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Lynda Tabuya donates custom made casket for the late former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase

Lynda Tabuya donates custom made casket for the late former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 28/04/2020
Lynda Tabuya, with family members of the late Laisenia Qarase, beside the custom made casket that was donated. [image: Young SODELPA]

Opposition Whip and President of SODELPA Nasinu, Lynda Tabuya has donated a custom made casket for the late former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase.

The casket has Qarase’s name imprinted on it with the bible verse, Psalm 73:24, “You guide me with your counsel, and afterwards, you will take me into glory”.

The casket was received by Qarase’s eldest son, Jio and family spokesperson Mesake Koroi.

Meanwhile, the body of the late Tui Kobuca, Laisenia Qarase will be flown to Mavana on the island of Vanuabalavu in Lau tomorrow morning.

Koroi says the former Prime Minister’s body will leave the Suva Private Hospital mortuary at 7am tomorrow. There will be a stopover at his residence at Moti Street before leaving for Nausori Airport.

The body is expected to leave for Vanuabalavu at 8.30am tomorrow.

The service will start at 10am tomorrow.

Qarase was the country’s sixth Prime Minister from 2000 to 2006, and was also the chief of his village of Mavana, holding the title of Tui Kobuca.

He passed away last Tuesday after a short illness. He was 79.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leba Qarase, seven children, 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

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