Gone Too Soon,
Gone but not Forgotten
  • 48 years old
  • Born on December 23, 1966 .
  • Passed away on April 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to Kris. May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kris Kanu, 48, born on December 23, 1966 and passed away on April 14, 2015. We will remember him forever.

He is survived by his mother, his wife, his siblings and his two beautiful children. 

Posted by Irene Egbu on 14th April 2018
K!, its already 3 years now, yet it feels like yesterday. it is still difficult to accept the fact that you no longer dwell amongst men. Well! such is the way of the living. We have no choice than to accept the fact. I pray that the almighty God in His mercy will keep you resting in Perfect Peace until the glorious day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest in the Lord, Kris! Rest in the Lord!
Posted by Kate Iroegbu on 8th January 2018
I should be wishing you a happy belated birthday if you were alive but despite you are no more doesn't stop the fact that you deserve to be appreciated. Rest in peace Kris.
Posted by Irene Egbu on 24th December 2017
K! Today would have marked your 51st birthday but instead of your birthday celebration and prayers for more years, I am praying that you have a sound sleep in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ to wake up along with other sleeping saints on that great day of our Lord, Jesus Christ when we shall all live and reign with Him; to die no more. Rest in Perfect Peace, K!
Posted by Okey Onuoha on 14th April 2017
My brother and friend, I can't believe it's been two years already you left us! Sometimes I run into people who ask me where you have been. I still struggle with answering that you are no more with us. It's still tough accepting that KK is no more, but we must keep moving on till we meet again. RIP
Posted by Irene Egbu on 14th April 2017
K, It is already two years now since you went to be with the Lord! Waaoo! The shock and disbelief of this your sudden departure is all still fresh in my heart!! mmmhh! years are indeed nothing but numbers. I thought of you today as always and made a special prayer for you. Your period here was really very short but we cannot question God. You were a nice gentleman with a good heart, I know that no man can ever be perfect in his ways and so I pray once again, 'That the good Lord Jesus Christ, whose Death and Resurrection we are celebrating in this season will not leave your soul in the grave, I pray that you will see His beautiful face at the pearly gate and you would be received into His resting place waiting for His coming back to reign over us all as King'. K! May your sleep be sound and peaceful until that day, when we all shall meet and reign with Jesus Christ. Rest! my dear K! and keep resting in the Lord Jesus Christ!!
Posted by Irene Egbu on 23rd December 2016
K! Today is your birthday, i thought of you specially this day as always. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace till we meet again at the grand feast of our Lord Jesus Christ. Asleep, in Jesus! Blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes to weep; A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes. Asleep in Jesus! Oh, Kanu Sleep To be for such a slumber meet, With holy confidence to sing That death has lost his venomed sting! Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest, Whose waking is supremely blest No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour That manifests the Savior's power.
Posted by Avi Anomah on 17th September 2016
My dear squat, it's been over a year & still difficult to comprehend what's happened. I miss u so much. we all miss you. We still love u very much. God is helping us cope. yours sis Avi xxxxx
Posted by Chike Ngwuocha on 14th April 2016
My dear bro! May your great gentle soul continue to rest in peace, Amen!
Posted by Sola Gbadamosi on 14th July 2015
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you left, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget...
Posted by Tony Ogbata on 21st June 2015
Over three decades ago, we joked and played around as young lads at the university, without a care in the world. Never could we have imagined that a day as such would come, when I would bid you a last farewell. Such a heart-wrenching pain, KK. Rest in peace my dear friend, till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Eniola Dada on 15th June 2015
Wow! The news of the passage unto glory came like a cold slap. I pray the soul of Kris will rest in peace! I also pray that Lucy, the children and the entire family will be comforted and have the strength to carry on in spite of the huge loss!
Posted by Chukwudi Amene on 11th June 2015
KK, rest in perfect peace, your legacy lives on in our hearts.
Posted by Chike Ngwuocha on 10th June 2015
Gt Kris! Heavy Kanuri! as I used to call you, you were a very good & loyal friend, always looked out for & protected your people and friends. You will be terribly missed! God knows best my dear brother! May your great and gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen!
Posted by Okey Onuoha on 7th June 2015
Kanuri! my brother, my friend...rest in peace.
Posted by Ada Raph on 6th June 2015
