Fighur Samedi Kania
  • 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

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Password - KANIA 

A year gone without you! we have missed you dearly and the good Lord has been good to us. We continually pick up the peices and keep moving one until the day we will meet again 
We  love you dada....Neema, Baraka, Jeanette

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 13th October 2016

"Dear dada, our little girl Tamnai has grown up to be a beautiful women- 16 years ago today we brought her into this world. And today she has to celebrate her 16th birthday without you. I miss having you around to put all the pieces together to give her a beautiful surprise birthday present - tha you hand made.
She will be taking her drivers test on Friday and soon will be behind the wheel alone - what I missed opportunity that you did not get to teach her how to drive, we went through a lot of challenges, but she is now a good driver !
Just a note to tell you how we are fairing and how much we miss you.
Love you dada aways"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th September 2016

"Happy Birthday my love- I miss you"

This tribute was added by Martha Nyagudi on 12th September 2016

"God is great I am so excited for the kids all the best shine Neema and Baraka aim for the highest honors God is with you all the way!! Jeanette oh I am so so happy for you and the kids God is surely amazing. I miss him much too he would be so proud of what you have done! I miss you too God bless you."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 17th August 2016

"Hello Neema and Jeanette!

We are so excited to have Neema to join Hillcrest next year! I want to introduce myself, I am Kendra Grothmann. I'm working in the admissions and enrollment offices with Wayne Stender. I will be your contact if you have any questions. Included in this email are important dates as we near the beginning of school as well as class schedule options. Before I can set up a class schedule, I need a few things, including a record of Neema's immunizations, enrollment paperwork which will be sent via docusign, and a comprehensive physical exam (attached). I do still need to receive her official transcript from his old school. If the school could mail it directly to us, that would be perfect.

Again, we are so excited to have Neema at Hillcrest."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 17th August 2016

"Neema too got an admission to Hillcrest Academy and she goes to school tomorrow.  she gets to get a taste of what boarding school is like. We have been praying about it and she is looking forward to having such a wonderful experience in her new school.
we love you and miss you dad."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 17th August 2016

"Yesterday Baraka got admitted to the school he has been dreaming about and he will be going to play the game that you loved and taught him to play.  I know you are watching us are very proud of what the kids are doing.  below is the admission letter

Dear Baraka,

Congratulations! On behalf of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, I am pleased to offer you admission to the 8th grade as a boarding student for the 2016-2017 school year. I am also pleased to offer you a place in the Soccer Center of Excellence.

Your application proved to our Admissions Committee that you have the work ethic and character to be a wonderful addition to the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community. I do hope you and your family are able to accept this offer of admission.

The Admissions Office will be in contact with your parents regarding your enrollment contract. If you or your parents have any questions, please feel free to call the Admissions Office at 507-333-1618.

Again, I congratulate you on your acceptance! I look forward to welcoming you to Shattuck-St. Mary's School.

With warmest regards,

Amy Wolf
Interim Director of Admissions"

This tribute was added by Robert Nyagudi on 5th August 2016

"I miss my friend Samedi... I still talk about and refer to this good man in so many ways he touched my heart.

Jeanette you have a beautiful heart and you are strong. We love you. Keep the up the good job of taking care of the precious children God gave you. They are the Samedi you now have."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 3rd August 2016

"Today we picked up Baraka from Shattuck - soccer camp the game that we all loved. We also watched the first game played at the USbank stadium it was a fun time and we wish you would have been a part of it - Chelsea beat AC. Milan 3-1.
The kids have grown and I wish you were there to see how they have become young ladyand man.
I know you are watching over us and I deeply miss you! It is difficult to make decision alone and wondering whether they are the right ones.
We love you dada."

This tribute was added by Martha Nyagudi on 3rd August 2016

"Hi Jeanette, Neema and Baraka Miss you guys sooo much. I can't believe 3 years have gone by so fast we still have you in our thoughts and prayers, we miss Samedi he was a wise man.... may you rest in peace Samedi!!! Jeanette God loves you and you are never alone even when you feel alone, Neema by now you have grown into a young beautiful lady keep the teachings that your dad and mum gave you at heart and I pray for success in all you do. Baraka keep your head up in all you do, all you need is confidence and a positive attitude I pray for success in all you do too. Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 3rd August 2016

"Three years gone by and I miss you dearly"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 20th June 2016

"Another Father's Day without you is very difficult. We miss you and love you. Spent the day with you Then dropped BK at soccer camp.
We know that you are always watching over us. Love always"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 14th February 2016

"Happy Valentines Day my love. I miss you! Lots!"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 13th December 2015

"Another year has come and gone! I miss you and love you and know that you are watching over us as we celebrate another anniversary without you! Kids are all grown and this year we are celebrating this day at the homeland. I miss you my love!"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th September 2015

"Today would have been another year to celebrate
Your birthday! We miss you dearly! And love
You.....happy birthday my friend ...I love you"

This tribute was added by zwingle kania on 10th September 2015


This tribute was added by Martha Nyagudi on 20th August 2015

"For the time God enable our paths to meet you were very supportive to Robert and I, your kindness shall never be forgotten. May God keep your family safe it has been 2 years now! time flies! RIP Samedi"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 16th August 2015

"Dada! Today the kids got baptized and teacher Lester did keep his promise! We are all proud of their spiritual  achievement and
I know you are smiling from above because this is what you wanted te to do. We miss you my dear so very much. It saddens my heart to know that you are not here to see the children grow!
We had lots of our friends that came to witnes this special day in our family.  And we all talked about you!
Love you always dear!"

This tribute was added by Arnold Ndiema on 5th August 2015

"Its been two years since departed from our midst , I still vividly remember 3 yrs ago when he had a lively discussions at David Ndiema's home in Eldoret. what aches me is that that was the last time i had to see and talk to you.  i know wherever you are you are still the same friendly and full of advice. till me meet again, rest in peace Fighur."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 4th August 2015

"Its another year gone by, two years has gone by so fast and sometime I cannot phathom how all this happened.  In the one year there has been a lot that has happened.  The kids have grown, Neema is taller than me now and Baraka is catching up very fast.  they both still play soccer the sport that you taught them well.  Baraka  changed teams this year and will play for MTA  Neema is still waiting figure out where she plays. there are couple decisions that I have had to make myself and it has bee very difficult I always myself what you would have wanted us to do......but as life would make it... we have to make the best guess and journey on.
We spent the afternoon with you and laid some beautiful flowers, this is the closest we come to spending time with you.  No more goofing around............
I miss you my dear all the time ....we are lonely and alone most of the time and that hurts so much
please continue to watch over us until we meet again
love you always"

This tribute was added by neema kania on 3rd August 2015

"It's been 2 years and it's as if yesterday when we used to mess around and play soccer together, you are truly missed and loved by everyone especially me and god willing we will soon see each other again. We miss and love you so much dad."

This tribute was added by Esly Kania on 3rd August 2015

"Samedi- Today is the day you bid farewell to planet-earth and it will always linger in my/our memory for an indefinite future. We will always miss you big is a mysterious journey and ultimately we will join you in discovering your current residence. <>Esly/Carol,Elvis&Wesly."

This tribute was added by Robert Nyagudi on 3rd August 2015

"I miss this man. My big bro and a father figure. He was a good man. May his legacy live strong even through through his family"

This tribute was added by MARBUE WATKINS on 3rd August 2015

"REMEMBERING my late dear friend and brother in Christ, FIGHUR SAMEDI KANIA. A dear friend and brother who and I share a profound philosophy of men without borders, men who are lost in every culture of the world for the sake of the Gospel of Christ. This I am and will forever be for greater is the reward when Christ comes. RIP my friend! Look forward to a great reunion. There's a lot we don't seem to understand but before our faces it shall be laid out someday. Blessings upon your family and may God put His protective shield around them that they may acquire all the blessings from above you hoped for. REST IN CHRIST BRO!"

This tribute was added by baraka kania on 3rd August 2015

"Happy 2 year anniversary dad and hope to see you in heaven very soon i miss you dad - Baraka"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 14th February 2015

"Today I will not be getting the beautiful dozen roses that brightened my valentines day. But knowing that you are watching over us everyday brings me comfort. I miss you my valentine....always in my heart and will always love you....❤️"

This tribute was added by Robert Nyagudi on 2nd January 2015

"Jeannette, I want to wish you God's blessings in 2015. May the good Lord grant you peace and strength to raise the kids in the way he wants them to grow. May you stay true to HIS word and continue to show the kindness you so much shared with my friend and brother Samedi. We love all...regards to Neema and Baraka"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 1st January 2015

"2015 is here another year starts
Without you my beloved... We have had our ups and downs as we journey along. We continually ask God for the strength to keep us going. We miss the laughter And The cheers with you as we ushered in every new Year. The kids are growing fast .....saddens my heart that you are Not a part of their lives as they become teenagers. I miss you my best friend and my love always......"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 25th December 2014

"Another Christmas without you is a difficult one. We miss you am love you dada. We know that you are watching over us! Baraka finally got his iPhone for his 12th bday. We miss you greatly love you always...."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th December 2014

"On our 15th wedding anniversary I think of you my beloved and I have all the questions that I may never get answers. We miss you dearly and as I continue to take care of our beloved children that we brought to this world, I know you are watching over us. I will always love you...,,,"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th September 2014

"Today would have been your 50th Birthday.  we miss you our beloved and we will continue to remember you and celebrate in the way that we always did. love you always  dada- Tamnai, Baraka and Mama"

This tribute was added by Gelgelu Felema on 3rd September 2014

"Sam, we miss you a lot! I wish we had known each other better!"

This tribute was added by zwingle kania on 14th August 2014

"till now i cant believe that you left us... i miss you big bro and i will always miss you. your memories will keep on existing amongst us. MISS YOU BIG SAM!"

This tribute was added by Allan Kemboi on 7th August 2014

"On Sunday August 3rd we remembered you in a way I believe you would have approved...People had smiles playing the sports you promoted with your deeds...We miss you brother and we are praying every day that the lord our God keep blessing your family....on a lighter note, thank you for the rains in June that made us postpone the sports day to the 3rd of August."

This tribute was added by Robert Nyagudi on 3rd August 2014

"Today I miss my friend Samedi.... I pray God to continue providing for and putting his hedge around Samedi's family. Jeannette and the Kids we send you our love and prayers."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 3rd August 2014

"I miss you and will always love you my friend ....."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 15th June 2014

"Today as we celebrate the first fathers day without you, we will be thinking about all the fun things we did on this day. We miss you greatly dada. ....."

This tribute was added by gelgelu felema on 16th February 2014

"Sam's untimely loss has been hard and one can not comprehend the sadness his wife, his young kids, other loving family members and friends are going through. I cared for Sam as a nurse once during one of his hospital visit and I got to know him as a fellow African with shared dreams of bettering our communities back home and be there for our kids. Let us keep his dream alive!"

This tribute was added by Sarah Koskei Sile on 16th February 2014

"Hi Jeanette,
I was just thinking of you and your family and praying that God will continue to uphold you and stand by you. I hope that you and the children are fairing on as well as you can and I hope that you've been able to laugh and smile again despite your loss. I only met and knew Samedi for a short instant but he was one of those guys that leave a lasting impression, and I was very shocked and saddened by his demise. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a much better place away from all affliction. God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Ada Ogot-Siage on 1st February 2014

"Dear Jeanette, Neema and Baraka, May our gracious God continue to hug you close as you deal with this tremendous loss of your beloved Samedi. May He constantly whisper words of hope to carry you through the low moments. May we all look forward in hope for that glorious day when death shall be no more! No more night, no more pain, no more tears, never crying again. Lots of Love and Deepest Sympathy, Ada, Dan, Adan and Dylan Siage"

This tribute was added by Esly Kania on 2nd January 2014

"Samedi I miss you so much big Bro....We always celebrated most new years together. Those were fun filled days stretching back to our village in chesiro-Kenya where we grew up. We all miss you!!
Esly/Carol, Elvis & Wesly."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 1st January 2014

"Here comes 2014- as we start the New year without you we know that you are watching over us. We will journey on and you will always be in out hearts. We miss you lots dada! Love Neema, Baraka and mama"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 25th December 2013

"This Christmas we missed you. It will never be the same again. We said a little prayer for us and remembered all the beautiful and fun things we used to do. An ornament especially for you hangs on the Christmas tree. You will always be remembered. We love you and miss you dearly dad  - Neema, Baraka and mama."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th December 2013

"On this day, 14 years ago we said our vows infront of friends and family, we promised to love each other until death do us part. Little did we know that it will come so soon...!  I miss you my love.. always thinking about you and praying that someday soon we will meet again."

This tribute was added by Martha Wamalika on 21st November 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."

This tribute was added by Emmy Mit on 18th November 2013

"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 are loved and never forgoten"

This tribute was added by Esly Kania on 18th September 2013

"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)."

This tribute was added by MARBUE WATKINS on 13th September 2013

"Remembering it was yesterday (your natal day) and what blissful day of joy it would have been. Missed you my friend and brother!"

This tribute was added by Jeanette Boit-Kania on 12th September 2013

"Happy Birthday my best friend!! you are loved and missed very much"

This tribute was added by clyde cassimy on 12th September 2013

"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!!"

This tribute was added by MARBUE WATKINS on 4th September 2013

"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!"

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