspiration I am so very, very grateful.

We thank you Lord for being near
And for your gifts given unto us
We thank you too for sending forth
Your son’s so gentle touch
He provides our world with caring hearts
Without which we could not love
He gives strength to those who would step forth
In a world hidden but from above
They’ve stepped beneath terrors darkened clouds
Too many whisked away
We pray Oh Lord you gather them
Provide them a new day
Please take them close, near to thee
We entrust them to your care
Let them rest awhile hold them near
And set their spirits free
May they stand proud now
Among their peers
Families, friends, and loved ones too
For in the loving Grace of an angel’s touch
We’re drawn so much closer unto you

Thank you so very much for your efforts and sacrifice towards making our world a better place.

Our tears, our hearts, our prayers
Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 31, 2008
For the loved ones of Canada’s Fallen Heroes

May the New Year bring
A warmth to thee
That helps to heal the heart
That mends the fracture caused within
That’s torn you apart
May it whisper in your ear at night
That love is standing near
That you will never be alone
A warmth to quell your fear
May it welcome you in mornings’ light
And be near throughout the day
Standing near to comfort you
In a needed special way
May you always know
The time will come
Together you will be
Find in the tear a memory brings
The joy it helped you see

May the lord be near throughout the year, come and help in every day, that it takes for you to overcome this tragedy life did play.

Our Hearts, Our tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 20, 2008
For the families, loved ones, and friends of Canada’s fallen soldiers: It was written this evening with thoughts of what you and your families are going through at this season and could not hold it back any longer. It is my Christmas gift to you all.

I thank you for wandering near
As you think of where I lie
You think of what I went through
And a tear wells up inside

Let not that tear
Fall for me I’m sitting watching you
For I’m not there at all no more
I’m here inside of you

I’m sitting near within your thoughts
And in your memories
I’m just the thought a gentle breeze
In a gust of memory

I’m the gentle shiver when you are near
I’m the glimmer in your eye
I’m the sparkle that a teardrop brings
When it wells up in your eye

I’m the smile a fond moment brings
I’m the warmth you held so dear
Remember that, as time goes by
And know I’m standing near

As you look upon the Christmas tree
Shinning at this time of year
Know the Lord sent his only son
So that I could be standing near

May our Lord be near you all.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this so difficult time of year. Please know that it comes complete with the glisten of tears held within the eyes of it’s, author Roger Borchert. Thank you so very much for the efforts of your loved one towards making our world a better place

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 05, 2008
In Respect and Remembrance of Our Fallen Warriors, their Mothers, Fathers, Wives, Children, Grandparents, Loved Ones, Friends, Fellow Troops, and all those Canadians whose hearts and tears lay at your side; I submit:

There are no words that I can place here in this registry that could ever justify or explain the loss of your loved one, friend, or fellow soldier. Please know that my family and I cannot stand idly by, without taking a moment, to express how much our hearts go out to you. There is no greater gift towards the future of our country, our world, our humanity, than the efforts and sacrifices made by our Canadian forces towards making our world a better place. Whatever the politics of the day, whatever the leadership of the moment, our selfless warriors have stepped forth to deploy to meet the needs of our changing world, with honour and an integrity that is unrivalled. We as Canadians truly bow and honour your efforts and sacrifice.

We have fallen on fields of battle
In lands so far from home
We have marched to war in honour
For those who’ve felt alone
We have defended those who couldn’t
And stood between the lines
Of two opposing armies
In this new world in our time
We have stood for those who cannot
For those who are oppressed
Standing shoulder to shoulder
To help others do their best
We have held our line with honour
Fury held at bay
Rebuilding a broken nation
To allow all to have a say
Our sons and daughters moms and dads
Stepped forth to make it so
A gift given for a better world
Such a precious gift you know
Our youth in pride have stepped forth
Do this job as best they can
Lay their life upon the line
Each true Canadians
They will not be forgotten
We can never turn away
They have taught the price of giving
In such an honoured way
For where would our world be then
If we just stood by and watched
Could we look ourselves in the eye
And say it wasn’t lost

Our tears. Our thanks. Our prayers.
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
September 28, 2008
With a heavy heart stepping forth
Please forgive me when I say
That I let you down in the past
In not a little way

I did not write to let you know
Just how much I cared
For the sacrifice you’ve given
For so many in despair

You stepped forth and joined our forces
Laid your life upon the line
To bring about a safer world
A new world in our time

Fellow soldiers friends and families
And those you held so dear
Still think of you most everyday
For us others it’s not so clear

We must slow down and take the time
Understand how great the cost
For if not placed in front of us
Can we comprehend the loss

Sometimes we’re just so very shy
Or we don’t know what to say
Or do not want to interfere
Or seem superficial in any way

I can no longer withhold my thoughts
I have to pass them on
For it breaks my heart just thinking of
All those left to carry on

Please know that you are in my prayers
Will be there for years to come
Know that you are in my thoughts
For the efforts you have done

Oh yes there is that special day
To remember not to forget
Those who’ve paid the greatest price
We can never repay this debt


Captain Nichola Goddard we knew you not, but our prayers reach out for you, your loved ones, friends, and fellow soldiers. We do, so dearly, thank you and your loved ones for your efforts towards making our world a better place.

The Borchert Family Slave Lake Alberta
September 20, 2008
~{Rest In Peace}~
November 08, 2007
To the Goddard family.
My name is Eryn Stanley, I am in grade 10 and I go to Port Dover Composite School in Ontario.
First off, I would like to say how very sorry I am for your loss. My Grade 10 Drama class is doing a Remembrance Day Presentation, and each student recieved a name representing each Canadian soldier killed in the war. I recieved the name of a female soldier,Nichola Goddard. It truly is an honor being able to represent such a brave woman, and soldier, knowing she lived and died for this wonderful country.
-Yours Truly, Eryn
xo
March 27, 2007
To Nichola's family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Nichola was a wonderful person who set a great example, both at RMC and in the field. The HMC Ship OTTAWA just returned from the Persian Gulf. While we were in theatre, her friends and classmates on board thought a lot about Nichola and read her articles in the Veritas magazine. She will be greatly missed.
February 02, 2007
Dear Goddard Family

We are honoured to announce that a new street in the Town of Carstairs Alberta will be named for Nichola. Goddard Gate will stand among names of other great Canadians in our small community. In this way our family will ensure that all will never forget.
January 29, 2007
to those who died,
we remember;
to those who survived,
we hear you;
to future generations,
let us never forget.
January 24, 2007
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.

December 17, 2006
The last hope,
the last smile

(Dedicated to Capt. Nichola Goddard)


by : A.K. Rashid



When she reached there,
There, under that dry sunshine
There, to the city which was like
“Troy” after the Great War;
After the death of thousand and thousand……
She smiled,
She smiled and told her friend:
The sky is like the sky of shilo,
The sunshine is like the sunshine of Edmonton,
I like the sunshine,
I like the sunshine
The sunshine of Kandahar…

When she reached there,
She heard the laughter of children
The children who had lost their dearest one
The laughter of a girl,
named mina …
Who never saw her father
Who is a stranger with the word “mother”
Yes, the lovely name of mother
On the first day when she saw her ,
her lovely kandari look,
She was thinking for her,
For her future,
Every night when she remembered “Mina”
She used to cry
She use to cry until late at nights
Under the bright moon light,
Under the warm weather of kandahar
for her needy face and needy eyes
For her future….

Three days ago,
When she saw her
She kissed her and told her:
When I go to Canada,
The nice county of mine,
Which is full of flowers
Full of lights,
I will take you along with me,
you are not alone.
I am your mother,
I am your father
I am your brother
I am your lovely sister,
Like your big sister “feroza”

I will take you along with myself…
we will be together,
Together forever…

Last night,
Last night, before the moon rose
Mina was waiting for “nicho-la”
The lovely name of
her “mother, father, sister and …”
To hear from…
To see her smile …

Suddenly she heard a voice,
A voice of crying,
She looked around...
But didn’t see anyone
And could only hear the echos:
“We will be together
Together forever
Forever….”

Mina heard a voice
yes, a voice of crying
In the dark nights of kandahar
Dark like the devil,
devil, the ruler of the night.
she saw an angel,
angel of smile,
like the smile of ‘nichola’
who told her
“im your mother”
im your mother
we will be together,
together ,forever…

and the angel was crying
yes crying…
and she give a message to mina
…..the last message
in a deep sorrow:
your nicho
your nicho joined the stars.
when you are watching the stars
over the sky of kandahar
remember her
remember her smile,
yes remember her
and her lovely smile.
….and the angel was still crying!
crying , and crying …
in the dark night of Kandahar
and mina lost her last hope
and her last smile ….


*********************************
Prof. A.K .Rashid (former Prof of Kabul university)
Edmonton (AB)
tel ; (780) 443 2347
November 08, 2006
dear goddard family,
i am sorry about your loss. i have just learned about nichola, and i will be thinking about her on rememberance day. you should be very proud.
November 05, 2006
All of us here in Shilo are thinking of Nichola this Rememberance Day. We miss her every day. We will never forget her.
November 03, 2006
As a mother of a fellow solider in Afganistan my heart goes out to you and yours. Plz know that our children are exemplentary human beings. Nichola will not be forgotten......
August 20, 2006
Please accept our condolences. We are all together in the war of the free world against terrorism.
August 03, 2006
Capt Goddard's sacrifice is so humbling that it can be hard to find the words that convey how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Please know that she will never be forgotten.
August 03, 2006
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our fallen soldier. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerest regards,
July 18, 2006
To the family and friends of Captain Nicola Goddard. May the memories you have of your loved one remain forever fresh and her legacy of love and laugther comfort you. I am eternally grateful to be able to live in a free world. It is indeed true that "freedom is not free".
My condolences and prayers are with you.
July 09, 2006
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard...though i don't know you personally i really admire your brave heart and love of the country...You will always ramain in our hearts...Our prayers goes to you...Our hero
July 04, 2006
Thank you Capt.
July 04, 2006
I would like to take the time to express my sincerest sympathy to Nichola's family and friends, and to emphasize her impact on many people. As a friend to members of my family, I have great pride in knowing she has made an impact in their lives. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Nichola personally, she remains an extremely large role model for women striving to make a difference in the world. Nichola achieved just that, and she will forever be remembered and remain in my heart.

RIP Capt. Nichola Goddard
July 03, 2006
June 29, 2006
With hands to-gather I bow my head in front of you, Captain, for your Supreme Scarfice for CANADA.
June 24, 2006
Goddard family

I never had the chance to meet Nichola Goddard but i wish i had. I realy feel for your loss and thank you for Nichola Goddard work and decation to helping others.
June 19, 2006
Don't be sad the she is gone ... be happy she was here ...

Sevetitium Nulli Secundus
June 19, 2006
To the parents of Nichola,
Our thoughts are with you and know that words cannot ease the pain. We found comfort in the fact that the whole country grieved with us. Your daughter had a beautiful smile as did my son which I think was a indication of how much they loved their job. The grieving goes on as we miss a link in the family chain and we pray that you will find peace in your memories. Please feel free to email me anytime if you would like to talk.
June 15, 2006
To The Gofard family

There is no grater sacrifice a soldier can make for Canada and the world
June 15, 2006
To The Gofard family

There is no grater sacrifice a soldier can make for Canada and the world
June 15, 2006
Our sincere and deepest sympathies reach out to Capt. Nichola Goddard's husband, family and friends.

We as Canadians in Montreal share your loss and may it be a reminder of all the incredible sacrifices our soldiers make to ensure our freedom.

Capt. Goddard will long be remembered for her strength, courage and determination.

May she rest in peace and may God watch over her family and help them though this terrible loss.
June 13, 2006
Thank You Nichola.
June 12, 2006
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
June 11, 2006
I cannot be prouder of a great citizen, Nichola Goddard, who fell in the service of her country and for justice to prevail in these tumultous world. I watched Nichola grow up as a child in the Trobriand Islands as her parents pioneered as teachers at our new Kiriwina High School. I lived the military path too and I understand the sacrifices the men and women make for the sake of peace. To the family of Nichola, no words will bring consolation to your loss but my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. You can stand proud that Nichola has been a fine, outstanding and exemplary officer who will be blessed for eternity. May her soul rest in peace!
June 11, 2006
How sad to loose your daughter. Please accept my deepest sympathies. My heart cries along with yours.
As an ex military wife, I also feel great pride in your daughter's sacrifice.
June 09, 2006
We cried to hear the news of our fallen soldier, Capt. Nichola Goddard and our hearts go out to her husband, parents, and family. As parents of a soldier (Capt. Rhonda Button) who also has passed on to her eternal reward, due to cancer; we feel their grief. Our daughter was a friend to Nichola and they (Jason & Nichola) had attended our daughter's funeral last Aug.21/05. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to them; we will cherish our memories and smile knowing our daughters are rejoicing in heaven's beauty, together.
June 09, 2006
My thoughts are with you in this time of both sorrow and pride. Her name will be recorded in the canon of freedom's heroes.
An American Vietnam Vet
June 09, 2006
My heart and sympathy go out to the loved ones of Captain Nichola Goddard. She has made the ultimate sacrifice for her country and indeed for people all over the world. She will be remembered and her memory will be kept alive by many. God Bless!
June 09, 2006
Thank you for your very dignified example through this personal and national loss. It was so moving to watch the ceremonies that expressed Nichola as a wonderful person, and role model as a soldier.
June 09, 2006
To the parents and the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard:

No bond is as great as that between a parent and a child. Words can barely comfort you. But please be assured that very many German people are with you in these difficult days.

Nichola will find a special place in heaven.

My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

God bless.
June 08, 2006
May God give the family lots of strength in this difficult time - No bond is great as that between a parent and child - our thoughts and prayers are with you - Nichola will always be remembered with respect and pride for her family and country. May her soul rest in peace.
June 08, 2006
We are very proud of Capt. Nichola Goddard. She is a real canadian hero. Your memory will be a light in our lives, particularly for our children.
June 08, 2006
Our deepest sympathy to the family of CAPT. NICHOLA GODDARD.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR ETERNITY.
June 07, 2006
Our sincerest condolences to your family Nichola, how sad we are for their loss of you. We thank you for the incredible sacrifice you made for all of us and for so many others, we can not thank you and your fellow soldiers enough for all you do for our country. God bless you Nichola and may you rest in peace with him forever.
June 07, 2006
My sincerest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Nichola. As the daughtern of a career solider and a granddaughter of a soldier who served in the First and Second World Wars, I fully understand the commitment and pride that soldiers feel when serving their country. God Bless you Nichola and God speed.
June 07, 2006
Our deepest condolences to all of Nichola's family and friends who have lost such a remarkable young woman.
Nichola gave the ultimate sacrifice for her country and for that we are so very grateful and eternally indebted.
June 07, 2006
im very proud yet sad that nichola died. im very greatful that she was trying to save many peoples lifes including mine and my friends. thank you nichola and your family misses you
June 06, 2006
My family and I will be eternally grateful for what Nichola has done for not only our country, but for each and every one of us. Heaven is now a better place.
June 05, 2006
I too served in the military and what Nichola died for was our freedom. She deserves full honours, may you have solace in knowing your daughter was a hero to all of us!
June 04, 2006
As I sit here writing this, I wonder how to come up with the right words. I went to the Regional with Nichola, in a way I guess we walked the same path. I too went down the Military path. I am as she was, combat arms, and female. The only thing I can hope for is that some day, I will be half the soldier that Nichola was. God bless you all, and may her memory rest in eternal peace.
June 04, 2006
Just a soldier who had the privilege of enjoying a few cups of coffee with Cpt. Goddard and her crew while on duty in Sangin, Afghanistan. Our world has lost a "gem". Her smile, caring attitude, professionalism, and cordiality will always be a part of my life. The "old guy behind the connexes".
June 02, 2006
Dear Goddard Family
I had gone to school with your daughter and she was a very special person. I remember going to school with her in Antigonish and laughing with Nichola because we shared the same "desk" in a lot of classes. She was loved by anyone that encountered her and her laugh always brought a smile to me. She always had something to say either to voice an opinion or just to get a laugh from someone. I was one of the luckey that knew your daugther and I will always remember the days that use to feel so far away but know they feel like yesterday. I am glad I am among the lucky and proud to know Capt. Nichola Goddard.
June 01, 2006
Capt. Goddard, I would put on your gravestone: I AM MY BROTHERS' KEEPER
June 01, 2006
The pioneering and other former students of Kiriwina High School, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea send their sincere condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Goddard and the husband of late Capt. Nichola Goddard at the loss of their daughter and wife. We share your grief and bereavement at this time of loss to your family.

We hope that your trip to join us for the 25th Anniversary celebrations for our high school will help console your sorrows.

Interim Chair of KHS Alumni
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
May 31, 2006
Dear Jay, and Nich's parents and sisters,
I feel I am late entering this, I left for HLTA in Spain the day before, and didn't hear english news until this past Sunday night on the plane. It is still a shock. I have no words to express myself, but many great memories. Nich was an amazing woman and a wonderful friend. I miss her greatly, and was thinking of her only a few days before I heard the news. She was a great support to me when I needed it, and could(along with Jay) always cheer me up. Thank you Nich.
May 31, 2006
Your family and Nichola have made such a sacrifice, I hope you will not mind if I honor her in a small way by maintaining the guest book for you. All our beautiful children ... and she was fair among them.
May 31, 2006
DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY...
SHE DIED A HERO AND SERVED HER COUNTRY WITH HONOR...
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER..
SOME GAVE ALL
ALL GAVE SOME....ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG...
May 30, 2006
For Tim, Sally, Kate, and Tory:

I extend my deepest sympathies. My memories of Nichola have faded over the years, but one remains above all; a strong willed, unique and highly intelligent young woman that always follows through in what she believes is right. Her amazing personality was something I could never forget, despite years clouding my memory. Although I know she will be sorely missed, she will always be joyously remembered as the strong person she is, even by those she only briefly touched in her life.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May 30, 2006
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you during this very difficult time. Especially since our daughter, Larissa and Nichola were good friends, we feel the loss like she was one of our own children. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
May 29, 2006
Dear Tim, Sally and Family:

Our hearts go out to you as you suffer the devastating loss of your beloved Nichola. The unimaginable experienced! May the peace and comfort of family, friends and God be with you.

I recall on a number of occasions Tim's brief but confident and profoundly proud updates on Nichola's travels, her sense of adventure and calling, together with her wholehearted engagement in her work world - all seeded I am sure by a world-friendly, family of conviction and parent-like Other-orientedness.

