Prince Tu'ipelehake and Princess Kaimana, R.I.P.

Michael Geary | Fri, 2006-07-07 20:07

When I tell people the address of my blog, they sometimes ask me, “ Huh? What’s .to?” I explain to them that it is the country code domain for the Kingdom of Tonga, but .to names are open to anyone, and I registered the name because it was fun to have such a short domain name with my initials in it.

Even with that small connection to Tonga, I was deeply saddened to read of the deaths of Prince Tu’ipelehake and Princess Kaimana and Vinisia Hefa. Prince Tu’ipelehake was on a tour speaking at several Tongan churches in the Bay Area, when a teenage driver who was racing on Highway 101 hit their Ford Explorer, which then overturned.

My prayers and condolences to the royal family and the Tongan people.

Submitted by Fehi (not verified) on Wed, 2006-07-12 15:10.

I really am sorry for the couple that have just died….

I feel sorrow in my heart… I know that our time is to end… For what I think is who is going to take over their places?? NOONE can because no other was/is like them………….

Submitted by Pualeilani (not verified) on Fri, 2006-08-11 16:32.

It is very sad when you loose a very important, Caring person/people that you care for. Prince Tu’ipelehake and Princes Kaimana will be missed so much. They had the biggest hearts that no one could imagine. They understood everyone and they were always there for their people. If only we could turn back time, everything that we have wished and hoped for in the past will happen, but unfortunately Life does not work that way. We must be Strong and move on. As we move on we will accomplish everything that the Prince and Princess had worked for. We must never give up. They would have never given up, so why should we give up? We must continue the work that they had done for us as that is what will keep us strong and keep us together.

Submitted by VAgi Jessie Iosua (not verified) on Tue, 2007-04-03 20:32.

Hi, Just on a desperate search for my Father..he is the Kings Nephew. I forget his name, but his Mother is first cousins with the King. He is Half White. My Mothers name is VIOLETA. I am 16 years old. I think he has a Palagi first name. I am Tokelauan. So if you know or recognise this description PLEASE REPLY BACK!!! i really need to know who he is. Thanks.

Submitted by jordan-silaumua (not verified) on Tue, 2007-10-02 05:59.

you would have herd of the silaumua last name also tetaulu. love 2 here from you R.E your mother being cousins with the king.because i am from the tetaulu family