ForeverMissed
This memorial website is created in memory of our loved one - Bah Henry Woregwe Mba alias Bah WOREKUTIH, who answered the call of his creator  at 64 He was born on February 3, 1957, and passed away on April 29, 2021. An Iconic Hero whose legacy will reign forever.
Posted by Yvette Tebo on May 26, 2021
Daddy as we call you, you represented so much to us. You were a true friend and brother to our father. When he called me saying you had transitioned, I questioned, what happened? Was he sick? I remembered the last time we talked, it was a video call after the burial of your niece Gwen. That picture kept coming to me. Then, I asked myself oh God how will my father handle your transition? Then I thought of mommy Eli, then I said God please strengthen them. You were such a good man. You wore your smile at all times , encouraging and very supportive. It is very difficult to say good bye. Rest well daddy.
Greet Ni Director, Ni Bob and Ni Felix.
Heaven has gained an angel and I am jealous of them.
Posted by babila mba on May 17, 2021
On behalf Pafe Louis

Dear Henry, touchline or Pastor, Chief or teacher or whoever you are, you were my bosom. I chose to use the present tense because I still feel you are not dead. If you are in your own in your Father's Famous House, don't forget your favorites you have left behind, because the rooms are many.

"My God and Father, while we stray far from our homes in life's rough way, only teach us from our hearts to say Thy will be done". May the joys we've always wanted stay on your lips till we see each other again.

Adieu Chief.
Posted by babila mba on May 17, 2021
On behalf of Atunka Napoleon

Nih Henry! Oh Nih Henry! I will always call you. You were so inspirational during my school and work life. You never failed in motivating me and uplifting my spirit. You showed me unquestionable love and you will always be my mentor. You told me a story of why Jesus Christ organized the Lords supper so that people will keep remembering him. This is the last thing we discussed which will keep me remembering you. Nih the last time we socialized at your residence you told me ‘Napoleon enjoy yourself’ and brought out so much tea and beverages sent by the children. Little did I know that was our last supper, you will remain indelible in my mind. I will miss your humor and love. God knows it all, Ni rest in perfect peace.

ADIEU
Atunka Napoleon
Posted by babila mba on May 17, 2021
On behalf of Bea

Dear Father it is very shocking that you left so soon because right now my heart is filled with sorrow because you couldn’t tell us goodbye. I remember the last time I left Douala, you and mom advised me and gave me everything that I need. So that was my last time of seeing you. Who will advise us again?
You took care of us when we were small and educate us. Now it was our turn to do the same for you. Since death has snatched you away from us. We put you in the hands of God, it is a race that everybody must run. I love you and I will never forget you. R.I.P

Bea
Posted by babila mba on May 16, 2021
On behalf of Gaston Atud

Daddy my father my mentor my hope u have been everything for from birth till today that u died in my presence. I have served u with one heart because of your goodness towards me. U were trying to mold me into a good boy and a better man in the future. Death has snatched a very good man from this world. I believe with all the bible teachings that u taught us everyday., we must remain upright christians.. I also believe u are sitting with the Angel's right now. Go well daddy and may your soul rest in peace.

Your baby cousin,
Gaston Atud
Posted by babila mba on May 16, 2021
On behalf of Nahbong

Daddy Mba it still feels more like a dream but unfortunately and heart breakingly it is true, for such a flight that is causing a plight in our hearts. Daddy you held a special place and role in my life. You took me from primary school and raised me up. You led me, guided and supported me. You helped me find my place. ..with my husband’s children whom you still took care of. I stand with tears in my eyes for the endless love you showed me and all my children and the entire family. Even when I became a grown woman you still cared for me as your lovely daughter. I had willingly and gratefully learned to bear a harder load all because you were there for me all the time. You are gone but never to be forgotten, your memories will forever be etched in my mind.
Daddy you are a legend, a man of few words but full of actions. A God fearing man, inspiring, reliable, time conscious, slow to anger, soft spoken and trustworthy. A humble man full of love, kind hearted and always positive who instilled core values in us. You will continue to shine in our memories as a radiant reflection of God’s love. I appreciate your wisdom and miss you dearly. You have been my strong provider and you nurtured me. I owe you but death couldn’t allow me to pay it back. You are my King and my motivator. I am going to miss you a lot. My broken heart will continue to say farewell. Rest in Peace.
Nahbong
Posted by Jacqueline Noubissi on May 16, 2021
Tears for Bah Henry Mba
 La rencontre avec la mort a beau être un rendez-vous fatal depuis la chute du paradis , l’humanité ne s’y habituera jamais. Les philosophes les plus avisés ont de tout temps glosé sur le sujet , rien n’y est fait. Le moment venu quelque soit la préparation psychologique et spirituelle, l’homme dans ce qu’il a d’humain et cédant à sa dimension émotionnelle s’écroule, meurtri par la douleur , dominé pas la révolte et vaincue par ce qui demeure pour lui incompréhensible.
  Daddy Henry , voilà pratiquement 35 ans que tu ma ouvert les portes de ta maison , Yaoundé ( Carrière , elig effa ) Bamenda, Bali Batibo et Douala . Ton accueil a toujours été des plus chaleureux.
   Comme une météore tu t’en es allé, nous laissant dans un océan interminable de larmes , les mots me manques pour exprimer ce que je ressens tellement l’émotion est grande .
  Je verse une larme pour Daddy Henry , homme affectueux, jovial , réceptif , toujours souriant et ayant une passion acharnée pour les livres .
   Ta disparition laisse un vide à combler dans le cœur de tes proches, vas et repose en paix , puisse le seigneur t’accueillir dans son royaume.
  May your soul rest in perfect peace
Posted by Clarise Kah on May 14, 2021
To my forever hero. This day came unexpectedly and brought me to my knees.
God blessed my life by making you my father. For all these years, you have been the greatest gift I have received from fate. I know the pain of losing you, will never leave me. However, I imagine it will ease with time as I process and get through it, but I don’t suspect I will get over it. How can I get over a person who has been a solid pillar in my life since before I was aware of myself? How can I get over, the only person I know loved me unconditionally.
A friend of mine told me the other day, that no one in the world will ever love me as much as my parents. People will come into my life and tell me that they love me but it will never compare to the unconditional love that only my parents can provide and my dad provided me with so much love.
To me, the true measure of a man is how much love he gives; how selflessly he was, how much he shared whatever he had to help others; my dad consistently lifted up those around him with kind words. My dad was humble. In a stuffy academic world, he succeeded in accomplishment all of his career goals, while being a young orphan. He was generous. If there was a financial need, he gave. He gave without expecting anything in return. He gave from his heart.
He was compassionate and empathetic toward everyone. He loved Jesus and quietly and simply, he woke up every morning to read his Bible unfailingly. As I reflect on the impact that my dad has had on me, I ask myself. Knowing all that I know, if I was given the opportunity to choose my father from all of the great fathers in the world, would I still choose him? And the answer to that question is YES. Yes, without hesitation, or doubt. I will choose him all over again.
I guess the greatest tribute I can give my dad is to live my life in away that will reflect what he was as a person, with the hope that, when I come to the end of my days and people will say of me, “she was just like her father.”
Clarise kah
Posted by babila mba on May 14, 2021
On Behalf of Ma Adeline Ngwa

My very own husband, this is one of the most difficult things I have had to do. Yes, I knew it would one day happen as we are all passersby in this world but not so soon. I am happy I had the opportunity to tell you during one of our many conversations how I admired you. You had a unique personality. I had never seen you angry, always smiling. The first time I met you was when you were still courting my big sister. My big sister and I were walking along the Bamenda Commercial Avenue and this young boy appeared from nowhere. I remember your gait that day. You were bouncing with your usual smiles. My sister turned and looked at you reciprocating your smile. As young as I was, I could see these were lover birds. When you parted from us my sister turned to me and said, "this is my heart ". Since then, you had always been there for me. I cannot even name or count the occasions. I would have to write pages upon pages if I had to.
You set an example, and this is why you and your sweetheart, my big sister, were the first in the family to whom I introduced my husband. Ba, we had carefully planned our retirement back in the village. We discussed how we would be drinking our palm wine and enjoying some roasted cocoyam. You have left a vacuum that will never be filled. Our business remains unfinished.
These special memories will always put a smile on my face. How I wish I could have you back for just a little while so we could sit and talk again just as we used to do! The angels have gained you in heaven but you still remain in my heart forever. Sleep well my hero and au revoir.
Posted by babila mba on May 14, 2021
ON behalf of Ni Charlie Doh

Special Tribute to a missing Iroko tree. May 2021, a month that I shall never forget! My own personal person, legend and mentor Ba Mba W Henry was taken from me too soon. It was a difficult news indeed to digest. I was saddened, heartbroken and wondering out loud, hallucinating and devastated to the loss of such a special human! Ba MBA was amazing, protective, a loyal personality and a man that was deeply respected within the family circle. He was a community builder and culturally oriented. He was someone who will bring joy, happiness and motivation to the family members.

Ba MBA was an inborn instructor, leader, Uncle and friend to many who count on him for support at any given time! He lived each day with a positive mind and an attitude of optimism. He would ignore with pride any of the challenges ahead of him. Ba MBA, a man who exhibits compassionate care towards everyone as evidenced by many of the pictures posted. He was equally a warrior towards his gentle life achievements. He would demonstrate excellence in all endeavors. I have suffered a loss of soul within the family. He was a calm, polite, gentle, humble, hardworking, caring and ever smiling human. Ba Mba, you will continuously and conspicuously remain in prayers and in my heart. May your gentle soul finally rest in most perfect peace in Paradise! I will definitely be meeting with you to part no more Ba Mba!!

Ni Charlie Doh- Washington DC Metro!!
Posted by Babila Tata on May 13, 2021
Where do I start. Just two weeks before the Lord called you to rest, I didn't get the opportunity to see you as you were not feeling well when I was in Cameroon. We didn't get the chance to say good bye. Daddy we love you but the Lord loves you even more and he has decided to call your name to his grace and eternal life.
Do I start in Bamenda or Yaounde or Douala?? It feels like a dream but God knows better. Bah I will for ever cherish the beautiful memories you graced us with during your time so short in this world. I shall live and cherish the evenings we shared in Douala drinking fresh raffia palm from Batibo after dinner looking at that same smile I always saw on your face as a child.
Rest in the Lord
Ba Tangwa
Posted by babila mba on May 13, 2021
On behalf of Ma Fokabo Elizabeth

Bah as I used to call you, I never expected this to happen to me so soon. You have been doing even what I expected before and after my husband’s death. Bah I’m still alive today because you were there for me. Remember years back when I was close to death but you brought me back to life. Who will do this for me now? I used to tell everyone about more brother who was always going to be there for me. Who do I say is going to be there for me now?

Bah just five months ago you buried your daughter Gwen whose death I’m still having a hard time accepting, convincing myself somehow that she is still in Douala with you. But today they tell you are dead. Oh, No!! Bah what have I done, just look at my condition; NO EYES, you were my eyes.

Bah within five months you and Gwen have taken my hopes and I don’t know what to say. Greet Gwen for me, you people have left me with a wound that has no cure. Go well! Bah you were a walking stick to us all. Where have you gone? Look at Walters and Stanley, who will look out for them like you used to. Bah I’m hoping that this is all a dream and someone is going to wake me up to tell me that you are still here. You were a father to me and my children, a husband and a caretaker. Who will do this for me now??
Go well and greet Gwen your daughter for me.
I pray for God to send his Angel to welcome you into heaven where you can prepare a place for me.
BAH FAREWELL
From your sister
Fokabo Elizabeth (Manyi)
Posted by JUNIOR DOH on May 13, 2021
Daddy, My childhood wouldn’t be complete without you!! I call you daddy because you were my second father. You always treated me like a son and instilled principles in me that I still carry till today. Our fond memories will never leave my mind, from waking up early to make sure I was on time for church or you giving me money to go get bread and chocolate in Yaoundé . I can’t imagine Cameroon without you daddy, who will take me to Tonton Sammy and show me around Douala? Writing this still feels unreal to me because I was suppose to call you that week. Thank you for everything that you did for me, the excellent memories and adventures that we shared together. You taught me the importance of faith, routine and always being on time. You were a man of pride that loved his family and I hope that I can one day live up to your legacy. Thank you for your years of service on this earth, Thank you for making my childhood special. Thank you for taking care of me, Nina and Nah. Thank you for being a great role model and I know you are looking down and protecting us all. I love Daddy and Rest in Paradise
Posted by Jackie Ndam on May 13, 2021
On Behalf of Ma Lucy Ndam
Bah we miss you. Where are you? Your death was so sudden to me. Bah where are you? I remember when we were in Bassa Douala, you will call me on Saturdays and say “Kuruti Conquer, is the achu ready”? I will say Yes Bah and you will say you are on your way to come and eat, together with your brother Pa Daniel and discuss family issues.

Bah I was planning to come so we can have the Kuruti conquer meeting together. Bah you made me a proud Kuruti Woman. Where are we going to start or end? We love you but God loves your more.
R. I. P
Ma Lucy..
Posted by Claudia Torrisi on May 13, 2021


How can you miss someone so much even though you never got the chance to meet them?
How do you live with the fact that you won't ever get the chance to talk to them again?

My dear dad, I just can't express my feelings right now, it's too much to take in, too much to accept and too hard to believe that you are now gone. I talked to you on the phone a few days before the Lord decided to call you with Him. I sent you the last pictures of Liam and I truly hope you smiled hard as you always did when you saw him. I keep going through my phone just to read your messages.
Oh how I wish you could write me again.
Who is ever going to call me just to make sure I am doing fine and that your grandson is growing happy and well?
Who will ever call me again just to say "God bless you"? Or simply to say " Thank you,
I am proud of you, keep up with the good work"?
What am I going to tell my son when he asks where is grandpa?
You see, we never got the chance to meet in person, but you were a pillar of strength and support to me. Your kind, loving, understanding words were so important to me. You always knew what I needed to hear, you were always ready to give me great advices, you were always there to send me the right scriptures I needed at that moment...
You didn't know me but you did!

"We put our hope in the LORD.He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy  name. Let your unfailing love surround us LORD for our hope is in you lone. (Psalm 33 : 20- 22 ). The LORD is all you need. God bless you".

