Caroline Waithira the second wife to the late John De Mathew eulogized him as a loving, supportive, God-fearing man during his funeral.
De Mathew who passed away from a road accident near blue post was among Kenya’s most celebrated Mugithi artistes.
Paying tribute to her husband Carol said
I had the opportunity and rare privilege of being the wife and partner of the wonderful, loving, kind and God-fearing man. Life could not have been better than that because I was living every woman’s dreams.
Carol said that having De Mathew for a husband was a blessing.
The best of everything was at my disposal whether I asked for it or not. We had our problems like every family but making up and resolving our issues was magical.
I was blessed with the best husband and father to my children and his name was John Ng’ang’a Mwangi AKA John De- Mathew. My husband was such a wonderful man.
I’m not sure I can really express just how much I will miss him. Not only was he a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father, musician, best friend, colleague …and so much more.
Caroline praised her late husband for being her soul mate and inspiration against all odds.
John’s ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure and loved were his greatest strengths- He was a man of the people. For all the time we have been together, I look back over those joyful moments with so much happiness.
He was my soul mate and my inspiration – my steadfast rock that helped me through thick and thin. John supported and loved us all, and was always there to help navigate through life’s challenges.
John may be in heaven now, but I know he is looking down at us with a big smile on his face saying, “Forge ahead – make the best of life – and I’ll see you soon.