ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Engr. Gregory Ukey, 75 years old, born on December 23, 1945, and passed away on March 1, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT IN-LAW

You were a great loving and caring in-law. Your care for my late mother when she was sick is still very fresh in my memory. I do still remember your unique dancing steps during the in-laws greetings for my late mother. You were so amazing. I can’t also forget the special care, attention and regards you had for me during my vacations and NYSC days at your home in James Robertson, Surulere. We were looking forward to some kind of festivities with you when you suddenly went the way of “the candle in the wind”. Your sudden exit was indeed shocking but we submit in total obedience to the wish of God, who knows better. You may be no more on earth but your memories lives on. You fought a good fight and kept the faith to the best of your ability. You were an embodiment of gentility in its true form and a practical example of a patient man who is ever ready to forgive, but unfortunately, mostly misunderstood. Gladly today, you are now before the only righteous JUDGE who will not hesitate to reward you and crown you accordingly (2Timothy 4:6-8). My great in-law, ride on as you Rest In Peace in the bosom of our righteous God.

Adieu! my ever charming in-law
Adieu!! my caring patient in-law
Adieu!!! my great in-law

From Alexander Sunny Imarah
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that we write this tribute to a friend, brother,
uncle, and in-law, Mr. Greg Believe Ukey. For us, there are almost no words to describe
the sense of loss we feel. After all, how do you say “Goodbye” to someone when you
haven’t come to terms with the fact that they are gone? We did not expect it and wish
we had more time to continue to appreciate our relationship. God in His infinite wisdom
knows best. We are blessed for having known you, having loved you, having been loved
by you, and to have called you “our own”, “our brother”, and “our uncle”. You were one
in a million. A friend and brother who assisted my siblings when they needed him most.
A man of impeccable character: humble, kind, loving, caring, and good at heart and
soul. I can remember like yesterday how I will visit your house and your generous
generosity. You feed me with no reservation, and you quenched my thirst when I
needed it most. You housed my siblings during good and bad times with no complain.
To be able to say all this with so much pride and gratitude to the Almighty – we are truly
a blessed family indeed. You came, you conquered all of our hearts, lived life to the
fullest, and left to be with the Lord Almighty. Nevertheless, you left us with a gracious
legacy, in my beautiful sister, your children, and grandchildren, that will continue to
illuminate this world with your spirit. We as a family can only strive to emulate your
values of kindness, humility, compassion, and fatherly nature to the world, which cannot
be converted to money nor learned in a classroom, but only nurtured from being good to
others. I remember like yesterday how you took me to Surulere and bought me snail
when I came to Nigeria several years ago. Your words of wisdom and hope and the
meaning to the life we are living are a true testimony of who you are. We shall surely
miss you and may our soul rest in perfect peace.
Mr. Greg Ukey taught us how to fulfill life's destiny and purpose. This he did in words
and lived it by example. He taught us what it really means to be great while remaining
gentle, modest, truthful, and above all, God fearing, and generous to all. All my siblings
can attest to his simplicity and generosity.
The Bible says in everything give thanks, and I am indeed full of thanksgiving for the
privilege to have had you in my life.
A good person you were, BROTHER and IN-LAW. Adieu! Adieu, my great friend!
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
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.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again. Our all-knowing, loving heavenly father, God the Almighty called you to rest in the
bosom of his love, for a while, till we shall all see to path no more. "And God will wipe
away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor
crying, neither shall there be any pain: for the former things are passed away." Rest on,
dearest Friend and Big Brother!
Adieus Brother... We will miss you!
From chief Oghenebrorhie (Leo) and wife Mrs. Julie Imarah
Children: Titi, Eseoghene, Uyo, OgheneTega and Tejiri
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A DAD/UNCLE !

The pain of loosing YOU as a beloved dad/uncle is still very fresh on my mind as death SNATCHED you away from us. I will always remember you as you took up the role of dad upon yourself, that, I will forever cherish. In the days, I had always looked forward to the joy of Christmas celebration that last for a week in your home. I also looked forward to Bar-Beach picknic almost every sunday & how people took you as Titi Rosa's son when she was alive due to the role you played and many more... Your generosity knew no boundry ... Infact you gave laughter & Love to the entire family.
I am so grateful to God that you were part of us
ADIEU Daddy, Greg O Greg!

