The MSUYA family is inviting you to a MEMORIAL and celebration of his life.

MARCH 10, 2012      
Visitation: 1 pm   Service: 1:45 pm

St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium

356 9th Street Hanover, Ontario

El Passes away at KCMC hospital in Moshi Tanzania, East Africa on January 8, 2012 after a short illness. The funeral and burial were held January 11th in Moshi.

El is survived by his wife, Martha, his sister Mrs Mary Harris Morgan of Dar es Salaam, his 3 children, Rebekah 7 Joe Collison of Wingham, Sebastian & Doreen Msuya of Kitchener and Moses & Lisa Msuya of Kitchener. he will be missed by 7 grandchildren - Kasey Kosikar, Charlotte and Jacob Collison, Justine and Emmett msuya and Elizabeth and Marcus Msuya.

Predeceased by his mother and father and his brother, Isaac of Tanzania.

Sadly missed by the Lions of A-9 District, his many friends in the Walkerton area, his many relatives from California, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Manitoba and Ontario plus many friends and relatives in Tanzania. 

Donations will be accepted for the Msandaka Deaf Centre located in Moshi, Tanzania.

Posted by Dave (Sr) Baer on January 8, 2012
Martha, Sebastian,Rebekah, Moses &all your precious family members ;Our heart & prayers go out to you ! I remember El with so much love & respect. He was always a joy to be with. His insight was appreciated. I remember at Selema's passing ; children & spouses were at the home choosing keepsakes. I didn't know what to do with myself, El said to me, (continued)
Posted by Mary Irwin on January 8, 2012
Oh sister Martha!! Moses & Seb & Becka. God bless you all. I cried for you all while I was in church this morning as I had just heard from Maria. I was awake for 2 hours last night and was restless from 3-5 am (BC time) Just couldn't figure out what was going on. Something was. I love you all, Sister Mary
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Posted by Donna Spitzig on January 8, 2021
Thinking of you Martha and all your family today. I cherish all the good times and memories we have shared over the years.  Prayers and hugs for everyone. 
Posted by Carol Spitzig on January 8, 2021
Thinking of you today Martha.  Hard to believe El has been gone for 9 years.  I will cherish his handsome smile and cherish the friendship we had so many years ago.  xoxo
Posted by Moses Msuya on January 8, 2021
Thinking about you today Dad and think about you often. Love you and miss you. Mo
Recent stories

Time moves on..

Shared by Moses Msuya on January 8, 2018

Time moves on but we are always still thinking about you Dad.  I keep respecting you and appreciating you more everyday.

Love you,


Always remembered...

Shared by velda vuo on January 9, 2014

It's already 2 years since you've left us!   We often talk about you and remembered the good times we've shared for so many years. The kids birthdays when we would visit Walkerton and slaughter the mbozi (goat) in preparation for the birthday party, our annual visits to the campsite where we would camp out and share OUR many stories etc. etc..So many memories you've left can we ever forget you?  Your fond and lasting memories will always be remembered by my family.
We will continue to talk fondly about you and reflect on those everlasting memories you've left with us.

Velda and family  . 

Ice Creature

Shared by Charles Morrison on February 26, 2012

This is a story my dad told me.

Martha and El visited Fred and Mary on Lake of the Woods in winter. El was taken out onto the lake for winter First Nations's hunting and trapping. As they came to the beaver or muskrat(?) hole in the ice, and a wet icy furry creature was lifted dripping from the hole, El was purported to have exclaimed,

"What's a monkey doing under the ice!?!"

It was one of my favourite stories as a youngster, but knowing El's sense of humour as an adult, it took on new meaning.