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:

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Posted by zeke ukairo on August 30, 2022
Tribute to Eze Dr George Etugo, my beloved brother and friend.

George was a well known and valued member of our community.

As I write this Tribute, I still can't bring myself to believe that you have left us forever, but it is true, you have been taken away from us. 

We have come to accept, that man proposes, but God disposes.

May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace. (Amen)

By Zeke Ukairo Esq MBE
Posted by Ndubuisi Igwe on August 28, 2022
It's difficult for me to pen down something because I don't know where to start from, neither do I know where to stop.
The news of your departure to eternal glory came to me as a great shock. You had assured me that you will be in my wedding which was scheduled to hold on 5th April 2021. All of a sudden, I stopped hearing from you. You didn't write to me, neither did you reply my messages.
I got a lot of signs but I remained positive. You waited for me to get over and done with my wedding which you and I planned together, then you left for good after a few days. How time flies. I now have a daughter behind you.
I have not been able to forget any bit of moment we spent together, the journeys we made together, the ceremonies we attended together, etc. I was so happy you came back from FMC Owerri alive and travelled to Manchester. But I didn't know you won't come back from Manchester alive.
You supported my academic pursuit so much. You supported my ministry so much but you are not here to see me complete the theological training. You left just when we had the busiest period of our encounter. Apostle Paul said "What shall we say then?..."
I have a lot to write but tears wouldn't let me see clearly. I wish you are still in Manchester, I would have had hope of seeing and discussing with you soon.
I will only say Goodbye. Good night until the resurrection morning. 
I'm still that Ordinand that you never waited to see his ordination.
Posted by KATE IBEKWE on April 10, 2022
Cousin George, Onye Eze. Onuru ube nwanne agbala oso.

It's been one year since you left.
I have tried to pen down a little tribute for days now but it's been very difficult. I tried so hard on the 8th but i gave up after 3 attempts.

Who will actually know what we feel not having you around. Our rallying point, mentor, motivator, our shoulder to cry on and vent when we are so frustrated and it seems all hope is lost. You keep tab and monitor all your relatives no matter how distant. Our health adviser and physician even when you specialised in Dentistry.

It's hard, so hard, Dede may be because i lived with you for years and can testify that you are a very kind and compassionate man.

I am consoled by the level of encomium and testimonies that has poured out to you by all whose life you have touched in one way or the other. You were a saint here on earth even before you became a saint from heaven.

I just want to say 'thank you'
Rest on my Hero.
Posted by Anele ebizie on April 10, 2022
George !
….And so a year has gone by - already?
The sense of loss remains as fresh and sharp.
You should not have gone.
One wonders when closure will come.
Perhaps when the battle is over with those who should have cared for you better but did not.
I try to blunt the sharpness of the hurt with images and memories of times spent together, our long conversations, your sage advice , your ever ready smile.
You always said leave it to God
We leave you in the hands of God who knows best.
Continue to Rest In Peace.

Wokelia
Posted by Christopher Nwokoro on April 8, 2022
In memory of my best friend & brother Dr/Eze/Sir Etugo
Words can't describe how much I miss you. When I think of going to Nigeria and remembering that I will not see you, I feel reluctant to travel. To say I miss you is under statement. George, you left without a word to me, It's unbearable to think that you are no more with us. Umuosogu will never forget you as a peace maker. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace till we meet to part no more.
Adieu George Etugo - from your brother Nze Christopher Nwokoro
Posted by chi etugo on April 8, 2022
I dreaded this day . When my phone pinged to let me know it's been a year. Pinged to let me know others have left a beautiful message for you. I don't want to say it's your anniversary; to me, you're just on holiday and can't get the network to call me back.

To me you are my superman . But reading all the lovely messages others have left, you are everyone's superman and I'm so proud to call you my dad. 

I know you got my text message I sent you not long ago. You know I'm not ok . You know I need you.

I know you left when you knew that someone is there to take over from you. When I think of you not being here it chokes me and I can't breath. My heart skips so many beats I don't know if I'm coming or going.

When I touched your picture today I felt the heat radiate from it. I know you are hurting too not being here.

You tell me " I wish I live long enough to see your children " . Well I wish you lived long enough to walk me down the aisle. I don't think I can hold it together on that day I need you to hold me up. I know you approve of him because you love the way he loves me.

Quayson doesn't realise how much he helps me remember you each and everyday. I buy him female perfumes the way I buy it for you because you both love the scent. Just like you he's not embarrassed to carry feminine bags and put his belongings in them just like you did. I tell him how much he reminds me of you it's unbelievable. 

Uncle Anie and aunty Ugo are looking after your little princess . They are doing an amazing job but I wish it was you here with me. Thank you for being by my side when I got my wedding dress. You made your presence known . Your name popped up on my sat nav as I drove .

Please continue to protect and guide me . And I promise to make you proud. On my wedding day I promise to play our song " sweet mother " . 

I love you so much and miss you more than words can describe . I don't think I can eat ugba without shedding a tear .  I was not ready, we all was not ready. 
Posted by Rogue Preacher on April 8, 2022
My dearest Uncle George.. I wonder has anyone been missed so much by so many. You were truly a profoundly positive guide at all important points in my life. Always honest and often surprising in your dynamism of viewpoint. I love you. I miss you. Your legacy will be with us forever.

Your boy, Nnamdi Nwokoro
Posted by Ugochinyere Nwokoro on April 8, 2022
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SIR/EZE ETUGO (My brother - nwanne di na mba)

It’s heart-breaking to write about George Etugo in the past tense. It kills me not to be able to chat with you. You made me to think that you will never leave me. George, I at least expected you to die in the next 30 years.

George, you have brought me nothing but joy and happiness since the day I met you. Your love for people is unconditional. George, you defended every action good or bad with grace. You had a pure heart & thought no evil of anyone. Why did you die when I needed you most? All the things we planned to do in Nigeria and England. Whom can I discuss matters with now without it being broadcasted?

My brother was a quiet, unassuming and kind man. His smile alone brought happiness to all that mingled with him. My heart is in grief but I take solace in the fact that Heaven is the final abode to the faithful. George, the song may have ended but the melody lingers on. The candle that you light will not go dim in your absence because the baton has passed down to your brave sons and courageous daughter. I know you are looking down on all of us and encouraging us as usual. I see you everyday as if you are alive, the difference is that you are not talking to me. I don’t know how to overcome that one. We offered Holy Mass today on his first anniversary for the repose of his soul as there is not much we can do now than prayers. We miss him so much, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

Adieu George, Adieu My brother from another mother till we meet again to part no more.
Lady Ugochinyere Nwokoro & family
Posted by Precious Nwokoro-Evans on April 8, 2022
My dear sweetheart, fiesty, ferocious, force to be reckoned with Uncle George, a year has passed since you left us to lead by ur example. I kno we will never reach your tall heights,but kno we're doing the best we can. You are forever missed and never forgotten.

With love and prayers
Posted by Christy Ogbonna on April 1, 2022
In his Memory.
May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Nadine Ibe on January 31, 2022
Just found that George has died in Manchester.He was a great friend of my husband who also died some years ago. My condolences to all his family .No one can take away your memories.I think they will be having a great meeting in Heaven !?
Posted by Precious Nwokoro-Evans on November 25, 2021
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
Happy heavenly birthday Uncle,
Until we meet again,
I'll have a drink in your honour,
And remember the times we spent.
Posted by chi etugo on November 25, 2021
Oh it hurts, it hurts so much that I can not breath.
I wanted to text you on the 23rd to say I am thinking of you knowing that you are missing grandma so much on this day. But you weren't here to receive my text. It hit midnight and the 24th day appeared and I wanted to be the first person to wish you happy birthday as usual but that wasn't possible :( .

Today I had to ask God, Angel's and the universe to wish you a big happy birthday and a big hug from me. And to ask you, have you forgotten about me? I can't forget about you even if I wanted because it hurts so much. You tell me everything, the good things and your worries but you failed to tell me that you were leaving me. That's not fair papa Africa. Thank you for allowing me to see you in my dreams. But it's not the same as having you here with me. I miss you like crazy :(.
Posted by KATE IBEKWE on November 24, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONYE EZE.

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND I CAN'T KEEP QUEIT.

By this last year, i called to wish you a happy birthday. I can't believe you are not here with us again.
But i take solace in the fact that you are in a better place, resting from all your labour.
I celebrate your birthday Onye Eze, because you touched lives. You touched my life positively and am grateful.

Keep resting Dedem, because you carried alot of burdens here just to make sure everyone around you is good.

Happy Posthumous birthday Sir.
Heaven really gained.

I really miss you.
You remember you were pleading with me so you can replace my extracted tooth (front) at no cost and i will say later Dede. Now i am ready to do it and you are not here.
May God bless you for loving me unconditionally.

Rest on Onye Eze. 

From, Kate Okwuchi Ibekwe.
(nee Arunna)
Posted by Chika Dickson on July 10, 2021
I am Chika, from Rivers State and l live in Manchester.
Uncle George was like an Uncle to me. When my family & l moved into Manchester for the first time in 1999, he reached out to us. He supported us through good & bad times. He chaired ample meetings in support of me, especially when he attended a ceremony at the Trafford Borough Council and urged the directors to be more inclusive in recruiting & retaining BEM staff.
He was a kind, bold, outspoken, generous man and he also loved the "microphone". He was a great Orator who loved giving his valuable times & services to all. He had excellent Leadership skills & he promoted Community empowerment.

He will be greatly missed here in Greater Manchester where he helped so many people like myself.

Adious Uncle George.
Posted by Ruby Obiodu on July 10, 2021
Death where is thy sting... where is thy victory.

I remember my father telling me wonderful stories about Eze Dr George Etugo and the recurring words were-Noble, Gracious, HONEST, Caring, and a man of his words. These are values we all will continue to cherish.

May your soul rest in perfect peace, Amen 

Lady Oge Obiodu(KSJI) on behalf of Mr & Mrs Eugene Ihembu & Family (Umuanunu Nsu).
Posted by Florence Emele on July 8, 2021
Eze Dr George Etugo. A friend, an adviser and my great teacher. I was privilege to know you and you took me like your daughter. You gave me an office in your hospital just to see me successful in Life. The news of your dismiss was a great shock to me but I have come to realize that Life is a journey and God can not be questioned. You lived a good life and you imparted so many lives positively and surely you will be missed. Your legacy lives on. Adeiu Doc. Still we meet to part no more. Good night. May your soul rest in peace in Jesus name Amen. Dr Emele Florence Chidinma. Optometrist

Posted by Company Garykon on July 7, 2021
A kind hearted Hero, a mentor and a friend indeed.You died a Hero achieving all your hearts desires though we needed more of your presence but who am I to question the wish of the Almighty.
You lived a fulfilled life to God’s Glory.
May your gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by zeke ukairo on July 6, 2021
In memory of our one and only Eze Dr George Chukwubueze Etugo.

To you George, the Lord took you from us on the 8th of April 2021, to a more peaceful place than the world we live in today.

Each time I think about your untimely death, I remember your smiling face and humble manners.

You will always be remembered.

From Zeke and Virginia Ukairo
Posted by Chibuzo Ogueri on July 6, 2021
Tribute to HRH Eze Dr George C Etugo, KSC, the Aku 1 of Umuchiaku -

Your transition has come to us, myself and entire family, as a great and shocking experience.

Over the years here in the United Kingdom and back in Nigeria, you supported and served the family with grace and kindness. You even presided as Chairperson for several social and wedding events as requested, with little or no notice. Always willing to support.

To the Uboma Community in Europe , you were a co-founding member, and followed it up with serving the Union as one of its earliest chairmen, despite living away in Manchester (some 5 hrs drive from London). Your dedication, support and services to UDU (E), remains part of your legacy and is memorable to all the members in whom you repeatedly raised, led and assisted in your very own style, wonderful sense of humour, and engaging personality, with many amusing remarks in our local dialect.

Your departure has left a huge void here as well as at home, where relations and well-wishers shall all miss you following this sudden home call. Your legacy and spirit shall live on forever.

We bid you farewell and commend you and all the departed faithfuls, to the Peace of God in your Eternal Rest, IJN Amen!

Chief Sunday Chibuzo Ogueri
Oputuzo 1 of Okata
Posted by Chinedu Arunna on July 3, 2021
Tribute to our beloved Cousin George (HRH Eze Dr. George Chukwubueze Etugo)!
By Chinedu Arunna

The news of your sudden death came to me as a shock, at a time we're all expecting your return from the UK for a medical check-up. Growing up with a great memory of you was inspiring, loving, and profound, as a young boy I remember dashing outside every weekend on the sound of a horn and upon sighting our beloved "Cousin George" car we will scream and rush out of the house, it was a thing of joy to see you stop at the Arunna's on your way home or back to Owerri.

This memory impressed on me and formed my thoughts about you as a loving dad, caring cousin, and perfect gentleman. There is no doubt that you are beloved by your family, relatives, and community, you lived an exemplary life, that embodies peace, love, and unity. You will forever be missed, and be remembered dearly in our hearts.

Adieu cousin George as we fondly called you, rest in power and peace till we meet on the day of resurrection.
Posted by Anele Ebizie on July 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO EZE GEORGE ETUGO
MY BROTHER AND MY FRIEND
By Dr Anele Ebizie
GEORGE! GEORGE!! , GEORGE!!! GEORGE!!!! GEORGE!!!!! GEORGE!!!!!! GEORGE!!!!!!!

I have continued shying away from writing this..  Writing it means that I accept that you are no more on this side of eternity. That you are Gone. Departed, Dead!

But how can it be. It can’t be. It should not be. It must not be. . I had said with mounting dread that night ..

How will it be?. Who will I be talking to into the late hours about this and that.
Who will I go to for advice on matters weighty and matters light ?
Who will I ask to tapia Igbo proverbs to me
I remember the last one .
It was ‘mere mere mere mere, mere nwanyi ejighi agba awhu onu’
A funny one and as usual you replied If I explain it to you it would mean the money used to pay your mothers dowry was wasted.

But leave me out of this.
This is a tribute to you
A great and exceptional person
The most kind hearted person I know
The person who goes out of your way his way to help anyone in need
The man whose kindness is often trampled on but smiles and says ‘leave it in God’s hand’. Yes I remember you lent money to a supposed friend, he refused to pay back and with further machinations stole your property and you said . ‘He is not my enemy. I leave it in the hands of God’
And when those who you have depended on have also let you down badly you have repeated the sam mantra.
Yes you bear people no ill will which accounts for the peace and calm that pervaded your life..

Mandela! The man of the people . The quintessential servant leader The man automatically crowned to lead any group he gets involved in. And for you leadership is always sacrifice, hard work, dedication.
Yes the robes of king ship have always sat easily upon you
Is it any wonder that you have ended as the Eze of your community.
Though now that has become a tanatlising promise of things that could have been.

I could go on and on . One could say that you did so much that you did not grow your own beard. But I am sure that though your work was not quite finished you will feel full filled as you journey on to the great beyond

Your kindness extended to me but I will struggle to forgive you the one bad thing you did to me. Yes - you died on me. I will try and forgive but I will not forget that and I will also not forget you . No never my brother Never

Adieu for now. Until we meet again on the other side of eternity
Rest in Peace..

Anele

Posted by Ugonna Ohuocha (Nee Oguer... on June 25, 2021
Uncle George it is unbelievable you are gone, no longer on the other side of the phone or whatsapp, not in Lowa to catch up with not in the UK to be present at weddings, birthdays and support friends and family. The first time I traveled to Oldham I was shocked at the distance you travel each time you come to London to support all of us. There are so many stories about how you touched my life and the lives of others. Always there to solve problems for others selflessly. NWOKEOMA ! Lowa is not the same without you!  A great Iroko has fallen!  Rest in peace! I thank God for your life! From - Ugonna, Chiji and Obinna  
Posted by Josiah Onuoha on June 24, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO A GREAT ICON HRH EZE SIR/DR GEORGE C. ETUGO THE AKU I OF UMUCHIAKU LOWA AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY

The news of your sudden demise was like a volcano to those of us who know and understand your value, your vision and personality. It is really a wrong time to miss you, but the author of life who knows the end right from the beginning, knows when your assignment was completed and it is only his will that came to pass.

You were an epitome of kindness, love and peace. A very compassionate personality. The poor and vulnerable within and outside our community will actually miss your free medics on Wednesdays at your palace.

What shall we say about Eze Dr. Etugo, a man with impeccable character and humility personified. In your desperate effort to liberate your people and to facilitate our freedom from operation at the expense of your time, finance, energy, knowledge, etc, you received hard push and painful knocks from even the people you desired to protect. However, you remained resolute and sacrificed all that was needed to achieve the desired result.

The ultimate reward actually comes from the Almighty God and he does not add sorrow to it. It is therefore certain that you have already taken your pride of place in that glorious mansion which was the promise of Christ to those who worked for it.

Adieu brother; Adieu HRH., Adieu AKU 1. Adieu the pace setter, Adieu our compassionate King, till that glorious morning when we shall meet to part no more. 

Sir Josiah Maduabuchi Onuoha
Posted by anayoChukwu Onwuka on June 23, 2021
The smile that broadens into laughter, genuine, warm, welcoming, loving. And the sound of, 'Nwoke Umunumo", with a louder laugh. That's the indelible portrait of Cousin George that is etched on my mind!

Cousin George is gone...too soon and suddenly! I mourn him so, but choose to celebrate his life - a life of service, many accomplishments, lots of wisdom and love...!

Cousin George will be sorely missed! Who again will hail me as "Nwoke Umunumo"? The laughter, the wisdom, the oratory in both Igbo & Queen’s English, the richness in Igbo and British culture...
Irreplaceable!

But we find solace in the legacy he left behind.

anayoChukwu Onwuka, "Cousin-in-love", Calgary Canada
Posted by Flora Imobhio on June 22, 2021
Eze Dr George Etugo,you will be well missed, you were an honest and detribalised Nigerian. You stood by your word no matter what ,I was introduced to you by my cousin who is a very good friend of yours. You took it onto yourself to put business my way,you believed in me and my greatest joy is the fact that I never let you down. May your soul rest in perfect peace. May The Good Lord continue to watch over and provide for your family.
Posted by Chiedozie Hez on June 22, 2021
Doc, as I used to call him, was an exceptional gentleman and role model. Extremely caring and generous.

Through hard work and dedication, he achieved a lot and most importantly had massive impact on everyone that came him way including me.

It’s very sad but we submit to the will of God.

Thank you for all you did!

Our condolences to the entire family.

May he rest in peace Amen 
Posted by JUNIOR OGUERI on June 22, 2021
You meant so much to so many. You’ll be sorely missed. Your passion for life and your interest in lifting others will live on.
Posted by Obi Ebizie on June 20, 2021
Uncle was someone who was generous with his time, money and resources. Back when my parents lived just around the corner from him I used to regularly spend time at his house hanging out with Chioma and Adi, if there was a social occasion I would attend with the family.

I was always welcome to his home anytime. There would be occasions where I would go to his home when no one was in and he was always happy for me not only to let myself in but also help myself to a drink or a snack. He always had space for others to stay and share his living space, there never seemed a time where someone was not lodging in his home.

When he used to run a dentist surgery locally and he always made time in his busy schedule for anyone in the family to attend for free check ups and treatment.

Uncle was very sociable and seemed to be an important part of any social occasion he was involved in, a party never seemed to quite get started until his arrival.

Uncles generosity, kindness and sociability are the main qualities I will also remember him for, he was a big presence in the family and will be missed.

May he rest in peace.
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.
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Posted by zeke ukairo on August 30, 2022
Tribute to Eze Dr George Etugo, my beloved brother and friend.

George was a well known and valued member of our community.

As I write this Tribute, I still can't bring myself to believe that you have left us forever, but it is true, you have been taken away from us. 

We have come to accept, that man proposes, but God disposes.

May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace. (Amen)

By Zeke Ukairo Esq MBE
Posted by Ndubuisi Igwe on August 28, 2022
It's difficult for me to pen down something because I don't know where to start from, neither do I know where to stop.
The news of your departure to eternal glory came to me as a great shock. You had assured me that you will be in my wedding which was scheduled to hold on 5th April 2021. All of a sudden, I stopped hearing from you. You didn't write to me, neither did you reply my messages.
I got a lot of signs but I remained positive. You waited for me to get over and done with my wedding which you and I planned together, then you left for good after a few days. How time flies. I now have a daughter behind you.
I have not been able to forget any bit of moment we spent together, the journeys we made together, the ceremonies we attended together, etc. I was so happy you came back from FMC Owerri alive and travelled to Manchester. But I didn't know you won't come back from Manchester alive.
You supported my academic pursuit so much. You supported my ministry so much but you are not here to see me complete the theological training. You left just when we had the busiest period of our encounter. Apostle Paul said "What shall we say then?..."
I have a lot to write but tears wouldn't let me see clearly. I wish you are still in Manchester, I would have had hope of seeing and discussing with you soon.
I will only say Goodbye. Good night until the resurrection morning. 
I'm still that Ordinand that you never waited to see his ordination.
Posted by KATE IBEKWE on April 10, 2022
Cousin George, Onye Eze. Onuru ube nwanne agbala oso.

It's been one year since you left.
I have tried to pen down a little tribute for days now but it's been very difficult. I tried so hard on the 8th but i gave up after 3 attempts.

Who will actually know what we feel not having you around. Our rallying point, mentor, motivator, our shoulder to cry on and vent when we are so frustrated and it seems all hope is lost. You keep tab and monitor all your relatives no matter how distant. Our health adviser and physician even when you specialised in Dentistry.

It's hard, so hard, Dede may be because i lived with you for years and can testify that you are a very kind and compassionate man.

I am consoled by the level of encomium and testimonies that has poured out to you by all whose life you have touched in one way or the other. You were a saint here on earth even before you became a saint from heaven.

I just want to say 'thank you'
Rest on my Hero.
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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!