Ada Chinedu

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Ada Chinedu once upon a time ... Circa 1990

Lost my eldest sister… “Ada Chinedu” as Dad liked to call her on July 30th

Had a seizure and passed away, though she hadn’t been too strong these past few years.

Always was a quiet one, even prior to ill health, not asking for much but giving out a lot when she could.

True she had been occasionally erratic during the same period but one can only function so well at half strength.

Unlike my mum, I feel so bad our last interactions weren’t the most pleasant of memories. Couldn’t give her a ride on July 6th when I briefly visited ABJ. I was raised and self-taught to be extremely great at lending a helping hand (…what more to one of the same blood); and that has never departed me. My hands were tied then…forgive me.

I’m immensely grateful to her for her enormous contribution to my minding amongst a million other stuff. Wouldn’t be me today if she didn’t play her bit.

Thanks for everything; see you on the other side. Adios!

With Chinedu at the Vom Christian Hospital in Jos where she was for a while in 2010.

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I am sad to read this and my condolences for your great loss. Everything happens for a reason, please don't beat on yourself for not being able to give her a ride on the day

With great sorrow I buried my closest Uncle I used to live with. Just a year ago we were laughing together and him promising to visit us here in the UK, see my kids and wife. I still feel a great emptiness that these things never happened. My wife lost her Grandmother a couple of months ago. It makes you question life and our role in it.

May her soul rest in peace, amen