Current Funerals

MCROBERTS, Rev Wiremu Karauria (Bill)

 21 April 1938 – 23 January 2020

In his 81st year.  Passed away on 23 January 2020 at his home at Iwitea surrounded by his dearly loved family.

I te waru tekau ma rua o nga tau, i wehe atu a William McRoberts i tenei whenua i te taha o te wa e Karapotia ana e tona whanau aroha i te kainga i Iwitea.

Dearly loved husband of the late Ngapera (Bella) McRoberts (nee Waikaaho).

Cherished father and father-in-law of Andrew and Syliva, Susan and the late Christopher Paul and partner of Cecil Kells, William Jnr and Henrietta, Micheal and Tatiana, Samuel and Pania, Karen, Katrina and Patrick, Harry and Vicky, Ryan and Melissa Waikawa, Carole and the late Maurice Reti, Ford and Kirston, Ngahuia and James.  Beloved grandfather to 39 moko’s.  Beloved great grandfather to 48 mokomoko.

Our father will be lying at Iwitea Marae for two hours from about 10.30 am today Friday then after that he will lie at Putahi Marae.

Tangi day is Sunday 26 January 2020 with a short service at 9.00am at Putahi Marae then uplift our father and take him to Ruataniwha Marae, there will be a full service at 11.00 am.

We will then lay our father to rest with our mother at Ruataniwha Marae urupa.  Hakari to follow at Putahi Marae.

And he answering said, “Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”

Love you always and forever “Bro”

KAUKAU Yolande Te Whakaihirangi

Adored by her grandchildren Journey Rose, Alizay, Ihaia, Zane, Kayden, Larry Jase and Billie Alec.Cherished mother and mother in law to Gaylene, Renee and Freddy, Shauneeza and Missy, Heta and Emily, Alan, Mare and Sio. A whāngai mum to many. An Aunty, niece, cousin and friend that is loved by so many.

Yolande will lay at her home at 22 Te Uhi Pa Road, Wairoa until 9am on Sunday 26th January 2020 where she will then lay at Te Rauhina Marae. Her funeral service will be held at Te Rauhina Marae on Monday 27th January 2020 at 11am.

TOKONA, Tāne Mitchell

Tāne will lie at Pickering funeral chapel, 62 Marine Parade, Wairoa. A funeral service for Tāne will be held at 68 Whakamahia Road, Wairoa on Sunday 26 January 2020 at 11am followed by a private cremation.



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