Baba at 88
Benjamin Ilori Adetunji
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 24, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Ile ife, Osun, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Dec 24, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Ile Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Forever in our hearts, You were the best dad. You loved dearly, and left a legacy of faith and grace. We will miss you 'Baba Ife'. Sleep on Dad till we meet again on the resurrection morning

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved father, grandfather, friend and mentor, Benjamin Ilori Adetunji, 88, born on September 24, 1926 and passed away peacefully on December 24, 2014. His memory lives on.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maechi Ayoola on 29th December 2015

"It's a year and 4 days!! Feels like 4 months. For reeaall!!
We thank God for watching over everyone, especially Ade's mom.
May the Lord continue to walk with us all as we continue this life's journey without uncle's physical presence. We acknowledge his spiritual presence has he lives on in our hearts and as we strive daily to impress him by drawing closer to God and embrassing correct virtues."

This tribute was added by Derin Olorunshola on 25th May 2015

"No day passes without thinking about you dear father, no one can replace you in my heart. But I thank the Lord that He is the God of all comfort and will comfort us to live without your physical presence. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by dotun adetunji on 19th March 2015

"I can't just believe that any moment from now I'll go to the morgue to claim the body of MY DAD, Its just like yesterday when you were with us telling us to love one another, Dad you are the GREATEST MAN I have ever met, you are a DAD like no other, nobody can replace you cos you are in replaceable, Dad missing u is unbearable, pls don't go ........"

This tribute was added by dotun adetunji on 4th February 2015

"Popsy me! What else can I say? You are a dad in a million, your easy way of handling issues has thought me a lots of things and see life in another perspective. Dad if I say I love its an UNDER STATEMENT you are everything to me. Toni, Tola, Tara & Toke are really missng u"

This tribute was added by Dara Olorunshola on 3rd February 2015

"I am actually crying but I have no words to describe the emptiness i feel losing someone as great as Baba was to all of us including myself. I can remember the last thing he said to me was to 'oluwadara, please take care of your sisters', at that point I knew this was the last sentence i will hear from him face to face and all.
I and Baba had an argument a few days before he and Mama went back to Nigeria. With this little misunderstanding, i cried and cried but the actions he took taught me how forgiving and loving Baba was, he said he was sorry and gave me a big hug, a hug that id never experienced in my life.  He loved all his children and grandchildren; both old and young.
I know Baba Ife is at great peace but it saddens me how I didn't get to say goodbye, people come and they go. His life as taught me to live mine with the fullest and not let the past stop you from moving forward. Baba, you have a massive space in my heart and i'll never ever forget your voice, laughter, our long conversations about the future and your heartfelt advices. Thank you for everything andd for getting to know me. Till we meet again.
I am so sorry for any errors but writing this brings out so much emotion. I just want to say that Baba is gine but he is still in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Damilola Eluyera on 31st January 2015

"R.I.P Grandpa, till we meet again.

You taught me one or two things that's made me the man I am today, I thank God for your life well spent. You did your best to make everyone around you feel better.

Memories of the time whilst we visited you in Ife will always have a special place in my heart.  I can only look back at all the pictures I have  and smile. Rest in peace Benjamin Ilori Adetunji, Christmas time will never be the same again.

E su re ooo Baba Ife.
Thanks you for everything"

This tribute was added by Abosede Stephen on 23rd January 2015

"We thank God for a glorious and a life well spent. We thank God for the legacy you left behind. Your words of encouragement lives. You always advise us in the right way as a young guys in those days. You worth more than a Gold. I pray that God almighty will u eternal rest. We love you but God loves you more.  SUN RE OOO, PA ADETUNJI."

This tribute was added by Adelakun Adebiyi on 22nd January 2015

"Your lifetime gave me the real definition of what a Father is. I regret knowing you a bit late (1990), but the moments we shared together swallowed the ''short time'' as you imparted and impacted an eternal virtues in me.
Your touch, care, attitude,... are better experienced than imagined or written in black and white.
Baba, You are Tall in everything GOOD and I wonder who would ever matched your feat!
We will ever miss your generosity. Indeed, ojo ti a ba ku ni a dere. Hmm, eni rere tun ti lo. We will surely meet again at His feet in Heaven.
Baba, good night."

This tribute was added by Id Noble on 19th January 2015

"Beni Ilori Adetunji,

O kare ooo, ojo irinna re dara! Maa lo, ma jokun, ma jekolo, ohun ti won ba nje lajule orun ni ki o ma ba won je.

You ran a beautiful race, you completed with dignity! What a great teacher you were, you were wonderful !

