Memorial evening held for Felix Kusi-Asare,
Kista, January 25th, 2014
  Felix memorial  

Felix Kusi-Asare remembered: A large gathering of family members, friends and well wishers met at Kista to remember the late Felix Kusi-Asare, whose untimely death occured during a visit to Ghana. The small local was filled over with people some of whom could not get places in the main hall. Felix was a long time resident of Stockholm and there were many people who knew him and wanted to be present.

Kumah opened the proceedings and talked about the the reason why the gathering was called. Dechor also talked to the gathering and appealed for funds to enable the family he had left behind to attend his funeral which had been scheduled for Saturday, March 15th, at his home town in Ghana. The teary-eyed children he left behind were introduced to the gathering. Also introduced were his son-in-law and grandchildren. A minute's silence was held in his memory and Enoch Abloh said a short prayer for him.

Kofi Sapathy talked about his personal memories of Felix, retracing the time they had first met in Stockholm in 1988 and detailing some of his past life before then as told to him by the man himself. He said Felix had provided jobs for many new arrivals to the country and his life had touched many Africans in Stockholm. Dechor noted the fact that Felix was a loyal member of several associations in Stockholm making sure he held posts that did not require too much effort on his part. But he was always there even through the difficult times of his illness. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Ghana Union, the Friendship Association and the Stockholm branch of the NDC. Members of all these organisations were there to remember him. The current president of Friendship Association also paid tribute to the late Kusi-Asare.

The organisers of the evening announced that there would be a proper funeral, Stockholm style, after the return of the family from the burial in Ghana. Felix was a regular attendee at funerals in Stockholm and it is hoped that his own funeral will be attended by many people.

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