Ernest O. Cummings of Fourah Bay College and Red Cross fame is gone



Today is another very sad day for me. I woke up early this morning to stunning and unbelievable news that one of my most pleasant colleagues and former college mate, Mr. Ernest O. Cummings,  passed away this very morning at the Choitrams Hospital in Freetown.

Words cannot describe the enormity of this loss – the fourth  in a row after the recent passing away of another college mate, Max Katta  another boyhood playmate, Edward Ganda and resident of New Jersey Patrick Foyah , all in Sierra Leone.

Life is so cruel and unpredictable. I have been fighting the tears.

What we must learn from all these deaths  is that life is so short and meaningless and because of this we must strive to be humble, move closer to God and learn to treat one another right. All these deaths should speak to us to be circumspect in this world because tomorrow is not promised anyone. Here today, gone tomorrow.

Ernest Cummings was a perfect gentleman. He was humble, pleasant in spirit and always said things that would upbuild one. You would not hear negative and spirit-dampening stuff issuing out of  his mouth. He was a gentleman par excellence ,  one of the gentlemen I respected in life for his pleasant disposition and friendliness.

I am lost for words, but God knows best.
May his soul rest in peace.

Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-kanu .



So shocked and sad to hear Ernest has passed. He was a great colleague, professional and supportive. My condolences to his family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. RIP Ernest.  Barbara Sangare
‎Bo Toks‎

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What ???? OMG….RIP. U will be missed .

Jaiah Melvin Sundufu Koroma

May his soul rest in peace

Melbourne Garber
I am very saddened today to learn of the passing of my cousin Ernest Cummings in Freetown today. He was one of my “big” cousins and will be greatly missed. RIP Ernest.

Lansana Boima

OMG!!! Hard to believe- may his soul RIP

Jay Jay Positive

Is this the Red Cross guy? Junia’s husband? Oh God.

Ehila Noah


Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-kanu

Yes, he worked for the Red Cross.

Jamesina Sankoh

OMG! may his soul rest in peace

Marie Turay

May his soul rest in peace . A sad sad news.



Chez Winakabs

Chez Winakabs My sympathies

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Saa Edward Fillie

Saa Edward Fillie Late Enesrt Cummings was the Assistant Secretary-General of Sierra Leone Red Cross Society as of 1989-1993, to then Late E.B.W.Campbell, who was also the Secretary-General of Sierra Leone Red Cross Society. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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James Korpoi

James Korpoi RIP

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Ali Mans

Ali Mans Oh My God, may his humble soul RIPP. Such a humble, intelligent and wonderful person. The NGO world has lost a great man

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Ahmed Farah

Ahmed Farah May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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Cecil Pratt

Cecil Pratt Wow!….. Indeed a sad news. Remember him when he was at Red Cross. He was always posting informative information on Facebook. RIP Ernest O. Cummings

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Winston Crispin Webber

Winston Crispin Webber How can we forget Ernest O. Cummings…He never stopped working for Sierra Leone. He went to Freetown from Canada more than once to Volunteer his Services during the Ebola crisis. At Peace times and during War Times, he was out there in his Red Cross Land Rover serving the community. May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace!

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Israel Ojekeh Parper Snr

Israel Ojekeh Parper Snr May his soul Rest In Peace!!

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Mariama Daramy Mansaray

Mariama Daramy Mansaray May his soul rest in peace.

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Oswald Hanciles

Oswald Hanciles RIP. I remember him. Quiet. We were at FBC at about the same time.

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Isatu Timbo Nwokedi

Isatu Timbo Nwokedi RIP may God receive you in his Kingdom”

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Henry Abioseh Samuels

Henry Abioseh Samuels I am deeply shock. My the good Lord receive his soul

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Rosalind Jorfui Lahai

Rosalind Jorfui Lahai May his soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of his family.

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