ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Father, Grandfather and Uncle;  Air Commodore Ibrahim Atewunu Kefas (Rtd), born on January 27, 1946 - October 1, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Hassana Kefas on October 21, 2021
Dear uncle (senior daddy),


It's 2 years ago since I saw you and I was hoping to see you again on my next visit. Thank you for being a great uncle, the harsh disciplines has made some some of us to be who we are today. Forever in my heart uncle. Rest well uncle!!
Posted by Fifi K on October 20, 2021
Dear Uncle,
There are no words to express the pain of losing such an uncle. Although my heart is heavy I rejoice in knowing you are at peace now, away from the turmoils of this world your soul is at peace.
Thank you for painting a vivid picture of what a true leader looks like, you disciplined with a heart love and you were never afraid of standing alone and your word was your bond.
I remember the last conversation we had during the pandemic you reminded me that even though the world may be collapsing around us we must keep our faith in Christ.
We made jokes about China and laughed together before we disconnected the call, you told me to keep encouraging my Dad to stay strong and I joked that it may be a challenge, we both laughed.
Uncle you are truly a hero not only to us in the family but to our nation and as it is often said in the military Only soldiers understand the true meaning of sacrifice, uncle, you truly understood it and lived it , Thank you
You will always be loved and forever in my heart.
Salute,
Fos
Posted by Wabuji Kefas on October 19, 2021
My tribute goes like this...

Daddy,
Thank you you for your love, protection, discipline, courage and strength you gave me. You gave me all I need to stand strong and face anything and everything that comes my way.

There are no words to express the pain of your loss but I am eternally grateful to have had you as a father. I remember the day you told me that you now talk to me as your friend not just a daughter and you know I will always find my way to accomplish what I set my mind to do.

I know you are getting a well deserved rest with the Lord, you gave of yourself to everything and everyone you came across.

Rest on my beloved daddy, I will miss you everyday. Till we meet again. I love you dad.
Posted by Amakai kefas on October 18, 2021
Dear Uncle,
I have lost count of the many attempts I have made to say goodbye. Where does one begin? I will try to start by saying what you mean to me.
An *Inspiration*, you have been whether from a distant land or during our close conversations on Jukun and Kefas history.  You have always given me a covering, a sense of grounding, safety, and security.
*Braveheart*, the courage of a lion, but even you too must now
*Rest*, so rest well for great is your reward in heaven for a life well lived. The last time I saw you, you asked how I was getting on with my research on Jukun people. I am sorry I did not complete it in time to show it to you. What I would give for another moment with you at the dining table in Abuja sharing stories of long ago. However, I am so proud to
*Add* your name to the history of Jukun Greats you told me about. You are a father to us all.
*Humble* yet full of Jukun pride.  Don’t mess with senior Daddy!
*Illuminating* the lives of those around you.  
*May* your light, which none of us truly could comprehend shine ever so bright in our memories. The glow of your beautiful soul will live on in my heart.

Yours
Am,
Posted by Nkadi Awele on October 17, 2021
Iron man you were a man with a large heart that accommodates both rich and poor. A father to the fatherless , widow and strangers. You were a shoulder to lean on. You will be missed by us. Rest in the Lord we shall meet again never to part again
Posted by Fedora Kefas on October 13, 2021
Dear Dad,


You would always joke that God sent you into the world to multiply, I can say without a doubt that you truly lived up to your name Ibrahim (Abraham) not only were you a father to your own children, but to many others in the community and beyond, truly a father of many nations, always giving never expecting, you were so strong, you never compromised your name or integrity for the spoils of this world. You have taught me well, I only aspire to be half the person you were, touching every person I come in contact with positively.

All the training in this world did not prepare me for the pain of losing you, somehow I had convinced myself you would live till 90 and beyond. 

Never have I ever imagined a world without you in it, in the flesh. I find solace in the fact that you are in a better place and your legacy lives!

Know that you are loved and will forever remain in our hearts until we meet again, rest well Dad and Grandad.

From Fedora, Victoria and Diana-Mae

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Posted by Hassana Kefas on October 21, 2021
Dear uncle (senior daddy),


It's 2 years ago since I saw you and I was hoping to see you again on my next visit. Thank you for being a great uncle, the harsh disciplines has made some some of us to be who we are today. Forever in my heart uncle. Rest well uncle!!
Posted by Fifi K on October 20, 2021
Dear Uncle,
There are no words to express the pain of losing such an uncle. Although my heart is heavy I rejoice in knowing you are at peace now, away from the turmoils of this world your soul is at peace.
Thank you for painting a vivid picture of what a true leader looks like, you disciplined with a heart love and you were never afraid of standing alone and your word was your bond.
I remember the last conversation we had during the pandemic you reminded me that even though the world may be collapsing around us we must keep our faith in Christ.
We made jokes about China and laughed together before we disconnected the call, you told me to keep encouraging my Dad to stay strong and I joked that it may be a challenge, we both laughed.
Uncle you are truly a hero not only to us in the family but to our nation and as it is often said in the military Only soldiers understand the true meaning of sacrifice, uncle, you truly understood it and lived it , Thank you
You will always be loved and forever in my heart.
Salute,
Fos
Posted by Wabuji Kefas on October 19, 2021
My tribute goes like this...

Daddy,
Thank you you for your love, protection, discipline, courage and strength you gave me. You gave me all I need to stand strong and face anything and everything that comes my way.

There are no words to express the pain of your loss but I am eternally grateful to have had you as a father. I remember the day you told me that you now talk to me as your friend not just a daughter and you know I will always find my way to accomplish what I set my mind to do.

I know you are getting a well deserved rest with the Lord, you gave of yourself to everything and everyone you came across.

Rest on my beloved daddy, I will miss you everyday. Till we meet again. I love you dad.
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Shared by Kefas Wando Rita on October 19, 2021
I have always wish and pray to God for u to witness my marriage and see my kids and look now deaths took I off from me, out hurt soooooooo much words can't say it daddy