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Current Funerals

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.

SWANSON, Valerie (Val)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

On 13 June, 2018, peacefully at home in Masterton, aged 86.  Dearly loved wife of the late John.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Adele (Gisborne), Kevin (Masterton), Paul and Erin (Gold Coast), Andrew and Shirley (Masterton), Nigel (Himitangi Beach).  Loved Nana of Josh, Dylan and Sapphire, Jodie and Hannah, Jeffrey and Jacob, and the extended family.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Norma and the late Arthur, the late Maureen and Jim Shannon, the late Avis and Roy Manion, and the late Jack Evans.  A service to celebrate Val’s life will be held at St Matthew’s Church Chapel, Church Street, Masterton on Saturday 16 June at 10.30am followed by private cremation.

ELERS, Tilly Tiriti

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Passed away on 7 June 2018.  Dearly loved wife of the late James.  Cherished Mum of Toby, James, the late Wiki, Margaret, Francis, Ra and Tipi.  Loved by all her moko and great moko.  A funeral service will be held for Tilly at Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford Road, Masterton on Monday 11 June at 11.00am followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.

 

 

NEWTON, John Charles

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
 
 7-7-45 - 6-6-18
Peacefully at Te Whare Ra Uta, Kenepuru Hospital.  Very dearly loved husband of Rosemary.  Treasured father of Sarah and Cristina, Jane and Jamie, Mary and Jeremy, Robbie and Ces, and Emma.  Very special Pater of Charlotte and Katie; Max, Eleanor and Isaac; Olly, Gracie, Jack, Harry and Lily; Roman and Raven.  Loved brother of David and Erica Newton, and Anne and Keith Searle, and loved uncle of Catherine and Nicola.  A highly respected teacher, tramper, rose grower, music lover and friend to many.  John will be sorely missed.  In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the church for Alzheimers Wairarapa or Forest and Bird Society.  A service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Saturday 9th June at 2.00pm at St Luke’s Church, 158 Main Street, Greytown.  Messages C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton, 5842

VALLANCE, Barbara Elizabeth (Bib

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

On 6 June, 2018 peacefully at Lansdowne Park, Masterton, aged 94.  Loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother of Tony (deceased), Karen, Simon and Rosa, Rupert and Anne, Michael, Victoria and Brett Martin, Charles and Jen, Elizabeth, Emmeline, Taylor and Theodore.  A private cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Saturday 9 June at 1.00pm. 

DELANEY, Bryan Robert

Monday, 28 May 2018

Passed away peacefully in Masterton on 28 May 2018, aged 66.  Loved son of Georgina and the late Bruce.  Beloved soul mate of Pauline.  Dearly loved Dad of Daniel, Shaun, Nicholas and Jo.  Treasured Grandad of Tyla, Avery, Zoe and Tegan.  Loved by all his extended family.  Messages to Bryan’s family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton, 5842 or left at the service.  A Service for Bryan will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 31 May at 12 noon, followed by private cremation.

STEWART, Bruce Gordon

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Passed away peacefully on 27 May 2018.  Loved father and father-in-law of Alastair and Trudi, Richard and Nikki.  Loved brother of Pam.  Grandad of Max, Zara, Jed, Zoe, Bella and Indie.  Messages to Bruce’s family may be sent to rich@thecraftsmen.co.nz . At the families request a private cremation has been held.

 

McLEAN, Dulcie Mavis

Friday, 25 May 2018
Of Masterton previously of Hastings- on 25 May, 2018, peacefully at Glenwood Masonic Hospital Masterton with her two daughters beside her.  Aged 90.  Dearly loved wife of the late Bill.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Margaret and Ross Craig (Carterton), Matthew and Katy McLean (Auckland), Barbara and Tony Scarfe (Carterton).  Dearly loved Nana of Sarah and Rob, Jenni and Alex, David and Monica; Graeme, Frances, and Helen and Jarrah; Katherine, and Alistair. Loved great Nana of Eva and Amelia; Mika and Sophia; Isabelle and Victoria.  Loved sister of the late Nola Walsh. A service to give thanks for Dulcie’s life will be held at The Church of The Epiphany, High Street Masterton on Thursday 31 May at 11.00am followed by cremation.  Messages may be left on Dulcie's tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. The family give thanks to Glenwood Hospital for their loving care of Dulcie 

McKINLAY, George Raymond

Thursday, 17 May 2018
On Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Masterton. In his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of Doreen. Loved father and father in law of Shayne and Marilyn, Bronwyn and Allan Ryder. Loved Grandad of Jessica and Bjorn, Paulette and Brian, Jason and Rachel, Selina; Martin and Luke. Loved Old Great Grandad of his 10 Great Grandchildren. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A private service has been held in Masterton.

GERRAND, Betty Elaine (nee McCormack)

Monday, 14 May 2018

On Monday, 14th May 2018 peacefully at Wairarapa Village, Masterton, aged 89.  Dearly loved wife of Norm for 67 years.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne (deceased), Chris and Rob Tomkies (Greytown), Lance and Joy Gerrand (Mt Manganui), Diane (Tup) Gerrand and Russell (Queensland).  Adored grandmother of Gretton, Boyd, Callan, and Nerina; Michael, and Joanna; and Glen and her great grandchildren.  Dearly loved sister of Muriel, Ngaire, and the late Joyce, Tom and George.  A service to give thanks for Betty’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 18 May at 2.30pm followed by private cremation.  No flowers by request.  The family wish to convey their thanks to the staff of Wairarapa Village for their wonderful care. Messages may be sent either to www.tributes.co.nz, or C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton.

LEIGHTON, Shirley

Sunday, 13 May 2018
On Sunday, 13th May 2018 at Glenwood, Masterton. In her 91st year. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Peter for 47 years. Beloved mother of Don and Gail, Ann and Mike Allen. Much loved little Nana of Aaron, Simon and Martin; Daniel, Mark and Janna. Great little Nana of her 10 great grandchildren. Loved sister of Jenny and the late Owen, Val and Max. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Friday, May 18th at 11.00am followed by private cremation.

POLLETT, Tanya Jane,

Friday, 11 May 2018

Sadly passed, in the presence of those closest to her on Friday, 11th May 2018 , at Lansdowne Court Masterton, aged 58. Much loved mother of Tulletha Pollett-Scott. Loved daughter of Frances and the late Alex. Loved sister of Rata Winter, Mac Pera, and sister in law Penny Pera. Loved auntie of Ashleigh Pera, Jai Hinds and the late Lavinia Winter. A private service was held yesterday.

 

ROYS Beverly Jane (Bev or Cindy)

Friday, 4 May 2018
 
Passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on 4 May 2018, aged 61. Loved wife and best mate of Graham. Adored Ma of Angela and Nick, treasured Nan of Jayden, Coen, Recoe and Melanie.  Messages to Bev’s family can be posted C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842 or may be left at the service.  A celebration of Bev’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Tuesday 8 May at 1.00pm followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.

DATEMA Hendrika (Diky)

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Taken into Glory on 3 May 2018 at home with her family.  Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Roely and Wim Stolte.  Loved Auntie (Tante) of Annelies and Andre De Leeuw, Jan - Erik and Georgina Stolte, Janneke Stolte, Rose and Mike Kloeg, Sunny and Chris Martin, Clarence and Elise Stolte, Rob and Amy Stolte, Brandon Stolte and Erina.  Cherished by 28 great nieces and nephews. Much loved by her dear family in The Netherlands. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Wairarapa would be appreciated, either sent to 59 Renall Street, Masterton, or may be left at the service. A service to give thanks for Diky’s life will be held at the Reformed Church of Masterton, 37 Herbert Street, Masterton on Monday 7 May at 1.00pm followed by burial at Clareville Cemetery.  Messages to the family may be sent to jstolte@xtra.co.nz

 

 

Aplin Peter John

Thursday, 3 May 2018
 
Passed away on 3 May 2018, after a short battle with cancer.  Aged 83 years. Loved husband and mate of Noeleen. Loved father and father-in-law of Linda and Laurie, Papamoa; Doug and Lyn, Masterton; Janette (Poss) and Kev (Dannevirke), Sandra (dec), Maz and John, Mount Maunganui.  Loved grandad of Nick and Gabby, Tom; Brad and Steph, Dan and Kate, Jade and Craig; Matt, Nigel, Hamish and Abbey; Corey and Alex, Elly-Marie; Hamish, Liam and Fergus.  Great grandad of Charlie and Max. Loved brother of Margaret Hull.  The family are grateful and thank the Palliative Care Nurses and Lansdowne Court for their care of Peter through tough times. Special thanks to Dr John Gordon for all his help. In lieu of flowers and cards donations would be appreciated to Hospice Wairarapa 59 Renall St, Masterton or left at the service. Thanks to Rosewood for their guidance to the family at this time. Messages to the family may be left on tributes.co.nz . A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Rosewood on Wednesday, May 9th at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.
 

DAVIDSON, Colin

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

On 2 May 2018 , at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 85.  Dearly loved husband of Irene (Rena) for 51 years.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Patroula and Richard Morrison, Julia Davidson, Haidee and lee Matheson, John and Steph, Lesley and John. Father of Gary and Colleen.  Loved Papou of Ella, Jed, and Dian; Jesse, Kris, and Karlos; Jake, Sofia, and Alexander; Storm; Shannon,Cherie, and Iwi. Loved brother and brother-in-law Rita and Keith, Linda and Richard.  A service for Colin will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on 7 May at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.  Messages to Colin’s family may be posted to 20 Herbert Street, Masterton 5810.

O’CONNOR, Craig Scott

Monday, 30 April 2018

On April 30th 2018 suddenly as a result of an accident,at Masterton, aged 47.  Loved husband and best friend of Catherine, much loved Dad of Scott and Anna.  Messages to the O’Connor family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A Service will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 5th May at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.

O’Connor, Craig Scott - Much loved son-in-law of Kathy and the late Wendel Appert.  Loved brother-in-law of Dany and Maree, Luzia and Bruce Andrews, Peter and Marie, Bernadette and Andrew Howatson, Martin (dec) and Joselyn.  Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
“ Will be sadly missed”

HOSKEN, Timothy John

Thursday, 26 April 2018
 
Went to be with God on 26 April 2018.  Loving father of Sarah, Andrew and Amy.  Loving friend of Helen.  Isaiah’s Grandad Tim. Dear son of Jack and Barbara Lucy and brother of Susan.  In lieu of flowers donations to King Street Artworks, 16 Queen Street, Masterton 5810 would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Monday 30 April at 1.00pm followed by private burial. 
 

LAWRENCE, Rex Stuart

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Capt. 36th Inf Bat, 2nd NZEF. No. 36814
Died peacefully on Anzac Day, 2018, 
at the Glenwood Masonic Hospital in Masterton, aged 100.
Beloved husband of the late Zoë.
Loved father of Jonathan, Richard, Louise and Deborah.
Loved grandfather of Georgina, Victoria, Christopher and Edward White, Jonathan, Sam and Thomas Lawrence, Kate, Frances and Nicholas Cullinane.
Loved great-grandfather of Grace, August, Tilly, Henry, Benjamin and Rico.
Loved father-in-law of Raksha Lawrence, The Hon. Sir Douglas White, Richard St John and Jonothan Cullinane.
A private family service for Rex will be held.