Bakare, Clement Ayodele
July 17, 2019

Mr. Clement Ayodele Bakare

October 19, 1939 – July 17, 2019

With gratitude to God for a life well lived, we announce the peaceful transition to Eternal Life of Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare on July 17, 2019

Clement was a devoted husband to Bernadette and father to his children Andrew Ayodele (Abimbola), Stephanee Omotayo (Akute Azu) and Davina Ayoyinka (Olatunde Omisore).

He was equally devoted to the advancement of Audiology and Special Education in Nigeria, leading to his appointment as the first Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology in Africa. Much of his academic career was spent at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he was appointed Head of the Department of Special Education. He was later appointed Provost, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria. He also contributed greatly to the development of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the Middle East where he held an academic position at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he was the author and contributing author of several academic books.

He was predeceased by his son Charles Adedapo (Helen Doyle) and sister Elizabeth Oladunni (Ade Okuboyejo) He will be missed by his family which includes his siblings Grace Olufunke, Samuel Abiodun (Adedunni), Victoria Adetutu (late Muyiwa Onayemi), Christiana Ebunoluwa (Ade Ade-Serrano), Augustine Oluwole, Olori Patience Titilola (Oba John Abiri)  and grandchildren Roisin, Simone, Andrea, Adrian, Janae, Noah, Layla and Kayla, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family invites you to visit with them on Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Voluntas, 4695 Blvd. St. Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, H9H 2A7. The funeral service will be held on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Genevieve United Church, 4697 Blvd. St. Jean, Dollard Des Ormeaux.

Special thanks to the staff of the Oncology Division and the Intensive Care Unit of the Lakeshore General Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Clement’s memory to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Visitation

Voluntas Commémoration

4695, boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 5:00 t 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Ste-Genevieve United Church

4697, boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Thursday August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

44 responses

  1. Ven. & Mrs. S. O. Oyewusi

    July 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    May the soul of the departed rest in peace unbehave of my family and the Church of God will pray that God Almighty will console the BAKARE’S family in Jesus name. Ven. S. O. Oyewusi. St. Peter’s Anglican church Ayetoro Gbede.

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  2. Tutu.

    July 24, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Oh,our dear brother,may your soul rest in perfect peace. We love you and you will always be remembered . Thank God you know the Lord and served Him. We pray you are resting at the bossom of our creator. Thank you for your brotherly love, support and encouragement given at the time of my sorrow. May the Lord console every member of our family. God is great, good all the time and doesn’t make mistakes.

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  3. Pastor Perry

    July 24, 2019 at 7:06 am

    May Papa soul rest rest in perfect peace in Jesus Name

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  4. Samuel Abiodun Bakare

    July 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

    It’s quite sad to hear that you are gone. Your smile and easy disposition will be sorely missed. I remember vividly that you never once lashed out and hit me despite my frequent deliberate taunts while we were growing up (as younger brothers are want to do). In later life you strived and worked hard to reach the height of your profession which we were all proud of. You fought the fight and won the race. Sleep on Bro. Ayo till we meet to part no more. Adieu. Biodun Bakare & family

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  5. Solomon Narh Azu

    July 24, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    May Prof. rest in the bosom of God. Fare thee well.

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  6. Ann & Karl (Mahoney)

    July 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    We know that Clement was well loved and respected. He had great character and a big heart. There is no hurting, no suffering and no pain in heaven. These things are never easy to write, and with a heavy heart we extend our most heartfelt condolences to all the family.

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  7. Dan and Amara Obi

    July 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Papa, may your soul rest in the Lord. We pray God to give your family and friends the strength to stay strong.

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  8. Abiodun Fagbenro

    July 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    On the sands of time, you have left your footprints with glory. Everyone will know your name and shall recall your story.REst in Peace…we shall miss you..The Fagbenro’s

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  9. Ajileye Bolarin

    July 25, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Gone! A man of valour, full of integrity, very compassionate, full of wisdom,great mentor,an addicted giver and very loving gentle man. When you called me three weeks ago, I never knew that will be last Daddy/son’s discussion I would have recorded it.
    We love you but Jesus loves you most.
    Prof. Clement Bakare rest on. May your soul rest in peace.

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  10. Charles Uwakwe

    July 25, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Uncle Clem, a quitissential gentleman and esteemed academic. Rest in The Lord’s Perfect Peace!!

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    • Dr J A Durojaiye

      July 27, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Adieu Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare You will be remembered for being a good teacher, leader, mentor and trainer. You left your mark on the sand of time in all the places where you worked, touching lives and building lives. Thanks for being an excellent boss and father. You will continue to live in our hearts. Rest In Perfect Peace.

