Old Cambrian Society
Dear Old Cambrians,
Following the untimely death of Jack Asiyo, funeral arrangements have been going on with meetings going on at his residence at Lenana School and at Pots and Palms on Riverside Drive.
Arrangements are as follows:
Those of you who would wish to attend the Memorial Service, Nairobi School has very graciously provided a 60 seater bus and you can let Mumo Mwendwa c/o tel.0722732769, Pots and Palms have your name.
There will be a fund raising at Pots and Palms on Riverside Drive today, Tuesday 27 Dec 2005 at 7.00pm and you are all requested to attend and donate generously. It is intended to be a one hour affair; please be punctual.
Chairman, Old Cambrian Society
(Tuesday, 27 Dec 2005)
Webmaster welcomes contributions from Old Cambrians who remember Jack from school days and after:
I was deeply saddened to read of the sudden passing of Jack Asiyo. I had had been fortunate through your website to be reconnected to him after many years distance and, in fact, had been in communication with him while he was in the Congo. I was hoping very much to meet up again with Jack once we had finalized our plans to visit Kenya in the near future, but alas, this will not come to pass.
It is unfortunate that the most caring of us seem to be taken so swiftly, and we must take solace in the fact that their friendship did indeed have an affect on our own lives.
My heart and prayers reach out to Jack's family in this time of grief.
May they take strength from knowing that Jack's friendship has had a positive effect on so many people in the world, many of whom they do not know (myself included), but through Jack do care for their well-being.
I pray that they stay strong in this knowledge.
Jack Asiyo, I will miss you. May your soul rest in Peace.
Vancouver, BC Canada
I am not an Old Cambrian but I went to school with Jack Asiyo @ the Nairobi International School (aka International School of Kenya) after he left Patch and we became good friends. I too must share my shock and sadness at the untimely passing of Jack Asiyo. Please pass my heartfelt wishes to his family and friends at this very difficult time.
I thank you for allowing me to use this forum to share my grief.
Dear Old Cambrians,
I just learned with shock and deep sadness about the death of Jack.
Jack and I were in Grigg House (1969-72) and I remember Jack as one of the most friendly guys at Nairobi School.....his love for sports and music also comes to mind at this time.
I was able to see Jack once in 2004 and again 2005 and he was the same old friendly Jack, exuding great enthusiasm about the Old Cambrian Society.
My heartfelt condolences to Jack's family and all his friends.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
I have just read the obituary of one of my best childhood friends, Jack O. Asiyo. I am greatly saddened by the news, may his soul rest in peace. Nobody during our era 1969-1972 will ever forget the memories of Jack. He is by far the most influential Patch Alumni of my time. He was a hero. A great rubgy player, mentioned amongst the best goalkeepers Patch ever produced in both Soccer and Field Hockey, a musician, a lover and a friend ...... the best friend one could ask for.
In 1972 Jack and I went to the International School of Kenya, here we had a chance to once again champion ISK into the archives of high school sports. Jack and I made it into the Combined Schools First Team Rugby two years in a row.
Ever with a laugh, love to all and always talking about the Old Cambrian Society, I will miss Jack. I last visited with Jack at his house in Nairobi in 1998. He cooked the dinner, good cook, we had a blast ......... he represented us at all times. I could write a book about Jack ....... May God rest his soul in peace.
To his beloved family, my sincere condolences. I will see you in Kenya sometime this year.
Houston, Texas, USA
The following was Jack's entry in the Alumni section of this web site prior to his death: