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Hope realized for so many who were forgotten. Gratitude to you and your family. <br />Run up ahead and I will catch up, 'cause I'm gonna see you when tomorrow comes, on the other side. (On the Other Side by Colton Dixon)

Posted by: Debbie Poire-Magee - Derry, NH - coworker   May 16, 2017

Dear Belinda and Family,

I am so very sorry for the sudden death of Henri. He was a beacon of light to both me and everyone else who entered into the uncharted waters of Biotechnology. He will always be in my heart when I think of serving patients with rare disease. He will be very missed by so many.

Henri was as inspirational as he was kind. I offer all of my condolences and you in my prayers.

Very Truly,
Amy Dasch

Posted by: Amy Dasch - needham, MA - Coworker   May 16, 2017

I have a great deal respect for Henri and his accomplishments as a businessman, an industry leader, CEO and as a human being. It is not a stretch to say that he was the founder of the orphan drug business model. He gave me and many others the opportunity to develop and grow a business where there was none before. We did things that had not been done before under his leadership. This commitment to developing drugs for orphan diseases

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Posted by: Bill Aliski - Boston, MA - Coworker   May 16, 2017

Belinda, we are so deeply and profoundly sad for you and your entire family. Henri was an extraordinary human being and his loss to the world is tremendous. The memory of his brilliant leadership will, however, remain a source of inspiration and encouragement to all who knew him. Having worked with both of you in the early days of Genzyme (1992 - on) and watching the enormous impact he had and the ability to make everyone around him better and

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Posted by: Lorie Umanita - Rowley, MA - Coworker   May 16, 2017

You will never be forgotten. In our hearts, you will forever remain. Goodbye to you, dear Henri. You will be dearly missed, but every one of us knows that you will forever be present in our hearts and our memories.

My sincere and deepest condolences to your family.

Karen Peloquin

Posted by: Karen Peloquin - Winchester, MA - Friend   May 16, 2017

Our deepest condolences to Termeer family. Henri was a great friend, mentor, and inspiration. He led a revolution in industry and created a legacy of entrepreneurs working for the patient. We will miss Henri's warmth, humor, and brilliance.

Posted by: Bob Mulroy - Belmont, MA - Friend   May 16, 2017

I am sorry to hear of Henri's passing. I worked for Genzyme from 1990-1998. I got to observe Henri's Leadership and drive to create a successful biotech company.

May he rest in the hands of the angels.

Posted by: Edward Wisniewski - West Peabody, MA - Coworker   May 16, 2017

When my job hunt started, my goal was to work at Genzyme because of the amazing reputation. I started September 1990 with Genzyme Genetics and I'm proud to say I'm still working at Genzyme. Henri was an exceptional leader who touched countless lives.

Posted by: Paula Finn - Salem, MA - coworker   May 16, 2017

The Greek Gaucher community in Greece and the Greek Lysosomal Association will always remember you dear Henri for having a vision and determination to save our lives by giving us hope with medicines for our parents.Our condolence to your family


Posted by: CHARI - ATHENS - Coworker   May 16, 2017

My deepest condolences to Belinda and family. I had the good fortune of working for Genzyme 1989-1996 and to have known Henri and Belinda. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Leslynn Pierson - Englewood, FL - Coworker   May 15, 2017