Current Funerals

SYMES, (nee Smith) Winnie Flora

Passed away peacefully at Wairoa Hospital on Friday 22nd May 2020.

Loved wife of the late Frank (Tinker) Symes.  Loved Mother of Stuart (dec) and Pauline, Yvonne and Tom Wairau, Graeme and Johnina, John and Alice, Anthony and TeWai, Stephen, Cecil and Bonnie.Much loved Bubu to her 26 Grandchildren and 32 Great Grandchildren.A private family funeral service will be held.  All messages can be sent to 24 Delhi Street Wairoa 4108.

Winnie Flora Symes born 12 February 1933. Silana, Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji.Loved daughter of Tom and Rachael Smith (nee Gwilliam).Loved elder sister of Herbert, Cecil and Lynette.Loved aunty to Tania, Racheal (dec), Dawn and Thomas.

Cere tu ko Ovalau, Mosi vei au, ni o Lovoni, Na Loloma Sa Kena I Yau”“When you see Ovalau Island, Lovoni is the heart of the Island which is full of Love”

VETTE, Kevin Murray

14.10.1951 – 10.5.2020

Passed away peacefully at Wairoa Hospital. Loving Husband and friend of Anne. Mate/father and father-in-law of Campbell and Stacey, and the late Rebecca. Grandad Kev of Daniel, Jamie and Taylor. Loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.

A private cremation has been held.

All messages to 14 Koura Crescent RD8, Nuhaka. In lieu of flowers a donation to Cranford Hospice at 300 Knight Street, Hastings 4122 would be appreciated.


TOI, Katerina

Passed away suddenly at Hastings Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Together again with her “sweetie”,  Ben.  Adored Mum of Nicola Star (dec) Lisa and Ben. Cherished Nan Nan of Zayde, Skye and MJ.  Loved sister, aunty, nanny and friend to many.

A private service will be held.  Any messages can be sent to 110 Frasertown Road, Wairoa 4108.


KEIL, Rebecca Tareko Wikitoria

13/04/1947 – 07/05/2020

Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness.

Loving wife of the late Herbert Twain (Des) Keil.  Beloved mum to Eru and Barbara, Moana, Mike, Hine and Billy, Amiria and June.  Treasured Nan to all her mokopuna and mokomoko.

Due to the restriction of Level 3 a private service and cremation has been held.

Messages to the ‘Keil Whanau’, 122 Putere Road, R D 4, Raupunga 4189.



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