SIR KT. BRO. DANIEL KPORVI LAID TO REST
Sir Kt. Bro. Daniel Kwame Kporvi a past supreme knight and past regional grand knight of the Noble Order of the Knights of Marshall was on Saturday, February 21, 2015 laid to rest at the Kpando Cemetery.
The interment was preceded by a burial mass which was attended by hundreds of marshallans including the Supreme Knight, Sir Kt. Bro. Joseph Ekow Paintsil; Past Supreme Knight, Sir Kt. Bro. Anthony Cobla Kemavor; Deputy Supreme Knight, W/Bro. Ernest Amoako-Arhen; Deputy Grand Lady, RL Sis. Alice Ayebi; Regional Grand Knight for North Volta, W/Bro. Joy Agbledze; Regional Noble Lady for North Volta, RL Sis. Francisca Agbo-Tamakloe; Grand Knight of Council No. 6 (Kpando), Bro. Edem Tanson; and Noble Lady of Court No. 4 (Kpando), Sis. Elorm Kumassah.
The Burial Mass was concelebrated by 14 priests with Very Rev. Monsignor Anthony Konu, the Vicar-General of the Ho Diocese, presiding.
Rev. Fr. Theodore Hevi in his homily pointed to the reality of death.
He challenged the congregation to live like Sir Kt. Bro. Kporvi so that good things can be said of them when they die. He emphasized that Hell was real and so nobody should live as if he/she would not account for whatever he/she does on earth.
Display by Junior Order
Before the body was moved from the Immaculate Conception Church for interment at the Kpando Adziavi Cemetery members of the Junior Order from 29J-Immaculate Conception of Kpando, 12J-Gate of Heaven of Ho and 17J-Queen of Glory of Hohoe put up a spectacular display of marching skills in honour of the deceased. At the start of the display Sir Kt. Bro. Joseph Ekow Paintsil inspected a guard of honour mounted by the juniors. During the display, Sir Kt. Bro. Joseph Ekow Paintsil laid a wreath in the name of the Supreme Council and Grand Court, W/Bro. Joy Agbledze, the Regional Grand Knight, laid a wreath on behalf of North and South Volta Council and Court, Bro. Edem Tanson, the Grand Knight of Council No. 6 (Kpando), laid a wreath in the name of brothers of Council No 6, whilst Sis. Elorm Kumassah laid a wreath in name of sisters of Court No. 4 (Kpando).
March Pass Through Town
Brothers and sisters and members of the junior order accompanied by a Brass Band marched behind the hearse carrying the mortal remains of Sir Kt. Bro Kporvi from the Immaculate Conception Church through the principal streets of Kpando. At the outskirt of town the juniors were discharged whilst the adult brothers and sisters went to the Kpando Cemetery where Sir Kt. Bro. Daniel Kwame Kporvi was laid to rest.
At the Mass the Grand Knight of Council No. 6 (Kpando), Bro. Edem Tanson, read a tribute to Sir Kt. Bro. Kporvi. He pointed out that Sir Kt. Bro. Kporvi was initiated into the Noble Order of the Knights of Marshall by Council No. 6 (Kpando) on August 25, 1984. Through hard work he became Grand Knight of Council No. 6 from 1997 to 1999. He was Regional Secretary for North Volta from 1998 to 2000, Regional Propagandist from 2002 to 2004 and Regional Grand Knight for North Volta from 2009 to 2011. On June 7, 2014 he was made an Honorary Past Supreme Knight.
Other tributes to Sir Kt. Bro. Kporvi came from his children and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kpando where he worshipped.
Sir Kt. Bro. Kporvi was born on January 19, 1938 at Dodi-Papase. In 1963 he obtained his Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’ at the Peki Government Training College. He taught at schools at Hohoe, Lolobi-Kumasi, Likpe Mate, Dodo-Amanfrom and Vakpo. He became the Area Manager of Catholic Schools at Vakpo. He was transferred to Kpando District Office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) where he worked until his retirement in 1998. He died at the St. Patrick Hospital Kpando on Saturday, November 29, 2014. He left behind six children and 13 grand-children.