CLEMENCE DEGBOE KWASHIVI KUDIABOR

July  10th, 1932 March  10th, 2024
Accra, Ghana
CLEMENCE DEGBOE KWASHIVI KUDIABOR

Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure.

Obituary

Clemence Degboe Kwashivi Kudiabor, fondly referred to as “CDK”, “Uncle Cle”, and “Efo Kle”, was born on July 10th, 1932, in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, to Gabriel Kadzani Kudiabor and Josephine Hoshie Amegayibor. Named after Georges Clemenceau, a statesman revered by his father, Clemence grew up in a family deeply rooted in community values and dedication to service.
His educational journey began at Zion College in Anloga, where he excelled academically and showcased his leadership qualities. Later, he continued his studies at St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, leaving a lasting impression as a diligent student and active participant in extracurricular activities. It was during these formative years that Clemence developed a passion for learning and a commitment to making a difference in his community.

Upon completing his secondary education, Clemence embarked on a journey of higher learning, enrolling at the University of Ghana, Legon, to pursue a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He distinguished himself as a dedicated scholar and visionary leader, laying the foundation for his future contributions to Ghana’s development.

After obtaining his bachelor's degree, Clemence was awarded a United Nations Fellowship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His time abroad broadened his perspective and deepened his understanding of global issues, shaping his commitment to sustainable development and social justice.

Returning to Ghana, Clemence dedicated himself to serving his country, working with institutions such as the Volta River Authority and the Ministry of Economic Planning. His expertise in regional planning and economic development contributed significantly to Ghana’s growth and prosperity during a crucial period of nation-building.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Clemence was a devoted family man, married to Helena Esi Baffour, and blessed with four children. He instilled in them the values of integrity, compassion, and resilience, laying the groundwork for future generations to thrive.

Throughout his life, Clemence remained deeply connected to his faith and community, actively participating in church activities and serving as a pillar of support for those in need. His unwavering commitment to service and his profound impact on the lives of others will be remembered and cherished for generations to come.

On March 10th, 2024, Clemence Degboe Kwashivi Kudiabor peacefully passed away, leaving behind a legacy of integrity, dedication, and compassion. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, and the countless lives he touched during his remarkable journey.

May his soul rest in perfect peace, and may his memory continue to inspire us all to strive for excellence and service to others.
Rest in Perfect Peace, 
Hede nyuie! 

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In Loving Memory of Clemence Degboe Kwashivi Kudiabor

10 July 1932 – 10 March 2024

Clemence Degboe Kwashivi Kudiabor, affectionately known as "CDK," "Uncle Cle," and "Efo Kle," was born on July 10, 1932, in Ho, Volta Region. He was the beloved son of Gabriel Kadzani Kudiabor and Josephine Hoshie Amegayibor. Clemence's upbringing was filled with love and resilience, shaping him into the remarkable man we remember today.

From his early years at Roman Catholic Primary School in Keta to his academic achievements at Zion College and St. Augustine's College, Clemence displayed a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. He pursued higher education at the University of Ghana, Legon, and later earned a Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Clemence's professional journey was marked by dedication and innovation. He played a pivotal role in Ghana's development, working with organizations such as the Volta River Authority and the Ministry of Economic Planning. His contributions to rural development and economic planning left a lasting impact on Ghana's landscape.

Beyond his professional achievements, Clemence was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Helen, and a loving father to his four children. He cherished family time and created cherished memories during their years together.

Clemence's legacy extends far beyond his professional accomplishments. He was a man of faith, integrity, and compassion, whose kindness touched the lives of all who knew him. Whether through his involvement in the Catholic Church or his dedication to supporting others in times of need, Clemence's generosity knew no bounds.

As we gather to honor his memory, let us celebrate the life of Clemence Degboe Kwashivi Kudiabor—a man of wisdom, resilience, and unwavering love. Though he may no longer be with us in body, his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Rest in peace, Dear Clemence.
Your legacy will continue to inspire us for generations to come.


May 3, 2024
Farewell grandpa. Rest in the Lord your God. May the Angels receive your gentle soul. Amen
GEORGE SPIO QUANSAH
May 3, 2024
May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Alexander Agyarko Amoyaw
April 27, 2024
I believe that writing a tribute to someone serves as a mournful reminder that they are no longer with us. It makes the reality sink in that we will never see that person again, and all we have left are memories. We can't see them, touch them, or even say goodbye. Sometimes, I wonder why we can't live forever, why grandparents, who are so dear to us, can't stay with us longer.

At times, I wonder if this is akin to the feeling of having your heart broken by a romantic partner, but I find it to be even more painful. Yet, amidst the sorrow, we must find a way to cope and carry on, holding onto the precious memories we shared with that person.

I recall the tears I shed upon hearing the news of my grandfather's passing. However, I came across a comforting quote: "Don't be sad he's gone, smile because you know he lived." It brought solace to my heart, knowing that my grandfather lived a fulfilling life. I aspire to emulate his virtues as I grow older.

Recalling our evening walks together, I now treasure those memories dearly, knowing they can never be recreated. People used to mistake me for his daughter, but he would jokingly correct them, saying, "No, this is my walking stick." Those walks, conversations, and moments lived in the present were some of the best times of my life.

I remember how my grandfather would proudly rest his hand on the window of his car, exuding an aura of regality. It made me view him as a noble king, commanding respect with his mere presence. I've adopted the same gesture, finding empowerment in its symbolism.

The last few years spent with my grandfather were truly special. His unwavering smile, even amidst confusion, warmed my heart. Growing up with my grandparents has been a true blessing, a foundation upon which my life has been built. I am grateful to have had them in my life and acknowledge them as a divine gift.

