This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Uchechukwu Ezike-Dennis, 45 years old, born on July 24, 1975, and passed away on May 13, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Uche Ezike-Dennis 
July 24, 1975–May 13, 2021
With heavy hearts and gratitude to God that we announce the transition to glory of Uche Ezike-Dennis. Uche was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2020. She shared her cancer journey with us and fought like a warrior, but God wanted her back in Heaven.  She was loved and cherished by her husband CI (Emeka), her daughter Ifeanyi, sons Ikenna and Izunna, parents Leonard and Ebele Ufodike, sister Anuli Ausbeth-Ajagu, and brother Akolisa Ufodike.   
As we, grieve, we are comforted knowing that Uche was not ours only.   She touched the lives of many and was loved by all.
In many ways, she was too good for this world. She loved singing, was generous to a fault, loved people, loved salsa, loved the outdoors, wore a smile all the time, made being born again “cool” and held on to her faith till her last breath.  
A Celebration of her life will be held on May 27th, 2021. Service details will be updated here once confirmed. To view and share photos, condolences, and stories of Uche, visit 

Posted by Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu on July 24, 2022
Happy birthday in Heaven dearest Uche
Posted by Uduak Akpabio on July 24, 2022
Uche we would have been celebrating you today. The Lord knows best. May your soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Kait Dinunzio on June 9, 2022
I was thinking of Uche this morning and sought her out on LinkedIn. My goodness, I'm so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Uche and I worked together over 10 years ago and I've never forgotten the love, spirit or kindness that she shared with me so early in my career. Sending love and blessings <3
Posted by Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu on May 13, 2022
It's been a year,

Since we lost this lady so dear

The pain still pierces the heart like a spear.

We ask, why is it that the good ones go

Perhaps it is because the Lord Himself misses them so.

So to heaven this angel was asked to return

She is in a better place, but still we mourn

But it doesn't really matter the length of our sojourn

But how the work for which we are called was done.

Yours might seem brief, but it was a life well lived
We're thankful for the love you gave and received

Rest on Uche!!!
Posted by Uduak Akpabio on May 13, 2022
Uche sis may your lovely soul continue to rest in peace. Your family are always in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to strengthen them. It is well. It is well. It is well
Posted by Olamitokunbo Omoshoro-Jon... on May 13, 2022
My dearest Uche with the golden voice, gone too soon however never forgotten. You remain in our thoughts and heart. Continue to rest with your almighty. Your family is always prayed for, they remain our family too. Love always. Omoshoro-Jones family
Posted by Uduak Akpabio on April 11, 2022
My dear Uche. The Lord called you home early. We can't question him. I know you are in a better place. It is well with your soul. Rest my dear sister. Rest in God' blossom.
Posted by Toyin Okunuga on April 9, 2022
Oh my beautiful sister and bestie, back then in Command Jos. Oh Uche I miss you. I love you. ❤ I was looking for you, for years. I finally got your dad's number in 2021 Feb. But kept the number saying I'd ring soon. Oh my sweetest most authentic friend ever. I've watched all your videos, Oh goodness you were too good for this world. You didn't surprise me at all. I just wished we met up again after 1991. I have so much to share with you. Uche my angel. Rest on, in the arms of the Lord. Your bestie Toyin Balogun Okunuga. I saw our picture here. I love ❤ you Uche.
Posted by Olamitokunbo Omoshoro-Jon... on July 24, 2021
Happy Birthday Dearest. I know you are singing birthday Songs with your beautiful voice. Gone but never forgotten. Happy Birthday darling.
Posted by I E on July 24, 2021
Happy Birthday dear!
Posted by Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu on July 24, 2021
We will not weep again.

Though we still feel the pain.

We know our loss was heaven's gain.

So today we'll rejoice,

As the choir in heaven is blessed with your angelic voice.

Posted by Dr Solomon Onomiwori on July 15, 2021
Uche was such a bright and glowing light wherever she went. She brought such energy with her and to those who encountered her. That's what I experienced when I first met her in Johannesburg, RSA.

She added color to her husband's life and that of her kids. She was such a BLESSING!! 
She was such a remarkable lady....gone too soon. I will certainly miss her!

