Bernard Aza Fombo
(0 - 2014)

Bernard Aza Fombo


August 3, 2014

Education, Catholic Faith, Development, Peace Making
Guest Book
A message from Uncle Ben to all of his Loved Ones:

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
but first of all, to let you know that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above.
Where there’s no more tears, or sadness, there is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, I welcome you.
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here so badly; you’re part of My big plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, is to watch and care for you.
I will always be beside you, every day and week and year.
And when you’re sad, I’m standing there to wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
because you're only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you of all that God has planned,
but if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I’m closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my very many friends, trust God knows what is best.
I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you, too,
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow or in pain,
then you can say to God at day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that my was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and I am on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when you feel the gentle breeze as the wind upon your face,
That’s me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go, from that body to be free,
remember you’re not’re coming here to me.
~Author Anonymous

To my dearest family, I will always love and cherish each and every one of you.
Fabian and Kimberly Tata
September 19th, 2014
Pa Aza Fombo
You finish in this way?
I became close to the Fombo family because of our teacher Peter Teba Fombo (late) and classmate Isidore Fombo(late).
Late “Teba boy” as we called him, taught me in Standard 5 in Big Mankon in 1953. I passed number 3 in the competitive examination to finish in Standard 6 in R.C.M Big Mankon.
Pa John Ngu Foncha(late) told the incoming H/M to admit us in Standard 6 following the order we passed from Standard 5 as he was getting involved in politics.
Unfortunately the person who replaced him did not follow the order. He told me to go elsewhere and I almost abandoned school in Standard 5. My late friend Stephen Balayo called me back as I was on my way home to end my schooling. He said we go to St. Joseph’s school Bafut. I reluctantly agreed.
I knew Pa Vincent Domatob(late) and Teba boy gave me your name.
When we arrived, Pa Vincent Domatob admitted us. I asked for you and was directed to you. You very willingly accepted and housed me. But for the three of you; Teba boy, Pa Domatob and my friend Balayo my studies would have ended in Standard 5. I remained all my life close to you.
Late teens of August 2014 our daughter Dr. Madam Nka called from the USA to say you had died. She was very small when she knew you through late ‘CY’.
What makes me sad is that I was not available on that Sunday August 3rd for you to die in my hands. Mum told me when I met her that you asked for me as you shouted Peter Chateh.
Papa, you were straight in life. You put all your might in God’s hands and his church. You received all the last annointings. You are now in heaven and will continue to watch us from there. You are my first parent in heaven. Ask God to lead us to His heavenly kingdom also. May my tears cease.
See you,
Peter N. Chateh
September 11th, 2014
Pa Ben,

Your spiritual pieces of advice to us since the formation of CMA in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Njindom were very enriching. These are still ringing in our minds and we would have loved to continue listening to them and seeing you. But God has called you; we leave you in the hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
From Catholic Men Association, Njindom Branch
September 7th, 2014
Lord Jesus, kindly grant Pa Ben a resting place in your Heavenly Kingdom, Amen.
From the Parish Pastoral formation Team; Our Lady
September 7th, 2014
Papa! Is true that you are no more? Shall I not see you again? Who shall call Otto to come and go to Nso? Who shall advise me again? I lack words to say about you for what I am now is because of you. You stood behind me to be what I am now. I shall never forget you. Remember me in your prayers as you are now with our heavenly father. You have done it, pray for the Meta readers and the translators. Good bye.
September 7th, 2014
Papa! Great teacher, great adviser, kneel, sit, sing out, read aloud. Who shall correct us? Who shall teach us? Who shall advise us? Njindom church needs all these above but we shall not have these words again. Papa, we need you but God needs you to reward you for your hard work even to the last minuit of your stay on earth. Pray for Njindom church. We shall always remember you in our prayers. Good bye
Otto (on behalf of Njindom Mission Station)
September 7th, 2014
Dear father, we love you but God loves you more than us. One thing remains ‘Papa you fought a good fight, you conquered the battle, death where is your victory?’ when we meet the fatherly love you showed us will remain in our hearts forever. You gave us your advice and we shall not fail you.

Papa you were a good example of a Roman Catholic Christian. We believe you now reign with the saints and angels. For us his faithful people life is changed but not ended. What you did in our lives will make us remember you forever. We love you but God loves you more than us. May your soul rest in perfect peace
Linus Nkwale (seminarian)
September 7th, 2014
Dear Uncle Ben,

It has pleased the Almighty God to call you to Himself.

When you were becoming frail healthwise, you told me a number of things but didn’t I pay enough attention? I thought things will get to the level of your brother i.e. where I’ll lie in a hospital on a mattress to take care of you. It should have been then that I would have known it was time to be careful. But you went around doing your things all on your own. On the day you bit bye to this world it was not different. You spoke very well with my mother after taking an injection at our health centre unsupported.

My sister called me and told me you had been rushed to the hospital but I thought you would recover and return home after a day or two as usual. From when I got the call I waited for an hour and a half to give time for your admission into the hospital and the beginning of treatment hoping by then I would be told, like before, you were recovering. Shock and grieve caught me when I called and madam told me, ‘zeu feu beughi’ and began to cry.

Do you know I forgot a lot of what you told me? Do you know I forgot what you said I should do when I get to your maternal uncle? Did you warn me adequately that something serious could happen?

Well I thank God for your life. I thank Him for the good things he showed you and gave you the strength to do. For where you went wrong I pray for His mercy and forgiveness. May he give you eternal life and I know you would not forget to beg for blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ for us who are still behind.
Fombo Ferdinand (Nephew)
September 7th, 2014
Pa , you are so special, God fearing, courageous and smart to read my mind, when I openly expressed the fear I had as you were often sick this time, but you told me that all was fine with you and that God has allowed you to come and stay with us and that I should not be afraid that you are very strong now and can even move without your supporting stick. What happened again that you never told me? What about the issues you wished we handled together? It’s frustrating to me. Pa thank you for sorting issues which were affecting the family. I feel blessed for spending quality time with you and listening to your advice. I pray that God should give me the strength and courage to do what you asked me to do. I am going to miss you terribly but God knows best.

May your soul rest in peace!
Achu Mercy
September 7th, 2014
Dear pa, I really cannot believe that I am writing this message, considering that it really has not been long since you and I had a wonderful conversation in your living room. However, God has the final say.

I don’t think anyone has ever sat with you and left without he/she being imparted with a lot of wisdom. I really want to thank you for the advice you have always given me. You are always going to be a role model to me. Your life style and your commitment to church activities is an example that I will always strive to follow. You have set the standard, of a successful and end long life, looking up to Jesus and being disciplined. Which if any one follows, that person is bound to succeed and have a happy life.

You are always going to remain in my heart. The manner through which you passed on, had been designed by God and I am very comforted knowing that you are surely with God.

Pa once more thank you, and rest in peace.
Louis Atam Tata
September 7th, 2014
Papa you were like a father to me especially when you meet me on the road and I greet you, you answer with a smile and ask how I am faring. Papa I could remember some years ago when I was on internship at Njindom health centre and you asked me if I will like to work there as a nurse so that you can see the Rev, sister in charge to take me. Finally it came to pass on the 8th of July when I was taken to start working there. And I was told you came there one day when I was not on duty and said they should tell me to come and see you. And I had not come till the day you came to take your injection on the 2nd of August and meet me and I was the one who injected you at 9:40am and you were supposed to come for 10 conservative days at the same time as prescribed by the doctor. Pa I was shocked to hear that you were gone because you came for the 2nd day to take your injection that faithful Sunday and I injected you and you were very impressed and happy with me and you never told me that was the last time I will see you and inject you. Pa it is now that I have known that you were the saint of Njindom Parish because you went like Saint Therese of the child Jesus, my favourite saint.

Papa may you rest in peace and intercede for us
Asah Morine Anjoh
September 7th, 2014
Thanks very much for the advice you have been giving to me. The tasks you have given me in church and in the family are very heavy and challenging but with God’s help I promise to do the best I can. If you forget to tell me something or I did not ask I hope you will come in my dream to direct me.

Some values are admired about yourself discipline, faithfulness, justice above all fear of the Lord. You either do something correctly or you don’t. May be these values contributed to ensure your long life span. You did not listen to what people say.

I am happy and lucky that I had the opportunity to have a short conversation with you on Saturday and Sunday, just a few hours before the lord called you home.

Pa, have a safe journey home and prepare a place for me. Greet my love ones.
Germain Ngu Forcham
September 7th, 2014
Pa Tah the lord is everything we are in this world. He has said you should come and rest, let it be so. In everything we should give thanks to God. On behalf of the boarding house P.C.H.S Bamenda, we say rest in peace
Staff members: P.C.H.S Bamenda
September 7th, 2014
Pa, on Sunday 3rd of August 2014 at about 9:45am I called mami right from kumbo to let her know that I rushed there to bury my step sister and you picked the call while mami was still in church and you were talking as if you were just standing in front of me ‘ashia, ashia I will tell mami when she comes back’. I never knew it was the will of God that I should here your voice for the last time on earth.

Pa, since I came to Njindom and met you as a father to me, you had always been asking, ‘how are you doing with your work at the health centre? How are these children? What about Peter-Paul? How is his Christian life? Tell him I want to see him’ the echoes of these words remain in my ears.

Pa, God saw you getting tired, so he wrapped his arms around you and whispered, ‘Bernard come to me’ and you immediately answered the call.

Pa, say hi to Mr. Mkia Celestine, Cyprian and others. Enjoy the fruits of heaven. I saw you smiling there, Pray for us.
Mkia Eucheria
September 7th, 2014
Pah Ben! The prompting education light of Njindom; the repository of discipline and lasting values. Your legacy lives on and may God receive you in His everlasting kingdom.
Prof. Fonyam Jonie
September 7th, 2014

You have gone home our dear father after a job well done. You remained a father to all Njindom children at all times in all places in all circumstances. You have been an icon of faith to us all, a counsellor, a disciplinarian, a pillar in all projects. We thank you for love, concern, guidance and above all the faith you planted in us and nourished with your lifestyle. We remember how you came with mama, the children and grand children to participate in the baptism in Delaware of a grand niece. We learnt a lot from you and will put it in practice.

Papa, your legacy will live on. Rest in peace
Mrs Fonyam Bertha Ananga
September 7th, 2014

It is common to hear mourners say a departed person has left a vacuum. But as I see it, you have left many vacuums. You were first and foremost, a child of God, you were equally a family man, a teacher worth the salt, a genuine intellectual, a man of the church, a man of culture, a man of the people, a diplomat. In effect you could best be described as an all-round-man.

Our span is 70 and 80 for those who are strong, so says the Good Book. You were more than strong as you quit the scene only after 80 and more. Me think it were time you took a deserved rest; so rest in perfect peace in the Lord’s bosom.

Adieu Papa!
Jude Abanseka
September 7th, 2014
Papa ,

I know you have done your best on earth. Papa, on the first day that you were sick, it was the day that I closed from school, I came to check on you but to my greatest surprise, you were so sick that you could not talk. M`um and

Mbeh and I took you to St Mary Hospital. In fact, I was so happy to see you talking and you always called for me to read the instructions on your drugs so that you will know how to take them. And that was our last discussions. Papa on Sunday 3/8/14 when I was in church, I looked around but I could not see you. After mass I came to look for you and you told me you were fine. In the evening that same Sunday, I saw Nji in the palace, I asked him, what he was doing there at that time and he said you were seriously sick; I rushed to the house with Nji. To my greatest surprise you could not talk again. Rev. Fr Paul Acha, mum, me and Ni Peter hurrily took you to St. Mary hospital at about 7:00pm, we reached the hospital at 9:10pm and the doctors tried their best to treat you but to my greatest surprise, you died. Papa I will always be praying for you. Let your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Mubetiah Harison Tabi
September 7th, 2014
Pa, good bye.

You and mama were the witnesses of our marriage. I can still remember the sound doctrine you gave us, that we should live in peace. Thanks for the assistance you gave me while I was still a student. You were a father to many children. A man of blessings, the way you journeyed back to the Almighty Father is an indication that God has already rewarded you for your good works here on earth. When you meet papa Christopher Teghen, say hi on my behalf.

Rest in peace in the bosom of Abraham
Fonguh Prudence Teghen
September 7th, 2014

We are losing you at the time we need you most. Who shall guide us? Who shall lead us? Who shall give us the doctrine? The vacuum has been created and it may be difficult to fill. Your last words with me were ‘I want to hand this Baton to someone’. Who is the “someone”? I have looked around and not found anybody. We shall live to remember you. May the Almighty Father give you eternal rest in His heavenly kingdom with the angels and saints?
Tah Christopher Fon: C.M.A Widikum Deanery
September 7th, 2014

Transition of my beloved father

Most merciful and compassionate God, Creator of everything, grant eternal rest

to your servant Pah Fombo whom you called home, he lived his life so faithful and left to us a good example with love in action. Happy are those who died in the Lord, for they shall see the face of God.
Rev. Br. Cyprain Uche: Monastery Mbengwi
September 7th, 2014
Pa Ben, we Sisters of Charity in Yaoundé almost collapsed when a phone call from Njindom announced that the previous night you returned peacefully and prayerfully to your creator. Pa Ben, you were born a leader, a councellor, a teacher of so many teachers, a father to Meta people and to all those who know you.

