Current Funerals

ERUERA, Carmelita

Passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, 25 September 2021.  Loved daughter of Tui and Taylor(dec).  Loving Mum of Sam and treasured Sister, Aunty, Niece and friend.  A private cremation will be held.  Any messages can be sent to 11 Rose Street Wairoa 4108.

GARDINER, Judith Margaret (nee Lloyd)

28 May 1953 – 22 August 2021

Mike and family sincerely thank their Wairoa friends for all the messages of support and kindness shown in Jude’s passing.  A memorial service will be held at a future date.

KING, Lynnette Ann

Passed away at home on Saturday 4 September 2021 after a brave battle with cancer. Eldest daughter of Rai (dec) and Kate King. Adored big sister of Vicky and Jim, Pauline and Ronzo, Kate and Bill, Ra, Skip and Anna. Dearest mother of Pango, and Huki. Special namesake of Joylene-Ann and Lynnette-Jewel. The best grandmother to Billy Jack, Nathaniel, Zoe, Sefton, and Trinity.

A funeral service will be held at Takitimu Marae on Friday 10 September 2021 at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Takitimu Urupa.

Any messages can be sent C/- 97 Kitchener Street Wairoa.

COLQUHOUN, Gladys Te Hake

Passed away peacefully at Wairoa Hospital Monday 30 August 2021.

Loving wife of the late John Anderson and the late John Colquhoun.  Loved mother of Ashley, Caroline (dec), Morris, Mary (dec), John “Jackie-Boy”(dec), Jim, Ian (dec), Robert “Bob”, David, Andrew (dec), Mathew “Pep” and Rory (dec).

Adored Nan, Great-Nan, Great Great Nan and special whangai Mum and Nan to “MANY” more.

Forever in our hearts.

STALEY, Sharyn Marguerite

(Formerly Harris, Willard) of Wairoa , formerly of Wellington.

Passed away peacefuly at home on Friday 27 August 2021, aged 76 years.Dearly loved Mum and mother-in-law of Russell and Tash, Julia and Larry (dec), Emily and Brett, and  Olivia and Steve.  Stepmother to Richard.  Much loved Gran to Lisa, Tristan, Kapua Ma and Nick, Aniwa and Ash, Anisha, Riley Mene and Austin.  Great Gran to Teo, Ahu, Vasily (dec), Kahutia and Yunon.

Due to Covid restrictions Sharyn has been laid to rest at Park Island Cemetery, Napier.  A memorial service to celebrate Sharyn’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank both Wairoa Hospital and St Johns Ambulance staff. Messages to:

SMITH, Ria Desiree Sally (nee Morrell)

4 February 1936 – 28 August 2021

Passed away peacefully in Hawkes Bay Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hospital Hastings, on Saturday with her loving whanau by her side.

Beloved wife of Archibald McRobert Smith.  Cherished Mother to Jessica Harris, Tracey Smith(dec), Cherry Tozer, and Abraham Smith and adored by their respective partners.  She loved her grandchildren, Sam, Marnie and Renee, Danielle and Sean, Melody and Summer, and their respective partners.  She cherished her great grandchildren, Anais, Scarlett and Lola, Ouvea and Eli, Matiu, Sebastion, and Huia.  They loved their Nanny Ma. She has many nieces and nephews that she loved and enjoyed.  Friends, work colleagues and professional associates, you were always welcome.

“Its Happy Hour in Heaven – Thank you for your joy, your laughter and your passion for life.  Rest in Peace, your job is done. We were blessed.”

Due to Covid restrictions a private funeral service will be held.  Any messages can be sent to: C/- Smith Whanau 844 Erepeti Road RD 5 Wairoa

WILLS, Peter Franklin

Passed away peacefully Saturday 28 August 2021, at home in Mahia, aged 93 years old. Beloved husband of the late Beryl.  Loved father of Sue and Merv Goodley, Jane and Ian Pickering, Marney Broderick, Chris and Janice, and David and Trina.  Much loved Grandad of his 21 grandchildren and Great Grandad of 32.

A memorial service will be held at a later date yet to be determined.

Any messages can be sent to: C/- Sue Goodley RD 8 Nuhaka.

BROWNLIE, Christopher Earle(Kit)

28.01.1952 – 16.08.2021

Passed away at home with family present. Much loved husband of Valerie and father and father-in-law of Wayne and Lis, and Russell(dec). Much loved poppy to Leah, Aimee and Logan. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ralph and Sue, Ann, and Helen.

In accordance with Kit’s wishes a private cremation will be held.

No service, No flowers. All messages to 73 Campbell Street, Wairoa 4108


BLAKE, Edward Ernest (Boysie)

Dad passed away peacefully Sunday 15 August 2021, doing what he loved best, out in the open – no fuss and free at last.

Loved Dad of Tina, Tara, Ed, and Ray.  Treasured Papa of all his moko and friend to many.

Dad will travel home to 12 Carroll Street, Frasertown Monday afternoon, 16 August 2021.  His funeral service will be held at Pickering Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 11am followed by a private cremation.

Any messages can be sent to 12 Carroll Street Frasertown.


HOOK, Maria

Passed away peacefully Saturday 14 August 2021, at her home in Whakaki surrounded by her loving whanau.

Beloved wife of the late Materoa.  Loved mother of Coleman and Trina.  Treasured Nana of Sonya, David, Simone, Karina, Awhina, and Tamera.  Adored great Nan and great great Nan to all her moko.

Maria will travel to Whakaki Marae Sunday 15 August 2021 where her funeral service will be held on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at 11.00am followed by her interment in Whakaraapaki Urupa, Whakaki.


HAWKINS, Anne-Marie (Annie) (nee Ulberg)

Passed away suddenly after a long illness, at Glengarry Lifecare on Monday 9th August 2021, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved wife of Stewart.  Loving mum to Susan, Luis, George, Kim, Stewart Jnr, and Neil.  Treasured nana to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Annie will lie at home with family until Saturday 14 August, when a funeral service will be he held at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Queen St, Wairoa at 11am, followed by interment at Wairoa lawn cemetery.

“Ia Manuia lau malaga”

The family would like to thank Glengarry Lifecare’s awesome staff and management, St John’s Ambulance Service, Wairoa and Kahungunu Executive, Wairoa.

All messages to 3/27 Lucknow St, Wairoa



07.04.1932 – 08.08.2021 of Waitangi and Waiputaputa.  His life’s journey ended at the Wairoa Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Marg.  Adored and respected father and father in law of Elizabeth and Wayne, Meg and Wayne, and Jamie and Ange.  Treasured “Bruce” to Kate, Daniel, Alec, Annie, Calum, Lachie, Thomas, Annabel and Charlotte.  Loved brother of Margaret Frederick and friend of Tania. A funeral service will be held on Thursday 12 August 2021 at 11.00am at Pickering Funeral Chapel, followed by interment in the Wairoa Old Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Margaret Fielding, Queen Street Practice, Wairoa Hospital Nurses and Staff, District Nurses and St Johns Ambulance for the care, compassion and respect. All messages to 14 Achilles Street, Wairoa 4108.

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