ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Frederick Robbin-Coker, 53 years old, born on September 28, 1967, and passed away on June 8, 2021. We will remember him forever.

Recorded funeral service and burial on Thursday, 15th July 2021 -10.30am
Trinity Chapel, The Discovery Centre,Jenkins Lane, London, IG11 0AD
View via link below  
https://youtu.be/aHR43sD_RMA


                                            
Posted by Hatib Taylor on June 9, 2022
Had been adding some 80s rap to my music library on my iPhone yesterday and then shortly after, I saw the notifications in my email re Sowande's anniversary. Strange coincidence :) Will always think of Sowande when i hear particular songs.

Rest in Peace Sowande
Posted by Ngaio Goll on June 9, 2022
RIP Fred
Gods comfort to your ; Mum, Olayinka, Sade, Kemi, family & friends.
John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Amen

Posted by Vitella Thompson on June 8, 2022
My days, it’s been a whole year. How time flies! Pericles once said ”What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others,”.
You live on in our hearts my boo and that’s what counts. Sleep and take your rest till we meet again.
Posted by Kemi CT on June 8, 2022
My wonderful, beautiful, bright Uncle Fred. Miss you a lot. You’ve done well. Proud of you forever. Wish we’d had more time. Rest in perfect peace. ♥️

With a year gone by it’s still painful when I really think of the one we’ve lost. But still, I find myself smiling at the things you’ve said and the parts of you that I see in myself. Those parts I’m very grateful for because they remind me of you. I love you. I miss you.
Kemi (your twin) ♥️
Posted by Sade Cline-Thomas on June 8, 2022
My dear Uncle Fred, it's been a year since you've been gone and it still feels like a dream. I miss your warmth and sense of humour and i wish you got to meet my daughter Isabella But God knows best and I'm so grateful for how far you came in your final moments with us. Love always, your neice,
Sade xx
Posted by Arthur Rowe on April 26, 2022
Fredrick was my neighbour in Whitechapel, but a true neighbour in a spiritual sense.
He was a loyal, loving, kind and gentle ‘giant’.
I will always remember what Fred taught me about life and the world we live in.
Such a wise and knowledgeable friend.
I suffered from similar health issues to Fred and now, in recovery, work for UCL helping those who suffer from mental health issues.
Fred was an instrumental person in my life. A strong, courageous and giving man.
I loved him so much and may his kind spirit live in in our hearts.
Posted by Lindsay Johnson on October 25, 2021
Thank you for being there for me and protecting and looking after me like a son.

That meant the world to me and will never be forgotten.

You will always have a special place in my heart.

RIP forever.

One Love.

Daniel Alexander
Posted by Ngaio Goll on October 1, 2021
Fred you would have just celebrated your birthday with Olayinka and your nieces. They sorely miss you. RIP. N Goll
Posted by Aimee-Hazel Davies on September 30, 2021
You will have turned 54 today. Continue to rest in peace dear cousin. Love you and miss you dearly.
Posted by Olayinka Toyin on September 22, 2021
My sincere condolence to all Hos Family and Friends. May He Rest In Peace with God’s Mercy. Sis Yinka thanks for all the support when l lost My Mothet, God knows why all this happens .
Posted by George Caulker on September 2, 2021

My dearest Olayinka. Our heart felt condolences to you and the entire Robin-Coker family. Our beloved Sowande was a brother, primary and secondary school friend. Sowande was unique, special, with a warm lovely personality. Sowande would be missed by us all who knew him.

May God comfort and strengthening you during this difficult time of grief. I bid you farewell my brother. Gone too soon.
Posted by Eugenia Campbell on August 31, 2021
Dear Sowande I am so sorry to hear about your passing. My deepest condolences to your sister Olayinka and wider family. You were a lovely school friend at Tower Hill all those years ago, so charming and smart. I have been reminiscing about those fond childhood days; you always had a kind word for my siblings whenever you met them even as adults. These fond memories will live on. Rest in perfect peace and I pray for God's comfort for your family. 
Posted by Magnus Cole on August 20, 2021
Deepest condolences to Olayinka and the Robbin-Coker family. Our good Lord is able and will dry your tears replacing them with joy in your hearts and spirit....Sowande, I was at your send off and it was a fitting farewell to a man of your stature, full of courage and so much love. Take your eternal rest, Fellow Regentonian in Jesus Mighty Name!
Posted by Vickie Mitchell on August 2, 2021
Olayinka sorry for the passing of your brother Sowande. I am still in shock when I asked you how was Sowande doing after not seeing or hearing from you guys for the pass 30+ years. Where do I begin, Sowande was the life of our little group in Banjul. I was always looking forward to your summer visits in Gambia. I would be patiently waiting for you guys to come to Banjul on your summer vacations, sleep was the only thing that separated us. Sowande was happy, a jokestar and a big brother who looked after us. I am still mourning his passing. Sowande may your beautiful soul rest in peace. I wished we had connected sooner.
Posted by Yemis Obasaju on July 30, 2021
My dear sister Olayinka and family. My sincerest condolences for this great loss. Big hugs from me and greater hugs from Jesus as you adjust to life without your brother and uncle. But the faithfulness of Jesus is forevermore for your brother the departed and for you on this side of life. Much love
Posted by Bisola Cole on July 20, 2021
Sowande was an extrovert. He was cherished by those he interacted with. He was kind to a fault, and he also had a good sense of humour. He will be sorely missed, especially by his close family. I pray that he rest safely in the arms of Jesus. 'Sowande always with a broad smile' R I P Amen
Posted by Vitella Thompson on July 16, 2021
Dear Olayinka and family
I am still at a loss for words. Unbelievable! He was such a gentle soul. I remember his genuine smile from cheek to cheek and all of us swimming at the Aqua Club. We had so much fun as teenagers and sadly after that I never saw him again. We loved him so much, but God loves him best. As we believe in the resurrection, we will meet our loved ones again. God will comfort you and your family. It is a process, but He will give you the grace to take each day a step at a time. It is well. Stay blessed and speak soon.
Best wishes
Posted by Valerie Thomas on July 16, 2021
My sympathy to Olayinka and the entire family for the loss of Sowande. Though it's been about 30 years since I last saw Sowande, he was such a dynamic guy who had a way of leaving a mark in one's life. I remember the good old Acqua days in Freetown & the times he'd stop by after school. He was so full of life, mischief and very pleasant.
May you find peace, healing and joy in the many memories you made together. His work is done & our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has called him home. May his soul RIPP. God bless you all!
Posted by Aimee-Hazel Davies on July 14, 2021
When I think of you, the first thing that comes to mind is your smile, your big smile so warm and bright, it lights up the room!

You were always joking and laughing, always happy, full of life and energy.

I remember visiting you in hospital, you were in so much pain and agony yet you had the ability to make everyone laugh around you, including the nurses and doctors.....I use to smile and think to myself, what a selfless individual, how does he do it!

You had exceptional relational skills, you were able to relate with anyone no matter their background or level. Making people feel special and loved came naturally.....you learnt the different languages of the nurses at the hospital and will greet them in their various languages.

When I think of you, I’m reminded of a warm loving, protective cousin that brought joy and comfort to all. You had a way of making one feel close and special, you took me as a sister, called me baby-sis and reminded me that you will always protect me when necessary.

Visiting your house in Kissy Road, I could not help noticing how much people in the neighbourhood loved you. They held you in such high esteem and admired you so much, it felt as though you were a prince!

You were a very special, unique and rare individual and it has been an absolute joy and privilege knowing you and sharing life and space with such an amazing person.

I will always remember you, and hold you dearly in my heart forever.

Rest in peace cousin-brother, rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Sade Cline-Thomas on July 13, 2021
My dear uncle Fred,
I’m so so sad and miss you more than words can but, I’m proud of you and I love you
Love Sade your neice x
Posted by Priscilla Nwikpo on July 12, 2021
Dear Sis Olayinka, my sincerest condolences to you and the family at this time. May the Lord comfort and grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding. I have come to know your brother through the joy with which you speak of him, my prayer is that that joy will always cause you to smile when you think of him. May his soul rest in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God bless.
Much love
Posted by Joy Fraser on July 11, 2021
Dear Sowande, all I can see is your smile, that would disarm anyone. I remember the much younger you and Olayinka spending time at our house and doing drama practice for Kweku's play.... and of course when you stayed with me in Banjul - always the charmer.
Rest in peace dear cousin - safe in the arms of Jesus.
Posted by Pat Otsapa on July 11, 2021
Fred, you are gone but not forgotten. We pray God continues to cocoon, comfort and strengthen your family and friends you have left behind to run our individual races and finish strong.

Thank you Fred for always taking time to engage us in conversations when we visited Olayinka for play dates in primary school. You are one of the handful of people who helped me deal with my fear of spiders then.

