ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, oluyemi odeinde. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Niyi Aina on March 26, 2021
May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Yemi Candide-Johnson on March 26, 2021
Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of a great and kind man. A man of wit, and charm and elegance. Always considerate and accommodating. A lover of peace and a defender of humanity. Yemi designed my first professional office and also the house in which I have lived for 20 years. The clean, open, bright and functional design continues to invite admiring review even today. He understood exactly the importance of function to design and the importance of taste and style to appreciation of a thing. This insight resulted from a wide and sophisticated cultural exposure and a deep refinement of his own choices. He was a superior human being, and exceptional professional and artist and above all a generous and compassionate friend. His loss is a heavy blow which his wonderful memory can only mitigate. Yemi is truly with the angels now, I pray that this brings comfort to his loving family. May his soul be at rest now. 
Posted by Odegua Irivbogbe on March 25, 2021
Uncle Yemi, it’s still too surreal for me to believe you are no longer just a phone call away. You were one of the kindest people in life, and your departure has left a big vacuum in the hearts of all who knew you. I remember your mild manner, your squinting smile, and your great sense of humor. To be around you was a joy, and though I miss you, I know that Heaven has gained an Angel. Farewell, “jolly good” fellow, and rest now until we meet again.
Posted by Bunmi Lijadu on March 25, 2021
I remember Yemi as one of the coolest seniors at ISI who despite being Oyinkan’s ‘big’ brother, treated us with respect. Always friendly, always interesting and by all accounts a creative soul with a unique sense of style.
My deepest condolences to Oyinkan and all the family.
May he rest in perfect Peace.
Posted by folarin phillips on March 25, 2021
A Tribute to Yemi
I am totally in shock and trying to make sense of your sudden death. I am just recovering from the loss of a close friend and four others. You were the one the first person who called to console me when I lost my close friend in January 2021, which turns out the last time we spoke, though we daily exchanged WhatsApp messages, I even received some messages the eve of your passing away.

Yemi, I have known you all your life, you were my " aburo" your mum and my mum were childhood school classmates, best friends and Qyinkan’s Godmother. When we were young both families spent holiday periods either at Ibadan or Lagos. As students in the UK, both mums will lease adjoining apartments for us/siblings at Xmas.

You were so passionately dedicated and devoted to your mum, Oyinkan and your daughter, Tara. In particular, you had this special bond with your mum. I remember when Susan & Tara relocated to London, you were torn apart in deciding whether to remain in Nigeria or move to London.

When your mum was seriously ill, you & Oyinkan brought her to London. I witnessed the extra mile both of you went through, not only to make her extra comfortable, but got her the best physicians in UK to address her illness. When the prognosis appeared fatal, both of you did not give up but transferred her to South Africa on the advice there was a renowned specialist. Yemi, when your mum passed away, I noticed you went downhill and I don’t think you fully recovered. You are now united with her.

On your return to Nigeria after graduation, you stayed with us in Lagos. We later teamed up and leased my mum's property. As housemates I recall fond memories, we worked hard and party like mad. Reviewing some of your portfolio, I had an opportunity to value you as an excellent, creative, outstanding, professional and articulate Chartered Architect. After a couple of years, I went back to the UK but we kept in touch, you stayed with me when in London. You also raised the toast at my wedding in 1989.

Yemi, you have been a reliable and wonderful aburo, our time together was memorable, I will miss you a lot but now you have found peace with the creator.

