Rest on Good Father
The exit of a peace loving father. You will always be remembered for your good deeds. Rest in peace.
Longevity is obviously not a virtue but a capacity to understand the thoughts of people much younger and emerging from variform background.
The fulfilled life of our FATHER, A MENTOR, AN ICON AND A LEGEND late ELDER FAGBORUN REUBEN AKANFE as chronicled by the barrage of testimonies from people, and His personality shaping mirror for Christians across the globe and His will undoubtedly inspire people to goodworks.
May God uphold the family ,friends and the church to bear the irreplaceable loss described as acutely heartrending!
FROM YOUR SON AND DAUGHTER DAVID OMOTOLA EMMANUEL.
BABA WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH TILL WE MEET AND PART NO MORE MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST.
O! Baba oko mi, I really missed you, Although I did not have the chance to even say the word “Goodbye” to my father in law, but I am comforted to know that this is not truly “goodbye.” This is simply “See you later.” so I do not grieve as those who have no hope because I know we shall surely meet in heaven to path no more. Asiere ooo Baba oko mi
How are the mighty fallen!
Peaceful and eternal rest to you dad, Elder Fagborun.
He was such a loving, dedicated and caring dad. He lived a worthy life that we all can emulate. Very peaceful but disciplined. You’ll be missed by all but we have a solace that we shall meet in paradise to part no more.
Rest on sir!
U’re such a wonderful and a caring dad, a good listener nd problem solver may ur soul rest in perfect peace
Daddy, you are just success to our generation and me in person –
who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who leaves the world better than he found it;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
I know that your good work will follow you and speak for you.
God be the families and friends that you left behind.
I’ll miss you, even am already missing you.
Death did not allow us to eat ripe cola nut. 😕 😕 it’s well.
my cap of doffing for you sir, thank God for a good legacy you laid than for us.
Revelation 14:13 – And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them!”
Good night ELDER REUBEN AKANFE FAGBORUN
May his soul rest in perfect peace
Your sacrifices did not go unnoticed, you were a father, a caring and compassionate dad, a rare gem, educator and a builder. It is difficult to let go but the lobe of the creator supersedes ours, continue to rest in the blossom of of God Almighty till we meet at his feet.
To me you were a father, thanks for all you did, your memories will continue to linger in our hearts , sun re ooo.
Baba Fagborun as we used to call you, you’re a caring and loving father that sees everyone as one. You’ll always be remember
Dad,my heart bleeds each time I remember that you are gone,But your loving & caring fatherly role will continue lingering in my heart. You tried your best in helping people,you were a good man, you advised me and did your best to provide for my needs. Your death left a scar in my heart but your legacy will stand in my life. I miss u Dad…
I met grandpa….and I was surprised with the kind of warm welcome I got. They don’t know me from anywhere but always free with me. He used to joke and talk to me then, sometimes, telling stories. I was going to come see you that day, but all is written. Grandpa, we all love you, but God loves you more. You will surely be missed dearly. Rest on daddy, cos you are now in the presence of the Lord.
What a good man. A lover of family and friends. You cannot be bore around him. How I wish I can turn the hands of the clock for you to live longer …but…we submit to God.
Why lovely souls depart early? Because this earth is not their abode, only heave is perhaps.
May His soul rest in peace
A Father like no other passed on to a great beyond, sleep well till ressurection morning.
Baba Fagborun, as we fondly call you, you were indeed a father to all, very accommodating and down to heart, You treated me like a daughter, so sad I couldn’t see you again after many years but you will always be remembered. . Thank God for a life well spent. I’ll miss your turkey even though it’s been a while😃. Rest on Baba💐💐
Rest on Grandpa till we all meet at Jesus feet.
We love you but Christ loves you most….May your soul rest in perfect peace of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Dear father, it’s hard to say good night now, but that’s the wish of the greatest father, you started buying “MY FOOD” while you were yet to marry, and also adopted me immediately my father died and did your Best to trained me, you were a father indeed. Good night Dad
May the Almighty continue to rest your soul
I would like to express my most sincere sadness at the passing of your father Elder Reuben Akanfe Fagborun . In this time of great sorrow, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
While your Daddy sudden departure hurts, I hope you can take comfort in the fact that father is with God now. Your Dad, Elder Reuben Akanfe Fagborun lives on not only in memories, but with our heavenly Father as well.
In time like this take solace in the scripture
there is a season,
a time for every
matter under heaven;
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck
up what is planted;
a time to weep,
and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
a time to keep,
and a time to cast away.
I never had the opportunity to meet Papa but knowing Engineer Temitayo Fagborun is a reflection of who you are. Like Yoruba adage ..” Omo ajanaku kii yàrá, omo eya ba bi eya nijo. He speaks volume of what you lived for .Sleep on Elder Reuben Akanfe Fagborun till resurrection morning.
Pa Fagborun, a brother turned friend, a friend turned in-law, and a in-law turned father, you are such an amazing father, lovely and always an inspiration to anyone and everyone that encounters you.
You are a lover of God, a praying believer to the call, I could still remember how you recite Bible off head.
With pa Fagborun around you, you will build faith, confidence to face your fhaears.
With Pa Fagborun, you will definitely learn something new either orthodox or modern. Pa, is a very versatile dad embodiment of knowledge and always open to learning.
