James Worlator Kwami Doe
  • 89 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 10, 1926
  • Date of passing: Dec 18, 2015
Let the memory of James be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, a friend, a Statesman of Anloland and co-founder of ANSECO. James Worlator Kwami Doe, 89, born on April 10, 1926 and passed away on December 18, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by James W Doe on 2nd January 2017

"TRIBUTE to James Worlator Kwami Doe

Author: Dr. James Worlator Doe

"It was that hour of the morning when the birds were ready to fly away after a long chirping, chipping and chapping over the sun shone.

The fuel to drive a man’s day was at full gauge, a time of the year when preparations for advent is nigh and the beginning of chillier days in December.

On a Friday was a harmattan breeze and low white foggy day of the 18th. 

In such tranquil moments the cells fell into a deep slumber. The body of a man remained shut forever."

T'was in the last month of that year, 2015 when the body of a wise, courageous, brave and generous man to everybody is to be remembered. 

As for the soul went soring to link up to the universe of truthfulness and righteousness, fare thee well. Rest in peace and forever missed!"

For me, my siblings and any person  to capture accurately the nearly four months shy of a nonagenarian’s rich life, could only be a monumental task.

I lived just a quarter of a century with dad would have missed over 30 years of all that my siblings would have experienced. So I believe each one of us will have a wealth of story to tell.

Allow me to begin and briefly, say a little bit about the dad I know. While I shall allow others say who dad was to them. Mr James Worlator Kwami Doe was born in Anloga, Keta District of the Volta Region of Ghana on a Saturday April 10, 1926.

First and foremost, Papa would be remembered for a lot of things including his playfulness with children. But the most impactful of the loss could be his departure exactly a week before the year's Christmas festivities. It is his way of making a profound statement to us the living. He chose this time of the year to remind us of the good things of his legacy that he lived for.

Therefore, there's untold sadness in our hearts and in the hearts of the many families who did not receive any gifts this Christmas. As we all know that there was extreme joy in the Doe family, which he extends to neighbours and to the whole community and even to our Catholic Pastor (Father), Fr. Joseph Lauck during yuletide.

"Dad always prepares a huge collection of hampers which we the children send to many designated homes and families in the area. And the fun part is upon delivery, we on those errands received numerous gifts in return, which we cherish so much.

And the shear anticipation of receiving one form of gift or the other we tend to look forward to be sent to deliver presents to the homes that would likely give us the children presents we desire."

His parents were Mr. Robert Hamenu Doe, a.k.a. “Doe Tailor,” of Tunu a renowned tailoring genius of his time, a fun and brave person to be with and his mom a rich merchant Madam Adugbadze Abla Nkornu of Anloga.

As the younger of two siblings, whose elder brother was Lawson. He became separated from his only brother and family when he just turned 10 years of age.

It is believed he was sent to Cape Coast to live with a cousin who was a police officer Mr. Dravie to attend school and be disciplined as his mother was a busy trader and often not around the home.

He transferred from his birth place to then capital of Gold Coast round about 1936 to complete basic education. But he soon returned to Anloga after two years following reports that he was being mistreated. The city of Cape Coast was the colonial capital of the then Gold Coast and citadel of secondary education. 

He later moved to the modern capital of Accra after matriculation of Standard Seven from EP Senior School in Anloga and landed a job with the Omnibus Service and became a tenant with a Levantine or Lebanese family, the Millets  (Milaad) at Adabraka in Accra.  His dream of attending Mfantsipim Secondary School was short lived following the passing of his mother.

Inspired by especially students on his Omnibus service; job as a young conductor, on routes to especially Achimota School and encouraged by the students that he could be one of them as they perceived him to be very knowledgeable for his age of 18 years.

The study of plants came handy so he took the British exams in Botany. He excelled and was given a grant prize to study Agriculture in the colony. During this time the Volta area was from 1916 to 1956 a Trust Territory under the supervision of the League of Nations and later on by the United Nations. 

