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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: June 12 2019

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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June 12
Papa Lee Uanga Kore Cummings slipped away surrounded by his wife Mama Miimetua and family on Saturday June 8 in Auckland, New Zealand. For those who would like to see him and share your memories with all his body is lying at home at 66 Fresian Dr, Mangere). His funeral will be held at Mangere Cemetery Chapel at 11am on Friday June 14. For more information please contact Nooroa George at the home on: 2751319.

June 5
PERA, Miimetua. Miimetua O Makionga Pupa Pera (née Wichman) passed peacefully on Tuesday June 4 at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Sunday June 9 2019 Lagoon View Funeral Services, 3 Korma Lane,Panmure, Auckland. Funeral service Monday June 10 2019 at the above venue. If you would like to come and see Nana, we expect her to be ready at the funeral home above by Thursday evening (time to be confirmed). For all bookings and enquiries please contact myself Metua Welsh (Grand-daughter) Mob: 02102780762 Ph: 09 5210556.

May 26
KATOA, Louisa. Louisa Samson Mairi Katoa (née Tuteru) beloved daughter of the late Tuteru Taepae and late Rite Tuarau, adored wife of the late Nitika Samatona Mairi Katoa and loving mother of Jacob, Sanlolan, Trainee, Tina (D), Louisa, Mairi (D), Taromi, Ngametua (D), Lazaro, Urama, Vakarea (D), Mairi, Rite, Samatona, Tonohua. She passed away peacefully on May 23 2019 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Her body will be returning home to Manihiki to its final resting place. On her journey home she will first return to 26 Chadwick Crescent, Mangere at 5pm Tuesday 28 May 2019. Family service Wednesday 29 May 2019 6pm at the Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Cresent, Otara. Her body will remain at 26 Chadwick Crescent until Saturday June 1 from where it will depart to Rarotonga on June 3 2019. On 5 June 5 2019 she will be laid to rest on Manihiki. For any further questions or to let us know in advance of your visit, please contact either one of Jacob Samson 0274819408 Mama Rite Samson 02102215976 Alice Greig 0211200671.

May 22
GRIFFITHS, Turuki. Affectionaly known to many as Mama Ruki Griffiths passed away Monday May 20 2019 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved wife of Alan Griffiths, Loving mother of the late Tere and his family, Turi and his family, Edna and her family, Allan and his family and Malcolm and his family. Loved grandmother, Nana, great-grandmother. Will be missed by the Griffiths, Vaipo, and Anaupau family and the extended family. Family service will be held at the Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church, Mangere on Monday May 27 at 7pm, funeral at the same church on Tuesday May 28 at 11am.

May 16
ROBATI, Tetuaura. NéTereapii from the Tuaira and Purauti/Amoa line of Atiu and Rarotonga. She passed away surrounded by her daughters Maryanne, Haki and granddaughter Cree at Jervois Residential Home, Auckland, New Zealand on Mother's Day May 12 2019 aged 85. Much loved daughter of the late Tereapii Tuaira and the late Tekura A Anga Purauti. Loved sister of the late Mae-Tuarangi and Vaine Tereapii. Dearly loved mother of Maryanne, Robert, Haua, Haki, Tahu, Debbie and adored Nanna to her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday May 18 2019 10:30am at Tipene Funerals, 24 Hill St, Onehunga followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery. Light refreshments to follow after burial. All communications to Haki ph: 021981308 and Maryanne ph:0211164006.

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Revised: June 12 2019