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Current Funerals

WHALE, Baden George.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

On the 14th January 2021 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 83. Dearly loved husband of Sylvia, loved son of the late George and Flo. Loved father of Sandra and Rodney and their families. Stepfather of Andrea and Darren. Loved grandad of his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved brother of Alan, Ian, Mary and Brian. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service will be held at the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union Rooms  151 Dixon St, Masterton on Thursday January 21st at 2.00pm followed by cremation.

POTANGAROA, Nora Constance (Connie)

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Passed on Wednesday, 13th January 2021. Wife of the late Maurice. Mum to Susan (dec), Jo, Dot and Joe. Beloved Nan to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to the family may be posted to C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. As per Connie’s wish a private service and cremation has been held.

LEE, Margaret Winifred -

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

On  6th January 2021, peacefully at home, aged 71.  Loved daughter of the late Bob and Winifred.  Loved sister of Graeme, Diane and Patrick Jetson.  Loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews.  A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Masterton Baptist Church, corner of Renall Street and Chapel Street, on Monday 11th January at 1.30pm.  Special thanks to Pathways for their care of Margaret.

COCKS, Brian (Cocksey)

Wednesday, 6 January 2021
On January 6th 2021. Aged 74. Peacefully at Cornwall Resthome, Masterton.
Loved husband of the late Judy. Much loved father and father in law of David & Leigh-Maree, Paul & Wendy, Ray & Anita, Carl & Jo, Maree & Jason. Loved poppa of Daryl-Maree, Rhys, Judith, Floyd, Cheycoda, Rico, Destiny-Rose, Carleigh, Devon & Madison. Loved great poppa of Nate and Kahurangi. Messages to the family care of PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Monday, January 11th at 11.00am followed by cremation.

SUTHERLAND, Jeffrey Percival

Monday, 4 January 2021
Passed away on 4 January 2021.  Loved son of Emma and Tom, loved son-in-law of Pat and Molly.  Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Buster and Marie, Pat and Percy Martel, Jim and Alison, Bob, Ross and Moriea, Anne and Mick Kelly, Rod and Ruth, Gregory and Lesley, Scott and Lynda, Penny and Eddie Gray, Jill and Dai, Nola and Bob, Ewen and Mandy, Christine and Mike Burke, Cathy and Keith McCartney.  Loving husband and special friend of Maureen, loved brother-in-law and mate of Peter and Tony.   Current partner of Alex and father figure to her children.  Adored uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  Messages to the family maybe posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be held on Friday 8 January (Tomorrow) at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

On 23 December 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 74.  Dearly loved friend and partner of Dale.  Loved Dad of Nicola and Brendon Murray, John and Catherine Lambert and Stepdad of Kristina and Phil.  Grandad of Emily, Charlotte, Jack and Olivia; Ella and Holly; Mikayla, Amy, Jayden and Hayley.  Loved brother of Patricia and Don (dec), Janice and Ian, Elizabeth and Richard.  Messages may be sent to the Lambert family C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 29 December at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. 

CHISHOLM, Rayellen (nee’ Ballinger)

Monday, 21 December 2020

Beloved wife and adventurous companion of Don. “Renowned Quilter and Singer of many musicals”. Absolutely treasured by her family;  Malcolm, Viv, Hamish and Duncan, Sylvie, Ross, Kelwin, James, Anni, Jillian, Don Bray, Zia, Caleb, Sapphire and Skye. “Sing loud and happy on your journey” A private cremation has been held. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842

POLLETT, Frances Te Roha Parae (nee Babbington)

Monday, 21 December 2020

On 21 December 2020 peacefully in Masterton, aged 87.  Dearly loved mother of Rata, Mac and Penny, and the late Tanya.  Much loved Nan of Tulletha, Jai and Ashleigh and the late Lavinia. Special friend of Gareth and Jill. Treasured "Mum" of Pixie. Will be missed by all her family and many friends. A private family service has taken place.