Goodbye, my dear friend. Adieu, our basket full of SUNSHINE!!! AGAPE!
Posted by Nef Chukwujekwu on June 1, 2021
She was one of those very rare, warm, unfailingly kind and twinkly people, who left sprinkles of star dust wherever she went. The world felt a little darker when I heard this news a few minutes ago but I guess it was just her time. Rest well, Uche. And hang in there, C.I.
Posted by Henry Ewa on May 27, 2021
Uche, may your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God grant your family members the grace to bear this great loss. We know that you have moved onto a better place but you will be greatly missed. It is well.
Posted by Ify Ikeh on May 27, 2021
Uche attended our wedding with her parents in 1982, as a young girl of about 7 years. Her infectious smiles and amiable character got me attracted to her. The last I saw her was on her wedding day in Lagos, Nigeria before they migrated to South Africa and then Canada. I always got inspiring news about her and her family each time I discuss with her parents.

The news of her ill-health was so shattering and devastating but we kept faith alive that "whatever God cannot do, does not exist"

When eventually it pleased God to call Uche home, though too painful to bear, we accepted what we could not change. 

Uche was such a loving, charming, respectful, adorable, charismatic, God-fearing child every parent prays for. She could have gone at her prime but not unnoticed! We pray her sweet soul receives mercy and peace at last in the Lord's bosom.

May the good Lord comfort, strengthen and console her husband and kids, her parents Col. Leo and Ebele Ufodike, Anuli her sister and her brother Ako, her numerous friends and loved ones. May we not bury our young in Jesus name.
Adieu, beloved Uche

Obi and Ify Ikeh
Posted by Lilian Oribhabor on May 27, 2021
Uche, thank God for the gift of you! Thank God for His comfort. You are loved even in death. Rest in the arms of your Lord whom you loved and served. Goodnight.

Remembering you with Love,
Drs. Andrew and Lilian.
Posted by Martin Nwosu on May 27, 2021
May the good Lord fill the vacuum created by the departure of this God given companion and wonderful mother in Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Omasan Ikomi on May 26, 2021
So shocked to hear of Uche's demise in the most unexpected way having not seen or heard from Uche for over two decades, but I thank God for Uche's life because the conversation about her was a good one I never knew the woman's testimony that was shared to me was someone I knew then I heard the word "But " she's no more, and my heart sunk, in the midst of my conversation I got to know that the woman with such a beautiful life was Uche. I remember Uche vividly as a God fearing decent, cheerful, beautiful teenage girl in her first year in the University of Jos while I was in my final year in Unijos, we attended same Church, and were in same hostel. From the testimonies I heard of Uche she never changed from being the adorable Christian woman with a heart of gold. God loves Uche the most no doubt, may Uche's Soul rest peacefully and blissfully in the bossom of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen. May God comfort Uche's husband, children, parents brother and sister and give them the grace to carry on with the blessed and loving memory of Uche
Posted by Kemi Adeyemi on May 26, 2021
My dear Senior Uche, as I fondly call you. Heaven is rejoicing at the coming home of a Saint.
We give thanks to the Lord, for the treasured time you shared with us. Rest in perfect peace Uche......
Kemi & Ade Adeyemi
Posted by anayoChukwu Onwuka on May 26, 2021
Chiny & I met Uche for the first time on February 29, 2020 @ a dinner, and she made such a great impression, sharing her charitable work in particular, and the dreams she had to make the world a better place. The world lost her early but she left her mark!

The Father of Mercies and God of all Comfort comfort and strenghten Uche's family and friends, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, in Jesus Name!

We join to celebrate Uche's life and legacy.

Pastors Chiny&Anayo Onwuka

Posted by Vince Diot on May 26, 2021
I consider myself very lucky and blessed to have met you and become great friends. Queen's University crossed our paths and we got to achieve some amazing things throughout our program together. Where you found the energy and time to give so much of yourself to your family, friends, and community I will never know. Your heart, smile, laughter and passion brought so much joy to those around you. Your talents were endless. You have left a lifetime impression on me. Let your spirit stay strong with all of us.
God bless you!
Vince Diot
Posted by Obinna Ilochonwu on May 26, 2021
Uche should mean “angel” because that’s simply what you are. Your selflessness, warmth, and positivity (almost to the point of naivety) even till your last days when you still, even in pain, sought to brighten the lives of those around you.

