- 89 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 12, 1926
- Place of birth:
Umumgbokwo Isingwu, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Mar 26, 2016
- Place of passing:
Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
|Home-going of a Hero... Daddy, Chief Elder Job N. Ugbaja, OFG, You were known for your integrity and you left a legacy of truth, dedication, and uprightness. We shall continue the legacy you left for us. Remain in God's bosom and rest in perfect peace!|
This memorial website is created in memory of our beloved father and grand father, Chief Elder Job N. Ugbaja, OFG. He lived a very good and fulfilled life, and passed away on March 26, 2016 at the age of 89.
Daddy, your legacy and memory will live and remain with us forever!
Reading some of the tributes that different people (from all over the world) are sending in on your behalf, makes me thank God that you were the same person wherever you went... Everyone was touch by your greatness directly and indirectly!!! I thank God that I am your daughter and bless God for the life you lived and for the glorious exit you enjoyed...
Sleep on my Hero until we meet to part no more!!"
"Death comes as a thief who doesn't knock at the door or come without the knowledge of anybody. Its difficult to believe but its real that the cold hand of death gripped you, took you without saying goodbye. Who I'm I to question God's will.
My prayer is that the Almighty God should grant you eternal rest in the bosom of Abraham.
I missed you and I will always do.
Daddy, sanga sung (goodbye)."
"Daddy, may your gentle soul rest in peace, amen. Though I was not opportune to spend time with you, I still love you and I will forever do."
"I met daddy in Kuwait but it was a memory that continued to linger with me. I fondly remember him as an accountant and also as a very knowledgeable person. I believe that we will meet again! May God comfort all the family and may HE alone fill the void. Be comforted!"
"Your life was a blessing to me. The few weeks I spent with u
In Kuwait, taught me so much. Wherever u are in the heavens,
I know u are having a glorious n victorious time with the Great Maker n the hosts of heaven! May ur humble soul rest in peace!"
"May the soul of the departed rest in eternal peace. I pray for God's comfort for those left behind. My condolences to all that had the pleasure of meeting this great soul. May your memories of him comfort you."
"Adams and I extend our condolence to the entire family. I am sure that papa is enjoying himself in heaven . Sis. Ndidi the Lord will continue to comfort you and your siblings. Sis. Ndidi's life speak in volume the kind of father that you were. RIP Papa"
"Daddy, 2 weeks has gone by since you passed unto glory.... we are still confused and dazed at your sudden exit but we know that you are in a better place..... Daddy, enjoy your rest in God's bosom till we meet again to part no more!!"
"From Sister Purity Ogbonna and Family...
Oh Lord, you know our hearts, we are not going to ask too much questions because we know there is God. So our heavenly Father, we call upon you, in our time of stress and sorrow please help us Lord and keep my beloved Uncle and beloved one (who just pass away). For you Lord, Master of the universe, the owner of our souls, keep him safe with you.
Our Angel, rest more for we know we shall one day meet to part No more.
May God bless all members of this family. It is well, this situation shall pass away.... From Sister Purity Ogbonna & Family"
"Rest in peace Sir. I pray God comfort those left behind"
"Our dear daddy, may you continue to rest in their bosom of our LORD. Rest on till we meet @ resurrection. Adeiu papa."
"This time of lost, may you know his compassion his grace and his love. I may not know you papa but all I have seen and heard it showed that you were a great man and you have lived a Godly life. I thank God for you and your precious children that you raised. Rest in peace papa and may the love of God surround all the family during this time of lost. You all are in our thoughts and prayers"
"My deepest condolences to my dearest friend, Ndidi and the entire Ugbaja on the demise of our dear father. As our son, Daniel Oyeyemi rightly said, it pains us to say goodbye, but we are consoled by the fact that papa is in a better place. Rest in peace my dear father."
"We will not ask God, why so soon? Why so close? The almighty knows the best.OFG! your exit at this time is very shocky and painful to all who have come in contact with you in life. We cannot question God.
We are consoled that you lived an eventful life, that impacted positively on people and families that came across you..
Adieu- The great patriot
Adieu- The colossus and guru of inestimable proportion
Adieu- The great tree that housed birds and firewood alike
Adieu- A good soldier of Christ"
"Our deepest condolences to the Ugboaja family and our dear friends Femi/Ndidi Oyeyemi. Thanks to God for Papa's well lived life and the value he impacted on those he left behind. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord"
"We prayed and wished that papa got well quickly when our
friend Ndidi called on us, FGGC Potiskum class of '85.
