August 1, 1993 –July 4, 2020
With heavy hearts, we announce that Oyedamola “Damola” Emmanuel Oyetunji, aged 26, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed on July 4, 2020.
The son of Adisa Oladoke Oyetunji and Racheal Aina Oyetunji, brother of Eniola Oyetunji; Damola was a Nigerian native of the tribe Yoruba. He emigrated to Canada in 2016 to further his education at the University of Manitoba after completing his B.sc in Accounting at Houdegbe University in Nigeria. He graduated University of Manitoba in 2018 with his Post Graduate Diploma in Management & Administration, with Special Acknowledgement in Career Success in Canada.
As a boy Damola was passionate about soccer (GO Liverpool!) and music. Learning to drum at the tender age of four, he carried his vibrant artistic energy well into adulthood and could always be remembered grooving about joyously with a huge smile and spirited demeanour. Damola’s love for music was also felt in the words and melodies of songs he often wrote and sent to loved ones that inspired them. He enjoyed anything that allowed him to express his creativity with the world, and was nothing short of a social butterfly whose beautiful soul and positive vibes made everyone around him happy. He excelled at CAA, where he worked for 2.5 years and was quite literally a model employee. Having been featured in the company’s yearly magazine, a corporate manager can be quoted admiring his “infectious smile” and “great fashion sense.” Damola had a deeply thoughtful yet enthusiastic outlook on life that left a lasting impression of radiance on all whom he crossed paths. Truly a blessing to everyone that knew him, Oyedamola is survived by his parents, Adisa and Racheal; sister Eniola; and many many friends. He will be profoundly missed and mercilessly remembered.
A graveside service will be held, and video recorded, at 1:30 PM Friday, July 17, 2020 in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. Those wishing to attend should gather vehicles in front of the Cemetery office area just before 1:30 p.m. Vehicles will then travel as a group to the graveside. The recording will be added to this page on same afternoon. In the meantime, Damola’s family sincerely hopes that you will honour his memory by watching his photo-biography and sharing your own memories and/or photos of Emmanuel by making use of the comment section on this page.
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