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Current Funerals

BUNNY, Norman Bertram (John)

Monday, 1 June 2020

On 1 June 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital in his 100th year.  Dearly loved wife of Bar. Much loved father and father-in-law of Chris and Viv Bunny, Caroline and Arthur Elworthy, Becky Bunny, Lindy and Gwyn Williamson. Loved Grandfather and Fafa of Andrew and Karen, Tessa, Kate and Michael; Anna and Rob, Gintz and Charles, and John; Anita and Fraser, Sarah and Si, Nikki and Chris. Loved Great Grandfather of his 19 great grandchildren. A private service by invitation will be held for John. For those wishing to view the service on line, please visit www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID RosewoodFH password NIYMAX Messages to the Bunny family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton

HAMMOND, Helen Sandra

Thursday, 28 May 2020


Passed away peacefully at home on 28 May 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Loved Mum of Hannah and Grace.  Dearly loved daughter of Fred & Miriam and sister of Jayne, David and Teresa. Dearly loved partner of Aaron.  Very loved and special friend of Big Bird.  Messages to Helen’s family may be placed on Helen’s tribute page, www.tributes.co.nz.  Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 a private service is being held on Sunday 31 May at 1.00pm. The service is being live streamed, you are welcome to join at www.oneroomstreaming.com  Event ID RosewoodFH  Password  HBCUCP

BOYENS, Naomi Alice

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

(formerly of Palmerston North) on 26th May 2020, peacefully at Lansdowne Court, Masterton, age 83.  Loved soulmate of the late Herbert Stowers (Herb).  Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Robyn and John Purdy, Jennifer and Terry Johnson, Carol and Julian Rowntree, Debra and Harry Langham, Steven and Anita Boyens, Jacqui and Danny McLaren and Warren Boyens.  A much loved Nana, Great Nana and Great Great Nana.  A private service has been held.  Messages to the family may be sent to 14 Bunny Street, Masterton.

McLEAN, Anne

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Passed away peacefully at her home Masterton, with husband Doug of 58 years close by. Loved wife of Doug, mum to Stuart and granny to Chelsea, Courtney and Curtis, also Scottish relations; loved sister of Morag and Ian, Fred and Cathie, Ian and Margaret and sister in law to Maureen and Hendry. The family would like to acknowledge the tremendous help given to Anne and us by doctors, nurses, care givers and Cancer Society at this time. A private service for Anne with family and close friends will be held at St Lukes Crossway Church on Thursday May 28th at 2.00pm followed by cremation.

SMITH, Pamela Joyce (nee Henderson)

Friday, 22 May 2020
Passed away peacefully in her home on 22 May 2020. Aged 70 years young. (Motor Neurone Disease lived with you on your terms) Loved Mum & Mum in-law of Donna & Steve Roberts (Perth), Wendy & Corey Rongonui.  Adored Nana of Corey, Holly & partner Dylan (Perth), Connah & Jayden and great Nana of Oakley (Perth). Loved sister & sister in-law of Gwen, Brice & Heather, Malcolm (Willy) & Kathy, Jocelyn, Ngaire, Bev & late brothers David, Ian, Ken, Neville, Graeme, Gordon & Neil. Loved Aunty of many. Many thanks to Dr Pete Morrison, Kahukura Palliative team, Hospice, in home carers, family and friends for their amazing support while we cared for Pam in her own home. In accordance with Pams wishes a private cremation has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Pams life will be held at a later date. Messages can be sent to 71 Cockburn Street Masterton or visit www.tributes.co.nz

KAWANA, Marlene Dayle (nee Tyacke)

Thursday, 21 May 2020
15/12/56 – 21/5/20. On 21 May 2020 at Masterton hospital, aged 63. Cherished wife of Russell Kawana. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Jocelyn and Layton, Brenda and Nick, Kim and Stevie, Matt and Nerissa, Treen and Boy. Cherished Nan of Kieran, Regan, Tyson, Asia, Marley, Jahna and Daniel, Mere, India, Sam, Thomas, Jade, Tommy, Jesse, RJ, Nikau, Nikki Lou and TK, Te Ata, Piri, and Tiki. Loved great grandmother of TJ, Hunter, Ayvah, Lucah, and Imarni. Loved sister of Alan and Jo, Graham and Rose (deceased), Nancy and Keith, Tess and Colin, and Joe (deceased). Loved sister in law of Missy (deceased) and Karl, Willie and Sheril, Ross and Girlie, Marty (deceased) and Jeanette, Raymond (deceased) and Carol, Peter and Carol, Manu and Di, Mike and Erena, Tiana and Tom, Stephen and Fiona, Carol and Aubrey (deceased), Olive (deceased), and Wayne. Due to COVID-19 L2 guidelines and restrictions, we will be having a private funeral service and burial for Marlene. If you wish to pay your final respects to Marlene, you will have an opportunity to do so from Saturday, 23 May – Sunday, 24 May 2020. You will need to book a time with Ana-Marie Kawana on 0224112102. Only groups of up to 10 people will be allowed at a time. Upon your arrival, you will be advised of the processes we have put in place to ensure we can adhere to the COVID-19 L2 guidelines. We would appreciate your patience during this time. Ngâ mihi nui.

BETTS, Ronald David (Ron)

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
On 20 May 2020 peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 85.  Dearly loved husband of Gloria for 59 years.  Much loved father of Debbie, Gary, Lisa and their partners Dean, Phillippa and Danny.  Loved grandad of Jessy, Meg, Chris and Jack; Aliesha and Matt; Josh, Chad and Sacha.  A loved great grandad. Messages to the family may be sent C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. A private service has been held.


Sunday, 17 May 2020
On May 17, 2020 at Wellington Hospital, aged 78.  Loved husband of Eunice.  Loved father of Fred and Sally, and Jessica.  Beloved Grandad of Freya and Charlie; Quincey and Felix.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Evelyn and Enrico, Arlette, Markus and Doreth, and Michael.  Loved uncle of Saskia and Tobias; Tibor and Caroline; Richard and Sylvia.  Respected former husband of Ginny.  A private service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 22nd May at 10.00am followed by burial.  For those wishing to attend please message Jessica on 0272101717 as numbers are restricted.  The service will be live streamed on www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID RosewoodFH, Event password  JRSAVA.  Messages may be left on Fred’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz

TAINGAHUE Ngawini (Wini)

Friday, 15 May 2020
Passed away at home peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on May 15 2020.
Dearly loved wife of the late Darby.  Loved and treasured Mum of Marlene and Phill.  Adored Nanny Moko of Destiney, Justyce, Trinity, Rihari and her great grandaughter Fayth. 
“Loved by all her extended family and friends”
Messages to Wini’s family maybe posted C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private service is being held.  Your welcome to join us on live streaming TODAY 18 May at 11.00am  www.oneroomstreaming,com, Event ID RosewoodFH, Event Password UMKVAW

FLEMING, Joan Margaret -

Sunday, 10 May 2020

On May 10, 2020 peacefully at Glenwood Hospital, Masterton, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Frederick. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Juliet (deceased) and Stephen, Hamish and Joanne, Felicity, Andrew and Helen, Russell, Shona and John, Penelope, Fiona and Lincoln, Roger (deceased), Hilary,  Richard and Dana. Loved grandma and great grandma.  Messages to Joan’s family maybe left on her tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A private service has been held.


Sunday, 10 May 2020
15-6-1938  - 10- 5-2020
Passed away suddenly in Masterton.  Treasured wife of the late Donald.  Adored mother and mother-in-law of Lance (dec), Cheryl Nagel  and Ian(dec), and Jeffery.  Special Nana to Carrie and Pete, Natasha, Alinna and Dylan, Stephanie and Sam.  Loved by her great grandchildren - Cameron, Kate, Isla, Hailey, Sophie and all her nieces and nephews.  Sister of Noreen Challis (dec) Josephine Dagg (dec), Lorna Knight (dec) and Patricia Lancaster.  A private burial service will be held.

