Pic Pa Song
BOBE STEPHEN SONG CHONGWAIN
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 19, 1939
  • Place of birth:
    KOM, BOYO, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Oct 17, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    BAMENDA, NORTH WEST, Cameroon
Let the memory of BOBE STEPHEN be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, BOBE STEPHEN SONG CHONGWAIN, 76, born on November 19, 1939 and passed away on October 17, 2016. We will remember him forever.

FUNERAL PROGRAM PA STEPHEN SONG CHONGWAIN

Sunrise: 19th November 1939 Sunset: 17th October 2016

FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2016

8 pm:Virgil Mass Canada at Immaculate Conception Parish, 300 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge.

Tuesday 25TH OCTOBER 2016

7:00 pm:Virgil Mass at the Biyem–Assi Stade residence    Priscilla Song.

THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016

7:00 pm:  Virgil Mass without Corpse at the Family Compound Bambui

FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2016 

6am: Removal of mortal remains at the Bamenda General Hospital 7:30 am: Viewing of mortal remains at the Family Compound in Bambui 9:00 am: Mass at the St. Peter and Paul’s Parish Bambui 10:30 am: Departure for Fuanantui 11:30 am: Brief stopover at the Family compound at Wombong 12:30 pm: Funeral Mass and Burial at the Fuanantui Parish. 2:00 pm:Refreshment.

SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2016

Traditional Celebrations Family Meeting

SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2016

6:00 am: Mass for the repose of the soul of Pa Stephen Song Chongwain End of celebrations and departure.

Let us Pray For Pa Stephen Song

We pray for the church and her leaders; our Holy Father Pope Francis, our bishops, priests and religious who guide and teach the faith. That God should continue to guide and protect them as they preach the Gospel of Christ to the world. Lord hear us…..

We pray for our husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle, nephew, friend who has left this world to be with you in Glory. Almighty Father, receive the soul of Late Stephen Song whom you called to yourself. May you forgive all his trespasses and grant him eternal rest in your bosom. Lord hear us…

We pray in a special way for the wife Lawrentia Song who stood by him  throughout those painful moments, the  children,  friends he has left behind. May God fill the gap created by this death and may they be consoled by the example of Mary who stood faithfully at the foot of the cross when her only son was crucified by sinners.

            Lord hear us….

Let us pray for all other family members who are sleeping in the Lord, especially Song Emma, Bobe Nkuo Francis, ……and all departed souls that they may find favour in the sight of our most high God. Lord hear us….

Let us pray for other members of our parish who mourn their departed relatives, may they always remember that those who follow in the footsteps of Christ Jesus, must die in order to benefit from the saving grace of the resurrection. Lord hear us…

Let us pray for ourselves gathered here to bid our last farewell to Late Bobe Stephen Song. May we learn through his example to accept pain, sufferings and trials as bravely as he did so that when our time is ripe, we will face death happily being rest assured that we took part in the sufferings of Christ by carrying our own cross. Lord hear us…..

Let us pray for a while in silence for our own personal intention and for the intentions of the church. May our Holy Mother Mary who endured pain and sufferings on the foot of the cross when her only son was sacrificed for our sins intercede for us as we pray, Hail Holy Queen….

"Prayers of the Faithful For Pa Stephen Song

1. We pray for the church and her leaders; our Holy Father Pope Francis,
our bishops, priests and religious who guide and teach the faith. That God should continue to guide and protect them as they preach the Gospel of Christ to the world. Lord hear us…..

2. We pray for our husband, father, grand-father, brother, uncle, nephew, friend who has left this world to be with you in Glory. Almighty Father, receive the soul of Late Stephen Song whom you called to yourself. May you forgive all his trespasses and grant him eternal rest in your bosom. Lord hear us…

3. We pray in a special way for the wife Lawrentia Song who stood by him  throughout those painful moments, the  children,  friends he has left behind. May God fill the gap created by this death and may they be consoled by the example of Mary who stood faithfully at the foot of the cross when her only son was crucified by sinners.
            Lord hear us….

4. Let us pray for all other family members who are sleeping in the Lord, especially Song Emma, Bobe Nkuo Francis, ……and all departed souls that they may find favour in the sight of our most high God. Lord hear us….

5. Let us pray for other members of our parish who mourn their departed relatives, may they always remember that those who follow in the footsteps of Christ Jesus, must die in order to benefit from the saving grace of the resurrection. Lord hear us…

6. Let us pray for ourselves gathered here to bid our last farewell to Late Bobe Stephen Song. May we learn through his example to accept pain, sufferings and trials as bravely as he did so that when our time is ripe, we will face death happily being rest assured that we took part in the sufferings of Christ by carrying our own cross. Lord hear us…..

7. Let us pray for a while in silence for our own personal intention and for the intentions of the church. May our Holy Mother Mary who endured pain and sufferings on the foot of the cross when her only son was sacrificed for our sins intercede for us as we pray, Hail Holy Queen…."

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by priscilla song on 18th November 2016

"God has two dwellings one in Heaven and the other in a thankful heart. i join my voice to the others to say Warmest Thanks. The Bible tells us that its good to bury your Parent, indeed we were very happy and priviledged to have had the honour to bury our beloved Dad Pa Stephen Song on the 04 November 2016 Many good persons made gestures before, during, and after the event, and some are still showing Our Mother and my Siblings LOVE and concern , I use this forum to extend our deepest Gratititude to God and to You for all . Perhaps you sang a touching song, or came and sat quitely on a chair, perharps you sent lovely flowers, if so , we saw them, perharps you were not here at all, just thought of us that day. perhaps you spoke comforting words, or help us to pray========perharps you prepared some food , you may have sent an envelop and or offered masses, perharps you rendered a service unseen, right here or from afar, what ever you did to console our hearts , we thank You sincerely. May you remain a source of Blessing to the SONGs Family of Bambui for all you are, and all you have become throughout these painful moments, Priscilla Song o"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 27th October 2016

"Pa ,
I miss you already , you were such a peace loving father , I saw you gather people who were scattered, You used every means possible to make us behave responsibly, i pray that i will meet you again in Glory. Goodbye (Nestor song Son)."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 27th October 2016

"Tribute to a Father.
What we see on this end is the sen of a father setting in the horizon. On the other end God and His angels alone know details about his exit from these realms below. Pa Song was a compassionate father even to children he did not give birth to , My Family and I inclusive . He was a caring person, a humble man and a good adviser. for all the years i knew him, he never got into squables with others in Bambui where he worked and Lived for many years, Even on the sick bed he would seek to know about about the well being of others , He would show a thankful heart for very minute services offered to him. Ngum Jesse Family."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 27th October 2016

"Tribute to my Dad, Song Stephen Chongwain
On October 14th, 2016 I was in Phoenix-Arizona to participate at a wake-keep in honor of our beloved uncle Bobe Francis Nkuo (Bo Con) organized by Fabiola Muh and her hubby Bernard Ful. Two days later, while I was getting set to return to my base in Toronto-Canada, I received an unusual late night call from my kid brother Jude, sobbing on the other end of the line and tearfully saying,  “Father, father, Dad is no more!” At that moment, my world collapsed.  I knew this day was coming yet the reality of it hurts so badly.  No words can adequately describe the depth and magnitude of this painful loss. Words cannot soften the pain and shock of losing a mentor, a guru, a role model and above all a loving and caring family man like my dad, Bobe Stephen Song. Dear dad, the trajectory from the time you became sick till the time you breathed your last was a rollercoaster of pain and suffering but also of admirable faith, resilience and strength on your part. Even at the frailest and feeblest moments of your life when you were physically consumed by sickness you remained positive and incessantly said to me, “Fala, don’t worry, I will be ok”.

Dad, you sacrificed so much for the sake of your family that was more important to you than any money or fame that the world can offer. You and Mom did your best to raise your children in the ways of the Lord and you taught us to strive for the highest goals in life. You selflessly supported and encouraged me every step of the way in my vocation to the ministerial priesthood and you never stopped praying for me. Each time I came home for vacation, you brought me into your bedroom and pointed at a rosary hanging from the corner of your bed and said, “Son, I pray for you everyday and for your vocation.” I am so blessed and thankful to God that you were my father. You gave us the best of education, you frowned at us when we misplaced a textbook or took school lightly and you had zero tolerance for anyone who dared to miss Sunday Mass. I could not ask for a better dad. You are just the best.
Today, as we say “Adieu Daddy” I will like to simply say, THANK YOU! Thank you for everything you have done for me, for the family and for humanity. Physically you are gone but your footprints shall be engraved in our hearts, on our minds, in our speeches and in our actions forever.  You have left us with memories and love that will sustain us for the rest of our lives. I love you with a passion that burns as brightly as you did. Your light will never ever go out. You are in our hearts forever.  Rest in peace.
With special love from,
(Fr Song Eugene, Son)."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 25th October 2016

