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Current Funerals

HENDERSON, Colin William

Sunday, 11 August 2019

On 11th August 2019 at Masterton, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Pat, and step-father of Karl, Paul, Mark, and Chris Haustein. Loved father of Paul, Donna and Gavin Wilson, and Jason. A loved grandfather and great grandfather. Loved brother of Rona Simonsen, Max and Janice Henderson. A Loved uncle. A Service to give thanks for Colin’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday August 14 at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation.  Messages to the family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton.

HEMI, Ashley Jay

Wednesday, 7 August 2019
On 7th August 2019 as the result of an accident in Masterton, aged 30 years.  Dearly loved daughter of Toni Hemi and Richard Haeata, and loved step-daughter of Justin McLachlan.  Much loved sister of Adrian, Nikki and Stefan.  Beloved granddaughter of Dan and Pam Hemi, John and Pepi Haeata.
For those wishing to visit, Ashley is at home 54 Bannister Street, Masterton.  A service to give thanks for Ashley’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Monday 12th August at 2:00pm followed by cremation.

KENNEDY Gavin James

Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Left this world for the next on Tuesday 6 August 2019, at home surrounded by his large and loving family, aged 66. Loving husband to Shelley; son of Pat and the late Murray; beloved father and father-in-law to Scott and Kathryn, Blanche and Ross; step-father to Vanessa and Viv, Leah, Josephine and Jack, Oliver and Nicole; and cherished grandfather to many. Gavin will be remembered for his generosity and loving spirit in the Wairarapa rural community. Messages to the family can be sent to PO Box 2055, Masterton, 5842.
A celebration of Gavin’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton, on Friday 9 August at 2.00 pm, followed by cremation.

HARMAN, Alister John.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

On 4 August 2019 peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 83. Cherished husband of Pamela. Loved and loving father of Paul (dec), Kristyn, and Kerry and beloved grandfather of Kassie, Rosie, Nicholas, Alyssa, and Anthony. Our deep gratitude to medical staff for Alister’s care over many years. Service to be held on Friday 9 August at 1:00pm at the Church of Epiphany, High Street, Masterton, followed by an afternoon tea then burial at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Kahukura Palliative Care, Wairarapa DHB may be left in the foyer or sent C/- Wairarapa Hospital, Private Bag Masterton. Messages C/ PO Box 2055 Masterton.  Forever in our hearts.

LOCHORE, Sir Brian James (BJ), ONZ, KNZM, OBE.

Saturday, 3 August 2019
 On August 3 2019 peacefully at home in Masterton, aged 78.  All Black 1963 - 1971 #637, All Black Captain 1966 - 1970.  Beloved husband and best friend of Pam. Much loved father and father-in-law of Sandra and Jon, Joanne and Mark, David and Virginia. Inspirational grandfather of Lochie, Sophie, and Annie; James, Charlotte and Brigette; Jake and Frank. Much loved brother of Kevin, Shona, and Wayne. The family thank the numerous doctors and medical staff who tried so hard and gave exceptional care. Brian led a life that was full. The family are very proud of all he achieved, and their hearts are breaking at this time of loss as Brian still had so much to give. A Service to celebrate Sir Brian’s life will be held at Memorial Park, Dixon Street Masterton on Thursday August 8 at 1:00pm.  Messages to the Lochore family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton.

FAULKNER Gwenith Margaret (Gwen) WRNZAF WW2 Reg No. W4722

Friday, 2 August 2019
On 2nd August 2019 at Lansdowne Park, Masterton in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Ashley for 73 years. Mother and mother-in-law of Pamela and Bruce McGregor (Masterton), Peter and Jane Faulkner (Nelson) and David and Kath Faulkner (Nelson). Grandmother to James Thurston, the late Duncan James McGregor, Viki and Leigh Kube, Sarah and Richard Kirton, Ben and Anna Faulkner, Kate and Mark Kerr, Audrey and Scott Mosley and Daniel Faulkner. Great Grandmother to Connor, Maggie and Molly, Sam and Annabelle, Lachlan and Harry, Alyssa and Gemma, Adam and Clara.
Gwen was the last survivor of her beloved McPhail sisters and brother, Betty, Molly, Nancy and Jock with ancestry on the Isle of Mull in Scotland and early lives in Dunedin. With grateful thanks to Dr John Gordon and each and every staff member at Lansdowne Park for their wonderful care of Gwen especially in her final days.  No flowers please but donations to the Life Flight Trust would be appreciated. Messages to 1B Jordan Terrace, Masterton. 
At Gwen’s request a private funeral service has been held.

WILTON, Phyllis Jane (nee Groves)

Thursday, 25 July 2019
Passed away peacefully at Wairarapa Village on 25th July 2019. Aged 97 years. Loved wife of Lyal (deceased) Loved mother and mother in law of Brenda and Brian Powell,  Nancy and Charlie Baldwin, Pam and David Balmer, David. Loved by Fiona. Loved nana of her 12 granchildren and loved great nana of her 12 great grandchildren. Thank you to the staff at Wairarapa Village for their love and care of Phyllis for the last 20 years. “We will treasure the memories. Simply the best.”  
Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055  Kuripuni  Masterton 5842. A private service has been held.

Hunt, Marjory -

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Passed away peacefully on July 24 2019 at Selwyn Sprott House, Karori, Wellington, aged 89. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon, treasured mother of Linden & Neil, John & Mary, Marilyn & Graeme and Nigel & Benita. Beloved Nana of Elliot, Alexander, Leo and Jethro.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Leprosy Mission NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Hunt family c/- Rosewood Funeral Home, P O Box 2055, Masterton. A service for Marjory will be held at St James Union Church, 116 High St, Masterton  on Tuesday July 30 at 1pm, followed by private cremation.

