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Woman Sells Dalo For Christmas Reunion

Family get-together is for late brother who died during TC Winston   Ateca Raiova will never forget Tropical Cyclone Winston and the pain it caused her and her siblings. The
21 Dec 2017 11:00
Woman Sells Dalo For Christmas Reunion
Ateca Raiova at the Lautoka Municipal Market. Photo: Charles Chambers

Family get-together is for late brother who died during TC Winston

 

Ateca Raiova will never forget Tropical Cyclone Winston and the pain it caused her and her siblings.

The 66-year-old, from Soa Village, Nakorotubu in Ra, for a moment, replayed the moment they received the news of the death of their brother, Filipe Seru.

This Christmas, the two brothers and five sisters are getting their families together, at their family place at Wainisobulevu in Soa Village for a reunion.

She said the main reason for the reunion was to remember her late brother, who was 61 when he died.

Last Christmas they did not get together because of other commitments.

“We are all gathering at home and will begin with a church service and then share lunch,” she said.

“This is the first time too that our family has got together as brothers and sisters for a reunion that includes all our children and grandchildren.”

Mr Seru was in his house with his wife, Viana Seru, in Wainibuka, Tailevu when Tropical Cyclone Winston struck.

The home was lifted up, with the couple inside, and thrown some distance away.

Mr Seru sustained fatal injuries while his wife miraculously escaped. Ms Raiova said that they wanted to get together to remember their late brother at Christmas.

Yesterday, as part of the reunion plan, she was down at the Lautoka Municipal Market selling dalo to help with expenses for the get together.

Her bundles of dalo were selling at $25 and accordingly, she said the sales were moving along fine. They had brought down 52 bundles from the village and she was optimistic of it all being sold.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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