Virisine Racumu passed away, peacefully at home, on April 17, 2019. She was surrounded by her son, brothers, sisters, mother, nieces and nephews, all of whom were in Fiji, and participating in a novena with her via video call. Viri was born on February 16, 1961 on the island of Taveuni, Fiji. She was the fifth of ten children, the third oldest girl. She attended primary and secondary school on Taveuni. As a young girl she loved playing netball, a sport she continued into her adulthood. Playing netball afforded her the opportunity to compete throughout Fiji, which ignited her life long love of travel and adventure. As there was no college on the island, a family friend taught her how to type. With this skill, she obtained employment, as a clerk, at the the Wairiki parish office.