ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eze Dr George Etugo, 72 years old, born on November 24, 1948, and passed away on April 8, 2021. We will remember him forever.

Eze Etugo was an exceptional man, and anyone whose life he touched in his brief sojourn on earth will bear witness to this.
Stories will continue to be told of this 'Legend' of our time.
Rest in Peace Eze Dr George Etugo
Please note:

Friends of Eze Dr George Etugo have created a WhatsApp group for friends, family and well-wishers. Please feel free to join:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hsca0XgkjK74dJ9uQVDu66


Posted by Precious Nwokoro-Evans on June 16, 2021
My dear Uncle George, there was no one like you. He must be commemorated and honoured in the best way that he deserves. His death and the past year should be an eye opener for all of us that we cannot predict what the future will bring; only God knows. I am fortunate to have both of my parents in my life and it is my duty to make sure that I show and they know that they are appreciated in my life. We all need to make sure we make space for the ones we love, no matter how small.

Uncle George was and will always be a prominent and loved figure within my family leading with wisdom and guidance. My mother and Father were guided by an ICON amongst men. My successes, my pride, my passion, my determination and perseverance are due to them and therefore the great power of Uncle George.

His legacy lives on in us.
Posted by Chinwe Egeonu on June 15, 2021
Uncle, it has been the hardest thing to lose you. Your death came as a shock to me. I cannot bear this pain deep down in my heart. Two days before your departure to Nigeria, we’re planning to come over to your place to spend some time with you, but only for us to receive a call that you were in the hospital for medical reasons. We didn’t have the opportunity to visit you at the hospital before you left us. You have left a void that would be difficult to fill. You were like a father to me. You supported me throughout my university career. You were always there whenever my family or I needed you.

You brought me over to the UK. Throughout my time I lived with you in the UK, you treated me like a son, supported me, and provided everything I needed to stand on my own. Uncle, you had the heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You gave so much and inspired so many people. Your work will continue to inspire many more people.

You taught me a lot about how to work hard and respect people of different cultural backgrounds. You made me the man I am today, and I would never forget it. Although you have left us, we would strive to share with others those values you cherished so much.

While we mourn today, we also take comfort because you have fulfilled your mission on earth. Rest in perfect peace until we meet again. We will dearly miss you a lot.

Your Nephew
Onyekachi
Posted by Ngozi Umebuani on June 14, 2021
George, Nwoko-oma, I called you. Your exit has shocked and created a huge void in the lives of many, here, in greater Manchester. Your humility, selflessness and kindness are on our lips wherever your name is mentioned. Your goodness will not be forgotten, our friend. Man of the people, another name I called you, chaii, we have lost a good man. I didn’t think you will go so soon but then, who am I to query God.
Heavenly Father, we commit this humble soul into your hands. Take care of him Lord as we give you glory for a beautiful life shared with many.
Adieu our friend. Adieu. Rest In Peace.
Posted by Henry Aborele on June 13, 2021
HRH EZE Sir Dr George Etugo. (Odogu, Chief, brother as we refer to one anther)
Could it be true that good people die young because God needs them?
My condolences to your wife, children, grandchildren, and family who are shocked in disbelief.
Writing this tribute hasn’t been easy not because I couldn’t find adequate words but because I had never prepared myself for writing one for my closest friend. Our routine chat and discussion never stopped until about 72 hrs before the devastating sad news.
You touched many lives from different background around the world that you may never know. I know this because I was close enough to you to see those who were blessed through you. I was one of the blessed ones. You shut your surgery for two weeks to travel to Namibia for my wedding, you were very supportive during my PhD studies. You introduced me to Edo community where I am now the vice chairman and made sure I became a member because you believed in community development and unity. This is the person you are. My Daughter Daniella you call princess has nothing but good memories of the time she was privilege to spend with you. Your kindness and generosity have no boundaries, no religion, tribe, or country. Therefore, you are mourned all over the world. You tirelessly worked hard in uniting and strengthening Nigerian community in diaspora and Umuchiaku community at home who has lost an irreplaceable Eze. Am glad I visited and spent some time with you in Owerri. I know we both looked forward to you spending sometime with me during my next visit home. I take comfort in the fact that our frequent almost daily chat from any part of the world kept us abreast with any development. Am also of the opinion that you are carrying on with your way of life wherever you are. I miss our very candid and constructive chats.
You have left a void in the lives of all those you knew which will be difficult to fill.
Thanks be to God for the good life you had.
We bid you farewell until we meet again.
Henry Aborele and Daniella Aborele
Posted by chi etugo on June 8, 2021
From Eziada, Nneoma Blessing Ebegbulem. JP (Nee Arunna

TRIBUTE To Cousin George (Man of the People).

