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Current Funerals

ALLEN, Kay Ngakapua (nee Nathan)

Sunday, 9 August 2020

On 9 August 2020 peacefully with her family around her, she entered fully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, aged 64. Much loved and precious wife of Graham (Sandy). The best and loyal mother and mother-in-law of Sharne and Tanja, Brian and Kathryn, Anita, Jermaine and Nadine, Terri and Wiremu.  Adored Nanny and Great Nanny of her many mokopuna.  Kay was a woman of great faith, an encourager, and made everyone she met feel special.  Her life was a gift to this earth.  She has left a legacy and an inheritance that is beyond worldly value.  Her family know real love and have a hope and a future through her life lived with faith in Jesus Christ.  For those wishing to visit, Kay is at 19 Puriri Cresent, Masterton.  A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton on Thursday 13 August at 11:00am followed by private cremation.

McCARTHY, Maree Pamela Rae

Thursday, 6 August 2020

On August 6th 2020 peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital. Loved mother of Marchelle and Justin. Loved nana of Rory and Stacey. Loved great nana of all her great grandchildren. A much loved sister. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A private cremation has been held in Masterton.

HOURIGAN, Anthony (Tony) William.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

On 5th August 2020 peacefully at Masterton Hospital after a short courageous battle. Husband and best friend of Lynne. Adored father of Jared and Rebecca. Son of the late Bill and Judy Hourigan. Loved brother and brother in law of Jo, Wendy and Shaun, Cheryl and Alistair. Cherished uncle of Loren, Alex, Mitchell, Cristy and Ryan. Treasured son in law of Ian and Phyllis. “A special thanks to the oncology and palliative care teams for their care and support during this time.” Messages to the Hourigan family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St Carterton on Monday, August 10th at 1.00pm followed by a private interment.

SUTTON, William Roderick (Rod)

Saturday, 1 August 2020
Formerly of Lower Hutt, Wellington and Hastings - on 1 August 2020 at Lansdowne Park Masterton, aged 93.  Dearly loved husband of the late Esmé. Much loved father and father-in-law of Gaye Sutton and Michael Woodcock, John and Anna, Murray and Joyce, Rosemary and Kevin. Loved Poppa of Kathryn, Brendan, Nathan, Roz, Robbie, Zane, Anesh, Kayleen, Hemi, and Steve. Great grandfather of Emily, Max, Louie, Knox, Maddie, Molly, Rose, James, Devon, Bjorn, Maddix, Taidin, and Esmé. A Service to celebrate Rod’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Thursday 6 August at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Sutton family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton.

DUCKETT, John Edward Henry -

Friday, 31 July 2020

On 31 July 2020 at home with his family, aged 73.  Dearly loved husband of Veronica (nee Dagg) for 50 years.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Matthew (deceased), Robert and Ye, Jeremy and Sarah,  Amanda and Ross Barclay. Much loved grandad of Joel and Rocky; Stefan, Kortnii and Joe, Casey and Daniel, Jennifer, Annika, Moy and Mey; Maddison; Benjamin and Gemma. Loved great grandad of Baileigh-Rae, and Connor. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Judith and the late Eddie Stammers, Keith (deceased) and Sue Duckett, Catherine and Trevor Burkhart, Frank and Jan Duckett, Colleen and Brian Taylor, Ian and Janice Dagg, Marty and Linda Dagg, Ana and George Workman, Allison and Lisa, Yvonne Hopewell and Greg Harker.  Loved uncle John to his nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington free ambulance in appreciation of the many visits to John. A Service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Masterton Community Church 117 Ngaumutawa Rd Masterton on Wednesday 5th August at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. Live streaming of the service is available through Masterton Community Church Facebook page.

BLOWN, Edna Aurelia May (nee Field).

Saturday, 25 July 2020
Passed away peacefully on 25 July 2020 surrounded by family. Ex carer and secretary at Whatman Daycare (25 years). Loving wife of Eric.  Cherished Mother of Malcolm & Allie and Matthew & Bianca. Beloved Sister of June & Terry, Avril & Robert, Jim & Sally (deceased); and Sister-in-law of Avril and Fiona. Dear Grandmother of Jaden, Tommy, Emma, Sapphire and Lorcan. Affectionate Aunt of Tracey, Gillian, Susan, Douglas, David, Nicky, Karen, Sean, and Barry (in NZ); and Susan and Julie (in UK). Very treasured Great-Aunt of six Great-Grand nieces. Dear friend of many. “Many thanks to Doctors and Nurses at Masterton Hospital for their loving care.” Tributes may be left on www.tributes.co.nz or posted to Blown Family c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. Donations in lieu of flowers to Stroke Foundation may be left at the service or you are welcome to bring a flower from your garden to place on Edna’s casket. The family invite all who loved her to a celebration of her life at Crossway Church, (St Lukes) cnr of Queen Street and Renall St Masterton on Thursday 30 July, at 10.00 am, followed by refreshments at Wairarapa Services and Citizens Club, Essex Street Masterton.

