John Asongwe Tanyi
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 20, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Jul 30, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Bamenda, Cameroon
Pa John Tanyi, your precious memories linger in our hearts forever. Great is our Lord and mighty in power, his understanding has no limit. Psalm 147:5

This memorial website was created in memory of our precious, Loving father, husband, brother, uncle , cousin, grand dad ,Pa John Asongwe Tanyi who passed away on July 30, 2013. Pa John Tanyi, you live in our hearts forever.

Upcoming  Event:

Dear Family  & Friends,

Please join us on August 3rd ,2014  @  1 p.m.

For a one year memorial service to honor and celebrate

 the life of our father John Asongwe Tanyi. 

Come share your memories of  Pa John Tanyi.

Reception to follow memorial service at the, 

Tanyi's compound 

Sisia Quarter Nkwen -Bamenda


Funeral Program:

Thursday September 12, 2013:  Funeral opens.

Friday September 13, 2013:  Wake keeping at the Tanyi's compound.  

Saturday September 14, 2013:

8:a.m- Removal of corpse from the Bamenda mortuary.  

9:00a.m- Church service at the Nkwen Baptist Church Bamenda.

11:00a.m- Return to the Tanyi's Residence for  viewing. 

3:00p.m-Burial at the Tanyi's compound.  

 Followed by Refreshment

Sunday September 15, 2013:

10:a.m- Thanksgiving Service at Nkwen Baptist Church Bamenda.

Thank you dinner at the Tanyi's Compound. 

Condolences can be sent to:

The Tanyi's Family (USA)
13428 Maxella Avenue.
Marina Del Rey #418
CA 90292
Gillian Tanyi
Assurance Tanyi  

Union  Tanyi

The Tanyi's Family (Cameroon)
Sisia Quarter Nkwen Bamenda

Mrs Frida Tanyi

Scripture Tanyi 

Ridge Tanyi

Dish Tanyi                








Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Assurance Tanyi on 23rd October 2017

"Weh....... Papa, we  are missing you. Life is not the same without you. May God protect and keep you & Mokom, till we meet again.
  Missing you so much.

This tribute was added by Assurance Tanyi on 19th September 2017

"Weh, Papa, I know you are not gone. You live in each and everyone  of your Children daily.. You named us from the bottom of your heart in a meaningful  way.  Gillian, Assurance, Union, Scripture, Ridgr,Dish.  You even  created the word Guards from the first letters of our names and named your dog.  You were a man with purpose. A Hero who impacted his Community in a great way,  Especially  the Banjah. Community that was so dear to your heart .You made sure Health,Food,  Education for  your children was your priority .And you also sent your children to the most prestigious  schools in Cameroon. You were a great father. I am who , I am today because of your teachings. You taught us how to fish and not be lazy and dependent on others. Thank you so much for your time on earth here with us. I remember when you missed your flight from Cameroon to UK because you insisted to come see me in Saker before you leave. Ooh Papa, how I miss you .We are maintaining your legacy and  will never drift away  from your wish/will. We are providing Mami ( my mother) the support she needs in your absence. My brother  Ridge just joined you.  I believe you both are in a better place. Papa, please  continue to be our guiding Angel  on earth . May you and Mokom's  soul    continue to rest in peace. We love and miss you both dearly. .....
Daughter 2(D2) as you always call me."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 30th July 2016

"Papa I can not sleep without you."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 30th July 2016

"Dad you inspired me.I will count my blessings."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 14th September 2015

"Dad we your children  still keep  the legacy you left behind with honor,one spirit  and dignity.We know  you watch us although we meet  trials  and temptations.You made us great  and  proud of you.I think of you in your words,"I and My Father are one".Dad your spirit  linger  around us.Your six GUARDS love you."

This tribute was added by Gilly Tanyi on 31st July 2015

"" Papa na pap"? We know where you are, we hear your voice, you were too special to be here, I wonder what part of the choir you belong to, you always sang it all, you never had a match, such courage, such strength, such kindness I have not seen since you moved.
    Unmatched talents, you impacted every life you came across, wanting the best of man. You could not be appreciated here enough. I know you watched that glorious day in 2013 and all the beautiful attendees. I was amazed myself. Whao!! papa did you meet and greet those thousands ? No wonder you had to move to a special place of higher grounds .
  I know it's only by invitation. Death is not the word but that you ascended into the most high place. It is only by YOU GOD that this is possible. We donot count days and years anymore, we are busy with our endless funny,silly,educative, just wonderful memories of you. I remember you told me that money does not grow on trees. Reciting all my times table infront of you till i got it right paid off. The best teacher any student ever had. Thank you for doing your best.You were simply the best father any child can have. I can go on and on. You know I love you papa and your Legacy lives on."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 21st June 2015

"Dad  Happy Fathers Day.You are the best of fathers.You had all the wisdom,training,education,good health,etc that you offered and inspired us,the world at large.Your legacy as a father live forever.We still and always remember  you.A dieu."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 30th May 2015

"John 10;30. 'I and My Father are one'. Dad you made us proud and you were so loving that we your children owe you a lot.We will forever live by your teachings and ways.You were the best we looked to.We are strong and know that you live with us in spirit as you promised.We miss and love you  Dad."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 20th October 2014


This tribute was added by Gilly Tanyi on 31st July 2014

"Dear Papa
It is just a year since you went to rest. We feel your love in abundance and know that you are in a perfect place. We share our everyday memories of you that brings a lot of laughter. We uphold your words and feel so blessed that you were our father. Your every response to our questions then and now keeps us laughing. We are greatful to God for the time we spent together. Thank you for being the best. We always love you and will make you proud. My loving and daring father, I greatly admired you!!! It me G1, Abu Akwen as you always called me."

