ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Vivienne Embe Tataw-Ewolo, We will remember her forever.
Posted by Gwendoline Egbe on May 14, 2021
Embru, as you make your journey to your final resting place this weekend may the gates of heaven open for you. May your gentle, fun soul find eternal rest. Rip my friend 
Posted by Clifford Neba Ngwa on May 14, 2021
*IN MEMORY OF A CLASSMATE, FRIEND AND SISTER: VIVIENNE EMBE TATAW Epse EWOLO*

Dear Embe,

Your untimely departure from our midst leaves me perplexed and very sad. The cold hands of death have snatched you away from us and, painful as it is, there is practically nothing any of us can do to reverse it. So sad, isn't it? Yet, so real!

Embe, I this missive, I attempt to reflect on a few aspects of you while you were with us.

1) *WHAT MEMORIES OF YOU?*

Death may have taken your physical body away from our sight but you shall forever be in our hearts and minds. How can we forget you, Vivienne? Or, more precisely, how can "I" forget you? I, the CNN (classmate, friend and brother) that you knew too well?

And what memories shall I mention or, indeed, not mention here? From our Fiango/3Corners Fiango neighbourhood, GSS Nyasoso, CCAST Bambili, the University of Benin (Benin City, Nigeria) etc.

Vivienne, we effectively first came in contact in September 1982 during the first term of our first year as students in GSS Nyasoso. I remember our glorious and beautiful early years in the boarding house during which, as relatively shy teenagers, we were able to make the best out of student life in various ways.

a) *Picture time!*:
I remember the pictures that we students used to take around the beautiful and flowery G.S.S. Nyasoso campus: the Botanic Garden, the Assembly Ground and its surroundings offices, etc. First, it was the "magical" Kodak instant prints which enabled us see the pictures barely a few minutes after the snapshots were taken.

And later it was the coloured films that had to be sent off to Europe for development and printing, and we would only receive the pictures back in 'Soso some two or three months later. I remember how you and our other female classmates (Alobwede Maureen, Ewane Vivian, Ambe Lum Patience, Akpu Judith Ngozi, Akwa Linda Agwi, Ekinde Patience, etc) would 'cluster' around each other, flipping through the pictures jubilantly before we the guys ever had the chance to take a glance.

b) *Club Nights & Impromptu Speeches etc*:
I remember the Club nights (Cine Photo, Drama, World Affairs etc) and how, as Forms 1 & 2 students, we used yo derive pleasure occasionally attending each other's club to see what they were up to.

I also remember the Impromptu Speeches nights and how, though still in Form 1 (later Form 2), you would answer questions confidently and still with that smiling face, contrary to the shyness manifested even by senior students when called up during such nights. With hindsight and in a positive way, your confidence level was probably comparable to that of students in higher classes like Gaston Juliet and, to a lesser extent, Belga Margaret Mary.

2) *Embe, Your Character Traits*:

You had a sense of magnetism that naturally pulled people towards you. You never forced it; it came naturally. People came towards you, from all walks of life. It was never a one-way traffic; you also went towards them. You were truly a "people person".

Vi', you were very friendly, open-minded, kind-hearted and full of love for humanity. I did not see you bear grudges against people and you did all you could to avoid them, in the first place. You had a tactful and diplomatic way of putting off nuisances and troublemakers, and "putting them off" you would polish it with your gorgeous and infectious smile. I really admired that skill of yours.

3) *CCAST Bambili*: After our five years in Nyasoso, if anyone doubted the assertion that your magnetism made you a people person, then your 'brief' stopover in Bambili undoubtedly justifies that assertion. Just two years in CCAST Bambili, the circle of friends and acquaintances that you made was unimaginable. Your legacy speaks for itself and the "reactions" of CCASTERIANS towards your funeral is a clear testimony.

4) *After CCAST*: In the nineties, the unseen hands of providence would take us to 'Naija'. And while we were at the University of Benin together, your shining star continued to make you a people person both within the Cameroonian and Nigerian communities. You did not hesitate to lend a helping hand to any initiative that you deemed worthy of support. Besides Dr Richard Caspa and Lord John OJONG AKUM (Sec. Gen) & a few others, you gave me immense moral support during my tenure as President General of NUCS Nigeria.

