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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: August 28 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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August 28 2015
TUKAROA, Taura Atua O Te Maka. Born August 3 1939 in the village of Areora, Atiu. Passed away August 25 2015 in Porirua, New Zealand. Adored husband of Helen Tukaroa and husband of the late Elizabeth Akanoa Tukaroa. Son of the late Tukaroa Ua from Atiu and the late Tereapii Tuakroa (née Moeruaki) from Mangaia. Younger brother of the late Matangaro (John) Tukaroa and brother-in-law of the late Tata Tukaroa (née Tamaiva). Dearly loved Dad of Taura Atua O Te Maka and Nikki, Akanoa and Loiusa, Tuaine and Anna, Maureen Ariki and Christopher, Cain and Susan, Lisa Maria and Elvis, Lyn and John, Kore and Herbert, Puretu and John, Makiroa and all his nieces and nephews. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grand children. Dearly lived father of Louis and Minar, Tearangi and Rukua and Helen and Ben. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Ngapia and Marii (dec), Louisa, Sonny, Anne and Kii and all their families. Family service at Victory Church, Main Road Drive, (Porirua Hospital grounds), Kenepuru, Porirua,, on Sunday August 30 6pm. Funeral service in CICC, Mungavin Avenue, Porirua, at 11am Monday August 31. Thereafter to Whenua Tapu cemetery. All messages to Maureen 027 476 6687.

August 25 2015
KURU, Motuovini Tangimetua Mataa. Born Pukapuka June 12 1927. Passed away peacefully at Wesley Village, Auckland, New Zealand, on August 24 2015 aged 88. Loved wife of the late Poe Kuru. Precious mother and mother-in-law of Kuru and Lina, Tama and Tai, Pira and Chris, Abi, Tiri and Nick, Toreka and Willy, Tara, Henry and Carol, Peter and Vae. Adored Mama to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the nurses at Wesley Village for their care and kindness. A service to celebrate Motuovini's life will be held at Central Park Chapel of Davis Funerals, 150 Central Park Drive, on Monday August 31 at 10.30 to be followed by interment at Waikumete. All communications to Davis Funerals, PO Box 56013 Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.

August 16 2015
WILLIAMS, Te Ngametia (George). Peacefully on Thursday August 13 at his home in Porirua, New Zealand. He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, family and friends. His body will be lying at 75 Waihora Crescent, Waitangirua, Porirua. Family service at Wheeler's Guardian Funeral Home Chapel, Auty Lane, Porirua, Wednesday August 19 at 5pm. Funeral service in the same chapel Thursday August 20 2015 at 10am followed by burial at Whenua Tapu cemetery.

August 13 2015
PUREA-NGATAE, Benny. Sunrise May 24 1963 sunset August 11 2015, Auckland, New Zealand, Passed peacefully after a long battle with cancer, thank you for loving memories you have left each one of us, which we will treasure forever as you are forever in our hearts. Venue: Mangere SDA Church, 686 Massey Road. Family service Sunday August 16 2015 5pm. Funeral service Monday August 17 2015 11am, Laid to rest at Manukau Memorial Gardens Papatoetoe. Contact Details: Lena Pate 021-0822-3629.

August 11 2015
AVE, Mea Tangi Me Ma'ara. Died Sunday August 9 2015, in Blenheim, New Zealand, aged 77. Loved father and father-in-law of Debbie (Rarotonga), Karen (Invercargill), Ma'ara and Jenny (Blenheim), Tania (Invercargill), Phil and Carly (Rarotonga), John (Gore), and Paul (Invercargill). Loved grandpa-papa of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages to be sent to PO Box 1130, Blenheim 7240. Funeral service in Mangaia on Tuesday August 18. Memorial service will be held in Tokoroa at a later date to be advised.

August 10 2015
ROI, Tamaine. August 4 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 91. Family service Monday August 10 2015 Mangere SDA Church, 686 Massey Rd, Mangere, 7pm. Funeral service Tuesday August 11 Mangere SDA Church, 686 Massey Rd, Mangere, 11am, followed by burial at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to 23 Kivell Close, Mangere. Ph: 09 2755648.

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.

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