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  11. Mrs Oluyemisi Serrano

    July 25, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    May God comfort the family, and the soul of depart rest in peace until the resurrection day,good night

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    • Oyelakin joel

      July 26, 2019 at 3:54 am

      May the soul of our loving father continue to rest in peace( amen)

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  12. Sylvester Okosun

    July 25, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    May the soul of the peaceful departed rest in peace and the family left behind the fortitude to bear the lose.

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  13. Abebi

    July 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    On the sands of time,you have left your footprints with glory.Everyone will know your name and shall recall your story.We are going to miss our dear Uncle Clement.Rest in peace Uncle.

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  14. Funke Ekundayo

    July 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    It’s was a privilege for me to have been acquainted with prof through his wife, who is a ‘big’ sister to me. Professor Bakare was a humble man full of love, and encouragement. He was a shining example to all. I also remember his invaluable wisdom and advice he shared with me and his sense of humour. He loved and lived for his family. I am confident that he is now with our creator. Prof rest in peace.

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  15. Professor Joel Babalola

    July 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May God grant members of his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss of the admirable Professor.

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  16. Tola Aworh

    July 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Egbon u lived a beautiful life.You were a very loving husband and a great father.You were a nice person and u related well with everyone that came your way.Rest in perfect peace.

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  17. Grace Ilori (Nweke)

    July 25, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Never knew my visit to your home would be the last time we would see here on earth. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May God strengthen mummy!

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    • Ikhizama Bose on behalf of the Resurrection Lilies Society,University of Ibadan.

      July 26, 2019 at 3:38 am

      Dear sister, Benedicta Bakare, members of the Resurrection Lilies society of the chapel of the Resurrection,university of Ibadan of which you were a member, were shocked to hear of the demise of your dear husband Professor Clement Bakare. He was a loving and doting husband who loved his children and family members dearly He was simple,humble and made an indelible mark in his career. We pray that the Almighty God will comfort and strengthen you and family members at this trying period. May God grant him eternal rest in the bosom of our lord Jesus Christ.

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  18. Your Siblings

    July 26, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Our dear brother Ayo as we normally called you,it is so sad that you have to leave us at this moment but we know that the will of God cannot be questioned.You had been a good brother and father to us all in the Bakare family.Very pleasant Indeed.Your fulfilled life had touched many lives.The pains we your siblings are going through at your demise is quite unimagined but we really thank God for a fulfilled life.May the Lord comfort, console and counsel us all as we remember the wonderful memories we had together.Our joy is that you lived an impactful life which we believe the Lord is satisfied with,hence He called you home.Good Night Brother Ayo.

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  19. Olori Patience Titilayo Abiri.

    July 26, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Oh my God! My brother took his final bow!! My heart bled (bleeding) You were indeed a big and pleasant brother and father to me.You never forgot to call and greet me on my birthday.This I will greatly miss on my birthday this August and the subsequent ones.You gave me a wonderful life and I will always carry you in my thoughts and heart.You are forever DISTINGUISHED.Rest in glorious eternity my lovely brother Ayo.

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  20. Olori Patience Titilayo Abiri.

    July 26, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Oh my God! My brother took his final bow!! My heart bled (bleeding) You were indeed a big and pleasant brother and father to me.You never forgot to call and greet me on my birthday.This I will greatly miss on my birthday this August and the subsequent ones.You gave me a wonderful life and I will always carry you in my thoughts and heart.You are forever DISTINGUISHED.Rest in glorious eternity my lovely brother Ayo.

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  21. Speech pathologist Ololade Nnamani

    July 26, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Rest on Daddy. You will be greatly missed

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  22. Professor M. S. Eniola

    July 26, 2019 at 4:36 am

    On the behalf of the Head of Departmentof Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria , we commensurate with the family on the demise of Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare. Professor Bakare was a complete gentleman and the first Professor of Special Education in University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was the head of the Department of SpecialEducation two occasions. The first Professor of Audiology and Speech Pathology in Africa and a Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo the first of its kind in Sub-Sahara. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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  23. Professor M. S. Eniola

    July 26, 2019 at 4:46 am

    On the behalf of the Head of Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria , we commiserate with the family on the demise of Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare. Professor Bakare was a complete gentleman and the first Professor of Special Education in University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was the head of the Department of Special Education on two occasions. The first Professor of Audiology and Speech Pathology in Africa and a Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo the first of its kind in Sub-Sahara. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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  24. HRM. Oba Prof John Abiri.

