On Saturday, April 30 2005, the Unic Club members came together to remember their late member, Monday Uyi Ediagbonya. Late Uyi Ediabonya passed on to the lord on April 26th, 2004. The ceremony was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in North York here in Toronto.
Earlier in the day at the Beachwood Cemetery, the final resting-place for late Uyi Ediagbonya, friends and, all members of the Unic Club gathered to pay their last respect. Despite the inclement weather, well-wishers and sympathizers defer the rain to turn our amass
Laying of wreath at the tombstone was done by the president of Unic Club, Mr. Franklin Omoruna, Mr. Omoruna later thanked everyone for coming despite the dow pouring of rain. Responding on behalf of late Uyi Ediagbonya children, his first son, Mr. Kevin Ediagbonya, thanked all present especially the Unic Club for organizing the remembrance.
The remembrance ceremony later moved to late Ediagbonya’s residence in Milton for the reception. The ceremony went on, well into the night with an elaborate entertainment provided by the members of the Unic Club.
The highlights of the occasion was when the Unic Club president, Mr. Franklin Omoruna on behalf of the club presented a check of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to Mr. Kevin Ediagbonya. This amount was the first phase of the six thousand dollars scholarship fund the Unic Club promised the late Uyi Ediagbonya’s family last year during the burial.
Mr. Kevin Ediagbonya again speaking for the family expressed that the family is graceful and overwhelmed that Unic Club was able to keep to a promise made one year ago. In his own words, Kevin referred to all members of the Unic Club as “you all has become daddy to me and my siblings since my dad passed away, that means a lot to me and my siblings, thank you all”. Also speaking was Mrs. Fatima and Mrs. Caroline Ediagbonya, wives of late Ediagbonya. thanked the Unic Club for standing by the family
By Emma Aigbedion