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DUNN, Myra Leonie (“Chum”), nee Hoare

Saturday, 1 December 2018
Passed away peacefully at Cornwall Rest Home, Masterton on 1st December 2018, surrounded by family.  Aged 101 years (18.10.1917 – 1.12.2018).  Now with her dearly loved husband and best friend, the late Richard (Dick) Dunn.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Charlotte and Michael Williams, Tom and Norma Dunn, Les and Judith Dunn, Julia and Paul London, and Richard and Christine Dunn.  Loved grandmother to Rebecca, Sarah, Hamish and Danielle, Richard and Athena, Joanna and Steve, and Tom.  Great grandmother to Eric, Jonathan, David, Jade, Dylan, the late Liam, Lydia, and Zachary.  Great great grandmother to Sasha.  Loved sister to Win and the late Bet, Jim, Joyce, and Ken.  Sister-in-law to Nola and Val.  Loved aunt to her many nieces and nephews.  Mentor and friend to many. 

A service to remember Chum will be held at 1pm on Friday 7th December 2018 in St James Union Church, 116 High St, Masterton, followed by private cremation. Grateful thanks to all the staff at Cornwall Rest Home for their compassion and loving care of Chum.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Naenae Boxing Academy would be appreciated and may be left at the service. 

"God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, that everyone who has faith in him may not die but have eternal life."  John 3:16


DAWANG Joe Vincent

Saturday, 1 December 2018

On December 1st at the Te Omanga Hospice, Petone.

Loved husband of Christine, much loved father of Candice Jorgine.

Loved son of George and Ma-Ida, loved son-in-law of Rico and Connie. Loved brother-in-law of Jas and Jerwin.

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

All are invited to a evening viewing and service held at Rosewood tonight, 4th December from 5.00pm.

A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Wednesday 5th December at 10.00am followed by a private cremation. 


THORN Anthony Stephen (Tony/TT)

Friday, 30 November 2018

 13/12/1946-30/11/2018. Passed away peacefully at home in Masterton surrounded by family.

Much loved husband of Maureen. Loved father of Kim and Steve, Amanda and Wayne, Toni and Stacey, Stefan and Sarah, Megan and Rhys. Adored TT of Jamie and Cheyenne, Emma, Jess and Matt, Hannah and Quentin, Nikita and Bryce, Angus, JT, Lizzy, Jordon, Nathaniel, Maddie, Aiden, Ollie, Brayden and Eva. Loved brother of Chris and Raewyn Bredesen. Loved brother-in-law and uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Wonderful friend to many.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation PO Box 865, Masterton 5840 and left at the service. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. Tony’s funeral will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton at 2pm on Wednesday 5th of December followed by private cremation.

ECCLES Joy Cynthia

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

On the 28th November 2018 suddenly after a short illness at Wairarapa Hospital, Masterton. Aged 91 years. Beloved wife and best friend of John. 

Much loved mother and mother in law of Robyn and Frank Dawber, Barrie and Shona, Craig and Svitlana. Loved grandmother of John, David, Peter, Evan, Jenny and Nikki.  Great grandmother of her 4 great grandchildren.

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

Donations would be appreciated to the Heart Foundation (Wairarapa Branch) 41 Perry Street, Masterton 5810 and may be left at the service. 

A service will be held at Rosewood  415 Queen St, Masterton on Tuesday December 4th at 2.00pm followed by private cremation. 


STEPHENS, Maurice James (of Greytown)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

On 27th November 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital. Aged 78. Long time friend of Michael Wilmshurst.  Maurice will be missed by the members of Morison’s Bush Bowling Club and former staff of Pain and Kershaw, Martinborough. 

A gathering to farewell Maurice will be held at the South Wairarapa Working Men’s Club, Greytown (entrance off West St) on Monday 3rd December at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.

CARROLL, Ngaro Evelyn Waiomio (nee Manuera)

Saturday, 17 November 2018

On 17 Nov 2018, aged 84.

E te mokopuna o Ngâ Puhi, te whângai o Kahungunu, kua hoea ki te papatoieke o Hine-nui-te-pô, haere atu râ, moe mai râ.

Dearly loved wife of the late William Young Carroll. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Te Atua Manuera (Atu), Daphne Marlene Hoana and Harry Te Whare, Ralph Moeanu (deceased) and Lynn Lackner, Cindy Piki Marie and Clive Paku, Angela Te Wairakau and Tom Paku (deceased) and Rowan Smith, Mereana Joesphine (deceased), William Young Waiomio (Bill) and Judy Reiri, Brent Te Akonga (Kako) and Elaine Smith. Loved Nan, Great-Nan and Great, Great-Nan to all of her mokopuna.

Ngaro is lying at Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford Road Masterton and her service will be at the marae on Wednesday 21 Nov at 11.00am followed by interment at Ahitainga urupa. 

NELSON, Ian Didsbury

Saturday, 17 November 2018
 On 17 November 2018 at Masterton, in his 90th year.  Much loved husband of Virginia (Dinny). Loved father and father-in-law of Nick (passed), Debbie, Anne, David and Lindy. Loved grandad of Hailey, Ryan, Vaughan, Louise, Georgia, Mac and Great grandfather of Evelyn .Service to be held on Wednesday 21 November at 11.00am at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton, followed by lunch then a private cremation.

SKEET, Pamela (Pam)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

On Sunday, 11th November 2018 at Kandahar,  Masterton.  Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of Joseph, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jennifer and Rob Rattenbury (Wanganui), Liz and Malcolm Gibson (Wellington), Gillian and Stan Irons (Lower Hutt), Andrew and Tracey (Sydney, Australia). Loved Grandma of Jodie, Luke; Fiona, Andrea: Samantha, Bryce; Eleanor,  Joseph and 4 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Skeet family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations to the RSPCA PO Box 529 Masterton maybe left at the church. A service for Pam will be held at St Matthews Anglican Church, 37 Church St, Masterton on Friday November 16th at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation.

