' I have fought the good fight
I have finished the race
I have kept the faith'
2nd Timothy 4 - 7
  • 86 years old
  • Born on November 29, 1928 .
  • Passed away on March 13, 2015 .

Wake Vigil Locations

Houston Texas  
Venue: 8511 Old Brook Dr., Houston, Texas   77071
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts: George Abam - (832)265-5716                 
                Stella   Abam - (713)367-7371           
                David Abam - (713)705-0251
                Jeff Taboh -   (832)768-6539
                Teku   Atanga - (832)419-0784         
                Elkanah Tebebi -   (713)979-6893

 Purcellville, Virginia
Venue: 711 W Main St,   Purcellville, VA 20132
Date:
Saturday, March 28,   2015
Time:
6:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts:
Edith Samson -   (770)378-7965          
                
Atem Samson -   (571)490-2689

 Denver, Colorado
Venue: 21991 East Ridge Trail Circle, Aurora CO 80016 
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts: Daniel Abam -   (720)209-5625   
                John Abam - (720)975-3162          
                Rose Abam - (720) 341-0408          
                Joe Abam - (303)434-7750          
                Edwin Achimbi – (720)933-0984           
                Emmanuel Achimbi - (720) 317-0634

New Jersey
Venue: Christ the King Parish, 411 Rutgers Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205 
Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts:
Ephraim Abam -   (201)306-1912          
                
Charlie   Abam - (973)444-2158
                 Maggie Abam-DePass -   917-414-0738
                 Pandora Abam - 973-885-8215
                 Jackie Abam - 973-960-5018  
 
Alaska 
Venue: 3541 Scarlet Place, Anchorage, AK 99517  
Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts: 
Godwin and Constance Abam -   (907)764-1972                           

Bamenda, Cameroon 
Venue: Ntamulung Church All Purpose Hall
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Start Time: From 4:00pm


                                        Funeral Service 
Venue: Ntamulung Church , Bamenda, Cameroon
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00am till 11:00am 
 
                                             Burial 
Venue: Abam Family Compound at Wumfi Ku Bome, Momo Division, Cameroon 
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00pm

                                     General Entertainment 
Venue: Abam Family compound at Wumfi Ku Bome, Momo Division, Cameroon   
Date: Friday, April 10 till Saturday, April 11, 2015 
  
                                               Thanks Giving Service
Venue: Ntamulung Church, Bamenda, Cameroon    
Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015 


Family Contact in Cameroon - Emmanuel Abam: +237) 6 9962 5755

                 

 

Posted by Daniel Abam on 29th November 2018
Rest in Peace with the Lord dad. Happy birthday.
Posted by Maggie Abam-DePass on 16th September 2018
Papa, I miss you so much today. Rest Peacefully with Lord and please pray for me. I LOVE SO MUCH. Your daughter Fri
Posted by Abraham Abam on 13th March 2018
Dear Dad, despite the odds, it's been a successful day today. I wish I could present you with the results. Endless thanks for the sense of direction and your unconditional love. Rest in peace Papa. Missing you
Posted by Daniel Abam on 13th March 2018
Rest in Peace dad. Miss you.
Posted by Achimbi Doe Humphrey on 13th March 2018
Three years have passed yet memories of you remain very fresh in my heart, yes Pa Abam you were a good man , father and uncle to me and my siblings. You were an example of a good father and uncle to us all, ready to teach by example the good virtues of life. I thank the the almighty for the time we spent with you for it was not in vain. The lessons learnt will be proudly passed unto the next generation. Though we miss you,you will be forever remembered. RIP .
Posted by Daniel Abam on 13th March 2017
Daddy, Rest peacefully with the Lord. Save some grace for me. Love you. Dan.
Posted by Maggie Abam-DePass on 29th November 2016
Dear Papa, I should be wishing you a happy 88th birthday today. Instead, I am lighting a candle in your memory. The void you created when you answered God's call can never be filled. But the lessons you left behind and your footprints guides us in our daily lives. I say thank you Papa for such an exemplary life. Every time I look up to the sky I am reminded of where all my blessings come from. It's no coincidence that your favorite Psalm was Psalm 121. Dear Papa, as you surround yourself with hosts of Angels above, please intercede on our behalf for guidance, love, support for one another and for strength in our trials and tribulations. Rest peacefully Papa. You are forever in my heart. I love you so dearly. Maggie Abam-a.k.a. Avebaba
Posted by Cathy Gana on 15th March 2016
Dear Papa Abam, one year ago you rested in the bossom of the Lord Almighty. It's felt strange as your grannies said to me, not being able to visit and pray and be blessed by you before returning to school. However, my joy is that, they understand you are in a better place. Your lessons taught through living will always guard and encourage us. Continue to rest papa, as we continue on life's journey. REMEMBERED IN LOVE!
Posted by Maggie Abam-DePass on 13th March 2016
Dear Papa, One year ago our Heavenly Father called you to come and rest. Although I am comforted that you are in the absolute best home, I also mourn you today because your departure created a void that will forevermissed. This year has been very challenging for me. I wish you were still here Papa, I wish you were still here so that I can share a bit of my challenges with you. Thank you for the exemplary life you lead, thank you for your gentle nature and most importantly, thank you for your kindness. It is so hard to carry on with life without you. But, I am blessed because I have the most beloved mother and siblings. Papa, enjoy your eternal peace until we meet again. I love you. Avebaba
Posted by Abraham Abam on 13th March 2016
Dear father, This day commences with loads of mixed feelings in my heart. One year ago, on Friday, 13th March 2015 at 1:50 pm I received the unprecedented call from my siblings, revealing your departure from us. You had answered the call from your God to come and rest in his Kingdom after serving mankind throughout your sojourn on earth. Dad, you'd fought a good fight, you finished the race and indeed you kept the faith. A vacuum has been created in our Family since you left and it might never be refilled. I feel at times like a cattle without a shepherd. Papa that's why I can't stop mourning your leave. At the same time I'm comforted by the assuring words you left for us through Abot, our dear mother and I quote "all of you in one pot". That's the Kind of man you were, passionate about your family, loving, generous, respectful and faithful. I hope you understand why I'm full of mixed feelings today, as we celebrate your life from our different corners. We so do believe you are with and intercede for us. We pray for continuous grace upon your soul as you dwell with the heavenly angels. Rest in Peace Dad. I love and miss you so Your son Abi
Posted by John Abam on 13th March 2016
It has been a year now since the Almighty God called you from us. My best friend, my wonderful father. I miss you so much. Thank you for teaching me to be the man that I am today. I will cherish your legacy of always being kind, humble, respectful and God fearing. Daddy I miss you so much, but I am also at peace knowing that the Almighty God is taking great care of you. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Ephraim Abam on 12th March 2016
Dear Dad, It is hard to belief that it has been one full year since you received the ultimate call from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to come home and rest peacefully in his bosom. As I write, I feel this deep sorrow in my heart, knowing that you are no longer physically with us. You were a magnificent man, a loyal and loving husband, a devoted father, and a true friend to all who knew you. I miss you so much. Your gentle and thoughtful ways, especially in family conflicts, are greatly missed and can never be replaced. Words cannot express what you meant to our family and to those who came to know you as a loving, caring and dedicated father who gave his best for the good of the family. Thank you for providing me with a never-ending sense of family security. You were not only a good father but an inspiration and role model who taught me the beauty of life and all the good values that helped to make me whom and what I am today. I know that, where ever you are today, I feel a sense of confidence that, every decision I take, you are there with me in spirit to guide and help me make the correct decision. I feel so blessed to have had you as my father and I’m thankful for the wonderful life you gave me. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of your departure to be with The Lord, I want you to know that I will always miss you and I will always love you. May God Almighty continue to grant you Eternal Resting Peace till God makes the decision for us to meet again. Your dear son, Ephraim
Posted by Daniel Abam on 12th March 2016
