donald2
Donald Brooks
  • 22 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1992
  • Date of passing: May 19, 2014
Let the memory of Donald be with us forever


Donald Brooks Kouam (1992 - 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of Donald Brooks Kouam, who died in a car accident while returning to University on 19th  May 2014. Donald was 22 years old.

Donald Brooks Kouam was born in Washington DC on 1 Mars 1992 (St Patrick's Day), but grew up in London and was an active and much loved member of the Cathedral parish for many years. He was baptised, made his First Holy Communion and was Confirmed at Westminster Cathedral. He was a fond friend of many in the parish, especially among the clergy and altar servers.

After leaving Westminster City Boys Secondary School, Donald was accepted to study at Hammersmith and Fulham, then at DeMontfort University, from where he later transferred to continue his undergraduate studies (BA Hons in Architecture) at the Norwich University of the Art. He was greatly like by his fellow students, as well as those who had known him in the various clubs and societies he had belonged to, such as the Air Cadets and Police Cadet.

Donald was a very popular and gifted young man, who will be sadly missed not only by his family and friends, but also by many worshippers and parishoners at Westminster Cathedral. 

We pray for his family at this time, especially Bibi Bernadette, his mother, Sophia, Alex and William Ken. May he rest in peace.

 

Donations


Friends and family can use the account number designated by the family below to  make donations towards the organisation of his funeral.  

Bank : Halifax
Name: E. Nelson 
Sort Code: 11 - 02 - 26
Account No. 10591163
BIC: HLFX GB 21F82
REF: DONALD BROOKS MEMORIAL - TRUST FUND
 (with your name)

For queries contact:

Bibi Agyei : 07429 398301
Alex Kouam: 07508566859
Jacqueline Tsaque :  07903750402 
Chris  : 07828472147
Grace : 07877741659
Richard : 07939579213
Jean Paul: 07919400016
Hugo : 07413690499

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 9th November 2016

"Hi baby boy, Donald Trump won the USA election today. He would be the 45 President of USA. How are you doing. Ma Paule Kamga Zok is in London. We attended Merveille BA in accounting graduation at Queen Elizabeth conference Hall on Monday. We would come and visit you before she returned back.   We would celebrate the Christening and One Year Birthday of Baby Alex Donald  Brooks Rochester Kouam on Saturday 12 Nov 2016 at 13h30 at Westminster Cathedral by Canon Christopher Tuckwell. Look after us and pray for us. Love you mum. xxx"

This tribute was added by Aman Yikalo on 7th November 2016

"Aman 4 Hillary"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 26th September 2016

"Hi Love how are you. This is 19 years I arrived in the UK. You are not there to celebrate with me. I cannot believe you do not contact me since you left to go back to the University in Norwich. I was at the graduation hall and did not see you. I saw the Chancellor, Ms Elliot, the registrar and few of your classmates. I have not seeing the Bachelor degree you were to bring yet. Sophia went back to Cambridge yesterday and Merveille graduation is on 17 October 2016. She would get her BA in accounting. Call her to wish her congratulation. I miss you stay blessed love."

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 30th August 2016

"HI Love how are you? Sophia is 21 year now, This month we have aunti Marva birthday on 22, Tata Henriette on 28, Jackson on 31, Alex Tallack, Clovis daughter and son. I am still challenging the house in D.C. and now the one in Hackney. No really well but wish you were there. Love you stay blessed."

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 25th July 2016

"Hi Darling how are you? we were are your graduation at NUA and meet Ms Elliot, Emma, the chancellor and many other faculties member. You were there spiritually and we were there to represent you. I recently meet Bryony and the mum. Hope you are well. I miss you my rock. take good care of yourself. Love you. Mum xxxx hun"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 28th June 2016

"Hiya baby boy how are you? lack word to say how much I miss you my rock. Love you.  Be a good boy. Mum"

This tribute was added by Marie Therese Sayers on 19th May 2016

"God Bless Donald and keep him close and God bless Donald's family and keep them in God's care knowing that they gave him the best of everything that family life can bring while he was alive and that one fine day many many years from now they will meet him again in a place more beautiful than earth. RIP Donald x"

This tribute was added by Rhea Gayle on 19th May 2016

"RIP my good friend. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers one of my biggest regrets is not being able to speak to you before you left us. Love always. Rhee"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 18th May 2016

"Hi Love
How are you?
You came to Hilaire and Mireille Kamga on the 18 May 2014 in the mornig looking for me. Miss your way and went back home.  In the afternoon you went with your friend for Arsenal parade at the stadium before coming back home to see us. You bath, ate, make phone call to people including Ma Paule Zok, then said you were going back to give your home work at the Uni and would come back for my birthday on 20 May. As of today I have not heard from you.
Where are you? I am still waiting for you to build my mansion with the Chinese, Russian, European and African Architectural design.