It is believed that his uncle Dalolisa, a herbalist had a part to play in his acumen for the study of plants. He later moved to Kumasi to attend Kwadaso Agricultural College which he graduated in 1953. While in the Agricultural College his father also passed on.

During and soon after his training in agriculture, he embarked on a major project to assist the farming communities in the Keta District. Since fish landings were dwindling because it was too dangerous to go to sea as the youth with skills could not afford expensive fishing gear; canoes, fishing nets, outboard motors and even fuel for the boat engines.

The effect of this was joblessness which caused many young folks to leave to Accra, Central, Western regions and others went as far as settling in the Ivory Coast to use their acquired skills when they were young in fishing.

This situation and the fact that farming was also, fast becoming a losing venture due to the declining yields in traditionally very sophisticated shallot farming in the district. Because of the encroaching sea water into the low-lying shallot beds resulting in the salination of the soils.

Dad researched into and published a lot about farming in the Anloland in the Gold Coast farmers bulletin. Especially about how to transform the sandy soils used in shallot farming into sandy-loamy soils. Through mainly, using domestic waste from foodstuffs and especially "guano" from birds and bats droppings as manure to reduce the salinity in the soils.

These methods of soil improvement soon spread widely among shallot (mainstay of farmers), pepper, tomato, and other vegetable farmers who soon realised a more sustainable way of improving their incomes.

Since the farm lands were being lost to encroachment by both the lagoon and the sea. So farmers' children had no other prospects of attending the limited schools or tilling the land so many youth left the area to furtherest parts of the country. They found jobs in Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Eastern regions to work as labourers on cocoa farms to the detriment of furthering their education.

From the early forties, mid to the late fifties was also a time of political uncertainty as the area was governed by various entities, colonizers; Germany, French, the British and international organisations; especially the United Nations, precluding what the future will hold for the area and it's people a situation that further prompted disunity and further migration into the Gold Coast.

He soon had his eyes set on uniting all the people after the political divisions that existed before the May, 1956 plebiscite to be part of Ghana. And his solution was to establish a secondary school in his hometown that way all shades of the populace throughout the district and the modern country of Ghana can have a common aspiration of a prosperous nation.

He was employed by the British colonial government as a technical officer in the Ministry of Agriculture. He worked in mainly in the cocoa growing areas and research stations throughout the country to stabilize the cocoa production post the blight of cocoa swollen shoot virus disease (CSSVD).

I am quick to add that if there was any uncompleted project of Dad, I would say there was none. But the only thing I wish to mention is bringing sustainable livelihood and economic stability to the impoverished Anloland and the extension of his new successful coconut hybrids that he developed against the Cape St. Paul Wilt Disease (CSPWD) that had devasted coconut plantations throughout the coastal areas of Ghana.

He married mom Beatrice Aku Amedzro (Mrs. Doe) and together they had 9 kids. His benevolence saw him host numerous members of his family at different times of his life. His love for kids was almost biblical like, “do not stop them, to them belong the Kingdom.”

He co-founded Anlo Senior High School (ANSECO) April 10, 1959 at the age of 33 years with two compatriots. He quit the public service work at the Ministry of Agriculture to seek better education for his kids to return to the capital city of Accra after serving for seventeen years, seven months and seven days. So he moved back to Accra in 1965, to Kpehe a suburb on the Accra–Nsawam road 5 miles from downtown Accra capital.

Upon invitation by the owner; Mr Millet (Milaad), he took up a job with Millet Textiles Corporation Limited which was a company owned by his former landlord when he first moved to Accra. He worked in various managerial positions, first as a personnel manager and later the sales manager until he voluntarily retired from the company at the age of 50 years.

He was among the few who embraced poultry farming and dressed chicken processing by supplying to grocery stores; Farisco, Kingsway, etc., and restaurants like Commodore, Ebony, etc., in the city of Accra. It did not take long that he became the foremost entrepreneur in the poultry business until 1986.

