ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mr Olanrewaju Gbadamosi, who passed away on 2nd March 2021. 

We will remember him forever and will surely miss him for all the great things he was on earth. 

Rest in eternal peace dad ❤️. 
Posted by Zee Ligali on April 1, 2021
Our reconnection actually started a few years ago. Interesting moments I shared with my Uncle. Popularly called London Man. Such a bustling personality he had. Extended family bond, he sought to hold.

Yes he was proud of his kids. I trust they'll be able to fit into his shoes. To his kids, I pray that Allah grants y'all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

To the rest of the family, please hold strong.


His niece,
Zaynab Ligali
Posted by Ronke AjomalePensioner on April 1, 2021
May Uncle Lanre soul rest in peace. My condolence goes to everyone of us. Uncle Lanre Good night!
Posted by Bunmi Fashakin on March 31, 2021
Big Bro, I cannot believed you are gone
5 years ago, I met you at Waltham forest council where we worked together. You took me as younger sister and i called you Mr Larry (Big Bro). You strode into the office nattily dressed , I always chuckled when you arrived at the office with your swaggering moves to the point that that we gave you the nickname (Swaggermosi). You used to give me a lift where you urged to drop me in the middle of A406 because i called you swaggermosi. We were still in contact even when I left the organisation.

Our occasional 6am trip to Billingate market with your swag cap on and your love for seafood are remarkable. The way you grabbed live lobster & crab at the market with your hands i just ran, then i hear you say when i get home I'm gonna cook it to eat. I Just shook my head feeling sorry for the poor lobster & crabs. 

You were such a loving and considerate soul constantly assisting & helping people in need.
You loved travelling and Naija is ever on your top list because its just lively as you. Never a dull moment with Mr Larry.

Lastly your greatest accomplishment are your children, I have not seen anyone who speaks highly of their children like you do. You were very proud and happy at what your children had accomplished in life and you loved them so much including the grandchildren. Your eyes lit up when you talk about your grandpa duties. Am very sure your children knows how much you loved them and they will continue with the legacy you left behind.

My condolences to the family and May God Almighty continue to comfort you in such a difficult time. Till we meet again rest in peace my Big Bro (Mr Larry).  

Your sister
B
Posted by Adeyemi Femi on March 30, 2021
This is so painful to hear about the Lost of our great father,the news of ur death shock us but God knows better than we do, word can't describe how we miss u sir we pray that almighty God accept your gentle soul we love you but God loves u more may ur soul rest in perfect peace Amen good bye sir.
Posted by Grace Bobga on March 30, 2021
"And I heard a voice from Heaven saying, write this down:"Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes says the Spirit., they are blessed indeed, fir they will rest from their hard work: for their good deed follow them!"
Uncle Lanre, I thank God for your tender heart, humility and kindness that allowed the destitute not only to find a home but feel loved as well. You and auntie Grace touched my life in ways that I can't still comprehend. You will always stay close to my heart. Thank you!!!!
May the Lord keep you in His bosom until we all meet again.
Adieu Uncle Lanre!!!
Posted by Jamiu Ligali on March 29, 2021
A lovely and friendly Brother, he will definitely be missed by everyone.
His funny remarks enabled interesting moments.
A Brother like no other, we will forever miss him
Posted by Evelyn Osei-Asibey on March 28, 2021
The death of a father after an illness is often a mix of relief his suffer has ended and the pain of loss. I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. I know losing a parent leaves an empty place in your heart, but God in his own mercy offers comfort with the promise of eternal life through Jesus; meaning you will one day have a joyous reunion in the kingdom of God. Your dad was such an outstanding man, always there for people, smiling and willing to help and advice when needed. He thought me how to be friend and mom to my children. Knowing you father, he was always fond of his children and I hope you all will keep his legacy going. I know he suffered, but I hope you can find solace that his suffering has ended, and he has been called home to God. Please accept my deepest sympathies; and may God's love and mercy comfort you and your family. Rest well my dear friend.

EVELYN OSEI-ASIBEY
Posted by Olasunkanmi Sodiq on March 26, 2021
May your perfect soul rest in peace sir, sun ree oooooooooooooo.....baba daada
Posted by ligali Muhammad Mustapha on March 25, 2021
Uncle, I still can’t believe I'm writing a tribute owing to your passing.
Words cannot describe this tough moment, however if this can be the last time I get to say good-bye then I do know I'll do thus with the knowledge that I consider myself blessed to have lived this life as your kinsman.
You touched such a lot of lives by your altruistic and incalculable acts of kindness, continuously giving and never expecting any favours reciprocally.
Your dedication to a cause was what set you apart. For each establishment you worked for, you laid the trail for others to succeed.
The benefits of your exertions may be a living testimony for several young people you took below your wings at a private and skilled level.
Uncle, you were and are continuously a thought to myself, the whole family and anyone who worked with you.
You have left a void within the family that can never be filled.
While we mourn today, we tend to additionally take comfort in the indisputable fact that your missions on earth are consummated.

Your Nephew
Ligali Muhammad M.
Posted by Xcluxive Swagger on March 25, 2021
Gone but not forgotten, loved and remembered with love and fond memories always in our hearts. Sleep peacefully
Posted by Joanna Olaleye on March 25, 2021
I pray that God will comfort your hearts and fill your souls with love and peace. God will guide each of your steps all of the way in your time of grief and sorrow. I know that God's care and love will embrace you, as well as the support of us all.

Your dad was admired for his strength of character and faith in God. May you feel God’s grace and mercy, knowing that your dad is now in the loving arms of God!
Posted by Abidemi Gbadamosi on March 25, 2021
When the mirror is broken you no longer see your image on that dreadful day (March 2 2021) that you departed this world to join the saints it has not been easy again for me. Daddy you were the mirror at which I looked at myself and now that you are gone my life is so empty that I feel it in my soul. My solace is the fact that you live a righteous life. Every moments of your life is like a book on a path towards heavenly bliss.
Daddy when I close my eyes the image of you is all I see... the summary of our togetherness from cradle to your exit lingers on my mind. It's a memory that even death cannot erase....
Your departure has made me broken and transformed me into a man. Not by gender but by willingness to do what great men do knowing that death is the end of every mortal. The transformation that life is vain and everything in it is vanity. This death won't separate us as I would soon grow old and exit just like you did and we meet again soon to continue as father and son. Then my son also would pay tribute to me like I am doing this morning to your blessed memory.
   REST IN THE LORD
   TRUE SOLDIER OF FAITH
   ADIEU MY MIRROR.
   OLANREWAJU ABDUL LATEEF ADIO GBADAMOSI. OSLO...........
Posted by Bola Kareem-Osho on March 25, 2021
I first met Brother LA in 1987 in London where we shared a flat with his friends Shegun and Brother SO2 (Mr Olukotun).
He continued to reach out to us and even after we moved out of London.

He was an easy going character, a man of few words and doesn’t like controversy. He was very thoughtful and loyal to his friends.

We will miss him greatly, but know he is in better place. May his soul rest at the bosom of the Lord

We pray the Lord will give his family fortitude to bear his loss..
Posted by Titi Olagoke-Daniel on March 24, 2021
Great is God's faithfulness. We bless God for a fruitful life. It is a gift from God to have been a husband and a father. May the favour, goodness and the blessing of God envelope all the fruits and imprints he has left behind.
Posted by Godfrey Atuahene Junior on March 23, 2021
Uncle you will be missed! I remember visiting Rotimi when we were younger and you were always so nice to me and welcoming thank you so much!

You gone but never forgotten

You will always be in my memories - from Vanessa and Godfrey
Posted by Esther Awosika on March 22, 2021
Tributes from your children, siblings, friends and colleagues at work show that you were such a jolly good man that loved life & lived well.
You were a loving devoted husband, dutiful father, good family man and a friend to rely on.
Your story is an epitome of inspiration and courage. You were a role model and a hero to so many, especially your children.
Fond memories and God’s grace will take away the pains.
May the Lord comfort all that you left behind, keep, protect and prosper them.
May your soul Rest In perfect peace.
Posted by Zainab Gbadamosi on March 21, 2021
Dad
Where do i start from? Sorry it took me this long to write something for you, its been hard for me, because the news of your demise hit me like a stray bullet. When i received the phone call that you were gone, i refused to believe it was true, i said to myself that my dad can’t die now because you where so full of life and hope, you love life so much, you even told me that you will live up to eighty years, so why this news?
I became angry and I kept asking God why did He take you too soon, when Bola called and explained your passing away to me, i got the answer to my question, you died in the Lord! You declared Christ and sang praises to your creator. It comfort me a lot that God gave you such grace to come be with him, i am glad in my heart that my dad is up there living the best life that he so desired. Your death is grace, only few have it and like Bidemi said, you are indeed a prophet!
I miss you so much dad and I tell myself every day that i have to be strong because you taught me strength dad, you taught me a lot and i will always live by them. I miss our long phone conversation, you are a man of wisdom and you always give the best advice. My husband said you are one of the easy going person he has met. I just wished Heaven had a phone so i could hear your voice one last time.
Who’s going to send his driver to go pick me up from the airport whenever i arrive Lagos? Who will i call for life’s advice? Who will remind me of a family’s member birthday to call them and wish them a happy birthday? You taught me how to always stay connected with family. What I learnt from you dad, no one would have taught me except you! I am proud of you dad! I know you are an angel up there watching over us.
I can’t wait for my son to grow up so i can tell him how great and amazing his grandfather was. I remember when i was pregnant you told me you saw your grandson in the dream and how you both connected together in the dream, it shows how spiritually and physically connected you are to your family.
You are greatly missed dad!
Keep resting in glory and in the bosom of the Almighty till we meet again and part no more.
Farewell daddy. 
Posted by Kay Akuffo on March 21, 2021
“People are guests in our story, the same way we are guests in theirs. But we all meet each other for a reason because every person is a personal lesson waiting to be told”.

