Daddy, your loving memory lives with us forever. Rest in perfect peace!
  • 78 years old
  • Born on February 22, 1933 .
  • Passed away on January 24, 2012 in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our dearly beloved one, Dr. Bertram Igbogbahaka who passed away on January 24, 2012.
We will love and remember him forever.


Posted by Ijeoma Okorie on January 24, 2019
Beloved Dad,
Your life was well lived and remains a precious gift of hope, strength, and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. As we treasure your memories, may your soul continue to rest in Perfect Peace in Jesus’ Name, Amen!!!
We love you,
Ije & family.
Posted by Charles Okorie on January 25, 2018
Daddy, I know that you only shed the physical body. Congratulations on the award of the Dr. Bertram O. Igbogbahaka Memorial Scholarship for Medicine which you helped us to facilitate through the vision and mission of Thank You Project -    The good work you started continues ...... Peace!          ~ Charles
Posted by Ijeoma Okorie on January 24, 2018
Beloved Dad,

Your life was love and labour. Your life was a blessing to your family and to humanity. You always taught us that God comes first and that Labour is the lot of man, labour leads to success.

We THANK GOD for the "Dr. Bertram O. Igbogbahaka Memorial Scholarship for Medicine" which has finally kicked off. Dearest Dad, Your legacy lives on !!!........
We will always love you ....... REST IN HIS PERFECT PEACE!

On behalf of my family,

--- Your loving daughter, Ije.
Posted by Chinyere Emma-Adamah on January 24, 2016
Four years have come and gone so quickly. The memory of how you stood and confessed Jesus as your Lord and Saviour in your sitting room has continued to give me joy. I have the assurance that you are resting in peace. Intelligence, greatness, courage, wisdom, neatness, hardwork and discipline are all the legacies you left behind. Daddy, your light shines on even after you are gone.
Much love, 'Chi girl' on behalf of all the Emma-Adamahs.
Posted by Isidore Ifeanyi on December 8, 2015
Dear Ndidi, sorry for your loss. It's been a few years since we have talked but you are still in my thoughts. Hope you are well brother
Posted by Uche Nnamdi on October 19, 2015
Dear Sister Ogadinma
The last time I saw you was at Uche Iwuchukwu's wedding in 2004. 11 YEARS LATER , I was browsing the internet and I stumbled on your dad's memorial website. I am deeply sorry. I remember how you lovingly talked about him and were very proud of him . You had always believed in him and I'm sure he knows you made him proud. My thoughts remain with you and your family and may God bless you all IJN
Posted by RACHEL IROKU on February 22, 2015
Humphrey has joined you. Your two Spirits should rest in peace!!

From Rachel Onyebeke Iroku and family
Posted by Charles Okorie on January 26, 2015
That's your name to all of us. I just miss you in the flesh. Thank you for everything you did for humanity. You will be forever missed.
Posted by Ijeoma Okorie on January 24, 2015
Beloved Dad, God saw you getting tired so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come to me." Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands went to rest. And so God proved to us, He only takes the best.

We will always have loving memories of you, Dearest Dad. The battle is fought, the victory won. Servant of God, well done and Rest In Perfect Peace!!! --- Your loving "Ije Girl" for the Okorie Family.
Posted by Ndidi Igbogbahaka on January 24, 2015
A beautiful garden now stands alone,
Missing the one who nurtured it
But now he is gone,
His flowers still bloom, and the sun still shines,
But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts today,
He loved every flower even some that were weeds,
So much love he would plant with each little seed,
But just like his flowers he was part of Gods plan,
So when it was Dad's time God reached down his hand,
He looked through the Garden searching for the best,
That's when he found Dad, it was his time to rest,
It was hard for those who loved him, to just let him go,
But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing Dad, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, he'll meet you at the gate....
Posted by Balakrishna Naik on June 19, 2014
This is DR B.C Naik &(Mrs)DR.Asha Naik from Bangalore India.
We were expatriate doctors working for Dr.Igbogbahaka at Ucheoma Hospital. I was particularly involved with Dr.Igbogbahaka as i was a Gynaecologist myself, we worked for four years together with such cohesiveness, understanding and mutual respect, i can never forget my stay in Nigeria even though it is more than twenty five years since i left Ucheoma Hospital.
This gentleman of a doctor was so dedicated to his profession he would work for 16 to 18 hrs a day tirelessly he would lead from the front and was an inspiration and example for fellow colleagues.. Patients thronged around him from morning till late in the evening along with this he would have time to perform operative work, attend emergencies all this he did with empathy and concern for the patients.Many a times he would wave off the bill for a deserving less fortunate patient.
I had the good fortune of working with him and for him,he made me feel so comfortable and probably got the best out of me about which i came to know through his letters, how much he wanted me back.
My late response is indeed due to lack of communication but not due lack of appreciation, i loved and respected every person in the family Mrs Grace Igbogbahaka, Chukwuma, the other children who were still small..Mr Okoye (DEMAGWAGWU) was like my care taker, Sister Obi, Richard the records section man, Rufus Abango the mail runner, Mrs Ezenwa the O.T sister only to name a few.
Better late than never Hats Off to this great man whom we will all miss but cherish his good deeds to the ailing and needy humanity.
Dr.Naik Balakrishna
Senior Consultant ,H.O.D
Dept of Ob&Gyn, Multi Speciality Hospital
Nararyana Health City
Bangalore 560099
Posted by Dr/Mrs RACHEL ONYEBEKE I... on January 26, 2014
in remembrance of the giant who passed on. Rest in perfect peace!

