A Ha’apai Custom Officer has been remembered as a “great mate” who touched the hearts of many.
Fonua Fe’ao was allegedly killed following a car accident in Pangai on Thursday, reports said.
He has been described as a brother to everyone and being friendly in a way one could tell he did it to show how he valued their kāinga connections.
“Rest easy… you will be missed by many, lots of love to your family,” a commenter said on Facebook.
Others wrote that they could not believe a great mate had been “taken way too early”.
“You touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all. Sending my love to your family.”
Fe’ao’s death came after a government senior officer died in a single-vehicle crash in Pangai, Ha’apai in October last year.
Kali Taumoe’anga who worked for the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications was driving a government van when the fatal accident occurred.