Thursday, June 04, 2009

Apia Hash Remembers Desirable

It is with great sadness that we report that Desirable (Luana) passed away last night, Wednesday 3 June, 2009. The severe injuries she sustained from Monday’s tragic auto accident were just too much.

Desirable is the loving daughter of Karaoke and Eveready, and the loving sister of Delicious. Desirable was a beautiful, cheerful young woman very dear to the members of the Apia Hash House Harriers. Our hearts are so heavy. We will all sorely miss her.

The GM, Eveready has asked that we post our condolences and memories here, so that they may be compiled by the family.

On On Desirable.

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  1. Desirable, it's so hard to say goodbye to a beautiful and peaceful soul like you! Can't believe seeing you leaving us in a hurry!!! God bless your journey! Hope you meet Shafter up there.

  2. For the family

    The tide recedes,
    but leaves behind
    bright seashells on the sand,

    The sun goes down,
    but gentle warmth
    still lingers on the land,

    The music stops,
    and yet it echoes on
    sweet refrains ...

    For every joy that passes,
    something beautiful remains.

  3. GM and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences.

  4. Genevieve Sang-YumJune 04, 2009 9:58 am

    my condolences to the cobcroft family. luana will be sorely missed by all her friends and families. rest in peace luana, you were such a friendly and bubbly person, i'll never forget the day i met you

  5. God ran out of Angels in heaven that's why he took one of the best for himself.....

  6. Heart Felt Condolences with Desirable's Family....... Prayers and thoughts are with you

  7. My dear Karaoke and Eveready, I cannot express the sadness I feel.... My heart is with you.

  8. Crown Of ThornsJune 04, 2009 10:07 am


    May your journey
    Shine with a star's delight.

    Your days and your years
    Weave together a wondrous tapestry.

    May your story
    Dance with the grace of every blessing.

    Always and ever may you rest in God
    Always and ever may God rest in you.

  9. Natasha FabriciusJune 04, 2009 10:33 am

    My Condolences to Desirables Family.
    It was very unexpected, I am extremely sorry for your loss.

  10. *

    The sorrow of the faithful
    is not that of permanent loss,
    but the tender sense of sadness
    that comes in saying good-bye for now
    to someone we love.
    May today's sorrow give way
    to the peace and
    comfort of God's love.

    i only met you once but i will continue to remember the smile that you gave that day...
    Blessings to the aiga at this time
    Manuia lou Malaga Luana

  11. Stacie Ah ChongJune 04, 2009 11:18 am

    Our sincere condolences to the Cobcroft family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness. Luana was a wonderful and bubbly person and was always friends with everyone. She will be remembered by all who have had the pleasure of knowing her. May god be with you all and stand by your sides as you farewell your angel. Luana, you will be greatly missed and your smile will be remembered forever.
    Our Love and Prayers, Stacie Ah Chong and Family in Auckland, NZ

  12. Our deepest condolances to the Cobcroft family for this very sad loss. I dont think anyone will forget such a wonderful, friendly, and thoughtful person with an absolute radiance where ever she went.
    Our loss, Gods gain.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Alofa Tele
    Tuna & Fata von Reiche
    (Old Anglican Church members)

  13. Our prayers are with the Cobcroft family during this time of grief.

    " For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun, And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?" KG

    Ia manuia le malaga Luana,

    Nina and Konrad von Reiche

  14. To the Cobcroft Family and all of Luana's aiga in Lotopa and around the world, our deepest condolences. Beautiful Luana, although you may have left us, your beauty, intelligence, and everything that is YOU, has graced all of us forever. to your family.., peace be with you all, she will forever be with you in your hearts and lives. God bless you all.
    With all our love
    the Loibl Family

  15. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

    Luana was a dear friend to my sister and to everyone else. She was someone special and bubbly. Always had a smile on her face; always saying hi when you see her and keeping in contact :)

    She will be dearly missed by us all.

    "Someone remembers, someone cares;
    Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers"

    Our deepest condolences to the Cobcroft family. Prayers and thought are with you through this time of sorrow.

