Valentine, your light will never stop shining in our hearts
  • 33 years old
  • Born on July 26, 1978 in Buea, South West Province, Cameroon.
  • Passed away on July 23, 2012 in Manhattan, New York, United States.



     The SIMO FAMILY  would like to announce the passing away to eternal glory of their son, brother, husband, father, cousin, friend, Valentine Simo Simo on July 23rd, 2012.
      Vally had just graduated on May 31st, 2012, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Lehman College CUNY in the Bronx.  
     Valentine leaves behind a wife (Dr. Bisoh Chumbow), a son (Samuel Valentine Simo), his mother (Ma Juliana Simo), grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, family friends and well wishers, abroad and at home.                                            
        In lieu of Valentine’s memory, donations can also be made to the following (Bank of America) account number:  4830 4579 2851 (Last name: CHUMBOW, Zip Code: 10466) in addition to the procurement of T-shirts and buttons at , where donations via paypal can also be made. Also, in a bid to express our gratitude for your various contributions, please send your personal information (name, email, physical address and phone number)  to both Mr. Desmond Molulu Ngomba  at  and to Dr. Bisoh Chumbow at . We thank you in advance for your support and generosity.





Parkchester Funeral Home (across the street from Ortiz Funeral Home at the back)
1430 Unionport Road
Bronx, New York 10462

Parking Lot @ Ortiz Funeral Home
2121 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY 10462 

Time: 3pm to 8pm


 Venue: Rettaglia Hall
Our Lady of Grace Church
3985 Bronxwood Ave
Bronx, NY 10466

Time: 8pm to 2am



Church Service



Other Dates 
Departure for Airport                     August 22
Arrival at Douala Airport                August 23
Wake keeping in Buea                  Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Departure for Batie and Burial      Sunday, August 26th, 2012



Dr. Bisoh Chumbow-Simo            Tel: 646-824-1735

Mrs. Aza Chumbow-Mofor            Tel: 678-557-0795

Mrs. Bern Simo Mukam                Tel: 240-338-0226

Mr. Philip Nkemgang Simo           Tel: 240-603-8148

Mr. Desmond Molulu Ngomba      Tel: 617-953-8623 

Dr. Jasper Ngomba                      Tel: 646-436-5497 

Mr Emmanuel Ikomi                      Tel: 781-929-5544

DiTheo Simo Ngomba                  Tel: 617-953-8623

Mr. Francis Chumbow                  Tel: 443-226-8637

Mr. Octave Chenju Peka              Tel: 240-350-2704

Mr. Burnley Simo                          Tel: (237) 77 74 48 44

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Valentine Simo, 33, born on July 26, 1978 and passed away on July 23, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Bisoh Chumbow-Simo on 24th July 2018
Vally, we remember you - yesterday, today and always. Sammy and I remember your smile, your laugh, how you used to crack jokes and how much you loved us. You will be forever in our hearts and forever missed. Yesterday marked 6 years since you went to sleep in the Lord. I pray that your gentle soul continues to rest in perfect peace
Posted by Charles Ani-Alfred on 27th July 2017
Always on our minds
Posted by SENGE MBIDE on 29th August 2012
My dear Bisoh, it is well. The Lord is on your side and He will surely see u through. Take heart my dear and God bless!!!
Posted by Titi Enanga on 23rd August 2012
Vally," colleague" as we fondly called each other. You will be greatly missed. RIP my dear friend and brother.
Posted by Carol Wilson on 20th August 2012
Your blessed spirit touched all that you encountered, though many may have not recognized it when you met, however as they reflect they will get the lesson that your spirit brought. You Did let your light shine, and your Father was glorified. I am blessed that our paths crossed.My love to your family, especially Samuel. I miss you much!
Posted by Nzeutem Simo Pierre on 18th August 2012
candle lit by nzeutem simo pierre on august 18 dear brother i have miss to see you as you promiss me some years ago that we were going to see in a grant style,so it was dead that could not be in the open.may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.i as you always call me ZOOTIE miss you so much.we put all in prayer and in GOD hand.BYE-BYE MY BELOVED BROTHER.
Posted by Nzeutem Simo Pierre on 18th August 2012
Brother you promiss me some years ago that we were going to see in a grant style,so it was dead that was never to be in the open door.may your gentle soul rest in perfact peace.we miss you for ever brother.BYE-BYE.all in to God hand.
Posted by Nzeutem Simo Pierre on 18th August 2012
You did your best brother but God know why it happen this in peace PAPA SI.
Posted by John Udube on 17th August 2012
Farewell Grand Vally will miss you.
Posted by Simon Pemel on 17th August 2012
We are so sad to hear of this loss Someone so special can never be forgotten.Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. condolences to the family .We are thinking of you during this difficult time.bro we will missed you all time but i beleived that we going to meet again . Peace, Prayers and Blessings
Posted by Geralde Vivi Zemele on 17th August 2012
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.  And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.  Vally, the few moments i knew you, u were my Hero because you save my life . Why ?Why so soon Vally ? An humble, smart caring and loving Son . We will alway miss u ! RIP
Posted by Jean-Claude Sontcha on 17th August 2012
"Le seigneur a tant aime le monde qu'il a donne son fils unique, afin que quiconque croit en lui ne perisse point,mais qu'il ait la vie eternelle." Que la terre de nos aieux te soit douce et legere... Va et repose en paix!!!
Posted by Willsman Ngaffison on 16th August 2012
I am saddened by the passing into glory of a dear friend and school mate. May the Lord bring confort to the family during this difficult moments. RIP Vally.
Posted by Amabel Ngwansha on 16th August 2012
Bally we miss u.u have been very a good friend to have supported me in my career and have always been there to answer my questions.Even though I miss u,u will always leave in my heart.u are a true definition of a friend.Also will never forget how u use to crack jokes.may your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Amabel Ngwansha on 16th August 2012
Bisoh may the lord guide u through this trying times.The lord will be your helper,he will be your strength,he will be your provider.May he direct your footstep.May the lord dry your tears.The lord will continue being there for u.
Posted by Patrick Guentangue on 16th August 2012
Rest in Peace Bro, hopefully we will see each other very soon!
Posted by Jacqueline Acquaye on 15th August 2012
Valentine I am still in shock and don’t even know what to say. May God guide you and rest in perfect peace
Posted by Jaclyn H on 13th August 2012
Valentine was such a great classmate and friend to all of us at Lehman Nursing. I can close my eyes and still see him sitting next to me in class and smiling, always smiling! Valentine, I imagine God has assigned you to the best unit up in Heaven, as I am sure they need great nurses up there as well. Until we meet will be sorely missed.
Posted by Franca Ukponmwan on 10th August 2012
I am still in shock. oh val d memory of your great smile is still fresh in my head especially the way you smiled the last day i saw you at the parking lot. i keep asking oh why, why did this happen to such a lovely and wonderful person but still cant find an answer. val u will be greatly missed. we all loved u so much but you know what God loves you more.RIP
Posted by Fon Henry Ndeh on 8th August 2012
Oh Vally, What is man? A puff of dust. Here today and gone tomorrow. All the good times we shared in Tiko before ur departure and u promised to be back. Ndifor is all grown now and He wont ever see alive again! Adieu Vally, We'll meet again, never to part.
Posted by Sibang Chumbow on 7th August 2012
my brother in-law we love you but God loves you best. may your soul rest in perfect peace. we shall forever have you in our hearts until we meet again.
Posted by African Nursing Student A... on 7th August 2012
On May 31st, little did we know that was the last time we were going to see you. Valentine, our mate, our beloved brother and best friend, your death came as a big blow in the face. It was a shock and till now we still cannot make sense out of it. But we all put our faith in God cos He knows best. Rest in Peace beloved one. And to the family, may the Lord wipe away all your tears...AMEN
Posted by Esther Chumbow on 5th August 2012
Dear Bisoh, I am so sorry to hear about the passing away of your husband. It is unfortunate that I cannot be there with you during this time of pain but will be there in spirit. Put your troubles to God in prayer and he will take care of you.Take care of your son and I know God will bless you. Safe journey back home and when you get there, express my condolences to the Simo family.Esther
Posted by Marilyn Gosha on 3rd August 2012
Vally, i know you are only sleeping, which might seem very long for us, your loved once, but when you get resurrected back to life here on this same earth, it will seem to you as if you just closed your eyes a second ago. Jehovah God has promised of a resurrection which we are looking forward to because we will see you again on this same earth. Until we see again, Rest In Perfect Peace.
Posted by Heinrich Edimo on 1st August 2012
Death where is thy Victory, Death where is thy sting!!! Tortoise as we fondly called each other, little did i know you inviting to your graduation in May was the last i was going to hear from you. All your hard work and achievements weren't meant for this sinful world. i strongly believe you already assume your position as the Nursing Director in heaven. May your soul R.I.P we meet again.
Posted by Edwin Atem on 1st August 2012
Why? Why? Why? is all I can think about, why so soon? why now? But only God has the answers, and may his angels guide you safely into his heavenly kingdom, where you can live in peace with him forever. To Bisoh and the rest of the family, accept my deepest condolence in this tough times.
Posted by Mary Monono on 1st August 2012
My dear brother u shall foever be missed nd we will always remember yr lovely smile. God love u very much that's why u'v been choosen, nd i kno u are at the right hand of yr father praying for us still on our way, rest in perfect peace vally Simo.
Posted by Mary Monono on 1st August 2012
Rest in peace Vally. U are at the right hand of yr farher, u have done wht yr father comamded u to do on earth u will foever be missed. Rest in perfect peace with God!
Posted by LA Sio on 31st July 2012
Rest in peace, Valentine. You were so nice to me. I never thought you would leave so soon. You will be forever missed.
Posted by Juliet Peka on 31st July 2012
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye my dear brother. You were gone before i knew it and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. May you rejoice in the arms of the Lord for eternity.
Posted by Budzi Mabel on 31st July 2012
Wat a sad news.cant belive wat am hearing.Vally ur a great loss to all of us.Though we didnt meet but i knw ur in a better place.Sis Bisoh d Lord is ur strength and accept my greatest sympathy.May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Chafac Mofor on 30th July 2012
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die" John 11:25. God had a plan for your life. The Lord giveth and the the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. May your Soul rest in peace. Adieu mon ami!
Posted by Lucrese Bilong on 30th July 2012
My dear sis i can`t even begin to imagine your pain, but i know the good Lord will comfort you, please take heart bisoh, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Muma Henry Asongwe on 30th July 2012
You have fought a Good Fight Grand frere."Tortoise" as we commonly called ourselves all i can say is Go in peace and May the Good Lord whom we trust and shall always Trust give you the chance to Practise your Nursing In Heaven as you never had the opportunity to practise on earth.Adieu Simo till we meet to part No more. Muma Henry Asongwe
Posted by Mangwie Moma on 29th July 2012
Death oh Death, you come like a thief in the night, no one knows when u come knocking, you come to anyone at anytime. Valentine Simo, your death is a shock to us. God knows why He called you, we cannot ask but only thank Him for the life you lived. we love you but God loves you most. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Aneh Chumbow on 29th July 2012
My deepest condolences my dear sis...Be strong and know God's plans are way greater than ours though we may not understand it sometimes. Vally you will forever be missed and you will always be in our hearts. The good Lord definitely added an angel in heaven because the world definitely lost one.
Posted by Barbara Sam on 28th July 2012
MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY. I Thessalonians 4:16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. R.I.P Valentine Simo.
Posted by Yaw Adom on 28th July 2012
May God save your Soul. You will always be in our memory R.I.P.
Posted by Queen Moma on 28th July 2012
Vally, Vally what is life. You came into our lives like a wind and in a twinkling of an eye, you left. was your life supposed to be so short?. You were sick Vally, but i thought you will hang in there. You were so courageous and full of hopes. Vally, we missed u and you will forever be missed. You were so gentle and loving. May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.
Posted by YITVAH PENGA on 28th July 2012
What a news Dr Bisoh,I am really shocked but remember there is a time for everything,a time to come on earth and a time to die,a time of joy and a time of sorrow please my dear accept it as it is,On behalf of my family and self accept our heart felt condolences,May the lord God receive the soul of your husband vally in Heaven RIP VALLY
Posted by James Okechukwu on 28th July 2012
I miss u vala . may your soul rest in perfect peace . Bisoh may the lord give you the strength and courage to bear the loss your husband and my beloved friend valantine.
Posted by Linda S on 27th July 2012
My dear brother, this is a big shock to me. You have taken us all by surprise. I am still in shock and lack of words and as the days are passing, your death is seeping in and becoming a reality. The pain is growing everyday and I weep for you. It's hard for me to accept but I think you are in a better place. Go in peace and rest in the bosom of the Lord. Linda Simo
Posted by Linda S on 27th July 2012
Bisoh I can't say I know how you feel but my dear I believe that in our darkness moments that is when Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour gives us the strength to take one day at a time. May He give you that peace that passeth all understanding. Accept our deepest sympathy from the Simo family in long street Tiko. Linda and Elvis Simo
Posted by Rhoda Smith on 26th July 2012
To the family I give you many condolences and to my brother Valentine you will missed but your spirit and those you have touch will continue to live on. The word of God states "...for in my father's house (in heaven) there are many mansions, if it were not so I would not have said it.." Enjoy your mansion!!
Posted by Linda Nji on 26th July 2012
Vally, words can't explain how I feel when I got this news from my husband. My dear as u depart, may you find a restful place in the hands of the Lord. My condolence to the family. Val, u will forever be miss. Bye bye my brother!!!
Posted by Therese Bi on 26th July 2012
Bisoh, accept our deepest sympathy as we continue praying for you during this trying times. The Lord would never forsake you and He promises to console you. Lean not on your understanding but trust God with all you do and submit your thoughts to His will as only He can see you through this. May Valentine's gentle soul Rest In Peace...Amen
Posted by Feh Muma on 26th July 2012
Goodness so sudden and too hard to say goodbye. May ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace. You shall forever be missed. Bisoh this is a trial moment for u sweetheart we shall always be there for u. You've got a shoulder for all ur tears. Farewell Vally, u did as Christ did(33).

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