    July 26, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Our dear brother Clement, gentle as a dove and ever so cheerful,your departure not so long after your dear sister Ladun joined the band victorious,has left all of us so devastated though thankful to the Lord for a life well spent.The entire Bakare clan of brothers and sisters including Olori Patience Titilayo Abiri as well as in-laws, nephews nieces and your beloved wife and children miss you sorely.Good night Clem till we meet to part no more.

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  25. Jonathan & Florence Onibonoje

    July 26, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Prof was a great man, a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage. To this great man, in-law and friend, we say continue to rest in peace till we meet at the feet of the Almighty.

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  26. OLUWOLE ADEDAYO BAKARE.

    July 26, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I want to thank God for your life and that of every one of us which you stood by after the death of our parents. “When you were in the world, you were the light of the world.”, John 9: 5. You thought me to follow the true light of Jesus Christ making me know whoever follow HIM will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of Life. These you said to me in 1982 at Liverpool Street Market in London, after the death of our father. You advice me to work hard in my studies and it is only God who can help me. With the announcement of your sudden and painful departure, it dawn on me that l’ve lost a Compassionate, God fearing, humble and a disciplinarian. Disturbingly, l lost a great Brother and Father. Your loss is deeply felt. Brother AYO, as l used to call u, keep on resting with JESUS CHRIST till we meet again to part no more. How are the Mighty falling. ADIEU!!! My Confidant. Comforter, Mentor and Sweet Brother. Farewell!!!! PROF. CLEMENT AYODELE BAKARE. May Your Soul Rest ln Perfect Peace. God be with the Family and Protect them. Amen.

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  27. Oyedunni Arulogun (Queen)

    July 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I met Prof as an undergraduate student of the Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan in 1984. He made me love the field of Audiology. He was one of the very very few lecturers at that time who dressed well. He was always resplendent. I remember him teaching us and he had this silver chalk holder with which he holds the chalk so that his hand is not stained. He showed the way a teacher should be. He was my Bed supervisor
    Meeting him years after graduation he was a lay glad to know that we are all doing well in our different chosen career path. He was very passionate to see a united group of Audilogists and Speech Pathologists in Nigeria. He in recent years was the one to first send me a new month message as well as comment on my Facebook page. Yes was a great role model and an encourager. You have run your race and has finished it well. Rest well. And to mummy and other members of the family, our heart goes out to you all. The greatest comforter the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort you and uphold you all.

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  28. Adegbile Eunice

    July 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    May the soul of our dear uncle rest in peace

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  29. Professor Clarence S. Bayne

    July 27, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Dear Akute and family,tThe Bayne Family of Clarence and Frances, Judy and Patrice would like to personally express our condolences. He will walk among us through your continued engagement and the family. Please also receive on behalf of friends at the Black Theatre Workshop, the Black Studies Center and the Black Community Resource Center the support that you and your family have merited and need in this moment of reflection and this journey and beyond.

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  30. Ayo Osisanya. Social Secretary, Speech Pathologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria

    July 27, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Daddy.
    The news of your departure from this planet came to me as a rude shock. Afterwards, words came out of my mouth, saying “to God be the glory for a life well spent” Thank God for a life of fulfilment, and of great impact.
    Indeed, you were a man of excellent quality, valour and invaluable intellectual prowess. A man full of wisdom, excellent character and sense of empathy. You were a great teacher, clinician and researcher, and a mentor of note. A distinguished and pleasant academic-professional figure, who lived for the promotion of Speech Pathology and Audiology as career-fields of study in Africa. Your well articulated roles and outstanding contributions as the head of our family(Speech Pathologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria) cannot be quantified. Your coordinating style of bringing us together in the year 2012 was pivotal and excellent in service to this generation. You were such a man with an emulatory ‘aura’ that commands honour and respect at all time. Your presence at our professional programmes and events was a direct source of inspiration to many. Your passion,zeal and commitment to your professional body and mentees portrayed the picture of a true mentor.
    Daddy, there is No doubt, we will miss your outstanding roles and leadership qualities. Your ever-ready contributions and fatherly support can never be forgotten. Your legacy lives on,as your works will continue to speak as your impact on the soil of history.
    Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord, Jesus Christ till the resurrection day,when we shall meet to part no more.

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  31. Kwesi Atta-Krah

    July 28, 2019 at 8:29 am

    My Brother, Ayo (Prof. Bakare),
    The news of your death was received with shock and pain by Felicia and I. However we were quickly comforted by the thought of the wonderful life that God enabled you to live on earth, and by our conviction that you have successfully accomplished your mission on earth and have been called to a higher realm by God the Father!! In life you demonstrated love and pleasantness. You were a great husband and friend to Bernie; a great father to the “3 musketeers” – Ayo, Stephanie and Davina; a great work colleague to many in Nigeria and Canada; and a great friend to several different people, including my wife Felicia and I.

