In Memory of Fuku Vikilani

GoFund Me Account Set Up to Support Vikilani Family After Passing of Fuku Vikilani

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Fuku Vikilani. After many days of searching, Fuku was found on Dec 7th.

Fuku was an incredible son, brother, friend and teammate. Fuku has made a huge imprint on the Rugby world, and it goes without saying how important the Vikilani family is to Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. Fuku was a former youth member of team Canada and Burnaby Laker who absolutely loved the game. Off the field Fuku was funny and kind soul, but on the field Fuku was as tough as they come. Saturday’s will not be the same without him, and he will be so greatly missed by all of us.

We will be keeping this Go Fund Me open to support the Vikilani family through this unimaginable time. The Vikilani clan are THE rugby family, and they have crossed a million paths on the rugby pitches all over the world. We are hoping the rugby world will step up now and show them love while they grieve. If you can, please contribute. Even small amounts are hugely appreciated. All funds will be going directly to the family to cover all related expenses and the cost of being off work during this difficult time.

Rest easy now Fuku. You will be forever missed.

With love,

The BLRC family

Editor’s Note: The GoFundMe account is here, at the time of writing $15,012 has been raised of the $20,000 target. The fundraiser is organized by Ashley Dornan.

From Burnaby Lake Rugby Club facebook page

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fuku Vikilani.

Fuku joined the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club as a teenager, where he would routinely play an age grade (or two) above his age and immediately showed the skills and tenacity that would soon see him representing @bcrugbyunion and @rugbycanada on the pitch.

He was the youngest try scorer in Burnaby Lake Premier Mens history at 17. Won a Men’s 1st Division BC Championship with the BLRC at 17 where he was arguably the Man of the Match and for the next 10 years was a constant on the BLRC’s 7’s and XV’s teams and a regular on Tuesday and Thursday summer nights for a game of touch rugby.

He was all about family. Rarely was there a game when Fuku was on the pitch and his family, led by Father Tasi, wouldn’t be patrolling the touchline, a clutch of younger siblings in tow. 4 of Fuku’s younger brothers and sisters would follow him into the Burnaby Lake jersey. A handful of Vikilani cousins would represent the club at various levels.

The Vikilani’s are our family.

Fuku was a rugby guy. It’s what he did. It’s where he was happiest and he’ll be remembered as one of the best to ever wear the Blue & White.

Love you bro

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