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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: November 25 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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Bereavement notices

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.

November 13 2014
STEADMAN, Pae Ariki. Née Manarangi. Born Aitutaki. Passed away peacefully in Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand on November 12 2014. Dearly loved wife of Peter and treasured mum of Wendy, Jacquiline, Lani and Mareta. Loving grandmother of Amelia. Will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Aere ra taku aka perepere. A celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel of Love and Remembrance, Mangere Cemetery, Kirkbride Road, Mangere on Saturday November 15 at 1pm.

November 11 2014
SELL, Robert (Bob). Restaurateur entrepreneur. Passed away peacefully at Edmund Hillary Retirement Village, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday November 10 2014. A pioneer of the licensed restaurant industry in New Zealand, Bob lived life to the full and leaves behind a legacy of memories to the many customers, friends and employees who enjoyed his various business interests over the years. Bob's enthusiasm and generosity of spirit will be missed. A service will be held at the Beit Olam Prayer House, Waikumete Cemetery, 4128 Great North Road, Glen Eden, Auckland at 10am Wednesday November 12 2014 prior to interment at the cemetery.

November 4 2014
ROTA, Lincum. On November 2 2014 aged 41, peacefully at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, after a short illness bravely fought. Much loved Mum of Joseph, Ben, Reuben, Jessica and her mokos Damaris and Braslym. Loved and missed by her sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and her extended family. Service at the Harbour City funeral chapel, 665 High Street, Thursday November 6 2014 at 2pm followed by private cremation.

November 3 2014
WILLIAMS, Esta Tiniura Née Wichman. March 9 1927 to November 2 2014. Passed away in Tauranga, New Zealand with whanau. Loving daughter of the late Matakaiariki and Tiniura Wichman. Loving sister to her 13 brothers and sisters. Beloved wife of the late Tangiiau Williams. Much loved mum of Daphne, Helena (late), Naomi, Paul (late), Daniel, Theresa and Ken and all her sons and daughters-in-law. Cherished Nana and Great Nana of all her mokopuna, great-mokos and all the whanau. Sincere thanks to all the staff at Oakland Lifecare, Tauranga for the care of our mum. Funeral service details to be advised. Contact: Theresa 022-351-0771.

November 2 2014
RIKIAU, Margaret Patricia. Née McGlone on November 1 2014, peacefully at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Rikiau Rikiau (Riki), cherished mother and mother-in-law of Brett and Marilyn, Kirsten, Marise and Jimi, Jeremy and Tasha. Loved daughter of the late Clarence and Elsie McGlone and sister and sister-in-law of Barry (late) and Deidre McGlone. Dearly loved stepmother of Teinakore and Tevii, Tuakana and Sam, Eteta and Orua, Piriangaoa, Rikiau (Jnr) and Tanya, Rima and Rawinia, Inangaro(deceased) and Ngamotu, and Martha and Tuaine. Adored nana of Jemma, Chloe, Jesse, Kullen and Kaleb. Step nana to 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at the Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club Balmoral Dr on Friday November 7 at 11am followed by private cremation. All welcome. The family wish to thank the amazing team at Tokoroa Hospital and the Waikato ICU for the care you took of our mother.

October 29 2014
PUTAI, Teokotai. After a long illness, our beautiful Tai passed away in Auckland, New Zealand, in the early hours of Tuesday October 28 2014, aged 61. Precious daughter of the late Papa Ngari Vaetoru and Mama Pa Kathrine Ripata. Treasured wife of Tauta Putai, cherished mother of Chairman, Junior, Pa and Nooroa, and loved mama to her grand/great-grandchildren. Much loved sister, aunty, niece and friend. A beautiful, loving and caring person, who will be missed dearly by everyone. Tai's body will lie at the Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara from the evening of Wednesday October 29. Family service at 6pm Friday October 31 at the Manihiki Hall, followed by an Apare and light refreshments. Funeral service at 11am on Saturday November 1 at the PIC Church, Edinburgh Street, Newton, followed by burial at the Mangere Cemetery and kaikai at the Manihiki Hall. All communications to Clerk Petero on 021-419-897.

October 26 2014
RU, NewHome. AKA Papa Kon. Passed away suddenly while enjoying life at Mamas and Papas Day on Thursday October 23 2014 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Beloved son of Tata and Terena of Vaipae, Aitutaki (both deceased). Dearly loved brother of Vaarei, Tuainekore Ngare (deceased), Mataio (deceased), Tereapii, Mareta (deceased), and Maukeu. Donations to St David's Church Youth Group would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Funeral service at St David's (Multicultural) Church, 2 Britannia Street, Petone, on Wednesday October 29 at 11am followed by a private cremation. Family service at the above church on Tuesday October 28 at 6pm. Messages may be left on NewHome's memorial page at or posted to the Ru Family, PO Box 30127 Lower Hutt 5040.

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Revised: November 25 2014