It was a celebration of life on Thursday as the management of Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), Benin City, Edo State organised a befitting golf burial rites for its former Captain, Simpson Ugiagbe Ehanire.
The remains of Ehanire, who captained the club in 1993 golf calendar year was ushered to the BCGS golf course by his family members unto the waiting hands of his golf family who came in large numbers to pay their last respect to one of their foremost veteran golfers.
This was done in honour of Ehanire who contributed immensely to the development of the game in the club and beyond.
As part of the golf burial rites, a memorial tree was planted in his honour at the golf course, and it was witnessed by members of his family, friends and many others who grace the event.
The veteran golfer fondly called ‘Birdie Birdie’ by his admirers who died at the age of 76 was known for his love and passion for the game and members through his words of wisdom and encouragement.
However, members of his golf family later took time to shower encomiums on the late Ehanire for his immense contributions in one way or the other to elevate the image of the club among other clubs in the country.
The body was later moved in motorcade to St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Lagos Street, Benin City for Service of Songs slated for 4pm.
Meanwhile, the funeral service will hold tomorrow, Friday at St Peters Anglican Church, Lagos Street, Benin City by 10am, while the thanksgiving and outing service holds at the church as well on Sunday by 9am.
The late Ehanire is survived by children and grand children, among then were Bettina Ifueko Ehanire, Uwadiae Oliver Ehanire; Mrs. Osayuware Ehanire Orighoyegha, Oghogho Divine Ehanire, and many others.