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Pa Dr. Elias Ngedle Konwufine
  • 38 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 25, 1974
  • Place of birth:
    Awing, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Jan 16, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Lauderhill, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Pa Dr. K be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Elias Konwufine, 38, born on August 25, 1974 and passed away on January 16, 2013. We will remember him forever.

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maxwell Mbah on 17th January 2016

"Your spirit of inspiration will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by DeNitra Kelly-Ukpo on 25th August 2015

"Your advice still guides me. You will never leave my thoughts nor my heart."

This tribute was added by Maxwell Mbah on 25th August 2015

"Years are rolling on , but your dynamic trend remains a driving force that reminds many that the sky should be the limit, while we still live within this rather unpredictable time-frame in God's world."

This tribute was added by Lumumba Chia on 25th August 2015

"In loving memory of classmate Dr Konwufine, on behalf of 91ers,we miss him so much and today being his birthday, we know he is in a better place and vacuum he left,he is forever in our hearts and its a journey we will take to meet him also. To him family ,its a painful reminder of him going to soon but the CREATOR best know why."

This tribute was added by Lumumba Chia on 25th August 2015

"In loving memory of classmate Dr Konwufine, on behalf of 91ers,we miss him so much and today being his birthday, we know he is in a better place and vacuum he left,he is forever in our hearts and its a journey we will take to meet him also. To him family ,its a painful reminder of him going to soon but the CREATOR best know why."

This tribute was added by Martin Ayafor on 25th August 2014

"Happy 40th Birthday Uncle!
There's not one day that goes by without me thinking of you, I miss you. Forever you'll be in my heart..."

This tribute was added by Maxwell Mbah on 25th August 2014

"On your 40th birthday, today August 25,  your entrepreneurial spirit remains an inspiration to those you prematurely left behind."

This tribute was added by Gregoire Nleme on 20th August 2014

"Elias,
Repose in peace. I was touched by story.
My god bless your family and give them the strength to be stronger and keep your memory.
With God blessing!
Gregoire Nleme"

This tribute was added by Jerry Saliki on 16th January 2014

"One year ago  … the Konwufine family lost a father, bother, and husband; the Awing community in Cameroon and abroad lost an illustrious son; the Cameroonian community at home and abroad lost a self-reliant development role model; the academic community in Florida and worldwide lost a rising academician. Pa Dr. K, as you rest in eternity on the 365th day, our memories of you are still as fresh as though you only departed from us a month ago. May you continue to rest in perfect peace!!!"

This tribute was added by Manoucheka Frederic on 25th August 2013

"Happy birthday !!! Dr. K. We all loved you."

This tribute was added by Joe Ayafor on 29th April 2013

"PA, Your unimaginable tragic passing has remained a shock to those who knew you particularly when i pick up the book we planned publishing.You  had proof read it and went further to propose questions at the end of every chapter.When eventually published , it will remain a living testimony of your legacy.So "death , where is your sting, corinth 15:55". Pa K lives on."

This tribute was added by Maxwell Mbah on 24th February 2013

"The memory of an illustrious son of contemporary Awing kingdom is painfully fading away.  Friends and well-wishers of Pa/Dr. Elias Konwufine, are still staring helplessly at the rising sun above the horizon, for answers. However, to everyone adhering to his philosophy of staying away from laziness and procrastination, in order to be successful in life, Dr. K. will always be forever, near."

This tribute was added by Martin Ayafor on 21st February 2013

"Best uncle/dad one can ever ask for. I will always remember you, miss you."

This tribute was added by Dwobeng Owusu-Nyamekye on 20th February 2013

"Dr K, I had the chance to meet you during our PhD Residency. You inspired me all through and through. You gave me hope, and told me that you will travel this journey with me. But, God knowing what is best for His children decided to call you. He always knows best. I will miss you bro. May the good Lord grant you enternal rest and perfect peace. Bro, Let's meet again."