Embe, I remember when I would visit your family home in Kumba. During our lengthy "tori", Dad's love for you would be so manifest. He would gladly give me your parcel to bring back to you in UNIBEN and you & I would chat joyously on how I met them. Ah, student life!

Embe, over the years, you had become not only the classmate that i first met in 'Soso but also a friend and a sister. Won't be wrong to say that you knew (some of) my outings. And the opposite would not be untrue. And for the right reasons, of course!

Later in 2020, we spoke about business. You explained some of the initiatives undertaken by you and your husband. I gave suggestions on how i thought you guys could boost commercialisation of some of the agricultural products you were dealing with. You explicitly appreciated my suggestions and said that you would take them on board.

Little could i imagine that would be the last time you and I would talk on the phone. A few months later, i got the terrible news of your ill health. You could only text and would not normally answer calls.

*AND NOW . . .*:

And, now, the news is even more devastating: Vivienne Embe Tataw Epse Ewolo is no more. So sad, so painful. But what shall we do? What can we do? We, mortal humans. We loved you but God loved you more. As we all get ready for the burial of your mortal remains tomorrow Saturday, 15th May 2021, we trust and pray that He will take care of the Husband and children (and the rest of the family) that you have left behind.

May your beautiful SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

- C. N. Ngwa
Classmate, friend and brother
Friday, 14th May 2021. . .
Posted by Lilian Atanga on May 2, 2021
Shine forth Embru
Take you space among the stars
Shine forth
You have found your place among the celestial beings
And shining by the great stars
Shine forth Embru
You gave a smile to many
You leave a memory to everyone you crossed
And even those standing by
Your star dust fell on them
Shine forth into eternity
In our hearts forever
As we know u leave with us
The beauty of your memory
Posted by Henrietta Nyamnjoh on May 3, 2021
Embruuu!!!

It's still surreal to imagine that you're no longer with us!! It came so quickly and took most of us unaware! No time to call and ask how you're doing.  But those who knew you were unwell were rest assured you'll turn the corner because you assured everyone you're getting well!
Embruuu,  l still remember your smile and the sound of your laughter from our Peace Hall days! You exuded humility,  grace and often showed character with your signature smile. 
I can imagine how your smile is brightening the choirs of Angels in heaven. You were God's ambassador on earth, but it is increasingly certain that there are important chores for you to  do in His Kingdom than on earth!
My dear sister, as we mourn and celebrate your time with us,  we are made more aware  of the fact that we're sojourners on this earth and hence, the urgent need to choose how we want to be remembered! May your spirit of love and humility cintinue to guide and keep us together.
My dear sister,  fare thee well!!!
Posted by Margaret Harvey on May 2, 2021
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. (Psalms 103:13-16) 
                                          
Embe, your love for the lord was never hidden. You made Him known to all you came across.
RIP Sweet friend! In our hearts forever!
Posted by Margaret Harvey on May 2, 2021
Embe my Peace Hall sister! Your sudden departure from this world has left us all speechless. After Bams we reconnected via the 89ers forum. I remember how excited you were, sharing your faith. You said, "My sister, I am Born again. From Winner's Chapel. David Oyedepo." I know you were faithful to the call. And like the Apostle Paul, I would say,                        Vi, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is store for you, the crown of righteousness which the lord, the righteous judge has awarded to you on that faithful day.           
Rest on Embe! Till we meet to part no more! Good Night sister!
Posted by Margaret Harvey on May 2, 2021
As Christians, one of the most difficult things to deal with in life is the death of a loved one. however, unlike those that do not believe, we have a blessed hope. Thanks to God who gave His son to die for our sins, we can rest assured that heaven awaits those who die in Christ. Vivienne died in Christ and is now resting in the bosom of her maker. RIP sister!
Posted by Boh Fielding Geh on May 2, 2021
Father God, Our Creator, The Alpha & Omega, The Lion of Judah! King of kings, Lord of lords, The Balm of Gilead!
We praise your mighty name!
We exalt you Jehovah!
For the many blessings you bestow upon us daily, King of Glory we magnify your name!

For love and unity, for family & friendships, we lift you up!
For laughter, joy, good times and bad, we glorify your name!

