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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: April 20 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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April 20 2015
TURUA-KAINUKU,Tu Teeiao. Passed away April 20 in Nelson hospital, Nelson, New Zealand. Her mother was Mii (Toto) Temarama, her father was Tereanu Turua. She was born on May 5 1944. She is survived by her five children Toa,Tanya (Ngatokorua), Ngatuakana, Vaiteina and Ngatama and her grandchildren Becky, Paula, Toajr, Tealo and Tane and her great-grandchildren Desiree, Harley, Maddox, Imari and Aurora. More information about the funeral to come.

April 16 2015
BROTHERS, Mary. Born February 2 1927 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. On Wednesday, April 15 2015, aged 88 years old, passed peacefully in Auckland, New Zealand, surrounded by loved ones. Beloved daughter of the late John Edward and Mareta Rainer Brothers. A rare treasure with a humble heart will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. Family service at 45 Hamlin Road, Mount Wellington on Sunday April 19 at 4.30pm. Funeral proceedings will be at Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel, 361 Puhinui Road on Monday April 20 at 11am.

April 13 2015
MARSTERS, Luisa. Née Rabana. Peacefully passed away at home, in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday morning April 11 2015. Much loved mother of Mireka Hambuechen, Taime Richard Marsters, Teinaki John Marsters, Nga Tomokino, Willie Marsters, Tamati Marsters (deceased), and Nooapii Stjernqvist. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family service at Mangere Seventh Day Adventist Church, 686 Massey Road, Mangere on Wednesday April 15 2015 at 7pm. Funeral service Thursday April 16 at 11am at the above church. From there to Mangere Cemetery. For more information contact Piti N Nga Tomokino on 2769244.

April 6 2015
MACRAE, Murdoch George. The Mataiti family announces the passing away of Murdoch George Macrae in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday March 30 2015 aged 76 years. Beloved husband of Muia Mataiti-Macrae. Thanks Murdoch on behalf of all your children, grand-kids and extended families for being such a loving and supporting husband to our mum. A service to farewell Murdoch will be held in the Fountains Chapel, Cnr Elliott and Wood St, Papakura on Tuesday April 7 at 11am. Communications to Adrianne on 0220924231.

April 6 2015
VAETORU-POMARE, Temu Isaia. Passed away peacefully on April 5 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Loving son of the late Munokoa Kura and Toka Tangata Piho and tamaiti akaperepere ia na te late Mama Iokopeta and Papa Vaetoru. Loving husband of Taua Pomare and first husband of Clare Jackson. Much loved father to Tokarahi, Ioana, Thomas and Elizabeth and Naomi. Much loved and teased by his grandchildren Stacy, Leisa, Sean, Keilah, Iosenja, Iokopeta, Maeischa, Isaiah, Isabella and Mikaea. A treasured Papa to all his family. Papa Temu's body will be lying at 21 Clayton Avenue, Otara from Tuesday evening April 7. Family service at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Avenue, Otara at 6pm Wednesday April 8. Papa Temu's body will remain at the Manihiki Hall until his funeral service on Thursday (time to be advised) at the Manukau Memorial Garden Chapel, Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe. Communications to Tokarahi Tobeck, 021-0287-9783 or Tangi Tuaiti 021-0835-8089.

March 31 2015
NGATOKO, Vainemaki (Ngaputoru). Sadly passed away on the March 29 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dearly loved husband of Ngaupoko, loving father of Julian, Ngavaine, Junior, David, Michael and Ngaupoko. Truly blessed grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Son of the late Ngatoko and Kerina of Mitiaro. Son-in-law of the late Elia and Pio Raukete of Auckland. Family service: Tuesday April 7 at PIPC Buckland Rd, Mangere. Funeral service: Wednesday April 8 11am at the above church. Interment at Mangere Lawn Cemetery. Contact (09) 2561960. 10 Watchfield Close, Mangere.

March 31 2015
IAVETA, Matoa. July 17 1935 Matoa Iaveta aged 79, peacefully passed away on Tuesday March 31 2015 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter Ruth (Tapairu) Smith in Papatoetoe, Auckland,New Zealand. He is survived by his wife Katerina Iaveta and his six children Ana, Ruth (Tapairu), Iaveta, Waiorooro, Alice and James (Repaio). Matoa was a treasured father-in-law to Glen, Lyle, Dean, Ben, Belinda and Linda as well as a loved "Poppa" to 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Love and Remembrance, 85 McKenzie Rd Mangere on Thursday April 2 at 2pm. Matoa's body will be buried with his beloved mother Ana Iaveta (née Riki) at Mangere Lawn Cemetery beside the chapel following the service. The Iaveta family would like to invite all mourners to a supper to be held at 66 Fitzroy St, Papatoetoe, after funeral services.

March 25 2015

TEAO, Kupa Uma. Peacefully on the March 23 2015 at Waikato hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Aged 82. Loving son of Papa Uma and Mama Pu of Nikaupara, Aitutaki. Biological son of the late Papa Teao Akamaru of Nikaupara, Aitutaki and the late Mama Pitaka Greig of Rakahanga. Devoted husband to Katai. Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family service at St Luke's Presbyterian Church, Corner Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa on Sunday March 29 at 5pm. Funeral service at the above church on Monday March 30 2015 at 11am followed by burial at Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery, Tokoroa.

March 20 2015

TUTERU, Toakataina. In Auckland, New Zealand. Her body lies at 195 Dawson Rd, Otara, Auckland, from Monday March 23. Family service Tuesday March 24 at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Cresecent, Otara at 7pm followed by an apare. Her coffin will be closed about midday Wednesday March 23 as her body will be taken back to Rarotonga on Thursday March 26. Phone 092639234 or Sophia 0211496029.

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Revised: April 20 2015