This tribute was added by Lumumba Chia on 20th February 2013

"Our Brother from the 1991 Batch have been laid to rest but it seems as if its not real to many of us. We thank all you who were able to be there to give him his due respects as he was a symbol of great respect for others.
All our memories will never fade as i see you in our school days. Your spirit lives in on. Adieu Konwufine!!"

This tribute was added by Manoucheka Frederic on 18th February 2013

"I can't believe you're gone! Condolences from my family to the konwufine family. Dr. K. you will be miss, you were one of my favorite dean at KU. May your soul rest peaceful. Dr. K. Was my guidance counsel/dean. It really bothers me that I didn't get the opportunity to say "until we meet again Pa/Dr. K God will protect you in heaven"."

This tribute was added by Mefor Forfeke on 8th February 2013

"Pa K, what can I say but that you will be greatly missed? Though that is an understatement. You will be missed at our NACDA-NA EXCO meetings, you will be missed at the NDE PEKEM calls. One thing I know is that you have rested from all your labors. R.I.P with the Lord till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Vera Bijingsi on 2nd February 2013

"My dear Brother,
You are going to a place of no sorrow nor pain
A place of joy and glory
Because of that, we will weep no more
Farewell my brother, Farewell"

This tribute was added by Ngepu Kiawi on 31st January 2013

"Pa Konwufine, you were one of a kind, very humbled, hardworking, committed, caring, loving, family oriented, God fearing and much more. You have left a legacy for us to follow. We cannot question God because He alone has the answer why you had to go now. Please prepare a place in Heaven for us while we continue on with your legacy here on earth. You will forever be in our midst. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Shantell Rochester on 31st January 2013

"Dr. K, words cannot express how much you have impacted my life.  You were a true gift to us all and one that I will always cherish in my heart.  In your own words...thank you for being the strongest person that I have ever known."

This tribute was added by Robert Ayafor on 31st January 2013

"Amazing Character, Strong Personality. You defined the qualities of a great leader and an inspiration to those you came in contact with, far and near. I strive to become just as great of an individual through the times you shared your words of wisdom...to make you proud.
Forever in my heart Uncle, Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Tata Ayafor on 31st January 2013

"Your days on this earth were few when measured in units of time, but you lived a very long and fulfilling life when measured by the magnitude and impact of your accomplishments. Through your personal successes, you bestowed honor to our family, Awing Kingdom, Cameroon, and world-wide academia. Bye, my friend and brother. May your soul rest in peace, as I cherish these wonderful memories"

This tribute was added by alice muma on 30th January 2013

"Pa Dad Uncle Bro Dr K regrets! I know your state of mind at that split second the Lord opened the Window into Eternity. On a similar cold winter night; a bright summer morning; a leisurely Saturday morning...my hopes evaporated into frustration…BUT when the Lord uses this as the Gateway to Eternity, our sinful souls lament over the right answer "Lord here I am" FAREWELL !! Trail Blazer !!"

This tribute was added by Florence Muma on 30th January 2013

"Dr K,my tears are almost finished.I believe you had a special mission on earth and you almost accomplished it.We will learn to follow your steps of generosity. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Dr. Tiffany Jordan on 30th January 2013

"Gone too soon!  Taken so early and so young!  Pa Dr. K, I am so very sad at your passing; you were the little brother I have always wanted. A strong man with a positive attitude and yet a very humble in spirit!   An African prince for the Awing community. But God wanted your positive spirit Dr. K, to help him with His work in another location. Rest in peace my friend!"

This tribute was added by Paul & Lucy Mbangwana on 30th January 2013

"IS IT REALLY TRUE! It was devastating to receive the unbelievable news of the passing of our beloved Dr K. The enormity of the devastation compounds itself when it came not long after a family get-together and just a few weeks after NACDA Golden Jubilee in which Elias was a key player and an imprimatur. What a loss for our Fondom! Life is a passing stage, a veritable transient experience for each"

This tribute was added by philip akondeng on 29th January 2013

"You left too soon Dr k. You had so much love for mankind but God had another mission for you. Go prepare a place for us. God is watching over those you left behind."

This tribute was added by Glory Mbangwana on 29th January 2013

"In our human eyes you may have gone too soon, but for the short time you spent here so many lives were impacted by you.  Our God who knows why will surely take care of those you've left behind.  Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Estella Atekwana on 29th January 2013

"You impacted the lives of so many in the short time you were here. You will forever be missed, remembered and not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Dr Esther Gwan on 29th January 2013

"I never had the privilege to meet the departed, but must cry out in anguish that a star has fallen too soon. A giant has been cut down barely a quarter of the lifespan allotted to him. I pray he was prepared to meet his creator, and I pray we all prepare to meet our creator as we do not know the day of our own departure. Mortality is but a breath of air. May the Almighty comfort his family"

This tribute was added by Edwin-Elvis Nkwenti on 28th January 2013

"Doc. You impacted many lives during your brief stay on Earth. You where an inspiration to many because of your hard work and dedication to success and progress. Even your death has impacted and trasformed many lives and your life will be celebrated from generation to generation. You were truely a hero. We will miss you but God loves you more. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Joel Angouand on 28th January 2013

"In these difficult times, we're given an opportunity to celebrate one's life, rejoice for the time shared, but look forward to a hopeful future. For some of us Christians, faith teaches us that we can emerge triumphant through grief just as Jesus Christ saved mankind by His death on the cross. As my priest would say, "We can't change the past and don't know the future. The choices we make right no"

This tribute was added by Zachary Lahlou on 28th January 2013

"The death of my friend and coworker Dr. K was a total shock to all of us. It was so unexpected. Dr. K was a valued member of our graduate school and I had the pleasure of working with him on many committees and projects. He was a tireless worker and a great asset to our work and to the world of academia.  I will always miss him."

This tribute was added by Chi Napoleon on 28th January 2013

"Pa  Konwufine,I have never met you but when I was hinted that  a  PEMEXAN (PSS Mankon Ex-student),and an Awing   at  38 was already a Dean  of a  Post Graduate  program in the USA, I was eager to discover the person.This track record was complemented with community development initiatives which gave you exceptional leadership qualities. God alone has the answer for this precipitated death."

This tribute was added by Marie Ayukegba on 28th January 2013

"Never knew you but went online to read what happened. It is such a shame but I bet you are in a better place. The Almighty is always there to pick up your loved ones. He will comfort them. RIP"

This tribute was added by Commissaire Ivo on 27th January 2013

"Pa Dr K, your memories shall leave with us forever, your examples shall be emulated and the world shall continue to feel your presence in the good works you did for mankind when you could.
We have lost a great one but God has gained a great companion.  May He bless and watch over your wife, children and the entire Awing Fondom as we are left with a vacuum so huge to fill.
Ivo Wankie"

This tribute was added by Maanoh Awa on 26th January 2013

"Who could ever imagine that the accolades ascribed to your name would be allocated to one so young?  The smile or absence there of left you with a look of peace coupled with academic excellence, generosity, and inspiration for progress.  You simply walked in your youth, where our elders alone dared to tred. If God gave you 40 more years, I wonder what you wouldn’t have achieved. You ran a great ra"

This tribute was added by Arthur Jones on 26th January 2013

"Dr. K and I worked together at KU for the last 6 years. He was my friend and I loved him dearly. At KU we have a motto " Students First," I learned the meaning of this motto from Dr. K. He was an example of this motto in everyway. From the day I met him until I last day I saw him, he was always working for his students.  He was their professor, mentor and someone they looked up to."

This tribute was added by JEAN SAINT FLEUR on 25th January 2013

"From: your neighbor JEAN SAINT FLEUR
To: The family

The past should only be viewed with gratitude for the good things. So look backward with gratitude and look forward with confidence.
courage, may God with this wonderful family."

This tribute was added by ruth bailey on 25th January 2013

"Your name shall live on in the hearts of KU staff.
Gone but not forgotten!

"Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal""

This tribute was added by Samie Friesen on 25th January 2013

"It is with shock and great sorrow that I hear of your passing Elias. I am stunned! We worked together in Chicago and in Atlanta and your humor and spirit will be remembered.
May you rest in peace and may God grant your family the faith to bear His will."

This tribute was added by Philomene Ngwing Tembunde on 25th January 2013

"I heard your name at the NACDA conversion of June 2011 hosted in Maryland and that struck me. I never met you but never forgot your name either. I was very proud to learn that a young Cameroonian was Dean at a US University and moreso, an AWING man! A very proud moment for me. Your passing has left a void, but hope that many of us can follow in your example. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Prisca Musongwe on 24th January 2013

"Pa/Dr. Konwufene, I do not personally know you in person but your committments and good deeds amongst your people makes you distinct. why so soon though. We will always remember your hard work on this earth. Pray God continue to guide and give you the strength to continue in HIS kingdom. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Asangwing Fontoh John on 24th January 2013

"Pa Konwufene, its with heavy hearts that we got the breaking news from the diaspora. Lord keep watch over them better again.  We wish God almighty to grant traveling mercies to your family on their way back home. May perpetual light shine on to you for ever as you rest in the eternal kingdom of the Lord.
Adieu in-law greet Pa John for me."

This tribute was added by Lumumba Chia on 24th January 2013

"Its  with tears  and with lot of confusion that i am still,in the state of my mind since i heard you sudden departure. I do remember our days in PSS Mankon and CPC Bali and it seems  not real that you have gone. Well, the LORD call and you answered and we are calling and you can answer us. Doc, you are in a better place. Thanks for your HUMILITY!"

This tribute was added by Nico Halle on 24th January 2013

"I am devastated by this ugly news about Pa/Dr Elias Kowunefine. This is surely an irreplaceable and irreparable LOSS for the entire NACDA family. He was phenomenal,emblematic and monumental in his patriotism for Awing in particular and Cameroon in general. Consternation,rejection,deception,shock,deep pain and poignancy have gripped the entire Awing village. However,as children of God let Him speak"

This tribute was added by Monica Botero on 24th January 2013

"Your lost is felt even in people like me that never met you. We will miss you here in earth."

This tribute was added by Estella Muma on 22nd January 2013

"I was once told that life is like a rose garden. God seems to pick the best ones. Today that feels true. The death of a loved one at an unexpected time makes you see everything in life so differently. Suddenly, most things are just not a big deal. I wish R.I.P stood for “Return If Possible”. Sleep On Pa K."

This tribute was added by DeNitra Kelly-Ukpo on 22nd January 2013

"Guidance shared with me over the years from EK. In his words-A human being needs a good heart and should care for others. Charity begins at home and actions speak louder than words. Life’s difficulties and troubles are not meant to arrest your progress, but to increase your speed. Cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you Peace and Happiness. Converting to Cameroon forever-Ngedle"

This tribute was added by Flora Nwalupue on 22nd January 2013

"I was very stunned to learn about the death of Elias.  I still cannot believe that he died so unexpectedly. However,as they say, the one who is adored the most by the Lord, is the one who achieves eternal life.  We will miss you Elias, and we will cherish all the happy memories we had with you. Rest in peace Dr. Konwufine...."

This tribute was added by Charles Atanga on 22nd January 2013

"Dear Dr/Pa Konwufine, I have never met you. I missed this opportunity last December in Awing when a visitor held me back from visiting your family compound. Reading from others, I can't help but shed tears for this painful loss for Awing. I pray that the Almighty God in His infinite love and mercy console your immediate family.
"Ngedle" ? You have done a lot for humanity. Adieu!!!"

This tribute was added by Fogang Mbangwana on 22nd January 2013

"Pa/Dr. Elias Konwufine, thank you for sharing your humanity with us all. Thank you for traveling on the journey to serve our community, Thank you for setting an example for years to come. May one journey end and another begin for us all. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by folloh mbah paul on 22nd January 2013

"DEATH CAN SEPERATE US FROM OUR DEAR ONES,BUT IT CAN NO LONGER TAKE AWAY THE DREAMS WE NURSED AS A UNITE FAMILY.
WE LOOK UP TO YOU LORD,
OUR HELP'THAT OF THE WIDOW AND ORPHANS SHALL ALWAYS CAME FROM YOU.
WHAT A VIOLENCE.... WHAT A LOSS"

This tribute was added by Miriam Ndaya on 22nd January 2013

"I did not know DR. Elias Konwufine personally, though I knew his name. From his biography on this memorial site, I can see that he had worked very hard. May he rest from his labours! The Awing community in particular and Cameroon as a whole have lost an elite indeed! My heart goes to his widow and kids. May God strengthen them in this difficult time and give them grace to go on living!"

This tribute was added by vivian ayafor on 21st January 2013

""ELIAS" my friend and brother, l have not recovered from the shock of  that news of your passing.when we met at the convention after years of hide and seek, I could still see that infectious smile.Rest in Peace till we meet again.Vivian"

This tribute was added by Sherri Smith, Ph.D on 21st January 2013

"Dr. K greeted me each morning in the office with a smile and his favorite saying to me: "Good morning----Dr. Justice for Criminals." I will miss those morning smiles through the glass that separated our desks! My ritual reply to him was: Good morning--- Dr. Non-Justice for Criminals." Rest in peace my friend---Dr. Non-Justice for Criminals!"

This tribute was added by LUCAS ATEMEKEM on 21st January 2013

"Pa K, you will forever be remembered for your generosity, kindness to humanity  and contributions toward development projects in Awing. May the almighty God grant you eternal rest in heaven."

This tribute was added by Sara Malmstrom on 21st January 2013

"Dr. Elias Konwufine was a gentle soul with a big heart.  His e-mail signature at the university said it all:
Dr. Elias Konwufine
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Strong people stand up for themselves; Stronger people stand up for others."

This tribute was added by Sammy Atechi on 21st January 2013

"Pa/Doc, as young as you were, your lifestyle attracted the sustained attention of many a people. Indeed, you have taught me that I must endeavor so to live that when i come to die, even the undertaker will be devastated. RIP"

This tribute was added by Mrs Judith Akosa on 21st January 2013

"You became a housewhole name during the NACDA Convention as you worked tiredlessly organizing the Fon's coming. Reaching D.C., I made sure to put a face to that name that sounded so loud and clear. Your humility, and calm personality touched my heart. You are every mothers dream. You will be greatly missed. I pray you rest in peace, and for peace to your love ones. BYE!!!!"

This tribute was added by Thompson Mofor-Tawo on 21st January 2013

"Pa K, you have disappeared from our midst like a shadow. But your good name, good deeds and what you stood for, will forever, remain green in our memories. Brother, adieu."

This tribute was added by mofor martin ayafor on 21st January 2013

"Pa K, the plans for the future where numerous but God had a better plan for you. "Life simply tells us that, we should stay each day as if our tomorrow will never come". Let's make the best out of life and avoid stepping on cama, and keeping in mind that life is short and sweet. May his gentle soul rest in the PEACE of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Joseph Mbah Mbole on 21st January 2013

"Dr. /Pa Konwufine’s leadership qualities, his dynamism and exceptional zeal to serve and do good in the world weren't limited to his enlarged family (which he headed) but flowed freely to anyone who came across him.
While we pray in faith for the repose of his soul and divine consolation for his family, let us also thank the Almighty for late Dr. /Pa Konwufine’s marvelous contribution to humanity"

This tribute was added by Andrew Allo on 21st January 2013

"Pa Elias, I did not have the opportunity to meet you in person but the two times we talked over the phone  in November 2012 have left a lasting memory. Rest in peace till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by isaac sunday on 20th January 2013

"PA Dr. K, we have condor, we have consolidated, and we will remember you forever. But one thing I know is that, you were God's servant. He created you in His own image. He set goals for you to accomplish on this earth. You have finished the work and you deserve a rest. Go and continue the good work in heaven. We miss you"

This tribute was added by Joseph Nkemontoh on 20th January 2013

""Pa", Your light shone before mankind per Matt 5:16; We miss your presence, but the light of your life continues to shines where ever you trod. The darkness of death, snatching you away at your prime, cannot deminish that light. Your friends and family mourn your passing but thank God for good memories you left with us. Rest in His peace."

