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Lionel Wilson Bombu Gwandua
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 31, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    North West, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Jun 30, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Douala, Littoral, Cameroon
2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Those that touch our lives .... stay in our hearts forever. Daddy you were special and forever will be missed!

Tentative Memorial Program

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Wake Service at BANTAR Residence ( London, United Kingdom)

Date to be disclosed 

Wake Service in the USA.

Thursday 28th July 2016

7.30pm Wake keep at Presbyterain Church Mokondi, Limbe.


8.00am        Removal of mortal remains  from Limbe Mortuary.
10.00am      Lying in state at Gwandua Residence at Sokolo, Limbe.
1.00pm        Church Service at Presbyterian Church Mokondi, Limbe.
10.00pm      Departure for Bali Nyongha

Saturday 30th July 2016.
7.30am        Lying in state at Bali Nyongha Residence
9.30pm        Funeral Service at Bali Nyongha Residence
2.00Pm        Internment
                     Funeral Rites "Cry-die"

Sunday 31st July 2016
9.00am     Thanksgivind service in church at PC Wosing(Ngeungap) Bali.
1.00pm     Family Meeting.

Any support towards Daddy's memorial celebration will be greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made through the following options:

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen Gwandua on 30th June 2017

"To my amazing Daddy, Lionel W.B.Gwandua,
on this day as I reflect back to a year ago, I find so much peace in god knowing that you are no longer suffering. Our heavenly father called you home to be with him and you where obedient. I just want you to know that it hurts me that I wasn't able to love on you again. I really wanted to see you again and I wanted you to meet your grandchildren. But, I know that the God I serve never makes mistakes. You did all you could do on this side and God said my son come on home. Daddy, I love you so much and thank you for being MY DADDY. GOD, THANK YOU FOR BLESSING ME WITH SUCH AN GENIUS FOR AN DAD. Your legacy will be carried out, because you have six children and 13 grandchildren of whom will go forth and get all that GOD has given us.

Love your first born child,

This tribute was added by Fohtung Ngang on 28th July 2016

"On behalf of Jolli 70s class mates to mama Grace Gwandua. Beloved sister, we share your loss. It is hard to take. we stand with you. Ashia.
Hortensia Ngang fohtung  for the class of 1970 in Lourdes"

This tribute was added by L McPherson on 22nd July 2016

"My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lionel Gwandua.the loss of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts loosing such a beautiful person whose legacy has paved the way for so many generations is indeed a blessing from God.Gods holy word the bible provides comfort for families who are so deeply hurt by such loss.(Isaiah 33:24)"no resident will say I am sick,"and (Isaiah 25:8)promise that " he will swallow up death forever"may you all find comfort in these promises. You can contact me or visit our website at"

This tribute was added by Fidelia Ndangoh on 18th July 2016

"Daddy: Thank you for the laughter you left in our home whenever you visited, the memories are still fresh and will remain in our hearts. We are grateful we can still find time to smile and laugh when we think of you.

We will miss you!!!

Rest in Peace Daddy Ni Lioniel.


This tribute was added by kiara johnson on 14th July 2016

"Wishing you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow. The Bible's promise is clear that in the future the hour "will come" when all those in God's memory will live again. John 5:28 , 29"

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Kengnjisu Mundi on 7th July 2016

"Since the 30th of June when Alice and I were informed that you were being rushed to Douala for emergency care, my prayer was a simple one. Lord, if it is his time, make us accept that call and receive him with YOUR PEACE. Yes and it did not take hours before I will be informed that my friend and Moyo finally journeyed on. I knew Lionel from Basel Mission School Bamfem, Kumbo, when most of you did not exist; that is around 1952. Then to CPC Bali. Then to the USA. Then to Tennessee and Penn State University. Then to Nlongkak, Yaounde at my residence. Then my sister Grace attracted his attention. Then marriage. And the relationship continued. Till this fateful 30th. Alice and I are broken. As a Family Head of the Mundis, what else can I say. Lionel, please rest in peace. We love you but the Almighty's Love supersedes."

This tribute was added by Blaze Keng on 5th July 2016

"The Gwanduas,
  It is HARD to accept the death of a loved one; especially when you didn't have the chance to say goodbye; especially when the deceased was taken so suddenly and so shockingly at the prime of life and most especially when it seems like an irreplaceable part of your world is gone. The grief and the pain can be unbearable; you cry a river and your sorrow knows no end. You never really know what it's like until you are there yourself, but you look to God because he's the only one who can comfort you. You are scared of so many things that you never was before. You wish you could go back in time- You couldn't ask for more. You miss the wonderful plans you made. The memories you shared could never fade. But where do you go now? What do you do?
How do you continue to live without the departed.In times like these you need an anchor and this anchor is no one else than our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the solid rock. With him, it shall be well with your soul."

This tribute was added by Eveline Fonkwen on 5th July 2016

"You were a great man, you lived a wonderful life even though you are gone your memories will be there for ever. Ngwe, Gina, Kah, Aneh and Tiga I know it is hard but you people should celebrate Dad, he lived a good live and fought a good fight. Be there for mama. RIP Papa."

This tribute was added by Sandy Anguh on 4th July 2016

"Still can't believe you are gone.  It's so difficult for me but its true, you used to tell me all will be well, let me stay cool. Thank you for the great memories. You will be missed dearly. RIP Uncle Lionel"

This tribute was added by Kah Bantar on 3rd July 2016

"Dear Grandfather, I will not cry again because I know that you have gone to rest. I understand now that crying will not bring you back. Good bye.
From Joey
Your Grandson."

This tribute was added by Kah Bantar on 3rd July 2016

"Oh my dear Grandfather!
I can just remember how you used to make us laugh when we were sad. You used to take us out to buy our toys and dresses, then during school days you took us to school. Now you are gone; it is so painful but I have to put it in the hands of the Lord. I know you went through suffering too and I cannot stand to see you gone. It will hurt a lot but that is how life is.Everybody has their time to go, so I will be strong for you. May you find peace were you are and may the Lord be by your side always.
From Your Granddaughter,

This tribute was added by Kah Bantar on 3rd July 2016

"My Dear Grandpa,
I remember that you were always good to me. I am so sad you moved to heaven. We had the best memories together, I hope you are OK with the Angels.
Love, Tyra Bantar."

This tribute was added by Nellie Fokumlah on 3rd July 2016

"Uncle Lionel, I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that you have departed from us. You were a great Father and Uncle. I will never forget the vacation we spent in Bamenda and how much fun our families had together when you moved to Limbe. You raised a wonderful family and you will never be forgotten.

Rest in Paradise Uncle!"

This tribute was added by Nunu Bern on 3rd July 2016

"The Lord Gives and The Lord Takes. . . .

For Giving Us A Father, Grandfather and a Friend, We Say THANK YOU LORD.
For the lives he touched and The People He Came Across, We Say THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER.
For Every Second I Spent With Him On Earth Will Forever Be Cherished And Remembered And I Say Merci Mon Dieu.
I Thank My God Each Time I Think Of You And When I Prayed For You, I Prayed With Joy.
I Am Grateful For A Life Well Lived.
I ll Miss You Daddy. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Eunice Fomuso on 3rd July 2016

"You will be greatly missed Bambot. May your soul rest in perfect peace"

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This memorial is administered by:

Aneh Kishi
Gina Gwandua
Kevin Kuma
Robert Muluh
Kah Bantar
Tiga Njungi


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