May the best of memories of Nichola continue to give you encouragement and joy to displace the spirit of anguish, heaviness, grief and dispair in these difficult days, weeks, months... Our deepest sympathies are extended to you.

Sincerely,
May 29, 2006
There is nothing that one can say to ease your pain. I just wanted to tell you that I understand. Your daughter is a true hero and will always be remembered as such. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

President
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
Ohio Buckeyes Chapter #26
Proud mother of:
Erik Rothschiller, US Air Force Veteran
Sgt. Paul Rothschiller, US Army, Active Duty
May 29, 2006
Tim, the Bible calls upon our children to honour their mother and father. This is not a call for subservience but a direction for the children to engage in activities and undertake actions that bring honour unto their parents as their parents. Your daughter has brought much honour: unto herself, her parents, her country and her regiment. I and Marj extend our condolescences and proffer our recognition of the pride you can take in the life lived by your daughter.
May 28, 2006
God bless Capt. Goddard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.

Age shall not weary her,
nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember her !
May 28, 2006
As a military wife for 20 years I am deeply saddened when one of our brave young people is killed in the service of their country. It is more personal this time as I am a Soo native and went to Collegiate with the West girls. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.
May 28, 2006
My deepest condolences to the parents and husband of Captain Nichola Goddard. Her loss has profoundly saddened me and brought home the reality of the Campaign in Afghanistan. She was a fine young woman and soldier and one that I, a middle aged citizen, can look up to and learn from. Life is precious, but we must live our lives to reflect our beliefs. Nichola was the definition of heroine. She will not be forgotten.
May 28, 2006
We are praying for you in your time of loss. May the wonderful memories of Nichola help take some of the sadness from your hearts. May it also help to know that many are thinking about you and praying for you during this very difficult time. God bless you all.
Manfred Kossakowski &
Ruth MacNevin Saskatoon, SK.
May 28, 2006
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice so we may live in a better world. God speed.
May 28, 2006
With Deepest Condolences and Sincere Appreciation.
May 28, 2006
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers go out to you as you grieve Nichola's passing. She was a very couragous woman and you must be extremely proud. As a parent who has lost a child, I feel I understand the depth of your sorrow and grief. Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all Canadians who are so very grateful the she willingly made the supreme sacrifice while protecting her country..May God Bless you all and bring you comfort in the difficult times ahead.
May 27, 2006
May God bless you and keep you...may he make his face to shine down upon you ........and may he give you peace. The loss is only in forgetfulness....she will live forever in the hearts and souls of those who love her.....I thank her for her sacrifice.
May 27, 2006
My prayers go to the husband, and family of Capt. Nichola Goddard. Thank you for sharing her with us in your eulogies. You were blessed to have such an amazing wife, daughter, and sister and she was blessed to have been in your lives. We are blessed to have her as an outstanding example of love, life, laughter, and passion. God keep you in his loving embrace; and Nichola in his presence forever.
May 27, 2006
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
May 27, 2006
I had just come from the burial of Lcpl. Nicholas Sovie in Odgensburg, NY on Thursday. I was a member of the Patriot Guard Rider contingent that rode to honor our fallen hero... Nic Sovie. I rode into Canada on vacation following the burial. On Friday I rode into Huntsville and turned on the TV and stumbled onto Cpt. Nichola Goddard's funeral service. I simply could not turn it off. Her story drew me in.

I learned that she was Canada's first female combat casualty. I learned that she was an absolutely extraordinary person. I learned that our neighbor... Canada... was suffering deep loss just as we were in the US. I learned that two precious Nic's were being honored for their supreme sacrifice at just about the same time.

Nic's father gave one of the finest eulogies I have ever heard. I wept but felt nevertheless uplifted. I had just seen the strength of Nic Sovie's family first hand. Mary Sovie... Nic's mother... told us that her Nic was beaming with a wide smile at the huge outpouring of feeling for him and his family. I saw the same strength in the Goddard family as they overcame their grief to celebrate the positive virtues of their Nic's life.

The two Nic's represent the very best that humanity has to offer our world. They did what they did so we can do what we do.

God Bless our two Nic's... Cpt. Nic Goddard and Lcpl. Nic Sovie. God preserve your families and communities. And thank you both from the bottom of my heart. You will never be forgotten.
May 27, 2006
Tho I do not know you, nor did I know your lovely daughter...but...I am a mother of three daughters! I cannot imagine what you are feeling and I hope I never have to feel what you are feeling now! There is nothing more precious than the love of a child. I pray you will always feel her beautiful spirit where ever you go.
God be with your family and her loving husband!
May 27, 2006
My deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers
May 27, 2006
Perhaps it is just as well we have no knowledge of our fate. I survived a military career and one war, but daily mourn the loss of those who did not. Your daughter's name has been added to my prayer roll along with the other Afghan casualties.The mottoes of my Corps, and the regiment with which I spent a lot of time seem most appropriate. RCAMC--In Arduis Fidelis--Faithful in Adversity, and The Royal Canadian Regiment---Pro Patria--For Country. Nichola was faithful to her country, and for that, we honour her.

Robert S. Berry (RCAMC-Ret'd) The RCR Ass'n.
May 27, 2006
Our deepest sympathies to the parents, sibblings and husband of Nichola. It is so tragic that we live in a world of wars, but we in Canada are so fortunate that heros like Nichola are prepared to put their lives on the line so that we may live in freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 27, 2006
I felt honored to attend the service for Captain Goddard. What a lady! My condolenses to her family.
Edith (McFadden)Croft, Pugwash, Nova Scotia: and Calgary, AB.
May 27, 2006
I can not begin to imagine your sorrow but I want you to know that this ordinary Canadian is very thankful for your daughter, her troops, and her sacrifice.

Freedom in our world often comes at a high cost, and Nichola has paid the ultimate price. The fact that she did it willingly is what touches me the most.

Everything I have read indicates that she was a bright, spirited and very special young woman, and I, like many others, wish I had known her personally.

I offer my sympathy and my thanks. May God provide you with the peace and comfort that you seek at this time.
May 27, 2006
My heartfelt thoughts to go to the Goddard family. From a survivor of the second world war; an evacuee with brothers who proudly served for their country just like Nichola.
My son Clive and wife Anne had the pleasure of working with your wonderful family in New Guinea.
May 27, 2006
To a brave soldier, with the greatest respect and admiration. From a soldier of the Grenadier Guards from the Palestine campaign 1946.
May 27, 2006
To the family of Capt.Nichola Goddard:
There is so little one can say to ease the pain of your loss.Please know that your loss is also felt deeply here in the U.S. Nichola was making a difference in the world for all of us!Thank you for your service and sacrifice Nichola.
May 27, 2006
As a canadin living abroad, I´m truly touched by the death of this great canadian.
My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Capt. Nichola Goddard´s Family , Husband and Friends.
May God bless yor soul.
May 27, 2006
To Jay & the Goddard family,
I have seen several soldiers repatriated out of Afghanistan, I was the navigator on the CC130 Hercules that transported Cpl Paul Davis out of Kandahar in March. The news I received last week hit me particularly close to home.
Jay, I feel priviledged to have witnessed your relationship with Nichola blossom at the very beginning, and two friendlier, more compassionate people I have never known.
Having just returned from "over there" two months ago, and on my way out the door again in two weeks, I look at my wife and ten month-old son and can only imagine with deepest sorrow what you must be going through. Please comfort yourselves in knowing how many lives Nichola has touched. She will be painfully missed but never forgotten.
It's been an honour and a priviledge Nichola.
May 27, 2006
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE GODDARD FAMILY. NICHOLA YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AND IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT GIVE US HOPE THAT ONE DAY WE MAY HAVE PEACE IN THIS SENSELESS WORLD. YOUR STRENGTH AND DEVOTION IS AND WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. THE WORLD HAS BECOME A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL AND THANK YOU.
May 27, 2006
How do you find the words that only the soul can hear? Nichola was and will remain our SHINING STAR! She was a precisioned professional, and a warrior among the best! She will be sorely missed! Her loss is a great sacrifice for us all! Our thoughts and prayers go with you.
God bless you.
Proud Mom of Lt. Nate,USMC
Proud Wife of Col. Luke,USAF
May 27, 2006

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pine

Capt. Goddard is truly immortal.

-Suzan
Proud Marine Mom
Blue Star Mother
Patriot Guard Rider
May 27, 2006
My prayers are with you and your family. There are not enough words to express my condolances. I send you a a big HUG. God Bless
May 27, 2006
thanks for all you have done , god bless you
May 27, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you, as well as my prayers, as you grieve.

I am a Proud Blue Star Mom of a:
US Marine and a US Sailor
--
Patriotic Instructor
Brunswick Hills Township
Blue Star Mothers Chapter #7
May 27, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

My brother works in Shilo as a Major and he knew Capt. Goddard. He escorted her remains back to Canada. He was suppose to head to Afghanistan a few days after Capt. Goddard was shot. Due to this unfortunate event, he's NO longer heading there. May God watch over you and your family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
May 27, 2006
As an ex-officer, it would have been a privilege to know Nichola. My heart is with you in this, the hour of your grief. All you have to console you is the memory of what she was as a soldier and a human being. It will never be enough, I know, but at least it's something to know that she followed the finest traditions of generations of our soldiery. I'm proud of her, and I hope you are too. I salute her and I salute you.
May 27, 2006
I was tending five yet-to-be-planted pines, sunning themselves in pots . They have been lovingly sprinkled with tears I have cried for Nic, and for each of you, Sally, Tim, Victoria, Kate -just a toddler when we spent Thanksgiving in Laronge, and Jason, whom I’ve never met but who must be very special as she chose you to love the most. Tomorrow I will plant those little trees - one for each of you and I will call them “Nic’s Trees”. They will be a constant reminder of your daughter’s selfless effort to make the world a better place.
May 27, 2006
Jason, please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. News of Nichola's passing travelled quickly among our RMC friends who knew you both and we are truly saddened by the loss of a friend and colleague. We hope you can be comforted by the fact that so many knew and thought so highly of Nichola. If only the rest of us can live up to the high standard of conduct and care set by Nichola.

Mr. and Mrs. Goddard and family: Thank you for sharing your daughter with us. She will always be a shining light in our memories and in our hearts.

You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers.
May 26, 2006
In the US when one of our military members is a fallen hero, we say they are now guarding heaven's gate. They are protecting their fellow military members from harm's way from above. Capt Nichola Goddard made the ultimate sacrifice believing in what she was doing protecting her country's freedoms. She is a remarkable soldier and woman. Her family can take pride in their loved one for standing up for what she believed in and dying protecting her country's freedom so we can all know peace in our world someday. I salute you Capt. Goddard. Rest in peace. Her beautiful life and memory lives on in everyone's hearts.

Barb M.
Blue Star Mother of America, Inc
Ohio Chapter President
PMM of Sgt Ryan
USMC Honorably Discharged
May 26, 2006
Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Nichola.

The loss of any soldier is a great sacrifice but even more so when it is your own daughter,sister, or wife.
From one Canadian family to another it is with sorrow and gratitude we bid her farewell - God Speed Nichola.
May 26, 2006
"Play up, play up and play the game" This poem written by another who gave his life for his country, Rupert Brookes, epitimizes the bravery of your daughter.R.I.P.
May 26, 2006
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard
May 26, 2006
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this very difficult and sad Time for you.God bless you!!
May 26, 2006
With sincere condolences. May the memories of your daughter's life and the support of friends and family see you through this difficult time.
May 26, 2006
Thoughts and Prayers to all of Capt.Nichola Goddard Family and Friends.
May 26, 2006
Ubique[Everywhere]
Our Howitzers are silent,
We have lost our leader
Once a Gunner ,always a Gunner
Quo fas et Gloria Ducunt
Wither right and Glory lead
From 2RCHA
May 26, 2006
Our Deepest and Prayers with you all.
May 26, 2006
My nephew was in the same division as Nichola, but returned home the day before her unfortunate death. While he was in Afghanistan, I prayed for his life and the lives of our other military members. Nichola's death has really hit home with me, and I feel a lot of pain. God bless the remaining troops.
May 26, 2006
God bless Nichola, and may he keep her forever in his love and may he also continue to give strength to the family she leaves behind. And to those who may follow in the quest for peace.
May 26, 2006
As an ex serviceman who served only in peacetime but have nothing but respect and admiration for those who serve in wartime for what they believe in.
May God be with you and watch over you and your loved ones.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS!
May 26, 2006
God bless you in your time of grief. Canada will forever be indebted to your family for the sacrifice Capt. Goddard has made. She has given life and liberty to thousands of people, both born and not yet born. There is no better example of a hero.
May 26, 2006
Goddard Family,
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all during this very difficult time.
We are so proud and yet so saddened that Nicola had to pay the price to keep our country safe.
She will be long remembered for her sacrifice.
The Nesselbeck Family
May 26, 2006
Rest in peace, Nichola.Thank you.
May 26, 2006
Our deepest sympathies to Nichola's family and gratitude for her service to us all and to the cause of justice...Our prayers are with you... O'Sullivan/Mckernan family
May 26, 2006
My deepest sympathy to all of Nichola's family, but especially to her parents. You are in my thoughts more than you can imagine, as I spend time with my son Lt. Dan in Edmonton, as he prepares to deploy to Afhanistan within the next week or so. He told me that he remembers Nichola from RMC as she lived a floor above him in residence. I remember well, how proud I was of my son when he was selected to attend RMC....I am sure you felt exactly the same way with Nichola. As a parent of a child in the military, I know that I am not alone in saying that many, many parents share your sorrow. My/our prayers are with you.
May 26, 2006

I am so sorry that Nichola lost her life. I am so sorry for your loss. She was surely brave and devoted to her country and is an inspiration to us all. May she rest in peace.
May 26, 2006
May G-d bless you and keep you in your sorrow and grief. You were blessed in giving a child to keep the peace in the world. It's sad that the world wasn't blessed enough to keep this courageous, chivalrous child with us.

My son is in the reserve and I'm so proud of the men and women who are so devoted to the world as to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.

There is nothing I can say to take the sorrow away from your hearts or a tear away from your faces, but thank you for your beautiful, wonderful, proud, strong child. You did a lot to raise her. You can see it from the smile on her face.
May 26, 2006
My heart is with you at your time of sorrow. I pray that the sun will shine for you and your family soon.
May 26, 2006
To the Family of the Late Nichola Goddard. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers during this sad day. Take comfort in the following :We seem to give them back to Thee O God, who gavest them to us. Yet as thou dist not lose them in giving, so do we not lose them by their return. Not as the world giveth, givest thou, O Lover of Souls. That Thou givest, Thou takest not away, for what is Thine is ours also if we are Thine. And life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, Strong Son of God that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to Thyself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with Thee. And while Thou doest prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place, that where Thou art we may be also for evermore.


Starbrook Abbey Fr. Bede Jarrett O.D
Printed in England
May 26, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
In life there are heroes, born to give to others and teach the true meaning of life. Then, in an instant they are taken but the memories and the lessons of their life have been left behind. We have been thought through Nichola that you have to follow your dreams and belive in what you do. She is a Hero to us all and will forever be remembered. Thank you Nichola, your story has touched many hearts.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family as another angel leaves us but joins the higher ranks.

God Bless
May 26, 2006
the battle is over for you know
we will pick up your flag and carry it to the end more of us will fall beside you,we will pick up thier flag also we will carry on
we learn this from you as you carried
anothers flag
thanks capt thanks for everything
May 26, 2006
I have been extremely moved by the stories of Nichola Goddard and her parents. They are each one of them courageous people who have made selfless contributions to the betterment of our global community. As a teacher and as a mother of a twenty-one year old daughter, one phrase particularly resonates for me--that Nichola did what she did so that her father could do what he did. My condolences to the family in their grief--my heartfelt thanks to them for their whole way of being.
With deepest sincerity,
May 26, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 26, 2006
Nichola was a hero in life for defending freedom and country. She was a shining example of courage and passion for life we should all strive to achieve. Our deepest sympathies go to those whose lives she graced.
May 26, 2006
My heart goes out to the family of Nicholas. I never met Nicholas but by watching the funeral and listening to her father I learned about Nicholas the person. From this Her Life will live on. She gave us FREEDOM.
May 26, 2006
May God be with you during this Very hard time.
May 26, 2006
I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet Captain Goddard, a paragon of womanhood, Canadianism, and the virtues and courage of the military. She stands as an inspiration to us all, not only for her role in Afghanistan, but as a reminder to all of us on how we can help others and form irradicable attachments to so many people; that we can make a difference in this hard world. I have a good friend currently deployed near Kandahar, and wrenching in my gut everytime a nasty headline comes from that region, I begin to understand what it must be like to those who knew her. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all; and thank you, Nichola, for being exactly what you were.
May 26, 2006
Thank you Capt. Goddard and family. May God grant you peace and strength in the knowledge that God Loves you. As a Canadian I thank you for the lives you have touched on behalf of Canada.
May 26, 2006
I just want to say our hearts go out to all of the family of Nichola. She was a courageous young woman, unfortunately she had to leave so young but she died doing what she loved. Cherish all your memories and she will always be looking down from up above with smiles.
May 26, 2006
My family joins me in extending our deepest most heart felt sympathy in
the loss of your beloved Nichola.

As a daughter,a sister, a mother and a grandmother and a Canadian who did not know Nichola but so very much wished that I had; her
hopes and dreams interwoven with yours tenderly cherished now, will forever be in your hearts.

May you always feel the power of Nichola's beautiful spirit which will endure eternally!

I would like to share this poem with you that my late twin sister
Rowena wrote to me before she died.

Shall We Laugh

Sounds of laughter
Echo in my ears
I sob not with sorrow
As I slowly dry my tears

For it comes from deep within me
Like a neverending symphony
Of all the loving memories
That you and I have shared.

For somewhere in my minds' eye
I know that you and I
Will always be intertwined
Forever in this Eternity!

Be one with me
In the midst of the dawn
Be one with me
And never feel alone

Our sorrow ... is our strength!
Our love ... can't be erased!
Our laughter can only carry on
And on and on and on ........
May 26, 2006
I am proud of her and her service. Our condolences to her family.
May 26, 2006
Our Deepest sympathies.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 26, 2006
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Capt. Nichola Goddard. She honoured us with her exemplary life and sacrifice. We can only promise now to always honour and defend that for which she stood.
May 26, 2006
May you find peace everyday you see the light and everynight you visit your dreams.

