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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.

 





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