- 48 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 12, 1964
- Date of passing: Aug 3, 2013
|Let the memory of Fighur be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Fighur
Samedi Kania, 48, born on September 12, 1964 and passed away on August 3, 2013. We will remember him forever. We miss you dearly
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As we celebrate the first birthday in your absence, we will be be thinking of all the good memories that we shared together and the fun things that we did on your birthday. We love you and miss you dearly May the good Lord continue to give us peace and hope as we continue to journey on. We love you Dada!! Neema, Baraka and Jeanette
* I miss my best friend alot !! 09/12/2013
"As I now come into terms with my cousin brother's death, I still have the pain of losing Samedi. He was more than a cousin to me and it is quite difficult for me to accept than Samedi is not with us anymore. I recall our primary days at Kapso when we could go to their home for lunch and even spend some days at their home. I even remember how our teacher used to make fun of us in class cause we were classmates. Oh my, what a tragedy! I have alot to say about Samedi but let me stop cause now it won't change what has happened. But I will miss him dearly. God bless and care for the family always."
"RIP Samedi ...So sorry you had to endure the pain of a cruel disease and the sorrow of departing sooner than we had all hoped ...your family and friends are safe in Gods hands...Rest with the angels ..you are loved and never forgoten"
"I will always miss you so much my dear brother. I will cherish your legacy forever and the positive impact you instilled in my life since childhood. Witnessing your three year courageous daily fight with cancer will forever linger in my mind. Hopefully we will meet again soon when Jesus comes back as promised. May God's blessings be upon your family (Baraka, Neema and wife Jeanette)."
"Remembering it was yesterday (your natal day) and what blissful day of joy it would have been. Missed you my friend and brother!"
"Happy Birthday my best friend!! you are loved and missed very much"
"Words fail me as I reflect on the life of my friend and brother right now! My prayer is for healing from the pain of loss that we all feel. I am especially thinking of all the immediate family members! May God continue to sustain you through the coming years!!"
"You're truly missed bro! Can't come to terms with your passing. Painful as it can be. We prayed but God's plan took precedence for His will to be done. In our brotherly conversation, we believe God always has a plan. Yes He did and that was that you take your flight and rest for a while beneath till that great getting up morning. Love U always!!! May God bless and keep your family....Amen!"
"Rip bro. May God watch over ur family."
"Sorry for the big loss of a beloved husband, father,son, brother and friend. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. My sincere prayer for the entire family and community. God wil fill the gap that Samedi left."
"RIP brother,you fought a good fight,you kept the faith, u have finished the race, to God be the glory forever and ever amen. Jeanette n' kids, seek solace in Gods arms and His grace will sustain you.you r in our prayers,GOD BLESS"
"we will forever remember you jirani, your warm and charming friendship with all, mostly I will never forget the soccer tricks and goals you used to score for Chesiro Football club. May God's counsel be your portion the entire Kania family.You left too soon. We loved you but God loved you more, Rest in peace."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette, Neema, Baraka and all the Kania's Family. Samedi, was a brother to us. He loved, cared,provided and inspired many. We will always cherish the time spend and lessons learned."
As for the family, be strong we are still here together to uplift his good works. We will always miss Samedi. Poleni."
"Dear samedi,am writting to tell you that wherever you are in heaven,you left a legacy that everybody is proud of.As for me,i've lost a dear friend,a mentor and above all,a person with a sense of humor,honest,kindhearted and the spirit of encouraging others.i'll forever remember you brother.As for your family,God will ever be the engine of your house.he will always be their for your family."
"Rest now good man. I believe we shall meet again. May the almighty be with everyone you left behind."
"RIP my son.We cherished and forever treasure you love,noble values,wisdom,kindness for all.In God's hand you rest in our hearts you remain forever.May almighty God comfort my daughter Jeanette,my grandchildren Baraka and Neema and the entire family"
"although we loved him dearly.we could not make him stay.A golden heart stopped beating,hard working hands to rest.God broke our hearts to prove to us HE only takes the BEST. WE LOVED YOU UNCLE"
"Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, forever loved, forever missed
RIP uncle Samedi"
"RIP Uncle! You were truly an amazing, kind-hearted and selfless man. We will greatly miss you but I know you are feeling better up there in heaven! Auntie Jeannette, Tamnai and Baraka take heart and be strong."
"RIP Samedi Kania. We shall miss you greatly,your wisdom, concern for all . You were always ready to offer help, and counsel. May God almighty grant you eternal peace and provide comfort to your family at this moment of sorrow following your demise."
"Jeanette, Baraka, and Neema. We fondly remember him staying up all night on our wedding eve, flying down to drive you 1000 miles back to MN, supervising the garage clean-up...days before his passing. We pray God sends His angels to comfort and strengthen you. He ran a good race - may this help you keep the faith."
"Samedi, you are now in a peaceful place and free from the busy and hectic life on earth. I pray for your family, Jeanette and your two kids, as they come to terms with your passing, my God grant them comfort at this difficult time."
"Rest in Peace Brother Samedi, You touched so many while on this earth and you've always showed us the love of Christ. Our hearts are saddened by you leaving but God has the final plan. May God comfort your family at this difficult time."
"Have compassion, Father, on all who are in mourning for those dear to them;
let Your comfort and solace surround them in their desolation and aloneness.
Bring them to a fuller knowledge of Your love, wiping away their tears,
for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen "God keep yo"
"Looking forward to seeing my friend again in the earth made new! May God comfort and strengthen all who mourn the loss of this dear friend, brother, relative whom we so dearly loved! RIP brother Samedi, see you on that great morning!!!"
"2nd timothy 4-7 you have run the race, fought the fight and kept the faith. May God rest your soul in eternal peace memories of you shall leave forever. You will never be forgotten. May God give your famil the courage and strength through this difficult time."
"May God grant you perfect peace
that drives away all sorrows and fears.
And in the days to come, we will surely meet him again
where death can no longer tear us apart.
bye my brother."
"We had more in common with Samedi than otherwise thus PKs,Fiath,Work,political mind,domicile,Country among others.The man was a Church Minister,Farmer,Photographer,designer,IT specialist,Photo/videographer,Community mobiliser,Political activist,Teacher[Primary,Secondary n College],Independent minded,loving husband,father,son n brother among others."
"As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens"
"Fighur, you were a great inspiration to many, you zeal and vigour to achieve the best for your people is vivid and self evident in our memory. your soul will live long in our minds. its no doubt that your siblings, wife and children will follow in every foot step u took. we loved you, but God loves you More. Rest peacefully till we meet again."
"DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL,LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL.R.I.P SAMEDI ."
"RIP- (PK). You will be missed by all of us. Now may Peace reign in your family: Jeanette, the precious children, Rose, Pastor and all the entire family this enemy will be defeated soon."
"Rest in peace Samedi. Jeanette, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort for you and the kids during this very difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength."
"May God strengthen you through your grief and heartache. His love for us is so great—greater than that we have for those we love. He will comfort you and give you strength to get through the day—His love will sustain you through the darkest times of your grief. Rest in Eternal Peace Samedi."
"May God our Father and the God of all mercies, comfort and strengthen you Jeanette, the children and the entire Kania Family, today and always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Psalm 48:14 (NIV) encourage you: For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. ~ Rotich family."
"We met as strangers in Nairobi 2007-2008.You bought me lunch at Seasons restaurant near Post Bank.I asked you what Kania meant.You actually told me it meant Kalya-meaning peace..Peace be with you brother.Little did I know I'd bump into you again in the US of A.Its been memorable since we got to know each other.God be with you Samedi RIP-Kapkerich Family Mn"
"Terrible news....RIP Samedi. Peace and love Jeanette and the kids! We are together in prayers...God bless and keep you strong!"
