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The Nurses Apron Partnership

Sad news from Central Kenya

Posted: 18 January 11
Eustace and Rosemary Kamanyu

TNAP is very sad to have learned of the recent, unexpected death of Eustace Kamunya, husband of Rosemary Kamunya, in Central Kenya. Eustace and Rosemary had been married for 33 years when Eustace passed away from an apparent heart attack on Dec. 27, 2010. He and Rosemary were the proprietors of the WAKA Continuing Education Center in Nyeri, which has been funded in part by donations to Burning Bush, Inc., from royalties received from Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection. Rosemary is one of the three Kenyan nurses whose photo is on the back of the softcover version of the book.

In her tribute to her husband spoken at his funeral service on Dec. 31, Rosemary says,
“Kamunya my beloved, my friend, my confidant, mentor, role model husband, father to our loving children.
I clearly remember the day heavy rains poured on you as you came to see my late father to ask for my hand in marriage. How you broke all the traditional odds and negotiated your dowry alone with my late father. The bond you created, the love, intimacy as he took you as his son and a True Son you have lived to his expectations. My mum became your mum, my siblings yours with unconditional love and service. My late father treated you as his young brother and confided in you.
That early Saturday- 3 December 1977 as we said I do in a roofless church at Kanyagia PCEA church when Rev. George Ndebe reminded us-for better for worse….I remember very very clearly as though it was yesterday. The Lord has graciously walked with us and lifted us from the dust to dine with kings and all to the Glory of God. He has blessed us with lovely children whom we have mentored, loved, provided guidance and whom you have left that I may continue the work we started together, God being my helper.
God has raised a standard for us which we’ve always acknowledged ceaselessly without measure. You have always encouraged and supported me to do that which I focused to do. You’ve been my driving force when I saw you appreciated what I ventured on. Even when your friends challenged you “why do you allow her to do jobs that take her away from you”, you had a polite word to quieten them. This I admired always. We have travelled widely together all over and globally which you always supported and encouraged.”

Notes of condolence can be sent to Rosemary at kamunyar@yahoo.com
Contributions in Eustace’s memory can be made to Burning Bush through the TNAP donor portal—specify “Eustace Kamunya.”

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