Obituary of Vivian Blake
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Blake (Maame Yaa Antwiwaah), aged 40. Vivian was a brilliant and compassionate woman who will be missed by many.
Vivian was born on September 13, 1981, to parents Kofi Ampomah Asante and Mercy Nyantakyi in Kumasi, Ghana. Vivian immigrated to Canada in 1997, attended Monarch Park Collegiate Institute for her post-secondary education and went on to study Psychology at Lakehead University from 2002-2006.
After graduating with a Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a double minor in Palliative Care and Dementia Studies in 2006, Vivian went on to pursue two Master’s Degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Counselling Psychology.
She is survived by her husband Randy Blake, children Nathanella-Sabelle Kwartemaah, Nathan-Dwayne Kwarteng, Nathaly-Celeste Afiriyie, Nathania-Ezraella Adofowaa, and Nathaneal-Zephaniah Owusu Blake, mother Mercy Nyantakyi, and brothers Richmond, Ross and William Owusu Nyantakyi.
Vivian Blake passed away on Jan 19th, 2022 after being admitted to Centenary Hospital, Scarborough. She would be missed for her quick wit, radical honesty, and the radiant energy she brought to all the spaces she entered. The name Vivian translates to “lively woman” in Latin. Vivian truly embodied the meaning of her name by living her life to the fullest and overcoming the obstacles and adversities that came in her way. May her life of resilience, optimism and steadfast faith in God continue to serve as an example to us all.
“She fought a good fight.”
Abusuapanin Thomas Owusu-Sakyi
Nana Okogyeadwa Nti Yeboah (Domakwae Hene)
Mr. Kwaku Twum Boateng (Grandfather)
Randy Blake (Widow) and children
William Anthony Blake
Mercy Nyantakyi (Mother)
Richmond Owusu Nyantakyi
Ross Owusu Nyantakyi
William Owusu Nyantakyi
Blake and Nyantakyi Families across Canada
Abena Nyarko Sakyi
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Boadu-Agyemang
Mr. and Mrs. Kwabena Nketia-Sakyi
Nancy Beatrice Sefa
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Agyei
Mr. and Mrs. Kofi Ampong
Dr. Josephine Owusu-Sakyi
Mrs. Rebecca Yeboah
Mrs. Abigail Sakyi
Sakyi and Kankam Families across the United States
Peter Karikari Manu (Stepfather)
Jesse Peprah (Cousin)
Entire Church of Pentecost (Canada)