Three year old, newly arrival to NZ drowns on Christmas day. So sad for another bereaved mother.
Hundreds of people farewelled Jimmy Atilua Fatipule Laulu who was
described by his mother as a "little angel" at his funeral yesterday.
mother, Fofoga Laulu, delivered an emotional eulogy on behalf of the
family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The three-year-old drowned at Ocean Beach on Christmas Day.
and family had been frantically searching for him for about an hour.
Mrs Laulu clutched family members as her son was carried into the
church. His small white coffin was covered in flowers, photos and
messages of love. Jimmy was remembered as an active, clever and curious
little boy in a service delivered in Samoan.
The family had recently moved from Samoa to start a new life in New Zealand.
mother tearfully spoke about how dearly she would miss her clever
little boy and the deep love the family had for him. Mrs Laulu said that
her son always looked up to adults and wanted to try everything that