- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Nov 27, 2015
- Place of passing:
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Let the memory of Divine be with us forever|
"Just learnt about Divine's passing today and am still in shock! Will never forget that warm smile and how welcoming into their home he and his wife were. He left the University of Cape Town a year before I enrolled and we only met at a conference in Glasgow a few years later and he straightway invited me to stay with them at their home in Aberdeen for a few days before getting back to my base. He hadn’t known me for long but his hospitality knew no bounds! His wife was equally very warm and welcoming that I immediately felt at home - I had a wonderful time at theirs! It has been over 10 years since that happened but it is a memory that is still fresh and will forever be etched in my mind. It was such a blessing to have known this gentle and warm child of God and my heartfelt condolences go to his wife, sons, extended family and friends. May God comfort you all in His own way.
"MY Last Mail on 20/10/2015:
Big bros, How you de? I am just a poor IT guy who do not keep to the rules of what we preach - backup your data. I loss my phone some weeks back and had few contacts achieved. I would have called earlier. how is Aberdeen treating you? I heard you guys didn't succeed breaking away from the Queen after long years of trying. maybe another trial 50 yrs from now will eventually yield fruit. How is work and how is Uch and Tobs I hope they are doing very great. Warm Regards to all, Ralph."
"I have come to this page severally, been virtually unable to put my self together to write anything. Still in absolute shock ever since the day i heard the news of my friends passing.
Divine, Divine and Divinity as i would usually call him, was a very dear friend and a brother indeed who was most loved. I will miss Divine. Cant find any more words."
"Legends Live Forever: A Tribute to Dr Divine Ikenwilo (Okaa Obuluzo)
The greatness of a man does not reside in the plenitude of his years on earth but dwells in the multitude of lives touched and the impact on human society and God’s kingdom. Divine, it's so hard to believe that the Almighty called you home at a time many testify you’re most needed by mankind. You were a source of inspiration to many and your vision of life was truly remarkable.
As we reflect on what you believed in and lived for, it is indeed without ambiguity that your innumerable legacies are honourable, deeply rooted and will outlive this earthen garment that is bound to decay. Like a great iroko, you were never in a dither about offering your leaves and branches for shed and shelter irrespective of the demands of the season. Like a star, you so brilliantly illuminated the path of many without bounds or limits. Like an angel, you carried on with dignified faith and superlative zeal, lifting up souls and sowing smile and laughter like a seed. What a fine gentleman you were!
Indeed, our hearts bleed at this time not because of what death may claim to have achieved but because of what humanity has lost. In your exemplary lifestyle, you identified with and embraced us completely like your own. Your marriage to Ogoo, our dearly beloved and cherished classmate became a compass that gave many of us positive directions in life and career. We say with confidence that we encountered you on a daily basis and are therefore in the right stead to say that an angel has indeed gone home. Your dreams and legacies shall live on.
It is our prayer that God, the eternal Rock of Ages grants you eternal rest in His everlasting kingdom and in His infinite mercy give Ogoo and indeed your family the fortitude to bear your physical absence. Adieu worthy brother!
K.K. Nwozor, M. Chukwunenye and E. Ekwealor
On behalf of the Class of 1998
Department of Geological Sciences
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka."
"Gone too soon"
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend Divine. You will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences to your beloved wife and lovely kids. My wife and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. We always remember the love and care you gave us when we were in Aberdeen.
Paulos and Yordanos Teckle"
"Count DC, your departure left us all weeping uncontrollably, because when we remember who you were, tears flow like water fall. But it was decided without our consent, seeking for our approval and question. Oh! You live in the memories of your classmates of 1998 graduates. May God accept your soul, Amen."
"Words fail to describe the emptiness I feel after hearing of your sudden exit from this world. From the moment I met you I had never stopped to marvel at your striking gentleness. May your soul rest in peace"
"With very heavy hearts but we accept the divine will of the Almighty God. Though you passed on too soon like a "candle in the rain", it's not how long you lived rather how well. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord in Jesus name"
"If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
-Love from Isaac Olajide"
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
R.I.P Uncle :("
"You are truly missed Divine. Heard the sad news this morning and kept praying the Divine is not this Divine I know. My sincere prayers goes out to God to preserve your family and give them the grace to hold steadfast. Divine your soul will definitely rest in perfect peace in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Amen"
"It is with profound shock that I learnt of Divine's passing this morning! Divine was a classmate in University of Cape Town way back in 2000-2001, I haven't seen Divine since leaving Cape Town but we were occasionally in touch.m
My sympathy and condolences to his family especially his wife and children .
May the Lotd comfort you all!
"Gone too soon. A good man I shall always remember"
"Rest in Peace. May Almighty give your family the fortitude to bear the loss."
"A great man gone too soon, heaven has retained another angel. Rest in Paradise.
"I shall miss a true friend and colleague."
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