Eulogy to a Dear One

by Ogbebor Eugene
(Warri, Nigeria)

Sister Monica

Sister Monica

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.


Monica, we used to call her “Sister”. She was a sister, friend, and a warrior in and out.


I am confident that Monica is now with our creator. She will be in our hearts forever. I thank you Sister Monica that I became part of your life's journey. We will always be proud of you.



Eugene Ogbebor, Monica's brother says about his eulogy:

"Monica was my sister, our parent's first child. We lost our mother when I was barely two years old and Sister Monica as we always called her, took over the role of a mother, mentor and a friend. She was always there when ever you needed her.


Her death came as a big shock to all of us. She was sick for just few hours and she went to see her doctor. I actually drove her there and the next thing we knew was that her condition has deteriorated.


The whole episode happened in less than 24 hours. We’re still recovering from the shock of her death."



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My Farewell
by: Anonymous

The first paragraph is how I felt on that given Sunday that I lost my Beloved Son David. It helped put me in the frame of mind to write something for his Memorial.Thank you for sharing. I am eternally grateful. God Bless and Shine Your Light...

Marcel Proust quote
by: Linda

Thank you for posting your tribute to your Sister Monica.
The quote in the beginning from Marcel Proust is very wise - a truth beautifully expressed.
We hope you find comfort soon.


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