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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: December 1 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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TEKEU, Kaeke.
Husband, father, in-law, papa and grandfather Kaeke Tekeu passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on November 30 2020. Sunrise November 14 1945, sunset November 30 2020 His body will remain at the South Auckland funeral home. Home visitations are welcome. Address 39 Aspiring Ave. Family service will be held on Sunday December 6 6pm at 15/17 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki. Funeral service will on Monday December 7, 11am at 15/17 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki. Please contact Ashley Williams: 02041451981 Pilot Ringia: +64 21 082 63665.

VICKERY, Teinakivaine.
Passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. The beloved wife of Brian Vickery. Mother of Taraani, Constable, Benjamin, Henry, Papa Mani, Oropai and Brandon. Sunrise Febuary 3 1955, sunset November 28 2020. A loving grandmother, aunty, sister and friend to many. Her body is lying with Blue View Lagoon Funeral Services and will be returned to her home at 10A Lappington Road, Otara, on Monday November 30 2020 at 2pm. Family service on Wednesday December 2 at 7pm, at the Manihiki Hall, 45 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara and her body will then be returned to her home. Final burial service will be held at the CICC Church at 50 Dawson Road, Otara at 11am on Friday the December 4 2020. Her final resting place will be the Manukau Memorial gardens. Followed by refreshments at venue TBC. For any further information and or group bookings please contact the following Annie Dean-Gounder - 02102748089 Mama Tepou John - 02108422691 Papa Nipu - 0284098182.

TARIPO, Rutera.
Dearly beloved brother, uncle and papa Rutera Tapaparoa Taripo passed away on November 24 2020 on Rarotonga. He was the son of the late Charmaine Framhein Strickland and Terii Taripo. Family service will be held on Thursday November 26 at the Ministry of Culture dome at 5pm. The funeral will be conducted on Friday November 27. 9am family prayer Rarotonga Morgue. 10am proceed to Framhein Burial Ground (Tupapa) For further details, please contact: Poko Heather 50387 and Mere Kairua 58391.

TANGIMETUA, Frederick.
Beloved father, Papa, brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law, Frederick Tangimetua (Tangipi) passed away on Rarotonga on Nobember 25. Sunrise September30 1956 sunset November 20 2020. He is survived by his two children Elena and Paul and his grandchildren Mataurarii, Pauliana, and Tinirau and his one and only “Zucy”. For information regarding his service please contact: Australia, Ngaturianu Henry MOB – 0450 210 234 Rarotonga, Nooroa Tangipi MOB – 25328.

November 7
SAMSON, Hebrew.

Hebrew Ngametua Vaine Samson passed away at 4:46pm on Friday November 6 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand after a very short battle with cancer. His body is lying at home 10 Dundee Place, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. His funeral service will be held at Tipene Funerals, 24 Hill Street, Onehunga at 10am Tuesday November 10. After the service friends and family are invited back to Dundee Place for light refreshments while the immediate family say their final farewells at a private cremation. Any questions please contact Sharleen Walker, (daughter) on 0210632635, or Brendon (son) on 0275318137.

November 4
KARORA, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Perad Karora, é Tere Kainuku passed away in Tokoroa, New Zealand on November 4 2020. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother , great-great-grandmother , mother-in-law , sister in-law, aunty and friend. Sunrise October 19 1934 sunset November 4 2020 Her body is at the PIPC, St Luke's, Corner of Kelso and Maraetai Rd, Tokoroa. Family service :Friday November 6 2020 at 5pm. Funeral service Saturday November 7 2020 from 11am.

November 3
REA, Teihotini

Sunrise July 17 1939, sunset October 30 2020. Wife,mother, in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, aunty, cousin and friend Mrs Teihotini Manatu Kainuku Rea Utariki Rangatira, commonly know as Mama Tini, Commonly known to all as Mama Tini passed away on October 30 2020 at Rarotonga Hospital. On Wednesday November 4 at 3pm a short service will be held at the Rarotonga Hospital before proceeding to her home in Turangi, Ngatangiia. Family service 5.30pm Thursday November 5. Friday November 6 at 4pm a short service before her body is taken to the Ngatangiia CICC for her final service and from her final resting place opposite the LDS (Mormon) Church in Turangi Refreshments are to follow back at her home. Queries to Grace Rea 71238, Louanne Rea 52930, Paula Paniani 58015.

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Revised: December 1 2020