Many farmers at the time were trained by him after which he gave them free day old chicks to begin their trade. I remember after high school he made me the manager of the; at the time a medium-sized poultry farm in charge of raising and marketing both broilers, cockerels and layers.

Live broiler birds which sold for Ć2.50p (cedis and pesawas) were a popular sales items during Christmas and eggs at 10 to 25 pesewas each, were also available for sale throughout the year.

Buying poultry feed from producers in Ofankor; MUUS and ACME FARMS, sometimes the search for poultry feed took me to other feed manufacturers in Tema and Osu (Pomadze) and Kpehe-Accra (Pomazde at the premises of Michiletti Plotti furnishing Company currently, a metal works limited liability company, near Avenor), Tema, Adenta and Madina became my major routine.

To the extent that before Darko Farms owner Reverend Darko started his poultry farm in Kumasi he used to meet me at MUUS to inquire all about poultry farming. Which I was so eager to tell him all about the intricacies of poultry farming that I learned from my Dad.

When the June 4th 1979 revolution broke out and all senior military officers around the country were ordered to report to Accra Gonda Barracks for their own safety, his nephew a Major obliged.

So Major John Sorkpor traveled to our home in Accra from Takoradi in the early hours of one morning. Dad loaned him his Volkswagen Beetle car to go to Burma Camp the following day.

It turned out that the Major was detained and the car was impounded. While the military wanted to know how he got the car and demanded my father the owner to come to the Military Camp to get the car.

So Dad left home very early one morning without eating any breakfast to report at the military barracks. Apparently, immediately he arrived he was detained for questioning and did not return until the following dawn about 2:00 am.

His whereabouts was not known the whole period he went to the barracks. He narrated his ordeal about how he was hit many times on the chest with the back of a machine gun.

He had no food the whole day and had been manhandled for several hours after his release he had to walk from Gonda Barracks, through Cantonments, Osu, Kanda, Nima, Kokomlemle and got home way after midnight, around 2:00 am.

Everyone in the family kept wake until he arrived. Whereas his return home was great relief to everybody and we rejoiced. It soon dawn on my mom that he had sustained serious injuries to his chest.

So the whole time since his arrival after a meal my mom had to nurse his pain pain by placing warm towel on his chest, then smeared with mentholantol ointment (Robb). He then took some painkiller and anti-inflammatory pills and left to rest.

This whole episode even after receiving treatment in hospital had caused him persistent coughing the rest of his life due to the weakening of his lungs and chest muscles after his encounter with the Ghana army.

Otherwise, dad was not known to be a sickly person. We can all confidently say that he was generally a healthy individual. He was even not scared of malaria.

Because he often joked when mosquitoes landed on him and were sucking his blood. Saying, "let the tiny insects have a feed." He was never bothered and told us not to hit it since the mosquitos do not have parents to feed it, he was okay.

Also he knew he was basically immuned to malaria parasites. He never had malaria that I was aware of. Probably he is among the twenty percent of Ghanaians who will generally not be sick malaria due to their natural or acquired immunity of some sort.

Mr Doe after retiring from Millet Textiles Corporation (MTC) could not be left alone. Dad's retiring at the age 50 years, he told me was a long term plan of his, and very novelle of his time. Certainly, unimaginable in today's economic conditions and impossible for many generations to come.

He was re-hired by the textiles company for his advanced skills in Agriculture to develop cotton plantation in Asutsuare to meet the then government policy of self-reliance demand on all textiles factories to produce their own raw material of cotton  for processing into yarns. He led a successful production of cotton in this regard.

Then when the factory was expanding and restructuring and needed a bigger space he brokered the lease agreement of land between the Ga Chief responsible for the La stool lands and Millet Textiles Corporation to relocate under a new company name of SPINTEX in 1980.