For your wife you were a faithful, lovable husband, always afraid that she would pass away before you so you insisted always that she should take care of her health.

For your children you were a loving, strict father, an educator instilling in their mind and hearts God’s love for each person and never to go to bed without asking pardon if they wronged or were wrong to somebody.

For your grandchildren you were a second father always ready to cherish them but also to correct them, as you wanted them to grow in God’s fear and be good, exemplary citizens later on.

For the people of Njindom and beyond, liturgical Meta teacher in church and elsewhere. Pa, you loved Njindom so much that you spent all your life thinking how best you could advise or take decisions on improving Njindom.

For us Sisters of Charity, you were a father, afraid to lose us because we were new and foreigners you did your best to make us feel at home and see that nothing was missing us neither in the convent nor in the compound! All this and more you have done for all those who know you until that unforgetful 3rd August during which you started the day praying at home even though it was a Sunday, as you were hearing God calling you from afar and you were afraid that going to church the creator would call you during mass and so disturb the celebration. Later you went to the health centre for your medicine and returning home you stopped and talked to those you met not knowing that this was a ‘Farewell’

At home you paid attention not to let mummy Rose notice that your hours on earth were counted. Evening came and while in bed you insisted that mummy should pray for you. She started the rosary and she noticed that your face when the ‘our father’ was recited and putting your arms towards heaven, as you always did in church during mass, you were surely telling God the father ‘ soon I shall be in heaven near you, thank you for this heavenly reward’

You expressed your best smile to father Paul, when in the car going to hospital he administered you the sacrament of the sick and then - - - you said good bye to this world and went to meet your creator who had sent you on earth 84 years before.

Rest in peace, Pa Ben, and please pray for all of us especially for your ‘second half ‘mummy Rose until we shall meet you all in heaven.
The Sisters of Charity in Njindom
September 7th, 2014
Oh Pa as we all called you, you told me I will one day come home and I will not see you. I have to thank God for the opportunity he gave you to correct one or two things before you left. Pa of advice I know you will do it even in my dreams. God has given you to me and he has taken you I need not cry much.

May your soul rest in peace
Grace Inda Fombo (Daughter)
September 7th, 2014
Pa, Pa, Pa, where are you? I cannot see you nor hear you. What has suddenly happened? Have I done anything wrong to you that you do not want to talk to me? Come and eat and take your evening medicines______________oh Pa, what am I seeing? Is it a dream or a joke?

W-e-e-e! Death has snashed you from my hands without me realizing, am I dreaming?

Who will ever wake me up every day to get ready and go to mass so as to start the day with God?

Who will ever remind me that it is time for prayer or that, can you stop what you are doing and let us say the Angelus

With whom will I be saying the novenas we used to pray for our family?

Who is going to be correcting me again in my readings before I ever go to read in church? Pa, what really happened that you could not even whisper to me this time?

Have you forgotten that since we got married in April 1969 you were my best friend forever? And that you were at the same time my father/brother and that you were my all and all and that you took the place of my late father in the life of my mother’s family? Have you also forgotten that my mother has been bedridden and completely blind for years and all her hopes lie on you? I don’t know how to tell her that you have gone on a journey never to return. How am I going to put it to her? Please tell me.

Oh death, you have taken away forever my best friend in the world, my career, my educator, my adviser, my God fearing partner, my children and grand children’s father, my director and guardian. Where am I going to see him again so as to talk and discuss family issues with him?

Well, God knows why and He is in control. I thank you my dear husband for a job well done and for the blessings given to you and me during the 45 years in marriage.

May the lord strengthen my faith and that of the children and grand children to

keep to your foot steps and your advice?

I thank you for everything you did to me and to the entire Aza family, to the church, to Njindom people, and to the world at large. I love you but God loves you more, He takes you by His side so that you will be praying for us to live a good and God fearing life as you die.

