Joseph Ndzelen Wirlen
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 13, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    Kumbo, North West, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Nov 12, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Bamenda, North West, Cameroon
Let the memory of Pa Joseph Wirlen be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved Daddy, Joseph Wirlen, 71, born on September 13, 1941 and passed away on November 12, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wirlen Aver Lucas on 11th November 2014

"Pa Wirlen,
As we remember you this day of your passing on, to me you are not really gone. Your wise words of counsel, astute and positive approach even in the tempest storms  keep resonating in my mind, it is the food that nourish us. That's a pointer, that all is not lost with your demise as the family moves on despite your transition. We pray that you continue to intercede for us for your going was an annihilation like in the book of wisdom.
Pa pray for the family you left behind that unity and peace shall strive amongst us till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by beryl tufon on 13th September 2014

"May your soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus name I pray. Amen"

This tribute was added by tatsi junior zaah on 15th April 2014

"grand pa pls grit grand ma for me bye"

This tribute was added by tatsi junior zaah on 15th April 2014

"grand pa ,grand pa i call but no one answers .just laying there with his eyes closed .I really missed u and all the gud moments we had together"

This tribute was added by tatsi zaah on 15th April 2014

"we miss u"

This tribute was added by Dyka Robert on 14th April 2014

"granddady we miss you"

This tribute was added by Regi Mary Mbifngwen on 12th November 2013

"Loving Father,
With the misery of death, listen to our prayer as we remember our uncle on the anniversary of his death. We thank you for the good things you have done among us by his life and example.
Grant that he may rejoice with you in heaven, as we journey to your kingdom. Keep us faithful in following the way of Jesus
that we may live in your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 12th November 2013

"happy  birthday granddaddy  i  miss  you  soooooooooooooooooo   much
so i made  a  song  happy birthday  granddaddy  happy  birthday  by
the  way  how  old  are  you?kelly  is  8   i  am 6  kiki  is  3  and  if you don't
know  kiki  mom  had  another  one  after  me.by ryan"

This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 12th November 2013

"happy anniversary granddaddy  miss you so much.

from:Kelly Wirlen"

This tribute was added by JUSTUS NSAI NSAME on 12th November 2013


This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 12th November 2013

"As we continue to pray for the dead during this month of November, we remember today especially the passing into eternity of our beloved Dad. We remain grateful to all those who have been supportive as we bear the deep wound, may the Good Lord continue to bless you all abundantly..I enjoin all to continue to pray for him and the faithful departed, until we shall all meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by regina fonye on 12th November 2013

"Happy Anniversary dear Brother.Greet all for us especially Yaah who just recently joined you all.Pray for us all as we continue to pray for you as well.Rest in Perfect peace till we meet again."

This tribute was added by mercy kuah on 12th November 2013

"Oh, how time flies!Exactly one year and some more have rejoined you in eternal rest Uncle.May the lord take good care of you all, as you also look down upon us from above.Hopefully you are all singing with the angels as we commemorate the anniversay of your transition.Eternal rest to you and all our dearly departed ."

This tribute was added by Wirlen Aver Lucas on 12th November 2013

"Pa rest in Peace till we meet to part no more.Our Hearts are forever with you.We know you have gone to intercede for us.Love You Daddy."

This tribute was added by elvis bonglam on 18th September 2013

"we will continue to remember you Dad in our prayers hai to ken,lucas,raymond,boigha,yaya and ben"

This tribute was added by Kate Tanji on 14th September 2013

"Miss you Uncle! You know this already as I know you can read my mind. All I continue to ask and pray for, is that our almighty God and father  should take you in to the realm of his Glory, if he has not already done so."

This tribute was added by mercy kuah on 14th September 2013

"May the angels surround you in heavenly peace as we mark yet another important day in your remembrance.Happy Bday Uncle"

This tribute was added by JUSTUS NSAI NSAME on 14th September 2013

"Its hard for me to celebrate this one
LORD have mercy on him"

This tribute was added by Laura Tufon on 13th September 2013


This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 13th September 2013

"Happy   birthday   I  hope  god  takes  care   of  you  i  miss  you  from    Ryan."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 13th September 2013

"happy birthday grandaddy,miss you and grandma. from your granduagther Kelly."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 13th September 2013

"Papa Happy Birth day. We shall continue to thank the Good Lord for your life on earth well spent."

