This memorial website was created in memory of a  beloved  friend by Dr. Akin  Awofolaju

     

         ~ We will for forever remember you - Committee of Friends ~



Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola  - Fellow Royal College of Physicians-UK 

  When the news got to me yesterday morning, it was unbelievable. Philip how very quiet you tiptoed into our world, silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footprints have left upon our hearts. Philip was a Good Jolly Fellow, man of high ethics and integrity. It's with sadness that we lost one of our rare gem, he was one of us that we acknowledge with desolation that he was exceptional. Philip was inimitable, easygoing, gentle soul, a born leader.

He was very forthright, classy and matchless.He was truly a one off, irreplaceable in every sense and all senses that make sense.  The family of FRIENDS despondency and grief know no bounds because Philip was a unique gift from God to humanity that we loved so much.He was a very brave warrior who was never scared of death. 

PHILIP can be proud of the obvious fact that he stood for something while here on earth with us. He was a great Nigeria patriot endowed it's nostalgic memory there in, he never shied away from any difficult national issue or task and he always exhibit uncommon and unparalleled courage in contributing his quotas and always volunteer whenever it mattered most. He so much wanted a better Nigeria for all of us. 

PHILIP had a hugely successful and unblemished career in international business and he used his talent to make a huge difference wherever he found himself, giving many Nigerian and non-Nigerian a strong voice to be proud of.  I know it is never about how long one lives but  how well  and I do believe that while it is good to have an end to the journey, this one gone so soon. 


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal, although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory of Philip help comfort us tomorrow. I commensurate with his immediate family, loving wife and beautiful children Philip left behind and pray fervently that God in his infinitive mercy grant them fortitude and strength to carry on. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.And as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heaven. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, you will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.You don't get over it, you just get through it.You don't get by it, because you can't get around it.It doesn't get better; it just gets different.  

Everyday....…
Grief puts on a new face. You will be missed.  

 Adieu Ile-Ife Patriot!!!   
 
Adieu Good Soldier!!! 
 

DEATH CANNOT KILL WHAT NEVER DIES.

Posted by Charlotte Yo on October 14, 2019
Were can I start ? my hearts bleeding Dr philip my children and I cannot believe it.my first daughter called today she was trying to speak to you the phone wasn't going through she then tried to Google the surgery to check the number what she found out was shocking she called me in chears she couldn't believe we drove to the surgery and find out it is actually true .God why ? Doctor you were more than a doctor to my family .words cannot describe what I'm feeling and the moment. Rest in perfect peace Doctor .
Posted by Prince Olubuse Omisore on September 8, 2019
Where can I start? More than forty five years ago, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Ademola Ijiyode and Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola through my late brother Bisiriyu Babatunde Lawal. These three people were great human beings. They were good brothers, good friends, and very dear to me. From time to time they would visit me at 136 Iremo Road, Ile-Ife, mornings and evenings. I was sad when Bisi left this world, it was unbelievable when Demola departed and now Philip is gone... well, I can't query the creator. My heartfelt condolences goes to the family, especially Taiwo and the children. Good night Phillip. O digba o se!
Signed,
Olubuse III
Posted by Moradeke Joaquim on September 6, 2019
My husband and I just got to know today after several attempts to contact you and he went to your surgery to see the notice at the entrance. You were too good to depart so early, oh God. Your words of advice are always ringing in my head. Dr Abiola, may your soul rest in peace! May God keep the family you left behind. Till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Lara Ogunwusi-Ayegbusi on April 29, 2019
It’s extremely hard to be here and typing this. It is still hard to believe that Dr Abiola is gone. Brother Phillip as he’s fondly called has been part of the Ogunwusi family for the longest time. I knew him through my late cousin, Dr Ademola Ijiyode. Both were extremely brilliant and pace setters. They will push you to perfection until you cannot be pushed any longer. He was there for me when I was fighting for my life back in 2012, and never left until I could stand on both feet. I am happy for you, not because you had raised good children, been the best husband ever, the greatest uncle anyone could dream of, but because you are in a better place. We will surely miss you but we know that God loves you the most! Rest on bro! Say hello to your brother, Demola and Bisi!!
Posted by Banjo Duduyemi on April 29, 2019
Again & again, the question kept on coming as why??? I found no answer & I say again, can we query the Alpha & Omega???. Philip, we shared this Chemistry in our youth days full of vigour & can do spirit against all odds. You were thorough bred tacticians, full of surprises. Having workable answers to virtually all issues. Sleep on Jolly good friend, till we meet to part no more. Your legacy of loyalty to family, friends & our community lives after you. Filipi, o digba, o d'oju Ala. 
-Banjo Duduyemi
Posted by Steve Ishmael on April 28, 2019
May the almighty God grant your departed soul solace. From all information i have read about you. You are a good man and good men usually rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God continue to comfort your family and friends. I have no doubt you are heaven bound. I hope we get to know each other in Heaven
Posted by Marc Clegg on April 14, 2019
Such sad news to hear about Dr Abiola passing away.It was an honour to know him not only as his patient for many years but also as a true gentleman for which he was.You will be missed by so many people and you will never be forgotten.
Posted by Felicia Opare on April 12, 2019
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Posted by Taiwo Fasoranti on April 12, 2019
Shocking to hear this, PI was a friend and senior colleague in Ile Ife. We played soccer as medical students, he was a competitor and classy fellow.
Death is a necessary end , may you rest in PEACE PI, Condolences to all .
Posted by Adekunle Ogunleye on March 27, 2019
With sadness got the message. I am still in shock that he is no longer with us. I thank God for your life. Your caring and very supportive. I sending my condolences to the family and friends. The Lord comfort the family and friends. He rest in peace with the Lord, Amen.
Posted by V. Olatunji on March 18, 2019
I have not known that I would write a such tribute for Pastor Abiola. Your death was a real shocked to me and my family. Your statement from time to time in the church was " Me Philip Iyiola Abiola I want to end it well. I don't know about you but me I will end it well ". Surely, your statement came to past. You left the church member broken hearted but I know the church of God will match on because that was always your desires. I pray God will comfort and uphold your wife, children and all your love ones. Continue to rest at the blossom of Jesus Christ till we meet again Pastor Abiola. Good Night. Elder & Mrs Olatunji - CAC Great Britain HQ.
Posted by Prince Adeyemi Adedeji on March 15, 2019
Dr PI was a great Uncle. A reliable and dependable egbon. The last time we met was at the coronation of Ooni and in his usual character he wanted me and my cousin to be with him after taken selfie together. I promised to check on him whenever I am in London but unfortunately you had gone to eternal rest.
Dr PI left too early that he could not even say good bye.
I pray that God will give our entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of ur untimely death.
Posted by AJOKE Omisore- Bamigboye on March 8, 2019
Words cannot describe my feelings when i read about Dr Phillip Abiola,s demise on Ife Legacy Forum.Dr Abiola was a very gentle man,gone too soon,who are we to query God.Will not forget your kind words of comfort when i lost my Mum in 2008.My Sincere Condolences goes to Taiwo,Bolade and Siblings,May God grant them the strength to carry on ijmn.Rest in Perfect Peace Dr P I.Forever in our hearts.
Posted by Felicia Opare on March 6, 2019
Dear Mrs Abiola & Family l send you the sympathy wishes and condolences on the death of your beloved husband and father.
It hurts me a lot hearing the new of the sudden death. I pray to the Lord to give you strength
Posted by Modupe Ojo on March 5, 2019
It was unbelievable when I received the text from a friend about your death. I was in shock. Why so soon?
God sent you to East London in 2003, to safe my life. I will never forget your first word when I entered your office, since then I hold you close to my heart as a man down to earth. A man that has the qualities of a doctor.
By you I got the correct diagnosis and was place on the right treatment.
You are not just my doctor, but my Spiritual Father, my mentor, my marriage councillor and pillars of support in many other ways.
You are simply the best. Indeed you are a great inspiration to many people.
You gone too soon, but your sweet memories lingers on.
Sleep in the Lord my Spiritual Father.
May the Lord comfort your wife and children.
Safe in the arms of Jesus
Safe on His gentle breast
There by His love o'ershaded
Sweetly your soul shall rest.
RIP Dr PI Abiola
Posted by Hon Taye Saliu Oyewale on March 3, 2019
RIP DR PI
Gone so soon Dr PI may your soul rest in perfect peace . I will forever miss you not been with us again .Your absent will be greatly missed here on the Earth . I flash back our good time together as teenagers back then in  ile ife Oluorogbo ,we all grew up as a sibling.Till this time it was still a surprise that you gone . we your friends and family never enfsiage that your time will come to an end soon like this ,its difficult to realise that you are not with us again.Tears role down my eyes.
Dr PI goodnight . Odarinako,o tun doju  ala .sunreoo. phillip iyiola Abiola omo baba oni buredi .
Posted by Kehinde Stephen Awoyele on March 2, 2019
Your death hit me like a sledgehammer 'cos i couldn't phantom the fact that you're unwell and more saddening, you were gone so soon and never to be again in this physical realm. Phillip you were never sickly! We had this humble beginning in self struggle @ home in Ile-Ife with no one except God to lean on, we supported each other as true and loyal friends with no ideas of what the future holds as teenage home boys, yet as gangs we moved on boisterously and confidently as soul mates. Even in the choice of our wives, each influenced the other to make a choice. To whom am i going relate in our self made Pact/cocoon of the late 70s, 80s 90s and even now? Here i am almost alone as death took you all one after the other. I'll take solace in the fact that death is a necessary end and it'll come when it'll come. My solace also lies in the fact that you profess modesty, good deeds and the virtue of intergrity which you have enormously bestowed on your generation. You lived a Christian life worthy of emulation! Adieu my bossom friend. Fillipi sun re o! Engr Kehinde Stephen Awoyele aka Ken Steve
Posted by Marta Sochanska on February 28, 2019
my favorite doctor, friend, helpful person in strange situations ..... this morning I wanted to arrange a visit and the news of his death destroyed my peace. I'm going to work with tears! rest in peace my doctor!!!
Posted by Wale Adeyemo on February 28, 2019
The deep pain that we are all experiencing at the passing of our beloved brother, PI, arises from the feeling that there is in this awesome brother, something which is inexpressible, precious and unique, and is, therefore, absolutely, painfully and irretrievably lost. The Lord giveth and taketh, PI, I bless the name of the Lord for the privilege of knowing you since 1974, and may His Holy Name be praised. You were an embodiment of peace and love, a perfect gentleman, husband, father, friend, brother, humanitarian and physician extraordinaire. Words fail to express how much you mean to us and how heavy our hearts are presently, but to live in the heart of those who love you is not to die…..continue to rest in His bosom my good brother. May the good Lord comfort and strengthen your lovely wife and children. [RIP Demola & Bola]
Posted by Seun Jegede on February 27, 2019
I Received the sad news at Lord Lister with so much Tears. I usually call you MyDaddy not My Doctor. You are more of a spiritual Dad to me apart from being my family GP. Your amazing fatherly care will forever be remembered. I don't even know if Lord Lister health centre can ever have some one so dedicated as you to replace You My doctor. I pray Almighty God Comfort Your wife and wonderful strong Children. May God Grant you Eternal Rest. Till we met in Heaven daddy Abiola Phillips Rest on☹☹
Posted by Leke Ijiyode on February 26, 2019
Bros Phillip was my mentor, big brother, adviser and preceptor and a big role model to me. I'm short of words to describe this huge loss. Little did I know that the last time we'll see was after my mom's funeral at the hotel in Ife. Thank God we spent that time together even though it was very brief. We have a lost a gem in Ife and in our family.
Continue to rest in peace my brother and I believe you are hanging out over there now in heaven with your bossom friend- my blood brother- Dr. Ademola Ijiyode.
RIP Doc.
Posted by Lola Labo on February 26, 2019
I am still in shock that he is no longer with us. May the Lord be with his immediate family and friends during this difficult time. May he find peace with the Lord, amen.
Posted by Dr.Akin Awofolaju on February 25, 2019
True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart amiss, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart. P.I will never die in our hearts. I'd always thought we'd be remained friend forever.We 'll forever but just got a lot shorter than I expected. The comfort of having a good friend may be taken away today, but not that of having had one like you. Sweet memories linger on.... Sleep well in the lord my dear friend. Adieu!! So long!!!!       Akin Awofolaju, PhD

