Catherine Wambui Kirui
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 22, 1974
  • Place of birth:
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Date of passing: Mar 2, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Nairobi, Kenya
A life lived well and taken far, far too soon. Beloved Daughter, Mother, Sister and Friend. May the memory of Cathy be with us forever!

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Catherine "Cathy" Kirui, 40, born on June 22, 1974 and stepped into Eternity on March 2, 2015.

We thank you very very much for all the continued support you have shown Cathy's family during this trying time. Once again, we are reminded that we cannot be exempted from trials and difficulties during our earthly sojourn, and that God sends good friends to lighten our burden and give us the courage and fortitude to weather the storm. From the bottom of our  hearts, we thank each one of  your for your financial support. May Jehovah Jireh (the Lord who provides), always supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. May your pockets never run dry, and may He increase you to levels eye has not seen, and ear has not heard! We thank you too for the emotional support, and for your comforting words which have given us hope in the midst of sorrow and pain. 

On this website, you are listening to some of Cathy’s favorite music, and seeing Cathy’s pictures, of her children and her family and friends.  Some of the songs were written by her sister Antonia, with a lot of help from Cathy, who was great in harmonizing. (Her favorite song is “Kou Iguru”). We cherish your thoughts and tributes to a loving woman we all knew and are going to miss. We will remember her forever and we welcome you to join us in remembering her.  

Please feel free to share your memories of her life and her legacy. God bless you and Shukran (Thank you)!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Peter Keggans on 23rd August 2016

"God needed a new flower to brighten up His Heaven.

He walked out into His garden, and saw missing there...
A bright and sweet flower with silver in her hair.
He saw missing from His garden, a flower of delight.
One with eyes that sparkled and a smile that shined so bright.
Missing from God's garden was a flower full of courage, faith, and love.
Missing was a flower that lived so fully in strength and in trust.

God picked the flower, the perfect one for above.

He gazed down and saw a color of purple here below.
With a fire that burned so brightly, the embers cast its glow.
In all His infinite wisdom, He knew it was time for her to go.
Time to live in His garden....where the flowers forever grow.

So when the sky above me,
Casts a purple glow,
I know there's a flower,
Forever blooming,
Where God's great angels go.
Babo continue resting with our heavenly Mighty.."

This tribute was added by MAUREEN WANJA on 22nd June 2016

"happy birthday sweetheart, i miss you very much, forever in my heart. love you"

This tribute was added by Antonia Kirui-Bishop on 2nd March 2016

"Happy first birthday in Eternity Babo! We miss you dearly.
Loads of love,

This tribute was added by Carol Wa Izrael on 2nd March 2016

"Exactly a year ago you entered rest having fought a good fight. Somehow I console myself that no more pain and stress but again the pain of loosing you is sooo real and fresh. It certainly is hard but God's Grace and unending favour has been immense. I miss your laughter,company and the fun we had together. The jokes you made of the nurses after they interrupted your sweet sleep in the morning just to have you take your medication,and you making me sleep on your bed since you fancied my couch at BLK only for a group of docs to find me blacked out on the bed as if I was the and the heavy Indian accent......I miss you sooooo much and cherish every single moment I spent with you....the babies miss you dearly and all they say is "aunty babo is in heaven" and i smile at them because I know that is till we meet again and  in God's timing, RESTORATION IS PROMISED for those who die in CHRIST JESUS."

This tribute was added by MAUREEN WANJA on 14th October 2015

"how i miss you my dear,each an everyday that passes i cant help but wish i will walk through the door and see you smilling at me and call me beautiful,hug me and ask me how my day was, but all i have is the most beautiful moments we shared...i still feel your warm had a big heart and alot of in peace my sister,my best friend,role model,mum, my everything, angie n moses love you very much"

This tribute was added by Jane Bishop on 23rd July 2015

"Lighting a candle for you, dear Sister Cathy.  Sending you love, and handing you up your family and friend's grief for you to heal our hearts and spirits from heaven.  Many hugs, sweet Sister."

This tribute was added by sally njeri on 8th May 2015

"when i close my eyes and think of you,i just remember your beautiful smile and seems to say it is well and okay.
for teaching me courage and boldness,thanks my friend.
i really really miss you.
till we meet again murata
rip babo"

This tribute was added by Salome Muhia on 6th April 2015

"Am sure you are sitting at the feet of our Lord and savior and beholding his beautiful and glorious face and gentle words. What a wonderful joy that is!!!... and to behold it forever forever forever!  Till we meet again, pray for us!"

