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Pastor Felix Kobina Quaye, 74, of Humboldt, Saskatchewan went home to be with the Lord on October 14th, 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, surrounded by close family and friends.
A celebration of life service was held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at Living Word Church International, Humboldt Inc, Humboldt, Saskatchewan. A viewing was held at the same location from 12:00pm to 1:00pm interment followed at Humboldt Public Cemetery
There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from His. Hebrews 4:9-10.
Our beloved Dad, Pastor Felix Kobina Quaye, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2018. He is now peacefully at rest, singing, dancing and rejoicing with the saints.
The Happy African. That was Dad’s nickname while attending the Eston Bible College in the mid 1970’s. He always had a smile for you no matter who you were, where you were from or what you did for a living. A right heart attitude is an excellent spirit, that was dad’s life long mantra.
Dad was born on November 25th, 1943 in Mankessim, Ghana to Nana Kobina Quainoo and Araba Akyenewa, and was the youngest of their seven children. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Victoria Quaye, sons Kwesi, Victor, Josh, Nathan and daughters Araba, Yacoba, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Dad came from humble beginnings. His parents were hardworking farmers who did not have a formal education. His elder siblings also worked on the farm and did not have the opportunity to attend school. However, his father was determined that Dad, the youngest, would be the first member in their family line to be educated. And so, each morning, Dad trekked six miles to and from school in a nearby town. This favourite stories to tell us so that we would not take our education for granted. In fact, if we had a penny for every time dad told us of his six mile journeys to school, we would all be very very rich. Dad’s early education eventually brought him into contact with Christian missionaries who led him to the Lord Jesus. From then on, he had a heart that yearned to see God’s glory manifested on earth.
Dad grew up playing football (soccer) and was an avid football fan. He would often show off his dribbling skills on the playgrounds when playing with his children as they were growing up. He loved the Ghana national team and enjoyed watching the world cup tournament. He also loved his traditional Ghanaian meals. In particular, you could always put that brilliant smile on his face with a big bowl of fufu and goat light soup. Banku and Okro stew followed closely behind on his favourite things to eat. He cherished family gatherings that centred on sharing elaborate meals, discussing everyday life stories, and simply communicating with one another. His family was his pride and joy.
Dad met mom (Victoria) in the summer of 1978. After much prayer and seeking God he briefly left his job as a student minister in Calgary and travelled back home to Ghana, knowing in his heart that he would meet his wife during this visit. Through mutual friends he met Victoria at a prayer conference. God ministered to him that Victoria was a vessel of honour. And truly, they were chosen for each other. Victoria stuck by his side through over 40 years of trials and triumphs, though sickness and health. And through it all, the Lord stuck by them too. Together, they raised a beautiful family of 5 children, planted All Nations Bible Church in Ghana and also Pastored Living World Church International in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. In 1991 they started an incredibly successful bible school, All Nations Bible Training Centre, in Ghana which trained countless men and women to preach the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. They also launched numerous humanitarian projects which include: drilling bore holes to provide clean drinking water to impoverished rural communities, provision of free medications to local health centres, supplying farm equipment to teach the locals how to farm and produce food in a self sustaining way, and many more.
As you probably figured out, Dad was a passionate, dedicated man of God with a heart that was on fire for Jesus and a strong desire to spread Christ’s gospel to the world. He absolutely loved church ministry. He was a caring pastor, committed teacher, and compassionate missionary. He had a deep passion for the scriptures that he encouraged his children from a very early age to memorize and recite many chapters of the bible. He ecstatically and proudly cheered them on as they were reciting and even rewarded them with gifts of money for each chapter they successfully memorized. The Word of God was important to him. Dad loved to praise and worship; and he did so earnestly with a silky smooth tenor singing voice that could give you goose bumps. Even during his health challenges, he always had a song of worship in his lips. He could play the tambourine like a professional. It was an amazing and uplifting thing to see and hear.
Dad was always encouraging, always giving, always leading. He was man of deep faith, radical dreams and endless love for his family, his friends and the communities in which he served. He epitomized what it meant to be a visionary and he pursued his dreams relentlessly. He simply could not sit idly and had a burning desire to be on the move, travelling abroad, meeting people, accomplishing goals and sharing his gifts. It is impossible to overstate the far-reaching impact of his loss. His call to heaven leaves a void that can never be filled, and his memories will never be forgotten. His legacy will live on through us wherever we go. Forever.
Memorial Donations in Felix’s memory may be directed to Living World Church International.
Living Word Church International Humboldt Inc.
218 Main Street, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0