James Yanzu Ackah 1946 – 2015
KBNF Celebrating the life of James Ackah
Dear KBNF family and friends,
Life is precious and ever so much more when a dear member of our family departs.
With sadness, we have learned that James Ackah, a longtime resident of Vancouver and cherished member of the Ghanaian community, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2015.
James has been a stalwart supporter of KBNF since our first meeting, going back well over a decade.
His desire to support his homeland and the people of West Africa was unswerving.
Each year we could count on James and Beatrice and family actively supporting KBNF while faithfully attending various events, including our Walk for the Bu. Brenda Macleod recalls what a blessing he and his wife were. Walking the track 5 Kilometers in support of KBNF was wholly embraced, come rain or shine.
His wife and family write:
“Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on December 27, 2015.
The funeral service for James will take place on January 15th at 10:30 am at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church located at 480 East 47th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. An evening prayer service will be held at the same location on January 14th at 8 pm.
We thank you for your prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (link: KBNF) and the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver.”
Beatrice, Evelyn and Audrey Ackah
Beatrice, Evelyn, and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Loss of a loved one is the most difficult part of life to live. It requires courage and the assurance that while we might not understand the timing, we do know that he is basking in the presence of His Lord.
May you be comforted by knowing that his life and memories are dearly embraced and the legacy that James has built will continue to bestow blessings upon his family, his friends, and his native and present homeland for years to come.
On behalf of the KBNF Board of Directors, family, and friends,