McRae-van Niekerk, Anita Evelyn May

Friday, 9 November 2018
Anita Evelyn May McRae-van Niekerk 29.4.82 Tragically taken 9.11.2018 in Masterton.  Aged 36.
Cherished daughter of Paddy Norman and Alan McRae. Sister to Kimberlee.  Loved wife of Jock van Niekerk.
Loving mother to Angel (deceased) 15, Clevelyn and Dane, step-mother to Chené and Jessie. Much loved granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother, auntie and niece. A special friend to Raychelle and many others.
Missed workmate from the team at Kiwi Lumber.
Anita’s funeral service will be at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 37 Church St  Masterton, on Thursday November 15 at 1:00pm followed by a private burial.


Thursday, 8 November 2018
On 8th November 2018, aged 87.  Beloved wife of Merv (deceased).  Much loved mum of Alan, David and Wendy and mother-in-law of Rangi (deceased), Marcia and Lance.  Loved grandma of her 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  A family service has been held.  Messages C/- W Cunliffe, 38 Francis Road, RD4, Wanganui.

ROFF, Evelyn Elizabeth -

Saturday, 3 November 2018

On November 3, 2018 passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lansdowne Court, Masterton, aged 90.  Loved wife of the late Donald.  Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Paul Greenlees, Martin and Cassie, Graeme and Sharon.  Much loved Nana of Michael and Anna, Andrew and Emma, Emma and Nick, Liam and Renee; Jonathan and Alisha, Aaron, Benjamin and Mel, Daniel and Hayley, and Michelle and Jacob.  Great Nana of Mia and Willow; Nevy and Ollie; Enzo; Archer, Rose, Violet and Hudson; Austen and Noelle; Aliya and Jordyn.  Beloved sister of Edgar, Pat, Harry and Bill.  A service to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 6 November at 11.00am followed by cremation.  Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 307 Masterton 5810.

MAWSON, Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) nee Pearce

Friday, 26 October 2018
Born 14 January 1922, died  26 October 2018 at Lansdowne Park Retirement Village, Masterton. Loved wife of the late Isaac John Mawson (Jack).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Susette and Cary Griffiths (Auckland), Valmai and David Holmes (Masterton).  A Loving Grandma to 6 and Great Grandma to 12.  A private family farewell has been held.  Messages may be sent to 374 Lees Pakaraka Road, Masterton.

LONGWORTH Williamena Helen (Ena)

Thursday, 25 October 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Lyndale Manor Masterton on October 25, 2018. Aged 94 years. Loved wife of the late Cecil Longworth , and the late John Andrew. Dearly loved mother of Michael (Leithfield), Helen (Auckland), Elizabeth (Ohope).  Loved mother in-law of their partners Anne, Bruce and Douglas. Step mother of the Andrew family. Loved grandmother to Anita, Natasha, Ben, Nicholas, Mathew and Joanna. Loved great grandmother to 9 great grandchildren. The celebration service for Ena’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday November 2nd at 1:30 pm followed by private cremation. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Lyndale Manor for their exceptional care of Ena.

CEGLAREK, Hannah Urihe

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On Wednesday, 24th October 2018 peacefully at home in Masterton. Dearly loved wife of Tony. Much loved mother of Joe, Martha, Sally (dec) Elizabeth, Bronwyn, John, Geoff, and Violet. Loved Nan of her mokopunas. “Special thanks to friends, neighbours, St James family and Kahukura Palliative Care Team for their care and support of Hannah, Tony and her family” As per Hannah’s wish a private cremation has been held in Masterton.

JACKSON, Norma Olive (nee Jensen),

Saturday, 20 October 2018

On 20 October 2018 peacefully entered into glory at Wairarapa Hospital surrounded by her family.  Aged 86.  Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Murray.  Beloved mother and mother-in-law of the late Mary, Fae and Peter Galbraith, Wendy and David Baird, Roslyn, Michael and Joy, Warren and Jo, Andrew and Karina. Wonderful Nana to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Devoted sister of Bill, Lucy, Wally, Bob, Kaye and Marie.  A friend to many.  A celebration of Norma’s life will be held on Wednesday 24 October at 1.00pm at the Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton followed by burial. To honour Norma’s love of colour, we request that you wear colourful clothes.  For those wishing to view Norma there will be an opportunity on the morning of the service from 10.00am to 11.30am at the Masterton Baptist Church, corner of Renall and Chapel Streets.

In lieu of flowers we would request you make a donation to one of Norma’s favourite charities which include:Life flight; Wairarapa Crisis Pregnancy Support, a donation box will be in the foyer at the church.  Messages  can be left on Norma’s tribute page www.tributes.co.nz or mailed to the Jackson Family C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim 4:7



SMITH Barry John

Friday, 19 October 2018

Passed away peacefully on 19 October 2018, aged 71. Treasured husband of Lynda.  Loving father of Adam, Matthew, Carla and Jamie. Adored grandfather to all of his beautiful grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 27 October at 1.00pm. 

KNOWLES Rosemary (Rosie) Lillian May

Monday, 15 October 2018
On October 15th 2018 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 63 years.  Dearly loved super mother and mother-in-law to Jessica and Benno Schumacher, Nicola and Pete van der  Vlerk.  Dearly loved grandma to Willem, Heidi, Adelyn and Zara.  Beloved partner of Owen (OJ) Jansen.  Loved sister of Richard (dec) and David.
“Your beautiful smile will never be forgotten, your warmth and love will remain with us all forever”
Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A Service will be held for Rosie at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 19 October at 2pm followed by burial.