ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kwaku Dovlo. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Gustav Dovlo on February 16, 2022
It’s been a year since your demise, Efo! Life hasn’t been the same! Rest on ❤️
Posted by Kwaku Dovlo on December 22, 2021
TRIBUTE BY SIBLINGS

    All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him “what have you done”. Daniel 4:35 

It is with deep sorrow of the heart and a sense of great loss that we mourn the demise of our big brother Kwaku Godwin Dovlo. Indeed, coming to terms with the fact that he is no more is very distressing to us, his younger brothers and sisters. But who are we to question the creator? He knows best!

While we grieve his sudden and regrettable death, we also grieve all that we had and shared; he was not just the eldest of siblings, he lived up to the expectations of someone as such. Like a buttress, Efo Godwin provided a support system and guidance – generously sharing his resources, time and experiences with us.

Efo Godwin became the father figure in our lives after the departure of our father in 2007 to be with the Lord. He spearheaded every family activity concerning us, including the marriages of some of us. We consulted him on almost every issue that needed a second opinion, and he would constantly call or text to check on us and our nuclear families.

We grieve the future we were supposed to have together; a future where he would have continued to serve as the fulcrum of our unity - bringing us together as a family and providing support and guidance.

We grieve our painful loss because we are never ready to say goodbye. To say goodbye to someone we hold dear! Now our arms are empty, and our hearts are filled with tears and grief. All of a sudden, we find Efo Godwin’s sixty-six years on earth too brief.

More so, as we begin to reckon what it means to lose him – the huge vacuum that his demise has created - our hearts scream silently in pain.

Yet, we are persuaded by the puzzling saying that “Life is a journey, not a destination” and by Ellen Brenneman’s poem entitled: “His Journey’s Just Begun, in which she wrote the following: “And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much”.

Efo Godwin’s journey has just begun. He will continue to live in our hearts because he touched our lives, and we loved him so much.

As we lay our brother to rest, we have a conviction that “Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again” – Unknown


Efo Godwin, Rest in Peace!
Dzudzor le nutifafa me. Amen.
Posted by Victoria Tettevie on May 3, 2021
Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
For those who follow godly path will Rest In Peace when they die. Isaiah 57:1-2.
Uncle Godwin! Efo G)! Mr. Dovlo Hede nyuie
Posted by Gustav Dovlo on April 2, 2021
He was our touchstone in life; what a massive emptiness we feel?! Rest on big bro
Posted by Rita Dovlo on March 31, 2021
You were a father to all....and would do anything to make everything possible...Your sudden death has created a vacuum which cannot be filled...Does it mean your purpose on earth has been fulfilled? It still remains a mystery! May God welcome you to his bosom.....Baabauncle Godwin .

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Posted by Gustav Dovlo on February 16, 2022
It’s been a year since your demise, Efo! Life hasn’t been the same! Rest on ❤️
Posted by Kwaku Dovlo on December 22, 2021
TRIBUTE BY SIBLINGS

    All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him “what have you done”. Daniel 4:35 

It is with deep sorrow of the heart and a sense of great loss that we mourn the demise of our big brother Kwaku Godwin Dovlo. Indeed, coming to terms with the fact that he is no more is very distressing to us, his younger brothers and sisters. But who are we to question the creator? He knows best!

While we grieve his sudden and regrettable death, we also grieve all that we had and shared; he was not just the eldest of siblings, he lived up to the expectations of someone as such. Like a buttress, Efo Godwin provided a support system and guidance – generously sharing his resources, time and experiences with us.

Efo Godwin became the father figure in our lives after the departure of our father in 2007 to be with the Lord. He spearheaded every family activity concerning us, including the marriages of some of us. We consulted him on almost every issue that needed a second opinion, and he would constantly call or text to check on us and our nuclear families.

We grieve the future we were supposed to have together; a future where he would have continued to serve as the fulcrum of our unity - bringing us together as a family and providing support and guidance.

We grieve our painful loss because we are never ready to say goodbye. To say goodbye to someone we hold dear! Now our arms are empty, and our hearts are filled with tears and grief. All of a sudden, we find Efo Godwin’s sixty-six years on earth too brief.

More so, as we begin to reckon what it means to lose him – the huge vacuum that his demise has created - our hearts scream silently in pain.

Yet, we are persuaded by the puzzling saying that “Life is a journey, not a destination” and by Ellen Brenneman’s poem entitled: “His Journey’s Just Begun, in which she wrote the following: “And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much”.

Efo Godwin’s journey has just begun. He will continue to live in our hearts because he touched our lives, and we loved him so much.

As we lay our brother to rest, we have a conviction that “Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again” – Unknown


Efo Godwin, Rest in Peace!
Dzudzor le nutifafa me. Amen.
Posted by Victoria Tettevie on May 3, 2021
Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
For those who follow godly path will Rest In Peace when they die. Isaiah 57:1-2.
Uncle Godwin! Efo G)! Mr. Dovlo Hede nyuie
his Life

Birth and Parents

The late Kwaku Godwin Dovlo was born on Wednesday 30th June 1954 to Dumega Daniel Adzei Dovlo, of blessed memory and Amegashie Aklikashie Seshie of the Royal Seshie/Dumashie/Kudzawu families of Wuga-Zomayi/Dzelukope. His father was a well-known and respected Chief Fisherman and in his lifetime, the Head of the Dovlo Family and the family’s traditional fishing company. Kwaku or Egor as he was more commonly known in the family was the eldest of his father’s children.
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BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE Ing. KWAKU GODWIN DOVLO

Shared by Kwaku Dovlo on December 22, 2021
The late Kwaku Godwin Dovlo was born on Wednesday 30th June 1954 to Dumega Daniel Adzei Dovlo, of blessed memory andAmegashie Aklikashie Seshie of the RoyalSeshie/Dumashie/Kudzawu families of Wuga-Zomayi/Dzelukope. His father was a well-known and respected Chief Fisherman and in his lifetime, the Head of the Dovlo Family and the family’s traditional fishing company.Kwaku or Egor as he was more commonly known in the family was the eldest of his father’s children.

He started his education at the Dzelukope E.P. (L.A.) Schools and entered Keta Secondary School in 1967. He was very successful in the ‘O’ Level examinations of 1972 and thereafter proceeded to Saint Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, for his sixth form education from 1972 -1974.

Being very studious and hardworking, Godwin sailed through his ‘A’ Levels and gained admission into the then University of Science and Technology (UST) now KNUST in Kumasi. He was in University Hall (Katanga). In 1978 he successfully completed the BSc (Civil Engineering) degree course and spent the next year 1979 as a National Service Personnel with the then Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation and was stationed at Sunyani.

For most of his working and professional career, Godwin worked with the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation which later became the Ghana Water Company. He however also caught the ‘Agege Bug’ and between 1981 and 1985, variously worked as

(1) a Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department of the Kaduna Polytechnic (1981 to 1982)
(2) Water Engineer/Senior Water Engineer, with the PlateauState Water Board, Jos,in Nigeria from 1982 till 1985.
Godwin returned home to Ghana in 1986 and rejoined the Ghana Water Company where he made steady progress through the hierarchy leading him to become the Deputy Managing Director in 2012 and finally and ultimately the Managing Director in April 2013

During his period with GW&SC/GWC,Godwin completed his MSC (Sanitary Engineering) at the UNESCO-IHF Delft in The Netherlands (1991 – 1993) and also acquired an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) at GIMPA

Godwin’s long career in the water industry prior to his retirement from public service covered virtually all aspects of work in a typical water supply utility at middle and top engineering and management levels. To a lot of us, his friends, family and mates he was a readily available general utility and Civil Engineer not only on water issues but also to be consulted on all personal engineering problems pro-bono.

On retirement, Godwin became his own boss. Setting up Water Links Ltd., which was involved in the design and construction of water distribution systems for Real Estate Development Companies (such as Regimanuel Grey Ltd.) He also worked as a Technical Director of JET General Ventures Limited.

Being the eldest ‘nephew’ and the most identifiable leader of the family’s next generation placed other responsibilities on him which he bore calmly, effectively andquietly. But he was also strong willed, very principled, strict butfair, respectful, honest in giving his opinions and well organised in his approach to work and life. Godwin was jovial with a ready smile and always good company to have around, He was anexcellent mixer who loved music, movies and fashion. He will be sorely missed whenever there is a gathering to nibble at the ‘family brand’.

On 30th June 1990, which was his birthday, Godwin traditionally married his sweetheart Doris and on another birthday, 30th June 2004 he again consolidated the relationship under the Ordnance. Kwaku and Doris had three children Woedinam, Wakafui and Wolaenam. He is survived by Doris, the three children and his aging mother Amegashie.



EGOR XEDE NYUIE, DZUDZOR LE NUTIFAFA ME.REST IN PEACE,