    May God bless you and grant your soul, Perfect and Eternal Peace, as you move to the upper level!! Our prayer for Bernie and the family is that God’s divine comfort, peace and strength will be with them through this season and beyond.
    Rest in Peace, my Brother!!
    Kwesi Atta-Krah (on behalf of Felicia and our children – Maame, Adwoa and Kenton).

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  32. Ebun Ade-Serrano

    July 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Bros. Ayo,
    Hmmm, I find it difficult to believe you have gone to the great beyond, especially just over a year after the demise of our dear Sis. Ladun, your immediate junior sister. We, your siblings, are all very devastated, but we believe that we all shall meet on the resurrection day.
    Thank you bros. for your love, and your golden advice which I will cherish forever. May God console your wife, Aduke (Bernie), children, grandchildren, siblings and the rest of the Bakare clan.
    Sleep on our beloved brother Ayo till we meet to part no more.

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    • Mr and Mrs Sunny Okeke

      July 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      The death of Prof. Clement Bakare was an imaginable shock to us. We pray to God Almighty for his gentle soul to rest in perfect peace. May the good Lord give the entire Bakare’s family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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  33. Dr and Mrs David O Ladipo/Woodside Court Alalubosa.

    July 29, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Our respected friend and neighbour passed on :and the news struck us like a thunderbolt Hard to believe. In our usual fashion i went upstairs to look over to the family house and it was so calm and i convinced myself it did happen. Allas a gentleman per excellence passed on ! Our condolences go to his amiable wife and the children. Our prayers is that the good Lord will rest his soul in the bossom of Jesus Christ .Restin peace Prof. We will miss you dearly inour community.

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  34. SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION IN NIGERIA.

    July 30, 2019 at 7:03 am

    TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR CLEMENT AYODELE BAKARE BY THE SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION IN NIGERIA.

    The news of demise of Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare came to us like a terrible nightmare. We wished it was just a dream and not a reality but it was indeed a reality, a painful reality for many of us who were still hoping to see him and learn again from him any time he returns back to Nigeria.
    Professor Bakare was our teacher, our father, our leader and our mentor. He did not only taught many of us but also facilitated employment for us directly or indirectly. He indeed was the father of Speech Pathologogy and Audiology in Nigeria and also in some African countries. He was the pioneer teacher of Speech Patholology and Audiology in Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also established the first Speech Patholology and Audiology Clinic in the same Department where he served as Speech Patholologist and Audiologist and Clinician to many speech disorder and hearing patients and Consultant to many hospitals including the famous University College Hospital, lbadan. In the same clinic, he also engaged his students in clinical practices, who are now practising Speech/Language Pathologists/Correctionists and Audiologists all over the world. Furthermore, many international students who came to study Speech Patholology and Audiology under him at University of Ibadan went back to their various countries to establish either to establish the course in various academic institutions or set up set up clinics for rehabilitating patients having hearing or speech disorders. One of them is Professor Mawutor Avoke who established Speech Patholology and Audiology in the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana and eventually became the Vice Chancellor of that University. Professor Bakare’s influence spread all over the Africa continent.
    He was the founding father and Pioneer President of the Nigerian Speech and Hearing Association now Speech Patholologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria. Through this Association, Professor Bakare brought the twin professions of Speech Pathologogy Audiology to fore in the country. Today, the professions are duly recognized by the Nigerian government and are affiliated to the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria.
    Death has robbed us a great son of Africa, the first audologist in Africa. A great academic, first professor in the Department of Special Education, University of lbadan, a teacher whose many of his students are now professors all over the world. A mentor and a leader. A colossus and indeed a giant Iroko tree under whose shade many found comforts, knowledge, leadership, mentorship etc
    We are grateful to him for all his love and guidance we enjoyed.
    Adieu our father, our leader, our mentor and our teacher. Though he has gone we will carry on his legacy.
    Rest in peace.
    Professor Julius Abiola Ademokoya,
    President, Speech Patholologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria.

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  35. Promise Okonkwo

    July 30, 2019 at 7:06 am

    You will sure be missed, your teachings flamed my passion and love for Audiology. May your soul find peace and rest with our Lord. Amen. Rest on a great teacher and father. Thank you Prof.

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  36. Haisley Adeshina

    July 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR CLEMENT AYODELE BAKARE BY THE SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION IN NIGERIA.