Thank you for your kindness and warmth while I interned at Idea Builders. Personally I am grateful for the life you lived because you at the age of 18 taught me one of the most important lessons in life; to value the privilege which my parents bestow upon me. The older I grow, the more I realise just how invaluable those words were. I can unequivocally say that the person I am growing up to be is shaped to a large extent by those words. It is rather sad that you will not be there physically with your daughters to lead them through life with similar nuggets of wisdom. But just as you have impacted and nurtured others, the Lord will raise others to lead them through. I pray for strength for your wife, Madame Lucy even during this difficult period. Remember that even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, the promise is that He is with you. Remain strong. Rest in Peace Mr. Kanu.
Posted by Emeka Achike on 2nd June 2015
Great Kanuri, May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. Alphite Emeka Achike.
Posted by Shade Babee on 1st June 2015
KK! Your journey here was really short and ended so unexpectedly. Well! we all are like Eagles! We do not belong here, we belong to the heavens above and would one by one transcend to meet our creator to give an account of our stewardship here. You were a man with a good heart. I hope you were also able to make up with Jesus Christ the only way and the only possible reconciliator and mediator between man and his creator - Jehovah, the great 'I AM'. Sleep well K!!!
Posted by Zara Anomah on 29th May 2015
Uncle, You had been given extra time (thank u lord) Every night I go to bed and pray that you went up peacefully. Sometimes I sit up at night and wish you were still with us. I miss you and love you always xoxo Your niece Zara xo
Posted by Lee Udofot on 29th May 2015
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. You will not be forgotten. Sleep well my gentleman brother-in-law, till we meet again.
Posted by Amy Oyekunle on 28th May 2015
You always called me "Oyibo" when we saw. I laughed because between you and me who was the 'Oyibo' :). It was a pleasure knowing you Kris. Thank you for the laughs! For taking loving care of my friend Lucy and your little angels!!! You are and always will be sorely missed.
Posted by Gloria Ibegbu on 27th May 2015
I've managed to stay distant from this reality since I found out Kris was gone but today, visiting this page, the pain hit and hit hard. Kris was the big brother I 'adopted' having lost mine many years ago and though my visits to the Kanu's home became few and far between, that didn't change. My greatest hope is that Kris sorted out his relationship with the Lord before he left our earthly shores because I so hope to meet up with him again where his laughter will never cease.
Posted by Doreen Eyo on 27th May 2015
How do I start writing this, that my dear in law is no more!! Kris, you were an angel.... You had an infectious warmth that always kept us close..... We will forever remember your gentleness and your smile. We thank God for your wonderful life on earth . sleep well my dear in law. God loves you most.
Posted by Koko Williams-Udofot on 27th May 2015
Though you're gone, You live through your kids. Be assured that we will guard your legacy. I will miss you deeply. Till we meet again. Sleep on.
Posted by Emma Sirius on 27th May 2015
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your wonderful husband Kris. It was an honor to have known such a great person. He was kind and funny, yet serious and strong. He will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him. Sending you hugs and kisses during this difficult time.
Posted by Esther Udemba on 27th May 2015
Dear uncle Kris, your memories will never be forgotten, we all miss you, May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Lucy Kanu on 27th May 2015
I thank God for the years of companionship with Kris - my gentleman, pillar of strength and pride. Kris was my rock. When I got upset, he annoyingly stayed calm. When I was worried, he patronizingly, –yet lovingly, reassured me that everything would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to do, he patiently and carefully figured it out for me. He was completely dedicated to our children in every way – and their strength these past few days is the greatest sign I could have that Kris is still here with us in spirit. As we put the love of my life to rest, we would succeed only in burying his body. His spirit, his soul, his amazing ability to give is still with us. It lives on in the stories people are sharing of how he touched their lives, in the love that is visible in the eyes of our family and friends, in the spirit and resilience of our children. Things will never be the same – but my life is far better for the years my beloved husband shared with me.
Posted by C D on 26th May 2015
Kris, you do us strong thing o! It seems like just yesterday, when we sat in your living room chatting and laughing. You were such a gentleman, patient and kind. We will miss you and we will not forget you. God loves you best. Rest in the perfect peace of God's bosom, till we meet again.

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