""Rest in peace Shemeji. To my dear Sister,niece and nephew may God be with you during this moment. Love you all"."
"Samedi, you will be missed! I am shocked. I still remember our classes together in Bara. We had a huge debate in Dr. Cassimy's class. That was the start of a good friendship. I recall the days I spent at your fiance's (wife now) house in Eldoret. I will never forget your kindness and your friendship. Rest in peace my friend!"
"Samedi, you've gone pretty young, but I know you were prepared. You were always proactive and courageous in your life. Appreciated you as a friend in our days in Bara. You were full of life, energy and muscle! :)
Friend, rest well until we meet again SOON!
Our Love and regards to the family.
Psalms 46, "God is our refuge and strength...""
"Death is a painful thing, especially to children. But in Jesus, we have hope that our brother is just sleeping, awaiting that time when Jesus shall come to take us home. In Him alone can we find peace and rest even through this difficult time. My prayer is that you will find strength and courage in Jesus. I pray that Jesus will comfort the family and fill the void left with His LOVE. AMEN!"
"Dear Jeanette, i learnt with deep shock the passing on of your husband , friend, confidant and co-parent. May God in his mercies grant you, your children and family the strength to withstand the difficult time ahead. I can say with surety that God will see you through. My sincere condolences. God bless you."
"To the family of pastor Kania, Jeannette and children .Its indeed very sorowful to loose our friend Figur at this time, But I pray that God will give you strength and carage as you go thru this dificalt time."
"Goodbye Bomuru, it was a great pleasure to have met and known you albeit briefly. God bless your loving wife and childrent abundantly. xx"
"Samedi, thank you for the wonderful times we shared in Bara the footprints you left so courageously on earth will remain forever. Jeanette and the lovely children, take heart and may God continously cover you with His undying love and peace. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Samedi"
"You were courageous and full of wisdom. You approached life without fear and we're going to miss you dearly. Rest with the angels Samedi!"
"Samedi, Bomuru, miss you. Am so sorry that we have had to lose you. My best friend Jeanette and my niece and nephew loved you so much and they will forever miss you.
Am so sorry that the illness had to take you, but thank God you have left footprints on the earth that we shall forever follow.
We will meet again and will always think of you."
"Jeanette and family, I am sorry to hear about Samedi. Our thoughts and prayers during this tough time. May he Rest in Peace."
"Like Moses who faithfully climbed up the hill to face his death, Samedi couragiously journied through illness to the day he fall asleep in Christ. His testimony, faith, hope & trust in the Lord gives us the hope of seeing him in heaven. He loved all with AGAPE. His faith inspires us all. This servant of God is asleep in Jesus. He is one hero of faith. Jesus will raise him with the saints."
"Too young to go, when the family wanted you most. You will always be In Our thoughts, forever In Our Hearts, RIP my friend. Loved Always, Sadly Missed. To the family we wish you, Thy Almight Blessing be with you forever."
"RIP brother as you wait to respond to that sound of the trumpet from our Lord and Saviour when He will call you by your name together with other saints. We have this blessed hope and may the family be comforted and live to this expectation."
"RIP Uncle Samedi.. u wil forever remain in our hearts till we meet.. though i wish time would have been kind enough for u to celebrate our achievements together but i knw u wil b watching over us together wth Uncle Kipkoech.. i love u n will miss u.. aunt Jean, my cousins neema n baraka tke hrt..."
"Kania's family,Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Jeanette dear, may the Lord keep you strong now and in the days to come. Mutyo missing."
"To the family of Samedi, I wish you peace in the midst of sorrow, as we celebrate a life of a dear husband, father, friend. I pray that the Lord grant you peace that the world cannot give, poleni sana, We have a hope to reunite with our loved departed ones, only God can fill the void, We thank God for giving Samedi to you and for the times we shared in this world. May he Rest in Peace."