Dr/Mrs Rachel Onyebeke Iroku
Posted by Dr/Mrs RACHEL ONYEBEKE I... on February 22, 2013
We remember you on this your birthday. Rest in perfect peace...Amen!

Rachel Iroku
Posted by IHUOMA UGURU [nee Okereke... on October 19, 2012
Dear Chinyere,

Just learnt of your Dad's passing. May the Lord comfort you and the family. Be happy that he had a personal relationship with Christ.
Posted by Ndidi & Shawana Igbogbaha... on June 17, 2012
Happy Father's Day!
We all love and miss you so much, sleep in perfect peace.
-Ndidi, Shawana, Chinyere & Ifeoma
Posted by Nazar Amso on March 24, 2012
It is with great sadness that we received the news of the passing away of Dr. Bertram Igbogbahaka. On behalf of his many friends in Cardiff and South Wales I send our condolences to his family and friends. You are in our thoughts.
Professor Nazar Amso, Cardiff University School of Medicine OBGYN
Posted by Stefania Iannolo on March 16, 2012
Sono commossa. Tantissimo.
Posted by Chika Nya-Etok on March 12, 2012
We recieved with sadness the news of Daddy's passing on. I consider myself a part of the extended family, having experienced first-hand the family's hospitality during a vacation at Chinyere's invitation over three decades ago.We thank God for the numerous testimonies of Daddy's hard work and generosity. We thank God that he finished strong in the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!
Posted by Dr/Mrs RACHEL ONYEBEKE I... on March 12, 2012
A giant is gone! Your fame & medical expertise were noted in your hometown Achi, in England, U C H Ibadan, Aba, & other places. You return to your Maker to hear "Well done Dr Bertram Igbogbahaka!" We share the grief caused by your departure, with your wife Grace, your children, grandchildren and other relatives.
Adieu! Rest in peace!
Posted by George ORJI on March 11, 2012
My deepest condolences for your loss. Your daddy was like a father to me. I am grateful for his generosity, and optimism. He graciously welcomed my family into your home after a natural disaster in the 1980s, and was always available when I needed advice. Doctor, thanks for making a difference in people's lives, and for a life well lived. You will always be remembered.  -Ndubuisi Orji
Posted by Humphrey Iroku on March 9, 2012
Candle lit by Dr.Humphrey Iroku
You have always been a trailblazer and an innovator. We try barely to follow your footsteps.Your examplary life of achievements in medicine are the envy of the initiated. All your life in all that you did you kept the promise of Dengramites:SHOW THE LIGHT [Lux Fiat]
Adeu! my mentor. To Grace your dear wife: NDOO!!!
Posted by HALIMA M on March 7, 2012
I may not be with you Oga but my thoughts and prayers are always with you. I never got to meet your Dad but the way you spoke with Love and respect for your Dad, plus the good and dependable woman you turned out to be told me what a great man he was. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Chinyere Emma-Adamah on March 6, 2012
Daddy the time of your demise was shocking. Our last moments together were so memorable that they leave behind a fatherly gap that can never be replaced. Papa, we miss you. Your honest labour and fortitude of character live to be emulated by all of us. Our last session of prayers together on the 23rd of Dec 2011 was reassuring of your eternal rest in the LORD. AU REVOIR PAPA. CHY E ADAMAH
Posted by Chika Ugoji on March 5, 2012
Oga, Papa has fought a good fight, though his gone but his good works will forever live and be remembered.
His Grace will always be sufficient for you and your family.

Oga/Dan+boys take heart!!
Posted by Chinyere Offor on March 5, 2012
Doctor, as you were fondly called. You were an inspiration to your generation. You have left a lasting legacy.Rest in perfect peace!

Chinyere Offor
Posted by Ebuka, Kelechi, Emeka,& A... on February 29, 2012
Dear Grandpa,
You were a very loving grandfather, and an excellent Role Model. We appreciate your help in our lives. We miss you so much and we will never forget you. We all love you.
Love,------- Ebuka, Kelechi, Emeka, & Adaeze.
Posted by Agada Friday on February 28, 2012
Honestly i dont know wat to say, 'cos it was a shock to me and my heart bitters, it is really a great loss, the little time i spent in daddy's house was enough for me to tell how wonderful, caring and loving he was, Daddy was really a Father not only to his family, but also to the societies at large. i will forever miss you. my condolence to the Mrs Obianyor and Igbogbohaka's family. R.I.P
Posted by Nzenalu Obinelo on February 28, 2012
Dear Ijeoma,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your father as he rests in peace and with you, your mother, siblings, family and friends, as you remember your father's blessed memories. Peace, Obinelo Family
Posted by Ijeoma Obikaonu on February 24, 2012
ije, charles and oga
Accept our sympathy for the loss of ur brave daddy. Our prayers are with u.
Ijay, Nayo and family
Posted by Jean Obichukwu on February 22, 2012
It saddens me to hear of the passing of a great man, a man whose hospitality I have enjoyed - the father of a dear friend, Ogadinma. I thank God today for a life of no mean achievements, a life of perseverance and strength and an enduring legacy left behind. Goodbye, dear sir.
Posted by Ify Igbogbahaka on February 22, 2012
A tribute to my Beloved Daddy
I received a call from you just a day before your demise, it was a rude shock. In your very words you kept on saying Ify” sorry for your pain, and for not being strong to help me over come it .And for all that I had passed through, having gone through a painful surgery. Well its sad that you are no more, you encouraged me a lot. Little Chris keeps asking after his gra
Posted by Simeon Megewa on February 22, 2012
               CHIEF DR, SIR.B.O IGBOGBAHAKA (Chinyeleugo)
On behalf of MEDOS NIG LTD and the entire Megwa’s family of Nduhu Amuzi Obowo, we commiserate with the Igbogbahaka family of Enugu Akwu Achi on the glorious departure of Chief Dr. Sir B. O. Igbogbahaka. It is tasking and very difficult writing a tribute to my very good friend Dr. Sir Bertram O.
Posted by Oga O. on February 22, 2012
We would've wished each other a 'Happy birthday' today. I would've prayed, you would've prophesied and we would've reminded each other 'na Chukwu ebuka'. It felt strange to roll solo today but fond memories of you made things easier. I love you, I miss you. Eze Chinyereugo...What a privilege to have called you DADDY!!!  -'Ogy girl
Posted by Ndidi Igbogbahaka on February 22, 2012
...getting as far away from it as possible if it proves to be simple. We forget certain things from our childhood, but somehow I always seem to remember that.
You were never quite the ‘love’, ‘hugs’, and ‘kisses’ type, in my view. We are exactly alike in that respect. Nevertheless, I would like to hug you, kiss you, tell you I love you, and wish you a happy 79Th birthday.
Posted by Ndidi Igbogbahaka on February 22, 2012
Daddy you either left me too early or I waited too late. I was hoping we would both be here on Feb. 22ND, 2013 so I could share some things with you. It appears we will have to wait till I meet you.
Labor is the lot of man, labor leads to success. That is how you taught me to live my life; not cutting corners, but working hard at whatever I am doing and...
Posted by Jane Ndubuisi on February 21, 2012
As you grief, bear in mind that grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. As you cry remember that There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwh
Posted by Jane Ndubuisi on February 21, 2012
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love. my brother, Life is a dream walking, death is a going home. Please accept our most heartfelt condolence for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Peace, Pray
Posted by Onyinye Aligasim on February 21, 2012
