Let the memory of Godfrey be with us forever
  • 50 years old
  • Born on February 22, 1962 .
  • Passed away on December 18, 2012 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Godfrey Kimera, 50, born on February 22, 1962 and passed away on December 18, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Godfrey, the last of seven siblings born in Masaka, in Uganda, to Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kimera, showed a zeal for life from a very early age. Although it is unlikely that many of his relatives in the village thought about striking out in far away lands, like America, Godfrey seemed to single handedly determined to pursue his dreams in far away lands.

After school, ever restless and determined to make a difference in his life and that of his family, Godfrey became an enterpreneur, pursued a business in Uganda and ultimately in the U.S., where he moved in the early 1990s settling in the warm and welcoming environment of Washington D.C. Here, he thrived.

He shared his life to the full with his wife, Barbara Hannah Kimera, a highschool sweetheart whose heart and hand he ultimately won and wedded in a fabulous ceremony in 2000.

At the time of his passing, Godfrey has achieved many of his dreams.  Spurred by warmth and love in his new home, he was able to strengthen his bussiness in Uganda, transfering a little bit of American Hospitality to his home town Entebbe in Uganda.

We will remember Godfrey for his unfailing love to his wonderful wife, Barbara, his family, and his courage and strength when facing adversity in life.

Surely, no time is long enough for anyone, especially, in our experience, for Godfrey. However, we cherish every second he spent with us and pray that God will grant him rest and peace.             


    
  

Posted by Barbara Kimera on 19th August 2018
Just thinking about you. When the I see all the injustices, my mind goes directly to you. Then I wonder why do good people have to die and the mendacious, deceptive, lunatics continue to linger around. Munange abantu abamu batabufu ebyadala. They are on this earth to destroy naye God always wins satan. I guess God wanted a clean soul like yas. Thanks for keeping your promise. You're the brightest STAR up there.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 22nd February 2018
This day will never be forgotten because it's the day God choose to brighten the earth by sending a beautiful angel to touch many lives. We will forever be grateful. God, I know you grow the most beauful Roses up there, please DO me a favor ....pick up a bunch for me and hand them to my sweet love. Tell him that l love and miss him esp on this day when we would have been celebrating his 56th birthday. Loved you then, now and forever.
Posted by Rachel Jones on 20th December 2017
5years have passed, but all the memories are still real and fresh. Whenever I think of people I have ever known that are real, not fake or hypocrites, you just pop up in my mind! That's the type of person I knew and I learned a lot from you . You will always be an inspiration in my life .
Posted by Zaitun Kanamala on 19th December 2017
Another year has gone by since you joined our creator in heaven. You are dearly missed. I pray that your soul rests in eternal peace.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 18th December 2017
Years are creeping away in a way I don't understand. Today makes it 5th year since I last laid eyes on you. The truth in my mind remains that, It seems like a few days ago since we were discussing our future plans. I think that's the reason why there isn't a day that goes by without thinking about you. I just have to keeping reminding myself that my life will ALWAYS have that missing part of the puzzle. Unfortunately the missing part was so unique that it will never be duplicated. I will always praise God for having showed me what a great husband should be like. When God was making husbands as far as I can see, he made a special soulmate especially for me. He made a perfect compassionate, caring, intelligent man, with more love and affection than you could ever wish to find. I will forever thank God for the time he gave us together. I wouldn't trade those moments for anything. I know you're always by my side. Continue to shine my brightest star in the sky. Loved you then, love you now and will always love you my dear.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 12th June 2017
Bright star
Posted by Rachel Jones on 24th February 2017
I miss your love and jokes! but well assured that you are in a safe place. I do remember your last surprise birthday we celebrated, that was fun with much laughter! You always enlightened the environment and we badly miss that. David is now running, as a young man raised here will always miss your peace of advise, but I will always tell him about you. Will always love you uncle.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 22nd February 2017
My love, today is full of memories that we shared on your birthdays. I know that on this day you would have said " guess what love, I'm now ancient" i dont have to worry about how you spent your birthday because I'm certain heaven has the best gifts. Please Lord put your right arm around Godfrey and tell him that I will always love him. Although I will always miss you, I find Joy in remembering the good times which feels my heart daily. I feel that you're with me in everything I do. Thank you for being the best angel and keeping an eye on me. Its been crazy as you see but Your love is my guide. Will always be loved.
Posted by Dennis Maseruka on 19th December 2016
Hey uncle it's like yesterday since you left us ,i would never imagine living without you . But since you left us , you left me with no legs , no friend,no bestfriend and am lonely shepherd with no drication, i wish i can roll back the clock, the time i was with you, to tell you much you melt to him and much i really loved. I always regret for that, and misused that time, which i cannot get back , i will always love dearly with all my heart and i miss you uncle.
Posted by Annet Mbulaiteye on 19th December 2016
Godfrey, you were always the uninvited guest at our house, we greatly miss the endless doorbells. The love you gave to our family is inimitable. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Greatly missed.
Posted by Zaitun Kanamala on 19th December 2016
Rest in peace uncle. Can't believe it's already 4 years!!
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 18th December 2016
It's hard to believe that it's been 4 years since the Lord called you home. It's still hard to accept that It's "forever no more". I'm still working on that part. Sometimes days are sad when I'm awakened by sorrow but the good part is that remembering you inspires me to face heartache of tomorrow. I can't stop thinking and wishing you were here so that I can run to my refuge. I continue to hold you close within heart and will always love you dearly. Keep shining my dear.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 3rd December 2016
Yeeeee mukama, can't believe it it will be 4 years in a couple of weeks since I last laid eyes on you. The weird part is that, it seems like yestarday. I continue to miss you God's angel but what comforts me the most is that you're with God. The world here is going nuts but having been trained by a trooper like you, I continue the journey with you by my side. Continue to be my shining star. Love darling and missing you.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 7th November 2016
As i watch this last day of campaign, I miss your insight on these 2 candidates. You were such a great mind reader when it came to peoples's characteristics and fakeness. I remember whispering in your ears longing to hear your opinion during the debates 4 years ago while you were in the hospital. Im missing you my dear. Loved you then, love you now, and will always love you. Please continue as promised.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 27th September 2016
Hello my love, God's best angel. Just thinking about you neere, no wonder I felt the blush, Keep shining and protecting . Much love always.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 18th March 2016
Hello love, just as usual thinking about you a lot. Sometimes I have mixed feelings about this site coz It hurts. But I know you are watching over me as you promised. Thank you for the clues and continuing to lead my way and showing me what needs to be done. You cont.to be my rock. Much love and miss you dearly. RIP dear
Posted by Dennis Maseruka on 23rd February 2016
Uncles have a special role. Not being our father, they can be a friend, best friend and a supporter in a different way than no one else in my our life. They are both a relative and a companion; one of the few people able to be both. Whether they are crazy and weird and only seen at holidays or our fishing buddy but to me i saw him everyday which make it special and mentor, the loss of an uncle is a particularly hard one. Their loss, however, is filled with the years of happy memories we had, and that special connection that belongs only to uncle ,I miss you uncle, you left me with no legs.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 22nd February 2016
You are remembered on this day. We will look for you up in the stars where you twinkle and provide direction to us and infinitely many more in this world. We are happy to have had your bright line shine among us. Let your light shine in eternity as a blessing to all we do.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 21st December 2015
God is wise in all his doings. We thank him for the gift of your life. Your actions continue to deliver inspiration and encouragement to those you touched. Through them and your life, we learn to appreciate God's plan in all our lives.
