Funeral Ser­vice for Dixon Seeto Next Week

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Are­mem­brance ser­vice for the late Dixon Seeto was held at Holy Fam­ily Catholic Church, In­dooroop­illy, Bris­bane, Australia yes­ter­day.

It was at­tended by close fam­ily, Marist Old Boys and friends. The funeral ser­vice for Mr Seeto is ex­pected to be held at the Sa­cred heart Cathe­dral in Suva next week. Mean­while, tributes about Mr Seeto are still flow­ing in lo­cally and re­gion­ally.

New Zealand High Com­mis­sioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr said: “Dixon was a very good friend of both me and my wife.

“We’ve known him for as long as we have been in Fiji,.He was a very prom­i­nent Fi­jian busi­ness per­son and we also know his wife Jenny very well too.

“We are just in­cred­i­bly sad­dened by his pass­ing away and his loss, we feel like we lost a won­der­ful friend here in Fiji who was com­mit­ted to this coun­try and com­mit­ted to tourism.

“We con­vey our heart felt sym­pa­thies to Jenny, Gareth, Lor­raine and to his en­tire fam­ily.”

South Pa­cific Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion

In a state­ment yes­ter­day the South Pa­cific Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion (SPTO) said it and the re­gional tourism in­dus­try have lost a leader, a pil­lar, a gen­tle­man and a friend in the pass­ing Mr Seeto.

SPTO Board chair, David Vaeafe said “He will be re­mem­bered for his mean­ing­ful and im­mense con­tri­bu­tions to the re­gion.

“Dixon was a SPTO Board mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing the pri­vate sec­tor mem­bers, while he re­cently took up this appointmen­t, he has al­ways con­tributed to and sup­ported the devel­op­ment of re­gional tourism in his ca­pac­ity as a re­spected leader in the Fiji tourism in­dus­try,” said Mr Vaeafe.

He fur­ther added that Mr Seeto had made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to Pa­cific tourism for more than 20 years and was ap­pointed to the SPTO Board in 2017.

He at­tended the SPTO Board meet­ing and the South Pa­cific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) held in Auck­land last May.

“We en­joyed his con­tri­bu­tions at the meet­ing and the SPTE and Dixon cer­tainly made an im­pact on the mem­bers, this is re­flected in the tributes and con­do­lences we re­ceived from his fel­low board mem­bers who were for­tu­nate to have made his ac­quain­tance” said Mr Vaeafe.

“Dixon’s pass­ing was un­timely and he will be missed, I had the plea­sure and priv­i­lege of work­ing with him over the years and we will miss his pas­sion for the in­dus­try.

“On be­half of the SPTO Board and staff, I of­fer our con­do­lences and prayers to Jenny and the Seeto fam­ily dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.”

SPTO chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Chris Cocker echoed Mr Vaeafe’s sen­ti­ments: “We cel­e­brate the life of an hon­est per­son, who was so full of life. Dixon had a great sense of hu­mor, was pas­sion­ate and ded­i­cated to re­gional tourism. He val­ued re­la­tion­ships and peo­ple. We have lost a true son of the Pa­cific and he will al­ways be re­mem­bered.”

Mr Cocker said SPTO stands in sol­i­dar­ity with the Fiji Ho­tel & Tourism Associatio­n (FHTA) as they mourn the loss of their Pres­i­dent, friend and men­tor.

What is prob­a­bly one of the last Seeto fam­ily group pho­tos at the Hexagon Group’s newly opened Yadua Bay Re­sort and Vil­las. The Hexagon Group chair­man Hafiz Khan re­mem­bers the late Dixon Seeto not only as busi­ness part­ner but a child­hood friend and ded­i­cated fam­ily man. From left: Henry Seeto, Bev­er­ley Seeto, Jenny Seeto, Lor­raine Seeto, the late Dixon Seeto, Azum Khan, Seeto Hui, and with close fam­ily friend and Hexagon Group chair­man and busi­ness part­ner Hafiz Khan. Photo: Charles Cham­bers

The late Dixon Seeto

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