THE Naveiwakau Methodist Church in Valelevu was filled with close family members and friends of former radio personality Yaminiasi Gaunavou who was laid to rest yesterday.
Yaminiasi's wife Mereseini Gaunavou and their children could not hold back tears as people spoke about Mr Gaunavou's achievements and dedication to the media industry.
Mr Gaunavou was described by his colleagues as a hero, an inspiration, devoted Christian and someone who gave so much back to the community.
Reverend Isireli Kacimaiwai said Mr Gaunavou was passionate about what he did and showed great love for his people.
"YG had done a great job in the past years in bringing people together through his work and he was always dedicated to inspiring people," Mr Kacimaiwai said.
"He also played his roles in the church, at work and village commitment without backing down."
He said Mr Gaunavou's legacy would live on and people would miss the great radio personality who made a difference in people's life.
"When YG was bedridden, he told me that he wanted to get his voice and eye sight back but I told him that he had to take things slow and always put God first," he said.
"He was so committed to his work and at the age of 65 years he had done all he could do for his family, village and the church."
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum were also at the funeral service.
An eulogy were also delivered by Colonel Ilaisa Kacisolomone who drew laughter from the congregation with humourous stories of their school days at Queen Victoria School in Tailevu.
He delivered the eulogy on behalf of the QVSOBs.