Headshot - Serge MSU Campus, East Lansing, Michigan, USA August 7, 2015
Serge Engelbert Ekani
  • 46 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 26, 1969
  • Place of birth:
    Ngoulmekong, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Feb 22, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Lansing, Michigan, United States
A life that touches others goes on forever

This memorial website was created in memory of husband, father, Humphrey Fellow, and friend Serge Ekani, 46, born on February 26, 1969 and passed away on February 22, 2016.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Valérie Yamdjeu on 19th March 2016

"Tout est vanité
Repose en paix.
Que ta famille soit consolée et surtout soit fortifiée.
Le cœur est meurtri."

This tribute was added by Sandrine Talla on 2nd March 2016

"Dear Serge, It is a pity I wasn't able to meet with you before you left for the USA. You were gone before myself and Yves came back from the USA where we went one year earlier for the same program. We were hoping you enjoy your time as we did and had great plans for  the nearest future. Unfortunately, those plans will never materialised; you will never use the experience you had, nor even share it with anyone for there is no Humphrey fellowship in heaven. What about the english you learned for few months before your program started, and the professional affiliation plans, and the networking?
My brother I understand from those who knew you that you touched lives wherever you went. That is the very essence of living. It is not how far bu how well
Rest in the bosom of the Lord!
Good night!"

This tribute was added by djeukeu ubald on 29th February 2016

""Vanité des vanités tout est vanité". Repose en paix cher petit frère et collègue de promotion. Alors que tu étais encore utile à notre cher et beau pays, la mort t'a happé de ce monde sans avertissement. Tu étais un garçon jovial, doué d'un esprit vif, et toujours affable et souriant. Puisse ces qualités illuminer d'autres talents ici bas. Que la terre de nos ancêtres te soit légère. Repose en paix Sergio."

This tribute was added by MAI-AWE Delphine on 29th February 2016

"Cher collègue, tu t'en est allé si brutalement et surtout si tôt! Comment te dire ADIEU? Que les portes de la demeure du Très Haut te soient largement ouvertes. Chemine vers l’Éternel en paix!"

This tribute was added by GOUFAN Alain on 29th February 2016

"L'homme c'est comme ça que l'on s'appelait pour montrer que nous sommes ondoyant et divers. Tu viens de nous le démontrer une fois de plus. Dieu nous a fait ainsi et nul ne saura quand il partira de monde. Tu as joui du peu que tu as pu et dans la limite de ce que Dieu a décidé. Que son nom soit glorifié et que ton âme mon frère repose à l'abri du Très Haut."

This tribute was added by Eweba Yves Olivier on 29th February 2016

"Voisin comme nous aimions nous appeler, je prie le tout puissant de te réserver une place de choix de l autre coté"

This tribute was added by EKANI Gaspard on 27th February 2016

"With "Serge Engelbert EKANI " we had lot of things in common.  We have named both "EKANI" we have done the same secondry school "Lycée d'Obala" we were at the the Yaoundé II University . we passed the same competitive exams at the National advanced school of P&T in Yaoundé in 1999.   We began worked at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in the Provincial delegation of the Littoral Division, then he was first appointed at the Cameroon's Suprême State audit office in 2006 and me in 2012.  We called each other "MBOMBO". I have lost a friend of mine.  It's a very sad situation."

This tribute was added by DIEUDONNE KAMGANG on 26th February 2016

"Serge, tu resteras à jamais dans le cœur de tes frères. Tu as été un frère fidèle. Chaque fois que j'entre dans ce site je pleure en lisant les messages tellement ils sont émouvants.
Repose en paix mon frère, ton image restera à jamais graver. Nous attendons ta dépouille au Cameroun pour t’enterrer dignement
Ton frère Dédé"

This tribute was added by African Gradutate Students Association, Michigan State University (AGSA) on 26th February 2016

"On behalf of the African Graduate Student Association (AGSA), Michigan State University, we would like to register our deepest and sincere sympathy to the entire Ekani Family for the loss of our beloved brother and colleague Serge Ekani. Serge was a very gentle presence amongst us and will be dearly missed! Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.

May the faithfully departed soul of Serge rest in eternal Peace, Amen!
RIP!!!

Michael Conteh, AGSA President"

This tribute was added by vivette belombe on 26th February 2016

"Serge!!!!!
C'est ta "MATERRRR mater!!!"
Serge je t'attendais avec de nouvelles capacites mais Dieu en a décidé autrement!!
Mon fils la mater t'attend et avec la volonté de Dieu nous irons t 'accompagner à ton repos
Serge je connais tes douleurs et j 'ai toujours été là pour te dire d'avancer. Tu as fait ta part
Que ton repos soit doux mon fils"

This tribute was added by vivette belombe on 26th February 2016

"Serge!!!!
C ' est ta "MATER "
Qui t 'attendait ... avec de nouvelles capacites.Mais Dieu en a décidé autrement.
Mais la mater t 'attends toujours pour aller t'accompagner là où tu vas reposer
SERGE tu sais sue je sais ce qui t 'a fait mal .
Vas en paix c' est le chemin de nous tous"