This tribute was added by union tanyi on 7th March 2014

"From union.my father was the Joseph that was sold but He had a dream.Were ever you are lovely Dady, we remember you and will not forget what you told us about the world.Be strong."

This tribute was added by BI MIRABEL on 21st October 2013

""Accept my heartfelt condolence'.I pray the good Lord rest his peace upon the family. Your father, husband, son, uncle, brother and friend remains a candle light."

This tribute was added by Blaze Keng on 21st September 2013

"Daddy you have run your race and won. I know you are in perfect peace now meaning you conquered death. As a father, you have just gone ahead to prepare a better place for us. Thank You for sharing your love to all and your always handsome smile to us. I pray those you left behind should fine a place in their heart to believe and accept that you didn't die but  moved to the room next door"

This tribute was added by Elvis "Zoziz" Ngayi on 12th September 2013

"We are sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
May the memories of Daddy John Asongwe Tanyi help you find peace."

This tribute was added by Derick Sullivan Lobga on 3rd September 2013

"RIP Daddy"

This tribute was added by El Rolone on 3rd September 2013

"RIP papa"

This tribute was added by Kevo D on 3rd September 2013

"I Love you so Much Peter L Legacy but God Loves you The Most R.I.P And Prepared A place for me"

This tribute was added by Bernord Par La on 3rd September 2013

"RIP Our Legend"

This tribute was added by Gis Faith on 2nd September 2013

"It was our father,but the lord God loved him more than we do, no more crying because he is at the right hand of God"

This tribute was added by Cho Adeline on 2nd September 2013

"Some times in life I feel like certain things happen to others but when it meets U at ur door steps it feels like .... I cant belive pa is now called death. But if nature says so.then we cant do nothing. We will miss him but we wish his soul a peaceful rest .its a path that each and everyone of us will follow"

This tribute was added by Mofa Comfort on 2nd September 2013

"Oh my God. Death you keep taking our love ones away. Pa was a good man and a good friend to my family. Honestly my heart is broken and filled with fear, sorrow. We love you Pa and my your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ngelo Mbawa on 2nd September 2013

"May his soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Uriello Nwanchan on 2nd September 2013


This tribute was added by Kenneth Ndikum on 2nd September 2013

"God gives and takes. So its his time let him REST IN PEACE. MY CONDOLENCE"

This tribute was added by Sean Emmanuel Tiove on 2nd September 2013

"Accept my condolence and we will join you in prayers and in morning so that the soul of your beloved father will rest in the peace of the lord"

This tribute was added by Bryan Hansome on 2nd September 2013


This tribute was added by Ulrisch Beni Tchakounte on 2nd September 2013

"GOD knows why this has happened.Just give him the glory"

This tribute was added by Ivo Ngwa on 2nd September 2013

"May his soul rest in perfect peace. Accept my condolence."

This tribute was added by Achidi Fanda Maruis on 2nd September 2013

"May his soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Blaze Keng on 1st September 2013

"RIP Daddy. My deepest sympathies are with the Tanyis at this moment.I pray for God's comfort to touch you people over the loss of Dad."

This tribute was added by Delphine Anni on 28th August 2013

"RIP Daddy, you will forever be remembered"

This tribute was added by Delphine Fon on 28th August 2013

"pls accept my condolences Assurance. May he RIP."

This tribute was added by Bal Splash on 28th August 2013

"My condolences Assurance"

This tribute was added by Daisy Viyuoh on 28th August 2013

"Call to glory M. Tanyi is the will of God ,rest in peace and you continue from beyond to straighten you beautiful family in Jesus name Amen .You have gone to prepare a place for us. remember the good time saker sisters remember the good times and celebrate it. IT IS WELL IN JESUS NAME. Amen again"

This tribute was added by Bernice Mufor on 28th August 2013

"My dear Assurance sorry for the loss. I was deeply saddened by the news of Dad’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May the Good Lord strengthen you and the family at this difficult moment. HE will live on in our memories forever"

This tribute was added by Chinda Pasqual on 28th August 2013

"Accept my condolences girl, take heart and be strong. It is never easy but it is a call that every one must answer. May the good Lord give you and your family strength and courage to go through this period. may his gentle soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Nyong Mutia on 28th August 2013

"I am so sorry and I want you to know I am thinking of you and what you and your family must be going through right now. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.RIP"

This tribute was added by Valentine Eboa Kenah on 28th August 2013

"Rip Amen.The lord God will continue to guide you and your entire family"

This tribute was added by Christiana Mokosso on 28th August 2013

"Assurance take heart oh sister may his soul RIP"

This tribute was added by Nene Akwar on 28th August 2013

"My heartfelt condolences during this moment of loss. May the joy n love he gave you radiate throughout your life always. May he rest in perfect peace with God."