Hence, the Spintex road became the new sprawling business and shopping district in the city of Accra. This is where the first ever shopping mall; Accra-Mall in Ghana was situated at the mouth of Spintex road close to the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout and Kotoka International Airport; KIA's airport enclave.

This time the company's main production was to be the supply of yarns from the cotton plantation to all textile factories in Ghana, West Africa and subsequently the whole of Africa. Hence, this area in the suburb of the city of Accra derived it's name from the factory that was later established under a new name.

This relocation of the former MTC caused the opening up of the whole new area in the city of Accra to flourish as a business hub and real estate development opportunity, which brought in companies like Manet, Regimanuel Estates and later the establishment of Accra Mall.

A change in government meant a new policy in place and the abandoning of the demand for factories producing own cotton led to Dad signing his final departure from a company he represented.

Later on the separation of assets between the two brothers after the demise of their father, this pivotal Levantine family business that started in 1958 became PRINTEX (1997) with a new focus of weaving just Ghanaian and African fabrics.

PRINTEX later won a major contract from the Ghana Government (GES) to produce all materials (the fabric) for school uniforms for Ghana Basic Schools as it exists today. This became a major shift from the old school system; the "CYTO" to the Junior Secondary School, JSS system, as a result the current school uniforms were adopted to match.

Then from the mid-eighties and nineties, Papa ventured into fish farming briefly as me and brother Emmanuel engaged our youthfulness to dig out two fish ponds to breed tilapia.

This project was shortlived as it was against the odds of being very labour intensive. So the dugouts had to be filled back in. After this though was a more successful piggery project and processing of the meat into sausages, this venture lasted for a better part of the nineties.

Some of his hobbies were gardening and reading, he was also astute in discussing current affairs.He is the man who in his wisdom was good at analyzing of international events.

Papa was noted for having a subtle strength in predicting socio-political, economic, international affairs and many other outcomes many years before they occurred.

Notably among those was how in his dicussions with us, his relations, friends and especially international visitors including those from the United States he predicted an African will become president of the USA decades before President Barack Obama even became president. A feat of his conviction he witnessed in his lifetime.

He also fondly remembered an Ewe genius Dr. Raphael Armattoe and one of his closest friends was, a very learned scientist; physics and chemistry, Mr. Kofi Amable. He was proud of the Japanese achievements particularly the work of Dr Hideo Noguchi in Ghana.

But was also quick to detest the A-Bomb devastation on the two cities in Japan; Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He believed in the political astuteness of Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Papa could be called a political strategist but not a politician, and educationist but not a teacher.

Many will remember him by his motto; “truth and service,” to humankind. I do remember my own thoughts about him as these words ring in my ears, “hit the iron while it is hot,” and “study as if you are going to die and pray to live."

Dad's especially passionate about schools, such that he advised and helped proprietors of private schools get established in Accra. The few among them were DeYoungsters School; Nima, Barnes Memorial Schools (Institute) Accra New Town, actually started in our house at Kpehe-Caprice. What a small world!

All his life he spent his money providing medication for unfortunate families in every village that he was stationed to work, where he concentrated his efforts on "the Zongo," where children were most malnourished, suffered mostly from round worm infestation and common malaria. He was essentially concerned about undernourished and ailing kids wherever he went especially in rural areas.

His entrepreneurial exploits, caring and curative side permitted him to establish a clinic in Accra under the name Salvation Clinic. The general medical practice of the clinic was later on leased for a Dental Clinic.

He also established Dowotor Development Enterprises which was mostly a textiles (fabric; suiting and other materials, and towels) trading entity with clients coming from all over West Africa.

The Store was based in Okineshi-Accra, Accra Central located under the former headquarters of State Insurance Corporation (SIC) later to be known as Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). It was close to the pharmaceutical stores trading hub in Accra. It ceased to operate essentially due to the June 4th Revolution in 1979.

