The Old Fox [2009]
Prof. Adebayo Ajayi Olumide
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 30, 1937
  • Date of passing: Oct 19, 2012
Husband, Dad, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Mentor, Friend, Neurosurgeon Extraordinaire. Rest in peace on the bosom of the most high. Amen.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Professor Adebayo Ajayi Olumide, born on August 30, 1937. He passed away on October 19, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ali Salamah on 28th April 2013

"we on behalf of neurosurgery dept.king saud medical city very grieved on the demise of prof. olumide.may god grant him eternal peace .we were very lucky to work with him he was a great neurosurgeon and a thorough gentleman we learned lot from him and will miss him."

This tribute was added by Saeed Hashmi on 21st April 2013

"we were shocked to hear the sad demise of prof olumide.we were fortunate to work with him in riyadh.he was not only a great neurosurgeon but a real gentleman who has plenty of friends all over the world.may god bestow him eternal peace and give strength to the family to bear this loss."

This tribute was added by Olanrewaju Ogunba on 12th November 2012

"Uncle Bayo, a true example of a fine gentleman - an embodiment of humility, kindness, love, calm, achievement, class, and oh - that amazing smile. A gentle giant among men...ADIEU!!!
Aunty Ronke, Ade, Kemi, Funmilade et al, please find solace in the saying: "Life is not lost by dying, eternal rest is gained in the bosom of the Lord". Be comforted."

This tribute was added by Simeon Omole on 9th November 2012

"" honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me, and my life is done.." King Richard V.
You were a loving father, distinguished scholar and man of honour. Rest in peace in the bossom of our Lord. May the God of all comfort, comfort and uphold the family."

This tribute was added by Senu Hun on 4th November 2012

"Gone but never forgotten, A man who lived as his maker intended..  Brilliant ,  Loving and Gentleman in all ways . Ade,  Prof lives on ih your hearts and your pride in him will never dim.  Sincere  condolences to all the Olumide family"

This tribute was added by Adetokunbo Lucas on 4th November 2012

"I cannot pay a greater tribute to my dear friend than to recall the nickname that I gave him many years ago. “My favourite Ana” sums up the warm friendship that was developed and nurtured over several decades. He earned and maintained the nickname from the love and affection that he consistently showed to me and to members of my family. I will always cherish the memory of the happy times t"

This tribute was added by Femi Adebajo on 2nd November 2012

"You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday."

This tribute was added by Iyadunni Olumide on 1st November 2012

"Uncle Bayo, one distinct memory was your visit to our home in Abeokuta. I was 15 or so, mum and dad were out. I was just learning to make amala so i offered you lunch. What i didnt tell you was you were my amala guinea pig ;) I showed you some family albums to keep you entertained and I remember clearly how you lit up when you saw your daughter Kemi's photos. Gone to soon Uncle...RIP! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Oritseyemi Madamedon on 1st November 2012

"He was a man of honor, class and integrity. He lived an exemplary lifestyle. A life worthy of emulation.  Very quiet,compassionate. The entire world miss you. May God comfort and strengthen the family left behind. Goosh! the world will miss you. Till we meet again, GOD BE WITH YOU."

This tribute was added by Bawo Ogor Onabanjo on 1st November 2012


This tribute was added by Bawo Ogor Onabanjo on 1st November 2012

"Uncle bayo, you were a blessing to your generation. the world will miss you. you were a great man blessed with a compassionate heart and gifted hands.
may the Lord comfort and strengthen the family
may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Pastor (mrs) bawo ogor onabanjo"

This tribute was added by Modupe Mujota (Sobande) on 1st November 2012

"Uncle I had not seen for years but my memories of him like the life-saver he was when Funso fell into a coma at home and the assuring overseer when i broke my ankle and had to have it plastercast, Uncle watched over us both times!  I know i will miss you not openly and apparently like family but soberly and silently thanking God always for your life's nexus with ours.  Sleep on, good night"

This tribute was added by Ade Olumide on 31st October 2012

"He took me for toddler walks through the streets of Edinburgh; He taught me how to tie a Windsor knot; He taught me how to drive a car, and "burn rubber"; He taught me how to be successful in life & love; He taught me how to be a responsible father & husband. So many memories, a lifetimes worth. So little time to extol them ALL. I will treasure them, Dad. Adieu. Love U [Adebayo Olumide Jnr"

This tribute was added by Yetunde Olumide on 31st October 2012

"From the meeting at BWI airport in 1999, a beautiful summer wedding ceremony, 3 children and 13 years later, you were always a strong, steady and peaceful presence. Daddy it was an honor to have known you, an honor to have called you daddy, an honor to be called daughter by you. I thank God for what you meant to each of us, for what you meant to me. Thank you for walking in dignity, for leading by"