"Pa Song Stephen, Our Bo Nteh in Kom Bambui and Bambili ,has fought a good fight,ended his race and the time now is only for his reward in heaven.His example can be emulated by us who may still be at the take off point of the race.He was very strong and riding his bicycle, even many years after his deserved retirement.A day before he suffered from stroke, he was very strong, and after that ,he was never himself again until he was finally called home.His life and departure remains a big lesson and a source of inspiration for us.We pray that the almighty father should grant you a comfortable place in heaven so that you can prepare to receive us when our own bells ring. ADIEU Pa Song.  Joseph Ngong"

This tribute was added by Bea Ngeps on 24th October 2016

""Pa Song , i might not have met you and known you personally but i have known you through your dear daughter Priscilla and son Wally whom i join in these sorrowful moments to say fare thee well.  As your life well spent is now but  memories , may i dedicate these few words to your loving memory.
God saw you getting tired and weak,
when cure  was not to be enough to heal u.
So he enveloped you in His arms and whispered "come to me my son"
He gave you rest,
and in His garden most beautiful He ushered you.
Now as you sleep so peaceful and free from pain,
We couldnt wish you back to suffer again.
You were the best dad , brother, uncle,  granpa to all,
God takes the best.RIP Pa Song S...."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Pa truly, i failed most in my life to understand the word loss until you were no more. I felt it when i stretched my hand to hold yours and it wass not there. But i know sincerely that there is no distance too far for friends because friendship gives wings to the heart. I remember vividly the day Catholic Men's Association came to visit. That day though weak you struggled and said ''a...bi..glad se St. Joseph son enter my room today. Wuna..welcome''. Pa i shared almost the same name with you father wilts he was Songku, I was Longku. That was not coincidental, it was divine. Pa, there are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you have a permanent place in my heart. Rest in Peace Pa..your close man... Longku Dieudonne."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, its still a dream knowing the cold hands of death have snatched you from us. Truely, you were weary and over burdened in you sick bed. You have rested in the Lord though its difficult for me to accept but it is a reality. I pray God to give me the strength to forge ahead and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.
Nange Patricia (Niece)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, its still a dream knowing the cold hands of death have snatched you from us. Truely, you were weary and over burdened in you sick bed. You have rested in the Lord though its difficult for me to accept but it is a reality. I pray God to give me the strength to forge ahead and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.
Nange Patricia (Niece)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, its still a dream knowing the cold hands of death have snatched you from us. Truely, you were weary and over burdened in you sick bed. You have rested in the Lord though its difficult for me to accept but it is a reality. I pray God to give me the strength to forge ahead and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.
Nange Patricia (Niece)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, you have shocked us with your sudden demise. Your death has caused a vacuum that cannot be filled. You were really a pilar that we leaned on and the life wire of the entire family. we will miss you so much. Rest in Peace.
Toh Cyprian (Nephew)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Brother, it is hard to believe that death has snatched you;a man full of knowledge and wisdom from us. Words cannot express how much we loved you. You were a father who cared, showed concern and was always worried about me. There will never be a replacement of you in our life because i know you still live. May your gentle Soul rest in perfect peace.
Nain Theodosia (Beloved Sister)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, people are whispering about your transition into eternity but i do disagree because i know that you have just figured out a way to watch over us from the world beyond. I will miss you dearly. You have left a void in hearts that will be difficult to fill. I know that distance cannot separate us for you are present in our midst whenever we are drown in thoughts. Uncle, memories of you will forever remain in our hearts.
Farewell.
Njuakom Francis (Nephew)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Uncle, your passing away into the World beyond hurts so much and we cannot face this reality courageously. if tears could build a staircase and memories a lane then we will walk straight to heaven and bring you home again. Your departure has created a vacuum in our hearts. You should know that death cannot erase your memories from our minds and the skies cannot be too far away from our prayers.
Rest in Peace.
Nindum Eucharia Niece"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Bo Prisci, I’m coming to Bambui
Sr Bridget Nkuo,
Bo Prisci, you have finally left us! You do not belong to death, you belong to Jesus. We are sad, as you have parted from us. We grieve in our hearts, trusting that you have rested and gone to God, to a better place sharing in the risen life of Christ.
Bo Prisci you had a secret which I admired so much and will always remember you; your deep faith and trust in God amidst pain and suffering. You died empty with nothing else left to do. You poured out your dreams on thousands of pupils you taught. You died like the apostle Paul who said “I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, I have been poured out like a drink offering, and there is nothing left. I am ready to die.
I will treasure your deep spiritual life and faith, your family life, your life of helpfulness, your humility and the many precious moments and memories. No doubt you are called Stephen. For Stephen was the first martyr of the church who left an impact in the lives of the people and after his death his followers continued to be faithful to the Lord.
In our sadness, Lord, be with us. Give us courage and make our faith strong in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Pa Song, as i fondly called him, was a very prayerful and an accomodating man. He accepted , embraced and received all and sundry without any discrimination. This attribute of a great personality was not hidden. Like a lamp that is placed on the hill top for all to see its light, you touched and imparted the lives of your kids, relatives and friends. This legacy you left behind lives on in your children, so your moving on is not a total loss because a part of you lives.