I even wished at that moment that we could be physically
present in Umuahia on behalf of our friend.
We submit to the will of God Papa. You lived well. Our friend is an evidence of good a background. We are proud of you.
I think I have a faint memory of Papa's visit to see Ndidi in Potiskum back then....Nd, correct me!
You cared for your family. God will continue to keep them
as one and united, to respect what you stood for.
Rest peacefully papa Ugbaja. Adieu.
By Victoria Onimisi Egberipou"
"It was great to have met you here in Kuwait daddy, we know you are in a far better place. Rest in peace till we meet to part no more.
It is well aunt!.
From Moses & Evelyn Okafor."
"From Daniel OlaOluwa Oyeyemi (Grand-son)
My grandpa was the nicest and most kind person in the world to me, my immediate and extended family. As much as it pains me to say goodbye, he is in a better place now and I have no choice... Grandpa, Goodbye!!"
"This tribute is from an old school friend of Ndidi.FGGC Potiskum...Hydee..
Daddy, continue to rest peacefully in the bossom of The Lord, The lord loves you more than we do, and He has other important assignments for you, we have no control over this, we thank God you lived a good life from the testimonies we are reading all over.We pray The Almighty will comfort the whole family.Ndidi, it is well, Papa has gone to rest."
"The testimonies of your daughter - Ndidi and the lost she felt when you passed on to glory proved to me that you played your roles as a good father. I join my voice with others and say - Papa continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God grant the entire family the fortitude to bear this great loss. May He lead n perfect all that concerns the burial arrangements IJN."
"It's painful to believe that you are no more Daddy, you were what a real father is to us and your children. We will miss you every passing of the day.
Rest in peace until we see in heaven.
Austin Ikechukwu, Ugbaja.(Son)."
"Sleep on papa. You fought a good fight. May your soul rest in perfect peace Amen. May God console the entire family."
"Our heartfelt condolence. May daddy's soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour.
May God continue to comfort every member of the family in Jesus Name."
"We thank God for your life, for the testimonies and the legacy you have left.
The events surrounding your passing on to glory is reassuring...
You are missed Dearly."
"May your soul rest in peace Pa. You are in a better place. ND, it is well! May God give you and your family the strength to bear this loss. Amen!"
"A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved father in pain.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
We will never forget you. We will pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.
I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark times."
"Papa, I didn't have the opportunity to meet you but from all I have seen and heard, you lived a good and Godly life. I praise God for you and the wonderful children that you raised. Rest in Peace Papa and may the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit abide with the family you left behind in Jesus name."
"He was full of joy and smiles. May his soul rest in peace and his legacy live on forever. Rest in peace papa."
"We give God thanks in all things, for this is His concerning us in Christ Jesus. Thank God for a life well lived and legacies left behind by daddy.
A devout Christian, an examplary husband and father. Continue to rest in the bosom of God."
"I never met Baba but often wondered at what an excellent man given stories I have heard. Sister Ndidi, condolensces!
"Papa, may your soul rest in perfect peace. We thank God for your life, it was a long and fulfilling one. You are indeed blessed. My prayer is for the family left behind and I pray God comforts each and everyone of them and grant them long life. Amen. (Ndidi's friend)"
"Daddy is the "real deal"
Many who met you in Kuwait shared the same experience - humble, energetic, love of - family, faith and his children.
With the love of God in our hearts we all miss you and hope in Christ that you rest in HIS peace."
"Do accept our condolence. We pray that God will grant you peace and comfort you.
Thank God for a life well lived and pray that your legacy will continue through your children. Rest in peace.
Dupe and Gbenga."
"Please accept my condolences. I pray that you find comforting solace in Christ Jesus. Amen."
"A Cherished Father!
Daddy, though I never met you but I was always affected by the warmth and enthusiasm in your voice when you speak to Dcn. Peace, your eldest daughter. You're full of life. Your love for your children and commitment to your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and His church is infectious and very commendable. Your children and I will treasure your faith and love. I know you must have met the King of kings. How blessed! May the Lord grant you eternal bliss in His bosom IJN.
- Adieu Daddy."
"I was shocked by the news of your passing away, the Lord who has decided to call you at this time knows best. Rest peacefully in the bossom of your maker. We will miss you."
"This tribute was added by Joy Nwigwe and family.
Thanks to God Almighty for the gift of life so well lived; for numerous children and friends so dear, and for the privilege to stand together to comfort and be encouraged.
To you Oh Lord be all the Glory Forevermore. Amen."
