‘I Was Angry With God When My Sister, Tosin Died’ – Funke Bucknor Reveals
Veteran events entrepreneur, Funke Bucknor has revealed she was angry with God the day her sister, Tosin passed away barely one year after her father’s death.
Tosin Bucknor, a media personality, died from sickle cell complications on 19 November 2018.
She disclosed this in an interview with Chude Jideonwo.
She said: “I cried, I think after Tosyn passed and I wasn’t dealing with that properly and I had to go into like counseling a few months last year. Then I did cry in one of those sessions…like I had to…the grief, the burnouts, anger, everything…
My dad passed, and then my sister passed a year after my dad. So when my dad passed, my dad was older. I just thought he was seventy-something, he’s lived a good life. So when he died I didn’t really think much of it. But I was a bit angry with that because I kinda felt the hospital should have told me he was dying but they didn’t tell us he was dying. So I was a bit angry with that and my sister too at that time was upset. If they had told us he was dying, we would have been with him every morning, afternoon night, sleep with him, and hold his hand. You know that kinda thing. So it was just a case of ‘Daddy we’ll see you in the morning’ and then we left and learned he has passed in the middle of the night.
Then Tosyn passed. Ah! When Tosyn died, I was angry, I was like why will God take my sister, we’re just 2 children o! I’m the firstborn. My mummy has lost two children before Tosyn when they were young now she has lost 3 children, and now it’s only me, Ahahn!
First of all, I felt the burden of just even loving my mother. I felt it was a bit much for me. I was angry with God. Because 2/3 days before that time I was at a revival, you know, I was…Ehhhh!…I was…serious prayer. I was like, God why you no show me say my sister go die? So I was very angry. I think that my dad’s death, then her death, just because Tosyn had been a sickler, I had even been detached from her cause I thought she was going to die anyway. So it’s a lot of things. I think I now started understanding some things about myself, why I was the way I was with people.”