ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one,  Emmanuel Bankole  Kimia, 84 years old, born on October 23, 1936, and passed away on March 24, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kester Agbobu on April 19, 2021
We’ll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us when ever you are around.
You being there
for your children,
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember
you HRH because
they’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you. Adieu Dad
Posted by nnamdi okafor on April 18, 2021
Daddy Kimia,a man filled with so much love and care,his doors were always opened to all.I turned to become one of his children,his biological kids brought us home and we were easily integrated into the family.
A great man with principles,i wasn't surprised when he become a ruler..because he had it in his DNA..
You'll be missed daddy..
Rest on Sir!!!
Posted by Ebiyediseghbofa Asingbi on April 18, 2021
Dad, the relationship you created with my biological father was the reason why I have come to understand that biology is not what makes one a father but love and defined relationship.
The friendship you established with my father for the sake that you were both colleagues in Shell Petroleum company bonded the both families as though you were of the same parents With My Father. This was further strengthened by your regular visits to my father in Yenagoa after both of you retired.
Though both of you are no longer on this on this side of existence but the relationship you both started is still very strong with the children if not stronger. We sincerely miss you though comforted by your legacies.
Rest on Papa!
Posted by Peremobowei Mirinn on April 18, 2021
His Royal Highness, you were my mentor and my king. You lived a good life. May your soul rest in perfect peace. I will forever miss you.
Posted by Gabby Okene on April 18, 2021
A shinning light and a man of many stunning qualities has gone to be with the Lord.

I've met you only few times, but knowing the happy, loving and wonderful children you've raised only tell how great a father you are.

A Security expert and enthusiast, a Unionist and a well decorated King all in one lifetime shows how productive your life had been.

I'm glad my path crossed with one of your beautiful legacies, - your son, Pastor Anthony Oyinkuro Banks, who's not just my pastor, but a dependable father and friend.

I pray that those you leave behind get comforted with the fact that you lived a glorious life here on earth and has gone to continue with a more glorious one with the lord. Adieu Papa!
Posted by Confidence Tiebiri on April 18, 2021
I met you for the first time in Warri Delta state, despite not knowing me just for the fact I was with your son, you gave a broad smile towards me. Am grateful for your life cause without you I would never had met Pastor Anthony Banks. You would be greatly missed specially by your children. But you had to pick a greater call from God. Rest in peace His Royal Highness, but your memories lives on.
Posted by elaebi otiono-kimia on April 17, 2021
Dear Daddy Kimia,
What a blessing you were in my life. You were so caring and affectionate to your family especially your children. You broke the fear l had in me for fathers as my own Dad was so strict l was weary of Dads generally but you made me so comfortable. You treated me like one of your very own children. I remember how you took us to Shell Club in Warri, you would buy us Meat pies, Suya and chicken/ chips it was such fond memories l have of you and l am so grateful for you in my life and the wonderful friendship I shared with Elaebi . I will forever cherish and treasure those moments in my heart .
Pastor Jennifer Olaribigbe
Peculiar Women International Ministry Norway
Posted by oluwaseun kimia on April 15, 2021
You shall forever be missed in my heart ,I can't forget the  times i spent with you was filled with fun.I'll miss your singing voice and the candies.Love you sir
Goodbye grandpa- Carisa Kimia
Posted by oluwaseun kimia on April 15, 2021
Rest on my grandpa
-Hadassah Kimia
Posted by oluwaseun kimia on April 15, 2021
My king and my handsome grandpa...although it came to me as a shock that you were gone too soon...the little time we had with you, will forever remain in our hearts. Love you always grandpa-~Davida Kimia~
Posted by oluwaseun kimia on April 15, 2021
A golden heart stopped beating, a precious face stopped smiling, hardworking hands are at rest,but Grandpa is not fully gone,because his memory lives on, the smiles lives on, the legacy lives on,BANKOLE LIVES ON WE MOVE.rest in pleasant peace my king,, my granny, my pride~Kimia J. Ebimode jnr~
Posted by Esther Nwangwu on April 15, 2021
You are like a father to me,a great uncle, a godly cancelle, I will dearly miss you. Rest on
Posted by elaebi otiono-kimia on April 14, 2021
SLEEP ON MY KING....MY DADDY.

WILL FOREVER CELEBRATE YOU.