"To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. Papa, you have ran your race and has gone to receive the crown that awaits you. I pray for all your family members who are left with this gaping wound, that the Almighty God will console and grant you the fortitude to bear this great loss. Please remember that this isn't good bye, it is "see you later" as we will one day be reunited in the presence of our mighty Lord and Savior. Please take heart and accept our sympathy."
"Just like a candle in the night...Though I have not met you one on one, I have known you through the life of your daughter. She is a woman of integrity, love and all of everything that has adhered her to me.... These I know she got from none other but her parents. You were a very good father. May your gentle soul continue to rest in glory. May your memory be blessed...."
"Daddy your legacy lives on through your children. May God grant your gentle soul rest."
"May your gentle, humble and God fearing soul rest in perfect peace. Sleep on in the bosom of the lord till we meet to part no more. Join the saints in singing halleluyah. ADIEU"
"Rest in Glory Papa till your loved ones meet you again.
I pray for comfort, peace & unity within the family through this time."
"Rest in Glory Papa till your loved ones meet you again.
I pray for comfort, peace & unity within the family through this time."
"Sir, having met your offspring(s) their lives are an indication of your greatness and the indelible impact you made while in this realm. Rest well Sir."
"Daddy has traveled! You left a very big impression on me on our first meeting during the wedding of your daughter. Well spoken, impeccably dressed in your 3-piece suit with the manners of a British Knight. Our second meeting at Oshogbo was not different, climbing the stairs like a 40yrs old man. You left too soon!!! But your children and legacy are true reflections of a life well spent.
We love you but Jesus loves you more. Sleep and rest in the bossom of your Lord."
"Big Daddy (As I fondly call my uncle),It came as a rude shock to me when I heard about your demise.You were so full of life and strength. I light this candle in memory of your life here on earth.We your children and grandchildren will greatly miss you.Please say Hi to my mom when you see her. Rest in peace Daddy.
Joy Ugbaja Nwabueze."
"with heaviness of heart we sympathise with you on the demise of your father and our inlaw. Its a loss to us all and to all lovers of equity which he stood for. Let us therefore be consoled by the fact that he's gone to enjoy the major essence of our christian faith-HEAVEN at last. Pls accept our sympathy. 4rm Azu and family"
"Daddy your sudden exit 2 hours after reassuring me that everything will be okay was shocking, but my greatest joy is that your life on earth was well spent and you left a legacy for us. You passed unto glory to be with the Lord .
Rest in his bosom till we meet again at feet of Jesus to part no more."
"Tribute to Daddy
Daddy, when we met last July at Osogbo, nothing on earth gave me a clue that was going to be our last meeting together. My husband and I marveled at your physical agility and mental alertness which none of your contemporaries can match. We concluded that God must have created you on a special day in a special factory reserved exclusively for the privileged few. It is indeed an honor for me to have befriended your daughter Ndidi, thereby becoming a part of your family. I remember those days in our BQ one room apartment at Enugu, southeast of Nigeria. How you and mama would visit us and begin to share with us salient issues of life. You never frowned at the small 'ofe manu' girl with whom your daughter associated. When it became obvious that she was going to marry one of my brothers, you gladly accepted and jokingly instructed that I must say yes to one of your own. That was you Papa: a true Nigerian in whom there was no guile. Yours is an exemplary life worthy of emulation at the family as well as the national level. I wish you could stay with us longer but alas your time was up. I am so excited that you had a triumphant exit. To me, you did not die, you just took a walk with God. So, till we meet again daddy, let your soul find repose in the bosom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"Our sincere condolences to the the Ugboaja family. May the comfort of the Spirit of God be with now in Jesus name. Amen""
"Daddy, You will be missed so dearly, but I know you are in a better place. RIP""
"From all I heard from your older daughters. You indeed a great Father. Rest in eternal peace.""
"Esther Ibiyeye (daughter's friend )
Though I didn't meet daddy in person but the children he raised speaks volume of him. Daddy you raised Godly children, you served God and added value to the lives of those that met you and to us even through your children. Thank you for setting a good example, continue to rest in the bosom of God."
"Victoria Okwechime (Daughter's friend )
I hereby express my deepest condolences to the entire Ugbaja family especially my dear friend Ndidi. I thank God that Papa has lived a full, happy and fulfilled life.My joy is that he is rejoicing with the saints in paradise.All glory and honour to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."
"The Homegoing of a Hero:
"Daddy, you left too soon but now you are in a better place. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. We shall meet to part no more!!"
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