Augustine Jose Duna
This week has not been a particularly good week for me as I had to say farewell to a comrade in arms. This blog of my farewell dinner before I left for Sri Aman Resident Office should have been up earlier but due to my hectic schedule in moving to my new station it just stayed unpublished. Now it saddens me to mix the events in this blog post as the late Mr. Augustine Jose Duna, the Director for Administration Unit, Chief Minister's Department, was laid to rest on 14th September 2009 after a long illness.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Augustine was held at his house
Paying the last respect during the church funeral service at St. Joseph Cathedral, Kuching
The late Mr. Augustine was a tough man and is known for his ability to handle many difficult situations, so when I received news that he was admitted into the Normah Specialist Centre, Kuching in mid August 2009, I thought he would be able to shake off the cold bug in a jiffy. He was supposed to visit his daughters in Australia a few days before but that never happened as he went into coma later in that month. I only got to know he was still undergoing treatment in early September and when I visited him he was already on life support.
The Lord is merciful and it was on the evening of 12th September 2009 that I recieved an SMS informing me that Mr. Augustine had left us.
I was lost for words, it was Honour to Serve together with you - Rest in Peace Sir.