Let the memory of Abdul-Jamal be with us forever
  • 17 years old
  • Born on March 7, 1998 in London, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on July 12, 2015 in British Columbia, Canada.

Abdul-Jamal Ottun, 17, born on 7th March 1998, passed away on 12th July 2015, whilst swimming with friends in the Shawnigan lake during a WCGS school rugby tour in the Vancouver Island in Canada.

The CTV and ITV News reports account his passing can be found in the Video Section of the Gallery .

Jamal achieved the following AS-Results in the Academic Year 2014-2015:

Government and Politics: A (2nd best in his year) 
History: A 
Maths: B (4 UMS marks off an A) 
Economics: C

Jamal always pushed himself to do the best that he possibly could, shown in his brilliant AS-Level results. 

He is survived by his loving and devoted family: 
parents -Dapo and Lolade, and two sisters, Zainab and Rahmat. 


May his soul rest in Paradise and perfect peace, Insha'Allah. 

This memorial website has been created as a place for all of Jamal's loved ones to share memories, photos, video and messages with everyone.

Jamal was a beautiful soul and an immensely loved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, friend and student. Through this website we will ensure that his memory will live on forever. 

Feel free to share your own thoughts and memories of him. 




 

Posted by Laboni Zakaria on 15th July 2018
Thinking of you Lola and the whole family. Sending you so much love - Laboni xxx
Posted by Ona Fadayomi on 14th July 2018
May God continue to uphold and embrace the Ottun family with His everlasting love. Jamal you will forever live in our hearts. Lots of love xxxxx
Posted by Clare Shillito on 13th July 2018
Thinking of you all during this particularly hard time. All my love Clare Shillito Xxxxxx
Posted by Iyabo Afodunrinbi on 13th July 2018
God be with your family and console them all the time
Posted by Tinuke Bakrin-Ottun on 12th July 2018
“Jams.....!” Oh, how we all miss and love you, still.... It is well... “We tenk God.”
Posted by Bunmi Akinmade on 12th July 2018
May God keep watching over your mum, dad , sisters and family, Jamal. I pray He keeps giving them the strength and being the comfort they need each day as they learn to navigate this journey called life without you . Continue to rest in peace
Posted by Yemi Olubajo on 12th July 2018
Thinking of you Abdul Jamal and all of the family today. May almighty Allah continue to uphold all and May your soul continue to rest in Allah's perfect light
Posted by Hidayah Kadri on 12th July 2018
On this day we remember you and the family as always. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. There are not many words that can convey our feelings on days like this. Stay strong everyone, and Jamal ... till we meet to part no more. Love and duas.
Posted by Kike Akinyemi on 12th July 2018
Oga O. I really can't believe it has been 3 years already. Jamal, you will be in our hearts, forever. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord and watch over your family with all the Angels. May our Good Lord Bless you and rest your soul. Amen!
Posted by Subulola Fashina on 12th July 2018
3years already???? Hmmm, I first want to thank God for comforting and upholding your parents and siblings to be able to bear your painful loss. May God continue to be with them and be their stronghold and comfort them. Jamal, May your gentle and beautiful soul continue to Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Rest on son.
Posted by Brenda LAWSON on 12th July 2018
My message is for Lola and all Jamal's family. You are special to have come this far. I truly understand your pain, your suffering. I have become connected to you family Lola, especially to Jamal for maybe all the wrong reasons. You know the reason why. Somehow, somewhere I truly believe Jamal and Jessica will be together. Their smiles, fun and laughter outshining the brightest of stars. Remember a mothers love is unconditional and forever entwined. Jamal is always close to you Lola. Love always Bx
Posted by Babafunso Adeyemi on 12th July 2018
Jams 3 years just like that. I miss you so so much. Still can’t believe you are gone bro. I keep thanking God for your short life. Thank God for bringing you into my life. May God bless your dad, mum and siblings. Amen.
