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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 am 
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May his soul rest in peace. As I get older, I am beginning to treasure the times I spend with my father.
Yeah.
Bury all your differences if any, because time is short.
I was able to convince two of my sisters to do that before my dad passed.
Today they are so grateful for the times they spent with him in his last few years.

Pele, Obong.
As sons, the passing of our fathers suddenly pushes us to the frontline.
May he RIP.

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May his soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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I am sorry for your loss. But you should be proud. A good name is better than riches...

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Hello Cybereagles Family,
It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of my Dad a couple of days ago. A man of distinction and integrity, he left a reputation that we, the children, will find hard to match. Many developmental projects in my community were spear-headed by him. He was exemplary in so many ways and was selfless to a fault. I've lost count of the many times total strangers have walked up to me or introduced themselves as beneficiaries of his largesse even though I don't consider him wealthy. Many "cousins" passed through our home as students of various institutions, and I only knew later that we were not even related. I even ran into a Professor at a college in Oklahoma who confessed that my Dad was responsible for his scholarship throughout secondary school and eventually sent him to the US. A Christian, an Elder of the Lutheran Church , and a High Chief of my hometown, I am privileged to be addressed as his son. The relevance to Cybereagles is because he introduced me to football. He played for several years as a midfielder with the defunct NTC Ibadan Football team in the early 1960s, and since I was a toddler, we have watched hundreds of football matches together(along with my brothers and sister). Of course he bought me my first ball. His love for Brazilian football was unmatched, and it is no surprise his favorite player was the great Garrincha of Brazil. Unsurprisingly, we adopted that as his nickname, and it stuck over the years. In fact, anytime Brazil played Nigeria, that was the only time he cheered for the opponent. He believed the Brazilians played the game the right way with the right technique. As we mourn him ,we also celebrate his many achievements, his legacies and the undoubted influence he's had on his children, grandchildren, church and community. Gentlemen, please join me in applauding the life of our own legendary Garrincha, my great Dad- the Senior Obong.


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Obong wrote:
Hello Cybereagles Family,
It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of my Dad a couple of days ago. A man of distinction and integrity, he left a reputation that we, the children, will find hard to match. Many developmental projects in my community were spear-headed by him. He was exemplary in so many ways and was selfless to a fault. I've lost count of the many times total strangers have walked up to me or introduced themselves as beneficiaries of his largesse even though I don't consider him wealthy. Many "cousins" passed through our home as students of various institutions, and I only knew later that we were not even related. I even ran into a Professor at a college in Oklahoma who confessed that my Dad was responsible for his scholarship throughout secondary school and eventually sent him to the US. A Christian, an Elder of the Lutheran Church , and a High Chief of my hometown, I am privileged to be addressed as his son. The relevance to Cybereagles is because he introduced me to football. He played for several years as a midfielder with the defunct NTC Ibadan Football team in the early 1960s, and since I was a toddler, we have watched hundreds of football matches together(along with my brothers and sister). Of course he bought me my first ball. His love for Brazilian football was unmatched, and it is no surprise his favorite player was the great Garrincha of Brazil. Unsurprisingly, we adopted that as his nickname, and it stuck over the years. In fact, anytime Brazil played Nigeria, that was the only time he cheered for the opponent. He believed the Brazilians played the game the right way with the right technique. As we mourn him ,we also celebrate his many achievements, his legacies and the undoubted influence he's had on his children, grandchildren, church and community. Gentlemen, please join me in applauding the life of our own legendary Garrincha, my great Dad- the Senior Obong.


Mr Broda Obong, sorry for your loss.

A man who left a legacy that will outlive him... something we all pray for.

You should celebrate his life... for leaving it better than he met it and making an impact on his community.

May he Rest In Peace!

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:11 pm 
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RIP to Pa Obong...

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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May his soul find rest and repose in the bosom of
God AND may God grant you the fortitude to bear
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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Condolences Obong - may your Dad rest in peace!


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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May he rest in peace!


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Wishing you and your family lots of love and strength during this difficult time. Cherish the memories of your dear Dad as it appears he left an indelible mark on your and the rest of your family, including the community at large. Blessings

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Do accept my condolences. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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Condolences to you and yours.

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My condolences Obong...

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My sincere condolences Obong. May he rest in peace. Looks like your dad lead a full and exemplary life.


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Sorry bro, may he RIP!!! Amen


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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My condolences Obong. May Daddy's soul rest in peace.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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RIP papa Obong.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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RIP to your good Dad.

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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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He is not dead. You will see him again. This is a time for us to reflect on our lives so that we can give a good account when called to.
Peace brother.


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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My condolences to you and your family. Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man, and I imagine that as his son you have learned to be as he was. May he rest in peace.


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 Post subject: Re: MY DAD DEPARTS
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My brother Obong, sorry for your loss. That was a heart warming tribute to your Dad especially about his philanthropy. Much respect. May his soul rest in perfect peace through God’s grace.

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May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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