- 36 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 20, 1969
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Oct 22, 2005
- Place of passing:
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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oladipo Oniwinde, 36, born on April 20, 1969 and passed away on October 22, 2005. Ten years ago, Bro. Dipo was snatched from us at the early age of 36, on the ill-fated Bellview Flight going from Lagos to Abuja. Our consolation as a family is that he was with his soulmate, Nkiru Oniwinde, who was also on that flight. They left behind their 3 children who were ages 6, 4 and 18months old then. We truly miss you, Rest on in Heaven Bro, until we meet to part no more. We will remember him forever.
"My Dear Friend - Dipo, I woke up this morning and your memories came so fresh in my mind. I remember in 1992-1993, how you would drive in your Volkswagen Santana car all the way from Agbara, pick me at Festac town and we both go to the office - PwC at Alaka Estate. I remember how we handled the audit of Evans Brothers Publishers - Ibadan, how we all crack jokes in the audit room at Alaka Estate with the likes of Tola Ogundipe, Tunji Olanipekun, Felix Egbon,Peter Amangbo, Elias Igbin-Akenzua, Osere Alakume, Udom Emmanuel and Osere Alakhume. I know you are resting with your wife. RIP My friend."
"The memories are still very fresh
The pains are still very real, but you remain forever in our heart."
"I think I struggle with this day...I think I am still in denial of it 11 years on...I remember it like yesterday...how the news was broken to me by a phone call from Fola- just updating me about news from naija....totally oblivious to the fact that I would know anyone on the said flight....I remember rushing her off the phone because I recalled Daddy mentioning as I saw him off to the airport the night before that you were also heading back to abuja from Lagos as he was leaving the UK...and then it all unfolded...Daddy didn't pick up his phone as i called fervently so I called abuja directly in the hope of speaking to Nkiru...oh how my world fell apart with those words from Onyinye..."my aunty follow uncle go lagos, we never hear from them."
We all miss you both sorely, I guess I can't stop asking why? But God knows best.
Till we meet to part no more egbon mi, continue to rest in the bosom of our eternal Father.
Love you forever xx"
"Am truly humbled at the significance of your short stay in this World.
I praise God for the way He helped your immediate family to deal with your passing including your wife's passing .
I praise your family for the way they have carried on your legacy .
I hope we will meet at the feet of Jesus ."
"Yesterday, Daddy, Bolaji and I went through albums of old pics, and Daddy kept saying that Aunty Nky did a good job of taking pics because we didn't really keep albums growing up. Me too, I'm glad we have all of these memories to look back on. Daddy misses you, he kept saying "he looks like me here" I just smiled. And Bolaji just wants to be like you... I kept smiling while trying to keep Fela from tampering with the pics. Yes, it's another 22nd, and I smile because I felt you close yesterday, and today I know that I am working towards the promises I made earlier this year on your birthday. I miss you Bro Dipo, we all miss you and Aunty Nky. Love you always"
"I wish I could just call you to say hi......ugggh. I'll say it anyway. Hi Bro, miss you loads."
"Hmmm...it doesn't get easier...no, not really...
But I thank my heavenly Father for His grace, His mercy and His provision. He has been faithful and many have been supportive which is a testament to how you impacted their lives...our loss is immeasurable but we remain comforted by the memories...knowing you are looking down from heaven and keeping a close eye on all that you hold dear...have a heavenly birthday egbon mi, love you till eternity xxx"
"Happy Birthday Bro Dipo! You are sorely missed. I miss you so much, we all miss you. This year, your birthday has been easier for me, 'cause I finally came to terms with some things. It finally dawned on me that it's time for me to step up. That within the short time you spent on this earth, the love, care and legacy you left for Bolaji, Wonuola and Laolu is more than most have done in a lifetime. I've always said it, you are nothing short of a legend, and if I am half the person you were, I would be content. I am honored and privileged to be your baby sister and Aunty to your kids and I will always be here for them. Have a heavenly birthday, and from this year forward, I will be sure to have a slice of cake on your birthday to celebrate your life. I love you. E sun re o."
"Oladipo, my friend, my colleague, my brother. You are unforgettable.
May God continue to be with Bolaji, Wonuola and Laolu. May your children continue to be a source of joy to your parent. You sure said your farewell to me, visited few days to your death, even Nky also dropped by my office few days before, we even made plans to return to Abuja together. Though your life was short, but very eventful and you touched so many. You left at the time we needed you most, I still miss you a great deal."
"Losing a loved one is the hardest thing in the world. Life cut short too soon but well lived. One can only thank God for your life and that of those who God blessed you with to care for the children you left behind. That your children are doing well and loved, will never make up for not having mum & dad but they have the next best thing if ever there was.
Continue to rest in eternal peace."
"This day never gets any easier for me. I don't know how not to give credence to what this day is. it's definitely another year without you and Aunty Nky...it's 10years ...I know for a fact that we all miss you, but we will continue to remain strong. E sun re, Orun a ke yin."
"Bro Dipo........your passing still makes me cry when I think about it. Been a parent now makes it more painful but your little ones are making us all proud. I remember the last time I saw you, you were trying to buy a new cooker for Aunty Nky from mega plaza and couldn't decide on the brand she would have loved.......lol. We miss you ....e sun re oo"
"You are truly missed!!!!"
"...never met you but a lot of good things have been said about you..for all those you left behind,may God comfort them...death couldn't hold you down...memories of you will live forever in their hearts...sun re!"
"May their souls continue to rest in peace and may God continue to console and grant peace the family and loved ones they have left behind."
".........may his soul rest in perfect peace, amen."
"May they continue to rest in perfect peace! To all affected by this tragedy, I pray that the Almighty God will continue to be your source of comfort . God bless their children"
"Continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen."
"Orun re o...egbon, ki Olorun tubo fi orun ke yin...words fail me...even after all this time..."
"Another year, another birthday. We miss you so much. Have a heavenly birthday bro."
"Egbon mi, to say I miss you is an understatement. I often dream about you, and each dream seems so real, 10 years already, and it all feels like yesterday. I still remember everything about that day, and how it unravelled, and of course it brings tears to my eyes. Gosh I miss you, I miss how straightforward you were, and still very playful. I remember how you took care of me through the years, we all know our lives would have been different if you were still here. All the memories I have of you leave me smiling and I hold on to these so dearly, but more importantly, you left us your best gifts in this world. Bro Dipo, I love them soo much Bolaji, Wonuola and Laolu. We all know I’m no longer the last born and that Laolu has taken over….lol. We have tried, especially Mummy and Daddy to ensure that they don’t miss out on anything you would have provided for them. You know Mummy, the disciplinarian and the Daddy the jokester…him and Laolu act like they are mates. We will all continue to do right by them, because we see you in them…each one of them reminds me of you. We thank God that we have them to look after, to remind us of how wonderful you were as a brother, remind us of your big heart…all of these traits we see in Wonuola, the comical part of you is totally in Laolu, he is so hilarious and has a great sense of humour. Now Bolaji just looks like you, when we look at him, we are reminded of how great God is."
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