A Call to Eternal Rest

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Norah Idornigie (Nee Oiwoh) 51 years old , born on January 1, 1969 and passed away on March 9, 2020. We will remember her forever.

Norah Josephine Ebeagbor Idornigie (Mrs.) was born on January 1st 1969 at Uromi Edo State, a blessing to her parents, Sir and Lady. Edward Oiwoh and her elder brother, Premier Oiwoh. And consequently, a blessing to all her siblings, Clement, Justina, Edna and Victor Oiwoh that came after her.

She completed her studies at the University of Lagos with a B.Sc Degree in Zoology in 1990, an MBA in Marketing from the Delta State University in 2000.   She went on to acquire more qualifications to better herself and expand her skills. Between January and June 1992, she was certified in computer processing and programming.  In June 1995, she went back to the University of Lagos and obtained her Diploma in Marketing, sponsored by CDC. In 1998, she enrolled at the Delta State University Abraka, where she obtained a Masters’ in Marketing (MBA). As you can tell, she succeeded and expanded her mental capacity to greater heights. To enhance her career as a Proprietress, Norah enrolled in National Open University of Nigeria for a degree in Career Guidance and Counselling and concluded in 2017.

In the professional ladder, Norah began at Paging Services Nigeria Ltd. as a Paging Officer. She then moved to Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Lagos, where she served as the Head Project Assistant up until 1997 when she went to school to acquire her Masters. 

In 1997, she became the Customer Service Manager at ABEX Express Parcel Service Lagos, where she worked for a couple of years before going to work at Business Media Nigeria Ltd., Lagos (a subsidiary of Capital Alliance, Nigeria) as an Executive Manager, Marketing & Client Service in 2000. She was appointed CEO of Peanol’s Ventures Nigeria Ltd., Lagos in 2002.  The passion for children and the desire to impact knowledge resulted in the establishment of Parkwood School in partnership with her bestie, Mrs. Kemi Osiyemi, in 2008 a school she was very passionate about and dedicated to till her passing.

Norah was brought up in a Christian home to Catholic parents. She grew up having all her faith and life entrusted to God. She, along with her husband, Peary Idornigie groomed their children in the Catholic faith, and to believe in God in any endeavor they would wish to take on in life. 

Being the person she was, Norah only ever shared love wherever she went. It is little wonder she caught the heart of her husband, Peary Idornigie. They met in 1994 and got married in April, 1996 and were blessed with three children: Leslie. Sonia and Edward in that order respectively.

Her passion for music and the creative arts in general, led her to join Theatre 15, the theatre club in the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos where she demonstrated her flare for artistic works. She played different roles and characters but will forever be remembered for her role as “Owoh” a young aspiring politician gunning for the presidency of the country.  Norah was also a member of the Unilag Alumni Class of ‘89 – 91’.

She was the pioneering founder of Wealthsprings Investments in 2006 and also the first President. She was also one of the pioneer members of Our Lady Mother and Queen Catholic Church Badore and functioned as the Treasurer at the formative stage of the Church. Norah was an active member of the Church Board of Lectors; a Marriage Facilitator/Counsellor and a member of the Sacred Heart Society.  

She was also a very passionate member of the Catholic Women Organization where she was a past Executive and she functioned at various capacities in all the societies. 

Norah was a wonderful woman who was exceptionally favored by God because even when it would seem like things were out of her hands, you would never see her panicking. Instead, she would say she has resigned any issues beyond her control into God’s hands. Her faith kept her going even at the most trying times and like Job, you could never shake it. 

She is survived by her husband, children, mother and father, brothers and sisters, Uncles, Aunts and cousins, in-laws, all the friends she was able to make while on Earth, her pupils of Parkwood School and the members of her church. So she will never be forgotten. She was indeed a pace- setter in all ramification.

God sustained her till the evening of 9th March, 2020, when He finally decided to call her home to rest and be at peace.

