A TRIBUTE TO A MATRIARCH OF INCALCULABLE VALUE
It is with a deep sense of loss that we of the Nigerian Institute for Character Education received the sad news of the passing on of the dear mother of our organisation’s foremost Foundation Member and Scribe since its inception.
Madam Isibor was a strong practising Christian of the Roman Catholic faith. She was a woman of impeccable cleanliness and exemplary character. She was a strict disciplinarian and at once loving, caring and understanding.
Her pious and dutiful life coupled with her remarkably graceful and peaceful transition in the afternoon of Sunday15th July, 2017 attests to the fact that she has gone to join the Saints Triumphant. Her demise is certainly one earth’s loss which is heaven’s gain.
By her death, the Isibor family has lost a matriarch of incalculable value. In every respect, Mama led an immensely useful and fulfilled life. We should be consoled that she lived to a good old age of 97 and left behind good name and good children and grand children who have made and are making outstanding landmarks in their various endeavours, prominent among whom is Hon. Justice P.O.Isibor, retired President of Edo State Customary Court of Appeal, a Worthy Knight of the Roman Catholic faith and a gentleman extraordinaire.
One cannot think of a more apt tribute to our departed mother than in the words of William Shakespeare “Her life was gentle and the elements so mixed in her that nature might stand up and say to all the world, this was a woman”
On behalf of the executive and members of the Nigerian Institute for Character Education (NICE), I convey our heartfelt condolences to our respected Scribe and foremost Foundation Member as well as to all members of the Isibor family. We pray that the good Lord grants them the strength and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May Her Gentle Soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Eddy Ikponmwen, (JP), FNIM, FCPM, Amb. IML, mni