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Rev Sarwesh Singh Dies

Condolences have started pouring in after the death of Veilomani Boys Home superintendent Reverend Sarwesh Singh. Reverend Singh died on Wednesday evening. “All who knew Reverend Singh personally or professionally
12 Jun 2015 09:48
Rev Sarwesh Singh Dies
The late Reverend Sarwesh Singh (middle), wife Chand Singh and his grandchild. Photo: Facebook

Condolences have started pouring in after the death of Veilomani Boys Home superintendent Reverend Sarwesh Singh.

Reverend Singh died on Wednesday evening.

“All who knew Reverend Singh personally or professionally were touched by his incisive insights, His tenor chuckle and his true interest in others,” said his wife, Chand Singh.

“He was generous with his time with students and colleagues. He was always the first to encourage and the first to congratulate. We will miss him deeply as a husband, father, uncle, grandfather, friend, a scholar, a colleague and a true gentleman.”

Methodist Church general secretary Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa said the church in Fiji was deeply saddened to hear of Reverend Singh’s death.

“The church fraternity, including President Reverend Dr Tevita Banivanua, was dismayed when they received the news of his death,” he said.

“He passed the retirement age for a minister, which is 70, but asked for an extension so he could complete some projects at the Veilomani Home. He was committed to his work in serving the Home and gave his life for it. Our deepest condolences go to his dear wife, sons and family.”

Reverend Singh served as a lay person in the Young People’s Department from 1986 to 1992. He joined the ministry in 1991, at the age of 48, and was ordained in 1997.

He served in the Indian Division as circuit minister in Nadi, Sigatoka and Lautoka.

He was appointed to the position of Superintendent of the Veilomani Boy’s Home in 2008 and began there in 2009.

Reverend Iliesa Naivalu, who as secretary for Christian Citizenship and Social Services had oversight of the Home and Reverend Singh’s work, said that Reverend Singh was responsible for the development of the Home’s vocational programme into the Methodist Veilomani Rehabilitation and Vocational College, of which he was the first principal.

Reverend Singh was 71 and survived by his wife Chand, sons Eric and Ivan – who are lay pastors of the Methodist Church.

The funeral will be held at 10am on Saturday at Namosau Methodist Church in Ba.

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