IT WAS a celebration of life as the funeral rites of the late Mrs Clara Nwakanene Aghanya, mother of a staff of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC), Publishers of National Light, Ka O Di Taa and SportlightXtra newspapers, Mr Chris Aghanya took place in her hometown, Ezimezi village, Amawbia, in Awka South LGA of Anambra State.
The late Aghanya, who died at the age of 82 and popularly known as Mmadiche, was described as a great woman, lover of God, peacemaker and a jovial woman by family members, friends and well-wishers.
Commiserating with the family and Chris Aghanya, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ANPC, Chuka Nnabuife, who led a delegation of the corporation’s staff said they were there to sympathise with the family, especially their son, Chris, who is also their colleague, noting that death is an inevitable end which every persons must pass through.
While presenting a condolence purse to the family, Sir Nnabuife urged them not to weep like people who do not have hope in God but to always trust in God both in good and bad times. He prayed for the soul of the late Ma Aghanya to rest in peace.
In an interview, the son of the deceased, Mr Chris Aghanya said his mother lived a good life and left a legacy they will always remember.
“She stood for peace wherever she found herself and had patience at all times. It was due to her kindness, generosity and hard work that made her to lead the village women for eight years and Zone three of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church for 12 years.
“She was a devoted Christian which brought to her the tittle in the Church as ‘Nne Okwukwe’. Despite that we expected her to live longer than she did, God gave her the grace to live up to 82 and we thank God for the life she lived”, he said.