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Current Funerals

LEWIS, Rere Evelyn(Lily)

Sunday, 10 December 2017
Passed peacefully with her family at Glenwood Masonic Village on the 10th December 2017. Beloved wife of Dave Lewis and the late Philip Rei Paku (dec). Much loved mother of Phillip jnr, Jamie,  Ryshell, Maire,  Robbie and Sheralee and their partners. Beloved Grand and Great Nan of many. Tangi to be held at Tumapuhia Marae, Homewood on Wednesday, December 13th at 11.00am then to Taupiri Urupa. “Families are forever”

ANDERSON, Elizabeth Anne ~ Liz ~ (nee Kjestrup)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Peacefully on December 8, 2017, aged 60.  Loved wife of Neil.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Katie and James Wyeth, Lisa and Simon Charles, and Kieran and Annabel.  Beloved Nana of Lachie and Charlotte; Oliver and Sam; and William.  Loved daughter of Zellah and the late Terry Kjestrup, and loved daughter-in-law of the late June and Jack Anderson (Otaki).  Beloved sister and sister-in-law and auntie of all her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.  Loved by all her clients and staff at First Class Hair Studio.  Donations in memory of Liz to either MND www.MNDA.org.nz PO Box 24-036 Royal Oak, Auckland 1345  or Hospice Wairarapa Community Trust 59 Renall Street, Masterton   would be appreciated, they may also be left at the funeral.  Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Liz’s life in the garden at Te Parae Homestead, 156 Te Parae Road, Wainuioru on Wednesday 13 December at 1.00pm followed by burial. Messages may be left on Liz’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz

HAY, Myra Winifred

Thursday, 7 December 2017
On Thursday, 7th December 2017 Aged 92 years in Masterton. Dearly loved wife of the late Charlie and loved mother of the late Rodney. Loved sister of the late Allan Roderique and the late Joyce Graham. Loved Auntie of Peter Graham.   “Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the MasonicVillage”. All communications to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  The Service for Myra will be at Lansdowne Presbyterian Church cnr of Te Ore Ore Road and Totara Street, Masterton  on Thursday, the 14th of December 2017 at 2:00 pm followed by a private cremation.

MATTHEWS Michael William (Micky)

Monday, 4 December 2017


7.12.1970 - 4.12.2017

Passed away peacefully aged 46 at Wairarapa Hospital after a long illness , surrounded by his loving family. Adored father of Chelsea-Leigh and friend of Jo.  Treasured son of Brent and Trish.  Loved brother of Jared & Marz,Aaron and Amy.  Dearly loved uncle of Taylor, Briley, Jacey, Jasper, Otis, Jesse, Bayley, Levi, Ella, Emelia, Jenna and Romeo.  Messages may be sent to the Matthews family C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842 or left at the service.


A Service for Micky will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 8 December at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.

RIMENE, James (Koro Hemi, Koro Jim) NZOM

Saturday, 2 December 2017
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving whanau on Saturday 2 December  2017,  aged 86. Dearly loved and treasured husband of the late Margaret Taukori Rimene (nee Haeata-Kuku).  Much loved father and father-in-law of Tuatahi (Boy) and Maria, Lewis (deceased) and Sharon, Charmaine and Paul, Rangi and Chris, Dane and Janet and the late James McCluthie (whangai).  Loved Koro of his 10 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Kuki and Helen, the late Tommy and Pauline, Paul and Hine, the late Mark and Diane, Joe and Kathy, Graham and Bubs, the late Rangihau, the late Denise, and the late Tiny and Tom.  Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  Koro Jim will lie at Te Ore Ore Marae and the tangihanga will be on Tuesday 5th December at 11.00am -  his final resting place Ahipanepane Urupa. 
 Nā reira moe mai rā e te pou o Rangitāne hoki atu rā ki o tupuna haere e koro.


Sunday, 19 November 2017
On Sunday 19 November 2017, peacefully at Lansdowne Court, Masterton, aged 96.  Dearly loved wife of the late Garth (Bill), dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Alby and Cushla, Garth and Marilyn , Wyvern and Jenni, Dylan and Amelia, Gerwyn and Kathleen.  Treasured Nan of Josh and Nathan, Corey, Renee, Brock and Brittney, Dylan, Jared and Liam and their partners.  Great Nan to her 11 great grandchildren. Loved Aunt Bet of Marg and Jeanette and families. Messages to the Price family may be posted C/- 239 PO Box Masterton. In lieu of flowers donations to Life Flight PO Box 14448, Kilibirnie, Wellington 6421 would be appreciated or may be left at the service.
A funeral service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 23 November at 1.00pm, followed by burial.

