The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to all, for the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts during this time of bereavement.
For those attending the funeral in person, face coverings must now be worn at all times when inside the Chapel.
For anyone not able to be there in person, the funeral service for Christopher will be streamed live online, details to follow.
The family will also like for you to join them for some ZOOM association and to view a video presentation of Christopher on Saturday 5th of February 2022, 5:00PM UK time. We will be delighted if you can join us. The funeral service will also be played after for those who missed it on Wednesday. Please join with the following ZOOM ID: 82084973522 and PASSCODE: 498500
Christopher Kwadwo Darteh, Born 21st March 1949, Nkawkaw, Kwahu, Ghana Eastern Region to Opanin Kwaku Dede and Madam Afua Obenewaa. His siblings are Djan Mensah Paul, Vincent Ofosu Anane, Jonathan Osei Asante, Bartholomew Dede, Mary Akosua Effah, Margaret Ama Adofoa, Alex Anson and Patrick Somuah. He attended Nkawkaw Boy School as a youngster; St. Peter’s Secondary School for his secondary education; Wesley College Prosec Teacher’s Training to study as a Secondary School teacher; University of Education Winneba for further training as a teacher; St. Andrews School to study Agriculture and Cape Coast University where he received a scholarship to continue his study in agriculture in Europe. Christopher was a teacher by profession. He first taught at Nkawkaw Girl’s School and then Memu Secondary School, and he went on to be a Training Teacher at Kibi Training College. In Europe, he changed profession to Nursing, and was a nurse in London, England till his retirement.
Christopher Married his beloved and cherished Wife of 50 years Esther Oduraa on the 14th September 1971. They were happily married until his sudden death. He was a wonderful father to Eric Asante Darteh, Davis Dede Darteh, Kingsley Obeng Darteh, Patrick Ofusu Darteh and Felix Boakye Darteh. He was also a wonderful Grandfather to Esther Oduraa Darteh, Rachael Essiama Darteh, Lois Asantewaa, Darteh, Isaiah Hendrix – Darteh, Christopher Yaw Darteh, Elijah Oduro Darteh, Davis Dede Darteh, Isabel Abena Oduraa Darteh, Isaac Kingsley Darteh, Samuel Ofusu Darteh, Nathan Kwadwo Darteh, Daniel Oduro Darteh, Kofi Darteh, Taio Boakye Darteh and Obie Eric Darteh.
Christopher’s biggest achievement was on the 13th of December 2008, after 32 years of associating with Jehovah’s Witnesses, he dedicated his life and symbolised it by water baptism on this day.
Chris as he was known by many was a dedicated Christian, devoted husband, a remarkable father and an amazing grand father. He was loved by his in-laws. He was well known for his great advice and encouraging words. Everyone felt at ease with him and was often referred to as Uncle Chris. Chris will surely be missed by all he who knew him. Chris believed the dead will be resurrected in the Paradise. We look forward to seeing him in Paradise.
A selection of floral posies. Approximate sizes are:
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