Dear Dad, I am so grateful to God for the time he blessed my family with you on earth. I miss your smile, your gentle, kind, loving ways, and your selfless advice. Even as you had struggled with your own life challenges on earth, you showed me through your actions what it means by "to live is Christ, to die is gain". If you were here today, l would say God bless you Daddy. But I trust you have gained, and hope through Christ, to see you again in a better place. Happy anniversary of your gain. Save some grace for me Daddy. Miss you. Dan
Posted by Edith Samson on 10th March 2016
Dear Daddy, It is like a dream, but Yes, it is already a year since you answered the call and left us to go back to your Maker. On this anniversary of your death, I’ve been reminiscing and being so thankful for the opportunity of having been your child. I am blessed to have been raised by such a great, wonderful, and outstanding man, whom I will love and appreciate forever. You were our inspiration and anchor. Now that you’re gone, life is quite empty and we really feel lost at times. We wish you were still here daddy, maybe things would be better than they are right now. Death, we know is inevitable, but when it eventually comes, it leaves a gaping void and pain for those left behind. Our pain is only made easier by knowing that you are in a better place, where there is no more suffering. Daddy , you will forever remain in our hearts and memories. Though we are learning to live without you, we still miss you so very much -Edith
Posted by FORCHIT NDAKWA on 8th April 2015
Indeed you have set an example to the world. What you left behind is more than property and wealth. You looked at life the other way round: you choose to invest but in your children. Indeed the name, ABAM, will forever remain strong. We will emulate your perfect example. Farewell, may your gentle soul rest in peace. Adieu! Adieu!
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 6th April 2015
FROM EDITH My Dear father, There is a truism that the people who know us best are our parents. From, our flaws to our virtues—our parents know us best and we ignore their wise counsel at our peril. Mum and dad, you are my first blessings from God, and I am eternally grateful for the strong influence you have been in my life. You sacrificed every luxury you could have to give us the best possible chances in life to succeed—better than you ever had. Dad, you were my solid rock, and a great influence in my life. Your presence was always felt—whether you were near— as in Cameroon or far when I was in America. By watching you, and listening to your advice, I have imbibed your values, virtues, your choices and your personality. Yours has always been the still small voice that guided my every step and gave me the impetus to move forward. It is because of the kind of dad that you were that I am the daughter that I am. You gave each of us a platform to make something of ourselves, to attain our full potentials and to achieve the best of our abilities for personal empowerment. When I reflect on our family—when I take a look at my beloved brothers and sisters, I realize with pride that we are all products of your treasured influence in our lives. When you turned 86, in fragile health, your positive outlook on life was heartwarming to see, as you continued to have a profound impact on my life and the lives of many other people. To me, you were almost faultless as a parent, and whenever I think of you, I had nothing but superlative praise to shower on you. I can only describe you in glowing terms for there were many positive things about you that made you distinct. You were calm, soft-spoken, kind, loving, giving, understanding, encouraging, positive, appreciative, intelligent, and more. Dad, you were one of the most important and most respected persons in my life, and this is not because as your child, you gave me everything I needed for my growing up, but because as I grew older, I realized that the values you taught me were not only universal values, but were also codes of ethics that I apply in my everyday life to be a better person. As a young girl, you always encouraged me with positive feedback. I always looked forward to my rewards at the end of each school term, whenever I brought home great results. You told me that I could be anything I wanted to be, as long as I studied hard and did well at school, nothing was impossible. Growing up in the country we grew up in, this advice proved to be my golden rule to avoid the pitfalls attendant the young in our community. Today, I cannot thank you enough for who I am. Daddy your loving care meant that you made sure we were healthy, not only in spirit but physically. I remember how as kids, you always ensured that we took our worm medicines to prevent any intestinal infections. Sometimes when we got ill, you actually administered the required injections yourself and rewarded us for the pain we suffered. The reward was usually with the big 50 franc coin for not crying, and if we cried, the reward was a bottle of Top Orange. These are today some of my fondest memories of my growing up years. Dad, your faith in Christ has taught me how to live an upright life. You showed me important passages in the bible to read during our daily devotion and made sure that as a family we remained strong in our Christian beliefs. Whenever I read the bible, I always remember what you told me; “whenever you read the passages or pray, do so wholeheartedly and believe. It strengthens your faith, and you really see how God answers to your prayers.” I do just that and I have seen God’s many blessings in our family. Today, I have dutifully given the same advice to my own kids, as well as friends and family. Dad, you were known for your integrity. Your active participation in many groups in the community- Church, Town Council, Credit Union, village development and other cultural associations distinguished you apart from many. In each of these groups, you always served long terms as the Treasurer. You were always entrusted with keeping the money because of your unquestionable integrity. How you managed to combine your community activities and your professional life with raising a family is quite admirable with mum as your backbone of support. I remember how each time you gave me money, you always insisted that I count the it in front of you to confirm the amount before taking it away. You told me it is a good habit to ensure trust between two parties when money matters are concerned. You instilled trust in us, taught us to be honest, confident and most importantly to be respectful of others and ourselves. I am lucky to have had a great mentor from whom I learned great lessons on integrity. Daddy you were the pillar that kept our family strong. Your humility was a mark of your greatness. Your success was the testament to your hard work. Your love for our family was unconditional. Dad, it is amazing that you were not only father to your children, but to your siblings and extended family too. After the passing of your own father, you successfully took the prideful place as the family head and you carried out your responsibilities with outstanding success— extending financial support beyond us your seven children, bringing to the fold of your support the extended family. You always provided comfort and support to everyone. Even though you had several responsibilities, you always had time for the family. Dad, you were also a very good listener. Whenever we faced issues or challenges, you always provided the caring and listening ear to help us figure out the best way to resolve them. Your peace-loving manner meant that you always brought family unity and cohesion. Daddy, you were the Papa, the Pa, the “Go-to” person, the granddad, our role model and our father. You are the strongest person I have ever known. You were always calm and collected in every situation. I remember in every difficult situation, you remained strong for everyone else and the person everybody looked up to for direction. Your counsel and advice helped to calm things even during very sad times. In addition to owning and running a business, daddy, you always made time to attend any meetings for the wider community that you served — the Church, the town Council, the cooperative Credit union, your village Cultural Development Association, PTAs, to name a few. Being so actively ambulant, one would expect you to get home late and tired—but you never were. No matter how late or tired you got back home, before you went to bed, you always stopped by our rooms to ensure that each of us kids were well tucked in bed, and will reposition any child who was lying out of place. I will never forget such kindliness. When I look at you, I see a person of honor and influence to the society. You worked hard and your achievements are profound. God has called and you have dutifully answered. We will always miss you, but God has a supreme purpose for you. You will live on through us. May you find eternal rest with God ‘til we meet again to part more. So long Daddy, so long. Your loving daughter always, -Edith Enjoh-
Posted by Sam Abam on 5th April 2015
Daddy, Good things don't last long. Good people live for a short while. You've been good throughout. And your last words to me made me feel so much. Thank you for all you have done. May the Almighty grant you a peaceful and heavenly rest. I love you a lot. And we say we love to meet again. May the heavenly angels hover around you as you leave us in this world. Bye, bye, and bye. Victor Atanga Asaah
Posted by George Achimbi Sr. on 4th April 2015
I have not only lost a Brother-in law. but also a Brother in need. Your departure has created a vacuum that will forever remain vacant. " HEAVENLY FATHER, MAY YOU HOLD HIS HAND AND LEAD HIM HOME."
Posted by Martin Atogho on 4th April 2015
He is gone, yet he lives on…. I quickly got to hear of Paa Abam back in the 70s once I started visiting Bamenda frequently as City Chemist was a prominent landmark, as it still is today. Paa not only made his contribution to the welfare of Bamenda citizens as a pharmacist, but also as someone who set impeccable standards of moral and especially financial rectitude in each milieu he was within. Closer to home, he set even higher standards as he was a father to very many children beyond his immediate surroundings, who in his humble service to God and man, imparted wisdom as well as financial support to all of them. They are now left with a void that is impossible to fill, even if with plenty of memories to cherish. But we must take heart because Paa lived a full life to his old age, a privilege granted to a select few. He even had the opportunity to see his grandchildren grow in the process. So we have not one, but two generations that are carrying on his powerful legacy of humility, consideration for others, and unquestionable reverence for the Almighty. Yes, Paa may be gone, yet he lives on, through so many of us all, touched by his generosity of spirit and reflected in his progeny. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Daniel Abam on 3rd April 2015
A Eulogy by Bonaventure Nyama My deep condolences to the Abam family and to all of us that had the privilege to be fathered by this great man. What I grew up seeing in his life was a caring man who earned his place as an icon of the family & of Bamenda or the North West Region as a whole through struggle, hard work, shrewdness and persistence. His many achievements tells us what’s possible in our own lives as well if we can emulate these attributes together with his extraordinary sense of responsibility. Pa was truly one of the most inspirational family and business leaders of his generation. It is often said that you can tell a good seed by the fruits it bears. We can clearly see his legacy for ourselves; his children here and all over the world are examples of success and responsible citizens. What a great soul it was. We will deeply miss him. May God bless Pa’s memory and continue to bless his family that is left behind to celebrate his life. Thank you Pa – Rest in Perfect Peace.
Posted by Achimbi Charles Tibi on 2nd April 2015
PA, as we fondly call you, your life is and will remain an exemplarily one. As a little boy, I looked up to you in all aspects and I thank God that I am what I am today; A good father A good husband A good teacher An exemplarily worker and above all God fearing because of you You spared no effort to drive good morals into my head. I can remember the slaps and pinches on my jaws, the knocks on my head, all of this without any hash or shocking words but a gentle warning. You always sought to know if I was fine, and if my answer was negative, you will give your usual instructions “meet me at the pharmacy” and while there you will do your diagnosis and make a prescription followed by the drugs. I can remember all the things you bought and paid for, time and time again without complaining. You were always gentle in your ways even when you were angry because of my headiness. I lack the words to say thanks for all you did to me, family and non family members. I pray to God that the same grace he bestowed unto you, he should do same to me, and all those who looked up to you as a father and a grandfather. This way, we shall take care of our children and grand children, in the same way that you took care of us. I and my family are blessed and honored to have known you and we are proud to call you PA ABAM for you rightfully deserve it. To me and my family, you are still around. Even though we cannot see you, the love, respect, humility, humanity and what have you are still being felt and will forever be felt as well as keeps reminding us of you hence making us to feel your presence. We love you but God loves you most. Go and rest but we will one day meet to part no more. Ti na’a bene PA ABAM. Achimbi Charles Tibi Enow Priscilla Epse Achimbi Achimbi Agwa-Ebai Harmony Achimbi Bangan-Tabi Joshua Achimbi Abam-Besong Emmanuel Doe Achimbi Benenwi-Mengot Marvelous Samuels