This tribute was added by Magaly Joelle on 29th March 2015

"May God gives her the peace she needs. My condolences to the family."

This tribute was added by Grey Mwenda on 28th March 2015

"Those we love never die, they live forever in our hearts through their treasured memories. Comfort to the family, hold fast to the faith you first professed in Christ Jesus our Lord. My condolence."

This tribute was added by Jane Bishop on 26th March 2015

"Lighting a candle for you, Sister Cathy - and for you, Sisters Antonia and Immaculate.  You are, and always will be in my heart and prayers.  Hugs, Love and Prayers of Victory for you all.  God's sweetest blessings to all!  XXOO"

This tribute was added by Norma Juma on 23rd March 2015

"To family and friends of Cathy, think of her as living in your hearts. For nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much. Although death has separated you physically may your faith in God and the love you have for each other bind you eternally.

To Cathy, though we cannot see you we know you are here with us. Though we cannot touch you we still feel the warmth of your smile and the strength of your love. Sleep soundly and rest assured that your legacy lives forever."

This tribute was added by david m on 17th March 2015

"Your courage will remain in my memory forever."

This tribute was added by Jane Bishop on 16th March 2015

"Cathy, my dearest Sister, may your journey be blessed, glorious and free from earthly pain.  Our deepest love and prayers go with you, your darling children and your mournful Family and Friends.  Please say "hello" to my Father Francis and meet your newest family members in heaven - as I know that they will embrace you whole-heartedly.  As for Toni, Stewart and me - we are here to be guided by your spirit, and revel in your grace and beautiful smile when times are tough for us here on Earth.  Please help guide us to do the proper things and be strong for your beautiful children and Family.  Let them know they have a home with us - our hearts and arms open to embrace them always.  God bless you, my Sister Cathy!  Save a big hug and kiss for us, Dear One!  We will all be together once more in God's time.  Your Sister, Jane Bishop"

This tribute was added by Pauline Wangombe on 15th March 2015

""To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Grateful to God that we got say good-bye.  See you in the morning Babo, see you in the morning.  I can almost hear you say, "ii tata? Uhoro?" which were your last words to me that Monday.  See you in the morning."

This tribute was added by Olive Kahenya on 12th March 2015

"Its hard to accept but its true. Wambui you are beyond pain. Thats consoling. For all of us its not 'if' but 'when' we do also take that individual path. We shall meet again-at Jesus feet."

This tribute was added by christine wanja on 11th March 2015

"Babo, I still haven't come to terms with your loss but I am taking every moment that we shared as positive memory. The last time I saw you was last year when you brought me a cake for my birthday and the memory is still fresh of all the updates on your ongoing tests and general welfare. Though it is hard to accept rest with the angels beau till we meet again at his feet"

This tribute was added by Shiru Kamunyu on 11th March 2015

"I still love you....I still miss you...I still wish you were here to share....I still pray for you, were my last words to you, it took me so long to understand why you didn't even say goodbye but God revealed. I know you are happy and pain free, will see you when my work on earth is done. R.I.P MY FRIEND AND COUSIN."

This tribute was added by Samuel Kamunyu Njenga on 11th March 2015

"I feel I took the time we shared for granted. I miss the plans we had, things that no one else knew about. I wish I had one more hour to be with you dear. I will always miss you Cathy, I deeply miss you, and I will meet you again"

This tribute was added by Jeff Omwela on 11th March 2015

"Cathy, Babo, dear's hard to imagine you've slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of heaven.You were an angel among men...that timeless beauty, that sunlit smile, that  infectious giggle, that calm, mellifluous voice, that heart of gold, that grace under preassure..... you are now one for the ages ...riding on the wings of God.To know you Babo, was truly to love you. Uthiru, Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu and Githunguri; places you toiled under the sun; are now stiller places now that you're gone.  it's as if the earth has fallen off its axis and we grope about hopelessly, trying to regain a steady keel.  Oh Cathy! When shall we see you again?  And as we count our losses here on earth, the pearly gates of heaven ha opened and you are in majestic company now...our Lord Jesus, Peter, John, Joseph, Abraham... in Jerusalem the golden. Well done good and faithfull servant!! Well done.  Now we must finish the race you began and watch over Moses and Angela, your two little angels.Til we meet again Wambui, my dear friend, au revoir and bon voyage.I feel blessed to have known you and many are those who will cherish your memory.Shalom."

This tribute was added by Ida . K. Abola on 11th March 2015

"Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you.  I will forever cherish the moments i had with you (Cathy) and your family.  May the Good Lord Grant you Eternal Rest."

This tribute was added by Ann Muriuki on 11th March 2015

"I share the grieve of loosing wambui who i have known since childhood ,the last time we met was at roosters thika road and we talked about her late sister who was my friend and agemate ,little did i know that i will never see wambui again , we had promised to communicate later ,which did not happen , may you rest in peace wambui ."

This tribute was added by Babbie Kabae on 10th March 2015

"Babo, I am glad I came to see you and we shared laughter and tea... Most important, we talked and talked and I know you fought a brave fight!
May the Lord keep you in his bosom, May you watch over your beautiful children from heaven.
Till we meet again.... Rest in Peace Darling!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Njuguna on 10th March 2015

"We can only find solace in the word of God, knowing that our beloved Cathy is in our Fathers house where Christ already made room for her. John 14:1-4, Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
To the entire Kirui family our thoughts and prayers are with you, may the grace of God be sufficient for you at this time, may his Holy Spirit fill every area of your lives to comfort, encourage, uplift and strengthen you.  May the peace of God that transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

This tribute was added by James Wanyutu on 9th March 2015

"Then I heard further [perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed), says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them! (‭Revelation‬ ‭14‬:‭13‬ AMP)"

This tribute was added by George Miano on 9th March 2015

"A loved one is a treasure of the heart and to lose a loved one is like losing a piece of yourself.
But the love that this person brought you...did not leave, for the essence of the soul lingers at all times
It cannot escape your heart, for it has been there forever.
To the Kirui family May the Good Lord give you strength and courage in these difficult moments.
Wambui is in a better place"

This tribute was added by Sharon Kirui on 9th March 2015

"1 Thes 4
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
      My heart misses you; the laughter we had, the love we shared, you finished my sentences coz you knew me so well. Your beloved children Moses and Angie are now mine, I will be the best mommy I can be to them, they will grow in the Lord Jesus and worship him only. Sleep my Catherine sleep, in a short while I will see you again, Heaven is our home. I will love you forever my darling sister."

This tribute was added by Antonia Kirui-Bishop on 9th March 2015

"My darling sis Cathy, your earthly suite is no more! You stepped into Eternity, and you're now in a glorified, disease free body, singing and dancing on the streets of gold together with the host of heaven. Your parting with us was not an end but a magnificent beginning; the terrestrial just got swallowed up by the celestial. We can't wait to meet you at heaven's front gate when our temporary assignment on earth is complete. “Holding your memory with awe and pleasure, and hanging onto the promise of re-union''. R.I.P (Resurrection is Promised).
Loads and loads of love, Antonia"

This tribute was added by Joram Mbui on 8th March 2015

"Cathy Cathy Cathy! All I can say is sleep with the angels dear friend. The ever smiling Cathy will forever remain in our minds and hearts.
My condolences to the family and friends."

This tribute was added by Grace Nelly on 8th March 2015

"Cathy my dear,
Everyday I stare at your picture,
the vivid look on your smiling face,
tears fall on that picture as I sit there in tears...words can never be enough to say how I feel.....I remember the last time we met in Nairobi and we laughed like crazy and little did I know it would be the last time we would ever see each hurts to know you are gone forever.
All I can say is you were a good friend and I will forever miss you. Till we meet again....
Good bye Cathy....."

This tribute was added by Sharnae Stewart on 5th March 2015

"I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catherine.  Though I didn't know her personally, I can tell from the beautiful photos and the above quote that she was deeply loved, and will be sorely missed.  Death is never an easy thing to cope with, and the feelings of pain, grief, and hopelessness can at times seem overwhelming.  I want to share a brief thought that brought me some comfort when I dealt with the sting of death in my family.  At John 5:28, 29 we read that soon "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."  And at Isaiah 25:8 God promises that "He will swallow up death forever and...will wipe away the tears from all faces."  Yes, take comfort in knowing that not only does God eagerly yearn to bring our dead loved ones back to life, He also promises to get rid of death forever!  If you would like to read more comforting thoughts from the scriptures, please visit  May the fond memories help bring you a measure of comfort during these trying times."

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