Obituary of Robert Oladele Kolawole
In Loving Memory of A Darling Father
Sir Robert Oladele Kolawole (Ksj)
April 22, 1950 - June 7, 2023
With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a remarkable man, Sir Robert Oladele Kolawole, who touched the lives of all who knew him. Robert's journey in this world began on April 22, 1950, when he was born to his loving parents, Olawamide and Simeon Kolawole, in Nigeria. On June 7, 2023, he peacefully departed this life, leaving a legacy his family will forever cherish. We also remember with a heavy heart that Robert Oladele Kolawole's beloved wife, Lady Dorcas Kolawole (Laux), preceded him in death. Theirs was a love story that spanned 35 years, and her passing left a profound void in his heart. Though we mourn the loss of their physical togetherness, we take solace in the belief that their spirits will forever remain intertwined. May their reunion bring comfort and peace to those who hold their memory dear.
Robert was a devoted family man who reveled in the joys of fatherhood, grandfatherhood, and being a loving husband. His unwavering commitment to his family was evident in his every action. He was a pillar of strength, guidance, and wisdom for his children, grandchildren, and in-laws. Robert's love extended beyond his immediate family, embracing his extended family of cousins, nephews, nieces, and his only surviving sister. His warm and affectionate nature ensured that he held a special place in the hearts of all who knew him.
Professionally, Robert dedicated his talents and expertise to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company for almost 30 years, where he served diligently in the purchasing and warehouse department. His commitment to his work was exemplary, and he was respected by colleagues and peers alike for his knowledge, integrity, and reliability. Robert's contributions to the company were invaluable, leaving a lasting impact on everyone he worked with.
Sir Robert Oladele Kolawole was a devoted Catholic throughout his life. His faith in God was a guiding light that gave him strength, comfort, and solace. As a faithful member of the Catholic Church, he found spiritual nourishment in the sacraments, prayer, and the teachings of Christ. His unwavering devotion to his Catholic faith was a testament to his deep connection with God and commitment to living a life of faith and virtue. May his example inspire us to nurture our spiritual journeys and deepen our relationship with God. In addition, he was also a valued member of the Knights of St. John International.
Robert exhibited a zest for life and an unwavering positive spirit. He had a contagious smile and kind words for everyone he met. His gentle nature and genuine compassion made him a beloved figure in his community. Robert possessed a wealth of knowledge, which he gladly shared, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. His selflessness and generosity will be remembered fondly by those fortunate enough to experience it.
Although Robert's passing leaves a void in our lives, his memory will forever inspire us to embrace the values he holds dear. Let us remember his unconditional love, his unwavering dedication to family, and his exemplary work ethic. May his legacy serve as a reminder to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones and to live each day with kindness and grace.
Robert Oladele Kolawole, a beloved grandfather, father, husband, uncle, cousin, and friend, will be deeply missed but never forgotten. As we celebrate his life and mourn his loss, let us find solace in the beautiful memories we shared with him and his profound impact on our lives. In our hearts forever, may he rest in eternal peace.
"And now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13
Amid our sorrow, this verse reminds us of the enduring qualities that Robert Oladele Kolawole embodied throughout his life. His faith, hope, and his boundless love for his family and those around him were the guiding forces that shaped his character. Just as this verse reassures us, Robert's love will continue to resonate within our hearts, reminding us of the precious moments we shared and his impact on our lives.
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