Rest in Perfect Peace

Felicia Akatugba
Posted by Erika UKEY-OMODU on April 8, 2021
Big brother, this side of the divide now looks a lot less familiar with your departure. I will forever miss your sincere laughter. Rest in perfect peace. Erikano
Posted by testimony chioma on April 7, 2021
words have decided to fail me and my pen is not helping.. it still feels like a shock to everyone of your demise grandpa fegiro.. for more than 10 years daddy was the grandpa i did not have.. have not witnessed any one who was more caring and free spirit than grandpa.. always happy and filled with plans and stories of his adventurous life.. i still hear your voice in my head gisting me about everything.. i still remember how we still saw few days before you passed on and how excited you where.. you will be forever and dearly missed by me and my family. we pray your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace sir.. rest well daddy till we meet.


from your neighborhood grand daughter
testimony.
Posted by Suziette Ukey-Agazie on April 1, 2021
"I was Shocked/Saddened to hear of your demise.I never heard that you were Sick/thought that you were still in CANADA receiving treatment on your bad sight.
The last time we spoke,you were still there. Anyway,we cannot query GOD since He is the maker and can decide to take you whenever.
We shall however miss your kind/soft spoken advises. I take solace in the fact that you are in the Bosom of the LORD.
May your gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace in JESUS name Amen.

Julie Ogbakpah.
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 1, 2021
My dearest daddy, how you left me still hurts deeply, a pain I cannot express freely and is embedded in my memory. I still remember serving your last meal, your favourite (coconut rice) and then I woke up to this dilemma. I miss you so much, I wake up daily wishing this were a dream. The sound of your voice and the different voice tones you used to call my name and their various undertones which predict your mood.
I miss our usual twice a week Amala meal, a tradition we started at the beginning of this year. I remember asking you to change your cravings, but you said that is what you love and want to keep eating. I never took it as a sign that these were your last days with us.
I remember your usual phrase every time I tell you I am going out, “May the peace of the Lord be with you” and always worried once I am held in traffic and refuse going to bed until I return home, following me up with my medications when I am ill, the times you call me a lawyer because of our arguments, oh how much I miss it. I miss your laughs and jogging in the sitting room chanting Greg o Greg and your beautiful Christian songs that makes me get a signal that I am in trouble...
You loved us all, you worry whenever you have not heard from your wife, your children and grand kids after a few days. You want to know what bothers us, make that your worry and always asking “how far” until you hear a positive result. I miss seeing you jogging every morning, warning me about my late-night meals, and my use of oil, in your words “fry fry”, scolding me about sleeping on the couch and your little talks whenever I mistakenly knock and enter your room (without you telling me to come in) during your prayer session. I miss your exclamation of hunger in German language whenever you want me to serve your food, the way you stylishly tell me you want to eat my “fry fry” foods sometimes and your dancing steps whenever you hear great news. All these things made me smile and saddens me at same time that I am not going to see them again.
I love you daddy, maybe I never said it enough and I will always remember your words whenever I am sad about a situation, “everything would be okay by the grace of God”.

Rest in Peace Daddy. God knows why this happened and keep resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your daughter
Oghenevwaire.
Posted by Anthony Jarrett on March 31, 2021
Our life here in this terestial is of few years , just like yesterday, I remembered when we were in Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria,whenever Daddy dresses nice he will be bouncing in the sitting room and saying to himself Greg oh Greg. I can still imagine that your beautiful smiles, you accommodated me in your house from my primary school up till my tertiary institution, I even did my NYSC in your house, it was in your house my husband came to ask my hand in marriage,Who does that if not a man with a large heart, despite the rough and challenging moment we pass through. You tried in your own way to be a father to us all. Rest on daddy Greg!

Pastor Edna Sonoiki
Posted by Isio Ukey on March 31, 2021
Expressing this as the hardest thing I have ever had to do is a gross understatement of the emotional complexity attached to this task. I thought about avoiding this task due to the difficulty but that would be selfish. This is all about you, my daddy and celebrating your life here on earth.
It has been a month now since you left us which is crazy because I still do not want to believe, I am still hoping this whole month has been a terrible dream and I will awake from soon or this is just a long terrible prank being pulled on me. The way you left leaves so many unanswered questions due to the swiftness of it. I know that is how you wanted it, not to be a burden, the same way we never wanted to burden you. You always had an inkling when something was bothering me or if I was under the weather, but I always asked you not to worry. You had so much faith and hope in my abilities that you always called me “prim-us inter pares”. Never thought I deserved the name, but you believed in me and I will work to be worthy of the name and shine like the name you gave me, but I digress as this is all about you not me.

You love the colour white and your family. You love God and always prayed especially for your family. You were an introvert who could be very conversational with a contagious laughter. You loved jogging chanting “Greg O Greg”. It was a sight to behold especially when you blend the jogging, with the chanting and laughter as you were known to do from time to time. It hurts to know I would never see or hug you again. It even hurts more knowing I would never hear your laughter again and no one to ask me “how goes the job?” the way only you knew how to ask.

I miss you daddy, and I love you. We all love you. Now you can send us the Lord’s peace as you are looking down at us and resting peacefully with Him.
Posted by Anthony Jarrett on March 30, 2021
Uncle Greg, l was saddened to hear of your loss. I remember your warmth and cheery smiles whenever l visited the family. I also cannot forget the times you requested sister Tilda to prepare one of your favourite meals----Egun Obobo and Amiedi. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to the whole family during this time of grief. Rest in Perfect Peace.

Dr. Felicia Ohwovoriole
Posted by Anthony Jarrett on March 29, 2021
Mr Greg Ukey fondly called "Oke daddy,,"by close associates of wife was a gentleman ,kind and humble.He would rather give up an argument than have it escalate. His wife's friends were his friends.News of his demise was a great shock. May his soul rest in peace

Mrs Tessy Osode
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on March 29, 2021
A day I will never forget, 1st March, 2021. I woke up to the saddest news that my beloved Elder brother Greg Believe Ukey is gone to be with the Lord.
For about 30 minutes, alone in the house, I moved around with heavy heart and tears, trying to process the sad news that my brother is gone.
Whenever my brother calls, I always feel joyful, happy and loved. In his usual call, he will say to me – “Ann mavo ojeri ” (that is to say- Ann how are you?) and concludes with prayers - “May God be with you all”.
It is a matter of fact that no one is meant to live forever but your departure was not expected.
I really wish it’s a dream. I will wake up sometimes and look into my phone wishing your calls will come. Oh! Brother, I miss you, I miss your calls, I miss your prayers with tears running down my face, I bid you farewell. May your soul rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord.
Words alone cannot explain the void and vacuum that you have left in our lives. I will forever remember you.

Mrs. Ann Egoh
Posted by Okeoghene Ukey on March 26, 2021
Writing this tribute has been the most difficult task I have had to do. However, it was also rewarding, as it allowed me reflect on all the time you spent with my family, especially my parents. You were not just an in-law to them, but a son. From the day I came into your life, you opened your door to anybody related to me. You never complained, but made sure everyone was happy. You made sure my parents had the best. You were ready to extend the day beyond 24 hours to give them the best life can offer. You were more than a taxi driver, as you took them from place to place. "Thank You" for being such a wonderful and generous person.

Greg was the epitome of "GOOD". You were loved by everyone and you were an incredible father, husband and friend. Your positive attitude to life endeared people to you. There were always people at the house, and you loved to entertain, and found excuse for people to come to the house to eat. You were the most hardworking person in your time and cared a lot about your career. You considered all of your colleagues as family, and many of them enjoyed visiting you at home. You were an upright and honest man who hated lies.

Who are we to question God? People cheat death, but for you, it crept on you and took you away. I have been trying to rationalize what happened, but every time end up with unanswered questions. I only take refuge in the fact that while you were here, you never stopped smiling even in the midst of adversity. When we were faced with adversity, you were always there encouraging me.

I will not only miss you, but also your prayers and words of encouragement. Now that you left us, who do I call when I am down?

Goodbye Greg. We love you, but God loves you more.

You will be forever missed.
Your loving wife,
Matilda.



Posted by Okeoghene Ukey on March 21, 2021
No words I write can ever paint a near perfect picture of how much you meant to us. Your demise has created a void that can never be filled. We miss you so much.

You loved and worried about your children so much, that we tried our best to hide any problems or challenges we had from you, just to keep you from worrying about us.

I remember even before game nights became a thing, we used to have game nights frequently, with the house full like it always was, all of us seated on the floor playing ludo till late.

Anytime I was down, I found comfort in speaking with you, knowing that you will always say a prayer for me at the end of our conversation.

Anytime I was faced with the storms of life, you always encouraged me and reminded me of the meaning of my name (God’s time).

You made it a point of duty to be the first person to wish us a “happy birthday” every year.

It is so hard to know that we will never hear from and see you again.

It is so difficult to even imagine that I will never see you jumping for joy, chanting “Greg. O. Greg” again.

I love you daddy and will forever carry you in my heart, with all the fond memories you left behind.


You will be forever missed.

Greg. O. Greg, farewell, till we meet again!
Remain Blessed!!!


Posted by Anthony Jarrett on March 21, 2021
Tribute to a good In-law and friend-                        My good In-law as we fondly called our selves, we thank God for your life , you tried your best while on earth, You were very friendly and full of life, You have now gone to meet your Creator, May the holy angels lead you to the presence of God and may He grant you eternal rest: Good bye and have a peaceful rest in the Bossom of the Lord, AMEN             

Sir & Lady Jarrett
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on March 21, 2021
Tribute. I thank almighty God for taking Gregory ukey to his place we work together with Ibru Organization Gregory Ukey is a complete gentle man very hard working person he knows his work and he also love his job Gregory Ukey loves every body both Junior and senior May almighty God continue to protect and guide his family and may the shower of blessing from almighty God continue to rain on his family May his soul rest in peace in the name of almighty Jesus Christ our Lord

Mr Ezekiel Daniel
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on March 21, 2021
My Tribute:  My Cousin, Uncle and Friend, it's like a dream to me,I can't believe you're gone, but I can't query the Almighty God,it has pleased Him to take you away from us.you and I became a very close confidant to each other in all things and the bonding was very strong, however, it's all over, rest in the bosom of the creator till when we meet again when we have fulfill God's plan and purpose for our lives and days on Earth is fully done by the will of God, bye

Mr. David Ukey
Posted by Linda Jarrett on March 13, 2021
It has been almost 2 weeks you left this world to be with your maker and it’s still difficult to comprehend that I will never hear your voice or see you on earth.

We spoke barely a week before you went to be with the lord, and in your usual cheerful manner, you spoke with your grand children, even baby Ese- Oghene who I conceived after you dreamt that I was going to have another baby after 12 years.
You prayed for everyone and repeated the phrase” forward ever backwards never” as you would always say at the end of your calls. You wished us the peace of the lord as always and we said our good byes.

If I had known it would be our last conversation,I would have stayed longer on the phone.

You fondly called me doc doc! and had so much faith in my abilities. You encouraged me and always assured me that all will be well irrespective of the circumstances.

You loved all your children and prayed for them daily.
You also loved your family and worried about everyone but yourself.

Your faith in God was unwavering and trusted him for everything.
People who knew you will attest to your gentleness, honesty and kindness... you were principled and spoke the truth at all times even if it was displeasing to others.

You were a simple man who liked to enjoy the pleasures of life.

I love you so much daddy... no one can fill the vacuum you have created in my life.
You will always hold a special place in my heart.

Gone but never forgotten.

Till we meet to part no more,
Your loving daughter,
Linda.
Posted by Suziette Ukey-Agazie on March 12, 2021
I felt so bad when I noticed I have no picture of you, or maybe I do but that's another story.
I remembered you as our second Dad, the one who was there for us as kids when daddy wasn't around. The one who ensured we didn't think so low about our selves and told us things will work out for the better.
You and aunty Mathi were our 2nd parents, the only close family from Dad's side for a long while.
I shiver to think No more happy birthday and happy new year calls from you. It never bothered you that we hardly called, you sha will call. You made my traditional marriage so hitch free and that is cause you were a simple and happy person.
Thank you for the beautiful motivational messages you gave me, thank you for naming OgheneSa.

Rest in peace Big daddy, cos you were more than an uncle to me. Rest in the Lord.

Sue
Posted by Anthony Jarrett on March 11, 2021
My father-in law “Greg. O. Greg” was a remarkable man, who enjoyed living life to the fullest. Although he had been my father in law since 2006, but I really got to know him during the last year of his life.

I remember when I wanted to marry my darling wife and she told him, he said “ is that guy a serious guy? That one that laughs ho ho ho ho”. Over the years he came to the realization that I was a serious guy.

When you came to stay with us in Canada in Sept 2019, we had no idea you would stay with us for a year plus. All the times we spent driving to and fro Calgary for your eye surgery, you remained positive and was still very jovial and lively. The times we spent drinking shots and discussing tales from our lives, the long walks we took in winter, all these I appreciate even more now that you have left.

Daddy, words fail me to express how I feel. The only good thought I can take away from your demise is that you are in the hands of God. The memories created while here with us will forever be engraved in our memory. Thank you for the opportunity to know you and love you..

Remain blessed and may your gentle soul rest in peace

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Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT IN-LAW

You were a great loving and caring in-law. Your care for my late mother when she was sick is still very fresh in my memory. I do still remember your unique dancing steps during the in-laws greetings for my late mother. You were so amazing. I can’t also forget the special care, attention and regards you had for me during my vacations and NYSC days at your home in James Robertson, Surulere. We were looking forward to some kind of festivities with you when you suddenly went the way of “the candle in the wind”. Your sudden exit was indeed shocking but we submit in total obedience to the wish of God, who knows better. You may be no more on earth but your memories lives on. You fought a good fight and kept the faith to the best of your ability. You were an embodiment of gentility in its true form and a practical example of a patient man who is ever ready to forgive, but unfortunately, mostly misunderstood. Gladly today, you are now before the only righteous JUDGE who will not hesitate to reward you and crown you accordingly (2Timothy 4:6-8). My great in-law, ride on as you Rest In Peace in the bosom of our righteous God.

Adieu! my ever charming in-law
Adieu!! my caring patient in-law
Adieu!!! my great in-law

From Alexander Sunny Imarah
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that we write this tribute to a friend, brother,
uncle, and in-law, Mr. Greg Believe Ukey. For us, there are almost no words to describe
the sense of loss we feel. After all, how do you say “Goodbye” to someone when you
haven’t come to terms with the fact that they are gone? We did not expect it and wish
we had more time to continue to appreciate our relationship. God in His infinite wisdom
knows best. We are blessed for having known you, having loved you, having been loved
by you, and to have called you “our own”, “our brother”, and “our uncle”. You were one
in a million. A friend and brother who assisted my siblings when they needed him most.
A man of impeccable character: humble, kind, loving, caring, and good at heart and
soul. I can remember like yesterday how I will visit your house and your generous
generosity. You feed me with no reservation, and you quenched my thirst when I
needed it most. You housed my siblings during good and bad times with no complain.
To be able to say all this with so much pride and gratitude to the Almighty – we are truly
a blessed family indeed. You came, you conquered all of our hearts, lived life to the
fullest, and left to be with the Lord Almighty. Nevertheless, you left us with a gracious
legacy, in my beautiful sister, your children, and grandchildren, that will continue to
illuminate this world with your spirit. We as a family can only strive to emulate your
values of kindness, humility, compassion, and fatherly nature to the world, which cannot
be converted to money nor learned in a classroom, but only nurtured from being good to
others. I remember like yesterday how you took me to Surulere and bought me snail
when I came to Nigeria several years ago. Your words of wisdom and hope and the
meaning to the life we are living are a true testimony of who you are. We shall surely
miss you and may our soul rest in perfect peace.
Mr. Greg Ukey taught us how to fulfill life's destiny and purpose. This he did in words
and lived it by example. He taught us what it really means to be great while remaining
gentle, modest, truthful, and above all, God fearing, and generous to all. All my siblings
can attest to his simplicity and generosity.
The Bible says in everything give thanks, and I am indeed full of thanksgiving for the
privilege to have had you in my life.
A good person you were, BROTHER and IN-LAW. Adieu! Adieu, my great friend!
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
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.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again. Our all-knowing, loving heavenly father, God the Almighty called you to rest in the
bosom of his love, for a while, till we shall all see to path no more. "And God will wipe
away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor
crying, neither shall there be any pain: for the former things are passed away." Rest on,
dearest Friend and Big Brother!
Adieus Brother... We will miss you!
From chief Oghenebrorhie (Leo) and wife Mrs. Julie Imarah
Children: Titi, Eseoghene, Uyo, OgheneTega and Tejiri
Posted by Oghenevwaire Ukey on April 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A DAD/UNCLE !

The pain of loosing YOU as a beloved dad/uncle is still very fresh on my mind as death SNATCHED you away from us. I will always remember you as you took up the role of dad upon yourself, that, I will forever cherish. In the days, I had always looked forward to the joy of Christmas celebration that last for a week in your home. I also looked forward to Bar-Beach picknic almost every sunday & how people took you as Titi Rosa's son when she was alive due to the role you played and many more... Your generosity knew no boundry ... Infact you gave laughter & Love to the entire family.
I am so grateful to God that you were part of us
ADIEU Daddy, Greg O Greg!

Rest in Perfect Peace

Felicia Akatugba
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