Posted by Bunmi Akinmade on 12th July 2018
Continue to rest in peace Jamal. Three years on, hmmmmm, three years today when the shattering news reached us. You are sorely missed. Sun re o.
Posted by Jan Barclay on 19th March 2018
How often you come into my thoughts Jamal, as do your family. Such a tragic tragic loss to this world! My love and thoughts always to your family. Rest in peace shining down on us, forever missed! Xxxxxxx
Posted by Sentamu Trevor on 7th March 2018
Happy Birthday Jamal. I hope you partying up there in heaven. Rest in Peace. I shall be praying for your family.
Posted by Ona Fadayomi on 7th March 2018
Dear Jamal, Happy Birthday, Rest in the Blossom of Our Lord. Forever in our minds. Lot of Love.....
Posted by Tokunbo Adeyemi on 7th March 2018
Happy birthday, Jamal. I miss you loads and continue to rest in peace
Posted by Subulola Fashina on 7th March 2018
Continue to Rest In Peace Jamal, May God bless the family you left behind. Rest on son
Posted by Charlotte Okparaeke on 7th March 2018
Thinking of you on your birthday Jamal. You live on, forever young, in so many hearts. Much love to your family xx
Posted by Nancy Walter on 7th March 2018
Happy Birthday Jamal! Forever in my heart and thoughts. I think of you almost everyday and you're dearly missed. Hope you're having a party up there and playing a little bit of More Life! Keep shining on me x
Posted by Farouk Olubajo on 7th March 2018
Happy Birthday Jamal. You remain in our hearts. Forever. Sleep well little brother. I love you.
Posted by Funso Adeyemi on 7th March 2018
Jamal happy birthday bro. I miss you so so much. I came across some pictures when you visited us in Aberdeen and can’t believe you are gone. I miss talking football with you and the banter we have with your dad. I am always here for him bro so don’t worry he is staying strong. Till we meet again bro.
Posted by Yemi Olubajo on 7th March 2018
May your beautiful soul continue to rest in the perfect illumination of Allah. Thinking of all the family today and always
Posted by Yemi Olubajo on 7th March 2018
May your beautiful soul continue to rest in the perfect illumination of Allah. Thinking of all the family today and always
Posted by Bunmi Akinmade on 7th March 2018
Happy posthumous birthday to you Jamal. So often you come to mind when I drive past WCGS .
Posted by Adam Panayi on 8th February 2018
Thinking of you at this time my man, especially considering everything. I hope you continue to rest easy. Much love bro x
Posted by Nancy Walter on 14th July 2017
Thinking of you always, in particular over these last few days. You are so sorely missed and I was so blessed to have known you. I do miss talking about new music with you. I am sure you are loving listening to More Life as you watch over us all. Keep watching over me. God bless. "Pray the real live forever man" xx
Posted by Ona Fadayomi on 14th July 2017
Jamal you will never be forgotten. I pray for continuous strength for your amazing family. Lots of Love Ona
Posted by Hidayah Kadri on 13th July 2017
We remember today and always our dearest Jamal. Difficult to find the right words atimes, but the life you led means you remain fresh in our memories. May Allah's mercy continue to be with you. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Clare Shillito on 13th July 2017
You'll never be forgotten. Sending all the family my thoughts. Xx
Posted by Tokunbo Adeyemi on 12th July 2017
Continue to rest in peace, Jamal
Posted by Yemi Okoruwa on 12th July 2017
May Jamal's soul continue to rest In peace! I pray for your siblings, parents and loved ones for healing and may God fill the vacuum your passing away has left. You are missed every passing day
Posted by Yemi Olubajo on 12th July 2017
Dearest AbdulJamal. May you continue to rest in perfect peace We love and remember you always
Posted by Funso Adeyemi on 12th July 2017
Jamal still can't believe you are gone. Hurts so bad and some days are better than others. I keep praying for you son. I miss you like crazy. Rest in peace my boy. Love you with all of my heart.
Posted by Abimbola Adeyosoye on 12th July 2017
Jamal always on our minds RIP
Posted by Charlotte Okparaeke on 12th July 2017
