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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: December 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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December 20 2014
SHEPHERD, Rima. Born June 11 1922. Passed away peacefully December 12 2014 at her home in Auckland, New Zealand. To our dear Mum, Nana, Great Nan, Big Nanny, your spirit will never leave us. Very dearly loved by all of the family. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Shepherd, they are reunited at last. Funeral service for Rima at Morrisons Funeral Home, Eastern Suburbs Chapel, 79 Line Road Glen Innes at 11am Tuesday December 16, followed by a reception with refreshments, for all family and friends.

December 17 2014
TUARAE, Mata. AKA Strickland. Peacefully on Monday December 15 2014 at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa, New Zealand. Aged 78. Dearly loved husband of Jean Ella Toma. Much loved father and father-in-law of Rita Ngariki E Tini, Thomas- Edwin, Walter James and Tara, George and Mareta, Barry and Mata. A loving grandfather to all his grandchildren. Loved brother of Rita and the late Desmond McGrath, Veea and the late Naumere, Ngatamaine and the late Faye, Tangata-Orureau, Katapu and ki-te- Marae White, Akengairinga Yvonne and Philip Temu, Natua Ruarangi, the late Brian White, Taiora Henry, Ngatere Henry and all his nieces and nephews. Family service for Mata at St Luke's PIC Church, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Sunday December 21 2014 at 5 pm. Funeral service Monday December 22 2014 at 11 am followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

December 11 2014
NGA, Miriama Tauariki. Née Tai Tekeu. Tuesday December 9 2014 in Rarotonga Hospital after a long illness. Darling wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. On Friday December 12 her body will be returned from the hospital on its final journey home to Kiikii and will stop at the Vakatini Palace. Vakatini Ariki and Ngati Vakatini will bid farewell to her before proceeding to the Tupapa meeting house for a brief service as a tribute by the people of Tupapa and Maraerenga. Family service at home in Kiikii at 1pm Saturday December 13. Contact 25078 or 55947.

December 10 2014
OTI, Aketeata. Very dearly loved mother, sister, aunty, friend passed away on December 9 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Aunty's body is at 18 Bland Place, Otara. Family service at the above address at 7pm on Thursday December 11 2014, and the funeral service at 11am on Friday December 12 2014 at the above address.

December 4 2014
TONGIA, Tuiau.December 2 2014. Family service in the CICC church, cnr McKillp Street and Mungavin Avenue, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday December 7 at 6pm. Funeral service at the same church Monday December 8 at 11am followed by burial at Whenua Tapu cemetery. Contact phones 04 235 6269 or 027 237 2888.

November 30 2014
KATUKE, Tangi. Born July 31 1939. Passed away suddenly on November 27 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loving wife of Tu Katuke, treasured mum of Mata, Teariki, Tuaka, Nooroa and Mavis. Precious nana of her 12 grandchildren, Amazing super nanny of her three great-grandchildren and honoured in-laws. Family service at Papakura Presbyterian Church on Monday December 1 2014 at 6pm. Her body will be laid to rest in Rarotonga. Communications to the Katuke/Adams family on 09 267 2149.

November 15 2014
PARAI, Pukerua. Our Marsters family all around the world are sad to announce the passing away of our brother the late Pr Pukerua Parai who passed away November 24 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Family service Thursday November 27 at 7pm at Nazarene Church, 1 Killington Crescent, Mangere. For more info ring 275 1121 or visit the family at our brother's house 3 Killington Crescent, Mangere.

November 18 2014
TUNUPOPO, Ruaraea. (Rua). Peacefully on Monday November 17 2014 at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, aged 69. Precious wife of the late Abela. Loving mother of Ngametua and Allan, Poreti and Luccille, Rima and Sheryll, Matoha and Tammy, Matangaro and Eddie, Miimetua, and the late Tangimetua. Loving Nena to all her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Family service St Luke's Pacific Islands Church, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa, on Sunday November 23 2014 at 6pm. Funeral service at the above church on Monday November 24 2014 at 11am, followed by burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. All communications ph Rima 0210407012 or 078869636. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ PO Box 459, Tokoroa.

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Revised: December 20 2014