This tribute was added by Chaela Hall on 29th October 2012

"From one Virgo to are living on in your children and their children, no doubt.
Peace to you, Ade, immediate and extended family"

This tribute was added by Ade Olumide on 29th October 2012

"You left us too soon, but I will see you again in Jesus name. You always had a way with the youth, speaking to you was very easy and I will miss that. Kunle Olumide Jnr"

This tribute was added by Niyi Olumide on 29th October 2012

"Uncle Bayo, you were gentle, kind and a great example for family and friends. Your life on earth is over, now you rest with God. I pray that He may comfort and strengthen those you left behind - Aunty Ronke, Ade, Kemi and Funlade and families. May your gentle soul RIP."

This tribute was added by Joy Iwuagwu on 29th October 2012

"The legacy anyone can truly leave behind are the number of people who miss him after he is gone, and the number of lives he has touched.  The prof did not just touch thousands of lives with his skills but also saved many. His greatest legacy  however can be seen in the great men and women he raised - His family.
May God heal your pain, find comfort in the fact that he lived a full life."

This tribute was added by Uzo Ochiuwa on 28th October 2012

"We thank God for a life well spent...for the testimonies of great and selfless service...
" indeed to die is to live again" live on in the hearts of all who knew you...May God comfort all your loved ones"

This tribute was added by Dapo Olumide on 28th October 2012

"To the living, you are gone
To the sorrowful, you will never return
To the angry, you were cheated
To the happy, you are at peace.
I remember those glorious days growing up in Ibadan, now nothing more than a distant fading memory.
You only ever called me by one name - “Daps, Daps”
I will always remember you
And if I always remember you, then you’ll remain in my heart and mind for all eternity"

This tribute was added by Tunde Olumide on 27th October 2012

"I will miss you Uncle Bayo. I am so glad the Lord gave me the opportunity to see you when I was in Lagos earlier this year.
May the Lord comfort and strengthen the family. Amen."

This tribute was added by Diana Johnson on 27th October 2012

"Uncle Bayo, this is hard for me. For as long as I can remember, you were always there. When my dad passed 25 years ago,your calm and caring explanation to me of how he died gave me strength. Your kindness always touched me. You were a part of my childhood and adulthood. God bless your kind and gentle soul. You left an imprint on the lives of all you met. You will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Rotimi Olumide on 27th October 2012

"Uncle Bayo - we thank God for your life. For the example you set for all of us and the life lessons you taught us. We’ll miss your gentle smile, that calm, positive demeanor. Aunty Ronke, Ade, Kemi & Funlade, may God bless and strengthen you during this period. Uncle fought the good fight and now he rests with our Lord Almighty. We join with you in celebrating his life, we wish you well."

This tribute was added by Lara Taiwo on 26th October 2012

"You have fought a good fight..our dear Professor are an exemplary Teacher, a fine gentleman to the core, you will be dearly in the bosom of the Lord.

My thoughts also with your family...may the Lord stand by them and strengthens them all. Amen."

This tribute was added by lape olumide on 26th October 2012

"My Uncle Bayo who always had my back :)...
Aunt Ronke, Ade, Kemi, Funlade & families, our thoughts are with u all.  We celebrate this life and legacy!

This tribute was added by Elohor theresa on 26th October 2012

"In this your trying time my heart reach out to you,may the good Lord be with proffessor Adebayo Ajayi Olumide as he transits to the beyond Amen!!!"

This tribute was added by Nky Iweka on 26th October 2012

"Dear Ade and family, what a wonderful tribute. Wishing you all lots of love and strength and hoping that the memories you hold and share of him, will help you through this difficult period. He achieved much and his legacy remains in his children and grandchildren. May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Gbenga Oni on 25th October 2012

"The enduring legacy of every person is in the lives they touched in the time they were given. A memory almost lost - when my dad died 25 years ago from a stroke, your dad was one of the specialists who attended to him and tried very hard to revive him. Your dad touched my life in one of the most direct ways possible, his legacy to me. God rest him and comfort you all - Gbenga."

This tribute was added by Anthony Omokhodion on 25th October 2012

"I never met Dad but I met Olumide. An apple does fall far from a tree. Rest In Peace Dad. Your legacy lives on... and on... and on!!!"

This tribute was added by Ibi Ajayi on 25th October 2012

"Prof...what a wonderful pleasure and privilege to have met you albeit briefly last year. Your smile, warm mien and kind words will forever be etched in my memory! And oh what a wonderful legacy you left behind. May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of your maker and may the good Lord grant your family solace.

