ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Father, Grand father, Husband, brother and friend, Sir Davidson Nwankwo (KSJI, Ezinna, Ogbuehi). Daddy we will remember you forever.

A life summary of Sir,Engr. Davidson Okeke Nwankwo KSJI, Ezinna, Ogbuehi
Sir Davidson Okeke Nwankwo the first son of Moses and Celine Nwankwo was born on 18th February 1942, He attended St Joseph's Catholic school Akunwanta-Uno Arondizogu from 1949- 1951 , he later continued his primary education at Princess Day School in Aba, then Easter Region till 1954 before relocating back to Arondizogu to finish at St Philips Catholic School Akeme Uno where he finished top of his class in 1957 and part of the Queen's welcome party at Eastern Nigeria head quarters Enugu.
He had his secondary education at National High School Arondizogu, earning double promotion in his first year and scaling Cambridge West African School Certificate in 1961. 
He furthered his studies at Post and Telecommunications training school Oshodi where he earned a City and Guilds of London Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma in Radio, Line Transmission, electronics and Television. 
He started his formal career in Kaduna and then Kano in 1965 Post and Telecommunications as a Transmission Officer. Due to the northern political instability in 1966, he relocated to Enugu to join the Eastern Nigeria Ministry of Works -Electrical Department where he served until the Civil war in May 1967. 
He served in the Biafran Army as a 2nd Lieutenant ,  a combatant, from 7th Battalion Nsukka to 9th Battalion in Calabar.Promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to 35th Signal Battalion of the Biafran Army Signal Corps before moving to the Cammando Division as Divisional Signal Officer until Biafra surrender in January 1970.
Davidson returned to his old Post and Telecommunications department after the war and served at Enugu Exchange Carrier room for Four years. 
He married his heart throb Monica in June 1973 after courting for over one year. 
His career success secured him a new job at Estavision and Sound Nigeria Limited licensed by Salora OY of Finland to assemble Black & White Television the SALORA brand in Nigeria. He was sent to Finland on training with the mother Company for four months. On his return to Nigeria, they successfully launched the new TV brand until the division of East Central State to Imo and Anambra which culminated to a foreclosure of the venture which was registered with East Central State.
Sir Davidson furthered his career as follows
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka - Senior Instrumentation Technologist from 1976 to 1982 
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu -Principal Technologist till March1985
Other career milestones in Oil and Gas:
  • Halliburton Geophysical Company- Computer hardware maintenance Engineer .
  • Western Atlas Nigeria - Computer hardware engineer.
  • Baker Hughes Nigeria,-  Senior Computer hardware engineer 
  • Western Gecco Nigeria and Schlumberger - Senior Computer hardware engineer till retirement in 2001.
He retired back to his family in Owerri Imo State having spent 16years managing two homes in Port Harcourt and Owerri and 40 years of active service. He settled back in Owerri as the Managing Director of Saviour Will Computers for a few more years before full retirement in 2004.

Training 

  • Orientation Course – Salora Finland – 1974
  • Orientation to Computer Hardware Engineering in Data Processing -Bedford UK  March 1991
  • SIDIS hardware Maintenance Course -Houston Texas USA                                 May 1991
  • Laser dot II Hardwar Maintenance and optics Course - Norwich UK-                  June 1991
  • Total Quality Management Course DPC – Port Harcourt Nigeria -                        April 1996
Sir Davidson Nwankwo was initiated into the Knights of St John's International 422 Owerri Commandary on 9th September 2001, 2nd and 3rd Degree exemplification on 5th December 2003 and 4th degree on 23rd November 2013. 

Sir Davidson was very prominent and served in various capacities at  Mater Misericordiae Catholic church Port Harcourt. He also served as two time parish council Chairman at St Joseph's Catholic church Akunwanta-Uno and served in various capacities at Holy Trinity Catholic church World Bank Housing Estate Owerri. 

He was inducted into the Ezinna category of CMO by the Archbishop of Owerri Diocese in 2013 . He was patron of various church solidarities, a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sir Davidson Okeke Nwankwo is survived by Married to Lady Monica N. Nwankwo (Ezinne, Nneoma) with 4 Children,11 grand Children and Inlaws.


Posted by Chikosolu Manuel-Ufford on February 18, 2020
Daadii! They say time heals all wounds but I'm not sure that's working here. Everyday, I miss you more: your smile, your hugs, your advice...even your stories. So many questions I want to ask, only to remember I can't reach you anymore. I wish I had known; you were telling me something but I wanted you to rest. I never quite heard you! Well, I know you are happy where you are, content with the life you lived. Do keep an eye on your golden daughter...sometimes I'm overwhelmed. Still can't help it; still cry each time I talk of you or see your picture. I hope I can achieve your dreams for me, even surpass it, believing in God like you taught me. Keep smiling, man of peace. I miss you soooooo much. Chii
Posted by Anayo Nwankwo on February 18, 2020
Dad,
I know you can hear me way up in heaven because we talk through our hearts. Dear daddy i miss you everyday and know you miss me too. No matter how old i get or how long you're gone i hear you daddy, up in heaven through the love in my heart.
Posted by Nonso Mgbege on March 19, 2019
What a well life spent on this sinful world, Ur son kene who happens to be my friend and classmate never ceases to mention your name and your good attributes in every discussion, how I wish I met you face to face but God knows the best. Daddy may your soul continue to rest in the bosom of the lord, Adieu nwoke oma
Posted by Nestor N on March 19, 2019
Daddy, I have not been opportuned to meet you but I had the privilege to be one of your son friend from university days. He always loved you and say how a perfect gentleman you are... So caring and loving man that offers a truthful advice to his children and community at large.... May your soul continue to rest in peace....
Adieu Mazi
Posted by Yt Obodoechi on March 9, 2019
Going through your life biography clearly shows you lived your life to the fullest and have gone back to your maker. Continue to rest in peace..you will be forevermissed
Posted by Anayo Nwankwo on March 5, 2019
Where do I start to pay this tribute to you Dad?
A father I call my brother! You taught me all I know you made me who I am, every day I become more like you, I find it hard to believe that you are gone, that all I have now of you are pictures and memories of yesterday, its even harder that I was thousands of miles away! all I heard was the sad news! What happened to our plans together? How would I fulfill my promises to take care of you at old age? Are we not going to laugh again? Am I not going to hear your laughter or see your charming smiles again? Daddy tell me it’s a dream. Death you have done your worst! Pain I know no more.
Daddy if reincarnation is real please have me again as your son!
I am proud and glad to be your son dad. I wouldn’t ask for any other. You are a man of rare virtue, a godly man, a man of peace, a comforter and mentor. A contented man who detested vanity or crazy quest for material things. Now that I am a father myself it amazes me how all you taught me and all I watched you do makes me a better father. I walk with my head high because of the knowledge and upbringing you gave me. I walk without looking backwards because no one can speak ill of your character. Dad you had a special relationship with God. You asked and he always answered you. I take solace knowing that you never feared death. You believed that only at the appointed time shall it come. So daddy it must be that time. I cannot be consoled of your departure I only take comfort knowing that we will be reunited someday. Go home to your father in heaven and rest knowing that you have fulfilled your part here on earth. Pray for us your children to continue in your foot steps to finish the race you started to the glory of God almighty.
Rest in Peace Dad and God be with you till we meet again!
Posted by Chinwe Nwogbo on March 4, 2019
To the Nwankwos' especially my dear classmate and sister Chikasolu, May Daddy soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord and may God grant you and the family the fortitude to bear the Loss!
Sir Davidson Nwankwo lived a good life, God bless you all as you honor him.
Posted by Chikosolu Manuel-Ufford on March 2, 2019
Daaddiii! Not quite sure I accept you are gone. You taught me: My English, "Brighter grammer"; my love for Mathematics; The letters you wrote me while in FGGC Osha, that left my friends wishing they had you; My faith! Oh, I saw a man who believed in God, wholly: God always takes care of me, you'd say. Even with your meagre resources, you were incredibly content, so satisfied with what you had. Ever grateful, cos God had blessed you despite the oddities of your life. You were always for peace; too calm, even for us! No love for material things: preaching real Christianity: you even turned the other cheek to be slapped! Really! But then, you were still just human with your imperfections and limitations! But I won't exchange you for another; not in a million years! You are just "my dad - daaddiii". If I had my way, you will be here, cos we didn't even talk, gist, discuss while u were with me! Sickness just took it all!...
Hmmm! God knows. I know He sees my heart, all I can't write. I know you are happy where you are: u were so sure you'll be happy when God calls. But I didn't know it was now?!... Be our eye there. Let the peace you so much advocated, surround you. I keep imagining you still are! Peace!
Posted by Kenechukwu Nwankwo on March 1, 2019
Daddy You remain my hero, my role model, my counselor, my amiable father, ever cheerful and loved by all. Daddy you have left a large footprint in the sands of time too deep to be filled easily. I remember how you taught me how to drive with your Car, you taught me how to cook beans, you made me a specialist in market negotiations, you taught me how to be a man. I had the opportunity of working with you as an intern in Oil and Gas, you stood out among your peers and colleagues. You are a rear gem. I thank God we spent a lot of time together and I learnt from your wisdom how to be humble. You lived a fulfilled life Daddy. I am so proud of you. 
My youngest son’s first words were “ Gra Pa”, because you kept playing with him, making him laugh but also teaching him how to speak till he got it! You have left a legacy worthy of emulation. I am heartbroken knowing you are no more . However, I know you are in Heaven with your maker and that alone is my solace.
Adieu Daddy, we shall meet one day to part no more. Rest in peace world best daddy. Sir, Engr, Davidson Okeke Nwankwo, KSJI, Ezinna, Ogbuehi Okechukwunyereakubummadu!

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Posted by Chikosolu Manuel-Ufford on February 18, 2020
Daadii! They say time heals all wounds but I'm not sure that's working here. Everyday, I miss you more: your smile, your hugs, your advice...even your stories. So many questions I want to ask, only to remember I can't reach you anymore. I wish I had known; you were telling me something but I wanted you to rest. I never quite heard you! Well, I know you are happy where you are, content with the life you lived. Do keep an eye on your golden daughter...sometimes I'm overwhelmed. Still can't help it; still cry each time I talk of you or see your picture. I hope I can achieve your dreams for me, even surpass it, believing in God like you taught me. Keep smiling, man of peace. I miss you soooooo much. Chii
Posted by Anayo Nwankwo on February 18, 2020
Dad,
I know you can hear me way up in heaven because we talk through our hearts. Dear daddy i miss you everyday and know you miss me too. No matter how old i get or how long you're gone i hear you daddy, up in heaven through the love in my heart.
Posted by Nonso Mgbege on March 19, 2019
What a well life spent on this sinful world, Ur son kene who happens to be my friend and classmate never ceases to mention your name and your good attributes in every discussion, how I wish I met you face to face but God knows the best. Daddy may your soul continue to rest in the bosom of the lord, Adieu nwoke oma
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Adieu Papa

Shared by Oba Nwoga on March 14, 2019

Sir,

It was with shock that I received the call about your demise, coming on the backdrop of the conversations I had with your sons, who are brothers to me; on your progress after your surgery. 

The few times I spent with you demonstrated the fact that you a perfect gentleman, a man of peace and a man who believes more in action than words. You will surely be missed by all. We are all heartbroken but we will take solace in the fact that you are resting in the bosom of our Lord. 


Adieu Papa

To My Uncle, My Brother, Sir Davidson Nwankwo

Shared by Chikosolu Manuel-Ufford on March 13, 2019

Brother, you were a nice man! The news of your demise was received with a heavy heart. When I remembered the day you visited our family in Port Harcourt. Incidentally, my daughter Chinenye was celebrating her 5th birthday. It was so exciting because when other children saw you, they started shouting, “See Chinenye’s daddy!” because of the birth mark on your face! My daughter has the same birth mark. Our friends that saw you that day had been asking of you. 

Brother, I called you this last January after Christmas to hear from you only to discover you were still sick from the way you answered and you told me that you were still down; though we discussed but not pleasantly. You handed the phone over to your sister (wife). She told me that you people were in Lagos for treatment. I never knew that will be my last discussion with you! There is no doubt your sojourn on this earth was fulfilling, fruitful and exciting. You were a proponent of religious harmony and peace. You defended the right of the Christian and worked tirelessly for peace and justice. You will be remembered by all your good works and brotherly love you shared.
Brother, rest in peace till we meet at resurrection morning to part no more.
Your sister,
Lady Florence Kanu (nee Asouzu) 

Rest in peace Mazi

Shared by Franco Baresi on March 9, 2019

I remember the first time I saw at Anayo's graduation at Middlesex, and the long journey back to Barking, you were full of words of wisdom and encouragement, you challenged us to make the best use of our time, seeing  how your kids turned out, really shows that you were not just only a gentle man, but also a good father. Continue to rest in peace Mazi...