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Please share your memories of Vilitati along with any photos or videos you may have. Every day this memorial page will be updated with everyone's tributes, photos and video. We will then convert all of these tributes to book format as a memento for Vilitati's family.
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Vilitati. We have fond memories of him working on the audit for our organization. He was a kind and knowledgeable man. He will be missed.
- Renee S. Herzfeld
Community Child Care Council
of Alameda County
I had the pleasure of working with Vili trough the Children's Council' audit for 8 years, It was always so great to see him in our office as his generosity, warmth and friendly.
Vili your kindness and sincerity will forever be remembered and we will miss you.
- Malina Chan
Vili was a kind and patient person to all of us. We were lucky to have him as our manager. He made me feel important and was always there to listen to my views. I felt comfortable approaching him about different topics, questions, or concerns. I was very happy to be able to work with him on several audit engagements last busy season. My last phone call with Vili was at the end of August of this year. It was a phone call that was not just about work (he was a hard-working person), but it was him asking me how I was doing because that is who he was. He was a caring person. I haven’t visited his house with a swimming pool that he talked to me with great enthusiasm. I don’t have a photo with just the two of us together, but I have the group photo with Vili’s happy smile that I will forever keep. I never got the chance to take a picture with Vili; I wish we had more time. I will miss his voice and his laugh.
Vili, no matter where you are, I hope you are at peace and happy.
- Tanya Ho
Vilitati was a wonderful person and a great colleague. Vilitati was an absolute pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgeable. I learned a great deal from Vilitati over the many years we worked together. He will be greatly missed! My heart goes out to his
son, wife and family.
My sincerest condolences!
- Cate Ejjed
Director of Finance & Administration
This are pictures taken on the arrival of our cousin to Fiji ( Simione Bikai son of Mr Vilitati Bikai) for the first time. It is also known as the Kaumata Ni Gone (a Fijian Tradition that is done to Fijian Kids when they are taken to their maternal side for the first time). It was one of the happiest day of Uncle Tati life which we always knew it was his plan to come back to Fiji with his kids. On this day he clearly showed how family was really important to him. Mr Vilitati was known as a person who always makes family his first priority. Words will be very long to be put into words to describe the type of he is but the memories shared with him will be forever cherised .
#REST HIGH UNCLE TATI
- Nanise Vuibau
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Vili for many years through The Greenlining Institute. It was always so wonderful to see him in our offices, as his kindness, warmth, and generosity were always evident. We will miss him greatly and send our condolences to his family and friends.
- Preeti Vissa Kristipati
Vili was a truly kind-hearted, intelligent, professional, and wise individual, auditor, and human being - and we will carry his contributions and spirit with us always.
- Eric Fischer
RIP Vilitati Bikai
- Erima Naitui
We at the Children's Council of SF enjoyed his amazing smile, his friendly demeanor, and his passion for his work - for years. We will miss him!
- Gina Fromer, CEO
A word to describe Vilitati Bikai… “kind”. He had a way of communicating and interacting with people that just made you feel at peace. We used to joke and say, “he could be delivering the worst news to you about your audit, and somehow it was delivered with such grace and kindness that a client would feel good about the results”. Everyone needs such an individual in their life, and we were fortunate to have had such an outstanding person at Harrington Group for over 13+ years. Vili (as we called him), “your kindness and sincerity will forever be remembered, and we will continue to uphold such characteristics to honor you”.
Rest in peace----Tonetta
- Tonetta Conner
I had the privilege of working with Vilitati since 2006, but most importantly, I had the honor of knowing him since then.
Since the first time I met him, he showed kindness and a big smile that he carried throughout all these years. His personality always provided a sense of peace that made it enjoyable to be around him. Every time we got the chance, we shared conversations about family. However, a big part of our conversations was discussing sports. Within the years the general sports conversations changed to focus on his big passion, Rugby.
Before meeting him, I had no idea about Rugby, he was kind and patient enough to explain to me the rules and tactics of the game that made me, with the years, understand and love “HIS” sport. I feel blessed of having him in my live, and I know that with his kindness, he touched several of us in a special way.
Vili, I will certainly miss your big smile and our long Rugby conversations.
Until we meet again My Friend!
- Carlos Davis
How’s the boys and Heather? That is how he would typically greet me before we got down to work. I would reciprocate and he would tell me of singing with his son, watching him in martial arts, and road trips he planned to take with Mere. We met in 2007 in Chico, CA on one of his first assignments with HG. We became close colleagues and friends. He was a kind, giving, and genuinely happy man who constantly gave of himself to others.
- Sean Cain