Rauluni, a quiet family man with a big heart
Meresimani Rauluni wife of the late Vili Rauluni reminisced his last moments and described her husband as a quiet man with a big heart. Delivering her eulogy at the Nadera Methodist Church yesterday, Rauluni said looking back her late husband’s life she had learnt a lot of good qualities from the man who barely spoke in the family. “Not once will he ever reject someone who comes to our house regardless of who the person is. He would always make sure our visitor is cared for first before his needs,” she said. Raulini mentioned after the passing of her husband she kept advising her children to be strong and follow in the teachings he had left behind. “Another good quality he always had was integrity. I know where he comes from they are described as ‘lailai na dina’ but I am thankful to God that in whatever field he was put in, from rugby to golf, our house would be full of prizes he won from the competitions. “This showed us what kind of man Vili Rauluni was. My husband was always quiet, sometimes I would complain to him to speak up and help in disciplining the kids but he would always stay quiet,” she said.
“I look back to the 35 years of service, and 33 years of marriage, he was our breadwinner providing for the family from the payment of bills to our children’s education bringing them up to the jobs they have today. “Although he was known to a lot of prominent people because of his rugby status, my husband was always humble. I have been telling my children to folllow the teachings he taught us even when he is not around. He always live a simple life and this is one of the things people liked about him,” she said.
Vili Rauluni was later laid to rest at the Vatuwaqa cemetery by his family, friends and former national reps. He is survived by his wife, six children and six grandchildren.
Another good quality he always had was integrity. I know where he comes from they are described as ‘lailai na dina’.
Meresimani Rauluni wife of the late Viliame Rauluni