This tribute was added by Augustine Nkembo on 20th January 2013

"Pa konwufine,  it is really difficult to believe that no more shall we sit around the table, eating Achu and discussing  the challenges of lives and how  we can make the world a better place through a meticulous approach to every challenge that comes our way. Your concern and care made our relationship to be more than that of friendship. May your soul forever rest in peace." Adieu"!!"

This tribute was added by chefor alice on 20th January 2013

"My heartfelt condolences to all the Family of Pa Konwufine .Dr/Pa you will alway be remembered for your generousity and kindness by Awing village .Pa we Love you but God Love you Most .will pray that Lord  Almighty will give you a Place in holy Hause  .Merciful  Father  take son.Pa God haue a place and a plan   For you .Pa/Dr Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Peter Teforlack on 20th January 2013

"Dr. Konwufine, you were the source of so much inspiration, meticulously handling matters involving finances. May the Almighty grant you eternal rest."

This tribute was added by sonny J on 20th January 2013

"Dr. You remain a good family friend. May your soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Simon Akondeng on 20th January 2013

"Pa/Dr K, we loved you but God does more than we do.Your inputs & philosophy of life are far reaching when come to think of e.g reaching out to the needy. Why so soon? Vacuum too great. I`m beginning to adhere to the adage that what is good does not last long. Awing/the world have lost an icon/developer. We pray God should grant you eternal life until we meet to part no more.Simon & family."

This tribute was added by Pa Ngonu Lawrence . on 20th January 2013

"Pa/Dr Konwufine I still cannot believe you left us this early, What a shock! What a shame! what a mess death can sometime cause. God alone has the answer to all these questions. We will miss you dearly,
Brother, May the almighty God receives you with opened hands and gives us strength and courage to deal with this great loss."

This tribute was added by Muma Azise Emmanuel on 20th January 2013

"Pa Dr Kunwufine, snatching you away from us by the wicked cool hands of death is a very big unforgettable vacuum created in your family in particular and in Awing as a whole.I have not seen you for the past  24 years and i will never see you again .Please, Rest In Perfect peace.  20th January 2013"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Isaac on 20th January 2013

"My heartfelt condolences go to the family.  I enjoyed getting to know Dr. Konwufine at the university, and he touched many lives."

This tribute was added by Eric Mbangowah on 20th January 2013

"Dear Pa Konwunefih-nikang we loved you and God loved you most
We can not ask too many questions about your dearth
We only have to thank for giving you to us and taking your soul back .
We wish you a fare well on your journey back to the creator"

This tribute was added by Nelson Na on 20th January 2013

"Pa, we still cannot believe that you left us so unexpectedly. However, as they say, the one who is adored the most by the God, is the one who achieves eternal life. We will miss you and we will cherish all the happy memories we had with you till we meet to part no more. Nelson Ntumbah & Family"

This tribute was added by lawrence tipo on 20th January 2013

"Dr K, we are very proud of  your contributions in this life.Your attitudes as a community young leader, a great friend,a wonderful father etc.are some of the tributes we learned from you.
May your soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Ivo Mbapeh on 20th January 2013

"Dr, You will always be remembered for your generousity and kindness by those who were close to you.You did alot to our dear village Awing and your family as a whole.God had another plan for you .Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Muma Vincent on 20th January 2013

"Dr may you find eternal rest in heaven."

This tribute was added by Jerry Saliki on 19th January 2013

"Pa K, my son, friend, brother: I will always remember you for your contagious generosity and your capacity to stay connected to all of humankind."


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