ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eyitayo Kukoyi. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Lammy Ogundare on May 31, 2021
Daddy Kukoyi was a very disciplined, frank and intelligent man. He was pleasant and fun to be around. He was full of humour. He was very loving and caring to everyone around him. He lived a humble and very hospitable life. He loved the Lord, people of God and the things of God. He enjoyed attending church services and I was always excited to see him in church. We would all miss him dearly. Rest on Daddy Kukoyi! May your soul rest in eternal peace. May the Lord comfort and strengthen the family and friends that you left behind. Adieu!

Pastor Mrs. Olamide Ogundare
Posted by Olabisi Ogunbayo on May 29, 2021
Daddy Temitayo passed on peacefully and unexpectedly, thanks be to God. Thank God for a life well spent. You always asked after my children and husband's welfare. You were a disciplinarian, very loving and a man of his words. Whenever I saw you,you were full of life and always discussed your medications with me which you knew very well as well as cracking jokes with me about your darling wife, Ojuolape who is my loving sister and friend. You will be truly missed. Continue to rest in the bossom of your Creator.
Posted by Anike Yemi on May 28, 2021
.....it will be hard to replace your kind soul, sense of humour and heart of gold. Sleep on Ęgbon....rest in heavenly Bliss Baba Rere.
   
      Hon Mrs Adepitan Anike Yemisi and family
Posted by Mercy Adesanya (Funmi Aja... on May 26, 2021
Uncle Tayo was one of the very few heroes I've come across in life. I'll cherish those very beautiful and unforgettable memories of him.

As a child, I always looked forward to our holidays to be spent in their house in Ibadan. He was a real disciplinarian, a no-nonsense uncle. I feared him then but learnt some values from him. Those values have now become part of my strong points. His home was (and still is) a place we could always visit without any protocol and be sure of a warm reception/comfortable stay- we wouldn't leave empty-handed too. How can I forget the pieces of advice and support (financial, material and moral) he gave me while I was in school? Those fun days "under the almond tree" at Abeokuta Sports Club? He was the 'father' who walked me down the aisle on my wedding day. Many more sweet events ....

Farewell, God's soldier; you've fought the good fight & laid down your sword at The Saviour's feet. May He grant your soul eternal rest.

@Aunty Yinka (one of the best women in our family), my prayers are with you. The Lord will comfort and be with you.
@Temitayo, Timileyin & Ireti- the Father of the fatherless will always stand by you.
@Aunty Dupe- the Lord will comfort you.
It is well.
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Posted by Foluke Olusanya on May 26, 2021
I am still speechless. I am really dazed but God knows best. He was full of life the night before. I had the opportunity of introducing all my children to him. We jisted about the days I was in Ojere and I go to visit him at the Abeokuta Sports club's "under the almond tree" section. We spoke about his friends and he was surprised I still remembered some of them by their Nick names: Fehingbale, Afokuta, Mi-Lord etc. I never knew it was the last jist I will be having with him. We laughed all through and he was so full of life.
Then, he was gone by Morning. 

Oh dearest Uncle! Always there for us. We too are missing you. We love you but I guess the Lord loves you most. Even in Death, you still had that smile on your face. Rest in peace Beloved Father.
Posted by Temitayo Taiwo on May 25, 2021
(My Friend Ojuolape's Husband Mr Eyitayo Ayodeji Kukoyi ......)
You were so civilized and loyal. You displayed a high sense of discipline from a worthy background that you came from and I'm so sure and can testify that you impacted your immediate family.
You were so thorough in your dealings with people you deal with people and you always drum it into people hear th City bathroom should I leave Ali with a n e l o p music by Sean McVay, give me wonderful Old Dominion at you do not want to be cut up in any unfruitful deal.
You not perturbed even when the storms of life came in... You held on as a Captain that you were and weathered those storms .You held your head high in all the situations living your life undisturbed with your immediate environment as if you were tailored to pass a massage to us all in all.
I had the privilege of using your home as my 'Safe Haven' for days, weeks and months on end and you were not disturbed with the retinue of friends your Wife brought home . With me you've known me as Oladele Paul Taiwo one of your Student's and one of your GENTLEMAN'S CLUB Member's Big Sister at the Ogun State Polytechnic Abeokuta and not so long after my Friend Ojuolape brought you home as the one she's going to spend the rest of her life with. We all did together in peace and love.
Both of you made your home based on a solid formidable foundation and the good Lord smiled on you. You never doubted your Wife or questioned her at least when I'm Involved even where it takes ONLY COUPLE'S alone to trend only if I refused not to tag along you will be glad to take me with you. You were so proud of me and keep showing me off too. I know why... The First time your Wife heard your name was Eyitayo she fell for you because my name is Temitayo and she told you she's got a Friend who's a pain in the neck. I'm glad you named your First born Temitayo (Smiles ) .....
You've made up your mind to call me Sisi Tayo one of your traits as a very respectful human beings and immediately I started calling you Uncle Tayo which I accorded you the respect which was highly reciprocal between us.
You were highly cerebral and believed in your cause.
Here goes a good Man back peacefully to his maker.WE shall surely miss everything about you!!!
Even the Headmaster Type that you were in our midst!!!
ADIEU OKO OJUOLAPE ...
GOODNIGHT BABA TEMITAYO ....
RIPP UNCLE TAYOOOOOOOOO....
MAY GOD TAKE CARE OF ALL YOU LEFT BEHIND ...
AMEN IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME.
Posted by Christianah Ogunkoya on May 23, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR UNCLE TAYO
Uncle Tayo, I've written this letter to you in present tense because I love to keep the memory of your life and times on. 
It still feels like a dream that you're gone so soon. I know you're already free from the troubles of this side of life, however, I'm pained that you left just at the time I told myself I am now available to visit you regularly as I so desire to.
At the same time, when I remember the good times we shared, it doesn't really feel like you're no more.
Thank you for opening the door of your home through your beautiful wife who could accomodate anyone and "anything".
Thank you for the supportive and cooperative moments during my father's burial ceremony some 30 years ago. Your involvement was the talk of the season that time and it gave us - my siblings and I, some delightful feelings.
Thank you for your commitment and involvement during my wedding some 31 years ago. I remember how you personally drove to Ibadan just to pick me and my wedding cake back to Abeokuta, for the ceremony.
Thank you for a welcoming abode to members of my family.
Thank you for touching our lives positively.
Your memories will forever remain evergreen.
I know that heaven has gained what we lost but when the appointed time comes, one glorious morning, we shall meet on the other side.
Good night Uncle.

Sunmbo Opesanwo-Ogunkoya
Posted by Agbedahunsi Aderonke on May 20, 2021
Eyitayo, you were a fun loving person. An advocate of peace.
With you, there was never a dull moment. . You loved playing with the children when they were growing ( yours and the children of those close to you).
If we had not met, I might not have known my friend, Olayinka, your God- given wife.
A woman with the heart of gold, a dutiful wife, caring mother and a very reliable friend.
You will be missed no doubt Tayo.
Sleep in the bossom of the Almighty
Posted by PETER OPEYEMI on May 20, 2021
Daddy Eyitayo Kukoyi was a man of interesting personality.

As a child I knew him as Daddy with Goodies. Everytime we visited for holidays, it was always a time of plenty parties.
Was always looking forward to it

As a teenager, I knew him as a no-nonsense person (What we needed at the time)

As a Man, I knew him as a very concerned person!!!
He was always asking to know how well you are doing.

We called him Daddy,
His Pals called him The Governor
The rest of the world called him Eyitayo Kukoyi!!

Speaking of which, THE GOVERNOR became an household name on the lips of everyone.

The Governor!!! No doubt, we will miss you.

We love you, God loves you more!!!

Sweet dreams till resurrection!!!
Posted by Faith Okewale on May 19, 2021
My memories with Grandpa are unforgettable. He made my childhood days sweet. I remember always looking forward to seeing him,talking with him and just being around him. He was such a sweet soul. He had this sweet way of calling my name.
I'm sorry I couldn't keep tabs with your family again. Maybe life just happened. Yet I have held and still hold your family in utmost reverence.

He sleeps,I say it with confidence. Hence we would sure see at the resurrection morning.
Posted by Olusanya Emmanuel on May 18, 2021
Daddy, Thank God for a life well spent and the love you showed to me during my younger years where you stood as a father figure. You will forever be remembered for your kind gestures and love. The last time we had a discussion, the night we spent in your home prior to your demise, made me remember the old times we shared together. These memories will I cherish for life!

Adieu Daddy, rest in God's blossom!!!

Adekunbi Omotuke Odewale
Posted by Remi Adenuga on May 18, 2021
The news of your sudden but peaceful passing brought tears to my eyes,a deep pain that can't be put into words.
Another dad gone!!! 

You are and will always be part of my family's story because we are family .

I recall ,with fond memories ,our years as neighbours in Onikolobo:Bunmi ,Temitayo and I running in and out of the flats ,your love for music ( Michael Jackson ).
I never got to tell you were the reason I chose to become an Ophthalmologist.

The Adenugas will miss you dearly .Mummy and your beautiful girls will be fine because God is faithful .

Rest in perfect peace , sir 

P.S: if you bump into Adetoye ,give him a big hug for me

Love,Remi for the Adenuga family
Posted by Adebisi Gamu on May 16, 2021
Tayo, you passed on unexpectedly but peacefully, for which we thank God. Fond memories of you always asking after the children and discussions about the happenings and going-ons in our country. Indeed, ‘to live in the hearts of those we love is not to die’. Your memory lingers as you sleep on. Adieu.
Posted by Olusola John on May 13, 2021
Daddy, you left us to be with the lover of your soul in glory. It was sudden but the legacies of discipline, determination, goodwill you left will remain in our hearts till we see you in glory. We will truly miss you dearly. I can't forget easily the memories of the times we spent together. We love you. Rest in the bossom of the Saviour. Good night sir.
Posted by Yewande Adebiyi on May 13, 2021
I remember your very calm spirit Uncle and your visits in Abeokuta. I remember you cracking jokes with Uncle Bisoye and just having this ease about you. Rest in perfect peace Uncle Tayo.❤
Posted by Tomiwa Ajayi on May 13, 2021
A great light lit ✨for us all, so kind and loving ❤ Uncle always caring for all. He'll surely be missed adieu till we meet on resurrection morning.
Posted by Biola Adebajo on May 13, 2021
Till his old age, Daddy fondly called me "General Ankrah" since I was a little boy. I remember bothering him many times to reveal the story behind the name, but he would rather smile gently and decline. He was a wonderful man, who related with, and cared alot about many of us in the much younger generation, around him. We will miss him and cherish his loving memories forever.
May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
'Abiola Adebajo
Posted by Bodunrin Ogundare on May 12, 2021
Daddy, the last time we spoke, you thanked me for checking up on you in your characteristically respectful way, and asked me how I was coping.

. I remember thinking I needed to çome out and visit , not knowing that this would be our last conversation,

I will definitely miss our discussions, some of them right after Church sermons, seeking clarification on one point, or the other..

I will miss the sense of humour, and some of the statements made about your journey through life.

Daddy Kukoyi shared visions seen without seeing, and expectations based on grace, all of whiçh he will be sharing now with the great cloud of witnesses above.

Today, mortality has been shed, and immortality remains, no more restrictions, no more pain.

We bid you adieu, and say we shall meet again, this time in the presence of the Master. Till then, God rest. God bless.
Posted by Otunba Sunny Ige on May 12, 2021
Rest in peace my Gentle, kind Uncle. I will forever remember u. Ur impact in my life was the solid foundation u laid for me. Rest in blossom of God.
Posted by Kayode Bolarinwa on May 10, 2021

The news of your passing was a rude shock that made me withdraw to a park for some time. While grieving over your death, I reminisced over all the good times we spent together. I remember in particular our many gist and listening to you as you sing along to Obey songs- which we bonded over as you did with my late dad- while I drive on our numerous travels. Good memories of your jokes and teases particularly when with you with your friends at Abeokuta sport club (under the almond tree) still lingers in my thoughts, and your loving sense of hospitality behind seemingly serious face.
Uncle, it is hard to say goodbye but I know you have gone to rest. May God grant aunty and aburos the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and may your soul rest in peace! Amen

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Posted by Lammy Ogundare on May 31, 2021
Daddy Kukoyi was a very disciplined, frank and intelligent man. He was pleasant and fun to be around. He was full of humour. He was very loving and caring to everyone around him. He lived a humble and very hospitable life. He loved the Lord, people of God and the things of God. He enjoyed attending church services and I was always excited to see him in church. We would all miss him dearly. Rest on Daddy Kukoyi! May your soul rest in eternal peace. May the Lord comfort and strengthen the family and friends that you left behind. Adieu!

