The passing away of the late Adi Ateca Moceiwaqa Mara Ganilau brings a shadow of grief over both chiefly families.

Adi Ateca, the eldest daughter of the late Turaga Tui Nayau Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara passed away last Friday at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Adi Ateca succeeded her brother Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara and was elected chairperson of the Lau provincial council in July 2011.

Her funeral gathering will begin on Friday the 23rd of November at her residence in Suva.

The late Adi Ateca’s funeral service will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva on the 27th of November at 10am.

She will finally be laid to rest at the Chiefly burial grounds at Vuniduva in Somosomo, Taveuni on the 28th of November.

Adi Ateca is survived by her husband Ratu Epeli Ganilau, the son of the of the late Governor-General and former President of Fiji, Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau and their four children.

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