ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sir Engr Jacob Oriada Ayo, of the Family of Late Pa Daniel Eromonsele Ayo Okhiria born on January 12, 1941, and passed away on February 14, 2021 at the age of 80. He is survived by Wife, six(6) Children and fourteen(14) Grandchildren. 

Funeral Activities

Wednesday 26th May, 2021 (4.00pm):
Service of songs at his residence 17, Mudi-Erhenede, street,Ughelli Delta State,
Friday 28th May, 2021 (8.00am): 
Corpse leaves Holy Family Mortuary, Idumebo, Ekpoma, to his family's compound at Idumemalua quaters, Iruekpen, Esan west LGA, Edo State. 
(10.00am): Funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Iruekpen. Thereafter, Interment at his compound.
Saturday 29th May, 2021 (12.00pm): 
Entertainment of Guests at St. Paul's Anglican Church premises, Iruekpen.
Sunday 30th May, 2021 (9.00am): 
Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Iruekpen.

           We will remember him forever.
Posted by Edeki Sandra on May 26, 2021
Grandpa you were a good man with good behaviour. Always kind,gentle peaceful and helpful. He taught me the basic things I needed to know. The few years l've known you has been so impactful and I pray that your gentle soul shall rest in perfect peace in Jesus name.

BY DANIEL ADEBAYO
FIRST GRANDSON
Posted by Edeki Sandra on May 26, 2021
He was a very great man,he never thought        of bad things ,he always help people and I know he would be in heaven and my my prayer is that his soul will continue to rest in peace in Jesus name
Amen
DAISY ADEBAYO -grand daughter
Posted by Ogbodu Samson on May 26, 2021
Adiós papa, a father of great care, an epitome of humility, a father loaded with wisdom, simplest to a fault..you will forever be missed Dad..
Posted by Osemudiamen Ayo on May 26, 2021
LOVE IT SELF

Life is but a passage to a better place and you truly deserve to be in the mansion up there.
I have never lost anyone before but you leaving dad is not the end, not at all....you are clearly up there watching over us , the legacy you left behind.
Dad you always stand for all things right, you were a gem I looked upon and if you were a place, in there I will build a home.
in all the years you spent with us am proud to call you my Dad.
For you were not only a lovely father but you were LOVE itself.
❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Edeki Sandra on May 26, 2021
A good grandfather, a great man.
You have been a blessing to us, you thought us how to pray and depend solely on God.
You shared good stories about life with us and it has impacted our lives positively.
Your memories are so fresh, you spent your life well, Grandpa you show good examples to us ,may your soul rest in perfect peace !
With love from your:

Grandchild: DAVID ADEBAYO
Posted by Scott Ayo-Okhiria on May 26, 2021
It is true that everyone must pass through death but accepting you are gone is so so difficult to accept. How I miss the times we shared, the stories you told. Up till your last days ur memory was so fresh that you recall past events as if it was yesterday. My daddy! How u have a nick name for us...mine was Ero-view!

Dearest daddy, ur life style is Worthy of emulation. You competed with no one, you strived with no one and you envied no one. Your examples daddy will give me strength for a lifetime.

I celebrate you today and always. Rest in peace Daddy until we meet to part no more.

Cheerio

❤️
Posted by Ayo Collins on April 26, 2021
AN ELEGY TO MY FATHER, JACK!

Tick tick tick...
The Quartz wall clock kept ticking away relentlessly
As though impatiently
And there sat I in my dinning room
For hours unending yet unable to piece any words together!

Your tribute you need to send in
The Printer's words kept ringing in my ears
Alas! How does one put the memories a thirty eight year old has of his father, Jack , in but a few lines?

Memories! Beautiful, loving, funny, happy, crazy, and alas, sad ones.
Numerous memories had I of my father, Jack!
Still there sat I, unable to piece the words together

Maybe t'was this awful pain in my chest,
Or perhaps, t'was the feeling that I wasn't ready to let go
How does one let go of a father so like no other?


My Father, Jack...
As you're fondly called...
Your voice, always something of a puzzle to me
Melodious tenor it was as we sang hymns during family devotions
And them it hit me, as I perused your beautiful autobiography, for a chorister you were in your youth


My Father, Jack
Across the seas you flew in search of knowledge
From thence you came and generations you imparted!

My father, Jack!
A man of great patience, a man of peace, a man of integrity, an honest man if there ever was one! Honesty is the best policy you always told us. A great Dad, a great human if I ever met one.

My Father, Jack!
A firm believer in family. A believer in education. A believer in hardwork and diligence! A believer in Love, always choosing to see the best in anyone and everyone! A lifter of men! And yes! A child of God.

My Father, Jack!
Gentle and peaceful as can be, yet strong and steadfast always.
It's true what they say... "stars don't struggle to shine and the gold fish has no hiding place "

My Father, Jack!
Alas! Mr Death came calling
The pain, such a rush was it
Yet you roused yourself once more for the sake of those who love you


Weep not son! Weep not.
God bless you! God prosper you!
Even though it took all of your strength, even in the very throes of death, you found the strength, courage and grace to comfort a weeping son?

My father, Jack!
Amidst the tears, solace and comfort to my anguished soul your words brought
If only I could but take the pain away
If only I could give you another fifteen years like King Hezekiah
Alas! A mere mortal I am.

My Father, Jack!
Good people never die, they sleep! It is known.
Death didn't vanquish you for sleep you must until resurrection morning.
Fare the well my father, Jack, for now work I must to meet you again on that great day!

I love you my Father, Jack! I miss you too.
I will seek thee out on resurrection morning!

Tick, tick, tick...


A poem by your son,
Barr. Osemanre Collins Ayo
Posted by Scott Ayo-Okhiria on April 12, 2021
It is true that everyone must pass through death but accepting you are gone is so so difficult to accept. How I miss the times we shared, the stories you told. Up till your last days ur memory was so fresh that you recall past events as if it was yesterday. My daddy! How u have a nick name for us...mine was Ero-view!

Dearest daddy, ur life style is Worthy of emulation. You competed with no one, you strived with no one and you envied no one. Your examples daddy will give me strength for a lifetime.

I celebrate you today and always. Rest in peace Daddy until we meet to part no more.

Cheerio.

❤️
Posted by Eddy Ayo-Okhiria on April 12, 2021

A wise man once asked "What is the measure of a man?" Is it the amount of money he has?, the possession he owns?, the power he holds?, or is it the professional success he has achieved over the years?
The true measure of a man is how much love he gives, how selflessly he shares whatever he can with others, how consistently he lifts up those around him with all he's got and how kind, humble and transparent he is in all his dealings.
By this measure, my Father was Immeasurable!

I cannot recall the number of times my father sacrificed his time, energy and resources just to put a smile on someone's face. When privileged, he assisted a number of people in securing employments in strategic positions in his place of work. Many years ago, I was told the story of how my dad travelled miles to deliver an employment letter to a young man from his village whom he had never heard of nor met before. If he hadn't done what he did at the time, that man who grew to become a top manager in that organization would have missed that opportunity. He was that selfless.

I have so many loving memories of my father. He was so organized that he would insist that your shoes were sparkling clean before entering his car. We always knew he was back home before he even knocked on the door due to the ruffling of his shoes against the doormat while trying to take the dirt off. My dad taught me how to drive a car as a teenager. I also had the opportunity of working closely with him as his account officer when he started a business after his retirement. I recall him showing up at my school to visit me when I fell really ill in my first year at the university and how he always encouraged me to be diligent in school and insisted that I recited Psalms 23 before I took any exam. He never failed to pray for me anytime we spoke, even till his last days on earth.

My dad was a brave man and he fought to stay alive despite his lingering illness for three years, hanging on long enough to prepare us for his exit. Death didn't snatch him! It tried but daddy won't let it. Despite the pain he was in the last time I was with him, I was happy to have seen him alive and no matter how painful and heartbreaking the experience was, I would always treasure those moments forever.

What is the measure of a man? The love he gives to others. To buttress the fact that my dad's life was defined by love, my loving father exited this world on February 14, a day tagged as ‘Lovers Day’ after St Valentine!

Daddy, just as the Lord Jesus Christ commanded, you lived your life full of love and selflessness and I promise you this day Dad, that I will live my life defined by this same Measure!

I love you Dad
Rest in Peace
Rest in Heaven
Thank you for all you did for my siblings and I.
I will never forget you Dad!
Till we meet again Sir Engr. Jacob Oriada Ayo!
My Father in this Life and the Next!

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Posted by Edeki Sandra on May 26, 2021
Grandpa you were a good man with good behaviour. Always kind,gentle peaceful and helpful. He taught me the basic things I needed to know. The few years l've known you has been so impactful and I pray that your gentle soul shall rest in perfect peace in Jesus name.

BY DANIEL ADEBAYO
FIRST GRANDSON
Posted by Edeki Sandra on May 26, 2021
He was a very great man,he never thought        of bad things ,he always help people and I know he would be in heaven and my my prayer is that his soul will continue to rest in peace in Jesus name
Amen
DAISY ADEBAYO -grand daughter
Posted by Ogbodu Samson on May 26, 2021
Adiós papa, a father of great care, an epitome of humility, a father loaded with wisdom, simplest to a fault..you will forever be missed Dad..
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Devoted Family Man

Shared by Samuel Onose Okhiria on April 20, 2021
Dear Uncle,
You spent your life upholding family values and you showed us so much love and kindness throughout your lifetimes. You were always ready to share with all, and you always did your best to provide opportunities to uplift the lives of those you loved. I know words can’t fully expressed what it means to be your nephew from your beloved sister.  You believed every one should be given the opportunity to grow. You were soft spoken and your words were always filled with wisdom. Although your departure from this earth came at a time we needed you most, I have no doubt that you fulfilled your mission. I Pray that your kind soul will continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen