Eulogy for my Father
by Charles Ijeh
Farewell the Perfect Gentleman
Papa, your life with us will always be remembered. You have been the perfect gentleman to everyone you came across. They'll always remember you for the different things you are to them.
To me, you are the man that loved your family, loved your music, loved the BBC world news, and you loved God.
To your children, you were a good father. You gave us the very best in life. Every single one of us got the highest level of education.
To our mother, you loved and cared for her all her life; even through her difficult times.
To your brothers and sisters, you remained a caring and loving brother. Always there to contribute positively to peace and togetherness.
To the government, you dedicated 35yrs of service up till retirement. You climbed gracefully through the rungs of your career as an auditor to the highest level.
To the church, you were the gentle organist guaranteed to be there every Sunday with the choir to do what you do best with the Organ.
To your neighbours and in-laws you were the peacemaker. Your role in their lives remain exemplary. I never remember you to have a quarrel with anyone. You are always there to help, advice and to give.
You remained gentle and jovial up to your death. I am so proud to be your son. It is painful to loose you now Papa but God knows what's best. We wish you farewell as you join our mother in the bosom of the lord.
Farewell the perfect gentleman.