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Current Funerals

HENSON Bertie (David)

Sunday, 10 March 2019
 21/08/52-10/03/19
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the sudden passing of Bertie.
Loved partner of Helen Dewes, Cherished Father to Lynda and Marcus, Father-in-law to James and Andrea and Poppa to Scarlett, Hugo, Patrick, Charlie and Norm. Former spouse to Fiona.
Sadly missed, never forgotten.
A service will be held for Bertie at Memorial Park Dixon Street Masterton Thursday the 14th March at 2pm. This will be followed by refreshments and nibbles at Red Star clubrooms on Herbert St Masterton.
 

SIMPSON, Colin (Oak)

Thursday, 7 March 2019
On 7th March 2019 at Masterton. 
Dearly loved husband of Shirley. Much loved father and father in law of Glenys and Alan West, Tracy and Andy Hunter, Duncan and Yvonne. A much loved grandad and great-grandad to his grandchildren. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Tuesday 12th March at 1.00pm followed by private cremation. 

FLEET, Albert George (Albie) -

Thursday, 7 March 2019

On 7 March 2019 at Wairarapa Village, Masterton, aged 86.  Dearly loved husband of the late Olive.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Cheryl Trass and Robert O’Kane, Debbie and Darren Buckley, Terry and Val, Linda and Rodney McLachlan, Brent and Sue, Kim and Barry Price.  Loved Grandad  of Nick, Brendon, Tim, Joshua, Dayna, Matthew, Michael, Rhys, Mark, Ryan and their families.  A much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.  A service to celebrate Albie’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday 13th March at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.  Bring your best yarns.  The family wish to thank the caring staff of Wairarapa Village and the Parkinson’s Society.

RYAN, Larry

Thursday, 7 March 2019
of Masterton
18-4-44 ~ 7-3-2019
Loving husband to Avril for 29 years.  Loving father, step father, brother, grandfather, great grand father, great great grandfather and uncle to many.  Forever in our hearts.  A private burial took place on Friday.

HALL, Karen Maxine

Sunday, 3 March 2019
Suddenly in Masterton on Sunday 3rd March 2019, in her 64th year. Loved partner of the late Larry Kenny, much loved mother and mother in law of Melissa and Timothy Hobbs. Much loved Nana of Michael. All messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. Special thanks to Wellington Free Ambulance and Wairarapa Hospital Staff for their care and support. As per Karen’s request a private service has taken place followed by cremation. 

TATHAM, Pat (formerly of Homewood)

Monday, 25 February 2019

On 25 February 2019 peacefully at Lansdowne Park Resthome, aged 85.  Loving wife of John for 61 years.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Christopher and Geraldine, Andy and Jan, and Julie and Trevor Myers.  Special Granny P of Caitlin, AJ, Tim, Paddy, Johnty, and Josh.  Sister and sister-in-law of Brian (dec) and Marie-Louise, Jennifer, and Tony and Sue.  A memorial service will be held for Pat at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday February 28 at 11.00am.

TUTAVAHA, Misimale (Misi)

Monday, 25 February 2019
 On February 25, 2019 at home, Ngahape, Masterton, surrounded by his family, aged 64.  Dearly loved husband of Margaret (nee Braddick).  Much loved father and father-in-law of James (Masterton), Timo and Taania (New Plymouth), and Kate (Palmerston North).  Loved Grandad of Olly, Charlotte, Lily and Louis.  Much loved son of Hala (Harry) and Liliani Tutavaha (Auckland), and brother of Maureen, George, Karolini, Sofaligiahi, Harry, Lilly, Mariner, Junifer, David, Charles, Sarah, and the late Meipo Savona.  A service to celebrate Misi’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 1 March at 11.00am followed by burial at Eketahuna Cemetery at 3.00pm.  Misi will be at home for those wishing to visit.
 

FITZGERALD, Anne Watson (nee Taylor)

Saturday, 23 February 2019
On Saturday, 23rd February 2019, peacefully at Aversham House, Masterton, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of Dermot. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Craig and Debbie (Pahiatua), Steven (late) and Lucy, Jenny and Mike Griffith (Masterton). Loved Granny B of Dustin and Hannah; Henry, Sophie and Annie; Ben and Lisa, Josh and Pip, and Duncan, and great granny to her 3 Great grandchildren.  Loved  sister-in-law and aunty of Colleen and Warren Butler (Tauranga), and their families.  A Service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held at St. Matthews Church, Church Street Masterton on Thursday 28th February at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. 
Anne is the only daughter of the late Frances and Tom Taylor. Beloved sister of the late Joe Taylor, and beloved sister-in-law of Trish Taylor. Very special Aunty to Pip, Deborah, Madeleine and Michael, and their partners, great neices and nephews and great great niece.
 

ELLIOTT, Aileen

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

On February 20 2019 peacefully at Lansdowne Court Masterton, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Graeme. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Karen and the late Clive Knott (England), Stephen and Marilyn (Masterton), Mark and Sheryn (Masterton). Loved Grandma of Andrew and Martin; Matthew, Kate, Amanda, and Megan; Cameron, Nathan and Caitlin. Great Grandma of James, Louis, Agnes, Joseph and Hazel. Loved sister of Don Tapping (Masterton), and the late Phil, Harry and Bessie.  A Service to celebrate Aileen’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday 27th February at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. Messages to the family, and donations to Parkinson’s Wairarapa in Aileen’s memory may be sent to P O Box 2055 Masterton.

WOOD, Doris

Monday, 18 February 2019
On Monday, 18th February 2019 at Lansdowne Court  Masterton, in her 97th year. Daughter of the late Robert and Jenny Easten. Loved wife of the late John Wood. Beloved mother of John and grandmother of Alyssa and Oliver.
Family would like to thank Lansdowne Court for their care and consideration. 
Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A private service was held on Monday 25th February at Rosewood followed by cremation.

COLE, Kathryn Louise (Kit)

Sunday, 17 February 2019
 
Passed away peacefully on 17 February 2019, aged 48.  Dearly loved partner of Sean.  Loving mother of Louis and Sam.  Beloved daughter of Ron and Vida.  Treasured sister of Boo.  Messages to Kit’s family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. In lieu of  flowers donations to Hospice Wairarapa, 59 Renall Street, Masterton would be appreciated  or may be left at the service.
A service for Kit will be held at Rosewood Chapel, 415 Queen Street, Masterton  on Thursday 21 February at 11.00am, followed by private cremation

DOUGLAS Anne Godfrey (nee Kay)

Friday, 15 February 2019
 
Aged 94, peacefully with family at Masterton. Loved wife of the late Bill Douglas. Loved mother of Jenny and Bruce Skeet (Masterton), Biz and Garry Davidson (Cape Town), Sue and Mike Scott (Waikanae), Wendy and John Rowley (Auckland), and the late Pip and Roger Wilkie (Martinborough). Much loved grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 22. Loyal and trusted friend to many. The family would like to thank all of the staff of the care facility at Wairarapa Village for the wonderful love and care they gave her. She did love them all! Messages to family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Parkinsons  c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton which may be left at the service.
A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Monday, 25th February at 2.00pm followed by a cremation.
 

GUISE Gary Frederick

Friday, 15 February 2019
 
On the 15th of February 2019 at Masterton. Cherished husband of Gaye. Loved father and father in law of the late Kate Marie, Stacey and Sam Mita,  Stephanie & Troy Hunter. Adored Grandfather of Tekaia, Rawhiti and Lexus. Loved brother, uncle and friend to many.
Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton  5842. In lieu of flowers a donation to Abbeyfield Masterton would be appreciated and may be left at the service.
A service for  Gary will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Tuesday, 19th February at 11am.
 
 

DOUGHERTY, Barbara May June ( May)

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

On February 12th 2019 at Lansdowne Park, Masterton. Aged 84 years. Loved wife of the late Brian (Doc) and the late Bob Waller. Dearly loved Mum, mother in law and friend of Mary and Bunter Anderson. Much loved Nan of Jeremy, Robbie, Kristy and Jenna. A much loved sister and aunt. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. Donations would be appreciated to Lifeflight Trust PO Box 14448 Kilbirnie Wellington 6241 and left at the service. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Friday 15th February at 1.30pm followed by cremation.

SIMS, Graham Alfred

Saturday, 9 February 2019
 
Reg. no. F676389 
1NZ Regiment & WO1 RNZAMC Malaya Veteran 1958-60.
On 9 February peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital surrounded by his family. Aged 83.
Cherished husband of Billie for 57 years. Much loved Dad and father-in-law of Michael (deceased), Nigel & Jaye, Craig & Jacqui, Darryl & Maree, and Sheree & Rob. Dearly loved Poppa of Nicole & Dom, Chris, Hayden & Hannah, Bradley, Henry, Isabelle and Genevieve. Brother and brother in-law of Stanley(deceased) & Margaret, Beryl & Arnold (deceased), David & Marie, Ngaire & Allan(deceased), Steve & Barbara, Valda & Brett, plus his nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance service.
Messages to family C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.
A celebration of Graham’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Wednesday 13 February at 12noon followed by private cremation.
 

Waata, Violet Priscilla (Dorlan)nee Nanama

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
 
Passed away on 6 February 2019.  Dearly loved wife of Matthew.  Treasured mum, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother.  Violet will lie at Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford Road, Masterton,  her funeral will be held there on Saturday 9 February 2019 at 11.00am followed by burial at Ngai Tahu Urupa Gladstone.
“Families can be together forever”

McLean, Alasdair Robert (of Longbush)

Monday, 4 February 2019
On 4 February 2019 peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 76.  Dearly loved father and father-in-law of James and Gemma, Andrew and Hanna.  Loved grandad of Alex; and William.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Rhona and Nika, Colin and Sue.  Loved uncle of Kate, Hannah and Campbell.
A Service for Alasdair will be held at the farm, Glen Cumbrae, 208 Mahupuku Road, Longbush on Saturday 9 February at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

EDGECOMBE, Wiremu -

Monday, 4 February 2019
Our precious and dearly loved Wiremu (Bill) John Taiawhio Edgecombe passed away in the comfort of his whânau on Monday 4th Feb at 12:07pm. He is at Tumapuhia Marae and a service will be held for Wiremu on Thursday 7th Feb at 11am where he will be laid to rest at Taupare Urupa with his Grandmother, Mum, Brothers & whânau. 
Wiremu was dedicated to his hapu Ngai Tumapuhia-a-rangi and an active member of the Wairarapa community he will be greatly missed by many and remembered for his selfless generosity to others.
Hoki atu ki o tupuna moe mai ra.
 
 
 

HOBY, Arthur Chapman

Sunday, 3 February 2019

On February 3 2019 peacefully at Wairarapa Village, Masterton  in his 92nd year.  Dearly loved husband of Jenny.  Much loved father of Anne, Philip, Stephen, and Jane.  Loved Grandpa of Jonathon, Amy, Tait, Lewis, and Caleb. Loved brother of the late Katherine Robson, the late Esther Stocker, and the late Margaret Hoby.  Loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. A Service to give thanks for Arthur’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Thursday 7th February at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. A donation in Arthur’s memory  to Abbeyfield would be appreciated, either sent to 39 Church Street Masterton, or left at the service.

ZANDER, Neville

Friday, 1 February 2019

On 1 February 2019, peacefully at home in Masterton, aged 80 years. Loving husband and soulmate of Jan.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Karen Zander-Jones and Mel Jones, Michelle and Peter Mawson.  Loved Grandad of Caitlin, and Oliver; Taylah, and Sarah.  Loved brother of Marlene, Ray (deceased), Kay, David, and Dale; loved brother-in-law of Gavin, Helen, and Kirby, and their families.  A loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.  A Service to celebrate Neville’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Tuesday 5 February at 2.00pm followed by private cremation. Messages to 10/100 Titoki Street, Masterton. 

DICKENS Betty Marie (Bet)

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

DICKENS Betty Marie (Bet) - Of Masterton (formerly of Alfredton), on 29 January 2019, peacefully after a short Illness.  Mate and best friend of Hilton for almost  60 years.  Loved and loving mother of Bill, Paul and Liz, Marie and Gary.  Loved grandmother of James and Samantha.  The family thank the wonderful staff of Masterton Emergency Department for their fantastic professionalism, love and care.  A private cremation and a celebration of Betty’s life has been held.