I met him. He was one of the most profound personalities I have ever come across. from 'FOTL' to 'jellycan'? It's difficult to believe that we wont see or hear directly from him on this side of eternity. Nevertheless, his legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren, principles, works and endeavours.
Sleep well sir and may the Lord comfort your family!
Posted by Ifunanya Iroegbulem on February 21, 2012
Ije,Oga and Chukwuma.I just got to know. Your daddy was my daddy's close friend. Ije, you are my friend(thr primary and secondary schs) .I really feel your pain.Your daddy was a humble man. But in all situation Lets give thanks to God. Sir , may your soul rest in perfect peace.
             - nee Ify Ihekire    
Posted by Kozi Allen on February 21, 2012
Ije, Charles, Adaeze, Emeka, Kelechi and Ebuka
I am really sorry for your loss. May you take some solace knowing that your dad is resting peacefully in heaven with all the angels. To the entire Igbogbahaka family please accept my sympathy. May God bless you all and give you the strength and courage through this time.
Sincerely, the Allen family.
Posted by Motunrayo Ola Dare on February 21, 2012
Happy Birthday Daddy Bertram! Happy Birthday Ogadinma! Today, 22nd Feb 2012 (UK Time)
What can I say........ Heaven is indeed rejoicing! I never met you, but I KNEW you. We spoke once, you prayed and I received. Thank you Sir.
Rest in God's perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Charles Okorie on February 20, 2012
Thank you for entrusting your beautiful daughter "Ije girl" to me as my wife. Thank you for never seeing me as an in-law but rather as one of your biological sons. Thank you for all the lessons in humility that you taught me. I just can't THANK YOU enough. I am so PROUD OF YOU. --------- Charles.
Posted by Juliet Njoku on February 20, 2012
'' I met you briefly in the 90's while I lived with your daughter - Ije. You were so simple and yet humble in the midst of your wealth. You served God & humanity with your resources. You have started the journey to rest but the two women you raised - Ije & Odinma are now pillars of the gospel in our time, thanks for that. The lord will comfort all that is mourning your exit Amen''. ...KOKO
Posted by Amaka Catherine Ikeh on February 18, 2012
We can only give thanks to God almighty that we were the chose few to be part of your family. Your legacy of honesty, handwork and integrity is very outstanding in our lives today. The only comfort we have is the hope that we will meet again in heaven where we will rejoice in the father's arm. Rest in God's perfect love daddy.
Posted by Lola Osideko on February 17, 2012
hmmm! Having read all the tributes, though we never met, know we have lost a dear father. I also too well know the feeling of missing a dad. The gap is only filled by God. We miss you Pa, but surely for a while till we meet again by His grace. Thank you for birthing an awesome woman of charisma, strength and passion (Oga).
-Lola O.
Posted by Broderick Oyamenda on February 17, 2012
We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
Night closes round, and they are lost forever:..

Nought may endure but Mutability....... May your soul rest in perfect peace....
Posted by Ijeoma Okorie on February 17, 2012
This is your "Ije Girl" who still cannot believe you have gone to be with our LORD. Your journey on Earth may have ended but that will not end our relationship. You were God fearing, loving,caring, generous, humble, grateful,hard working. You had many "FRUITS OF HONEST LABOUR" to which we are all witnesses. REST IN PERFECT PEACE DEAREST DAD,we will keep celebrating your transcendent life.
Posted by Victor Emma-Adamah on February 17, 2012
It was Charles de Gaulle that said, "The graveyards are full of indispensable men". Another great has joined that list. Grandpa, the life you lived, your determination, your hard work, your commitment to those you loved, the trail you blazed...we have a lot to live up to. They say as the crab walks so walk its children. I will miss you Grandpa! God keep you. Rest in peace.   Victor.
Posted by Celina Durant on February 17, 2012
to mr.ndidi i am sorry for your loss you are in my prayers may God bless you and keep you strong during this time of need . Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal from celina and kids
Posted by Brianna Rodriguez on February 17, 2012
Dear ndidi
i'm sorry for your lost Everything will be alright you are in my prayers
- keep your head high
~love Brianna~

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