Helen Prest Ajayi marks one year anniversary of late husband
Ex-beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi on Monday marked one year anniversary of the death of her husband, Dr Tosin Ajayi.
In a post on Instagram, the beauty queen noted that though it’s a year already, yet, his death is still unbelievable.
“Yes it’s one year already! Unbelievable??? As I write, all the hackneyed expressions come to mind. “Death is a great leveler”, “concrete overcoat”, It’s like yesterday”, “time waits for no-one”, “how time flies”… We are told these words have been spoiled by over familiarity and are enjoined not to use them. But in poignant moments we reach out for the familiar to express our deepest emotions and find comfort. They are like my husband’s travelling jumper folded in his travel bag, or his slippers still leaning against the wall. They express thoughts and evoke memories that are universally understood at a much deeper level than we imagine. We hear them all the time and probably don’t give them a seconds thought, just like old jumpers and slippers, but it is when these are applied to our lives in times of acute distress that these words truly come to life. No other words will do.
“Here we are one year on, as I am tempted to clutch on to another well-worn phrase “gone too soon” I remember my daughters telling me “Mama, daddy did everything he wanted to do and lived life the way he wanted.”
“Dearest Doc In loving you, I am gifted with memories that can never die. As we celebrate your life today, I give God the glory, I give him all the praise.”
Dr Tosin Ajayi, the founder of First Foundation Medical Centre, a Lagos-based indigenous medical company, died on April 26, 2020. His burial was delayed for 10 months due to a legal battle launched by his estranged widow Yemisi, and her children.