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.

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