- 43 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 5, 1973
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Sep 11, 2016
- Place of passing:
Hertfordshire, Borehamwood, United Kingdom
|Beloved, you're our hero, great friend and sister. No more pain, no more cancer. Now you're having a very good rest in the Lord who you call Father. You will forever be missed.|
"My dear friend Dr Nkem Ezeilo has gone on to be with the lord. I now realise why you were unable to return my call but did not dare think that you were fighting your last struggle.
You were a beautiful person, so giving from the first day we met at a mutual friends wedding in London all those years ago, when you were just about to start your GP training. In the intervening years we kept in touch and I witnessed your many public and private accolades.
Your 'joi de vive' and the will to give back in the face of adversity was truly inspirational. Rest well my dear friend and sister rest well. You fought a good fight <3"
"So sad to learn you have gone from us...my only consolation is you have gone to the bossom of our living God!
May our good Lord grant you mercy and may give your sweet soul everlasting life.
Love you and miss you sweetness!"
"Still can't believe you are gone. Like a dream."
"Rip,When l heard that name for the first time,My heart bleeds..May the lord grant you eternal rest..You will be missed dearly..Adieu
"Nkem, you came into my life when I was at my lowest. You were my angel sent to lift me up. I will never ever forget your, kindness, how much you went out of your way for me.
An amazing inspirational lady and inspiring person, not to mention an exceptional doctor.
I can't believe you have been taken, I guess they needed a bright Angel.
I am so very honoured to have had you in my life.
Rest in peace beautiful Nkem
"Nkem, this is your "big sis" as you always call me. Our part crossed so many years ago when I first met you at LC. I believe you just came to England, newly qualified doctor and was preparing for your PLAB test at the time. I was taking aback by your humility and down to earth nature.
You kept in touch even when we where so far apart. I am so sorry that I was unable to visit you before your death despite several invite from you"
"Monday 12th September 2016 I woke up to the sad news that you were no longer with us and you had lost your fight to cancer. So many memories flooded back for me and I thought of all the amazing things you did for me and my family. I saw you as a GP before I became pregnant and we've stayed in contact ever since. I was suffering so badly in December 2014 with post-natal depression and anxiety and out of the blue you messaged me sensing there was something not quite right. In January I attempted to go on a family holiday with my then, 4 month old son to Wales. I shouldn't of really gone but you helped me all week with your telephone calls and messages, (even at 6am in the morning). I swear to this day I wouldn't have seen that holiday through or maybe even survived if it hadn't have been for you. Your compassion, inspiration, determination and positivity I will never forget. The way you called my thinking 'stinkin thinkin', the advice you gave me to watch 'A Beautiful Mind', the way you always used capital letters to empathise what you were trying to say to me, (and I always thought you were telling me off), the way you got me to slow my breathing down via a message, the ideas of thought diaries, a daily gratitude journal and listening to Pharrell's 'Happy' song. I could go on dear Nkem... I'm looking back at the messages now crying and feeling so grateful that you came into my life. You are and always will be a wonderful woman Nkem and the sky has another angel. I look to the sky and find the brightest star shining... I believe that star is you looking down on us saying 'you can do this, believe in yourself girl'. I just found this bit of the message:-
Joanne McClaren: 'Are you my guardian angel?'
Nkem Ezeilo: 'Feeling emotional is ok. Just be in control about it is all. Yes I am. Nobody comes into my life 'by coincidence'. You were meant to cross my path in MK.'
All my love and eternal gratitude.
Rest in Peace Angel
William sends his love and thanks you for saving his mummy. xxx"
"Gave yourself to life. Ever willing and ready to help. Thanks."
"Your determination and singing climb every mountain still etched in my memory. When I met you at the awards your steely faith inspired my faith and walk with God, and most of all your smile love and of course the 10 pillars will live on. RIP precious your legacy lives on."
"Our ships passed in the night many years ago, but your memory remains clear as day. So sorry, yet joyful too, to hear you've gone to our Lord."
"My darling Nkem
I will sure miss you calling me bush girl !
I will miss your sense of humour
I will miss you giving your baby girl (moi ) sound advice
I MISS YOU NKEM !!! It's as simple as as that . I am grateful for the memories -memories I will carry in my heart , no matter where I go , no matter where I am . Love you always ❤️"
"Rest in peace dear friend. You live on in the hearts of thousands of lives that you touched.
I pray for God's comfort for your son, your family and your friends.
Go in peace gallant soldier!"
"She deserves all the best, go rest in God's bossom. I met Dr Nkem Ezeilo on Facebook. Her energy drew me closer I followed her updates,I liked and shared. I drew strength from each of her posts,when she started talking about Usana and ask for a UK address,I gave my younger brother's via Facebook messenger,she promised to do it free of charge. This morning I just saw the news of her death and I have been in shock and denial. She's is so humble,caring even on her sick bed she still wants to help. RIP Agu nwanyi!"
"Dr Nkem, I met you at a conference in 2014 and you walked to my stall, where what I had was just a book I recently launched prior to the conference, you spoke to me about your healthy lifestyle programme and you bought my book too. Little did I know I was chating with one of the speakers, you inspired me so much with your modesty. For the little time I knew you, you never shifted one bit from being an inspiration to all that came in contact with you. You were meant to be the keynote speaker at my conference 'A well woman Conference' but this never happen because of the battle you were fighting at the background that you never wanted to discourage anyone that you will not get better. Your determination, love and support for mankind will remain indelible in our hearts. We love you but God loves you the more.
Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
But by now, we know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
My beloved sister continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord amen."
"Nkem, your life was a shining example of brilliance, dedication and selflessness. Like a candle in the wind, you came, shone brightly and went out in a mist. To live in the hearts of those you love is not to die. Adieu."
I knew the days were numbered but still your death stunned me to silence. Am grateful that I had my moment with you in the last weeks. Glad you enjoyed that plantain porridge but still the tears won't stop. Rest on !"
"Aunty you came at a time I had no hope, very low and helpless.
You restored confidence in me. Life suddenly became more meaningful and hopeful.
A rare gem, an epitome of courage, positivity and bravery. Heaven has surely gained an angel. Your whole life is an inspiration to mankind. Especially to myself. Always there, through thick and thin.
Rest on in peace my loving Dr Nkem.
Your live on in our heart and lives."
"I got to read about you after your demise. You leaved a fulfilled life and you really touched many lives. Sleep on Dr Kem"
"Nkem left an amazing legacy. She touched so many lives by her sheer determination and will power. She redefined 'faith'. She defied all odds. God kept her here for a purpose, and now that job is done, He has called her home to rest and set her free from pain. She bore her pain with such fortitude. She was an absolute Tigress and has earned her rest. She has fulfilled God's purpose for her life. Nkem, sleep well. (On behalf of FGGC Owerri Aumni, UK Branch)"
"Rest in the bosom of the Lord .. you fought a good fight and left a legend for all. Your positivity and resilience has left an indelible mark on earth. Rejoice with the Angels in heaven where you will hurt no more."
"Rest in peace beautiful soul"
"Dr. Nkem, we never got to meet physically, but you were more of an inspiration and health tutor than most. I appreciate that you shared a piece of your life with me. Thank you for never getting tired of my messages. Thank you for always being ready to listen.
Rest on in God!"
"Dr Nkem you were such a warm, inspirational and kind person, you will be missed by all those whose lives you touched. May God keep you always,strengthen and comfort your family and friends at this time."
"My Doc, you came, you touched and changed lives, making an impact so deep, your no pity party approach, yet gentle and inspiring attitude to life's journey and situations endeared me to you, in spite of your own challenges you listened and gave honest practical solutions, you led with your actions and your passion for Healthy living was amazing. Adieu Dr Nkem, we will meet again on resurrection morning,"
"An ode to Kem Nkemrzeilo: I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
"La nu udo Agu Nwanyi""
"Maureen Okibe mentioned you so many times and planned to contract me as your chef.We never got around to it for some reasons and sadly never will.
Nne m you are loved.
"Oh, my friend! I met Dr Nkem at an event (Lift Effects 2014) & after that, connected with her on phone, Facebook & WhatsApp. Even after I returned to Nigeria shortly afterwards, your kindness & friendship helped me so much. Your support for my career was immense; you'd call me "my celebrity friend" and you would be among the few people I'd call when I had an off-the-chain idea. You never told me that anything was impossible; instead, you'd do the opposite. It didn't matter what it was - blogazine, books, radio, whatever - even when I was in a new location & didn't know anybody.
I don't even understand how I'm talking about you in past tense. It grieves me that you didn't see the physical manifestation of so many things I talked about with you - but I promise I'll see them through to completion. It makes me weep to realise I can't reach you on phone, WhatsApp or Facebook - who do I talk to now, about everything?
Ah, Nkem. I'm not ashamed of my tears for you, because you were/are my friend. I truly believed I'd see you again at the event you promised to attend; I put your name on the guest list, last week. My heart is broken. I'm not sure when I'll stop randomly breaking down, when I see something that reminds me of you. But I'm told I'll get there.
Thank you for being my friend. On the night of your passing, I thought of you. It was different. They tell me that was you, coming to say goodbye. Thank you, Nkem. Thank you."
"You were a great inspiration. Though may of us never listened to your advice to choose to live in great health. You will always be remembered for your contribution in the community. I pray that your legacy will live on and that many people will start to live in good health as you have advices.
Rest in perfect peace my sister. May the Lord accept you into his blossom IJN."
"Nkem you were synonymous with passion. Your fight was a good fight for life. Always remembering where your strength came from. You changed people's lives while living yours. Your sweet boy and family and friends know what and who they are missing. Those you were yet to touch with your spirit are left unaware. May your legacy be continued by those who knew you. Much love. ❤️️ Rest in Peace."
"Words fail me at this time, to say how much I am going to miss Dr Kem.
I met Dr Kem at an event a few years ago, then I attended her own event. We became friends. Dr Kem gave sound Advice, made me laugh. The last time I saw Dr Kem, was in May this year. She was such a strong lady.
I am praying that God will comfort her family.
Dr Kem, wouldn't want us to be sad but to celebrate her.
I salute you Dr Kem. Mic drop. Rest in perfect peace xXx"
"May God bless and comfort your family and loved ones, fill them with His peace. May your gentle soul rest i peace. You fought a good fight, you were so brave. So glad to have met you and known you. Goodnight Nkem, sleep well in the Lord."
"My dear Nkem,
I still can't believe you're gone. I wish I could just close my eyes & open them and realize it was all a bad dream.
I thank God you're no longer going through pain, and that you're now resting peacefully next to daddy & to God.
Continue to rest in perfect peace."
"Another tragedy on 9/11...she WOULD be making a dramatic statement at her exit! I came across her story on FB and she immediately agreed to friends. She exhilarated the choice of living over dieing..she passionately commented on her daily fortitude on living with cancer...not letting it take more than her existence. She delivered to us a glimpse of a passionate, overwhelmed, futuristic health healer. Her soul would never succumb to cancer. She lives on in many memories..."
"We celebrate you Dr. Nkem because you were kind, cheerful and hilarious. You touched so many beautiful souls while you were here and now that you're gone, you will be deeply missed. You're one of God's finest and we love you. Rest in Paradise Nwanyi Oma!"
"We will all miss you Nkem, your lovely smile, your beauty, your big heart. Nkem, you were an inspiration to many, an icon who just got on and did it. You showed me going forwards one way to leave traditional general practice & set up privately. We shared many things, challenges, thoughts on modern medicine. We were both passionate about inspiring & empowering patients to hold their health in their own two hands. It is your legacy that we all go forth and spread that by spreading a more whole-person approach to medicine. Bless you Nkem, you had hard times and laughter. You are free as a bird. You are truly healed. Xx"
"Never did I think of an end date...you live on Hun! I celebrate you girl friend...my expert, the nerd, humble, what you see is what you get!
Rest on till we meet to part no more!
Jee ofuma inugo!"
"Dr. Nkem, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen!"
