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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 30 2015

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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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 30 2015
TEKII, Tai. On July 28 2015 suddenly at his home in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Aged 81 years. Beloved husband to the late Audrey. Loved father of Teokotai, Nooroa and Matangaro. Adored grandfather to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loving brother to all his brothers and sisters. Family service at 167 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa on Monday August 3 2015 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above address on Tuesday August 4 2015 at 11am followed by a private cremation. Communications to 07 8869888 or 0279273118.

July 30 2015
TEAO, Teao Iti. In Auckland, New Zealand, July 28 2015, aged 71, at Middlemore Hospital. Son of Teao Teao and Tugane Teatanua Teao, loving husband of Marion Teao (née Williams). He is survived by his wife Marion and his six sons Pomani, William, Jubilee Junior, Richard, Geoffrey, Henry and two daughters Ope and Tungane and he is also survived by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service Sunday August 2 at 7pm and funeral service on Monday August 3 at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 19 Redoubt Road, Manukau, Auckland, followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Cemetery, 361 Puhinui Road, Auckland. All contact details to 021 029 8172.

July 27 2015
TEKII, Tuainekore. On July 25 2015. Suddenly at her home in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Much loved wife of Makea. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Banaba, Taitua, Metuaariki and Matamaru Abera, Tekii (Hazel), Tutai, Lisa and Teariki Maxwell. Adored grandmother and great- grandmother of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service will St Luke's PIPC, Cnr Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa, on Wednesday July 29 2015 at 5 pm. Funeral service at the above church on Thursday July 302015 at 11am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

July 26 2015
MAOATE, Teremoana O Makea Nui Te Ariki. Née Matua. April 11 1940-25 July 25 2015. Passed away peacefully in Auckland, New Zealand. Senety-five years, now with her late husband Teariki Tairi Maoate (Papa, Uncle Ti) survived by her children Matua, Tiere, Tairi, Patu, Teina, Akaiti; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service (pure koputangata) this Wednesday, July 29 7pm at the Mangere PIPC. Join us for a cuppa tea where Mum's body is lying at 25 Stoll Pl, Clendon. Funeral service this Thursday, July 30 11 am PIPC Mangere then to be laid to rest at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Rd followed by reception/kaikai back at the PIPC. All enquiries to Tairi Maoate 0275125727.

July 23 2015
CAFFERY, Nooroa. Passed peacefully July 21 2015 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Born August 27 1941. Beloved husband of Mama Nooke. Father to Leonard, Misa, Mona, Aron, Stan and grandchildren, great-grand and in-laws and families. Family service July 27 2015 6.30pm at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 215 Weymouth Road, Manurewa. His body will be lying at 199 Wordsworth Road, Manurewa until his family service, then going back to Rarotonga. All communications to Aron 09-267-5337 or 021-238-1083.

July 21 2015
TEINANGARO, Taukore Te Aerenga. Born September 18 1929, Oneroa, Mangaia. Eighty-five years. Passed away suddenly after a long illness on Sunday July 19 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loving husband of Vaine Nooapii Te Tamanu, Beloved father of Maara, Tuaine, Miria, Vaine (deceased) and Temataia, all his in-laws, grandchildren and greats in New Zealand, Australia and Rarotonga. Also a Papa to Ina, Tuaine, Marley and Te Tamanu. Loved by his brothers and sisters. Family service on Sunday July 26 2015 at the Otara Nazarene Church, East Tamaki Road at 6pm. Funeral service Monday July 27 at 11am, before Papa is laid to rest at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, refreshments will be at the Hararanga Hall, 8 Ashton Ave, Otara. All communications to Miria on 021 106 4143 or Roseanna 0211011289.

July 19 2015
KAINUKU, Teau Maru Ariki. The Kainuku/Mitchell families announce the passing of Teau Maru Ariki Kainuku on July 16 2015 in Porirua, New Zealand, at his residence. Much loved husband of Aroha Agnes, loving father and father in-law of the late Mainaotemare Novia, William and Krystella, Celina, Alexia and Yahweh Parker, Pierre and Renee, Wade and Maria and loving Koro of all his grandchildren. Dearest son of Tangaroa Tamaiti Tauteka Ariki Kainuku and the late Turaiarii Ita (Ada) Mitchell. Cherished brother and brother in-law of Margaret Rose and Tereapii, William, the late Marie-a-tua, Whiti Te Ra and Cindy, Lionel and Kathy, Tearikivaine and Murray. Maru's body is lying at Maraeroa Marae, Warspite Avenue. Family service at the Marae on Monday July 20 2015 at 7 pm. His funeral will be at the crematorium on Tuesday July 21 2015 at 11am.

July 12 2015
WALKER, Eleitino Edwina Diana Patricia (Paddy). O.B.E. Passed away on July 8 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 98. Beloved mother of Michal and William, grandmother of Georgie and Will and great-grandmother of Cooper. A service to celebrate Paddy's wonderful life will be held at St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell on Wednesday July 15 at 2pm. Very special thanks to the amazing staff who so lovingly looked after Paddy during her time at Remuera Rise Care Facility. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Starship Foundation.

July 7 2015
BROTHERS, Ngametua Ruau Raina. Born October 15 1926 died July 6 2015 peacefully at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 91. Dearly loved husband of Moeroa, loved father of Darsha, Andre (deceased) and Joseph. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Family service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 71 Lincoln Park Avenue, Henderson on Friday July 10 at 6.30pm. Funeral service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3 Harvest Drive, Henderson, on July 11 at 11am, and will be followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery.

July 6 2015
MARONA, Pare Aria. Sunrise January 18 1946 - sunset June 30 2015. A loving husband to Henrica and the late Sophronia (née Echo). A loving father of HaeLey MaRona, Petrina Denise Marona, Pare and Maria. Grandfather of Herrmann, Pitone, Kymani, Sophia, and Wilhem Kautai. Much adored brother and uncle to all his family in Rarotonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His body will be laid to rest in Las Vegas. Memorial service for our dear uncle on July 7 2015 at the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, 3 Edinburgh St, Newton, off Karangahape Rd, Auckland, New Zealand at 7pm.

July 3 2015
ULFSBY,Teremoana Inuau. Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of Mama Taia and Alf Ulfsby, granddaughter of Teinakitama and Tihaupepe. Fangai by Papa Apolorahi and Mama Metuakore. Born April 26 1934 (81 years) in Rakahanga. Her body will be returning home to 11 Townley place Saturday July 4 around midday and will remain there until Monday July 6. Family service Monday July 6, 6pm at East Tamaki Cook Islands Christian Church followed by an apare and kapu ti at 7p to 8pm at the Manihiki Hall in Otara. Her body will remain in the morgue on Tuesday to prepare for her flight to Rarotonga on Wednesday July 8 before catching the boat to Rakahanga where she will be laid to rest.

July 1 2015
BENNION, Tearikiarutuma. September 20 1958 to June 29 2015, in Perth, Western Australia, aged 57. Adored father, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He was the eighth child of 13 children of the late Terae Jacob Bennion and the late Lucy Tutai Teina Drollet Bennion. Big Rick's body will be returning home to Tokoroa New Zealand. Perth family service: Richard & Robyn residence, 2 Woodspring Trail, Canning Vale, Friday July 3 7pm. Contact: Tepuiariki Malietoa Daniels. Sydney family service: Rangi Benioni-Kamire residence, 10 Tuncoee Road, Villawood Thursday July 2 6pm Contact: Arona Henry.

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