This tribute was added by vivette belombe on 26th February 2016

"Serge!!!!
C ' est ta "MATER "
Qui t 'attendait ... avec de nouvelles capacites.Mais Dieu en a décidé autrement.
Mais la mater t 'attends toujours pour aller t'accompagner là où tu vas reposer
SERGE tu sais sue je sais ce qui t 'a fait mal .
Vas en paix c' est le chemin de nous tous"

This tribute was added by vivette belombe on 26th February 2016

"Serge!!!!
C ' est ta "MATER "
Qui t 'attendait ... avec de nouvelles capacites.Mais Dieu en a décidé autrement.
Mais la mater t 'attends toujours pour aller t'accompagner là où tu vas reposer
SERGE tu sais sue je sais ce qui t 'a fait mal .
Vas en paix c' est le chemin de nous tous"

This tribute was added by Alain KELOUTE on 26th February 2016

"Serges, Je ne t'ai pas personnellement connu, mais j'ai entendu parler de toi et de tes action en matière de développement des capacités en Afrique. Ta disparition constitue une perte véritable pour notre communauté.... Reposes en Paix et que la terre de nos ancêtres te soit légère."

This tribute was added by EKANI Gaspard on 26th February 2016

"Va et repose en paix "MBOMBO""

This tribute was added by Xiaolin Li on 25th February 2016

"May your soul rest in peace. We will keep you in our mind forever."

This tribute was added by Andre Ndjalle on 25th February 2016

"Sad is the death of our beloved Ekani ,Humphrey fellow and dear workmate.
Very sad now are all his friends, precious family members and mates
Very happy will be the hopeful day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear the voice of the Lord and come out-John 5:28,29
Let us always have that hope and never be completely desperate"

This tribute was added by Modibbo Aboubakary on 25th February 2016

"I will like also my express my deep sadness about Serge. We are all mourning at the Supreme State Audit Office of Cameroon with the sudden death of our colleague and brother.
I could remember how this Cheerful Guy jumped in to my office right away after I came back from the same program in June 2013 to express his keen interest to apply to this prestigious program.
I could remember how thrilled and enthusiastic he was when selected for the program. I could remember his first call to me when he landed for the first time in Montana for the pre-academic English language and in Michigan State for his training.  
It is very unfortunate that he could not come back alive with all skills, knowledge and network so far acquired.
May his Soul rest in peace!

Modibbo A Aboubakary
Humphrey Fellow(2012-2013)
Cameroon"

This tribute was added by LOSS ANTOISSE ADJANTOU on 25th February 2016

"Cher M EKANI, que la nature te soit favorable pour que ta prochaine manifestation soit beacoup plus heureuse et pleine de bonheur."

This tribute was added by Fannie Onguene on 25th February 2016

"J'ai rencontre Serge au C2BA en 2012. Il m'a tout de suite fait bonne impression par ses encouragements et sa vision de la vie.  Vraiment. Un veritable modele. Que la famille soit puissamment fortifiee par le Seigneur."

This tribute was added by John Olwande on 24th February 2016

"May your soul rest in peace Serge! Your memory will always be with us!"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Bandason on 24th February 2016

"Some things are so hard to understand, my heart is heavy, fare thee well noble man, I appreciate the few days we knew each other. A life well lived...you will not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Wade Williams on 24th February 2016

"The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is devastated with news of the death of one of our colleagues Serge Ekani of Cameroon. We are all sad and in shock, we pray for his family as they go through this moment of grief. RIP Serge. We all came here with so much hope and expectations, yours and that of your family have been dashed with your tragic passing RIP."

This tribute was added by Nzube Prisca Egboluche on 24th February 2016

"Dear Serge,

I am deeply saddened by the shocking news of your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort your family and loved ones. RIP Serge"

This tribute was added by Amir Abbas Dehghan on 24th February 2016

"May your soul rest in peace
You will b missed by all I can remember your friendly smile and look at GLF. You will need alive in our hearts
Amir"

This tribute was added by Oge Iweajunwa on 24th February 2016

"Dear Serge,

It was a great pleasure to know you. Your quiet smile and your calm attitude was always so comforting. Am glad we all spent Thanksgiving and part of Black Friday with you as a family. My daughter says that you are in a better place now and I agree with her. We will miss you so much. I remember when we went shopping on Black Friday and we shopped for your wife and son. I will never forget how your face lights up when you speak of your family. I pray that God will grant them the comfort they deserve. We miss you and you will always be family to us. Rest in peace my brother and I feel fortunate to have known you."

This tribute was added by Adama Ouedraogo on 24th February 2016

"I had the chance to be with you in the same cohort of Humphrey Fellows at MSU. We had learnt to know each other. And indeed, we really had good memories after seven months of wonderful moments and experiences. You left, leaving a hole in our heart that will be difficult to staff. I'll never forget your smile and your kindness. Rest in peace brother!"

This tribute was added by Michael Conteh on 24th February 2016

"My dear friend Serge,

You are gone but not forgotten! Memories of you lingers on in my heart as I think of the precious moments we spent together in God’s presence! I will celebrate your life with those beautiful memories! May the good Lord receive your gentle soul and may your faithful soul rest in Eternal Peace.

