It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Siua Tutone (aka Moala Lahi) who was buried in Taunga last month. For many years he had participated with Tevita Koloamatangi in public comedy concerts, raising much money for churches all over the Kingdom of Tonga. He did so with an amazing dedication, overcoming initial shame of performing infront of large crowds. His motivation was to help his wife and children who he loved deeply. His wit and physical comedy was legendary.
Complications from diabetes finally ended his life, for many years he had battled with the condition.
If you can fill in more of Siua Tutone personal and family history please contribute to this blog. I would very much like to write a combined tribute to him.