Gracious Father, For the sick, the poor, the homeless, the weary, travelers even our leaders, Lord we extoll you!
Because you Father, the Omnipresent and Omnipotent God, will meet each one of them at the point of their unique needs, O merciful Father.

Jehovah Jireh, our provider, Father you reign in victory! We thank you for meeting our countless needs daily, each and every one of them!

Even the ones that aren’t met are met in accordance with Your divine plans.

Mighty God, El Shaddai! It is by your grace and mercy, that we are able to wake up this morning.
Father it is by Your spirit that we are in good health, Corona virus did not touch us IJMN!
By your divine protection Elohim, God of power and might we are alive today, not by our might.
Your ever present Grace and mercy has seen us through, good times and bad, sickness and health, decades of friendships!
Father help us to never take that for granted!

We are more than Conquerors, Jehovah Nissi, our banner of victory!
We commit to you Lord our 89er brothers and sisters gathered here today.
We commit their loved ones, families, health, their careers, challenges, plans, hopes and aspirations!
We leave them at the Cross of Calvary.
Father You formed us even before we were conceived, you know every detail, every need, every prayer, Omniscient God, The Great I Am, El Roi, the one who sees everything!
You know the plans you have for each of your sons and daughters gathered today, plans to prosper them Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
May you prosper them according to the riches and glory in Christ Jesus!
For their good and for your glory Lord!
Uphold them in your righteous hand! Increase in them, guide & protect them IJMN!
And May the love and unity amongst us soar from strength to strength!

We invoke your divine presence, Immortal Father, as we congregate here today in love and unity, to bid adieu to our Sister Vivian, who has found sweet repose, resting safe in your loving arms.

Jehovah Rapha, our mighty Healer, we commit Vivian’s family & loved ones in prayer, as they come to terms with the loneliness of her loss, the empty bed at night, the empty chair at the dinner table, an unaccustomed quietness, a deep, painful void.
A void that only YOU can fill, Jehovah Raah, our Lord and our Shepherd!
Our shelter in the time of storm!

May they know your presence Father,
in these dark moments.
May your peace dwell within and comfort them.
Be merciful Father God unto them, for in their distress; their eyes have grown weak with sorrow, their souls and bodies filled with grief (Psalm 31:9)

The Bible says:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matt5:4, NIV).
Wrap Your arms around Vivian’s husband & children. Hold them tight.
Send your angels of mercy.
Shower Your comfort upon them.

Let not their hearts be troubled.
Lord you said: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:1, 27, NIV).

Grant them your peace, Jehovah Shalom, Prince of Peace!
Let the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard their hearts and minds (Philippians 4:7, NIV).
Grant them Peaceful sleep.
Let Peaceful thoughts and emotions rule their days and nights IJMN Amen.

Give them Hope, Jehovah Nissi, hope for a better tomorrow. May they know that Your grace Lord, is sufficient.
For when we are at our weakest Your strength is strongest.

And we praise You that on one glorious day, when all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered, We shall walk together again.

We’ll end with this prayer:

