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Prof Jacob Plange-Rhule

27 July 1957 – 10 April 2020 - Age: 62 Years

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Message from Augustine Afful21 May 2020 at 12:48 12:48:04
Prof was a great lecturer ,renal physiology was probably my favorite lecture in medical science . I was also privileged to have you as my consultant during internal medicine rotation for my housemanship , your weekly wards were always enlightening and educative .
The last time I saw you was at the airport late 2019 . How I wish I had made time to chat with you that day
God keep you in his bosom Sir and Rest In Peace .

Augustine Afful

Message from Collins Kokuro21 May 2020 at 12:56 12:56:51
Professor Plange-Rhule was always positive about everything and every situation. He would always find the positive aspect of everything.
He always would say "ebeye yie" (it shall be well).

Its soo hard to accept this, but the God Lord knows best.

Prof, rest in perfect peace.

My condolence to Maa Gyikua and my sisters.
Collins Kokuro

Message from Dr Albert Akpalu21 May 2020 at 13:05 13:05:44
The President , Exco, Fellows and Members of the WACP bid you farewell . May you rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Dr Albert Akpalu

Message from Dr Nana Enyimayew21 May 2020 at 22:27 22:27:05
Jacob lived and died for country. He committed so much of himself to improve higher medical education and professional training through the medium of the College and its Faculties. His sacrifice will not be in vain. Rest in Perfect Peace.
Dr Nana Enyimayew

Message from Kwasi Hanson22 May 2020 at 04:43 04:43:13
It is not real.
But the feeling of emptiness and pain confirms it.Thank you for initiating and supporting the Family Medicine Modular programme.
Damirifa.Due. God's eternal peace.
Kwasi Hanson

Message from Jerry Worlasi22 May 2020 at 08:15 08:15:08
Meeting and knowing Prof in the course of my life journey was something unthinkable.
He was a man with few words but impactful actions. He was selfless and dedication man, always having solutions to problems.
I broke down when I heard of your journey to the father. You are a true legend and as said, legends don't die...
May the Lord keep you safe till we meet one-day.
My family is grateful, we love you.
Your family loves you.
Ghana loves you.
Rest well
Jerry Worlasi

Message from Dr Anthony Annan22 May 2020 at 16:25 16:25:12
I am really still in Shock. And still lost for words. A fantastic man who makes things happen. A humble academician, intelligent teacher and innovator with vision. He is loved by all who know him. He sees beyond the impossible. The man who made the impossible possible for many issues including sports and rehabilitative medicine (SERM) postgraduate program within the faculty of family medicine of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS). The man who opened up the way for this SERM postgraduate program in Ghana and sub Saharan Africa for the first time. He is a great loss to GCPS and Ghana. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. God bless his soul. He will never be forgotten. RIP
Dr Anthony Annan

Message from Dr. Dzifa Ahadzi22 May 2020 at 20:41 20:41:09
I'm still at a loss for words. We spoke only about 2 weeks or so before your untimely death. I wish I had another chance to express my profound gratitude and to tell you what an enduring impact you have had in my life. Thank you for everything, for taking me under your wing and making room for me in your family like I was your very will never be forgotten. Rest well great great man. Rest well.
Dr. Dzifa Ahadzi

Message from Dr Nellie Adjaye MBE23 May 2020 at 01:18 01:18:30
You were pragmatic yet incisive in your own gentle manner in a recent meeting with you and some of the Paediatric and Child health leaders of the College. The occasion was in January when the UNICEF representatives presented a copy of the "Child Protection Guidelines for Health Workers" and what the College was going to do about this problem.?You didnot waste time to charge us to organise series of training for all faculties who come across children .as you saw that the College needs to take this up .That s good leadership . We have not yet begun our task and you have suddenly left us.Jacob Thank you for all your hard work for the College. Rest in perfect Peace
Dr Nellie Adjaye MBE

Message from Dr. Maame Gyasiwaa Boa-Antwi23 May 2020 at 04:03 04:03:15
I remember when I met Prof in medical school as one of my examiners. The first comment he made to his colleague when I entered the room for my Viva Voce was '' See how she's all grown up. I saw her childhood when she used to wee wee all over the floor, she's a big madam now!!". Everyone in the room burst out laughing and that was the ice breaker for me easing all the anxiety I entered the room with. Prof. Jacob Plange-Rhule, you were such a gentleman of honour. My family is still in shock you're no more with us. Rest well Uncle Jake, Rest well!!! Though untimely, God knows best.
Aunty Gyikua, God will keep strengthening you and the girls.
Tis well.
Dr. Maame Gyasiwaa Boa-Antwi