My heartfelt condolences to Larry Gbadamosi’s family. Whatever loss I feel does not come anywhere close to yours.

I met Larry Gbadamosi through work in 2001. From Waltham Forest Housing through to Ascham Homes. Through Nigeria-Ghana rivalry, I found a good friend in Larry. I used to tell him that if he was a Ghanaian, he would be Kwame Larry. It is very difficult to write or think about Larry in the past. Larry was first and foremost a family man. He talked about his children with so much pride. Larry was always well dressed. I cannot remember when he ever lowered his standard. 

Larry was an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club. A Gooner through and through. I remember many a Monday conversations about Arsene Wenger’s weekend tactics, which fluctuated between praises and frustration (depending on the results). Charle, Arsenal is gradually working their way up the EPL table o. See if you can put in a good word for them now that you have gained your Heavenly wings.

As for Nigeria vs Ghana football matches, the less said about them the better. I always supported the winning side because I always conveniently used the West Africa or Africa card.

Larry was a good laugh. Always polite. A proud Yoruba man and a gentleman. Very knowledgeable in employment and housing law. 

Larry helped me to understand my son’s Yoruba heritage. Uncle Larry, Kwame Tosin was hoping that the day he visits Nigeria, you would show him the sights. We thank you for all you did for us and find comfort in shared memories.

Rest in perfect peace my good friend. May your Soul find eternal rest with your Maker.

Posted by Monsuru Akinbola on March 20, 2021
To say that L.A., Latua or Oslo will be missed is an understatement. As my only senior brother it says a lot about what you mean to me. I can remember my encounters with you, when you would come to Olomowewe to see "Iya Tawa" as you fondly refer to our mother. Those intimate discussions got me wondering what two of you were always discussing. With your always well combed "goatee"at all times, you always came unannounced. Can I forget that you bought my first canvass for me when I came first in my forth year in primary school , having repeated a class and still failed the same class.Your first comment to both boda Muda and brother Agia was that I reminded you of barrister's song that " eni adonwo bani december ole di January ko dide". That singular act moved me . You were just a person to look up to at all times
Abeni was always proud of you,and of course our Sister as reference point for us to emulate. I remember her saying that " if I can handle Lati and he did not derailed, none of you will". This did a lot set us in the right course. You were,and till the end of your life a quintessential senior that one will always be proud of. If none of us derailed, it was simply because both of you in front set good example, we had no excuse to fail. Till the end, you remained an "egbon" to be proud of. My last chat with you when I asked about how you were feeling, your response was that all is well. I knew that you were only holding on to life, but a fighter you are, you never gave up. It was for this reason that I had to confide in Saheed on 28 of February that something was wrong as you did not respond to my chat. Quite unlike you. Moreso when you did not join others to wish me happy birthday on 24th, clearly I knew that omo Alabeni had been issued his boarding pass for the last flight.True to my fear, you gave up exactly two days later.
Well Adio turewura, who are we to question the Creator. He has a reason to spare your life when all of us were scared, and decided to take you away when we were all jubilant, hoping as mortals that you will be with us for long. Yet with certitude I can say that you lived a fulfilled life.
Abdul Lateef Olanrewaju Adio turewura, Ijesa osere onile obi omo eleni ewele. Ijesa eleni ate ika. Ijesa ori idi isana ile lomo eru owa tin mu ina roko. Iwo na tuni ni idi iya, omo akara kuta kolori make. Omo layi ode lafose. Omo aleye nita. My regards to Iyabode Abeni, Fatau Ayinla, Sariyu and possibly Sabiu Akanji.

