DR SAMUEL AJOSE BANKOLE - FUNERAL LIVE STREAM CENTRAL
With gratitude to God for His grace and mercy, the BANKOLE family invites you to join the following livestream events as we celebrate the passage to glory of our dear departed Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Mentor DR SAMUEL AJOSE BANKOLE who passed away peacefully on 13 March 2021……
DR SAMUEL AJOSE BANKOLE
5th December 1943 – 13th March 2021.
Please join us for the burial ceremonies honouring his life!!!…
I am gratefully for the support he gave to me and my family. Words cant express the way I feel
Dr. Bankole, you were the President of Arije/Campbell BCC, I was your Secretary. I thank God for the opportunity of having met you, known you and worked with you. You always called me “Pope”, you were close to my family. Your memory will remain evergreen in our hearts. Adieu Dr. Bankole. May your… gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord, amen!!! May God give your family the fortitude to bear this great loss, amen! Rest on, Doc…. Read more “Dr. Bankole, you were the”
Adieu Daddy Bankole….. You were one with a good heart and I and my siblings and parents experienced the goodness of your heart. You were a doctor with a difference who gave to humanity …..I remember in the ‘90s when we would go to your clinic as young children with our parents and you would… treat us and discount the fees for us because you knew my parents were going thru some financial challenges at that time ….. you did it out of the goodness of your heart and we were grateful . You were always ready to help as much as you could and gave good advice . Each time I saw you when we visited as children and at your birthday parties , You were aways full of life, joy and laughter …. it seemed as though you had a permanent smile on your face . Even when I visited you and mummy in 2019 , you were still very engaging in discussions…. Surely , You gave life your best with your good heart ! You will be greatly missed ! I pray for God’s comfort for the entire family in Jesus name . Amen ! Adieu Daddy Bankole Read more “Adieu Daddy Bankole….. You were one”
As a kid, I remember how affectionate he was with his kids/my cousins – Danna and Dele. Your love and kindness touched so many people. Rest well, uncle.
Juliet C Okonkwo
With a smile that lite up our lives and a heart that was full of giving. You made me feel like one of yours every time I was in your presence. Rest with God Dr.
Farewell to Adanna and Dele’s Daddy With fond memories deep down in our hearts Words cannot heal the pain of losing you so soon I grew up knowing you to be an affectionate Doctor … always wearing a big smile…🤗 I and my husband also remember how you honoured our wedding… invite in 2012 as our chairman with your great words of counsel.. We can only but pray that the Almighty God gives you eternal rest You will always be forever loved , cherished and remembered… Adieu !!!!! Read more “Farewell to Adanna and Dele’s”
Nene and Temitope Martins
Daddy, It’s been 12 years of knowing you and I had hoped it would have been longer. From the early days of Sam and I’s relationship we would speak on the phone. When we finally met in Nigeria you only ever welcomed me with open arms, embracing me into your family and ensuring that I… was comfortable during my stay. Your 70th birthday party was full of joy and laughter. You remember when we danced? I was overwhelmed by how your family surrounded and integrated me into your birthday traditions; from dancing to learning common Yoruba phrases- we would smile and laugh until I had perfected the moves and pronunciations! I am saddened because you never got to meet your Grandson Elijah. You were overjoyed with his arrival and presented us with his name Ayokunle. It was fitting to name him Elijah Samuel Ayokunle Bankole; joy had certainly filled our home. I remember our conversation about playing the Johnny Mathias song ‘When a child is born’ to Elijah. The lyrics resonant in my mind and reminds me of you. I will ensure that as Elijah grows he will know of you and your achievements. I am always proud to say that my Father in Law was a Surgeon. I remember your stories of bracing the bitterly cold weather in Russia and how you studied wearing multiple layers of clothing! Your experiences and commitment are admirable and it will live on in my career as a Doctor. I just wished we had met again as planned but the situation did not permit this. I thank you for your love, support and praise. Your legacy will live on- I see this in Sam everyday. With love always Daddy and Grandpa. Rest in heavenly peace. Natasha, Sam and Elijah x x x Read more “Daddy,
It’s been 12 years of”
Dr Natasha Bankole
It is indeed very difficult to write this tribute to Dr. Bankole. So so painful that Dana’s Daddy as we called him is no more. When I called him few months ago on his birthday, nothing in his voice suggested that the end was near. That’s the irony of life- very tricky. The… death of Dr. Bankole is a very big loss to all of us, a void too difficult to fill. Dr. Bankole was a fine gentleman, a bridge builder, very accommodating, a unifying factor to his immediate and extended families, a very peace loving and caring family man who always stood for what is just and right. Dr. Bankole was a servant leader- a devout Christian of Catholic faith, who served his church very well, ditto his community and all associations he belonged to, very mindful of the ethics and call of his training and profession which he used in many instances not for gains but to save lives of which we are all beneficiaries. Dr. Bankole while alive made many positive impacts. He lived a fulfilled life. Papa Dana, grandpa, we will all miss your love, we will miss your advice drawn always from the rich fountain of your knowledge and wisdom. But you will continue to remain evergreen in our hearts. Rest In Peace. From Uche Asiegbu Co in-law Read more “It is indeed very difficult”
Dear Uncle, we both remember the first time we met you and how you shared some wonderful stories. We laughed and had a lovely time together. We hope you Rest In Peace Dear Uncle, Chris, Anouska, Barnaby and India xxx
Anouska & Chris Driver
Uncle as I fondly called him, always beaming with smiles. You were full of life, wisdom & loved to relate. As I reflected on my childhood days tagging along with my parents to visit or when you visited us, you were down to earth, kind & loved to engage with children too. You were a… Blessing to our family & to many others. You will be missed. It’s my prayer that the Lord will strengthen & comfort Aunty, Danna, Dele & all your family Adieu Read more “Uncle as I fondly called”
Big Daddy as I fondly call him….i knew him since I was a little boy and I got to know him better when I spent my 2006 semester summer break with him. He was a devoted Christian, a selfless man, a fun lover and a lover of good music & movies. He taught me… some principles as a growing young man which I still apply in my daily living. He lived a good life and will be greatly missed. Adieu Big Daddy Read more “Big Daddy as I fondly”
Chidi Joseph Akwara
Gone but NEVER forgotten, daddy as we call him was intelligent and knowledgeable man of many parts ready to extend his helping hand to any one. I can’t forget in the 80’s how he took the trouble upon himself to WAEC office to find out why my school Certificate result was ceased. Daddy was a… very good adviser, a cheerful giver and a very kind man. Daddy my two big toes you operated healed perfectly . I know death is inevitable end and no one can question God.l pray you rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we meet and part no more. I love and miss you daddy Jose Bankole. Read more “Gone but NEVER forgotten,”
Mrs Margaret Ngozi Okoli
Tribute to an embodiment of a genuine kind hearted gentleman, ‘Dr. Samuel Ajose Bankole.’ In your life sojourn, you had great zeal for Family oneness, giving/forgiving spirit and a tremendous passion for your medical profession. I’ll forever remember the role you placed sitting in to represent my father during my marriage 27yrs ago,… you truly were mine father indeed. You’ll forever hold a special place in mine heart. Ever since by virtue of position you became the Head of the Bankole Family through good and bad times, you stood solidly like our rock and I’m sure we will never forget you for that. I personally will miss you so very much but I’m rest assured that you’re sleeping in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ which is immensely consoling. Till we again on resurrection day, Adieu Uncle ‘J’. Akintola Bankole Jnr. Read more “Tribute to an embodiment of”
Akintola Bankole Jnr
Jose called on me a couple of months ago in Abeokuta on his way for a family meeting.Hence, it was a shock to learn of his passing away.What a way to say goodbye. We first met at Igbobi College.We were in the same House and in the same class for five years. … Life is a jest All things show it I thought so once Now I know it Our paths crossed again in Moscow and Edinburgh where l was a guest of his family.Ada who l have never met welcomed me with open arms and treated me like a family member.It was home away from home.The children were very young and if l met them today,l would not recognise them. Jose was a most remarkable, generous friend always ready to help, very humorous.The night always ended with a ‘night cap’ which he usually called fìlà alé. May the good Lord grant him eternal rest and may He also grant the wife and the children the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. Read more “Jose called on me a”
Dr Dapo Adegbite
May your soul rest in perfect peace.