I miss you my rock. I lack word to express to you how I feel. Please please pleace come back. Alex Donald Brooks Kouam is born on 14 November 2015. Henri Yall Steven and Jackson got married. Grandma is on holiday at home. Everyone is asking about you and I do not know what to say. My life is downhill. I do not see any of your friends and many family member are not there for me.

Well, where ever you are know I love you and miss you. Say hello to whoever you are with and think of us all. Take care and keep in touch. You mum who love you. B. M. Kouame"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 16th March 2016

"Happy birthday to you love on this 17 March 2015, St Patrick day. Your gift is in my heart.
Love you always.
Stay blessed forever.
your lovely Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 16th March 2016

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you Donald, happy birthday to you. How old are you know? how old are you know, how old are you know? happy birthday to you. Stay blessed. your lovely mum see you soon. Love you. Bibi"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 16th February 2016

"Hii brother, i keep thinking of you everyday and i miss you, i pray for you everyday and i will see you soon in heaven, you will always be a hero to me and the family.
see you soon
lots of love william"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 16th February 2016

"Hi Baby boy, happy valentine day. Love you. Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 6th January 2016

"Happy New year 2016 my baby boy. See you soon. Love you. Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 11th December 2015

"HI my love how are you? still waiting for your call. I put some money in your account as per your request.  I am waiting for my house plan. miss you. love you. Stay blessed.  We love you.  You have your homo name Alex Donald Brooks Tamto Rochester Kouam. Remain blessed. Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 20th November 2015

"Hello baby boy how are you. Lamar had a baby boy name Alex Donald Brooks Tamto Rocherster Kouam. God is great. I miss you my rock. Not easy but by God grace I am making it. still waiting for your phone call love. stay blessed. your lovely  broken heart mum  xxx"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 20th October 2015

"Hi Love how are you? Just wanted to touch base with you and find out how you are doing. We miss you. take care Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 29th September 2015

"Hi Babe How are you? I miss you. why leavinng me so soon? who is going to take care of me my rock. My angel. I love you. I lack words to tell you how I fell. Stay blessed wherever you are. We all love you. Mum"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 23rd August 2015

"HI Darling how are you? Hope you are doing were ever you are. Think and pray for mum and the entiere world. I miss you love. Stay blessed Mum xxx"

This tribute was added by Paule Tchiegne on 4th August 2015

"Donald,
You fell asleep without goodbye.
But memories of you will never die.
Love,"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 19th July 2015

"Hi love, how are you? You got my message of yesterday 18 July 2015. it was nice spending some quality time with you. Pray and hope you understand that  we still need you in our life where ever you are? Say blessed and look after us. Love you my baby boy. Mum"

This tribute was added by Rhea Gayle on 19th July 2015

"You came in my dream last night Donald your bright smile has brightened up my day I miss you and love you RIP. ❤️"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 30th June 2015

"hi Darling, how are you? as time pass by, I am stil waiting to see you. Arsenal your favorite team won the trophe again this year 2015  Sorry you miss the game which you attended on 17 May and the parade on 18 May 2014. Stay blessed wherever you are. Love you. Mum xxx"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 3rd June 2015

"Darling it was my birthday on 20 May 2015 you were not present. where are you? Hope you are well. I love you. I miss you. Stay blessed Mum"

This tribute was added by John Lacroix on 21st May 2015

"RIP my brother."

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 18th March 2015

"Happy birthday darling, I miss you my rock. what can I say? I am speechless. I love you. Mum xxxx"

This tribute was added by Marie Therese Sayers on 17th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Donald,

Always remembered, never forgotten, counting the years till we all meet again,

Love always, Marie"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 23rd February 2015

"Hi Darling, happy valentine day. I love you. I miss you my rock. Who is going to defend me ? who is going to built my house? who is going to be there for me as you were? Keep an eye on us. Love you"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 9th January 2015

"Merry Xmas and happy New year my Rock. I miss you so much. No one to stand for me as you did. God only know why he took you so soon. love you"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 12th November 2014

"Miss me , But let me go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want to rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that we once share
Miss me - but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
and each must go alone
it is all part of the Master Plan
A step on the road t home
when you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss me but let me go

I miss your darling, you break my heart.
I only pray God must give me the strenght courage to accept my loss. Love always and keep a better place for us while keeping us in your prayers forever. xxx"

This tribute was added by Florence Kouam on 17th July 2014

"Brookiki, voilà bientôt 02 mois que ça dure. Donc tu ne vas plus vraiement nous donner de tes nouvelles ?
Seigneur je te prie de prendre l'âme de mon neveux Brookiki auprès de toi. S'il te plai Dieu donne lui la meilleure place à tes côtés.
Que la route te soi legère Brookiki. Tu restera gravé dans mon coeur."