I would also say that he was very methodical and very meticulous in his love for the study of nature and the preservation of the environment. He grew seeds and gave out seedlings of almonds to farmers in Anloga and parts of the Keta District. This was at a time when salts saturation in the soils of the district was making shallot growing less lucrative.

Amongst his few friends, esteemed compatriot; the Anlo Chief Togbui Adeladze, neighbours and acquaintances were Mr S.W. Awuku-Darko and Mr Boni former ministers of State. There was the clinician nurse Mr Adjei who was always available for the family's health emergencies.

Others were Mr Fugah; a fisheries trawlers owner at Tema, Mr Boboli, a G.N.T.C. mercantile manager, Mr Morton an entrepreneur, Mr Dodoo a Mines executive, Mr Dwomoah (a Pharmaceutical entrepreneur), Mr Wormenor a poultry farmer, Police Inspector Thompson, Mr Nartey, a.k.a "Dzakato," a prisons officer.

It is also important to remember others who lived beyond Accra like Mr Tosafa, a cocoa researcher, Mr Opoku a government worker, Mr Abedu a cocoa producer and Mr Tsegah of Hector International Schools.

Also were unsang but closest acquaintances like Mr Kofi Agbemenya an entrepreneur, Mr Agudogo of Lands Department. Above all was his bossom friend Mr Cephas K. Fiagbe and 'brother'' Banini who was once a Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) photographer.

He was an agriculturist, a counselor, an entrepreneur, a historian, a philanthropist, had a high sense of prophecy, a gift for languages and a pious man.

One of the things that in his whole life I have never seen him do is, he never drank alcohol; yes a teetotaller who loved to eat all fruits and every fruit, always after meals.

It will be equally wrong to also say that he was a bad cook. Because, he just never cooked! "I've never seen him boil even water." Dad never went to the kitchen and never cooked for himself nor anyone.

One of the reasons for his dislike to be in the kitchen has been traced to his dislike for sharp knives a condition known as aichmophobia, this is also linked to the fact that he had a natural fear of blood. Although this was just a milder form of hemophobia (AE).

To the extent that it is a scary proposition to let him alone, at home without making provision for his food needs. The impact on him will seem like someone traversing a dry desert unprepared, which no one want to see happen.

He is survived by James, Emmanuel, *Patrick, Robert, Michael, Bernard, Godwin and Angela, a wife; Beatrice and 12 grandkids. *My late brother Patrick too, though passed away through a drowning incident in 1988.

My parents also lost a baby boy (Korle Bu Teaching Hospital) born after him. This episode at the hospital was under mysterious circumstances.

He lived a truly fulfilled life. May his Soul Rest in Peace!"

This tribute was added by Gifty Acheampong on 18th December 2016

"I can not believe it is a year already, oh how time fly so fast. This has kept me wondering what do we have to leave behind when we also pass on to eternity.
Where do I start? Papa, from 1926-2015  left a lot behind for us, the dash between his dates is full of of legacies for his children, his family and humanity in general. He was kind,altruistic, a devoted father not only to his children but anyone who came to him, patriotic, benevolent and last but not the least very funny to say the least.
I believe papa's memories should serve as a reminder to us that we all have a contribution to make while we are here. Papa has done his  part, the mantle has been handed over to us, let us with due diligence do the best we can."

This tribute was added by Gifty Acheampong on 14th February 2016

"Papa, Oh! what a great loss. I was looking forward to getting your chocolate and candies whenever I come back home. I was looking forward to seeing you again but I guess I am late and have miss the chance  of seeing you one more time.
Humanity for that matter those of us who had the privilege of knowing you has suffered a great loss. I for one will miss your small talks and jokes, your benevolence and your wisdom. However all is not lost, you are in a better place, and those of us left at this side of life will take solace in the fact that we will get to see you again some day. All is well and our maker knows best, who are we to challenge him. In everything we will say it is well with our soul.

"When peace like a river attendeth our way,
when sorrow like seas billows roll;
what ever our lot, he has thought us to say,
it is well, it is well with our soul."

