- 40 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 8, 1975
- Date of passing: Aug 18, 2016
- Place of passing:
Seattle, Washington, United States
|Let the memory of Olubukola be with us forever. The song is ended but the melody lingers on… –Irving Berlin|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olubukola Osinusi Fagbamiye (Buky), born on December 8, 1975 and passed away on August 18, 2016.
Thank you so much for your outpouring of love and support since Buky’s passing. Though we are saddened, we thank God for her life. Buky was a loving wife and mother; a caring daughter and sister; a loyal and devoted friend
She will be greatly missed by all.
You are welcome to share your stories, photos, thoughts and memories of her.
"It has taken me a while to write my tribute...I guess I am still coming to terms with the reality of Buky's passing. Its hard to let go after 28 years of consistent close friendship and sisterhood!
Bubu, Books, Bookstar, Bukastic, Dr Bukola, Ore mi to sure, Ore mi owon... all my endearments for you. We shared so much over the years, from our adolescence to womanhood - the unmatched intellectual discourse, laughter, tears, fears, adventure, prayers, hope. Your wry sense of humour and quick wit were so distinctive and showed through even in the most challenging situations. Every conversation with you was sincere, without guile and left me feeling smarter and wiser.
Words cannot express how unique and special you were to me. I miss you, Buky.
You had such a courageous spirit and were uncompromising in your principles and values. Your decisions were always selflessly guided by your deep love, vision and affection for your family and close friends. Most important of all, you knew God and served Him and that is all that matters in this short life
I am truly blessed to have known you and comforted by the knowledge that you fought the good fight of faith and finished your race in Christ. I know you are now resting in peace with the Lord and freed from the hustles of this life. We will surely meet again to rejoice in the presence of God.
Till then, the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort and guide Oluwadara, Ayokunle and your entire family just as you prayed that He would. Your legacy and memories of you will remain forever in our hearts.
Rest in peace Bubu, love you."
"Since Buky’s passing, I have heard from so many friends and family members, many of whom I have not talked to in years. All the messages that I received and the messages on this site, have reminded me that Buky was truly loved by her extended family, her friends, her friends’ children, and even by her siblings’ friends. One of my friends wrote, “I always admired Buky from the first day I met her and that respect and admiration only increased as I got to know her better.” Another friend wrote: “she was no doubt a beautiful soul that was very well respected and she will be greatly missed.”
One of the first people I heard from was a cousin that lost a parent some years back. What he said really resonated with me. He said when you lose someone you’re close to, you should expect to go through cycles of emotion; times when you will be filled with sadness and times when a memory brings a smile to your face. He also said, take the time with family and friends to remember and celebrate all the things that made Buky a special part of your life.
In the spirit of celebrating Buky, I want to write about “Strength” and “Love”, two traits that Buky showed throughout her life and even more so after she became ill.
I once read that whenever you face a difficult or even frightening decision/situation, your response can either be based on fear or it can be based on love and strength/courage. When Buky got her diagnosis, and throughout her illness, she faced several incredibly difficult decisions. I thought she always faced those decisions with strength and courage, as well as with love. Love for her daughter (before and after she was born), love for her husband and love for her whole family. She always wanted to make the decision that was best for all concerned. And even though these situations were frightening and I know that she was scared, she did not allow the fear to control her. I think that is the true measure of strength: being able to be courageous even in the face of fear. She approached the illness with dignity the entire time; mustering the energy when she had very little to take care of herself and even take care of her family, still cooking and cleaning whenever she had the energy to do so.
Buky always cared and worried about what was happening in the lives of her friends and family. She shared the load of their burdens or challenges like they were her own and she genuinely celebrated their victories like they were hers.
In addition to her strength and the love she always showed me, I will miss her advice, her sense of humor, and how she always helped me to maintain perspective and focus on the things that were truly important."
"Dearest Bukky, gone too soon you will be missed. God be with the entire family at this time. Rest in perfect peace."
"To someone who treated me like her baby sister, rest in peace, and may your sweet & loving memory live on and put a smile on our faces through the tears and sadness."
"Doctor Osinusi....your death is such a painful one. You were an exceptional and dedicated Doctor, very humble and generous. The whole of Reddington Hospital Ikeja cannot forget you. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace."
"Terrible shock...huge loss. I always thought you were the epitome of the classic beauty, brains and brawn woman. My heart still goes out to the entire family at this difficult time. May God indeed grant them all, each and every one, the fortitude and the solace that only He can give. Rest in eternally perfect peace, Bukky."
"Rest in Peace Buky"
"Condolences to the parents, siblings and husband on the loss of a gem. May God grant you fortitude."
"Buky, you were humble, down to earth, peaceful and so kind hearted. Your smile alone radiated so much light and warmth. You were a blessing. Words are not enough. Rest assured knowing God will comfort and strengthen your family and loved ones. Rest in peace dear."
"Dear Bukky, the world has missed out on a rare gem. We will forever miss your warm smile, kind gestures, loving thoughts and service to humanity. May God comfort and strengthen your family. Rest in the Lord's blossom."
"Words still fail me as I recall your unique combination of warmth, grace and humility, blended with strength, passion and determination.
Can't believe you're gone now.
Thank you for sharing your self with us, and leaving us the legacy of your friendship. You fought well the good fight. Rest well now, Buky."
"Gone too soon...is what Buky's passing is.
I remember her poise, grace..
May the good Lord console her husband, parents, sister, Bless and Envelope Dara with his presence and Love.
"May the memories of you and the comfort of God sustain your husband,parents,siblings and friends at this time of great loss. I pray your daughter grows up to reflect the humility, grace and beauty you epitomized. Rest in peace Bukky."
"Dear Bukky, I am lost for words. You were a very special friend right from med school, through our brief stint at the reddington hospital, lagos. I will miss you dearly, will cherish your memory and continue to pray for your family. We love you, but God knows best. Rest in Perfect Peace, Adieu."
"I still remember her poise, her smile, her long hair. I was just in JS1. Sleep well in God's hands."
""Unforgettable" Nat King Cole
(borrowed and modified )
Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings
How the memories of you brings us smiles.
Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay in our hearts....
"I am shocked beyond words!
I remember your kind heart, quiet intelligence and humble sophistication. You were truly the epitome of discipline, determination and diligence. We have lost a true gem, and I mourn with your family.
I pray that we will all receive the comfort of the Lord and that your legacy of a meek and quiet spirit will live on in your daughter, and continue to be a perpetual inspiration for us all!"
"Bukky. I still vividly remember the postings we had together in UCH specifically as group D96. I only have fond memories. As you are laid to rest today, I pray God Almighty comfort your loved ones and keep them safe. Adieu. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."
"Elegant, graceful and gentle...not all gone but borne in our memories for you"
"Elegant, graceful and gentle...not all gone but borne in our memories for you"
"Buky, O Buky,
Such a gentle soul. Ever calm, always courteous and very humble. You shall be missed greatly. May your ever so gentle soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Those you have left behind will have God's grace and favor wherever they go."
"Buky. ..I don't have the words to express the sense of loss that I feel. Memories come back....of a 3 or 4 year old you in your green and white Maryhill uniform as we sat side by side...of a 5 or 6 year old you in your blue "knickerbockers" at Titi's 5th or 6th birthday in House 44, of a 10 year old you in blue and white stripes as we again sat in the same class in ISI. ..of a 16 or 17 year old you in cut off jeans in Queens Hall, of a 20 something year old accomplished young doctor, of a beautiful and charming bride...of a glowing and fulfilled mother when you had your first child and I was so happy you were so happy...God knows best. May your loving soul rest in perfect peace and may God console your parents, husband, daughter and siblings. Sun re...We will surely meet again at Jesus feet where there will be no more weeping but only joy."
"Rest in peace Bukky. May the Lord comfort the entire family."
What a shock to read about your passing. What a loss to your family and friends. Rest in peace and may God console your family and give them the fortitude to bear this loss. Sun re o."
"I don't really know what to say...but
to the family, my heart goes out to you
we mourn with you, and we celebrate her life and all she acomplished..
we will see her again of this I'm sure..
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
Mary Frye (1932)"
I am so saddened by your passing and take solace that you lived a fulfilled life and is with our reedeemer. May the good Lord bless and keep the Osinusi and Fagbamiye families.Amen. Rest well"
"This is shocking so shocking I've known you since you were a little girl it is hard comprehending your passing but God knows best I pray the Lord comforts and strengthenjoy your family at this time my heart aches Rest in peace Doc"
"Such a beautiful soul Bukky was, gone too soon! May The Almighty God comfort your family. Rest on dear Bukky, till we meet at Jesus' feet."
"Rest in Peace Bukky Osinusi Fagbamiye. You will be greatly missed."
""God looked around his garden and found an empty space
Then He looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest
God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best" - Anon
Buky may your soul rest in perfect peace and may the good Lord grant your entire family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss. May He smile very favourably on your daughter and husband and may He grant them soothing peace and the strength to carry on. Amen
You will be fondly remembered.
I am glad I had the privilege of knowing you. Adieu Buky...
UCH 96 xx"
"Good night Bukky."
"Bukky as you are fondly called when we were in the Med School:
You are such a rare gem,so simple hearted being,highly humbled,not egocentric and never wanting anyone sad around you.Though I never saw since we left med school some 16yrs ago,your memories are still as fresh as ever.
It was just this last year I asked after you from Kemi at N.M.A and she said you were doing fine in the U.S.i never thought we will never see again.i was hoping to see you again in any of our set reunion.We love you but God loves you more.Sleep on till we meet on the resurrection day.Goog night sister
You will be fondly by our entire set"
"Bukky this is so shocking....its been decades but your warmth, kindness and zest for life remained always with me. Adieu egbon. may the good Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear this."
Words fail me at this time. I was hoping someone will tell me this not true. I'll remember your love for life, gentle smiles and that one can always count on you.
I pray the Lord comfort the family & friends you left behind.
Rest in peace dear friend till we meet again."