"My sympathy and condolences to the family of Pastor Kania. I met Samedi and Jeannette and were great people. I also had a chance to chat many times with him on phone when I was Treasurer Western Kenya Conference. I am saddened by the untimely death. My family and I wish you the comfort that can only be yours from Christ. We promise to pray for you and believe God will be with you Jeanettte"
"Sam- I will always remember your beautiful smile that warmed everyone's hearts. You showed us an earthly example of God's love by the way you loved your wife, family and friends. You will be missed. I look forward to seeing you and giving you a big hug when we meet in heaven. Jeanette, Baraka and Neema - I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Rest In Peace Samedi, till we meet again."
"My heart felt condolences to Jeanette and the entire family."
"Jeanette, Our family was deeply saddened when we heard about the passing of Figuhr. We are thinking of you and the children and send our heartfelt sympathy. Figuhr was a warm, gracious, and a ready-to-lend-a-hand person. Let us hinge our hopes on the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ when there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain. God bless and comfort all of you."
"Rest in peace. God loved you more. Jeanette, God will guide you and be with you in during this time and forever. Neema and Baraka,God will always be with you and guide you, give mummy strength to be there for you. We love you,now and always."
"Just the other day,we were together and you were cheerful as always,but this day you are gone,but not from our hearts...you were an inspiration to many and am glad you changed lives..I know God's love,protection&comfort for family n friends is sufficient especially at these tough moments....RIP cousin Figuhr,forever missed!"
"Loved ones never die for as long their memory lingers on in our deepest recesses. Samedi is gone physically but his legacy lives on in you Jeanette, and in your children Neema and Baraka. God's grace is sufficient for you in the now as is His assurance that He works all things together for the good of them that love Him."
"I am very saddened to know that my friend and brother Samedi is gone! I pray that God's warmth and comfort may steadly rest upon his children, wife Jeanette and the entire family at large. Pole. Rest in peace my friend."
"Brother Sam will be missed. As a church family, we enjoyed fellowship with the Kania family and their service and commitment has been a great contribution. He especially was a key coordinator in the youth/children department and they all loved him. During this time of loss, we pray that the Lord will comfort the family in a special way. May the memories of his good work inspire us all."
"Samedi, Life is a gift.. Yours was a life well lived. For 48 short years that you walked on this earth, you lived abundantly. You are out of our sight, but you will never be out of our hearts, we may not see your face, but we will always remember your smile,; Peace love and sympathy to the family . RIP Samedi"
"RIP Samedi Kania.I pray that may God give the entire family of Pastor Pkania strength and courage in this trying moment. (heart felt condolence from cheren family) we are together in prayers"
"RIP Samedi. To the family. I pray that God gives you strength and comfort during these difficult times."
"Samedi, rest in peace my friend. This journey is for us all. I will miss your smiles."
""R.I.P my friend Samedi. Will be greatly missed by family and friends. We all loved you but God loved you more. May the good Lord rest your soul in Eternal Peace. Amen.""
"Will miss you Samedi. Rest in peace bro. Jeannette, baraka and Neema may lord be with at the time of sorrow. love, kibitoks."
"RIP Samedi. I pray for God's comfort for your wife and your wonderful children. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh..Till we meet again Fare Thee Well."
"Jeanette and entire Kania and Boit families, it is with heavy heart I learn of the death of my friend Samedi. Know we are together in prayer. Only God can give you strength at this time. May these words comfort you, "The righteous perishes, and no man takes it to heart; merciful men are taken away, while no one considers that the righteous is taken away from evil. Isaiah 57:1"
"Jeanette dear, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Samedi... May God wrap you and the kids in his loving arms and may our friend rest in eternal peace. You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. Mutyo missing!!!"
"Pole sana family of Kania, You were such inspiration to many, you will be missed."
"Rest in peace our dear friend Samedi.You have left a legacy never to be forgotten you were a good and a loving friend to everyone God knows why he chose you to be with him in heaven.We shall miss u .We pray for God to give us strength for the family Jeanette.your wife and your loving children Neema and Baraka and the rest of the family.May the good lord rest your soul in peace .GOD BLESS U"
let your name be called upon our kids and grand kids en so forth"
""RIP Samedi.You were a great and inspiring friend to my family.
For Jeanette, Kids and the entire family and friends, I pray that God will give you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days a head and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Pole Sana Kania's."
"Rest in eternal peace Samedi. To the family of Samedi may the almighty Lord comfort you during this trying moment. RIP."
"RIP Samedi, you were a great person with kindness and charity for all. You will be greatly missed by not only your family but all who knew you. God be with your family and put his arms around him. 2 Timothy 4:7and 8."
"its two years since we had our first and last meeting and it was a blessing because of the good things about life you told me and the advice you gave me, thank you. May the Lord Rest your soul in Eternal Peace ."
"Rest in eternal peace Mr. Fighur . So shocking having gotten the sad news.Over and over, i gain the more understanding that within the earth nowhere and nothing is fair at all.The little pieces and bundles of happiness and joy we have got at present are sadly surpassed with bitterness in time.May the ever living God be the source of comfort and inspiration to Mr. Kania's family.Blessings"
"RIP samedi. may the lord give the family strength during this difficult moments."
"My condolences!take heart everyone..May the Lord give you strength during this difficult moment..may the verses in I Thessalonians 4:16-18 forever comfort you.Amen"
"Rest in Peace Samedi. You were truelly a success man if I can paraphrase Robert Stevenson's poem;
You lived well, laughed often and loved much; you gained respect of intelligent men and the love of children; you filled your niche and accomplished your task; you have left a world better than you found it with your smile and you never lacked appreciation of the earth's beauty."
"RIP my brother Semedi. You fought the good fight and continued to keep a strong faith. You were regarded as a wise elder in our community not because of your age but because of your sober and analytical mind. You will be forever missed. We continue praying for your wife Jeanette, kids Neema and Baraka and the entire Kania family."
"Muutyo miisin kootaab Fighur ako Kap-Shabatai nto Kamusere kutee-yee-oteene amu meetab kasanta-ng'woong'. Cheechuu ku saayeet kityo omuuch onyoruu nkuryoonteet amu rirek ako ng'ung'usyeet yoo keemesyo akoy besyoonoo kisoone weri mii rwoontaab kibchulyo. O-titir, o-muyte ankokasee keey Yeesu Kriisto nyoo kimee ankiraraach kuwo Kipkongoy. Nteenee kuriibook Yeyiin ankukoonook toloosyeet."
"My deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Samedi in this difficult moment. I remember him as a very friendly person and man who inspired many in so many ways. R.I.P. You will always be remembered!!"
"My sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and relatives at this very difficult moment. I know God will provide, protect, comfort and guide you when you call and depend on Him. Samedi was a true friend and colleague in many community activities including the brief moment I had with him and his family after he had started confronting the challenges that his health brought upon him."
"Samedi, in the 48 years you lived in this world you touched so many people in a positive way and the memories of our interactions with you will last forever. In my mind, a gentle giant has rested. May the Almighty God grant Jeanette and the entire Kania family comfort and solace during this difficult time. Mwenyezi Mungu na aiweke roho yako mahali pema peponi."
"Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father's palace. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory. RIP Samedi, we will see you in that resurrection morning by the city of glass. Jeanette and Kids, God give you courage and peace. Death has no sting, but a shadow is what we are seeing now.1Corith 15:55"
I didn't know Samedi but went to school with Jeanette .
Our sincere condolences.
God bless you and give you strength
"This man was more than a brother to me.When I first came to America it was a harsh winter.I had no car. Nothing. Samedi like a true brother took upon himself to help my family until we were on our feet. RIP my friend.RIP my brother.I am left deeply saddened.May the Almighty God provide peace to my brother's family."