This tribute was added by Wirlen Aver Lucas on 13th September 2013

"Dear Dad,
As your birthday is being celebrated may you continue to guide us in the ways of the gospel and the saints.We celebrate this year in your absence but your spirit still lives on.May we be guided in the ways of the Lord.
Ruth& Lucas"

This tribute was added by Dr. Bernadette Njeuma on 23rd December 2012

"Dear Joe, Sorry it took such a long time to discover this memorial website. I feel a special sadness at the loss of a very dear friend. I remember first meeting you when I was sent to CCAS Kumba as a young graduate from college. We forged an immediate connection as colleagues that blossomed into a wonderful platonic friendship over the years. I will miss you dearly. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by ruth nyang on 13th December 2012

"To the Wirlen family;As you prepare to say goodbye to your dad, mere words may offer little comfort at this tragic time but know that my deepest feeling of sympathy lies with you all. The measure of a life well lived is not how much one has or what possessions they have accumulated but rather the lives they have touched- such was the life of your dad! May God comfort you with His strength"

This tribute was added by yefon isabelle on 10th December 2012

"It was the shocking news, that brought tears And you made me remember what it was like to cry. On that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go, so He took your life away,
And everyone felt the pain, the pain that you had been suffering for so long. It's harder than I ever thought life could be without you. So the family will always think of you,"

This tribute was added by elvis bonglam on 6th December 2012

"words cannot really explain this tragic loss pa wirlen rest in perfect peace my condolence to shey luc,ken raymond, ya ,boi and ben"

This tribute was added by Samuel Akale on 2nd December 2012

"Far beyond the horizon the human eyes can see and envisage  the spectrum of the Mr.Joseph Wirlen's heaven bound soul in full flight.The amazing legacy of exceptional goodness he has left behind will never be interred but will forever live in
In us all.You had the best and beauty of the human spirit glowing in you.We were all engulfed by your kindness"

This tribute was added by Gillian Fomba on 30th November 2012

"Dear Uncle,God's way is the best. Death knocks again and we find ourselves asking why us. Uncle Joe as he was fondly called, you were a gentle kind and loving dad,uncle & brother, and that will b my memory of you. Didn't stop by for our brief hello and bye during my last visit.It's the work of God, we will miss you dearly but you must answer the call of the almighty which is above all. RIP"

This tribute was added by odette chigui on 30th November 2012

"Ray I know the pain your are going trut now. words can not explain it all.
papa may your soul rest in peace. don,t forget your children."

This tribute was added by Flaure Lekane on 30th November 2012

"Papa, tous les jours de ta vie, tu as toujours œuvré pour semer l’amour autour de toi. Aujourd’hui, tu es encore plus présent dans nos cœurs et dans tes œuvres. Puisse le Seigneur Dieu d’Amour et de miséricorde t’accueillir dans sa demeure. Repose en  paix."

This tribute was added by Chantal Bongfen on 29th November 2012

"My heartfelt sympathy to Ray,Ken Lu,Yaya, Boi and Ben.no one can understand your pain or sorrow,but the good lord we serve has the anwers to all your worries.he,s gone to join his wife in a better land .his mission on earth has been accomplished, but forever  shall his love and life lives and reign in our hearts.continue to look after us all till we meet to part no more.Rest In Peace Dad"

This tribute was added by Killian Ngong on 26th November 2012

"Pa, you were a great principal and educator. You taught me manners! Have a good journey."

This tribute was added by Pamela Wirlen on 25th November 2012

""A place is vacant in our hearts which no one else  can fill. After the heartaches and silent tears, we will always have a beautiful memory of you.Your personality is one thing we will miss, the warm welcome, the wisdom,etc .KK,Ry and Kiki are already missing the phone talks and laughter . We know you have gone to a better place and will sure find true happiness. Goodbye Daddy.""

