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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: May 23 2020

This is a free, moderated service for Cook Islanders or others to post bereavement notices, tributes or in memoriam notices. If sending a death notice for publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published. Messages may be subject to editing if adjudged too long. No messages will be published if received in capitals only or in lower case letters only. All messages need to be in English. Maori must be accompanied by an English translation. Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days). E-mail postings to Death Notices, Tributes

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May 23
GEORGE, Randolph. Randolph Michael George aka Randolph Jnr passed away on Rarotonga. Eldest son of Randolph and Rei George, father of Numangatini, Joseph and Randolph Mataiapo. A family service will be held at the George residence in Tupapa Friday May 22 at 6pm. Funeral on Saturday May 23 2020. 3pm - Prayer service at the Rarotonga Hospital after which his body will make its final journey home 4pm - Service and burial at the family burial grounds across from the George residence. For further information please contact the family on 21213 or Kura on 74635.

May 23
PUREA, Matthew. Dearly beloved brother passed away May 22 2020 in Nepean, Sydney Hospital, Australia at 11.10pm. Matthew was the beloved son of the late Paku and Mata Purea, beloved brother of Mareta, Jim (d), Maui (d), Mii, Tutai, Tuakana, Junior (d), Fulton and Angeline. Sunrise February 22.1966; sunset May 22 2020.

May 23
RUAITI, Tokotoru.Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Papa passed away at 10pm, Friday May 22 2020, at his home 7 Felicia Place, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service, Monday May 25, 4pm at Lagoon View Funeral Centre, Panmure followed by light refreshments. COVID 19 Level 2 guidelines will be in place on arrival. Final service, Tuesday May 26, 11am in the morning at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery, Mangere followed by cremation and final farewell from family and friends. All contact is to be made directly to Memory (niece) on 0274258843.

May 14
MATA, Nooroa. Beloved father grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend to many and son of the late Tekena Enua O Avaiki Upokoina Matapakia and Eritapeta Toka Tuteru Ina Mata passed away on May 12 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Due to the Covid19 situation the family is still in the process of organising times and dates for family and friends to pay their last respects. At this moment his body will remain at the South Auckland Funeral Service Home until further notice. To any family members and friends who are wanting to make any donations to the family during this time, below are the account details as well as the family address if you would like to take your donation directly to the family. Account: N Mata 03-0219-0040576-025 Reference: Your name Address: 16 Hauiti Road, Otahuhu. You are more than welcome to contact any of us siblings for more information: Joel : 0224082895 (Joel Inamata Temu) Elisabeta/Mama : 0212689216 (Liz N Alyssah Katuke-Brown).

May 8
RICHARD, Teokotai. Beloved husband of May Richard, father of Keanu, William, Paul and Rosie and Cameron and Amelia, grandfather of Brooklyn, Cj, Boston and Madison, son, brother, in-law and loyal friend to many. Teokotai Richard AKA Speedy on May 7 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 59. Sunrise April 27 1961, sunset May 7 2020. For any further information please contact the following Teremoana Samuela Tuhua 02041640020 Sema Aue 0211136304.

May 5
MATAIO, Ngatokoa. Also known as "Tiger" on May 3 2020 on Rarotonga, Cook Islands, aged 27. Tokoa was the son of Noo and Tangi Mataio, father of Akaina and Mataio Mataio. He will be sadly missed by all the families and friends who dearly loved him. Born June 13 1992, died May 3 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. For enquiries please contact Veena Aperau +682 51964 Ine Mataio +682 58504 Denise +682 71112

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Revised: May 23 2020