OBITUARY

Christine Alexandra Clerk

October 9, 1967March 25, 2018
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Christine Clerk, a physician, epidemiologist and a resident of Southlake Texas passed away aged 50 at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas.

Christine is survived by her husband Edward Andrews, son Alexander Andrews and siblings Carl, Martha, Nicholas Jr., Pauline and Caroline.

Christine was born in Accra Ghana on October 9th 1967, to Rev Dr Nicholas Clerk and Mrs. Grace Clerk (both deceased). She graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1993 with an MD degree. In 1997 she received a Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She was awarded a PhD in Public Health from the same university as a Gates Malaria Program Scholar in 2007.

Christine worked for several years as a clinical researcher as well as in academia. Her career included positions at health research centers in Ghana, the University of Ghana and PATH, a Global Health Institution in Seattle. She has authored several research papers related to adolescent health, HIV in pregnant women and the prevention of malaria. She also mentored several researchers.

In 1998 she married her college sweetheart Edward Andrews. Christine was a devoted mother to her son Alexander. She was a great cook and enjoyed travelling both for pleasure and for work.

She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

Memorial contributions can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Christine Alexandra Clerk

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Lydia Kyei-Blankson

April 17, 2018

How do you say goodbye to a friend you have known for more than half your life? A friend who knows you so well. A friend who knows almost all your secrets. A friend who is more like a sister.
Christine, as hard as it is, it has come to that time when we have to say goodbye, my friend. I miss you. I will always miss you. But I take comfort in the word that to be absent from the body is to be present and at home with the Lord. My sister, my friend, rest peacefully in God's arms. God be with you till we meet again.
Revelation 14:13 : Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

Patricia Akweongo

April 7, 2018

Dear CA such a gentle soul with a laughter that will drive away any sadness and sorrow. Going the extra mile when others look on. Thank you for sharing the beauty side of life that there’s more to life in giving ourselves totally to what we do and making a difference in people’s lives. Thank you and rest well!

Vida Kukula

April 7, 2018

A noble and God fearing woman. A woman of few words and warm heart. Your presence and smile was always a source of comfort to me. Your love for people always emanated deep from your heart and meeting you the first time was like knowing you forever.
You will be missed
May your warm and gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord till we meet again.

Elizabeth Awini

April 7, 2018

CA, dear sister from different parents, I am still trying to come to terms with the reality, but I have to because God our maker wants you by His side. You lived your life to the fullest, touching the lives of many who came your way. Your loving memories will forever remain in our hearts and minds. May the grace of God be with your husband Eddie, son Alex and the entire family

CA, rest in the bosom of the Lord

Beatrice Akabutu

April 7, 2018

You would be greatly miss. We would miss how you always wanted your surroundings clean. I would miss you coming to the house and calling me lady of the house. I would miss how you prepared your gari and shito.
Rest well Auntie Christie

Mrs Matilda Addison (Nee: Ansah)

April 6, 2018

Cousin Christine 💓💓💓💓💓
Even though you are gone away, 
Your love will always be here to stay. 
You touched so many hearts with so many things.

God knew you were the one to save, 
He took you home to get some rest, 
Even though we loved you best. Our hearts are filled with so much pain, 
God loved you more, there was no shame. 

At this time we must let go.
Your memories we will keep a flow.
Rest our dear cousin with peace of mind, Your memories will live on through. Yaawo ojogban! Rest peacefully in the Bossom of the Lord Dear Cousin Christine. 🌹🌹🌹
Lots of love: Matilda

Paulina Naa - Adawa Ansah

April 6, 2018

Gone too soon. A beautiful scented rose has been plucked from the Clerk’s garden too soon. A sad time of reflection and sorry for all your loved ones, family, friends and colleagues left behind. A lovely bright lady who used her God given intellect and gift to enhance the lives of many. Well done Christine, your good works will carry on. Sleep tight in the arms of your Lord and saviour. Lovely memories is all your loved ones will cherish. Nantew ye, Rest in perfect peace, Cousin Christine.
Paulina Naa-Adawa Ansah

Patrick Ansah

April 6, 2018

CA was a sweet senior colleague full of life and experience. So gentle and easy to learn from. I cherish those few years I worked with you in Navrongo.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

John Williams

April 6, 2018

CA, you’ve left us in tears! You were such a loving and caring sister and colleague. We remember your ever-smiling face! It is hard for us to come to terms with the fact that you’re gone. We pray for God to wipe away the tears of Eddie and Alex. We ask God to grant you peaceful rest in his bosom till we meet again.
From your colleagues at the Dodowa Health Research Centre

Sam and Pia Kyei

April 6, 2018

Christine,

As you make your journey home, may our dear Lord hold you with His gentle hands and welcome you into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of joy and peace. May your soul through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace.