PUNCHman loses sister

Few weeks after THE PUNCH Newspapers lost its Chairman, Gbadebowale Aboderin; sister of the Plateau State correspondent of the News outfit, Friday Olokor; Mrs Catherine Obere has also answered the supreme call.

Olokor’s sister and Senior Nursing Officer at the Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto died on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the hospital.

Although the details of her death were still sketchy, but the deceased, an indigene of Abavo Central in Ika South Local Government Area in Delta State, would be laid to rest on Saturday June 23 2018 at her hometown.

The Journalist, in a special tribute to her, described his immediate elder sister as “a rare breed whose exit has thrown the family into mourning, leaving behind a very wide vacuum; a part of me is gone.”

He said, “Nature has lavished on you a beauty that dazzles the eyes and moves the hearts. Before your death on Friday June 8 2018, you demonstrated uncommon love for the family, selflessness and fear for God. Nothing pains like the death of ones immediate elder sister. 

“My ally, friend, sister and everything, Mrs. CATHERINE ADIGI (popularly known as OBERE), was great scion and tendon of the OLOKOR DYNASTY in Abavo Central, Ika South LGA of Delta State.

“At the Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, where you were a Senior Nursing Officer/Midwife, three have been outpouring of tributes. 

“My prayer is that you find eternal rest in heaven. And it shall be so in Jesus Name, Amen…Adieu sister, Rest in peace till we meet to part no more IJN Amen.”

OLOKOR came forth with the following philosophical statements about death to mourn his sister.

A member of the family, Anne Bronte also said, “Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.”

Also paying tribute, Conor Oberst said, “I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.”

“Some days are just bad days that are all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”, Dita Von Teese said while mourning.


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