This tribute was added by Razy KAYUK on 16th July 2014

"Donald,  You are gone too soon!  We all would have wished you stay around longer!  But Helas, the Almighty God, Sovereign God! like Job of old said:  He has given and has taken; blessed be tne name of the Lord!   For the short weeks I got to see you some years ago! You had grown to be a young boy, gentle, loving and kind!  You could adapt and get to know those around you in a short while and took each an every one for who and what they are!  I would have love to see you around longer because deep in me I believed in you!  I would not leave out the fact that you had strived to support your cousins and those around!  We did love you dear but your Creator loved you most! I pray He console's and confort's your mother and the rest of the family members!  RIP in the hands of your father!"

This tribute was added by Bernadette Kouame on 10th July 2014

"Darling we love you. We are still waiting for your phone call. this is more than a month you have not call to tell us that you got back to the Uni. where are you? who are you leaving mum to? where ever you are keep your smile and eye on us. We miss you and hope you are in God's hand and in a better place if you are really gone for ever from this earth  How can you go without saying goodbye to us? You are and was mum angel despite all what some people say and think about her.  Make sure you support her wherever you are as before.  Love you.
Who would be there for William Ken, Sophia, Alex, Henri, Yvan, Jackson, Clovis, Sonia, Cynthia, Harrel, Jimmy, Gaelle, Feuseu, Mabuleu, Nadia, Ludy, Irene, Peg and the kids, Eric, Serge, to name few? who is going to send them some pocket money as you use to? who is going to be mum defender in time of trouble?  the entire community, your friends, classmates, roomates  miss you.  Please come back as soon as possible to comfort us.  King of King, we miss you. you are to young to leave this Earth at this time.  You are gone but not forgotten.  God is the must high Amen"

This tribute was added by Laurence Nguenkam on 8th July 2014

"Partie très tôt,  que le seigneur te reçoive dans sa grâce. Repose en paix très cher Donald. You will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Merlin Tchouante on 2nd July 2014

"May The Almighty keep you forever safe in His Kingdom.  May your soul forever rest in peace little bro!! Gone way too soon but will never be forgotten.  See you again!"

This tribute was added by james joly joly charly on 30th June 2014

"may god the father ..may god the lord blesses you brother...you are  the son of god"

This tribute was added by Larry Cumber on 27th June 2014

"Its very difficult to accept when a young intelligent son / brother leaves us so early. We know not why. But Let his Soul rest in Perfect Peace and may the GOOD LORD comfort his family always.
MAY HIS SOUL BE ACCEPTED BY THE LORD"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kouame on 26th June 2014

"Darling where are you? I am still waiting for your phone call since you kiss me and say you were returning back to the University on Sunday 18 May 2014.  I am still waiting for you to celebrate my birthday on 20 May and for us to attend the 20 May event on  Saturday 24 May. So you decided to leave us. why you did not tell us we would never see you again on earth?  Baby boy, where ever you are keep an eye on us. We  love you, we miss you. my heart is broken, who would take care of me and the family?    I LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVE YOU MORE.  LOVE AND PEACE. MUM"

This tribute was added by Marie Ndeley on 25th June 2014

"I can't believe this. We will be reliving the memories of Donald this Friday. Please send prayers and positive chants to the sky to Donald. We all MISS YOU. Your Body is gone but your Spirit, Soul & Mind still lives ON. PEACE!
Ndeley Family!!"

This tribute was added by elvis delondres on 24th June 2014

"je suis vraiment deprime de cette triste nouvelle mais c  peut etre le moment que dieu a voulu que cet enfant vienne aupres de lui la haut dans le ciel je ne lai pas vraiment connu mais je connais sa maman qui est une soeur a nous  //// paix a son ame  et que la terre de nos encetre lui soit legere   .Amen"

This tribute was added by francois tchouassi on 23rd June 2014

"QUE LE SEIGNEUR TOUT PUISSANT TE GARDE DANS SON PARADIS MON PETIT DONALD..NOUS PRIONS POUR TOI"

This tribute was added by Marie Therese Sayers on 22nd June 2014

"Think not that he is gone but that he's gone on ahead.... and you will meet again.