To the bereaved family, friends, relatives and colleagues, I know we are all very saddened by this great loss of  Serge, but let's take comfort in the word of God found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2:

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die!

We love Serge dearly, but God Loves him more and has called him to his eternal home. Let us keep the faith during this difficult times.

Sleep and take your rest my dear friend Serge

RIP"

This tribute was added by Fida Shah on 24th February 2016

"Dear Serge, your untimely demise has saddened us all. May God rest your soul in eternal peace. Amen. You will be remembered forever,"

This tribute was added by Ange KAKPO on 24th February 2016

"Serge, I will always remember you as a kind and joyful person. There is no words to express how sad I felt when I heard the sad news. May the almighty God be the provider and protector of your family.

"Que ton âme repose en paix Serge"."

This tribute was added by Gana Africa on 24th February 2016

"Rest in peace, our friend and compatriot. Your demise saddened us, but we are sure, it was God's will that prevailed. Bye bye, our brother and a firm believer in the making of Africa as a great nation. You left with us profound memories. Rest well.

Gana"

This tribute was added by Biraguitcha Anwone on 24th February 2016

"We had a memorable moments with Serge. we will keep you in our mind forever. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Geoff Badenoch on 24th February 2016

"I met Serge when he visited Missoula, Montana, and the University at the start of his Humphrey Fellowship.  He loved his time here and enjoyed the beauty of our state.  He was a pleasant man with a wonderful smile.  My thoughts are with his family and friends who will miss him a great deal."

This tribute was added by Aleksandra Dukovska on 24th February 2016

"I did not have the opportunity to know you at all, but I was saddened with the news. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by David Bohm on 24th February 2016

"Serge,
Je me rappelle encore Missoula l'été dernier, où tu nous démonstrais tes talents cachés en football. Tu nous as quitté un peu top. Nos prières t'accompagnent. Fais un bon voyage et que la lumière eternelle brille pour toi."

This tribute was added by Andrea Allen on 24th February 2016

"Dear Serge, you were such a calm and intelligent presence in our midst.  I did not know you well, but what I did know made a very positive and lasting impression.  My thoughts and prayers are with you in this passage and with your family and close friends at this very sad and difficult time.  May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Primus Shiechueno on 24th February 2016

"Dear Senior, It is with great shock and a heavy heart that I learned of your passing onto glory. As your younger colleague, I strongly feel that we still needed some of the professional virtues you incarnated, but seemingly Our Creator needed you most. Go well, but remember: your memories live on. ADİEU"

This tribute was added by Valerie Wakam on 24th February 2016

""I didn't have the opportunity to know you well,  but the little amount of time that you spent with us at the party in December was enough to say that you will always be missed in camerounian community here in grand Rapids. May God give the strength to your love's one.  May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Nadine Ndemba on 24th February 2016

"Grand frère, je n'ai pas de mots,car je n'y crois toujours pas. tu es un grand homme, va en paix"

This tribute was added by Pechulano Ali on 24th February 2016

"Dear Serge, when I met you at Michigan State, I was happy that I had someone I could speak the same language with. How we talked about home politics. The passion I saw in you to make a change...the encouragements you gave me to work harder for our country...Now reduced to tears and broken heart...But I am keeping those words encouragement...Go well and RIP."

This tribute was added by Voti Yélognissè on 24th February 2016

"President, Je n'ai pas de mots pour exprimer ma peine. Nos grands moments passes au forum resteront a jamais graves; nos longues discussions au telephone me manqueront. Ou que tus sois, veille sur ta famille que tu adores. En Afrique, les morts ne sont pas morts. Adieu President"

This tribute was added by Ndiloseh George on 24th February 2016

"Senior, it's with great pain that I received the news of your demise. Your family, our Institution and the Nation will miss the great father, colleague and worker/citizen we had in you. Rest in peace !"

This tribute was added by Amadou H Maiga on 24th February 2016

"We started it in Montana for preacademic English program as classmate, friends, and suddenly...Fellow Serge, such a great and enthusiast person some how you are still alive in our hearts and in the hearts of ones who loves you! Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Felix Ngassa on 24th February 2016

"Dear Brethren,
It was a pleasure meeting you and given you a ride to our Christmas party in Grand Rapids on December 24, 2015. Little did I know it would be the last time I would see you. I pray for the repose of your soul and for the Lord to bless the family you have left behind. Farewell my fellow brethren."

This tribute was added by Paul Kamgang on 24th February 2016

"Serge aura été un fier combattant de la capacité professionnelle en Afrique. Je me rappelle encore sa force et sa ténacité dans le renforcement de capacité de lui et des autres.
Nous Perdons un grand Combattant un si bel exemple
Nous ne t'oublierons Jamais Cher Ami!!!!"

This tribute was added by Helen Coryell Farr on 24th February 2016

"It is with heavy heart that I say farewell!  It was a pleasure having Serge as part of the CASID family. He will be missed by all!  May you soar with the angles above!"


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