O’BRIEN: William Joseph (Bill)

12/1/1929 – 20/2/2018. Died peacefully at home. Loved husband of Pam and dad to Tim and Janet, Rex and Raewyn, Liam and Maria. Loved grandad and great grandad. Thanks to the Salvation Army and Vision West. A service for Bill will be held at St... Read More

KOELE, Johanna (Jo)

Passed away peacefully at Malyon House on Tuesday 20 February 2018 surrounded by her loving family, in her 89th year.  Dearly beloved wife of the late Egbert (Ep) Koele and much loved Mum and mum-in-law of Ann and Richard, John and Mariam, Richard... Read More

PALMER, Denise Robyn (Penny)

(nee Marshall) Passed away peacefully February 18th 2018, aged 69. Dearly loved mother of Reece. Much loved by her sisters Lee, Jann and their families. A service to celebrate Penny's life will be held at 11am on Friday, 23rd February at Olive... Read More

HAMILTON, Donald Francis (Don)

Passed away peacefully at Summerset by the Sea on 19th February 2018.  Aged 73 years.  Dearly loved brother of Winston and Joan Hamilton.  Loved uncle of Andrea and Darren, Wayne and Tracey, Cherie and Chris, and their families. ... Read More

HEMINGWAY, David Clarence

Passed away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital on 19th February 2018, aged 77.  Now at peace and free from pain, will be forever missed.  Loved husband and best friend of Diane for 55 years.  Loved father of Warren and Kelly and Lance and... Read More

GILPIN Stanley, Ernest (Stan)

In Tauranga on Saturday 17th February in his 88th year.  Loved son of the late Jim and Enid Gilpin. Fun loving brother and brother in law of Jimmy and Marie, the late Ted and his wife Gloria, and the late Matt and Moira. Great 'Uncle Stan... Read More

TINGEY, Joshua Graeme (Josh)

Born 10th November 1989. Tragically taken away Saturday 17th February 2018 doing what he loved. Much loved son of Graeme and Theresa Tingey, brother of Benjamin, Samuel and Matthew Tingey. Adored fiancé of Rebecca Jane Wotton and son/brother in... Read More

MOKO, Johnny Raharoi

Peacefully in Te Puke on Sunday 18th February 2018 aged 73 years. Dearly loved son of Tommy and Mabel Moko, and dearly loved dad, papa, and uncle to many. Johnny will be lying at Whakaue Marae Maketu until Tuesday. A service for Johnny will be held at... Read More

BORELL, Walter

On Tuesday 13 February 2018.  Loved Husband of Marj for 62 years, Father of the late Carol; Robert, Michael, and Sonia and Ga and Da of 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  A family service has been held.  All communications to... Read More

READ, Fredrick Leighton (Fred)

Passed away peacefully after a very short illness, February 14, 2018, aged 75. Loved husband of Jane. Father, grandfather and great grandfather to Julie and Brian (Pongakawa), Laurence (Laurie) and Lianne (Alberta, Canada), Bruce and Jackie (Paengaroa)... Read More



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