Papa  God be with you till we meet again.
May your soul rest in peace Papa
Gifty Sename Sorkpor"

This tribute was added by Bonfas Owinga on 12th February 2016

"Rouzie and myself wish to convey our sincere and hearfelt condolences to your family.May God rest your Dad's soul in eternal Peace! Memories are treasures no one can steal."

This tribute was added by James W Doe on 9th February 2016

"Author: Isabella Lynda Hunt

My brothers and sisters, it is a great privilege to be asked by Rev Robert Doe to read this short tribute to the memory of the dearly departed Mr James Doe on behalf of the Thompson family, especially Mabel, Israel and Isaac who are close in age to Robert’s older siblings. We met Mr Doe and his family when we moved to Kpehe, a suburb of Accra, in the mid-70s. He formed a close friendship with my parents and we became extended family when father realised that he was friends with his older brother in the army.
I was saddened by the news of Mr Doe’s passing because to me it marked the end of an era.  Growing up in Kpehe, Mr Doe was a very present and significant figure in the community, offering good counsel and advice to community leaders including the local MP, Mr Awuku Darko. He was always on hand to ward off unnecessary and unwarranted attention towards my elder sister Esi and myself from the local boys; and rogue taxi drivers who tried to overcharge us would find him a tenacious adversary.
Mr Doe was a friendly man with a ready smile.  He was hardworking, running a successful poultry farm and supplying chickens to some of the top hotels in Accra.  He was not one for the 8-5, making deliveries from early in the morning and ensuring his chicken barns were secure late at night.  A caring and devoted father, he took a keen interest in the educational achievements of his own children and others.   He was a perceptive, determined and philosophical man. He had very strong views about religion and keen to stress that he had a deep faith as a catholic and prided himself on the fact that his beloved wife was educated at the prestigious Roman Catholic Convent School in Keta. My Mother and Mr Doe held long conversations on Sunday afternoons where they discussed their hopes and dreams for us.  
Israel recalls Mr Doe as very nurturing and warm towards him and his son Kofi of blessed memory, despite being aware of their activities: they were helping themselves to eggs from the farm and selling them to supplement their pocket money.  Mr Doe always ensured that he had dinner ready and gave them a lecture on being good boys.  It was the inspiring example of Mr Doe that encouraged Israel to embark on a career as salesman and entrepreneur.
Mr Doe remained a loyal friend to our family.  On reflection he has left us with an enduring legacy of strong family values, loyalty to each other and the determination to be the best that we could be. May the almighty God grant him eternal rest. Papa sode nhwiede!

Request posted by: Administrator"

This tribute was added by Kevin Palgutt on 18th January 2016

"Grand Knight James – Sharon and I, along with all your brother Knights extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.  Know that your father, although he as move on to the next life with Jesus, he still live within you and your family.  You are a wonderful tribute to his life.  May our Lord and Savior keep your father in his arms until we meet again."

This tribute was added by George Ofori on 17th January 2016

""Your family and loved ones will look back with great memories of your life and we thank God for the path you trod and the impact you made on this world. May the good Lord welcome you home and grant you eternal rest.""

This tribute was added by Prosper DOE on 16th January 2016

"Dad's Love Remains
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
They'll live on in the heart.

It is my honour to write a few words about the Late James Worlator Kwami Doe, a man I consider to be my Spiritual father and guide during my formative years.
This is a man who with his dear wife Mrs Beatrice Doe (affectionately called Daavi B) has hugely impacted lives of their children, relatives and friends positively in ways that I cannot simply express in words.

