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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: October 20 2014

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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October 20 2014
PUREA, Maui Pomare. It is with our deepest sadness that we the Purea and Marsters families announce the sudden passing of our dearest Maui Pomare Purea early Friday October 17 at her home in Melbourne, Australia. Adoring wife of Carl Kita Marsters and loving cherished mum of Dean and Tracy, Jim and Maryanne, Jenny and Ben, Itinga and the late Dawn Edwin. A very much loved nana to Tanisha, Hatara, Tyrel, Isaac, Oscar and Max. All communications to Jenny: Home: 83538590 Mobile: 0498755940 21 Cooinda way, Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

October 20 2014
NEKE, Teremoana Née Teokotai, born June 3 1945, was suddenly taken away from us mid afternoon Saturday 18 October 2014 at her home in Otara, Auckland, New Zealand. Beloved daughter of the late Teokotai and the late Ngatamaine Reremoana of Mangaia. Loving wife of Papa Paerangi Neke, loved by her son Ken, son Albert and daughter-in-law Margaret. Doting grandmother of her seven grandchildren Hamiora, Paerangi Junior, Brody Chazz, Mason, Anzac, Rico, Patsy Wairere, loved by her feeding daughter Miimetua Teokotai and doting grandmother of her two grandchildren Jaydon and Mikayla Graham. She will be dearly missed by all her families and friends in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. Teremoana's body will be lying at home at 45 Dawson Rd, Otara. Family service at home 45 Dawson Rd, Otara on Wednesday October 22 2014 at 7pm. Funeral service at home Thursday October 23 2014 at 11am followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe. For all enquiries, please contact her son Albert (Arapati) Neke phone 09 2748189 mobile 02108526800 or her daughter Miimetua Teokotai mob 0275403232.

October 16 2014
NGERE, Vaevae Rosaline. Born in Matavera, Rarotonga, August 28 1954. Called to be with her Lord, peacefully surrounded by her children and cherished grandchildren on October 12 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Vaevae's body will be resting at 90 Bader Drive, Mangere East (The Poly Centre) until her family service on Sunday October 19 at 7.30pm at St Therese Parish Church, Wickman Way, Mangere at 7.30pm. Funeral service at the above church Monday October 20 at 10.30am. Her body will be laid to rest at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, Papatoetoe. Will be dearly missed by all her family in New Zealand and abroad. Forever in our hearts Mum.

October 12 2014
RIKIAU, Inangaro (Inga). On October 11 2014 peacefully at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, aged 44. Beloved soulmate of Ngamoturoa Atera and precious mother of Tatum-Leigh. Treasured daughter of the late Rikiau and Ngatokorua Rikiau and feeding daughter of Aaiti and the late Metuakore Maao. Cherished sister and sister-in-law, aunty, mama and niece to all her families. Inga will be surrounded by her family at home. Family service Wednesday October 15 2014 at St Luke's Pacific Islands Church, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa at 6pm. Funeral service at the above church on Thursday October 16 2014 at 11am followed by burial at Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. Further enquiries, contact Piri on 021 2154044 or 07 8860915.

October 12 2014
RAEA, Tereapii Rongo. Born May 17 1953. Passed away on October 9 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Son of the late Dr Tereapii Snowball and Kurasavini Punoua Raki, loving husband of Suzanna. Family service October 15 6pm at CICC, 14 Regan Road, Papatoetoe, burial October 17 at 11am, contact 5219534.

October 8 2014
KAINUKU, Tamati (Tam). Son of Metuakore Tamati Kainuku (deceased) and Varaoa Vini Kainuku, passed away peacefully aged 53. Dearly loved brother of Metua, Rangiau, Moresby, Te Paeru Ariki, Irene, Christopher and Bruce. Beloved father of Lisa, Candice, Amy, Jessica and Ashley. Service at Hastings and District Funeral Services, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia on October 13 at 1pm. Contact Tash 02102413422.

October 6 2014
MARSTERS, Ann Tearoa. Beloved wife of the late Tuatai Marsters, passed away on October 1 2014 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 93. Treasured grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother. Family service to celebrate her life at the Nazarene Church, 182 East Tamaki Rd, Otara Tuesday October 7 at 7pm. Funeral service at the chapel of the Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe on Wednesday October 8 2014 at 11am followed by burial. Contact details: Ann 09 263 9508.

October 4 2014
REEA, Teautoaiti. We are sad to announce the passing away of our dear brother, uncle, and papa, son of the late Mama Apaingamate Toko of Mangaia, brother of Tutu, the late Ra'i, the late Tangi, Ngaroteina and the late Ta'u Taai. Papa Toa passed away peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 67 on September 30 2014. Family service at 5pm Sunday October 5 at Tamaki PIPC, Glen Innes. Funeral Service on Tuesday October 7 10am at Tamaki PIPC, Glen Innes followed by burial in the church cemetery. All communications to Maleah Taai (09) 5773348, 021-024-666-67, 51 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland.

October 1 2014
AMATAITI, Ngatokoa. Sadly passed away October 1 2014 in Mangaia son of Teara and Amataiti. A brother, father, grandfather, uncle and a friend to many, he will be missed by so many of us.

October 1 2014
PUTAI, Vane Tuainekeu Ioane. Born December 21 1942. Passed away suddenly on September 27 2014 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved husband of Tuvaine. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Akemaine and Michael, Vane Jnr, Ngatungane, Anthony and Terena. Adored grandfather of Sharlamina, Jazmin, Jaydin and Victoria. Great-grandfather of Christian Anthony and Khyrien Dayne. Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 30 Hall Avenue, Mangere on October 3 at 11am.

September 28 2014
TOKA, Kaaere Matangaro Ite Aonei (Mama Kaa). Passed peacefully at home in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday September 23 2014. Cherished wife of the late Papa Mamaiti Toka (deceased). Much loved mother of Tuakana, Toarere, Merry, Harry Ata (deceased) and Karen. Very much loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mama's body is lying at 215B Robertson Road, Mangere. Family service Tuesday September 30 2014 at 6pm at Hall Ave, Mangere (Mangaia Site). Funeral service Wednesday October 1 2014 at 11 am at Mangaia Site (Hall Ave). For further details please call Toarere on 09-972-4799.

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Revised: October 20 2014