- 30 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 23, 1984
- Place of birth:
Freetown, Sierra Leone
- Date of passing: Oct 24, 2015
- Place of passing:
Makeni, Sierra Leone
|Let the memory of Ivan be with us forever|
"May his soul continue to rest in eternal peace in the Lord."
"Forever! with the Lord! Rest in peace"
"Have a super duper birthday with our father in heaven. May the Lord continue to watch over you. We miss you dearly"
"Last night run was all about you Ivan. We felt your presence right with us. Sometimes, it's like you travelled and will be coming back. If only you were with us, the FH3 would have been a happier place. Rest in perfect peace my dear brother."
"Picon, Sparko, FC Fullam, Luis Sahr All the names I use to call you I just can't believe you are gone Even after I talked to your Mom and Sheka I thought you will show up but after 40 days today I decide to leave this Tribute for you Bro. We have know each other for over 15 Years you were like a Brother to me Always making me smile and i still have your Poem you wrote me in 2011 After the World Trade Incident. I can write a whole book about you. We still have to meet in Brüssel you know that? Your name will forever be in our Mouths and Minds. Rest In Peace Bro"
"Ivan I still can't believe you have left us. I miss you every single day. You are one of the best people I have had the privilege of knowing and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have you in my life. You lived your life without any regrets and always put others before yourself. And enjoyed every minute! You never stopped dreaming and moving toward your goals, and were such an inspiration to all of us. You always stayed positive, no matter the setback. Thank you for all of the joy you have given me over the last few months. I will never forget you Movan. Love you- Marie"
"This is a gut-wrenching loss for me. This is a young man who was eager to help anyone at any time, yes ...... ANYTIME! I have called him for help at 2 AM when I am in Freetown and he came with no complaints. I called him Fix it. I cannot list the number of times he has helped me solve an issue in Freetown. My last communication was that I was going to Freetown and would he like me to get him anything in particular from the US. I am still waiting for his reply ......... May his tender soul rest in perfect peace!"
"Ivan I still can't believe you are gone. I wish I could hear your voice and see your smile. I am so lucky to have known you. You touched so many lives. Your enthusiasm and zest for life is unmatched. You always told me there was more in me than I knew. I will carry that with me and try to make you proud. I love you so much. Laura"
"I still can't believe you are gone Mohamed. When Sheila called me my mouth was wide open for a while and Lily asked; Mama, what is it? The children could not believe also. You made their stay at Wilberforce enjoyable. They alway have stories to tell. Especially "Auntie" .
We will miss your humble soul and helpful heart. Rest in peace brother."
"Ivan, words cannot express how sad we are at Airtel (SL)Ltd. We last saw u on Tuesday 20th where we were smiling at jokes u made only to be told that u have gone on Sunday. what a sad news. may your soul rest in perfect peace."
"Oh Ivan! So sorry to hear about your demise. Your untimely death came as a rude shock to me. I was just smiling the other day at the throwback pictures you posted on the FH3 facebook wall. I guess these were all signs of you saying goodbye. I never thought you would leave us so soon and in such a painful and awful manner but God knows best.
You were like the “life” of Hash. You made us happy – always joking around and making fun of everyone. Never saw you angry. You were so dedicated and always strived to be the best. I really admired your strength and devotion to Hash. You were always there to lay the trail and coordinate things. You even made us form another group – just so we could know each other better. We sent birthday messages to group members just so that everyone could have a sense of belonging. Despite your playful outlook, you were a very zealous person. I will deeply miss you. Despite the fact that you were always there to help others – according to the people that were with you during your final minutes, there was no medical assistance to save your life. This burns my heart. You came down from the jeep to help someone else. You had a Belgium trip but all you wanted was to do what you loved best – RUN. May the angels of God accept you as you RUN into heaven. You were special and you will always have a place in my heart. Rest in peace and God bless your soul."
"I didn't really know you in person but happened to learn of your passing through mutual FB friends. The tributes i saw moved me to tears. You seemed to have lived your life helping others through worthy causes such as the marathon you last run. May your young and gentle soul rest in Eternity. Rest in peace - true Sierra Leonean"
"My dearest Mohamed, it is with a rather heavy heart that I write this tribute to you. They say good things don't last long and that is so true in your case,
Your sweet soul, your tender voice
Your warm eyes and loving embrace
How could such a gentle soul be snatched away so cruelly
There are no answers to our questions
No hymns to calm us down
No one to wipe our tears away
You left too soon, we know that now
A hundred years with you, would still be like a day
No time to tell you how much you really meant
No more hurt my lovely, no more disappointments
God has you wrapped under his wings
And there your sweet soul will remain till we meet again
"So so sad u left us Dis soon Ivan, u were such a nice friend ad a brother to many of us...we love u but God loves u most,sleep on Ivan sleep ad take ur rest. You will forever be missed."
"Just eight days ago we talked about Papaya and how excited you were about the marathon...and now I am writing on here...I cried upon hearing of your sudden departure, but I will never forget you as long as I live...every time I saw you or chatted with you, your joy and excitement always reminded me of how fortunate I am to have you as my friend...instead of sprinting through the beach, you now run through the clouds looking down on us as we look up and smile, knowing you are with the Lord..."
"Ivan gone too soon, we love u but God loves u most
we will miss you especially Love World Whatsapp group
sleep on brother sleep and take your rest and may mother earth rest gently on you"
"God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw Ivan's face. He put his arms around him and lifted him to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful… for He always takes the best.
May all left behind to mourn his loss, especially his mum, my dearest friend Betty, be wrapped in GOD's comfort and may mother Earth rest gently on your mortal remains. Sleep and take your rest. “Peace be thine”. Una orsh yah!!!!"
"It's high time I accepted that the person I shared hugs with six years ago at the Lungi airport is no more. You were mad because I never visited home and I explained why. You told me about your travelling plans and we both hoped sharing hugs again. But who am I to question God? The one who giveth...taketh. I know you are in a better place high up in heaven, with the one that loves you most. I must say that I cherish and will forever do every moment shared with you. Your great personality, sense of humor, and generousity made you exceptionally unique. Sleep on beloveth and take your rest. Only the Lord could feel my hurt. My heart felt condolences to the family at their time of grieve. The Lord be with us all."
"Sleep on beloved, Sleep and take your rest.... Freetown Hash Harriers Love you but Jesus loves you best ..... Rest In Peace Goat Bear Bear"
"To the Family and Friends of Ivan,
Please except my deepest condolences. It is unnatural to lose one so young in death. I've found comfort in knowing that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15) I hope that you'll find comfort in God's promise that you can see your loved one again during a time when "death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)"
"It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. As hard as it seems, you will get through this difficult time and emerge stronger. We are always around to help you through this trying period.
Rest in peace Ivan. Amen"
"Rest in peace my brother. Till we meet again."
"How do I start? What can I say? Why did you have to go. You made the whole world light up with your amazing laugh. I smile when I remember. But let me start at the beginning. We met some 6 years ago where you were a Celtel employèe and I a student. You were one of a very few that never created difference between us. Our cordial relationship continued till i became an employee. In our work drive, we again met as staff at the European Union. Our relationship solidified in such a way that we both wanted to be physically and virtually together. You made me know a lot of people through whatsapp groups. We went out together. Went hiking. We had our own language. All these are actionless without you. I will remember you in so many ways. I thank God for having known you in this life. I will forever remember you and pray for your soul to rest in peace.
Bye bye Ivan"
"From Sybella Ellong
We miss you sooooooooooo very much. I'm still numb.
For those we love within the veil,
Who once were comrades of our way,
We thank Thee, Lord; for they have won
To cloudless day.
And life for them is life indeed,
The splendid goal of earth’s strait race;
And where no shadows intervene
They see Thy face.
Not as we knew them any more,
Toil worn, and sad with burdened care:
Erect, clear eyed, upon their brows
Thy Name they bear.
Free from the fret of mortal years,
And knowing now Thy perfect will,
With quickened sense and heightened joy,
They serve Thee still.
O fuller, sweeter is that life,
And larger, ampler is the air:
Eye cannot see nor heart conceive
The glory there;
Nor know to what high purpose Thou
Dost yet employ their ripened powers,
Nor how at Thy behest they touch
This life of ours.
There are no tears within their eyes;
With love they keep perpetual tryst;
And praise and work and rest are one
With Thee, O Christ."
"Your laughter, your jokes, your smile, your stories and everything about you will be truly missed. Safe in the arms of Jesus, safely your soul shall rest."
You were kind hearted, outgoing, and very humorous even though I sometimes dislike your jokes. It's so sad that you are no longer with us. How I wished I would have granted you the one last request you made by asking me to send food for you when I was on leave, how I wished I would have prayed more for you. I am already missing you at the office. I will miss evangelising to you, eating with you, quarrelling with you, playing and running around and I will definitely miss giving you the last pat on the back whenever you are dropping off the office shuttle. Thanks for being a good friend. Rest In Peace till we meet again in heaven. Sleep well Ivan"
"I never knew you but I'm so sad you are gone visit your Facebook page everyday. Rest in peace my son"
"La Katha, as we say in our local language, " All Die Get E sababu". You should have linked with me... By Ivan ."
"Mr. Mohamed as I foundly called you, when I pass through your office to my desk. You always give that warm smile, and say Olive good morning. We have fun, laughter, you are always ready to ask, help and give what you can.
Ivan, without you the Admin Section is so quiet, where are you? On Friday we had fun quoting " it could not be" nor did we know what will happened.
Ivan Sleep and take your Rest.... You enjoying doing what you love."
"I am so glad that I got to know Ivan and our paths crossed though for a very short span at the Delegation of the European Union in Sierra Leone. 'Ivanovich' as I used to call him was loving, caring, full of fun and had a gift of humour with which he touched many lives. Though his death was sudden but yet we thank God for the years he spent with us. It will be hard to forget Ivan because he gave us so much to remember!"
"I am deeply grateful to have had the chance to know you my dear colleague Ivan,though not for for too long.I seems like i've known you forever.We all ran the Marathon together on the 24/10/2015 and spent the whole evening together drinking and cracking jokes.You were so full of life,so sad that you are gone so soon.''May you continue to rest in perfect peace''"
"Ivan, got to know you when I started work at the EU Delegation three months ago. It was like we have known each other for ages, you were full of fun, always happy. You were always my first point of call in Admin, why do you have to go so soon? Rest in peace Ivan............"
Words can never express how devastated you left us. A true, selfless and reliable colleague. Your zest for fun and friendship is unmatched. Indeed you left your mark and you will definitely be missed.
May you continue to rest in perfect peace......"
"i got to know you because of Betty. You were Betty's ''son.'' You were indeed her pride and joy. She shared your growth and sucesses like any proud mum. Its so sad that it all has ended so quickly. May your gentle soul rest in eternal and perfect peace."
"Rest in paradise my dear"
"Hi brother, you will be missed. You left your mark on everyone you touch. I love you but God loves you best, sleep on. You will never be forgotten."
"My son, Ivan Mohamed, you have been my pride and joy. We had many unfinished business, but Our Lord said that you had run the race well, you had finished your course, and there are greater things awaiting you in his Kingdom.
You called me mom, your mentor, your personal advisor. If I could write a book, there will be million things I would say about you. You never stopped sharing your dreams, hopes and aspirations with me. Your successes were mine and so also your worries. A void has been left in my life, but as you know, you will always be in my heart.
I saw the potential in you from a tender age and took you under my wings. It was not a mistake. Many a times my mother would be angry with me because she said "I was making your head swell". It was my choice to love you and give you the best I could under the circumstances. Thank you for making me proud. Wherever you went, and whatever you did, and whatever you became in this your short life, brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart.
You were going to give me two years notice to your wedding; you were planning to start building your house up the hills upon your return from Belgium, preparing to read your Masters in Public Administration with Njala and much more. I was preparing your visit next year to the US. You had so many plans.
The community you served will miss you greatly. Your birthday was a special one always, when you would go out to distribute gifts to the homeless and the poor instead of receiving any. Your loving and kind hand was appreciated far and wide.
You were a central piece in our Ursula Cole home. No wonder some dared to call you Ivan Mohamed Kamara-Cole! Visiting Freetown in recent years was so pleasurable because, you were there to make it memorable and give all the support needed. You made me eat at your favorite spot : N°2, what a delight it was!
Your life is an example to many. You have left an indelible mark that no one can challenge. Sleep on son, take your rest until we meet again."
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