Merete Tenna Akwiwu
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: May 17, 1944
  • Date of passing: Oct 1, 2011
Let the memory of Merete Tenna be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved Lolo of Denmark, Merete Tenna Akwiwu, 67, born on May 17, 1944 and passed away on October 1, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ogbeialu Nkochi-Nwankwo on 17th May 2016

"Happy birthday Aunty, I imagine all the fun you and my mom would have had today in celebration.  You are forever missed. Love always Ogb xxx"

This tribute was added by ochi ibe on 1st October 2015

"Aunt Mere, its another October 1 and you are no more and to make matters worse Ada Oshimiri is also no more.- What hearts have to bear- Well we take solace in Romans 14:8  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Rest on in the Lord"

This tribute was added by ochi ibe on 1st October 2014

"Aunt Merete, We still miss your laughter, your presence, your tender smiles and the sparkle you brought to the Akwiwu family. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Susan Matthisson on 1st October 2014

"Still thinking about you <3"

This tribute was added by Ndubisi ogb Akwiwu on 1st October 2013

"Aunty  like  a  joke  its  been  2yrs we  still  wish you  where  here  to  see  all  thats  happening in  the  family  all  your  extended  kids  grown  . We  really  miss  you  .Continue  to  rest  in  peace"

This tribute was added by Chinasa Okon on 20th May 2013

"I miss you Aunty! it is so baffling, I always thought you would be with us much longer, but God knows why. I will never forget you Aunty!"

This tribute was added by amia akwiwu on 17th May 2013

"Happy birthday grandma!! Forever in my heart"

This tribute was added by obi nwajide on 4th October 2012

"A year later and it still feels unreal. I still remember the trips to Dalston market, the books you bought me and that jumper . . . Aunty I may lack the words, but we know that God will continue to grant you rest in His bosom forever. Rest in peace, we miss you dearly!"

This tribute was added by Mmaezi Nwogu on 2nd October 2012

"Dearest Aunty, I can't believe it's been a year since you left us. I miss you so much. I thank God for the quality time we spent, the memories we created, our girls nite in, our girls day out, the songs we sang!!
You will never be forgotten. Sleep well my Honorary Queen of the Princess Club!!"

This tribute was added by Ibecheole Lorette on 2nd October 2012

"One year has passed. You have always loved and cared for your friends and I know that you are watching over us from above. Rest in peace. Lorette"

This tribute was added by ujunwa akwiwu on 1st October 2012

"Miss you loads auntie , you will always be remembered"

This tribute was added by ochi ibe on 29th September 2012

"Aunt Merete as Oct 1 approaches, the cheerful thoughts of Independence celebrations are stained by the memory of having lost our very own Lolo of Denmark I miss you very much RIP"

This tribute was added by Ebere Okereke on 28th September 2012

"I can't believe it's been a year since I last spoke to you and told you I would come and see you in hospital after my trip to Nigeria. Lolo of Denmark, still miss you. Rest in the Lord Aunty Merete"

This tribute was added by ujunwa akwiwu on 17th May 2012

"Love for you Auntie Meerr is undying. Till we meet to part no more. Am sure the angels are throwing you a big birthday bash because they also have felt your touch."

This tribute was added by Mette Würtzen on 26th February 2012

"Dear Aunt Merete
Miss you so much and think of you daily.
You have a special place in my heart.
Your beautiful smile and always good humor.
I will never forget you.
Love Mette"

This tribute was added by Chinasa Okon on 25th January 2012

"Aunty, I really miss the comfort of having you around. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Annie Enggård on 12th January 2012

"A new beautefull angle in heaven <3<3<3"

This tribute was added by Susan Matthisson on 10th January 2012

"A great person with an even greater heart has left us.
May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Anthony James on 27th November 2011


This tribute was added by Uzoamaka Nwamarah (Lommy) on 11th November 2011

""Fresh flowers, dallas bakeries, good food and loads of fun". We certainly had the best christmas holidays growing up as kids.
Aunty thank you so much for all the lovely memories. You are sorely missed!!
May you rest peacefully in his bossom - Adieu."

This tribute was added by Uloma Nzeduru on 10th November 2011

"We are at a loss of words on the passing of your Mom. We cannot imagine how you are feeling. With you, we share in the consolation that she rests in peace in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Kechi Ibecheole on 10th November 2011

"My clearest memory of aunty is me sneaking past the bar at Aba sports club and aunty bellowing my name out loud "Keke, come here! how is your mummy etc..." That was aunty. Pretty loud but ever warm. Its been so long since I saw her but the news of her passing hit hard like I'd just seen her yesterday. I'll miss you but you're surely in a better place now so I'm not mad. Take care aunty."

