Suzanne Kadenge has eulogized her late dad football legend Joe Kadenge as her forever love as family and friends gathered for his requiem mass.
Suzanne who is obviously a daddy’s girl pens,
Today I sit down with Lot’s of thoughts racing down my mind, and I ask myself should I Mourn or Celebrate you? I chose to celebrate you the great father that you were.
I always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace you always gave us you being there for us through good and bad times no matter the circumstances.
I’ll always remember you dad. there will never be another one to replace you in our hearts and the love we will always have for you.
Suzanne goes on to eulogize her dad for standing by them in good and bad times.
We showed you enough Gratitude for all the thing’s you did, we continue to you, and I believe you knew all along, how much you meant to us all.
For all the Time’s you where by our side’s to Help and Support us, To Celebrate our Successes, To Understand our Issues, and Accept our Defeats, For Teaching us by your Example, the Value of Hardwork, Good Judgment, Courage and Integrity. And to let us always have the very best. After being away in London for 16 years I finally came home, to a warm wonderful reunion with family, You still treated me like a young teenage girl and wanted to accompany me everywhere I went to, saying …chunga sana Kenya imebadilika while I was away”.
When I left the House and met up with old friends and was running late it worried you a lot and you kept calling, volunteering to pick me up until I returned home, Even at this mature age you still cared to dearly with much love.
Suzanne goes on to thank her dad for always supporting his grandson, Aaron who is Susan’s son and always advising him where necessary.
When you met your Grandson Aaron for the first time in years, you dotted and loved him dearly, you spent most of your time with him.
Discussed football, working smart, and instilled values in him, you watched him play football with his newly acquired friend’s in the neighborhood and gave advice as you analyzed the match on how he played when you left the house for your meeting’s you always returned with a goody bag for Aaron.
Dad you were a very close confidant of mine, a good friend besides being a father we discussed a lot and shared so much.
We watched a lot of Football matches together, Live matches and on TV. Dad, today I say farewell, you fought a good “SportsMan” fight and finished the Race.
I will miss you a great deal, but I know your Soul is Resting in Perfect Peace in Christ Having Being Relieved of pain and Sickness.