Emotional Funeral for Osman Kamara in Edmonton
By Daniel Oldfield,
There were emotional scenes as the Casket was lowered into the grave - "Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust another of ours gone too soon".
Yet again, I dare say, death is INEVITABLE -when-where-how remains with our Almighty God.
The mortal remains of one who could easily be described as THE PEOPLE'S MAN, 50 year old OSMAN KAMARA (pictured) of Winnipeg, Canada, was laid to rest yesterday at BON ACCORD Cemetry in the outskirts of Edmonton ,after a befitting funeral/memorial service at FORT ROAD VICTORY CHURCH, North Edmonton AB.
The well attended solemn occasion, quite unprecedented in our Sierra Leone Association of Alberta, with mourners from the Liberian/other African Communities, the Immigrant Communities and Canadians as well, braved what could be described as Terrible weather conditions, to pay their last respect to a man who had impacted their lives in diverse ways.
Officiating Pastor Paul Militsala in his message urged the family to mourn with faith as believers in Christ Jesus. " Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever and ever, Amen!"
Pastor Malitsala preached on.
He called on mourners and the Sierra Leone Community to stay united and support the late man's family, as it was evident he played an integral role within the community during his life time, as was manifested in the great turnout at his funeral.
The children, eldest son Osman ,flanked by his younger sibblings Mathew and Micheal, gave an emotional eulogy, while Mathew read the scripture.
Ex-wife Margaret reflected on her decades long relationship with the deceased, which yielded three boys.
The Vice President of the Sierra Leone Association of Alberta Ivan Jackson, who spear-headed the funeral arrangements, flanked by members of the Mens Union sang a solo rendition of "IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL", followed by video clips of the life and times of the late Osman Kamara, a former Hotel Chef and owner of SIERRA JANITORIAL SERVICES in Edmonton AB Canada.
Pastor Paul gave the Benediction, signaling the end of the remarkable ceremony."
Nearer my God to thee" was the recessional hymn, as the casket followed by the family and mourners headed to the cemetry
Mourners returned to the Church's Lower Hall for a repass/refreshments.
May the gentle soul of our friend and those of the faithful departed RIP.
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