Your cousin, Bobe Anacletus, my late husband under your instructions, used to act as a spokesperson in virtually all traditional ceremonies in your family. this is an example of your all embrasing and accomodating spirit.

I give God all the glory for your life and for all what you imparted on to your entire family. I pray that our heavenly Father should receive your soul and keep it safe in His bosom. Say hello to Anacletus on our behalf.

Adieu, Adieu Pa Song!!!
                                                                         Magdalene and children"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"We Thank God: Tribute to my  husband and best friend, Song Steve.

It is with a heavy heart that I write down these words about my dear husband Song Stephen who slept in the Lord on October 17, 2016. Steve, I am deeply saddened our time together has been cut short by your passing away but the happiness we shared together as husband and wife in the past 46 years of our marriage will last a lifetime. Even in this darkest and saddest moment of my life, I know how lucky I was to have found a man so loving, so patient and God-fearing like you. I am eternally grateful for every minute we spent together loving each other and nurturing our family. You were my rock, my inspiration, my soul mate, my everything

Our life together was not always a bed of roses. We had our fair share of the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows of life but God has always been on our side. We were blessed with 6 amazing children whom we loved and cared for but in 2006 we were completely distraught when our beloved daughter Emma Fuentum Song went to be with the Lord. Yet we held on to our faith that God’s ways are not our ways. On January 4th, 2013, you became very ill and I did my best to care for you with the same love and tenderness I had for you the very first day we met.

You have left a legacy of love and integrity with the family and those who knew you. You were a loving husband, a caring father, a role model for our six children, an amazing grandfather and a great teacher not only to your pupils at school but also to me.  I learnt a lot from you Steve. There was nothing i did without letting you know and without seeking your ingenious and generous advise.  I will forever be grateful for each day we spent together and for the lessons learned.

When I became a member of the CWA you wholeheartedly supported and encouraged me. When I was away for days to attend CWA meetings, you stayed home and took great care of the children without ever whining or complaining. When I was elected the President of the CWA, you were always there to support me. I still remember when my EXCO decided to buy a piece of land for our diocesan projects; you generously offered to help us find the plot, you helped with the paperwork and supervised the project for a period of time and the women were so proud.

As we put the love of my life to rest today, I want to sincerely thank each one of you for the out pouring of love and support throughout this tough and trying moments in the live of my family. I am persuaded that my husband’s good deeds will live on in the stories people will share of how he touched their lives. Steve, my life will never be the same again without you but I know you are now in a better place where you no longer have to face the pains and sufferings of this world. You will be greatly missed. Rest in perfect peace my dear husband until we meet to part no more.
With love from your wife
Song Lawrentia"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"papa. I know you have been received by our  father in his heavenly throne. We miss your funs that you ignited our growth with in bambui. papa but God needs you and the inspiring stories most. Papa if we can change God's decison we would.but we stand on the word of God which demands of us to give thanks in everything, no matter the circumstance. So all we have to say is thank you Jesus for our father's life.... PAPA REST IN PERFECT PEACE (Sylvia Yufanyi - Family Sister)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"Papa Take this Rose and hand to our  Sister Emma Song, whom the Lord Called on the 17 October 2006 and You same 17th October 10 ears after,  tell her that the 17 October will remain a Black and Uncomfortable Date in  History for   the SONGs.  Adieu  Papa Song  Adieu Emma Song. The Songs."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"For my Dad
Dad you were  my mentor and my strength . The tears that runs down my chicks are not tears of sadness and sorrow but tears of joy and happiness because you challenged the race of life and kept the faith. Am firm today because of you and be rest assured that your children's children will keep the legacy going on for ever. With much love from Your son Jude Song , wife , Violet Tubuo And grand Son Bimisimbom Song . Adieu Papa, uncle, grand papa and friend."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 23rd October 2016