Posted by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015
Tribute by Muda Stella A. (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff) Oh Papa, here on earth, you were always there for us and now that you are resting in God’s bosom, you are still there for us. May the Good Lord crown you with eternal life so that you will continue to pray and prepare a place for us until we meet again. Your name Papa Abam Samuel will always be glorified and remembered for ever. Muda Stella
Posted by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015
Tribute by Tekum Judith (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff) Oh death, you took my happiness away. It was on Friday 13th March 2015 that this thunderstorm took Place which I thought I was dreaming, that death hit the doors of City Chemist Pharmacy. It just came like a thief and snatched our beloved Father, a father who was so loving, generous and who puts on smiles at all times. Oh death, why have you taken me unaware, that I had wished I still had time to enjoy Pa’s smiling face, giving me corrections on how to work and clarifying me whenever I am doubtful. Until we meet again, farewell Papa. Tekum Judith
Posted by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015
Tribute by Becky L. Fonjoh (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff) When I came to start work at City Chemist Pharmacy Bamenda, this is what Pa Abam said, “This is God’s work.” My name is “Limnyuy” and it means God’s work. In fact, God has made perfect His work in the life of Pa Abam Samuel. His entire family is a total reflection of God’s great handwork. I will forever miss his cheerful smiles. Till we meet again. Becky L. Fonjoh
Posted by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015
Tribute by Joan Ngoh (Shop supervisor, City Chemist Pharmacy) Daddy, You were a father to me and not a proprietor, because my father handed me to you when handing me in marriage, and so you took care of me like your own daughter. Dad, I miss you so much. We love you but God our heavenly Father loves you more, that is why He has all the reason to give you rest at His right hand side. When I remember the training and the advice you gave me at the Pharmacy, you would always say,” Joan work hard for the improvement of the business” and this has always given me the courage to do my best. Daddy, I promise to work harder, so that the seed you sowed will grow more and more for generations to enjoy. Adieu, Adieu, Daddy till we meet again in God’s Kingdom. Joan Ngoh
Posted by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015
Tribute by Albert Awahmunang N. (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff) Papa Samuel Abam, you are great Dad. Anyone who knows you will always wish to be one of your children. My mother; Ma Mary Bih Abam (of blessed memory) used to tell me so. As I grew up to become a man under your care, I came to understand just how true my mother’s words were. People knew my late mom as your daughter and so I could be taken as your grandson. But to me Papa Samuel Awahmunang Abam—you are a Dad, a wonderful Dad. Ever since I lost my mother, you took me under your care and I became part of the working force of the pharmacy thanks to you. Papa you told me how important City Chemist Pharmacy is in the heart of Bamenda city, being the very first in Bamenda. Since then I have been proud to have become part of this great establishment. The values and virtues that I uphold in life today that were taught to me by you, Pa Abam. I want to extend my profound gratitude—on behalf of my family, the Awahmunangs— to Auntie Mama Rebecca Abam who has the role of mother now in my life. I pray that the Lord continue to bless her. Papa Abam, God Almighty made His image seen in you and even though I know you are resting by His Right Side, I will forever miss you here. Until we meet again, RIP. Albert Awahmunang Nankobe
Posted by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015
Tribute from ALLAN ABAM (nephew) Papa, grief and consternation filled me when I got the news of your passing. However, considering the challenges you were facing with your health, I guess that is why our ever loving God and Father had to stretch His hands of grace to draw you closer to his bosom where you will never face these predicaments. Papa, you exhibited a high spirit of leadership at the helm of the Abam’s family and externally, such that where and whenever there was a problem, your timely intervention always silenced them and order restituted. I thank the Almighty God for your life, your achievements and I give him all the kudos for the King Solomon’s wisdom he endowed you with. Even though you are not physically present, you left us with countless wonderful memories. Papa S.A Abam, may your gentle and generous soul find solace in our ever loving God and Father’s bosom.
Posted by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015
Tribute from ESTHER PANDONG (sister in-Law) If I did not know someone like you, I would have missed a lot. Your lifestyle has proven that you were generous and helpful without measure. There is no compensation for this loss. Papa I became your first child instead of a sister in-law while I was living with you and my sister and going to school. Your wonderful kindness extended to my whole family so my husband became your brother. One aspect I admired in you and will never forget about is the fact that each time you returned from work your wife was always the first person you asked of. You would ask “Where is Abot?” and so this name has gone international. However, all the pains you went through were preparations for a better rest. We love you Papa but God loves you best. Test in the Peace of the Lord.
Posted by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015
Tribute from Niebeng Dr. Ndamukong Ani Samuel (P.G. of B.A.D.A. 2000-2010) This name, Pa Abam, strikes and produces none other than positive notes and sounds that draw the attention of not only targeted individuals or groups but also those who inadvertently find themselves within hearing range. To the plentiful positive attributes duly earned by Pa Abam from individuals and organizations for his diligence, empathy, humility, and legendary honesty, I would integrate his having been the unequivocal “confidence factor” for the survival of several social/cultural groups. His unquestionable integrity, made it a usual foregone conclusion that he would be the Treasurer of the quasi totality of social organizations of which he was a member. In fact many social/cultural groups vied for his membership because of his value added quality as faithful custodian of their hard earned resources (monies). He not only was a diligent treasurer but was also a generous contributor to development projects. Despite inherent and sometimes evident risks, many treasurers yield to the temptation to invest for potential dividends, money entrusted to them for safe custody. Unlike most of them, Pa Abam, faithful and characteristically imbued with angelic honesty successfully shielded himself from yielding to such temptations through fervent prayers to God Almighty. If for some reason Pa Abam did not deposit in a commercial bank any money entrusted to him for custody, he ensured that it was meticulously preserved to be returned on request to the owner intact (that is in the very bills or coins that were handed to him for safe keep.) How many other people in our society identify themselves with this distinctive quality? This emblematic character of Pa Abam positively impacted the survival of not only individuals but also many social and cultural organizations that would not accommodate the reckless handling of their meager hard earned resources. Such was also the situation of Bome Area Development Association “B.A.D.A” for which Pa Abam tirelessly devoted himself as Treasurer for about two decades (despite challenges of physical limitation due to his already respectable age as of the year 2009). The B.A.D.A. Certificate of Highest Honour offered to Pa Abam during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of April 2009 is only a token of our immense esteem and appreciation for his invaluable contribution to B.A.D.A. objective to render Bome a more comfortable environment. Though no longer physically present, his legacy of unreserved sacrifice for others will continue to rekindle our community outreach endeavors. In appreciation for his professional service to the nation in general and to the Northwest Province in particular for the establishment of City Chemist in Bamenda –one of the forerunner nationally validated pharmacies; and more specifically in recognition of his invaluable sacrifice for B.A.D.A. objectives of scouting for and to judiciously manage mobilized resources to provide the essentials that enable realization of an acceptable world standard of livelihood in Bome, I gladly join my utmost wishes and fervent prayers to those of all B.A.D.A. members for our beloved Pa Samuel Awamunang Abam’s heavenly rest from the sundry challenges of earthly demands. Fraternally, Niebeng Dr. Ndamukong Ani Samuel (P.G. of B.A.D.A. 2000-2010)
Posted by Cathy Muneme on 27th March 2015
In memory of Papa Abam Awamunang Samuel. Daddy , what the cold hands of death did actually stopped my world. For once I thought it was just a bad dream but when my clock started ticking again I was speechless. Meta quarter will never be the same without you. "Oh daddy, Papa 4 meta quarter." As a granddaughter I enjoyed the warmth of your gentle caring and loving ways. How lucky I was to enjoy the best out of you as a grandchild. Abot taught me how to prepare you good juicy meals and it was such a pleasure for me to do so. Papa, I wonder who will appreciate my cooking the way you did. I also wonder who will call me all the sweet names "Kate". Your gentle smile embraced everyone. I quiet remember counting 38 kids in the house during one holiday. You and Abot sacrifice so much by opening your doors to everyone that happen to come your way. You sheltered everyone regardless, what a Godly person you are what a beautiful lesson to learn from you. Just to think that you are no more makes it so so hard to know that the big tree that holds and fed the family is no more. Papa I could go on and on. My tears will ever remain fresh for you for you have created a vacuum that no one can fill. I learned how to be humble, caring, loving, forgiving, hard working and most of all be a cheerful giver with a happy heart. This is the legacy you left us and I promise to keep it up as much as I'm alive. My heart is at peace because I know you fought the good fight and now is time for you to gain farvor from the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Goodnight daddy till we meet again. Your granddaughter Catherine Muneme
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from Judith Ngoh Papa I am sorry for the loss of a grandpa, whom at the same time was a father, a guardian and a husband. Papa, you meant more than the world to us and loosing you is the hardest thing we would ever have to deal with.I would not stop to remember the day the news of your pass away came to me. The world came to a standstill, the clock stopped ticking my activities came to a halt as my whole life reflected right before my eyes; you cautioned me right into my every step. Even when I failed and stayed away, you always came to me in a calmed voice and said “I encourage you to work harder” and that always made me feel relief, recognized and stronger. Papa, how I burst into tears at your departure, yet as you ferry across, go well for your legacy lives on. I thank you for loving me back. JUDITH NGOH ATLANTA GEORGIA
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from WITNEYFRED AND JACKSON NGOH Papa Our hearts have never felt so much pain at the departure of a loved one. You were always here to cover and comfort us no matter what we do. You helped us stop our tears and helped us conquer our fears. You were a pillar, shelter and a father to our lives. Thank you papa. May you go well and live in perfect piece. Goodbye Papa. WITNEYFRED AND JACKSON NGOH. USA Atlanta.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from SALOME NGOH Pa Abam, Your departure is too heavy for my heart to bear. Yet, God loves you more. You were a canopy that covered an immeasurable piece of land. For that, I am forever grateful. It is very painful to live in your absence, but the role you played in our lives, leads us on and puts smiles on our faces. I love you grandpa. Goodbye. SALOME NGOH Atlanta Georgia.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from MAMA AMBE ALDOLPHINE (Ephraim’s mother in-law) Papa you were a light that shone the world and touched lives. This is so because you put your TRUST and CONFIDENCE in our Creator the Lord of Host. God was your priority in whatever you did. You were a gentle breeze quietly blowing through every human being you came across and so left your mark. What a precious gift God showered on you. So Papa, having completed your assignment on earth, the Lord has called you finally to be with Him. Your legacy of LOVE and PEACE to all will remain with us all until we meet in that eternal life to part no more. Continue to pray for us. AMEN.