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Current Funerals

HOWDEN, Sylvia (nee Birch)

Sunday, 29 July 2018
On July 29th 2018, peacefully at home in  Masterton. Aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Lyn, Philippa, Celia and John, Jeremy and Ann. Grandmother to Rachel and Erukias, Nick and Sarah, Halim and Sev, Iman and Josh, Arthur, Hester, Alexander and Sophie. Great-Grandmother to Lucas, Sylvie and Henry. “The family wish to acknowledge all those who have cared  for Sylvia over the last six weeks.  Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations may be posted  to Womens Refuge PO Box 286, Masterton or left at the service. 
A service for Sylvia will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Friday 3rd August at 1.30 pm followed by private cremation.

ATKINSON, Irene Mary (nee Short)

Saturday, 21 July 2018
Of Paraparaumu, New Zealand (formerly Newton Aycliffe, UK).  On Saturday 21st July 2018 at home in Masterton with family.  Aged 81 years.   Loved wife of the late Vince Atkinson.  Loved mother of Stephen and Angela, Paul, Vincent and Sonya.  Loved Grandmother of her 6 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.  A private family service has been held in Masterton, New Zealand.

COULSON, Nola Ethel -

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Peacefully on 19 July 2018, at Cornwall Rest Home, Masterton.  Dearly loved wife of the late Lawrie.  Loved mother of Kerry, Rodger, Patricia and Barry. Loved by her grandchildren and the extended family. For any enquiries please phone 022 0950643.  A service to celebrate Nola’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on  Wednesday August 1 at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.

HOOKER, Sanchia Helen (nee Hunter)

Thursday, 12 July 2018

On 12 July 2018, aged 93. Quietly slipped away into the presence of her Lord, after a great day saying goodbye to her family and friends.  Loved wife of the late John. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jonathan and Margaret, Robert and Jan.   Nan/Granny to her grandchildren Michael and Hodi (USA), Nathan and Rachel, Aaron and Hannah, Jody and Matthew and great grandchildren Jala, Aalia, Riley, Kennedy and Emmerson.  Well loved and respected for many community involvements.  Messages to the family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842 or may be left at the service.Please bring a flower from your garden and a smile, to join us as we celebrate Sanchia’s  life at The Church of the Epiphany, High Street, Masterton on Monday 16 July at 1.00pm.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

Suddenly on 8 July 2018.  Dearly loved husband of Robin (Masterton).  Much loved father and father-in-law of Belinda and Andrew Murray (Blenheim), Paddy and Sarah (Gladstone) and the late Shamus.  Loved grandad of Phoebe, Nic, and George; Henry, Sophie and Penny. A Service for Robin will be held at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Masterton on Saturday 14 July at 2pm followed by private cremation.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

4.05.1928 - 8.07.2018 formerly of Tinui. Father of Anne (Perth, Australia), father and father in law of Kirsten Douglas and Malcolm Falk (Masterton), father of Kate (Auckland). Grandfather of Charlie and Oliver (Auckland). 

“It is time to close the farm gate and put away the handpiece.”
Passed away peacefully in his sleep in the care of Kandahar, Masterton. Special acknowledgement to the staff of Kandahar and Dr Pete Morrison. Messages to the family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to Wellington Free Ambulance PO Box 601 Wellington 6104 or may be left at the service.
A celebration of Ian’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen St, Masterton, on Friday July 13th at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.

GREVILLE, Kay Beatrice

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
On 3 July 2018 at Glenwood Masonic Hospital, Masterton in the presence of her beloved children, Karen, Linda and Hayden.  Much loved mother-in-law of Dave Wellington, Jason Luttrell, and Craig Bowness-Trass.  Much loved sister of Sue Greville.  A loved aunty to her nephews.  Loved former wife of David Trass.  A service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Saturday 7 July at 11.00am followed by private cremation.  Messages to the family may be sent to PO Box 2055 Masterton.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Kay’s memory may be sent to Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) at MSF.org.nz or left at the Chapel.

GARLICK, Siobhan Margaret

Saturday, 30 June 2018
Passed away peacefully after a long illness at Wairarpa Hospital.  Dearly loved wife of Richard.  Loved mother, nana, great nana and sister.  A friend to many.  Messages to Siobhan’s family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  At Siobhan’s request a private service has been held.

BROUGHTON, Matai Hamuera Joseph

Thursday, 28 June 2018

On 28th June 2018, aged 79 years. Loved husband of Kura. With deep aroha of his children Karl, Karina, Tira, Bonnie, Cheryl-Anne, John, William, and Rosemary. A respected father-in-law, grandad, great grandad, uncle, brother and son. At Matai’s wishes the whanau have him lying in state at 6 Kenwyn Drive Carterton, where you are welcome to visit between the hours 10am and 5pm. Messages to the family may be sent to P O Box 2055 Masterton, or left on Matai’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz  A Celebration of Matai’s life will be held at The Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St Carterton on Tuesday 3rd July at 1pm followed by private cremation.

WHITE, Anthony Charles Everard (Tony)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
On 27th June 2018 at Lansdowne Park Village, Masterton, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Patsy. Loved father and father-in-law of Charles and Rachel, Caroline and Bruce Gault, Patricia and Paul Stevens. Special grandfather to Kitty, Laura and Pia; Sam; and Lucy. A Service to give thanks for Tony’s life will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Queen St Masterton on Saturday 30th June at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.

FALLOON, Helen Susan “Susie”

Thursday, 21 June 2018
of Rosebank
Passed away on the 21st June, at home, with her family with her. 
Adored mother of Rachel, Jono, and Christina, and Grandmother of Emma, Caitlin, Bill, Chloe, Freya and Claudie. 
Susie was buried at the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Bideford, on Sunday, the 24th June at a private family service. 

SMALL, Heather Rae (nee McIsaac) -

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Loving partner of Alic Foreman sadly passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on 21st June, 2018 after a short illness.  Much loved mother of Zane, and Belinda Sharplin, their partners and loved step mother of Clint, Kim, and the late Melissa and their partners.  Cherished Nan, Granny and Great Grandma to her many grandchildren.  A service for Heather will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Tuesday 26 June at 2.00pm, followed by cremation.

Loved sister of Rex and Jill (Taupo), Jan and Allan (Masterton), Faye and Kevin (Omokoroa) and Ron (dec) and Judy(Masterton).  Fun loving Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.  She will be sadly missed for all her wonderful contribution to our family. 

O'BRIEN, Marion (Coie)

Monday, 18 June 2018

Passed away peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, in her hundredth year.  Loved wife of the late Don.  Mother of Maureen (dec), Shelley, and David (dec).  Mother-in-law of Peter, Woody (dec), Val, and Linda.  Grandmother of Vicky, Leah, Brynn, Aidan, Samantha, Chris (dec), and Sarah.  Great grandmother of Sophie, Grace, Dylan, Angus, Abbey, Emma, Lennox, Keana, and Kaylee.  Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A service for Coie will be held at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street Masterton on Monday 25th June at 1.30 followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Alwyn Lloyd (Taff)

Saturday, 16 June 2018

On 16 June, 2018 peacefully at Wellington Hospital with his family at his side, aged 79.  Dearly loved husband of Hilary.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Lisa, Jason and Sarah.  Loved Grandpa of Grace, and Nicholas.  Loved brother and brother-in-law and uncle of Brynley and Sue and their family (Great Britain).  A service for Alwyn will be held at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street Masterton on Friday 22 June at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery.