Lautoka farewells Lockington

The family of Allen Lockington at his final resting place at the Tavakubu Cemetery in Lautoka. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

The Lautoka community bade farewell to one of its favorite sons, Allen Lockington, yesterday at the Girmit Centre where close family, friends and mourners gathered to pay tribute to the late philanthropist.

Also attending the funeral service were government dignitaries led by Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, Deputy Prime Minister Professor Biman Prasad and Assistant Minister for Women Sashi Kiran.

Mourners from the business sector, civil rights movement, media and non-governmental organisations also attended the service where family and friends shared their experience with Mr Lockington.

Speaking on behalf of his siblings, Sarah Wendt Freeman said God used good people to do great things.

“I would like to challenge all of you to carry on Allen’s legacy by embodying his actions and understanding the struggles of the underprivileged communities that had such a profound impact on him,” he said.

“I am confident that if Allen was given another opportunity he would have continued to devote himself to do charitable work for them. We love you so much Allen and always will. Moce mada bro.”

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