GOBEY, Martin Rae (Marty)

Saturday, 9 May 2020
Passed away peacefully on 9 May 2020. Treasured father of Steph, Jessie, Hayden and Sophie.  Messages to Marty’s family may be left on Marty’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or posted c/- 2055, Masterton 5842.  A small family service has been held.

NELSON, Audrey Mary

Saturday, 25 April 2020

On April 25 2020 peacefully at Lansdowne Park Masterton.  Dearly loved wife of the late Dr Bill Nelson, beloved mother of Sue, Stephen, and Richard; treasured mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother. A private service to celebrate her life will take place at a future date. Messages of condolences to Sue Smith 80 Victoria Avenue Remuera Auckland 1050

BROOKES, Peter Graham -

Friday, 24 April 2020

On April 24 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 83. Dearly loved husband of Judith. Much loved father and father-in-law of Vivienne and Chris Hansen, Rachelle McIntyre and Donald, Stuart and Shona. Loved Peter of his grandchildren Melissa, Jake and Jesse. A private family service will be held. A memorial service will take place when gatherings are permitted.  Messages to the family may be left on Peter’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz

WILTON, Luke Jamieson

Saturday, 18 April 2020
(Retired Senior Driver NZR) aged 94 years young. Peacefully slipped away while in the care of the staff at Masterton Hospital and those he loved at 1.10am Saturday 18th April 2020. Dearly loved husband of the late Dawn. 
“He was dearly loved, the rock of our family, and will be sadly missed, but he will be forever in our hearts.” 
Adored dad of Coral and Alec Birch (Masterton), the late Luke,  Keith and Sheryl (Levin), Gladys and Darryl (Palmerston North), Robert (Masterton), Joanne and Craig (Pahiatua),Much loved Grandad of Jarrod, David and Michelle, Nicky, James and Brendon, Angela and Bryan, Mary, Rebekah,  Sam, and Holly , Great Grandad of 12. 
The family would like to thank the staff at Glenwood Masonic for their care over the last 14 months. 
Messages to the Wilton family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. 
Due to current restraints a memorial service will be held at a later date.   


Monday, 13 April 2020

Of Masterton. - On 13th April 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital in his 85th year.  Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Lesley and Hugh Martel (Masterton) David and Sue Le Seelleur (Tauranga). Much loved Grandpa of his grandchildren and great grandchildren..A burial took place in Masterton yesterday. We will celebrate Hugh’s life with a gathering when  possible. Hugh’s family wish to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Wairarapa Hospital for their exceptional care.  A message to the family may be left on Hugh’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz

Amundsen, Colleen Ann

Tuesday, 7 April 2020
6-12-1936 - 7-4-2020
With sadness from our family, but happy tears for her, we said farewell to our mother Colleen, Nana and Great grandmother on the 7th April 2020. Loved mother and mother in law of Tania and Jason Buchanan, Nicky and Darren Percy, Jared Amundsen (deceased).  Adored nana of Callum and Ashleigh, Sarah and Kieran, Aidan and Jasmine, Cameron and Brittany. Precious Great nana to Isla and Harper.  Special thanks to the fantastic team at Lansdowne Park, we thank you with all our hearts. We will have a celebration for family and friends  to honour Colleen’s life at a later time. Messages to Colleen’s family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton.

PEARCE, Frederick Graham (known as Graham)

Sunday, 5 April 2020
On April 5 2020 peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Eileen. Cherished father and father-in-law of Judith and Brian, Carolyn and Michael, Christine and John, Brian and Stacey. Loved Grandad of Paul and Colleen, Michelle and Garth, Tim; Christopher, Amanda and Aaron, Megan; Emily and Hayden, Andrew. Loved Great Grandfather of Helaina and André; Molly, Charlie, and Max; Evie. A special family friend of Erin.
Will be fondly remembered for his love of vintage machinery, fishing and diving.
A private cremation has been held.
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