Funeral

Final respects paid to late judge

The late judge was flown from Port Moresby on Sunday.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia handed the late judge’s body over to the provincial government.

It was a rough journey through tracks and rivers before the late judge's body arrived at his home last night.

More than 100 vehicles from the Madang Provincial Government convoyed with the body.

The late Justice Ipang’s funeral service is currently underway at the Malala Secondary School hall.

Prof Stephen Hawking Cambridge funeral to take place

Prof Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, died on 14 March, aged 76, at his home in the city.

Up to 500 invited family, friends and colleagues are expected at the private service being held at the university church, Great St Mary's, at 14:00.

Prof Hawking's ashes will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey in June.

Although the professor's funeral is private, crowds are expected to gather outside Great St Mary's in the centre of Cambridge to witness the arrival of the funeral cortege on Saturday afternoon.

Say no to violence!

This was the message advocated at Rosalyn Albaniel Evara’s funeral at the Reverend Sione Kami Memorial Church in Port Moresby today.

During her tribute, pictures of her badly bruised body, taken a short time after her passing, were publicly displayed.

The shocking revelation of the alleged violence she seemingly endured until her last breath came as a surprise to many who were in attendance.

It was a normal funeral like any other, however nearing the end of the eulogy, a relative wearing a ‘Say no to violence against women’ T-shirt walked up to the podium.

Final respects for late Sape

This was one of the best accolades bestowed on renowned businesswoman and woman leader, who founded the first Women in Business bank, the late Janet Sape.

The final respects were paid in her honour at the CRC Bethel Centre at Waigani today.

The church was filled with people, not only relatives but those whose lives were impacted one way or another by this great woman.

Several Lae schools will close today

This is mainly for schools that have taken part in the funeral service of former chief secretary, the late Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc. 

Head teacher of St Paul's Lutheran Primary School, Mr. Genkawa, made the announcement during the Parents and Citizens (PNC) meeting on Sunday (yesterday).

"Schools who have participated in the funeral service of Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc will resume classes on Tuesday. Monday will be a holiday for those schools," he said.

Funeral arrangements for late Hau'ofa to be confirmed

Daughter of late Hau'ofa, Michelle says they’re planning to have the funeral on Friday, March 10 in Port Moresby.

The late Hau’ofa passed on peacefully at 11:42pm on Saturday, March at his wife Pauline’s village, Iare in Kairuku District, Central Province after suffering from a long illness. 

The body of late Hau’ofa was flown to Moresby from the village this morning on a Helifix chopper and is now at the Dove Funeral Home.

Ms Hau'ofa confirmed that the Haus Krai will be held at Paga Hill, Down Town over the next few days.

Funeral for former Miss PNG late Ruby Laufa on Friday

Her funeral will be held at 2pm at the Rev. Sioni Kami Memorial Church in Port Moresby.

Family, friends, colleagues and the public who were touched by Ruby's life and story are expected to attend.

The late Ruby passed away at the Port Moresby General Hospital on Saturday, February 11.

She was 24 at the time and would have celebrated her 25th birthday on February 13. The late Ruby was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.

Accolades flow for late Oseah Philemon

About 300 people turned up for the funeral service at the Sione Kami Memorial church in Port Moresby to pay their last respects. The coffin of late Philemon spent the early part of the morning at the Post-Courier head office at Lawes Road for staff to pay their last respects. The hearse was then brought up the Poreporena Freeway to the church for the service.

​Daughter pays tribute to late Dr Rongap Snr

In a moving funeral service, late Doctor Alphonse Rongap Snr's daughter, Dr Violet Rongap, said her dad was a simple and down-to-earth doctor who respected all he knew.

She said many of his studies and courses he took and the profession he had gone through were all for his children.

"What he gained during his training whilst serving respective hospitals in the country were for the betterment of the children.

"And through this, he had a lot of friends. He was so simple and humble,” she said through tear-filled eyes.

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