ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mom, wife and grandma Christina Ewube Ayukegba who passed away on September 30, 2019 in Douala, Cameroon.

FOREVER MOM, WIFE AND GRANDMA  - Christina Ewube Ayukegba
My Mom, my hero
Mom, the holder of her time
Master of her time
But Not the owner of it
For God's time is the best

Mom was full of life
Strong, stylish in her loving ways
Resilient to the illness
That rocked late stages of her life
For God's time is the best

Happiness is now
Mom whispered,
Smiles at my daughter, Mayah
Overwhelming joy of a grandma
For God's time is the best

Christiana one of a kind,
Sweet Mother a.k.a Madame la Fondatrice
Holder of her time
Master of her time
Time, the wheel of constant motion
For God's time is the best

Mom, Madame la Foundatrice
Pillar, foundation of the Ayukegbas
Devoted Wife, Mom and Grandma
Rest well, Rest in Peace
But Lord Knows
God's time is the best

Tribute by Enow Ayukegba
Posted by Cecilia Ayuketah on November 6, 2020
Sister Christy,

Away from the world, but present with the Lord since a year ago.
Sleep well until the trumpet sounds.
Good night.
Posted by Shiri Ndang on September 30, 2020
Mommy, the silence is deafening. the thought of not hearing from you is beyond painful. May you continue to rest in peace. your grand children miss you. our hearts are heavy but we remain thankful for the lovely times we shared. until we meet again.
Posted by Cecilia Ayuketah on November 19, 2019
Sister Christy my “big sister”, thank you for your love for me without reserve. I always spent very happy moments with you. You treated me well and helped me to socialize with your friends. We met for brief periods and separated for long ones, but during our meetings you showed me the same love.
After the longest separation, God being so kind, reunited us in Douala during my home-coming dinner in 2015. I sat by you that evening, chatting on nothing and everything, trying to catch up for the long absence. The next day, we met at dinner in your home. I later returned to Canada from where we communicated again by phone.
Little did I know that, that was our last conversation! It is hard to accept your exit from this world. I will always remember your soft, warm and tender smile. I preciously preserve the memories of our moments together. Sister, rest in perfect peace, with your Maker. Adieu!
Posted by Annette Aksdal on November 6, 2019
happy birthday in heaven Mommy. i know that i need to stop the tears. i just do not know how to. I am grateful to God for giving me such a blessing for a mother. Your life was an example to be emulated. I love you lots and miss you like crazy. I sure will have a glass in your honor this weekend. happy tears.
Posted by Ngwe Atanga Epse Fultang on October 13, 2019
Tribute to MaWube from Ijang

MaWube it has taken me awhile to believe you are gone. When I got the bombshell, I screamed then went speechless.
The strong bond we shared as a family will remain unforgettable memories.
MaWube with tears in my eyes you will be greatly missed. You always stopped me from crying, now the crying continues.
Rest peacefully my big sister. May your good deeds create a pathway as the gates of heaven open for the angels to welcome you.
I request the Lord to pick a bunch of roses from the garden in heaven and place them in your arms for me as I whisper how much I love and miss you.
   
   IjangFri Atanga
Posted by Shiri Ndang on October 10, 2019
*Tribute for Mama Christina*

It is hard to accept that you have left us; it hard to accept that we will no longer experience your infectious smile. It is hard to accept that we will no longer benefit from your gentle disposition and kindness. But we must accept that God your maker has finally called you into his kingdom to get a truly and well deserved rest.

Mama, memories of your smile, warmth, and generosity will live on forever in those who were lucky to have met you. You depart, but we are reassured that you are now in God’s Kingdom, reveling in His Glory. Rest In Peace until we meet again.

Fondly remembered by Edwin Tita.
Posted by Elisabeth Anne Obara on October 10, 2019
One day at a time
Your glowing smile
Reaching for miles
Your soft embrace
The warmth remains
For days at a time

One week already passed
Your voice rings
Echoing in the winds
Your memory engulfs me
The thoughts remain
For weeks at a time

One month shall pass
Your cooking congregates
Longing, my mouth salivates
Your message radiates
The love remains
For months a time

One year shall pass
Your memory passed on
Tattooed for all to see
Always your grandchild
Always adudu mama
For years to come

Your grand daughter Ada
Posted by Shiri Ndang on October 8, 2019
1-TRIBUTE TO MOMI CHRISTIE EWUBE AYUKEGBA

In life, it is often difficult to a point of dumbfoundedness to write or say (something like) goodbye to a likeable one.

I have known our dear Momi Christie for over thirty years through her husband Mr. Peter Ayukegba a ‘’BOBAN’’ since our college years in CPC-BALI in 1961 where we lived in ‘’SAKAR-HOUSE’’ and hence he is my ‘’BIG’’ and I am his ‘’SMALL’’ whom he must protect at all times. In his professional life, Pa Ayukegba fondly called PAFA, was a trained Senior Stall of the Ministry of Agriculture, a profession to which I also belonged. This is the solid linkage and therefore we lived together in each other’s home and share our likes and burdens.

2- MY REVENANTE IS GONE OOOH because of the many similar serious ill health crisis we both offen experienced; during which God mercifully restored our lives when we had been considered well dead; we nick-named ourselves as ‘’REVENANTE’’ actually meaning’’ living ghosts or the resurrected ones’’; so my dear revenante has finally transited!

3- GOOD WINE-TASTER! As ‘’revenant’’ Christians, we believe that our Lord and Saviour-Jesus Christ instituted and blessed good quality wine for mankind, first by changing water into surperb good wine at the marriage feast at canan (John 2:1-11) and during the last super in the upper room with his disciples (Mark 14:22-26 Lke 22:14-20).
We believe as Jesus himself promised that he is going to prepare a place and shall come to take us to the Father's heavenly home where there shall be a great banquet. He who promised a big banquet talks good wine that shall flow! So Mommy Christie and I avoided beers and very often drank good wine and thus became good wine tasters. The last bottle of wine I brought to Mommy Christie is still lying there when she transited!
TELLING THE TRUTH; perhaps cautious of the fact that the last call could come at anytime, Mommy never ever allowed anything or situation of direct or indirect insinuated worries to bother her and ‘’Small-small back talks’’ were never momi’s ways of dealing with people and issues.
ASSIDUOUS AND ASSERTIVE: Momi was a quiet but a very assertive woman who dispite her failing health situation remained very assiduous in her teaching profession; checking every bit of the school management and especially the staff and the resulting ant come was the high performance of her school in many examinations scoring 100% .
5- AN ENDEARING WIFE AND MOTHER! She always analysed situations and apportioned the responsibilities. Where she felt she could do a thing she did and so.
There will surely be a vaccum of missing Momi Christine.
A Dieu My Momi and revenante May our Good God grant you Eternal Rest.
NJINYAM STEVEN
A BOBANG FAMILY FRIEND.
Posted by Angeline Asobo on October 7, 2019
My first encounter with Aunty Christy was in Mamfe Cameroon. She was one of the few people who paid me for my talents. How empowering! From braiding her young daughters Annette and Marie's hair, to knitting ponchos for them. I particularly liked her puff puff recipe and still use it today. Due to distance and geography, I had not seen you in decades. It hurts to know that you have left us Auntie but know that you have a special place in my heart and your signature smile is all I remember when I think of you. Heaven was missing an Angel. March triumphantly and claim your spot. Till we meet again, adieu Tantine.
Posted by Shiri Ndang on October 6, 2019
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR FRIEND, CHRISTY

"Friends love through all
Kinds of weather, and
Families stick together in
All kinds of trouble".
-Proverbs 17:17

   My friendship with Christy Ewube Ayukegba began in Mamfe in the late 1970s. Our daughters Annette and Shiri met at Government School and they both declared that they each other's best friend. That declaration was definitely true because they have been "sisters" since that moment. Yes the daughters introduced the mothers and we became co-Mother's and our families have been close since then.

From that fateful moment in Mamfe, our families have shared and cherished numerous moments, some sad and some happy. Some of our happiest moments were when we played games like rook, scrabble, monopoly and of course tennis together.

It's the sad moments like this  And we've gone through many, that we can't find words to express how we truly feel. Yes I will miss my friend and co-mother, but I can truly say that I cherish every moment that we spent together.

Rest In Heavenly Peace. Say hello to Akotoh for me.