Olayinka, Aunty Clementina, Shola and the entire family; God alone strengthen and support you now and always.
Posted by Anisa Kamara on July 10, 2021
Sowande, you will always be in our hearts and our thoughts. Tears will dry but the memories are forever. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Patricia Smith on July 10, 2021
Our thoughts love and prayers are with the entire family at this time. We are standing with you in prayer and fellowship. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding be your guide and refuge, now and for ever more.
Posted by Conrad Cole on July 6, 2021
Sad to say Good bye to a childhood friend. Your memory will forever be in my heart ❤. Sowande will always be remembered for his charm, wit and love for life. Good bye my friend. May God in his mercy grant you his peace and may your soul RIPP.
Posted by Olu Robbin-Coker on July 4, 2021
Always full of life and energy. Smiling and enjoying life. That’s how I remember my cousin. Taken way sooner than I could have ever have imagined. He was ever the protective big cousin. I am grateful for the good times we had together back in Freetown and in London all those years ago. 
Sleep and take your rest.
Posted by Adore S on July 4, 2021
To a beautiful king, your star will keep shining and your memory lives on. Love and comfort to the whole family. XX
Posted by Louis Spring on July 4, 2021
I can still see you smiling, that’s all I can see. A handsome smile full of warmth, light and promise. A smile that says all is well with me and the world, a bright smile. Now you are an angel with a smile to light our paths and to remind us of the hope that is beyond the grave. A smile that says it is well, all is well! Thank you for being you for sharing that smile with the world and touching our souls. We thank God that you came and now He calls you home to His house where there are many rooms, and your smile awaits Love you Bro
Posted by Akintayo Decker on July 2, 2021
Good memories needs something to cling to. To latch on to. Otherwise its just a fleeting moment quickly forgotten.
Memories at Tower Hill and Grammar school had something to latch on to. The Good times , the naughty times and the mischievous escapades.
All came flooding back with a smile like yesterday.

So bra! are know say you don go for now!!!!
What I found comforting for we way lef behen... especially your dear sister is what Job said in Job 14:14-
"If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come."

Yes God don't tell lies! never has ... We do look forward to that day!

Sleep for now !!!!
Olyinka.. do ya stay strong as you celebrate Sowandes life
Posted by Sebina Davies on July 2, 2021
Gone too soon but your memory lives on !!
I was so saddened to hear about your passing, Sowande. I vividly recall you full of energy in your uniform outside Annie Walsh School. You will be sadly missed. May your soul rest in perfect peace and May your family be comforted at this difficult time.
Posted by Celia Goodman on July 2, 2021
Sowande our dear cousin ......
You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts...
Sleep on dear cuz......goodnight dear
Posted by Ronald Williams on July 1, 2021
We are sadden to hear of your passing and as a family we pray that the Good Lord grant you eternal rest.
At this time of grief, may the beautiful old memories fill our minds and draw us close to you.
To the Robin Coker family, do accept our profound commiseration.
From Anna Jarju, Nina, Osseh and Ronald Williams, from The Gambia

Posted by Aziza Rex-Dyfan on July 1, 2021
My darling Sowande, your passing has been very hard to accept. The last time I saw you, you were well and full of life. I have been reminiscing a lot about our times together as a family, your warmth and fierce protection over those you love and your own brand of naughtiness .
I miss you so much and I pray that you arrive safely in the arms of Jesus.
May your soul rest in perfect peace and I KNOW that we will meet again.
Sleep well my darling ❤️
Posted by Yinka Odumesi on July 1, 2021
Sis Olayinka, my sincere condolences to you and your entire family. May the Lord comfort you all. He will be missed but the memories will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Sowande Robbin - Coker. Heaven has gained an Angel
Posted by Patricia Harding on June 30, 2021
My heart goes to my lovely family especially at the loss of my darling cousin who’s gone but never to b forgotten …. I will miss u for all the support u gave to our family especially me u were always there for me n ready to fight whoever wants to mess up with me u were my rock my strength ever ready to b there… I remember u told one of my boyfriend that u will beat him up if he messes with me…. U are fondly loved Sowande…rest well dear cousin n may light perpetual shine on u… To my dear aunt Clementina n cousin Olayinka I want u to know that ure the apple of God’s eyes ure loved take heart God knows best …May he grant u his grace n peace always… knowing that one day we shall meet again in the sweet bye n bye… Rest In Peace cousin… from the Harding family… peace✌️
Posted by Julia Khabiah on June 30, 2021
My dearest friend Olayinka, my sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family. It's been over 30yrs since I last saw your brother. He was such a nice person. I know how it feels to lose a loved one. You will never get over it but have to learn to live with it. This will be achieved with time. For now, you're going to through the mourning process, it 's not an easy road, however, trust in God as he'll see you all through this. Hold on to all the beautiful memories you shared with him.
You're in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Tons of love and hugs ♥️
Posted by John Gordon on June 26, 2021
Thanks for the friendship teenage memories and may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Funke Avotri on June 26, 2021
Sowande it feels like that it was only yesterday that I was welcoming you to the 50s club.
It’s hard to accept that we are now saying good bye to you.
You leave behind the cherished memories of fun and laughter from our childhood days at kortright.
You had so much energy and lots of stories to share.
Rest in peace Coz
Posted by Kweku Fraser on June 26, 2021
Dear Sowande, it was a shock to hear of your passing. We had not seen each other for a while but you were always an unforgettable presence. Your infectious naughty smile could disarm anyone. Rest In Peace dear Cousin.
Posted by Mobola Majekodunmi on June 24, 2021
My condolences. May his soul rest in perfect peace. God comfort you all on every side . Amen
Posted by Logie Yanguba on June 24, 2021
You alway joking and pranks it’s all you do making people feel Love we don’t stop loving we don’t forget we don’t stop hurting but we journey forward living the best that we can we hold those memories in our heart until we’re together again mi friend ‍♂️
Posted by Donald Davies on June 24, 2021
Dearest cousin Olayinka, please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and the family for the loss of your brother Sowande.
During these sad times, knowing what to say to bring you comfort is difficult so I fall back on what has sustained me all my life, the Divine Creator.
May your brother rest in eternal peace inside God's love.