May God Bless you in your time of need
May 26, 2006
We will always remember what your daughter gave to us and our country. Being parents of a son in the military we grieve with you and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day.
May 26, 2006
To the Family of a young lady's who fantasic life that just got started.
I'm sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with you.
May 26, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 26, 2006
To the parents and family of Nichola Goddard:

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to each of you at this
time of supreme loss.

I am proud of what she exemplifies, her passion, bravery and commitment to serve others.

As an American parent of a son in the U.S. Air Force, who’s 1st deployment overseas was serving in Afghanistan, is now in Iraq for the 2nd time and has been wounded once, I know in part some of the stresses of having a child in harm’s way, ever mindful of news from afar, always anxious of receiving “the phone call”.

I can not fathom the depth of grief you are experiencing at this moment, but my hope and prayer for each of you is that you can take some solace and comfort in the fact that Nichola was passionate about her work, determined to make a difference in the lives of the people she came to help, was loved and respected by her comrades in arms and will be forever remembered as a hero not only be her friends and you her family, but by this city and her country she served with honor.

May you find assurance in God’s word, Strength in His ever presence,
Comfort in His boundless Mercy and Peace through His Love to sustain you in the coming days.
May 26, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with Capt Goddard's husband, parents, sisters, extended family, friends and colleagues. The stories shared by so many over the last days are a testament to the incredible person Capt. Goddard was - a strong leader who was compassionate, dedicated, passionate, humourous, loving and so much more. She obviously touched the lives of many during her life and I think touched millions more in death.

Canadians share your loss and it reminds us all of the incredible sacrifice made by our military to ensure freedom and democracy in the world.

I have no doubt that Capt. Goddard will long be remembered. The scholarships named in her honour will ensure that fact and will help further the causes in which she believed.

God bless and let's continue to pray for peace on earth.
May 26, 2006
There can't possibly be anything more meaningful, or courageous, than putting your life on the line for the benefit of others.
May 26, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
May 26, 2006
Your entire family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I watched the funeral on T.V. just now. What a beautiful tribute.
May 26, 2006
To the Family of Capt Nichola Goddard my Deepest condolences.Capt Nichola Goddard you served you're Country well you made the ultimates sacrifice for our freedom and way of life, you died a Soldier's Death...Semper fi
May 26, 2006
What a heartfelt send-off to a true and loyal Canadian lady! It was such an inspiration to know this brave young woman was a devote Christan, an Anglican, and that she had such compassion for her fellow beings. I watched the service on TV and, I truly believe every Canadian should have been able to see this broadcast. I would dearly love to obtain a copy of the service for my family to watch. I've never heard such wonderful words as those given by her father. Your family are part of our prayers at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maynooth, Ontario.....and "Believe me, sir, our flag was at half-mast!" May the Supreme guide you and your family through this time of trial. I only wish more of our younger generation would follow the example of Nichola. God bless you all.
May 26, 2006
Just a word of sympathy for your loss. Nichola has made the ultimate in sacrifice and we honour her for that
May 26, 2006
After serving 30 years in the navy and now retired I know what your loss is and I send my deepest condolences to the family and frinds of Captain Nichola Goddard. May she forever rest in Peace
May 26, 2006
Dearest Sally, Tim and Girls :

We are aware of the depths of hurt when one loses a child so we are with you all in this time of great trial,
May you find the strength to continue on amongst each other. Know that our country, and others throughtout the world, truly appreciate the ultimate sacrifice made by Nichola.
Thank you for giving such a wonderful young woman to the World
May 26, 2006
I've read quite a bit about Capt. Goddard over the past couple of weeks. As our country mourns the loss of our great daughter, may we find joy in the memory of her.

It sounds like Capt. Goddard was a wonderful woman who found joy in a great deal of things. I'd like to think we all have a bit of Capt. Goddard in us.

RIP Capt. Goddard.
May 26, 2006
To the Goddard Family:

Our Grandson, Ryan Doll is presently with the military in Kandahar. We feel very close to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you and comfort you.
May 26, 2006
Dear Goddard family; Your daughter's passing has touched me so much I can't read about it without huge tears welling up. She was a wonderful person in many ways. I will never forget her even though I never knew her. My deepest sympathies.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, may god bless you in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard. She died defending our country and we can never repay that debt.
May 26, 2006
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.

May 26, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
With a son just beginning his career in the Air Force my heart goes out to Captain Goddard's parents. They have so much to be proud of even in their time of grief.
May 26, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
To all family members: May God give you the grace you need for the days ahead. My uncle was killed in the 2nd WW while removing an injured soldier to safety. Nichola was a brave woman and I appreciate what she did for us all. God Bless.
May 26, 2006
Such a tragedy that such a fine soldier has died with her face to the emeny. From what I understand, Capt. Goddard was one of the finest this country has ever produced. Like all the thousands of brave Canadian soldiers who have died in many wars, Capt. Goddard will be sorely missed.
May 26, 2006
As we are watching Nichola's service on television, I pray and think of you and how very sad but proud you all must feel.
May 26, 2006
Thank you Nichola for being so brave. It takes a special kind of person to do what you did...thank you for being that person. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten in our hearts. You are truly an inspiration for me and my little girl...and for all canadians.

Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the Goddard Family and Jason.
May 26, 2006
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

I did not have the opportunity to meet Nichola. When I heard her troops discribe her smile, passion and caring heart, I knew she was an amazing person.
May 26, 2006
My most heartfelt condolences to the family of Captain Nichola Goddard. Nothing I say can do anything to ease the grief that you are experiencing. I would have happily taken her place or have served in combat under her if ever given the opportunity. She is a role model and example of what true sacrifice for God, Queen, and Country represents.
May 26, 2006
Thank you for the tremendous sacrifice made by your family for the freedom and values we enjoy as Canadians.
May 26, 2006
A country bowed it's head and cried
To mourn the day a hero died.

The Great Family of Canada mourns the loss of our sister.

God Bless and Goodbye.
May 26, 2006
My deepest sympathies to the family and close friends of Capt Nichola Goddard. She is a hero and a role model for all females. She inspires me to love and be proud of our great country - CANADA. We should all be proud of her and the career she loved so much and how proudly and confidently she performed her duties in her chosen career.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with youin your time of grief.May memories bringyou comfort.Nichola Goddard will always be remembered as great ladyhero.May God bless her soul in peace.
May 26, 2006
The world is a better place because of your unselfish dedication to serve.Canada is proud of you.Thank you Capt.Nichola Goddard.Rest in peace.
May 26, 2006
To the Goddard Family,
Our deepest condolances on the untimely death of Nichola. May your happiest of memories keep you strong & help you through this difficult time.
May 26, 2006
Nich, your spirit will be sorely missed in Shilo. My thoughts are with Jay and your parents and sisters today as they have been in the last week. I'll miss your infectuous laugh, your compassion and everything else that we all loved you for. Nich, Shilo won't be the same without you.
May 26, 2006
Capt. Goddard gave of herself to help others, and to protect her comrades, and the people of Afghanistan. All North Americans are saddened by her death and grateful for her courage and strength. May God bless her family and friends.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow.
May 26, 2006
Our most heartfelt condolences to Jason, Tim and Sally and family, and to all Nichola's peers and friends in Afghanistan and in Canada.
Having lost our own son to a landmine in 1994 while serving with the Canadian Military Engineers, we know that today, the day of Nichola's funeral is one that will impress bittersweet memories in your minds. To see all the people attending to give support and solace will be confirmation of her having touched so many. And in the hearts and minds of her immediate family she will live on.
May 26, 2006
Please accept our Sincerest Condolences for such a great loss to your families.May God Bless you,and help you during this devastating time of your lives.Sincerely Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leslie (former Mayor of the City of Calgary)
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time of loss. All ranks of 746 (Calgary) Communications Squadron share in your sorrow
May 26, 2006
Thank you Captain Goddard for giving yourself for us and our country of Canada. We bless you as God does for all you have done for humanity. Peace and love to your husband and families.
May 26, 2006
It must be a very tough time but may God bless you in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
Death is another part of life, and we must not be sorrowful, but we must be happy that Nichola has gone to heaven, and has met with the father, and will, for all eternity, be happy.
May 26, 2006
To the family of Nichola Goddard, I am very sorry for your loss. Stay strong
May 26, 2006
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, duaghter and sister. We know the hurt will be with you forever but may you be comforted by the love of the Holy Spirit each time you think of Nichola.
May 26, 2006
My heartfelt sympathies go out to Nichola's family. I am proud of her and her service. she will be in my mind for a long time. sorry i couldn't attend the funeral. may god bless her.
May 26, 2006
May God bless your family in your time of sorrow. Nichola was truly a real hero and she has made a difference in many people's lives.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts are with you during this time of great loss.

Rest in Peace Mam Rounds complete
May 26, 2006
Oh, good and faithful. Well done.
May 26, 2006
My sincerest sympathy to all of you. What an honour it must to have known this brave woman. Although I did not know Nichola, I am deeply saddened by her loss. She will be truely missed by all.

Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow.
May 26, 2006
Dear Sally and Family,
My heart breaks at the loss of your darling courageous daughter. Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all and give you the strength and courage to face each and every day.
May 26, 2006
Dear Family and Friends of Captain Nichola Goddard
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this most difficult time. I have only known your daughter by what is written in the news, but the impression left is that she was an amazingly brave and loving person. She was truely one of the best!

My prayers are with you and may you find comfort in the memories you have of her.
May 26, 2006
I have a daughter in the military. She and Nichola are very special people and we as parents are rightly proud of them. Nichola will never be forgotten. She was a brave soldier and leader.
May 26, 2006
This morning, it is as if the sky also cries for Nichola. I would like to join others in offering my condolences to the family, husband and friends of Capt. Goddard. I never knew her but for the words that have been written these last few days. May she be at peace.
May 26, 2006
My sincere condolances to the family and friends of Nichola,a very brave young woman. God Bless her and all our Canadian Soldiers who are risking their lives each day.
May 26, 2006
God bless you Nichola, and your family in this very difficult time.. It saddens my heart greatly that such a beautiful person was taken away from her family.
May 26, 2006
Capt Goddard

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
May 26, 2006
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


My condolences to the family of Captain Goddard.
May 26, 2006
To the family of Nichola Goddard.Our deepest sympathy.What a hero she is.
May 26, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of Nicola.
May 26, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2006
Tim,Sally, Victoria,Kate
I was very saddened to learn of the loss of Nichola,your daughter and sister. Take solace in the fact that that Nichola lost her life doing what she loved and loved what she was doing. I never had the privilege of knowing Nichola, but knowing the rest of your family through visits at our office,I beleive I missed out on knowing an amazing young woman.
Victoria and Kate are bright and inspiring young women. As parents we believe that our children will never pass before us and what a blessing if that were true. To never know when your child would die is something we never think of until it happens,but God never gives us more than what he believes we can handle. So take strength in that and also
the saying "only the good die young". Nichola must have been one of the very best.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless and take care,

Bev(Point McKay Dental Care)
May 26, 2006
My heart goes out to you - may you heal knowing that your grief is shared by so very many Canadians. Your daughter is a beautiful spirit- she will shine forever in our memory.
May 26, 2006
To the Goddard and Canadian Forces Family of Nichola Goddard: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May you be proud of all she accomplished and be honored by the choice she made to serve our country as many others continue to do everyday. In this time of sorrow know that we as Canadians are thankful for those brave and courageous enough to rise to the challenge to keep this country free. May she rest in peace. God Bless.
May 25, 2006
We are saddened to learn of the death of your beloved Nichola, and hold you who mourn her loss in our own hearts and prayers that your hearts may find comfort in time.

The greatest love is this that a person lays down her life for another...and we appreciate her love for us all.
May 25, 2006
When I read the news in the paper, I wept.

"Why are you crying Mommy?" asked Olivia (now six years old).

Well, I am crying because of the news I just read, Olivia. Do you see this picture here?

"Yes. She looks happy."

Yes, she does. This is a picture of Nichola and she is the daughter of Sally and Tim Goddard. Mommy remembers Sally, from when we lived in Calgary and attended St. Barnabas' Anglican Church. Do you remember Calgary?

"Yes. I liked it there."

Well, I'm sad because it says in the paper that Nichola died. She was a soldier and she was working for Canada in another country far away. Nichola was helping people and she was working to help bring peace to the world. But, where she was working there is sometimes fighting and danger, and, well, there was a really, really bad accident, and Nichola was killed.

"That's terrible."

It is... and I feel very badly for Nichola's parents, and sisters, and her husband, Jason, and all of Nichola's friends from work and at home. There will be many people that really miss her.

"Well, that is sad Mommy, she looks nice."

Yes, Olivia, everything I've read says that Nichola was nice. She was kind, smart and good and she she was loved and respected by many people.

"Well, I'm not too sad," said Olivia, "because at least now Nichola's an ANGEL IN HEAVEN. She's with God and with Jesus and she can still watch everyone. And they'll all get to see her again someday, when they get to heaven."

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Dear Sally,

From our family to yours and to Jason and all who were blessed by the life of Nichola...

May LOVE soothe you,
May words COMFORT you,
May PEACE fill your heart.

You are in our thoughts & prayers. With deepest sympathy.

John, Julie, Emily, Olivia & Ethan (formerly of Calgary, AB)
May 25, 2006
Dear Tim and Sally,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Nichola as a vivacious first and second grader; you must be so proud of the woman she became. No doubt she learned her values from you: that one must not only feel empathy for others but take whatever action is possible to make a difference in this world. Her life story speaks of a passion that I remember in you both. Most sincere condolences.
Carol Cayford (formerly of Black Lake)
May 25, 2006
Three of us attend the same school as Kate, and have an aunt and uncle who are both in the Canadian military, based in Kingston. This has made us particularly appreciative of the extraordinary accomplishments of Capt. Nichola Goddard. We are very saddened by her passing and offer our sincere condolences.
May 25, 2006
Please accept my deepest condolonces on your loss. I was posted to CFB Shilo and will never forget the impression she made upon me with regards to her professionalism. May she rest in peace and never be forgotten.
May 25, 2006
My deepest condolences to all of you. As the mother of a son in the military and the wife of a retired military sargeant, I admire and appreciate your wife's/daughter sacrifice. I will keep Nichola and your family in my prayers. May happy memories give you strenght .
May 25, 2006
Dear Nichola;
Although we never meet, you are going to be sadly missed. From what I have read of the tributes and memories written here, I have come to see you as a woman who cared about mankind. You are a inspriatiion to all people, wheather we serve as you do, or we suppost from home. You have made us proud.
Dear Mr. Bean
Please accept our condolances on the lose of Nichola, your life love. Like her, you also make the sacrafice for right.In the time ahead cling what you know she would want you to do. Thank You.
Dear Tim and Sally:
Thank You for giving us your daughter. She is a example to every soldier, wheather serving with Canada, Britian, Australia,Japan or United States.
She gave her most to her fellow man. And she has set the example for every Canadian. Blessings and Prayers
Al and Marj. Lawrence, Red Deer wyzwoman2001@yahoo.co
May 25, 2006
May God bless you and your family through this trying time
May 25, 2006
How very proud you Canadians must feel of one brave and amazing young soldier. "O Canada we stand on guard for thee" - that you did Capt Nichola Goddard.My thoughts are for Nichola and her family. God Bless you all.
Maggie Taylor
May 25, 2006
Dear Mr and Mrs Goddard, and Jayson, My son Nick was in Nichola and Jay's Scout troupe, and he learned more valuable lessons from the role models than anything he could possibly have picked up about camping skills - although he loved those, too. Having seen so many widely variable kinds of youth group leaders, I was happy to have Nick go on outings with the St Andrew's group because I had absolute trust in the leadership. Nichola was just an amazing young woman and as a former Trent student myself, this was a golden opportunity for me to see how my contemporaries' children were turning out and I was very encouraged. All my eloquence has fled, and I just want to tell you we are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you. I would be glad to hear of a scholarship or something to which we could contribute in Nichola's name. Yours very truly, Pat Carson and Nick Rudiak
May 25, 2006
YOU WERE A BRAVE YOUNG WOMAN TO GIVE OF YOURSELF SO OTHERS MAY HAVE A FREE AND PEACEFUL WORLD. YOUR FAMILY WERE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU. MY CONDOLANCES TO THEM AND YOUR HUSBAND.
May 25, 2006
Thank-you.
May 25, 2006
To the Goddard Family,
My sincere condolances on the untimely death of Nichola. May your memories keep you strong & help you through this difficult time.
(cousin of Cpl. Randy Payne, killed in Afghanistan, April 22,2006)
May 25, 2006
I know that there are no words that could properly describe the pain and sorrow that you, Nichola's family, are feeling.

My father died last year and my family felt that these guestbook signatures were a nice gesture that we could get lost in everytime we wanted to hear about how much he was loved.

It's obvious Nichola came from a family of wonderful people, from everything I've heard, she seemed amazing. Wish I had known her.

I did meet her though. She came to our class once to talk about her job. Her mother, Mrs Goddard, was my English teacher, (My favourite teacher, ps) 3 years ago at Balmoral Jr High. I know that her words were full of passion when she talked about her job and so full of inspiration that I decided at that moment I wanted to join the army.

Of course I was a lot younger and have changed my mind many times about what I wanted to be, since then. But I always thought about her and that job.

Mrs Goddard, I heard about the death of an amazing, awe-inspiring woman on the news. When I heard she was a "Goddard" my mind jumped to you. When they said her full name, I knew it was your daughter and I knew I had to express to you that you and your family are in my mind and my prayers.

You should be honoured to have an amazing daughter who touched so many lives and will go down in history. I didn't know her very well, but I think she would be proud of herself. I can't speak from very much experience though.

I'm sorry this is long.
Please know that I'm thinking about you, and Nichola. And even though I didn't know her for more than a couple minutes, maybe an hour. I'm proud of her too.


Again, you and you're family will be in my heart.

Rest Peacefully, Nichola.
May 25, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of great sadness.
God bless you Nichola, you will be remembered as a true Canadian hero, and dearly missed by your family and friends.

