Eulogy from Dorothy Tah Tanwani
Things fall apart
My brother, my father my friend!
It is with a heavy heart that I write these few words. Daddy Prof, I never knew it will happen so soon.
When my father passed on, you immediately filled the gap. I started living with you from the age of seven. You nurtured me like you would your own daughter. You were so strict but very encouraging. I saw you as a worker yet you were still a student reading and listening to study cassettes on your own. You were such a jack of all trade and master of everything you did. You taught us how to move on in life yet we were sluggish thinking that you will always be there. Everywhere you went you were a brilliant and glistering star within the family, at your job side and abroad. Daddy prof who will fill this gap in the family? Things fall apart
There is no one in this family that has not benefited from your financial, material and spiritual support. We all used your good name and position to gain introductions or importance in the society. We never knew it will happen too soon. Things fall apart.
You will always be remembered for your generosity, advice, your strength, your scolding, your support, the sunshine in your smile. You left a track we will pick from there. You are no more but you will be remembered; your legacy lives.
Dorothy Tah Tanwani
“You taught us how to move on in life yet we were sluggish thinking that you will always be there.”
We sure did. A couple of months ago he said just that. I will not live forever but we certainly did not take that seriously 😢😢. He’s always been a solid and healthy individual which made it even harder to imagine him not living forever.