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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 13 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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July 13
MARSTERS, Tommy Tommy Junior Tuakana Abraham Glassie Marsters passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday July 9 2019 at the age of six months. He was the beloved and cherished son of Thomas Junior Marsters and Destiney Strickland. Family service Sunday July 14 at 7pm at Mangere Church of the Nazarene 1 Killington Crescent, Mangere. Funeral service Monday July 15 at11am at Mangere Church of the Nazarene 1 Killington Crescent, Mangere. For more information please contact Pare: 0224997044 Pauline Marsters: 092751722 02108221455.

July 10
DANIELS, Greta Tangatatutai Framhein. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 9 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand aged 83. Beloved Mum, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend , her body be in Gee and Hickton's Guardian Chapel, 6 Norrie Street, Porirua on Thursday July 11 from 10am. Family service will be held in the same chapel on Thursday July 11 at Funeral service in the same chapel on Friday July 12 at 10am. Mama Greta will be laid to rest at Whenua Tapu. Further details please contact Elizabeth Tago (Rota) 0226543065.

June 20
PERA, William Tokoronga. Dear husband, father, brother, uncle and friend William Tokoronga Pera = passed away peacefully at 12.30 Thursday the June 20 2019 at Rotorua hospital, New Zealand. Service arrangements are Sunday June 23 at 2pm Rotorua Cook Islands Hall, 101A Clayton Road. All family and friends welcome Second family service in Auckland at 6pm Monday June 24 at the Cook Islands Presbyterian church, 7/13 Ferguson road, Otara. Family and friends all welcome to come and say our last goodbyes before we take Dad's body back to Rarotonga on Thursday June 27 on NZ46.nFor more contact details please do not hesitate to contact the following numbers: Maria Pera Maurangi, 0276688125, Tiniura Pera, 02108960589, Tai Mataora, 02108364111.

June 19
THORBURN, Francis Charles. Died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 17 2019 in Brisbane, Australia, aged 94. He was Financial Secretary of the Cook Islands during the Premiership of Sir Albert Henry between 1968 till 1972. Survived by daughters Amanda and Sue and son Quentin. He played an important role in building the airport and bringing tourism to the islands. He was instrumental in bringing in many of the rules that surround tourism today such as no building can be taller than the tallest coconut tree.

June 19
PUIA, Ngatokoitu. (Nia) passed away June 17 2019 at 7.50pm at Waitakare Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Husband of Tarebeta AKE Tare, Matapu and father four children Tareta, Tee Puia, Nia (Junior) and Georgina. Also his grandchildren and siblings Rodney Paranihi, Molly, Damian, Tuakana and Phyllis Puia. For further information please contact Tareta Puia 0225320106. Family service Wednesday June 19 at 7pm, Haven Falls, 3 View Road, Henderson, Auckland. Church service Thursday June 20 at 11am, same venue as family service then followed by burial at Swanson Cemetery.

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Revised: July 13 2019