Heaven knows the shock I had when I heard your demise. "Ihe oma a naghi eji ya n'aka".
Cousin George as we fondly call him, was so Loving, Caring, Accommodating and never allows Anyone around him suffer injustice.
No wonder, sometime ago when he came home from London and I went visiting, there he was in a meeting with his Community people deliberating on issues concerning them which they have been waiting on him.
He new no boundaries, embraced all. You hardly differentiate between his friends and family members. Many of his friends are like relations, (eg Mr & Mrs Adindu just to mention). 
Cousin George was so humorous; those who came around him will never feel unhappy because he will so crack jokes and you'll laugh and laugh.
He really touched hearts that could have gone in shambles.
Even with his profession as a Dentist, treated and operated on many free.

May God Almighty receive your gentle soul to Rest in Peace. Amen!

Adieu Dee !!
Adieu Cousin George !!!
Jee ije gi nke oma.
Eziada, Nneoma Blessing Ebegbulem. JP (Nee Arunna)
Posted by Chinwe Egeonu on June 5, 2021
We cannot believe that you’re no longer with us. You have left a void that no one can ever fill. We will greatly miss your compassion and selfless dedication to helping others.

Ikoro tree that bears fruits is gone. A man of his words. Although death took you from us, it will not stop us from remembering how humble, kind, and caring you were.

You’re always happy, positive, cheerful, and sociable. Ever willing to render a helping hand to anyone in distress and caring deeply for others. What a wicked world!

Adieu, Dede
Adieu, Uncle George
Adieu, Onye Eze

Ogechi Nwanne and family
Posted by Chinwe Egeonu on June 5, 2021
I planned for your coronation and not death.

Chukwubueze, I fondly called you. Where are you? A golden heart has stopped beating. You laboured for your people and others around, but God had a better plan for you.

Where do I start exuberant, knowledgeable, sociable, ambitious, active, competitive, caring, dependable, and responsible are words that describe you, my brother.

Your ability to make friends easily, adapt to new situations rapidly and care deeply for others would be remembered forever. You were a great and amazing brother.

Uwa akọlam ọnụ.
Makọọ Chukwu.
Uwa adịghị ka echere.
Leele otu ụwa dị.
Ọnwụ izuzuka, Igbara azụ site na ifopụ ahịhịa ka n’eto eto.
Ashịị gbakwa gị.
Nwanne m otu anya m nji ahụ ụzọ nke fọrọ n’ezi.
Nnam la nu udo.

Christy Egeonu (Sister)
Posted by Nnamdi Etugo on June 3, 2021
Uncle,(HRH EZE SIR DR GEORGE ETUGO AKU 1 OF UMUCHIAKU AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY) I still can’t believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment, but if this is the last time I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I consider myself blessed to have lived this life as your nephew.
You touched so many lives by your selfless and countless acts of kindness, always giving and never expecting any favours in return. Your dedication to a cause was what set you apart. For every institution you worked for, you laid the path for others to succeed.
The benefits of your hard work is a living testimony for so many young men and women you took under your wings at a personal and professional level.
Uncle,(HRH EZE SIR DR GEORGE ETUGO AKU 1 OF UMUCHIAKU AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY) you were and will always be an inspiration to myself, the entire family and anyone who worked with you. You have left a void in the family that will never be filled.
While we mourn today, we also take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth have been fulfilled. We thank the Lord for your life and bid you farewell until we meet again
Your Nephew
(nnamdi udochukwu etugo)
Posted by Rachel Nwokoro on June 3, 2021
I don’t want to write this because I don’t know how to put to words to grief I haven’t yet let enter my body. But it seems I’ve avoided it as long as I could.

Nnechukwu okike abiama - It was my honour to live a life under Papa George’s golden gaze. To be so dearly loved by a father that is not my own – this is a blessing that so few get to live.

Every word I write aches – it is painful to feel such depths of love for someone and not be able to tell them.

I really thought you would be at my wedding.

There’s still so much I wanted to learn from you, ask you and tell you. I am gaining the confidence to walk a path of divine truth and as I do, I think of you. It is not easy to walk with Spirit – one can recognise instantly the few who do – I know you are my kindred Eze George. And always will be.

My heart is broken and I miss your smile.

When I stand in my garden, I call mother Ala to hold you tenderly.
And I feel the sun on my flesh.
And I feel Nnemmiri down my cheeks.
And I breathe peace into the wind.
And I remember
That whether I like it or not
You are home.

Your death will not be in vain.
Papa - I live and walk in your name.

I love you.

Your daughter, in this world and the next,

Ezenwanyi Amarachi Akuwamgbe Nwokoro
Posted by Nnamdi Etugo on June 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY ONE AND ONLY BROTHER.

Death and indeed a death so sudden and painful like the death of my only brother(HRH EZE SIR DR. GEORGE ETUGO, AKU 1 OF UMUCHIAKU AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY), months ago makes me realize the brevity of life. We often take life for Granted; too much. So your death has made me sit down and reflect. It has made me take time to appreciate the loved ones in my life because I don't know what tomorrow will bring. It has made me put things in perspective. I want to live life and love it; I don't want to spend my life being unhappy or dissatisfied. I want to put a smile on my face because that's what can make a dark day seem bright and I want to play the game of love to the very end.

"ELE ONYE M'GA AGWÓRÓ UGBA OZO"
           
        ADIEU BROTHER
        ADIEU DEE
        ADIEU AKU 1 of autonomous community.

Your's only beloved brother.
      Mr chika etugo.
Posted by Chiny Onwuka on May 28, 2021
“Chichi, eat a little more”. These were about the earliest words I remember my cousin George saying to me. I did not like food, and was a picky eater at best. He would roll the eba up for me in the thin slices that I liked, just to help me eat a little more. He stayed with us back then at Ezenwe Close in the University of Nigeria Quarters. He was like a very kind, loving and gentle big brother to my siblings and I.

Fast forward to a little later, left for the UK to study Dentistry. We did not see him a lot, but saw him through pictures our eldest brother would take with him when he visited him in the UK. He came back to Nigeria in the 1980s, and stayed with us again at Shell Camp Owerri till be started his Dental Practice at Ikenegbu, Owerri. We had such great and fun times back then. He was to leave again back to the UK, and we would visit and spend time with him and all our growing UK Family.

We received the message that he had been hospitalized, and began to make efforts to reach him, talk to him, pray with him, but that was never to be! In the early hours of the Thursday morning, we received the message from our eldest brother that he had passed on. There maybe a number of circumstances that led to this, but we may never know on this side of eternity. We thank God for his life and legacy. He touched many lives with his kindness, gentleness, wisdom... He will be greatly missed, but we hope to see him again. Till then as he rests on, we trust Holy Spirit for comfort and strength for Nkiru, Ady, Chichi and all of kith, kin and friends that loved him. He was Eze George, but to me he was my kind, loving, gentle wise Cousin George!

Chiny Onwuka (nee Ebizie)
Posted by Christy Ogbonna on May 27, 2021
At this very difficult time with the unexpected passing of our loved one we know he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Eternal rest grant unto him o lord and let perpetual light shine upon him may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace amen. From Mrs. lydia Ina uk Manchester
Posted by Ukachi Onwu on May 26, 2021
To my most handsome and giving cousin G. I never knew or even believed I would be leaving a tribute to you so early! I remember now the day you were traveling abroad to start your schooling in the Uk. You asked me what you would get for me on your return . Bright eyed and clueless , I asked for a doll that could talk , I was about 8yrs and some then . Fast forward to your return many years after , I was too grown for a doll . I remember how many times you made the dental chair an experience not to fear , my sweet guzzling made me your regular patient !
I remember your presence at my traditional wedding and the day I called you from the narrow phone booth at the University to get your support for the news I was going to break to mum and dad on fast forwarding my white wedding plans.
To my big brother and cousin , I prayed and waited to hear that the news I heard was false !
I prayed and asked for your waking up from the sleep , it breaks my heart to be the one seeing you being conveyed back home .
Home to the land you loved, i remember the much talked about speech at my wedding , your fluent Igbo from one who came from the UK, it was beautiful .
You kept true to that love for homeland as you returned to serve our people .
We will miss you so much , you were the senior brother, the senior cousin , the traditional ruler , the friend and counselor .
Peace of the Lord is with you in his bosom as he was the one who called back his angel at the time he set .
Anyi agaghi ajû Chukwu , it is well ! Though he has called you early , we celebrate your life and the footprints you have left in the sands of time.
Rest ever so peacefully in his bosom dear cousin George ! We miss you so much ❤️
Posted by Chijioke Ebizie on May 25, 2021
It is with a heavy heart and sincere feelings of great loss that I write to express my condolences over the demise of my most cherished cousin, Eze, Sir, Doctor, George Chibueze Etugo. He was an exceptional Medical Doctor (Dentist), traditional ruler and soldier of Christ who served God and humanity creditably throughout his lifetime on Earth.
He was such a pleasant soul that he would not hurt even his most violent enemy, that is if he had any.
God in His infinite mercy blessed him with rare qualities of wisdom, milk of human kindness, genuine and practical service to Him, patience, honesty, fairplay, justice, peacefulness, caring for the widows, the oppressed, the poor and the sick, resourcefulness and humility.
Brother, it's only God who can tell why you left this wicked world at this time. How come you didn't remember how you stood in the gap for us all? You didn't remember Chioma, your darling daughter who is so fond of you?
Brother, we miss you so so much already and forever will. I believe it pleases God to call you home and not your wish to go now.
You were the rallying point of the Abraham Anyanwu clan of Umuamara, Umuawuchi, in Ihitte-Uboma L.G.A. of Imo State. You were a very dedicated grandson of Umuawuchi who answered our calls anytime and any day we called.
We are proud of the person you were even in death.
I pray God to give us all, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Rest In Perfect Peace Brother.
Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!

