Ni sa moce Ratu Joji

The casket carrying the body of chief Ratu Joji Cakobau is carried into the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

THE thanksgiving service for the late Ratu George Kadavulevu Cakobau Jr was held today at the Ratu Cakobau church on Bau Island.

Hundreds from all walks of life are in attendance to pay their last respect for the son and namesake of the first local Governor General of Fiji and Vunivalu of Bau, Ratu Sir George Cakobau.

The late Ratu George is survived by his wife, six children and 19 grandchildren.

He was 70-years-old during his passing.

Here are pictures from the thanksgiving service held today on the island:

The casket carrying the body of chief Ratu Joji Cakobau leaves the Ratu Cakobau Church for the chiefly burial grounds on Bau Island this morning. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

The casket carrying the body of chief Ratu Joji Cakobau is carried into the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

High chiefs, government dignitaries and people from all walks of life gathered today at the Ratu Cakobau Church on Bau Island this morning to farewell chief Ratu Joji Cakobau. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

 

The casket carrying the body of chief Ratu Joji Cakobau leaves the Ratu Cakobau Church for the chiefly burial grounds on Bau Island this morning. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

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