My Uncle Jay (as I fondly called you), you had an amazing and awsome personality. You were so gorgeous looking, in fact the most handsome of the Bankole guys. I because your first child once you became my guidian when I had to attend St. Brandons School, in Clevedon, England. You personally… took me to school yourself and ensured I settled down. That was so great of you and I can never forget it. You instantly became my hero uncle. Then came Danna and Dele. We had a wonderful time together both in the UK and also at Park Lane. Thank you Uncle for carrying the family along too. You actively ensured that the Bankoles had a united front. You always endured we gathered together either at your place or any other where a member could host us. To say I will miss you is an understatement, you loved us all and didn’t hesitate to show it. Sleep 💤😴💤😴 on beloved Uncle till we meet to part no more. With all my love, I am your niece, Abiose Bankole-Williams (Bionic Biose Read more “My Uncle Jay (as I”
Rest in peace Dr. Bsnkole. Amen.
Uncle Ajose, you are gone but your memories live on. A remarkably simple man of unbending principles full of empathy and candor. I remember your various discussions with each member of the Adeniji family and your deep desire to be fair. The bond you shared with the Adeniji family was ever so unique and we… appreciate it. I believe a lot of people have been touched by your life through your compassion and selfless service. I believe life is all about relationships and the positive impact you make. People will remember how you made them feel and you made each member of the Adeniji family feel valued, loved and respected. Uncle Ajose – A remarkably simple, principled, caring and compassionate man. The Lord God Almighty knows best. Thank God for your life. Your legacy lives on. Olurotimi Adeniji On behalf of the Adeniji family Read more “Uncle Ajose, you are gone”
TRIBUTE ON LATE DR SAMUEL AJOSE BANKOLE ‘ Jose and myself first met in January 1958 when we reported as new Form 1 students at Igbobi College, Yaba. We were there till we sat for our School Certificate Examination in December 1962. After this, ‘Jose worked briefly with the Government before leaving for Russia… to study Medicine. On successful completion of the course, he returned to Nigeria in 1971. He served his Housemanship for a year at Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi Araba. After the house job , he left for the Specialist Course at Glasgow Scotland. On his arrival back in Nigeria he served in the then Ikeja General hospital. ‘Jose exhibited the fighting spirit imbibed in us in the hospitals where he served. He never allowed any problem to defeat him. He served Nigeria with all his zeal and always prepared to go the extra mile in giving the required care to patients. In the words of Etienne de Grellet 1773 ‐ 1855, ‘Jose passed this way but once and showed kindness to all and sundry. I lived not far from his family for many years in Alakuko and can attest to the fact that he was a strong support to the Landlords/ Residents Association in the Neighbourhood. My prayer is that the Good Lord should comfort his widow, Mrs Ada Bankole, the Children, and Grandchild . He will give them the fortitude to bear the loss and it will be well with them all in Jesus mighty name.Amen. Cdr Babalola Akin-Johnson Rtd Read more “TRIBUTE ON LATE DR SAMUEL”
Cdr Babalola Akin-Johnson Rtd
“All the world is a stage, men and women are merely players, they have their entrance and exits” Ajose( Banky) as he was fondly called has played his role gracefully and exited with a loud applause. Our paths crossed 63 years ago in January 1958 to be precise,in from 1 at Igbobi College… Yaba. Banky distinguished himself in his chosen career just like the rest of our classmates. He was a reliable, considerate and friendly person.. He was also a team player, always ready to play any role he was assigned. He will be sorely missed. I commiserate with his wife Ada, his children and all members of his extended family. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Sir Olusegun George (KJW) Chairman 58/62 set ( O.I ) Read more ““All the world is a”
Brother, I thank the Lord for the exemplary life, you lived. The Bible says, that, ” Precious in the sight of GOD is the death of His saints” -Psalm 116:15. My beloved brother, I miss you and our telephone conversations : you will be missed each time I remember our last conversation, when you… asked whether I have contacted Danna and Dele – you loved family unity and the Lord will perfect all things. Thank you for being such a loving brother. Well, I will say goodbye now my beloved brother: continue to rest at the bossom of our Lord, Jesus Christ till the resurrection day when we all meet to part no more. 🙏 Pastor T. A. Dare (née Bankole) Read more “Brother, I thank the Lord”
Pastor Theodora A. Dare(Née Bankole)
Thank God for a fulfilling life less with you some two weeks before it happened we spoke alot on different matters and at a point you said give me Demi s no that you wanted to speak to him but we never got there you asked for Dr Odujirins no and then commented that all… this pm asking for hope the time is not coming.near but we laughed it off Any way too many things to say but in summary you have meant a lot since the demise.of my husband your kindness love protection guidance and all the cares I cherish with my kids May the good God be with your family both immediate and extended.Dele and Dana and mummy remain blessed and look up to God . Daddy ran a good and wonderful race May his gentle and good soul rest in perfect peace Amen Read more “Thank God for a fulfilling”
Dr Theodora Simpson
With a very heavy heart, i received the sad news of your departure ,you were our first & eldest uncle we knew right from our youth age.We will always remember you with loving memories,& all the good times we spent together, learning so much from you, & pray that your loving soul rests in perfect… peace. Read more “With a very heavy heart,”
My heart goes out to the entire Bankole family……I know that he has done a good job raising Adanna dearest and her brother, so they’ll keep flying the flag and continually bring honnour to his name and so may you sir,find eternal rest in God’s bossom.
You left too soon leaving the Children to wonder what frontiers still had to be conquered. We will miss you sorely but we are certain that you are in a better place. Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet never part.
What a sad shocking news. I have known Dr Bankole as long as I had known His wife Ada. They became a Family Friend. Dr Bankole was a quiet unassuming peaceful man. I have never heard Him say much words but gives you a beautiful Smile. When my late sister was dying of Cancer I… reached out to Dr Bankole who gave Her a palliative Treatment to make her feel a little comfortable. I appreciated Him and pray that God will grant Him Eternal Rest. AMEN. Read more “What a sad shocking news.”
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I write this tribute to you. You were an uncle to a lot. Very humble, kind, loving, caring and good at heart and soul. I can’t still believe I am writing this because of your passing. Words can’t describe this moment. I remember the days we would… stop by your clinic. You would smile and be so enthusiastic to see my son and I. Though death is inevitable, it is with comfort that we know you lived a fulfilled life. May our Lord sustain your family, your wife and your children now and always. And may He keep you safe, resting in perfect peace. From Nnenna Asiegbu. Read more “It is with deepest sorrow”
We have always known him as our Uncle, the go to problem solver for us. He was never like a brother in-law. A disciplinarian and cannot bow to any human being for any reason. He loved each one of us like a member of his family. Some of my sisters grew up under his roof,… together with his wife, our own big sister. To some he was like a father, advising and mentoring them. He loved kilinshi and each time I ensure getting it for him from Abuja, which has been my base for years. Like other years, I traveled to Lagos last December and I wasn’t sure if I could visit them due to my tight program. I had wanted to see him badly and I finally was able to do that with my kilinshi. When I saw him we discussed as usual but he wasn’t my usual Uncle. I was disturbed and told my husband we need to pray for him. Then the news came that he has passed on. I am grateful to God that I saw and spent time with him and for making it possible for me to visit him. Sad that we lost him but let us thank God for his life, the free surgeries he performed on people and other help he must have rendered to people. Above all, he loved God and served Him to his ability. I pray that God will forgive him his sins, grant him eternal rest and console the loved ones he left behind. Adieu Uncle. Read more “We have always known him”
My best friend, mentor, Dr Bankole, how I will so miss you. You were a great listener, great adviser, a second Dad to me. So full of wisdom, patience and calm. You thought me how to be a deep thinker, how to look at every situation from different angles. I miss you already. Sleep well… in the House of the Lord my dearest Uncle. Until we meet again. Read more “My best friend, mentor, Dr”