This tribute was added by Mankaa Fombad on 28th August 2013

"Assurance my condolences at the loss of ur Dad,as u say God loved him even more. We sometimes do not understand why our loved ones have to leave us when they do but knowing God knows why kind of comforts us. May God comfort u and urs at this time of ur loss."

This tribute was added by Koti Whitney on 28th August 2013

"you were a great man and will forever be remembered"

This tribute was added by Achu Abungong on 27th August 2013

"Hello Aghene.....Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you and your family are very close in every thought and prayers that we make...... My heartfelt condolence"

This tribute was added by Christine Achu Anoma on 26th August 2013

"May our good Lord comfort you and the family and give you the strength to see this through. Blessings Always"

This tribute was added by Esther Lyonga on 26th August 2013

"Take heart and may his soul RIP"

This tribute was added by Ma Edith on 26th August 2013

"May his gentle soul rest in Peace. I pray that The Lord will comfort you and give you strength to take you through this difficult time"

This tribute was added by Regina Muluh Nchinda on 26th August 2013

"My dearest sister,it was really a shock to me.When things like this happen just calm down and look to the LORD.My heart felt condolence first to you and all your siblings.God will show u the way.Pa,RIP.We loved you but God loved you more."

This tribute was added by Bi Tadzong-Fomundam on 26th August 2013

"Do the right thing, at the right time and at the right place.A powerful memory from many years back when my very own uncle taught me in G.S. Atuakom.I was scared to death in his class because as one of his sister's children,I was held to a very high standard in his classroom.I could not get away with one tenth of the things my other classmates got away with. Death has snatched Pa away.May he RIP"

This tribute was added by Mofor Doris on 26th August 2013

"What a great sorrow and lost. we pray that his soul rest in perfect peace.Accept my condolence sis. May God give you strength to go thru this all. stay blessed sis"

This tribute was added by Tina Quinta on 26th August 2013

"My dearest friend, I want you to know that, those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Thinking of you at this time of loss, may it make your sorrow easier to bear, knowing there are others who understand and care. With heartfelt sympathy. Assurance, you are in my prayers, take heart!!"

This tribute was added by Tamon johnson on 26th August 2013

"May your Soul RIP Pa John Tanyi. You will forever be remembered in our minds because of your Legacy of love, togetherness, always giving and advicing families. Al these things were not invain. My condolence to the family"

This tribute was added by Judith Foyabo on 25th August 2013

"Dear Assurance,
May you and your family be comforted at this time of mourning. Please accept our sympathy, may you dad's soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Negah Prisca Andangfung on 24th August 2013

"Any body who has grown up in the neighbourhood of sisia quarters will know daddy John Tanyi was a loving dad, alway wanting all his sisia children to grow up in the right way, May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Daddy we will 4eva miss you"

This tribute was added by Belinda Bershu Nkaime on 24th August 2013

"God will give you strenghth.remember your dad left with u a legacy of love and caring and brought up a wonderful family.As much as we mourn we must celebrate the life of a great man.A man who knew the values of protecting and instilling love in his children.A man who cared for other kids and made them men.my dear don't cry."

This tribute was added by Aneane foncham on 24th August 2013

"Accept my heartfelt condolence. He will forever be missed. I still remember Mr John A Tanyi as my sister's teacher in Atuakom Bamenda. A great teacher and mentor."

This tribute was added by stan batcha on 24th August 2013

"It breaks my heart to learn that you passed away. You were a great, teacher and a personal friend to me. You loved your kids so much until I knew their names without knowing them. Had I known, I would have reconnected with you again to say thank you and spend some moments with you, to enjoy your high sense of humor. RIP"

This tribute was added by Elvis Shu Nchotu on 24th August 2013

"It came unannounced like a thunderbolt, but you have to be strong. God certainly thought it was best it happens this way. My deep and sincere condolences to you all."

This tribute was added by Kisob Patience on 23rd August 2013

"My dear Grand uncle and Son, u will forever be missed by me and everyone u were dear to. I am still shocked by your sudden departure but i know God knows why! I regret postponing my intentions to visit you, but i thank God u have gone to rest from this cruel world. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace! I LOVE U"

This tribute was added by Mandah Phillicia on 20th August 2013

"We have only memories of the good times we have had together but your spirit will live on in our hearts. You will not be so happy if you knew what each of us is going through. I know God had a better plan for you and you are watching over us as you always did. RIP Dad"

This tribute was added by Scripture Tanyi on 20th August 2013

"The sadness still remains in me, but the joy in the memories is so dear that it gently pushes aside the sadness. With me always are the wonderful memories and these memories will helped to shape my character and morals. A special face, A special smile, A special someone I cant replace. It’s Gods Wish and may he hold you in the palm of his hands.

This tribute was added by ruby gibas on 20th August 2013

"Be strong My friend, your Dad is now in good hand. My deepest symphaties are with you and your family at this time of grieving. I am praying for you to have peace and strenght at this time."

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