ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Christina McCarthy, 78 years old, born on October 23, 1942, and passed away on April 7, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Papa Oche on July 29, 2021
*When I'm Gone*

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile

Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun

Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day

Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But just gather some flowers

And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best

by Lyman Hancock

Rest peacefully, Papa.
Posted by Jayne Bentill on July 29, 2021
MISS YOU SO MUCH DEAR.YOU ARE FOREVER CHERISHED.
REST WELL.
Posted by Mildred Harriet Osafo Par... on July 29, 2021
Tribute by Mrs. Parker to the late Madam Effie McCarthy.

A spirit just passed our way. A gentle soul loving spirit that would not harm a fly but would quicken to listen to and assist anyone who needed help or anyone who needed advice.

Sister Effie has been a very good friend in my life in all aspect since 1962 up to date. Sister Effie and i met when we were both pregnant. We both went to the hospital for our anti natal. Sister Effie would wrap my head with headgear (duku), so we both go for our post natal. We continued our anti natal together and after birth we went together for our post natal also. She gave birth in December and i gave birth on January. Sister Effie is the one who introduced me to my sweet husband, whom I'm still married to to date. Both of our children also have a good relationship as ours.
It is really a shock and hurting to think that you suddenly departed this world without any parting words. It becomes more difficult to re-live how quickly it all played before our eyes. But i accept that Jehovah in His Own Wisdom deemed your role on this Earth and in our lives completed.
I will forever hold onto memories of you as you will always be in my thoughts. You may be gone but never forgotten.
Who will send me the funny videos and messages to me, to also send it to my daughter and ask me laughably who sent them to me? I told her Aunty Effie.
Sister Effie Da yie, Denirifa Due.
Till we meet again.!
SLEEP WELL IN JESUS. Amen.
Posted by Francis Buadi on July 24, 2021
Christina Effie McCarthy, you will be missed, but we know you are in a good place. You had a good heart and welcomed me into your family with kindness, warmth and love. I will keep our best experiences both in Ghana and America in a special place in my heart.

Girlfriend, there is a lot I want to tell you and I have lots of questions. I hope to ask you in my prayers and will patiently wait for your voice and counsel.

I want you to know that we all felt your limitless love. We wish you a peaceful journey home, rest in peace and embrace the warmth of God’s presence.
Posted by Naa Adjeley on July 14, 2021
Our dear aunt Effie was caring, sweet and fun. 
She was the best aunt, homemaker and friend that anyone would ask for.
Aunt Effie you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth that will never be forgotten. 
Goodbye Aunt Effie
Posted by Suze Dee on July 14, 2021
My dear Auntie Efe a beautiful soul inside out. You earned your wings and now an Angel I will miss the words of wisdom you shared with me each time we spoke. 
You fought a good fight and you certainly finished the race. We love you and wished you could be with us till eternity but the good lord who knows best loves more
Sleep well Auntie Efe. Till we meet again. 
Posted by Gifty Woode on July 12, 2021
TRIBUTE BY GIFTY HARVEY- EWUSI TO A CHERISHED MOTHER
Fading away like the stars of the morning
Losing their light in the glorious sun
Thus, would we pass from this earth and its toilings
Only remember by what we have done’

It is with greatest humility and deepest sense of gratitude that I pay this tribute to the memory of our beloved Mum. Our dear mum is gone. When we lose someone we love, it seems time stands still, what moves through us is silence, minute of sadness, one word, one touch for us to have said our goodbyes.

Maa Christie, was more than a mum to me, she took me as one of her children, always supported me when I needed her regardless of the distance. She gave me advice when it was needed, that is a kind of mum I am talking about – loving, generous, selfless and a thoughtful. I have in deed lost a great personality. Maa Christie was exceptional. Her humility, and kindness always drew me to her. She had a big affable heart with a unique soft spot for every one she came into contact with.

As the saying goes ‘death is inevitable, it will come when it will come’ little did we dream that one day she would also not be with us, it never downed on me that she would depart so soon. A mighty oak has fallen, a vacuum she has left in my life is too great but we acknowledge that the Lord gives and He takes away.

In all things we have solace in the fact that you are resting in the bosom of the Lord and we shall meet again where there is no sadness and pain.

Demirifa dua maa.
Posted by Maame Efua Alabi on July 9, 2021
To know you was to love you auntie Effie… Ever so thoughtful and caring… I can never forget those words “won y3 kor “ … meaning Live at peace with each other. You made the best pound cakes… those were yummy. You always had a word of advise and dished them out at every opportunity. Your love for God was evident in your walk of life… Rest on auntie.. Until we meet again at the feet of Jesus… Don’t worry about Tweena… Gods got her.
Posted by Aba A on July 9, 2021
Christie, accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom.