    Manuia lau malaga Luana.

    As you always end your texts to either me or my sister



    Kim Schuster and family in Auckland, NZ

  16. My Deepest Condolences to the Cobcroft & Hellesoe families!May Luana rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    alofa tele

    Leilah Stehlin & family(Auckland)

  17. To Tash and Family
    I had the pleasure of meeting your sister, some years back in otago. She was so pretty, happy and full of life.Thinking now, thats how i remembered her and thats how ill always remeber her. Sadden by her early departure, but happy that she is now in a better place. Peace and love goes out to you and your aiga Tash

    Otago Friend.

  18. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to Desirable's (Luana's) wonderful family. A very bright star has left us, leaving so much sadness. Today, we remember Desirable's bright smile, bubbly personality, and infectious enthusiasm. When she was around, frowns quickly turned to smiles (she got me twice last week!). Still can't believe she's gone. She had such a kind and loving heart that we will not forget.

    Thank you Luana for all the love and kindness you have shown us. God Bless,

    Mr. Whippy

  19. Our Heartfelt Condolences to all those affected by the loss off such a spectacular and well loved Sister, Daughter and Aunt .
    I could also say a Friend but I feel that growing up Samoan we all look to one another as more Family then Friend wether related by blood or not .
    And by reading and hearing what People have to say about Luana you can tell that everyone is feeling that they have lost one of the Three .
    Our Prayers and Thoughts with all off you through this time .

    Carl and Kari Ferenczy ( Los Angeles )

  20. My love and condolences to Luana's family during this difficult time..although i wasn't blessed with spending a lot of time with Luana i have memories of her radiant kindness that will stay with me forever. She was a beautiful girl with an amazing spirit, no doubt this tradegy has affected all that crossed her path..luana and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers always.

    Alofa Tele,
    Nava Moghbelpour.

    "Death proffereth unto every confident believer the cup that is life indeed. It bestoweth joy, and is the bearer of gladness. It conferreth the gift of everlasting life" - Baha'u'llah.

  21. Desirable, Luana, I didn't know you very well but I know you were a beautiful and loving person. Today doesn't feel like the right time to say goodbye, it is so hard.

    Rainbow warrior and Polo grouper are sending all their love to Karaoke, Eveready and all her family.

  22. I may not have known Luana personally, but I will always remember her as this bubbly girl who never fails to give anyone and everyone her gorgeous and beautiful smile.... Our prayers and thoughts will be with her and the family as they go through these hard times of losing someone they love...

    My heartfelt condolences to the Cobroft family....


    A friend

  23. Beautiful Desirable, I struggle to accept your sudden is it that someone so young, caring and considerate, so vibrant & full of passion and zest for life, be taken so early...we mourn and our hearts are heavy with sadness, but at the same time, we reminisce & recall the fun and wonderful memories you have left indelibly in our hearts and minds....this is where you will continue to live for all of us. We love you so much and miss you terribly girl. RIP Beautiful.
    To GM & Karaeoke and the whole family, our sincerest and deepest condolences. Loto tetele.

  24. My condolences to Karaoke and Eveready, Delicious and everyone who is missing Desirable. While her time was too short, she is fortunate to have seized life and enjoyed and lived the most she could. She was such a pleasure to be around, kind, fun and sweet. I’m sorry for all those who are missing Desirable .. I’m sure she will be just as smiling and happy in the next stage of this adventure.

  25. Baracuda said....
    We are sorry to hear your loss,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Please accept our condolences on the loss of Desirable.Our loving thoughts go out to you.

    R.I.P Luana Cobroft
    ON ON

  26. We wish you a beautiful journey Luana - your beautiful nature and smile will stay with us always - our prayers are with you Dear Luana's family as you say farewell to such a beautiful soul.
    Moe, Helene and family

  27. Our sincere condolences to Nola and family for the sudden loss of our beautiful Luana.
    I cannot begin to imagine your loss, but our prayers and thoughts are with you,
    Fotu and Jacksons

  28. to Luana's family and friends... I have been Luana's thesis supervisor at University of Auckland and was so shocked and saddened when I heard the news of the accident and of her passing.... she was a warm and sparkly personality around the university and we will miss her,
    Aroha from Ward Friesen

  29. I was called to give blood. I did not know Luana personally but it was soon apparent that she had touched many hearts during her journey in this life. My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of such a precious, young, vibrant and well educated lady who was an asset to the world and a shining example of what it means to be Samoan.