Adieu my brother.
Posted by DOTUN TOKUN on March 25, 2021
Wow! Yemi Odeinde is gone to be with his maker. I got to know Yemi well in the late 1990s and early 2000. He was such a jolly good fellow. May God give strength and comfort to his family.
Posted by Olufunmi OLAJOYEGBE nee B... on March 25, 2021
Yemi you will be dearly missed. Your kind and gentle demeanour will be always remembered. You have indeed gone too soon. Rest in peace dear Egbon.
Posted by mildred phillips on March 24, 2021
Yemi I am still in shock. You were the very first person I met when I started dating Folarin as you both shared a flat at the time. You always made sure you didn’t miss out on the delicacies- peppered snails et al. You were always fun to be with.
In recent years I always made sure I paid you a visit when I was in Lagos. I would always turn up unannounced and you would make me feel welcome. The last visit was in December 2019 when I actually turned up with Folarin, still unannounced, both of you sharing your lager like old times. You had become a brother and friend, there was never a dull moment with you. You were a rare gem in fact I think the rarity was in your genes, Aunty and Oyinkan both possessing the same rare kindness and sincerity. I pray that the Lord will grant you eternal rest and comfort Oyinkan and the beautiful children you left behind. Sleep well my brother.
Posted by Lola Ifaturoti on March 24, 2021
It’s always surreal to learn of the passing of a good friend but Yemi’s particularly hit one hard. It’s been hard to process and I’m just starting to let it sink in.

Yemi was such a lovely, gentle and kind soul. Soft spoken, ever smiling and always so nice. Yemi was always so cool and calm......It’s hard to think of him in the past tense.

I pray that God grants him eternal rest and comforts his children and dear Oyinkan. Amen. Indeed it was a pleasure and privilege to have known Yemi. He will be greatly missed. Sun re o.
Posted by Oluseun Mabogunje on March 24, 2021
Yemi was my friend and classmate in Maryhill Convent School, Ibadan in the late 60s, so I can say I knew Yemi for over 50 years. In all these 50 years, not once did I see Yemi angry or behave in any way that can be described as unpleasant. He was kind hearted and a perfect gentleman. There was always a smile on his face and a gentleness that made interaction easy. I am very sad that Yemi has gone and I will never see him again on this side of the divide but I must take solace in the belief that Yemi has gone to rest and he is forever free from the pain and suffering of this wicked world. Rest in peace Yemi. You have done your bit and ended your race.
Posted by Adenike Coker on March 24, 2021
Yemi Odeinde!

I met and knew him as one of the 3 musketeers of Himself, Lanre Omisore( aka Heafty) & Biodun Odedina( Abe) and he was the ‘quietest’ of the three of them in those days!

As an Architect he was very accomplished. He was also a gentleman. Good Big Brother to dear Oyinkan.

Over the years, with everyone busy with hectic lives,  I saw him only on occasion but when we did see we had conversations as if the intervening years had not happened.

What a loss. You deserve to rest . God rest your soul in HIS bosom. Amen.

Sincerest condolences to Oyinkan , his children and all members of his family. God grant you all strength to bear the loss.

Adenike Coker aka Adajo



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Posted by Arinola Kola Daisi on March 24, 2021
A fine gentleman and an amiable egbon.May his soul Rest In Peace and May the Lord comfort Oyinkan and the rest of the family.
Posted by kehinde oyeneyin on March 24, 2021
Oluyemi Odeinde! My egbon, my Gist partner, my educator and most of all my friend. i saw you on Saturday and we discussed how we would travel to Ibadan for a project we both were handling. Your last words to me were "Cheers Kenny Ma Gbagbe Wednesday o"! little did i know it would be the last time i'd see you. Rest In Peace Mr Yemi. God knows best
Posted by Bababode Osunkoya on March 24, 2021
Yemi, this is hard. I knew you all my life, from the days at Laird Place, University of Ibadan up to our last conversation the afternoon before that sad day you left us. You were the big brother I didn’t have, and role model in my teens. I was at your house at least once a fortnight really just to soak up “Yemi Odeinde”. What i know about cars today was from your AutoCar magazines. There are thousands more words i could express here. In your unique way, you made your indelible mark in this life.

I am comforted knowing you are in an incomparably better place. Rest in Eternal Peace, Big Bro.
Posted by Ayoola Onajide on March 23, 2021
Yemi Odeinde’s demise is a sad loss to Architecture .He was a fine gentleman, a talented, remarkable yet humble Architect and impressively the son of an accomplished Architect. He had a superb imagination with a bohemian inclination for appropriate spaces and forms which he articulated in a series of fine buildings he designed in his time. Ex Loyola College and more importantly International School Ibadan where we first met. Whilst I was at Manchester Yemi was at the Hull School of Architecture.Our paths crossed again back in Nigeria studying together with Olumide Esho for the Nigerian Institute of Architects examination which he passed in flying colours and was awarded one of the 3 prizes for his achievements.Yemi Odeinde BA,DArch,RIBA, MNIA.Arb,ArconReg.
I pray Gods Grace will soothe the pain of his loss to his family and all who cared for him.
May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace..

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Posted by Niyi Aina on March 26, 2021
May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Yemi Candide-Johnson on March 26, 2021
Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of a great and kind man. A man of wit, and charm and elegance. Always considerate and accommodating. A lover of peace and a defender of humanity. Yemi designed my first professional office and also the house in which I have lived for 20 years. The clean, open, bright and functional design continues to invite admiring review even today. He understood exactly the importance of function to design and the importance of taste and style to appreciation of a thing. This insight resulted from a wide and sophisticated cultural exposure and a deep refinement of his own choices. He was a superior human being, and exceptional professional and artist and above all a generous and compassionate friend. His loss is a heavy blow which his wonderful memory can only mitigate. Yemi is truly with the angels now, I pray that this brings comfort to his loving family. May his soul be at rest now. 
Posted by Odegua Irivbogbe on March 25, 2021
Uncle Yemi, it’s still too surreal for me to believe you are no longer just a phone call away. You were one of the kindest people in life, and your departure has left a big vacuum in the hearts of all who knew you. I remember your mild manner, your squinting smile, and your great sense of humor. To be around you was a joy, and though I miss you, I know that Heaven has gained an Angel. Farewell, “jolly good” fellow, and rest now until we meet again.
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Shared by oladapo akintonde on March 24, 2021
6 months younger than me, lived together in Ibadan and spent Sundays either at your place or ours.We both went to Maryhill Convent School and then Loyola- all the time in the same class. Didn’t stop there; we were in International School at the same time. Career pursuits then led to our “separation”. That said, that bond of brotherhood remained the same. Talking to you on the phone felt like we never missed a beat. Our recent monthly family zoom meetings is proof of that. We remained close.

I am going to miss a brother with a truly good heart who was always ready to extend a helping hand. Rest In Peace till we meet again to continue sharing jokes.


Shared by Oladipo A on March 23, 2021
Uncle Yemzy, I have refused to process your death, I cannot believe you’re gone. I guess that’s life, no warning, nothing, here today and gone the next As Dapo put it concisely term Cousin is a misnomer, you were a brother. Bro, I still can’t believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Words cannot describe this difficult moment, but if this is the last time I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I consider myself blessed to have lived this life as your brother. I still wake up every morning hoping this is a dream, and it hurts knowing you are gone forever.

Too many memories flood my mind, how can I forget who gifted me my first Michel Axil and Pancaldi and B shirts or how can I forget who introduced me to the music of George Benson Breezing 1975 Elliot close University of Ibadan not to talk of the sounds of Mandrill, Teddy Pendergrass and the Commodores. I tried to recollect one bad word or one disagreement we had in my 59 years of knowing you NONE. All I see is smiles and camaraderie. That is the essence of who you were a Jolly good fellow.

Last year when I was going through my challenge, you stood by me, talking, praying for and with me, sending constant messages and looking for hospital options. You were indeed a source of strength. I will cherish every single moment i spent with you. I guess this is our final goodbye since i never got the chance to do so. Rest in peace Uncle Yemzy, you will be sorely missed brother.

 Rest in perfect Peace

Oladipo Akintonde