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Ro Liti Turns 100

Centenarian Ro Litiana Lotu Rasigatale says we must serve God with all our hearts. “I believe that the secret to long life is serving God with all your heart and
04 Oct 2015 13:21
Ro Liti Turns 100
Celebrating her 100th birthday Ro Litiana Lotu Rasigatale (middle) with her grand daughters,grand children and family members at Vunisinu village in Rewa yesterday. pic.....RAMA

Centenarian Ro Litiana Lotu Rasigatale says we must serve God with all our hearts.

“I believe that the secret to long life is serving God with all your heart and loving one another,” Ro Litiana said.

The 100-year-old Ro Litiana surprised everyone when she stood up unaided to blow her 100th-year candle during her centennial birthday celebration at Vunisinu Village in Rewa yesterday.

Ro Litiana or ‘Bu Liti’ as she is affectionately known to her family, shed tears of joy when her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended families threw a surprise celebration to honour her long life.

She could only thank God for how far she had come and said she couldn’t believe she would reach the 100-year mark.

She said her diet also contributed to her long life.

“I stopped eating leftover foods when I was only 18-years-old and I believe this is also one of the contributing factors,” she said.

“I am so happy that I am able to spend this special day with all my families.”

Ro Litiana was born in the highlands of Naitasiri while his grandfather, Peniasi Loco was serving as a catechist for the Methodist Church in 1915.

She was also Fiji’s first ever welfare officer with the Fiji Red Cross Society in her 30’s.

Ro Litiana was widowed in 1953 after losing her husband, Ratu Kiniviliame Valanavanua Rasigatale to a long illness.

She has two sons, Ro Viliame Rasigatale who had died a few years back and Ratu Filimoni Rasigatale.

During her birthday celebration, she thanked son Ratu Filimoni and his wife Fulora for always ensuring she was happy and enjoyed life every day.

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