This tribute was added by G Ibecheole on 8th November 2011

"The Ibecheole family is deeply saddened by the news of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Almighty God give you the strength you need to get through this difficult period but above all give your Mum eternal peace and rest.  
The memory of your mummy will always be in our hearts. Lots of love, the Ibecheoles’"

This tribute was added by Nnenna Ibecheole-Odigwe on 7th November 2011

"How do I remember Mrs Akwiwu? Vivacious, boisterous, no nonsense, live wire, happy, her deep unforgettable voice & her infectious laughter. She was one of the tough European women who stuck through thick and thin in Aba and remained there....and such women should be celebrated!!
God must have realised one of his angels was missing and asked her to get there asap. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Ugochukwu Nwamara on 4th November 2011

"You were such a wonderful woman and a loving mother to all that came close you. You made your impact while on earth. Your memories will remain indelible. You will be greatly missed...Mama Okem, Lolo Denmark. Rest in the bosom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Nnembu Nwokeji on 3rd November 2011

"The news of Aunty Meretes death came very suddenly but I am sure that she fulfilled her mission on earth as she touched many hearts of those she left behind.She was loving, kind and very peaceful and the entire AKWIWU family will feel the pain of her loss. May her gentle soul rest in peace""

This tribute was added by Chinenye Ezeh on 2nd November 2011


But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when I start missing aunty, I remember if I just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, She'll meet me at the gate."

This tribute was added by Chinenye Ezeh on 2nd November 2011

"So much love she would plant with each little seed,
But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan,
So when it was her time he reached down his hand,
He look through the Garden searching for the best,
That's when he found aunty  it was her time to rest,
It was hard for us who loved her, to just let her go,
But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when I start m"

This tribute was added by Chinenye Ezeh on 2nd November 2011

"A beautiful garden now stands alone,
missing the one who nurtured it
But now she is gone,
Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
she loved every flower even some that were weeds,
So much love she would p"

This tribute was added by ujunwa akwiwu on 1st November 2011

"Dearest Aunt
This is hard to write and has taken me a month because I seem to breakdown each time I try but had to be written, I just wish circumstances were different and we could sit and talk while you sipped on your black coffee like u always did and I must say real coffee tastes better no other way. Memories of you can’t cease to resurface as they left indelible marks in our lives, countless C"

This tribute was added by Keley Akwiwu on 30th October 2011

"Aunt Merete,
Its hard to believe you are gone. I still feel like you traveled and will be back some day. Its hard to think that I will walk down to your house in the village and wont find you to gist with. I will forever be greatful to God for making you part of our family.There were so many fun memories and I would rather think on those ones. RIP"

This tribute was added by ochi ibe on 26th October 2011

"You are gone too soon Aunt Merete
Not giving me a chance to say the proper good byes
Not even a chance to do what I ought to have done now that things were different
you were like a 2nd mother in our house
You got on so well with my Mum it is almost unbelievable given that you were not Nigerian let alone Igbo
You were really meant for us - Our dear late uncle Chimezie and the whole Akwiwu"

This tribute was added by Emeka Akwiwu on 20th October 2011

"The news of your passing shocked me and my family and it still feels surreal, may your soul rest in peace and I feel honoured to have met and have known you.

Pontsho Mokoena"

This tribute was added by Evelyn Onyemelukwe on 19th October 2011

"My Aunty Meréé,I feel so broken hearted and devastated to write you a love letter you can’t read. Your demise is very painful,we feel cheated. Nonetheless, we thank God for giving you to us in the first place. Have your beauty sleep and rest in the Lord your maker."

This tribute was added by Francis Ozoji on 16th October 2011

"Never met you but felt I knew you. From the Nwanunobis to Okem and to Emeka, you left a huge imprint of yourself and also that of your late husband, whom you’ve gone to re-join. May the good Lord accept you in his kingdom and may your good soul forever rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by karen koetsie on 16th October 2011

"Dear Mrs Akwiwu.  I never had the honour of meeting you, but I feel like Ive somehow known you through the eyes of Emeka and the many tributes in honour of you. You were indeed an amazing woman. May you rest in the arms of the Angels."

This tribute was added by Nkechi Obi on 15th October 2011

""Those we love remain with us, for love Itself lives on..."
Chin,Okem,Emeka , Ikenna and the entire Akwiwu family, accept my sympathy for your loss. Your mum was a big part of my childhood. She will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by amia akwiwu on 15th October 2011

"Grandma was one of the most inspirational people in my life.she helped me through the good times and the bad times.she had style and spunk that no one can take away from her. her soul may rest in peace. grandma i love you soooooooooooooooooooo much and i will miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Edna Nwanunobi on 13th October 2011

"Death, don't laugh yet. Know this! We brought our Merete's case before God as a family. Your taking her from us is no suprise to Him. He permitted it. So where is your sting? Gone too soon? Yes. Still, since God allowed it, victory is hers and consequently, ours."

