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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: September 21 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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September 21 2016
TEREKAINUKU, Anita Tuakeu.
Accidentally taken on Tuesday September 20 2016. Dearly loved youngest daughter of Tuakeu and the late Maraea. Loved sister of Moeroa, and Taria aka (Pan) and a loved sister- in-law. A dearly loved granddaughter, aunty, niece to all her family in Tokoroa, New Zealand, Cook Islands and Australia and a friend to many. Family service at the the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Thompson Street, Tokoroa, on Monday September 26 2016 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above church on Tuesday September 27 at 11am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. Communications to John 021 741 108.

September 20 2016
HENRY, Geoffrey Tetaura Tonga. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather Papa T in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service will be on Thursday September 22 at 6pm at the Church of the Nazarene on East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki. Funeral service at the same venue at 11:00am Friday September 23.

September 15 2016
REMUERA, Tamaki. AKA Matapo Teava, Mapo. Loving husband of the late Tapita Teava, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin who passed away September 11 2016 at his daughter's residence in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Thursday September 15 at 6pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Takapuna Ward on 9 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland, before his body will be flown home to Rarotonga on Sunday September 18 at 3:45pm to his final resting place.

September 15 2016
URIARO, Ngatokoa. Known as Tokoa and affectionaly called Captain, has passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Husband of Jane née Akaiti, father of Joanna, Ono, Rouru, Layneey and Ruaama. Grandfather of Jonah and Terangi. Tokoa's body will be returned to his home at 75 Bader Drive, Mangere. Family service Monday 19 September 7pm at PIC Newton. Funeral service Tuesday September 20 at 11am at the Chapel of Hope, Mangere Cemetery followed by burial there. The family welcome any visitors wanting to drop in to see Tokoa's body. However, they would appreciate it if any groups wanting to visit could please ring and book a time. Contact the following numbers for any further information. Eva 0274540398 or Jane 0221040740.

September 14 2016
MOENGANGAERE, Teariki Tavare. (Tamoe). Passed away peacefully aged 87 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved by his wife, children and extended family. Family service September 15 at 6pm at his home, 22 Ulster Rd, Blockhouse Bay. Funeral service Friday September 16, 10am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 209 Taylor Street, Blockhouse Bay, followed by burial at Waikumete Lawn Cemetery.

September 12 2016
TUAKANA, Tetupuorongo. (Tom). Passed away suddenly September 10 2016 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Loving husband of Margaret (née Marama). Devoted father of Thomas (dec), Richard (dec) and Margaret, Rangimarie and Raymond, Michael and Kathy (dec), Odile, Lina and Phil (dec), Beverley and Tony, Noelani and Steve, Grace and Edward. Loving grandfather of all his mokos and great-mokos. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Tom's body will lie at his home 6A Salisbury Rd, Rotorua. Family service Thursday September 15 2016 at the Cook Islands Hall, 101 Clayton Rd at 6pm. Funeral service Friday September 16 2016 at St Michael's Church, Lake Rd, Rotorua at 11am, followed by burial at Kauae Cemetery, Ngongotaha Rd.

September 4 2016
NOOROA, Ina Caroline. On Saturday September 3 2016, at Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, surrounded by her family. Loved mother of Morrisco and Ripeka, the late Philip and Rangi and Elsie. Loved Nan of Hayleyana, Beniamina, Ioani, Edward and Raymond, Bailey, Moana and Nathaniel. Ina was a much-loved sister, aunty and friend. Funeral service at the Harbour City Crematorium Chapel, Corner Onepu Road and Cockburn Street, Kilbirnie 11am Thursday September 8 2016, followed by private cremation.

August 31 2016
STRICKLAND, Ngatikarika John Rima. Passed away peacefully on August 30 2016 in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand. Loved husband of the late Cecilina Ahaio. Loved father of his 10 children. Loved Grandpa of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Loved brother of all his siblings. Family service at Horouta Marae, Whitford Brown Avenue, Porirua Thursday September 1 at 6pm. Funeral service at the Church of Christ The King, 207 Champion Street, Porirua on Friday September 2 2016 at 11am.

August 30 2016
VAIPO, Vaiatae. Peacefully on August 30 2016 at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, aged 72. Beloved wife of the late Orounatoru. Much loved mother of Mii, Kimiia, Kana, Anthony, Lyston and extended family. Family service St Luke's Pacific Islands Church ,corner Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Thursday September 1 2016 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above church on Friday September 2 2016 at 11am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. Communication to Mii, Phone 022 384 7291.

August 24 2016
TERAITUA, Upokoina. Was called to be a angel peacefully on August 22 2016 surrounded by his family at home in Auckland, New Zealand. Adored husband of the late Beverleen, cherished father always of Leanne,Valerie and Kopu. Devoted grandfather of Carlos, Puna, Leahana and Renata, Joshua, Annalee, Maria and Brooke Taylor. Great-grandfather of Nhara and Manaia. Upokoina will always be cherished and remembered by all his brother's and sister's family and friends in New Zealand and abroad. Family service Thursday August 25 at 7pm at the Mangere Baptist Church, Bader Drive, Mangere. Final service on Friday August 26 at 11am at the above church. Communications to Valerie 0275301741.

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Revised: September 21 2016