Pastor Mrs. Olamide Ogundare
Posted by Olabisi Ogunbayo on May 29, 2021
Daddy Temitayo passed on peacefully and unexpectedly, thanks be to God. Thank God for a life well spent. You always asked after my children and husband's welfare. You were a disciplinarian, very loving and a man of his words. Whenever I saw you,you were full of life and always discussed your medications with me which you knew very well as well as cracking jokes with me about your darling wife, Ojuolape who is my loving sister and friend. You will be truly missed. Continue to rest in the bossom of your Creator.
Posted by Anike Yemi on May 28, 2021
.....it will be hard to replace your kind soul, sense of humour and heart of gold. Sleep on Ęgbon....rest in heavenly Bliss Baba Rere.
   
      Hon Mrs Adepitan Anike Yemisi and family
his Life

Biography of Eyitayo Ayodeji Kukoyi

Mr. Eyitayo Ayodeji Kukoyi was born on April 16, 1949 in the present Oyo State of Nigeria. His father, Papa Ezekiel Ayodele Kukoyi was fondly called Pa Ajanlekoko and Mother, Mama Sarian Lydia Adedoyin Kukoyi, both of blessed memory. His father of Ojowo, Ijebu Igbo owned a reputable printing press (Ajanlekoko Printing Press) on Kukoyi street Ososami, Ibadan. His Mother, Lydia Adedoyin Kukoyi nee Osibanjo of Atikori, Ijebu Igbo, a businesswoman at Agbeni market Ibadan. Eyitayo’s parents were both of Christian faith and born of Christian parents.
As the first child of the family, Eyitayo showed early signs of love and responsibility with the way he dealt with his siblings, cousins and family friends. The bond remained strong until he passed unto glory. These traits remained with him into adulthood and accounted for the unity that existed in the family. He was quiet, well behaved, his best friend in his early childhood was Bisoye Okubanjo who went to be with the lord before him, this loss really weighed him down.
EDUCATION BACKGROUND:
Eyitayo attended Methodist School 1, Oke-Ado for his Primary school education between 1955 and 1960. After successfully completing the Primary school education, he proceeded to Awe High School, Awe near Oyo. He later transferred to Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo where he passed the West African School Certificate in flying colours. Eyitayo’s excellent performance enabled him to gain admission to Ijebu-Ode Grammar School for the Higher School Certificate Course. He also passed the HSC Exam after two years of rigorous studies. His yearning for higher education further took him to the then University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University. He graduated in the year 1972 with 2nd Class Upper division. Eyitayo was still not satisfied with the level of his academic achievement, which made him seek admission to the University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA 1976. This was after working at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan for about three and a half years. At the University of Minnesota, he pursued the Master's degree in Food Science and Technology and did really well.
On May 28th, 1978, after returning to Nigeria, Eyitayo got employed at Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology. He functioned as the Head of the Department till March 16, 1988. Before his exit from the polytechnic, his life's story cannot be complete without mentioning the fact that he ventured into Business of farming and also painting, through which he became a major Distributor of Chemical and Allied products in the State and also Askar paints.
MARITAL LIFE:
Handsome Eyitayo bumped into beautiful Olayinka (Nee Ladapo), one Friday afternoon at wedding / engagement ceremony in 1979 at Ijebu Igbo, where Olayinka had accompanied a blossom friend of hers and a cousin of Eyitayo, Ayodele Martins ( Nee Adaramaja) of blessed memory. Eyitayo and Olayinka got married later on the 26th of September, 1981. The marriage is blessed to the glory of God, with three girls he loved with passion Temitayo, Oluwatimilehin and Iretimipo. Always advising them, caring and educating them. He combined intelligence, honesty, integrity, fairness, truthfulness and the fear of God amongst many traits. His end came suddenly when he went to rest at God's appointed time in the early hours of Friday, the 23rd of April, a week after his 72nd birthday. 

Eyitayo is to God's glory survived by his wife Olayinka Kukoyi, children, son in law, grandchildren, siblings: Mrs Dupe John Darlington, Mr Tope Kukoyi, Segun, Sesan, Bayo and Tunrayo Kukoyi, cousins too numerous to mention, nephews, nieces and larger family and friends. 

May the Good Lord accept his soul.
Adieu Eyitayo, Ba Temitayo.
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