Budongo mourns Eriku Philipo

May 25, 2014

Philipo at work. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

Philipo working with metal. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

Philipo at work. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

Philipo at work. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

The BCFS family announces with sorrow the passing of the late Eriku Philipo on May 24, 2014.  His presence at camp will be missed greatly by staff, administration, and students alike.

Philipo, a former employee of Budongo Sawmills, lived on the premises of BCFS where he retained employment as a craftsman making pots, stoves, and other metal tools. He was often sitting outside of his home, offering a cheerful wave and greeting to all passers-by. May his soul be at peace.

A stove made by Philipo. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

A stove made by Philipo. Photo by Dr. Catherine Hobaiter.

 

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One Response to “Budongo mourns Eriku Philipo”

  1. blfallon said

    Philipo was such a special man. He always seemed at harmony with the animals in the forest, calmly watching the monkeys and chimpanzees who felt perfectly at home lounging in his yard on lazy afternoons. Once I brought him mushrooms we found in the forest, and Monday Gideon taught me a local phrase to say to him to make him laugh — and laugh he did! He never expected me to make that joke and found it very funny coming from a muzungu girl.

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