Kwame Ayim

Obituary of Kwame Richard Ayim

Kwame passed away on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at the age of 53. He was a resident of Blaine, MN.  


He was born in Nyinehin-Ashanti, Ashanti Region, Ghana, West Africa and was the son of Colonel Isaac and Lydia Akuoko.


Kwame had a great passion for soccer, reading, and history. He valued humility, strong work-ethic, patience, and solitude. His children were the love of his life. He spent hours sitting lakeside with his son Andrew.  Andrew was busy fishing while Kwame was busy reading his soccer and world news.  He never dropped a fishing line over the years, but wholeheartedly supported his young son’s passion for fishing. Kwame and his daughter, Mikaela, shared a love for music, culture, and thought-provoking discussions regarding life’s biggest obstacles. Kwame was a storyteller who encompassed memories and learning experiences. He instilled composure, mindfulness, and the importance of gratitude in his children. He pushed them to be the best that they could be and his support in these avenues of life will be missed dearly. Kwame also valued the well-being of his family and friends back home in Ghana.


Kwame is survived by his young adult children Mikaela, St. Paul, MN and Andrew, Blaine, MN. He is also survived by his parents Colonel Isaac & Lydia Akuoko, brothers Stephen, Eugene and Sylvester all of Accra, Ghana, sister Joyce, Greensboro, NC, and many life-long friends and family throughout the world.


A celebration of Kwame’s life will be held this spring/early summer in the Twin Cities and later in Accra, Ghana.  (Please leave your contact information in the condolences and the family will reach out to you when a final date is set). 


His smile was radiant, and may it continue to shine for all who loved him. Kwame will be deeply missed by his family and all that knew him. 


Memorials are preferred given to the family.

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