Let the memory of EDITH AFOR FOMBAD épse TSOBGNY be with us forever.
  • Born in Mbengwi - Nyen, Cameroon.
  • Passed away in Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon.
This memorial website was created for Edith Afor Fombad epseTsobgny by those who love her truly and completely, and will continue to miss her. The impact she made on all of us who knew her has been beyond measure or words.  We do know we love and miss her terribly!  We will continue to cherish all those moments we spent together with her. Rest in perfect peace and until we meet again, your love will endure in our hearts and we will eternally keep this.  

 Sunrise: November 8, 1964 
 Sunset: September 15, 2019


You were gone before we knew it !
No farewell words were spoken!
No time to say goodbye!
Our hearts still ache in sadness !
And secret tears still flow !
What it meant to lose you!
No one will ever know!
Only God knows why !
We all miss you !
Your memory will live on forever in all of our hearts.

O Death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory (I Corinthians 15; 55). But who can question the ways of God!! As HE declares in Isaiah 55; 8 -9 His ways are not our ways and His thought are not our thoughts


Saturday 2 November 2019

Prayer resumes at the residence of the deceased at Messamedongo  in Yaoundé, Cameroon 

Wednesday 6 November 2019

7pm : Wake keeping service without  the remains, at the deceased's residence at Messamédongo, led   by  Presbyterian Church Nsimeyong,in Yaoundé, Cameroon 

Thursday 7 November 2019

11:00 am: Removal of the remains from the Yaoundé General Hospital
2:00pm: Funeral service at the Presbyterian Church Nsimeyong
8:00 pm: Wake keeping with  the remains at the residence of the deceased 
11:00 pm: Transfer of the remains to Baleng village via Dschang

Friday 8 November 2019

7am: Arrival
9am: Arrival of different families at the funeral
5pm: Funeral service
8pm: Wake Keeping

Saturday 9 November 2019

7am: Arrival
9am: Funeral service and eulogies
11am: Burial
12:30pm: Refreshments 

Contact: (+237) 673432349 / 693653809 / 670852532  (Tsobgnys)
Contact: (+237) 677749538 / 694337058 / 699974398 / 677103174 (Fombads)
Posted by Madeleine Fombad on October 1, 2019

A tribute to my sister-in love: Mrs Edith Afor Fombad épse Tsobgny

My dear sister in- love, whom I fondly called Aunty Edith. You were a sister to me. You welcomed me to your family with open arms. All you showed and gave me as a newly wedded bride was love. Partly because of the special place your brother had in your heart you will do everything to ensure that he was happy, and partly because  that was who you were a loving and caring person at heart.

Notwithstanding, that by the time when I came to your family you were still single, you wished nothing but the best for me in my home. You happily gave me the space to run my home. You will push me out of the house to make friends with other married women and you also went further to make connections for me to network with other married women. You gave me words of wisdom on how to run my home which are still useful today. You were there for me when I had my first child and played the role of a sister and mum. I still remember that very first pepper soup for a nursing mother that you prepared for me!!  You stood by us as a family and defended our course at all times. I remember whenever we visited Cameron you will go all out to ensure that we are comfortable and you will not miss an opportunity to organize surprise parties for us and with your love for cooking you will cook outstanding dishes for us

Aunty Edith, as human beings we had our family moments, but  that did not take away the love we had for each other. I still cannot believe I am living in a world where you do not exist somewhere. While you lie in peaceful sleep
the numerous fond memories we have of you will keep us for ever

We can only draw our strength form the following scriptures: Psalm116:15: Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Philippians 1:21-23: For me, living is Christ and dying is gain. Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don’t know which one I should choose. I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better.

May your soul rest in prefect peace
The following poem seems appropriate as we reflect on your departure
The Final Flight
Author anonymous

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To cook laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Prof Madeleine Fombad
University of South Africa Pretoria
Posted by Charles Fombad on September 30, 2019
             A Tribute to my beloved sister : Afor
         What a crushing blow on 15 September 2019!

There are simply no words that can convey and express my shock and devastation when I was told on that fateful and unforgettable Sunday morning of 15 September 2019 that my dearest beloved sister Afor Edith, whom I fondly called Afor, was no more.

Afor; the separation is so sudden, the shock so profound that I feel so empty and irreparably scarred by your sudden departure.
Just like the parable of the “thief in the night,” (Matthew 24:32-44), the angel of death visited you at a time when one least expected it.
Afor, those who know us know that you had a very special place in my heart like no other person. You were not just a younger, sister and a friend but also a confidante. It is not an accident that I and I alone in the family have persisted in calling you Afor

Growing up as siblings, we played, laughed and had many wonderful times
I remember just over 20 years ago, when I was about to leave Cameroon to take up what I thought was a temporal appointment at the University of Botswana. You strongly advised me against leaving my young family behind. It turned out to be an excellent piece of advice that could only have come from a caring person.

I accompanied you to Nyen -Mbengwi  as your confidant  when your husband came to ask for your hand in marriage and formally introduced him to the family.

For many years, we stood by each other; supported and encouraged each other. This was again evidenced by the support we gave you when your mother-in-law passed away last year.
Distance, time, and life’s trials and temptations may have diminished the intensity of the love, affection and special bond that tied us to each other, but it was always there.
I was hoping that we will have time to talk about the intricacies of this life but it was not to be.

Afor, you blessed us all with your friendship, love, affection and attention. You unselfishly gave us all your very best, but some took it all and for too long for granted.
Afor, we will forever remember and cherish all those happy moments
My dearest Afor; An angel came and took you by the hand, and said your place was ready in heaven, far above.
The thought that we are beginning a new phase of life in our earthly journey without you makes it difficult for us to hold back our tears.
If God says the time has come for you to sleep, who are we to question His wisdom?
As He declares in Isaiah 55; 8-9, His ways are not our ways and His thought are not our thoughts.
Furthermore we are consoled by the amazing testimony in Philippians 1.21 that, “to live is Christ, to die is gain.”

You’ve earned your sleep; you've work very hard;
Go and rest my beloved Afor
Greetings to Papa and Mammi, and all the others
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate,
we’re never far apart,
for every time I think of you
you’re right here, deep within my heart
Go in perfect peace and may God keep you until we meet again in eternity
Your love will endure in our hearts and we will eternally keep this

The words of this poem are particularly apt at this sad moment:

Poem of Life

By an Unknown Author

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay…
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

Afor, rest in perfect peace: Amen.

Professor Charles Manga Fombad,
Institute for International and Comparative law in Africa
Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria,
South Africa
30 September 2019.

Posted by Titagwan Eni on September 30, 2019
O death, where is your sting? By faith you've made a victorious entry into eternal life. My big and strong sis! As strong as a baobab tree, yes very strong both in thought and action.You have fallen and gone to a place of no return.

Mathew 25:13 says we should keep watch for we know not the day nor the time. How could we have imagined that your time was at hand? After speaking with you several times on Friday, I was looking forward to giving you a ring again on Sunday morning so that you could bid Bryan farewell as planned. Instead you got back to me first... this is shocking news. Chai Sis! This is too much to bear. O Lord teach us how short life is, so that we may become wise and behave as you desire.

You've been a mentor from my childhood to adulthood. I've tried to place my steps only on your footprints. You placed such value in education, that I can still remember how you used to take me along to school before I was even old enough to study. Back home you would carry me on a bicycle and I'd end up each day with bruised knees, and you would say "Asia, get up, you have to be strong!"

As an adult, with each step took you made sure that I followed. I went with you almost everywhere as you taught me how to be strong, even to the extent that you bid me to accompany you to the labour room for the delivery of your child! God! I vividly remember how hard it was to part with you when the time came for me to return to Bamenda. And now you have gone much farther, to a place where I cannot follow. Life is but a dream, we are toiling in vain, fading away like roses. Just a glance and all is gone.

My questions are many and unanswered but one thing is sure, you were ready when the bridegroom came. Greet Papa, Mami, Obi, Ni John and Ma Flo. You will always be remembered for what you've done. Till we meet, Sis, Adieu!
Posted by LOVELINE FOMBAD épse TON... on September 28, 2019
A tribute to my beloved Sister

Its two weeks today  that I woke up to the devastating news on the awful morning of 15 September that you have gone to eternal sleep.It is so hard to understand it. It’s still like a bad dream.

Thinking about you now takes me down memory lane several decades ago when we were growing up as children spending countless hours together. Together we played games, hung out together, shared our secrets and worst fears and stayed up late into the night chatting. We shared a bedroom for many years and even though at times it caused disagreements, we had lots of fun and memories of which still lingers in my mind as if it was yesterday. We laughed during the good times and cried during the bad ones.

You enjoyed cooking and loved to entertain. Each time I visited you in Yaoundé, there was always so much to eat; and so much to talk about. Each time I called, we would spend hours talking about everything under the sun.

There was nothing that I would not do for you and nothing that you would not do for me. Although  like most siblings’ we had our moments,  with our own set of friends and our own set of goals for our lives, that still didn't change the fact that we were sisters with inseparable bond

When I spoke to you on Thursday before the dreadful Sunday, you were up and about and busy at work ,and I never could have imagined that the end was near and that I will not speak or see you again ? You left too soon and only God knows why and how it happened. I honestly lack words! My heart bleeds!

I will keep and cherish until eternity, the memories of the wonderful and happy times we had. I will always grieve and remember you, it is only by holding dear all of those precious memories of how we lived and the glorious times we had that I will be able to cope with your sudden departure

May God forgive me for questioning His decision but the pain is so deep and unbearable. My little consolation comes from Job 1:21 “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Heavenly Father may you give us the courage to accept and bear this Journey of no return without much pain!
Greetings to our mum and dad
May your soul rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.

The following poem dedicated to you reflects the depth of my sorrow at losing a beloved sister. Gone, but you will never be forgotten.
Lose You
By Adriana
Never thought I’d lose you,
But here I am,
Standing alone,
Without you by my side,
We’re sisters for life,
We promised,
But now you’re gone,
I don’t know what to do,
Without you,
I’m going crazy,
I’m trying to hold on,
To keep strong,
But it just doesn’t feel right,
I’m waiting here,
My arms wide open,
Tears running down my face,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever,
My sister…

Your dearest sister,

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