This tribute was added by Ebere Nwanunobi-M on 13th October 2011

"We had a trip all planned out! This is one of those  times life really leaves pain in its wake. We had the best of you when you were here and there's just got to be something beyond here! Aunty Merete, I will miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Ohax Akwiwu on 12th October 2011

"When I heard u were gone, I heard ur voice in my head say "Ohax stop drinking ur tea with the spoon in ur cup" I'll gladly drink it with 3 spoons in just to see u again. Luv u aunty, but God knows best."

This tribute was added by udodirim Green Oji on 11th October 2011

"you were there all through my growing years. i remember you with so much were so sweet. the reality of life is gradually settling in my heart as the parents of my childhood friends pass on after another. Aunty Merete, rest in peace. u remain special to me."

This tribute was added by Chiwunma Akwiwu on 11th October 2011

"Dearest Aunty...i really do wish i got to speak to you! You were the 1st person that let me make turkey, rice and stew for you, Uncle Chime and Ohax so many 'Christmases' ago, that alone made me feel 'kitchen responsible'. i love you and miss you, Rest in the Lord. Mamamiya... :)"

This tribute was added by Nonye Anachebe Eneje on 10th October 2011

"It was so nice to see you at my wedding, remembering how lovely you looked; death has done it again! May your soul rest in perfect peacein the bossom of our Lord and I pray that the Lord will console your entire family that you leave behind as they bear this irrepairable loss."

This tribute was added by Udoka Akwiwu on 10th October 2011

"I can't believe I could not say 'Goodbye'. Nonetheless, I'll cherish the memories and Thank God you came to us. You'll live forever in my Jonji."

This tribute was added by Stacia Wokocha on 9th October 2011

"We all miss you aunt Merete!!!Thanks for the support you gave to my family the last time we met in Aba.
Hard to comprehend your no more here! But you will live on in our heart!
May you rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Ogb Nkochi-Nwankwo on 9th October 2011

"Dearest Aunty Merete, I am going to miss you. You have always been in my life and not only been a wonderful friend to my mother but to me. You have left a gap which will never be filled and will be forever missed. Till we meet again I will always love you. xxx"

This tribute was added by Ojiugo Emeruem on 6th October 2011

"Aunty Merete,I have too many childhood memories filled with ur presence.I remember countless fun weekends spent in ur Hse.I remember you fostered my insatiable appetite for reading novels.I wish we had kept in touch morein recent years.I will surely miss you.Rest in Perfect Peace"

This tribute was added by Nwa Afo on 6th October 2011

"Dear aunty Merete, though it is now more than 25 years ago that I we last saw.
I remember you as being a positive thinking person, encouraging us back then Aba, Nigeria.  Thank you and may God bless you.  Obi"

This tribute was added by Ikodia-Esther Ubani on 6th October 2011

"dear aunty marete, i was shoked to get this sad message :-( I remember you as funny, loving person and i loved the time we had in nigeria especially the delicous food you cooked. thinking of you - blessings iko"

This tribute was added by Chukwuma Eze on 5th October 2011

"Aunty Merete.. You were a joy to know. May your beautiful soul rest in peace and give a hug to Uncle Chimezie.. Praying for fortitude on the lovely family you left behind esp Chinyere,Okem,Emy and Ikenna..
Love always, Chioma Shiweobi-Eze"

This tribute was added by Billy Okoye on 5th October 2011

"Pally, May God grant you and your siblings divine grace and peace as you celebrate Mommy's life and legacy. She is greatly missed worldwide....RIP Lolo
Billy Okoye (Maryland)"

This tribute was added by Ochi Ibe on 5th October 2011

"Dear Aunt Mere, Lolo of Denmark "its a matter of cash". You were so much a part of our lives that 182 characters or whatever this site has to offer will never be enough to say how much we will miss you. We mourn you but our loss is your gain Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Ebere Okereke on 5th October 2011

"Onye ocha, that's what I called her. I've known her all my life; she is a part of all my childhood memories. She always had a smile for everyone. She was proud of her Danish heritage but was 100% Nigerian too. Lolo of Denmark, rest with the Lord, we miss you ..."

This tribute was added by Kenechi Amamgbo on 5th October 2011

"My grandma was the best person you could think of,she was always there for you, you could tell her anything and she helped you think of a way to solve it.She's a caring, kind and loving person,now thats she is gone it is sad. May her soul ret in peace Grandma RIP, I love you! xxx"

This tribute was added by Ogugua Obii-Obioha on 5th October 2011

"So sad that she's gone. May her dear soul rest in peace"

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