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Family of Late Labasa Student Nurse Coming to Terms With Loss

The family of the late Amelia Baletagici Tuima are still coming to terms with the fact that she is no more. Ms Tuima, who turned 23 early this week was
16 Mar 2018 11:00
Family of Late Labasa Student Nurse Coming to Terms With Loss
Nursing students of Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam College of Nursing in Labasa at Vaturekuka March 15, 2018. Photo: WATI TALEBULA

The family of the late Amelia Baletagici Tuima are still coming to terms with the fact that she is no more.

Ms Tuima, who turned 23 early this week was not able to celebrate her birthday with her family and friends.

The third year nursing student was originally from Waiqori Vil­lage in Oneata, Lau.

Her mother, Salome Makita Mai­waikatakata, said she was at peace.

“Losing a daughter is not easy and I am taking each day as it comes,” Ms Maiwaikatakata said.

“I am coming to terms with the fact that I will not see my daughter any more. Her nursing colleagues have been there for me since day one. I can feel their prayers and they have helped me go through this hard time.”

Saimone Veisaci yesterday deliv­ered a eulogy on Ms Tuima on be­half of the Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam College of Nursing in Labasa.

“Amelia was someone our teach­ers and friends can always count on. She was someone who is always smiling,” Mr Veisaci said.

“The two years we spent together was like we spent our lives togeth­er,” the nursing student said.

“It really hurts that Amelia is no longer among us. It is really hard to accept that Amelia is not here with us.”

The late Ms Tuima was the eld­est of three siblings. It is alleged that her husband, Tevita Vuniwai, stabbed her early this month at Vakamasuasua Subdivision in La­basa. He appeared before Magis­trate Cama Tuberi yesterday on a murder charge.

Edited by Percy Kean

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