ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Prof. Boniface Olubunmi George, born on October 6, 1936, and passed away on April 13, 2021.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews who will all miss him greatly.  We will remember him forever.

Funeral Arrangements
Thursday 20th May 2021

Service of Songs and Tributes (via livestream)
5 p.m. Nigerian Time
Please send your short video tributes to: B.Olu.George2021@gmail.com at the latest by 14th May 2021 Written tributes: Forevermissed.com/prof-b-olu-george

Friday 21st May 2021 
Funeral Mass
10 a.m. Nigerian Time
Holy Cross Cathedral
Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria
Internment follows shortly afterwards: Family only

No reception

To join in and watch all the ceremonies live on YouTube please use the links available at http://bit.ly/profgeorge 

https://link-tube.com/in-honour-of-prof-george


Posted by E Bandele on April 27, 2021
I worked under Prof George in the early seventies and he struck me as being very kind understanding and an.excellent clinician and teacher .U had to be in ward round on time because he was always punctual.A very jovial personality who had those jokes ready to be used .A very keen dresser he distinguished himself with his characteristic bowtie.He cared a lot for his patients and would go through all the clinical details.A devout catholic he took his religion seriously and this reflected in the way he treated others.He was also a very good family man and one was usherred in with warmth and kindness.We shall all miss him .Our love and condolence go to the wife and family and may his soul rest in perfect peace amen.
Posted by Wale Oke on April 26, 2021
Egbon, our hearts are heavy by your passing. A generous, gentle, hard working and figure of strength, my time with you was spent in laughter and fun. You lived a life full of joy and no matter what obstacle took place, you faced them with courage and wit. Fond memories of you bring us all comfort during this time. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Alhaji BRANKADEDE
Posted by Annette Ventour on April 26, 2021
"If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes." Job 14:14
The patriarch Job was convinced that even if he should die, he would live again. (Job 14:13-15) He used a tree​—perhaps an olive tree—​to illustrate his confidence in God’s ability to resurrect him. “There is hope even for a tree,” Job said. “If it is cut down, it will sprout again.” When rainfall breaks a severe drought, a dry olive stump can spring back to life with shoots rising from its roots, producing “branches like a new plant.”​—Job 14:7-9.
Just as a cultivator longs to see the roots of a cut-down olive tree spring up again, Our heavenly father longs to restore his deceased servants and many others to life. (Matt. 22:31, 32; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) What a joy it will be to welcome back the dead and see them enjoy productive lives once again!

I look forward to meeting you again my father in perfect health. Your daughter Annette (Folake )❤️
Posted by Georgina Bolarinwa on April 26, 2021
Daddy, you will be greatly missed. Your love for the whole family was great.
You are a father indeed. 
Rest in perfect peace with the Lord
The Bible says those that are asleep shall rise up first when Jesus Christ comes.
Sleep on my beloved dad until we all meet again in paradise.
Posted by Lindsay Peter-Thomas on April 25, 2021
Dear Uncle Olu George,
You were a close friend of my late dad, Akin Peter-Thomas ( Gregs Old Boys). You always treated me with respect and kindness. And you had a big heart. I will miss your smile. You are in good company now. Rest in Peace until we meet again.
Posted by Tobiloba George on April 23, 2021
Uncle,
It was great to have you help me understand the value of reading, working hard and working smart.

You had a kind heart to top it all and that is really all that we need in a world so tough.

