ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Engineer Oluwole Oyeleye.

He was the "Baba Ijo" of St. John Anglican Church Arigidi Akoko. He was from Agbaluku in Arigidi Akoko. 
He attended African Church Grammar School, Oka Akoko, 1959 to 1964. 
He studied petroleum Engineering at City University of New York from 1972 to 1978. 
After he returned to Nigeria, he did his NYSC in Shell BP 1979. 
He retired as the head of Non joint venture at Nigerian Agip Oil Company where he worked from 1980 to 2006.
He died on Saturday 13th February 2021 at the age of 75 years.
We love & miss you daddy! A father of many!! 
Posted by Bamidele Adelusi on March 5, 2021
A great icon has finally gone home to Rest! A humble and selfless Daddy, loved every members of his family so much. You will be greatly missed Daddy Porthacort as you were fondly called.

     Rest well till we meet again...☹️
Posted by Busayo Oyeleye on March 5, 2021
Dear Daddy,

The one that cared about my wellbeing & worried about my safety.

The one that I will crack jokes with and will smile back at me.

The one who knew I liked to be independent & encouraged me to try harder.

The one who would teach me physics and maths and would never get why I didn’t understand. He will still patiently continue teaching me (praying I will learn a thing or two).

I love you for many reasons!! You were so smart that I wondered if I would ever be as smart as you.

I remember how you will call me to explain life using Ecclesiastes 3 as an example. You will also use your fingers to explain how life revolves.

You will buy bibles for us when we are going to school & tell us this was what your father handed to you & you will hand it over to your Children because that’s the only thing you believed in.

You were a calm person, a great man & my hero. You taught me to love & accommodate. Because of you, I can remain calm in many situations.

You were the one who loved all his family & always wanted them around all the time.

You will be sorely missed by everyone.

Sleep well till we meet again!!

From your only daughter,
Iya Egbe
Posted by Oyeleye Abiodun on March 5, 2021
Daddy, I am still finding it difficult to believe that you have gone. Surely we are going to miss your love, words of encouragement & fatherly role you played in our up bringing. Daddy, Rest In perfect peace. We love you but God love you most.
Posted by Sylvester Ogundipe on March 5, 2021
Bros Oye,
A gentle soul has flown away.
Good night.
Posted by Tope Adebanjo on March 3, 2021
“Bros Oye” was a name I heard a lot as a young kid. I have very vivid strong memories of Mr oyeleye in my head. I remember he would always wear a Casio watch and he would wear it with the face on the inner part of his wrist. I remember my parents talking about him as a very nice person all the time. Everyone knew him as a gentle soul. Before I left the country finally, I remember him sitting me down and giving me some advice and telling me what to expect as I venture into higher education having studied in the U.S himself. Visiting Nigeria once I ran into him at the Agip office on Victoria Island, at this point I could tell he didn’t remember me much. But I didn’t think much of it at the time, after all it had been almost 5 years since we last saw. I always saw him as a great provider to his family and someone to emulate. A shining beacon. You have lived Sir and you have touched people. I bid you farewell. Rest in peace.- Temitope Adebanjo
Posted by Ranti Adedayo on March 2, 2021
A father indeed who did his best to make his wife and children enjoy the best that life has to offer.He was one of our very friendly co-landlords at Irawo Ajegunle and was noted for participating in Community Development. He was noted for being friendly and kind to all, including his children's friends, among who was our baby daughter who was Busayo's schoolmate.May the Lord continue to comfort the widow and show grace and mercy on the family members left behind.Jesus is Lord.Dr and Dr (Mrs) Adedayo.Calvary Medical Center, Irawo
Posted by Abayomi Oluwatosin on March 1, 2021
Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
May the road rise up to meet you and may the wind be always at your back.
Rest on Baba Ijo.
Posted by Henry Ogunyankin on February 28, 2021
The news of Oyeleye death came to me as a rude shock. We were classmates at African Grammar school Oka, between 1960/1964 we still maintain our close relationship after our secondary days as both of us worked in Lagos before he departed to U.S.A for further studies. On his return from overseas our relationship was even closer than that of our secondary school days on account of maturity. I can still remember vividly the reception Oyeleye gave my delegation from Abuja to Portharcout on Independence eve of 2003. He portrayed a huge sense of friendship and generosity. Oyeleye can be vividly described as an epitome of simplicity, very friendly, honest, gentle dependable and very loving. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and May the Almighty God shower His blessing and protection on his wife and children.
Posted by Richard Adebayo on February 28, 2021
Your passing away was indeed very painful but we have trust in the believe that God knows best. Very loyal and straight forward and always ready to assist.When i have one or two things for him to help me with in Lagos all i have to do was call on him and without hesitation he will get the job done
.We will all miss you but continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Adieu Baba Ijo.
Posted by Olufunmilayo Dosunmu on February 27, 2021
Ìts indeed painful that Baba Ijo has left us but God knows the best. He was a very good man, amiable, loving and caring. He gave his life to Christ and lived a true Christian life. I believe he is resting in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ . May God continue to uphold the wife he left behind ( our loving friend and my DOUBLE SAKE ), the children and the family. Amen
Posted by Bola Kuponiyi on February 25, 2021
Adiu Papa Oluwole Oyeleye. You were a great, kind, good and humble man. Go and rest in the Lord where there's no pains nor afflictions. God Almighty will surely keep and uphold the family, friends and loved ones you left behind. 
Papa, Orun rere ooo.
Mama Kuponiyi .
Posted by Kayode Oyeleye on February 25, 2021
When i heard of Daddy Oluwole Oyeleye's demise, it was a huge shock. But then I must keep thanking God for your life. You were a huge inspiration to me and many others. Your words of advice and fatherly support have been overwhelming. My stay with you birthed an experience I will forever cherish. You were large hearted, supportive, peace-loving, selfless, and humble. You loved your family. I will miss you; your family will miss you; the world will miss you. Rest on in Glory.
Kayode OYELEYE
Posted by FOLUKEMI ADEDIPE on February 21, 2021
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I write this tribute to you. You were an uncle in a million; my uncle was humble, kind, loving, caring and good at heart and soul.!!!
I remembered like yesterday how you never failed to make sure I had all I needed through my education. You were my pillar of support and I Will forever be grateful. I will forever miss you and your honest fatherly advice. Your sudden death came as a rude shock. I did not expect it at this time, and wish we had more time so you can eat the fruit of your labor. God in his infinite mercy knows better. May the lord comfort and sustain the family, your wife, and children. ADIEU MY LOVING DADDY
Posted by Olumuyiwa Oyeleye on February 15, 2021
To my loving father, without whose love, care, provision and supervision I wouldn't be where I am in life today, I want to say thank you for raising me to be a good man, to believe in God, to treat others as I would like to be treated, to work hard for want I want, and to aspire for great things in life. I am proud to be your son, I am proud to be raised by a man like you, and it is my wish that I can become a father and husband like you were. You touched many lives while you were alive, and you left behind a fantastic legacy that no one can ever take away from you. You were a father and brother to many, and you will live in our memories forever.

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Posted by Bamidele Adelusi on March 5, 2021
A great icon has finally gone home to Rest! A humble and selfless Daddy, loved every members of his family so much. You will be greatly missed Daddy Porthacort as you were fondly called.

     Rest well till we meet again...☹️
Posted by Busayo Oyeleye on March 5, 2021
Dear Daddy,

The one that cared about my wellbeing & worried about my safety.

The one that I will crack jokes with and will smile back at me.

The one who knew I liked to be independent & encouraged me to try harder.

The one who would teach me physics and maths and would never get why I didn’t understand. He will still patiently continue teaching me (praying I will learn a thing or two).

I love you for many reasons!! You were so smart that I wondered if I would ever be as smart as you.

I remember how you will call me to explain life using Ecclesiastes 3 as an example. You will also use your fingers to explain how life revolves.

You will buy bibles for us when we are going to school & tell us this was what your father handed to you & you will hand it over to your Children because that’s the only thing you believed in.

You were a calm person, a great man & my hero. You taught me to love & accommodate. Because of you, I can remain calm in many situations.

You were the one who loved all his family & always wanted them around all the time.

You will be sorely missed by everyone.

Sleep well till we meet again!!

From your only daughter,
Iya Egbe
Posted by Oyeleye Abiodun on March 5, 2021
Daddy, I am still finding it difficult to believe that you have gone. Surely we are going to miss your love, words of encouragement & fatherly role you played in our up bringing. Daddy, Rest In perfect peace. We love you but God love you most.
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Shared by FOLUKEMI ADEDIPE on February 21, 2021
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I write this tribute to you. You were an uncle in a million; my uncle was humble, kind, loving, caring and good at heart and soul.!!!

I remembered like yesterday how you never failed to make sure I had all I needed through my education. You were my pillar of support and I Will forever be grateful. I will forever miss you and your honest fatherly advice. Your sudden death came as a rude shock. I did not expect it at this time, and wish we had more time so you can eat the fruit of your labor. God in his infinite mercy knows better. May the lord comfort and sustain the family, your wife, and children. ADIEU MY LOVING DADDY