    The news of demise of Professor Clement Ayodele Bakare came to us like a terrible nightmare. We wished it was just a dream and not a reality but it was indeed a reality, a painful reality for many of us who were still hoping to see him and learn again from him any time he returns back to Nigeria.
    Professor Bakare was our teacher, our father, our leader and our mentor. He did not only teach many of us but he also facilitated employment for us directly or indirectly. He indeed was the father of Speech Pathologogy and Audiology in Nigeria, Africa and the Middle East. He was the pioneer teacher of Speech Patholology and Audiology in Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also established the first Speech Patholology and Audiology Clinic in the same Department where he served as Speech Patholologist and Audiologist and Clinician to many speech disorder and hearing patients and Consultant to many hospitals including the famous University College Hospital, lbadan. In the same clinic, he also engaged his students in clinical practices, who are now practising Speech/Language Pathologists/Correctionists and Audiologists all over the world. Furthermore, many international students who came to study Speech Patholology and Audiology under him at University of Ibadan went back to their various countries to establish either to establish the course in various academic institutions or set up set up clinics for rehabilitating patients having hearing or speech disorders. One of them is Professor Mawutor Avoke who established Speech Patholology and Audiology in the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana and eventually became the Vice Chancellor of that University. Professor Bakare’s influence spread all over the Africa continent.
    He was the founding father and Pioneer President of the Nigerian Speech and Hearing Association now Speech Patholologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria. Through this Association, Professor Bakare brought the twin professions of Speech Pathologogy Audiology to fore in the country. Today, the professions are duly recognized by the Nigerian government and are affiliated to the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria.
    Death has robbed us a great son of Africa, the first audologist in Africa. A great academic, first professor in the Department of Special Education, University of lbadan, a teacher whose many of his students are now professors all over the world. Prof Bakare was also a retired professor of Audiology at the College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University. A mentor and a leader. A colossus and indeed a giant Iroko tree under whose shade many found comforts, knowledge, leadership, mentorship etc
    We are grateful to him for all his love and guidance we enjoyed.
    Adieu our father, our leader, our mentor and our teacher. Though he has gone we will carry on his legacy!!!

    {-Professor Julius Abiola Ademokoya,
    President, Speech Patholologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria.}
    Cc: Haisley Adeola Adeshina- Just last month, he sent a powerful and heartfelt note which meant the world to me; it was like a father sending a note to his ‘son’ telling him how much he was so proud of all his accomplishments! ‘Daddy’, you’re indeed my inspiration and my mentor professionally!! Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today and I’m just so proud of you and your life!!! I pray ‘mommy’, your wonderful wife is granted the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss!! Love you all forever, The Bakares

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  37. Mariatu Sule

    July 31, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Dad,may your soul rest in perfect peace.
    Was shocked to see a tribute to you on Facebook.
    May God grant you eternal rest.

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  38. Bolaji Oyejide

    July 31, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    May his soul Rest In Peace. May he forever be fondly remembered. May his warmth and presence forever be celebrated. He lived a great life, and is survived by a beautiful family. Love and hugs to Yinka, Stephanee and the whole family. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

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  39. Simeon O Afolabi

    July 31, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    You have lived a good life that touches so many positively including my own and this made your demise so painful. One is comforted with the hope of eternal rest for the believers in christ Jesus. The period I spent as PhD student under your tutulage afforded me opportunity to learn basic life lessons. You are very caring. You listen and always ready to help. In short you made living easy for others.
    I really miss you sir but I do know that the ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts. I love you sir.
    My petition is that the Lord will keep, protect and prosper the good family you left behind.
    Rest on sir in the bosom of your Lord and saviour.

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  40. Kelechi Ogbuehi

    August 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Prof, Sir, Uncle, Daddy,
    It was with great shock that Lorna and I received the news of your passing a few weeks ago and I have not been able to bring myself to write this farewell note to you because of the closure it would signify. You and aunty Bernadette (mummy) were very kind first to me and then to my family when we were in Riyadh together just over a decade ago. Lorna and I both have very fond memories of the times we spent with you, and I appreciate the love and guidance you gave me/us during this period. Your impeccable dressing even now brings a smile to my face as I bid you farewell. Thank you for your time with us, and for your immense contributions to Speech Pathology and Audiology that spanned continents. I will miss your kind guiding words terribly but I take comfort that our loss here on earth is heaven’s gain. I pray that the good lord gives mummy, your children, grandchildren and extended family the fortitude to bear your loss.
    Adieu prof until we meet again. Rest in perfect peace.

    Kelechi Ogbuehi (on behalf of Lorna, Malaika, and Amara Ogbuehi)

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