Lots of love Donald, Nicola, Chloe and Sebastian.
Posted by Modupe Williams on June 24, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Olayika and Shola on the passing of your dear brother. Rest assured in the faithfulness and love of our Father in heaven to comfort and console you and to make all things new. Rest in Peace cousin Sowande
Posted by Beatrice Gilpin on June 23, 2021
Fred, you will be missed. Rest in peace my friend. 
Posted by Enid Smith on June 23, 2021
Dear Sister Olayinka, My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother, Sowande. May God grant you comfort, strength, wisdom and peace during this difficult time. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Wilhelmina C on June 23, 2021
My dearest sis, Olayinka, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. May God Almighty comfort and strengthen you all now and the days ahead, 
Rest in peace dear Fred and your memory will leaves on
Posted by Rita Labosette on June 22, 2021
Olayinka, Our sincere condolences to you and the entire Robin-Coker family! I was deeply shocked to hear the death of our dear brother Sowande! I will
Always cherish the fond memories of our childhood! May Gods perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul rest in perfect peace. Sail on… Sail on my dear brother until we meet again…..
Posted by Esther Kamaray on June 22, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Olayinka and family.
We are sending you love and keeping you in prayers.
May God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Psalm 147:3
'He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds'.
Rest in perfect peace Sowande
Posted by Yan Tay on June 21, 2021
Dearest Olayinka, our deepest sympathy to you and the family for the loss of Sowande. I have very fond memories of him always full of energy and mischief. We pray for God’s continued comfort and peace for you all during these difficult times and may his soul rest in perfect peace always.

Hugs and tons of love from Alex, Yande, Finden, Alyand and Findenette ✨
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Posted by Hatib Taylor on June 9, 2022
Had been adding some 80s rap to my music library on my iPhone yesterday and then shortly after, I saw the notifications in my email re Sowande's anniversary. Strange coincidence :) Will always think of Sowande when i hear particular songs.

Rest in Peace Sowande
Posted by Ngaio Goll on June 9, 2022
RIP Fred
Gods comfort to your ; Mum, Olayinka, Sade, Kemi, family & friends.
John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Amen

Posted by Vitella Thompson on June 8, 2022
My days, it’s been a whole year. How time flies! Pericles once said ”What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others,”.
You live on in our hearts my boo and that’s what counts. Sleep and take your rest till we meet again.
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Shared by Vitella Thompson on July 16, 2021
Dear Olayinka and family
I am still at a loss for words. Unbelievable! He was such a gentle soul. I remember his genuine smile from cheek to cheek and all of us swimming at the Aqua Club. We had so much fun as teenagers and sadly after that I never saw him again. We loved him so much, but God loves him best. As we believe in the resurrection, we will meet our loved ones again. God will comfort you and your family. It is a process, but He will give you the grace to take each day a step at a time. It is well. Stay blessed and speak soon.
Best wishes

Shared by Séinya Harleston-Blake on June 20, 2021
Dearest Robbin-Coker family ..I was sad to hear about Sowande. I remember the fond memories of Aqua. You were always fun to be around. May you all be comforted but keep the memories of his life close to your heart. 
With love,
Nyambé