Fare-well, Fare-well, till we meet and not to part again
Rose Fombo (Your wife/mother/sister)
September 7th, 2014
He had such a power influence and is definitely considered a trailblazer in the community. He educated countless students and touched a lot of hearts. He devoted endless hours to community service. We will all me him and his achievements will live on. Thank you Paa for all your incredible work.
Henry Fominyam
August 29th, 2014
Pa, thank you for the gift of the family God entrusted in your care while here on earth. As He has called you to His side to reward you for the job well done, please intercede for us so that we may follow in your footsteps.

Rest well, Pa Aza!
Collins Ncho
August 28th, 2014
well done good and faithful servant, come and share in your master's hapinnes. You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.
Fr. Canisius Tah (Son)
August 26th, 2014
Pa, as i fondly referred to you, was man of integrity. Pa was a caring man but most of all, pa was a busy man. Pa was busy in every sector in life be it church in particular or the community at large. Pa was always present. Pa you lived a full life, a life that i describe as fulfilling. Very few people know their mission on earth, but Pa, you didnot only know why you were on this earth, you realized your mission before going back to the Father. I am proud and honored to have known you and the life you lived. It is said that a good sermon is preached by the life you live, not by words, Pa your life is a sermon i have learnt from. As you go to your rest, may you pave the way for us all as we will one day meet to part no more.
May i use this opportunity to extend sincere condolences to Mami, Pa Children especially Hilary. I hope you all find the strength to withstand this tough moment.
Peter Mbinglo
August 26th, 2014
Pa "Njindom," as we fondly called you. You were a great icon, a man with the fear of God, an amazing teacher, a community advocate, a peace maker, a wise man, a founding and great pillar of the church in Njindom, a firm disciplinarian (you will not spare the rod and spoil the child and Tayong can attest to that). A loving father, husband and grand father, an honorable prince, a great friend and listener, a man of very few but profound words. Papa, I commend your soul to your/our maker in the same words you spoke at the funeral of Papa Sir, Peter Awa from the song "O bread of Heaven beneath this veil" and I quote "For how can He deny him Heaven, who here on earth himself hath given." It is our belief that heaven is yours now. Take your rest for your good deeds go ahead of you.
Barbara Awa (Daugther)
August 25th, 2014
I am not sure how much i can write that will do justice to what i have learned from you in what seems like years. Your Christ-like love was a very contagious one to all around you.

I treasure very much the moments i spent around you especially all i learned relating to our christian faith, which has made me grow as a person. I will always put your advises to practice.

One thing i always found intriguing about Pa tho,was that he never spoke pidgin. Every time i spoke with him especially on phone, i started in pidgin then had to catch up with him speaking English. Then i will end up laughing at myself with Injoh not helping at all.

You will greatly be missed - Catherine!
Kathleen Chofor
August 24th, 2014
Dear Pa,
They say "an old man who dies is like a library lost to fire!" I fondly remember when Tita introduced me to you during CY's funeral and holding my right hand in yours, you said to him, "He is a friend indeed."
I left Njindom feeling very elated not only for being a friend but for having heard this from you! I can proudly say "You are a library lost to fire" for the whole will not get to hear your wise words anymore.
RIP Pa and you reunite with CY to watch over us, till we meet again!
Terence Tumenta (Family friend)
August 22nd, 2014
Dear Dad...
You are our hero, our protector, our teacher. You are our father and we love you dearly. We miss you here on earth, but, we know that one day we will be together again on a new journey. You helped us through this life, from the time we were born till the day you left this world. This is a message from us to you…

A few weeks ago you left us. That was a sad day for me and my siblings. Weeks, yet it seems like just a while ago. We sat with you last November and we talked of our joys in life during your visit to the U.S. While home, we talked on a daily basis about how the children were growing. Your oldest grandson who also lost his father 3 years ago asked why people are dying when he heard of your passing. They all want me to pass on to you that you were the best grandpa ever. You woke them up for school, sang and danced with them. They love you and will miss you. They also request you greet their Dad and uncle CY.

The older we get Dad, the more we realize just how much you gave us. You gave us the realization that our spiritual growth is of utmost importance. You taught us that to grow spiritually we must listen to the voice of our soul and to sometimes enter into silence to do so.

Rest in the Lord and be sure all that you taught us will be passed onto the next generation. We thank God for letting you be our Dad.

