Condolence Visit of CoMUI's Management Team to Dr. Abayomi Oshin: Remembering the Legacy of His Wife, Mrs. Adepeju Olufunmilayo Oshin
(26th August 1931-11th July 2023)
On 12th July 2023, the Management Team of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI), led by the Provost, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun FAS, paid a condolence visit to Dr. Abayomi Oshin and his family on the passing of his beloved wife and the family’s matriarch, Mrs. Adepeju Olufunmilayo Oshin (Nee Ogunwo), on the 11th of July, 2023. The visit was to offer comfort and support to him and his family in their time of bereavement.
From L-R: Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun FAS, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology & a Former Provost; Professor Olayinka Omigbodun FAS, Provost; Dr. Abayomi T. Oshin, Africa’s first physiotherapist and husband to late Mrs. Adepeju O. Oshin; Professor Fatai A. Adeniyi, Deputy Provost and Mr. Emmanuel Odedele, the Secretary to the College.
Mrs. Adepeju Olufunmilayo Oshin, born on the 26th of August, 1931, to Pa Emmanuel Oluwole Ogunwo and Mama Taiwo Solebo, lived a life full of accomplishments and service. She spent her formative years in Lagos, Ilesha, and Abeokuta, where she received her primary and secondary education. Her passion for nursing led her to qualify as a nurse at Haymeads Hospital and St. Andrews Hospital in London, where she pursued her midwifery training with outstanding success, earning a First Class Honours. Throughout her illustrious career, she worked at prestigious medical institutions such as the General Infirmary in Leeds and Kings College Hospital in London, among others.
Late Mrs. Adepeju Olufunmilayo Oshin and her husband, Dr. Abayomi T. Oshin
Upon her return to Nigeria in 1955, Mrs. Oshin joined the Jericho Nursing Home in Ibadan before becoming an integral part of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan in 1957. Her dedication and commitment were evident as she served as a Nursing Sister until 1991, eventually retiring as a Senior Matron in charge of Outpatient Services and Accident and Emergency. She was responsible for overseeing the administration of Outpatient Clinics, Accident and Emergency services, Operating Theatres, and the Intensive Care Unit at UCH.
Mama Oshin in her nursing uniform after joining the Jericho Nursing Home, Ibadan
Mrs. Olufunmilayo Oshin was not only an accomplished nurse but also a Fellow of The West African College of Nursing (FWACN). Her tenure as the Senior Matron in charge of Accident and Emergency at UCH left an indelible mark, and she was remembered fondly as a teacher and mentor to many of her colleagues. Beyond her professional life, she also actively contributed to the community as the president of the Young Women's Christian Circle at St. James Cathedral, Oke-Bola, Ibadan. Her kind and philanthropic nature, combined with her passion for music and interior decorating, enriched the lives of those around her.
From L-R: Dr. Enitan Ademuson (daughter), Dr. Otunba Olusegun Oshin (Son & CoMUI MBBS Graduating Class of 1979) , Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, Professor Ade Fatai Adeniyi, Mr. Emmanuel Odedele and Mrs. Toyin Somide (daughter)
Mr. Oluwole Oshin [last born of the Oshin family] with the Provost, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, FAS; Oluwole & Olayinka were classmates at both the University of Ibadan Staff School and the International School, University of Ibadan (A-level Programme)
The CoMUI community deeply acknowledges the significant contributions made by the late Mrs. Adepeju O. Oshin and her family to the institution. Notably, the family's decision to establish a monumental structure in honour of Dr. Abayomi T. Oshin, Africa's first Physiotherapist, in the College of Medicine, stands as a testament to their commitment to the advancement of education and healthcare.
At this solemn time, the entire community of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, extends its heartfelt condolences to Dr. Abayomi Oshin, his children and entire family. Mrs. Adepeju Olufunmilayo Oshin will be profoundly missed, and her memory will forever remain a guiding light within the hearts of those she touched.
May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.