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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: November 24 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publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published.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 Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days).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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November 24 2015
MARSTERS, Kata Joel. Passed away peacefully in the Hawkes Bay Memorial Hospital, Hastings, New Zealand, 23 November 23 2015 aged 83 years. Dearly beloved husband of the late Matanoanoa(née Takave) and loved father of Teremoana (dec) Joe and Anne, Joel and Tangi, Mami (dec) Miimetua and Apii, Aporo (dec), Metua, Makaro and Kimiora, Ngapoe, Johnny and Tash, Tuiti and Sophie, Matangaro, Mere and Tony, Doreen and Teinake. He had 41 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren. Papa Joel's body is lying at 25 Northlee Place, Flaxmere, Hastings. Family service Friday November 27 2015 at Age Concern, Bristol Crescent, Flaxmere at 6pm, funeral service 11am November 28 2015 at the above venue. Contact Makaro 06 8799183, Mata, 06 2807044 Mobile 0275074388.

November 22 2015
ISAIA, Tinonui Ramaariki. (Rama) Isaia, Tinonui Ramaariki 'Rama', 63, passed away surrounded by family at Mercy Hospice, Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday November 17. Dearly loved mother of Veronica and Joseph, Susan and Metai, Charlie and Melissa, Christopher and Eunice, Isaiah and Teriana, Sal-Lee and I'noke. Beloved nana of Anita and Martin, Robert and Toni, Torrell, Leroy and Ronnie, Epenesa, Malo, Tamara, Alisa, Isaiah, Ivan, Kaleb, Madison, Wilson, Feleki, Desirae, Kaliyah and the late Moehano and Penrhyn, great grandmother to Taitearii and Hazel. You will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.

November 16 2015
AMARAMA, Kimiora. Auckland, New Zealand. Papa Kimiora's body will be coming home to 6 Don Place, Otara, Auckland, on Thursday November 19 2015. Family service 50 Dawson Rd E.T 6pm after Apare. Friday November 20 2015, 11am Pure at the above church 50 Dawson Rd, then to Manukau Memorial Gardens where we will lay his body to rest.

November 9 2015
ANDREW, Tikaka Mangi. Tokoroa, New Zealand. Beloved husband of Rourukeu (née Otea). Beloved father of Tere (deceased), Andrew aka Cat and Metua, Tereua aka Bobby and Tiraa, Tutai and Rima, Frances, Teerui and Mii, Tere and Christian, Rosie and Doug, Tuaine and Lloyd, Henry aka Ninja and Vanessa. Beloved brother of Tereua (deceased), Tapeka (deceased), Tikino (deceased), Oa (deceased), Tuapikepike (deceased), Mimou (deceased), Tiraa (deceased), Kimiora aka Papa Supi (deceased), Mata (deceased), Ratai, Elizabeth aka Mama Poko, Rakamo, Naupara. Beloved grandfather of Matangaro, Harley, Tereua, Jose, Gavin, Makiroa, Remember, Andrew, Page, Ginger, Daisy, Jadon, Kesiah, RJ, Sharneysia, Tuiariki, Paul, Mata-Atua, Douglas, Lasita, Shannyn, Candyce, Jordana, TJ, Talita, Simone and Bodette. Beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. His body will be lying at St Luke's PIC Church from 3pm Tuesday November10. Family service Thursday November 12 2015 at 5pm. Funeral service Friday November 13 2015 at 11am at St Luke's PIC Church, Kelso Street, Tokoroa, before being laid to rest at Tokoroa Cemetery. Any communications to Rosie Mangi on 021-072-3301 or 07-886-5817.

October 29 2015
TEEU, Teeu Tutai. Aka Sonny Cowboy. Son of Tutai and Mereana Tutai of Kavera, Arorangi, Rarotonga. Passed away October 27 2015 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand. Loving father of Orono, Tua, Tutai Mataira Jnr, Poko and Mataina. Loving brother of Irai Kautai Purea, Nooroa Tapena-Glassie, Akaruke Aratangi aka Canny and Bobby Numanga. Family service Sunday November 1 2015 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Mangere at 6pm. Burial will be in Rarotonga. All communication to Nooroa 0223563764 and Irai 02108504359. Haven Falls Funeral Home 0800 428 363.

October 25 2015
HEATHER, Tearuru (Ru). On Friday October 23 2015 in Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, aged 53. Precious fiancé of Steve. Beloved mum of Tiana and loved step-mum of Shannon, Kylie, Mitchell and Lewis. Treasured step-nan of Braxton, Maisey, Harper and Spencer. Loved daughter of Vano and Poko (Rarotonga). Loved sister of Mata, Tommy, Kimi, Isaiah (deceased) and Maroiva (deceased). Special sister-in-law of the Semmens whanau. Greatly loved and adored and will be sadly missed. A celebration of Ru's life will be held in the Kawerau Town Hall, Ranfurly Court, Kawerau on Wednesday October 28 at 11am followed by a private cremation. Messages please to the Heather whanau C/- PO Box 21 Kawerau.

October 25 2015
MATAORA, Taimarangai. Born May 17 1936 passed away peacefully in Akatokamanava October 21 2015. Beloved husband of Makiroa, son of the late Metuatikau, father and father-in-law to Mii and Raeputa, Annie and Vili, Suzanne and Vero, Joyce and Bill, Terry and Melinda, Linda and Boy, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. A man from humble beginnings who grew rich in the love of family. Memorial family service at P.I.C Newton, Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday October 27 2015. Contact Shannon or Vero 0276-941-753 for further details regarding the service.

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Revised: November 24 2015