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Families bid Vocea farewell

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, July 11, 2014

"EVEN though Peceli was successful in his life and career, he always remembered his humble beginnings. This occasion would forever be cherished by our relatives from the village," says Vasiti Uluiviti.

Tears streamed down the cheeks of the eldest sister of Peceli Vocea as she spoke on behalf of their family at the funeral service of her younger brother and Fiji's ambassador to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium.

More than 500 people gathered at the Centenary Church to pay their last respects.

"Peceli as he was commonly referred to by all of you was known to us, his siblings and his close relatives, as Vuniwaqa," Mrs Uluiviti said.

"He was the third child in a family of six. We spent our childhood days moving from various police barracks to another where our father, a police officer, was posted.

"I recall those daily evening lectures by our late father in that small living room in our living quarters at the Samabula Police barracks where we always have our family devotions. As a police officer, our father would continually drill us with motivation and talks emphasising the importance to study hard and to do well for ourselves in future."

She said their late father's motivational talks drove them to achieve what their late father desired of them.





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