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Posted by Charlotte Yo on October 14, 2019
Were can I start ? my hearts bleeding Dr philip my children and I cannot believe it.my first daughter called today she was trying to speak to you the phone wasn't going through she then tried to Google the surgery to check the number what she found out was shocking she called me in chears she couldn't believe we drove to the surgery and find out it is actually true .God why ? Doctor you were more than a doctor to my family .words cannot describe what I'm feeling and the moment. Rest in perfect peace Doctor .
Posted by Prince Olubuse Omisore on September 8, 2019
Where can I start? More than forty five years ago, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Ademola Ijiyode and Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola through my late brother Bisiriyu Babatunde Lawal. These three people were great human beings. They were good brothers, good friends, and very dear to me. From time to time they would visit me at 136 Iremo Road, Ile-Ife, mornings and evenings. I was sad when Bisi left this world, it was unbelievable when Demola departed and now Philip is gone... well, I can't query the creator. My heartfelt condolences goes to the family, especially Taiwo and the children. Good night Phillip. O digba o se!
Signed,
Olubuse III
Posted by Moradeke Joaquim on September 6, 2019
My husband and I just got to know today after several attempts to contact you and he went to your surgery to see the notice at the entrance. You were too good to depart so early, oh God. Your words of advice are always ringing in my head. Dr Abiola, may your soul rest in peace! May God keep the family you left behind. Till we meet to part no more.
his Life

  • General Practitioner

    Lord Lister Health Centre 
    2003 – Present 16 yearsLondon, United Kingdom
  • Macmillan GP 

    Macmillan Cancer Trust
  • Clinical lead for Cancer 

    NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group
    2003 – Present 16 yearsLondon, United Kingdom
  • Medical Director

    Femta Medical Services Limited
    2004 – Present 15 yearsLondon, United Kingdom
    • MRCP

      1999 – Present 20 yearsLondon, United Kingdom
    • MRCP

      1999 – Present 20 yearsUnited Kingdom
    • Diploma in Geriatric Medicine 

      1996 – Present 23 yearsLondon, United Kingdom
  • MRCGP

    Royal College of General Practitioners
    2011 – Present 8 yearsUnited Kingdom
  • General Physician

    NHS
    February 1992 –  March 2000 8 years 2 monthsUnited KingdomPrior to becoming a GP, I worked across many hospitals in the United Kingdom up to Senior Registrar level in Internal Medicine. These included Kings college Hospital London, St Thomas's Hospital London, King George Hospital London, Dudley Hospital Birmingham, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Kingston Hospital Surrey. 

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Shared by Dr.Akin Awofolaju on September 7, 2019
Today on Sept.5th would have been another birthday celebration but you are gone but you will be remembered forever. Death can never kill what never dies. The memories of knowing you linger on. Sunre o. 

Dr Phillip Abiola talks candidly about the recent ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign

Shared by Dr.Akin Awofolaju on February 25, 2019

http://africanvoiceonline.co.uk/dr-phillip-abiola-talks-candidly-recent-clear-cancer-campaign/


Dr Phillip Abiola talks candidly about the recent ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign

Dr Phillip Abiola is a Macmillan GP and the clinical cancer lead in Newham CCG. He has been a GP, working in London, for 16 years and is passionate about promoting early diagnosis and cancer screening as well as raising awareness of cardiovascular diseases in the black community including regular appearances as a media medic on African Caribbean TV. 

Dr. Philip Abiola

Tell us about Public Health England’s most recent Be Clear on Cancer campaign
The current campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are key symptoms of lung cancer, heart disease and lung disease which cause more than 150,000 deaths in England each year. We really want to encourage people with either of these symptoms to visit their GP without delay, as earlier diagnosis makes the conditions more treatable.