Message from Kezia Amaning Adjei23 May 2020 at 07:54 07:54:45
Prof, I was praying all of this was not true but it turns out it is. Working with you was an experience. I will miss you. Rest well Sir.
Kezia Amaning Adjei

Message from Akosua Efaa23 May 2020 at 08:25 08:25:44
We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

Uncle Paapa.... May your soul rest in Perfect Peace until the resurrection morning

You are sorely missed

Damirifa Due
Due ne amanehunu
Akosua Efaa

Message from Prof. Owusu Addo and Adobea23 May 2020 at 08:37 08:37:14
Prof. Your death is still fresh in our minds and we will always remember you for your love, care and kindness.
Indeed, Memories of you are like gold
They will neither rust nor tarnish!
Sorely Missed, Rest in Perfect Peace
Prof Owusu Addo and Adobea
Prof. Owusu Addo and Adobea

Message from Dr. Victoria Ansah (Kutana)23 May 2020 at 08:59 08:59:37
I honestly do not know where to begin. You were very dear to my heart. A lot of people wonder how I recovered from multiple tragedies in life especially when they occurred when I was so young. Daddy PR, aunt Gyikua and family helped me a lot. Most of my emotional healing came from being around you and your family. I do not remember a vacation that I did not spend with you and your family. You never sent me away and with you, I knew no rejection. I remember one Father’s Day, I called you Uncle, and you were so upset, I was ashamed and embarrassed.
People wondered why we were not related by blood, but you had such a delicate spot for me. Your love knew no bounds and for that I am grateful. With you and your family, we travelled everywhere, and we all shared so many fond memories. We shared a love of gari, with shito, corned beef and fried egg. I used to ask you whether you would like some before preparing it and you would always say no, you were on a diet to slim down your tummy (lol); Only for you to take mine after I was done and tell me, “Go and make another”. I would glare first, then laugh and you would just dismiss me with your hand. You loved everyone around you. I would never forget you calling all of us, sometimes 8 children in all to come do your hair, nails, etc. You would accuse us for not telling you “your haircut” was lovely, for not gathering around to eat with you even after telling you we have had our fill, and how dare we come to Accra without living in your house. You always told me “Obeye yie” whenever I had written an exam and did not get expected results, but not without scolding me first. You never forgot my birthday daddy.
I am so used to calling you to discuss career changes with you, even before calling my own dad. One of my dreams after pursuing research was to co-author with you daddy. When my dad could not be around for my wedding, you stepped in without question and I was so privileged to have you walk me down the aisle. You have held all my children and they are asking about grandpa. Zoey keeps on asking me if you are feeling better. Your grandchildren would kick and scream when we came to visit you and it was time to go back. You had that rare gift with children, and they could never have enough of grandpa. I will always remember you for including me in your family.
You were always so proud of me like your very own daughter. I love you daddy and I cherish you dearly. You were always there for me. You had an extraordinarily strong impact in my life. I am who I am today because of God, my family and blessed support and unconditional love from you daddy PR and your family. Thank you for letting me experience fatherly love here on earth. We know you are making the angels in Heaven laugh. Da yie Daddy. By Dr. Victoria Ansah (nee Kutana)

Dr. Victoria Ansah (Kutana)

Message from Moses Essel Ahun23 May 2020 at 09:36 09:36:43
Cee-Rhule, I'm here with my test results for your perusal and advice. What do I do now?
Your demise is such a big loss of a great friend, neighbour, family friend etc.
You impacted many in your life and I guess your labour here on earth is done, so Your Maker called you to His bosom for a deserved rest.
Da yie wɔ asomdwe mu, Prof. Jacob Plange-Rhule
Moses Essel Ahun

Message from Sandra Kwarteng Owusu23 May 2020 at 09:44 09:44:39
Thank you Prof for dedicating your life to the medical fraternity.
May your soul rest gently with our maker.
Sandra Kwarteng Owusu

Message from Cathy Fabbi23 May 2020 at 09:45 09:45:23
My dear Prof, my last memory of you will be when you asked me for the number for the Waakye joint I always bring to the club house. Your passing was so sudden and it hurts so bad. I never met your family and can only offer words of comfort to them. May your gentle and kind soul Rest In Eternal Peace. Da yie
Cathy Fabbi

