SMITH, Jessie Moetu

He pānui tēnei mā te matenga o Jessie Moetu Smith

01/09/1947 – 08/12/2021

Tu mai ra Taumutu, kua ngaro i te waikamo

Mā ngā roimata a to whānau to tinana e kawe ki te marae

Mā ngā karakia to wairua e rere ki te Atua kaha rawa

Kaua rā e Jessie e wareware ia mātau kua mahue iho nei.

Its with a heavy heart and great sadness, the whānau of Jessie Moetu Smith announces her passing.

She will be deeply missed by her mother, siblings, children, mokopuna and extended whānau.

Ka takoto a Jessie ki te kainga o te whānau mo te pōapa, kātahi ka haere a Jessie me tana whānau ki Iwitea marae kia takoto ai hei te ahiahi o 9/12/2021. Hei te rahoroi e whai muri ana ka nehua e Jessie ki te urupā o George Walker kei Nuhaka

Jessie will lie at home on the night of Wednesday 8th Dec then travels to Iwitea marae on 9th Dec, arriving Thursday afternoon to lay in state before her interment at the George Walker Cemetery in Nuhaka on 11th Dec.

Due to the current red light restrictions, as your host, the whānau pani and whānau whānui are required to ensure we keep visitors safe at Iwitea marae. Scanning marae QR codes OR signing the visitors’ book is essential for everyone. Hand sanitiser and face masks will be made available for manuhiri if require on arrival before being welcomed onto the marae.

Please note we have developed an online timetable with allocated time slots for friends and family (25 people max per visit) to book when visiting Iwitea marae. Please click on the private Facebook page link below for timetable details:

It is essential that whānau/groups book their visit, please check to see available timeslots to ensure your whānau/group don’t get turned away from Iwitea marae. It’s as strange for us as it is for you to undertake our tangihanga in such a manner and we are trying our best to deal with the current situation and keep each other safe. So please be kind and kia tau te rangimarie