about Elyse White
While the news was not unexpected, it saddens us
greatly. Elyse White was such an inspiration
to us from the time we first met her during our
first ATA Congress experience in Benin. She
continued to be in our hearts throughout the years.
when we looked forward to the many welcome letters
received from "Mama Safari" and the opportunity to
visit her at her home in Harlem, whenever we were
in the New York area. We were her house
guests on several occasions.
A beacon of light and
a shining example for many in ATA, Elyse is with
the angels, joining other stalwarts of the Africa
Travel Association we have had the pleasure of
knowing and loving.
With deepest regrets, Jerry and Muguette,
Africa Travel Magazine, ATA Canada Chapter
From Cote d'Ivoire
yes she is with the angels she was always
pretty and charming always some words with all the
populations in the world my Elyse I love you witl
my friendships and many kisses.
Therese Haury, Abijan
Answer me if it was realy
Carol,. Esther and I were privileged to have met
your mother during the ATA's cultural and
ecotourism symposium in Kampala. She was a true
inspiration and a wonderful source of information,
almost an encyclopedia if you allow me to put it
this way, having travelled to literally every ATA
event. We are very sad to hear that she has now
passed on.Please accept our sincere condolences and
deepest sympathy, to you, your entire family and
all the friends of Elyse.
Wolfgang and Esther
We are sad
about Elyse and I have sent our condolences
to Carol and have also invited her to the Fam
Peter K Muiruri, Executive Director, Hotel
Adventure Travel Ltd
P.O. Box 543-00502, Tel/Fax 882774, Nairobi Kenya
Dear Eddie, Nathalie, Jerry, Muguette, I wanted to let you
know that our beloved Elyse White passed away last night at
6:00 PM after a brief illness. She was 99 years old
and would have been 100 in October of this year. As
you know, Elyse White was one of the founding members of ATA
and a long-time member. The last ATA event she
attended was the ATA Ecotourism Symposium held in
Uganda. Up until that time, she had attended every ATA
Congress and Ecotourism Symposium in the organization's
history. Her daughter, Carol, will be planning a
memorial service at a later date. In the meantime, I
thought that the team at ATA would want to know.
Condolences can be sent to Elyse's daughter as follows:
Carol White, 80 LaSalle, New York, NY 10027
Marlene Melton, African Ventures Inc, 50 West 97th Street,
New York, New York 10025, Tel/Fax: 212 222 0618 or Tel: 212
This is a very Sad month for ATA Family, We lose two great
Ladies. I met Elyse White for the first time in Addis in
2000 and since then she's always on my mind. Sometimes I
asked myself how this great and old Lady can travel from
America to East Africa almost 24hours and she never
complains...again i said to myself this a blesss humainbeing
after 80years old she never stop to travel to Africa the
Birthplace of humanity to promote tourism development...May
God Bless her Daugther and give her very long and
healthy life to continues her Mommy Legacy amen! Again
my condolences to Carol and all ATA Family Members in Africa
and around the planet !!!
Mr Africa Ogo Sow..
Dear Carol. I leant
with sadness the death of your mother and an ATA Pillar
As The President of ATA-Uganda Chapter, I met Elyse on the
last ATA evenT she attended in Uganda.
It was amazing to see her strong and participating in the
Eco-Tourism symposium. She indeed was a beacon of
light and a wonderfull example to all ATA
members. We will truly miss her . I have
passed on the message to both The President of our country
and The First Lady who is the Patron of ATA-Uganda Chapter.
You are in our prayers.
We from ATA Nigeria Chapter, send our condolence to you and
the entire White family and also to ATA for the lose of a
Caring, loving Mother whom we wish 'Happy Mother's
Day' today. God will be with everybody left behind.
Amen. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Mama has been
blessed with good memories. Let Jerry kindly send us
her picture for memory in our achieves. Thanks. Chief
Margaret Bola Fabiyi (Rev. Mrs,), Chairperson ATA Nigeria
Chapter., Member of International Board of Trustee of
oh what a bad news , my sincere condolences to her family
and the whole ATA's family
Mariama Ludovic de Lys
Ogo, Please pass on to Carol White regarding her magnificent
mother who was an inspiration to us all. She has
always been my heroine. She has inspired me and gave me hope
that I too can travel into my 90's as she did. She was
youthful to the very end. May she rest in peace.
Sylvia Frommer-Mracky & Ronald Mrack