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Family At Peace With Father’s Passing, Former Senator Waqavakatoga Laid To Rest

Varanisese Bola was at peace after the death of her beloved father and former senator, the late Taito Waqavakatoga. Mr Waqavakatoga was found dead at his farm in Navua last
20 Dec 2017 11:13
Family At Peace With Father’s Passing, Former Senator Waqavakatoga Laid To Rest
Caption: (Left-Right) The late Taito Waqavakatoga’s grandchildren Martin Chute, Diana Bola, Grace Bola, Ruci Talebulamaijaina, Jacob Cirivakabola. Photo: Wati Talebula

Varanisese Bola was at peace after the death of her beloved father and former senator, the late Taito Waqavakatoga.

Mr Waqavakatoga was found dead at his farm in Navua last Tuesday after he suffered a heart attack.

Mrs Bola,49, said: “My dad is a hard-working man and full of humour. He works for the good of others and the welfare of his children.

“Today we are at peace because he has taught us good moral values from the time we were small until he passed away.

“He always told us that he would keep on working until he died.”

Being the eldest of four siblings, Mrs Bola said she was close to him and loved to share her secrets with him.

“My father does not divide people by their race, colour or religion. Everyone was the same, and he has touched the lives of many,” she said.

“He practised firm discipline and was a well-organised man and works to time. I thanked God for giving us a good father who raised us well.”

The late Mr Waqavakatoga was laid to rest at Lovunilase Cemetery in Suva yesterday.

Late Taito Waqavakatoga’s Background

He was born on August 5, 1944. Started his career as a civil servant in 1965 joined the Government Civil Service as Field Assistant in the Agriculture Department. From there he served in government departments in Kadavu, Taveuni, and Labasa.

From 1990 to 1999 he was posted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers as Registrar-General.

From 2001 to 2006 he was president of the Senate (Great Council of Chiefs Nominee-Rewa Provincial Council).

From 2007 to 2009 he ended his career as a board member of the then Fiji Visitors Bureau now Tourism Fiji.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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