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

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