Ada Zion,
Mrs. Reginah Oyibo Iwueze
(Your cousin)
Posted by Anele Ebizie on May 24, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED FRIEND HRH EZE DR GEORGE CHUKWUBUEZE ETUGO
AKU 1 OF LOWA AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY

When the information reached me that faithful wee morning that my good friend, a very close confidant HRH Eze Dr G. C. Etugo, (Ochiriozoo), the AKU 1 of Lowa Autonomous Community has passed on, I went into denial. I remember rejecting the very chilling sad news in disbelief with the assumption that come dawn, we will wake up to find out that it was a hoax, perhaps a joke or at worst a bad dream of the night. I refused to make any confirmations of the calls yet, for fear someone may rise up to tell me that what I heard is indeed true.

How could it be, how could Ochiriozoo as I fundly called him go just like that without a goodbye? How could he turn his back on his beloved wife and children? Why would the cold hands of death snatch him so quickly at a time he was just entering the harvest phase of his life after years of hard and diligent Labour?

My friend did not only encourage people to succeed, but he also facilitated it. I can go on and on ad-infinitum, but not getting any positive answers for one obvious reason "to wit", God did not consult anyone of us on why, how and when he created HRH Eze Dr George Chukwubueze Etugo the way we saw and enjoyed him, and as such does not require anyone's permission when it is time to call my friend home to eternal glory.

I ask all the Etugo families to console themselves with the time-tested belief that God has given and has taken; blessed be the name of the Lord. My good friend, while crying will not bring you back, I do not know how to stop crying. My heart is broken.

As you are laid to rest today, please know that I really cherished your friendship. You will always be in my heart and I and my family will always remember you in our prayers until we meet again and to part no more.

May God Almighty grant eternal peace to your soul in his kingdom - Amen.

Chief Sir Nwosu Chinedu Nnamuka Nwosu Udoakpu Ekwe Ancient Kingdom
Posted by Rachael Mba on May 21, 2021
Daddy,
as I have always called you. If everyone were to be like you, the world would be a better place.

As a little child, the little - little times I came to spend in your house was part of what shaped me into what I am today. I joined your two kids Adindu & Chioma to call you daddy because there was no discrepancies, the three of us will eat together, play on your bed together, ride in the car with you, watch TV, you'll check our dentitions, etc. This continued until I joined my big sister in her home and you guys later relocated back to UK.

No wonder during my wedding I called to inform you that you'll be my Guest of Honor and you were excited even as you told me of grandma's (your mom) death.
While here in the US, we've always talked and your encouraging words are still ringing in my ears with the laughter from your voice that follows.

The huge role you played when our father died (your uncle), gave us consolations, and you have always filled that vacuum not knowing that death will snatch you from us so early. Our mother is yet to hear of your demise as this will devastate her the more.

Hmmmm!!! Daddy, I was looking forward to your coronation, so I can sit on your laps and say "EZE, BLESS ME"

May Heavens receive your soul with open arms, cos I know He loves you far better than I do.

Adieu!!!
Eze, Dr. George Chukwubueze Etugo.
(the most handsome man of his generation)

Rachael Nnenna Mba
(Nee Arunna)
Posted by Anele Ebizie on May 21, 2021
Every so oftentimes person with exceptional attributes cross our path
George was such a person
He touched our lives and the lives of others by his selflessness, kindness and compassion
George always had a parable to tell
On behalf of the Njoku and morgan family we express our deepest sadness and condolences at George’s sudden passing
I still have a lot to discuss with him but God knows best

THELMA NJOKU
Posted by Chidilim Ebizie on May 21, 2021
Eze George Etugo, the Aku1 of Umuchiaku, your life mission was one of “Service to others”
I remember the first time I saw you in 1978. You had come to pick us from the coach station in Leeds, your nearly all white afro made you look older than you were. You were our Uncle George who continually reminded us and guided us in Ibo traditional rituals. I will miss your eloquent speeches richly interjected with Ibo sayings and proverbs.
You were caring and considerate. Your kindness was freely given never wanting anything in return. Your generosity was deeply appreciated by many but was sometimes taken advantage of by some; you knew but you chose to continue your good deeds regardless. You were the epitome of kindness. You were indeed a true gentleman.
George rest in perfect peace.

Posted by KATE IBEKWE on May 21, 2021
MY WONDERFUL COUSIN GEORGE.

COUSIN GEORGE...
MAN OF THE PEOPLE..
ONURU UBE NWANNE ..
EPITOME OF HUMILITY...
EVER CHEERFUL AND SMILING..
MY ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR

GOD CREATED JUST YOU IN YOUR KIND. YOUR TYPE CAN NOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE.

YOU PICKED SO MANY OF US AND SHOWED US THE LIGHT.
YOU CLEANED SO MANY OF US UP.
THE WORD 'EXTENDED FAMILY' WAS NOT IN YOUR DICTIONARY....JUST FAMILY.

YOU GAVE UP YOUR COMFORT SO WE CAN BE COMFORTABLE.

YOUR HOUSE WAS OUR RALLYING POINT AND OUR STARTING POINT IN LIFE.

YOU CALLED US SO FREQUENTLY TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OK WHEREVER WE ARE.

OUR PROBLEMS WERE YOURS, OUR PAINS YOU FELT GREATLY.
OUR BURDENS YOU BORE WITH JOY.

OH!! YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND.
YOUR MONEY WAS FOR ALL OF US.
YOU DO NOT EAT MUCH, BUT YOUR HOUSE WAS ALWAYS STOCKED WITH FOOD STUFF, SO WE CAN HAVE OUR FILL, WHILE YOU EAT JUST YOUR UGBA, GARDEN EGG, AND UKWA.

WE HAD EVERYTHING MOST PARENTS COULD NOT PROVIDE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
YOU GAVE US ACCESS TO A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES.

YOU ENCOURAGED US TO SOAR HIGHER, THINK BIG, WORK HARD AND BECOME OUR BEST.

YOU LOVED LIKE JESUS LOVED WITHOUT ASKING FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN.
YOU GAVE YOUR ALL.

DEE, THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN LIFE.

HOW CAN YOU GO NOW, DR ETUGO MY PRIDE AND JOY.
HOW DID WE NOT SEE THIS COMING.
THIS VACUUM WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FILL.

OH GOD!! WHO REMOVED THE ROOF OVER OUR HEADS.

DEE, I REMEMBER ONE OF OUR LAST DISCUSSION (PHONE CALL) BEFORE THIS SAD NEWS.
YOU WOKE ME UP ABOUT 5:30AM TO INFORM ME OF THE DEMISE OF DEE EMMA KENKWO.
IN THE COURSE OF OUR LONG DISCUSSION THAT DAY YOU SAID TO ME
'OKWUCHI DO YOU KNOW ITS REMAINING ONLY ME AND CHRISTY FROM THAT GENERATION. YOUR FATHER DAVID HAS GONE AND EMMA HAS JOINED THEM NOW, HE WAS 92YRS'
AND I TOLD YOU THAT YOU WILL LIVE LONGER THAN 92, THAT YOU SHOULD GET READY BECAUSE WE WILL CELEBRATE YOUR 1OOYRS IN GRAND STYLE AND YOU SAID AMEN. THIS WAS BARELY 2MONTHS BEFORE YOUR SUDDEN DEMISE.
WHAT HAPPENED DEE.

SLEEP ON MY BELOVED DEDE
SLEEP AND TAKE YOUR REST.
OKWUCHI LOVES YOU SO MUCH BUT JESUS LOVES YOU BEST.

GOOD NIGHT!
GOOD NIGHT!

LADY KATE OKWUCHI IBEKWE.
(NEE ARUNNA)
Posted by Husnara Begum on May 19, 2021
Dr Etugo.. Our ‘Old Man’.

Words aren’t enough to describe you as a person. Here are just a few words. An amazing person. The most caring. The nicest man with the purest of hearts ever known. Compassionate. Loving. Honest. Genuine. Inspiring. Strong. Courageous. Positive. Fair. Powerful. Trustworthy. Giving. Joyous.

You played a Father figure to all us girls at the Dentist. You gave us the chance to do better and trusted us with your livelihood. You pushed us academically as well as with our life goals. And my gosh, did we give you some stressful time over the years. You believed in us, even when at times we thought we knew better. (I’m sure the girls will all agree). But ultimately it was you. You was the best teacher. An amazing role model. A confidante. And we will be forever grateful.

You have left us with memories that we will cherish and never be forgotten. You will be dearly missed.

