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Share a special moment from DR. ORIKAYE's life.

Shared by Nonye Brown-West on January 8, 2019

It's been 7 years but it still feels like you are with us. Early on, there were times I didn't think I could make it without you but then we all realized we would never be without you. Deina Sime

Shared by Nonye Brown-West on March 6, 2014

I am painfully realizing that, as the years pass, there will just be more and more events I wish you could be here for (in body and not just spirit), Daddy. 

Arike biokuromari. Dein a sime.

Forever grateful for you,
Nonye 

Ebi Story

Shared by Daerebo Brownwest on January 8, 2013

IN MEMORIAM

  Oriks it seemed like yesterday but no it is one year today when cold hands of death snatched you away from us. Still in denial, some Sundays still expected your early morning Sunday calls.  Xmax came & gone, New Year came & gone, still no that familiar calls, this was the talk from all of who had the scheduled routine phone calls from you. Yes you were gone. I am now trying to understand that.  Oriks it is true that you have left us to the Heavenly father.   You left your loved ones w/ any warning, just a phone call on 01/07/12 that Oriks was sick & another phone call on 01/08/12 that Oriks was died, that hurts b/c we love you, but it happened b/c God loved you most.  No day has past w/ out your memory. We express our loss at any opportunity we have to talk about you. Oriks the vacuum you created will never be filled.   With your one year anniversary today, our heads are bow’d with woes, our bitter tears o’er flow we   Mourn the lost dear Oriks.   Oriks Dein na sime. You will always be remembered. Adieu.   Ebi.

Rest in Peace

Shared by MOSHOOD ADETAYO ABDULKARE... on February 1, 2012

My last conversation with you was in the Hospital and you promised to return home as soon as possible,not knowing that the bye bye you said was the last time we will ever talk again.You left too soon and you will   forever be missed.Your kindness and contribution to our life will always be appreciated. I always remember Boluwatife telling me you are the best Grandfather in the world.
We all miss you. 

YOU WILL REMAIN FOREVER IN MY HEARTS

Shared by OJU BOBMANUEL on January 25, 2012

OH DEATH,YOU ARE LIKE A LADIES UNDERWEAR,UNMENTIONABLE.WHAT A DAY TO DIE-JAN 8TH.

A KALABARI NA BEKINBO INDEED. IN LIGHTNESS OFCOMPLEXION,IN UNIQUENESS OF DRESS SENCE AND STYLE,DICTION,TONE AND ELOQUENCE- THAT WAS PROFF. ORIKAYE GOGO BROWN-WEST. HE WAS A MAN ENDEARED WITH SUPERB INTELLIGENCE. FOR THESE AND MANY MORE,I WILL REMEMBER AND APPRECIATE HIM FOR A VERY LONG TIME AMIDST HIS WEAKNESSES.

PAPPY AS I HAVE ALWAYS CALLED YOU,NO DOUBT,I WILL MISS YOUR CONSTANT CALLS,YOUR PRAISES WHEN I EXCELL AND YOUR SCOLDING WHEN I DO BADLY. YOU SHARED MY SUCCESSES AND FAILURES. WE TALKED ABOUT ALMOST EVERYTHING IN LIFE. YOU SHARED WITH ME YOUR CHALLENGES AND I DID THE SAME. WHERE CAN I EVER FIND SUCH SINCERE FRIENDSHIP THESE DAYS WHEN SINCERITY IS FOR SALE.

THE BEST EPITAPH TO YOUR MEMORY SHOULD BE'HERE LIES A MAN OF HONOUR WHO HAS SERVED HUMANITY TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY.'

YOU WILL REMAIN FOREVER IN MY HEARTS NOT JUST FOR THE MEMORIES OF OUR FRIENDSHIP BUT THAT  YOU WERE  GREAT.YOU DEPARTED THIS WORLD ON JAN 8TH,SAME DATE (THOUGH MANY YEARS BACK) I LOST MY GRAND FATHER LATE CHF OKOMA TOM-GEORGE AND MY DEAREST AND CLOSEST UNCLE LATE CHF REGINALD OKOMA  GEORGE.DO I NOW CONCLUDE THAT ONLY GREAT MEN ARE OPPURTUNED TO JOIN THEIR CREATORS ON JAN 8TH?

I AM CONSOLED BY THE FACT THAT SOMEDAY WHEN SOUL AND BODY SHALL MEET AGAIN AT JESUS FEET ON THE RESSURRECTION MORNING ,WE SHALL BE RE-UNITED.I MOURN YOUR DEATH VERY SADLY BUT I REMEMBER YOU VERY HAPPILY.

WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY....... GOODNIGHT MY DEAR FRIEND TILL WE MEET TO PART NO MORE. FOR YOU WILL REMAIN FOREVER IN MY HEARTS.

Bro: Remember and Smile, I do

Shared by Winston Amachree on January 25, 2012

 

August 1980 – Mayne, Sr and I visited you in Connecticut from New York, NY.  You gave us ride back.  I still remember your computer printouts in the back of your car.  At Daere’s in Los Angeles, CA – a few Kalabari food chow down sessions. KNA convention at Los Angeles, CA - my visit with you, Bro Umbo, Bro Abio, Sisi Ineba, and others at lunch time.  July 2010 – my stand-in for you at Sisi Flafla’s Service of Songs, Upper Room International Christian Fellowship, Inglewood CA.  KCDA, Southern California - your consultations with Kalabari Community Development Association leaders.

Several other visits with the last being our November 28, 2011 phone conversation.  Now I know you did not want me worrying when I called to check on you and you said you were ill but okay then.  You told me you will be visiting Nigeria.  I prayed for God’s traveling mercies upon you.  You encouraged me to consider contributing resources to BCOM.  I promised I would.  I mentioned I was back in school.  You suggested I consider in addition some professional certifications.  I was looking forward to seeing you at my graduation ceremony.

Well, you are a blessing to many lives in and beyond your kalabari root.  As much as I wish you stayed longer, I am happy for you.  Congratulations! You did contribute more than your fair share to mankind.  May your family and friends find consolation in the faith that you are now in a better place.  Nonetheless, I miss you.  May your soul rest in peace.

Love, your Junior Bro,

Winston Amachree.

 

will forever miss you

Shared by destyna Brown-west on January 15, 2012

My dearest father inlaw your death came as a shock,it made it the saddest news  anyone could hear,Daddy why didn’t you say something, although I saw your condition and, believed in my heart that it wasn’t death, after speaking to you on the 3rd of Jan I cried and believed that you would make it, words can’t explain how grateful I am for being part of your family, I would miss your routine calls, Daddy you were indeed a great man and you would surely be missed, Daddy by  this time last year ,you were with us  in Minnesota for your grand daughter’s naming,  everyone enjoyed your company ,you made everyone laugh  with your funny jokes and talk ,we planned on staying in Nigeria together, but who am I to question God, we love and miss you so much ,but God loves you best, i will forever cherish every moment we spent ,you grandaughter would forever miss you.Sleep well Daddy.

 

Adieu daddy, Adieu grand pa ,Adieu my adorable, father in-law Prof Orikaye Brown-west.

Shared by sukie abbiyesuku on January 13, 2012

Bro Oriks

 

You are missed already.  Asaye & I will cheerish our last meeting with you a little over 7 months ago.  We appreciated your coming to the graduation.  I will like to say 'thank you' again for being part of the graduation ceremony.  You were a brother indeed!!  A bro who left too soon.  Way too soon.

God be with you.

 

 

Shared by Obele Brown-West on January 13, 2012

While my father was an accomplished Professional Engineer, a scholar, a published author, an adventurer, and a public official in both Nigeria and the US, he was most importantly a loving father who was immensely proud of his children's accomplishments. I am proud to have his tiny ears, his abnormally long fingers, his love of useless facts, his passion for friendship, and his humor (at least I think I have his humor...).

Although he is no longer here, I am comforted to know I have 30 years of memories - the memory of him teaching me to drive his 1981 white Subaru when I was 8 and how he would randomly show-up at my dorms in DC from Massachusetts unannounced; how watching wrestling was a weekly tradition and how Boma asked him to stop being her soccer coach because all he did was show off his soccer skills rather than actually help teach the team how to play soccer; how he once jumped into a swimming pool fully clothed to save Junior from drowning after Nonye threw him in; how asking him a simple math question would lead to an explanation of statistical theory and how he was never to busy to scream at a teacher who even looked at his children in an odd way; how he is the only man who I ever knew to wear Aramis cologne and how he appointed me his Campaign Manager when he was running for our town's DPW Commisioner (he won by the way!).  Most importantly, I will never forget his voice calling me by my nicknames and will probably save his final voicemail to me so I can hear his voice again.

I love you Daddy,

Obele

A MAN OF HONOR AND INTEGRITY

Shared by OLUWOLE KOMOLAFE on January 10, 2012

This is a great loss! I knew Dr. Brown-West some years ago.  Precisely, I met him at Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries Boston Branch where he was one of the front runners and a member of the church building committee.  On few occasions, I had interpesonal relationship with him especially when the church building was going through the phase of reconstruction and remodelling.  He played a very significant role and his views and suggestions were that of a progressive thinker and visioner.  We had useful discussions which without doubt showed that he was a man who would never compromise to do evil and would say the truth whosoever ox is gored.

I saw him just last year July or August when he came visiting and he was still his good, vibrant and ever inspiring man I knew him to be.  Let us just accept that there is practically nothing we can do a humans to change the will of God for his life.  I believe that God knows why he choose to take him now.  May his gentle soul rest in the bossom of Abraham.  Amen

My heartfelt condolence goes to his entire family.  May the Comforter, Jesus Christ grant you all the fortitude to bear this great loss.  Amen

Good Bye, Dr Brown.

The best 3 years of our lives

Shared by Diepriye Brown-West on January 10, 2012

Daddy

Grandpa

You have given us

The best 3 years of our lives

 So far.

We will never forget you.

The Saturday dance classes

The road trips

The endless hours

Just sitting around

Doing nothing and everything

Laughing, talking, arguing, crying

These are memories

That will forever be with us

Your grand children n I

Will missssss u.

Grandpa dein na mu.

 

Love always,

Seniboba(Bolu), Tamunosaki(Teni) and Diepriye(Di)

MISSING YOU.

Shared by Daerebo Brownwest on January 9, 2012

 BUT WHO AM I TO QUESTION THE LORD JESUS WHO KNOWS THE BEGINNING AND ENDING OF EVERYONE.

BORN TO BE YOUR SISTER FIRST, AND BECOMING YOUR DAUGHTER IS THE GREATEST MEMORY.

WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU, BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST.

DEIN NA MU!  DEIN NA MU!

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