"GrandPa, why na ? why? , i am shocked to hear that you left us just like that Pa weeeeh where are you grand pa , i lack words, i think its a dream, a big dream to me, can someone tell where you have gone too??? so i will never hear Ngoingang Ngoinjang vu ba beeeh fina ??? Lord give me the strength to accept this Big Loss, this vacuum in my Life, Adieu to God be the Glory.
( Ngoinjang Elnorina.Eldest Grand Daughter)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"God Father, it is so painful for us to hear that you are gone, we remember the time we were together , our heart is full with Pain and sorrow we never knew you will leave this way. The cold hands of Dead took you away from us. Rest in Peace God father till we meet to Part No More ADIEU (God Son LIVENUS)."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"Grandpa, It is me Your Little Angel Afu, Sing with me ----" If my  Gladness should end-- Jesus is Mine" Repeat after me ------,open the last letter i wrote to you on your sick bed, Dieu where is it???? If someone has to Miss you in the whole wide world, it should be Me,  Your Afumbom Emma. You know why, i have never felt so so bad in my nine years of knowing you and being so close to You. no need to go to the details, You and Grandma have always been my first reason for wanting to spend holidays in Bambui, the  first time was when i was born and Mama said , Grandpa wants his  granny to be Baptised in Bambui, i immediately noticed that grandpas Love?  no man can challenge.  i remember when i use to come for holidays,  you gave me all the nice things and took special care of  me, i almost told my cousin Evodia that where is her own grandpa, that she wants to be so close to my grandpa. Hmmmmmmmm, Mama took me on a whole lesson to explain to me how we share the same Grandpa . I remember so well too how you would insist that my hair should be plaited in a special style, until when Mama decided that as a school girl, i should keep low cut till i am in the University, You frowned at her on that decision, Imagine , who would make tell  me nice things again?  give  me sweet things, grandpa you have been the best GrandPa any person would Love to have.  I saw you last in Septemeber, when i came for my usual Blessings, I prepared your Juice, i even fed you. i enjoyed feeding you and sweeping your room. when mama heard that you were under Oxgene she immediately left us , that she must see You , i told her i wanted to come with her she refused that i go to bed and get up fresh to go to school on that Monday the 17th, I cried and as i slept off  in anger she placed me in bed and took off for Bamenda, Mama Called to tell us that it was over with you, i didnt understand ????? Mama is that a  Joke.? well she said You have gone to see Jesus. and that Jesus took you from her arms, but why mama. couldnt you tell Jesus that i need GrandPa too?  who will ask about my results in school? will i only be  with Grandma during hoilday? or you have kept another GrandPa for me,? Tell me Grandpa Tell me, Tell me now, My Mother has been in tears, grandma is Lonely now,  i have been in tears, the whole family is in tears,but you know what Grand Pa?. I now have to read the Bible daily, i now know that you have gone  to see Jesus as Mama told me. Yes GrandPa is with Jesus. do you remember the special gift you gave me through my mother? Grandpa are you listening to me?  i will make you proud wheresoever. Watch over us your Grand Children. we will one day meet to part no more. should i say GoodBye?? Goodnight?? or we are together??  sweet dreams, Bye ---- Bye------ Bye
Your Grandaughter. Goodnight GrandPa Goodnight. (Emma Afumbom Angel)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"Grand Pa , we we got home on Monday just to be told that you are dead. We were so surprized because the last time we visited you were looking very strong so it finally happened that you could not wait for us to come back for christmas as we promised? But we thank God that we were were able to come and take care of you while you were sick. We are Glad we had a grandpa like you and we will miss you very much. we love you but God loves you more that is why he has called you to come back home and rest . I know angels will be waiting to take you to Heaven. Greet Bo Con for us . Rest in peace grandpa until we meet again.( Your Grand children Daniella, Steve-Paul,Kelsy and Toje).."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"For a while i had sensed dark and heavy clouds in the sky in and out of family but could not detect where it will settle. Little did i know the dust was settling along with you Dad. The Full extend of the wreckage  caused by this hurricane ill never be properly assessed or measured. I now stumble amid the debrice , unearthing the few broken pieces of my life which retrievable. Dad i know yo resisted and faught death with all your might until your last breathe because you loved life and never would would willingly be separated from us . i know i know you are a very generous , caring sympathetic , loving person who loved your family so deeply in your illness and pains, your innocense and trusting nature often often had me worried. You cherished your family and your siblings in a special way. You are a wonderful Daddy and the Best, I was always grateful for you and i know i remain blessed because you are Ours,Your rare moments of anger were always only skin deep and through your eyes one could see that within your powerful frame lay a tender, loving, and childlike heart. Little wander that God almighty the owner of our hearts saw you worthy to dwell in his kingdom with Angels and saints. My Heart is broken especially Your Siblings and friends, What a huge exit you made . I dont think i was prepared for your departure now,  May Your Gentel Soul RIPP Daddy. (Walters Song. 3rd  Son)"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"My Big Husband . Pa I want to thank God for your Life and for his goodness and mercies upon your life , i want to take this opportunity to thank you for accepting me to be part of your this family by allowing me to get married to your son, I will always remember you as a principled , which hard working loving, and caring father , i will equally remember the many times that we disaagreed in order to to agree for that is what life life is all about. Indeed i have lost a father , a husband and a grand father to my children who have not stopped asking questions as to what happened . i pray you rest in the bossom of your creator, Adieu My Regards to Bo Con, Pa Willy, Papa and Emma Song.Your daughter in law Millani Nkuo."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"Uncle when i heard that you are no more i couldnt believe i quite remember when Bobe Mbah your brother died you were very strong and Healthy . You were our source of inspiration when our father died and eventually you played a role of a father to us. How i wish you were still alive to make me feel the love of a father anyway say hi to your brother we love you but God loves you more. Adieu Papa  Leonada Mbah Espe Toh"

