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Celebrating Torgbe Venya’s Life In Chicago.

“I sincerely want to express my gratitude and thanks to everyone. For your love, support, help, visits, calls, and donations during this hard and difficult time. To All of you that helped make this a success, thank you, thank you, thank you and God bless you all.” — with Nanayaa Ampofo and Bena Bop.

July 5 2014 Chicago:Celebration of the Life of the late Togbe Venya I a.k.a Kwame Ampofo, took place on Saturday July 5 at the six thousand seater Jones Convocation Center at Chicago State University, 9501 S. Martin Luther King Drive. About 650 attendees were present to honor and celebrate the life of Togbe Venya for his numerous contributions to the Ghanaian Community in Chicago and the Ewe Community home and abroad. The late Torgbe Venya I, died at the Advent Hospital, Bolingbrook Illinois, after a short illness. He was 67. He was the chief of the Ewe community of Chicago and President of the Chicago Ghanaian Chieftaincy Council. Torgbe was a founding member of both CEANA and The Ewe Association of Metropolitan Chicago. He was also the Patron of Mrantie Kuo of Bolingbrook and a host of other associations and organizations..

Earlier in the day, there was a Church Service and Visitation at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8301 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago IL 60620. Attendance was about 300 mourners.

Damirifa due, He de nyui, May you rest in peace. Chicago and CEANA will miss you dearly. For more pictures visit sankofaonline.com

The late Togbe Venya's brother

The late Togbe Venya’s brother

Ghanaian Chicago Chiefs bidding their former colleague farewell

Ghanaian Chicago Chiefs bidding their former colleague farewell

Daughter of the bereaved

Daughter of the bereaved

 

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Torgbui-Setrana-New-York

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Dr. and Mrs Dr. Kutame.

Dr. and Mrs Dr. Kutame.

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Dr. Abotsi, President CEANA

Dr. Abotsi, President CEANA

Daughter of the bereaved

Daughter of the bereaved

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Fante Queenmother of Chicago, Nana hemaa Gladys Darkwa.

Fante Queenmother of Chicago, Nana hemaa Gladys Darkwa.

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Nana Yirentsi Bonsu (in black and red)  and his elders.

Nana Yirentsi Bonsu (in black and red) and his elders.

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In all black, the widow, Beatrice Ampofo

In all black, the widow, Beatrice Ampofo

Some Members of CEANA with the hosts, The leadership of the Ewe Association of Chicago.

Some Members of CEANA with the hosts, The leadership of the Ewe Association of Chicago.

The clergy in Chicago

The clergy in Chicago

The Queenmother of the Ewe Association of New York

The Queenmother of the Ewe Association of New York