Good night !!!
Posted by Mabel Daodu on March 20, 2021
Uncle LA, my uncle LA!!

I miss you so dear. I do not know where to begin or what to say but I must confess knowing you for the past 14 years has been an incredible privilege. I remember the very first time we met, when Lekan introduced me as his fiancee, you treated me as though you knew me all your life and made me realise, I was home.

When I had my first child, on the day of the christening, you brought with you, your ever so delightful banter and incredible sense of humour. What an atmosphere!!

You are a part of my family and this void you left will be difficult to fill. When the twins were born I remember you said to me how much your mum loves twins and how delighted she would have been if she was there with us at the time. Ever since, your beautiful friendship with my kids began....awon ore mi atata .. as you fondly call them will forever remain in our hearts.

In 2017/2018, when I had a major health scare, you were there for my kids and my husband, supporting us all the way through. You were an amazing source of strength and encouragement. I will forever appreciate you.

I will miss your ever so colourful approach to life, your banter and your delightful sense of humour. I will forever cherish the memories we had with you, rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord!!
Posted by Hassett Auguste on March 20, 2021
Larry, my brother, colleague and friend.

You helped remind me, that being a proud black man, working with a deep assured integrity, and living that way, does not always require volume. For these lessons and much, much more, simple and sincere thanks. 

I'll remember you with a smile.

Sleep on, sleep on. 

Hassett Auguste.

Posted by Obinna Christopher on March 20, 2021
My you sleep in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, oh my friend you are such a very nice person full of life and gestures, may your soul rest in perfect peace, good night Larry
Posted by Balkis Abdulsalam on March 20, 2021
'London man or daddy london' as we fondly called you. A name coined for you by your nieces and nephews in Nigeria. Our parents told us about the wonderful memories you people shared while growing up and what a selfless person you were to all who came in contact with you. Although I met you only twice, when you came to Nigeria I was so young but the memory is still playing like it just happened, cause you made sure you left a lasting memory. Although You spent most of your years abroad but you gave us a tour of Lagos when you came like you never left. One could see that you never really lost touch of home even though you weren't physically home. Am still in shock about your death. But it something we can't change but accept.

Rest in peace 'London man'

By: Balikis Abdulsalam
Posted by Olaleye Adedeji asemiposi on March 19, 2021
May the good Lord grant you eternal rest in Jesus name amen.
Posted by Abena Berkoh on March 19, 2021
Larry , I still can’t believe you are gone . You were such an amazing colleague and a friend when I worked with you. I remember my first week at work when some colleagues didn’t make me feel very welcome and I just wanted to quit. You said to me “Abena I have developed a thick skin working with them for 10 years” . Your words have stayed with me till today. I am glad to know you dedicated your life to Christ. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Lekan Daodu on March 19, 2021
my dear uncle LA,

It has taken me so long to write a tribute about you as I am not sure where to begin or even what to write. I have started and stopped a couple of times as I could not just get my thoughts together. I am sure you would have said in your usual jovial self 'Lekan, Ko si n'kan to n'bo lati oke, t'ile o le gba (loosely translated as 'There is nothing new under sun that has not happened before'). This is one thing that i will seriously miss about you - deep and witty Yoruba sayings and proverbs. There is always one around the corner for any topic. Perhaps I will compile a list of some of your sayings to share with others.

So, where do I start? Perhaps from the day I was born over forty five years ago. You told me how you went gaga when you got the information that your dear elder sister haad given birth to a baby boy. You refused to share the information with the rest of the family until you saw me yourself. It was until you came back from the hospital after seeing and carrying that baby before you announced. The bond that we established that day in 1975 must have been very strong because it remained unbroken till you had your last breath.

I still remember how I would follow you around when you were in Nigeria on holidays around the early 1980s in Martins. That was when i knew most of your childhood friends.

What of when you came on a visit to Nigeria from the UK arund 1995 and insisted that you must come all the way to Bauchi from Lagos to see me. I remember you said 'I wont be in Nigeria and go back without seeing you'. Of course, no mobile phones then - so you just walked into my room with my mum unannounced. My friend, Victor reminded me during our conversation last week how you 'dropped something for the boys' that day and how we entered town that night for a '3 course meal'. It was almost end of session, and as undergraduates, that time of the session was 'dry pocket season'. That was almost 30 years ago.

My trendy and classy uncle. I just informed an old friend about your death and his first response was 'that your trendy uncle!'. You were known as a trendy and fashionable person but never shied away from your responsibilties to do this. The family you left behind is a testimony to this.