God steps in where we can't, to save and rescue those in serious and impending danger and brings them to His protective fold until we join them later in life.

I hope this thought brings much comfort.
God Bless Donald and Family.  All my Love, Marie"

This tribute was added by Evangeline Kekuna on 21st June 2014

"Omg I have wished this  is not true so finally it is? I have prayed Donald should be somewhere to be found soon but I think I have been dreaming all along. This loving boy and his vibrant loving family shared a night with us in Stoke and I have never forgotten what a short night we had. lots of good memories...Can't believe this but wherever you are watch and protect your family.  Can't fit my foot in your mum's shoes. RIP dear and God bless your soul"

This tribute was added by Evangeline Kekuna on 21st June 2014

"Omg I have wished this  is not true so finally it is? I have prayed Donald should be somewhere to be found soon but I think I have been dreaming all along. This loving boy and his vibrant loving family shared a night with us in Stoke and I have never forgotten what a short night we had. lots of good memories...Can't believe this but wherever you are watch and protect your family.  Can't fit my foot in your mum's shoes. RIP dear and God bless your soul"

This tribute was added by Yannick Le Noble on 20th June 2014

"OUR LOVED ONES LEAVE THE WORLD, BUT NEVER LEAVE OUR HEARTS!

MAY YOU BE AT PEACE IN GODS ARMS"

This tribute was added by genevieve fotso on 20th June 2014

"my family and i was devastated after hearing the news. this is the kind of situation were you're tempted to question God. But because he is the almighty, he gives and takes.We pray than god will strengthen the rest of the family and his soul rest in peace.
with love"

This tribute was added by genny monk on 20th June 2014

"little brother don,hearing that you were gone brought so much sadness in my heart.My family and i will miss you forever.you were such a blessing and will never being forgotten.
RIP .with love"

This tribute was added by Francis Yappi on 20th June 2014

"It is really sad that i got your message relating the passing away of the younger Donald. It is really Sad and on top of my knowledge i can not find the word to explain why the life is such cruel.
Just stay in prayer and only God knows why this happened.
Find here all our sympathies from my family and i.
God Bless"

This tribute was added by Charlie Redif on 18th June 2014

"Don, for the short time I knew you throughout university you were a good friend to me and were a really great person, you will be missed by all of us here at the university and I think about you everyday man.
We as a collective have created this video and several graffiti memorials so you will never be forgotten:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9XaFuCi1BU

Rest in peace Don, you will always be missed."

This tribute was added by gaelle fotso gera on 18th June 2014

"it is really painful you were  young to go Donald
last time i saw you gave me a wallet  TO thank me for something
you wERE a good brother polite always laughed
i pray God to bless your soul forever.
your family and us  are going to miss you
rest in perfect peace Donald an Angel of God"

This tribute was added by crystal white on 17th June 2014

"I Don't know were to start from , but you were someone special to me , someone who was apart of my life and has left a stamp. Your last whatsapp status was " Be what you want , F**k peoples judgement" and I'm certainly going to live up to that. Your a genuine person Donald you always have been , you've supported me , you've corrected me and most importantly you've been there for me many times ... you have definitely left a stamp on my heart , you will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart - I wrote a little phrase one day when i was thinking about you " The most beautiful thing about memories is that , they never leave even when the people in them do".

I Hope you like it


R.I.P Donald

Gone but Never Forgotten, xXx"

This tribute was added by Anothgajan Yogarajah on 17th June 2014

"I only knew you for a year at DMU, but in that time you've left many good memories, something I'll always cherish! I'm happy to have met you and I'm so gutted that you're gone now. I hope wherever you are, you're at a better place bro. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Nad Ya Gabbarna on 17th June 2014

"Mi bro,mi Brookiki Our smiley king. You hurt us soo bad! If i could question God this is surely 1 question that wont miss out. Prepare our place. Till we meet again. I love you mi brother. Born on same year,we had lots in transit. I miss U Don BK"

This tribute was added by Florence Kouam on 17th June 2014

"My little Brookiki, that is how I named him with love, when he was a child and every one in the family so call him. Rest in peace Brookiki. I will miss you all my life long.
With love."


Leave a Tribute:
 
LEAVE A TRIBUTE
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

This memorial is administered by:

Carol Tah
Samuel Wanki

6373 views

Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!