“Uchelinko” your light will forever remain here with us but you’ve earned your wings, so beautiful angel: fly, fly home to where you belong.
Posted by Uzoamaka ezeanosike on May 26, 2021
Rest in peace dear uche, we can not question God but we are consoled by your pass memories, we pray God grant you  Rest in his bossom in Jesus name. Greet my mummy for me.
Posted by Wunmi Adekanmbi on May 25, 2021
She filled the room
She evoked a reaction
Hers was not a passive life
She was authentic
Led with her whole self
Lent a helping hand
She truly lived
She loved God's purposes
Heaven's gain
Our loss
Posted by Chibuike Nwajiaku on May 25, 2021
Dearest Uche, you are always in our hearts and although you are not physically present, your beautiful, sweet and kind soul will never be forgotten.
If Love alone could have saved you, you would never have left us. We find ourselves wishing that this was not real, that this was just a dream.
All we have now are lovely memories and although the tears roll down our faces, we know you are in a better place.
Rest with the angels in the bosom of the Lord because you are one of them. We love you.

Cynthia & Chibuike Nwajiaku
Posted by Nony Kalejaiye on May 25, 2021
Uche my little Sister!
Little did I know that our time with you on this side of eternity was so short when you visited us in Los Angeles.
How extra special and so greatly cherished are those memories now.
Uche, you personify the words “Beautiful Soul”, and you always leave a wonderful and unforgettable fragrance of Jesus Christ wherever you go.
Your seat as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a minister is now empty and you will surely be greatly missed.
But thanks be to God for the glorious hope of eternal life we have in Christ that assures us of a future reunion with you.
Rest on darling Uche till we see again and behold that oh so Uche smile.

Nony Kalejaiye

Posted by Elsie Ajai-Ikhile on May 25, 2021
Uche was on my bridal train in December 1998! We also served together in the same choir before she relocated. A beautiful soul to know. A lover of God who loved singing. You’ll be missed but you’ll forever remain in our hearts. Rest on dear Uche!
Posted by OLUBUNMI OTUNIGA on May 25, 2021
Dear Uche,
I can't believe I am actually writing a tribute.It still feels like a dream and I am expecting to wake up to see it's really a dream....
You were just simply one of a kind.You loved and lived intentionally. Your love for God remains contagious. You will be missed Sis. Sleep on in the bosom of our Lord.I pray God will comfort your entire family. Love you forever.
Posted by Joyce Nwabueze on May 25, 2021
My dearest friend ❤
We will miss you. You fought a good fight. You will always be remembered
You have been enlisted in the heavenly choir now with the heavenly Angels
Rest in peace
Posted by Chucks Ugoihe on May 25, 2021
My Dearest Uche,

I cannot believe that I am writing a tribute about you, that you are gone to be with the Lord.

I met you in March/April 1995 when Pastor Fred Williams planted Christ Academy in Unijos. You were part of the team of 8/10 people that birthed "Thank God It's Friday (TGIF)" with me on the Lawn Tennis Courts at Naraguta Hostels in Unijos as we laboured for many hours in Night Prayers. You became my evangelism partner as we gate-crashed night parties around Jos to share the Gospel with young people, then we left Jos and came back to Lagos for a few years.

March 2004 as I arrived in Johannesburg, yourself and Pastor CI welcomed us and helped us settle in. And we continued our journey of faith as family friends until you guys immigrated to Canada a few years ago.

Just on April 14th, 2021 you sent me messages of Condolence when you heard that my mother had transitioned. Little did I know that that would be the last that I would hear from you on this side of eternity. It is still unbelievable to me!!!

Uche, you were a very beautiful woman inside and outside.
You loved Jesus and was never ashamed of talking about Him to anyone.
You fought for the promises of God for your life with all devotion and commitment.
We will miss you very sorely on this side as you enjoy your well-deserved rest in the bosom of the Lord.
We pray for your husband and my brother Pastor CI and your children that the Lord will comfort them as they carry on with your legacy.
We pray for your parents and siblings that they would be consoled by the Holy Spirit.
We pray for all your friends and brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world that we all would be comforted and consoled in the Lord.

