Let the memory of Chief Gregory Igbo Agujiobi (Ozor Urukananwa) be with us forever.
  • 87 years old
  • Born on November 24, 1930 in Ukehe, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on May 24, 2018 in Ukehe, Enugu, Nigeria.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, GREGORY IGBO AGUJIOBI OZOR URUKANANWA 87 years old , born on November 24, 1930 and passed away on May 24, 2018. We will remember him forever.
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
Ote, Oh! Ote if there is a way to reverse the seconds and minutes hands of a clock; I would have done so, so as to continue to enjoy your gentle voice and fatherly love. But you are no more, leaving us when we needed you most; when we needed you to reap the fruit of your labour.
But why now? Why telling us good night when it is still day? Oh! What a loss? What a calamity? All the promises I made to you Ote. Oh! What a life?
I have been made to understand that no amount of weeping and sorrow can bring you back to us. But your impact in life as a great father left a benchmark in our memories.
I will find it difficult to say good bye Ote because you remain in my heart and will always be. I know that our good Lord will have you in his bosom.
Rest in perfect peace Otegwu. Adieu Ote! Adieu Great Daddy!!
Adieu Urukananwa!!!
Mr. Justus Chijioke Agujiobi
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
Ote nwote, so you are no more. Indeed, this world is just a stage. I celebrate you Uru kana nwa for with your little or no education you gave us quality education that made us to stand out amongst our peers.
Your exit from this earth came as a shock to me because; you were the closest father I have in this world, who can I go and visit as a father or seek advice from again now that you are gone? You were a man of indelible character who believed so much in hard work, discipline, fairness, perseverance and determination to excel.
You toiled day and night to see that we are above average right from when you were in NITEL. You deprived yourself some luxuries and comfort especially the Ozorship title long time ago to ensure we all become graduates. Today, we all are graduates in reputable fields and you Ozor Uru kana nwa.
You instilled in me the boldness not to fear anyone rather to respect them, I say thank you. I’m grateful to you for believing in me right from when you paid for my common entrance exam while I was still in primary five. Thank you for your prayers when I told you I was travelling out for a program, only that you won’t be there to see me return.
We celebrate you Ozor Uru kan anwa , you fought a good fight.
Larude Ote nwote as your patron saint-St. Gregory opens the gate of heaven for you.
Adieu onyih’ Umuaroke. Uvo-cheeg’ oo, till we meet on the resurrection day.
Uchenna Agujiobi
Scheineider Electric, Mumbai.
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
When I heard you were hurried to the hospital; I was praying for your healing, little did I know that the hour has come for you to leave this world.
Your death was a shock to me. I thought you will recover and come back home as usual but God said your time is over. Who am I to question God, His will is always best for us and death is inevitable.
Ote-nwa-Ote as we fondly call you, you were a man of peace and integrity. You always said the truth no matter the situation. You were a Father in a million. I am grateful for all your advice and words of encouragement. Thank you so much, for our happiness and desires were your priority. That was whom you were, a good Shepherd.
Ote-new-ote, we love you and we shall surely miss your care and relevant counseling. We love you, but God loves you most. You shall ever remain in our hearts. We shall continue to pray for you until that resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.
Thank God for a life well spent for you lived a fulfilled life. Ijeoma loves you but God loves you most.
Goodbye Ote-nwa-Ote! Rest in Peace Ozor Uru Kana Nwa!!
Ijeoma Nwa Agulatu-enyi!!!
Ijeoma Afiaenyi (Mrs.)
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
Ote nwote I am happy to be courted as of your offspring.
Death where is your sting? You who took a man. You are that which men fear, but you are inevitable. Daddy when the cold hands of death snatched you from on 24th May, 2018 around 1:30pm. It was like the fall of the proverbial Iroko tree. I say this because you gave death a tough battle being the strong man you were. When your passing became evident, I felt confused to believe or not; then I reflected on it and finally accepted that you are gone from us forever. I said “what man is he that liveth and shall not see death?
My father was such a good man that it will be impossible to write about his good qualities and how he impacted on people’s lives in a whole booklet, let alone a few pages. Anybody, once introduced to him by any of his children automatically becames part of the family and will thenceforth be treated as one.
Urukananwa was such a good Dad that he provided for all of us making sure that we never lacked even until his last breath. He loved us deeply and until his last breath. He loved us deeply and unconditionally. These words of wisdom still guide me to this day. I remember with nostalgia the encouragement he gave to me during my days in the University. He was an amiable man, very hardworking, and above all, the Julius Berger of our time; versatile in all area. He loved the institution of marriage and always encouraged us to keep our immediate family in unity.
His words were reassuring and guaranteed as well. He instilled in his children so many virtues and moral consciousness, he taught us to be truthful and trustworthy in everything we do, and I promise never to let him down. It is evident that if death can be brought, Urukananwa will live to be older than Mekiselah because his children family and friends would trade everything for just on opportunity to see his face and hear his voice even if it’s for one last time.
I take consolation on the knowledge that my father got the best care while alive and since it has pleased God to call him home for a good rest in his bosom, we resign to his will.
We pray God to give us his children and relatives the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss until we meet again to part no more.
Rest in peace my lovely father! Rest in peace Urukananwa!!
Ote Ijeoma!!!

Chinyere Eze (Mrs)
Your Daughter
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
I never knew I will be writing this now, 24th May, 2018 was the worst day of my life. The day you slept peacefully to the lord without uttering a word to me. It was as if I will not live to see the next day. Everything about me crumbled and I felt that there were no reasons for me to live.
What is this world without you by my side? You are not just a husband; you are my companion and my treasure. Your death is already weighing me down. Where do I start?
The number of years we stayed together; you showered me with love. I never seen you angry and you loved me so much that I always thank God that you are my husband. I never knew that death will snatch you away from me. How do I cope with these children God gave us? You appeared to me in a dream and told me to move on with my life and make sure that I take good care of our family. How will I do that without you?
Ote! My dear, your death is too painful for me to bear. This cross is too heavy for me to carry. Life without you by my side is miserable. I love you so much that I don’t know what to do. I pray that God will give me the grace to bear the loss.
You are a peaceful and humble man. Indeed, you are my pride. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night to ask myself if it is real that I don’t have anybody to call “Ote” again. Death you have hit me where it hurts most. We love you but God love you more.
Adieu My darling and beloved husband! Adieu Otegwu!! Adieu Uru Kana Nwa!!! Larude!
Mrs. Josephine Oyidi Agujiobi
Posted by JUDE AGUJIOBI on February 27, 2019
It was really a disastrous afternoon on Thursday, 24th May, 2018, when I received a call from my immediate younger brother Dr. Ifeanyi who was with you in the hospital that you have passed on. I never thought that I would lose you this soon, you really fought so hard to stay with us but God knows best.
When I heard that you were at Legion Hospital, Enugu, I assumed that it was for your regular medical checkup. I naturally became anxious when your stay became over extended coupled with numerous phone calls I received within 24hrs, but I was reassured by Doctor’s that there was no cause for alarm. On your sick bed you did not panic or betray any emotion. You were concerned but not ruffled, deterred or threatened. In fact, we now believe, that it is true, as the saying goes, that to live in the hearts of those who love you is to live forever.
Ote! gave me all; he gave me life by the mercy of God, he nurtured me, supported me throughout my educational career. Your care, love and affection to me were unquantifiable. I have no clue where I am going from here. But as I walk through the journey of life without you, I will never forget our talks and conversations, how you worried so much for me, at the same time reassuring me that God does not give us what we cannot carry. Ote!, I will always remember how you helped me grow with love and honesty, how you helped me choose the right path of life with values, morals and self worth.
Otegwu was not simply my father; he was my mentor, my friend and confidant. You are a peace maker and lover of all the needy that comes your way. You are a symbol of unity, honesty, a great gentleman to the core, a devoted Christian, generous and easy going. You are always in my heart, mind and thought. I will always remember the good times we shared together. You brought so much joy to my family. You made me whom I am today by virtue of your uprightness. Even in death, you are still my inspiration.
Ote, you have never despised anybody no matter the age and ethnic group. You always tell us your children, to always accommodate people no matter where they come from. In life, I loved you so dearly; in death I still do the same. It broke my heart to lose you. You left me peaceful memories; your love is still my guide. Indeed, you left a legacy for us to emulate. I promise you to abide by your teachings of uprightness and love.
Uru Kana Nwa, your suffering during your last days is now the source of my strength. What would I do without your love, your counsel and your solidarity at all times? My children and my wife were devastated. You were a great man even unto death.
Uru Kana Nwa was a Community Leader with dignity, forthright and committed to the progress of his people. I found it difficult writing this tribute, I rather regard this moment as a time to celebrate your life, having lived a worthy live.
Adieu Great Man! Adieu Ote Egwu!! Adieu Uru Kana Nwa!!!
Engr. Jude Ikechukwu Agujiobi

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