Rest In Peace
May 25, 2006
Having a nephew in Afghanistan really brought the loss of your daughter close to heart. We are so proud of these young people & what they are doing for our country. Praying for you in your hour of grief.
May 25, 2006
Mr.Beam and The Goddard Family,
I did not have the honour of knowing your daughter, but as 'just an average Canadian', I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences.May Her and Your sacrifice never be taken for granted. Thank You Nichola..
May 25, 2006
Please accept my sincere condolances to Jay and to Nichola's parents and siblings.
Nichola was a shining star with a passion and glow that showed in everything she touched. She has left a huge hole, but has also made a difference. In the short time she was with us her contributions have been overwhelming. I met Nichola when she was a Boy Scout Leader while at RMC. She made a lasting impression on my son and myself with her attitude, vibrancy, intelligence and genuine caring for people.
Just imagine the other accomplishments she could have achieved if her life was not cut short.
She is in my heart and will be missed.
May 25, 2006
I would like to wish your family my sincere condolences for the loss of your daughter. My son is carrying the casket, he is the 1st one in the front at the right. He is in Shilo artillery too. He said that
your daughter was a very nice girl.
I am very sorry for your loss.
May 25, 2006
Dear friends and family of Capt. Nichola Goddard,

What can I say?? My prayers are with all of you in this most difficult time and in the celebration of a most incredible Canadian soldier and person.

Sincerely,

James Birchall
May 25, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 25, 2006
We always miss those we cannot see any longer but they exist in our minds and hearts and thoughts. Nichola was a fine person and her death inspires us to greater things. May all who mourne her be comforted.
May 25, 2006
May God bring you Peace, Nichola has touched the Hearts of all in the World and will never be forgotten.She was a beautiful Person.
May 25, 2006
May 25, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com

May 25, 2006
May 25, 2006
To Jason and the Goddard Family, deepest sympathy at your great loss. As a family with a military tradition and as a Canadian I honor and respect your loss of such as young woman. She touched many people in a short life, she was doing what she wanted. As a Canadian I am so proud of her and her accomplishments. My God be with you at this time of loss.
May 25, 2006
I returned home to Calgary yesterday after visiting my only daughter, who is stationed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman CVN75 in Norfolk, Virgina. My last trip there was to greet her upon her return from the Persian Gulf. I reflect upon my own selfish tears as I left her embrace just hours before you welcomed your daughter home. Thank you, Nichola, you have touched the world with your bravery and your smile.
May 25, 2006
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Nichola.
May 25, 2006
Ubique [Everywhere]
Our Howitzers are silent,
We have lost our Leader
Once a Gunner,always a Gunner
Quo fas et Gloria ducunt
Wither right and Gloria Lead
Frank Coroy 2RCHA Calgary
May 25, 2006
Dear Family and Friends of Captain Nichola Goddard,

Please accept my sincere condolences and those of the entire Office of the Ombudsman DND/CF for your loss. I did not know Nichola but would have been honoured had our paths crossed while I was in the CF or as I do this work for the Ombudsman.

Blessings to all of you as you move into each day with the loving memories of your Nichola.

Sincerely,

Krista (Investigator for the Office of the Ombudsman DND/CF)
May 25, 2006
How proud you must be of this amazing young soldier. My thoughts and prayers are for Nichola and her family. God Bless.
May 25, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
May 25, 2006
Thank you for sharing this time with Canadians and Calgarians. It is important that we not lose sight of the sacrifices many have had to pay. Bless you all.
May 25, 2006
Thoughts and prayers sent your way.
R.I.P Nicola
May 25, 2006
remember the happy time, and the guardian angel you now have to watch over all of you.
May 25, 2006
CAPT Goddard, as a former member of another armed forces, I salute you for your courage , bravery, integrity and welfare for your troops and the love youdisplayed in the dispense of your vocation as Fwd Observer. Your remarkable career was intense but too short for the brilliance you've displayed. May God rest you now , in Peace forever. Present Arms!
LTA(Ret'd)R.W. Low, Combat Engrs, SGP Armed Forces
May 25, 2006
Our deepest sympathies in this time.

No greater gift could be made for our country..... We thank Nichola for her sacrafice and pray for her, her family and the soldiers that are still out there doing their job to keep us safe
May 25, 2006
May God keep you Strong in your loss. My prayers are with you all, as Nichola makes her journy home to God, where she will never feel pain again. Godd Bless you all
May 25, 2006
Nichola you have always been so special. From the moment I held you in my arms as a young baby in Papua New Guinea, 26 years ago. You are the brightest star and your light can never be extinquished. Shine on beautiful child. You will be in our hearts always. Sally and Tim, she will be with you always. Much love from your very dear friends
May 25, 2006
My deepest sympathy to Jason Beam and the Goddard family on the loss of your loving wife and daughter Nichola. My thoughts are with you during your difficult time ahead. When times are hard think of those special moments with Nichola and smile. God Bless.
May 25, 2006
To Jason and Nicholas Family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Nichola was a compassionate and giving person. Her smile will be missed by many. May the memories held deep within your hearts help to soothe your spirits at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May 25, 2006
To the family of Nichola Goddard ..my heart breaks for your loss. As a mother, I cannot imagine your pain, as a Canadian, I thank you for Nichola and all that she stood for. May you find some comfort in knowing that Nichola was a truly remarkable person and that she touched so many lives for such a young woman. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and keep you.
May 25, 2006
Goddard Family,

It's been a long time since I heard the name Nichola Goddard but at one time I called her a friend. I'am very sorry for your loss, she was an great girl when she was younger and obviously grew up to be an amazing women. Our prayers are with you.
May 25, 2006
Toutes mes condoléances à la famille Goddard. Nos pensées sont avec vous.

M1 Beaudoin B
HMCS Tecumseh, Calgary
May 25, 2006
to nichola's parents husband and family
Be proud of her she was doing what she loved best. She was and is an amazing person for what she was doing. Its never easy to lose someone so dear to your hearts. She was doing her mission as god wanted her to do !!! and i am sure she did it well. There is now an angel to watch over your family. thank you nichola for what you were doing and what you stand for. from all us canadians
May 25, 2006
Thank you Nichola. God is holding you in His arms now. To lay down your life for others is the greatest gift of all. You represented all Canadians with great humility and all that is good. Your smile is embedded in my heart forever.
I pray for your husband and families that they feel God's arms around them to help console them.
God Bless.
Love
Agnes Erker
May 25, 2006
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. You lived your life so that when you died the world cried and you rejoiced. My prayers are with your family.
May 25, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 25, 2006
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS
May 25, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard during their time of sorrow. She who so bravely served our great country with honor and pride, and seemed the type of person one would be proud to call a friend. Our world was a better place having been blessed by her presence.
May 25, 2006
in legends we read of warrior princesses, we truly have one of our own, in Nichola, we shall be so proud of our warrior princess, a true example to all of us, rest in peace dear nichola
May 25, 2006
May God bless all of you who knew and loved Nichola.My sincere sympathy on your loss.She served her country for our freedom.
May 25, 2006
Nichola, I am extremely proud of you – for who you are, what you stand for, and what you have done both in your military and personal life. I cherish our friendship and will honour it always. On Friday, 26 May 2006, I will be wishing you well on your journey, and want you to know that you will be taking a piece of my heart with you. In its place will be fond memories that will be with me till we meet again to continue where we left off.
Much love Nich,
May 25, 2006
So sorry for you and your family.
May 25, 2006
Tim and Sally, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
May 24, 2006
To Jason, Mr. & Mrs. Goddard and family.

Canada weeps with you over the sad loss of your beautiful Nichola. I will long remember her words - "I do what I do, so you can do what you do." What a remarkable spirit. May God Bless you with many happy memories of your wife, daughter, sister and friend, Nichola. Your loss is shared by so many and I hope you find some small comfort in knowing that we grieve along with you. Thank you for sharing her with all Canadians.
May 24, 2006
No greater sacrifice can be made for Queen and Country. You, Nichola, died for us, and we will forever be grateful. Next Remembrance Day, you and all who have gone before you will be in our hearts, and we will wear that Poppy a little more proudly, because of what you have done for us.

Your reward will be in Heaven, and, may God comfort your family during this terrible time.
May 24, 2006
As the mother of three Canadian military personnel, my heart breaks for the family of this young woman. As a Canadian, I thank Nichola for her sacrifice on our behalf. May the Lord hold her and her family in His eternal loving embrace.
May 24, 2006
Firstly, I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to Captain Goddard's entire family and many friends.

While reading this massive collection of messages, it occured to me that Captain Goddard will never see how many people's lives she really touched. The people who have left their thoughts here are only a handful of those who have been in some way affected by her expertise and bravery and everyting else she offered.

She represented her country well but in fighting this 'war' she also fought for a countless amount of people she had no connection too but was willing to give her own life to improve theirs. This is the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you Captain Goddard. Rest in Peace.
May 24, 2006
To the Family of Capt. Goddard,

Please accept our condolences.

Know that stretched out across this land every adult who has come close to or who has lost a loved one is holding your hand. We form and honour guard of appreciation and respect for the way in which Capt. Goddard conducted herself, the wonderful example she has set for young people everywhere, and the love she gave to her country and all with whom she came in contact.

God Bless All of You
May 24, 2006
As the mother of a military man, I would like to send my most heartfelt sympathy to Nichola's husband, parents, and family. As parents of children in the military - this is the worst thing we can imagine can happen. I know you will miss her dearly.

May God comfort you in your grief during these sad days.

Kay Olson
May 24, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 24, 2006
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 24, 2006
Goddard Family please accept my condolences at the the loss of your daughter Nichola.
I am presently serving at CFB Kingston at Base Headquarters.
May 24, 2006
May God Bless you and help you to heal during this difficult time.
May 24, 2006
My symathies and prayers are with you. I know how hard this is for the family. I lost a brother in Viet Nam. He was only 22.
May 24, 2006
I had the honour of being a member of 1 RCHA 45 years ago and am deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. I am also humbled by the courage shown by this brave, young officer who died defending what is right. So I am moved to quote the motto emblazoned on the cap badge she so proudly wore – “Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt” (Whither right and glory lead). I thank the family for inviting the public to her funeral on May 26th in Calgary and I will be honoured to attend. That date is also “Artillery Day” but instead of celebrating the birthday of the Artillery, I join Gunners and all Canadians in celebrating the life of a true hero, Captain Nichola Goddard.
May 24, 2006
Sally,
our deep sympathies and thoughts are with you and your family. We are so sorry.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
May 24, 2006
Jason and The Goddard Family,
Our deepest sympathy goes to you all at the loss of Nichola. We met in Kingston when she was a Scout Leader with Jason and we have never forgot her passion and drive. She will be sincerely missed by us all. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Brenda, David, Andrew, Miranda, Dylan Hutchins
May 24, 2006
Our deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. We thank each and every day for all the work our soldiers do for our country. Thank you Nichola for everything you have done for your country, remember, we are very proud of you.
May 24, 2006
Our sincere condolences from all who knew her in her early years at Dundurn school and in the district God Bless You All
May 24, 2006
My husband and I are both former military members; we are always interested in our military and are very saddened to learn of your great loss. May memories of happy times bring you comfort. Your wife/daughter is a hero!
God Bless you all!
May 24, 2006
Being the parents of a soldier who served in Afghanistan last year we have an understanding of the anxiety that permeates through the family each and every day. That he returned unharmed was a blessing for us. That Nichola regretably did not return unharmed is heartbreaking for us all, but obviously more painfully for the Goddard Family and her husband Jason Beam. Nichola died so that others may live and for her unselfish attitude towards her duties, she will never be forgotten. To the Goddard Family and Mr Beam, our heartfelt sympathies go out to you. May God Bless you all.
May 23, 2006
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deeep peace of the shinning stars to you.
(Celtic Blessing)
Be at peace and rest Capt. Nichola Goddard; You have fought a good fight; You have finished your course; You have kept the faith.
You and your family have our thanks,though that will never be eonough. God Bless you and your troops.
May 23, 2006
Your family is not alone in grieving for Nichola. Calgarians and Canadians mourn with you in the loss of this courageous young woman. When your lives' routines return and your hearts begin to mend, know that Nichola's memories will live on in the hearts and minds not only of those who knew her, but those that knew of her as well.
May 23, 2006
Sally, Tim, Victoria and Kate,
My heart goes out to you all...there are no words. May God keep you in the palm of his hand now and in the time to come. I'll always remember Nicola. Pray God the love, thoughts and prayers reach you and comfort and ease your pain in missing your daughter, sister.
May 23, 2006
Dear Tim and Sally,
What a horrible way to hear of you again!
Your pain and loss are the entire nation's.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time.
Lots of Love,
Deb Harris (formerly of Black Lake)
May 23, 2006
A Scout has "Gone Home" She should be an inspiration to all Scouts and Guides across Canada of what they can accomplish if they wish. My thoughts and prayers and those of my troop go with the family in this most difficult time.
"On my honour, I promise to do my best. To do my duty to God and the Queen. To help others at all times and to live by the Scout Law"
May 23, 2006
To the best roommate ever: Nich, I was so privileged to have been your roommate for three semesters at RMC, and will never forget the good times we had (and the tough times that we struggled through). To know that I will never see you again causes a pain in my heart that is almost unbearable, but I am still so glad that I had the privilege of knowing you. Jay, Mr & Mrs Goddard, Victoria and Kate, my deepest sympathies go out to you. She was such a great girl and will be sorely missed.
May 23, 2006
My deepest sympathy to all of the Goddard family and Jay. I had the privledge of being a friend of Nic during and after highschool. I will forever miss her. She was a great friend, a great creative mind, a great athelete, and most of all one of the kindest people I will ever come across in this lifetime. Her friends from Antigonish are planning to plant a tree in her honour. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time.
May 23, 2006
I had the honour of being a friend of Nichola's. She was an extremely beautiful person inside and out, her smile and happiness was contagious. Those that were touched by her cherish it, she left her print in our hearts. Her passing has forever changed the way I live my life, she has restored my strength. To all her family, friends and supporters I send love, peace, and happiness.
May 23, 2006
Our condolences to family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard
May 23, 2006
My sincere condolences to the entire Goddard family. I also want to express my "Thanks" to your daughter. She and many like her - female or male- are risking their lives, doing what they can to make this world more peaceful. I really think Canadian citizens - back home enjoying our lives- owe them so much more than just this short e-mail. Thank you Nichola.
May 23, 2006
As a former class mate of Nichola's at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional high school, I was saddened to hear of this tragedy. The troubles and conflict of war hit home when they can be associated with people that we have known. My warmest thoughts are with Nichola's family, and those who continue to fight overseas and their families.
May 23, 2006
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Nichola I have had the pleasure of meeting her parents and grandparents over the last few years from my in-laws who are family friends. You are a wonderful strong family so proud of your children and their accomplishments. We were shocked to hear of the news of Nichola and not a day goes by that we don't think of you all. My heart goes out to Tim, Sally and your girls as well as the West family. May God bless you and keep you strong.
May 23, 2006
At this time I would like to send my condolences to Nichola's husband and Mr.& Mrs. Goddard. We all will remember Nichola in our hearts.
May 23, 2006
On behalf of my entire family I would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss. I often wonder what it will take for this world of ours to reconcile peace so that son's and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, etc. do not have to broker peace while in harms way. There doesn't seem to be an easy answer or resolve, however I know that Nichola was doing her part out of personal conviction in an attempt to find a means to mitigate peace. As a family we salute her and applaud all of Nichola's victories...and mourn the loss of a true Canadian hero.
May 23, 2006
Dear family...
Thank you for sharing Nichola...a
sunshine soul...
You are tucked in our hearts with
thoughts and prayers...
May 23, 2006
SORRY TO HEAR THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR WIFE AND DAUGHTER. YOU ALL MUST BE VERY PROUD SHE DID WHAT SHE WANTED TO PROTECT US ALL. SHE WAS A BRAVE AND FEARLESS PERSON TO DO WHAT SHE DID. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT SHE WILL BE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS WILL HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I SALUATE YOU FOR RASING A DAUGHTER LIKE HER. YOU WILL BE BLESSED WITH ALL THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF HER. PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS TRYING TIME.
May 23, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You have made the world a better place by your courage and bravery. We are so proud of you. Rest in peace.
May 23, 2006
To the Goddard Family,

Although I didn't know Nichola personally, as a proud citizen of Canada, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family.

Nichola was obviously a dedicated soldier and makes Canada proud, along with her comrades, risking their lives for us.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
May 23, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Nichola. My heart is touched by both her and Jason's courage..."life is like an instrument. The beauty and quality of the music is based on the devotion of the musician playing it."
May 23, 2006
We offer our deepest sympathies during this time of sorrow. Her actions in a distant land in the name of peace will be long remembered by all Canadians.
May 23, 2006
I was blessed to have known Nichola while she and her family lived in La Ronge, SK. Though I lost touch with her I never forgot her smile and bright personality. I was greatly saddened to hear the news. My deepest sympathies.
May 23, 2006
May your smile continue in heaven, (Nichola)God bless the family at this time.
May 23, 2006
Tim, Sally, Victoria and Kate: Having known all of you for so many years, I cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss. My memories of Nichola -- the little girl flying on the plane to Black Lake so many years ago...speaking Dene as well as anyone...standing so proud in her uniform just a few Easters ago. Such a determined young lady. I could see the pride for her in all of you. My thoughts go out to all of you at this time.
May 23, 2006
Dear family of Nichola Goddard,
we are so sorry for your loss. As Canadians and Calgarians, we are so proud of your daughter and how she served her country. As parents of daughters ourselves, we feel for your tragic loss. God Bless you all and keep you.
Sincerely,
Anne & Claudio Sacco & family
May 23, 2006
I had the opportunity to go to high school with Nichola. While I didn't get the chance to know her very well, I do remember that smile.
I was sad to hear what happened and was touched by the news pieces. Its nice to see the love one family can have for each other.
God bless you all
May 23, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 22, 2006
To Kate: My friend, you were so proud of your sister. We talked so often of her. I was pleased to meet her one day when she came to pick you up from school as I felt I knew her already. You are so like her, in looks and in how you view the world. We at West Dalhousie School mourn with you,sharing your grief. Take heart in knowing she, like you, make the world a better place to live. Just as there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a single candle, so there is not enough sorrow in the world to extinguish the love in a single heart.Remember your love for your sister.
May 22, 2006
My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You are a remarkeable family. I hope that the strength and love that you have for each other can help you through this tragic time. Nichola is a true Canadian hero.
May 22, 2006
I spent 15 years serving the guns, and 6 of them as a FOO. I can very clearly picture the job Nichola was so enthusiastic about performing. It is, in my opinion, the greatest job in the army!

Having read some of the posts from people who served with and under Nichola, I can only imagine what an amazing person and officer she was. She seems truly remarkable, and I'm sorry I didn't know her.

Having left the Royal Regiment for other military pursuits, I still keep the guns close to my heart.