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from NJI FELIX (Eye care, City Chemist Pharmacy) With tearful eyes, we are forced to say goodbye to our dear father. Your generous heart stopped beating and your hands of hard work have gone to rest. Your life was full of useful lessons for us. Your faith in God and your dogged determination to make your children succeed will remain indelible in our hearts. A great warrior indeed in the Lord’s service. Your outspoken nature and a strong will to stand for what is right irrespective of what men would say singled you out as a great soldier of the cross. You were a blessing to all who crossed your path. Your fatherly counsel will be missed by all. Papa rest in the Peace of the Lord till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from MR. MBANWI JACOB (for the Mbanwi’s Family) Pa Abam, the Mbanwi’s family has been looking onto you since the pass away of Ni Peter Ndenge, but now we know God loves you more than we do and so he has decided to take you from us. All we wish is that you have a safe journey and may God guide and protect you until we meet again. Fare well Pa Abam.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from MINETTE NDANG (Granddaughter) Dear Grandfather, a man of joy, humour and love for everyone. A man of dignity and respect. Papa, you showed love to everyone, what a great man you were. Papa we miss your fatherly love, comfort and care. Papa we love you, but God loves you more. We know you are with the Lord and so may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from YEMBE RICHARD NANKOBE Papa Samuel Abam, you were a great man who portrayed real attributes or virtues of peace, love, Kindness, sincerity and above all highly respectful. These are primary qualities in life which anyone would like to posses in order to gain God’s favour. As a result of these, your passing away is a very big loss for the family and the people of the Bamenda Community. Rests in peace Papa for you have gained God’s favour.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from GIDEON ANJEH If only we could wish, we would say, why now? But our good Lord knows and plans it all. In fact, you were a caring and supportive father to all. You gave moral and financial help to those of us running our courses in life. Thank you, thank you and thank you one last time, for being a father. Eternal rest be granted unto you Pa. Farewell and we will miss you.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from SISTER ALICE NDANG Papa, you were a father and not a brother to me and my entire family. You took care of me and my entire family. Oh such a great Father! May your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from NDENGE FOSTER N. Oh!! Words cannot measure the magnitude of gifts that your presence bestowed on us. Your endless love and support has given us haunted hope so that we can see brighter days. Thanks Grandpa and rest in peace.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from TEBIT MUFU RUDOLF. My dear Pa S.A. Abam This is the way I address you when we meet. On the morning of 13th March 2015, at about 10am – 11am, I got a phone call from your Bamenda station residence; telling me that you have rested. What a shocking and painful news it was. I gathered courage with my wife and we went to his station residence. What did we see; this was my brother Pa S.A. Abam, lying straight on his bed. All that I said was that, the Almighty God has taken his final decision. As we all know, death is inevitable, we now cannot communicate with him as we did when he was alive. I knew brother Abam in the 50s in Meta quarters where my elder brother Peter Mbekwa Tebit (of late) was staying in the father’s compound with me. We were both going to different secondary schools. Mr. Abam attended his secondary school in Nigeria while I was schooling at Government Technical College Ombe in Victoria (now known as Limbe). Both Abam and I attended several meetings, like MECUDA, Azire Credit Union and many family meetings together. Furthermore, late S.A. Abam and myself are married from the same family. I would have cherished to enumerate more about the way we lived together up to his departure, but due to time constrain, I would end here. To conclude, all I can say is that, even in your sudden departure, we will do our best to remain shining examples of your love and respect for each other, until our turn comes. We love you, but our Father God Almighty loves you more. May your soul rest in perfect peace, until we meet again. Your beloved good brother and the family.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from MR. ANNIM KWAH (President Meta Elite, Bamenda) The Meta Elite Meeting Bamenda has been in existence for a little over twenty five years. We started off without Pa. Sheer good luck brought Pa to become a member of our meeting. Prior to Pa’s membership into the meeting, we were almost always at each other’s throat during meeting debates. Meaningless debates at that! With the membership of Pa, everything suddenly came under control as if the argumentative demon had been cast out! Pa had his way of participating in these arguments. He just sat on his chair listening. When a helpless Chairman turned to Pa for intervention, Pa never said this or that person was wrong even when all facts points to that direction. Pa will say something like all what you have been saying is correct but don’t you think that if we did it this way, Pa now gives his opinion, it would have been better? Of course Pa’s opinion was always better. If your cell phone was stolen, you could retrieve some of the data from the network to which you were a subscriber. But if your laptop was stolen there will be no way you could get back the information contained therein. Pa you were our Laptop. Our Laptop was not stolen. The owner simply wanted it back. Pa, you were more than a Laptop to us. You had the solutions to all problems under the sun. After a much fulfilled life, you have been called home by your maker. You deserve the rest. Fare thee well.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015