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 22nd October 2016

"An epitome of a piercing-intelligent handworking supporter an adviser of the kom cultural association in Bambui-Tubah subdivision, the "Bo-Nteh-kom" of Bambui, lover of peace, Father of all kom elements residing in Bambui, The ever smiling papa.
     One great thinker once said, "Do not seek death but death will find you". Faith has taken an unexpected twist and closed the life chapter of Bobe Stephen Song, the quarter head (Bo-nteh) of kom in Bambui.
      I write these words in deep admiration of the character of the man, Bobe stephen song, whose humble and gentle manner of behavior attracted respect and esteem of all that matters.
       He contributed greatly to the socio-economic development of the kom cultural association in Bambui. He has hosted the kom cultural association in his house for over twenty something years now. He fought very hard and contributed greatly to see that the kom people in Bambui acquire a piece of land to build their cultural hall. A project which is in its phase too now.
       Pa song, we the kom people in Bambui are grieved but we cannot change God's will.
       This peom we have for you says it all from our hearts.
        "God saw you getting tired
          And put his arms around you
          And whispered "come to me my son"
          Your golden heart stopped beating
          God broke our hearts to prove to us
          He only takes the best
          Even though you are gone
          Your love remains and lives on
          Your memory will never fade. ADIEU PAPA SONG. REST IN PERFECT PEACE.  
Ntam Yuh Terence (President of the kom cultural Association in Bambui)
         FOR THE KOM PEOPLE IN BAMBUI."

This tribute was added by IKFI MIRANDA on 21st October 2016

"Blessed are the dead who die in the hands of the Lord.
Fr Anthony Ndang Ndichia mhm (South Africa)

Last August I was in Cameroon, prayed with you and blessed you. Little did I know that was my last time to see you. Blessed are the dead who die in the hands of the Lord. Your passing has reminded us once again, that death is certain for all of us. Death comes to others early, to others after a long illness, or old age, rich or poor, strong or weak, death still comes. Am grateful to God for a faith well lived in Jesus Christ. You lived a life that belongs to God, a life of prayer and charity. I thank God for the good you did to us and the immense love you had for the Eucharist and the Church. “He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”.
Bo Prisci, do you remember when you were small, and your parents took you up in their hands or arms? You were in the arms of your parents. Now that you have died, you have are in the arms of God. You went through pain with love and with a smile on your face. That which is good is never finished; it continues. If we live in Christ and die in Christ, we will rise in Christ. You died full of hope and faith in your heart. You died full of gratitude, love for the family and the Church.
O God who brought us to birth and whose arms we die. In our grief, comfort us, give us your love, hope in our confusion, and grace to live a new life in Jesus Christ. Lord, wipe away our tears, for in Heaven there is no death, crying, pain or mourning. In your presence, Lord may we be blessed."