Keep resting. Love always,
Tobiloba.
Posted by George Afolabi on April 21, 2021
Tribute For Prof. B. George By Cousin Folabi George.
I received with great shock the sad news of the sudden death of cousin Boniface George on 13th April 2021 at the age of 84 years.
Prof Boniface George was a very generous charming and very religious person. He was highly reliable and dependable a brilliant cardiologist and a family man. I remember how he correctly diagonised the problem with my late son Francis to be hole in the heart, while other doctors gave wrong diagnosis like sickle cell problem and were prescribing wrong and ineffective medicine which worsened the condition. After Francis returned from London with his mother on the recommendation of Cousin Olu his health got better and cheerful. Thank you cousin Olu for your brilliancy. We will miss you a lot. Rest in peace till we shall meet to part no more. Folabi George.
Posted by David Oke on April 21, 2021
People ask me why I chose the path of cardiology today... It was because of the gentle, kind, understanding, amiable nature of Professor Bonniface Olubunmi George aka ... Egbon. 
He was a very quiet unassuming man. A
very religious catholic, committed and dedicated to his duties. He was a man with an insatiable desire to continue to learn, teach and inspire others.
These were some of the qualities that compelled me to follow in his footsteps as Head of Cardiology unit and Head Department of Medicine College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Here are some the tributes paid to him by a few of his students who are now consultant physicians, professors and experts in their own fields on receiving the news of his passing:

"So sorry Wale about your cousin. He was a soft-spoken gentleman, always jovial and helpful during our residency training period"
"He lived a truly impactful life and his contributions to the field of medicine and cardiology will forever be remembered."

"He was a gentleman and a great teacher".

"He was a great teacher. I still remember one of his lectures, the only lecture on arrythymia I understood which he delivered when he breezed in from Saudi Arabia"

Goodbye dear cousin, you were my inspiration, idol, role model and mentor. You will surely be missed. Rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord.