Could never forget Jamal. A loss so hard to take.... Lots of love to all the family, Stay strong. Thinking of you today xxxx
Posted by Titilola Duro-Prize on 12th July 2017
Trying still to come with fact that you have passed on to glory, you are surely missed by all of us. Rest on beloved till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Lola Adeyosoye on 12th July 2017
Jamal it has been 2 Years you left this world, the pain of loosing someone as dear as you, only God can soothe the pain . You are resting in the blossom of the Lord . Sun re O Bimbo & Lola Adeyosoye
Posted by Bunmi Akinmade on 12th July 2017
Why your wings had to be ready so young in life, Jamal, still confounds us. Your wings were ready, our hearts were not. Sleep well as you sleep on. Sorely missed.
Posted by Kike Akinyemi on 11th July 2017
With a heavy heart as always at this time of the year Jamal, you are forever missed and will always have a special place in our hearts. Heaven has gained an Angel, continue to rest with all the Angels. We love you but God loves you more. Dear God please continue to shine perpetual light on Jamal and watch over the family he left behind. Sleep well and sleep tight. Sun Re O
Posted by Tinuke Bakrin-Ottun on 5th July 2017
Just thought of you now, as always. Trust u are sleeping easy.... I miss you more everyday and nope, it ain't getting any better like they said it would. Time has not healed this particular wound....
Posted by Clare Shillito on 24th May 2017
Jamal I've lit a candle for you just now to remember how amazing you were. You filled our lives with joy and fun so intuitive at 7-how? From the earliest of days it was so clear that you would go on and do great things. Grab the world with both hands and off you'd go so confident you were, no fear. Your smile Your mind Your heart Your courage... all still live on because we will never forget. RIP xxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Abigail Gibbs on 26th April 2017
Ah Jammy, I thought it would get easier but it really doesn't. Missing you more and more each day. I have so much to tell you and have been through so much where I have needed your advice. I hope I'm doing you proud and that we all are. I hope you're resting well Jamal. Missing my best friend and the jokes we used to share. Sleep in beautiful peace Angel x
Posted by Ona Fadayomi on 8th March 2017
Dear Jamal Happy 19th Birthday, forever remembered. Continue to rest in peace. Looking through snap videos of your life and am thrilled you indeed knew how to live life in full, it always brings smiles to my face oh what an awesome person you were. Forever missed but we would hold on to the sweet memories you left behind. Continue to rest in the bosom of Our God❤️
Posted by Hidayah Kadri on 7th March 2017
It's your birthday today and we remember you today as always. Seeing the stage performances reminded us of the many joys you brought everyone. The many acts you would do and how much fun you had. We love you, and your family really miss you, but Allah loves you more. Jamal, We know you are at peace with your Lord. You've only gone ahead of us all in the journey of life. We pray for strength for your family, that they remain strong and hold in together for your beautiful memory. Amin
Posted by Adam Panayi on 7th March 2017
Happy birthday Jammy. I hope you continue to rest peacefully under God's eye. Still doesn't quite feel real. Promise to visit soon. Enjoy your 19th up in heaven bro, I miss you x
Posted by Yemi Olubajo on 7th March 2017
Continue to rest in Peace Dearest Abdul- Jamal, remembering you today as always.
Posted by Tope Imevbore on 7th March 2017
Jamal you are forever in our hearts. Please continue to look over the loved ones you left behind. I pray you continue to rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Yemi Okoruwa on 7th March 2017
There's no passing day I don't think of you, Jamal Continue to watch over all your loved ones, especially your mum! Happy posthumous birthday Continue to rest in peace
Posted by Kike Akinyemi on 7th March 2017
A happy posthumous birthday to you. Continue to rest in the bosom of God and may he always shine perpetual light on you. Sun re O

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