Sione Leveni Toki
August 8, 1963 – June 16, 2019
" ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love. For your life has lived in me, your laugh once lifted me, your word was gift to me. To remember this brings painful joy. ‘Tis a human thing, love, a holy thing, to love what death has touched."
Sione Leveni Toki, was born on August 8th 1963 to Sisilia Takui Livai and Teufolau Eneasi Toki. He departed this life on June 16th, 2019. Sione is survived by his eternal companion, Sela Mafi Tuita Toki and his seven children; Sione Leveni married to Fusi Kalolaine Miko, Petueli Tuipulotu married to Camilla Phillips, Sisilia Pau’u married to Semisi, Mahonrai Teancum, Patiola Savannah, Mele Afuvai married to Stephen, and Beverly Shania. He was the grandfather of five; Selamafi, Pitisi, Clifton, Elias, and Peta. With more on the way.
Sione leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication that will echo through his posterity. He was a firm and diligent disciple of The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-Day Saints and strived to live a Christ-centered life. His love for Tongan culture and heritage led to the founding of The Royal Kava Bar. He was as knowledgeable as he was witty. To know him was to know hard work, perseverance, and a restlessness to get things done. For our family, he was a great example of chasing dreams and keeping God, family and country a priority. Ofa lahi atu, Dad.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 1250 West Atherton Drive, Taylorsville from 7PM- 10PM. Family memorial will be Monday, June 24th from 9AM-12PM; general Memorial services from 1PM-2PM.
- Viewing Sunday, June 23, 2019
- Family Memorial Monday, June 24, 2019
- General Service Monday, June 24, 2019
Sione Leveni Toki
July 4, 2019
Sela & Family-
Sorry to hear the loss of Sione. I have fond memories of all you from Oregon. Sione was someone I looked up to. Tongan and proud but so well spoken. It’s been years and we’ve lost touched, but I still hold those memories close dear in my heart. Hope we cross paths again, condolences from my family here in Arizona.
Ofas and hugs!