ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved dad, Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji . We will remember him forever. May he continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord
- Mowunmi, Tayo and Dapo
Posted by Oludolapo Afuwape on August 1, 2020
I have so many good memories with him that I will cherish forever. In the seventies he was "Uncle Doctor" as we called him. He was one uncle we all loved to have around. I recall the few times he took my brother and I to makoko.
Later we called him "Baba Mowunmi" He was pleasant to be with. You always did what ever you wanted with passion once you were convinced it was right.
One of the things I did inculcate from him was from his medical practice. I asked him once why his practice was in Mushin area and not in exclusive areas of Lagos. His reply was simple "The poor and the lowly in the society needed access to good health care and that was his calling" I won't forget that and I still hold on to this in my practice. I did visit him a few times in Lagos but for me and for many people but I feel I could have visited  him more often but I just felt you'd always be there. You will be much missed. You've done your bit and made your mark.

Dolapo Afuwape
Posted by Inegbedion Philip on July 31, 2020
My Worthy Brother,LID Kufeji, I made efforts to see or even to speak to you again before your departure to your Creator but all failed.
You were a true physician to the poor and widows. Despite your açlaimed position in the society, you were extremely humble.
Your were my good friend and consultant. You sponsored me into our Honoured Order of the Knight Saint Mulumba, Nigeria. Thank you.
I missed you my Worthy BROTHER AND 'EGBON'
Goodbye until we meet in our Heavenly Home. Rest in peace.
Posted by Elizabeth Egbeogu-Oyenusi on July 29, 2020
I was your daughter, Mimi’s roommate at Medical School. You were so kind, caring and always encouraging. When you visited her then, you brought goodies enough to go round her room mates. You opened your doors of hospitality to your children’s friends. We had so many joyous moments celebrating their birthdays in your home. As a most senior, fatherly colleague we looked up to your diligence, passion and dedication to the noble profession of medicine. Daddy, you left your giant footprints on the sands of time. Rest in the bosom of the Lord and may He comfort your entire family.
Posted by Micah Ukwa on July 29, 2020
He had made immense contributions to medicine and Nigeria, aside his many other outstanding tasks. I shall miss this long time teacher - A man of vision, action, insight and bravity, and a great profound professionalism in medicine
May God be with you and comfort his family with peace and love.
Posted by Olayide Fowode on July 27, 2020
Though the music stopped, the melody continues, you will forever be remembered with
your good, kind heart for the less privileged. May Almighty God grant you eternal rest.

Posted by E Bandele on July 26, 2020
I have known Dr Kufeji since 1965 when we got into medical school.
In this tribute I will list out his qualities that struck me

1.his love for God,he demonstrated this in the way he treated people with love , empathy, humility and service

2. Love for his family, he had his family uppermost in his mind at all times , and you could see the love with his late wife Lapo and together they raise Omowunmi Tayo and Dapo. Who have raised their families in Similar fashion

3. A brilliant scholar, Dovi thoroughly demonstrated an astute and brilliant mind
ending with distinction in surgery, he will go on to sub Specialise in cardio thoracic surgery

4. Service to human kind , He demonstrated it in the way he practised the profession, he choose to practise medicine in mushin because as he told me that is the place where he is most needed. This earned him the name "BABA OLOMO WEWE"

5. Loyalty to friends and relations, Dovi will stand by you no matter the situation you are in , but this does not rule out his criticism which he will give with love and boldness.

6. He was the excellent and complete team player, this was demonstrated very well in the faculty of surgery of the NATIONAL POST GRADUATE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF NIGERIA and later as the president of the college, as well as in general Practice

7. The Quintenssential leader, he showed this effectively in all the areas he was involved in the lions club, the church,the professional and academic area as well as the estate where he lived

We shall all miss him, but we know he has gone to meet with his LORD AND MAKER

PROFESSOR E.O BANDELE
Posted by Ann Njoku on July 24, 2020
Dear Omowunmi
The Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, the Board, Management and Staff of Ancilla Catholic Hospital Iju and Ifako Agege Lagos wish to express our condolences to the Kufeji family over the death of your father Dr Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji.
He was the pioneer Chairman of Ancilla Catholic Hospital Advisory Board. He was so committed to the progress of the hospital that even during his failing health in Benin he kept asking about events and progress of the then ongoing building construction in the hospital.
His humility and simple life style impacted on all who worked with him. We miss his wise counsel.
You, your brothers and families are in our thought and prayers especially at this period of bereavement.
We will ever remain grateful to Dr Kufeji as we continue to pray the Almighty God to grant him eternal rest in His Kingdom.
Sr. Anastasia Njoku HHCJ
Medical Director
Posted by Emodi Amarachi Janet on July 23, 2020
I have never seen a person so down to earth and the truth is that no one can replace you.Your stay on earth has blessed lives and the footprints you left can never be erased. Rest in God's blossom, rest peacefully, CYON and the choir of St. Charles Lwanga will misses you already
Posted by Solomon Esene on July 23, 2020
Sir LID KUFEJI he is such a good and humble man, I remember an encounter with him which wasn’t the best encounter, but it changed the kind of person I am and the way I see life and helped me do a lot of things for myself rather than depend on others, you will be greatly missed sir LID KUFEJI
Posted by Abel Capable on July 23, 2020
A MEDICAL FATHER
Death can only take away your body, leave you under the 6 feet but it cannot erase the legacies , teachings and humility you have showed to us as your foster children in church...You showed me what means to live a simple Life with humanitarian services to the people...You are not just a medical doctor to the patients, but a medical doctor to our wounded bruises , injuries and scars...You are a great mentor and motivator to me Sir and you will be forever missed...On Behalf of the Obiele 's Family...Sleep in the blossom of the Lord...We Love
Posted by Kris Emodi on July 23, 2020
You’ve not just been a father but a mentor, a good role model to me and everyone around you. Your life inspires me to do more for myself. You will forever remain in our hearts. REST ON Dr. LID KUFEJI❤️
Posted by Simon Abah on July 22, 2020
Baba on behalf of the parishioners of St Charles we wish you safe journey back home. We love u and will forever miss you. All your support financially and otherwise can never be forgotten....Rest on sir
Posted by OLUWOLE ATOYEBI on July 22, 2020
TRIBUTE BY Dr. E. A. Jeje, FMCS Faculty Chairman, Faculty of Surgery, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.


The News of the sudden demise of our revered Dr. Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji, MBBS, FMCS, PNMC, DFMC, FWACS, KSM, KSG, one of our most distinguished Fellow and a meticulous surgeon, was received with shock and grief by the Faculty of Surgery, of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. (NPMCN).

On behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Surgery, I wish to commiserate with all members of the Family as the demise of our past Chairman is also a great loss to all of us in Faculty of Surgery because he was an outstanding scholar, a great administrator and an astute manager of men and materials.

While accepting this inevitable end to all mortals, we give gratitude to God for a life well spent in selfless service to humanity. We also take solace in the fact that he left behind a legacy as our longest serving Faculty Lecture convener, a diligent Examiner in all tiers of examination, a respectable Past Chairman, and the Faculty’s flag bearer as the first Fellow by examination to be College President. His tenure witnessed innumerable achievements including the creation of the Faculty of Orthopaedic Surgery from his own Faculty.

We pray that the good Lord will grant his soul eternal rest and grant the nuclear family and his surgical family the fortitude to bear this irrevocable loss.

Dr. E. A. Jeje, FMCS
Posted by NPMCN INFO on July 22, 2020
TRIBUTE ON BEHALF OF THE PAST PRESIDENTS’ FORUM OF THE NATIONAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF NIGERIA IN MEMORY OF LATE SIR (DR) L.I.D. KUFEJI FMCR, PNMC, DFMC
On behalf of the Past Presidents of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, of which Forum the Late Sir (Dr) L.I.D. Kufeji was a member, I hereby register our deep sorrow and sympathy with the family.

Sir (Dr) L.I.D. Kufeji was a well respected Foundation Fellow of our College in the Faculty of Surgery, for which he served as Faculty Chairman, Trainer and Examiner for many years. He was a mentor to numerous resident doctors both within and outside Surgery discipline, many of who benefited immensely from his wealth of academic knowledge.

He became the Vice President of the College from January 2008 to December 2009 and subsequently elected to serve as the College President from January 2010 to December 2011. He was conferred with the Distinguished Fellowship (DFMC) award for meritorious service to the College.

Sir (Dr) L.I.D. Kufeji will be fondly remembered for his immense contributions to the growth of our College and Postgraduate Medical Education in Nigeria.
May God almighty give the entire family and associates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Professor R.A. Arogundade, FMCR, PNMC, DFMC.
Chairman, Past Presidents’ Forum
For & On Behalf of Past Presidents
Posted by Henry Williams on July 22, 2020
A Tribute To My Dear Uncle,

I remember my first memories of my dear uncle- if memory serves me correctly you lived in Adebisi Street, Surulere and we came round to your place in the holidays to spend time with our cousins- Mowunmi, Tayo and Dapo. This was the late seventies/early eighties and those were really good times.

You used to drive an Opel Rekord and played some really cool music whenever you took us out in your car. You had curly hair and with your dance moves at the 1st January Yaba parties you lit up the stage.

