EX-FIRST LADY LAID TO REST

Adi Salaseini Kavunono Iloilo­vatu buried in Suva yes­ter­day

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - FONUA TALEI Edited by Ivamere Nataro

The former first lady and Ra­dini Vanua ko Vuda, the late Adi Salaseini Kavunono Iloilo­vatu, was laid to rest in Suva yes­ter­day. Fondly known as Di Kavu, she was de­scribed by friends and fam­ily as a hard­work­ing and ded­i­cated lady who per­formed all tasks with ut­most ded­i­ca­tion.

Her fu­neral ser­vice was at­tended by the Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Re­tired) Jioji Kon­rote, Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama and his wife Mary Bain­i­marama, fam­ily, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

While de­liv­er­ing her eu­logy, Pres­i­dent of the So­qosoqo Vaka­ma­rama Adi Finau Tabakau­coro said Di Kavu’s du­ties started from the time she got mar­ried to the late former Pres­i­dent, Ratu Josefa Iloilo­vatu Uluiv­uda.

Be­fore his pres­i­dency, when he was serv­ing in the gov­ern­ment min­istries, to when he be­came a sen­a­tor, then vice-pres­i­dent, she said, Di Kavu never wa­vered in per­form­ing

She made an im­pact wher­ever she went. Now she has left us and we are deeply sad­dened, we were all look­ing for­ward to her lead­er­ship so that our plans can come to fruition.

Adi Finau Tabakau­coro

So­qosoqo Vaka­ma­rama pres­i­dent

her du­ties dili­gently.

She said she was beau­ti­ful and her work was ad­mired by ev­ery­one who knew her.

“She made an im­pact wher­ever she went,” Adi Finau said.

“Now she has left us and we are deeply sad­dened, we were all look­ing for­ward to her lead­er­ship so that our plans can come to fruition.”

Her nephew ac­knowl­edged ev­ery­one for their sup­port to­wards the Iloilo­vatu fam­ily dur­ing this time.

Adi Salaseini was 88 years old.

She is sur­vived by her four chil­dren and seven grand­chil­dren.

Photo: Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter

Pall bear­ers carry the cas­ket of the late Adi Salaseini Kavunono Iloiloi­vatu.

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