-We will forever love you-
Basil Aza (Son)
August 21st, 2014
Grandpa was very good.He would wake me up to get ready for school.He taught me how to pray and we prayed with him everyday.Grand pa was my favorite.we use to take a walk together around the neighborhood discussing.Grandpa use to advice me and correct me when I am wrong.I miss him very much. And when he goes to heaven he would rest in peace.!!!!.... He was the best grandpa.Grandpa greet Daddy for me.
Cyril Aza (oldest grand son)
August 20th, 2014
Pa you remain a HERO in our hearts. Rest in Peace
Peter Nillong (Family Friend)
August 20th, 2014
Pa, what I feel right now is very hard to put into words. I just can't find the right words to express myself. I just haven't come to terms with the fact that you're gone. What consoles me is my faith, our faith...knowing that you've completed your earthly journey and so now having a well deserved and peaceful rest with the Lord. Your love, kindness, humility, generosity and dedication will always be remembered. Thank you for all you were to us. We'll be forever grateful. We do not say goodbye; we say rest in peace till we meet again, for our journey in life has the same destination. Extend our regards to those who went ahead of you. May the Lord hold you all in His palms till we meet again.
Gwen Kuvinyu-Aza (Daughter-in-law)
August 18th, 2014
Pa Aza is resting in the arms of Jesus.His family friends ,students are proud of him.RIP Pa Aza.
Rosaline B
August 17th, 2014
Pa we loved you but God loved you most.We will greatly miss you RIP
Edwin Bime
August 16th, 2014
Oh death!!!! My father is taken away from me for the second time. When i thought all hope of ever looking up to someone as a dad was gone, pa Fombo stepped in. Papa u constandly reminded me to always put God first and above all other things, look up to him as the author and finisher of my faith, i want to say Thank u, because i have seen first hand what God can do. Papa, i know parting was the hardest option but i want to pleed that u shoud continue to intercede for me until we meet to part no more. RIP PAPA
Akwa Bern
August 15th, 2014
Your departure has left a void that will never be filled. People say when a man dies he leaves everything but not in your case. Your intelligence and wisdom that have changed so many lives will forever be irreplaceable. You embodied all the virtues the Good Lord pass onto us and unto Him you have returned. We will pray for the repose of your soul and ask the Good Lord to give you the well deserve Rest In Paradise.
Paul Mbinglo (In-law)
August 15th, 2014
A boabab has fallen and the gongs of Njindom sibug goes anouncing round the village this fall of the great baobab. Pa Ben Pa Rah as he was fondly called we the young generation of Njindom will miss you. We loved you but your creator loved you most and His appionted time has reached. All we need to do is pray for the repose of his soul. I vividly remember Pa how he used to walk in church with his arms behind making sure fidels pay attention to the prist an alter celebetation. The list is long enumerating
Courage to Jacky, Tayong, Tita Mami and the rest to take heart . Pa may your gentle soul rest in peace till we meet to part no more. Safest of journey to those coming home for Pa's burrial
Fon Ivo WanAmah
August 14th, 2014
Accept our heart felt condolences on this great loss. We pray the Good Lord comfort you and the entire family at this difficult time. May Pa's soul rest in peace.
Mabel Mbelli
August 13th, 2014
Pa Fombo
Your departure leaves a gap in our hearts and the thought of never seeing you is only consoled by knowing that you have gone to prepare a place where we will meet to part no more in the heavenly kingdom. I first met Pa during the funeral of my father followed by a visit thereafter and since then we have been in communication. I have a lot of admiration and respect for his faith and family, his generosity, simplicity and easy go approach. He held himself as a father and a friend to me and I consider it a privilege to have known him. He will be missed greatly and the love will live in our hearts forever. Pa say hello to my Mom and Dad and give your son CY a hug in all our names.
May your soul RIP
Shufai Mbinglo
Shufai Mbinglo (family friend)
August 13th, 2014
Oh, how time flies. I knew pa 20yrs ago when a was in St. Paul with Jacky and Basil. Pa always share some of his wisdom with us and I can still remember when Pa use to keep singing in our ears that " education is the key that opens every door on earth". His words of wisdom will live to burn like wild fire through all those who knew him. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
George Nkwenti (Family Friend)
August 13th, 2014
Pa Ben,
Although God has called you to himself, I believe that you are still very much present with us. You are still among us. You have simply changed your mode of existence, and at the spiritual realm, you are even more present among us, guiding us, inspiring us along our faith journey and through the vicissitudes life.
