In Memory of Fidelis Ifedi
Fidelis Obianjulu Ifedi, at the ripe age of 70 years old, of Ottawa, Ontario, succumbed to cancer peacefully at his home with his caring and loving wife by his side on November 30, 2016.
Fidelis is survived by his wife Stella whom he had been married to for 37 years, his daughters Frances Ohanyere and Emelia Fowora, sons Alexis Ifedi and Robert Ifedi, brothers Godwin Ifedi and Valentine Ifedebe, sisters Victoria Akwali, Nkechi Agbasi, Teresa Echezona, Christie Ibeh, and Nwanneka Efobi, grandchildren Leo Fowora and Maximillian Fowora and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Fidelis was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Fidelis was born July 28, 1946 in Jos, Nigeria, to Theophilus and Grace Ifedebe. He graduated from University of Carleton with a BA Economics in 1977, B. Administration from University of Ottawa in 1979, B.Comm/Hons from University of Ottawa in 1980 and also earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa in 1982. Fidelis was employed as the Unit Head – Senior Analyst for Statistics of Canada for 34 years. He enjoyed his work and was planning to officially retire early next year prior to his untimely passing. He was an avid spectator of all types of sports and loved watching the US elections and politics worldwide. He spent most of his weekends reading up on upcoming current events, playing the stock market, checking out the best deals in the stores and catching up with his friends in the Nigerian community of Ottawa and around the world. He also enjoyed having a full house, especially during the holidays which involved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses especially Dr. Goss, Dr. Amjadi, Dr. McCrae nurse Michelle Williams and nurse Joanne at the Ottawa General Hospital for their loving care and support. Also thank you to Heritage Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 6pm to 8pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 1250 Trim Rd, Orleans on Friday, December 9th followed by a wake keeping at 413 Muirland Avenue, Orleans from 9pm to 11pm. Funeral services for Fidelis will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 400 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa on Saturday, December 10th from 11:00am to 12:00 PM with light refreshments afterwards in church basement. Memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y9
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