- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 14, 1938
- Place of birth:
Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Oct 9, 2012
- Place of passing:
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
|The sun has set for you, daddy, go to your Maker in peace. Let your memory live with us forever, farewell.|
This memorial website is created in memory of our beloved daddy, Bode Alalade. He was born on July 14, 1938 and he passed away on October 9, 2012 at his residence in Ogudu GRA, Lagos. Daddy your body is gone, but you live in our hearts and the hearts of many. It was your time, God decided it that way, but I can still hear echo of your voice, I can still hear you directing me. You spoke less, but your words were very meaningful. You knew how much we loved you, you were our foundation & pillar. You're living in our hearts as we lay you to rest. We'll meet you someday. We love you and miss you daddy, farewell. By Kolawole Alalade.
"This is another important opportunity to celebrate the love and legacy of our dear father. The lessons are innumerable and pertinent to every aspect of our lives as we look forward to the further use of those lessons. With time the heavy blow of loss is softened and eventually replaced with love and fond memories. So at the conclusion of this day i carefully remember that this day serves as an opportunity to fill to my hearts brim the many thoughts that give memory life. I miss you with the intensity of a proud son and deeply love the unshakeable memory you have left me with."
"I celebrate another birthday with and for you. Your memories and teachings fuel me constantly and even though the void is still felt I do have to say knowing there is a part of you in all your children and grand children allows me to smile a little more. As I hear your words in my siblings I also see your smile and the twinkle of your eye in my nephews and nieces, I thank you for allowing me to have something to celebrate and I wish your legacy a happy and continuously celebratory birthday. Love Always"
"Its a joy to celebrate the third year of our fathers legacy. A good parent tells you what to do while a great parent teaches these same lessons with love and adoration. My father fills me with a light that has led to a place of pride in jubilation and writing a tribute has become more of a personal conversation between father and child. We still miss you and those words of inspiration you constantly gave. May we properly pass this legacy on to our children."
"The joy in celebrating your birthday today lays solely in the fact that every step I make on the left is guided with you on my right directing me towards my purpose and goal. I forever keep you in a special place where I can tap for answers. Your voice and instructions echo in my soul and with that knowledge I cannot be misdirected. I thank for all with more to come. May you light continue to shine in the numerous teachings you have left to illuminate the way forward. I thank you as I wish you happy birthday."
"A year to date since our dear father went to a better place. We still strongly feel his presence in our lives. He is still missed but his loving memory continues to comfort and motivate us. It is a day of celebration and we appropriately name it Happy Fathers Day. So help continue to celebrate the legacy of a great man."
"Today the 14th of July is our fathers birthday and it would be the first in a long time that his physical voice would not be heard on the other line of a long distance phone call from us wishing him feverishly "happy birthday daddy". I say this to him as I repeat it to the stars because where he rests is not that far. Happy birthday dad and I personally thank you for the many lessons."
"I remember visiting him with Kola in Ibadan a long time ago and I got a gift from him "The efficacy of psalms". Many thanks to you Dad
To Kola, Yemi, Folake, Bolaji and Segun - be strong in the LORD and hold tight to those wonderful virtues he passed on to you. - Shola Adefemi (Santana) - Canada"
"I never met Mr. Alalade but I know his son. I know that he was a loving man and he taught his child to be the same way. His legacy will live on through his children forever."
"Was tempted 2 make my usual call 2ru to u today if only I can hear u say"am fine" just as u did on Oct.8th.U're a true father anyone can call his own;picking my distress call in d middle of d night,following 2ru during the day,correcting my proposals tirelessly..what more can I say to describe this WOMAN in a MAN.. Fearless,humble..promise to live up to those good values.Gud nite daddy!"
"Death came too soon to snatch away a part of me. Uncle you have left a vacuum in my life that can never be filled. I will forever miss our endless jokes that we shared, your gentle smiles and your priceless words of encouragement. You were my role model and you nurtured me in to a full fledged broadcaster. Your sudden departure was a big blow to the whole Alalade clan. Rest on Uncle Bode"
"My father is a superhero to me and I can only speak of him in present tense. He always knew what to say as well as when to say them, in the form of advice and suggestions. My father never missed calling us on our birthdays to wish us well. I remember on my eleventh birthday I had spent the night at my grandmothers house and my dad showed up in the morning with eleven (11) toys to signify."
""MY UNCLE Bode" as I fondly call you. Will miss our lengthy,funny telephone conversations, your gentle smile.You cushioned the pain of losing my dearest friend, my mum, 2 yrs ago, by stepping in to protect me like a loving Dad.Can never forget how you surprised me with a lovely birthday cake last year .You left so suddenly,still shocked. Sun re Uncle ,and greet Egbinola for me,love "Fumai""
"Life & death are all mystery. How, when, why & the time we die I can't phantom, God decides all that. Death reminds me of the quality of life we live & the legacy the death lives behind. I wasn't opportune to meet your dad in person, we spoke, he had a gentle & soothing voice. Kola, Yemi, Folake, Bj, & Segun be strong & remember his valuable teachings. It's time to think of your legacy."