Lomumba passed away peacefully the afternoon of March 22nd after gradual decline in his health due to long battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family as always to the very last minute of his life. Lomumba was born in (Tong) South Sudan in 1964, he received his primary education in Wau and then University of Alexandria in Egypt where he received a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, masters of Anthropology at American University in Cairo Egypt and masters of social studies at Carleton University in Canada. Lomumba was preceded in death by his mother Rosa Gabriel Yak and his father Tito Rong Eman. Lomumba was loving husband and father,he leaves to cherish his memory his wife Martha John,three sons Aliab, Eman and Tito, two daughters Amer Rosa and Agari Lomumba also survived by his sisters Aweng,Clomba, Andira, Gabriel, Grace, Miral, Matilda and Margret .

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  1. I was so saddened to hear the news about Lomumba. I worked with Lomumba for many years at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre and remember him as a wonderfully kind and gentle man with a beautiful smile, I am grieving with you…and we are all better for knowing him, My deepest sympathy to your family.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Lomumba as part of the coalition of community houses for many years. He was a kind and wonderful person and I will always think of him as a brilliant light that will be missed. His impact on many lives was evident in his work. My thoughts are with your family at this time.

  3. Lomumba was my supervisor for 3 years and I later worked at a partner Community House where we worked closely for about another 7 years. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Lomumba was always there for his clients and the community he served, with warmth and empathy. He always had an open hand to greet people, an open heart, and an open mind. Thank you Lomumba, for your quiet strength, your sense of humour, and your wisdom. You will be missed, but your memory shall live on.
    Paul Howes

  4. I am so saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful human being. I worked with Lomumba at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre for many years. He had a quiet confidence that was calming, grounding, and made him so approachable. I know he was a fabulous and involved father to his children. My thoughts are with his wife and children as they keep his memory alive.

  5. I am deeply saddened to hear of Lomumba’s passing. When I first started working at Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre, Lomumba was so incredibly supportive as I learned the ropes of the new position. One of my first tasks was working with Lomumba, organizing a soccer tournament for a number of neighborhoods. Lomumba was so incredibly patient, non judgmental, supportive and accepting. Lomumba had a way of making even the most daunting tasks manageable. My deepest condolences.

  6. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family and friends can be a great source of comfort during such a grievous time. You can also find comfort from Jehovah the God of comfort. 2 Cor: 1: 3,4

  7. It is with deep sorrow that I have learned of Lomumba’s passing. He was a gracious, compassionate and deeply caring person. He served as the family house co-ordinator in Pinecrest Terrace for PQCHS when I first met him some years now, while I served as a community chaplain. He gifted me with his personal English copy of the Koran when he learned I did not have one. I grieve with his family at the loss of their father and friend. He was a warm friend to all as we served the neighbourhoods together. Deepest sympathies and condolences to you all.

  8. He was truly a wonderful man.very sad news to hear of his passing.My deepest condolences,Thoughts & Prayers to his Wife & Children also all of his Family.May God Bless His Soul.May God Be with his loved ones at this sad & difficult time & give them all the strength they need.Rest With Peace Lomumba Home with God Amen.

  9. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to a wonderful man. I worked with Lomumba at the Community House at Pinecrest Terrace. He was a great great man and always there with a kind word. R. I. P. my friend.

  10. I am very sad to hear about Lomumba’s passing. I worked with Lomumba for many years in partnership with my work with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. I remember he came to every meeting/event with a smile and always came with a positive attitude to spread to those around him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends and I know he will be truly missed by all he worked with.

  11. I was sending birthday wishes to Lomumba on Facebook and learnt of his passing. Wonderful, compassionate, quiet, kind, exuberantly jovial Lomumba. You touched a lot of lives and it’s so sad that you left this world young. May the Lord bless your soul, be with your families, friends, church and well wishers. Adieu dear friend Lomumba. Christ loves you more. Amen.

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