Adieu Uche!!!
See you on Resurrection Morning!!!
Posted by Rev. Juliet Binitie on May 25, 2021
My beloved, cute and pretty Lady Uche, a woman full of life and adventure. Your physical death gave me a big shock. I literally screamed and was so sad that my soul sank. I came back to myself knowing that this is not the end of the story.

However, I am grateful to God that you may have died Physically but you are eternally alive in Christ Jesus. I was looking forward to visiting you all when I come to Canada, especially since we have been out of touch one on one. But kept communication with your sister Anuli.
I pray that God will comfort your Parents and siblings inside out, more so your Children and husband in this departure. May God's grace be sufficient for all of them. May God comfort those of us who knew you too. I can say with all audacity, until we meet again at the feet of the Eternal Son of God and our Heavenly Father basking in the Sweet Presence of the Holy Spirit.. Adieu my beloved "Àbúrò". Pst C.I., the children and the Ufodikes' please, on behalf of my family and I accept our since condolences. It is well. RJB
Posted by Evelyn Kanos on May 25, 2021
You always had a lovely smile (which runs in the family). I thank God I met with you and your family. Your love for God, service and zeal is just amazing.May your soul Rest In Peace and may the good Lord comfort and console your family.
Posted by Carol Baker on May 24, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Uche at the AER. She always had a smile and always had time for everyone. She was a bright light and I loved my conversations with her. My condolences to her family. Her light will never be extinguished.
Posted by Carol Kotacka on May 24, 2021
I had the honour of being one of Uche's classmates in the EMBA2020 program. Her passion for learning was evident as her passion for life and her family. Deepest condolences for her family and all those who have lost a bright light.
Posted by Lilia Saro on May 24, 2021
Uche was such a happy soul wherever she was.. sending you light and peace on your journey. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Uche! 
Posted by Laura Nixon on May 24, 2021
Dear Uche and dear family -
I know Uche through our years of working together at the AER. I don’t think there is anyone who has worked with Uche who doesn’t have stories about her humour, her high energy and her amazing work ethic, which we knew extended to all aspects of her life.
It is unimaginable that Uche was taken away from us so suddenly. Thank you all for sharing her with us and for making her videos available. It is heartbreaking yet comforting to get to see and hear her as she continued to share positivity and her learnings and hope. I will always remember the Uche.
My deepest condolences,
Posted by Nneka Egbuwoku on May 24, 2021
I met Uche at the University of Jos and was drawn to her by her warmth and passion for Jesus. At the time she was in a gospel music group called Cyrus, she would rap and sing and in my heart I thought what an amazing person. She was part of the motivation to join that same music group and it was life changing.

Over the years we stayed in touch off and on, I saw her last on a visit to South Africa when she and her family lived there. When she moved to Canada we stayed in touch by calling and chatting. (I honestly didn’t think all would stop anytime soon).

Even though we didn’t see, you could still her love for life and most of all the Lord. Uche was special, I will miss her. My joy is that she’s with Jesus, we shall all one day meet to part no more.
Posted by Tammy Schlegel-Acker on May 23, 2021
I am so sad to hear this news. 
My first memory of Uche is of this DYNAMIC woman of God who wanted to start a mentoring group for teenage girls. I felt blessed by her commitment to discipling young women. Her devotion to God and contagious energy will be missed.
My sincere condolences to the family at this challenging time. May God comfort you all in this time of loss.
Posted by Nkoli Uzuana on May 23, 2021
Uche, though I never got to meet with you since you married my cousin, I heard so many positive things about you. May the Lord continue to rest your soul until we meet on the resurrection day. "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die" You will sorely be missed.

Posted by Sochi Ogbonna on May 23, 2021
Uche... when I think of you the word FAITH is what I see. Your love for God spoke volumes! Watched your YouTube videos yesterday and my heart was heavy and encouraged all in one. Rest in the Lord dear......your candle burned out long before your legend ever will.❤️

Chinedu and Sochi Ogbonna
Posted by Tosi Ufodike on May 22, 2021
We were all saddened to hear of Uche's passing. We spent many nights as a family praying for her healing and strength. There are no words to express our heartfelt sorrow. Uche actually lived the life she talked about. She knew the Bible and loved the Lord with all heart. Heaven definitely gained an Angel. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and through this difficult time.