When I moved to the UK to complete my Masters degree in 2005, you were always there to support and mentor me about living in the UK.You would regularly drive down to Plumstead where I was staying with my dad to take me out and show me around town and advise me on what to watch out for and avoid. 'Make sure you dont get dragged into the Yoruba social circle drama in South East London and loose your focus on why you are here in the first place' was your regular saying. The time I spent staying with you in Clayhall was the same. You would still find time for us to go down the pub or meet you up at the social bar in your office and have a 'boys time'. The saturday morning lobster was always a delight as well.

How can I forget our endless conversations? They were always fun, sometimes deep but always insightful. Those gists and tales about Mashewele days in Mushin, Ayinla Omowura, tales of Ajisari time with Sikiru Ayinde Barrister - a fellow Masewele son etc. No one can give or share those tales with me any more. You would say 'this one is not dem-say, dem-say. I was there'. As i am writing this, I am listening to Ayinla Omowura in the background and the talking drum said something that i could not decode. We would have been trying to decode what the drum was saying together.

When it was time for me to get married, I still remember this priceless gem from you 'when you want to choose a wife, you will usually see a wife or a mother. If you are lucky, you will get both in one person. But if you have to choose, go for the mother. You will not regret it'. That was quite deep and definitely the best advice I got from anyone about marriage. I made use of it and have passed it on to a few younger ones as well.

The relationship you had with my own family was another story. My wife and kids -especially the twins ('awon ore mi atata' as you always call them), will miss you so much.
There was always something in a carrier bag for the kids anytime you were visiting. The twins were uncontrollable when i told them you had passed on. Your last message to me a few days before you died was 'how are my friends? My regards to them.' I did not realise it was going to be the last message that I would get from you.

Rest on my dear uncle. Your life was lived well. I am sure you are resting on and wearing the latest fashionable apparels over there.

May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Lekan
Posted by Ernest Aduwa on March 18, 2021
Mr Gbadamosi

I will always remember the first time that I met you. I came to your house as a teenager looking to have an argument with Tunde and you met with kindness and wisdom. You diffused the whole situation and I ended up with a lifelong best friend. That is testament to the good man and father that you were. Every encounter with you since then has always been with my admiration and total respect. You led your family and showed such a great example of a great man and father. I will miss you and I am saddened for your entire family. I take comfort that you will be resting in perfect Peace with your Lord and that your family have a lifetime of good memories and love they can share with you at the centre of it.

They say to feel grief is the price of having truly loved someone and I’m certain that everyone close to you is feeling that. Your legacy will live on and the example of you lives on in your children and grandchildren. I am privileged to have known you sir. Rest well in eternal peace. Thank you.
Posted by Timothy Olagoke-Daniel on March 18, 2021
The best that can happen to anyone is to have a place with Christ Jesus through out eternity. And with reports we believe this is sure for uncle Lanre (as we call him). Let’s celebrate the life of a great man and refuse sorrow. And it is our prayer that the Lord will keep and prosper all he left behind. Bishop Tim. Ayo & Titi.
Posted by Saheed Akinbola on March 18, 2021
To make the world a better place for everyone, each person has to live their life as if every-day is going to be the last (so says a popular musician). I believe it was for the same reason, Mahatma Gandhi of India adopted one of the popular sayings of Prophet Mohammed (PBOH) and said as quoted, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”, our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth says, "Love your neighbours as yourself", while Rosa Parks said, “Memories of our lives, our works and our deeds will continue in others”.

Why have I turned a philosopher? Boda mi Lati, a true and loving brother, called differently, by different personalities based on his relationship with them while he walked the face of the earth and with a number of aliases including "Aletua", "LA" and "Oslo", lived an exemplary and simple life as if he knew he was leaving us so soon.

Too many things I learnt from this brother which time and space obviously won't permit me to detail here. But one very important thing that really stood the son of Fatai Gbadamosi out was his desire, wish and will to help others simply for the sake of his creator, without consideration for payback. He always did whatever he had done for you without looking back.

No adjective is qualified to describe how I felt and still feel for this irreparable loss to all of us the immediate families, extended families, his friends and well wishers. Our only solace is the fact that the gentleman lived an exemplary life while he was around.

Till the end of time, I'll forever be grateful to you, Omo Iyabode Abeni, for those periods of frank talks, for those advices, for the very support, and others...those things and actions can never ever be taken away from my memories. Once again, I remain grateful!!!

I pray that Almighty God grants your peaceful soul, an eternal rest. May you find favour with your creator. Amen!

I say goodnight for the last time brother, till we meet to part no more! "O di ti eni ba n jo eni, o di ti e'yan ba n jo eyan, o di arinanako ni oju ala...."

Adio Omo Gbadamosi, sun're o!"

Saheed AKINBOLA
Posted by Femi Osibona on March 18, 2021
I’m heartbroken. My darling friend Can’t believe I will never see you, hear you, hug you and tell you how much I love you.
I treasure all the wonderful memories and laughs we shared together at Ascham Home.
You were the best and no one will ever compare. Despite the pain and sorrow I know you have gone to a better place, where there will be no more pain. You fought a good fight and it was time to go.
May your gentle soul rest in peace and May our good God accept your soul into the heavenly gates. Goodbye and sleep tight.
Posted by SOS SOS on March 18, 2021


It was a great shock to hear of Larry's demise. My heart goes to the family and friends that he left behind. We cherished him, but God loves him more. Larry was a colleague at London Borough of Waltham Forest/Ascham Homes. I cannot believe Larry had gone. He was a kind and gentle man. Always smiling and ready to help other colleagues that needed help. He will always be missed. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Liz Sanda.
Posted by Jide King on March 18, 2021
My very good Uncle....My Ęgbon....My friend....a great friend. The news of your demise hit me like a thunderbolt because I was looking forward to another good time together with you in Lagos. I know you have fought many battles unfortunately the ultimate price is death.

Yes, death has taken you away from us but your memory and good deeds will continue to linger in our memory.

You lived a good and fulfilled life, our prayer is for God to give you eternal rest.

Until we meet never to part again Rest in peace Ęgbon mi.
Posted by Haruna Ajibola Bankole on March 18, 2021
I received with
Shock and sadness the news of death of Latin Gbadamosi a good friend and inlaw indeed. His death is a personal loss to me and great loss to his good friends both in London and Nigeria.
Lateef Gbadamosi was one of the finest person l have ever met who was loyal,kind.,joyful and smiling. How could the cold hand of death snatched lateef away so suddenly and in such a cruel way. He will be sorely missed by all of us his friends in London from 80's.
I enjoin the Gbadamosi family and the Dawodu 's to take solace in the fact that lately live a fulfilled life. I pray that Almighty Allah will grant him eternal rest and give all of us the furtitude to bear the pain of his loss.
Rest in peace my worthy friend and Respective inlaw Lateef Gbadamosi.
Adieu.
Posted by Sharon Allen Cabey on March 18, 2021
I was Larry’s line manager at Waltham Forest Council Ascham Homes from 2013 until he retired in 2018. Larry will be remembered as a very warm and kind person who was very supportive to his colleagues. He spent most of his working life representing his colleagues facing challenging situations. He had such a calming influence which came with a big smile. He was larger than life but a humble and generous soul who could never fail to bring a smile to your face. I will miss you Mr Gbadamosi - rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Prince Ogunmokun on March 17, 2021
Egbon Larry. I can't believe you are no more with us again. I remember our days at Stamford hill over thirty years ago. You are such a good brother to us all, to the extent that we couldn't do anything without your kind advice.

You are always with a broad smile.

May God rest your soul and comfort the family you left behind sir.

Good night Baba Larry.
Posted by Tracey Trim on March 17, 2021
Larry, wow shocking. Unbelievable. Words have failed me.

My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. May the good Lord comfort you.

I worked with Larry at Waltham Forest Council/ Ascham Homes. My memory of Larry is his dress sense and his presentation was one to admire. Most importantly all was his kindness and smile.

You will surely be missed. May you Rest In Eternal Peace until we meet again
Posted by Kehinde Apena on March 17, 2021
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen
Posted by Alex Akhigbemen on March 17, 2021
Larry O Larry!
We first met back in 2003 at Ascham Homes. You held my hand and helped me settle in my role. You showed me a lot of places in Walthamstow including the Council Offices, the "joints" we sometimes had breakfast and lunch. We even had plans to set up a Leasehold Property Management Consultancy outfit together but due to family and work commitments, this did not take of.

Always smartly dressed, very helpful and friendly, loved by many. You are always calm and reassuring when most of us your colleagues are stressed with meeting deadlines.

I have never known you to be hurried or be in a hurry but you have hurriedly left us!

You will be greatly and dearly missed brother. Sleep well my friend and may your gentle soul find perfect peace.
Posted by Fatimah Ligali on March 17, 2021
The wind blows where it wishes and you hear it's sound, but can neither tell where it comes from nor where it goes.

I don't know where to start from or what to write about Lateef Adio, because there are too many good memories of him such that they are jumbled in my mind
He was a lovely, caring and gentle man that was always ready to help his siblings in their time of need
What I would always remember is his affection towards me when I was young been the one immediately after him
He used to call me "Fatimo temi nikan", that is "my only Fatimo".
Posted by Kikelomo Awosika on March 17, 2021
May you continue to rest in the arms of the Lord your maker. Now that you have gone forth from this life, may you be welcomed by the angels and saints. May the crucifixion of Christ who died on the cross for you, bring you heavenly peace. And may you be accepted into the garden of Paradise Amen!

My thoughts are with you the Gbadamosi family. May the Lord keep them in your sadness and loss May His love, give your weary hearts rest and peace of mind.May the memory of Daddy be a blessing Amen.
Posted by Teleayo Awe on March 17, 2021
Dad,

Though I only knew you for a short time, I’m extremely glad to have met you. You were a good man, full of laughter and always positive!

You fought a very good fight and your strength was admirable.

We will miss you and wish we had more time to appreciate you but God always knows best. I express my deepest condolences to the family and pray God continues to comfort your loved ones.

May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Tope Olukotun on March 17, 2021
LA, a best brother and a favourite uncle to the Olukotun family! Your existence in our lives gave a deeper meaning to the word ‘family’ and you will continue to live on in our hearts. From you, we have learnt how to care for, share with, accommodate and help others. You have been and forever will be a great symbol of strength and love. At the sound of a chirping bird, we will smile and look up to heaven in remembrance of you.

With Love
The Olukotun family❤️
Posted by Walk-her Mah on March 17, 2021
Larry,
I want to thank you for being a wonderful mentor and friend. Your passing came as a huge shock to me; and I am sad that I won't get to see your light very soon.

We met through work in 2013. You still are the kindest and funniest colleague I have ever known. Over the years; you have supported me in many areas of my life, and now I feel that void so much.

Larry to have known you is to have grown. I know your enjoying life up there and I just hope one day we can meet again.

Thank you for the trips to Lagos Island where Ade, you and I; ate like kings and made merriment. I am very sorry that you have gone but most grateful for knowing you Sir.
X Mahalia
Posted by Tola Afe on March 17, 2021
May God continue to grant you eternal rest. You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to you on that day. È sun rè o.
Posted by Kemi Ojo on March 16, 2021
'To live in the hearts of those that love you is not to die'
My condolence to the entire Gbadamosi family on the passing of your loved one. May the soul of the departed rest in perfect peace.
I am very happy that Mr Gbadamosi saw God before seeing death as evidenced in the testimony of the wife, my dear sister Tinu.

Posted by Raja Khan on March 16, 2021
Larry Larry Larry, my Mr gBADamosi,

What a guy!!! Big smile, always looking cool in his 3 piece suit and calmness personified.

Deeply saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. My condolences with all his family and loved ones.

I worked with Larry for 15 years and we all have our stories with Larry - my forever lasting memory will always be his love for his kids and how proud he was of them all. His fatherhood inspired me.
Posted by Rotimi Gbadamosi on March 16, 2021
Daddy, I miss you so much,

No matter where I am, your spirit will always reside with me.

You were such a good man, and amazing father to me. I want to thank you for always being there for me in the way you understood. Words of wisdom were abundant from you, and there are lessons you have taught me I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Asking for help was something you never really liked to do, however you were always the first to offer your help when people needed it. When I was terribly sick in hospital from the age of 19, you always made sure you left work and took the time to drive me to hospital. You waited for me in A&E over a hundred times, you chased doctors around the wards when I was being neglected, and you was my rock while I battled in pain. I will always be indebted to you for this,

You and Mummy spent your lives being a pillar of support to all our family and friends in times of need, while always going over and beyond in your help. You’ve played a big part in the way I see the world, and your service to humanity is an example I will never forget.

Your friends have told us you loved to brag about your children, and we are so happy to know we made you very proud. I will never forget the time I bought my first property and you got the keys from the estate agents before I had a chance to. You went to the property before me, and you always had my back to guide me through the property purchase. I remember the late nights when you helped me renovate and paint the property. For the first 2 weeks of the renovation you took time off your work during lunch breaks to make sure the builders were doing a good job, you really had my back. This was the father you were, one who always looked out for his children.

You were such a hard worker Dad, something I saw growing up and something all your friends have told me. I remember when you would work night shifts on the weekend on top of your normal job. This work ethic is an inspiration to me, and whenever I have a moment of laziness in my life, I will always look to your life for inspiration for what it means to work industriously. I’ve seen you fight several battles in life and never give up. The last 6 months just shows us the animal fighting spirit you had within. The battle is not lost. Don’t worry Dad, we will make sure to continue your legacy. The Gbadamosi family will continue to be a blessing to the world.

Mr Fuji, you really enjoyed your fuji and apala music, like a true Mushinian. From Ayinde SIkiru Barrister to Haruna Ishola, I will always remember those long drives in your Mercedes cars where you would play your favourite fuji street music. We all know you always loved and never forgot where you were from. A real Lagosian.

I am crying as I write this, but it is with deep pain and regret that I have to say farewell to you Daddy.

Until we meet again,

Rest in perfect peace, I love you with all my heart.

Love your son,
Rotimi
Posted by Abiola Igein on March 16, 2021
May his soul rest in perfect peace. Good night Sir.
Posted by Tosin Koleola on March 16, 2021
O daddy I just want to say a big thank you for all you have done for us, your love, your kindness and all the support you gave. I’m so sad as I write this and still can’t believe it but I know God knows best. I will surely miss your lovely bubbly personality never a dull moment around you. The boys will miss you and it really hurts that you didn’t get to meet Jo. We love you sir, we will surely meet again. Rest in perfect peace sir.

Tosin Koleola
Posted by Lanre Omoshuli on March 16, 2021
Uncle,
Great guy, great friend, great brother-in-law. You were so understanding, kind and up to date. I have always loved visiting the UK. We both always had fun, joked and laughed. Amazing fun.
Your passion for people and the country is unequalled.
Thank God, you met with Christ and thank God you are with Hiim where there is no more pain and sorrow. 
Adieu, uncle. Rest on in Christ. God bless.

Omoshuli's.
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Posted by Zee Ligali on April 1, 2021
Our reconnection actually started a few years ago. Interesting moments I shared with my Uncle. Popularly called London Man. Such a bustling personality he had. Extended family bond, he sought to hold.

Yes he was proud of his kids. I trust they'll be able to fit into his shoes. To his kids, I pray that Allah grants y'all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

To the rest of the family, please hold strong.


His niece,
Zaynab Ligali
Posted by Ronke AjomalePensioner on April 1, 2021
May Uncle Lanre soul rest in peace. My condolence goes to everyone of us. Uncle Lanre Good night!
Posted by Bunmi Fashakin on March 31, 2021
Big Bro, I cannot believed you are gone
5 years ago, I met you at Waltham forest council where we worked together. You took me as younger sister and i called you Mr Larry (Big Bro). You strode into the office nattily dressed , I always chuckled when you arrived at the office with your swaggering moves to the point that that we gave you the nickname (Swaggermosi). You used to give me a lift where you urged to drop me in the middle of A406 because i called you swaggermosi. We were still in contact even when I left the organisation.

Our occasional 6am trip to Billingate market with your swag cap on and your love for seafood are remarkable. The way you grabbed live lobster & crab at the market with your hands i just ran, then i hear you say when i get home I'm gonna cook it to eat. I Just shook my head feeling sorry for the poor lobster & crabs. 

You were such a loving and considerate soul constantly assisting & helping people in need.
You loved travelling and Naija is ever on your top list because its just lively as you. Never a dull moment with Mr Larry.

Lastly your greatest accomplishment are your children, I have not seen anyone who speaks highly of their children like you do. You were very proud and happy at what your children had accomplished in life and you loved them so much including the grandchildren. Your eyes lit up when you talk about your grandpa duties. Am very sure your children knows how much you loved them and they will continue with the legacy you left behind.

My condolences to the family and May God Almighty continue to comfort you in such a difficult time. Till we meet again rest in peace my Big Bro (Mr Larry).  

Your sister
B
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Shared by Sherrie Marcelle on March 16, 2021
Larry it was such a shock to hear of your passing. I remember you always had a smile on your face.
We chatted while passing in the corridor at work or out socializing with other colleagues. 
God called you home as he knew your work on this earth is done. So sleep in peace and rise in glory Larry.
Condolences to the Gbadamosi family. It's so hard to lose a loved one. May God grant you peace at this time.

Raja Khan

Shared by Raja Khan on March 16, 2021
Larry Larry Larry, my Mr gBADamosi,

What a guy!!! Big smile, always looking cool in his 3 piece suit and calmness personified. 

Deeply saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. My condolences with all his family and loved ones. 

I worked with Larry for 15 years and we all have our stories with Larry - my forever lasting memory will always be his love for his kids and how proud he was of them all. His fatherhood inspired me.