Heb 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Dr Prosper Tettey Doe UK"

This tribute was added by James W Doe on 16th January 2016

"Emeritus Professor Zenyo Ohtaka of JAPAN sent this letter and it reads;
"Dear James,

Please accept our sincere condolences. We accessed
The Background requiem was sad and spiritual.
We are surprised to find you are just like your dad.
He resembles Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
We had not met with your dad but talked on the phone when you passed the selection of studying abroad in Yamagata University.
We could not forget his voice and the dog's bark.
Best regards to your family and relatives.
Sincerely yours,

Zenyo and Atsuko""

This tribute was added by robert doe on 15th January 2016

"Papa, you are the reason for my great strides in life, my inspiration, education, love, focus and above all my Christian ethos. I am a Pastor because you taught me the ways of God. You have fought a good fight and run the race of life to divine fulfilment. Your legacy lives on and I remember your kind words of encouragement to achieve excellence in everything I do. I thank God for being a son from your loins and I carry your mandate from God to the next level by supernatural  grace. It is my prayer that your soul rest in God until the second coming of Jesus Christ, amen. Rev Robert Hamenu Kwaku Doe"

This tribute was added by Cheslyn Hewlett on 15th January 2016

"He was a source of inspiration to me whenever I visited him in his house. He brought my mind home as a father could speak to a son. He knew my late father very well, so he was like a father to me too. I will miss him so much. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Papa hedenyuie. Mawu nanor kpliwo, Amen."

This tribute was added by K Kudiabor on 14th January 2016

"May the keep you in his bossom. Thank you for the wonderful gifts you left us - your children"

This tribute was added by Charles Borromeo on 14th January 2016

"May the gentle soul of grandpa rest in perfect peace! You will be surely missed. Till we meet again, rest well grandpa."

This tribute was added by Valentina Owusu on 13th January 2016

"I am thanking God  for every  remembrance of you
because it is evident  to me that  He  who
begun His  good work in  you has brought  it to  completion.
Uncle , I  remember you  always  advised  me to take  my studies
seriously  and to  never  give  up .
Thank you for your  support and always  being there  to help.
May  your  soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ekuba Krampah on 3rd January 2016

"Aww,u will forever be missed ,a strong deciplinarian.,a candle has been quenched!!!! Rest in peace Papa"

This tribute was added by James Dziekpor on 31st December 2015

"I was named after my Grandpa, the name JAMES was given to me due to the countless impacts that Papa had on the people who leaved with him and stayed around him, including myself.
Papa's impact makes us unique wherever we find ourselves.
He taught us to always take care of the little things and the bigger things will definitely take care of themselves. The daily solving of situations had really proven to us that there's no problem without a solution. Indeed the greater problem we will be solving will be bringing back memories of Papa.
Papa is still with us."

This tribute was added by James W Doe on 31st December 2015


Dear Mr. Doe,

You have not met me yet you have given me so much!

To my eyes you have given the smile on your sons face!

To my ears you have given the laughter of your son's humor!

To my hands you have given the touch of your son's handshake!

To my mind you have given the wisdom of your son's thoughts!

To my heart you have given the warmth of your son's joy!

Good job!

For if I am to know you through only one Son I am to know you immensely! Your rings of influence have penetrated through the testament time and distance.

Good job!

You will be missed!

I bid you a peace to the journey of The Next!

With all respect,
                    -Adam C. Young"

This tribute was added by Francis Kudjoe on 30th December 2015

"A mighty tree has fallen but your deeds will be remembered forever.  Uncle Doe was full of wisdom, was kind, patient and full of great family values.  You will be missed very much.  May your soul Rest In Perfect Peace."

This tribute was added by Dzidzor Banini on 30th December 2015

"Uncle, indeed you were my source of inspiration. You were a true brother to my late mother, whose kind words about you encouraged me to get closer to you. When I did you never failed me. My vacation stop overs were always memorable. You provided hot meals even at 2:00 a.m. in readiness for anyone who might knock at your home any time day or night. I can continue to write pages about your kindness, selflessness, family cohesiveness, patriotism and nationalism. You never stopped thinking of the comfort and creative ways of improving the lives of your fellow tribesmen (Anlos). You will indeed forever be missed. Fare thee well. "Hede nyuie"."

This tribute was added by Raymond Senayah on 28th December 2015

"Angie,  my sympathies to you & the Doe daily.  May the old man's soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Benjamin DOTSEY on 27th December 2015

"Mr Doe we usually call him is a very strong father,an intellectual with a very high repute,a good christian,a disciplinarian,a teacher and any good attribute one can possibly give.We your children will greatly miss.But the lord knows better why this should happen.Our prayer is for the lord to place you at a better place.May the lord place you well.From Benjamin Dotsey the son of the late Mr John Kofi Yesulomalor Dotsey of Ashaiman"

This tribute was added by Cosmas Terkemuure on 25th December 2015

"Mr. Doe was a storehouse of wisdom and vast experience that I kept drawing from. His passing has come as a big blow. May his selfless service to humanity be rewarded with eternal rest on the bosom of Lord. My condolences to Angela and the entire family. Rest in peace Papa."

This tribute was added by Sitso Fiadjoe on 24th December 2015

"Fare thee well Papa. You will forever be in our hearts. Hede nyuie..Dzudzor le nutifafa m3"

This tribute was added by Nan Brann on 23rd December 2015

"So sorry for your loss, James, my love and condolences are sent to you and your family ,may his soul RIP in the lord."

This tribute was added by Francisca Madui Doe on 23rd December 2015

"Papa, your death has robbed the family of a great treasure. You played your part very well in this life and your impact to us is indelible. Memories of your attributes will forever be remembered. We your children have no other choice than to say farewell. We pray that the good Lord will grant you Eternal Peace. Papa, hede nyuiee!!!."

This tribute was added by Francisca Madui Doe on 23rd December 2015

"Papa, your death has robbed the family of a great treasure. You played  your part very well in this life and your impact to us is indelible. Memories of your treasured attributes will forever be remembered. We your children have no other choice than to say:   farewell, we pray that the good lord grant you Eternal Peace. Papa hede nyuiee!!!."

This tribute was added by Lawson Doe on 22nd December 2015

"Not only did you teach me the essence of giving, you also nurtured me and taught me some basic principles of life. One of which has been my guide is to "take care of the little things and the bigger ones will take care of themselves". My few months of staying with you does give me great joy as not being a time just spent with my Grand Dad, but a time well spent with my teacher, historian, father, friend and an experienced Ghanaian who did not only live in it but the nation passed through You. You are indeed a Hero, a Legend and My Blessing. May your Soul mot only Rest in Perfect Peace but may it also Rejoice as you join the Faithful in HEAVEN..
Rest in Peace SIR!!
Rest in Peace Grand Dad!!!
Rest in Peace Papa!! You will always and forever be in our HEARTS.. We Love you!"

This tribute was added by Pauline Thompson on 22nd December 2015

"May your soul rest in perfect  peace  dad I know u are  in a better  place love u dad"

This tribute was added by Faisal Sumaila on 22nd December 2015

"To God we belong and to Him we shall all return. Rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Dzigbogi Ahuma on 22nd December 2015

"Dear papa. You were a  huge blessing to us. You inspired us with your kind words and you were so experienced that you always had stories to share with us on various life issues. We shall forever miss your interesting stories.
Yours was a life well lived. We were blessed to have you.
Fare thee well. Your pieces of advice will guide us always. Sleep in the bossom of the almighty"

This tribute was added by Richie Fenteng on 22nd December 2015

"May the Lord be with you on your final journey home. You left behind great children to carry on your legacy !!"

This tribute was added by David Lewis on 22nd December 2015

"Your life continues through your son.  Thank you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Archer on 22nd December 2015

"To lose a loved one is the hardest thing to bare. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love,Trust and Loyalty."

This tribute was added by Michael O'Bar on 22nd December 2015

"May the Lord take you into his heavenly home where you will have everlasting joy, and may your family members be comforted by the memories of all that you did to show your love for them."

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