Last Updated on October 9, 2023, 1:48 pm
Kent Pekel, the administrator of Century High School, emailed to inform parents and students about the devastating incident. In the email, Pekel expressed his condolences and acknowledged the heartbreaking loss, and stated,
“We received the heartbreaking news earlier this evening that one of our students from Century High School lost their life in a car accident this afternoon. In light of this tragic event, we briefly considered postponing the homecoming dance scheduled for this evening. However, given the timing of the news, we decided that postponing the dance was not a viable option.”
Jessica Tukua released his death news through the Facebook post stated that:
“Our hearts are weighed down with grief. D was an amazing young man who was a cherished son, brother, cousin, and friend to many. He was also a loving and fun uncle to our girls. His infectious energy and radiant smile were constants in our lives. It’s incredibly difficult to accept that Davin, at just 16 years old, is no longer with us. You have our everlasting love and affection, dear friend. Forever and always.”
The untimely loss of Davin has left the community and his loved ones in deep sorrow and shock. Thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and the entire community during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements for Davin have not been announced yet.
About Davin Tukua:
Davin Tukua was a beloved member of the Rochester, Minnesota community. According to reports, Davin was known for his exceptional generosity, politeness, and respect in the close-knit community where he was born and raised.
Despite his young age, his infectious optimism and zest for life were inspiring, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Davin had a heart of gold and faced challenges with remarkable grace.
Davin’s father, Mike Tukua, described him as a remarkable young man In a heartfelt Facebook statement, who was courteous, respectful, and full of life. He was an all-around wonderful child who never complained and was always eager to assist when called upon. He shared a close bond with his brother, and his absence will be deeply felt. Our prayers are with the young boy.
Go FundMe Fundraiser
Jessica Tukua also organized a GoFundMe page to collect funds for Divan’s funeral customs, Jessica wrote in her post that:
” On October 7, our beloved Davin perished in a horrible automobile collision. We are gathering money to assist with funeral expenses and to support his parents, Mike and Natalie, during this terrible time. Davin was a remarkable young man who was a wonderful son, brother, cousin, and friend to many.
He was also kind, patient, and fun with his younger cousins. He always radiated vitality and a bright smile. Davin will always have a special place in our hearts and the hearts of everyone else he ever touched. His legacy will go on as a shining light put out far too soon.”
The campaign has started to raise the $15,000 goal, and $10,850 has been raised through 240 donations. Anyone who wants to donate funds can directly donate via GoFundMe.
His radiant enthusiasm and warm smile could brighten even the darkest days. The void left by his loss is a testament to his profound impact on the lives of those around him. Rest in Peace, Davin Tukua.”
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