"Rest in Peace Buky. Life is truly a passing point. We have so many questions and so few answers. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. May the Holy Spirit comfort the entire family. You are forever missed."
"Very unassuming, warm smile, humble are few words about Bukky. May the Lord uphold the entire family members and we colleagues"
"Dear Buky, losing you is a tough loss but only God understands.. You had a great loving spirit and your legacy of love and dedication to family will continue in your darling daughter.. Sun re O.. Will miss you and may God comfort the Osinusi and Fagbamiye families.."
"I remember the days of DOKITA. That's what brought us to work together. Happy memories. Long ago. So sad that you left too soon. May God be a mother to your daughter and a source of comfort to your husband. Rest peacefully in the LORD."
Hadn't seen you for decades only to hear of your demise. I remember our days at Maryhill and All souls and I am shocked at the news of your passing.
Rest in peace and may God comfort your family.
Rest in peace sis- Olukemi Oguntuga ( née Fajemirokun )"
"May you gentle soul rest in peace. Condolences to my Uncle, Auntie, cousins, your husband and young family. I am thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. God Bless Toun Bankole (London) xx"
"We mourn your passing, Buky. It has happened much too soon. It is hard to understand why but we take solace in the grace of God, in the life you lived, and in the legacy you've left behind. We will miss your warmth, your strength and grace. Rest in peace."
"Buky,your passing remains a shock and unbelievable.
You were a lovely,kind and gentle soul; i will always remember your warm smile and generosity.
May the Lord grant your husband,daughter and the entire Osinusi family the fortitude to bear your loss.Our prayers will continue to be with them.
Sleep well....till we meet again"
"I don't have words right now"
"You left too soon Buky. You fought a strong fight and finished your race. Your sweet memories and legacies will continue to live on in our hearts. We pray for comfort for your husband, your beautiful daughter, the Osinusis and Fagbamiyes, and all your friends, the kind of comfort that only God can give. Rest in peace dear Buky.......
"Though you left so soon dear colleague, you have not only left an indelible mark in the heart of those that crossed your path but your simple, charming, unassuming bearing testify to the beautiful soul you were endowed with. While wishing you God's blessings along your path, we also pray that those you left behind will be granted the fortitude and the grace to forge ahead victoriously with the sublime understanding that the wisdom of God permeates and embraces all things. Adieu dear friend!"
"Dear Bukky, it was so sad to hear of your passing. I pray that the Lord will comfort your beloved family and I know you are resting with Jesus!"
"Very sad to learn of your passing to glory. The fragility of life is overwhelming but great memories of you will remain forever. We will all transistion from this earth at some point and hope to meet again at that time. May the good Lord comfort your family and friends you left behind. May his face continue to shine over your husband and daughter with blessings forevermore. Olubukola rest in everlasting peace!"
I will always remember your beautiful smile, playful voice, and genuine heart. You inspired me in school with your ability to be fun and hardworking/brilliant all at the same time.
I celebrate your accomplishments. I wish we could all have grown old together but God knows best. I commit to praying for your daughter as I pray for mine. I pray for strength for your husband and family now and always.
Rest well in eternity my friend.
Till we meet again, God be with us all."
Gone too soon my dear!
Questions, we know no answers to, but God knows.... why you.... why now..! A vacuum indeed created by your transitioning. But God I know will feel each heart with the sweet memories of the life you lived, we celebrate those times and days we all shared. You may be gone now, but will live on in our hearts never to be forgotten. May God grant us all the fortitude to bear this lost......GONE TOO SOON BUKY, REST IN PEACE!"
Still having difficulty believing you have left us all especially your loved ones. I pray God will give them all the fortitude to bear the loss. You have left a big vaccuum in many hearts.Continue to rest in God's bussom in perfect peace till we all meet again someday. You will always be remembered."
"Buky, it's unbelievable that you're no longer with us! Very sad news and a big loss. You fought a good fight and finished your race but gone way too soon! Buki RIP. May God comfort the ones you left behind."
"So sad and sorry to hear of your passing. Our thoughts and our prayers go to your dear (and new) husband, your lovely daughter, the Osinusis and the Fagbamiyes. May God comfort them all, and give them the fortitude to bear the great loss. Rest well, Buky."
"A rare gem.A wonderful lady.Beautiful in and out.It was a great pleasure coming across you in medical school,humble,jovial and loving
May your soul rest well in peace.You have fought the good fight.Sleep on till we meet again!"
You were so pleasant, always easy to relate to and you had a smile for everyone. We were always proud of your humility in spite of your roots and hoped that the class would do a lot together with you. Alas, God wants you to rest and he alone knows why. You lived your life and ran a good race so we are consoled. Sleep well and rest with the angels because you are one. Adieu."
Always assumed that we will all meet at a class reunion one day, and throw each other the usual med school banters.
Alas, it is not to be.
Time is flitting and life is indeed fragile.
My heart goes to your loved ones left behind.....Husband, lovely daughter, siblings, and wonderful parents.
May the Good Lord grant them grace and fortitude to bear your loss.
Rest in God's Grace
You are forever missed"
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