"Epeli epitomized the “Pacific man/person” who embraced the whole
region in the most inclusive way –it is unlikely that there will be
another like him for a very long time."
I am forwarding this message just received, with great sadness : a
number of us had the wonderful opportunity to be together with Epeli
last month in Suva, at the occasion of the Roots symposium and then
PHA, and Epeli was giving all signs of strength.
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> De : Jacqueline Leckie <[log in to unmask]>
> Date : 11 janvier 2009 17:23:40 GMT+08:00
> À : [log in to unmask]
> Objet : Epeli Hau'ofa - Farewell
> Répondre à : Jacqueline Leckie <[log in to unmask]>
> Some of you - but not all - - may now know that our dear friend
> and colleague Professor Epeli Hau'ofa passed away yesterday.
> These are the words of my friend Professor Vijay Naidu:
> 'With a heavy heart and profound sorrow, I regret very much to
> inform you of the passing away of my colleague, dear friend and
> mentor, Professor Epeli Hau’ofa this morning. He fought bravely to
> live for the last 18 days but complications after his surgeries
> overwhelmed him. Barbara was by his side providing dedicated
> support throughout, as she has been all along. Funeral arrangements
> are being made.
> There will no doubt be an official USP announcement about Epeli’s
> passing away and the funeral..
> Epeli epitomized the “Pacific man/person” who embraced the whole
> region in the most inclusive way –it is unlikely that there will be
> another like him for a very long time.
> With kind regards,
> Dr Jacqueline Leckie
> Associate Professor, Social Anthropology,
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