  30. Moana SchreckenbergJune 04, 2009 10:29 pm

    To Luanas loving family,

    Our sincere condolences go out to all of you at this hard time which came too early for all of us!

    I used to go to school with Luana and always thought how beautiful she was and then I got to know her, and I am so glad I did, she always greeted me with a bubbly smile and being around her was always great fun and lots of laughs.
    Even though I live in Germany now she always had the time to keep in contact with me, which I will never forget but definetly miss!!

    Luana, we wish you luck and happiness on your new journey until we meet again!

    Love You Long Time xoxox

    Moana Schreckenberg & Family

  31. Elena, Kenneth & Family Auckland NZJune 04, 2009 10:43 pm

    Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Tashia and the Cobcroft Family for your sudden loss. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
    Luana, I'll always remember that smile of yours and the few conversations and laughs weve shared. It's been a pleasure knowing you, however unfortunate that you have passed on so suddenly and unexpectedly. I know you are in a better place and no longer suffering.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the Cobcroft family during this difficult time as you mourn the loss of your granddaughter, daughter, niece, sister, and aunty.

    Lastly, dear Luana, the memories each and everyone of us have of you are instilled in our hearts, forever. Manuia lou malaga. Rest in Peace

    You will be missed!

  32. Deepest Sympathy to Tasha, Anton and the Cobcroft Family. May God be with you in this hard time. Letting you know that you are still in my prayers.
    May the beautiful Desireable Luana Rest In Peace in your new home.
    It was a pleasure to have known you.

    Sanka xo

  33. Im going to miss you. :) You were the pinnicle of ideas for God creating Angels.

    Going to miss seeing you when I go by your store!!



  34. I’ve been lost for words,
    Since the day I heard,
    That you’re departing, a short lived but, eventful life
    Inevitably, my heart felt as if it were drowning as tears filled my eyes
    Undecided as to agree on whether to be happy that you’re in peace
    Or whether to be sad that you had to leave
    It’s unbelievable and it breaks my heart to say
    We can’t be selfish with you any longer and with that said,
    You’ll never be too far away...
    You are engraved on our hearts and forever in our Memories *LUANA*
    And you are in a better place now with our Heavenly Father...


    I still remember her as a beautiful little girl with palagi eyes and golden curls but despite footprints we lost along the way growing up, It feels like it was only yesterday..
    I'm priviledged to have had a part in her life.


    Love: Nhoteegirl aka Nora A Y..

  35. truly a blessing in disguise!! it was a pleasure to have known you Luana! even if it was for a very brief time!!

    sincere sympathy and condolences to the Cobcroft and Hellesoe families!!

    Rest in Peace Luana, may the Lord's angels guide you Home!!

  36. My sincerest condolences to the Cobcroft Family!

    I went to school with Luana at RLSS and one of her sisters (Roda) is my very best and longtime friend. We Love You Babes!

    Rest in Peace and Love!

  37. Olivia PereliniJune 05, 2009 12:32 pm

    Beautiful Luana, you will be deeply missed. You were so vibrant and full of life. We will always remember you for your gorgeous smile and bubbly personality.
    Ia manuia lou malaga.
    Thoughts and prayers with the Cobcroft family.
    Much love

  38. To Luana's loving family
    We are so sorry. Our kindest, gentlest and most heartfelt thoughts are with you.
    Maddy and Bec

  39. what a shocking loss .. so tragic .. so unexpected .. hard to believe that your beautiful smile and gorgeous eyes will not be seen anymore.. gosh you probably labored on my wedding cake. I don't know you personally but thank you for all the work you and your family put into making my wonderful cake.