End of Mission...Stand Easy

Capt Pam Holtz
ex-RCA
May 22, 2006
I haven't seen Nichola since high school, but that doesn't matter. The memory of her is still very clear. I remember her as a very kind and loving person, and I'm positive that she continued in this way until her last moments. I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to know such a wonderful person.
May 22, 2006
I graduated high school with Nichola and was shocked at this news. I remember her saying she wanted to join the military when she was finished school. I often wondered if she did. My prayers go out to her family and friends. She will live on in our hearts forever.
May 22, 2006
Deepest sympathy from FOO, C Bty, 1RCHA, Korea.
May 22, 2006
My you find peace during your time of sorrow!

God Bless!
May 22, 2006
I remember when her mother and her Aunt Alison brought a little Nichola to my home in Sault Ste. Marie. She was the cutest, most curious toddler ... this is a sad loss for her family. My condolences to all.
May 22, 2006
My deepest sympathies go out to Capt. Nichola Goddard’s husband, mother, father and all her family and friends. From all I have read and heard, your courageous young officer served Canada with honor and pride while helping bring stability and peace to such a hostile region.


May the Lord bless and comfort you during this difficult time. You are not alone because the world is mourning your remarkable young woman who was making a difference in our world.

We are ever so grateful.
Bless you all,
May 22, 2006
Thank you for your sacrifice..We, as Canadians, are very very proud of you..To your husband and the Goddard family, your pain is with us and we "shall not forget"..War is a horrible disease on mankind, but our Peacekeeping Mission must go on for the Freedom we enjoy...God Bless you,Nichola
May 22, 2006
sorry to hear about the death of your daughter
May 22, 2006
I was shocked to hear of Nicholas' death. I served with her at RMC in 6 Sqn and haven't seen her since I left. I remember Nichola as a happy and very friendly girl who loved those around her. Her time came far too soon as she should still be with us. To her husband and family, my condolences, whatever they are worth, for your great loss.
May 22, 2006
Jason and Mr.&Mrs. Goddard and Family.
We heard so much about this brave lady from your Aunt Betty,That my sister and I felt we knew her,but of course we didn't know her personally.She was such a brave lady.Please accept our condolences to a brave lady who gave her life for freedom.
May 22, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the world needs the Nichola Goddards and the sacrifice they are prepared to make to create a better world for the less fortunate around them. Her spirit lives on and many will thank Canada for her and its contribution.
May 22, 2006
What a terribly sad day for your family and for all of us. The one bright light is that you have reminded all Canadians of how proud we should be of our armed forces.
May 22, 2006
As an ex 1 RCHA member I would to extend my condolences to The family of Capt. Nichola Goddard. She is the Bravest of the Brave
May 22, 2006
We are very saddened by the lost of Captain Nichola Goggard and our hearts goes to all the family
May 22, 2006
To Jason, and Family,

Our sincere Condolances go to you and your family. May God be with you in this time of need.

I had the priviledge of serving under Captain Goddard. It was an honor to celebrate the life of an honored soldier and hero as a pallbearer in her arrival in CFB Trenton.

May God Bless you and your Family.
May 22, 2006
I have so many fond memories of the time we spent together - walking the dogs, going for coffee, hanging out at the house, BBQ's and dinners with the Packway family, so many great times and lots of laughter. I will miss your hilarious stories and kind heart. Andrew, Emma and I were so fortunate to have a friend like you in our lives for 4 years. Emma will grow up knowing that you are a true hero (she and I will cherish her blankie that you made her forever). I am here for Jay and will do whatever it takes to help him through. Andrew fired a round in to the mountains for you and kept the casing. He will have it engraved for Jay when he gets home. I can not say goodbye, I know you are still with us in spirit. I can see your smile and hear your voice...
May 22, 2006
May 22, 2006
Good courage, God help you.

Richard & Marie-Claude
May 22, 2006
All Canada recognizes your bravery and purpose. - Capt. Nichola.
May 22, 2006
Our prayers and hearts are with you! We at St. Andrew's remember Jason and Nichola and their involvement with 4th Kingston Scouts. I personally recall many conversations with Jason or Nichola when they were at the church.
May 22, 2006
HI IM VERY SORRY IN THE LOST
OF CAPT. NICHOLA GODDARD MY HEART GOES TO ALL THE PEOPLE OUT IN CALGARY
May 22, 2006
Peace.....
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2006
Captain Goddard: to your friends, family and fellow soldiers, please accept our sorrow-filled and heartfelt condolences and sympathy.

My family and I, along with all Canadians, share in their grief and loss.

We are very proud of those, like you, who put themselves in harm's way pursuing the values and rights we hold dear. Nichola, you died with honour and in the willing service we asked of you. You are a true and valiant soldier.

We will honour your memory by continuing to support those who are currently serving, those who have served, and those who will serve after you.

Nichola, you are and will remain our hero.

---
May 21, 2006
We will remember
May 21, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 21, 2006
/nothing is more painful that losing a child and your consolation is that she died for a noble cause, helping others.
May God give you strength to bear this painful loss.
May 21, 2006
My heart breaks on the news of her death. God Bless You Nichola. May you be in the merciful arms of Jesus.

I will weep tonight...and will pray.
May 21, 2006
To Jason Beam and the Goddard Family: My heart goes out to you in this time of deep grief at the loss of your wife, daughter, and sister.

The photos of Nichola show a beautiful young woman, full of life, intelligence, and compassion. Her death is a great loss to you, to the army, and to the nation of Canada.

May God bless you, comfort you, and hold you in the palm of His hand.

Rest eternal grant unto Nichola, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon her.
May 21, 2006
We offer our condolences to the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard. This is not just a loss for the family and friends of this brave and capable soldier, but to the nation as a whole. We are in awe of the perseverence and professionalism of Canada's armed forces, and the honor with which they serve in some of the most troubled locations in the world. Their quest for peace and justice is remarkable. Capt. Goddard fought for a noble and just cause, and her loss also will be felt by her comrades in arms and those for whom she fought so valiantly.
May 21, 2006
Our Christian Sympathy with the passing of your Daughter and Wife.
May 21, 2006
Dear Sally,
All of us who live in Toronto were fortunate enough to have Jan Redfern let us know that the young woman, we so admired, was your daughter. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
We thank you for your daughter. In this world where, daily, we read about and experience such inhumanities it is wonderful to know that such incredible and compassionate people as your daughter are still trying to keep the world a wonderful place.
We feel so sad yet so proud for you.
We are thinking of you.
Robin Robarts
May 21, 2006
My condolences to the family of Captain Goddard. Your daughter served her country well, and she made the ultimate sacrifice in attempting to make a difference in the world. You are in my prayers.
May 21, 2006
Having a son in 7 Sqn at RMC we were fortunate to have witnessed Nichola's great smile on several occasions. What a legacy that her smile is what is immediately thought of when we hear her name. We cannot even imagine the pain of your families at this sad moment and want you to know how proud we are of Nichola's strength in her beliefs that she could and did contribute to the creation of a different world. We are sure that she would not want to be remembered as "the Canadian woman" that lost her life in Afghanistan but rather as a great and successful leader to her troops so that will be how she will stay in our hearts and minds. Watching all of your interviews this past week made us understand why she was able to serve her country so well. Support from her husband, parents, sister and extended family was so strong. It is true that it takes a village to raise a child and that is so evident in Nichola. May God bless you all and may he keep her soul safely in his hands until you meet again.
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 21, 2006
I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to the family of Nichola and her husband. She was a brave young woman, and from what I've heard, a wonderful person, and it's a shame she had to die so young. She was doing her duty for our country, and I just want to say thankyou to her for doing that for us, and for the people of Afghanistan, who need our help. God bless her. I hope she is in a nicer place than this world, and one day she will be united with all those who love her again. I'm crying as I write this. I'm so sorry for your loss.
May 21, 2006
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
May 21, 2006
The Goddard Family & Jason,
Those who bloom in the hearts of others, never fade away. May you find comfort and strength in your memories of such a beautiful, brave young women..
May 21, 2006
Jason, Mr/Mrs Goddard & Family. May I offer my deepest Sympathy to you all. May the fond memories of this beautiful person, loving wife, daughter & sister comfort you at this sad time. My prayers are with you all. God Bless!!
May 21, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 21, 2006
Our deepest sympathy and love go out to you and your famiy May God grant you peace in knowing that your daughter served not only Canada but mankind itself with honor and glory. We have a daughter, Abby in the U.S Army serving in Bagdad and We know she would be proud of her also. God Bless and keep you well. Chuck and Peggy Rupp
May 21, 2006
Jason, Mr/Mrs Goddard & Family,
Your Angel went back to heaven. Nichola blossomed here on earth but she will bloom in heaven.
Although, Nichola stay here on earth was just a fleeting moment in time. Your loving memories of her will last forever.
Our deepest sympathy go out to all of you at this sad time. Remember you are not alone, the nation mourns with you. RIP Nichola..
May 21, 2006
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY .
May 21, 2006
Our condolences to Nichola's family, friends and 1 RCHA. True givers give themselves in friendship, in sympathy, and in service...Nichola was indeed a "true giver". Rest easy...rest well.
May 21, 2006
My sincerest sympathy to husband Jason Beam and the Goddard family on the loss of Capt Nichola Goddard.

Frank Lahey
Warrant Officer(retired)
May 21, 2006
To the Goddard family, our Prayers are with you. For Capt Nichola Goddard, Thank You Ma'am for your Courage and Devotion to Duty , you make me Proud to be a retired Member of Canada's Military. May the Good Lord look after you. Amen/
May 21, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 21, 2006
The greatest respect goes out to your daughter for her commitment to the Canadian Forces, and to you, her parents, for raising a daughter you can be truly proud of.
May 21, 2006
I would like to extend my sympathies to the family of Nichola Goddard. I am so very sorry for your loss, and yet so thankful and proud that Canada has people like Nichola who do what she did even knowing that the cost might be, and was her life. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult and sad time.
May 21, 2006
We are so sorry for your loss, it is also our loss too; but as a Christian, we know she is in God's hand and one day we will meet again.
May 21, 2006
To the Family and Friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard-

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us."

As you remember Nichola, may your loss and pain begin to be replaced with the love and happy memories of her life.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peg McCarthy, Pres.
Blue Star Mothers of America
National Chapter 1
May 21, 2006
Our deepest sympathies to the goddard.may god bless you all.
May 21, 2006
To the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard, you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts during this time of grief. Nichola will be forever remembered as a heroine that fought for the freedom of our country and the freedom of others. She will never be forgotten but live in our memories forever.
May 21, 2006
Your sad loss is God's gain. Our thoughts are with you all. God Bless. We sincerely thank all the service men and women who are fighting for humanity.
May 21, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the Goddard family in time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
Your daughter Capt. Nichola Goddard is a true canadian hero who will be truely missed but NOT FORGOTTEN. As canadians we appreciate her brave, loyal service to canada, protecting and serving our country.
May 21, 2006
As a parent, it is our worst fear to loose our child(ren). Although not completely the same, after 3 miscarriages I somewhat understand the feelings of grief that you feel. With every fallen soldier, my heart aches with the grief that only a parent can know. Remember all of the happy times you had with Nichola. May those carry you through this and help to ease your heartache. I do have one teenage son and I believe that as a parent, is it our duty to support our children in their dreams and passions or at least to not stand in their way of fulfilling them. You have done this. I'm sure Nichola loved you for that.

The same implies to our spouses. Jason, I can only empathize with you, as I still have my husband, but if he were taken from me, I would feel lost, numb and without purpose. But I also know that he would want me to be strong, remember him dearly and after awhile, carry on with my own hopes and dreams. May you take comfort in what you had in your relationship with Nichola and keep her in your heart forever.
May 21, 2006
My condolences Jay.
Lux numquam desit.
May 21, 2006
We are proud of you, your courage and bravery!

I hope you inspire many others
May 21, 2006
We would like to thank the Goddards for the great gift that is their daughter. She is among those of Freedom's finest. We pledge with our tears of gratefulness and sorrow that we shall never forget her.
May 21, 2006
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Goddard, family and friends of Capt. Nichola Gooddard

Nichola has risen on the wings of an Eagle to join all those who have fallen in battle to shine as the brightest stars in our heavenly skies.

Nichola gave her tomorrows for our todays so each of us can live in a safer, and more Peaceful World.

As her spirit lives on your memories so shall she be felt with the falling rain and seen in the rising sun.

We will probably never meet nor our paths cross but yet we are walking silently beside you in your journey of healing. We send our strength, our love and our bond of friendship through our prayers and thoughts.

Susan Naill,Past National President and National Chaplain
Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
May 21, 2006
On behalf of my family i express our hearfelt sympathy to the Goddard family having known Tim as i was his mechanic while in Antigonish im saddened to hear of your loss our heart goes out to you may god bless you
May 21, 2006
To the Goddard family, a forever greatful nation owes you a debt of gratitude, as it remembers and pays tribute to your ultimate sacrifice.

(T.Siddiqui) Cst.
RCMP
May 21, 2006
Our condolences and symphaty to the family of Capt. Nichola. Goddard, she will be remembered as one who fought for freedom and for a better world.
A great canadian lady.
May 21, 2006
To the Family of Nichola Goddard,
I have been thinking of you daily since I heard of Nichola's death. I just wanted to thank you all for the sacrifices both you and she have made. I will think of you often in the coming days. We are all there with you!
May 21, 2006
Thank you Nichola Goddard! You are a true Canadian hero. You make me proud to be Canadian!
God Bless.
May 21, 2006
Goddard Family our love and appreciation to your brave, beautiful daughter - who is now our daughter as well. May God help you through your pain.
May 21, 2006
Mr. & Mrs. Goddard: My heart goes out to your family, at this time of dreadful loss and grieving. Canada has lost a heroine. Her colleagues have lost a dear friend and a great leader. Nichola exemplified all that is good and positive. May God grant you strength as your mourn your loss, and comfort in the knowledge that Canadians everywhere also mourn.
May 21, 2006
Our hearts go out to the family you did not die for nothing freedom is a noble cause.
May 21, 2006
To the family and friends of Capt. Goddard, may God watch over you and give you strength to get through this difficult time. I can't imagine the sorrow you are feeling and as a military wife myself, I know the worry and concern we have everytime our loved ones go on a mission to help those in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 21, 2006
Our sincere condolences go out to family and friends during their time of grief in their loss of Nichola.
And also, "Thank You" Capt. Nichola Goddard for your unyielding service to our country, Canada.
May 21, 2006
She and the other fallen are great Canadians that have lived up to this countrys image throughout the world. They will be remembered.
May 21, 2006
Jason we are so sorry to hear of your great loss of Nichola.Please accept our condolences.
May 21, 2006
You are a bigger person than I. We are fortunate that there are those such as yourself willing to sacrifice their lives for the freedom we generally enjoy in this country. May the world become a better place. Rest in Peace.
May 21, 2006
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family on this tragic loss.Even in your deep sorrow how proud you must be of this beautiful young woman!
May 21, 2006
To the family of Nichola Goddard
my deepest sympathy.I know w I lost my twenhat it is to loose a member i lost my tween sister and for you all the courage it takes to go through that.
May 21, 2006
Peace.
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2006
Jason ,Mr. & Mrs. Goddard and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the lost of your wife,daughter and my granddaughter Nichola. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and loves her.
May 21, 2006
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Capt Nichola Goddard.
May 21, 2006
It is extremely regretfull that the Canadian military has lost one of their most talented young officers, however Capt. Goddard will not be forgotten and will live on in the memory of our citizens. Our deepest sympathies go out to her husband, mother and father. Thankyou Nichola.
May 21, 2006
My thoughts are with Capt Goddard's family and friends in their hour of need. She is a soldier who will never be forgotten.

"Rest now Capt, your soldiers will be fine".

"In the setting of the sun, we will remember them".
May 21, 2006
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2006
Condolances tothe Goddard family, thoughts and prayers with each of you.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same divine principle...Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.
May 21, 2006
My deepest sympathy to you at this very sad time. May you be comforted knowing that Nichola is now in a place where there is no war. May God send his blessings on you and your family this day and always.
May 21, 2006
Captain Goddard...a very brave lady and a credit to our country, Canada.
May 21, 2006
'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' Nichola Goddard has shown all of us her greater love. From a grateful and saddened friend.
May 21, 2006
Thank you for your GREAT Service to our Nation, Thank very much for giving us Great and Safe Canada we enjoy today. Our Prayers to a Great Soldeir .
May 21, 2006
For those of us who have worn the uniform, our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a family member. God speed Nichola, until that day when you are once again with your loved ones.
May 21, 2006
May 21, 2006
My deepest Empathy to the family at this time, she is a true Canadian hero who put her life on the line for our country, God Bless.
May 21, 2006
A true hero who sacrificed her life and the lives of her closest family and friends to pursue a career that is both incredibly dangerous and at the same time extremely rewarding.
I am only sorry that I was unable to personally thank Capt. Nichola Goddard in person for this sacrifice.
May 21, 2006
You were much too young to leave us. Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Goddard family in their time of need. Rest In Peace Nichola.... may the Creator welcome you into Paradise!
May 21, 2006
Canadians have been deeply touched by such a remarkable young lady. Nichola was incredible. Her family has provided her with amazing skills and experiences her entire life, from a young child to an adult.From this Nichola became a Captain at such a young age. She was highly respected and performed her job at the highest level. She is a soldier we will remember with great dignity. I applaud the Goddard family for welcoming the Canadian family to mourn with them as Nichola is a part of all of us. Thank you.

The Goddard family lived In Antigonish, Nova Scotia, my home town. Antigonish mourns your loss as you were all part of the community. Flags are flying at half mast as people are remembering your presence in the small town. Your family has touched so many people all over Canada and beyond.

To her husband, sisters, mom and dad, remember her and the great times. Nichola is watching over you and guiding you. She loves you and wants the best for all.
May 21, 2006
To Jason Beam, her husband and to Mr. & Mrs. Goddard her parents, our sincere and deepest sympathy.
A Canadian hero she was and will always be.
May 21, 2006
Our prayers are with Nichola and her family along with our grateful thanks for her service to our nation and humanity.

Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her.
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2006
May 21, 2006
Our heartfelt sympathy to all her family and freinds.She is a true hero who made the supreme sacrifice.We will always remember her.
May 21, 2006
For the Goddard family:

Today, I understand butterflies better.
Fluttering wings, a half-world away
impact us here.
Today, I understand our Canada better.
Today, I am so proud to be Canadian.
Today, Canada mourns with you.
Today, we can't express well our gratitude for people of the calibre of Captain Goddard.
Today I saw a butterfly.
Today, I understand butterflies better.

