One year after the passing of one of Africa’s greatest minds, family and friends of the late Dr Kabu remembered him at a short ceremony at the Gungahlin cemetery in the Australian Capital Territory on the third of March, 2018.
Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell said: The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveller and that the purpose of this world is not to have and to hold but to give and serve. There can be no other meaning and this was the kind of life that Dr Kabu led before he was called home to be with the Lord.
The well-travelled Dr Kabu was a poet, mentor, playwright, inspirational speaker, author, novelist, teacher, pan Africanist and a multicultural champion.
He was a giant in the multicultural community in Australia and the epitome of a great leader whose leadership transcended boundaries and broke barriers in Australia so that the youth from Africa can dream to one day follow in his giant steps.
Community leader and long-time friend of Dr Kabu, Ms Bridget Agbee-Bamfo said that Dr Kabu’s death has left an unfillable hole in not only the Ghanaian and African community but also in the larger Multicultural community of Australia and beyond.
“As a community we have lost a trail blazer, a visionary, an effective ambassador of Ghanaians and Africans and a talented professional whose work and ideals always portrays us in a positive light. He was one of a kind and will be very hard to replace, “Ms Agbee said.
“We have lost a great people’s man, an advocate of progress and dignity of Africans, a brilliant intellectual, educator with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and the pursuit of happiness, friendship and togetherness. As a community, most of us are still in shock and disbelieve that he’s gone so soon.”
Mrs Pauline Kabu Okai Davies remembering her dearly beloved husband said: “Dr Kabu is gone but never forgotten.
“You have left us too soon but your life was an example to us to be spectacular.
“We miss your enthusiasm, passion, wise words and positivity. You were the visionary of our family and even though you left us too soon, your visions still remain.
“You lived a fantastic life and often asked ‘how did I become so lucky? Rest in peace, your work is done and we remain to carry on.”
His legacy of love, positive outlook and inclusiveness will always remain in the hearts of so many people that he touched.
“If life is a poem in progress, let mine be an epic song about heroes who defied the limitations of time and space and travelled to places unseen by the human eye.” -Dr Kabu Okai Davies.
Source: Nana Bonsu