The Fonkeng family would like to thank you for your support,
encouragement and 
compassion on the untimely loss of their
beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Colleage and Friend,  

Elumbat Rodolphe Fonkeng

 Today, 14 May 2016, Rodolphe was laid to rest.  
Please continue to pray for the repose of his soul and for us, his family
as we struggle to come to terms with Rodolphe's passing. 
We take comfort from the sympathy you have extended to our family, in the
loving memories we have of Rodolphe and in our faith in God Almighty. 

Thank You.


This memorial website was created to remember our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Colleage and Friend, Elumbat Rudolphe Fonkeng, 43, who was born on December 29, 1972 and unexpectedly was called from this life on April 22, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Thank you very much for visiting and for all your support during these difficult time as we try to make sense of Rudolphe's passing. Please take a moment to light a candle, lay a flower or leave a note below.  By clicking on the appropriate tab above, this site also allows you to share your memories of Rudolphe by uploading photos and/or vidoes that you might have taken with him over time.  Additionally, you may also share any stories of your journey together.

While we can't stopping asking 'why him', 'why now', why, why, why? We trust that The Lord is in control and called home one of His to help prepare a better place for us all.  We believe that our Faith in God will see us through


Funeral Program

Tuesdays & Fridays:
        Mass at his Cité Verte Residence

Thursday May 12 2016:     Wake without corpse at his Cite Vert Residence

Friday May 13 2016: 

                                8 AM -   Removal of mortal remains from the Yaoundé
                                              Referral Hospital Mortuary (Hopital General Yde)

                               10 AM -  Mass at the Baptism of Christ Parish, Cité Verte
                               12 PM -  Departure for Santchou

                                 6 PM -  Arrival at Santchou

                            7:30 PM -  Mass followed by all night vigil 

Saturday May 14

                                 9 AM -  Requiem Mass 

                          11:30 AM - Burial (For Family Only)

                                          - Refreshment
                                          - Traditional Ceremony (Crie Die)

Posted by Ernesto Fru on December 29, 2020
Happy birthday brother Ruddy. Continue to RIP
Posted by S-tel Mae on December 29, 2020
We miss you so much. Rest in peace.
Posted by Benjamin Elad on April 22, 2020
Your Light shines on.
Rest Well Brother!!!
Posted by Marinus Ambe Fuh Niba on April 22, 2020
Your kinds are hard to find. You were a true friend and brother. Just irreplaceable. Continue to RIP.
Posted by Marinus Ambe Fuh Niba on December 30, 2019
Ahhhhh Ruddy!!!!! It would have been yet another month of celebration. The good ones are taken away so soon. This my actualité brother, friend and moyo. I still feel you. The so many roads we walked together will never be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Tchana Bruno on December 29, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!
Though you are gone, your candle still burns bright.
Please continue to RIP in the peace of the ultimate provide/decider
Adieu Bro!
Posted by Irene Alobwede on April 27, 2017
It's a year already! Continue to RIP Bro. You'll forever remain in our hearts. Big hugs to Jean
Posted by Irene Alobwede on December 30, 2016
Continue to rest in peace dear brother in the company of your friend Jean. You have another celebration coming, his birthday on January 05. Little princess Ruddie looks so much like you. May God keep you safe until we meet again.
Posted by Immaculate Heart on December 29, 2016
Still remembered. Rest in peace
Posted by Valery Elad on December 29, 2016
Ooh Ruddy, what do we usually do on Dec 29? The day that never ended for you. Happy B-day in your sleep. Everyone today still awaits your call for reunion at your house. Papa Bonheur u nak we stick!
Posted by Doreen Ngwa on September 3, 2016
What a shock!!! RIPP my dear friend.
Posted by Benjamin Elad on May 14, 2016
‘A bright light extinguished too soon’

Bro Ruddy, ‘Director’ as I fondly referred to you,
It’s tough to fathom that you are no more. I have spent the past two weeks incessantly asking all the ‘whys’ I could utter. Unfortunately, I came away with no answers. Even my most optimistic rationalization proved inadequate to placate my quest for making sense of why the good Lord would sign-off on your return this soon. While some solace could be garnered from my faith in God’s infinite wisdom, It hurts to know that the gentle soul with a charming smile that you represented, will no longer be able exert your calming influence on us all who were blessed with your presence.  The realist in me however tells me that I have to accept that it was your appointed time to go and that your mission here on earth was accomplished. 

Ruddy, I thank God for having blessed us, your family, with you and your ‘gentillesse’. You didn’t say much in words, but spoke volumes by just being you. You let other do the talking and just focused on being a true ‘’Nfekungni’ with your knack of enabling togetherness. If God revoked your earthly residency this soon, I trust that He has better plans for you in Heaven. When you get there please extend our best to the rest of our ‘Nnendap’ who had gone before you. May you all continue to watch over us while preparing our place for it is certain that we will one day reunite in God’s Bosom.

Adieu Mom Frère

Ben Elad
Posted by Kihlah Francesca on May 13, 2016
Sad sad Sad! Uncle Rudolphe so it is real?!! When I got the news about ur sudden death I thought it was all a joke, was expecting ur resurrection, hmmm. Not untill today that ur remains is taking out from the mutuary to be laid to eternal glory. Where do u really think u are going at this age living behind those very young kids of urs. This is not the plan u had with ur wife, ooh death why?!!! What do u think will become of ur parents? Siblings? And all those that loved u, ur smile n candid advice? I'm so heart broken, Chantal left me on the 23rd, u did on the 22nd, she was laid to rest on the 13th n u 14th. Is too much for me to swallow! Greet Chantal for me when u meet her in the Land of the death. Forever in our hearts Uncle Rud!
Posted by Irene Alobwede on May 13, 2016
Elumbat, our dear friend, brother, our late brother John's bossom friend, our mum's beloved husband as she famously called you, we are all in shock. In denial of the truth, I refused for a long time to share my thoughts on behalf of our family on this memorial site so you must undertstand how much courage I have summoned to do this. When John (Jean as you called him) passed away nearly 16 years ago, you remained a dear and reliable friend, a constant reminder to us of his presence. We as a family are therefore devastated, mourning two, not one. Mum felt your passing even before we broke the news to her. She said she'd been thinking about you and wondering how you were since it'd been a while. It didn't surprise us since you were a part of our family too.
So many have spoken about your gentleness, peaceful nature and infectious smile, always affording one to whoever came by. You loved life and you lived it to the full, enjoying every moment you shared with loved ones.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this traumatic period especially your mum and dad as children should outlive their parents not the other way round, not forgetting you wife and young children. Please look down on them from above as we pray for strength, especially for your wife knowing the big task she now has in hand. Just as you didn't abandon us when Jean died, we'll remain close through your brother Alain.
With tears and a heavy heart we say Adieu to you until we meet again, taking solace from the believe that you are at peace with the Lord. May your dear friend Jean, and older brother Macarious comfort you too. Thanks for the short time you spent with us, impacting our lives.
RIP dear brother and friend
Posted by Rita Biedenharn on May 8, 2016
I still have not brought myself to accept that this is real. That the energetic Rodolphe Elumbat has just exited the stage forever. what about your wife, your children, mami and papa Cele, all your hard work? Rodolphe your death has left soo many of us speechless and brought fear as to the real meaning of life. Brother I pray he embraces you now before His Father, give your sweet soul rest and comfort your dearest and closest ones. I don't really know what happens when we die...I find solace in believing that, ‪It is well‬, if we commit all in God's hands. My sincere condolences to the entire family. ‪‎RIP‬ MuBah
Posted by Oluleke Banji on May 7, 2016
May God grant everyone left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
Posted by Nathaniel Ngwo ebuh on May 6, 2016
Well rodolf u were like my big brother i passed half of my life with u.i dont belive that u are only god who knows why make ur soul rest in place.
Posted by Estelle Moudourou on May 6, 2016
Je n'ai pas les mots justes pour exprimer ma douleur. C'est dur, nous avons le coeur déchiré, nous avons du mal à l'accepter. Mais c'est irréversible, nous apprendrons à vivre avec. Tu as été à la fois un père, un grand-frère, un guide, un modèle pour moi. Dieu a donné, Dieu a repris. Qu'Il t'accueille dans son royaume.
Posted by Stephen Njuafed on May 3, 2016
A kind and very gentle soul always willing to help wherever possible.
May God give the strength to his family to come to terms with his departure from this world.
Rest in peace Brother Rodolphe
Posted by Ernesto Fru on May 2, 2016
I'm still in shock. Sleep well my friend and prepare a place for the rest of us till we meet to part no more. RIP brother Rudi
Posted by Yvonne Elad Ewowe on May 1, 2016
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. RIP brother Rudolf.
Posted by Elvis yem on April 30, 2016
Grand Rudolph,
Never did I imagined we will be writing an eulogy of your transition to Glory this soon! But I am very confident God our Father loved you to the point where He only had to put his arms around you and whispered 'Come to Me'.

Although we loved you deeply,
Your Golden Heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best!!!

For the precious moments I personally had the opportunity to be under your roof Grand Rudolph, your life took upon the nature of the "spectrum of light".

As a family man, Grand Rudolph took all of the roles in his life to heart and he strove to honor, support, guide and most importantly, protect his family.
He was at his happiest when he was surrounded by his family - even during those inevitable tough times that life has a way of throwing at you. His devotion to his family was the foundation of his actions - the anchor that defined and shaped his life.

As I observed the next shade of light of his life, I see Grand Rudolph - the Grand/friend. He was a good friend to so many! He could be counted on and depended on always. Whether you needed simple advice, an empathetic ear, a shoulder to lean on; a listener if you will; - he was your man; ready, steadfast, willing and good fun.

I see Grand Rudolph, a man defiant and unwilling to settle for less. He lived a principled life underpinned by a strong sense of organization and planning; right or wrong.
Grand Rudolph was not a cruel man, his house was a sanctuary for all, he will never complained neither was he ever tired of offering his assistance. He always wanted his younger ones like myself to understand that nothing can be gained from holding a grudge or leaving any issue that was very wrong unclear. He spoke out when it really counted; We can only imagine how much more he could have accomplished in his life were it not for call of our God!

Another color of light is observed and I see Grand Rudolph as a respected citizen. He shared his expertise with anyone who would listen, he worked hard and consistently as exemplified by his achievements and contributions to the government and people of Cameroon. Grand Rudolph never stopped learning. He never sat back and became complacent. He led by example as he mentored his family, friends, colleagues in a way that anyone of them can say that he was an inspiration in their lives.

I have no doubt he was all a woman could wish for in a husband and father.

Grand Rudolph;
Even though you are gone,
For as long as there is memory, those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on, hence you will live on in our hearts.

It's so hard to say Adieu Grand for this reason
I say So long!!!!

May the Peace of God be and keep our heart. May your parents and siblings receive strength from above as I give voice to the service of angels to minister to them. In Jesus name. Amen!!
Posted by Elad Nfoyong on April 28, 2016
Weh grand ,words cant explain how devasted i am ,all i can do is trust God to stretghen those u left behind and guide them through the challenges of this life with the hope to meet u in the after life. RIP
Posted by Yoti Elisabeth on April 28, 2016
RIP Elumbat, it is very hard to swallo. My Prayer goes to your family. Rest well dear.
Posted by Immaculate Heart on April 28, 2016
There you are....
In the star of the night
There you are; in the gentle breeze
There to are; in your son's moves
There you are; in your daughter's smile
There you are; in your wife's strength
There you are, there you are, forever in our hearts and we shall see you again
Yes, surely we shall be with you again
Rest in peace.
Posted by Wilson Epanty on April 28, 2016
Just no way I could tell that was our last meeting in December. You created a vacuum that will not be filled, a sense of desolation in our hearts.
You will be deeply missed by many.
Rest in peace brother.
Posted by GEORGES NGU on April 27, 2016
Waoh, Rudy. I wasn't expecting to get this kind of news from you. Though we haven't seen for a long time, i was expecting to see you one of these days. Does it mean i can only now see your lifeless body? That you can't even talk to me? I will treasure the memories of your good heart and very gentle ways. Rest in peace my fei.
Posted by couto asima on April 27, 2016
i do not even know what to say, this is so painful,how are we gonna heal from this lost? from this pain? you were a gentle and good in peace dear big brother, you will be truly missed
Posted by Lisa Guay on April 27, 2016
Quelle grosse perte pour ta famille et toutes tes relations? que Dieu te bénisse et protège tous ceux qui sont restés dans le deuil. Même si nous ne te connaissions pas, nous entendions parler en bien de toi. Ils t'appréciaient tous.
Repose en paix.
Posted by Maimuna Mohammed on April 27, 2016
I was really shocked to hear of your passing. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by sikini raissa on April 27, 2016
Gone too soon....may your kind soul rest in peace and the Almighty God protect you,forgive you and receive you in his journey
Posted by massok asima on April 27, 2016
Grand frere Im speechless its just too hard to swallow.may your soul find solace in the lord.
Posted by Cosette Feyeh on April 27, 2016
RIP Mr. Elumbat.
Posted by Dr. Leonard Elad on April 26, 2016
Yes Rudolf u don do we ohh. I am speechless. Since i learnt of your demise i have been having sleepless nights. Yes, it is shock par excellence. Haven gone through all the why now and why you type of questions i could only find solace in my bible which tells us in Ps 116:15 that „precious in the sight of the Lord ist the death of his faithful servants“. May u find eternal rest in the Lord. untill we meet again to part no more.
Requiescat in Pace
Posted by Collins Akaragwe on April 26, 2016
Gone too soon but we hope to meet again one day. RIP my dear brother.
Posted by Brice Melat on April 26, 2016
It is too painful for us and for your dear wife. What can I say my brother? Too painful.....too painful ! may the Lord remember your prayer that evening you dedicated your life to him, and may he be your justice.
Posted by Ray Musonge on April 25, 2016
Big brother,we will miss you so so much, you were a model to some of us especially when you were in human resources in the ministry of finance as chef de service du personnel.I feel so so bad with ties in my eyes that you are no more. RIP big brother.
Posted by Remi Elad on April 25, 2016
We will always ask God why? But He alone knows why and we as Men cannot understand his ways. We will give U all the Glory and Pray you admit him in your Heavenly Kingdom where he will enjoy with the Angels and Saints forever. My Brother may you rest in peace till we meet again...where every tear will be wipped away.
Posted by Mado Njuafed on April 25, 2016
Posted by Mado Njuafed on April 25, 2016
Posted by Elvis Kwamu on April 25, 2016
I am still in a state of disbelief,Ruddy you were a friend a brother and a fine gentleman,as you embark on this eternal journey,may your gentle soul rest in peace.Adieu Ruddy.
Posted by Sone Chris on April 25, 2016
Was really a shock to hear about your passing. I remember when we last met in Buea and talked about the old days in Sasse. Your smile will always remain with us. Rest in peace Rudy.
Posted by Ebuh Sylvanus on April 25, 2016
Rudolf i still not believe you have left us,we grew up together as brothers,you visited me in the house last month,you came to Buea for a funeral,truely i lack words,God knows why,rest in peace.
Posted by Bertha Ngoh on April 25, 2016
Oh what a life!!! A prosperous young man gone to soon. May the good Lord grant him eternal rest in his bossom kingdom.
Posted by Biggy Ntaribo on April 25, 2016
Miss you big bro
Posted by Kévin Elombat on April 25, 2016
Miss you so much
Posted by Stella Nkwelle-K on April 25, 2016
Unbelievable news! What a loss to your family, friends and all.
Smiling Rudolphe, gentle in the way of talking, walking etc.
I pray you gain a better life in God's Kingdom. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Valery Elad on April 25, 2016
Papa Bonheur, never saw you angry, never got you angry nor you ever make someone angry that I know of. No matter what I did or how hard I tried. “Val, That’s Ok” was always your word. Tried to convince myself it’s not true, yet faced with the brutal reality. You left unannounced, without a word, abruptly as if in a hurry….I will forever reminisce every moment with you till we meet one day. I love and miss you Ruddy.
Posted by David Ekeme on April 25, 2016
Gone Too Soon.
Maintenant seulement je réalise combien grande est la place que tu as silencieusement prise dans nos habitudes et dans nos coeurs. La maison est juste nue sans toi. Je suis dévasté à l'idée de les voir avancer sans toi. You went FAR TOO SOON. We'll forever love and remember you.
Posted by Sylvestre Numéro on April 25, 2016
C'est vraiment douloureux d'entendre le passage de Rudolphe. Je l'avais connu par ma cousine il y a environ 25 ans.
J'étais en train de naviguer sur mon facebook comme maintenant là , et quand j'ai vu la nécrologie de fin Rudolphe , j'étais comme complètement sans voix.
je ne pouvais pas croire que c'était sa photo que j'ai vu et souhait ca n'était pas. mais qu'est-ce-que je pouvais alors faire !! C'est vraiment triste et malheureux, mais la vérité c'est que nous allons tous le suivre un jour parce que la nature l'a fait de cette façon. Mes sincères condoléances à toutes les familles concernées . Et que son âme reste en paix .Salues moi aussi mon artiste préféré de tout les temps, Papa Wemba. A Dieu Bro .
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Happy birthday brother Ruddy. Continue to RIP
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Your Light shines on.
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