My sincere sympathies to the Goddard family. Captain Goddard isn't gone.
May 21, 2006
Please, on behalf of my whole family, accept our heartfelt thanks for her ultimate sacrifice. I can only hope that in some small way your suffering is eased knowing that so many folks, not only across Canada but everywhere, share in your profound loss. I am confident that once she is with Him He too will be infected by that overflowing smile of hers and together they will continue to look after HER men. May God bless you all.
May 21, 2006
My heart goes out to you as a mother, a loss of a child is like no other. May god bless the parents, husband and family of this brave young lady. may the Lord help you through this trying time. God bless you all.
May 21, 2006
Words alone cannot convey the immense sadness, our sympathy, and our pride.
Our condolences to Nichola's family.
May 21, 2006
May god bless you and your family
May 21, 2006
May memories of Nichola and her love for you and others, carry you through this sad, sad time.
May 21, 2006
Our thoughts are with the Goddard family. God Bless Nichola. She served Canada and the World with love and pride.
May 21, 2006
Our deepest sympathies for your loss, may God grant you the strength to carry on.
Capt. M. Oliver
3013 RCACC
May 21, 2006
My heartfelt condolences, a brave woman who gave her life for her country, may she rest in peace, and may she find eternal happiness with Jesus
May 21, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 21, 2006
My husband and I send our love, prayers and condolences to Nichola's families. She paid the ultimate sacrifice. Her memory will live on in our hearts.
May 21, 2006
I wish I could have known Capt. Nichola Goddard. My deepest sympathy to the families and friends who have lost such a special person.
May 21, 2006
TO A GREAT SOLDIER FROM A FROM A FORMER SARGENT WHO SERVED IN THE
CANADIAN ARMY MILITIA, AND ALL THE SYMPATHY TO HER HUSBAND AND PARENTS
May 21, 2006
Jason and Mr.& Mrs.Goddard & Family,Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Nichola.She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.We have lost a special lady who loved her country so much and gave her life so we can all have freedom. Nichola, I'm so proud of you.God Bless You,Nichola, my beautiful niece
May 21, 2006
My deepest condolence for the loss of your daughter, sister and wife. Words can't express my sorrow.
May 21, 2006
I would like to express my sincere and heart felt sympathy to the family. Your loss is felt from coast to coast and all over the world.Nichola is a shining star..
Sergeant major Harold S Lear.Us army 75th Ranger regiment ret.
May 21, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 21, 2006
Our sympathy and love is with you at this time. Kathleen and family
May 21, 2006
May 21, 2006
To Nichola Family & Friends.
Nichola served her country so proudly and Nichola will never be forgotten. Nichola was extremely brave knowing that she might not survive a war. We thank her for her courage and fortitude. May God place his hand on your hearts to ease your pain.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
May 20, 2006
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your daughter. Our military family has lost a great soldier.
Regards,
Capt. A.G. Lincoln
May 20, 2006
Cpt. Nicola Goddard sacrificed her life in the name of freedom; and my family and I give her a standing ovation for such a selfless act. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to her family, husband, military family and friends. Thank you Nicola for all you stood for and believed in.
May 20, 2006
“All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven”

To the Family of Capt. Goddard

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Having been a serving member of 1 RCHA, I indeed was honored and blessed to have known and watched the development of such a gifted person. Her smile, professionalism and devotion to her soldiers was legendary. As the ages pass and time heals all wounds her memory will never fade, she will be sorely missed.

DS Clarke WO
Shilo Manitoba
May 20, 2006
Family and friends of Nichola, I know not one of you. But I know of your grief and of the spirit of generosity in which your daughter/friend was raised and later served and died. There are no words to ease your grief, but know this...
the world mourns for her generous spirit.
I wish you all strength in the days and years ahead.

PS Sadly her body will be lowered into the ground and so too should the Canadian Flag be lowered.
May 20, 2006
She represented what Canada is all about. Nichola helped defend the rights of others to live free and will always be remembered as a true Canadian. God bless family and friends.
May 20, 2006
Goddard Family,

I want to send my deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your daughter. I wanted to let you know that I am thankful for her life and everything that she was fighting for. I truely believe that even though her body has died, that her spirit will live foever in all of us. She will continue to do good through us for the rest of eternity, challenging us and inspiring us to do what is right and what is needed to be done. Reminding us that we are all fighting a battle!

She will be in my prayers.
May 20, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 20, 2006
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Katie and the Staff at L.A Hair
May 20, 2006
On behalf of L.A Hair Studio our deepest condolences to teh Goddard family! Are thoughts are with you.
Katie and the staff of L.A Hair
May 20, 2006
She did not die in vain! We need more like her! Our deepest sympathies to you, her family! Thank you for raising her to the values she held! Thank you for her life and her contribution to our values and freedom! We do not know you but we admire and respect you and your daughter/wife!
May 20, 2006
Hey Nich, it's Andrew (or Chucky as you always called me). I will remember all the good times we had, whether on tasking in Edmonton, here in Shilo, or on our FOO course together. You are the most technically and professionally competent officer I have ever served with. You were the first person we met after arriving in Shilo, and as you did with so many others, greeted us and made us part of your family and life. I never would have made it through Julianne's accident without you, and nor would we have been ready for our wedding without your help and friendship. I am going over to fill in for you in Afghanistan. I know your guys will continue to do well because you trained them. I will try to live up to the high standard you set, and I will make sure your guys get home safe. Shilo is a lonely place without you and your smile. In losing you the Regiment and I have lost a leader, a soldier and a friend. I miss you so much. Nich, Stand Easy
May 20, 2006
She was one of ours, one of the best and brightest. She will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family.
May 20, 2006
We feel the loss is not yours alone, but for every family that has a daughter we feel the pain and anguish,however her achievments and love for her country and her dedication to her job makes one feel proud. She has lived to her fullest in these short years.
May 20, 2006
My deepest condolence for the loss of your daughter, sister and wife. Words can't express my sorrow.

You are in my thoughs and players.
May 20, 2006
From amidst our routine, safe, work-a-day world, quietly, simply and bravely, go forth our neighbours to become heroes. They purchase the freedom for which we, all too rarely, pay even a second thought.

Thank you Nichola Goddard !!
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May 20, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2006
Our Hearts are with the Goddard family at this sad time no words can tell how awful this news is. Nichola is a brave and proud solider who gave her life for her country.
May 20, 2006
To the Goddard family, husband and loved ones, our thoughts and prayers are with you.Even though we never met , she sounded liked a wonderful person! Canada just lost a true Hero!!! We are so sorry for yor loss.
R. Howe
May 20, 2006
TO THE GODDARD FAMILY I, LIKE MANY OTHER CANADIANS, SEND YOU MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES.
May 20, 2006
Canadian General Sir Arthur Currie said before the Canadian advance on
Vimy Ridge,"Under orders of your
devoted officers in the comming battle you will advance or fall
where you stand facing the enemy. To those of you who will fall I say
you will not diebut step into immortality".
May 20, 2006
Our deepest sympathies go to the family of a very gallant officer, one whom we are so proud of. A brave Canadian soldier, God bless her !
May 20, 2006
Our deepest condolences on your loss. A very brave and special lady.
May 20, 2006
Lord hold our troops in your hands.Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts the perform for us. Capt nichola Goddard has payed the price for our freedom. Our sympathey goes out to all your fellow soldiers and your family. Bob&Anna Istead
May 20, 2006
My prayers and heart go out to the family of Nichola, I know what it is like to loose a loved one. You must be so proud of her for all she has done for our country, And as long as Nichola remains in your hearts she will always be with you as I am sure she is in the hearts of all Canadians. A beautiful Lady and a great soldier. I salute you Capt.Nicola Goddard. RIP.
May 20, 2006
Losing our best is the continuing price that a
civiilzed society will pay to preserve those ideals that has made a better life for so many. Capt. Goddard is in that elect company. We
salute you, Nicola. We have been there too.
May 20, 2006
What a hero(ine) she is!! Thank God and her for fighting for our country and keeping our Peace.
May 20, 2006
On behalf of my family ,we send our love and best wishes to the family and relatives of Nichola. We will think of each of you as you go through this very sad time. We wish, that her memories will help ease your pain and know that you are not alone we are all praying for you. sincerely linda and mark hemmingsen and family
May 20, 2006
As an ex member of the R.C.A.Mine and my wife's condolences go out to you.Capt Nichola Goddard was a credit to her unit and all who served under her.
May 20, 2006
Capt. Nichola Goddard's life is to be celebrated, appreciated and always recalled with the greatest of thanks and respect. Thank you to all the family members for this ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
May 20, 2006
my heart goes out to the family and husband of capt goddard, having just lost my own daughter no words can express the deep feeling of sadness and loss.i will keep you all in my prayers.
May 20, 2006
May God bring your family comfort during your time of your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May 20, 2006
To the Goddard Family and members of PPCLI - You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter/commrad. [I had the pleasure to serve with elements of PPCLI in Kosovo back in 1999-2000 and they were superb so your daughter served with an outstanding unit.]

I firmly belive your daughter is with God, in his loving arms. I pray that the pain you feel today will lessen over time, even as you keep her memory bright. You are all in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Pat Capin
Colonel (Retired), US Army
May 20, 2006
Captain Goddard was one of the most switched on and personable young officers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
"We will remember her"
Perseverance.
May 20, 2006
In the arms of the angels, may she find some comfort there."

My sympathy and my condolences to her family, and friends, and all she touched. Canada is proud of her and you ALL.

Thank you.

auntybrat (Soldiers Angel)
May 20, 2006
To the Goddard family, my condolences in your time of grief. We are very proud of the memory of Nichola, for her service to her country and those in other countries who needed her dedication and courage. God give you strength to deal with your loss and love to continue her memory with honour.
May 20, 2006
It's always hard to find words but thank you to Mom & Dad and Husband of Captain Nichola Goddard.
May 20, 2006
Thank you! May God receive you in his arms and bless you.
May 20, 2006
As the mother of two teens, I have cried many tears over the loss of your daughter and wife. I cannot begin to imagine the depth of your pain.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2006
Many of us in the Air Force in Cold Lake all send our deepest condolences to the family of Capt. Goddard. We're proud to serve, as she was, and we salute you, Ma'am.
May 20, 2006
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
May 20, 2006
This precious daughter and wife is a true woman warrior. The memoies of her delightful personality and awesome courage will keep a light in our hearts that can never go out.
God bless and keep you.
May 20, 2006
To the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard our deepest sympathy for your loss our hearts goes out to you, may god bless you.Clinton Colley, Nancy Herbert and family
May 20, 2006
Jason, Mr.and Mrs. Goddard and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories of Nichola bring you comfort in the days ahead. We will miss her when we visit in Shilo.
May 19, 2006
I truly hope that my message of appreciation, to my ten year old son is understood and shared. I give gratitude to those who not only give up their lives to ensure our safety and happiness, but to those away from home and family, and the day-to-day routines we so take for granted.

Thank you for sharing your wife and daughter with Canada.
May 19, 2006
Nichola inherited all the spirit and enthusiasm that was characteristic of the "West" girls I knew and admired in high school in Sault Ste. Marie. My heart goes out to all the members of the family at this tragic time.
May 19, 2006
We serve for our God, Families, and our loves.
Nichola is well with the Lord.
It is written Nichola will live again.
Love will not be erased.
God Bless your family Nichola.
May 19, 2006
How hard this is and how great your loss - I am praying that you will find comfort in Nichola's life of service, the community of family and friends and all those who have now been touched by her story. We know Christ promises eternity with Him and this is the greatest comfort of all
May 19, 2006
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Captain Nichola Goddard's family and friends. We are so appreciative of her brave, loyal service to Canada and the world. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
May 19, 2006
To the Goddard Family and Jason. My deepest sympathy in the loss of Nicola. She will forever be in your hearts and memories.
May 19, 2006
To Mr.&Mrs. Goddard, Nichola's husband and family my sincere sympathy. As an RMC Mom of a daughter now serving in Kandahar words cannot express the sadness I feel for all of you. Nichola's bravery will forever be remembered.
May 19, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 19, 2006
With a daughter in the CAF as a career I can deeply feel the loss. My sincere symapthies to Capt. Goddard's family and to her comrades at arms.
May 19, 2006
Our brave soldiers who enlist to represent Canada ultimately pay the supreme price for their courage. Those of us unable to do the same continue to be proud that we are Canadian. I thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless You All.
May 19, 2006
I read about Nicola's too soon passing and wept in prayer for you who are left to grieve.
May God comfort you and give you peace. "We mourn but not as those who have no hope." Thank you Nicola for your sacrifice.
May 19, 2006
MR&MRS GOODARD NICOLES HUSBAND &FAMILY We Are So Sorry To Hear About Your Lost Of Your Daughter& Wife Never Knew Nicole But Just As Proud Of Her As You All Are For What She Did For Our Country God Bless You All Herbert &Mary Mortimer Calgary Alberta
May 19, 2006
Our Deepest sympathy to the Goddard Family, We feel your pain as we lost a Son in the Military. May God Bless you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and also her Husband.
May 19, 2006
Nichola and those who enlist to represent Canada as soldiers and peacekeepers, and ultimately pay the supreme price for their courage, allow those of us unable to do the same to continue to be proud that we are Canadians. I thank you for your courage and strength and for our freedom. God Bless You.
May 19, 2006
We are the brother and sister in law of Cpl.Randy Payne who was killed on Apr.22 2006 along with 3 other brave men.Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family.May Nichola's bright memories comfort you in this time of pain.We believe she is now with the Army of Angels. May God bless you and your family.
May 19, 2006
God Bless You,Captain Goddard!
And thanks!
May 19, 2006
Tim, Sally and family. I cannot begin to express my sorrow at your loss - we have shared much and travelled many parallel roads and now I wish I could be there, to hug and hold you - but instead my prayers are with you.
May 19, 2006
Your daughter was a hero. A credit to her country and to her profession. The country grieves with you and acknowledges your great sacrifice. Our family will remember Nichola with admiration and pride.
May 19, 2006
to the family and friends of Capt. Goddard:
Mourn not, but be proud of the example of the ultimate sacrifice she has laid before you.
May 19, 2006
I had the privilege of working with your daughter as she soared through her final Phase of Artillery officer training, Our paths crossed several times after that, with our last being in Shilo Man in Jan of this year. As she told me about her marriage and her dogs and how she was looking forward to doing her duty in Afghanistan and as always she carried her smile. I for one will miss that smile, not everyone can have or find a profession they truly love and believe in, she did. and I am left the better man for having know her! a soldier.
May 19, 2006
To the Goddard Family;Please accept our deepest sympathy and our prayers
May 19, 2006
I will remember.
May 19, 2006
To the Family of Capt. Nichola Goddard:

I spent two years in the same squadron as Nichola Goddard at RMC. Her seemingly infinite optimism and positive glow seemed to be contageous. Of the many people I met at RMC she was amongst the most respectable and admirable. I chose to leave the military because I found officers-to-be like her were in short supply. I'm sure she was the ideal ambassador of Canadian values in Afghanistan where those values are so desperately needed.

Remember her in honour and live the rest of your days as she lived every one of hers.
May 19, 2006
Greater love has no one than this: that one lay dawn their life for their friends.
Thank you.
May 19, 2006
You were a brave young officer that cared for others and will forever remain a credit to your family and your country. God Bless you and thank you.
May 19, 2006
To the beloved families and freinds: I am sorry for your loss.
Yahveh, Our Holy Father keeps his promises to us his treasured children. THE BOOK OF PSALMS.
GLORY, HONOR, AND POWER! AMEN.
May 19, 2006
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face. the rains fall soft upon your fields and.until we meet .
God hold you in the palm of his hand
May 19, 2006
To The Family and Friends of Captain Goddard,
I once did the same job, long before Nikola was born, and we all feared the short life expectancy in battle. Her life and work are a credit to the Regiment, and a benefit to our country. God Bless You.
Ubique
Ex Coelis
George Lamont
FAO Ret.
May 19, 2006
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
May 19, 2006
Mr and Mrs Goddard
Words cannot provide comfort in this time of grief and unbelievable sadness. I read an article about your daughter Nichola and was moved by how mature, confident, loving,intelligent, and proud she was of what she was doing. She sounded like an amazing young woman. I honor Nichola and you as parents for encouraging and allowing your daughter to fight for the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted daily. I did not meet Nichola but I did meet Mrs. Goddard as I prepared your taxes many years ago and as I was a new mother I was impressed by how proud you were of your children and your thoughts on parenting. You obviously did a wonderful job.
My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless
Heather L
May 19, 2006
In this sad time, the loss of Capt. Nichola is shared by all Canadians. As a nation, we grieve for you, and have great pride in what she did for us. She honoured Canada, and thus shall we honour her memory in return.
May 19, 2006
I can't even imagine what you are going through. You may not see her but Nichola is watching you. She's probably telling you to be happy and to live a good life. One day when it is your time you will see her again, but until then, talk to her in your prayers.
May 19, 2006
In this time of your terrible loss, take heart that your strong young daugher died doing what she loved to do. We will remember her.

Jim Stanton Ex-PPCLI
May 19, 2006
From Ottawa
From: Norm and Family
Our deepest condolences. She was certainly brave!
May 19, 2006
To Captain Goddard's family
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family at this time. As a proud Canadian, I sincerely express my deepest condolences and appreciation for her sacrifice.
May 19, 2006
We offer you our deepest sympathies and hope that you can find comfort in knowing that many of us in Canada hold our nation close to our hearts. As as a nation, Nichola represents what we cherish most - freedom, and she will forever be a part of our national tapestry.
May 19, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 19, 2006
Jason, and Mr. and Mrs. Goddard,

Much like all of our RMC classmates, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of Nichola. We are all feeling the tremendous loss of one of our sisters. Her sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God bless you all.
May 19, 2006
As a military mom myself words cannot convey the sadness and sympathy I feel for you. Her mission in Afganistan was and is a valuable contribution for the world. Please know that Nichola's many kindnesses and her ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered. The various contributions of Nichola and fellow CF members make me proud to be a Canadian.
May 19, 2006
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.
May 19, 2006
Nichola Goodard died in such an honourable way. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is evident that it is a loss to the world. I wish I new her.

