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Soroti Diocese Mourns Wife of Retired Bishop Obaikol

The news of Obaikol’s death on Wednesday shocked Christians who had seen her four days ago at the burial of her son. She had a history of diabetes and hypertension.
Mrs. Margret Obaikol

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Soroti Diocese is mourning the death of Margaret Obaikol, the wife to the former Bishop of Soroti, Rt. Rev. Charles Bernard Ebitu Obaikol. Obaikol was Bishop of Soroti Diocese from 2000 to 2009. 

A week ago, Obaikol lost his son Nathan Obaikol, who was buried on Saturday.

The news of Obaikol’s death on Wednesday shocked Christians who had seen her four days ago at the burial of her son. She had a history of diabetes and hypertension.

Rev. Beseri Otekat, the Chaplain of Bishop of Soroti Diocese, Rt. Rev. Kosea Odongo, says that Margaret was rushed to Soroti Regional Referral hospital while at her home in Anyara Sub County, Kalaki district.

According to Otekat, her condition deteriorated and was pronounced dead around 3:00 am.

Freda Ochen, the President of Mother’s Union in Soroti Diocese and close friend to Margaret says the region has lost a mother, friend, counsellor and mentor. She remembers her as an advocate who preached and extended love to many families.

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Rev. Can. Pascal Odele, the Diocesan Mission Coordinator says the death of Margret has left most of them in shock. He remembers the deceased as a caring mother who mentored several spouses of the clergy. He describes her as a role model to most families since she has been a pillar in the mother’s union of the Soroti diocese. 

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Margaret Obaikol was elected President of Mother’s Union in 2008, just a year after the retirement of her husband. She remained an advisor to Mother’s Union, the position she held until her death.