Love always,
Trena
Posted by Shiri Ndang on October 6, 2019
Testimony by Mr Peter Ayukegba

Mummy,

Our matrimonial children, our grandchildren and all the children you raised plus me are thanking you and GOD for the wonderful years we had together. You were all and all to us. Your last days with us were full of pains and GOD thought it wise to take you and give you peace

Rest in PERFECT PEACE

Daddy
Posted by Shiri Ndang on October 6, 2019
FOREVER MOM, WIFE AND GRANDMA - Christina Ewube Ayukegba
My Mom, my hero
Mom, the holder of her time
Master of her time
But Not the owner of it
For God's time is the best

Mom was full of life
Strong, stylish in her loving ways
Resilient to the illness
That rocked late stages of her life
For God's time is the best

Happiness is now
Mom whispered,
Smiles at my daughter, Mayah
Overwhelming joy of a grandma
For God's time is the best

Christiana one of a kind,
Sweet Mother a.k.a Madame la Fondatrice
Holder of her time
Master of her time
Time, the wheel of constant motion
For God's time is the best

Mom, Madame la Foundatrice
Pillar, foundation of the Ayukegbas
Devoted Wife, Mom and Grandma
Rest well, Rest in Peace
But Lord Knows
God's time is the best

Tribute by Enow Ayukegba
Posted by Joachim Arrey on October 6, 2019
I have never met a woman with very high levels of energy like my aunt. She knew how to make anybody comfortable by her. A great storyteller. Despite her age, she still displayed huge enthusiasm for life. Her passing has left a huge vaccum in the family. May her soul rest in peace!
Posted by Fedelis Arrey on October 6, 2019
We will always remember you as a mother for all.

May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Arrah Abunaw on October 6, 2019
I can't believe I have to write a tribute to you. Mami, your shoulders were always broad enough to support me. Your listening ears and attention were always my source of consolation.

Prof. Egbewatt came to my house on Saturday, September 28, to inform me you were sick and I promised myself to see you unfailingly on Monday, September 30th, not knowing that God had already prepared that beautiful place for you...

Mami I'm recovering from the shock of your departure and coming to terms with the fact that my Mummy, my Ally and support system is gone. 

Thank you for the values you taught me. Thanks for being that pillar of strength I could lean on any time. Thanks for teaching us to stand for the truth and nothing but the truth and to speak it loud and clear whenever and wherever.

Greet your brother Martin for me.
Enjoy heaven, till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Ngwe Atanga Epse Fultang on October 5, 2019
Aunty Christy! You shall be missed dearly. As you rest, I forever remain grateful for all your unforgettable footprints. You were a mother and grandmother to me, full of love all the time, a big broad smile that never faded away, arms wide open. I still remember how I would tap into your wise mind during our Sunday morning rides to church. You would call me “bébé” and introduce me to some as your daughter and others as grand-daughter and I proudly accepted all titles! Ah mami, you have left a vacuum and you shall be missed dearly. Heaven has gained an angel, rest well my darling mami.
Posted by Thor Aksdal on October 5, 2019
Det var forferdelig trist å miste deg så brått og uventet. Vil alltid huske deg som en livsglad og fargerik dame med godt humør. Du hadde også en fantastisk sans for humor.
Er veldig glad for at jeg fikk tilbringe sommeren sammen med deg. Takk for mange og gode minner
Posted by Suzanne Enoh-Arthur on October 5, 2019
Our beloved aunty, the wife of my most wonderful uncle Peter, my grandfather Enow's favourite nephew. Yes Enow your son was named after my grandfather my hero as a sign of your love for an uncle and father.
It is with a profound sadness that I write this farewell note on behalf of the Enowtanya family. May your journey back to your heavenly home be gentle and peaceful.

