- 79 years old
- Date of birth: May 1, 1935
- Place of birth:
Osun State, Modakeke, Nigeria
- Date of passing: May 23, 2014
- Place of passing:
Osun State, Osogbo, Nigeria
|Let the memory of Chief Michael be with us forever|
I miss the call of happy birthday I would have made early this morning and it hurts so badly. I love you and I miss you dearly."
"I am honoured to have met and known you Daddy. You were a people’s person. Your calm, cool, down to earth, warm affection, and sincere disposition were unmistakable; and your smile and laughter were contagious. You embraced everyone, young and old alike and you stood for peace.
Daddy you will be missed. I saw you in April at my sister’s wedding in Ibadan, looking hale and hearty as you’ve always been - who would have known that would be the last time!
As we painfully come to grip with your sudden and unexpected departure, my fond vivid memory of you will always put a smile on my face. At the wedding service, during thanksgiving as you danced along the procession, you stopped to acknowledge me. I felt a gentle tapping on the back of my left hand and as I looked up to see who it was, it was you Daddy with a beaming smile on your face, waving to me as you happily hurried along. When we had the chance to embrace each other that moment did not pass without you asking after my husband, and each of my children – that is the person you are. I cherish that touch and that moment, and I will always remember the genuine “LOVE” you have always extended to my family.
REST IN PEACE!
Maurice Garber & Bukky Garber (nee Ogunsola) & Family - UK"
"TRIBUTE TO OUR FATHER-IN –LAW
Shared by alfred.o ogunsola on 07/18/2014
Ha! Papa Oloke!!!
A man of Uprightness
A man of Honesty
A man of Perfect Peace
A man of Love
A man of Joy
A man of Rigour
A great family man
A devoted Christian
Your departure was sudden and it is painful to your friends and inlaws like the Ogunsola Family,
What can we say but to thank God for the peaceful, loving and impactful life you lived.
I can go on and on about you but to the Ogunsola Family, you were very close to us and everything that had to do with us you took seriously.
Myself and my wife await and look forward to your call every day that passes and when your call comes in you start by saying “Alaafia ni fun yin”. Hmmmh…
I never knew your last call was the one you made a day before your death.
Bi oni refe, ko ba fin igba mo;
Eyi ti ofisile, ko le parun!
May your soul triumphantly enter the kingdom of God and find true rest in the bosom of your creator; heavenly father.
“Ma gbadura b’awon t’o feran ku;
Adura mba won mu omi ye!
Sleep on beloved; sleep and take thy rest. Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour’s breast.
We love thee well but Jesus loves thee best.
Engr. A.O Ogunsola& Family ( Ibadan)"
"If eventually it is confirmed that our dear father has gone, then... Who will fill the gap? A great gap has been created. He was a selfless father who lifted us up. God used him to do wonderful things too numerous to mention in my life. If not that God used him for me then.... Any way since he gave his life to Jesus Christ and he was a Christian by character there is no doubt he has gone to rest after such time of labor. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for granting our father rest with you. You love him better."
Our relationship grew leaps and bounds over the past several years having you come to America for the first time from my undergraduate graduation was a lifechanging moment. Speaking with you more and more over the past several years has been incredible. You were an amazing man and have a true spirited heart that wanted to do nothing more than help others. I love you dearly, I miss you and most importantly, you were taken from us too soon.
With much love,
Your grandson Niyi Niyi (what he called me)"
Surely you lived a Godly, momentous and substantial life. You were a role model in all good works. You touched so many people’s life; you loved God and the works of his hand. You were compassionate, you gave all and you gave freely, all that mattered to you was peace with all men. Dad you took me as a daughter and not a daughter- in-law, as a matter of fact you gave me a name that took over the name my biological parents gave me (Rebecca- Aya Oye). You took your time every year to create annual scriptural stickers that we all look forward to. Your self-effacement and modesty is rarely found. I thank God because you lived a fulfilled life. Grandpa we miss you so much but we have faith that we will live unto good works by the help of the Holy Ghost so that we will make heaven where we will meet to part no more. I will always love you ! Adieu Grandpa."
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