Indeed, Auntie Effie (Dofo) was an amazing lady from our Pedu Estate Family. She loved and served her Maker and everyone who came around her. A humble and prayerful lady who knew God's Word and always endeavored to live by it. Number one encourager, an amazing cook, a great mother and a reliable friend to many - both young and old. Auntie Effie, your sudden exit was a huge shock to us. We thank God for your beautiful life. You will forever be missed. Ampa, ewie w’edwuma. Nyame mfa wo kra nsie n’abaw mu. Rest well. Amen!
Posted by Charles Andrews on July 8, 2021
Ah Ma,, your departure has indeed been a heartfelt event. Just came by to read the shared tributes and now am in tears. Goodnight Auntie. Ewuraadze mfa wo nkodu fie dwodwoodwo.

Christy, you have honored Ma's cherished memories with immense dignity. May you and the rest of the family feel the embrace of the Almighty in these challenging times. 

Grace and peace to you.
Posted by Peace Appiagye on July 8, 2021
This is a tribute to our late grandmother, Christina Effie M’carthy who passed away within this year in Cape coast after battling some illness.
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers” – Proverbs 17:6.
I believe  that is how joyfully you felt when our parents gave birth to us to this mortal land. In fact I appreciate the way you treat me us your own grandchildren.
A disciplinarian like you, you always made sure we walked in righteousness, remain humble, respectful, and obedient to every person that crosses our path. Your constant desire to see us looking healthy made us keep ourselves and surroundings clean.
Mama Effie,as we affectionately called you, This positive habit, you instilled in your children and even to me.Maa It reminded us to always be on our toes and strive for excellence in every act we put our minds into. Like Mother Christina Effie M’carthy, you were a mother to all and anybody who came your way.
It reminded me to always be on our toes and strive for excellence in every act I put my minds into.
If we are to choose our grandmother again, we would have no second thought to choose you over and over again. Rest well Auntie Effie.
Damirifa Due. God be with you till we meet again.
Posted by Twena Harvey-Ewusi on July 8, 2021
Wow!!! Writing a tribute in memory of Auntie Effie has been a very difficult task for me, one of the things I never imagined ever happening, but the good lord knows best.

I shall forever miss, thanks for playing a role in my life I am grateful.

I know you are in heaven, because you lived pure.

Rest in peace Auntie Effie !!

Kweku Ackah-Yensu.
Posted by Charles Andrews on July 8, 2021


It was an honour and a privilege for me to have have met Auntie Effie at the most venerable time of my teenage years when I had lost my father and was dealing with with the illness of my mother. 
Mama was a model of love, compassion and generosity for which I have come to believe in angels who walk amongst us.

Not only was I privileged to enjoy her delicious meals but her advice and counseling changed the course of my life to date.
Mama was the one who first encouraged me to surrender my life to Christ as she undoubtedly believed my wayward teenage life needled Him and the rest is history as I ended up becoming a minister of Christ. 
I bless the day I met this Angel of God called Mama Effie Mccarthy. My encounter has been transformational and purposeful.
Mama ,Bronyi da wo ase. You have fought the good fight, you have finished your race, you have kept your faith and now there is laid up for you ,a crown of righteousness which the Righteous judge will give you. 

Smooth sail Mama into the Arms of your Maker until we meet again. 

Posted by Maxwell Akuffo on July 8, 2021
I remember the very first time I Nana brought me home to your house in Pedu Estate, how you embraced me and counted me as one of your own. I became very comfortable in your home so much so that , any time I visit Cape Coast I preferred to sleep in your house than my own family house. Talk about the breakfast, the cakes and all the food one would be bombard with.
I remember my last visit to you in hospital, even in pain, you were so concerned about other people’s well-being. The love ❤️ you showed me still resonates with me. You continued to showed me love after dodging you for almost 5 years., not visiting , calling you. You took all the time to reach out to me. You were so forgiving and very genuinely generous. Hello Mama God bless you.
Posted by Araba K on July 7, 2021
Heaven has gained a beautiful angel Sis Effie. On earth we are hurting. However we are comforted by God’s promise that we shall see you again in glory.
Your beautiful legacy shall live on forever.
Well done good and faithful servant of God.
Rest well.
Posted by Al Mensah on July 7, 2021
We all called you Maa because you mothered us all. Your love had no end. Everyone was your child……we miss you dearly…..may heavens welcome you and pamper you! Rest In Peace Maa……
Posted by Freda Mould on July 7, 2021
No words can describe the feeling when I realize that you are no more. It’s a feeling like no other. No one can really understand the pain of going through life without such an important part of you.
You passed on just too soon.
Aww auntie Efie
Damerifa Due
Good night
Sleep well
Posted by Jemima MORGAN on July 5, 2021
Ma Effie i can't discribe how shocked i was when i heard of your demise. Infact a big tree has fallen. Hmmm I've known Ma since my childhood days she was my mum's Bestie and I remember Ma and my mum would always meet and plan for X'ty and I. I remember ma and my mum planned for X'ty and i to have extra classes togerther at her house and if there's anything bad happening to any of our friends, I'll tell my mum and X'ty will tell Ma then they will meet to disscus the way forward. The last time I saw her was at my grama's funeral. Ma has been my mum's sis eversince. I can't say all cos the memories are plenty. Ma God knows best. Nana Ama Mayne na Esi Arkowa si may your Kind soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Sharon Kaye-Essien on July 5, 2021
Aww Maa my mother, my Aunte and my name sake, u helped raised me and I will forever cherish those short moments I got to be around u, may ur perfect soul continue to rest in perfect peace
Posted by Pearl Abiemo on May 20, 2021
"Ami me y3 baatan nti mibunfu. Oyaa fr3m kerker ai"
These words from you keep resounding in my ears as you emphasised how you understood the busy schedules of today's (working) woman making it difficult for me to visit again. Auntie Effie, you were to me a great mum, friend and counsellor; and I believe our Maker has adorned you with His glorious crown. Our conversations always left me beaming with smiles because it was full of wise counsel, funny comments and stories. They created a belief in me that someone shared my fears, doubts and was proud of my little accomplishments.
Several statements of "Mawuraba, Nyame nyhirawo ati...", a patented comment from you ceaselessly crowded our conversations. Unfortunately, you are no more, and I might not hear them again with the sincerity with which you said it. I miss praying with you, I really miss you Auntie Effie. You were truely phenomenal and cannot be easily replaced or forgotten. I am joyful that you played a role in my life. Until we meet again, sleep well my dear friend.
Posted by rasmussen homecare on May 16, 2021

Maa, you are not physically here anymore, but your love and light live on forever. 
The body is but an outer covering for the soul. The reality is the soul that never dies but just changes form. So, we know that in some way, you will always be there around us.
Nana Bonfua
Posted by Twena Harvey-Ewusi on May 15, 2021
Maa, we miss you
Posted by Maame Esi Baffoe on May 15, 2021
Godmother ❤️
Ringing in my ear is how you call me ..”Miss Baffoe or Me nana Kwansima”
You always made us laugh telling us how you were still a young lady
An amazing gem you were ❤️
I will forever miss you Grandma.
I will forever miss baking cake with you.
I miss looking for you in your mauve scarf in church
I know you are smiling with the best angels now.
Continue to rest perfectly in the Lord ❤️
Posted by Joseph Tabi Addai-Amoah on May 15, 2021
I will never forget that fateful Wednesday morning,7th April 2021, when you said "kofi, where is the ambulance? I want to go home." Not knowing it was a goodbye forever. The cruel hand of death had snatched you away from us. We will miss you every day. I thank God for you and cherish the memories we made. I love you. I looked up to the sky and thought it looked amazing. I realized that it’s because you are up there, flying with the angels now, but still guiding us because you are always with us.
No words can express my grief of losing you from our life. Memories of your face, warm smile, large heart and good deeds bring tears to my eyes.I am completely heartbroken that you are gone forever, it's so hard to face reality. My condolences to Christie and the bereaved family.

#RIP#
Effie_MCcharty.
Posted by Francisca AB on May 15, 2021
To a beautiful life,
Mama is what I knew you by.
Your beautiful daughter Christie shared you with us.
The memory I have of you is the radiant smile that never fade. The heart that won so many friend and instilled strength to those who needed it.
Just like your daughter your life was beautiful by your kind deeds. You were the helping hand for others’ needs. Your memory will live on forever. Our dearest Christie has a guardian Angel watching over her and living within her heart. We know that you shared a great bond and the fond memories of you will cheer her on.
Rest well dear mother.


Posted by Evelyn Dekowski on May 15, 2021
I'm honored to say a few words about my dear Mama Effie. She was a cheerful, fun-loving lady who was full of life. Her smile could light up a room and it was infectious. She made everyone around her happy with her sincerity. Getting off the fone with her was always difficult as her convos were always so interesting. The world especially those who were blessed to know her will never forget her because she was indeed a delight to be around!!!
Oh yes we have lost a gem!!!
Posted by Bill Boafo on May 15, 2021
A mother's love for her children lives in their laughter, in their tears and stays with them forever. That love never departs from their hearts, not even death can seperate the children from this love. Maa you made me know how much you cared and loved your children even in the last days of life and I know you have not and will not depart from them, you'll continue to be the sweet comforting love in their hearts and they'll continue to love you now and forever.
May your memories bring peace and joy to them as that's all a mother seeks for her children. Rest Well in the bossom of the Almighty.
Posted by Amerine Bailey on May 14, 2021
Darling Auntie Effie, I miss our phone calls, your kind sweet manner you greeted me , “Sister Maame Akua” just like ur baby Christy ! Thank you for loving me and blessing me always! I shall never forget you. Unfortunately our summer get together will not happen as planned but you will never be forgotten! Christy is hurting but I know you are holding her hand and guiding her every step. Rise in Heaven my lovely lady !! You will be missed !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Nazat Bello-Minnow on May 14, 2021
Mama, is what I’ve gotten to know you by while you were alive and now gone. I love the way you love your daughter Christy and made her so happy. May you continue to bless her and be her guardian angel now and always. Forever in our hearts. Sleep In Peace Mama. 

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Posted by Papa Oche on July 29, 2021
*When I'm Gone*

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile

Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun

Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day

Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But just gather some flowers

And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best

by Lyman Hancock

Rest peacefully, Papa.
Posted by Jayne Bentill on July 29, 2021
MISS YOU SO MUCH DEAR.YOU ARE FOREVER CHERISHED.
REST WELL.
Posted by Mildred Harriet Osafo Par... on July 29, 2021
Tribute by Mrs. Parker to the late Madam Effie McCarthy.

A spirit just passed our way. A gentle soul loving spirit that would not harm a fly but would quicken to listen to and assist anyone who needed help or anyone who needed advice.

Sister Effie has been a very good friend in my life in all aspect since 1962 up to date. Sister Effie and i met when we were both pregnant. We both went to the hospital for our anti natal. Sister Effie would wrap my head with headgear (duku), so we both go for our post natal. We continued our anti natal together and after birth we went together for our post natal also. She gave birth in December and i gave birth on January. Sister Effie is the one who introduced me to my sweet husband, whom I'm still married to to date. Both of our children also have a good relationship as ours.
It is really a shock and hurting to think that you suddenly departed this world without any parting words. It becomes more difficult to re-live how quickly it all played before our eyes. But i accept that Jehovah in His Own Wisdom deemed your role on this Earth and in our lives completed.
I will forever hold onto memories of you as you will always be in my thoughts. You may be gone but never forgotten.
Who will send me the funny videos and messages to me, to also send it to my daughter and ask me laughably who sent them to me? I told her Aunty Effie.
Sister Effie Da yie, Denirifa Due.
Till we meet again.!
SLEEP WELL IN JESUS. Amen.
Recent stories
Shared by Audrey Johnson on July 18, 2021
I don't think it's sunk in yet that you are gone Aunt Effie!!! From the day we moved in to OLA, you were one of my Mamas, larger than life, always easy with a smile or laugh.... You always made me and my siblings feel like one of your own, especially when you were showing your pride in how we had grown up.

I can hear and see the smile on your face when you call my name anytime I visit and I have to get used to the fact that I won't get to see you when I come back home.... I think it will hit me then.... But you are very missed and you will always be in our hearts! The memories will be with us till we meet again...
Aunt Effie, keep smiling down on us.....Da Yie! Rest in Peace in God's Bosom till we meet again..... 
Shared by Gitte Pedersen Vestergaar... on June 30, 2021
Dearest Auntie Effie.
My thoughts go back to my time in Cape Coast living right next to you. At first I think I was a little scared of you, open mouthed and loud as you were - young and a long way from home as I was - but that soon changed and I found a second home and safe place with you, Christy and Nana. Your warmth, your laughter, your open arms, your kindness, honesty, and big heart will forever hold a special place in my heart. I wish I had thanked you for that. I somehow thought I would have the chance to do that someday. My time in Cape Coast was a life changing experience, and you are part of the reason Ghana will stay with me forever. 

The world is a more quiet, empty and sad without you in it. All of my condolences to Christy, Nana, and all others who loved you dearly. You are missed. 
Love from
Efua Gitte

Shared by Hilda Arhin on May 15, 2021
Auntie Effie,  Mama is how I affectionately call her. Knowing you since I was a child has always been so amazing and lovely. Way back from primary school days when Christy brought me home and coincidentally you being my mother's friend and Ola Anglican Church Mother solidified our relationship.  You loved me as your own. Though Christy and I  sometimes fought and not talk for a while, you never took sides but still considered us as daughters   " Nana eti wonua ninka" ? You asked me just to ensure we are at peace with each other. Auntie Effie, you were full of life and a very kind person..We were never bored around you as you always had your life stories to share to encourage us in life..We are missing you dearly..I can't stop watching the video of you, my mum and I at the dance floor at my mum's birthday. Rest well Auntie Effie, Rest in the bosom of Christ.