This tribute was added by Meg Amechi on 25th October 2012

"Prof you were loved! You were loved by your children, grandchildren and your loving wife.You were also loved by the wider community who you came into contact with and those who they came into contact with. What a legacy to leave for your family and Nigeria as a whole!!!
Rest in Peace and know you will always be loved by those whose lives you touched!"

This tribute was added by Renachi Renada on 25th October 2012

"....when a beautiful soul traverses the earth, his exit is felt very deeply; when a good man moves on to 'greener pastures' in the sky, there is joy in the legacy he bequeaths, and in the memories he leaves in the hearts of all who knew him - they speak in unison, that a GREAT MAN has come and gone, but will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! Adieu sir....The Lord watch over the entire family! A-M-E-N..."

This tribute was added by omayeli odeli on 25th October 2012

"Pops you've left a void that no one can fill. So while you are with our Father, in heaven, we pray that the Holy spirit will comfort and strengthen your family and all those that mourn your loss."

This tribute was added by Adetokunbo Somoye on 25th October 2012

"May I also join family and friends in paying tribute to a great scholar, a skilful surgeon and an accomplished teacher. Uncle Bayo led a remarkable life. The medical world has lost one of it's best and brightest. Uncle has departed to God his maker, but he has left behind a monument of medical achievements.  He was a good husband, a kind father, and a reliable friend to all. Farewell Sir."

This tribute was added by Kennedy Emetulu on 25th October 2012



You have run the good race. The Lord has blessed you with a great wife and a great family. Those of us who never met you in real life know enough of your genuineness and greatness through your children. You were a Dad in a million! You have done your bit and gone the way of all mortals. You have passed that baton to your children and even as your shoes are mighty, I am confident"

This tribute was added by Cecilia Okeke-Eweni on 25th October 2012

""...I am the resurrection and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live..." (John 11:25)
Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.
He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing... (Ecl 3:1:4)"

This tribute was added by Chinwe Uwatse on 25th October 2012

"Ade, may the memories, the love, the laughter, all the joyful moments be your abiding memories of your Dad. He has gone to rest with our Lord, beyond the pain, the follies and foibles of this mortal coil. May God comfort you and ease your pain, may the joyous memories forever remain! May your Dad rest in perfect peace.

This tribute was added by Caxton Bada on 25th October 2012

"Professor Olumide has left a huge legacy which shall not be forgotten... footprints on the broadwalks of academia and the medical profession in Nigeria... and in places all over where his impact has been immense. May the family and all loved ones left behind find solace and strength in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the loving memories they hold of him. Adieu Professor Sir...!!!"

This tribute was added by 'Yomi Faparusi on 25th October 2012

"A father is never too old for a child to lose. What you have done is leave golden prints in the sand dunes of time. You were many great things to many people hence I have to thank GOD for your life. Rest in Peace in the LORD's arm. May the LORD comfort your family."

This tribute was added by Oladapo Osobamiro on 25th October 2012

"In his children the character and class of a parent is seen, I watched over the years the character of his children understood what good parenting was all about. While we mourn the passing of our loved one, we should thank God for the legacy left by him.
Rest in peace ! Baba Ade !"

This tribute was added by mazino ikime on 25th October 2012

"A first rate professional, a complete gentleman, an avid sports man, a great father/husband. Words are always inadequate, for they never capture the real essence of what we want to convey at times like this. Yet, we must speak these words, inane as they may sound. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Prof's Legacy is INTACT. God strenghten you all!"

This tribute was added by Valentina Fréville on 25th October 2012

Rest in PEACE.....You will always be REMEMBERED....!!!!
May the LORD our GOD give your Loved ones the COURAGE AND STRENGTH to carry on what you left behind...AMEN...!!!"

This tribute was added by Babafemi Lucas on 25th October 2012

"Professor Adebayo Olumide left a very strong legacy. He was a fabulous family man, a "genuine friend" to his friends. He left an indelible mark on the academic landscape in Nigeria and beyond. He lived a life of purpose. The Good LORD comfort and strengthen Auntie, Funmilade, Fadekemi and Adebayo, In Jesus' name. Amen."

This tribute was added by Enistory Bankole-Race on 25th October 2012

"...even in the tears, the beauty of a life well spent shines through...
...may the Lord comfort and strengthen the family, and raise 'Prof' to peace eternal..."

This tribute was added by Ojeaga Ojehomon on 25th October 2012

"May God continue to watch over this family. Daddy left a great legacy. We thank God for such exemplary men, people who show us the way…"

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