This is the last passage you sent me. I will forever remember this. Your faith was strong, your hopes were high and your Love for the Lord was pure.
What better place to be if not in God's hands? Dad, your soul is forever blessed. God received another angel and knowing that you are happy with the Lord now is what makes me happy too.

"The LORD bless you and keep you.; the LORD make His face shine upon you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace. ( Numbers 6: 24-25). GOD bless you".

I hear you saying this! I heard you when you sent it to me and I hear you now!

What I want to say now is thank you dad. Thank you for being there for me and my son, thank you for the Love and support you always gave me. Thank you for treating me as your own daughter, for trusting me as the wife of your beloved son and for being proud of me being the mother of your grandson. You loved Liam with all your heart and no matter who I ask, they all agree you were a wonderful proud grandfather. Words can't describe how much I appreciate it. I will make sure Liam will know how great you were and I hope he will follow your steps one day as you were a wise, kind man of God.

You will be forever in my heart.
I Love you  and miss you dad.

Your daughter Claudia.
Posted by Angelica Fon on May 13, 2021

I wonder if truly this tribute I'm writing is for you Daddy. Where are you since the 29th of April? Where have you been Daddy? I've not heard my phone ringing with a restricted caller ID and that beautiful and fatherly voice asking " so you finally picked? how're my people? How's Pa? " etc. Your caring and unconditional love for us will be missed, Batibo and Douala without you will never be the same.
You were wonderfully made and God could not allow you suffer so much in this sinful world, that's why you slept quietly in the Lord that faithful Thursday 29th of April. Go well Daddy, go well and rest in the Lord. You'll forever be remembered and missed.
  RIP Daddy until we meet to part no more.

         Sama Mbongo Constance Epse Langmia
Posted by Langmia Fonjoe on May 13, 2021
Daddy Mba, I don't remember the last time I spoke or called you, which feels a bit shameful. I do remember the fond memories I had with you. You & Mommy's house in Douala was my first and last destination during my last several trips to Cameroon. You always made time in Douala memorable, especially with our legendary dinners at Tonton Samy! You were a cool, loving guy. I'm grateful to have had you in my life. RIP
Posted by Marius Mba on May 13, 2021
On behalf of Ni Stanley

What a world, what a life. It's really painful for me to talk of my older brother in the past tense because I can hardly accept the truth that he is no more. Though I know that we are all pilgrims in this world , it's so painful to lose a dear one. Bah, thank you for all that you did to the family. Your influence shall ever be felt because you brought us up to be what we are of ought to be. The entire community shall for ever remember you for all the good works you did. If I should forget of any thing you taught me, l must remember that you stood firmly for the bond of family unity. Though you will not read this, I solemnly promise to maintain the family unity and to protect all you have left behind. As you journey to eternity, l am comforted because heaven is your destination. I pray you continue to be with us in spirit, directing us in all we do.

Bah surely where you are going you will meet our dad,mom, our brother and sisters who went ahead of you. Forever I shall always keep you in my heart. Father good night till we meet the next morning.

   Your brother,
Stanley
Posted by Meggie Tata-Hodgkinson on May 13, 2021
The news of your passing came as a shock to us. We fondly referred to you as Ni Henry or Mr Mba when we're growing up. We have not seen you for years but the memories of our childhood are very vivid. We remember when we used to come to your house in Azire. You and our big sister Ma Eli always made us feel so welcomed. There was always food and you were one of the few people in town who had a video player and you would let us watch Kung Fo and Indian films with our cousins Sylvie Mba Marius Ndam and Clarice..

You were always very softly spoken kind gentle and generous. You and Ma Eli always made us feel at ease when we're in your house. You'd also sometimes drive us home if it was getting late.

You achieved so much in your short life and we are so proud of your achievements.
You will be missed. Rest in Perfect Peace Ba
From Meggie, Nahjela and Sama (Ba DBT) Tata
Posted by Marius Mba on May 13, 2021
On behalf of Edwin Akoro

Uncle, the news of your sudden departure to the land of no return left me with so much shock and heart break. You showed me love and cared for me since childhood. You were a good teacher and a friend to all. You thought me much about life and how to face and handle challenging situations. You gave me the courage to pursue my every dream and you supported my every step I made. Even on your dying bed you reserved your last breath to call and speak peace unto to me. Some times its hard to accept the truth that you are gone forever Uncle, but your legacy lives on. Death is the only road to eternal life in Christ JESUS. Untill we meet to depart no more.

Rest in perfect peace Uncle,
Edwin Akoro
Posted by Rodney Mba on May 13, 2021

My Hero, My Dad,

Today, I spent some time reflecting on his life, and I can honestly say that the influence he had on my life is the reason I am the man I am. He had such a fantastic way of doing it – believing in people. I know I can't be with you on this day, but I know you'll feel my love as I send it along your way. I picture you right now with a smile on your face and dancing with angels in a beautiful place full of love, beauty, and grace. I'm sure the anguish of losing my father will stay with me for the rest of my life. I'm sure it'll go away as I process and get through it, but I don't think I'll get over it. How am I to do so? How do you get over someone who has been with you since before you were aware of yourself?


He showed me that I could follow my dreams. He was never satisfied with me just being average and believed I am destined for greatness. He was able to see the best out of me, even in my lowest moments. As a young boy, I was very hardheaded, never listening to anything I was told. Football was my passion and nothing or anyone could keep me away from it. One night playing football in the rain, I realized my Dad was coming back home earlier than usual, I ran faster than a cheetah to make it home before him. I was so dirty and had no time to clean up. So, I did what any normal 12-year-old boy would do, rub lotion all over my dirty body. When he opened the door and saw me, the look on my Dad's face was peerless, but what he said next was priceless. Is there any Vaseline left?
My father was my biggest fan and my greatest role model. I could call him at any time and he always had a solution to my problem. Life is different without him, but I am grateful I got to call him my Dad. Reflecting at every single accomplishment I achieved, my Dad was right in the middle of it all. How are you doing with school? Are you the number one at work? He will call even at odd hours to make sure I was doing ok even though it was at times frustrating as it could be at 3:00 in the morning. Today I reflect and just realized how much influence my Dad had and still has on my life.

I find solace in knowing that my father is no longer in pain. That pain is no longer something he has to bear. My father will live on in my heart until the day it stops beating. Moreover, I am grateful to my Dad for helping me to become a more fully realized human being, a more caring, compassionate, and empathetic person.
My father passed away. But only in the physical sense, not in the spiritual sense. This is by far the most painful, heartbreaking, and life-changing experience I've ever had.
Nevertheless, I try to stay grateful and comforted, knowing how much my beloved Dad influenced the lives of others.

My father impacted everyone he met, including strangers (who did not stay strangers for long because he was just so damn friendly). My father's love for the world continues to grow and will live on, which is the ultimate measure of any human being. My Dad was and is still my hero. He was the most courageous and resourceful man. I never questioned if he loved or cared for me because he made it so obvious. I still feel him with me each day, and I live life for both of us now.

You will forever be in my heart
Posted by HELEN Tanwani on May 12, 2021
Goodbye, Too Soon

My name is Helen Tanwani. Bah Henry Mba was my best friend’s husband. Bah Henry Mba’s death was sudden. When I heard the news I simply could not believe it. For the time that I have known Bah Henry Mba, I can describe him as a man of the people, loving, caring, kind, god fearing, solve – spoken person with a ready smile for everyone.

I will like to share one memory that really illustrates Bah. Henry Mba’s kindness to me, in 2016 when I return to Cameroon after spending several years in the United States of America, Bah Henry gave me a car and a driver to drive me around for the three months that I stayed in Yaoundé. All that I needed to do was to fuel the car. From then each time that I visited Cameroon I always spend some time with Bah Henry Mba and the wife in Douala. He will always make sure that we begin our day with praise songs and prayer.

Bah Henry Mba was well loved and he had done so many things on earth and I am sure he will do much more in heaven. This is not the time for us to grieve his death but it’s our time to celebrate his life. His sudden death has taught me several lessons. First we cannot know for certain how long we have here on earth. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that will test us along the way. Also, we cannot know what God’s plan is for us. What we can do is to live our lives as best as we can with purpose, love and with joy.

Bah Henry Mba although you are gone, but the memory of the times we spend together will remain with me and my family forever.
Posted by Jackie Ndam on May 12, 2021
On Behalf of Ndam Daniel-

Bah Henry, right back in the 90s. We solved all the the kurutih family matters together, we planned very important meetings regarding the family together. We looked upon how the people could leave happily together, we attended some funerals and celebrations and some outdoor meetings together. You always invited me for some big meetings that you belonged to. We loved ourselves as brothers.

On the 14th April 2021, you called for me here in USA saying that you were in the Hospital not well. On the 30th April a call came to me about your death, I could not believe, until a second call. I had plans to meet with you, but GOD said No.

Worekurutih, you have left a big gap in the family as a leader; in the Batibo Fondom as a King Maker. Your were a great father and a husband to your kids and wife. The P.C.C Batibo village and several Big Organizations that you belonged Will greatly miss you.
RIP BAH HENRY
Your Elder Brother
Ndam Daniel
Texas, USA
Posted by Marius Mba on May 12, 2021
On behalf of Gideon. Gwyneth. Gabee and Paul.


Pa Mba

God saw you getting tired and a cure could not satisfy him. So he put his arms around you
And whispered to you 'Come to Me'.
With tearful eyes we watched you
As we saw you pass away.we all cried with questions, why?
Although we loved you deeply,
Your Golden Heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands and feet at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us.
He only takes the best and brightest people.

Those we love remain with us that he is in control of everything. For love itself lives on divinely. And cherished memories will live forever. Even though a loved one is gone, Those we love can never be more than a thought apart from us. For as long as the memory is intact. you will live on in the heart forever.

Pa Mba, you were all we could ask for in brother-in-law. It was a pleasure to be in your company; You touched so many lives with your smile, kindness, caring, loving compassion and peaceful nature. You will surely be missed. On behalf of our entire family in Cameroon and abroad we wish you farewell.

Rest in perfect peace.
Gideon. Gwyneth. Gabee and Pauli.

Posted by Evelyne Fonane on May 12, 2021
Although Pa had been sick for some time, I never expected him to leave us so soon. When I was furthering my education in 2003/2004 I lived with Pa Mba and family for a while in Yaounde. It was during this time that l noticed Pa to be an honest family man of principle. Pa was energetic, indiscriminate and responsible . When he moved to Douala, i usually visited him and Mommy. Pa would pay special attention to me . In 2013 when Pa Mba came to South Africa for a working visit with Mommy, they spent some days at my residence during which we had an interesting time particularly from his humility and sense of humor. Whenever my husband visited Cameroon, pa would assist to pick him from the airport and provided the necessary help that enhanced his stay home, he was so full of love. Pa will forever be remembered for the great services that he rendered particularly to the family, Batibo community and Cameroon in general. Although he promised to return to South Africa for a proper visit, the invisible hand of death couldn't allow him fulfill this promise. Death is another way of cleansing and passing on to the next world which is exactly what happened to Pa. Your legacy will leave in us. My husband and I will dearly missed you. May your soul rest in eternity.
Evelyne and Haddison
Posted by Emmanuel Ngwa on May 12, 2021
Tribute to Ba Henry Mbah Woregwe Worukuti, Elder Brother and Mentor

Day, date and time: Friday 9 April 2021, 13:59 local time. Duration of call: 8 mins 57 seconds. Ba Worukuti, my man, this is what my phone record shows of the last WhatsApp call I received from you. Twenty days later, you were gone! As if you had called me to say goodbye, you asked about each and all the children and how they were doing. You thanked me and Ma Adeline for always being there for you and your wife in good times and in bad times. We joked and laughed and reminisced over your last trip to the United Kingdom when you came to attend your graduation ceremony in the early nineties: your remarks about the fast pace of life, how even though we were all in suits, we had to literally be running to catch the bus and the underground in order not to miss out on the ceremony. You also vividly remembered how, when we attended the car boot sale in Bursledon on a certain Sunday morning, we outsmarted a young driver, who in the company of his female passengers was trying to flaunt his driving prowess and would not give me the way. Only for him to realise later that I had seen an opening in the line of traffic and swiftly occupied the space. To his chagrin and that of his passengers, they were now behind us. He had lost face and we tauntingly waved them goodbye! My man, let me just rewind the clock and go back down memory lane. In 1985, I had just met one of the Kutat’nchi girls who I fell in love with. Your dear wife Ma Elie was her elder sister. You were one of the first persons she introduced me to. How lucky I was. You and your wife encouraged and supported me in every possible manner to smooth my path into in-law hood. You and her worked so tirelessly on our wedding day to ensure the event was a resounding success. You always assured me that as elder in law of the family you would always stand by me and guide me. Over the years, this bond had morphed into a real brotherhood. Whether in Douala, Yaounde, Bali or Batibo (where fresh ‘mbuh’ or fresh palm wine was always guaranteed), your warmth and humility were always characteristically felt. I cannot and will never be more grateful for knowing you and for being part of you. When Ma Ade and I heard the terrible news on that Saturday morning, we were frozen in time, deeply shaken, speechless and even in denial! How could it be true that you were gone?

Your dear wife and children have lost a Titan and an irreplaceably good and friendly husband and father. I have lost a great brother and mentor who had an unparalleled sense of humour. Now, I really feel the chill of the frost over your sudden departure. That feeling is unfathomable.

However, our faith is a source of comfort for we as Christians believe that your life has not ended here on earth. It is a transition. There is greater joy over there in heaven where, we believe, you are now being glorified in the presence of the Almighty. And this gives us a good reason to celebrate your life even as we mourn you.

Ba Worukuti, as we commend your soul to the Almighty when you are finally laid to rest, I will be thinking of and praying for Ma Eli, the children, your loved ones and all your other friends and colleagues. Ba Worukuti, I cannot say ‘Adieu’ but ‘Au revoir’ for we shall surely meet again. You have gone ahead to prepare a place for us. To paraphrase Saint Paul, you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, and you have kept the faith. May the life you spent here on earth be a blessing and inspiration to us all.

AU REVOIR MY ELDER BROTHER AND MENTOR


By Ba Dr Emmanuel Tahmundungnji NGWA.
Posted by The Secretary General, BC... on May 12, 2021
FAREWELL TRIBUTES FOR BAH WOREKURITIH MBAH WOREGWE HENRY, FROM THE BATIBO CULTURAL & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (BCDA)

The Batibo Cultural and Development Association (BCDA) has once again, been hit by death. Like the great wind that takes off the roof of a house in the dry-season, BCDA has been visited by a great tornado, snatching their roof in the heart of the rainy season. It was with great sorrow that we learnt on the 30th day of April 2021, that death stretched its cold hands again into the human capital of BCDA and made away with Bah Worekuritih, a defender of our culture, an elite, a developer, a leader and an upholder of our tradition.

Bah Worekuritih was the traditional head of the Kuritih people. Because of work, he lived most of his life in Yaounde where he became the Yaoundé Branch President of BCDA in the early nineties. During his reign, he was a defender of the Batibo Fondom; he will physically take on you if you did anything that undermined the integrity of a Batibo man. His determination and fighting spirit is something we shall always remember.

Bah Worekuritih played important roles in village affaires especially during the transition of power in the Fondom from one generation to another in 2005/2006. Together with all sons and daughters of the Fondom, we were able to give the palace in particular, and the village in general, face lifts through self-reliance efforts to which he contributed generously.

When Bah Worekuritih eventually moved to Douala in the later part of his professional career, he continued to assemble the sons and daughters of the Batibo Fondom. We thank him for the role he played to welcome our Fon and keep him confortable in Douala.
As a Christian of the Presbyterian Church in Batibo Central, his moral and financial support to that congregation has been a source of encouragement to the Christians who shall miss his generosity. We know of structures in the church house which were donated by his generosity.
 
The BCDA has a long list of influential elites that the Fondom has been blessed to have and undoubtedly, Bah Worekuritih is one of them and stands out as one of the most prominent amongst them. The Association has been so traumatized to lose Bah at this time. He shall forever occupy a distinguished position in the history of our Community.

Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Ma Elisabeth Mbah, children and the immediate family left behind to mourn him.
Having done so much, spent so much time culturing, planting and nursing, one would have expected God to grant him a good harvest. Just when he started seeing the fruits of his labour, the Lord God calls him to other functions.
Adieu Bah Worekutitih! Farewell and Rest in the bosom of our Lord.

Prof Peter Ndifon
Secretary General
Batibo Cultural and Development Association, (BCDA)
Posted by Peter Ndifon on May 12, 2021
Tributes to Ni Henry Bah Worekuritih

The news of the passing onto Glory of Bah Worekuritih, whom I fondly called Ni Henry, on April 30th 2021, reached me as a shock and left many of us completely devastated because he did not sound sick during our telephone conversation about one month back. It is like a nightmare and every minute that passes, I expect his usual telephone call. I keep hoping that someone will tell me that this is just one long bad dream. I am beginning to understand that the expected phone call from Bah Worekuritih will never come again.
Bah was full of energy and a lot of talents. His intelligence and kind-hearted nature made him play a role that has had a lot of influence on many and on the people of Kuritih in the Batibo Fondom. His untimely departure therefore creates a big gab among the people of Kuritih in particular and the Batibo Fondom as a whole. My mind wondered why the Almighty God allowed this to happen, but we are told that in everything, we should give thanks to God and we are therefore thanking the Almighty God for his life.
I can still remember vividly as a kid, how his early life in the village with his peers influence our attitudes including our desire to go to college. I used to admire them when they came home for holidays from college. Work brought you to Yaoundé in the early eighties and I followed to enter the university. We spent a greater part of our lives in Yaoundé where you did not only play the role of a big brother to me, you were a mentor, tribesman, an adviser and a no nonsense leader of the Batibo people. The many years that you were President of the Yaoundé Branch of the Batibo Cultural and Development Association, saw the revamping of the activities of this family meeting. Work later on took you to Douala.
Yes Bah Worekuritih, you are gone forever! What of the plans you had to initiate the settlement of the Kuritih people, your people by working with the administration to define the exact boundaries of the High School? What about your plans for the family? We shall always remember your attitude towards issues affecting our cultures and traditions which you upheld very well and your total commitment to the Kuritih people and to the Batibo Fondom. Your vision must be kept alive so that your memory remains ever fresh in our minds.
Ni Henry, it really hurts to know that you are now gone forever. In circumstances like this, we may wonder why God allowed it to happen. I thank you very sincerely for all what you did to the family, friends and to the community. 
Bah Worekuritih, Farewell and Rest in the Bosom of our Lord.
Professor Peter Ndifon
Posted by Marius Mba on May 11, 2021
Everything happened so suddenly and I am full of regret. Full of regret just wishing that I had one more chance, one more call, one more time to tell you that I love you. One chance to tell you that I appreciate what you made possible for me. I am who I am today because of you and I will be who I am tomorrow because of you…that is something death cannot change. I have been questioning myself every morning. Did I do enough openly and truthfully? Did I do enough completely or did I procrastinate because of the fear of disappointing you. How do I navigate and grow beyond this fear with you no longer here? My answer is to keep on and continue to work even harder because that is what you used to tell me.

This is such a strange feeling. To lose your father, to lose your safety net at such a young age. I am left broken just wishing you were still here. Who will I buy books for? What do I do? My father was everything I wasn’t but I hope to be. He was raw and absolutely relentless. I couldn’t even sleep past 4am without him shouting “NDAMMMM YOU ARE STILL SLEEPING???”. He said what he meant and meant what he said but beyond that, he had a very kind and loving heart. The last few years he had been struggling with his health but no matter what, he always stood firm and tried to help everyone regardless of how much pain he was facing. He often found so much joy in just the happiness of his children and that is something that I will always miss. The sheer joy and excitement he displayed just from hearing my voice still fills my heart with joy today. I never got a chance to tell you that I have watched and admired you my entire life but I have a feeling that you know.

Throughout my life, I watched the love my father had for his children. I watched the loved he had for his family and friends. I watched the love he had for strangers. I watched the love he had for tradition and religion but most importantly, I watched the love he had for my mother and I always thought to myself “wow that’s something to emulate, that’s something to aspire”. A 42 year old testament of love that operated like it was still day one. What a blessing it was, what a blessing it was to have parents that stood loyal to each other and understood each other beyond the capacity of human understanding. What a blessing it was to have the perfect parents to learn how to love from. I can proudly say that for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until parted by death was the story of my parents. Daddy, you were a great example and I shall follow.

So daddy, please watch over me and give me the strength to walk in your name. Understand that you are in my heart and your legacy lives on within me. For all the sacrifices you made, I shall move the needle forward. For all the pain that you endured, I shall move the needle forward. For all the commitments you made, I shall move the needle forward. For all your hard work and unconditional love, I shall move the needed forward. So rest well and let me move forward with what you began.

Rest in love,
  Your son, Ndam.
Posted by Marius Mba on May 11, 2021
On behalf of the honorable Ma Eli

My dear husband, the father of my children, for 42 years we have made this worldly journey together. I will continue with your loving memories you have flown away into the skies and my eyes won’t stop crying because I do not know how to walk alone. You did not teach me that. I know you are not far away, so i dont feel that I lost you Bah..my dear soul mate, after you, what then.? Am I supposed to go on? Move on without you? Just carry on as if you did not exist? How can I do that? Oh death where is thy sting. Everything I do you will be part of it. I will stand by you forever. I don’t need to talk to you or see you everyday before you know that my heart belongs to you. You have always been there through the good times and the bad times and that is honestly what I asked for in this marriage. Your gentle soul always calmed me. You died in my arms, what greater honor could i ask for. You played your part too darned well and I will forever cherish what we shared. You made everything seem better with your cool headedness. You were my source of strength and I hope you realized you importance not only to me and your children but to all who were lucky enough to know you or interact with you. How dare you leave me alone Bah? Even in the next world you will still be my loving husband. You were an angel. A very good husband you were. A wonderful father to our children. An exceptional leader and mentor to so many people. Goodbye to our complicity. Goodbye to our hand holding, goodbye to our night kisses, goodbye to the special smile, goodbye to 42 years of bliss. My heart aches for you Bah.

Adieu my wonderful husband,
Elizabeth Matata Mba



Posted by Marius Mba on May 11, 2021
On behalf of the honorable Ma Alice.

Dear family,

While this event is so touching, it's really traumatic to think about my brother Bah Henry leaving us too soon, he leaves behind a life time of rich memories that we can celebrate. Also though he was a few years older than me, we were friends. He made me feel special. Bah Henry was my best friend and I can't imagine what life is going to be like without talking to him. It was very normal to talk to each other every night on the phone and even the night before his passing. My brother was my hero. He could make every person feel like they were the most important person in the world. Growing up, I knew that I could always ask my brother for help and he would readily drop anything to lend a helping hand. We lost our dad when I was very young and he took up the responsibility in raising me. He was a rock of stability in my childhood and a source of strength for our whole Family. He married to a wonderful woman Elizabeth who bore him beautiful children. He was a kind and thoughtful person. I will miss you.

Brother, I'll always hold onto the amazing memories we shared together. We miss you brother. The Batibo clan will miss you. You will forever be in our hearts and minds until we meet again to part no more. 

Rest In Peace,
Alice Fongang
Posted by Jackie Ndam on May 11, 2021
Dear Bah-
This was such a sad news and took us by surprise; words cannot express how we feel, but we know that You are in a better place resting in the bosom of the Lord with no more pain. RIP in peace Bah. We will forever miss you.
And we pray that God will continue to comfort us and give us peace that passeth all understanding in Jesus Mighty Name.

RIP Our Father, Our Bah
Jackie Ndam
Posted by Malvis Aboh on May 11, 2021
Oh !daddy ,my heart is so heavy with your departure from us.Is still like a dream to me that you are no more .Daddy we grew up without a dad but you hard neva made us feel as fatheless children daddy, the moments i spend with you was worth living .....When I heard that you where in the hospital ,I thought it was just an illness little did I know that you where taking your last breath here on earth.Daddy my mine will always judge me for u died without me even seeing you ,even on the sick bed.Oh what is dead .God is this how life is unfair for us....just five months that your daughter Gwen died.dead came and took you a way from us .Daddy I know I have wrong you for dieing without me seeing you on the sick bed.please may you find a place to forgive me even in your grave.farewell daddy and may you rest in the boosom of the lord.In my heart forever

Fokabo Vera
Posted by Marius Mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of behalf of Mbabid Yvette ENGONWEI

Bah, as we usually addressed you, I am speechless and really do not know what to say. I was shocked with the news of your death, considering the fact that i did not hear you were sick. l saw you in February you were strong and healthy. Little did i know in may I would be writing tributes in your honour. I first met you in October 2006 when you came to visit us in the company of other notables when the fon presented me as Queen of the fondom. I can still remember those kind words you spoke and the gift you presented to us. From that time you have been very close to the family not only as a sub chief but father and friend to us. You were a gentle ,nice and soft spoken person who will go a long way to make those around you happy. You are one of those Sub chiefs that will do their best for the growth of the fondom and wellbeing of the Fon. You've always been there for us. l remember when we went to burry your niece in Tombel, you were full of life and in your usual juvial nature made us laughed even during those difficult times. You have left a legacy behind for us to follow. To love and live in peace with those around us. Its appointed once for man to die and then judgement. We are all passersby in this world. You ran a good race and have finished your course on earth. You left Ma Eli in good hands. I will make sure the Fon play the same role you were playing and also ensure the kids are okay. May our good God grant you eternal rest in peace. We love you but God loves you more.

Mbabid Yvette ENGONWEI
1st Queen of Batibo Fondom
Posted by Ndoun Marie on May 10, 2021
It's so painful !!! I don't know where to start.......
I remember when you personnaly called me and said, "I'm sick and hospitalised, but right now I'm feeling much better so, I will be discharged very soon.
I never knew this was a sign of farewell and a long journey of no return.
I never knew that, I will never pay you a surprise visit.
With your favorite "Ndolè" meal again.

So your God son Mba Teke Tibo will never amuse you any more by blowing the palace traditional instrument "Tang" with his mouth!
He bids you farewell.

I never knew that exactly 10 months after the departure of my father whom you actively celebrated his life will follow him so soon. You have have increased the pain in my heart. What will I tell my family?

Bah, my beloved father in Law, you led the delegation from the Batibo Royal Family for my traditional wedding, tell me please to whom I will turn to now that you both have gone.

Who's going to take Mbeh back to Batibo after the end of the crises? 
I offer you flowers and keep my tears.
May the Almighty God welcome you in his kingdom in Jesus Name.

Ayitoh Marie
Posted by Marius Mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Delphine Azeh Tazoh

Bah, you've gone into a deep sleep. You can't hear nor see me, can't ask where is your husband? have you come alone? where in the bible is it written? what does the bible say about this?neither could you wait for me to come on friday as planned. Well I am left with the memories of Sunday 25th the last time I saw you. I am grateful that you were a part of my life. Thanks.

Rest In Peace,
Delphine Azeh Tazoh
Posted by Te Gi on May 10, 2021
Dady , I still can’t believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moments, 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 favors 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 woman you took under your wings at personal and professional level.
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
GM Tebong
Posted by Atud Sixtus on May 10, 2021
Bah as we usually called you,I still fill I'm dreaming.i don't know how to bear the loss of an able uncle like u.who will fill this vaccum? how will ur sister believe that her loving and caring elder brother is no more?oh deaths where are you from? what did u finally tell her before leavin?why did u decided to meet your daughter Gwendolyn so soon? finally u people gave ur hands to the Lord,it slipped away quietly.infact Bah words can't express my grief, but i look into God to strengthen us throughout this difficult preriod of ur death as well as the days ahead.prepear a place for us when we shall meet to part more.may u rest in perfect peace.we loved u but God loves more



Your's beloved niece

Fokabo Pamela Aboh
Posted by Marius Mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Ngong Henock Vumombi.

Tribute To Mr. Mbah Henry Woregwe (alias Sub-Chief)

Henry, you were a true friend and influenced my life greatly since CPC High School. Throughout our friendship you always exercised maturity and control over issues of life slowly but surely while I took issues of life too seriously and sometimes even preferring to rock the boat. Whenever something went wrong, you were always there to say "that's not correct" and I will immediately submit myself before the sub-chief for corrections. You stood firm on the realities of life and our families were united for over 45 years of eventful and exciting friendship. And, as if you had learnt of the end time, you spent the latter part of your life on spiritual matters and the family and urging me to follow suite. Now that the end time has come so soon, I remain wondering what next. Greatly miss you Henry

Your friend,
Ngong Henock Vumombi


Posted by Joseph Tata on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Papa Duplex and Family .

Tribute To Bah Mba Woregwe Henry alias Bah WOREKRUTIH

Bah, I do not know what to write , what to say, where do I even start ? There is much to say but I can not even say anything.
Do I write on my behalf , my Wife , Yvette Tebo, or Bah , or on behalf of my family ?
You existed like a Shepard to so many including myself .
You knew all about our traditions and social life of many Batibonians and Cameroon at large.
My life without you , will only be like an empty vessel . You used your wisdom to talk to me TWO days and you are now gone.
We lived in our house -THREE of us. Felix Tazoh is gone, You are now gone leaving behind this large family that God has blessed us with . How shall I be able to do all our Siblings ? I have faith and God is in control.
May our God be my helper Bah. Bah ? may the world of our fore fathers be light and acceptable to your arrival .
Make sure you start praying for those you left behind.
Bah WOREKRUTIH , continue to RIP till we meet again.


Pa Duplex and Family.

Posted by babila mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Achick Ella Ngozi

Daddy as we usually called you I remember the last time I saw you which was when I came for Easter holiday and we spent it together happily. I knew that one day you would leave this Earth but I didn't expect it to be so soon. Daddy may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord

Chantal's daughter
Achick Ella Ngozi
Posted by babila mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of ENJECK Queenly

Wehee Daddy l will never believe what they are saying that you are dead l was with you during the Easter holiday with my daughter Angle and you treated me as if l was your mate because you always say My mother come and sit down let's talk , You said you were so happy that l came to make my daughter know his grandfather.
Daddy you said you are so happy because in spite of my condition as a handicap l still made the effort to come Daddy is this the promise you made to me OH KNOW daddy turn and look at my condition Daddy a day before l left you still called me My Mother, come and sit down let's talk since you will be going . As we were talking you said you have just one thing to say, you told me to go and look for a container and some where that we can put it. Which you used to help me open a small store because of my condition, you also sent money the following day. You told me l’m your mother ENJECK so you will not want to see me suffering. Daddy came back and after two days you called to see if l had made the arrangements for the container, the answer was yes. Daddy with you gone who is going to pay for the container? You know my condition what will l tell the person who made the container? Please Daddy it’s better you come and take me with you because it’s only you who cares for me daddy you have deceived me. 
Please Daddy if l did something which was wrong to you please l beg get up and tell OH God , daddy look at me So you and Sis Gwen have decided to leave me to suffer l beg daddy tell me what to do? Who will call and send me money that it is for my children’s breakfast daddy? Who will do it? Who have you assigned before going?
Daddy l will always to remember you.I prayed and it looks like God sent his Angels to take you to heaven as a reward for everything you did for me.
Daddy your sister Manyi used to say l have my able brother who will bury me. Why have you left her with her blind condition? Daddy you have left us in confusion.

Daddy may the Angels ever rejoice with you
REST IN PEACE
From Your Mother ENJECK Queenly
Posted by Marius Mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Electa Doh

Tribute to Mr Mba.

Bah, we shall always remember you for your good deeds. A nice, quiet and calm person you were but death snatched you away from us. As I knew you, you loved garri and okro soup. Well Pa Mba, I can’t say much with all the pain I have in my mind. Let your soul rest in perfect peace.
      By
       Electa Doh
Posted by Nina Doh on May 10, 2021
The wicked thing call death, snatched you away from us. Anyways, who am I to question God. Daddy, my second father, I have always call you. Thanks you for fulfilling that fatherly figure in my life. A father that never discriminates among any children, a father that when he doesn't hear from me he will call to check what's going on, a fathers that never sounded disappointed at me but give me word of encouragements and prayers, a father who never wanted anything but the best for me, I stand here today just to let you know how much I truly love you. I know deeply you fought a good fight, eventhough you always try to hide your sickness level when on the phone with me. Saturday April 24th, 2021 was our last conversation, I remember asking you about your health and you said "I'm fine, Ni". I don't know what went wrong on April 29th, 2021 when a call came from Cameroon that you have transition unto to glory. I will not type much, but to say that the Will of God is always the best in your owned word. We love you, but your maker the giver and taker of life, who loves you more decided to called you home where you will get your final rest. Eventhough, it's hard for us to accept, I know deeply that you are resting. Heaven has gain an angel, continued to watch over us until when we meet again. You are gone, but your memories will leave with us forever. Love always.
Posted by Marius Mba on May 10, 2021
On behalf of Joseph Bisong

MBA HENRY was a wonderful footballer. We nicknamed him Mr. Torchline. He was also called HM (Headmaster) because he left the teacher training college to join us in Bali. Young and small as we were we played in the CPC team. In 1972, he was the sports perfect. I contested elections with him for the post but l was beaten. Henry was not only a classmate but a true friend. I remember very vividly how I spent one long holiday with him and his late father in BATIBO in 1971. When we left school l went to Nigeria only to come back in 1983. I met Henry in Yaounde where he was working. l got a job in Douala with the former Marketing Board. Henry finally joined me in Douala till date. He was a very important and influencial member of the CPC 72 Batch meeting. A wonderful organizer and coordinator. He held the group with all what it takes financially, morally and spiritually. Whenever he hosted the meeting his house was always full. When Rock ,Anger, Nshalai etc passed to eternity he coordinated and managed every aspect of the day. Henry was sympathetic to a fault. He was kind, understanding, loving and sharing. Henry was caring. Henry you are gone with these qualities. My PLEA is for the children and Elizabeth to carry on with these qualities. Please keep the spirit on. SUB Chief, we love you but God loves you most. Madam Mba and the kids you are alone. We are with you till Kingdom come. Farewell Henry.

Your Friend,
NKONGHOETAKA Felix Joseph BISONG
Posted by Dieulyne Atuh on May 10, 2021
Daddy as we call you ,you have been a very affectionate and loving father ,grandfather and great grandfather to us. You always counsel us and teach us God's words so as to strengthen us through the right path. It was just brearly 5months since Mama GWEN left us ,now Mr death has decided to take you too the same way. The last time I spoke on phone with you in hospital you told me not to border you were going to be fine. I didn't know that was Going to be our last conversation and your last word for me. I remember when I was coming to school after mama's departure, you told me not to worry and try to forget what had happened and concentrate on my studies cause you will always be there as you have always been. Now where are you ? You are no where to be found Daddy. I can't question God for what has happened cause I know everything that happens, happens for a reasonn. I just pray and wish you a resting place under the lord's canopy. Its hard to say goodbye Daddy. Greet mama GWEN .
        Till we meet again
By Dieulyne atuh
Late fokabo Gwendolyn's daughter
Posted by Sama Hensla on May 10, 2021
This is the most difficult part of life bidding farewell to a loved one. Daddy my father in Douala, you unconditionally opened your doors to my family and I in 2012, in a strange way you adopted us, you became my father in Douala and grandfather to my kids, you showered us with enough love and attention. You were soft spoken, loving, caring, appreciative to every little gesture, so harmless..., I guess God didn't want you to wallow in sickness for long reasons why left us the way you did. We will miss you Daddy, fare thee well father till we meet again.
                        Hensla
Posted by Alfred Neba on May 9, 2021
Daddy how I wish you could read my words and understand the sincerity in it. You lived the life of a HERO. You fought with all might and conquered life's adversity. It's so sad you didn't defeat this enemy in "black coat". You rest at the most beautiful place worth your value. God grant unto us the living a modest life as yours. Adieu Papa till we meet again. 
Posted by Marius Mba on May 9, 2021
On behalf of NDA Dennis

Bah! Still to believe that you are gone on a journey of no return. Last Wednesday, you asked us to share a drink together and it is still too fresh in me. How could you have left me in Nyalla, Dla alone. My heart beats double each time l look at your picture with hope that it could be a lie. Since there is nothing I can do, stay well in the blossom of the Lord.

