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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: June 23 2016

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 23 2016
MOLLER, Bent Thomas. (Tom). August 20 1926 - June 20 2016, 89 years. Passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand following a short illness. Adored husband of Upokoina (née Tuakana). Loved father of Mark, Jeffrey, Joy, Susan, Philip and Papa to Koko, Jye, Lily, Jenna, Benton and Aimee. A service for Tom will be held in the Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa today Friday June 24 at 1pm followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhunui Road, Papatoetoe.

June 21 2016
MURRAY, Mata-Paraa. NŽe Samuela passed away peacefully on June 20 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved Mum of Tania Darlison and husband Paul Darlison, and wonderful Nana to Julian, Brooke and Shaun. Funeral service at Haven Falls Funeral Home, 3 View Road, Henderson, on Thursday June 23 at 11.30am. Private viewing from 10am in the chapel on-site. The family will then take her body home to Aitutaki for burial. The Aitutaki funeral will be held on Friday June 24 at the Arutanga Church. Contact Panapa Samuela for details of the Aitutakian service.

June 21 2016
ENOKA, Tuparii. Passed away peacefully at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand on June 20 2016. Dearly loved wife of the late Teoeotepai, much loved mother of Moana and Bill, loving Nanny of Tracey and Lance, and Great-nanny of Noah and Elijah. Service will be held at the Mangere Bridge Chapel of Martin Williams Funeral Directors, 51 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, tomorrow Thursday June 23 at 11am. All communications to Tracey, 021-0265-8239.

June 19 2016
HOSEA, David Phanos. With all our love, we wish to announce the passing away of our beloved son, husband, brother, nephew, grandson, uncle and amazing friend who passed away today in Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand. David was 25. Much love and condolences to his beloved wife Akateni Raukete-Hosea, parents Pastor Hosea and June Hosea and all the families far and near. David's body will be laid to rest on Rarotonga.

June 16 2016
TUTAKIAU, Nooroa-O-Teremoana. Aka Country. Passed away June 15 2016 at Mercy Hospice, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 60. Beloved son of the Late Vavia Katia. Family service Monday June 20 2016 at the P.I.C Newton Church, Auckland at 7pm. Funeral service Tuesday June 21 2016 at 11am at the above church. All communications to Mereana 0274874720 or 093763456, Tai 02102484445 and Pee 02102386362.

June 6 2016
HAITANA, Mareta. (Mama Manea). Born September 6 1943. Peacefully, at home in Tokoroa, New Zealand, on June 4 2016, aged 72 surrounded by her anau. Dearly loved wife of the late Sydney Arthur. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Joseph and Iwi, Tangaroa and Cheryl, Sharon, Allan and Mahara, Mareta and Tua, Arthur and Millie, Little (Mareta) and Paul, Charles and Tiana. Loved and cherished "Mama" to all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and all her nieces and nephews. "Ko Manea Mareta te tiare o toku ngakau." Mareta's body will be lying at St Luke's Pacific Islands Church Cnr Kelso Street & Maraetai Road Tokoroa, and a family service will be held at the church on Thursday June 9 at 5pm, with a funeral service at the church on Friday June 10 at 11am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

May 29 2016
ENGU, Tereape. With much love and sadness we announce the passing away of our beloved sister, aunty, grandmother, mother and wife on May 29 2016 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 60. His body lies at home at 14 Watchfield Close, Mangere. Family service June 2 2016, 6pm Mangere Seventh Day Adventist Church, 686 Massey Road, Mangere, Auckland. Funeral Friday June3 10am at above venue. Burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery

May 25 2016
TAPURAU, Pai Toa. On May 24 2016, peacefully at his home at Waihi Beach, New Zealand, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved husband of the late Marlene. Special friend of Betty. Much loved father and father in-law of the late Kevin, Missy and Mark, Teroro, Christine and Colin, Pai Junior, and Donna. Cherished granddad and great-grandad. Pai's body will lie at 7 Benalder Cres, Tokoroa from 1pm Thursday May 26. A service will be held at St. Luke's P.I.C Tokoroa on Saturday May 28 at 1pm followed by interment in the Tokoroa Public Cemetery. Enquiries phone Genna on 0211506873.

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Revised: June 23 2016