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Memorial Service For Edward Lavish

The family of missing fisherman, Edward Lavish of Varoka, Ba, will have a memorial service on Saturday at his home. Mr Lavish, 46, was reported missing on December 29, last
13 Jan 2016 09:30
Memorial Service For Edward Lavish
Wife of Edward Gerrish ,Elenoa Gerrish and her son Harry William Gerrsih at their home in Naitamusi,Ba yesterday.Photo: Luke Nacei

The family of missing fisherman, Edward Lavish of Varoka, Ba, will have a memorial service on Saturday at his home.

Mr Lavish, 46, was reported missing on December 29, last year, with his friend Rajeshwar Naidu after they failed to return from a fishing trip near Yadua Island in Bua, Vanua Levu.

They were reported to have left onboard a red 27-foot half-cabin boat named Jade.

His brother Patrick Gerrish said family members had decided to hold the service.

“We made the decision on Monday night because we have to accept that he is no longer alive,” Mr Gerrish said.

“We are expecting a lot of relatives and the memorial service will be done in the afternoon.”

A search was activated for the two men after a report was lodged by their family members at the Ba Police Station when they failed to return home from their fishing trip.

They were reported missing during the Tropical Depression (TD07F) which affected the Fiji Group last fortnight.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Police Force is urging the public to adhere to weather warnings.

“It seems people continue to disregard warnings and gamble with their lives. When tragedy strikes, that is when a lot of questions are asked about what could have led to the incident. People need to be more responsible about their own safety,” Ms Naisoro said.

Edited by Maikeli Seru

luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj



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