As I bid farewell to my beloved grandfather, I express my gratitude for being a part of my life and leaving behind an incredible legacy. Though you may no longer be with us, I know you will continue to watch over us from above.

Grandpa, as you watch over us from above, know that your grandchildren — Helena, Alexander, Ewuraesi, Chiefy, Christian, Robert, Joshua, Maame, and I are determined to make you proud with every milestone we achieve.
From Nana Oti-Acheampong
April 27, 2024
Special Tribute from Cynthia Kokui Oti-Acheampong, My Beloved Daddy
“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us; Rather, our concern must be to live while we are alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a façade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are”
Elizabeth Kubler-Res
I remember Daddy giving me the “St Anthony’s Treasury” and showing me how to recite the “St Patrick’s Breastplate prayer” which I still recite every morning. You were strict and would not tolerate anyone messing with your only daughter. One day, one of the boys at school threw flowers in my hair at closing time. When daddy arrived to pick me up and found me crying and inquired about what had happened and I told him, he quickly gave the boy a little spank and warned him. THAT WAS MY DAD!
I really enjoyed you teaching me the rudiments of playing golf and riding in mini golf carts on the St. Kitts Golf Course but unfortunately never kept up with the game but we did enjoy our father-daughter relationship and bonding.
I have not forgotten your visits to us in London and the subsequent “Soupy soup” comprising goat meat and shrimps, prepared by the chef, Clemence Kudiabor. My friend Carla Zwennes and I still reminisce the “bema nkwan” of London days. What an amazing daddy, diversified in his ways and dealing, I will miss you!
To my amazing my hero and Daddy, I want to say, THANK YOU!
Thank you for being there for me every step of the way!
Thank you for your guidance, your support and your unwavering love!
I can never put into words how much you mean to me, but I can only hope this tribute comes close!
Your dear Miss Kokui, the first of Eklewoviwo bids you farewell.
Rest in perfect peace, Daddy.
Cynthia Kokui Oti-Acheampong,
April 27, 2024
Our Beloved Daddy,

It's impossible to fully capture the depth of our love for you in mere words. Your passing marks the end of an era, but we take solace in knowing that it's merely a transition to the next chapter of our journey. Daddy, your absence weighs heavily on our hearts, but your memory will forever be cherished and celebrated.

You were more than just a father; you were our guiding light, our source of strength, and our unwavering pillar of support. Your love knew no bounds, and your sacrifices for us were immeasurable. Thank you, Daddy, for being our rock and our anchor through life's ups and downs.

Your legacy as an exceptional parent lives on in our hearts. You taught us the values of perseverance, discipline, and integrity, shaping us into the individuals we are today. From the idyllic days of our childhood to the challenges of adulthood, your wisdom and guidance were our constant companions.

Your unwavering faith in God and your commitment to Catholic values have left an indelible mark on our lives. Your love for the Church and your dedication to prayer served as a beacon of light, guiding us through life's trials and tribulations.

We treasure the memories of our time together, from the joyous moments of laughter and play to the profound conversations that shaped our worldview. Your love knew no bounds, and your protective instincts were a source of comfort and reassurance.

As we bid you farewell, Daddy, we take comfort in knowing that you are now at peace in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father. Your presence will be deeply missed, but your spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

Rest in perfect peace, Daddy. Until we meet again, know that you are loved beyond measure and cherished beyond words.

With all our love,
Your Sons
The Sons
April 27, 2024
My Beloved Clemence,

As I reflect on the 58 precious years I was blessed to spend by your side, my heart overflows with gratitude for the love, companionship, and unwavering support you showered upon me. Together, we forged a bond that transcended time and space, weaving our lives together in a tapestry of shared joys and sorrows.

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to the earthly chapter of our journey, knowing that your spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were touched by your kindness, compassion, and infectious zest for life. Though you may no longer walk beside me, your presence lingers in every cherished memory we created together.

Your legacy of love and service continues to inspire us, urging us to embrace each day with gratitude and compassion. As we navigate this world without your physical presence, we take solace in the knowledge that your spirit remains ever-present, guiding us through life's trials and triumphs.

Thank you, my dearest Clem, for the countless blessings you bestowed upon me and our family. Your unwavering faith, boundless generosity, and enduring love will forever illuminate our path, guiding us towards the light of eternity where we shall be reunited once more.

Until we meet again, my love, rest in perfect peace, knowing that you are deeply cherished and sorely missed. May the Lord and His mother Mary envelop you in their loving embrace, granting you eternal peace and serenity.

With all my love,
Helen
Mrs Kudiabor

Family tree

Gabriel Kadzani Kudiabor
Josephine Hoshie Amegayibor
Mrs Helen Esi Kudiabor
Mad.Pauline Kudiabor
Mad.-Albine Kudiabor-Kwami
Cynthia Kokui Oti-Acheampong 
Cyril Efui Kudiabor
Clemence Tsatsu Kudiabor 
Jude Tsidi Kudiabor 
William Korshi Kudiabor
Mad.Pauline Kudiabor
Mad.-Albine Kudiabor-Kwami
William Korshi Kudiabor
Mrs Helen Esi Kudiabor
Cynthia Kokui Oti-Acheampong 
Cyril Efui Kudiabor
Clemence Tsatsu Kudiabor 
Jude Tsidi Kudiabor 
CLEMENCE KUDIABOR

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Please join us to pay a last tribute.
We will come together to remember and pay tribute to the wonderful person. While we mourn the loss of our dear, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.
Location
Christ the King Church
Accra, Ghana
Date/time
3rd May 2024
Pre- Burial - 07:30 
Funeral Service - 09:00 - 10:30 
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