This tribute was added by Laura Tufon on 25th November 2012

"RAYMOND, KEN, GISELE, YAYA, LUCAS, BEN and all your kids, a big, big, big ASHIA! I can imagine how you all feel at this moment, coming to think of the lofty plans you had for your father? I am so happy i was able to be of service to you all as i delivered that very important mail to him on my return. He appreciated you all and was so happy for your plans. Be happy for he is happy.!"

This tribute was added by Kate Tanji on 25th November 2012

"Since I received the sad news that my uncle had passed, the thoughts of him has hardly left my mind. I spent part of my secondary school years with my uncle and his beautiful family. My uncle was so gentle softly spoken. He was the stuff gentle men are made of and he is a rare specie.

I am so happy and proud that he was part of my family."

This tribute was added by Joe Wirba on 24th November 2012

"Oh Uncle Joe Wirlen, i came to know you as a family member when i was your student in GHS Kumbo. Little Boygha and Yaya and sister Kate kept the link. You were the main bond in the Shamwun's family. Calm, soft spoken, you coordinated the family your own way. Now that you are gone, what about our planned meeting with Yaah sist. We are still looking forward to you. A Dieu Uncle we miss you."

This tribute was added by Derica Nfor on 24th November 2012

""Oh Pa Wirlen, a very closed friend to my late dad. I know he has joined his friend and both of them are now resting in the Lord. A man of soft words and smiles always when speaking. I still have my hands in the air because i shook hands with Pa a week before his death. Pa, may all the hosts of heaven send their hands in the sky as they ansciously wait to receive you in JESUS's name.""

This tribute was added by Geraldine Che Muluh on 22nd November 2012

"Ray, Ken,Lulu,Yaya,Boigha and Ben, Pa Wirlen went like a candle in the wind but the Good Lord is still there to protect you all. Pa may not be here physically but we all know he is with you in spirit. I pray that the Almighty God will bless you with the strength and comfort you need at this time. Pa Wirlen rest in peace in the Lord's bossom and say hello to Mammy Wirlen. Adieu!!"

This tribute was added by mercy kuah on 22nd November 2012

"Dear Raymond,Kenneth,Lucas,Yaya,Boigha & Ben,words alone can't ease your pain or replace your dad.We are all so sorry for this sudden departure of Uncle.We hope you can find some peace in the fact that we are standing by you during these dark moments and also more importantly Pa is at peace now with the Lord,Mom and all those who have gone ahead.He'll always be your angel so stay strong!!!"

This tribute was added by regina fonye on 22nd November 2012

"Dear brother,I was looking forward to seeing you again early December but little did I know that God had other plans for you.As you left peacefully in your sleep to the other side, may you equally rest peacefully with the Lord for eternity.We are sure God has rejoined you with the rest of the family.Our hearts are broken but God's will be done.We miss you dearly.Ma Reggie and Fonye Family"

This tribute was added by Kihkishiy Lawrence on 22nd November 2012

"Pa Wirlen, One month before you left, I promised you a goat as an apology for the numerous trips I had undertaken thru Bamenda without stopping by to say hello. I am sad that our discussions about your worries at the embassy could end this way. I leave the rest of the talking till when I will meet Lucas, Ken or Raymond and their families. I celebrate your life, I do not mourn . Farewell."

This tribute was added by Charlie Meye on 22nd November 2012

"Please accept our most sincere condolences for the loss of our dad, Pa Wirlen. Wishing you peace within and wisdom to know you are surrounded by light even when it feels dark."

This tribute was added by Vivian Enone-Diobe on 22nd November 2012

"Raymond and Family,
Those we love don’t go away. Papa will walk beside you every day unseen, unheard, but always near. Papa will be missed but he will always remain very dear. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Peace, prayers, and blessings to you and your family at this very difficult time! May God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Raymond Ven-verla on 21st November 2012

"Dad I knew you were to go one day but never thought it was going to be that soon and unexpectedly.You always requested that I take the leadership role of the whole family even though you were still there.I accepted knowing that you will guide me through but now where are you?I am lost in the middle of the ocean but I have that faith and conviction that you and mum are watching over us. RIP"

This tribute was added by Joyce Ntoh Yuh on 21st November 2012

"You were always there during our family gatherings and we will forever miss you 'pa Wirlen'.We know you are now sharing in the royalty of God's kingdom.May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Thomas Nsongka on 20th November 2012

"Pah, I wouldn't really say I spoke to you all your life but I very well remember ALWAYS sitting behing you in Church at St John's Church Foncha Street for the 2nd Mass.Fare thee well, for certain you are resting in the Lord's bossom."

This tribute was added by Delphine Yemafouo on 20th November 2012

"Pah, ton étoile brillante s’est éteinte, mais brillera toujours. Tu n’as cessé de répandre autour de toi joie, bonheur, le souci de l’autre, ceci appuyé par l’amour naturel que tu as reçu du Seigneur, trop beau que le Seigneur n’a voulu que tout se termine en beauté comme cela a été le cas de notre Seigneur Jésus « il est bon d’espérer le salut du Seigneur en silence ». Reposes en paix."

This tribute was added by John Neba on 19th November 2012

"I have never met you Pa but seeing your Picture I conclude you were a man who always kept people laughing as your son Kenneth did to us in BIROKOL. May the cheerfulness which surrounded you here on earth surround you in the bosom of Abraham in Heaven. Physically, we will miss you but the cheerfulness will be remembered forever. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Joyce Sah on 19th November 2012

"Goodbye Pa Wirlen, u left a Legacy as a Father and Educator.May the good Lord welcome u in his Kingdom and console ur kids in this time of pain.I will play for u while lighting ur candle "Time to say goodbye " from Andrea Bocelli. Till we meet to part no more. RIP"

This tribute was added by Yungri Veshu on 19th November 2012

"Hi Ray and Family..
We join you in celebrating the life, and keeping in memory the joyful relationships developed over the years by your mother and now your father. I use this moment to assure you we may not take away your pain, but remind you to remain hopeful for God surely always provides the comfort you need in years to come."

This tribute was added by Pa Bime on 19th November 2012

"We  love you  most  but  the Almighty loves you best"

This tribute was added by Wirlen Aver Lucas on 19th November 2012

"Fare de well Pah words cannot explain your departure,It is only in  such moments that we  discover that all the world a stage everybody is merely a player."

This tribute was added by Wirlen Aver Lucas on 19th November 2012

"Tribute to my Fallen Heron and Icon  Shey Wirlen Joseph Ndzelen.13/09/12-12/11/12

What is life? The definition is found in the sum total of your lifestyle here on earth. Writing a Eulogy for you Dad is a semblance of Alfred Lord Tennyson writing about the death of his Friend Haarlem. You remain an epitome of virtue and the central bolt of family unity. Your fear of God, generosity, forsightedness"

This tribute was added by JUSTUS NSAI NSAME on 19th November 2012

"Daddy we all love you but the creator loves you more.May your soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by eugen ngufor on 19th November 2012

"Words are not enough to express the sadness I feel...  My deepest sympathy to the entire family."

This tribute was added by Boniface(Ngonyama Ka Brooklyn) Wewe on 18th November 2012

"My condolences to the Wirlen family on the loss of Papa Wirlen.Your family is God fearing and I add my prayers to your faith that will sustain you as you mourn.Luckily, we are reminded by the scriptures/book of Matthew that 'He came to have life and have it abundantly and though we shall die, we shall live!".Pah is in the great world beyond living that abundant life.Hamba Kahle(RIP)-Pah!!!"

This tribute was added by Evelyn Ngwa on 18th November 2012

"Pa Joe, we will all miss you. Thank you for instilling in us as children the wisdom of life. That was the best gift that you gave us. I now understand why you did that. This was your way to prepare us for this day Nov. 12, 2012.
God be with you. God bless the rest of the family."

This tribute was added by Fonju Derick on 18th November 2012

"May the gentle and peaceful soul of Papa rest in perfect peace. And papa don't forget to greet mami for us all. Don't forget your children left behind with wounded Hearts."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Wirlen on 16th November 2012

"Our hearts are all sour as we come to terms with the passing into eternity of our beloved Dad, Joseph Ndzelen Wirlen. Like a lightening that strikes and hits its target, yes we are really hit. Lord, may you grant us the strength to bare this void as we struggle on until we shall meet Mom and Dad to part no more, Daddy Fare thee well."

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