117 Tsunami Victims Named

** WE ARE AWAITING A CONFIRMED LIST OF DECEASED FROM TUTUILA. STAY TUNED.

117 victims of Samoa Tsunami that hit on Tuesday 29 September 2009, have been named. We remember them. Our thoughts and prayers for the families who mourn. The names are listed below in the order that they were found. (There are many more who are still missing. The list does not include international visitors who died. We remember them.)

There will be a country-wide memorial on Tuesday (Samoan time) to honour and remember those who died.

1. Metita Sui (Koreti) Schwalger
2. Jerry Schwalger
3. Peter Leitu
4. Pili Poo
5. Mupenei Tofilau
6. Nonumaifale Tofilau
7. Siliva Eteuati
8. Falevalu Segifili
9. Amataga Tiotio
10. Vaisigano Lauvai
11. Siaea Areta
12. Tauavaga Tupuola
13. Sima Sepelini Okeni
14. Pula Sepelini
15. Maka Esera
16. Manino Faaaliga
17. Nuusilaga Aganuu
18. Masela Lafaua
19. Abish Schwalger
20. Quezon Lesa
21. Lafaua Rosa
22. Ranui Simanu
23. Merina Lesa
24. Lafotua Aiesi
25. Lua Tavale
26. Sara Amosa
27. Mauapi Amosa
28. Gwenlyn Taufua
29. Sue Taufua
30. Malo Uili
31. Sieni Ropeti
32. Aleki Laumoe
33. William Tau
34. Lafitaga Suafa’i
35. Siimamau Suani
36. Paepae Faia Toafa
37. Vinesa Toa
38. Sapi Pelesia
39. Mauapi Mafoe Seuala
40. Matala Taufua
41. Tusipepa Hanipale
42. Iefata Steven Saoleititi
43. Aneti Luafitu
44. Togafalea Alesaga
45. Puni Afoa
46. Kapeneta Viiga
47. Alema Tofu
48. Mafatua Sua
49. David Sootaga
50. Etimani Junior Taufua
51. Sefulu Taamu
52. Sivaisua Livigisitone
53. Lote Tuese
54. Faanunu Talapa
55. Losivale Faapoi
56. Lutia Faapoi
57. Tapuloa Taimane
58. Miriam Faletoi Fatu
59. Fili Tialeaiga
60. Siimoa Taufua Lauina
61. Leueta Lesa (Foti)
62. Tauaipolu Purcell
63. Otto Leuluaialii
64. Sili Taufua
65. Logo Letone Uili
66. Faapopo Toeuli
67. Seea Peilua
68. Saeni Purcell
69. Simone Anae
70. Taua Sagale
71. Ulalia Siatualauvao
72. Feagai Fatuesi
73. Asesa Toomalatai
74. Aloalo Sao
75. Tautua Silupe
76. Aliceannie Star Meredith
77. Sui Malia Esera
78. Salamina Talosaga
79. Filisi Tavita
80. Moana Fiu (Faasavalu)
81. Malo Mikaele
82. Pritchard Siu
83. Amoa (Ardnore) Meredith
84. Gardina Meredith
85. Hatonaina Lauvai
86. Shanna Faith Lanu
87. Moanalei Sarah Long
88. Palenapa Moeaia
89. Alavina Aiotaota
90. Jayson Siu
91. Nifo Siu
92. Tui Joe Annandale
93. Tuese Peilua
94. Teancum Charles Schwalger
95. Joseph Purcell
96. Ageagea Anetone
97. Ana Iulai
98. Anesone Tafia
99. Asipau Faofua
100. Gali Tafia
101. Ioali Anesone
102. Jay Jay Ulugia
103. Junior Livigisitone
104. Lauti Sio
105. Lolagi Magia
106. Maliumai Anetone
107. Maria Tinei
108. Marilyn Ulugia
109. Milo Soo
110. Milo Too Paipa
111. Pelesasa Etimani
112. Precious Malaga
113. Rachel Leuelu
114. Ronaldo Aleni
115. Selau Farani
116. Taufua Leifi
117. Teleise Aiesi

The following are a list of names of people who died in the tsunami, found in International media articles. These individuals may already be mentioned above, by a different name.

Kelaise Kalasine, Sio Pati and their 3 children
Taeao Fauena (surname of surviving family member)
Savelio Fauena (surname of surviving family member)
Manino Fauena (surname of surviving family member)
Viliamu Fauena-Yi (surname of surving family member)
Naiuli Fauena-Yi
Fa’atamali’i Fauena-Yi

 

13 thoughts on “117 Tsunami Victims Named

  1. MANY CONDOLENCES to the FAMILIES of those who were lost. May they ALWAYS be in our thoughts and REMEMBERED

  2. Thank you for your post Rachel. We’ve made the correction to your son’s name.

    Condolences to the families of those we lost. May they always be remembered.

  3. God Bless you all who have passed and all my beautiful people who are still carrying on. We will never forget!

  4. what an unforgettable moments,how are we going let it go,please i am the mother of iefata steven saoleititi not pefata sau,fyi,and thank u so much for posting this,,it brings a lot a memories everytime when i look at it,

  5. Thank You for posting this message…I love it & Im sad too cause i lost my aunty on tsunami but that samoan woman say “Dont look back just look for the Future”….

    GOD BLESS TO ALL THE FAMILY THAT LOST THERE LOVE ONE MAY GOD BE WITH ALL & TO ALL MY FAMILY & ALSO MY ISLAND OF SAMOA….

  6. My deepest condolences to those who lost thier family members
    I know what it feels like, I lost my YOUNGEST nephew BABY DIMITRY in the Tsunami,
    Just remember that there is always a reason why God Took those people
    God Takes And He will always qive bhak ! He will send His blessinqs for those in need!
    He will comfort those who need his comforting
    He will be the Shelter, and a provider to those who need Him !
    God Loves us, He alwaays did and alwaays will !

    May the Lord be with our beloved home land SAMOA !
    God Bless ! xoxo

  7. CONDOLENCES TO FAMiliES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES..
    ND ALSO REST iN LOVE TO MY CUZZiN SABRINA SEVAAETASI
    WHO WAS ONLY 20yrs.ND HAD JUST STARTED A FAMLiY OF HER OWN!
    FOREVER KEPT IN OUR HEARTS** NEVER 4GOTTEN!!!

    GOD BLESS!!

  8. Condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones…Our thoughts and prayers are forever with you all…Especially to those who lost their lives so young…Loving the children always and forever

    Samoa loto tetele, fa’avae pea i le Atua…. E le galo oe le atunu’u pele i o matou agaga…

  9. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the families and the people of Samoa, through this difficult time.
    My heart aches for all those who are lost.

    God bestow upon everyone in Samoa.

    You are all in my prayers.
    Much Alofaz

    Sasha Fierce

  10. thanks so much for posting this.
    God Bless Samoa

    Le Atua mo Samoa; Samoa mo Le Atua. xo

  11. GOD BLESS yOU ALL..soo sad My prayers still go out to the victims family victims and everyone who is mourning threw these ruff times..IS SUCH a shock GOD BLESS SAMOA

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