Dr Matthew Anum Barnor (10th Anniversary)
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 15, 1917
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing: Jun 20, 2005
  • Place of passing:
    Accra, Ghana
The heights that great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." - Henry Longfellow May Anum's attitude to life live on
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr Matthew Barnor (10th Anniversary), 87, born on September 15, 1917 and passed away on June 20, 2005. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Adom Barnor on 8th October 2016

"In the short period I got to know I respected you and looked upon you as my father, I will miss you. You are in a better place, Look down upon us keep us to the correct path. On behalf of the Manchester Barnors our thoughts are with you"

This tribute was added by Naa Barnor on 17th September 2016

"Dear Naa Adjeley: How about this (below) for the Love to you and your beloved. Felix Konotey-Ahulu


DR MATTHEW ANUM BARNOR (Sept 15 1917 to 20 June 2005)

Dr M A Barnor was a huge encouragement to me. He and I were elected together with six others by 354 medical and dental practitioners on 23rd November 1973 to the Ghana Medical and Dental Council. He was a remarkable man. His Autobiography “A SOCIO-MEDICAL ADVENTURE IN GHANA” (all of 345 pages) needs to be read by every Ghanaian doctor and dentist wherever they are in the world, and indeed by all students studying Medicine and Dentistry. The sheer history of our profession that Dr Barnor carefully dissects is extremely impressive. Oh for more like Dr M A Barnor!

F I D Konotey-Ahulu, Former Consultant Physician, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana."

This tribute was added by Lysbeth Adetola on 16th September 2016

"Fondly remembered"

This tribute was added by Naa Barnor on 15th September 2016

"Thinking of you.
Continue to watch over us. Amen"

This tribute was added by Lysbeth Adetola on 15th September 2015

"Rest in perfect peace

This tribute was added by Naa-Amakuma Barnor on 21st June 2015

"Uncle Anum,
Continue to Rest in Peace in the Lord.
As you said,after being in the departure lounge for a while, your plane is called as yours was to a better place.
I miss our little chats about anything and everything.
Dr.Naa-Amakuma Barnor."

This tribute was added by Lysbeth Adetola on 20th June 2015

"Fondly remembered by the Duker Family
The Lord giveth and the Lord Taketh away
Blessed be the name of the Lord Amen"

This tribute was added by yaa otemea on 20th June 2015

"Sgt. Pepper as he was known to some of us, was always a respected source of wisdom in our carefree and sometimes careless teenage years. We learned many a lesson from his kind yet stern words of caution whenever thought we knew it all. I will always remember hearing, "Sgt Pepper said...., Sgt Pepper will not approve...". I am certain he is still at it where he is! A great man, a great figure and a great loss to many. May he continue to rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ernest Ahiaku on 26th April 2015

"Keep the Home fires burning.
If you cant take it don't give it.
These are only two of the several words of wisdom which Uncle Anum my Father in Law gave me.
He had time for everyone young and old, always had pearls of wisdom and had extraordinary vision and wisdom. Wish I had spent more time with him, But unlike a crab we cannot walk backwards. He is looking down on us and hoping that those of us who live in cooler clime are tropicalising our houses!!! Enjoy your sojurn with you maker as you continue to intercede for us. Feels like yesterday. We miss you. Ernest"

This tribute was added by Abagail Barnor on 22nd April 2015

"Uncle  Anum,
One of my direct uncles, is still remembered in our family and in our hearts.
You are gone but not forgotten, May his soul rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him."

This tribute was added by Sebastian Gavor on 20th April 2015

"Uncle Anum was for me, very simply, the most remarkable man who has ever lived. For one who has achieved so much in his lifetime, he was so down-to-earth it was unbelievable.I will always remember how he stood by me in my time of trouble and lifted my spirits up with his very honest, sincere faith in my innocence. And I will never forget how he celebrated my exoneration. He danced and sang and exclaimed "I knew all along you were innocent" as he toasted my acquittal. I was heartbroken at his passing. But the truth is, he paid his dues and posterity will remember him as, arguably, the most remarkable man who ever lived. Well, to me"

This tribute was added by Dela Dovlo on 20th April 2015

"My memories are dim from a childhood now so far gone, but still vivid of the wonderful family doctor we went to with my Dad. But then there are also memories of my Ethics classes at UGMS taught by Dr Barnor. It is a light that shines forever......"

This tribute was added by Naa Barnor on 15th April 2015

"How time passes, Uncle Anum was like a second father to me. I still have memories of the day he brought me to Accra from London, a bewildered Little 3 year old, to live with my mum and her family. From that day, his family became my family and has stayed that way through all the years. I Think of Uncle Anum and I see and feel, that warm and understanding smile, those soft kind Eyes......... he was a very special man to me. I still remember the terror every year when we were lined up outside his office to get our vaccinations haha. I wish I had gotten to know you more. I Think of you and miss you. Martha Bergenhagen"

This tribute was added by Naa Barnor on 8th April 2015

"We miss Uncle Anum very much. He was vivacious, creative, frank, bold and calm. It was he who initiated the dangerous discussion with President Acheampong. In a crisis situation, Acheampong had invited the Medical and Dental Council, hoping for support. Instead, Dr. Barnor told him ‘’What they are saying is you should step down!’’ Great man.                                       Maude Engmann"

This tribute was added by Ibrahim Osekre on 5th April 2015

"He was a beacon of Hope, not only for his family and friends but to the Ga family, all Ghanaians and for that matter Africans as a whole.  He achieved so much and gave so much more to his community.

May he find favor with the Lord.  We love you but God loves you most.  You shall forever have a special place in our hearts, thoughts and prayers."

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