“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone…” Ecclesiastes 7:2
The Editor of The Chronicle, Emmanuel Akli, on Saturday November 24, 2018, peacefully laid the mortal remains of his late mother to rest at Ave-Dakpa in the Volta Region of Ghana. The burial and funeral service was well attended by well-wishers and mourners from far and near.
The sad news of the demise of Madam Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie occurred on Monday October 1, 2018. She was 93 years and survived by seven children, namely – Adwoa Gatogo, Christiana Akli, Faustina Akli, Evelyn Appiagyei, Emmanuel Akli, Esther Achiemu and Elizabeth Egyin.
The burial and funeral service was conducted at the family house at Ave-Dakpa, where glowing tributes were read for her by family members, with the officiating pastor delivering a powerful sermon to the gathering of mourners and sympathisers.
The body of Madam Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie was later interred at a solemn ceremony at the Ave-Dakpa Cemetery.
The day, Sunday, a Thanksgiving Service was held at the Church of Christ at Ave-Dakpa.
The staff of The Chronicle were ably represented by a strong delegation, led by the General Manager, Mr. Ebo Quansah.
The family of the late Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie thanks all well-wishers and mourners for their presence, presents and prayers.
The late Madam Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie was born in 1925 at Osino in the Eastern Region. She spent her formative years at Osino, before she moved to settle at Ave-Dakpa in the Volta Region.
She got married to John Kwami Akli in 1952, and were blessed with 10 children.
The late Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie was a staunch Christian who devoted most of her life to serving her Maker.
In 1983, what was considered as a mere slip nearly confined her to the wheelchair. Her health condition began to deteriorate in 2005, as she could barely walk outside her home.
Madam Comfort Kosuwa Dzugbley Gomashie finally gave up the ghost on October 1, 2018.
May she find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord!
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