Your friend and brother,
NDA Dennis
Posted by Marius Mba on May 9, 2021
On behalf of Ndam Clomid

Oh Dad,
I wish that I could tell you that I am not ready to let you go but you’ve already departed and my heart is feeling so low. I miss your smile and also the sound of your voice and laughter but most of all, I miss you. Many other people miss you and have gathered to mourn your unexpected departure. No one really wants to say good bye to you for our hearts are filled with sadness. Oh dear dad, you went with so many answers to my questions. Each time I look at your picture, I still want to cry.

So, we just wish you eternal peace.
                            Your Son,
                                 Ndam Clomid
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Posted by Yvette Tebo on May 26, 2021
Daddy as we call you, you represented so much to us. You were a true friend and brother to our father. When he called me saying you had transitioned, I questioned, what happened? Was he sick? I remembered the last time we talked, it was a video call after the burial of your niece Gwen. That picture kept coming to me. Then, I asked myself oh God how will my father handle your transition? Then I thought of mommy Eli, then I said God please strengthen them. You were such a good man. You wore your smile at all times , encouraging and very supportive. It is very difficult to say good bye. Rest well daddy.
Greet Ni Director, Ni Bob and Ni Felix.
Heaven has gained an angel and I am jealous of them.
Posted by babila mba on May 17, 2021
On behalf Pafe Louis

Dear Henry, touchline or Pastor, Chief or teacher or whoever you are, you were my bosom. I chose to use the present tense because I still feel you are not dead. If you are in your own in your Father's Famous House, don't forget your favorites you have left behind, because the rooms are many.

"My God and Father, while we stray far from our homes in life's rough way, only teach us from our hearts to say Thy will be done". May the joys we've always wanted stay on your lips till we see each other again.

Adieu Chief.
Posted by babila mba on May 17, 2021
On behalf of Atunka Napoleon

Nih Henry! Oh Nih Henry! I will always call you. You were so inspirational during my school and work life. You never failed in motivating me and uplifting my spirit. You showed me unquestionable love and you will always be my mentor. You told me a story of why Jesus Christ organized the Lords supper so that people will keep remembering him. This is the last thing we discussed which will keep me remembering you. Nih the last time we socialized at your residence you told me ‘Napoleon enjoy yourself’ and brought out so much tea and beverages sent by the children. Little did I know that was our last supper, you will remain indelible in my mind. I will miss your humor and love. God knows it all, Ni rest in perfect peace.

ADIEU
Atunka Napoleon
his Life

INTRODUCTION/ EARLY LIFE

It is with heavy hearts that we pen this biography of Bah Henry Woregwe Mba{Bah Worekrutih}. He was born on February 3, 1957 in Batibo, Momo Division in the the North West Region of Cameroon. He was the loving son of the late Pa Njumbe and Ma Sophie Enjei. They instilled in their children at an early age the spirit of hard work and humility. He is predeceased by his sister Susan Mba and is survived by his two brothers Ni Stanley Mba and Ni Ndam Walters and his two sisters; Ma Alice Fongang and Ma Elizabeth Fokabo.

EDUCATION/SCHOOL LIFE

From a very young age he believed in the power of education and its capacity to positively impact the world. That is why he never stopped educating himself and encouraging others to do the same. He attended primary school at the Government School Guka, Batibo from 1961 to 1967. He was an excellent student athlete who excelled both in the classroom and on the football field earning himself the nickname ‘confiance’ because people had confidence in his abilities both on and off the field. As a result he was offered a full scholarship to study at Cameroon Protestant College (CPC) Bali. He attended CPC from 1967 to 1972 where he obtained the GCE Ordinary Level. He continued in CPC High School Bali till 1974 to obtain the GCE Advanced Level. Throughout in CPC he excelled as a student athlete and served as the sports prefect. On the field he was affectionately known as “Mba Touchline” because during games he could run along the touchline without getting out of bounds.

In 1995 he received the Higher National Diploma, and an Undergraduate degree at the ICSA in London. In 1998 he received the fellowship Diploma which is the highest award from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and administrators in London UK.

In 2011 he earned a Master of Science (MSc) in public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development at the University of Turin Italy and the international Training Centre of the international Labour Organization Turin Italy. .

Malcolm X once said “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Bah Worekrutih stressed the importance of education not just to his family but to his community. This is why he served with distinction as the Dean of studies at Longla Comprehensive College in Bamenda where he was also the head of the Mathematics Department. He also taught economics to students preparing to write the GCE ordinary Level examinations. He published a pamphlet on over 100 Past Questions and answers on Economics for the GCE ordinary Levels that sold over 5000 copies within months of its publication. He also founded ‘Get Wise’ holiday classes which he ran during the holidays to help keep young people out of trouble and focused on their education during their break from school.

FAMILY LIFE

He will be the first person to admit to anyone that the greatest blessing of his life was the extraordinary woman he married, Mrs Mba Elizabeth Matata. She was the love of his life, the source of his happiness and pride. They met and married on the 2nd day of September in 1979 and kept true to those five words in their vows until death do us part. Throughout their marriage they shared in each other’s happiness and sadness and faced their trials and tribulations hand in hand and with faith in each other. Out of this wonderful love came the blessing of five children; Sylvie, Mbangei, Babila, Clarise and Ndam. They worked together as a team to raise their children to be upstanding, hardworking, honest and good members of their community. He was blessed with one grandson Liam who brought him incredible happiness and pride in the last years of his life.
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Goodbye, Too Soon

Shared by HELEN Tanwani on May 12, 2021
Goodbye, Too Soon

My name is Helen Tanwani. Bah Henry Mba was my best friend’s husband. Bah Henry Mba’s death was sudden. When I heard the news I simply could not believe it. For the time that I have known Bah Henry Mba, I can describe him as a man of the people, loving, caring, kind, god fearing, solve – spoken person with a ready smile for everyone.

I will like to share one memory that really illustrates Bah. Henry Mba’s kindness to me, in 2016 when I return to Cameroon after spending several years in the United States of America, Bah Henry gave me a car and a driver to drive me around for the three months that I stayed in Yaoundé. All that I needed to do was to fuel the car. From then each time that I visited Cameroon I always spend some time with Bah Henry Mba and the wife in Douala.He will always make sure that we begin our day with praise songs and prayer.

Bah Henry Mba was well loved and he had done so many things on earth and I am sure he will do much more in heaven. This is not the time for us to grieve his death but it’s our time to celebrate his life.His sudden death has taught me several lessons. First we cannot know for certain how long we have here on earth. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that will test us along the way. Also, we cannot know what God’s plan is for us. What we can do is to live our lives as best as we can with purpose, love and with joy.

Bah Henry Mba although you are gone, but the memory of the times we spend together will remain with me and my family forever.