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Former First Lady Laid To Rest

Former first lady and Radini Vanua ko Vuda, the late Adi Salaseini Kavunono Iloilovatu, was laid to rest in Suva yesterday.
26 Jul 2020 11:15
Former First Lady Laid To Rest
Pall bearers carry the casket of the late Adi Salaseini Kavunono Iloiloivatu. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

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 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.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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