BARNETT, Joanne Eve

Monday, 28 January 2019
 
28-1-2019, aged 61, peacefully at home.  Much loved partner of Stu, Cherished mother of Toby, Kendra and Grant, Logan and Brittany. Adored Nana of Ayden, Carter, and Billie-Rose.  Eldest daughter of the late Irvine and June.  Loved big sister to Linda, Robyn, Angela, Colin, and Douglas.  A celebration of Jo’s life will be held  at 43 Kopu - Hikuai Road, Thames on Saturday February 9th at 11.00am 

OGG, Patsy (nee Wilkinson)

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Much loved wife of Steve, dedicated mum of Matthew and Melissa.  Wonderful sister to Vicki, Prue, Lynne, and Jude.  Loved sister-in-law of Lesly and Graham Stewart of Wanaka, David and Mary Ogg of Gore.  A heart felt thanks to the staff at Masterton Hospital, Masterton Medical, to the Cancer Society and their volunteer drivers,  the palliative care team and the oncology staff of Masterton, Wellington and Palmerston North.  Thank you to my work colleagues at L J Hooker and Patsy’s work friends at Lansdowne Retirement Village. A huge thanks to all our lovely friends and neighbours for your support.

“ Rest in peace Pats we all loved you.  May your garden continue to flourish and grow forever.”

COLQUHOUN, Barry John

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
  20.09.1947 – 23.01.19 Passed away peacefully at home after a battle with cancer.  Much loved husband of Carolyn, loved father and father-in-law of Angeline, Sarah & Daniel McIlroy and proud Grandad of Catherine Rose.  Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Ross & Adrienne and Grant & Naomi.  Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. Special thanks to Richard Isaacs, the Oncology Team and the Kahukura Palliative Nursing team for their support. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to Hospice Wairarapa, 59 Renall St, Masterton  and may be left at the service.  A service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held at Rosewood Funeral Home 415 Queen St, Masterton on Saturday 26th January at 2.00pm followed by a private interment.

HANCOX, Keith Francis Claude

Monday, 21 January 2019
 
13.10.38 - 21.1.19
Son of Alice and Claude Hancox.  Loved husband of Carole and father to Shelley, Tanya, Scott and Lara.  Proud grandfather of all his grandchildren and more recently his great grandchildren. Keith is survived by his only brother Graham Hancox.  A private cremation has been held for Keith as per his wishes.  A celebration of Keith’s life will take place 45 years to the day since he swam Cook Strait on 7th February at Island Bay Beach at 1.00pm.  Everyone Welcome.  Family wish to thank the incredible staff at Wellington Hospital ICU.  “Above and Beyond”.  In lieu of flowers a donation to Wellington Free Ambulance PO Box 601 Wellington, in Keith’s name, would be appreciated.
 
 

HAMMERSLEY, Molly Olive (nee Asher)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

On Sunday, 20th January 2019 peacefully at Kandahar, Masterton, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife  of the late Stewart. Former wife of Fred Dickinson.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Neil, Bradley and Jill, Kim and Geoff, Scott and Annette, Caprice and Brian, Renee and Graeme. Loved Nana and Granna of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Service to celebrate Molly’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 25th January at 11.00am, followed by burial at Woodville RSA Cemetery at 2.30pm. Messages to Molly’s family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton.

WESTON, Stan

Friday, 18 January 2019
 0n 18 January 2019 peacefully at home in the presence of his family, aged 80 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Diana (nee Rimene).  Much loved father and father-in-law of Wayne, Darrin and Fiona, and Paul and Kelly.  Loved Koro of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Loved by the extended Weston family.  A service for Stan will be held at his home 176 Akura Road Masterton on Wednesday 23 January at 11.00am followed by burial at Akura Urupa.

KEYZER – Anna Geertruida

Thursday, 17 January 2019
(9 February 1931 – 17 January 2019)
Loving wife of the late Dick Keyzer and loving mother to Annette, John, Barry and Dorrie and their spouses.
Treasured Nana to her 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
A woman of strong faith. Funeral service at Masterton Reformed Church, 37 Herbert Street, Masterton on Monday 21st January at 10.30am followed by burial and committal at Hamilton Lawn Cemetery, Newstead on 
Wednesday 23rd January at 11am.