Allen Lockington passes away

Allen Lockington passes away

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 24/01/2023
Allen Lockington (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka (right) [Image: Screen grab from a video posted on Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka's facebook page]

Allen Lockington who had helped countless families in the Western Division during the COVID-19 pandemic has passed away.

Lockington and his team were one of the first people to dig deep into their own pockets and deliver food packs to the affected families.

While announcing his death, Lockington’s family says he passed away last night after a valiant battle for a little over two weeks at the Lautoka hospital.

His daughter, Priscilla Lockington says he finally took his last breath without any indication of pain and suffering and died peacefully in his sleep.

She says her father was never alone as his wife, children, sons-in-law, nephews and valued friend, took turns sitting by his bedside day and night attending to his needs.

Lockington says his immediate family, and many of his extended family including several of his siblings, nephews and nieces were able to enjoy heartfelt moments with him in hospital, before his condition deteriorated.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two son-in-laws and three grandchildren.

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has also paid tribute to Lockington and has shared a video that he says captures to some extent what they saw and heard because you have to be with the late Allen Lockington on his regular rounds of dropping off food and essentials to the needy to fully grasp the depth and breadth of our social challenges.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be made in due course.

NFP opposes motion as 40 MPs vote for salary increases for President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs
Parliament has this afternoon approved the salary increases for the President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs. While speaking duri...
5 hours ago
SPBD marks milestone after $100m loan disbursement
The South Pacific Business Development Fiji today celebrated a huge milestone for their organisation as they marked their $100 million loan ...
2 hours ago

Report is discriminatory as pension for youth parliamentarians not included - Maharaj
Opposition MP and Parliamentary Emoluments Committee member Alvick Maharaj says it is discriminatory that the pension of Parliamentarians was not ...
2 hours ago

Parliament and Govt should be seen as an employer of choice - Seruiratu
We are just fulfilling the process of Parliament and that's what we have done. This was highlighted by the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament ...
2 hours ago

SOE refers probable electoral breaches by Bainimarama and Tabuya to FICAC
Supervisor of Election, Ana Mataiciwa has referred two matters of probable commission of electoral breaches to FICAC, and these relate to the ...
4 hours ago

PM says he is glad that his salary is getting reduced compared to the previous approved PM’s salary
Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says he is glad that his salary is proposed to be reduced in the Parliamentary Emoluments Committee report. While ...
5 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Salary increases recommended for President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs
The Parliamentary Emoluments Committee has recommended an increase in the President’s pay by $55,000, all Ministers to be on a $200,000 salary ...
13 hours ago

Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
7 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
7 days ago