Ratu Epeli laid to rest

He was one of the coun­sel­lors for Pathfind­ers, a group for youths be­tween the age of 10 and 15 years old

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SERUWAIA BOLATINI Edited by Ranoba Baoa Feed­back: seruwaia.bolatini@fi­jisun.com.fj

The sec­ond vic­tim of the tragic Ratu Mara Road ac­ci­dent which took place on April 24 was buried yes­ter­day. Ratu Epeli Qa­rau Duaibe, 18, was one of the coun­sel­lors for Pathfind­ers, a group for youths be­tween the age of 10 and 15 years old for the Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Church.

Grief-stricken mother, Dorothy Gwilliam’s wails echoed in the Pa­cific Ter­tiary Evan­ge­lis­tic Cen­ter Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Church, where the ser­vice was held. “Oilei my son,” she cried out. Pathfinder, Linda Brook said: “This morn­ing is a sad one for us coun­sel­lors as we have lost one of our own.”

Ratu Epeli’s elder brother, Bran­don, also de­liv­ered his eu­logy. Father, Semi Duaibe said: “Through the up­bring­ing, Epeli has been a beau­ti­ful bless­ing to his fam­ily and friends.” Ratu Epeli is sur­vived by his par­ents and sib­lings, Bran­don, Mar­ion, Baba, Navarone , Tony , Salote and Ag­gie . He was buried at the Suva Ceme­tery.

Through the up­bring­ing, Epeli has been a beau­ti­ful bless­ing to his fam­ily and friends.

Semi Duaibe

Ratu Epeli Qa­rau Duaibe’s father

Photo: Seruwaia Bolatini

Dorothy Gwilliam, mourns at the head of her son’s cas­ket yes­ter­day.

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