Dr. Chidebelu & Ekwutosi Ufodike & Family
Posted by Onyi Azike-Diribe on May 22, 2021
I never had the privilege of meeting Uche in person. I learned of the cancer diagnosis and followed her youtube vlogs while praying for her. I have read all the tributes and they are consistent with what I felt about her as I watched her journey to healing. I was greatly inspired by her life and journey in the short time I knew of her. The way she would pray for others, encourage with her words and even present the gospel of Jesus in her videos despite her pain at the! her faith has inspired my faith.

It literally broke my heart to learn of her passing as she'd been in my heart in the days leading up to her transition. But amidst the noise of the mourning, and while I prayed for all her family and friends, all I could hear in my heart was: "Uche is no more in pain". She's healed; singing and dancing salsa with her Jesus and the heavenly host. I can just imagine the welcome party that ushered Uche in: "well done good and faithful servant...enter into rest!"
Posted by Efua Akinsipe on May 22, 2021
Uche, the one thing that strikes me so deeply is seeing how you lived so purposely, so fully, so joyfully, and so hopefully in Christ. I binge watch your YouTube videos and my heart is so heavy for the loved ones you have left behind...
I have no doubt in my heart that you are rejoicing and singing praises to your father in heaven now. Away from a world with no pain or suffering.
Sing with the angels Uche. May the impact you made on earth never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace
Posted by Mmachukwu Oyeka on May 21, 2021
Aunty, I still find it hard to accept that you're no longer here with us. There was still so much to learn from you.

I have only fond memories of you. I remember my first encounter with you when Uncle introduced you as his wife-to-be. Who was not captivated by your sweet charm? I also recall spending my holidays with you and uncle as newlyweds. I admired you so much; you had great passion for God, you were a doting and supportive wife, and full of purpose and wisdom.

Thank you for living a life worthy of emulation. I will remain ever thankful to God to have known you on the level that I did.

You are forever in my heart, aunty. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Your niece, Mma
Posted by Patrica Wegerhoff on May 21, 2021
Uche was our small group leader at Centre Street Church. Unconditionally loving with a big smile, Uche always made you feel at home. All our group members would attest to this. Uche was an amazing woman of God, and a truly passionate Christian leader. In every one of our meetings she allowed each member’s voice to be heard, even the children. She was always the first one to get up to dance and sing praises to the Lord during our meetings. We loved her fun-loving nature.
Uche was an incredibly talented singer. Aisha and Doug got married 2 years ago and of course Uche was ready to sing a beautiful song at their small wedding. The songs she wrote were anointed and blessed everyone who heard them. Uche didn’t just keep her music making to herself as she often invited others to join in, such as the time Patricia and Safiya were able to sing and play cello for one of her songs.
Uche was a prayer warrior. Every member of our group was able to experience Uche’s powerful prayers. Aisha and Doug recount : “When we had a challenging pregnancy and thought nothing is guaranteed, we will never forget how vital Uche was in the miracle of our son who was born prematurely, the doctors said he may not make it- However, Uche refused to give up, gave us hope to keep praying, she literally formed an army of people to pray for our little boy, who is healthy and happy today, Praise be to God!” The Wegerhoff family as well received incredible support from Uche: “Our daughter has been dealing with some medical issues for the past 7 months and Uche has been there to support us even though she was fighting her own battle. She would call to check and see how our daughter was doing and prayed powerful prayers over her. Every word Uche said was encouraging and uplifting to us. The one phrase she often said to us was “It is well”… so much comfort found in those 3 words.”
Uche inspired all of us individually, and in Faith, she was our beautiful sister in Christ. Uche and her family have always been there for us through prayer, encouraging us to never forget to be thankful to our Almighty God! Uche, you have left so much of yourself in each and every one of us. We will always be grateful for you blessing our lives. You truly left a void that no one can replace. We miss you dearly and will always think of the adventures we shared fondly.
“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15
Aisha, Doug, Ki, Jeanne, Patrica, Richard, Safiya, Odessa, and Jessica
Posted by Emeka O on May 21, 2021
Our dearest Uche,

Omalicha. Nwanyi oma. A gentle and kind soul. We write this tribute to you with deepest sadness at your passing. We will mourn you everyday. We will also celebrate you daily. Your courage, kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Our favourite cousin. It has been a blessing to know you and be part of our family. Thank you Uche for the joy you brought to our lives. We are consoled that you are at peace now and believe you are watching over us. Rest in Power our Queen.
Posted by Patience M on May 21, 2021
Darling Uch, where do I start?!!! I have been so lost for words for days I think I am in denial.

What a gem the world has lost in you. I celebrate you, girl. You lived fiercely. You fought a good fight. You finished strong. You were such an inspiration to many (esp me). You persevered till the very end. A great achiever you always were.

I met you for the first time during a visit to South Africa in 2007. Then later in Calgary, where we forged a sisterhood. We both knew straightaway that we were sisters for life, even if we were different, yet we possessed very similar values. We were conference buddies and planned christian conferences together. Our first girl's weekend trip to Seattle for a ladies conference was a bomb. We shared into the night God's purpose for our lives and we prayed fervently for each other. It was such a wonderful encounter and you ran with it mentoring youth amongst other things - you were RELENTLESS. You constantly held me to account for all the dreams we prayed about. O! Uche, I so miss you.

One of the greatest things about you is your honesty. I LOOOOOVE and will miss our convos. Khai, Uch, no one says it as plain as you do. You are so sincere, yet sweet. I REALLY miss you; I know you are resting with the Father. I never thought my last trip to see you in March would be my last. O Death, where is your sting? Rest on & enjoy His presence. I love you, girl. Praying for your family as they process your transition. Adieu, my Uch, Adieu!
Posted by Kathryn Iyinbor on May 20, 2021
Uche, you were a happy and lively spirit. Ever since meeting you, you never failed to bring me love, joy, and most importantly, comfort. I am so glad to have met a positive, exuberant person like you. You were definitely a person who was able to mirror the feelings of others, and act on them accordingly. Your love and passion for the Lord was one to be admired, as you gave me hope and strength in tough times. As you embark on your journey towards Heaven, I wish you nothing but happiness!
Posted by Diekola Oshinubi on May 20, 2021
Dear Uche, I miss you and our chats about everything.
Praying for God's peace, presence and comfort for your family, friends and everyone you touched.
Good night Uche, until we see you again by God's grace.
Posted by Ifueko Abajue on May 20, 2021
Uche, from the first day I met you at a baby shower you organized in your home for a mutual friend, I was intrigued at how just one person could exhibit so much joy, smiles, laughter, and care. You were definitely a people person and you loved much. We kept in touch after that, up until six days before your passing. Your faith in God was and continues to be an inspiration to me even as you walked through death's dark shadow. We will definitely miss your beautiful personality on earth and I look forward to hanging out with you in heaven!
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Posted by Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu on July 24, 2022
Happy birthday in Heaven dearest Uche
Posted by Uduak Akpabio on July 24, 2022
Uche we would have been celebrating you today. The Lord knows best. May your soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Kait Dinunzio on June 9, 2022
I was thinking of Uche this morning and sought her out on LinkedIn. My goodness, I'm so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Uche and I worked together over 10 years ago and I've never forgotten the love, spirit or kindness that she shared with me so early in my career. Sending love and blessings <3
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Uche was born in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, on July 24, 1975, to Mr. Leonard and Mrs. Ebele Ufodike. She is an indigene of Opuno Egbu in Umudim Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. An extremely beautiful, admirable, and virtuous woman, Uche fought a good fight of faith and remained unwavering in her faith in God amidst the trauma of her illness. As she breathed her last breath, the name of Jesus Christ was on Uche’s lips. Ahead of her passing, she informed her family that everyone should hold onto their faith in God because she was going to a better place of eternal rest.

Uche and her family moved frequently during her childhood, as her dad was in the army. She attended University of Ilorin Primary School and Command Children’s School Kaduna, from where she proceeded to Command Children’s School Signal Barracks Mile 2 Lagos. She went to Command Secondary School Ipaja Lagos, and later transferred to Command Secondary School Jos, where she completed her high school education in Plateau State, Nigeria. Her undergraduate degree was from University of Jos, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Planning in 1996.