Message from Lucy Ofosu23 May 2020 at 09:59 09:59:06
When I carried your bag to the car on Wednesday 25th March, little did I know that was a farewell. Uncle Jacob working with you was interesting, there are days you are strict and insist on how something must be done and other days you'll relax for me to take initiatives. We had many boss & assistant moments I'll cherish forever. I miss your voice over the phone, "lucy please come". The signaling from the high table to come and all our sign language tactics. Death laid it's icy hands on you too early. Rest in perfect peace prof.
Lucy Ofosu

Message from Abeku Sackey23 May 2020 at 10:16 10:16:09
Rest In Perfect Peace In The Bosom Of The Lord Uncle Paapa. We Love You But Your Maker Loves You Best. Journey Smoothly Uncle. We Shall Meet Again.
Abeku Sackey

Message from Dr. Basil Benduri Kaburi23 May 2020 at 10:23 10:23:04
Sitting in the front row of his physiology class, I will squeeze my face each time I got lost in following some of the mechanisms of body function. He will go like: "my friend, what's worrying you? let it out." Then I got a repeat explanation each time. It appeared he could see everyone's face at the same time.

The last time we met, (around March 10-March 14) was the Accra Mall Pharmacy. I teased if I could he prescribe for him now that I'm a doctor, the smile was broad as ever!
Well, that was my last gift from him for now.
Prof! God Keep you until we meet again!
Dr. Basil Benduri Kaburi

Message from Ana Asiamah23 May 2020 at 10:36 10:36:25
You welcomed all your daughters friends into your home and treated us as family.
My deepest condolences Kwegyiwa.
God grant you rest Daddy.

Ana Asiamah

Message from Kofi Bedu-Addo23 May 2020 at 10:45 10:45:25
Rest in Perfect Peace Uncle TT. I know you are up in heaven smiling down on us. God bless you for everything you did for us whiles on earth. We love you.
Kofi Bedu-Addo

Message from Dr. Charles Anane23 May 2020 at 10:55 10:55:03
It is still hard for me to believe that my good friend Jacob as I call him is no more. Gone for good to be with his maker. I'm gonna miss you very much. I can't believe that when you called me in the plane that was going to be our last time of shaking hands and smiling together. It's like yesterday to me. Rest well Jacob till we meet at the resurrection.

Dr. Charles Anane

Message from Dr Maysel Forson-Adae23 May 2020 at 10:58 10:58:26
Thanks for everything Prof. I will never forget the impact and difference you made in my life. We will ensure your legacy lives on and on and on. Dr. Gyikua and the ladies, we are with you in prayer and pray the Holy Spirit Himself be present and fill this vacuum in your lives. We shall surely sing " it is well with our souls"... Rest in Abraham's bosom till we meet again.
Dr Maysel Forson-Adae

Message from Tsiri Agbenyega23 May 2020 at 10:59 10:59:07
Wofa Yaw rest in peace
Tsiri Agbenyega

Message from Olivia Agbenyega23 May 2020 at 11:04 11:04:30
Papa Adjasco as the children sometimes called; rest in peace.
Olivia Agbenyega

Message from Ama Adadzewa Agyemang23 May 2020 at 12:15 12:15:55
Prof , May you continue to rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord. KP shared alot of found memories with me and this clearly showed you were a loving and caring Dad. Not forgetting your humorous nature.My heart felt condolence to the Family.
Ama Adadzewa Agyemang

Message from Dr. Margaret Neizer23 May 2020 at 13:07 13:07:03
RIP my great teacher and mentor. May God grant you eternal rest
Dr. Margaret Neizer

Message from Ruth Owusu-Antwi23 May 2020 at 15:54 15:54:25
Prof. Plange-Rhule, you have paid your dues to humanity well. You were a real human being. I so wish i told you all this in person before 10th April 2020. Rest well, Sir.
God, please keep under your wings, Aunt Gyikua, the girls and the family and comfort them in these difficult times.
Ruth Owusu-Antwi

Message from Kenneth Baidoo23 May 2020 at 16:00 16:00:54
A great loss at your demise. Though you were a very senior colleague any call you made to me whatever the reason was so refreshingly courteous. I know you are resting in the bosom of our Lord.
Kenneth Baidoo

Message from Kwaku Ofosu23 May 2020 at 22:00 22:00:45
The Academic Affairs Department of GCPS will miss you. Your constant admonition for ensuring what we do is fit-for -purpose will forever be in our hearts. We promise to work conscientiously to leave an indelible mark in honour of your memory. Rest well Prof.
Damirifa due.
Kwaku Ofosu

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