Fiji Time: 7:32 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Ravana laid to rest

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, June 29, 2014

ROY Saiasi Ravana Jr was laid to rest in Suva yesterday following a moving thanksgiving service at Marist Brothers High School's Lambert Hall.

Hundreds of people, family and friends of Roy - those who have been touched in one way or another by the life of the 21-year-old turned up to the service. While tears flowed freely, there were also humorous moments as people who delivered their eulogies reminisced on their experiences with the "hyper-active, kind and loving" former MBHS student.

Jone Veisamasama, who attended primary and secondary school with Roy, spoke highly of his friend, of his big heart which was always ready to help anyone he saw in need.

"For Roy, to live for his brothers, it came as naturally as breathing," Mr Veisamasama said.

"He lived with such a passion and sincerity he just had to be excused with some of the ways he would express it.

"He would give away expensive sportswear without a second thought."

Roy Jr's mother Sereima Ravana in her eulogy thanked all the teachers and athletics coaches who helped mould her son into the man he turned out to be. Speaking in the iTaukei language, she thanked her son for his caring and kind ways.

"You have done us proud son, I am very proud of you. It's just your presence I am missing luvequ, but I know I am going to meet you again.

"I will meet you again son. Thank you very much my son, I miss you," Mrs Ravana said.

Roy Jr was shot to death earlier this month in Sacramento, United States in a drive-by shooting, trying to help a friend who was also shot in the incident.

 





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Man behind the change
  4. Medal for a saviour
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)