‘Lov­ing’ cen­te­nar­ian dies

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Wai­tan­girua man Tai­wung Yu Hoi, who cel­e­brated his 107th birth­day on Au­gust 26, passed away last Tues­day morn­ing. Chi­nese-born Mr Yu Hoi, pos­si­bly the old­est man in the coun­try, cap­tured the hearts of the na­tion after the Kapi-Mana News re­ported that the cen­te­nar­ian still lived at home, had his orig­i­nal teeth and en­joyed KFC on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Daugh­ter Towhina Yu Hoi says Mr Yu Hoi was a hard-work­ing man and an af­fec­tion­ate and lov­ing fa­ther. He adored his family and re­mem­bered all the names of his 200 de­scen­dants. ‘‘His love for us, I think that’s why he lived so long,’’ Ms Yu Hoi says. Daugh­ter Lole Ernst says Mr Yu Hoi’s chil­dren grew up sur­rounded by love and af­fec­tion. ‘‘We’re very grate­ful with the life that we shared with him such a long time, we are for­tu­nate to have him, and thank him for giv­ing us this long. We’re not sad that he’s gone, be­cause we know that he’s in good hands,’’ she says. Mr Yu Hoi’s fu­neral was on Satur­day morn­ing and was at­tended by family from Samoa, Aus­tralia and all around New Zealand.

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