YOU BELIEVED SO MUCH IN EDUCATION AND THE GIRL CHILD. YOU EDUCATED YOUR DAUGHTERS. YOU GAVE US VOICE.

YOU WERE AN EPITOME OF GENTILITY AND HUMILITY. KIND HEARTED, SELFLESS AND A LOVING FATHER TO YOUR CHILDREN.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE YOU PROUD. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

LOVE YOU FOREVER.

ADIEU .....PALE ROSSI
Posted by Warri Pensioners Shell on April 12, 2021
           SHELL PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA
                    WARRI BRANCH  
                                        Telecoms Building
                                        Room C19
                                        Ogunu  
                                        P.O. Box 230,
                                        Warri. 
 Our Ref:…………………………              Date:………………………            

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT LEADER AND DOGGED FIGHTER
His Royal Highness, Comrade, Sir Emmanuel Bankole Kimia (KSJI, JP) was a great leader and dogged fighter. Although his leadership trail started from way back when he was a union leader during his working days in SPDC, we shall mostly remember him for his exploits as an indefatigable leader of the Shell Pensioners Association of Nigeria.
He was one of the founding fathers of the Association which has grown to become a formidable bastion of refuge for Shell retirees today. Way back when there was no association, once a Shell staff got retired, his or her identity card was retrieved by the company and the retiree was entirely on his or her own. There was nothing like medical care or periodical pension increase and their meagre pension then, was taxed. All that has changed thanks to the effort of Sir E.B. Kimia and his co-travelers at that time who midwifed the birth of the Shell Pensioners Association of Nigeria and tenaciously nurtured it to maturity.
His Highness, as he was fondly called, was a humble personality. Despite his high status as a royal father, he mixed freely with his colleagues and was always ready to offer useful advice and assist in whatever way he could to ensure the continuous existence and growth of the Association. At certain times, particularly during electioneering periods, His Highness would go out of his way to shop for trusted persons and encourage them to run for office just to make sure the Association keeps going strong. He was an astute mobilizer of men and a mentor par excellence. He can at best be described as a 'leader of leaders'.
We can also not forget the role he played in the setting up of the Petroleum Industry Pensioners Association of Nigeria (PIPAN). As a trail blazer, he got some leaders of pensioners associations in the Oil and Gas Industry to come together in the interest of all pensioners in the industry and as at date, the Association is alive and kicking.
His Highness was a man of steel. We can hardly find words fit enough to describe him. One thing however, is certain; pensioners, not only in Shell but across the entire Oil and Gas Industry shall miss him greatly.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
                                          
Chief Pitylove Abanre           Comrade Akin Abayomi                                         
Chairman                     Secretary                                        

Posted by George Umeaku on April 10, 2021
Meeting you was an experience I will never forget. You were an amazing friend, father figure, generous. I still remember those moments when you told me tales of your exploits, it made me realize I could achieve what ever I wanted. I remember how you told me I would be a great man, I feel so sad, not having you share my experiences now, telling you how each day brings me closer to what your prayed for me. I remember how you encouraged not just me but my clients, telling them to hold on am be strong.
You were not just amaze but a great man in and out.
I salute you for the moments we shared, rest on HRM Kimia Emmanuel Bankole.
You are an amazing Daddy.
Posted by Onome Owotorufa on April 8, 2021
Very painful...I have never met you physically but the times you talk to me as a father and all the good messages you always send to me.....thank you daddy and rest on sir...
Posted by Nnenna Emmanuel Bankole K... on April 5, 2021
Tribute to my beloved husband.
Where are you going? When you kept on promising me that nothing will happen to you.But on that faithfull evening you slipped out of my hands.
Now that you are no more, who will take care of me? Who will call me Wifey? Who will advice me when I am Confused?
You were naturally a born justice of peace. When everywhere is boiling with sorrows, pains, anger and trouble, once you come in, your natural smile, eloquent speech and wisdom will turn the impossiple stuation to a joyful moment. Your legacy will forever be remembered, in fact it is incomparable.
I sincerely believe that you are in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May Heaven rejoice at your arrival and y our reception be full of praises and hallelujah.
Adieu my love till we meet to part no more.
Posted by julie Harry on April 2, 2021
"Uncle Bankole", you were fondly known in our house. 1976/77 I knew you for the first time. The love and respect you had for my father Egeme and respect for my mother Accraere shun through and extended to me.
You and your wife, late mommy were so loving to me it confused me. No one had expressed such tenderness to me in silence. You and mommy transmuted careness. You were both so proud of me too. Both of you were so caring when I would arrive Warri from Lagos to go to school at Bomodi.
I felt very proud when you would come pick me at the Papa warri's house (Porbeni). Papa warri, would say to me, your Daddy has come to pick you. And you would take me home to the house where I would spend a few days with your family. I am so grateful for knowing you in my life.

