Audrey Goba (born Heiniger on December 4, 1933) was taken home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on February 20, 2020 at the age of 86. Widowed from her husband George Bobordie Goba, Audrey will forever be missed by her her daughters Grace Mamadie VandenBerg (Brian VandenBerg) and Ruth Magenda Goba (Jonathan Shime); her grandchildren Lea, Jordan and Sasha; her brother Gordon Heiniger (Anne Heiniger), their children Jeffrey, Karen and Paul; all her other family in England, her cousin Gwendoline Brooks; family in Sierra Leone, and her caregiver and friend Ginalyn Suquib.
Audrey was an amazing, proud, loving and generous grandmother to Lea, Jordan and Sasha, telling them stories about her fascinating life, teaching them to knit, baking them treats – and always laughing with them.
She was born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, lived in New Zealand and later, in Canada, met and married her husband George. Together they moved to the United States and then to Sierra Leone, West Africa. She also travelled all over the world – to Switzerland, Uganda, Brazil, Israel and Columbia – making lifelong friends everywhere she went. She was loved by everyone who met her, and those who did, were in awe of her ability to smile and laugh even in the most dire circumstances.
Audrey committed her life to Jesus Christ and she lived for him everyday.