Professor David Adewale Oke.
Provost College of Medicine, University of Lagos



Posted by Bro Chief Emmanuel A Shom... on April 20, 2021
A world renowned Cardiologist I once consulted him at Gloria hospital Anthony Village Lagos, he was as friendly as ever with his computer, always smiling like his father. Indeed a replica of his Dad Late Pa A I George of 59, Campbell street, Lagos ; may their souls rest in peace
. Good night my brother.
Posted by Festus Oshoba on April 16, 2021
I had the great priviledge of knowing Professor Boniface Olubunmi George through my 'mother', mentor and benefactor Dr. Mrs Nana George; the renowned Ophthalmologist. He was the first son of late Papa George of blessed memory. He was a teacher of my own teachers. Gracious, benevolent, erudite and the Professor of professors in the field of medicine. He retired from the services of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the University of Lagos. He had a sojourn at Saudi Arabia during the military junta of 1984 when Doctors were hounded and tormented. He was joined by the wife and both of them came back to Nigeria.
His generosity was used against him when the security agents employed by him inflicted machete cut wounds on his head. This became a turning point when the erstwhile excellent health he enjoyed began to dwindle. 
He added great value to all those who had the opportunity to interact with him.
He is particularly missed by my family for his mentorship and benevolence. He was a fine and complete gentleman. A doctor of doctors. Quintessential role model who came, saw and conquered the world.
Indeed he is immortal because he lives forever in our minds.
Adieu great one!
Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ until we meet to part no more.
Condolences to all us left to mourn him and espouse his virtues.
Dearly beloved!
We love you but God loves you more.
Rest in perfect peace.
Fondly remembered by the Festus Odunayo Oshoba- a former Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and his family.
Posted by Olumide Adesipe on April 16, 2021
My teacher at the college of medicine, my source of inspiration through which I dedicated myself in medical practice. My consultant with the iconic hair parting and spartan cute dressing with touch of class. May your path be blessed sir. May perpetual Light continue to shine on your soul as your journey forth for further enlighten experiences that would guide your path to the Luminous Kingdom of God Almighty. Adieu sir.
Posted by Abeke Adeliyi on April 16, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the death of my Mummy's cousin, late Prof. Boniface Olubunmi George. He was an exemplary straight forward man, always ready to help and humble.
May Almighty God Jehovah continue to comfort and uphold the whole family at this trying period. May we all be comforted by the hope of the resurrection as found in God's word John 5:28, 29 and Job 14:14,15.
Ehin ti won fisile koni baje titi lai Lai. Amin
Once again, may Almighty God Jehovah continue to uphold us all at this period of time and grant us the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Posted by Bose Peter-Thomas on April 16, 2021
Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave Yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on Your people who mourn and pray for their dead brother, Professor Boniface Olubunmi George. Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive our brother his sins. By dying You opened the gates of life for those who believe in You; do not let Your brother be parted from You, but by Your glorious power give him light, joy, and peace in heaven where You live for ever and ever. Amen.
Being a member of G49, a set of St. Gregory College Old Boys, along with my late husband, we became one big family (from different parents). We were always at each other's family events, Birth, weddings and burials. He led a great life and contributed to the development of humanity and the Catholic church. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Onabekun Bolanle on April 15, 2021
Daddy will love you but God love you more continue rest in peace
Posted by Francisca George on April 15, 2021
I met Big Daddy for the first time in 1996 after the birth of my daughter, Tobiloba. Before then we had communicated through letters sent to Grandpa A. I. George.
Uncle sent me a congratulatory letter and money after Tobi's birth; and also visited later that year. Each time he visited from Jeddah was a time of enjoyment! The children worked hard in school, and were always eager to present their report cards to Big Daddy! The reward was always according to the level of pass, although everybody got something big!
Big Daddy was very generous to me! He once told me to let him know whenever I needed help financially; and each time I approached him, he gave me abundantly above my expectation.
I once missed my flight to the Netherlands; and was asked to pay $200. Big Daddy gave me the fine; and a lot more.
There was no dull moment with him. He was full of life and love for all.
Big Daddy called me 'Namesake'. Ever since I became a member of the George family, I saw him as a role model, and worked hard to achieve academic excellence. I was so happy and excited when I became a Professor; and was hoping that he'd one day be the Guest of honor and would lead the entire George Family to my Inaugural Lecture. Alas, that's not to be.
I thank God for knowing you Sir; and pray that your beautiful and loving soul will rest eternally in the Lord's bossom.
Good night Big Daddy.
Prof. Francisca Olubunmi Adebukola George
Posted by Christiana George on April 15, 2021
Our precious and great uncle. I will remember you always as a gentle and loving soul. Rest in peace forever in Paradise.
Posted by Olabode Owoeye on April 15, 2021
I was never opportuned to meet you in person. I only heard the stories of your kind, loving and caring heart. You were deeply loved.
Posted by Patrick Ayanbadejo on April 15, 2021
Our dear uncle Olu as we fondly called him was not just our dad's friend and secondary school classmate, but a loving father to us all. I especially recall our stop overs at grandpa's place at Campbell street Lagos on our way home from school. He was a shinning star amongst his old classmates from st Gregory's college and his loyalty to them was unwavering.

We will miss you and we will also build on your legacies. May God grant our dearly departed uncle "Olu" eternal rest and continue to protect all those he left behind. Amen

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Posted by E Bandele on April 27, 2021
I worked under Prof George in the early seventies and he struck me as being very kind understanding and an.excellent clinician and teacher .U had to be in ward round on time because he was always punctual.A very jovial personality who had those jokes ready to be used .A very keen dresser he distinguished himself with his characteristic bowtie.He cared a lot for his patients and would go through all the clinical details.A devout catholic he took his religion seriously and this reflected in the way he treated others.He was also a very good family man and one was usherred in with warmth and kindness.We shall all miss him .Our love and condolence go to the wife and family and may his soul rest in perfect peace amen.
Posted by Wale Oke on April 26, 2021
Egbon, our hearts are heavy by your passing. A generous, gentle, hard working and figure of strength, my time with you was spent in laughter and fun. You lived a life full of joy and no matter what obstacle took place, you faced them with courage and wit. Fond memories of you bring us all comfort during this time. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Alhaji BRANKADEDE
Posted by Annette Ventour on April 26, 2021
"If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes." Job 14:14
The patriarch Job was convinced that even if he should die, he would live again. (Job 14:13-15) He used a tree​—perhaps an olive tree—​to illustrate his confidence in God’s ability to resurrect him. “There is hope even for a tree,” Job said. “If it is cut down, it will sprout again.” When rainfall breaks a severe drought, a dry olive stump can spring back to life with shoots rising from its roots, producing “branches like a new plant.”​—Job 14:7-9.
Just as a cultivator longs to see the roots of a cut-down olive tree spring up again, Our heavenly father longs to restore his deceased servants and many others to life. (Matt. 22:31, 32; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) What a joy it will be to welcome back the dead and see them enjoy productive lives once again!

I look forward to meeting you again my father in perfect health. Your daughter Annette (Folake )❤️
his Life

Biography - Professor Boniface Olubunmi Atanda George
(B. Olu George)


Professor Boniface Olubunmi Atanda George was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 6th October 1936 to Pa (Sir) Anthony Idowu George, a Chief Stock Verifier at the defunct Nigerian Railway Corporation, and Mrs Florence Ajoke George (nee Orishaguna), a trader (aka Iya Odan).

He was the first of six (6) siblings followed by Muyiwa George (of blessed memory), Funke Oluwole, Bopo Ishola-Lemomu, Ayo George (of blessed memory) and Soji George.

He attended Holy Cross Primary School, Lagos and St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Lagos for his primary and secondary education. He was part of the Gregorians 1949-1954 (G49) set, and was a keen cricketer whilst at St Gregory’s College. 

He started his medical training at the University of Ibadan, before proceeding to the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin between 1957 - 1963 where he achieved the qualification of LRCP&SI (Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland). 

He obtained his post graduate qualification (MRCP) in general medicine  and practiced as a Cardiologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.

He got married to Dr. Funmilayo George (nee Kuforiji), and their union was blessed with Olusola George and Olumide George of blessed memory.

Prof. George later married Dr. Nana George (nee Bordoh), and their union is blessed with Modupe Heitz, Omowunmi Falomo, and Olufemi George.

After his return from abroad Prof. George joined the services of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) and worked in the Department of Cardiology, where he rose to the position of Consultant, Head of Cardiology unit and Head Department of Medicine College of Medicine, University of Lagos.  He also served as Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

He was pivotal in the establishment of the first state-owned medical school in Nigeria Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) where he served as the Foundation Deputy Provost of the College.

Together with the late Prof Olumide he also worked to establish the College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

Prof. George later worked at the King Abdul Aziz hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia until he retired before returning home to consult in various capacities.

He was an erudite scholar and in the words of many ‘a true gentleman’.  He touched the lives of countless people profoundly.

He was a devout Catholic and an active member of the Catholic Friendly Society (CFS) of the Catholic Diocese of Lagos until his death.

Prof. George died on Tuesday, 13th April 2021.

He was popularly called ‘Daddy Belfast’ due to the time he spent in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews who will all miss him greatly.

May his dear soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

___________________


Oríkì (Praise poetry - songs of praise and identity of the lineage)

Atanda,

Omo Akija, m’oro m’auleje

Omo kikan ti n’mu duru fohun

Orun re e.

Sun re o.

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Funeral Arrangements

Shared by J OGeorge on May 2, 2021
Funeral Arrangements

Thursday 20th May 2021
Service of Songs and Tributes (via livestream)
5 p.m. Nigerian Time
Please send your short video tributes to: B.Olu.George2021@gmail.com at the latest by 14th May 2021 Written tributes: Forevermissed.com/prof-b-olu-george
Friday 21st May 2021 Funeral Mass
10 a.m. Nigerian Time
Holy Cross Cathedral
Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria
Internment follows shortly afterwards: Family only

No reception

To join in and watch all the ceremonies live on YouTube please use the links available at http://bit.ly/profgeorge

Shared by mobaolorunduro akinboboye on April 17, 2021
Dad, I pray that Eternal rest grant onto you and may Gods perpetual light shine on you. You will be forever missed Dad.