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27 Comments

Reply David Ronan
5:08 PM on March 29, 2012 
Happy Birthday Dad! You would have been 66 today! Still miss you a lot but I thank God for all the years we had with you.
Reply PAUL B. MUMBI
2:09 AM on November 17, 2009 
This is a very interesting web PAUL B. MUMBI 17TH NOVEMBER,2009
Reply Patrick Ronan
6:50 AM on September 23, 2009 
Here I am again Nessan another year has gone bye and you are still missed 10001% Its your 2nd anniversary how time just seems to fly. Hope everything is going ok for you up there above with your friends. I will keep you in my prayers but I doubt if you need and . So until next year I say good bye to you but as you know I never forget you. God be good to you always and to your family left behind. Pat (King of the Abala tribe) as you used to call me lol
Reply Very nice site!
8:48 AM on September 15, 2009 
Very nice site!
Reply Simate
2:37 AM on August 20, 2009 
He was such a gentleman. He taught me that nothing in life is not negotiable. That has helped me soldier on in my career.And also, if you are looking for power, don't seek political power - seek 'expert power'. A s i endeavour to build that expert power, i remember the man. Former Accountancy student Copperbelt University Kitwe Zambia
Reply Patrick Ronan
1:08 PM on August 17, 2009 
To all the wonderful friends of Nessan's may I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful comments. His family and myself really do appreciate your kind gesture. Patrick Ronan (Brother of Nessan my very dear friend)
Reply moeketsi
10:03 AM on August 17, 2009 
i will always remember the Gentleman. Prof.Ronan, as we used to call him was a great and wonderful man. The man was committed to his job and students.i knew him as my hard working Financial Management lecturer at NuL. may his soul rest in peace. we love u PROF. Ronan!
Reply Pam & Bob Reed
4:53 AM on July 5, 2009 
Patrick; I was in the process of sending an email to Brendan McCole (formerly at the Lesotho Center for Accounting Studies) and reminiscing about all the Irish I had met in Africa when I decided to check on whether Nessan had a website. Was rather shocked to learn that Nessan had passed away almost two years ago. I first met Nessan while he was teaching at the College of Accountancy in Malawi. I also saw him from time to time during my visits to Botswana. Nessan , as I recall, visited Swaziland one time which is where I lived with my wife, Pamela, for about 6 years. Actually, I did not meet Nessan very many times and we last met probably 16-17 years ago. Yet, Nessan was one of those individuals you never forget. When I first met Nessan, we spoke for about 30 minutes but I walked away from the conversation with the feeling I had known him all my life. Nessan was a true and dedicated educator so clearly represented in the way he treated students and the fact he devoted so many years to teaching in Africa. This is certainly not the case with most expats who are more interested in the money and doing as little as possible. I know many people miss this gentle man with the warm smile -- you can add me to the list. All the best, Bob Reed Columbia, Kentucky
Reply Pat Ronan
1:09 PM on March 29, 2009 
Hi Nessan, Just stopping by to wish you a very happy 63rd Birthday. Hope you are having a great day, I still miss you 1001% May God always be good to you as you were to all of us. Love always your brother Pat
Reply Eddie Chisakulo
6:04 AM on January 12, 2009 
It is with great shock I have learnt about Prof. Nessan Ronan passing on. He was inspirational and my Lecturer in Corporate Finance and Manegement & Financial Accounting when I was studying for my MBA degree at CBU in 2001. He was very supportive throughout my postgraduate studies.MHSRIP
Reply Patrick Ronan
9:20 PM on September 20, 2008 
Nessan today is the 21st Sept 2008 exactly one year since you left us. I miss you as much today as I did that first day back in 2007. I pray to mam and dad every night and ask them to look after you just like they did when you were growing up. All your family are doing just fine T.G. but still miss you so much. Well thats all for the moment when you get time up there say a little prayer for all of us down here, we sure could use some. Always in my prayers and thought's Your loving brother. Pat
Reply Kanguma
7:17 AM on July 1, 2008 
I have just known about the pasting on of the Prof. I used to see him straw with his wife around the Copperbelt University. Although He never taught me, but somehow I appreciated the way he carried himself and the way his students spoke about him. May His Soul Rest in eternal Peace.
Reply LITEBOHO
10:46 AM on June 9, 2008 
To the Prof Ronan' s family I have only recently heard of the passing away of Prof Ronan. I am still in shock but knowing the man he was I know he is good hands for his eternal peace. Prof was my lecturer on financial management at The National University of Lesotho academic year 2005-06. I know he will be deeply missed for some time to come and I quote one author when he said "our soul grows through loss"
Reply Samantha Phipps
3:00 PM on May 22, 2008 
To Nessen, May God rest your soul. I have heard many great things from your son and many people who knew you in Malawi. You are greatly missed. Sam
Reply David Ronan
5:04 PM on May 7, 2008 
To a loving, kind, caring father whom i miss so much. I am so proud to be your son. I will see you soon.
Reply Connie Paterson
4:04 PM on February 15, 2008 
I am truly inspired. To Nessan's family and friends, I am truly sorry for the loss of this truly great man. I am so sorry Patrick!! Sincerely, Connie Paterson
Reply Philip Ronan
7:29 AM on December 2, 2007 
To a most loving and kind father. You are sadly missed, but will always be in my dreams forever. Your Loving Son Phil
Reply Dr. E.G. Kitindi:
12:35 PM on November 28, 2007 
Dear Mrs. Ronan, I have received with shock the news that our dear Professor Ronan passed away in September! I have been externalising at the NUL, this being the third year now. I have had numerous discussions with him, and I must admit that NUL has indeed lost an academic of distinction. He convinced me to join the editorial board of the journal he was overseeing at NUL and I was really looking forward to further working with him. This is a great loss to academicians in the region and I deeply feel the lost even more. May God rest his soul in eternal peace, and may He bless you as you try to cope with the departure of a loved one. Sincerely, Ernest Dr. E.G. Kitindi Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Botswana.
Reply Pamela: Scotland:
12:22 PM on November 28, 2007 
Nessan was a huge presence in my first two units. Funny, bright, and not at all afraid of being outspoken. I will really miss him. My condolences to Nessan's family. A mass will be said for him at St Aloysius Church in Glasgow. With deepest sympathy Pam
Reply Pradeep: Ireland.
12:21 PM on November 28, 2007 
It is a sad news indeed. I would like to convey my condolences to his family. May the Lord give his family the strength to deal with his loss. God Bless. Regards, Pradeep www.drpkchadha.com
Reply Emmy: Peak District UK.
12:17 PM on November 28, 2007 
HI I was Nessan's tutor for several terms and came to value his views and his experiences greatly. He expressed some very strong and sometimes also very sad feelings about past experiences, but in spite of the depth of his disappointment with society he had a fantastic commitment to life and to an ethical way of living. I think I only saw a glimpse of the man he really was and what I saw made me hope we would meet some day. I feel really sorry to have missed that opportunity but privileged to have had some enlightening and also some very personal discussions with him last year on the course. I will remember him and some of what he said will stay with me for many years to come. A special student indeed. Thanks Chris, for conveying our condolences to his family, for I know how important they were to Nessan. best emmy
Reply Thom Fairclough CHORLEY, LANCS. UK:
12:15 PM on November 28, 2007 
I also only had the opportunity to work with Nessan on one unit and although we did not agree on many matters, I had the utmost respect for his beliefs, values and his intelligence. The debates we had were certainly 'lively' and as such I will never forget him. What a sad piece of news that has affected me quite deeply today. Nessan will be missed. Thom Fairclough
Reply Fiona: Loughborough, Leics.
12:11 PM on November 28, 2007 
That is indeed a sad way to start the term! I only did one unit with Nessan, but he made quite an impact as it was my first unit and there were some of lively debates Chris mentioned! My impression was of a passionate, committed man and I certainly agree that he enriched my learning experience. It would be lovely if he could get at least part of the award posthumously. best Fiona
Reply Emily
12:09 PM on November 28, 2007 
I never worked with Nessan so I will not have anything meaningful to contribute. All the same a sudden death of a fellow student whose name I became accustomed to seeing here and there over the months is a shock. So my gentle thoughts are with those of you here who did come to be acquainted with/friends of Nessan over the years. Emily
Reply malachy
8:20 AM on October 24, 2007 
A wonderful tribute for a wonderful person. You are always in my thoughts and your guidance is forever with me. I hope to make you proud.
Reply Patrick
3:32 AM on October 24, 2007 
Dad, You were the best father a person could ever hope to have. I miss you!
Reply Joseph
6:19 AM on October 23, 2007 
Dad, I miss you every day. Your love, your guidence and your wisdom. Your loving son, Joseph