GEISLER, Richard James

Friday, 17 November 2017

 Of Martinborough, died on Friday 17th November 2017, age 74, leaving behind his wife, children,  grandchildren and  close extended family in the USA. He made many wonderful friends and valued the colleagues he worked with since arriving in New Zealand in 1994.   An opportunity to say goodbye and celebrate Ric’s life will be held on Friday 24th November at St Anthony of Padua Church, 36 Kitchener Street, Martinborough at 1:30pm. Messages to the family may be sent to r.geisl67@gmail.com.

BAXTER William Morley (Bill)

Friday, 17 November 2017
Of Masterton, formerly of Palmerston North,  on 17th November 2017, peacefully in his sleep at Wairarapa Village, aged 88.  Dearly loved husband of the late Olwen.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Janet & Jeremy Goodwin (Auckland), Pam & Stuart Bruere (Masterton) and the late Carolyn.  Loved grandad of Amanda Jarman & Devon , Katrina Jarman, Paul & Misa  Bruere, Fiona & Ailers Lee, Roger & Vicky Bruere and Sophie Bruere.  Loved great grandad of Hannah, Esme, Scarlet and Georgia.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Patricia  and the late Lew Bradly, the late Barbara, John and the late Judy Baxter.
Messages to Bill’s family may be sent C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service to give thanks for Bill’s life will be held at St Matthews Church, Church Street, Masterton on Saturday 25 November at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.


Friday, 10 November 2017
Passed away peacefully on Friday 10 November 2017, aged 85.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ron.  Loved mum of Graeme and Ngaire.  Messages to the Montgomery family maybe posted to PO Box 156, Masterton 5840.  A private service has been held at Joyce’s request.

SMITH, Roy Ernest

Friday, 3 November 2017
Of Masterton, peacefully on 3 November 2017.  Much loved husband of Gay, dearly loved father and father-in-law to Nick and Rachel, and beloved companion of Benji. Brother and brother-in-law to Diane and Alan McIntosh (Takaka), Roger and the late Joy Storer (Dunedin). Loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.  As was Roy’s request, a private cremation has taken place.
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FLUTEY, Stuart Ivor

Friday, 3 November 2017

On 3rd November 2017, peacefully at home, aged 80.  Loving son of Rebecca (Rita) and William Flutey (both deceased).   Loved husband of the late Jill.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Hema (dec), Angela and Geoff, David (dec), Stuart (Tony) and Shirley, Jacqueline and Scott (dec), and Maxine.  Beloved grandad and great grandad of his mokopuna.  Loved brother, uncle, great uncle and friend to many.  Stuart will lie at 27 Grant Crescent, Masterton for those wishing to visit.  His funeral will be at the house on Monday 6th November at 11.00am followed by cremation. 

VOICE Hazel Joyce.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
 On 24th October 2017 peacefully at Glenwood,  Masterton in her 90th year. Loved wife of the late Arnold, loved mother of Neil and Rona (Cambridge), Diane and David Goodin (Levin), Terry and Amanda (Newcastle, Australia). Loved Gran/Nana to Kim and Ben, Tania and Bruce, Mark and Anita, Grant, Tracey and Kevin, Glen and Michelle, Lindsey, Hayden and Tia. A much loved Great Grandmother and Great great Grandmother of all her grandchildren. Loved sister of Trevor and Beryl Blewett, Noeline (dec) and Ivan Cooper, Audrey and Graham Gyde (dec), Janice and Michael Percy (dec).  Messages to the Voice family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A funeral service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Monday 30th October at 11.00am followed by a burial at Riverside Cemetery.

Te Maari-Rowe, Keryn.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

16.4.1957 - 18.10.2017

Passed away in Rotorua Hospital after a long illness. Loved Mum of Justin, Stephanie,

and Hayden. Loved Grandma and Kuia. Much loved sister and sister in law of Nelson and the late Oki (Myra) Rangi, and Lynnette and Brian Whata.

Treasured aunty of Paul, Diane, Anne and Michelle; Reon and Cushla. Tangihanga will be held at Kohunui Marae, Pirinoa, South Wairarapa on Sunday 22nd October at 11.00am, followed by cremation