Also, with your practical jokes and sense of humour, you made us laugh a lot. It was evident also that you had great knowledge as you also left us nuggets of wisdom. You had a deep font of knowledge as well as humour- a winning combination.

You were our really cool uncle and very special to us... In our hearts you still are as you still live in our hearts.

You have left a great void in the family that can never be filled. We all miss you dearly, but God knows best. Your passing has made me really reflect on the legacy you have left- a great dad and family man, I look at your successful children- Mowunmi, Tayo and Dapo and you bringing them up singlehandedly for some periods.

Now being a dad myself, I have come to respect even more the hard work, knowledge, perseverance and resilience you had.

Also looking at these tributes both professional and personal, it has reinforced what a special uncle we had and what a special person we have all lost.

Once again; Mowunmi, Tayo and Dapo and family, please accept my deepest condolences- You have lost a great father, we have lost a great uncle, and collectively we have all lost a great inspiration, but God in his infinite wisdom knows best and God will give you strength to bear this loss.

Rest in Peace my Dear Uncle and sleep peacefully in the bosom of the creator. 

Until we meet again, Adieu.

'Wale Williams and Family.
Posted by Oluwole Akinosho on July 21, 2020
THE AKINOSHO FAMILY
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Tribute
Sir (Dr.) Leonard Dovi Idowu Kufeji (Omo Olugbon)
Sir (Dr.) Leonard Dovi Idowu Kufeji bid no one farewell, he was gone before we knew it. How has the mighty fallen?
We believe since death is an indispensable prelude to immortality, he has completed his divine ordained task here on earth and has been liberated into the glory of God in his everlasting kingdom. Praise God! Halleluyah.
Looking back at his lifetime, one would say that Sir (Dr.) Leonard Dovi Idowu Kufeji had an excellent and very fulfilled life. He was blessed by God in multiple aspects, with long, happy, prosperous life with children and grandchildren.
Professionally, he was an academic, intellectual icon, an accomplished surgeon, a fine gentleman of our time and he has been used by God as an instrument to bless many people. He was a living testimony of God’s grace, love, goodness and mercy.
Within the Kufeji/Akinosho family, he established himself as a dependable pillar to reckon with, a worthy son and an ambassador of the illustrious Kufeji/Akinosho family of Federal Republic of Nigeria and Kufedji and Akincho family of Republic Du Benin. Sir (Dr.) Kufeji’s goodness to humanity and reference to God coupled with his services in God’s Vineyard endeared the Roman Catholic Church to honour him with knighthood titles of knight of St. Mulumba and knight of St. Gregory and coincidentally he was a product of Saint Gregory’s college, Lagos.
We join voices with other members of the Kufeji/Akinosho families in the Federation of Nigeria and in Republic Du Benin to bid him farewell.
We extend our deeply felt condolences to his children Omowunmi, Tayo and Dapo, his siblings, Mr. Damion Kehinde Kufeji (brother) and Mrs. Cosma Taiwo Williams (sister) and the Grandchildren.
We pray that the Almighty God will comfort them and grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
We will always give thanks to God for he had lived a fulfilled life.

Wole Akinosho
For the family.
Posted by FOLA FAPONLE on July 21, 2020
Dr Kufeji was a fatherly, always with a smile and ever willing to help young doctors.
May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray for the comfort of the holy spirit at this time always for the family he left behind.
Posted by Olubola Sonoiki on July 20, 2020
Thank God for your life. Thank Him for the humble and gentle Spirit He gave to you over 76years when you were on this Earth planet.
We met in 1973 on my sick bed at Ada Hospital and you gave me tremendous and tenderly care in the course of your medical treatments. Through this, I could spot in you those reliable, dependable,Frank and amiable qualities. Since then, we became friends and brothers.
You gave all your resources to serve humanity by way of talent,time and treasure. You deliberately devoted ur attentions to serve and care for needy,the poor, the elderly, the churches and your professional medical institutions
You had left this world for good surely you would be missed and remembered by many who crossed your paths in life.
You understood and realised at an early age that mundane materials were temporary and rubbish and now you went away with nothing.
God be praised for you are blessed with kind and benevolent three children who cared for you when your illness started. May God reward them abundantly.
Good bye Dovi. May God remember you for your goodness and keep your soul in perfect peace . May He give your family fortitude to bear the loss.
Posted by Osaretin Osarogiagbon on July 20, 2020
ICONS like you come once in a generation. ICONS really never die, they live forever. They simply transform to immortality. YOU left your mark in the sands of time. May you find favour in the hands of your maker. And may your creator grant you smooth passage into paradise for blissful and eternal rest. Rest on our Great and Skillful Surgeon.
Posted by Tonia Okonkwo on July 19, 2020
Tribute to our Father / Family Doctor and Counselor
We do not know where we can get such a caring Father,Family Doctor and Counselor from. The passing unto glory of our Father came as a shock to the whole family.
Dr LID Kufeji was there for the family during our travails and his fatherly advice was incomparable. As our family physician ,his referral letters were given prompt attention when tendered. Infact he was Doctor of the People.
Only God Almighty will reward him for his Financial and Moral Contributions to the Board of Church Warden.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace_ Amen. The Okonkwo's Family will forever remember you in their lives.

Mrs Tonia Okonkwo.


Posted by Toyin Adedapo on July 19, 2020
Tribute for Dr LID Kufeji

Dear Daddy

You are one in a zillion! Simply irreplaceable. Your quiet but observant persona was often misunderstood. You always had a ready smile and accepted each of us despites our faults
We cherish the memories of over 35 years your legacy lives on forever

From entire Ajibade family
Posted by Benjamin Fatonade on July 19, 2020
TRIBUTE TO DR. IDOWU.L.KUFEJI
    Our relationship started dates back to 35 years. He was my senior colleague and family friend. A surgeon by excellence in his field. He was the chairman at my wedding in 1989 and my daughter’s wedding in 2015. A consultant surgeon for my hospital for years till he retired two years ago due to health challenges. It is sad we have to say goodbye to him, he would be dearly missed. He was the one who invited me to the lion’s club in 1989, a prestigious club in which I am still a member of till date. He was a very amiable person, seeked for counselling, wisdom and support. A very close and good friend for years. I asked about his health when he was at Benin, he said he was fine and recovering, never knew it would come down to this. Dr. Kufeji, one of the best specialist Surgeon this nation has ever produced, very hardworking, dedicated to his duty as a surgeon. He has saved thousands of lives through his work, he has given his best to humanity. His legacy will forever be remembered.
  He was a role model to some of us in the medical field, he sometimes operated freely to help the community, he also built a foundation named SILK foundation which was coined from his name SIR IDOWU LEONARD KUFEJI. We at Fafolu medical center are grateful for the 35yrs of help and support he has given to us. What a big loss, but only God knows best. May the lord protect the rest of his family. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Good night, my good brother, friend and senior colleague.
Dr.BENJAMIN.F.FATONADE
Posted by Titilayo Otukoya on July 19, 2020
I knew Dr Dovi Kufeji in 1986 when I transferred my membership of Lions Club to ILUPEJU LIONS CLUB from AJAOKUTA LIONS CLUB. It was his amiable disposition that instantly prompted me to start patronising him as our family doctor.
He sincerely served humanity as a Lion club member and as doctor very caring. May God grant his soul perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Taiwo Sonoiki on July 18, 2020
You inspired me to study medicine. Your devotion to your patients, calm demeanour, cordial interaction was always reassuring when my twin brother and I are afflicted with one ailment or another in childhood in Lagos. We dreaded those injections, though. We will cry all the way to the clinic because we knew a ‘sore bum’ was coming. I am blessed to have met you, been treated by you and followed in your wake as a general practitioner. We will miss you but we know you are in a better place. Rest In Peace, My Mentor.
Posted by Joke Esomo on July 18, 2020

May God give Omowunmi, Tayo and Dapo the strength to bear this loss. May God continue to guide their steps and grant them peace.

Uncle, rest in peace.
Posted by Tonia Okonkwo on July 17, 2020
TRIBUTE TO OUR FATHER AND CHAIRMAN

The board of Church Warden, St. Cyprian' s Catholic Church Oko Oba Agege, commiserate with the family of our pioneer Chairman Dr LID Kufeji of the Board of Church Warden.While he was with us he taught us the good tenets of Life; Punctuality to duty post, Honesty, Charity and Contentment with what you have.
These exemplary qualities our father and late Chairman also exhibited. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace- Amen.

Signed:
Ukatu Obinna (president)
Mrs Tonia Okonkwo (secretary)
Posted by Arinola Sanusiaa on July 17, 2020
Dr Kufeji was a gentle and firm president. He displayed a fatherly figure and always with a smile. May his soul rest in peace and the Lord comfort his family and the NPMCN.

Posted by Prof Tolu Odugbemi on July 17, 2020
TRIBUTE to Dr Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji, FMCS, PMCN, DFMC, FNAMed.
Dovi and I became very close friends while at the College of Medicine University of Lagos/ LUTH in the late 60s and 70s. Over the years our friendship and respect for one another waxed stronger. Dr Dovi Kufeji proved himself a very good and loyal friend.
Although our professional lives differed in that Dovi went into private practice to assist the weak and the poor and I remained in academia at UNILAG, we were supportive of each other’s endeavours and achievements. Dovi was extremely humorous with his characteristic baritone voice and deep, prolonged but soft laughter.

