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‘Heart Of Gold’ Snuffed Out

Losana McGowan promised to spend Easter weekend with mum Kelera. She never made it. She died in tragic circumstances after a quarrel with her partner early yesterday. He is now
05 Apr 2015 09:44
‘Heart Of Gold’ Snuffed Out
Mother of deceased Kelera McGowan holding a picture of her daughter Losana McGowan following her death. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Losana McGowan promised to spend Easter weekend with mum Kelera.

She never made it. She died in tragic circumstances after a quarrel with her partner early yesterday. He is now in police custody.

A distraught Kelera McGowan, who could not hold back tears, said at their Veisari home in Lami yesterday: “She was our heart of gold. She was always brimming with confidence and cheer. She lit up the house when she was around.

“I was waiting for her to come home and spend the Easter weekend with us. We were all looking forward to seeing her, especially her cousins since we had not seen her for a while now due to her work schedule,”she said.

“Instead, I received the bad news. One of her friends called me and broke the tragic news. The police later came to our house to confirm it.”

Losana was the youngest of two children.

She was ambitious and talented, said Mrs McGowan.

“She had big dreams not only for her but her cousins as well. The most amazing thing was despite her busy schedule, she always made sure that she had time for her family, she said.

Losana attended Niusawa High School in Taveuni then Ballantine Memorial School before finishing her studies at the University of the South Pacific studying Journalism.

“She loved her work, Losana loved what she did and that was writing,” Mrs McGowan said.

She said her daughter worked for many organisations. She listed the following: “She worked with World Wild Life Foundation, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Denarau Corporation Limited media liaison officer, Fiji Media Watch, Constitutional Forum, University of the South Pacific and before she died she was working at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) as their Media and Communications Co-ordinator, Fiji Times and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.” The family will now await the Post Mortem and reports from Police before making the final funeral arrangements.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a man was now in custody as investigations continued. The couple had returned to their Toorak flat in Suva from the nightclub when they got into an argument.

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