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GERSHOM.G.ONYANGO July 11, 2021

Date of Birth: 25/06/1949

Date of Death: 7/07/2021

Parents: Rev. Asitaluke Ojiambo and Gladys Nabwire Nanyanga

Wife: Beatrice Onyango

Children: Joel Were, Rachael Nabwire, Reagan Wangalu, Sarah Wanga, Gladys Nanyanga, Isaac Ojimbo

Education Background

  • 1972-1974 Bsc (Forestry, Makerere University – Uganda)
  • 1985-1986 Diploma (Wood Machines Technology – Italy)
  • 1989-1990 (Natural Resource Management, Edinburgh University – UK)

Career Background

  • 2009-2012 Director, Environment Affairs
  • 2006-2008 Assistant Commissioner and Head Forest Sector Support Department (FSSD)
  • 2000-2006 Assistant Commissioner Forestry Inspection Division
  • 1996-1999 Assistant Commissioner for Forestry Planning, Administration and Training
  • 1993-1995 Project Manager, Mt. Elgon Conservation and Development Project, Mbale
  • 1982-1993 Regional Forest Officer, Eastern Uganda
  • 1975-1981 Deputy Principal, Nyabyeya Forest College
  • 1974-1995 District Forest Officer

Burial will take place at their home in Buloha Village, Lwangosia Parish- Buinja Sub-county, Namayingo District on Sunday 11th July, 2021 starting at 10:00am.

Informed are: Relatives, Friends and In-Laws.

Condolences(27)

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    Wanjala edwin says

    Sorry to the bereaved family may the almighty creator give u comfort in your hearts.rip mzee

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      Nabwire Gladys says

      I have no words to explain how much i will miss u.i pray for ur family and i wish u to rest well

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      Lorrainne Oguttu says

      You lived a memorable legacy. Filled my fathers shoes(r..i.p) and showed us fatherly love anytime we called you. It is so sad to let you go, but i believe you went to a better place. We will forever miss you uncle. Rest with the angels.

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    Wareh Samson says

    Uncle you have left us too soon, your death has left my heart and many others empty, you were my father, friend and always there when I needed you the most in advise and all, I know and believe you have gone to a better place and will miss you dearly until we meet again, may your Soul REST IN PEACE. I love you

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    Aristacus Ojambo says

    Despite the loss of your physical presence uncle Gershom, we know that God has called you by his side to watch over us. You will be missed, but never forgotten… May your soul Rest in Eternal Peace

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      Geo Dutki says

      GGO
      My colleague and friend since our forestry student days in 1972, gentleman, trusted ,and honest has departed prematurely.
      To the family it’s difficult to know God’s ways,let’s put our trust and faith in Him that GGO is now in a better place and will welcome us when our time comes?
      May his soul rest in eternal peace

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    Mangeni Martin says

    May your soul (Gershom), rest in eternal peace neighbor!

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    Pat says

    Hocha Girisom (Aucle Gershom). We loved you. But God loved you more. For it is Him who gives. It is Him who takes. We shall forever emulate your calm, humble and kind character – our dear Hocha. May the good Lord continue to strengthen us and the whole family. Rest in peace Hocha Girisom. Pat.

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    Joa Ja’keno Okech- Ojony says

    GERSHOM Gunyali very sad indeed from Your brother of 55 years ever since King’s College Budo in 1966 Rest In Peace my bro Jakeno Okech Ojony Joa

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      Sanura Rehema says

      Uncle you will be greatly missed by the entire family,bse of your love &Joy you gave to everyone, It will be hard to forget you .
      We believe that your in the right place. May the Holy Spirit Comfort the whole family. May your soul rest in eternal peace

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    Lori Michau says

    Heartfelt condolences from my family to yours. May Gershom Rest In Peace and in Power knowing he was so loved.

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    Levi Etwodu says

    Life has been cut short but you made great contribution to Forestry and Environment sector which will not be forgotten.RIP.

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    Moses Okonya Sikhu says

    I celebrate you my uncle Gershom Onyango for a life well lived. My father left me in your able hands when God called him and now God has called you.
    You had the heart that cared completely. You had the smile that brought so much pleasure. You had the love that brought joy beyond measure. You have run your race and you run it so well.
    Rest in Perfect Peace my pillar of wisdom Gershom Onyango. I will dearly miss you.

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    Louis Donald Omara says

    @Reagan and family.My Heart goes out to you in this sorrowfull time of yours. May your Dad rest in peace.
    Sincerely.

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    Babra Kelvina Nafula says

    You loved and loved so well. We celebrate your life and we shall always remember how you made us feel. I am sure the heavens are in celebration because a Saint has come home. Rest in Peace uncle Gershom.

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    Anne Gladys Nanyanga Ajiambo Sebbale says

    My Kocha, My Friend 😭 having to bid tour fare well is the hardest thing I am going to do today. Thank you for the great role you have played in my life, your Counsel, unwavering love, your consistency and Availability to support every milestone in my/our lives will forever be eched on my heart. I love you so much!! And will miss you every day. Fare thee well! May the Angels of God welcome your humble soul home.

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    Ojambo Fredrick Eddy Omuboko says

    RIP KUKA WE SHALL GREATLY MISS YOU……WE LOVED U BUT GOD LOVED YOU MOST

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    Gloria Adeti says

    God took our Father’s and you stepped in to fill the gap, now he has taken you too..Am sad but comforted because I know you loved the Lord and you are resting peacefully at his bossom. I’ll forever cherish my wedding day when you walked with me down the aisle and the many warm Father-Daughter conversations we had over the years. You left a great legacy and I pray we as your children live up to it and do even better to make you and our Father’s proud of us. I love you Uncle, I’ll miss you. Hug my Dad Hannington Oguttu, my Uncle Okotch and my Uncle Okonya in heaven. Rest in eternal peace my Father’s. Amen

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    Geoffrey Mukwaya says

    May your soul rest in eternal peace.

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    Justine Daisy N. says

    Your demise came as a great shock to us.However as christians we can not question the will of God; for it pleased him to call you to eternal rest at such a time.
    You lived a life of humility and you were an epitome of kindness and love.There are no words good enough to thank you for the opportunity you gave me.
    We the Kidiya family shall miss your advice,sense of humor and your broad and catchy smile.
    I pray that all your beloved ones find solace in the word in John 11:25 and that you find rest and perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord.
    Till we meet again.

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    Janet Martha Odoki says

    We all loved you Gershom but the Lord loved you more.We will miss you but we know that the Lord prepared for you a better place in heaven.Rest in peace.
    Janet Maliza Budaha Odoki.

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    Emmanuel Mukanga says

    It’s a great blow how you have left, when hope had grown. We were not only school mates at King’s College Budo but also lived in Africa House with you and your brothers, Oundo and Ogalo. I visited your parents home in Jinja several times, especially ehen your late brother was dtill with us.
    We were together in University Hall, and when you married Beatrice, I stood by you as uour bestman.
    May the good Lord recive you and Rest in Peace, brother.

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    Jennifer Nasirumbi says

    We loved you, but God loved you more. We celebrate you in many aspects and you will always be remembered. RIP Daddy!

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    Edgar Kabahizi says

    May his soul rest in eternal peace. Deepest condolences to the entire family. May the good Lord comfort you.

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    Steve Amooti Nsita says

    Beatrice (Onyango). It is said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. But you can only get going and continue to do so because underneath you are the Everlasting Arms (Deut. 33:27).

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    Issa Katwesige says

    May your gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

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    Godfrey Enzama says

    Its sad you have left us. I remember you comforted me when your friend Edson Adiribo (my dad) left us last year in November. May your soul rest in eternal peace.

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