The family of an Alberta couple missing since last Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, say the two have died.
A statement on the Facebook page dedicated to finding the couple says Bruce and Kathy Macmillan were hiking in an area that was totally covered by an avalanche after the quake at the village of Chyamki in the Langtang valley, “surrounded by 7000 metre peaks and one of the most beautiful and serene places in the world.”
It goes on to thank the community for the outpouring of support, saying the earthquake has made the world a smaller place.
Family friend Chris Pokorski says the two loved to travel, so it’s comforting they died while travelling.
“They did something that they loved and they passed together,” he says. “If there’s any light at the end of the tunnel, I guess it’s that they’re together. They’re truly going to be missed.”
The two were in Nepal to celebrate the 35 anniversary of their first visit. Pokorski says they fell in love with the Nepalese people and would want people to remember that there are people there who still need help.
“I really believe that they would like people to donate. There are still a lot of people there suffering and families without moms and dads also there.”