Various announcements of death in Great Britain, Canada, Netherland and in Zambia


On Monday, 26 October 2015, Father Michel Sanou, Superior Delegate in Malawi, informs us of the death of Brother John Murphy. “Dear Brothers, I have just received the sad news of the death of our confrere Br John Murphy from the UK. Br John worked here in Malawi for several years in Likuni and the sector House. He died on Sunday morning at the nursing home in Rutherglen where he had been staying for a number of years. Let’s remember John in our prayers, his family and the community of Rutherglen. May he rest in peace.” Note: Brother John died on the 25th October 2015, in Glasgow, Great Britain at the age of 78 years old of which 56 of missionary life in Malawi and in Great Britain.

Gaetan Bédard_JPEGOn Tuesday, 27 October 2015, Father Gilles Barrette, Provincial of the Americas, informed us of the death of Father Gaétan Bédard, M. Afr. He died on October 27, 2015, in Montreal (Canada), at the age of 91 years of which 65 of missionary life in Zambia and Canada. He has been treasurer of the archdiocese of Kasama before retiring to Canada. A funeral mass will be celebrate on 7th November 2015 in presence of the body and ashes will be buried at a later date. Let us pray for the repose of his soul.

We also recommend the following:

Jo van Kessel, brother of our confrere Henk van Kessel currently in Chipata and cousin of our confrere Toon van Kessel currently in St.Lawrence Parish in Lusaka. Jo van Kessel was a married deacon and very much involved in his church in the Netherland.

We also pray for Wilson Mofia, age 60, who was the uncle of our confrere Felix Kamunenge. The funerals are taking place on Wednesday 28 in Kalasa Mukoso in Samfya.

Finally, we got a message sent by our confrere Francis Kangwa on the 14th October informing us about the death of Bana Chansa, 81 years old, who was the immediate big sister of his mother who passed away last year. Sadly, the day after the death of Bana Chansa, his eldest nephew called Oscar Chuni, son of the daughter of his mums’ sister living in Lusaka West, also passed away.

We entrust all in the hands of the Author of life.

3 thoughts on “Various announcements of death in Great Britain, Canada, Netherland and in Zambia

  1. Marie Ange Ndayishimiye, M.S.O.L.A.

    CONDOLENCES. We pray that they may rest in peace. Be strong. It’s really sad. Marie Ange Ndayishimiye, M.S.O.L.A.

  2. Camille Konkobo, M.Afr

    May they all rest in eternal peace. May the Lord grant them joy and the resurrection of souls. And for the family members,I pray for peace and faith. In prayers! Camille Konkobo, M.Afr

  3. Fr Joseph Francis Makoka, M.Afr

    Greetings from Aribinda parish in Burkina Faso. This is to express our sincere heartfelt condolences for all the faithful departed mentioned in this email. We prayed for them on November 02 in a special way during the Eucharist at our parish.
    May all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
    United in prayers, Fr Joseph Francis MAKOKA, M.Afr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s