Tribute from MR. ABAM EMMANUEL AMMUNUH (Late Pa Abam’s kid brother) My dear brother and father, the cold hands of death have caused damage to my life again. When papa died and later on mama, I did not feel much pain because you did for me everything they could have done. I will not forget that you were the one who brought me up. I remember, I started living with you when you just got married. You sent me to primary school where I had the opportunity to enjoy some of the civilized facilities of wearing shoes to school, living in a self-contained house with electricity, sleeping on a foam mattress and so much more. After I completed primary school, you sent me to CPC Bali and upon completion taught for 2 years before having a greener job with BICIC. All of these successes of my life were master minded by you. You kept following me up and gave me another job at City Chemist Pharmacy where I am up till now. Among the many good things you did for me was that which you taught and advised me how to work harder and to ensure the general stability of the family at home and abroad. To this, I promise to continue in that light, God being my helper. In everything give thanks to God. As you go join our parents, I will only pray that you intercede for us. Thank you, thank you and thank God for your life. Adieu Papa.
Posted by David Tantang on 26th March 2015
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. While Pa Abam is no longer physically with us, his spirit is always around us. May all the sweet memories of Pa bring solace to each and everyone during these difficult moments.and may you rest in perfect peace Pa until we shall see again. David Tantang
Posted by Cylvia Tebit on 26th March 2015
Papa Samuel Abam, a Role Model of a Father. May your soul rest in perfect peace. I know you are seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. AMEN! A Father with such great family Values, A Father with an Open Door Policy,A Father with Good business ethics, A Father Blessed with Unprecedented Favor, thank you Papa for all your Good works on Earth,In the Mighty name of Jesus, in the name that is above every single name, in the name of our lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen! To God be the Glory! Rest in Peace Papa! Cylvia Tebit.
Posted by Bobe Ndamukong on 26th March 2015
May Pa Abam’s soul rest in perfect peace and may the good Lord grant strength and comfort to the entire Abam family. Pa was a perfect gentleman. An exemplary family man and a role model for all of us. He leaves behind a legacy of love for family, for friends and for community. He served so many people in so many capacities at – the pharmacy, the credit union, the church, the PTA and the list goes on. I pray for strength and comfort for Ma Rebecca, Uncle Ephraim, Charlie, Dan, Sister E, Maggie and John, and their respective families. Pa lived a good and fulfilling life. His shoes are obviously pretty big to fill but I am confident he is passing on the baton to a next generation of Abams equally capable and nurtured in the love and guidance of a great dad. May Pa’s soul repose peacefully in the Lord. Our deepest condolences to the Abam Family. We have you in our prayers. Emmanuel Ndamukong, for the Ndamukong Family.
Posted by Cathy Gana on 26th March 2015
Papa S.A.Abam Papa, you were the most kind and generous dad. You were there for me when your brother and friend, my dad,Late Rev. Dr. Gana passed away. In 1998 December, when i had a one month old baby, you saved my life because you always checked on me. You have been the best granddad my kids have had; visiting, playing and praying with them, listening and admonishing them abd making sure they had their wheat bread. I remember your smile whenever I came visiting and you will say, " cathy, I hope all is well. Where are the boys?" Papa, thank you for the love you gave and made me feel so special and beloved. Thank God for the time we spent reading the psalms especially Psalms 23,27, 91 and 121. Rest in peace. We loved you but now your maker has called. You will be missed but remembered for all the good you did. Love you. Greet Papa and mammy please.
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015
Tribute From Grace Ijangfri Atanga Papa you are one in millions. You were indeed a mighty man of valor and a father that everyone should learn from. You were very caring and looked out for everyone making sure everyone around you was well and happy. You served the Lord from the bottom of your heart, making us understand the essence of meditation, teaching us how to use our tongues, embracing our flaws and always cooling the fires of irritation and misunderstandings. My kind Papa, you welcomed countless people into your home. If anyone walked in as you were dinning, you were quick to ask that they join you and eat together. What a vacuum you have left in our family. Will we ever learn to accept such a great loss? I just thank God for the wonderful life you lived. I may not see you physically anymore but thinking of you still makes me feel safe. All the exceptional qualities you instilled in us will stay forever. A superior general in the Lord's army, a true soldier, you fought the good fight of faith to the end and died at your post. Farewell my dear Papa. Rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord till we meet again where there will be no more pain and no more sorrow. Your Daughter, Grace Ijangfri Atanga
Posted by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015
Our Grandfather Tribute from Siri-Mah, Teku, Taboh & Ngwe Our Grandfather Papa Samuel A. Abam was an incredibly special human being and we will forever be grateful for the amazing memories we shared with him. Growing up, we were beyond blessed because we had three sets of grandparents. As God would have it, we lost two Grandfathers as very young children with only vague memories of them. God truly blessed us with Papa as he was the Grandpa we spent the most time with. How do we say goodbye to such an incredibly special human being? You and Abot made our boarding school days in Bamenda so comfortable for all those years, the memories are endless and oh so special for each of us. As much as we will miss you Papa, we are most grateful for your exemplary life. Your calm and gentle spirit was like no other man we know. You gave so much of yourself to the world and even when people were ungrateful you still gave. Even when people did unforgivable things you forgave them completely and only showed them love. How honorable! Grandparents make the world a better place and you and Abot did that for us. Thank you for the lessons of love, humility, forgiveness, kindness and respect you taught us. Thank you for being an amazing Grandpa and for leading by example. We will miss you dearly and because it's impossible to say goodbye to such an incredible Grandpa, we will say "see you on the other side!". We will love you forever! Your Atanga Grandchildren, Siri-Mah, Teku, Taboh & Ngwe

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