Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor, the wife of Ghana’s second President in the Fourth Republic, President John Agyekum Kufuor, has passed away at the age of 88. This sad news was confirmed by a source close to the Kufuor family to Asaase News on Sunday, October 1, 2023, just 24 days before her 89th birthday.
Theresa Kufuor, a retired nurse and midwife, shared a remarkable journey with her husband, celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary a mere three weeks ago on September 8, 2023. Their love story began in 1961 when they crossed paths at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London.
President Kufuor fondly recalled how they met and quickly formed a deep connection. In his own words during an interview with Adom TV’s Afia Amankwah Tamakloe, he revealed that they tied the knot in 1962, just a year after their initial meeting. This union brought forth their first child in 1963 and their second in 1964.
The passing of Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor marks the end of an era and leaves behind a legacy of enduring love and commitment to Ghana’s history.