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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: October 7 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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October 7 2015
SCARLETT, Toreka. (Setephano) March 18 1931 - 7 October 7 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 84 years. We wish to announce the peaceful passing and funeral arrangements for our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother from Manihiki/Rakahanga. Mum's body will be lying at our family home from 5pm Thursday October 7, 9 Kenley Place, Avondale. Please note there will be no family service, however we would love for you to come home and share with us your stories and wonderful memories of our mother. Funeral service Saturday October 10 2015 at 9am at Morrison's Funeral Home, 220 Universal Road, Henderson, Auckland. Mum's body will be laid to rest at Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland. For further enquiries phone Mobile: +64 21 027 13577.

October 5 2015
POAITI, Mauru Toru. March 6 1952 - October 2 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. Sadly missed by friends and family. You will always be remembered for being the funny guy! Rest easy and fly high with the angels. Funeral at 10am Thursday October 8 2015, Morrison's Funeral Home, 220 Universal Road, Henderson. Please note there will be no family service. If you have any questions please contact the family at Glen Eden 09 813 9741.

October 2 2015
TUARIKI, Rongo Vakaapora Moepai. On October 1 2015 at Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand. Husband of the late Ngaetu. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Tau and Mike, Shane and Edwina, Pai and Wayne, Turava and the late Tekura. Also Vaine and Joe. Dearly loved by his extended family. Papa, Vouvou and Big Papa to his many adoring grandchildren. Messages to PO Box 7123, Wellington or . Papa's body will be with family at the Cook Islands Society Hall, in Newtown until Sunday October 4. Family service at PIPC, Corner Daniel and Constable St, Newtown, on Monday October 5 at 6pm. Funeral service at the same location Tuesday October 6 at 11am followed by burial at Whenua Tapu Cemetery.

September 22 2015
MURARE, Windy. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and grandchildren in Auckland, New Zealand, after a short battle with brain cancer. Born February 18 1951 - September 18 2015. Darling husband of the late Maria Murare. Devoted father to Teremoana and Teina, Maria and Laika, Irangi and Alalate, Nicko and Ruta, Ben and Tupe, Tereapii and Dion. Devoted papa to Gabby, Maria, Elena, Maryanne, Pokotea, Moeroa, Vainetutai and Junior. Great-grandfather of Tearoa and Lyla-Hope. Eldest son of the late Tangata Murare (Putiare) Katamiro and Mama Aketairi. Beloved son-in-law of the late Mama Munokoa Ioaba. He will be sadly missed by all his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and extended family. Family service Thursday September 24 at 7pm, at the Pacific Gospel Mission Church, 31 Anglesea St, Freemans Bay. Funeral service Friday September 25 at 11am at the Pacific Gospel Mission Church, followed by burial at Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe. All communications to 785 Sandringham Rd, Mt Roskill, (09) 629-0011.

September 18 2015
HUNT, Mirita Fanau-Tepapa Ura (née Nicholas) Beloved wife of the late Jack Hunt. Peacefully passed away on September 15 2015 at Rarotonga Hospital after a short illness. Sadly missed by all her children, families and friends. Her funeral service will be held at her family home in Panama, Rarotonga on Saturday September 19 at 2pm. Contact phone no. 0068222447, or e-mail

September 14 2015
STRICKLAND, Ana Eva (Vati Hosking). Daughter of Ana Vati and James Hosking. Feeding child of Ruth and Temuri Tapeta. Granddaughter of Tepori and Pr Joseph Vati, who raised her. Born in Aitutaki September 18 1946. Wife of Pr Teariki Mana Strickland. Mother of Cheonneth and Nicole, Minnie and Junior, William and Maara. Grandmother of Cheonton, Tayler-Renee, Mackenzie, Zachary, Savannah and Kai. Ana passed peacefully in Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by her family on September 13 2015. Family service Wednesday September 16 2015 at 7pm at Papatoetoe Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 16 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Funeral service at the same church on Thursday September 17 2015 at 10.30am followed by burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery, McKenzie Road Mangere. All are welcome. All communications to Minnie Strickland. Phone 021-134-2638. 1 Nicholas Gibbons Drive, Manurewa, Auckland.

September 8 2015
SAMUEL, Elizabeth Tepaeru O Timote (Tereneti). Our beloved mother passed away on Saturday September 5 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loving wife of the late papa Tevae Samuel. Dearly loved mother of Annie, Elizabeth and Tau. Cherished Nana of Collen, Teresa, William, Nicholas, Henry and Anne. Loved 'nana nana' of Krypton, Cornelius, Tavanyah, Kanye, Harlem, Samuel, Atlanta, Tione Jnr, Johvonte and Tevae. Family service Tuesday September 8 at the PIPC Tamaki Church, Point England Road, Glen Innes at 6pm. Funeral service will at the same church on Wednesday September 9 at 11am. Her body will be laid to rest at the Mangere Cemetery, Kirkbride Road, Mangere. For all inquiries please call Teresa Tairi on 09-2743524 or mobile: 02102626001.

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Revised: October 7 2015