Tributes flow for late Laufa at Sioni Kami

The funeral of former Miss Papua New Guinea the late Ruby-Anne Laufa was held yesterday at the Rev. Sioni Kami Memorial Church at Five-Mile.

Family, close friends, colleagues and the public were present to pay their last respect to the late Ruby Ann Laufa.

Her sister, Sherridan Laufa took to the podium to give her sister’s eulogy to the congregation.

A line of tributes were given by some of her close friends from the University of Papua Nrew Guinea, the Legal Training Institute, the Pageant, colleagues and friends.

Present also to pay their last respect was former Miss South Pacific Queen, Abigail Havora and the Patron of Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG, Lynda Babao O’Neill.

Babao O’Niell expressed her heartfelt condolences adding that it was a privilege to have come across and worked with a sophisticated young and talented woman like Ruby Ann.   

The late Ruby Ann was involved in an incident where she met her fate and 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.

Laufa leaves behind her father, Maurice, from Gulf Province, her mother, Hane Sepi Nouairi-Schaaf, of Central Province and Tongan-German blood, and her younger sisters, Sherridan and Rhani Villie-Maina.

The body of the late Ruby will be laid to rest today, February 26th at Gabagaba Village.

Annette Kora