August 2, 1952 – April 30, 2012
Victoria (Viki) Nzekwu, beloved wife of Ben Nzekwu of Calgary, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the age of 59.
Viki was a beautiful woman, always with a radiating, disarming smile. She found meaning through a life of prayer. Viki was a compassionate, generous, and selfless woman. Viki moved mountains to get things done for the betterment of individuals and community, sometimes at personal cost. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, and irreplaceable friend.
Viki was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She attended Holy Child College (Lagos) for her West African school certificate, and Federal Government College (Warri) for higher school certificate. Viki obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Library Studies at the University of Ibadan. She moved to Calgary in 1979, to join her husband and completed an MBA (Finance) at the University of Calgary in 1983. Viki was Certified Financial Planner and she had a successful career as a financial advisor. Through her company, BenHope Financial Services she was affiliated with various companies including Regal Capital Planners, Cartier Planners, and Dundee Wealth Management, building her clientele through seminars, radio shows and her magnetic personality. She was a devoted member of the Nigerian Canadian Community Association and gave countless hours in voluntary service towards building a viable community.
Viki founded the Foundation for Aids Eradication and Control (FACE) and raised funds to support UNlCEF activities. She was heavily involved in various Church groups, devoting her life to serving Christ. Viki believed strongly in higher education, and made countless sacrifices to provide less fortunate children with the funding necessary to attend school. She will be sorely missed.
Viki is survived by her husband, Ben Nzekwu; and children, Ugo and her husband Dan, Chudi, and Emeka.
Viki was predeceased by her father William Amulo and mother Alice Nkechi Igbosuah.
Relatives and friends are invited to the following: Prayer service on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Mountain of Fire Ministries (8103 48 Avenue N.W.); Prayer service and viewing on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Ascension Parish Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.); and the Service of Songs at Bowness Sportsplex (7904 43 Avenue N.W.) on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Victoria Nzekwu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences