Finau Filimoeulie Finau

December 5, 1942 ~ October 3, 2020


Oct. 9, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    Oct. 10, 2020
    11:00 AM
    1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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  • Our amazing, kind and warm-hearted Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Cousin and Friend, Finau Filimoeulie Finau, returned to our Heavenly Father and to his wife, Cynthia, at the age of 77 on Oct. 3, 2020, due to complications from pneumonia, and a recent lung cancer diagnosis.

    He was born on Dec. 5, 1942 in Mu'a, Tatakamotonga, Tonga to Henele Toupili Finau and Lile' Takapu Finau. He came to the U.S. 50 years ago with his Brother, Afei. They were two men who shared the same dream . . . a life with more opportunity, and one that would have a lasting effect on their families for many generations to follow. He believed in teaching people how to “fish” so they could “eat” for a lifetime, but never hesitated to give what he had in order to help others. He never took opportunities placed in front of him for granted, and he also felt it important to create opportunity for others. The greatest gift we can give him is to achieve our goals, and honor what he set forth 50 years ago. The greatest gift he gave us was himself; his kindness, generosity, work ethic, and fortitude.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brothers Afei and Sikei. He is survived by his children, Andria (Brice), Brett (Tami), Steven (Josh), Marci (Anthony), Marcus (Kristina), Afei (Piulisi), Outilali (Sarah), many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ofa Lahi Atu Dad. You will forever be known as a true warrior to all who knew you. Until we meet again.

    Services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary(1950 East 10600 South) on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11 AM. Viewing will be held Friday October 9th from 6-8 PM and prior to services on Saturday from 8:30-10:30 AM at the same location. Graveside services immediately to follow.

    **Please respect and be mindful of Salt Lake County Covid-19 mandates & restrictions. Masks required while indoors for the viewing. Social distance as best as possible overall. You're welcome to bring a blanket and/or lawn chair for the graveside service.


    I knew Finau for about 30 years.He was a great guy and always fun to talk with. I remember how much he liked to go out to Wendover on the weekends.I’m sorry for your loss,but Finau will always remain in our hearts.God bless.

    - Jim gibbons delta skycap
    Our condolences to the Finau Family. We saw Finau's obituary and it brought back many memories of a good neighbor in West Valley, Utah. We remember Finau and the cement contract work that he did for many. Marge tended Andria and Brett in our home when Cindi went to work. We drive past our house there on Mignon Drive occasionally and those memories come back. God Bless you all. The Larsens

    - Marge and David Larsen
    Finau family, We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Out thought are with you and your family. Steve if we can help in anyway please let us know. With Love, J&G

    - Jamie Chidester and Geremy Vowles
    Steve so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He's traveled a hard road for the last while but that is behind him now. He is at peace. May your shared memories bring you joy and help you through the coming sad moments. Our thoughts are with you and Josh at this difficult time.

    - Richard Cottino and Michael Ensign
    I am so very sorry for your loss in reading his obituary he sounds like an amazing man after all he raised some amazing kids Love you Marci

    - Terry Hammond