his Life


My darling Akanni, Olorunwa, Sunday, Baba Ayodele

These are just some of the many, many names I called several times at your bedside in your last moments - you will forever remain in my heart, Akanni.

Today I am in a lonely place longing for the one I loved so dearly – we shared so many dreams, laughed together and walked together for the last 35 years. You have always been my home.

I am grateful to God, the alpha and omega, for orchestrating our life together and for making our married life colorful. 

My darling husband - I thank you for being a special husband to me and a caring father to our daughter.

Akanni, I cannot even begin to name all your great attributes in this life, because there are so many.

You are a wonderful husband and an excellent father who always wanted the best for us. Your faith was outstanding and one of your favorite things to say was “God can supply all our needs and God has never failed us.” We are keeping the faith now Akanni. 

Sunny, you are a man of God, an excellent worker, so loyal and true, just in judgment and always fair. You would always say to me, “Yinka let’s do the right thing” and this has remained as the theme and character of our family.

An honest and liberal man, ever upright, you are loved by your friends and all whom you know. We will miss you so much.

Akanni, I love you. 

You have always been a peace-loving person, and I feel at peace knowing that you are in a better place. Our daughter and I will continue the great legacy you left behind. 

Goodbye, my dear husband, friend, confidant and mentor. God bless you.


Omo aloran ife.                                                                   Omo elulu ebiye
Omo egugu baba igi                                                           Omo moro lapekun
Omo asoro ko do gadagada                                               Omo esugbo mefa
Omo afokoro ni waju olu.                                                    Omo pepe ni mu
Omo afo ni kara bi agba                                                     Omo esugbon ti kii mu omi oka.
Omo adara loye
Omo ajoye koye wun ni je
Omo lapekun

One of Dad's favourite scriptures (Romans 8: 38-39):
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord"

Not only do we we have comfort that the love of God is with us in this difficult time, but we are also assured that nothing will ever separate us from the love of my dad. We feel his presence intensely, we love him dearly and he will live in our hearts forever.

Love you Dad xx
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