The Endeley and Motutu Families, Buea Community, Mourn Mama Hilda Limunga Endeley
By Princess Grayce Endeley and Moki S. Mokondo in Buea for Fako UK/Fako News Centre
Daughter, grandchildren, relatives and friends of late Mama Hilda Limunga Endeley have described her as the best gift they could ever have wished for. They made this statement during her funeral that took place on Friday and Saturday, 14th and 15th October 2011, respectively. Expressing their grief for the departed, they explained that she was a beautiful lady both in form and character who did not limit her love only to her immediate family but to all those she came across.
Late Mama Limunga who was born on June 3rd 1932 stopped breathing on the 27th day of September 2011 after a prolonged illness. From her biographic reading, Mrs. Hilda Limunga Endeley nee Motutu was born in Kumba to Mr. Augustine Elinge Motutu and Elizabeth Nalova Motutu from Vasingi Village Buea. She went to school at the Government Primary School Kumba Station from 1940 to 1948 where she obtained the Standard Six certificate. She then moved to the Saint Francis Teachers Training College still in Kumba from 1949 to 1950 where she graduated among the pioneer batch of students with a Teacher’s Grade III Certificate.
After teaching briefly at the Basel Mission Girls School, she gained admission into the Holy Rosary College Enugu in Nigeria where she obtained the Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1954. The then taught at the Basel Mission Girls School Victoria (now Limbe) in 1958. She was later awarded a Teachers Grade I Certificate according to the regulation in force.
Her quest for knowledge took her to CCAST Bambui (now Bambili) even as a House Wife, she obtained the GCE Advanced Level in three subjects. She also enrolled in the University of Yaoundé I but her studies were interrupted due to work imperatives. She worked with the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture in Bamenda and was transferred to the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture in Buea in 1978. She worked here as the Chief of Administration and Finance till her retirement.