His calmness is one of the things I remember about him, I recall as young doctors we had to attend wedding ceremony of a common friend at Osogbo. We decided to drive down in my Volkswagen beetle 1300. I was behind the steering at a speed of about 140km/hour when on a narrow road close to Osogbo, another oncoming vehicle lost control and headed towards our vehicle. Dovi and I miraculously escaped the head-on collision (God moves in mysterious ways!). It was remarkable that Dovi was very unperturbed and unruffled, in his very gentle voice, I just heard ‘Akọgun rọ ra o'. We both smiled and thanked God for saving us from unknown danger.

As a professional, he was a hard working and excellent doctor/surgeon. As a man of faith he was a devout Catholic knight and as a man he was a loyal, straightforward and very honest, yes... an amazing friend.

May my dear friend’s gentle and pleasant soul rest in perfect peace.
Tolu Odugbemi, FMCPath,PMCN, DFMC, FNAMed
Posted by Francesca Williams on July 16, 2020
A tribute to a dear Uncle,
No words can capture the essence of my heart but I will simply say “Uncle is forever special”.

I recall, all the incredibly great memories from the 70/80s - you made us laugh, the practical jokes, sense of humour - with all the fantastic dance steps in the Yaba parties (Ist of Jan). Your rendition of the "MJ Newspaper" dance was my favourite, Aunty [Mowunmi’s mum] and all of us [the grandchildren] roared in laughter, when you took to the dance floor…

As time passed, it was evident that you were also a rock in the family. Uncle was incredibly open, honest, smart with a wealth of advice - the family looked up to him.
A great professional - yet Humble, Great Dad and family man, in every sense of the word and indeed a true Kufeji, who made exceedingly good cakes too!

Oh Uncle, you have left a void in the family that can never be filled. We are entirely grateful and treasure having you in our lives - the legacy, special memories, too many to mention...
God saw you were getting tired and called you to rest. We did not expect this now but God in his infinite wisdom knows best.
We know you are in the arms of your creator and that you are looking out for Mowunmi, Tayo, Dapo and your entirely family.

Oh what a huge void in our lives!

Rest in Peace, dearest Uncle.
Your Kemo [as you fondly called me] and family
Kemmie Williams
Posted by Ademola Raymond Muriana on July 16, 2020
MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE
Posted by Anele Ihekwaba on July 15, 2020
LID Kufeji was a compassionate Teacher of medical students.
When we were medical students in LUTH-during our Intermediate posting in surgery in 1976, if there was a case for emergency surgery, Dr Kufeji will put a call across to the Porter’s lodge asking to speak to any Medical student around and he will ask the student to call the 4th year students in Surgery to meet him in theater immediately.
He was a fine surgeon and soft spoken.
May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord, and may God grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

Dr Anele Ihekwaba
Professor of Medicine
University of Port Harcourt
Posted by Julius Britto on July 15, 2020
My very dear friend Dovi.
Dovi and I met and became friends.He remained a very good friend with honesty, integrity, dedicated and very reliable.
Dovi lived a life of service and love to humanity.His good deeds leads him on.Rest in the bossom of the Lord while the Lord take good care of your caring children.
I am missing you and you will always be forever in my heart.
Eternal peace till we meet again at the Father's feet.
ADIEU DOVI
Funsho Britto
Posted by Iyabo Omotunde Ikhinotse ... on July 14, 2020
Dr L. I. D Kufeji was one of the founding members of *St Rita's society* in St Cyprian's Catholic Church Oko-Oba, Agege.
He was a caring, loving and jovial person. He blended well with the young and old.
We testify that he lived a fulfilled and impactful life, worthy of emulation. He lived a life of service to God and humanity.
May he rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

St Rita Society
St Cyprian Catholic Church, Oko oba - Agege , Lagos
Posted by Miguel Martins on July 14, 2020
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAREST FRIEND- DR LEONARD IDOWU DOVI KUFEJI "LION IN THE DOCK"

LID-Your death comes with shock and sorrow for me and my family.Dovi,so you have gone to your eternal resting place.Unbeliveable to hear of your exit from this world.Infact,the last telephone conversation I had with you,was exciting with a fine voice.What a pity? Thank you Lord.

Lest I forget,I want to give a million thanks to all your children and in particular your daughter,Omowunmi and her loving husband for their care till your departure from this world.May our heavenly father bless and reward all your children ijn.Amen.

Finally,I will not fail to mention LID'S kindness,generosity and care to many people, family,friends, young and aged,known, unknown and especially the people around his former place of abode at Olomowewe area,Olosa,Mushin.

LID,also a fine medical doctor during his life time. A former GREGORIAN-ST GREGORY'S COLLEGE,SET of 56-61, Ikoyi,Lagos.A Papal Knight and a member of Knight of St.Mulumba Society.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE .AMEN
Posted by Salun Wilfred Dengunu on July 14, 2020
Fading away like the stars of the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sun--
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,Only remembered by what we have done.
Rest on Sir and may your memory remains in our heart
Posted by FRANCIS OGUNDANA on July 13, 2020
I recall I and Dovi were foundation students of University of Lagos; Dovi in Medicine and I in Law.By coincidence we took our first appointments in LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL and we were both resident at Adisa Bashua in a block of flats . Outside the office we ended up belonging to Friday Club which became very popular because the Club accommodates our
wives. Dovi though thoroughly jovial was extremely hard working. He eventually served as family doctor to members ex gratis. Never allowed any problem to weigh him down.
He built a happy family and was an embodiment of wonderfully good virtue.
We miss you. Rest in the bosom of God Almighty. 
ADIEU.
FRANCIS AND REMI OGUNDANA
Posted by Titilope Sopitan on July 13, 2020
I will always remember your caring heart and the love for me and my family. You were there for us in good and challenging times .you will be greatly missed. May God console you loved ones and may your soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Mrs Theresa Dixon and family
Posted by Sola Okegbenro on July 13, 2020
Dr. Kufeji was one of the earliest settlers on Omotoye Layout and therefore was one of the founding fathers of the Landlords Association, that birthed the Omotoye Estate Community Development Association (CDA). Although he didn't take any office because of his schedule of work, he was clearly one of the foremost leaders of thought on most issues. He was a very selfless and compassionate person. This is evident in where he deliberately sited his clinics - in remote areas of Badiya and Mushin, where there were often cases of defaults in payment for treatment received.
In the last few years he moved his medical practice into the Layout, bringing his vast wealth of medical experience within easier reach of residents.
He is well known to be a very generous giver and his life could be summarised as full and well-lived.
Sincere condolences go to the wife, Mummy Two, children and grand children. Thank you for a great time together while you were here and we look forward to an even greater time over there at Jesus feet.
Posted by Bakare Yinka on July 13, 2020
Rest on in the bosom of our lord Jesus Christ, a great teacher & a teach of teachers. We love u but God loves you more.
Posted by Adebola Akinsulie on July 11, 2020
He was a lovely hard working surgeon. He was ever ready to teach. I had a close working relationship with him at Best-hope Hospital Mus,hin, Lagos. He was, simply put, fantastic. May his lovely gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Benjamin Bolaji on July 11, 2020
Dr LID Kufeji was Vice President and President of the NPMCN when I was 3rd Senate Member and Secretary respectively representing the Faculty of Anaesthesia. In the brief period that I knew him, I had a good impression of him. I knew him as a gentleman par excellence who was emotionally well balanced, caring and reaching out. As Chairman of Senate he had good control of meetings and ensured smooth running of meetings. He served humanity by establishing his medical practice in an environment inhabited by low and middle income classes. May the Lord comfort his family. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu Dr LID Kufeji, FMCS, Past College President NPMCN.
Posted by CLEMENT AMANYAM on July 11, 2020
This is a collosal loss to the college. May Almighty God give his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, console the NPMCN and entire medical community in Jesus name. Amen.....Dr. Clement Amanyam. FMCFM.
Posted by Folarin Afuwape on July 10, 2020
Even if they were to live to be a hundred years old, those we love are not considered old enough to depart. We can look back at the years and thank God for 76 meaningful years.Uncle left footprints in the sands of time. He was our favorite uncle in our childhood years and there never was a boring moment with him around. I always saw him as one who loved his family, his profession and humanity so much that material things ranked very low on his priority list. It was painful visiting him on October 1, 2018 and nursing the fear that I might never get a chance to see him after that. He has gone home to rest, but he will never be forgotten. The exit of a Christian can be likened to the graduation of a student. Thank God for Omowunmi, Tayo and Dapo and the lovely grandchildren. May God grant him eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.
Posted by Amos Israel on July 10, 2020
With the tributes thus far i guess i knew so little about you, but the short time was filled with beautiful memories.
- You are full of appreciation, as you never failed to thank me for everything I did for you, even if i was obligated to
- You have a great sense of humour, as you never fail to catch my sarcasm, and crack me up on different occasions.
- You are a very caring man, as you never fail to ask about my welfare, and the exam i prepared for under your watch.

Anytime Fela's song pops up on the radio you always told me his house was a stone throw away from yours back in days.

All these while i never knew i sat, talked, ate, and nursed a legend. I am so glad I crossed paths with you and your beautiful family.

Rest on Daddy.
Posted by Doyin Sanni on July 10, 2020
The news of Doctor’s death came to me as a huge shock especially because my family and I had a robust conversation about him just days before we heard the news. Doctor Kufeji was our family Dr. growing up and he was an amazing man to the core. He will be sorely missed. Rest in utmost peace and in God’s glory Dr. L. I.D. Kufeji. I pray that the family you have left behind will continue to blossom in Jesus name.
Posted by Olabisi Arogundade on July 10, 2020
Doctor’s death came to me as a rude shock. Yes, I knew he wasn’t very well but didn’t see the sign he was leaving this soon. Talked to him last on his birthday and he was fine. He was our family Doctor. A very kind and selfless man. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Sir. Adieu Dr Kufeji
Posted by Theresa Ubong on July 9, 2020
To the “magical” family Doctor.
I honestly do not have the words to describe my feelings when I got news of your sad passing. It was a shock indeed. But God knows. But, I have the fondest memories of you. You were our family doctor while growing up, and I remember that feeling of Doctor Kufeji being able to cure everything... And in very few words too.
We are sad, but the assurance we have is the fact that we shall see again.
Sleep on, Doctor and Rest In Peace.

Ola Ubong

Posted by Prof. C.T. John on July 9, 2020
To Dr Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji, whom I always called good old Kufej, my friend, my brother, my classmate, my best friend, a very special person, honest, straight forward and very reliable. I know you have gone to the Almighty and to meet with Lapo. Dovi rest in peace. We shall meet God willing in paradise.
Posted by NPMCN INFO on July 8, 2020
On behalf of the College President, Professor Musa Borodo, FMCP, PNMC, the Governing Board, Senate, all Fellows and the entire staff of the College, I express our heartfelt sorrow and sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Dr. Kufeji was a Fellow and the former Chairman of the Faculty of Surgery of the College, Past President and Distinguished Fellow of the College. He was an asset to the Faculty of Surgery and he contributed immensely to the creation of the Faculty of Orthopaedics of the College. His contributions towards the growth and development of the Faculties of Surgery and Orthopaedics would be greatly missed. He was an astute administrator while he served the College as Faculty Chairman, College vice President, College President, and the Chairman of Past President Forum. The College appreciates his great contributions to its success. He was a very Polite, focused, and dedicated fellow of the College.
May the Almighty God give you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Signed:
Professor Owoidoho Udofia, FMCPsych
College Registrar
Posted by Nicholette OMO-IKERODAH on July 6, 2020
Mowunmi, Tayo and Dapo, the passing of your beloved that is still fresh and painful but just be comforted that he is now at peace and restingbin the bossom of our heavenly Father and his son our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, it is true, your Dad is no longer physically with you but he left you a legacy which is the most valuable of all, " Memories of him" which will help, comfort and ease the pain as you grieve right now and as time goes by. Our heavenly Father will not give you more than what you can carry for he has promised you, your children and close family, to be with you all the way. The Lord is faithful snf great is his faithfulness towards you all. The Lord is your strength and his perpetual light, grace, love , protection will continue to guide you all today, tomorrow, now and forever in Jesus mighty name. Stay calm, cool and collected for our Lord Jesus will see all of you through , through this trying dark storm as there is light awaiting you at the end of the tunnel when this is all over. It is well with your father's soul. Fear not,for the sting of death has been conquered. Eternel rest grant Uncle Dovi O Lord in Jesus Mighty name.Once again our condolence to the three of you, your spouses and children. Much love from me, Aunty Nicky and your cousins Toye and Eniola. ❤❤
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Posted by Oludolapo Afuwape on August 1, 2020
I have so many good memories with him that I will cherish forever. In the seventies he was "Uncle Doctor" as we called him. He was one uncle we all loved to have around. I recall the few times he took my brother and I to makoko.
Later we called him "Baba Mowunmi" He was pleasant to be with. You always did what ever you wanted with passion once you were convinced it was right.
One of the things I did inculcate from him was from his medical practice. I asked him once why his practice was in Mushin area and not in exclusive areas of Lagos. His reply was simple "The poor and the lowly in the society needed access to good health care and that was his calling" I won't forget that and I still hold on to this in my practice. I did visit him a few times in Lagos but for me and for many people but I feel I could have visited  him more often but I just felt you'd always be there. You will be much missed. You've done your bit and made your mark.

Dolapo Afuwape
Posted by Inegbedion Philip on July 31, 2020
My Worthy Brother,LID Kufeji, I made efforts to see or even to speak to you again before your departure to your Creator but all failed.
You were a true physician to the poor and widows. Despite your açlaimed position in the society, you were extremely humble.
Your were my good friend and consultant. You sponsored me into our Honoured Order of the Knight Saint Mulumba, Nigeria. Thank you.
I missed you my Worthy BROTHER AND 'EGBON'
Goodbye until we meet in our Heavenly Home. Rest in peace.
Posted by Elizabeth Egbeogu-Oyenusi on July 29, 2020
I was your daughter, Mimi’s roommate at Medical School. You were so kind, caring and always encouraging. When you visited her then, you brought goodies enough to go round her room mates. You opened your doors of hospitality to your children’s friends. We had so many joyous moments celebrating their birthdays in your home. As a most senior, fatherly colleague we looked up to your diligence, passion and dedication to the noble profession of medicine. Daddy, you left your giant footprints on the sands of time. Rest in the bosom of the Lord and may He comfort your entire family.
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Dr Leonard Idowu Dovi Kufeji (or as his friends called him  L.I.D), was born on the 8th day of April, 1944. He was the last of 6 children born to Mr Simplicio Makanjuola Kufeji and Mrs Martina Dovi Kufeji. He attended St Paul's catholic primary school in Ebute-Metta, Yaba and then later went on to higher education at St Gregory's College, Lagos. He was accepted to study Medicine at the prestigious Lagos University Teaching Hospital, a degree which he completed with distinction in 1970. In 1977, he became one of the Foundation Fellows of the National Postgraduate Medical College by examination in the Faculty of Surgery.

While in medical school, L.I.D met his first love, Miss Edith Olaposi Awonuga, who was studying to be a nurse at the time. They married in Dec 1971 and had 3 wonderful children together. He completed specialty training and then went into private practice. He worked as a Resident surgeon at Ada hospital in Surulere but eventually left in 1981 to become Medical Director of his own private practice, St Martin-de-Porres Medical Centre, named after the patron saint of the poor. L.I.D set up his clinics in Mushin and in the Badia area of Ijora, to specifically offer his medical services to those less privileged in society. His goal was always to serve. He continued with his private medical work until May 2017, when he was no longer able to practice due to health issues.

His life was tinged with sadness when in 1991, Lapo passed away leaving him with 3 young children. He took it in his stride and raised the children on his own until he remarried several years later.

During his career, L.I.D served as the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, NPMCN (1980-1984), Lecture convener of the Faculty of Surgery, NPMCN (1994-2002), Chairman, Faculty Board of Surgery, NPMCN (2003-2007), Vice president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria ( 2008-2009), and then President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (2010-2012). He was the first president of the college to obtain his Fellowship by examination. He also served as the Chairman of the Past Presidents Forum of the NPMCN (2015-2016). He was a Foundation Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Medicine (NAMED).

He was also a past president of Ilupeju Lions Club in Lagos, as well as a Past President of the Young Men Relief Society. He also served as Vice Chairman, Lagos Archdiocesan Health Board. He was a Knight of St. Mulumba and a Papal Knight of St. Gregory.

He is survived by his children, Dr (Mrs) Omowunmi Oluwaseun, Dr Omotayo Kufeji and Engr Oladapo Kufeji and 9 grandchildren.
May his soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Father.
We love you daddy - Gone but you always remain in our hearts.
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Shared by Tayo Kufeji on June 30, 2020
Very few people can probably say that their dad mentored them in life as well in their careers. I am privileged to say that Daddy was not just a role model at home and in life but also in work as well.

I studied Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and daddy's clinic in Mushin was within walking distance to the college. Countless times during my university years, I would stroll down to his clinic to have lunch and we would discuss clinical cases, my studies or just chat. It was a priceless period in my development as a young man and has helped me become the man and the doctor that I am today.

I am forever grateful to my dad and can only pray that I can do the same *for my children as well.

Dad was a child at heart

Shared by Tayo Kufeji on June 30, 2020
I remember growing up as little kids and my dad would get on the floor to play with us. One of our favourite games was 'donkey'. Dad would get on the floor on all fours and wee would ride on his back like he was a donkey. Sometimes he would have all 3 of us riding at the same time!

Another favourite was 'Tree'. He would lie down and lift one of his legs up in the air and we all had a go at trying to climb up his leg like we were climbing a tree. He would always cheat by moving his leg so you could never get to the top.

He was always up for these childish games and whenever we asked t play, he never refused.
Oh, and daddy loooooved his ice cream. It was always a feature at home after dinner and there was always a tub of ice cream in the freezer as long as I can remember. I reckon he was always a child at heart.