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Current Funerals

SKEET, Pamela (Pam)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

On Sunday, 11th November 2018 at Kandahar,  Masterton.  Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of Joseph, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jennifer and Rob Rattenbury (Wanganui), Liz and Malcolm Gibson (Wellington), Gillian and Stan Irons (Lower Hutt), Andrew and Tracey (Sydney, Australia). Loved Grandma of Jodie, Luke; Fiona, Andrea: Samantha, Bryce; Eleanor,  Joseph and 4 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Skeet family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations to the RSPCA PO Box 529 Masterton maybe left at the church. A service for Pam will be held at St Matthews Anglican Church, 37 Church St, Masterton on Friday November 16th at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation.

McRae-van Niekerk, Anita Evelyn May

Friday, 9 November 2018
Anita Evelyn May McRae-van Niekerk 29.4.82 Tragically taken 9.11.2018 in Masterton.  Aged 36.
Cherished daughter of Paddy Norman and Alan McRae. Sister to Kimberlee.  Loved wife of Jock van Niekerk.
Loving mother to Angel (deceased) 15, Clevelyn and Dane, step-mother to Chené and Jessie. Much loved granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother, auntie and niece. A special friend to Raychelle and many others.
Missed workmate from the team at Kiwi Lumber.
Anita’s funeral service will be at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 37 Church St  Masterton, on Thursday November 15 at 1:00pm followed by a private burial.


Thursday, 8 November 2018
On 8th November 2018, aged 87.  Beloved wife of Merv (deceased).  Much loved mum of Alan, David and Wendy and mother-in-law of Rangi (deceased), Marcia and Lance.  Loved grandma of her 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  A family service has been held.  Messages C/- W Cunliffe, 38 Francis Road, RD4, Wanganui.

ROFF, Evelyn Elizabeth -

Saturday, 3 November 2018

On November 3, 2018 passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lansdowne Court, Masterton, aged 90.  Loved wife of the late Donald.  Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Paul Greenlees, Martin and Cassie, Graeme and Sharon.  Much loved Nana of Michael and Anna, Andrew and Emma, Emma and Nick, Liam and Renee; Jonathan and Alisha, Aaron, Benjamin and Mel, Daniel and Hayley, and Michelle and Jacob.  Great Nana of Mia and Willow; Nevy and Ollie; Enzo; Archer, Rose, Violet and Hudson; Austen and Noelle; Aliya and Jordyn.  Beloved sister of Edgar, Pat, Harry and Bill.  A service to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 6 November at 11.00am followed by cremation.  Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 307 Masterton 5810.

MAWSON, Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) nee Pearce

Friday, 26 October 2018
Born 14 January 1922, died  26 October 2018 at Lansdowne Park Retirement Village, Masterton. Loved wife of the late Isaac John Mawson (Jack).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Susette and Cary Griffiths (Auckland), Valmai and David Holmes (Masterton).  A Loving Grandma to 6 and Great Grandma to 12.  A private family farewell has been held.  Messages may be sent to 374 Lees Pakaraka Road, Masterton.

LONGWORTH Williamena Helen (Ena)

Thursday, 25 October 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Lyndale Manor Masterton on October 25, 2018. Aged 94 years. Loved wife of the late Cecil Longworth , and the late John Andrew. Dearly loved mother of Michael (Leithfield), Helen (Auckland), Elizabeth (Ohope).  Loved mother in-law of their partners Anne, Bruce and Douglas. Step mother of the Andrew family. Loved grandmother to Anita, Natasha, Ben, Nicholas, Mathew and Joanna. Loved great grandmother to 9 great grandchildren. The celebration service for Ena’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday November 2nd at 1:30 pm followed by private cremation. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Lyndale Manor for their exceptional care of Ena.

CEGLAREK, Hannah Urihe

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On Wednesday, 24th October 2018 peacefully at home in Masterton. Dearly loved wife of Tony. Much loved mother of Joe, Martha, Sally (dec) Elizabeth, Bronwyn, John, Geoff, and Violet. Loved Nan of her mokopunas. “Special thanks to friends, neighbours, St James family and Kahukura Palliative Care Team for their care and support of Hannah, Tony and her family” As per Hannah’s wish a private cremation has been held in Masterton.

JACKSON, Norma Olive (nee Jensen),

Saturday, 20 October 2018

On 20 October 2018 peacefully entered into glory at Wairarapa Hospital surrounded by her family.  Aged 86.  Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Murray.  Beloved mother and mother-in-law of the late Mary, Fae and Peter Galbraith, Wendy and David Baird, Roslyn, Michael and Joy, Warren and Jo, Andrew and Karina. Wonderful Nana to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Devoted sister of Bill, Lucy, Wally, Bob, Kaye and Marie.  A friend to many.  A celebration of Norma’s life will be held on Wednesday 24 October at 1.00pm at the Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton followed by burial. To honour Norma’s love of colour, we request that you wear colourful clothes.  For those wishing to view Norma there will be an opportunity on the morning of the service from 10.00am to 11.30am at the Masterton Baptist Church, corner of Renall and Chapel Streets.

In lieu of flowers we would request you make a donation to one of Norma’s favourite charities which include:Life flight; Wairarapa Crisis Pregnancy Support, a donation box will be in the foyer at the church.  Messages  can be left on Norma’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or mailed to the Jackson Family C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim 4:7



SMITH Barry John

Friday, 19 October 2018

Passed away peacefully on 19 October 2018, aged 71. Treasured husband of Lynda.  Loving father of Adam, Matthew, Carla and Jamie. Adored grandfather to all of his beautiful grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 27 October at 1.00pm. 

KNOWLES Rosemary (Rosie) Lillian May

Monday, 15 October 2018
On October 15th 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 63 years.  Dearly loved super mother and mother-in-law to Jessica and Benno Schumacher, Nicola and Pete van der  Vlerk.  Dearly loved grandma to Willem, Heidi, Adelyn and Zara.  Beloved partner of Owen (OJ) Jansen.  Loved sister of Richard (dec) and David.
“Your beautiful smile will never be forgotten, your warmth and love will remain with us all forever”
Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A Service will be held for Rosie at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 19 October at 2pm followed by burial.

ROLLS, David Walter

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

On Tuesday,9th October 2018 at Palmerston North Hospital. Aged 70 years. Loved husband of Judith. Much loved father and father-in-law of Adrianne and Brett, Katrina and Michelle. Loved Grandad and Grandpappy of Ashley, Amanda, Hayden, Dakota, Damon, Vera, Zoe, Jared, Dylan and Joshua. Will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. Messages of support to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. David may be viewed at Rosewood, 417 Queen St Masterton until Friday, October 12th at 3.00pm. A memorial farewell will be held at the Wairarapa Services Club 20 Essex St Masterton on Friday, October 12th from 3.00pm. As per David’s wish a private cremation will be held.

SMITH, Dion John -

Saturday, 6 October 2018
On 6th October 2018, aged 54. Loved son of Colin and the late Lyn. Loved father of Nikita, Brooke, Ashely, Talika, and Darcy. Loving grandad to all his grandchildren. Loved brother of all his siblings, and loved uncle of his neices and nephews. A Service for Dion will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday 10th October at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. 

REIRI, Quinn Rawiri -

Thursday, 4 October 2018
 On 4 October 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital, Masterton, aged 44. Dearly loved husband of Natasha. Much loved father of his 10 children, and Coco of his granddaughter.  Loved son of Liz and Richard.  Loved brother of his five brothers. Quinn’s funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Opaki Rd Masterton on Monday 8th October at 11.00am followed by interment at Hamuera Urupa.

McGRUDDY, Jileane “Jill” Therese

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
On Wednesday 26 September 2018, at home surrounded by her family, aged 85.   Dearly loved wife of Terence.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Steve, Elizabeth, Maryann and Phil, Chris and Francine, Geoff and Karen, Debbie, Nick and Bernadine.  Loved Granny of Elizabeth and Adam; Justan, Richard, Michael and Ben; Terence, Kieran, Dylan and Brittney; Gavin, Matthew, Daniel and Katie; Sean and Sarah; and great Granny to Arlo.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Wendy and Brian Taylor and Ian and Viv Hawken.  Requiem Mass for Jill will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Queen Street, Masterton on Monday October 1 at 1.00pm followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery. The previous evening the Rosary will be prayed at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton at 5.00pm.  In lieu of flowers donations to the St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) C/- 161 High Street Carterton or left at the service.  Messages to PO Box 649 Masterton.

HAYES, Rex Anthony

Monday, 24 September 2018
On 24 September 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 82 years.  Dearly loved husband of Betty.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Murray and Diane, Jeff and Jo, Josephine and Trevor Mount, Jude and Matt.  Loved grandad of Shannon and Caleb; Casey , Amanda and Troy; Katrina, Stacey, and Joseph; Ryan and Mikayla.  Loved great grandad of Mela, Jayden, Romeo, and Indi; Piper,Jack, Sabastian and Harper, Ollie,  Codie, Bradin and Liam.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Nola Perry, Betty Love, and Doug and Janet Hayes.  Special friend of Selwyn and Jenny McLachlan and their family.  A service to celebrate Rex’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday (tomorrow) 26 September at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.

DOMANSKI, Witold (Vic)

Monday, 24 September 2018
Died peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital on 24 September 2018.  Dearly loved husband of Anna and sibling of Leon, Stasia, and Zosia.  Loved father and father-in-law of Robert and Gaye, Helena and Brian, Peter and Katharine. Proud Dziadek of William, Bella, Nina, Julia, Francesca and Aleksandra.
A service to celebrate Vic’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 29 September at 11.30am followed by private cremation.

HOPE, Paul Kavanagh

Sunday, 16 September 2018

On 16 September 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital.  Much loved husband of the late Corinne.  Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Virginia and Mike, Rochelle and Graeme,  Carrie (the late) and Lindsay, Liz, (the late) Cathy, Chris and Ma.

Loved Pop of Kate and Tim, Micaela and Matthew, Mahon and the late Grace.  Great Poppa of Megan and Adam.  Thanks to those who cared for Paul in his last days. In accordance with Paul’s wish a private service has been held. Messages may be left on Paul’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz


Sunday, 16 September 2018
Passed away peacefully at Lansdowne Park Village, Masterton on Sunday 16th September 2018, in her 98th year.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ed.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Les and Ginny, and Diana and Brian Abraham.  Loved Nana of Richie and Mike, Julia and Andy. Treasured Great Nana of Scott and Nathan; Sam, Hamish and Sophie; Bruno, Otto and Milo.  In accordance with Aira’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.


Sunday, 16 September 2018
Died peacefully on 16 September 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital after a short illness.  She was a vibrant member of the South Wairarapa community and a regular participant in the activities of a number of organisations.  Jean was the much loved mother and mother in law of Julie and Kevin Staunton.  Dearly loved partner of Dave Woodhams.  Much loved wife of the late Adam.  Devoted and doting Gran of Sam, Matthew and Jemma.  Loved sister and sister in law of Ron Tennant (deceased), Lynne and Trevor Frederick, Gary Tennant and Cheryl Cameron.  A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at First Church, 90 Jellicoe Street Martinborough, on Saturday 22 September at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.