Rest in peace ‘Old Man’

Your girls :-)
Posted by Ijeoma Ofoegbu on May 18, 2021
Dr George Chukwubueze Etugo will be fondly remembered. He was a loving father, his life was one of service to his family , to the community and to the Church. We could not quite believe the sad news when we heard it. But we have to accept that this is God’s wish. God loved George more.. We pray that his kind and caring soul will continue to rest in peace. And we pray that the Lord will comfort his wife , his children and his entire family... we pray that the Lord will
give us the strength to bear this irreparable loss. George a worthy Knight of St Christopher, Eze Ugo, Ezediohanma, Eze Okata, Nwoke obi oma , la a nu doo.. ka Chineke na bata Mkpuru Obigioo . Site na aha Jesus Christ bu onye nwe anyi oo
Amen.
Posted by Christopher Nwokoro on May 18, 2021
Tribute to my good brother, best friend and a sole mate HRH Eze Dr Sir G C Etugo
As I go down the memory lane, my mind zooms into the gentle smiling, ever cheerful and welcoming George. It was difficult to believe and I wished it were not true, when on the 8th April, 2021 morning, I received a telephone call from my daughter Precious breaking the shocking news of the passing of my brother George to eternal glory. That was the last news I had expected to hear as I had wished him safe journey back to Nigeria few days before he was taken ill.
HRH. Eze G.C.Etugo was a warm, loving and compassionate friend and brother, who went out of his way to help anyone in need that called on him for help. He was a peace maker and an advocate.
There were several things that would always remind me of George as my brother and my best friend viz: he was a devoted Christian, a member of the International Knight; an adviser who made whoever that came across him smile with joy. It was through his invitation that made it possible for me to come to the United Kingdom.  As a brother Knight, we the members of the International Knights and other Bodies to which he belonged will always pray for the repose of his soul.
I was lucky and highly privileged to have shared his life from the first day we met in the village until the minute of his passing to eternal glory. Eze G. C Etugo, I will miss you so much for you had played a big and valuable part in my life as I had in yours, and nobody can ever fill the gap you created in my life by your departure. However, your memory will live on forever. Your departure has obviously left your kindred as well as the entire village in darkness. The light that was extinguished by your untimely journey to eternal glory, will take time, wisdom and grace of God to rekindle.
As you leave for your heavenly abode, I say to you, Eze Etugo “You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith. Finally there is laid up for you the crown of righteousness, which the righteous Judge will give you”.
The memory of your virtues will live with us; we will cherish and uphold the values you held onto so strongly.
Good Night!!!! Brother and best friend, until we meet on the resurrection morning before the Lord.
Nze Sir Chris Nwokoro and family – London - UK    
Posted by Ugochinyere Nwokoro on May 18, 2021
Tribute to my own brother, best friend – HRH Eze Dr Sir G C Etugo “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (Timothy 4:7)George, you mirrored this scripture verse while in hospital and unwavering in your trust in God. It was a shock to us to hear that you have passed onto eternal glory, but on reflection, we believed your faith has earned you a place with the Lord you served while on earth. You were a reliable brother to us, a wonderful and caring uncle to our children. What can I write in a short space about someone I have known for over forty years? George, Caroline his first wife, my husband & I slept in one bed in Leeds. He was the best man at our wedding. He was also the first person on my bedside when I had my first son. George went to Nigeria and left his brother Chris Nwokoro to take care of his late wife Caroline when Chioma was born. What can I say? We will forever remember our conversations with you whenever we chat on the phone or get together; you imparted words of wisdom and were always positive and encouraging whenever we sought your advice. Our family loved you and are devastated by your death and we know that the values you imparted will be a source of comfort and strength to us and our community at large. You have raised wonderful children, who forever adore you. You would have been so proud of how they support each other.As an advocate of quest for culture and tradition you retired from you Dentistry profession few years ago and went home to take ‘Eze’ title for the betterment of your people. Eze is a noble title in Igbo land, yet you were down to earth and never passed even the youngest in the community without your usual fatherly greetings. One wonders what would happen to the members of your community who came to you for entertainment and advice. The history of our community will not be complete without your name being mentioned. We found you to be a decent man, an intellectual of a commendable character, a true Nigerian who had our people’s interest at heart for development, peace, progress and unity which are values we shared. You sent your children home to know their routes, culture and language, which they appreciate and understand; that is why they understand why their dad is to be buried at home. Hence, your noble brother Dr Anele Ebizie is making necessary arrangement in preparation for a befitting farewell you deserve. You appear to be stubborn at times; nevertheless, your love for people was unprecedented, unparalleled, infact, unequivocal. It will be hard going to find someone who can fit into your shoes especially in our community. However, we must try to uphold the legacy you left behind.Rest in perfect peace my brother from another mother, and best friend. Nwanne nkem, remember us especially the family you’ve left behind when you get to the kingdom of God where you belong.Lady Ugochinyere Nwokoro & Family UK
Posted by Helen Fitton on May 16, 2021
So sad to hear of George's passing. I have a lot of great memories of George, spending a lot of time with chioma at their family home in firwood park. I was introducded to African culture. I ate my first hot chilli lol and tried many spicy meals. I was always welcomed at any time.

After school i would catch the bus with chioma to his dentist surgery in oldham where we would hang around and wait for a lift home

My memories of george were that he was a kind, loving and supportive father and my thoughts are with chioma and Adi and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Rip George xx
Posted by Nwanne Chidera on May 16, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY FAVORITE BIG DADDY
Are you really gone big dad? I'm shattered and heart broken but as you will always tell me *EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON* maybe i will try to believe it this time.i have always prayed and imagined making it big in life and giving you a luxury lifestyle where you don't have to bother about anything because you made me understand what life was all about, you made my trust and faith in God stronger, guided me through the right path of life.but i guess God had another plan in stock for us.today i make a promise to you that i will work hard and become that passionate NURSE you have always prayed and taught me to be.
BIG daddy i will always remain grateful for all you have taught me in this life both (medically). I pray that God gives you a Good rest in his bossom.I miss you and my stay and chats with you.
RIP my MENTOR, RIP my FAVOURITE PERSON till we meet to path no more.

Your daughter
ODERA
Posted by Chinwe Egeonu on May 15, 2021
Uncle, your death came as a shock to us. Your exit has created a huge void in our lives. You touched so many lives by your selflessness and kindness and will be remembered forever. You were kind, hospitable and generous, and a great uncle. You were a man of peace and always ready to help and never asked any favours in return.

Rest in peace uncle, until we meet again.
Posted by Uche Madu on May 14, 2021
Words have failed to capture the absolute sorrow that immediately enveloped my household the faithful day the news of your passing onto great glory was received. George, your departure has created a huge vacuum in our lives. As I recount the memories of times we spent together on return from Great Britain years ago, I stand to say that you were a great friend, a very good in-law and most especially you were very dear to my children and family. Our relationship knew no bounds and you were very trustworthy and your words were your bond. Today I stand to profess that Late Eze George was an outstanding Christian and had unshakable commitment to the Anglican community. I deeply lament this heavy and irretrievable loss of a great king, who in his lifetime was an epitome of love and humility. While we mourn your departure from this sinful world, we take solace that you lived a fulfilling life, you left a positive legacy that all who associated with you during your life time will always remember. Obviously, these landmarks will always be there for men of goodwill to remember and strive to attain. We pray that your gentle and humble soul tarry gracefully in the bosom of the Almighty.

Adieu Eze George. Rest in peace.

Sir Chief Samson Odu

Posted by Ezekiel Orji on May 11, 2021
My friend, brother, advisor and mentor Dr. Etugo, I still remember the first day I met you at Boys Anglican Grammar School, you made me feel at home and created for me a desire to learn and be like you. You made me a “Library Bird “ .
You were always there to advise and coach all Ihite/Uboma students in the school . You were and remained a positive influence to all us. Your gentle Christain life touched all that came close to you. You were a great role model every where you visited. I pray that God Almighty will grant you perfect peace and console and bless your family. I will miss you.
Posted by Christy Ogbonna on May 6, 2021
George,
This is very hard.
Accepting this, worst.
Unbelievably the truth- a strange feeling.
Presence, gait,voice,laughter gone.
Embodiment of admirable personality, gone.
Life stolen by the wicked Death.

Friends and Families of George
Let us hold onto our memories of George.
Yearly barbecues in his house
Chair Nigerian Union Manchester
Chair Manchester Igbo Union meetings
Chair Igbo family and friend meeting.
Parties, meetings, solving problems, mediations.
Countless encounters- Let all hold on to the precious memories of George.
Man of Peace Adieu Adieu.!!!!!!!
Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Vivian Akagha on May 6, 2021
Uncle George, my hands are shaking as I type this tribute and I am still in denial that you have passed on. I just got to know this afternoon about your death. Well, God knows best and we cannot question him. You were a wonderful family friend and doctor even since my siblings and I were babies. My sister, your eririmma etugo as you fondly called her, parents and brothers bid you farewell. You were a good man. May God's perpetual light shine upon you forever and ever. You will always be in our hearts!
From Onyinyechi Vivian Akagha nee Nwachukwu
Posted by Engr Paschal Ibekwe on May 6, 2021
Great man of our time.
Dr understood me and shared my pains and challenges at first interaction. He made me appreciate more the love of family and the challenges that come with it. He always encouraged me and shared several stories and life experiences.
I had looked forward to Eze's coming back and getting on with what we had planned but he may not come to speak with me again.
My family will miss yr care and love, God I know loves you and His bossom rest awaits you.
We will never forget the wonderful contributions to our lives and the love you shared.
Adieu HRH.
Posted by zeke ukairo on May 4, 2021
A tribute to my friend, Eze George Chukwubueze Etugo, who was recently taken away from us by God.

His memory will live with us forever!

George was a man of all peoples. He did not bear any grudge against anyone, no matter what.

May his soul rest in perfect peace (Amen)

Zeke Ukairo
Posted by Chinedu Nwokoro on April 28, 2021
Uncle George
You have been an authoritative and respected presence in my life for as long as I can remember: from growing up with your children in Northern England, through your inimitable and memorable speech at my wedding almost 16 years ago, to the timely interventions and words of advice that continued until your premature passing. You could be softly spoken, but when needed you could orate like the greatest poltiician. You were rightly and fittingly elected as traditional ruler, as Eze, but to me your greatness was in your humility and kindness, and for this reason you will live in my memory simply as my Uncle George.
Posted by Uche Onwuka on April 28, 2021
Cousin George as I called him was such a humble man. Always acknowledged me with 'ogom nwayi' and a smile.
Man of integrity.
No favour was too much and never asked anything in return.
Farewell, till we meet again.
Posted by Steve Ishmael on April 25, 2021
Dr Etugo touched my life in a friendly and enduring manner. He was calm, reassuring, reasonable and compassionate about what I was going through at the time. He showed me the humanity in him. God please Bless the soul of this GIANT of a man. You will be missed by my entire family. However am sure you are in the Bosom of God Forever!
Posted by Ijeoma Igwe on April 24, 2021
This is still surreal! To every one else, your name comes after a title, but to us, your name comes after “Uncle”. Uncle George, we are going to work very hard to fill this void. Rest in Power!
Posted by Edith Aniedu on April 24, 2021
Death has snatched an honourable man of integrity, highly esteemed, yet humble and peaceful.
Chief Dr Etugo was kind hearted and would extend his helping hand to anyone that requires it. He was one of his kind and would be missed.
Death you have done your worst but I am certain that Chief Dr Etugo is resting peacefully in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rest in peace great man of courage and peace till we meet again.
May God grant your lovely wife Lolo Nkiru and the entire family the strength to bear this huge loss Amen 

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Posted by Precious Nwokoro-Evans on June 16, 2021
My dear Uncle George, there was no one like you. He must be commemorated and honoured in the best way that he deserves. His death and the past year should be an eye opener for all of us that we cannot predict what the future will bring; only God knows. I am fortunate to have both of my parents in my life and it is my duty to make sure that I show and they know that they are appreciated in my life. We all need to make sure we make space for the ones we love, no matter how small.

Uncle George was and will always be a prominent and loved figure within my family leading with wisdom and guidance. My mother and Father were guided by an ICON amongst men. My successes, my pride, my passion, my determination and perseverance are due to them and therefore the great power of Uncle George.

His legacy lives on in us.
Posted by Chinwe Egeonu on June 15, 2021
Uncle, it has been the hardest thing to lose you. Your death came as a shock to me. I cannot bear this pain deep down in my heart. Two days before your departure to Nigeria, we’re planning to come over to your place to spend some time with you, but only for us to receive a call that you were in the hospital for medical reasons. We didn’t have the opportunity to visit you at the hospital before you left us. You have left a void that would be difficult to fill. You were like a father to me. You supported me throughout my university career. You were always there whenever my family or I needed you.

You brought me over to the UK. Throughout my time I lived with you in the UK, you treated me like a son, supported me, and provided everything I needed to stand on my own. Uncle, you had the heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You gave so much and inspired so many people. Your work will continue to inspire many more people.

You taught me a lot about how to work hard and respect people of different cultural backgrounds. You made me the man I am today, and I would never forget it. Although you have left us, we would strive to share with others those values you cherished so much.

While we mourn today, we also take comfort because you have fulfilled your mission on earth. Rest in perfect peace until we meet again. We will dearly miss you a lot.

Your Nephew
Onyekachi
Posted by Ngozi Umebuani on June 14, 2021
George, Nwoko-oma, I called you. Your exit has shocked and created a huge void in the lives of many, here, in greater Manchester. Your humility, selflessness and kindness are on our lips wherever your name is mentioned. Your goodness will not be forgotten, our friend. Man of the people, another name I called you, chaii, we have lost a good man. I didn’t think you will go so soon but then, who am I to query God.
Heavenly Father, we commit this humble soul into your hands. Take care of him Lord as we give you glory for a beautiful life shared with many.
Adieu our friend. Adieu. Rest In Peace.
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Shared by Ijeoma Igwe on April 25, 2021
I suddenly developed an allergy to raw carrots in 1996; and  resorted to making my coleslaws from scratch. I always added a pinch of sugar for some sweetness until Uncle George told me one day to add a 50:50 mixture of Mayonnaise and Salad cream instead of the sugar. Needless to say that that became my signature recipe for coleslaw. I am so so sad that I am not going to see you again. I am going to miss our little joke about “wata Ezeoke”.  God Speed, Uncle George! God Speed!