Death – Uto Ni Yalo Trust co-founder, Collin Philp passes away

Death – Obituary

Uto Ni Yalo Trust co-founder, Collin Philp passed away after a short illness yesterday.

Philp was on kidney dialysis and went to Australia last month for his surgery. He was an ocean activist, sailor, surfer and paddler and was deeply involved with organisations such as the Suva Harbour Foundation and the Fiji Outrigger Canoeing Association.

The Uto ni Yalo Trust has paid tribute to the late Philp and have passed their sympathies to his partner Lee-Anne and the entire Philp family.

They say Philp’s vision was for sustainable sea transport and a return to traditional voyaging to ensure the skills of our Pacific people are transferred to the next generation.

The Trust says Philp inspired them to achieve great things and give back to Fiji in so many ways.

They say Philp’s legacy of service to voyaging and ocean advocacy in Fiji and the Pacific is marked by the sense of pride, belief and commitment he showed for their crew and mission.

The Trust further says Philp will be honoured in several ways during the coming weeks.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.