+ You were godfather to many of us and kept close to us through support and encouragement. + Many teachers and students passed through your hands.
+ Many others passed through the hands of your past students who became teachers.
+ You were able to give time to God, to the family and to your profession.
+ Upon your retirement as an Educationist and Administrator, you devoted more time to family and to God. You helped to strengthen the faith of Christians in Njindom Parish through teaching, the use of the local language and by example.
+ You continued to serve as on the think-tanks for the Archbishop of Bamenda, offering ideas, direction and suggestions as needed.
+ When I met with you at home (Njindom, Cameroon) May, 2014, the last homework you gave me was to bring Bibles, translated into Meta', to your children in the USA. And as a spiritual father to me, you also got a Meta' Bible for me, and wrote an amazing message for me in the inside cover - a message I will always keep in my heart.
+ "Born before your time", as it were, some of the values that you cherished and encouraged would come to be appreciated down the years.
May your spiritual presence continue to offer us strength, hope and unity. Where you are, there we hope to follow, one day.
(your son and godson, Martin A. Forgwe, Rv.)
Martin Martin (Uncle, God-father, Teache)
August 13th, 2014
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Pa Aza. Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of Pa Aza, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life before he went to rest in eternal salvation. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of Pa's soul to Heaven.
Felix Anoma (family friend)
August 13th, 2014
Uncle, it's heart breaking knowing that we will not see you again. You have always been there for us all with your fatherly and moral support. You have been to the U.S. here a few times and each of those times you visited us in Ohio. Uncle, I am yet to belief that that's it.You went above and beyond in your fatherly care. We will forever have this vacuum. However, I know you will continue to watch over us until we meet again. RIP
Victorine Ekoko (uncle)
August 13th, 2014
It was about 5am Netherlands time when I received a text message from Basil that' my father is no more' pa ' aza, you where my father too.your love and kindness to me and your immediate children was profound. You lived a sincere live and has left the world at the pinnacle of life because your children were ready to sacrifice anything for your life,but we are only human. God's time is the best. Oh pa, I will forever remember our time in Mariapolis gathering to learn more about the love of Christ and human.such times where price less. The Most High God will reward you for your devotion and kindness to strangers. Dear pa, I mourn but I also rejoice because I believe you are at rest from this wicked world left behind. I pray to leave this world peacefully as you did.It is the path to everlasting life. I pray Heavenly father grant perpetual light on your soul for ever and ever. Papa let your spirit guide us to walk in your wisdom, for it was the wisdom from God. My condolences to the entire Aza ' s family and sympathyzer. I love you all.
Awambeng julius fofang (family friend)
August 13th, 2014
On behalf of the Fominyam's family, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Fombo's. Your Dad was a great teacher and well respected man. He was truly an icon. Njindom will forever miss his wisdom, dedication and selflessness. Pa lived a good life,fought a good fight and his legacy lives for ever. #PaFomboLivesOn
Nicholas Fominyam (Family Friend)
August 12th, 2014
Pa, I will forever miss you. Cyril, Ciara, and Carrie, your grand children all will miss you. Your charming, and healing smile even in times of distress. Your kind words of wisdom to me especially when I was going through mixed emotions. If there was one thing that I've learned from you, it's to remain calm in every situation. It totally changed my life positively. Thank you for your gentle words of wisdom. I pray that you may re-unite with your lovely son, (CY) and continue to be our guiding Angels on Earth. You did all you could with every string in your body, and every breath you had,and and time was up. GOD's time is the best. You left this world in the most honored and graceful manner. Well done. RIP. Corlence
Corlence Aza (Daughter In-law)
August 12th, 2014
"Daddy" as I fondly called you.It is really with a heavy heart that I say this but you were one man everyone would love to meet and know. Your warm fatherly words, encouraging,jovial and lively spirit will be greatly missed.You talked to me as you would to your son and I will forever be thankful for your words.You will truly be missed but God knows why.As humans we mourn and know we will miss you but you will forever be with us in spirit and we pray for the peaceful repose of your soul.Adieu daddy till we meet again.