    So sorry you're gone Luana. Rest in Peace ...faamanuia ma faamafanafana le Atua i si ou aiga loto nuti momoia ma le faanoanoa. Your poor mum and your siblings and everyone in your aiga. I can't imagine the pain they are enduring...May God bless and warm your hearts.

  40. At times of total darkness there will eventually be light
    In moments of great sadness will arrive seconds of joy
    When engulfed in depths of sorrow only then will cometh humor
    Whilst embraced by the feeling of loss there will arrive a reason to smile, if only a moment.
    And when all else seems lost and helpless there will offered the opened arms, and the helping hand, of love and support
    Always in hours of greatest need there will inevitably come respite

    When the doors are thrown open to God, and all who love and care for the memory of the lovely Luana, make no mistake these moments will come.
    It is in these moments which Desirable will be truly remembered, and it is clearly reflected in the light, the joy, the humor and all the many reasons to laugh and smile that she brought to the lives of others.

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  42. Our thoughts and condolences to Karaoke, Eveready, Delicious and their family during this sad time.

    Oink! and Johnny Walker

  43. Slippery and FrancisJune 05, 2009 11:19 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Cobcroft Family on the passing of Desirible (Luana).
    Sorry I was not on island for the service.
    Our love - Richard (Slippery) and Francis

  44. I couldn't believe the news about the passing of Desirable. I prayed that she would pull through when i heard of the accident, but God had different plans. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sadness. It is such a tragedy to lose a loved one at such a young age. Luana had so much to live for and it is so sad that her life was cut short so suddenly. I know that there are no words to ease the pain of losing Luana but i hope you know that everyone is praying for all of you and Luana in this time of grief.

    Lots of love
    Ladesha Stevenson xxx

  45. Still can't believe that Luana has gone. Girl, you are terribly missed. you will live in our hearts. That keg will be one of your memories to the hashers every Monday. So you will always be there. Eveready, Karaoke, Delicious and the whole family, our hearts are with you all at this difficult time. She was so beautiful in many ways... the character, the attitude and that kaufaasee smile.. We will all missed that. When she begs mom to let her come with us to headquarters after the keg. aye Tash. We will miss that.
    Adria and Adolf, be strong ma lototetele and Tash and Nola and Anthony be strong for Mom.. k

    ALofa tele mo outou

    Flo, Christopher and Anesi

  46. Dear Adria, Adolf and to all your family.
    I don't thing I can find the words to express our sadness for your lost.
    Our Deepest Condolences and a big hug.
    Lambada, Pavarotti and Chiquita
    from Dakar-Senegal

  47. Adria, Adolf and family
    Our deepest condolences during your most difficult time. Words will never be able to express your loss. God Bless you both & your family.
    Love Kath, Bruce, Mareko
    Lower Hutt. NZ

  48. Adria and Family,

    'Aue ua lele atu le manusina lalelei o Luana i lona nofoaga tumau fou i le Lagi. Ia manuia lau malaga Luana e le galo oe ia i matou uma. Ia fa'amafanafana atu le Atua i le Aiga peleina o lo’o gāpātiā i fa'anoanoaga.'

    'Beautiful Luana, you left us so suddenly and so young but your loving memories will be engraved in our hearts forever’.

    Adria and the family words alone cannot express our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. May the Love of our Heavenly Father give strength and comfort to you all.

    Our love and deepest sympathy
    Loretta, Amber, Rich and family

  49. I miss you so much Lulu, I can't even begin to imagine the pain your family is going through, given that I'm finding it so hard to deal with the pain I am feeling at having lost such a beautiful person in my life...
    There are so many things I wanted to say but couldn't find the strength and so I'll take this opportunity to share some of my favourite memories of you....
    Like when we finally arrived in Wellington after weeks of anticipation, to find that we couldn't get tickets to the first day of the 7's, but didn't let it stop us crashing someone else's party!
    Doing the siva samoa to techno music in the clubs... We were so proud to be Samoan... even though they lost!
    How you are the NZ mall queen and can tell me exactly where to park for the shop I need to go to!
    When we're getting ready to go out on the town, I ask you for a dress to wear and you bring at least 3 or 4 for me to choose from!
    "Get Low" was your song.... and we always had a competition to see who could get the lowest!
    When you said you were going to Rarotonga and I said "you can't leave, who will be my partner in crime?" you replied "I don't want to be a criminal anymore!"
    The night we went to watch the NZ breakers and yelled "Go Manu Samoa" on Maori TV's live broadcast!
    That same night we almost got Jay and Tasi kicked out of their inner city apartment because we were so loud.. "I ain't even bovvered!"
    .....and how all the boys were mesmerised by your beautiful eyes.... chellaz!
    There are so many memories of you Lulu... so many good times... and so many things that will always remind me of you...
    I know you're watching over us and you can see that we hold a special place in our hearts for you...
    Love you long toime!
    Rest in Peace darling
    Love Sally

  50. Adi-Raneeta LavasiiJune 09, 2009 11:47 pm

    Met Luana briefly @ Auckland uni she was definitely a vibrant and lively young woman,with a bright smile. It was a shock to hear about her sudden passing. Deepest sympathy to her famiy and friends.
    God bless and may she rest in peace
    *it was awesome to have met you in a million*
    mani alofas
    Adi-Raneeta Lavasii

  51. Though I never really had time to personally meet you Luana, but word of your sudden passing really struck me deeply enough. I know you from our UPY level at NUS. You were such a beautiful and bright young lady. Just like everyone else here that've commented about you, I too can still remember two words to describe you whenever I hear about your name...*your beauty and smile* I may not have been there to witness what you went thru but I'm more than willing to share your family's pain and grief... And to Luana's family, I know even words cannot describe how painful it is to say goodbye to someone so dear to your hearts but may the spirit of the Lord be with you all as we all mourn the passing of a daughter,sister and friend...Though she may have left us physically but I'm sure she'll always be there in our hearts...ALWAYS and Forever... Rest in peace Miss Luana'll be missed dearly...


    Brenda Feero

  52. To our dearest Samoan friends Kareoke, ER and Delicious,
    we were so saddened to read the news of your darling daughter/sister, we know these words will not convey how much we are thinking of you all. If only we could be there and tell you in person, hug and suppport you, but we know other hashers are there for you. Please accept our deepest sympathy. If there is anything at all we can do from Australia, please just ask.
    Madam Flash and Graft, aka Judi and John Hayes

  53. Dearest Adria, Adolf and family

    We were shocked to read the news about your beautiful daughter today. Please know that we are sending our love across the water from Timor Leste.

    Bloody Mary and Crabs

  54. Double Barrel and Peashot/Terry and Betty HawkerJune 13, 2009 4:11 pm

    Dear Adria and Adolf,

    We have very fond memories of you both in the times that we shared at Hash.Our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of great sadness.

    Double Barrel and Peashot / Terry and Betty Hawker

  55. Just read the sad, sad news of Luana and though we may be at a distance, we are there in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cobcroft family and to our Hash friends.

    Mandy & Larry Murphy

  56. To GM, Karoake and family,
    My condolences for your loss. Sorry the news has taken so long to reach Central Australia. May God watch over you in this difficult time.
    Thankyou Luana for being part of my short stay in Samoa.
    Your friendly nature will be sorely missed by all. Rest in peace.


  57. Ka noho tonu koe ki roto i tōku pūmahara.

    May Luana's memory live on...

    she will be sadly missed, one of the most beautiful people I ever had the pleasure to meet and become friends with.

    My thoughts go out the Cobcroft family

    she will always be in our hearts..

    with love Belinda Tuari xoxox

  58. Condolences to the family of Luana. I met her through Auckland Uni, lovely and beautiful spirit a blessing to everyone:) Lots of alofa to you friend.

  59. Luana... I will always remember your beautiful smile and loving ways. I will cherish the memories we had forever until the day we meet again. Wish you could have made it here to Pago. Love you forever.

    ~Florence Wasko

  60. awww LULU...oh how much i see you!
    rest in peace beautiful!

    love you

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