Generations. Honoring my past, presently grateful for my future. #GamorLegacy
2023 first half year has been emotional, reflective, and personally challenging.
40th Memorial & Remembrance for Victor George Ekow Sawyerr, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Winneba — Ghana | Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor’s grandfather
We honored my grandfather’s passing 40 years ago with a memorial in Winneba, Viktor Ekow Sawyerr; he was such a pillar of strength and success that his grandchildren and great-grandchildren all assembled from across the world to celebrate his legacy and recount his journey from Nsayem, Central Region to Winneba to Accra. He passed away in his 40s from a fatal car accident.
In Remembrance of Victor George Ekow Sawyerr 30th April 2023 — Winneba, Ghana
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Winneba, Central Region — Ghana for Victor George Ekow Sawyerr, Grandfather of Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor April 30th, 2023
Mass service for Victor George Ekow Sawyerr, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Winneba Ghana
Cross-section of family members in white after service for Victor George Ekow Sawyerr at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Winneba
Grandchildren of Victor George Ekow Sawyerr, Winneba, Ghana
10 years after carrying on Francois Kojo Gamor after his death, I was also able to host a memorial at our Airport West residence in his honor. Francois, also Emmanuel Gamor, or Uncle Emma or Emma Gamor’s passing deeply impacted my life. Besides the tussle between parents, I literally had to pick between living in the United States and charting a new, unpredictable life in Ghana, hence #MosquitoClaps, I share a bit about what my father’s legacy means to me here, here, and here. Losing a parent continues to be one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. There is no consolation whatsoever, but the gentle reminders “Your father, Emma Gamor, would have been so proud.” Are always heartwarming and help me deal with the forever burden of loss.
Emmanuel Francois Gamor and Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor (jr) framed picture with family and friends from around the world, Gamor residence at Airport West
Family memorial (Mr and Mrs. Ainoo-Ansah, Olu Sawyerr) and acknowledgment at Mary Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church at Airport West, Accra Ghana
Service acknowledgement for founding member, Emmanuel Francois Gamor 10 years later by his son Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor at Mary Mother of Good Counsel Church
10th Memorial Celebration of Emmanuel Francois Gamor by his son, Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor, and family members at the Gamor residence, Airport West, Ghana
Cousins, friends, and colleagues present at the 10th Anniversary Memorial for Emmanuel Francois Gamor, at the Gamor residence Airport West, Accra Ghana
A few days afterward, my tribe and I honored my dad: my Nya and best friend 🐕 passed away, also at our residence after 8 years of being a staple in my home. She is missed dearly. She fought a previously undiagnosed virus valiantly. Her authoritative barking’ her welcoming puppy smiles; her company when I ran and/or took strolls in our neighborhood…She was loyal and jealous to a fault and I’m grateful she lived long enough to be in the hearts of all of my loved ones. I wish she had puppies to keep our bond, but she didn’t want to keep any of them. Of the many fortunes during this tough decade of my life, I always count Nya as a blessing and her loss while I was transitioning into a new role, a new team, and re-acquainting myself with work in Ghana 🇬🇭 with MTN impacts me deeply.
Nya Gamor, Gamor Residence Airport West, Ghana circa 2022 RIP May 2023
Welcoming Nya ❤️ into my home in April 2017
I have had this post in draft for a couple of weeks and during the month of September, when both my parents Muriel and Emmanuel Francois celebrate their birthdays, I have been able to acknowledge the grief, the memorial, and the enormous strength to continue with new opportunities while honoring my parents.
We are our ancestor’s most cherished prize and our parents’ legacy. #GamorLegacy
Be well, be safe, and be loved.