God Bless.
May 19, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 19, 2006
My heart and prayers are with all the family and friends.This does hurt the fabric of our nation.
May 19, 2006
To my friend Nic, comrade and next door neighbour. You will not be forgotten. God Bless.
To Jay, Bill and Sam Stay strong and I will see you when I return.
May 19, 2006
As I watched the news, I saw your beautiful daughters face come along in the headlines. How tragic.

I am the wife of a retired soldier (of 23 years). He served in Cyprus and Somalia.

I feel your pain, and loss. I saw you on the TV last night. I was brought to tears by the sadness but also the strength and belief you have in your daughter, in the Armed Forces and the cause.

Please know that you have many people sending their prayers to your family.

Angels are with her, and she is one.

God Bless your family.
S.A. (Calgary)
May 19, 2006
I knew Nichola as a young girl in La Ronge when we had not a worry in the world, except towards getting all our badges in Girl Guides. A great stepping stone to where she went in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!!
May 19, 2006
Captain Goddard, I salute you. Thank you for protecting Canada and Canadians. May God be with your families during this difficult time. You will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace.
May 19, 2006
I spent one lovely summer with Nichola in Port Moody, BC. When she worked at her Aunty's Kayak rental shop. (Summer 1997).She was always laughing and smiling despite the rainy westcoast weather! I enjoyed her company...My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family..
May 19, 2006
My deepest sympathies to the family. I am proud of Canada's place in peacekeeping and helping make a better world for everyone. Nichola is the perfect example of Canadians everywhere willingness to go the distance for others. I did not know her but I will remember her contribution to her family, her regiment and her country.
May 19, 2006
Thank you to the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard for giving to the world such a self-less, brave woman. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your precious daughter, sister and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most trying time.
May 19, 2006
Captain Goddard epitomizes the Canadian character, quietly doing heroic deeds. We shall remember!
May 19, 2006
I pray you will be comforted by the loving memories you will always have of Nichola and that she will remain at home your hearts. Another Canadian Hero who's time was cut short.
May 19, 2006
My wife and I send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your daughter. Our son is in the navy and so, of course, we can share similar fears....but also similar pride. (I am from Britain too). God bless you both.
May 19, 2006
Captain Goddard is one of the many faces behind the Canadian flag I so proudly wear each time I journey overseas as a Canadian citizen. During my travels, as thanks for kindness given, those I gift with a small Canadian flag pin are humbled by the gesture - I believe they too see the many faces behind our flag of peace and freedom. Allow me to carry some of your family's grief, and know Nichola will be in my heart on every journey I undertake henceforth for she is one of the reasons I may travel freely and safely. I am so grateful for the privileges and freedoms our veterans have given and our soldiers continue to bring my generation, worldwide.
May 19, 2006
I had the honor of knowing Captain Nichola Goddard, both as a friend and as a member of her Scout troup, of which she volunteered her time.

She died for her country, and for that she will be remembered forever.

Rest in peace, Nichola.
May 19, 2006
Tim, Sally and girls; I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you as you grieve.
May 19, 2006
In memorie of CPT Nichola Goddard,
May you rest in peace Dear-one and keep a watchful eye on our troups. You are a hero to so many Canadians, we will never forget you.
May 19, 2006
We thank you Nichola for doing what you felt was very important - you were there on the front lines defending our country's freedom. You and others like you are very special people.
Our prayers are for strength and peace for your husband, mom, dad and sisters through the very difficult days ahead.
May 19, 2006
On behalf of the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, Class of 1998, Antigonish, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to your family.
Nicola was a wonderful person, friend and leader. In the loss of your wife, sister, daughter and friend, what you will always remember is the way she laughed, the stories she told, and the guidance she gave... What you will always know is the friendship she shared, the sacrifices she made, and the example she was. What you will always feel is her love.
As you are remembering Nicola, know that you are being thought of with sympathy and love.
May 19, 2006
Mr.Goddard and Family
I am so sorry for your loss, 2 weeks ago today our city of Windosr experienced a great loss of a Policeman and now you are experiencing the same lose. May "God" be with you at this time.
God Bless you and your Family.
May 19, 2006
As a former Forward Observation Officer with B Battery, 1RCHA stationed in Germany in the 1970s, I felt saddened to hear that you died on active duty doing your job. May you rest in peace.
May 19, 2006
As the mother of a Canadian soldier my deepest condolences go to you the husband, parents, relatives and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard. May God help your through this time of grief and pain. I'm sure all Canadians agree that there can be no position of greater honour than to stand in military service for this great country of Canada. Know that that all Canadians stand with our troops and with you during this time of grief.
May 19, 2006
A special thank you to the Godard family for preserving the safety and security of Canada.
May 19, 2006
I am writing from Sapporo Japan where I am here on exchange with five others as recent graduates of the teaching program at U of C. We heard this morning of the tragic loss of Dr.and Mrs Goddard's daughter and were shocked and saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you try to cope with this terrrible tragedy.
May 19, 2006
My condolences on the loss of CPT Goddard. It is never easy to lose one so young and brave.
May 19, 2006
Thank you for serving our country
Capt. Nichola Goddard. May you rest
in peace.
May 19, 2006
Although I have never served with Capt Goddard, I remember her from her phase II training in Gagetown as a bright and enthusiastic individual who was keen to learn. My condolences go out to both her families, her immediate and her extended family, the members of 1 RCHA. Stand Easy
May 19, 2006
I extend my deepest sympathies to beloved Captain Goddard's family, friends and commrades. May we never forget her life and sacrifice!
May 19, 2006
A Salute to a fallen soldier ,a Gunner.She was like a sister to me.
1 RCHA is a small unit we are a small family and I have never hurt so much .
May 19, 2006
Our deepest condolences to the Goddard family and their friends. We've just lost 2 young men from our town to the fighting in Iraq in the last week. One of them was a close friend of our daughter. It's a difficult time, but remember the laughter and joy that she brought to your lives.
May 19, 2006
Dear Family, Husband, and Friends of Nicola,

May God Almighty comfort you and touch your hearts and lives with His healing grace.

*Now The God of peace be with you all. Amen.*
Romans 15:33
May 19, 2006
What you did for your country will never be forgotten. Your legacy will live on. Rest in Peace! you are my hero.
May 18, 2006
We are very sorry for your lost. Capt. Goddard's sacrifice will never been forgotten and she will live on in the memory of many.
May 18, 2006
I am very saddened by Capt. Goddard's death. This is not only a huge loss for Canada, but also for Mankind. By reading some of her accounts in Afghanistan, I realize that she was a wonderful soldier and a good world citizen, a mix very rare to find.
May 18, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
As the daughter and sister of military people I am sad to hear of what happened to Capt. Goddard. When my brother joined the PPCLI many people asked us why he would do such a thing - why pick a career that is so dangerous? It takes a special type of person to be a soldier. Your time and your life are no longer your own - much of their time is spent helping people they will never know. We see the pride in him and his fellow soldiers and we are equally proud of them and what they do. Capt. Goddard gave her life doing what she loved and believed in. I commend her for her bravery and selflessness and send my deepest condolences to those she left behind.
May 18, 2006
To the memory of Nichola and to her family,
May the hearts of Canadians comfort you during this tragic time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the spirit of your wife, daughter, friend and soldier.
May 18, 2006
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
May 18, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 18, 2006
My deepest condolences to the husband, parents, relatives and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard. May God help your through this time of grief and pain. I'm sure all Canadians agree that there can be no position of greater honour than to stand in military service for this great country of Canada. Know that that all Canadians stand with our troops and with you during this time.
May 18, 2006
Sorry things happen the way they do.Richard and Boguslawa.
May 18, 2006
From our family to yours may i say
how sorry we are for your lost.
God be with you at this time.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
May God be with your family during this very sad time. The Rector of my Church once told me "God brings us to deep waters, not to drown us but to teach us how to swim". Captain Nichola Goddard is a Canadian Hero. God bless your family.
May 18, 2006
Capt. Goddard,
You are, without a doubt, one of the finest Artillery Officers I've ever had the privilege to soldier with. Your professionalism, esprit de corps and optimism are a rarity, and your family should be very proud of what you have accomplished. I, as do many soldiers of 1 RCHA, have fond memories of working with you, and you will be missed.
Stand Easy, Ma'am.
May 18, 2006
We were so very saddened to hear of the loss of Capt. Nichola Goddard. Our hearts break for her parents and husband. Our nephew Cpl. Randy Payne was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2006. We look forward to the day when we shall see our loved ones again!!!!! May God bless you and keep you all in his care.
May 18, 2006
My condolences to the family and friends of Nichola Goddard.
May 18, 2006
May the Lord bless and keep you.
May he show his face to you and be merciful to you.
May he turn his countenence to you and give you peace.
May the Lord bless you.
Saint Francis of Assisi
May 18, 2006
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Goddard family for their recent loss. We extend our respect and appreciation for her bravery and dedication to her important work.
May 18, 2006
Our deepest sympathies to Capt. Nichola Goddard's family. Many of us would never have had the courage to do what she did. Capt. Goddard will always be remembered in the hearts of her fellow Canadians. God bless her.
May 18, 2006
May you somehow be comforted knowing that so many people share your grief. God bless.
May 18, 2006
Dear Goddard Family;
As a parent, I can't begin to imagine the sorrow you're feeling during this terrible time. I want you to know that you and Nichola are in my prayers.
May 18, 2006
May 18, 2006
God bless you Nichola. You are a true patriot and will forever live on in all our hearts. You Canadians are always there when it counts - you contribute out of all proportion and ask nothing in return. As one British soldier I'm sure I speak for all of us. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. We'll all be with you in the days ahead.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
"A true Canadian hero", will not be forgotten, God Bless the Goddard family and my sincere condolences.
May 18, 2006
Thank you for defending us, our country and giving your life for us as well.We will never forget you! Our hearts are with your family at this time. May God Bless! A True Hero!
May 18, 2006
To Captain Nickola Goodard's husband, family and friends

May your memories sustain you in the days ahead and know that Nichola accomplished more in her short life that many do in a lifetime towards making this world, a better world. Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this time 'no man is an island'. Our deepest sympathy.
May 18, 2006
As a sibling and aunt of military personnel, my heart breaks for you all, but will hold fast to the belief that the conviction to freedom and prosperity of all humans never faded from Nicholas soul and never will.
May 18, 2006
Thank you for your service to our country and my condolences to your family.
May 18, 2006
Captain Nichola Goddard was and is a true Canadian hero and will be missed but never forgotten. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to your family. You are not alone in your grief.
May 18, 2006
May you be comforted by others feelings of sympathy at this most difficult time. Words can never express our truest feelings. They seem so inadequate. With sincere sympathy,
May 18, 2006
Nichola, thank you for your contribution in making this world a better place.
May 18, 2006
My deepest sympathies to the family of Capt. Goddard. I as a Canadian aprreciate the scarafice that she made for all of us.
May 18, 2006
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
May 18, 2006
You gave your life for the most noblest of causes, freedom. It is even more noble because you gave your life for others in a foreign land. You and the actions of others fighting "over there" are taking the battle to the enemy, and not allowing them to bring the battle here to our own shores.
I salute you, Capt. Goddard, and all your comrades who carry on the fight for us all.
God bless you and your family.
May 18, 2006
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Nichola was my section commander at RMC. She was a wonderful person, with a smile for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. My prayers and thoughts are for her husband and family.
God Bless
May 18, 2006
To the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard, we extend our most sincere sympathies. No words can discribe the loss of such a hero.
May 18, 2006
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 18, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 18, 2006
Our dearest sympathy to the Goddard family and friends. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God give you peace.
May 18, 2006
Your daughter has made us proud. Please accept my condolences.
May 18, 2006
It is with great saddness I have heard of the loss of Nichola.. What an amazing young woman.. I saw the interview of her with Lisa Laflame..
My deepest sympathies..
I hope you will allow us to share in your loss by having a public funeral so we can grieve with you.
May 18, 2006
The price of freedom is never cheap; the cost of ensuring the freedom of others is even higher. To the family of Nichola - she was a sister in arms to my son and other service personnel stationed at Shilo. When my feet touched the soil there 2 years ago I did not know it would be such sacred soil. Your sadness and loss is the honoured gain of others that fight the oppression in Afghanistan. Your daughter is now the sister of angels and companion of the Lord. This will not make your loss easier - but please remember it is a shared loss with all those that believe in decency. Thank you for sharing such a brave and wonderful woman of spirit.

Robert W.Sinclair
Lasalle, Ontario
May 18, 2006
Elle n'est pas morte en vain et le souvenir de son sacrifice inspirera beaucoup de Canadiennes, tout comme il me remplit de fierté d'être Canadien. Puissent ses proches trouver un peu de réconfort à cette pensée.
May 18, 2006
may God Bless you and your family and friends in this time of great sorrow
May 18, 2006
At times like these words fail me. However, I trust that time will heal and that Capt Nichola's children will always know that she was a Canadian Hero. My deepest sympathy.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
I was so sad to hear the news, I feel an enormous sense of sorrow but overwhelming gratitude to Nichola and her family. As Abraham Lincoln said "And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years". Nichola's work made this world a better place for everyone to live, she will never be forgotten.
May 18, 2006
I had the pleasure of meeting Capt. Goddard as she spent her vacation time one Christmas assisting our Cadet Biathlon team. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.
May 18, 2006
Capt.Nichola Goddard, Thank you, for doing what most would not do. You are the PRIDE of Canada.
My deepest sympathy to her entire family & friends.
So sorry for your loss.
Yours truly
May 18, 2006
Capt. Goddard's sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless and keep the families of soldiers who, like Nichola Goddard, have paid the ultimate price to keep this country free.
May 18, 2006
A true soldier Dear Captain Nichola, and I salute her, resting now in peace with Jesus. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy - may beautiful memories give you strength in these difficult days.
May 18, 2006
I was saddened deeply to hear of the passing of Capt Nichola Goddard. I was proud to have served as her BSM in A Bty and know her to be an exemplery officer and an outstanding individual. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time
Master Worrant Officer
Tony Gilks
Field Artillery School
CFB Gagetown N.B.
May 18, 2006
From our family to yours, may God support you in this time of personal loss. The Hayward family, New Brunswick / Alberta / Grand Cayman
May 18, 2006
With Capt Nichola Goddards death it truly proves 2 things 1)the horrors of war are gender neutral 2) Canada's list of heroes are the same. Her actions and leadership will remain an example to live by and her memory will be held in the highest reverence by all who have and do serve.As an organization with military roots we will mourn her passing with all those who feel the impact of her loss.To her family , friends and unit may God be with you all and bring solace in this time of loss
Countess Mountbatten's Own Frontiersmen
May 18, 2006
My condolences and symapathies to Nicholas family but I hope you can take comfort in realizing she was doing what she enjoyed and believed in. Also as an ex gunner I think the motos on the capbadge "Ubique" (Everywhere) and "Quo fas et gloria ducunt" Whither right and glory lead") say it all.
God Bless
May 18, 2006
My most sincere condolences to the family & friends of Nichola Goddard. A young woman followed her heart & fought for the betterment of other nations on behalf of Canada. God Bless you at this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
To Tim and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this heart breaking time.
May 18, 2006
I seems I am signing these every week now. However this one is differant, it was a daughter this time...a wife...a womans love something we cant spare, a tender touch, a loving smile, a gentle beautiful smell when she is hugged.
A woman who stood up and said..."I Love My country and would die for it" and indeed she did. I know you can't get those hugs back....or smell that wonderful smell that u once smelled when she hugged you. She will again never say " Mum.....Dad..im home!" but take pride when you say " my daughter was a Canadain soldier".
I take pride knowing I had a fellow woman stand proud and gave her life so another womans famiy could live. THAT IS ONE SPECIAL WOMAN TO GIVE HERSELF LIKE THAT.
GOD BLESS NICHOLA
May 18, 2006
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard. She exemplifies all that is generous and honourable about our country.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you always! Our prayers and thoughts are with the Goddard family during this very difficult time.
May 18, 2006
We would like to extend our sympathy to our nephew Jason and Nicholas's family in the loss of their daughter and our niece Nichola. We are very proud of her efforts in which she conducted herself while in service to her country, a job which she did willingly to help others so that someday there might be peace for others. She made the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless and keep all of you safe in his arms.
May 18, 2006
My family would like to let the Goddard family know that we do appreciate her sacrifice. She did do good for our country....and us.

Thank you.

Jason L. Gott and family.
May 18, 2006
My family would like to let the Goddard family know that we do appreciate her sacrifice. She did do good for our country....and us.

Thank you.