Macdonald, Judith Frances (Judy)

Monday, 15 July 2019
On 15 July 2019 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 66 years.  Dearly loved daughter of Clarice and Francis Macdonald.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Margery and John (Taupo), Stewart and Sally (Ihuraua), Ewen and Heather (Ihuraua).  Loved friend of Faith, Ameria, Vicky, Kay, Heidi and her wonderful caregivers.  A private cremation has taken place.  A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 19 July at 2.00pm.  Messages to 103/35 Edith Street, Masterton.

KEMPTON, Judith Isobel (nee Hargreaves)

Thursday, 11 July 2019

On July 11, 2019, at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 77.  Loved wife of the late David.  Loved mother of Shaun. Loved Nana of Joshua and loved great Nana of  Aubree. Loved stepmother of Penny, Greg, Josie and Gabrielle and grandmother of Reuben.  Loved by all her family.  A private service has been held.

SOWRY, Merle

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Passed away peacefully at Kandahar Home on 9th July 2019.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ian.  Much loved mother of Brent, Paul and Lee, Mark, and Neil.  Grandmother to Jay and Tabitha, Gemma, Andrew, Jono, Emma, and Jack.  Great Grandma to Alex and Edee.
Messages to the Sowry family may be posted to PO Box 2055, Masterton. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimers NZ, P.O Box 865 Masterton 5840 or left at the service.  A celebration of Merle’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 12th July at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.

RUTENE, Cecilia Hiria (Gypsy)

Monday, 8 July 2019

24.6.1936 ~ 8.7.2019

Passed away peacefully with her whanau present.  Beloved wife of Allen (Jim) for 61 years.  Dearly loved mother of Russell (Gus) deceased, Lionel and Triny, Allan and Missy, Willy and Deb, Phillip and Susan, Sharon and Roly.  Much loved Nan of her moko and great moko.  Messages to the Rutene family may be posted PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.Gypsy will lie at 35 Cody Crescent, Masterton until her service at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 11July at 11.00am followed by burial at Hamuera Urupa, Te Whiti Road, Gladstone.

KING, Suzanne May (Sue)

Friday, 5 July 2019

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family,on 5 July 2019.  Dearly loved wife of Peter.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Michelle and Nigel, Tony and Peggy, and Ricky.  Treasured Nana to all her grandchildren.  Messages to Sue’s family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Wairarapa, 59 Renall Street Masterton 5810 would be appreciated.  At Sue’s request a private service has been held.

DUNCAN, Kerry Anne (nee Duffin)

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Suddenly on the 30th of May at Masterton Hospital aged 63. Loved wife and best mate to Rob for 37 years.

Adored mum to Kate and Tamati, Sam and Shona, Carl and Steph, Erin and Nick.

Sister and sister-in-law of Christine, Tony and Sue Duffin , Paul and Suzie  Duffin.

Treasured Nana Kerry to Amber Rose, Hannah, Lachlan, Hamiora and Maisy.

Beloved "Mad" Aunty to many nieces and nephews.

Much loved member of many local sporting and school communities. 

Messages to the Duncan family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.

Kerry’s service will be held on Thursday 6 June at the Carterton Event Centre, 50 Holloway Street, Carterton, at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.

CHAMPION, Judith Anne

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Passed away at Glenwood Masonic Hospital on 29 June 2019, aged 82 years.  Dearly loved wife of Archer.  Loved mother, nana, great nana of Sue and Dwayne, Penelope, Kylie and George, Nick and Shannon, Archie and Kai; Jeanette and Pehil, Liam and Sam, Tara and Courtney, and Petra; Alan and Michelle, Laura and Zac; Liz, Aimee and Michael, and Jessie.  Messages to Judith’s family may be placed on Judith’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or posted to PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A celebration of Judith’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 5 July at 11.00am followed by private cremation.

WONG, Colin

Friday, 28 June 2019
Passed away on 28th June 2019, aged 92 years. Much loved husband of the late  Shirley.  Much loved Dad of Michael and Choy-Ling, Kevin and Vivien, Christine, Robyn and Hock, Jenny and Richard.  Loved and Cherished Goong Goong / Yeh Yeh of 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Messages to the Wong familiy C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. In Lieu of flowers donations to Wellington Free Ambulance PO Box 601, Wellington 6140 would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service to Celebrate Colin’s life  will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 6th July 2019 at 11.00am.  

FENWICK, Crispin George (Cris)

Friday, 21 June 2019

9.7.1942 ~ 21.6.2019

Passed away peacefully at Lansdowne Court surrounded by family.  Husband of Marie, special  life-long friend of Alison. Much loved father of Neale and Christine, loving grandfather and great grandfather .  A private ceremony was held for Cris at Rosewood Chapel on Tuesday 25 June. 


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Passed away peacefully at Kandahar Rest Home on 19 June 2019, in her 76th year.  Dearly beloved wife of the late Maxwell George Whitehouse.  Beloved mother of Angela,  Elizabeth, Steven and Deanna.  Adored Gran of Belinda and Michael; Terry and Charlotte; Josh and Tayla; Blake and Chantelle and her great grandchildren, as well as a loved mother-in-law.The family would like to express their deep appreciation of Renee’s care at Kandahar Court.  Messages to Renee’s family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton, 5842.  At Renee’s request a private cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be advised at a later date.