ROBERTSON (Ken) Brougham Kenneth Roberts

Friday, 24 July 2020
Passed peacefully at home on 24th July 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved Husband of the late Jenny (nee Longmore) , much-loved Dad to Sean,& Jane Jo & Marshall, Karla & Sam and Andrew & Sammy. Cherished Pa to his 11 grandchildren.  Treasure brother and brother in law of Maureen &Terry, Shona & Paul. and the late Colleen and Brain, Susan and John. Messages to the Robertson family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. A service will be held at Rosewood 417 Queen St, Masterton on Tuesday, July 28th at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.

MORGAN, Patricia Gaye (Trish)

Monday, 20 July 2020
On 20th July 2020 at Wellington Hospital, aged 54.  Dearly loved partner of John Wilson.  Loved sister of Paul Morgan, Kevin Morgan, Colleen Griffiths, Susan Hannah and Penny.  Loved aunty of her nieces and nephews.
A service for Trish will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 24th July at 1.00pm followed by burial.

HUNT Barry Simson

Friday, 17 July 2020
Peacefully on July 17th 2020 in Masterton aged 93 years. Adored husband of Virginia (Ginnie), brother of the late Diane. Much loved father and father in law of Tim and Anna, Jane, Chris and Shelley. Loved grandfather of Jessie, Lucy, Richard and Hattie, Maddy, Jack and Dougal. Proud great grandfather of Lily and Zoe, Max and Poppy, Isobel and Georgia. Thank you to Dr John Gordon and all the staff at Lansdowne Park Lifestyle Village for the loving care of Barry. Messages to the Hunt family may be posted to 2 Plains Ave, Masterton 5810. A family celebration of Barry’s life has been held.


Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Passed away at home on 14 July 2020, aged 86.  Much loved wife of the late George.  Dearly loved Mum of Rosalie and Lyndon, Jeffrey(dec), Stephen and Sue, Michael and Liz, Paul and Dawn.  Treasured Nana of Natasha, Emma, Aleisha, Alex, Liam and Jackie. Awesome great Nana of Oscar, Ella, Seth, Tayla, George.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Starship Hospital, Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1142. Messages to the family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A funeral mass for Melva will be held at St Patrick’s Church, 375 Queen Street, Masterton on Saturday 18 July at 1.00pm followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.

MAHONY, Mary Theresa (nee Jury)

Monday, 13 July 2020

Peacefully in Masterton on 13.7.2020, aged 84.  Formerly of Ponatahi and Johnsonville.  Loved wife of the late Pat Mahony.  Treasured and respected mother and mother-in-law of Donna (deceased) and Chris Allum; Lisa and Chris Ritchie; Julia Mahony and Tim Wilton.  Grandmother to Grace & Kieran, Tayla, Caitlin, Bella, James, Scarlett and Imogen.  Heartfelt thanks to staff at Lansdowne Park Village Care Centre.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson’s Wairarapa 41 Perry Street Masterton would be appreciated.  Messages to family PO Box 2068, Wellington 6140.  Due to family currently overseas, a celebration of Mary’s life will be held on a date to be arranged.

GRAY Douglas (Doug)

Saturday, 11 July 2020
Passed away peacefully on 11 July 2020, aged 95.  Loving husband of the late Shirley.  Loved Dad  Janice (dec), Allan, Lynda and Rex, Brian and Shelley , and Clive. Adored Grandad Gray to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family friend of Wickie and Donna.  Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 16 July at 11.00am followed by private cremation.
“A Life Well Driven”


Monday, 6 July 2020
On 6th July 2020 as a result of an accident, aged 80 years.  Loved mother of the late Jenny.  Loved “adopted” grandmother of the Leinfellner family.  Loved and sadly missed by her friends at the Masterton Community Church, The Wairarapa Services Club and the Country Music Club.  A service to celebrate Helga’s life will be held at The Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton on Tuesday 14th July at 11.00am followed by cremation. 
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.” John 14: 27

