Dear Brother Denny & Respected Achen
With profound grievances, we would inform you all that our beloved Chackochen,( Mr. Jacob John, Cherukattucheril, Chennamkerry, Alleppy Dist) has been called for his heavenly abode on Sunday, 4th November 2007 at 2.30 AM at his residence in Kuwait. Though Chackochen was suffering from his illness for last few months he was quite active and we never expected that he would be called back so soon. We agree, God works beyond human understandings, and it is God’s time that he is called back to be with him in eternity. We don’t regret as our hope is firm that at the trumpet call of God, and when the dead in Christ will rise our Chackochen will also be there in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
His body will be flown to India on Wednesday, 7th November 2007 by Kuwait Airways flight KU351 departing Kuwait at 11.00 PM and reaching Cochin around 6AM on Thursday 8th November 07. Thereafter will be taken to his home at Chennamkerry and STECI Chennamkerry parish for funeral services and finally will be laid to rest at the Cemetery of STECI Alleppy parish. His body will also be kept in Kuwait at Sabha Mortuary on Wednesday around 10.00 AM.
Please pray for his wife Salimma, daughters; Ceenu & Indu. Ceenu is a final year student of Law at Pune and Indu a +1 student in Kuwait. Mr. Johnson John, our parish treasurer, is his brother and Mrs. Mary Mathew (Former Secretary of Sevini samajam STECI) and Mrs(Prof). Doly Kurian (wife of Prof. V.V. Kurian former Principal of BAM college Thuruthikad) are his sisters. Let us commit every one at his family to our Lord so that they are filled with every heavenly comforts and the peace that transcends all understandings.
I shall also update you with further news.
With prayers and love
Secretary – STECI Kuwait Parish