It a shock when we heard about your demise, we all couldn’t bear this significant loss from amidst us,lo only God can fix the great damage.
We will forever be grateful to God for sending you our way.
You will forever live on in our hearts.
Live on pa Fagborun. Till we meet at Jesus feet.
From the DAVID’S
Daddy Ruben Akanfe Fagboun, It is true that I did not know you in person when you were with us on the planet earth, but I see and know who you are in your only daughter, Mrs Omotolani David, which proof to me without any doubt that you were a good man….. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Almighty till we meet and part no more…….
Pastor Kunle Taiwo
CAC Blessing Zone English Assembly, Ado -Ekiti.
Rest on granpa till we meet to part no more,may God grant your soul into eternal life.
Seems like yesterday that we were together Then I opened my eyes
to realize you were gone forever.It will slice my heart away
to know you’re not here with us
for the rest of our lives.Family parties and dinners won’t be the same cause you won’t be there.There’s going to be that empty chair near that dinner table where it’s going to be empty and cold.You are a man that gave us
inspiration and courage
to achieve our goals.
You told us our rights from wrong
and most of all you put others before you.You’re not going to be with us,
but you will be forever in our hearts.
It’s going to feel like we are
together but apart.I LOVE YOU DADDY💕💕💕
A TRIBUTE TO AN ACADEMIC ICON, LATE ELDER REUBEN FAGBORUN
Our dear father,
I have battled with this reality for days now and still find it very hard to believe that you are gone.
You had been my academic father, and mentor. Your untimely demise was too sudden and shocking to me. Your demise was an eclipse at noon; it is still incredible and bewildering.
A great custodian of knowledge and standard, a great reservoir of Afrocentric values and stance;
A defender of the weak and the oppressed;
I sorely miss your reassuring, assertive speeches
I miss your candour and encouragement
We miss your lively lectures, conversations and debates
Your friends and followers are weeping
Your fans wish to have you back but God knows the best
Adieu, The Man of the people
Adieu, The Academician
Adieu, Baba Fagborun
Indeed, we have lost, but we’re glad … heaven has gained
Even if I don’t meet you personally/physically, it’s a privilege to have meet with you through two wonderful son of yours… Rest on sir.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace from the state training officer one The Royal Shepard’s Osun state command
LINGERING IMAGES OF MY BROTHER
What a memory verse
What a separation of body and spirit
What a journey long unreturned
One day we may meet again if family members do meet
If not, our stay together was memorable enough
As the only two Fagborun brothers in one school
One older, the other younger
The older must have been holding the hands of the younger
Holding them tight to cross a deep river
There is no gainsaying this
People MANY must have asked of one from the other now and then
We did together what we could
The same mat, the same bed, the same food …
We held secrets that we could hold
You will always remain in my mind forever for many things
You made for me two birth-years but one birthday
You removed four from yours and helped me cut off four from mine
You even helped me signed and paid for it to be documented
Who will forget a stunning thing like this?
You thereby bracketed our ages both, making 1952 the most significant
I did not know why you did this
I knew not why I took it willingly either
If I did not accept, maybe, I would not be where I am today
Well done, brother for what Eternal One led you to do
That remains a secret
But not to my family
They, at times, get confused about my birth-year
May God Protect the family you left behind.
YORUBA FUNERAL DIRGE
Ki Olorun fori jin oku lorun
Ara Tapa-lenpe, laleku-wonu-oya
Ojo ti ile Tapa jo nijosi
Emi sare mo fee bodo Oya lo
Nitori aso ko,
Nitori aso ko
Nitori ewu ko
Nitori isaasun eja ni
Otete omo afaro-dana-kulikuli
Omo Anifalaje Oke Orunmila
Omo Anifalaje Anifa-oloja-nikun
Omo afopelesinu-dobale baba Lasunle
Omo Arowo-opele-dari- aaro- mu
Omo Kosolubo aworojepa
Omo Afonja Ibigbami
Aigbofa la n woke,
Ifa kan ko si ni para
Sun-un re o
Fondly remembered by
DR JOEL GBENGA FAGBORUN &
PASTOR (MRS) YEMI AMUSAN-FAGBORUN, MBE
The exit of an Icon, you were such a good and caring of father, the legacies you left will continue to speak till eternity. Elder Fagborun rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet and part no more. Baba oninu ree sunre o
TRIBUTE WRITTEN BY ABDUL WAKEEL AKINYELE BELLO ON THE DEMISE OF REUBEN AKANFE OLU FAGBORUN. 1952-2021 (69 YEARS)
Reuben Olufisayo Fagborun, was a coursemate, roommate, bossom friend, and a confidant
We met as far back 1972 at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Akure for our National diploma programme.
Anytime we were given assignment in class that required textbooks, Fisayo as being called by me, would go to the Akure township to buy the books for us before loaning out to other classmates. As a lover of books, i gave him the alias “MR
LIBRARY”. Both members of “KUBANO” brothers, a
social club,we would ride on bicycle to Akure,to drink palm wine When he called me at the hospital, I quickly rushed down,but, couldn’t withstand the pain he was passing through. We discussed at length, not knowing it was a valedictory discussion.
May God rest his soul. Adieu Fisayo.