Nelson Toposona passed away on Thursday 14th October, 2020.

Nelson was one of the core team of dedicated translators who produced the full translation of the Kiriwina Bible.  The people of Kiriwina need to thank God for his service and for his intelligent contribution to the translation work over the past decades.  What he has done will be with the Kiriwina people long into the future.

Nelson always earned the highest respect for his energy, passion, and commitment in every aspect of his life. He loved to share his deep knowledge of all things Kiriwinan, and we give thanks for the privilege of his friendship.

We are deeply saddened by his passing.  We mourn his loss and send our deepest condolences to his wife Dulcie, his children and extended family, and to all of those who were close to him, who are no doubt feeling this loss deeply. 

Rest in peace, Nelson.

From left: Nelson’s late son Daydd (named after Doug’s best friend Daydd), wife Dulcie and Nelson 120313.
Nelson and Dulcie 190927.
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