Posted by Oladunni Onadele on March 12, 2020
Norah, its still so shocking to me. I haven't seen you for some time but I still remember your gentleness, humility and love. Oh! your gentle voice and calm mien. God knows best. Rest in perfect peace. The Most High will comfort your beloved family.
Posted by Dele Olutimilehin on March 12, 2020
Norah  You were a beautiful soul. Always had a word of encouragement for people.
I am sure God will take care of all you left behind. I am sure Coop villas will miss your beautiful self.
Sleep on.
Posted by Patrick Dawodu on March 12, 2020

No more new year day banter on your birthday

No more of your motherly and loving quips from your matured soul.

No more of your laughter, so soulful.


But we will not mourn like those without hope.

For we are grateful that our paths have crossed on this mortal plane.

For we are grateful for that love you radiated while you were with us.

For we are grateful for being family and for being our friend. 


But we will not mourn like those without faith.

For we know you now lie in the bosom of God, of Love, free from the pain and anxiety of mortal and transient existence.

For we know you always live-on, even in our hearts, in those loving memory, even now. 


But we will not mourn like those without love.

For we rejoice we are always united in spirit, in the Love of God –that Love that is beyond our earthly understanding; that Love that pulls and emblazes us all in eternal BLISS! 


Patrick Dawodu


Posted by Richard Bello on March 12, 2020
Sister Norah, as you move to the after life, may God receive your soul and grant you rest. May HE give your family the fortitude overcome the pain of your departure. May the rest of us who are still here remember that life is transient and therefore live to glorify Christ.
Posted by Ebi Okhiria on March 12, 2020
I'm really finding it very difficult to write a tribute. You have touched lives. You have completed your works on earth, albeit quickly.
I remember with nostalgia our conversations and how your words of wisdom have impacted on me.
Rest in the bosom of the Almighty till we meet to part no more.
Okinbue Sis Nora Idornigie
Posted by Valentine Obidi on March 12, 2020
I woke up this morning feeling sad about this news. I checked my phone and saw that I saved her number as Nora Premiers Sister. I recall that she was the one that did the ceiling when we were renovating our office back in 2011. How time flies. We have so many questions that will go unanswered in this life as we contemplate why sometimes good people are taken away from us too soon. Nora was a good person. I pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirt for her entire family as they bear this loss. May that comfort extend to all those that will feel the pain of loss by her passing. She came, she played her role and now she is gone. May her soul Rest In Peace in the bosom of our Lord. Amen
Posted by EKEOMA CHIDI-UGORJI on March 12, 2020
You truly lived Sister Norah! Yours was that light that lite the paths of many!!
May God grant you eternal rest; and let light perpetually shine upon you . May your beautiful soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN
Posted by Teshoma Alatan Okodugha on March 12, 2020
Aunty Nora, knowing was beautiful. You were such a lively person ever smiling , you always took time to explain things with a smile on your face and quick to correct with love. You will surely be missed. May your beautiful soul rest in peace Amen.
Posted by Tina Ebuehi on March 12, 2020
My dear sister and friend. Words fail me. I prayed for your recovery and was looking forward to celebrating your thanksgiving mass but God had other plans.
You were such a loving and kind hearted person. You bore no grudges and always had something good to say about everyone. I learnt a lot from you on parenting, relationships, marriage and a whole lot more. I always looked forward to your gist as there was always some take home lessons. There' was never a dull moment with you sis.
Indeed a good tree does not remain in the forest for long. You left us so soon and will surely be missed by all.
May God comfort your husband , children , parents and siblings who you loved so dearly.
Eternal rest grant unto her o Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her .
Rest in peace Norah Idornige till we meet at Jesus's feet.
Posted by Premier Oiwoh on March 12, 2020
Rest In Peace my darling Sister!
Posted by Premier Oiwoh on March 12, 2020

Time here is short!
Now I am gone, from this world of vanity,
release me, let me go forth 
To where I cannot return from, no man is yet back,
Excerpt our Lord Jesus Christ and never went back. 
You have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with sorrow and tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, 
Then Pray for me, to have the grace of God
For with God all things are possible!
Then let your grief be comforted by trust in God.
It's only a while that we must part,
So bless be the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will hear.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear me and
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, a hug and  say
Welcome Home.
Where we part no more in God!
Adieu !!!
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Posted by Christy Eja on March 28, 2020
Dear Aunty Norah,

I got in touch with you through your sister Edna when i wanted to start my school and needed some assistance. Though we never met but only spoke on phone, you gave me the contact of everyone you dealt with. You gave me tips and information without the slightest hesitation. Even when my husband went over to Lagos and met with you, he was so awed by the warmth you exuded. He kept talking about how open and how sincere you were.
I had to hold myself from calling or sending you WhatsApp messages so often because i didn't want to be a bother.
I even sent you a beautiful message on Mother's day and told myself i needed to call you later to say hello. I didn't know that you have gone to be with the Lord.

My heart is so so heavy but am certain of this one thing, that you are resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. You were such a good soul and i thank God for all the lives you affected.
Posted by Monica Akinlabi on March 28, 2020
I met you my dearest Nora, a while ago.Even though much older than you. I savoured your intelligence.loved the diction when you open your mouth. I thought it was forever then time stopped. Like a candle in the wind,a gentle breeze took you out. Your beautiful soul is now eternally beautiful. No more tears just beautiful memories. An Amazon just went to sleep. Rest on my darling. Rest on.
Posted by Maureen Ozuzu on March 28, 2020
Adieu Aunty Niorah.

Dear Aunty Norah, your death came as a rude shock. I met you through my friend and colleague, Edna, your younger sister.

I still remember the first time I met you, you were so full of warmth and love. I took to you immediately. I literally 'fell in love with you'.

I would always ask Edna after you. She would gently tease me not to snatch her sister from her. Lol. Oh how I loved you.

It is sad to say goodbye but as a Christian, I believe in the resurrection. So rest on Aunty Norah until the resurrection day.

You're with the angels now. That I'm sure of. Love you aunty Norah.

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Goodnight sis,

Shared by Sandra Oyugbo on March 28, 2020
The words still fail me. Who can ever be like you to me? The pain is worse because I wasn't there to say goodbye. I don't want to say goodbye. I will say our usual after our evening visits....Good night Sis.


Shared by Leo Omoseebi on March 21, 2020
I met Aunty Norah through Theatre15 Unilag reunion activities. One was at a play at the Lagos Theatre festival of 2018 held at Freedom Park Lagos and another was at our beach party. She had come with her friends to support one of ours doing the theatre festival . You cannot forget her easy smile and large heart. She went to any length for those she cared for and i remember i attended to some enquiries  about the national theatre because she was planning an excursion for her school kids. I had the pleasure of meeting her son who she felt might catch a thing or two from us talking. So it was with the rudest shock i saw the notice of her demise. You left too damn soon Aunty. I wont forget how you reached out to us when we were raising funds for one of our "stage of life" alumnus... From all i hear you fought valiantly and no one guessed anything was amiss. Adieu and may the good Lord grant your husband and your kids the fortitude to bear this ... Thank you for the light you shared. I glimpsed it and i won't ever forget it. 


Shared by Sunkanmi OLOWO on March 13, 2020
Your body lies down, your soul returns to your maker
You left your smiles on our mind, your warmth in our heart
Your love all around us
You fought this last fight with bravery with faith with hope
Infectious hope that we all thought we had won!
No, the Lord won, He needs you more and wants you home!
Your smiles back to your maker, your courage you taught us so much
Your simplicity, your contentment, your bravery, your sweetness and your faith
The legacies you left behind, the thousands of children you impacted!
While you prepared, we did not prepare!
No wonder you left peacefully, smiling away from the pains while we cried
Rest on with your maker Nora!
Just too early but we say goodnight! 
Rest in the Lord's bosom