The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013
THE late Mary Catherine Momis, the only child of the Autonomous Bougainville government President John Momis and wife Elizabeth, was buried last Saturday.
She had died on the previous Monday at the Buka General Hospital following a severe asthma attack.
Paying tribute to his daughter, who had turned 20 last month, Momis said she was a loving child who was humble and well-liked by all who knew her.
He said he had experienced many things in his life but losing a child like her meant he had to bear difficulties like never before.
Momis said his family believed their daughter was in a better place.
“My trust in God has helped me to cope with this great loss and it has given me strength to move on,” he said.
Acting chief of staff at the office of the president, Willie Masiu, on behalf of the Momis family, thanked the people of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea for their support.