TURLEY, Mildred Mary (nee Rowles)

Friday, 18 December 2020

Of Masterton and Martinborough, 3-5-1925  -  18-12-2020. passed peacefully after a short illness. Loved wife of the late Trevor. Sister to the late Kit, Bet and Bill. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Liz and Arthur Flint, Bill and Renata, Deborah and Roy, Jo and David Williams. Loved Grandma and GG to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Ward 5 Hutt Hospital, and a very special thanks to the staff of the Bob Scott Retirement Village, Petone. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Home of Compassion would be appreciated, which may be left at the Requiem Mass, which will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church, Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday December 23rd at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. All messages to the Turley family 38 Park Road Carterton

SHACKLETON, Lorraine Anne (nee McKenzie) -

Friday, 11 December 2020

On 11 December 2020 peacefully surrounded by her family, aged 84. Dearly loved wife and travel companion of Harry.  Adored mother and mother-in-law of Debbie and John Allen; Sam Shackleton and Ian Harris; Michael and Jo Shackleton. Cherished Nana of Russell and Anna, Ricky, Ben and Emma; Billie and Tom, Seth; Carl and Courtney, Liam and Paige.Very special Grand Nana of Ruby, Bruce, Bobby, Archer, Hudson, and Arlo. In Lorraine’s memory, a donation to The Cancer Society would be appreciated, either sent to P O Box 121 Masterton or left at the service. A Service to celebrate Lorraine’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday 16 December at 11:00am followed by private cremation. The service will be Live Streamed at oneroomstreaming Event ID Rosewood FH password VZGLHU

Blake, Marie Frances (Pianist)

Friday, 11 December 2020
7/1/36  - 11/12/20, died peacefully at Kandahar Home.
Loving Sister. Mother of, Terry, Lyn, Kevin and Martin, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.
Messages to Marie’s family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842
 A service at Rosewood, 415 Queen St, Masterton on Wednesday 16 December at 2.30pm followed by private cremation.

POPE, Wendy Ann (nee Meyrick).

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

On 8th December 2020. Peacefully, in her 71st year. Dearly loved wife of “Fred” and sidekick of the late Garry. Much loved and adored Mum of Reece and Janine, Shelley, Chelsey and Toby. Treasured Nana of Jamie, Adam, Duncan, Max, Taylor, Sam, and Emily. Loved daughter of the late Melba and Stanley Meyrick. Much loved sister-in-law, aunty, and friend to many. The family express their grateful thanks to the staff at Lansdowne Park for their loving care and friendship of Wendy. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Life Flight Trust PO Box 14448 Wellington 6022 may be left at the service.  Messages to the Pope family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A service for Wendy will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 11 December at 2 pm, followed by private cremation.

TURLEY, Miriam Elizabeth Christine -

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Passed away peacefully on 8 December 2020 at Lansdowne Park surrounded by her loving family, aged 67. Loved wife of the late Ian. Beloved mother of Miranda. Loved sister and sister-in-law  of Pam and Charlie (both dec), Colin (dec) and Frances, Brenda and Doug. Loved Nanny to Frankie (the dog). Loved by her extended family. A service to celebrate Miriam’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 11 December at 11.00am followed by burial at Clareville Cemetery. Messages to the family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton

FAMULARO, Maria Laura.

Thursday, 3 December 2020
On Thursday 3 December 2020, peacefully. In the loving presence of family. Dearly beloved wife of Salvatore (Salve) for over 70 years. Loved and cherished mother and mother in law of Michael and Roslynd Famularo, Maria and Don MacKay, Anita and John Henry, Angela Belcher and partner Dirk, David Famularo, Peter and Vicki Famularo, Paul and Janece Famularo. Devoted and amazing grandmother and grandmother in law of Aimee, Sophie, Cameron and Connor, Andrea and Daniel, Matthew and Tania, Laura and Shane, Ben and Christina, Ocean and Nicholas, Sally and Matt, Dominic and Tim, Rachel and Ryan. Cherished great grandmother of Lucas and Oliver, Charlotte and Thomas, Gia and Cleo, Nixon, Nia, Nivaeh and Nikau, Tui and Bryce. We would  like to thank the staff at Lansdowne Park and Dr John Gordon, for their dedicated care of Laura. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Vincent de Paul (Vinnie’s), 161 High Street, Carterton would be appreciated and may be left at the church.
A requiem mass to give thanks for the life of Laura will be held at St Patrick's Church, Cnr of Queen and Russell Streets, Masterton on Monday 7 December at 11.00am followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.
”A powerhouse at rest”