Pa Enci1
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 10, 1927
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing: Aug 9, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Shisong - Kumbo, Cameroon
Let the loving memory of Pa ENCI Mathias be with us forever and may his gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet to part no more. AMEN!

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, ENCI MATHIAS, 87, born on January 10, 1927 and passed away on August 9, 2014. We will remember him forever.


My Dear Family and Friends,

For Those I Loved and
For Those Who Loved Me
When I am gone, release me, and let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,

You must not tie yourself to me with tears,

Be happy that we had so many years.

For the ones I left behind, 
I want you to know what I had in mind,
I thought of you all before I died.
I loved you so much, I could have cried.
The Lord put out His hand for me to go, 
I had not time to let you know.

Mourn not for me today, nor be in sorrow, 
however, love each other for my sake. 
Weep not my loved ones, but be gratified. 
Our lives, you know, are only lent. 
The grave is but a bed, you see; 
prepare yourselves to follow me.

In love we lived, in peace I died. 
You asked for my life, but God denied. 
Whatever you do, please just be kind. 
“He Welcomed Me Home,” 
with open loving arms.

To my family and friends, 
please do not worry about me,
because I am home with God 
and there is no better place to be.

I gave you all my love, you can only guess,

How much you gave me in happiness.

I thank you for the love each of you have shown.

But now it’s time that I traveled alone.

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for a while that we must part,

So keep the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on,

So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you cannot see or touch me, I’ll be near,

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear.

All of my love around you, soft and clear
And then, when you must come this way alone...

I’ll greet you with a smile and say–


“Welcome Home.”

From Mathias Enci

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by T Ngwa on 9th August 2015

"One year has gone by like a day and I know the pain is still fresh in the hearts of the family.  Our faith teaches us that he is in a better place and I believe he is watching over us. To the entire Enci family, I continue to remember you in prayers and implore you to stay strong and put your trust in the Almighty.  May his soul rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Elias Enci on 9th August 2015

One year ago, this same day, the Lord took you away;
Now you dwell in that place beyond the stars.
A hole you left in my heart that day.
A year has passed and still I wear the scars.

I cried the day you answered His call;
Those you left behind still feel the pain.
Your death has left a great big hole.
How we long to have you here again.
We miss your presence each and every day.
Memories of you still keep you near.
Even if you dwell amongst the Angels up there,
Within our hearts is where you'll always stay.

Papa… as a child, I had a million ways to annoy you.
As a teenager, I had a million reasons to defy you.
As an adult, I had a million opportunities to make you proud.
I did all that but I missed out on the most important –
a million chances to say I love you while you were alive.

Your death will always remain a blurry memory.
But your life will always be a vivid one,
the epitome of greatness and sacrifice.
Death may have taken you away from me,
but my life’s hero you’ll forever be.

Papa… even though you are not in front of my eyes right now,
your picture in my heart will remain beautifully pristine forever
To see you I need only look up towards the stars above
There you are, Papa...I can feel your constant love. I miss you my Dear Father.

This tribute was added by Elias Enci on 7th September 2014

"Dear Father,
I am your child; you are and will remain my father.
I really appreciate the times we've had.
I feel sad having to address you in past tense,
For me you were perfect; you were wise and strong;
You loved your children and family very much
You taught them what's right and what's wrong.
For those reasons I love you, and did promise that,
I want to be a child who will fill you with pride.
From your appreciation before you passed on
Seems I was at the threshold of attaining my promise.
I thank God for his grace unfailing and blessings
Rest in perfect peace my Dear Father with God
Extend our ever green and affectionate love to my mother
Your wife, gone ahead without tasting a glass of water,
From my purse to honor the sweat of her brow
I see Angels busy organizing a big feast in heaven
Not only to welcome you but for the renewal
As you and my mother renew you marital vows
Before the most high presence of our Lord Jesus
Go on laugh and sing together with the choirs of Heaven
As we  hope to share in your eternal Bliss.
Fare thee well Father

This tribute was added by Elias Enci on 7th September 2014

You may have thought I didn't see, or that I hadn't heard,
Life's lessons that you taught me, but I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all, and that we'd grow apart,
But father, I picked up everything, it's written on my heart.
Without you, Dad, I wouldn't be the person I am today;
You built a strong foundation no one can take away.
I've grown up with your values, and I'm very glad I did;
So here's to you, my dear father, from your forever grateful son.
Adieu Papa and may your gentle soul find rest with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Elias ENCI on 5th September 2014

"My father will forever be my hero. Whatever I am today was because of him & his sacrifices, his belief in me.  Even though the rest of the world sometimes didn’t stand by me, he would always be there. His smile, his wisdom, his affection would give me strength. He was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in June 2012.
Today when he is gone, I cannot express in words how I feel. He suffered a lot in the past couple of months leading to his death. And I know that in a way he was relieved of his suffering & pain coz he was always such a vibrant, jovial and ever energetic man.
Many a time I get these pangs, wanting to see him again, to speak to him again, to hear his voice. I keep watching his photographs wondering if he is listening. He always told me that he would be there even after he goes... I was fortunate that I also got to spend a lot of time with him, holding his hand, telling him that I loved him. I often wonder if my Father hears me now, if he sees me now... Has anyone ever gotten a sign from their loved ones who have departed? I am still waiting for mine. I don’t know why it isn’t there. Or maybe it is but I am not able to see it. I want to believe he is in heaven & is happy & peaceful; he knew always how much I loved him. Sometimes it feels unreal that he is not there anymore & sometimes when the truth hits me I feel shattered. I just hope as the years pass by, I become stronger. I know I shall remember him every day… Every single day till the day I meet him in heaven again!
Adieu Papa"

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