Kalouniviti, man who believed in mentoring people

The Fiji Times staff with Ateca Kalouniviti widow of the late Manasa Kalouniviti after he was laid to his final resting place at the Nasinu Cemetry yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Fiji Times senior business reporter Manasa Kalouniviti will be remembered as one who was larger than life.

Kalouniviti was farewelled by hundreds of mourners who attended a memorial service held at the Valelevu Methodist Church yesterday.

His eldest son, Jone Kalouniviti described his father as one who loved his family and did not really care much about worldly possessions, because his 35 grandchildren and seven children meant the world to him.

“Tata (dad) took great pride in mentoring people. “Mentoring people was his greatest calling,” Jone said.

He said his father’s motto was to give more to gain more. Jone said his father was always ready to welcome people into their home, be it a family member or a total stranger — he was willing to give people a second chance.

Delivering his eulogy, Kalouniviti’s brother-in-law Dr Ovini Masi said he was known to their family as one who had a big heart, always ready to assist and make people family. Dr Masi said he would be fondly remembered for his great compositions and love for music.

Kalouniviti passed away after a short illness last week on Tuesday and is survived by his wife Ateca and seven children.

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