OBITUARY FOR LATE EMMANUEL KWAME NTIRI
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
EMMANUEL NTIRI was born on August 9, 1949 at Kwahu Daah, in the rural Kwahu District in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Emmanuel was the third of six siblings raised in a Christian home. Emmanuel had a great deal of faith. He truly believed that he could "pass through raging waters in the sea and not drown" (Isaiah 43:2) because God was with him the entire time.
Emmanuel was a great man. He was dearly loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
In 1980, he left Ghana to live in the Netherlands for six years, and later immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Hard work and determination characterized this strong and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. His motto was: "Let your actions speak louder than your words."
Emmanuel also had a generous soul, as many will attest to. He never met a person in need that he didn't find some way of helping. He touched so many lives with his kindness, caring, loving and peaceful nature. He will surely be missed.
In July 2016, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and successfully completed chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments. In August 2017, he was informed that the previously treated tumour was growing, and he completed another round of radiation therapy. After this time, he became ill and was admitted to Sunnybrook Hospital. The Lord called Emmanuel home on December 11, 2017, surrounded by his wife and three children.
Throughout his battle with cancer, Emmanuel’s faith in God never waivered. He accepted the sovereignty of God: he was confident in His ability to heal him, but also knew that God may have chosen not to heal him. He knew that, regardless of the outcome, “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
He leaves behind his wife, Veronica, three children, Lawrencia, Vivian and Edward, and his only grandchild, Eaden.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.