Aso nla ko ni enia nla! You proved Christ in you. A o pade lese Jesu, a o yo mora wa. Jesu ni yio se alaga wa.I shall miss you for the rest of my life, odigbere o.

Gbogbo ile Ogboru Adumula ki o, omo Olodo tubi Yanda, o bo lu tan, ko gbodo jolu labalu! Sunre o.
                                                       Segilade Abegbe Ayoola"

This tribute was added by bimpe oladunjoye on 18th January 2015

"Baba, A big tree is known by its fruits, I never had the priviledge of meeting you physically we only conversed occasionally, but I have related with one of your fruits "Antimi  Derin". In relating with her I have met you. I have witnessed the overflow of your considerateness, your love, honesty, and your humility through her. You have fought the good fight, You have finished your course, You are wearing your Crown. W know, You are alive, it is just that you have left your human body. Your spirit man the Real YOU,  is intact and WELL. For our God is not a God of the dead but of  the living : for all live unto Him. Luke20:38. -Dr Olabimpe Oladunjoye."

This tribute was added by Toyin omoniyi on 16th January 2015

"Daddy,we thank God for your life ,you are kind hearted .loving and God fearing . Thank you for the legacy of hard work. honesty and true faith in christ jesus this also I see in my very good friend Derinola. .Sunre o Babami omo Ooni ilare .May your soul rest in peace .
Our consolation is that we shall meet at the feet of our saviour."

This tribute was added by Maechi Ayoola on 14th January 2015

"Dear uncle, you fought a good fight, lived a good, virtuous, Christian life and simply went to sleep like a saint. You heard the call of the Lord and you answered without fear. You did not hesitate to join the saints at the bright river because you had no skeletons in your closet. Your only regrets must have been leaving behind your wife and the rest of us. Our own regret is learning to live without you.

You seemed to live for peace and friendship. As friendship is greater than wealth and wealth even less than health.

Baba mi. Omo alayo. Omo olorire. A d' odo ma we. Baale ile Ooni Ilare. Ojifiluki. Abioluko. Bi e ba d'orun, ki e s'orun re. E ma je okun, e ma je ekolo. Oun ti won ba nje ni ki e ba won je. E ma sun lo. E ma gbagbe wa. May Akalako, chief priest & grace of Oduduwa walk with you. May our great ancestors welcome you.

May the Lord support, bless and elevate aunty Taye, all children and grandchildren. May he be your husband, father and all in all IJN.

This is not goodbye. It is good night. For we shall see you again when the morning comes."

This tribute was added by Akeredolu Babatunde on 11th January 2015

"Daddy , Adieu ! We shall really miss you, continue to rest in the bossom of The Lord God Almighty . With love from The Akeredolus."

This tribute was added by Adetayo Adetunji on 11th January 2015

"Dad, you have lived a selfless life that has taught me to love and give. It is very hard for me to believe that you are no more and have gone to meet your maker.
There is no one to call me "igwe".
You have been a wonderful and loving father even when issues become heated and difficult, your calmness and level of maturity in handling issues makes me wonder.
Daddy, thank you for being there when it matters most. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Adefolarin Adetunji on 10th January 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace grandpa ,Thanks for being such a good man to us all. Thanks for playing ball with me the last time we were together. I  will miss you forever. We love you but God loves you more. Sleep on  granddad. Your Adesewa  misses you too"

This tribute was added by adeola adetunji on 8th January 2015

"May your soul rest in perfect peace dad. You lived a selfless and an exemplary life. Eni ti o ni iru eni, ko le mo iyi eni. You were the best dad ever. Sleep in the bossom of our Lord till we meet again in eternity. I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Dammy Olorunshola on 8th January 2015

""Oluwa, a dupe fun ife te ni fun baba wa. baba ni okan ti omo. a ma rin yin""

This tribute was added by Dara Olorunshola on 7th January 2015

"Baba, you have taught me a lot of things and how I should take life as and I pray for this family, that the Lord our God will keep us safe and sound especially Mama. Baba E sun dada."

This tribute was added by Derin Olorunshola on 6th January 2015

"Dad, you were the best father any child could ask for. You laboured in the Lord's vineyard and saw to the welfare of your family, both nuclear and extended. You were selfless and tolerant, always ready to help people you came across. Your life was an exemplary one. I wished you 'smelt more roses' before you passed on, but I take my comfort from the fact that we will meet again on the resurrection morning. Baba rere, abiyamo tooto,  e sun re o. You will be terribly missed. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord."

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