“Lord, make us an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life”
Amen & Amen
Peace be unto us all my brothers and sisters. It is well.✨
Posted by Chris Botanga on May 1, 2021
Vy, it remains very hard for me to believe that you are gone beyond this earthly life. In your very last text message to me, responding to my wishes for a speedy recovery, you said, “Amen Uncle Chris. God has heard your prayers”. I took this to mean that you were doing much better. Vy, I certainly did not pray that you should leave us so soon. I was stunned by the news of your transition, and even though some three weeks have gone by, the shock continues to linger around me. I imagine that one of the difficulties you faced in answering God’s call to transition must have been worries about the kids, wondering how they would cope in your absence. Although none of us is able to replace you, we will do our utmost best to fill as much of the void for the kids as possible, although the gaping void you have left in us can never be filled. You were the best bench mate I could have ever asked for in Lower Sixth. My Sister, rest well and continue to brighten the heavens. You are sorely missed. To the grieving family, courage, courage and courage; it is well, and it will be well
Posted by sylvia kilo on May 1, 2021
Dear Embe,                                        Words cannot really describe the excruciating pain and agony i feel in my heart knowing that you have left us behind, to go secure a place by your maker. My only consolation is that you gave me the privilege of an open communication despite your discomfort, you insisted on reaching out to me, a friend and classmate with kindness and comforting words from the heart ❤. Thank you so much my lovely friend. We communicated again on March 22 2021, Your text messages are a treasured souvenir which is comparable to the holigril for you were a beautiful person inside out. I will hold it closely to my heart forever. Embe, you were a sweet and gentle soul, you lived your life like a candle in the wind . Sleep sleep sleep Embe and may your gentle soul RIPP. You will forever be in our hearts. Adieu adieu...
Posted by Richard Caspa on May 1, 2021
Tear evoking Yvy. Well captured. Thanks for sharing. Embru will truly be missed. She was always fun to be with and i have no doubt it will be fun to remember every encounter with her. She was also hard working. She is one of the few students in Nigeria who worked part time as a student. It was sooooooo cool to reconnect with Embru at University of Benin Nigeria popularly known as UniBest. When Embru told me she was teaching French in a local school i laughed and told her " you dey surely cook am give that pikin them Embe" My understanding was that she wasn't good enough in french to be able teach. Although it generated the characteristic laughter from Embe, i later on discovered she did an excellent job in promoting French in a distant Nigeria. After her graduation, we have talked about the opportunities in Nigeria and Cameroon and we concluded a return to Cameroon was the better alternative. You faced enormous challenges upon your return including the French Language, yet your dedication and steadfastness paid off handsomely. You were courageous and outspoken and when the power that be wanted you to take the Cotco entrance in French language you challenged them and was allowed to seat for the English version. I admired your courage friend.
I lost her contact when I left Cameroon and we only reconnected through this forum, thanks to those behind this great idea. We talked at length and i reminded her again of "cook am give those children". No one saw this coming to someone who was so full of life. We all have lost a mate and a friend, someone pleasurable to be with. We all are less without you, Embruu. Go in peace friend to prepare a place for us.
Posted by Elizabeth Peyechu Moni on May 1, 2021
Embru
Your unexpected departure has left us all in dismay, I keep remembering your warm, Kind, gentle smile, that hadn't changed since our high school days in CCAST Bambili. Whenever our paths crossed on campus, you will flash that signature smile, and say "Eli how noh"? The little things we are left to hang on to.
Our paths didn't cross again until when I joined our Bams 89ner high school forum.
I miss you on our 89ner forum. Those sporadic sweet jabs of yours are no more. I pray for a safe passage of your kind soul into God's kingdom which I'm certain, that's where you are right now. As you guide your husband and children in their own life's journey on earth and ours from beyond, will continue to pray for your soul and the Comfort of your family. Your work on earth was completed before we even knew it. God loves His servant more. Love you mate, till we meet again.
RIPP my friend
Elipey '89ner Bams Class-S3
Posted by Sih Enyowe on May 1, 2021
"Good morning my Princess. Please send me your picture for me to announce your birthday in S4" This was your message to me on my birthday last year. Embru as we all called you, you were a very loving and caring classmate and friend. We went our different ways after 2 years as classmates in Bambili. Thanks to social media, we got reconnected in "big compound" ( the main CCAST Bambili 89 forum) and our S4 forum. You brought so much life in our forum. Always joking and laughing. When you were absent for a while, we got worried and that is when we were informed of your illhealth. Some friends came to see you, we kept praying and exchanging chats. Unfortunately our ways are not God's ways. We are grateful for the time we spent together on this earthly sojourn. May God grant you eternal rest in His heavenly kingdom.
Bessie Bah (Bams 89er, Class S4)
Posted by CCAST Bambili Friends on April 29, 2021
I lack words to express myself on your passing. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by yvonne tar on April 28, 2021
Embruuuuu my beautiful sis, I am stilling shock. I still do not understand why God decided to take you so soon. Your heart was so beautiful and pure, you always knew the right words to say in every situation and you always always wanted every one to get along. You believed the impossible could always be made possible if one believed in God and prayed hard enough. This is why I honestly believe that our Father in heaven wanted you with him now. If prayers could keep a person alive, you would be here with us my darling sis.
You have left your darling husband and your gorgeous babies, but the God who took you, will lead their steps and guard every decision Daddy has to make. I know you will continue to watch over them from Heaven.
How I wish I knew that this illness was going to end like this, I could have asked you and Daddy from the beginning if you could come here for treatment. Now we are just left with so many regrets and 'had I known' wishes.
I will remember our conversations daily and I will try my best to honor you by loving and forgiving more.
I love you darling and will forever miss you.
Posted by CCAST Bambili Friends on April 28, 2021
Vivienne - Your friendship was a blessing,
And I will miss you so much. But you know what they say,
God only takes the best and everything happens for a reason.
The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes.
All the same - we should never question what God has planned.
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
So as we sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved friend,
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again.

Rest peacefully
Clarence Ndangam (89ers Class - S1)

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Posted by Gwendoline Egbe on May 14, 2021
Embru, as you make your journey to your final resting place this weekend may the gates of heaven open for you. May your gentle, fun soul find eternal rest. Rip my friend 
Posted by Clifford Neba Ngwa on May 14, 2021
*IN MEMORY OF A CLASSMATE, FRIEND AND SISTER: VIVIENNE EMBE TATAW Epse EWOLO*

Dear Embe,

Your untimely departure from our midst leaves me perplexed and very sad. The cold hands of death have snatched you away from us and, painful as it is, there is practically nothing any of us can do to reverse it. So sad, isn't it? Yet, so real!

Embe, I this missive, I attempt to reflect on a few aspects of you while you were with us.

1) *WHAT MEMORIES OF YOU?*

Death may have taken your physical body away from our sight but you shall forever be in our hearts and minds. How can we forget you, Vivienne? Or, more precisely, how can "I" forget you? I, the CNN (classmate, friend and brother) that you knew too well?

And what memories shall I mention or, indeed, not mention here? From our Fiango/3Corners Fiango neighbourhood, GSS Nyasoso, CCAST Bambili, the University of Benin (Benin City, Nigeria) etc.

Vivienne, we effectively first came in contact in September 1982 during the first term of our first year as students in GSS Nyasoso. I remember our glorious and beautiful early years in the boarding house during which, as relatively shy teenagers, we were able to make the best out of student life in various ways.

a) *Picture time!*:
I remember the pictures that we students used to take around the beautiful and flowery G.S.S. Nyasoso campus: the Botanic Garden, the Assembly Ground and its surroundings offices, etc. First, it was the "magical" Kodak instant prints which enabled us see the pictures barely a few minutes after the snapshots were taken.

And later it was the coloured films that had to be sent off to Europe for development and printing, and we would only receive the pictures back in 'Soso some two or three months later. I remember how you and our other female classmates (Alobwede Maureen, Ewane Vivian, Ambe Lum Patience, Akpu Judith Ngozi, Akwa Linda Agwi, Ekinde Patience, etc) would 'cluster' around each other, flipping through the pictures jubilantly before we the guys ever had the chance to take a glance.

b) *Club Nights & Impromptu Speeches etc*:
I remember the Club nights (Cine Photo, Drama, World Affairs etc) and how, as Forms 1 & 2 students, we used yo derive pleasure occasionally attending each other's club to see what they were up to.

I also remember the Impromptu Speeches nights and how, though still in Form 1 (later Form 2), you would answer questions confidently and still with that smiling face, contrary to the shyness manifested even by senior students when called up during such nights. With hindsight and in a positive way, your confidence level was probably comparable to that of students in higher classes like Gaston Juliet and, to a lesser extent, Belga Margaret Mary.

2) *Embe, Your Character Traits*:

You had a sense of magnetism that naturally pulled people towards you. You never forced it; it came naturally. People came towards you, from all walks of life. It was never a one-way traffic; you also went towards them. You were truly a "people person".

Vi', you were very friendly, open-minded, kind-hearted and full of love for humanity. I did not see you bear grudges against people and you did all you could to avoid them, in the first place. You had a tactful and diplomatic way of putting off nuisances and troublemakers, and "putting them off" you would polish it with your gorgeous and infectious smile. I really admired that skill of yours.

3) *CCAST Bambili*: After our five years in Nyasoso, if anyone doubted the assertion that your magnetism made you a people person, then your 'brief' stopover in Bambili undoubtedly justifies that assertion. Just two years in CCAST Bambili, the circle of friends and acquaintances that you made was unimaginable. Your legacy speaks for itself and the "reactions" of CCASTERIANS towards your funeral is a clear testimony.

4) *After CCAST*: In the nineties, the unseen hands of providence would take us to 'Naija'. And while we were at the University of Benin together, your shining star continued to make you a people person both within the Cameroonian and Nigerian communities. You did not hesitate to lend a helping hand to any initiative that you deemed worthy of support. Besides Dr Richard Caspa and Lord John OJONG AKUM (Sec. Gen) & a few others, you gave me immense moral support during my tenure as President General of NUCS Nigeria.

Embe, I remember when I would visit your family home in Kumba. During our lengthy "tori", Dad's love for you would be so manifest. He would gladly give me your parcel to bring back to you in UNIBEN and you & I would chat joyously on how I met them. Ah, student life!

Embe, over the years, you had become not only the classmate that i first met in 'Soso but also a friend and a sister. Won't be wrong to say that you knew (some of) my outings. And the opposite would not be untrue. And for the right reasons, of course!

Later in 2020, we spoke about business. You explained some of the initiatives undertaken by you and your husband. I gave suggestions on how i thought you guys could boost commercialisation of some of the agricultural products you were dealing with. You explicitly appreciated my suggestions and said that you would take them on board.

Little could i imagine that would be the last time you and I would talk on the phone. A few months later, i got the terrible news of your ill health. You could only text and would not normally answer calls.

*AND NOW . . .*:

And, now, the news is even more devastating: Vivienne Embe Tataw Epse Ewolo is no more. So sad, so painful. But what shall we do? What can we do? We, mortal humans. We loved you but God loved you more. As we all get ready for the burial of your mortal remains tomorrow Saturday, 15th May 2021, we trust and pray that He will take care of the Husband and children (and the rest of the family) that you have left behind.

May your beautiful SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

- C. N. Ngwa
Classmate, friend and brother
Friday, 14th May 2021. . .
Posted by Lilian Atanga on May 2, 2021
Shine forth Embru
Take you space among the stars
Shine forth
You have found your place among the celestial beings
And shining by the great stars
Shine forth Embru
You gave a smile to many
You leave a memory to everyone you crossed
And even those standing by
Your star dust fell on them
Shine forth into eternity
In our hearts forever
As we know u leave with us
The beauty of your memory
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Prayer in memory of our beloved sister!

Shared by Margaret Harvey on May 2, 2021
PRAYER Today, father, as we remember the loss of our friend and sister Vivienne, we find comfort in the fact that you too grieve for her. Thank you for sharing Vivienne with us. We cry for those of us left behind, her children, her husband, her parents, siblings and colleagues, with hollows in our hearts. Father we ask you to comfort us, give peace, restore hope. In the depths of this loss meet us with yourself. We pray for the legacy that your daughter Vivienne leaves, for the ways the world has been made differently by her presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful & more painful on this side of death. We pray that the work she has accomplished in this remarkable life will grow deeper, wider and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by death. Amen and Amen!!!
Shared by Justine Vega on May 2, 2021
*Fare-thee-well* 
Embruuuu... 
Suddenly your sun has set 
When we are not done yet 
Our hearts with grief broken 
And many feel so forsaken 

We look back on our journey 
How we traveled in no hurry 
Knowing not life’s gonna be blurry 
When your sun sets into glory
 
T’was 30 plus years ago 
Upon the Bambili valleys 
The 89ner spirit in motion 
From classrooms to the alleys 
But we had no notion 

A smiling sweet sixteen 
A gentle soul with a spark 
Set our hearts aglow like a lamp
And left behind her mark 
In the lives of many like a stamp

You are gone to glory 
And we must tell your story 
Of dreams forever on hold 
Who could have foretold 

A vibrant Embru once full of life 
A broad smile her hallmark
Like an invitation to a ballpark
Fun filled with joy without strife
 
A true friend indeed 
When you are in need 
A friend so full of hope 
When you cannot cope 

How can we fare-thee-well?
With hearts overflowing with grief
And pain without relief?
With faith in the Lord. It is well!

Your sunset ember glows
And your memories flow
We’ll miss you forever
But your story we’ll tell forever
Fare-thee-well Embruuuuuu!