Jason L. Gott and family.
May 18, 2006
Sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my condolances and sympathy,
May 18, 2006
Nichola,
You are an incredibly brave person and a worthy role model for women and men alike.
You will be greatly missed. I know all Canadians are proud of you and mourn your loss.
May 18, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you each moment of each day. Capt. Nichola Goddard had to have a special gal, as she was protecting her country. Our forces need all of our "LOVE" for what they do, and always should be in remembered in our prayers.
My heart is heavy with you pain @ this time.
In Gods Love,
rtremblay18@cogeco.ca
May 18, 2006
I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and colleagues of Capt. Nichola Goddard. God Bless.
May 18, 2006
My family and I send our deepest condolences to the Goddard family.
May 18, 2006
I offer my deepest condolences for the Family and friends of Capt. Goddard. I am humbled and saddened by the ultimate sacrifice made by this brave woman. She is in my thoughts and prayers.
May 18, 2006
Thank you for serving our country. May you rest in peace.
May 18, 2006
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
-Laurence Binyon
With deepest sympathy.
May 18, 2006
We are very sorry for the family and friends of Nichola Goddard. We are sorry for all the other Canadian soldiers who have given their lives so that Canada can be free. We would love to have all our forces home but they are doing what God has asked them to do. There are some soldiers that have completed their work on earth and now God has more direct work for them to do.
May 18, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard and as a military family, we share your sorrow. Just remember to keep her memory alive with the thoughts of enjoyable moments with her in her life as well as yours.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
To Captain Nichola Goddard and family: Your bravery, devotion to duty, and love of your country shall not be forgotten. No one can have greater love for freedom than those willing to place themselves in harm's way that it may be protected. I salute you!
May 18, 2006
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 18, 2006
My condolences goes out to her family. I am stationed at Kandahar air field Agfhanistan and used to see her there some mornings at the Green Bean coffee shop by the air field having coffee with her fellow soldiers, some of them I know and she would smile when I would say howdie to them. I am with the Dept of State Air Wing and the only one that has a PPCLI sticker on one of my bagdes which was given to me by a Cpl of the unit, named gramps, Col Hope, one of the commanders of PPCLI, said that was good. After doing a tour in Iraq and now in Afghanistan, which I am home at this time on R&R, I'm proud to have met the Canadian soldiers which now I call them my friends from the north and when one goes down it is like losing one of my family. My condolences again go out to her family and to the others that also have fallen.
May 18, 2006
My sympathies, condolescences & prayers for the family.
May 18, 2006
As one of the Aunts and Uncles of Bombardier Myles Mansell who died along with 3 other Canadian Soldiers on April 22 I would like to extend our condolences and prayers for your family. We understand only too well the shock, hurt, and pain you are going through today. I pray you will be comforted by the loving memories you will always have of Nichola and that she will remain at home your hearts. Another Canadian Hero who's time was cut short.
May 18, 2006
Most sincere condolences to the family of Capt.Goddard. Lest We Forget. Ubique.
May 18, 2006
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
May 18, 2006
Thank you for restoring my faith that real heroes do exist. I have never been more proud to be Canadian than I am now and it is all because of selfless people like you. Rest in peace.
May 18, 2006
On behalf of my family I would like to extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the parents and husband of Capt Nichola Goddard. My son Scott is also stationed with the First Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo so your loss has had a very personal and profound effect on all of us.
John and Janet Furnival.
johnf@mergetel.com
May 18, 2006
Thinking of your loved ones now and always, thank you for the love, dedication and sacrifices you made for freedom. Capt. Nichola Goddard we stand proud of you and our forces, as you stood proudly in representation of Canada, fighting for freedom of others. Your legend lives always in our hearts.
May 18, 2006
Your efforts are like planting a small tree in the heaven, probabaly u will not enjoy the fruit of the tree u planted but many more will.
your deserve a big salute for scraficing your life.
May 18, 2006
My heart goes out to the family of this brave young soldier. I served in the USAF and I believe Nichola felt the same deep sense of pride to serve her country as I did. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family and her military family. May she be at peace in Jesus' arms.
May 18, 2006
There are no words to say just our sympathies to pass on.
May 18, 2006
I just want to say how sorry I am about the loss of my grand-daughter who was so brave in her endeavours to bring peace to a foreign country. I am very proud of her, but also very saddened by what has happened. All my love to my grandson and my thoughts are with you and Nicholas family. Nan
May 18, 2006
I am so very sorry to the family of Capt. Goddard. I would like to thank her for going to an awful place and putting her life at risk for other people she is a true Canadian Hero. You have my prayers.
May 18, 2006
I am eternally greatful for my liberation of the P.O.W. camp in Indonesia during WW2 by all those soldiers who participated in that effort and the many that gave their lives on my behalf.
I therefore salute and offer my condolences to the family of Capt, Nichola Goddard as in her I feel the ultimate sacrifice she offered on my behalf to make this a better world.
Sincerely, Wouter Hobé, Ste. Marthe QC.
May 18, 2006
MY PRAYER'S /CONDOLENCES GO TO YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS.I'M SURE WHATEVER SHE WAS DOING THEIR SHE WAS DOING OUT OF LOVE FOR HER COUNTRY AND THE COUNTRY OF AFGHANISTAN.SHE WAS A VERY BRAVE YOUNG LADY.SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED/AND NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN.
May 18, 2006
Your daughter was a woman warrior, the strongest of all warriors! be proud of her and remember that all of Canada mourns the loss of a daughter, mother, sister, wife and friend. Captian Nichola Goddard rest in peace. Our flags of our heart will be half massed for our fallen warrior.
May 18, 2006
Please accept or deepest sympathies for your loss. We all appreciate the job our soldiers do in protecting us and others. We will remember.
May 18, 2006
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I am a personal friend of Nicholas husbands grandmother and want to convey that they should be very proud of her sacrfice to her country. God bless
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 18, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am a proud FREE Canadian because of women and men who fight for our freedom. May Nichola rest in peace. She is a TRUE HERO!
May 18, 2006
To the Goddard family:
Can't imagine the depth of your sadness at your loss. Please accept condolences and the grateful thanks of a fellow Canadian and U of C employee - for the selfless service of Nichola in support of freedom and better lives for others. She gave her life with honour on the field of battle.
Deepest sympathy,
May 18, 2006
Our condolances to the Goddard families, I lost my son there 27 days ago. You are never ready for that call.
God bless and help you through this ordeal.
"Capt Goddard, your Company of Angels await your inspection."
May 18, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go with your family. Your bravery and sacrifice is appreciated by all Canadians.
May 18, 2006
My deepest condolences to you both. I am from Calgary, and my husband is an American soldier, currently serving in Iraq. My thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Know that army families throughout the U.S.A. share your pain and share your pride in your wonderful daughter who chose to serve.
May 18, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May you know that as parents we share your loss.
May 18, 2006
We mourn the loss of this precious daughter, mother, sister, wife and friend who put our safety and happiness above her own in service to her country.
May the messages of caring help you all to know how highly we value the service of our soldiers, police, firefighters and all those who choose lives of service to others.
May 18, 2006
Dear Sally, Tim, and family:

I hope you can be sustained through this difficut time with the knowledge that Nichola's life has not ended, but is changed. Her love lives on in all of you.

Our hearts are with you and we share your pride in her commitment.
Janet Stark, Claude, Michel, Jacques, and Monique Gallant
May 18, 2006
To the Goddard family
May you be comforted knowing that Nichola died with great honour and that the entire country mourns her loss.
May 18, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful, brave daughter, Nichola. Keep her alive in your lives by talking about her often, and always remember that:
While life and time go swiftly by
Love and memories never die.
God bless you all for the sacrifice you have made.
May 18, 2006
Tim and Family,
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family.
Jeanette and Ron Nicholls
May 18, 2006
May your soul rest in peace Capt. Nichola Goddard. Whether people are for or against fighting in Afghanistan, it took a lot of courage to be out there for everyone's good. You will be remembered for your courage and strong will to fight and guide your troop into combat. We share the sorrow of your family and pray with them. Your commitment will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
May 18, 2006
May your heart be filled with special memories of Nichola and may God give you strength in the months ahead.
May 18, 2006
To the Goddard family and friends of the Goddard's, my condolences on the loss of Capt. Nichola Goddard.
May 18, 2006
On behalf of my family, we wish to express our sincere condolences about the cruel way you-Capt Goddard- were taken away from our great Canadian nation.
We share your great devotion to our country and pray now that you are with God, everything you hoped for will come true.
May God bless your short but heroic stay on Earth to this true Canadian hero.
May 18, 2006
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF CAPT. NICHOLA GODDARD. GOD BLESS.

FROM THE MALLORY FAMILY
May 18, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 18, 2006
Lest We Forget
May 18, 2006
Your daughter's sacrifice toward securing a better world is an inspiration to us all. We feel honoured to be her fellow Canadians. Deepest sympathies for your loss.
May 18, 2006
As a family who has a son in Canadian Reserves, we extend our sympathy to Captain Goddard's family and friends. Although nothing anyone can say can replace your loss, we hope that you will know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May 18, 2006
May your memories of your precious Nichola keep her alive in your hearts forever.

I am Private Braun Woodfield's cousin and am so very, very proud of our Canadian Troops. What remarkable, brave, young soldiers. Certainly people to model one's own life after.

God Speed Capt. Nichola Goddard.

Pro Patria !!
May 18, 2006
I hope you find comfort in the knowledge that thousands of ordinary Canadians like me feel deeply moved by news of Nichola's courage. She represents so much of what makes us proud to be Canadian, and our lives--and the lives of countless Afghan women and children--will be changed because of Nichola's generosity and heroism. We will not forget her.
May 18, 2006
To the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard my deepest condolences, may God be with you.
May 18, 2006
Another tragic loss to not only the forces, but this honourable soldiers family. Thank you for your contribution to your country and the freedom of all. You will be missed
May 18, 2006
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Captain Nichola Goddard.
May 18, 2006
My dearest sympathy to the Goddard familly. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
May 18, 2006
As a military family, we know the dangers of overseas missions. Our deepest sympathy to all of Nichola's family and friends. May she watch over all her comrades in arms and be their guardian angel.
May 18, 2006
You did us proud Nichola Goddard. To your family, my sincere condolences.
May 18, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 18, 2006
Canda has lost one of her finest daughters, truly one one best.
As the father of two sons that have proudly served with the CF, I can only imagine the pain being felt by Captain Goddard's husband, parents and friends. My sincere condolences. "we will not forget"
May 18, 2006
I extend my sincere sympathy and condolences to the family of capt. nichola goddard. No words can express the loss of such a hero.
May 18, 2006
We share your grief and your loss, but are extremely proud of her as a Canadian. Rosie DiManno wrote a very moving article in today's Toronto Star about Capt. Goddard. Thank God we have people like Nichola in Canada
May 18, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com

May 18, 2006
Please accept my sympathy on the passing of a brave woman.
May 18, 2006
She fought for Canada, She fought for all of us. Bless her. Michael
May 18, 2006
To the Goddard family: The act to send a daughter to the combat zone is by itself a deed of courage and heroism. I am and we are thankful for that -- but more than thanks I applaud the ambition and the aim of your daughter to help preserve "freedom and dignity" in the free world and specially in Canada by putting herself in the front lines and sacrificing her short life for the longer freedom we enjoy. G-d bless and she will. May her family be also blessed by her legacy.
May 18, 2006
The country grieves with you.
May 18, 2006
I have known a lot of death in my life, some of it is tragedy, some heroic. Some people have died alone, and some people die in their element. "Think not of death as blowing out a candle, instead it is turning down the lamp, for the dawn of Christ has come." Words I heard in university that made me feel better, and I hope it's the same for you in this very personal time of mourning. May you find peace and comfort knowing that we are so proud of Nichola's sacrifice and dedication to Canada.
May 18, 2006
I am the wife of a Canadian Soldier, he just returned from Haiti. My thoughts and prayers are with Capt. Goddard's husband and family. They are not alone in their loss.
May 18, 2006
Deepest Sympathy to Capt. Goddard's families personal and military.
May 18, 2006
MAY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES GIVE YOU STRENGTH AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME....
May 18, 2006
Capt. Goddard chose her career because she believed in her Country. She has not died in vain, as her passing has made this country and better place to live.

My heartfelt sympathies go out to to her Husband and Family.

I honour her memory with the greatest respect.
May 18, 2006
My deepest sympathy to her parents, siblings, her spouse and friends. I have two daughters barely older than Nichola and I can't imagine losing either of them.
May 18, 2006
Bless you , I honour you with all my heart. you will be forever loved. Bless your family. I admire you Captain!
God Bless you....
May 18, 2006
I am incredibly sorry for your loss...of this brave soldier Capt. Nichola Goddard and all others fighting in Afghanistan. It sounds like she loved and lived life well. :) Canadians do not always understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by our military, as well as those American and coalition forces in Iraq. We must support our soliders wholeheartedly in every aspect of their mission--on the front line, returning home, support systems for them, etc.
May 18, 2006
My deepest sympathies to you and your families during this difficult time. All of Canada mourns with you.
May 18, 2006
Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends.Capt Nichola Goddard thank you and God Bless.
May 18, 2006
I do not know you the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard but I feel it is important to send you a note. I Lost along with many other people a great friend Cpl. Randy Payne in April.
May you memories of your wife, daughter and friends love bring you comfort and peace of heart now and through the days ahead. I will be sure to tell my daughter what a brave woman your wife was. God Bless the family
REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS YOU NICHOLA
May 18, 2006
With deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your daughter, wife and fellow soldier. Thank you, Nichola - your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God bless you and keep you close to His Heart forever.
May 18, 2006
My sympathy to Capt. Nichola Goddard's family in this difficult moment. She will not be forgotten.
May 18, 2006
May angels guide your loving daughter to her well deserved eternal rest. May angels also attend you in your hour of grief and in the days to come. The peace and love of God is with you.
May 18, 2006
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this trying time. With deepest respect to Nichola
May 18, 2006
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends.
May 18, 2006
I will declare this day Nichola Goddard day for her bravery for putting her life in danger day in and day out. My sincere condolences goes out to her loved ones. She was a true soldier and I salute her. May she rest in peace and may she find a comfortable place in heaven looking over her loved ones.
May 18, 2006
May God bless you and your family during this time of loss. The hearts of all Canadians are with you.
May 18, 2006
Please accept our sincere condolence for your lost, and may God be with you in your time of need.
May 18, 2006
The licence plate that says "If you appreciate your freedom, thank a Vet," comes to mind. My sincere sympathies to her friends and family, and my sincere thanks for the sacrafice for me and mine. God must have a special place for such heros.

Diane Vezina (Ottawa)
May 18, 2006
I would like to extend my most sincere sympathy to Nichola's husband and family.
May 18, 2006
I cannot fathom your pain or sense of loss of such a beautiful and courageous daugther, sister and wife. There are millions of Canadians who mourn with you today. My deepest sympathies.
May 18, 2006
Thank you Captain Goddard for your devotion to freedom. You have all my respect.

Thank you to the family for raising, nurturing a good soul.
May 18, 2006
To the family of Capt Nichola Goddard. No words can ease your pain but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. God speed brave one.
May 18, 2006
To the family and friends of Capt. Nichola Goddard, we extend our most sincere sympathies and as a military family, share your sorrow. May God bless you and may your memories of Nichola remain forever in your hearts.
May 18, 2006
My family and I are very sorry for the lost of the Capt.Nichola Goddard of the Canadian Armed Forces.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in time of grief.God bless your family,friends and collegues.Our deepest sympathies to the Goddard family.
May 18, 2006
My sympathy to Capt. Goddard's husband and family.
I realize that the families of our solder's over there lives every day with the fear and possibility of hearing news like this. I also realize that they accept this, perhaps reluctantly, as a part of the committment thier loved one has made. Still, the reality of it happening must be the harshest reality. Canadians, whatever their opinions on the conflict, must have the utmost respect for her, and pride in her.
My prayers are with you, and with Nichola. The country mourns with you.
Since there's no copyright on Shakespeare, I'll quote him:

Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Scene 5
May 18, 2006
My thoughts and prayers go to Captain Goddard's family and friends. She is a trouper and she will be very well taken care of in the heavens. Hugs to her family from Ottawa.
May 18, 2006
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
May 18, 2006
My father was from Italy and my mother was born in St.John Quebec. I served for 24 years in the US Army and the loss of any soldier is felt by all of us. In memory of my family tree to the Goddard family my deepest sympathy for your loss. Forte and Bonneau family.
May 18, 2006
Our deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of such brave one God Bless
May 18, 2006
My thoughts along with tens of thousands of others are with you.
May 18, 2006
From a greatful American to the family of Nichola Goddard I express my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 18, 2006
we mourn your loss
May 18, 2006
Our condolences go out to the Goddard family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Wadsworth Family
May 18, 2006
Three weeks ago I had the privilege of spending 2 days in Ft. Knox, KY with the Essex and Kent Scottish to witness their training exercises. I came away with a huge amount of respect for the job that these young men and women are doing, and the professionalism with which they do it. They all know the stakes and risks. It sounds as if Capt. Goddard (Nichola) clearly loved her job and was committed to doing her best. Obviously she was good at what she did. I want her family to know that this Canadian appreciates the job she was doing, and if I were one of the Afghani families trying to make a better life, I would be thankful for the rest of my life that Canada cared enough to send dedicated young professionals to give me and my family the same opportunities that Canadians take for granted. Thank you Nichola.
May 18, 2006
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family and friends. As the brother of Cpl. Randy Payne who died in Afghanistan on 22 April 2006 along with 3 other Canadian Forces heroes that day, I understand what you are going through. No words can ever change what has happened, but please remember that we grieve for and with you.

She has fallen at such a young age so that others may grow old because she has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom in the world.

As I have said to my brother Randy, “Rest in eternal peace… for your work here on earth is done and you have been called to a higher place to join the army of angels where you are needed more…”

May your memories bring you comfort in the trying times ahead.
May 18, 2006
While the notion that she was the first FEMALE to die in combat is comforting to those who promote the strenght of womenhood, my gut tells me she would want to be remembered as just a soldier - male or female doesn't matter. May God claim her sole.
May 18, 2006
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.

May 18, 2006
It was particularly distressing to read the news this morning and learn of the death of Capt. Nichola Goddard. I am now torn between the grief I feel over her loss, and the pride I feel for her accomplishments on behalf all Canadians.
May 18, 2006
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.
May 18, 2006
My daugher, Lisa, spent a number of years in artillery in the reserves and has just left the army. She is teaching in Brussels and I know will be very proud of Nichola Goodard, even though we know how hard this news will be for her husband and family.
May 18, 2006
Our heartfelt thanks to a brave young soldier who stood on guard for all of us.
Deepest sympathy to her family.
May 18, 2006
To Nichola's family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. The world is a better place because of her good work.
May 18, 2006
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.
May 18, 2006
As a retired member I would like to express my deepest sympathies and to her family and friends I wish you all the best. It must be so very hard right now for you all. It has again reminded me of how important it is that I, and all us Canadians to support our troops and wish them all the best.
May 18, 2006
May 18, 2006
To Sally, Tim, Victoria, Kate and Jay. You are in our thoughts and parayers.
Helen, Jim and the Mann Family.
May 18, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
May 18, 2006
My dearest sympathy goes out to my fellow fallen soldiers spouse, and other family members.....I cannot possiblely know how you feel, only you do. Just know that though I'm a ex service woman myself and always knew of dangers when going into any theatres, I could never prepare my family enough for the dangers, or risks that lie ahead........I can only pass on my prayers of strenght now to help you through this time of sorrow.........May you be proud, as your wife served her country well...................Katherine, Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 17, 2006
In the immortal words of the late Chief Dan George of Vancouver, BC. may her heart soar like an eagle and she enjoy the freedom that she sacrificed herself for, that the like of us may enjoy the same
May 17, 2006
My heartfelt prayers go out to you. The loss of one so close is always hard to bear. May you be strengthened through this time and the days to come by your memories of Nichola and by the love of Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Father.
May 17, 2006
May God rest her soul and comfort
her family.
Deepest sympathy.
May 17, 2006
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends.
May 17, 2006
We are truly thankful for the dedicatio n of Capt. Goddard. I am proud to be called her fellow Canadian - and hold her in the highest regard. May your love for Nichola help bond family and friends closer as you join to mourn her. Tonight my 3 children will thank God for Nichola Goddard.
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