"I came across your post which was shared on Facebook , I clicked on your profile and read your many inspiring posts on your wall , for a second I thanked God that people like you existed , I sent you a friend request which you accepted and I was grateful for that because I had updates on your posts daily ...rest well Dr Nkem, your life was well lived and your stories would inspire lots .i should have sent that message I fantasized about ..You are a hero"
"Beautiful soul, full of Optimism, full of faith, as I read through your wall I saw an angle who never gave up on her God. Your friends will miss you, the world is missing you and I miss you though I never knew you but going through your wall endeared you to me. Precious jewel, rest in peace."
"I didn't know you in person but you were always handy with your advice and suggestions on facebook. Its a pity.Sleep on.. It is well."
"I didn't know you in person but you were always handy with your advice and suggestions on facebook. Its a pity.Sleep on.. It is well."
"So sad x rest in peace x heaven gained another angel xxx"
"My dearest Dr Nkem...for me you were a woman of principles. You had, such high standards for yourself and others. You had integrity and treated people fairly. I am happy to have spent time with you last Saturday assisting them at your home to make you more comfortable...we talked, laughed and prayed together...you wanted us to stay for a while which we did...my friend and I...we told you Jesus got you and you would be alright no matter what...before I left you I kissed you on both cheeks and said I love you and meant it from my heart...you smiled and said you loved me back...adieu my dearest till we meet again ...you will always be in my heart...love always ...Nekita"
"My cousin, it is very regretful and shocking to read of your passing through this earthly plane. In your brief period of existence here, you touched positively a great number of people. May God direct your path into His bosom as you continue with more good work and purpose of your life mission, both on the earthly plane and the world beyond in the bosom of God! Fare thee well. EzeudembahAS"
"Rest well beautiful lady."
"My dear sis Nkem, thank you for taking me through this journey of healthy living and encouraging me even when you were in pain. I thank God for the privilege of knowing you. You will be in my thoughts forever as without your super encouragement I probably be hitting high scales now. Sleep peacefully Doctor till we meet again."
"Dr Nkem, you helped me at one of the lowest points of my life. You gave so much to everyone. Thank you for being such a wonderful human. Sleep tight sweetheart xx"
"Rest in peace beautiful lady. You are free from all the pain and i know your legacy lives on. Adieu"
"I didn't know you personally. Knew of you via your status updates on Facebook that were shared or liked by mutual friends.
You came across as someone with integrity, of great courage, a fighter and a half full glass kind of person.
Rest in peace."
"Dear Nkem.Ada Prof Gab.We love you,We miss you.I believed you would survive but God knows best.May God look after you there as you stay with your Dad,My Dad and all the people over there.God be with you."
"Nkem...odogwu nwaaya, agu ka ibu, super star, nerd m, expert m...you fought to the end! You are resting now...you came to me straight away to comfort me, reassuring me that you are fine now that I should carry on with my workouts and healthy lifestyle...I feel you are now at peace in a place where worries exist not, dining with the holies of holies!
The trouble is that I'm missing you...I would love to have seen you just one more time to say something nicer and love you even a little more...tears haven't stopped running uncontrollably! Kedu ife m ga eme?
My consolation is that I met you and was there to give that listening ear and cuddle when you needed them most...no more sickness, no more pain, no more sorrows... just enjoy there, give them your humour, share your music therapy with them over there...bless them with kind words as usual...furnish them with your wealth of wisdom... we lost they gained...
Love you till we meet to part no more...
Nodu ofuma omalicha m...the big sis I never had x x x
It's only Mo (you dubbed me your angel, the legend, superstar, spring chicken etc)
Adieu...jee nke oma...good night my dear friend x x x"
"Sis, you've been a sister, a friend, a confidant and my closest ally and supporter. All late night chats, your insightful advices, your patient ears that you lend at any time for any length of time. Your wisdom you shared. You shared just about everything. You remained a faithful friend till the end. My coach, who will I call again in emergency?
Sis, I saw you go through so much pain, I hoped you will come out of it. You were even more optimistic . But sis, God knows the best for you and I know you are in the right place where you will know no more pains and hurts You are blessed and your legacy lives on.
I'll always love you sis. You're forever in our hearts. xxx"