Fiji stories, Labasa, South Pacific culture, family, migration, Australia/Fiji relationship
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Farewell to Adi Rarere
Ten days ago we were saddened when Adi Rarere passed away at Bethlehem hospital in Caufield, Melbourne. We had visited her in the middle of that day and she seemed peaceful and acknowledged our visit nicely. Our condolences go especially to Robert, Tutu and Ben. We attended the gathering at Robert's home on the Friday night and some of our family went to the special Memorial Service at Brighton on the Sunday. Now Adi Rarere is home in Bua and the family have gathered there for the funeral. Loloma to them all and we are grateful for knowing this lovely senior lady.
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.