You have been my pride and joy for a long time. Admiring you as my OPSA sister from the moment I saw your wedding photo in the QRC (Holy Rosary Sisters) archive whilst I was volunteering at the convent as an undergraduate trainee and to your side was my handsome elegant uncle. My heart goes out to your family who have to learn to continue this lonely, exile journey without you. We shall miss you but continue to love you forever in our hearts. Until we meet someday, rest eternal grant unto her you O Lord.
Posted by Ogbe Abunaw on October 5, 2019
Mummy Christy, I received the news of your passing away with so much shock. Still in disbelief but God knows best. Rest on mummy. Much love always.
Posted by Mandisa Mbikwana on October 5, 2019
Rest mama. God's time is truly best. I know you through what u have taught and left in your daughter Annette. Great teachings of love , respect and honoring a human. Your time has been well lived. We thank God for your life with your family and loved ones.
Posted by Annette Aksdal on October 3, 2019
Thank you Mom for your love. If i could give my children only half of what you have given me, then i would have been successful. Large shoes to fill. Heavy burden to carry. May you Rest in the lord.
Posted by Sharon Arrey on October 3, 2019
Aunty Christy, my beloved aunty
I cannot say and I will not say
That you are dead, you are just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
You have wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since you linger there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of you faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of you still the same way, I say;
You are not dead, you are just away.
Sleep well aunty Christy,
Forever your auntie, Nchenge

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Posted by Cecilia Ayuketah on November 6, 2020
Sister Christy,

Away from the world, but present with the Lord since a year ago.
Sleep well until the trumpet sounds.
Good night.
Posted by Shiri Ndang on September 30, 2020
Mommy, the silence is deafening. the thought of not hearing from you is beyond painful. May you continue to rest in peace. your grand children miss you. our hearts are heavy but we remain thankful for the lovely times we shared. until we meet again.
Posted by Cecilia Ayuketah on November 19, 2019
Sister Christy my “big sister”, thank you for your love for me without reserve. I always spent very happy moments with you. You treated me well and helped me to socialize with your friends. We met for brief periods and separated for long ones, but during our meetings you showed me the same love.
After the longest separation, God being so kind, reunited us in Douala during my home-coming dinner in 2015. I sat by you that evening, chatting on nothing and everything, trying to catch up for the long absence. The next day, we met at dinner in your home. I later returned to Canada from where we communicated again by phone.
Little did I know that, that was our last conversation! It is hard to accept your exit from this world. I will always remember your soft, warm and tender smile. I preciously preserve the memories of our moments together. Sister, rest in perfect peace, with your Maker. Adieu!
her Life

The Rock & Love of our Lives - Christy Ayukegba

Mrs. Christiana Ayukegba CV by Mr Peter Ayukegba
Christiana was born in Besongabang on the 6th November 1947 to Mr Jacob Beteck Egbe and Mrs Hannah Egbe.
She started her primary school education in Roman Catholic School Mankon in 1953 and completed in 1960. From 1960 to 1963, she attended Queen of the Rosary Secondary School Okoyong – Mamfe.
From 1963-1965, she attended St Francis Teachers College Kumba where she graduated with a teacher’s grade 3 Diploma. She advanced to obtain a teacher’s grade 2 Diploma from Regina Parcis College Mutengene a year later in 1966. Christiana started her teaching teaching career thereafter in 1967, teaching for the Catholic Mission in Tiko and Kumba.
In 1968 Christiana got married to Mr. Peter Ayukegba and took up a teaching position with the Roman Catholic Mission in Wum where her husband had been posted. In 1972, they both moved from Wum to Yaounde where Mr Ayukegba had been posted to take up a new position. Christiana applied for and was recruited into the Cameroon Civil Service, starting off at Government School Nkoldongo. In 1973, she sat and passed the professional teacher government grade 1 exam, which enabled her to secure subsequent promotions in the civil service. In 1980, she moved once more with her husband to Edea where she was the pioneer Headmistress of the first English speaking school there. The Government Bilingual Primary School Edea was created at her behest, when she mobilised Anglophones and english speaking Nigerians in Edea to lobby the government to establish the school. She led the school in Edea for nine years, during which it grew significantly in size and became the go-to primary school in the town, attracting many kids from French speaking homes. She made it. Point of encouraging particularly kids from French speaking homes to continue their education in the best possible schools they could afford. She would often take them and their parents herself to attend interviews and admission in Sasse, Saker and Our lady of Lourdes. Today many occupy senior positions in the administration and Corporate Cameroon.
In 1989, she moved to Douala where she headed both Bepanda and Sodiko primary schools. She also completed a correspondence Diploma course with the college of Perceptors (LCP) which enabled her to become a category A1 public servant.
Prior to going on retirement, she started Standard Bilingiual Primary and Nursery School Mambanda earning her the Cameroon Medal of Merit for her overall services to deducation throughout her career. Madam la propriétaire/Headgirl as she was fondly called, leaves behind five children and nine grand children.
My Christy was a very beautiful woman, inside and out. She would do anything to see you smile and loved you no matter what.  She loved to tell stories,  tease and bestow nicknames to those she loved.  She often made me smile by the nicknames she gave me. "Small foot" was one of the names she gave me because I have small ankles and small lower legs. She also shortened my name and often referred to me as "Pee". Those loving nicknames will  forever remain in my memory.   She was the love of my life and I will forever cherish the times God allowed us to have together.   
May her Soul Rest in Perfect peace.
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Auntie

Shared by Shiri Ndang on October 14, 2019
Auntie Ayukegba,
Every time we met, you filled the room with positive energy and endless smiles. You always encouraged me to continue working hard, with emphasis that life was not easy for people who only performed the bare minimum.
The last several years have been tough for you. You fought hard to overcome the sickness but it was God's plan to finally bring you home. I remember our last meal in 2014 at your home in Douala. I am grateful that I was able to see you one last time before your passing.
When I heard that your situation had gotten worse, I prayed for God to touch you with his healing hands with the hopes that you will bounce back and fully recover. I am comforted by the knowledge that you no longer endure pain and will rest peacefully in eternity.
I am also confident that you are now able to watch over myself, your kids and other loved family members.  Until we meet again, thank you for the motherly love, advice and guidance you provided each time we met.
You God son,
Raphael Bate Ayuk-Takem

MY CYNDARILLA

Shared by Shiri Ndang on October 10, 2019
TRIBUTE TO SISTER, CHRISTY AYUKEGBA
Oh, my big sister, Cyndarilla,
I started calling you so ever since I watched and admired you play the role of CYNDARILLA in a play at the former Appeal court in Mamfe.
“Because my own mother is dead, that is why you say Cynderilla do this, Cynderilla do this, I won’t do it”. Those were your words in the play that I always still excitedly reside whenever I met you. Who will I call my Cynderilla again?
Even though I was in primary school and you were in college – St. Francis Teachers’ Training College Fiango – I could vividly appreciate your aptitude and efficacy in handling this part in the play and such merits transcended in all your activities in your later life. Praise God.
Then a year later, while we were living in Kumba with my parents, this same sweet big sister came looking for one Mr. PETER AYUKEGBA (then a bachelor and a forest engineer). We the little ones were just so excited to usher you into the home of our uncle Peter nearby, who always sprayed us with a lot of gifts especially as we were regular visitors to a very big juicy mango tree in front of his residence.
Behold, this was to be part of the beginning of a peaceful and successful matrimony that lasted for 52 years until God decided the separation according to his word. Congratulations Sister Christie, as you move into Jesus’ Bosom.
Bro Peter and Children, take heart, for HE KNOWS IT ALL. Rest in Perfect Peace.
                                                                           Nana Abunaw Marie (AGP)                                 Buea

My Darling Sister

Shared by Shiri Ndang on October 10, 2019
My Darling sister, Are you truely gone? Why the haste? I thought we agreed to follow the queue. Why did you have to jump the queue? It was not yet your turn. I know you will ask me "why are you afraid of death? Is it because you do not know what comes after? I know and I believe in the resurrection of the dead". Yes, I know you had prepared for it all your life.
Such beauty, such a generous heart, such loving compassion, such family uniting spirit. You could be honest to a fault. Oh merciful God, we shall miss her.
I still remember vividly your early days in college and how I always looked forward to seeing you. Can I forget the year in Kumba when you had your first stint as a grade three teacher in Saint Theresa's School Fiango or how you used to spoil me when I was in Saint Joseph's College, Sasse? We all grew up and went our different ways; different distractions; different aspirations but whenever we met, that brotherly/sisterly love, gusted forth like an inexhaustible stream in our veins. " Oh my God, my bank account has been burnt", our junior sister cried. There are many others crying the same.
When I visited you in the hospital two days before your demise, I felt anxious and prayed for God's miraculous cure. In His merciful way, He healed you; not as I wanted but His will was done in your life. He preferred that you suffered no more physical pain but come to His heavenly bliss. Journey well my amazing sister. Rest in perfect peace. You will forever remain green in my memory.  
Prof. Ing. EGBEWATT NKONGHO E. ( brother)