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Condolence From: Freeman G. Henmry
Condolence: March 18, 2018

Dear Betsy and family,

The news of Hamou’s passing has left me stunned. I was so hoping to see him, and you, again after so many years. We were in Boulder together for no more than a fleeting year, but my recollection of and fondness for you both have often come to mind. In Hamou I found a quiet, gentle man wise beyond his years. At the time, I knew little of his participation in Algeria’s struggle for independence, only that he had been a “freedom fighter.” His book, which I have read and have recommended to friends and colleagues alike, has completed the picture. I was not surprised to encounter therein the humor that in a real sense frames the darkness and violence of the times; for he was a man of vision who was able to see beyond the moment, however bleak, and elevate his humanely infused sense of self above the fray. Nor was I surprised to encounter the kind and loving words with which he portrayed the Catholic girl from Massachusetts who would share his life and who would carry her own torch to Algeria in order to light the very pathway that he himself had chosen for his country. I am today a better, richer person for having known you both. And for that I thank you.

My wife Jane and I send you our love.

Freeman and Jane Henry  
Tuesday March 20, 2018
Condolence From: Ausra Kubilius and Seymour Kellerman
Condolence: We mourn the loss of Hamou Amirouche, a wonderful man and friend. We send our deepest sympathy to his wife, Betsy, and the rest of his family.
Sunday February 18, 2018
Condolence From: Mich E
Condolence: My condolences to Hamou's family, and many happy memories of him be with them. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help them to endure. "Do not be anxious....but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.
Friday February 16, 2018
Condolence From: Hamid Taklit
Condolence: C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de Da Hamou. Un grand Homme que j'ai eu le privilège de le rencontrer à Montréal en 2012. Mes condoléances à sa femme, ses enfants et à toute sa famille.
Thursday February 15, 2018
Condolence From: Youcef Boudeffa form Boston
Condolence: I'm very sad to hear the news of Hamou's death. My sincere condolences to his wife and children and his entire family and friends.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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