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Current Funerals


Saturday, 21 March 2020
WREN: 279. On 21st March 2020 peacefully at home aged 96. Eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs.  LV Lawrence. Dearly loved wife of the late Daniel Studholme.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ned and Robyn & Anna and Roddy.  Loved Granny of Louise, Tom and Jono   & Guy and Caroline and her 7 great grandchildren. As we are not able  to gather and farewell Diana at a service, we can do this ourselves by raising a toast to her at 3pm on Friday and remember Diana in our own way.  When it is possible to hold an event in her honour we will do so, but until then keep safe and support each other the best we can. You may wish to send a message to the family on www.tributes.co.nz.


Saturday, 21 March 2020
On 21 March 2020 peacefully and gently at Wairarapa Village, with her family by her side, aged 82.  Dearly loved wife of Murray for 60 years.  Dearly loved mum and mother-in-law of Andrea, Jan and Steve, Kimberley and Ross, Mike and Tara, and Tim.  Loving Gran of Taine; Ryan, Cameron and Abby; Delaney; Daniel, Jodie and Ricki; Lucas, Josh and Sophie.  Beloved Great Gran of Ryan, Jaxon and Lachie.  Well loved by her brothers, her sister, her sisters-in-law and all the extended family.  The family would like to thank the staff at Wairarapa Village for their care of Jean.  Unfortunately, a service to celebrate Jean’s life is not possible at this time, so a private cremation has taken place. The family will arrange a memorial service to honour Jean’s life when that is again possible. We hope you will sit down and with a pot of tea and a piece of shortbread to toast Jean at home. Messages to the family may be left on www.tributes.co.nz

Lodge, Alan

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Alan died at home on 4th March after suffering an unexpected collapse on 24th February. Mourned by his wife Helen, his daughter Belinda, sons Nicholas, Michael, James and Edward. A private woodland burial was held on 6th March. Friends and colleagues are warmly invited to celebrate Alan’s life on Sunday 15th March, 2pm at 119 Te Whiti Settlement Road, Masterton.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Wellington Free Ambulance for their expertise and compassion, Life Flight, Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Unit, the Kahukura nursing team and all those friends who have supported us.
Donations, if wished, would be appreciated to Wellington Free Ambulance PO Box 601, Wellington 6140.

WILMSHURST Janette (Janet) Rosemary

Monday, 2 March 2020
 on March 2nd 2020 suddenly at home, Masterton. Loving wife of Keith. Mother of Roy, Stephen, Gaylene, Gordie and Cheryl. Grandmother to: Russell, Chanelle, Rickie, Samantha, Duane, Sonny, Annemarie, Leana, Stephanie, Jasmine, Ashlee, Jayden, Jamie Lee, Leo, Chadwick and Daryan and a great grandmother to her 19 great grandchildren. Sister to Lucy (dec), Andy (dec), Eddie (dec), Ngareta (dec), Arthur, Rerio (dec), Maggie (dec), Dorlan (dec), Nancy (dec), Jimmy (dec), Isabel, Judith (dec), George (dec), Porky (dec). Messages to the Wilmshurst family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  Mum will lay at 1 Grierson Street, Masterton until her funeral at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Friday March 6th at 11.00am followed by a burial at Amahua Urupa, Gladstone, Carterton.

KILMISTER, Kenneth Graham

Sunday, 1 March 2020
On 1 March 2020 surrounded by his family at Wairarapa Village, after a brave battle with cancer, in his 82nd year.  Dearly loved husband and best friend of Ailsa.  Much loved father of Tony and Ruth, Michael and Sheena, Joanne and Trevor, and Sarah.  Loved Grandad of Liam, Ethan and Hayley; Rory and Emma; Alex, William and Aimee; Jamie and Stacy.  Loved brother of Trish.  Our special thanks to the Palliative nurses at Kuhukura and Dr John Gordon for their wonderful care and support.  We would also like to thank the staff at Wairarapa Village for their care and compassion in Ken’s last days.  As per Ken’s wishes a private family gathering has been held at his home.  Messages to the family can be sent C/- PO Box 2055 or visit www.tributes.co.nz

JARRETT Neil Richard

Tuesday, 25 February 2020
on February 25th 2020 peacefully in Masterton. Aged 68 years.  Adored Husband of Maggie, father of Lisa, Chris and Mike and admired Pops of Theo. He will be sadly missed by the wider family and especially remembered for his inspirational adventures. A service will be held at The Pines  50 The Esplanade, Houghton Bay, Wellington on Monday, March 2nd at 11.00am followed by a cremation.