Posted by Rachel Jones on 18th December 2015
As this day was coming close, I started thinking about aunt Barbara how she is managing, but we thank God that has given her the strength and courage to go through each and every single day. She is even more stronger than most of us because we have always leaned on her in our struggles. I wish you were here to share with me the happiness of my bundle of joy that arrived on October 8th 2015! David Ezra Jones arrived that day.I was so blessed to have aunt Barbara in labor and delivery with me who gave me all the love and encouragement I needed. She has never abandoned any of us, still stuck with us and we always pray that one day we can become a blessing for her. All the memories of you will never get out of our lives, they will always be there. I remember when I had just got married you said, Rachel, it is now time to start having kids, do not worry about baby sitting I will baby sit. That was so thoughtful of you, though my hopes weren't that high, at least I understood that you always cared and wished me the best, thank you. You will always be in my heart. And even if you are not around to share the bundle of joy with me, aunt Barbara is here with me in full swing showering my baby with all the love, hope she won't spoil him. Love you and miss you dearly. Rachel Jones.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 18th December 2015
It's seems unreal that 3 years have crepted away just like that without you in my life. I continue to miss you tremendously especially these past couple of months. I have been going to every fight alone without a backup. Your absence makes the whole world seem depopulated and unstable. But you know what? Thank you for always acknowledging my strengths. It has come handy. Your depature has humbled me and has set the bar for my introspection. I know you continue to keep a tag on us. You are longer in our lives to share but in our hearts you're always there. I hear your voice frequently guiding and helping me. I bet you are so proud of everyone since there is so much joy in all their lives. I miss you so much, still loved, still very dear to me now and always. RIP God's Precious angel.
Posted by Rachel Jones on 22nd February 2015
This day reminds me of that big surprise party aunt Barb threw you on your 50th birthday in one of the fancy restaurants! We had a lot of fun, good food, that was so lovely. I remember, you had no idea who was there but some of us had arrived. You pulled out in the packing lot with some of the girls and then came in the restaurant. When you came and you saw all of us, you had a big smile, laughter, started joking as usual. We welcomed you, and I remember telling me as usual that Rachel, I'm so blessed. I know you always counted your blessings, you never took life for granted as some of us, I admired you for that. I thank God that I happened to be part of your big day without even paying a single penny. Thank you aunt Barb for making that happen, that was so lovely and brings back all those wonderful memories we had with our dear Uncle. Happy Birthday dear Uncle and miss you so much!
Posted by Moses Matovu on 19th December 2014
Uncle its been two years ever since you departed from us. You were such agreat man of great personality we deed seek advise from you whenever we need advise. You encouraged us to work and keep on updating person's whom we where dealing with for purposes of transparency. We look onto you cause you were hardworking and encouraged every one to work. I know you are a better place. We miss and love you to bitz.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 18th December 2014
My sweet love, It’s had to believe that it's been two years since you went back home. You will forever be in this heart of mine.Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. It started as now, then into days, months ""now years.""This is a journey with no end in sight. Nothing seems the same anymore or will ever be the same. The pain has not lessened since you went away but I am learning to live with it. I just can’t explain all of the feelings I get. I get happy and sad and joyous and angry. There is no single road in this journey I have taken. Every road is uphill and my will sometimes shaken but I just keep moving on with your memory as my spark to light up my heart and to fend off the dark. All I have left are your memories and name. We talk about the good times like you’re right by our side. You may not be here to physically touch or to feel but the feelings I get are certainly warm, kind and real. I miss your pure love, integrity, toughness, tenacity , and wisdom. It's a daily struggle not having your input in my decisions making. Thank you for being in my life as long as you did. You would be proud of the girls. You instilled so much wisdom in them. Jalia followed in my footsteps, now at Marymount in the program. Nazze as you used to call her has turned out to be a great loving wife and also doing great in school. I bet you are proud of Rachel when you see her new in her new home focusing on homework. Guess who is getting married soon. Aituni as you continued to call after that nurse has also found her calling. I wish you were here to work on the boys. I long to talking to you in person. Last week I had a big smile on my face when I had Jalia discussing racism with her friend. I had tears in my eyes because I remembered your conversation with her the day you discussed that issue and how she would have a change of heart in regards to how blacks are treated in this country after being in America for a while. I remember that argument so well so that why I whispered in the air for you to join in and listen to their conversation. Exactly as you had predicted. You were an exceptionally astute man in all fields. Just watchout for the our business. Forever in this heart of mine, an everlasting bond, for now until the end of time, are memories so fond. I loved you then, love you now and will always love you sweat heart. Stay blessed God's best angel.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 18th December 2014
This is the time to remember the last time we were together! Your life appeared to weak and tired, ready to begin another journey. Now that you have been yonder for some time, I hope beyond the chasm is as exciting as this side. He we continue to battle with daily chores, but your life here is an inspiration. Till we meet again, rest well my friend.
Posted by Zaitun Kanamala on 18th December 2014
Today was sombre...one of those days u never forget, but some song kept playing in ma head despite evthing.."oyo omwana yafuka superstar...dododo superstar...dododo..superstar".. on and on it goes...that was one of the songs u used to play and enjoy in yo car, uncle. Like u, I wld wait for the "superstar" word and utter it aloud during those rides. U wld share yo endless ideas, plans, praise yo wife, talk about yo sister, yo late mum...uncle I still remember those rides. U r thought about, talked about and missed a lot. May Allah make it easy for you and enable us comfort yo wife. We will keep praying for you. (Our superstar)
Posted by Rachel Jones on 18th December 2014
My dear uncle, many people might say that it has been a long time since you departed from us, but I always feel that you are still with us because I have never stopped thinking and talking about you because of the big inspiration you were in my life. As aunt Barb says in her tributes, I always pray that you are in good hands with the Lord and he is protecting your beautiful soul, as you always said that "I am blessed God loves Me," Yes he did and he will love you forever. You made a big difference in my life, for example you taught me how to be my real self, trustworthy, not give up on my dreams, to always think big, and the most important thing be there for those in need!!! That was a big one, because you were there for me: Put a roof on my head, fed me, protected me and loved me unconditionally when you didn't even know me that much, but you just followed your heart and took me in your beautiful home, and from there I now have my own home. Love you uncle and will always do. You had a beautiful heart, because even in your last days when you were so weak, you talked to me about business and how I can improve my life, just because you weren't a selfish person. I understand these are not the best days for aunt Barb, but promise that we will always try, and try to be there for her, though we just can't do much, it is only the Good Lord who can give her the strength to go through as she takes one day at a time. May the Good Lord continue comforting your beautiful heart and help us learn from your life. Miss you.
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 18th October 2014
I miss u so much my dir uncle how people can forget not knowing that ur watching over everything. RIP
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 17th March 2014
Life goes - we treasure your memories. You live in our hearts. You will never be gone.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 22nd February 2014
I wish you were here today even for just a little while so I could say Happy Birthday sweet heart and see your beautiful smile. Today I'll do my very best to try and find a happy place...struggling to hide my heavy heart and the tears on my face. I will continue to praise God for his generosity of having shared you with me. I hope you're doing ok in heaven up above. May the angels hold you close and sing you a happy song...and I'll be sending wishes to you today and all year .The days I do not think of you are very hard to find. My thoughts are always with you and Your place no one can fill. In life i loved you dearly and In death i love you still. Miss you a lot
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 3rd February 2014
Uncle i will always miss u I pray that ur in heaven watching over us ur loved daughters, u were the best thing that happened in some ov our lives. Whenever i dream about u i feel its real especially when ur moving around the hotel. I will live to cherish all the moments we shared, ur advices whenever u called me may ur soul rest in internal peace.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 30th December 2013
It has been a year my friend since you departed. I look up in the stars to look for your special one. I know it is there and it twinkles every night. This gives me strength and inspiration to go on- looking back at the good times we had and to celebrate your life. Although short on this earth, i know that you would not want us to lengthen it with sorrow. Rest well my friend and shine brightly in the night...giving hope to many who search it.
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 19th December 2013
A Letter From Heaven To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say, Though first of all to let you know I arrived OK. I'm writing this from heaven, here I dwell with God above, Here there's no more tears of sadness, here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy because I am out of sight, Remember I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you". "It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone, As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. I need you here so badly, you're part of my great plan, There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man." God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, And foremost on that list - was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in your bed at night the day's chores put to flight, God and I are closest to you...in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years, Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it helps relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain. I wish I could explain to you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you, you would not understand. One thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over, I'm closer to you now than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb, But together we can do it by "taking one day at a time." It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too; That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and in pain, Then you can say to God at night.. "My day was not in vain". So now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile, Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile. So if you meet someone who is sad and feeling low; Just lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go from that body to be free, Remember you're not going...you're coming here to me. " Always on my mind; Forever in my heart. Loved then, love now, will always love you"
Posted by Barbara Kimera on 19th December 2013
I LOVED YOU THEN, I LOVE YOU NOW, AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. I MISS YOU SO MUCH When I woke up this morning, I felt sick inside because today is your anniversary of the day the good Lord called you home. Many flashbacks of that dreadful day keep coming. This is one memory i wish that would go away. I still cant believe that you are gone for good but at the same time I thank God for having shared his perfect master creation. I visited JohnHopkins on 7W & ICU. Instead of the nurses reporting to me how your day was as it used to be, the topic was towards how I was coping with your lose. It was as if I wanted to go there one more time and make sure. It still hurts like a fresh new cut. I had refused to light a candle on this page because it makes it seem so real writing about you as "'in the past'" . I am wondering why the reality that you are never coming home has not fade some of its sting. Shouldn't I have come to grips with it by now? You'd think after 370 days I could open our bedroom door, look down below in the family room, read the daily report, read IBM reservations or reviews without tears burning my eyes. Oh dearest if it tears could bring you back!!!!!!! Christmas is on the way. i just want to run away and not face it. Nothing is the same now! I don't even want to go back home for Christmas as usual. Getting through the days is so bloody tough with a fake smile on the face. Hearing Christmas songs and seeing everyone happy brings me to tears because it reminds me of of love and happiness that i once had. what should I do my love now that I don't have you? I am so lost and alone. The world isn't the same without you in it. We talk about you on a daily basis and I still refer to you as in the present, Godfrey, uncle, general manager, muzee, mr. Kimera etc.. I don't think I will ever address you as omugenzi. You always left a traceable mark wherever you went or to whomever you talked to. Recently when I went to the bank to make a deposit, the Teller said " I haven't seen my friend Mr. Kimera for sometime, tell him I said Hii" of course I bursted into tears which was embarrassing. So she apologized and all the other employees joined in asking me when, what happened. The reaction I got was amazing. You were important to so many people. Your dedication to the people you loved has changed their lives, even after yours ended. Your ability to push yourself to achieve your personal best has inspired many in caring, business and success in general. Your refusal to be anything other than who you were, has cemented your place in the hearts of every person who loved you. What you see is what you get. "Pure honesty" honesty was your model. No fake ness of any sort. God how I wish that the world had a handful of your character-wishing the best for everyone. It keeps me going. I feel your determination, tenacious grip and discipline when I want to quit or face uncertainty & your confidence in me when my own wanes. You know me so well and knowing that you know moves me, changes me, and propels me to dig deeper, try harder, reach further, be patient, understanding, reasonable, forgive and move on & fight to make a difference. I do feel your presence, "not in the ghostly sense", but in the warmth of love . We were such a great team, you being the coach and me being the Captain. We won quite a few medals. Only God knows how far we would have gone. Thank you for having shared your life with me and loving me unconditionally. You will forever be missed. I love you now and always
Posted by Carolyne Kasule on 18th December 2013
My dear Uncle and friend, I can't believe that you have been gone for a year now because it feels like yesterday when your golden heart stopped beating and hard working hands to rest! You always had the best advise and was there whenever I needed you. You lived a selfless life uncle. I miss your laughter, love and care. I love you and miss you so much!!! Rest in peace.
Posted by Jaliah Matovu on 18th December 2013
It was the shocking news that brought tears to my eyes on this day, and you made me remember what it was like to cry. But God had decided it was your time to go. Its harder than I ever thought life could be without you. But I know you are always looking down on us, keeping us safe. You will always be dear to my heart, am so grateful for all the time we got to spend together. As a day doesn't pass by with out me thinking about you, but I know you are in a better place. I will always miss you.
Posted by Rachel Jones on 18th December 2013
My dear Uncle, it is one year since you departed from us physically but not spiritually. All the good memories about you still exist in my life which has made a big impact in whatever I do, especially in my marriage. My consolation is that, I know you are in a good place and God took you for a reason. You did a lot for me when you were still alive, so I always ask the good Lord to guide and show me how I can be there for Aunt Barb and I promise to do my best with God's help. Miss your love, jokes and everything, era Nsaba mukama akuwumuzze mirembe.
Posted by Connie Babirye on 15th November 2013
Your Jokes, advice, smile are still so fresh in my memories. They say time flies, but no it does not. I still remember every detail, as if you are just gone yesterday that you are coming back tomorrow. Am sure we shall meet in Heaven. R.I.P but guide us in spirit, we still need your advice.
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 26th October 2013
miss u lots uncle but i know u're watching over me.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 3rd July 2013
Happy Independence Day - hope you watch over us as we celebrate the first Independence Holiday without you. We will miss You.
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 20th May 2013
I realize ur gone Uncle forever but still in my heart, its now 5mths en ur gone I miss u.
Posted by Et Odo on 12th April 2013
Uncle, always admired the easiness ur showed towards life despite ur illness always in a jovial mood, tool life simple , man do miss u, where such a humble man. May rip
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 6th April 2013
May ur soul rest in peace uncle i miss u so much that no one can imagine, to me u were like a dad who i had lost 12 yrs ago. Always there 4 me i cherish all that u did for me trying to make my life beta i will always cherish u my beloved uncle may ur soul rest in internal peace.
Posted by Sam Mbulaiteye on 23rd February 2013
You were missed on your birthday! Nevertheless, we rested in the comfort of the warm and fond memories. We love you.
Posted by Nakayiza Rose on 3rd February 2013
i willl alwayz miss u uncle
Posted by Jaliah Matovu on 18th January 2013
Today has been a month ever since u left us Uncle, i really miss you each day that goes by, knowing that u are in a better place keeps my heart at ease dear. love u n u will for ever be missed. RIP
Posted by Xtine Kabejja on 8th January 2013
uncle, my dearest u left so fast that even right now am still feeling that gap u left.may yo soul R.I.P dear .I for one i'll always miss u, remember u coz u have been a great father, a sweet mother, an uncle, my best and favorite friend, an HERO,role modal 2 many and a given treasure blessed 4rm above. you'll always be missed.
Posted by Zainab Mpakiraba on 31st December 2012
Uncle Godie, even though you are gone, good memories of your love, positive energy, wit, jokes, advice, still linger in our hearts and will remain with us forever. We are thankful to Allah for the time he loaned you to us and we promise that everything you lived for, we will cherish, and take good care of. RIP my uncle. May Allah provide sustenance to my auntie.
Posted by Jaliah Matovu on 28th December 2012
Uncle, my dear, you might be out of sight but you will never be out of mind, we will miss you always and cherish all the get time and memories we spent togther. I am thankful to God for the percious time he let us have you. RIP. YOU WILL FOR EVER BE MISSED. love you.
Posted by Grace Serah on 28th December 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr.Kimera's passing. He was a diligent, fine and a significant figure for good in others lives. I admired his talent in business and kindness with everyone. It is a real loss in his passing and want to extend my sympathy to his entire family, friends and relatives. RIP

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