CRESSY, Pieter Benjamin

Sunday, 5 July 2020
On 5 July 2020 at the age of 87 years, Pieter was called home to be at peace with his Lord and Saviour. Dearly loved husband of Coby for 61 years. Loved father and father-in-law of: Debbie and Ray Bennett, Derek and Rosalind Cressy, and Andy and Rob Vosslamber. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather of: Reuben, Jonathan and Alieshia, David, Sarah and Alistair Foster (Leo, Layla and Isaac), and Susannah; Benjamin and Cassandra (Shanisha), Nathanael and Adri (Kevin, Leah, Lucy and Elaina), Naomi and Craig Marshall (Austin and Tommy), Othniel and Sarah (Rebekah and  Joey), and Abigail and Manie Brouwer (Rosie, Ariana and Liam). “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Ps. 23:1)” Special thanks to the staff of Wellington Hospital Haematology, the NZ Blood Service, Masterton Palliative Care, and the staff at Masterton Hospital. Messages may be sent to 8 Gimson Street, Masterton 5810. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Accident and Emergency Dept, Masterton Hospital. 
Pieter’s body will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery, Church St Masterton at 1.00 pm on Friday 10th July, followed by a thanksgiving service at 2.00 pm at the Masterton Reformed Church, 37 Herbert Street, Masterton. All are welcome.

MOSS Barry Mortimer

Friday, 3 July 2020
16.6.1928 - 3.7.20. Dad passed away peacefully at Glenwood Masonic Rest Home,  Masterton. He will be sadly missed by Denise, Tony, Daniel,  Jason Young and Adrian, Jill, Tom, Luke, Cameron Moss. We wish to thank Dav and Charlotte Hiroki for there love and support of our dad and grandfather. Without them the journey would have been almost unbearable. “At peace now in Our Heavenly Fathers arms.”  Messages to the Moss family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton.  A private cremation will be held.

NATHAN, Pamela

Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Passed away peacefully on June 30, 2020 in Auckland. Much loved wife of the late Richard and mother of Jon, Susan, Margaret, Jeni and Carollyn.  Loved grandmother and great grandmother to all. .   In lieu of flowers donations to Totara Hospice, PO Box 75-560 Manurewa, Auckland 2243 would be appreciated. Messages to family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 3 July at 11.00am followed by burial at Masterton Pioneer Cemetery

Tuirirangi, Kempton Te Keepa

Friday, 19 June 2020
4th June 1949 - 19th June 2020.
Aged 71. Beloved son of Kempton and Te Konehu Tuirirangi. Beloved partner and soulmate of Lynette . Beloved father of Shaun, Keren Amy, Keepa Kempton and Sam. Koro to Cody, James, Flynn, Tane, Tyler, Tori-anne, Meshach, Bella Aroha and baby Harry Te Keepa. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A service will be held at the Carterton Event Centre, 50 Holloway St Carterton on Thursday 25th June 2020, 11.30am followed by interment at Akura Urupa.
Moe mai, moe mai ra e te rangatira

LOWE, Joe Cho-Chak

Thursday, 18 June 2020
On June 18 2020 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 88.  Loved husband of Yen Mei.  Loved father of Eric and Corinna and the late Yen Ming, father-in-law of Soe Foong, Joecy and grandfather of Daphne.  Messages C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842.  A funeral service will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Tuesday 23 June at 10.30am.  The family will leave for Makara Cemetery, Wellington for a private burial in the afternoon. 


Thursday, 18 June 2020
On 18 June 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by whanau, aged 91.
Beloved husband for 61 years of the late Cecilia (Gypsy).
Dearly loved father of Lionel and Triny, Allan and Missy, Willy and Deb, Phillip and Susan, Sharon and Roly.  Much loved Grandad and Great Grandad.
Service to be held at Rosewood Funeral Home, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on  Monday 22 June at 11am followed by burial at Hamuera Urupa, Te Whiti Road, Gladstone.

HAYES, Diane Myra

Thursday, 18 June 2020

On June 18, 2020 at Glenwood, Masterton, aged 59 years.  Soul mate of Murray John Hayes.  Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Shannon Rae and Michael Hayes and Caleb Andrew Hayes and Shannon Kessler.  Much loved sister of Karen O’Neale.  Loved sister-in-law of Jude.  A much loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews.  Special friend to many.  In lieu of flowers donations to MND would be appreciated and may be left at the chapel or sent to PO Box 24036, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345. A service for Diane will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Wednesday 24th June at 2.00pm. Messages C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5810.  

“Special Thanks to the staff of Glenwood for their love and care”