BLAKE, Damien Gareth

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Passed away on 25 February 2020.  Precious son of Theresa and Dannie.  Much loved brother of Lawrence(dec), Johnny, Dresden, Trevahl, Romanye and Evander.  Dearly loved father of Karamea, Angel and Kruden. Much loved Bro to all his mates. Damien will lie at Te Ore Ore Marae, 85 Te Ore Ore Bideford Road, Masterton with a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday 1 March at 11.00am followed by a private cremation.


HAIR, Allen

Thursday, 20 February 2020

20/02/2020 at Masterton .  Aged 84 years. Proud father,  father-in- law,  of Maria and Pietro Picone, James  and Jody  Bews-Hair. Grandy of Zoe and Emma. At Allen's request a private cremation has taken place. Messages to Jacqueline Bews, C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.

de SILVA, Kirthi Sukumar (Kit) - Dr de Silva

Saturday, 15 February 2020

On 15th February 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital Masterton, in his 90th year.Dearly loved husband of Anna, and loved father of Lilamani, Raja, Sonali, the late Rustum and their families. As was Dr de Silva’s wish, a private cremation has taken place. 


Friday, 14 February 2020

Of Featherston, on February 14, 2020, peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 77.  Dearly loved partner and soulmate of Adrienne Sisson.  Much loved father of Trevor, David, Joanne and their partners.  Loved Poppa of Shannon, Kieran, Brianna, Nikita and Caitlin. Loved brother of the late Barry.  A service for Denis will be held at the ANZAC Hall 62-64 Bell Street, Featherston on Friday 21 February at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.

RIMENE, Noni Rata (Pori)

Monday, 10 February 2020

On Monday 10 February 2020 at home surrounded by her whanau.  Beloved wife of the late Cowie Rimene.  Loved mother, aunty, Nanny, and Big Nan to all her Mokopuna.  Noni is lying at Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford  Road Masterton.  Her tangi will be held on Wednesday 12 February at 11.00 followed by burial.  

BELCHER, Evelene Emily

Friday, 7 February 2020

 On Friday, 7th February 2020 peacefully at home, Masterton. In her 101st  year. Much loved mother, mother in law, nan and great nan of her extensive family. In lieu of flowers donations may be posted to Hospice Wairarapa 59 Renall St Masterton or may be left at the service. A celebration of Evelene’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton  today, Monday January 10th  at 1.00pm followed by private interment.

CALKIN, Michael Raymond (Mike)

Friday, 7 February 2020
 61 years young. Our beloved Mike passed on Friday 7th February surrounded by his beautiful family. Dearly loved soulmate of Julie for 43 years. Best friend and cherished father and father-in-law of Ashley & Brad Wilson, Kendyll & James Rickit, Leighton Calkin & Kiara Morris, and treasured Pa of Mason Rickit & Maximus Wilson. Loved son of the late John and Joan. Loved son-in-law of Joe (dec) and Merle Evans and loved by his family and friends. 
'A light has gone out of our lives but our happy memories remain'
Please join us to celebrate Mike's life on Saturday 15th February  at 10.00am at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton.

MUTU, Joseph Mackereth (Joe)

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

On February 5 2020 peacefully at home in Masterton. dearly loved husband of Ann.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Erena and John, Maraiana and Tim, Manaia and Fiona, Pania and the late Tony. Loved Grandad, Poppa, Koro, and Great Grandad of Jadeanne, Narisa, Alex, Jordan, Claydan, Devon, Nikau, Marcus, Quintin, Sionagh, Curtis, Amera and their families. Special Grandad of Natasha and Maurice. Loved brother of the late Theodore and Bunter. Joe will be at Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford Rd Masterton from 4pm Sunday 9th February. His service will be held at the Marae on Monday 10th February at 11:00am followed by private cremation.

BLATHWAYT, John Keith Wynter (Jock)

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

On 4 February 2020.  Barrister and Solicitor of Masterton, aged 79.  Dearly loved husband of the late Sally.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Julia and Nick (Paremata), Wynter and Bevan (London), and Robert (Blenheim).  Loved Granman of Henry, Ben, and Wynter; Jordan, Lachlan, and Solomon.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Gerald  and Sue, Gretchen and  John Hunter, Judith Fyfe and Tony Hiles.  Loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.  A service to celebrate Jock’s life will be held at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Masterton on Friday 14th February at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.  A Donation to Red Cross Wairarapa in Jock’s memory would be appreciated, either sent to P O Box 218 Masterton 5840 or left in the church foyer. Messages to the family may be sent  C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton.