Current Funerals


Kerley, Robin (Rob)

Passed away peacefully at home on the 23 April 2019, aged 59years

Loved partner of Angie.

Deeply loved father and father in-law of Jenna and Simon, Abbe and Wayne

Loved Poppa Rob to Cohen and Ollie

Cherished brother and brother in-law of Linda, Nick and Cherie, Belinda and Mark, Kerry, Jenni

Rob will lie at 160 Tawhara road, Wairoa.

Kerley’s service will be held at the A&P Show grounds, Ruataniwha road, Wairoa on Saturday 27th April at 1.00pm followed by interment at the Wairoa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Unicorn Foundation C/o 62 Marine Parade Wairoa. Special thanks to Gae Redshaw and the Wairoa district nursing team.

MOGFORD, Shirley Ethel

Peacefully at Glengarry rest home, Wairoa on Sunday 21 April 2019.

Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Roger and Niki, Kevin Paul(Moggy)(dec), and Juliet(dec). Much loved grandmother of Timothy, Amanda, and Samantha.

A funeral service for Shirley will be held at the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Methodist Church, Wairoa on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 11:00am followed by interment at the Wairoa Cemetery.


TAYLOR, Jeannette Hazel

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a bravely-fought battle by a strong and independent woman, on 22 April 2019. Loved wife of Tom (dec). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Chris (dec), Russell and Sue, Robin (dec), Lindsay and Angela. Loved Nannie of Carl, Sarah, Alyce, Callum, Bailey, Keira, Kelsie, Sasha, and Paige. Great-Nannie of Ruby, Arthur, and Scarlett. A celebration of Jeannette’s life will be held at the bach, 23 Oraka Beach Road, Mahia on Friday 26 April 2019 at 11am, followed by refreshments at Mahia.


BIRRELL, Oswald Stuart (Stu)

11.01.1931 – 17.04.2019

Stu passed away peacefully in his sleep. Husband of Val (dec). Father and father-in-law of Martin, Mason and Helen, Nicola (dec), Natalie and Paul. Special friend of Irene and Kerry, Llyn and Carol. Pop Pop of Jane, Kent, Lisa, Andrew, Ruby. Great grandfather to Ashley, Riley, Hayley, Zoe, Willow. The family thank the Oceania Staff at Gracelands and Atawhai. A celebration of Stu’s life will be held at The Wairoa Golf Club, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1.00pm.

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