Clement Kibuh (Family)
August 12th, 2014
Dad am still yet to believe that you are gone forever. Dad who will I be calling Pa Ra again. Dad I love you but God loves you more. The pain you have left in my heart I don't think it will ever heal. Though you are gone but your spirit is with us. We shall continue to pray for the repose of your soul. Please continue to intercede for us. Dad I miss you so much. I miss your wise saying. I miss the jokes we use to have. We will forever miss you dad. May your gentle soul rest in the Lord's Bosom.
Marie Bernadette Aza (Daughter)
August 12th, 2014
Dad, you taught me how to walk and how to be a man. You passed on to me the wisdom you believed will make me succeed in life. You told me a man has to fall in other to rise above the challenges of our time. I am still not sure of how you were able to handle all live’s challenges and still be able to carry a smile on you face at all times. We could not have asked for any other Dad in the world. You can be assured the wisdom will continue to prevail and the baton will be passed on to the next generation until we shall meet again. I will miss you physically, but I know you are always there in spirit. Show us how to handle your loss for as humans, we can’t resist mourning. In God, we entrust your soul. Watch over us all. Your grand kids will definitely miss all the singing and dancing you did with them; of course they didn’t experience the disciplining we got! I am so thankful to our Lord for your life and for giving us such an exemplary Dad.
Basil Aza (Son)
August 12th, 2014
it is with great Honor that i ever met you Pa Azah. PA , you were a man of your words and love discussions that were fruitful.I remember when i last visited you and you were, without any reservation discussing every latest headlines affecting our country and especially the youths. I enjoyed and cherished every thing you said. What else can i say but Promise that every advice you gave me will remain forever and that May Your Gentle Soul Rest in Peace
Fonyuy Leonard (In-Law (Family))
August 12th, 2014
My Dad, my Hero, my Bro, I am still trying to come to terms with the kind of heavy rain that poured on me on August 3rd when I heard you had decided to meet God face to face.My heart is so heavy and I am so confused.I miss you so much Dad.I miss all the love and stories you used to tell us.I miss your smile and prayers.Thank you very much and thank God most especially for all these years.My regards to Cy and Forsah.I know you will continue to intercede for us.I love you Dad.We shall keep your candle burning.
Marie Goretti Aza (Daughter)
August 12th, 2014
Dad you appeared to me this blessed morning of August 3rd 2014 sitting and wheeling on your chair smiling in your usual way.little did I know that you came to say good bye.I got up and called Mami but couldn't get to you because you were busy with people in the living room.Just for me to go to work and I am called back home that you are no more.what a shock.The news of your death got me frozen and speachless.If I knew I would have insisted to talk to you.However the consolation I have is that you died in the will be missed forever missed. RIP Papa.Your Mom Ngwei.
Jacqueline Aza (Daughter)
August 12th, 2014
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August 10th, 2014
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"Although you lived a very fulfilled life and left us with all the lessons we would ever need, to live by your example, you will still be greatly missed. Fare thee well, dad. Your memory will remain evergreen. RIP"
Divine Anjeh
August 29th, 2014
"RIP Papa. Keep watching and praying for this of us still on the journey. Sincere condolence to the entire family"
Maureen Nkwenti
August 26th, 2014
"Papa, You will be greatly missed. Rest in perfect peace."
Barbara & Bihnwi AWA
August 25th, 2014
"I love you grandpa,I will always pray for you.RIP"
Cyril Aza
August 20th, 2014
"My dear husband,my dear grandpa how could you just leave your little wife Ijang like that.who is going to sing and dance Abu Abu Abu pa Ben with me again?Daddy left me with you and you left again so soon.However I love you and miss you.RIP grandpa."
Carrie Aza
August 20th, 2014
"Grandpa used to ask me to put CNN for him to watch.Grand pa would ask me to wash plates in the sink,do home work with me and pray with me.Grandpa would wake me up to go to school.I use to go out for exercise with Grandpa.I miss Grandpa so much.RIP"
Ciara Aza
August 20th, 2014
"We will all miss Pa. His memory will always be in our hearts. May your soul rest in perfect peace with God."
Gwen Kuvinyu
August 18th, 2014
"I'll miss you Grand Pa. Rest in peace."
Ethan Aza
August 18th, 2014
"Rest in peace Grand Pa. I am sorry you died. I will miss you."
Bryan Aza
August 18th, 2014
"You will forever live in my heart. RIP Papa"
Akwa Bern
August 15th, 2014

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