"My thoughts and prayers are with Jeannette , the kids and the entire Kania's family at this difficulty and painful time of the loss of my teacher, Fighur . May God grant you enough strength to withstand the pain of loosing our loved one. RIP Samedi,"
"The sting of death was been removed by christ, and only the shadow of it remains. The shadow of a dog can't bite; the shadow of a sword can't kill. Death has no power only its shadow we are seeing at this moment. RIP Brother Samedi, will see you in the resurrection morning by the city of glass. Jeanette, Kids, the Kanias, the Boit's..God's peace, courage and clarity of mind be in you."
"To the Samedi family and friends, the news of the parting friend are saddening. I pray that the courage and clarity of mind. The amazing thoughtfulness and thorough grasp of life as whole he demonstrated when I visited him few days ago, abide with you all. Moses & Grace"
"We played football together, talked politics, shared jokes among many other things. You were and always will be my friend and brother. Thanks for all you did for me. The timely snippets of advise that only you could dispense. And that smile. I will miss you Sam. Pole to Jeanette, Baraka and Tamunai. RIP"
"The loss of a loved one turns our life upside down. Our world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we in turn adjust to a new "normal." RIP Samedi."
"We can never question God's decisions.....In his own wisdom,he chose you Samedi. The work of your hands will forever be the testimony. May Your Family find peace in he who understands the real pain of the Loss. May God Rest your Soul in Eternal Peace....Fare thee well brother....."
"RIP Samedi. Jeannette and family,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.May the Lord comfort you,we know that we will meet with our brother one day."
"RIP my good friend.For the period I knew you I learnt alot and you touched me with your inspirations and advice.May God almighty grant you eternal peace and provide comfort to your family."
"Rest in peace. May God strengthen your family during this sorrowful time"
"I am saddened by this news! Life is really short :-( They say, "we live long only to realize how short life is." We will greatly miss you brother. God has a reason as why this had to happened. We hope to meet you in that blessed morning when all sorrows of this world shall be gone."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jeanette and the children, and the entire Kania family at this difficult time. I remember last summer, although our families were meeting for the first time, one couldn't help but notice Fighur's natural warmth and grace with which he received us. May God strengthen and comfort y'all."
"RIP samedi. u will be greatly missed by those who knew you and whose lives you touched. May God give your family strength during this time poleni sana . Fare thee well my brother. till we meet again"
"R.I.P my friend Samedi. Will be greatly missed by family and friends. We all loved you but God loved you more. May the good Lord rest your soul in Eternal Peace. Amen."
"Rip Samedi Kania, you were a husband,father,brother and a friend to many. Jeanette,kids and family, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Poleni sana"
"RIP Samedi Kania, You were a husband,father,brother and friend to many. Jeanette and kids, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are praying for your family. Poleni sana."
"The storms which we are going through today will fade into insignificance when the final storm comes.The final storm will erupt when the trumpet sounds.It will blow upon the whole world and the believers will go to rest from the world of many storms.RIP.Let proverbs 24:10 be your strength."
""RIP bro Samedi. You have showed the world that all is possible, though you have left us so soon, it is evident that you have achieved Gods will on Earth by empowering a new generation and a significant cadre of leaders through your wide networks. God has blessed you too with your 3 children. Be sure your mantle will be extended to generations to come. Rest in peace bro with God's blessing"
"Rest in Peace!"
"RIP Samedi Kania. You were a dear friend to my family and we shall miss your graciousness, generosity, and wisdom. You were always ready to offer help, and counsel. Your wisdom was legendary and will be sorely missed. May God almighty grant you eternal peace and provide comfort to your family at this time of loss."
"RIP my Brother. Although the Almighty allowed you only 48 years in this world, the mark you have left behind is larger than life itself. You were the best of the best and we shall indeed miss your wise counsel and leadership. We pray for God's comfort for your Wife Jeannette and your wonderful Children Neema and Baraka and the entire Kania and Boit Families for their loss. God Bless."
"RIP my friend Samedi. You were a good friend, honest and kind. Jeanette and Kids, I pray the Lord will give you strength and courage to go through this tough time. May the words of Psalms 89:1-2 ring in your heart forever"
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