With a smiley heart I have remembered you fondly through life. With much smile and lovingness, "Uncle Bankole", HRH, may you be showered in love as you live on in Heaven!
Posted by Godspower Omadhebor on April 1, 2021
I díd my nysc at spdc in 1999 , though I heard about Sir Kimia, theñ he was head of department and bcoz his daughter was my co-corper, though I didn't see him one on one then. so many years after, he became my bosom radio and TV friend and guest. On and Off Aír, we talked about how Nigeria can be a good country. He told about his days in onitsha, we talked about the boys scout and the discipline it instilled in young boys then, who sadly today had chosen to be yahooists. I always flattered him that his voice sounds like a 38year old man; at his age 84 His thought line and processes were always intelligent and germaine to the discourse at hand. I went on vacation on 15/02/2021, he wished me happy vac. J was shocked to be told that my grand ól friend has gone to be with the Lord. Amanananowe!!;  I learnt a lot from you, may your soul rest in peace. You lived a fulfilled life. Adieu Papa.

Penned by
Godspower Omadhebor
The Grand Commander of the FM
Radio Delta 88.6fm
Warri, Delta State Nigeria
Posted by Tre Tons Warri on April 1, 2021
You raised giants.
And you left a legacy.
You will live on in the lives and hearts of the ones you left behind.
Rest On.
..
..
Arch. Tre T R Warri
(Bernard Ebimode Kimia's Warrï buddy)
Posted by oluwaseun kimia on April 1, 2021
Distance was a barrier for you to be part of our daily life, but I enjoyed the little moments we spent together anytime we got together. Your love and acceptance of me as your daughter -in-law,depicted the height of your liberality and I love and cherish you for that. I looked forward to visiting you again, but I didn’t know you will be gone soon.
Thanks for the quality of love and life you gave to my husband. You will always be my special hero. I will get to see you again someday in heaven.If I have the opportunity to choose again,I will choose you again and again as my father in-law.
Goodbye, dad. -SEUN
Posted by Kimia Tombra on April 1, 2021
My only consolation is that you lived a colourful life,and won so many battles,live on my Hero
Posted by Gajah Taiye on April 1, 2021
Daddy, may your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Chidi Ihemedu on April 1, 2021
Dear HRH Bankole Kimia, I met you but only a short while and I have been moved by your wealth of knowledge and vigour in fighting for your right no matter how long it takes. Despite the pains of illness it never stopped your will to continue to fight. We will greatly miss you sir. Lily Hospitals will miss you as well. Rest on papa
Posted by Perekebina Berezi on April 1, 2021
You came, you saw,you conquered. You fought a good fight. You lived life to its fullest. May the Angels Escort you home...To live in the hearts of those you love is not to die........

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Posted by Kester Agbobu on April 19, 2021
We’ll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us when ever you are around.
You being there
for your children,
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember
you HRH because
they’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you. Adieu Dad
Posted by nnamdi okafor on April 18, 2021
Daddy Kimia,a man filled with so much love and care,his doors were always opened to all.I turned to become one of his children,his biological kids brought us home and we were easily integrated into the family.
A great man with principles,i wasn't surprised when he become a ruler..because he had it in his DNA..
You'll be missed daddy..
Rest on Sir!!!
Posted by Ebiyediseghbofa Asingbi on April 18, 2021
Dad, the relationship you created with my biological father was the reason why I have come to understand that biology is not what makes one a father but love and defined relationship.
The friendship you established with my father for the sake that you were both colleagues in Shell Petroleum company bonded the both families as though you were of the same parents With My Father. This was further strengthened by your regular visits to my father in Yenagoa after both of you retired.
Though both of you are no longer on this on this side of existence but the relationship you both started is still very strong with the children if not stronger. We sincerely miss you though comforted by your legacies.
Rest on Papa!
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