Uche got married in 1999 to Emeka (C.I) Ezike-Dennis whom she fondly called love, and they moved to South Africa in 2003. Whilst in South Africa, Uche earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from University of South Africa, Pretoria, in 2006. She specialized in Adult and Continued Education. An astute academic, Uche obtained a Master of Science degree in Geography from the same university of South Africa in 2008, where she graduated cum laude. Her research was in health, GIS, spatial information systems. Not resting on her oars, Uche recently earned a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, in 2020.

In addition to being academically inclined, Uche loved dancing salsa and singing. She was a multi-talented and anointed music minister. Her love for music started at a young age and she was a choir lead in various churches across Nigeria – in Jos, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt. Her first recording credit was alongside her mother in 1994. Just before her diagnosis in 2020, she released seventeen songs. Her golden voice will continue to be a blessing in various churches and over the airwaves with such tracks as “Make my life count,” “Majestic,” “Without You,” “Not For Sale,” “Nani Jesus,” “Take Heart,” “More,” and other spiritual, inspiring and soul-lifting songs. Uche was also a notable vlogger, with a YouTube channel where she courageously shared the diary of her cancer journey—a legacy that inspires great faith in the face of adversity.

An accomplished professional, project manager, community leader, and woman of great impact, Uche was also the founder and CEO of Mothers and Mentors, a non-profit, youth development initiative based in Calgary, Alberta. A consummate visionary, Uche was Director of Strategy and Innovation at Indice Corporation Inc., Calgary, which she founded to offer strategic consulting services to clients. She worked as Senior Program Manager, Alberta Energy Regulator, Calgary, from 2015 to 2020. She also worked at Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, from 2011 to 2014. 

Uche served her community in Alberta, Canada, at different levels, including as board director at Technology Helps. She was also a board member at Lougheed House (Historic Site and Museum). Uche was a guest speaker at various Project Management Institute (PMI) events, a guest lecturer at Ambrose University Business School and sessional Instructor at SAIT’s School of Business She was also a motivational speaker at numerous events and church programs. More recently, she was appointed as public member of the Mental Health Review Panel by the Minister of Health Alberta.

Uche was a member of the choir of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, for many years, and a member of the choir and home fellowship lead at Centre Street Church Calgary. She was also a member of the New Beginnings Family Church in Calgary. She made being born-again cool. She was a committed woman of faith, serving in various ministries, including churches she co-pastored with her husband C.I.

Uche is survived by her husband C.I, daughter Ifeanyi (Dawn), sons Ikenna and Izunna, parents Leonard and Ebele Ufodike, sister Anuli Ausbeth-Ajagu (Rev Anuli), and brother Akolisa Ufodike. She’s also survived by nieces and nephews: Vanessa Ajagu, Ausbeth Nnamdi Ajagu (JR), Oscar Ajagu, Zara Ufodike, Kodi Ufodike, Kosi Ufodike, Kobi Ufodike, sister-in-law Chioma Ufodike, and brother-in-law Ausbeth Ajagu. She also has numerous relatives, in-laws and friends whose lives she touched in a special way. Uche was a very amiable woman, well loved by her friends.

A faithful wife, loving mother, amazing daughter, compassionate sister, loyal friend, wonderful leader, and all together inspirational woman, Uche Ezike-Dennis has left indelible footprints in the sands of time.

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Shared by Tshadi Moilwa on May 19, 2021
REST IN PEACE Uche. I remember Uche when she led our homecell with her husband Pastor CI here for Rhema.South Africa. I am saddened by her passing cause we had just recently reconnected. We were planning to reconnect our kids virtually cause they were close when they were younger. Uche embodied what a prayerful believer God-fearing woman should be. It was a loss for us here in SA when they moved away. She did this believing better than all of us. I.spoke to my sister earlier today  who stay in a different province remembering how she would break out in song to encourage everyone. How she would start praying when anyone started complaining about life issues. My sisters and I  remember how we would go over to Uche and Pastor CI's house for prayer on any day when they came to Johannesburg and she would welcome us warmly. When she was in SA we spend every week, every birthday of each of our kids together..thank you lord for sharing this Angel with us. Rest in power Angel. May God watch over your Kids. Pastor CI she lives forever in your heart ❤Prudence