Obituary of Abrehet Andom
With a heavy heart and sorrow over the loss of an Angel on Earth, we wanted to inform you that Mama Abrehet Andom departed to the heavens on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the age of 65.
Abrehet was born in Asmara, Eritrea to WoldeHaimanot Andom and Sofia Birara. In her early 20’s, she moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she lived for many years. A few years later, she met Baba Eyob Tekleab, and got married on October 21, 1978. They would have been celebrating their 44th anniversary this year, they raised three children and four grandchildren. Abrehet immigrated to Canada in 2009 and joined the rest of her family, in Regina, SK.
For many, Abrehet was affectionately known as “Mommy” and to some “Mama Abrehet”. She was not only a mother to her three boys, but a mother to all that came across her path. A service woman to God, a true example of kindness, a fighter in the face of adversity, a hard worker, gifted entrepreneur, strong believer in academics, and an exuberant energy defined her life on this earth.
A dedicated member of the Orthodox Church and her devotion to service to the Regina’s Eritrean and Ethiopian community was remarkable. Making delicious meals put a smile to her face and her dishes are well known to her close family and friends. Abrehet enjoyed traditional coffee ceremony and spending time with young children.
She is survived by her life companion, Eyob; her three children she loved dearly, Mewael and his life partner Rahwa; Tinsae; and Nahom and his life partner Simret; her grandchildren Caleb, Ghelila, Ariam and Luna. Mama Abrehet is also survived by her brothers Afewerki and Dagmawi; her sister Jerusalem; and several loving cousins, nephews and nieces.
A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at St. Mary Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church on 4205 7th Avenue, Regina, SK, for those not able to attend, a livestream may be viewed at https://youtu.be/ao-9lja2khE, followed by interment at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK.
“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him
those who have fallen asleep.
For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,
that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,
will not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17