Rabu, 05 September 2012


Hundreds of Ghanaians from all walks of life – clergy, laymen, politicians, security services among others, today thronged the auditorium of the Garrison Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Burma Camp, to pay their last respects to the wife of the Accra Mayor, the late Mrs Giftie Naa Adei Vanderpuiji.

The main auditorium was filled to capacity and the mourners respectfully paid their condolences to the Accra Mayor, Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije and the entire family during the burial service.

The late Mrs Giftie Naa Adei Vanderpuiji, passed away at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital on June 29, 2012 after a short illness.

At the pre-burial service, tonnes of tributes poured in from friends, families and sympathisers describing her as a loving mother, daughter, wife, friend and a servant of God.

Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were some Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, various heads of security agencies including the Armed Forces and the Police Service, and some members of the diplomatic corps.

Others included some members of the Council of State , the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) delegation to South Carolina in the United States (US), friends from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Columbia in South Carolina, friends, familes and sympathisers.

In his tribute, Mr Vanderpuije recalled with wistfulness, his coming into contact with his late wife and the love, care and support she rendered him throughout their 30 years of marriage.

He said, her ability to spread love and joy amongst friends and family helped form a stronger bond among the family.

Mr Vanderpuije described her devotion and the attention with which she nurtured their two daughters as exceptional and prayed for her safe passage to external life.

The Children, Mildred and Alfreda Vanderpuije, in their tribute, recounted in grief, the tireless effort of their late mother to instil in them, both moral and traditional values, to help shape their attitudes and way of life.

They described her as a counsellor who was committed to their well-being and also forthright in disciplining them.

Family, friends and sympathisers described her passing as a great loss and prayed for the fortitude to keep her legacy alive.

She was later laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery in Accra.

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