This tribute was added by Judith Chiatoh on 20th October 2016

"Pa Song, our beloved husband,
How can we repay the Lord for his goodness to us? You were not only a loving husband and caring father to your family, but also to the CWA in the archdiocese of Bamenda, especially when mami Song, your beloved wife, was the diocesan president. You gave her and the CWA total support to see her achieve, during her term in service. You had a very strong character and once you were convinced, you did what had to be done. When you saw us struggling to get a piece of land for our diocesan project, you took it personal and sacrificed all your time and energy to look for one for us. Today, CWA Bamenda diocese has a huge structure that's almost ready for use, thanks to your humble kick off of the project. In your illness you fought courageously to live but the tide was against us. We prayed that you would be there when the doors of that building would be officially opened for use, but our good Lord, having called that there are many rooms in his heavenly home, you gladly answered his call to take up one. As you go ahead, all CWA members in Bamenda Archdiocese pray for God's mercy on you. We believe that the good Lord will grant you mercy and keep you in that place where there is no more suffering and no more pain. Yes, the God you served here can never disappoint you. Adieu, worthy child of God! Adieu Pa Stephen Song!
              CWA Bamenda out gone diocesan executive"

This tribute was added by Victorine Kimbi Chop on 20th October 2016

"Pa Stephen. I never knew for a long time but for the short time I knew you , I saw in you a nice dad. I remember how you were very active on your son's wedding. You wanted everything to be a success. You were so happy on that day. Sickness kept you down for these years. But now I believe you're resting in the Lords bossom."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 19th October 2016

"My Candle in the Wind."

This tribute was added by priscilla song on 19th October 2016

""My Icon, My Hero, My Menthor, My all, My Father. My Umbrella, My Confidant, he has been snatched away from me just like that. I am in Pain, i feel very empty now, but consoled by Gods special Grace, i know it is well. It is well in the Name of Jesus it is well with Your Soul. Consoled by the words of scripture in psalm 73: 26 " my flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever'". With gratitude and thanksgiving to God for a life well Lived,i come back to inform the general public of the peaceful transition into eternity of Our Beloved Father Pa Stephen Song, of Catholic Mission Bambui, on the 17 of October 2016, at the Bamenda Provincial Hospital. this peaceful transition at exactly 9 a,m that monday morning in my own arms, hmmmmmmmmmmm shows how God Works in ways we cannot tell. the entire Family will miss you, Your Wife Lawrentia Song will Miss you, Priscilla, Nestor, walters, Eugene, Jude, your children will all miss you , as you go to join our sister Emma Song who passed away same date 17 October 2006. Infact Papa you leave behind a legacy, the entire community you imparted knowledge to as a Teacher until you were awarded the prize for Excelence, Your Dreams and Plans for your Family, will be executed as you planned. There will be abundant peace. Love, Unity and Happiness. Our Mother who has been a Mother to us and to You in particular until that last breathe, she never gave up. she deserves BEST Mother award. I cant tell the story here and now but the hour will come. Papa Rest in Peace. I will be back tears keep flowing as i write i can’t continue for now please just give me a break i promise to come back, to talk about a man who lived his entire life on Earth ensuring QUALITY  education for his 6 children and extended relatives. We will celebrate you, we will miss you but will let you go, God chosed a better path for you, i will be back----as you walk through the valley of the shadow of Dead Fear No Evil, Thy Rod and thy staff will protect you. We will miss you- But GO, when YOU came to the end of the road and the sun set for you. You wanted no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free. We Miss you a little-but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, we miss you but we will let you go. For this is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s plan a step on the road to home. When I am lonely and sick of heart I will bury my sorrows in doing good!
Adieu till we meet to part no more.
The story is still to begin another tears flowing session. Lord i need you every hour. i will be back, Feast of st. Ignatius of Antoich, the meditation text for that day was soul searching, imagine that deep sweet sleep, sleep never to return, a sleep so sound and peaceful.  ----- I will be back---""


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