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Current Funerals

Wilson, Raymond Clarence (Ray)

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Passed away 14 September 2021. Dearly loved husband of the late Audrey.  Loved and adored father of Sharon & Chris; and Gus.  Treasured and loved by all his moko.  Messages to the Wilson family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at Ray & Audrey’s home in Carterton on Friday 17 September (tomorrow) at 1pm followed by private cremation.

HARGOOD, Lynette Patricia (Sarge) (nee Strang )

Tuesday, 7 September 2021
On September 7th 2021 aged 70 years. At Wairarapa Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Loved wife of Bruce. Loved mum of Michelle (dec), Paul and Renee. Loved mother in law of Renee. Loved nana of Michelle and Taylor; Logan and Ryan. Loved nan nan of Harley and Lillian. Loved daughter of the late Vern and Evelyn Strang, loved sister of Lorraine, Neil, Gary, Kevin, (dec), Wendy, Alan, Mark (dec), and Darren. Dearly loved friend of Carolyn and Richard. “Loved friend of many” Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton. Special thanks to the Doctors and Staff of the Wellington Oncology Department, Wairarapa Hospital and Kahu Kura. A service will be held at Rosewood on Saturday September 11th at 2.00pm followed by interment at Archer St Cemetery. Because of COVID restrictions the service will be limited to 50 FAMILY ONLY. You may stand outside the Chapel or logon to livestream at oneroomstreaming.com  -  Event ID: RosewoodFH  - Password: MQDUH1 

LERWILL, Ngaire Mae,

Thursday, 26 August 2021
on 26 August 2021 peacefully in Masterton, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife of Ross. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ray and Jemma, Stuart and Julia, Sharon and Dave. Loved Grandma of Joss, Thea, and Reuben; Mia, and Erin; Jeslyn, and Braxton. Loved sister of Jean, and the late Kay. A private service will be held on Thursday 2 September at 11:00am. The service will be Live Streamed on www.oneroomstreaming  Event ID RosewoodFH password CUD6DE.  Messages to the Lerwill family may be sent C/- P O Box 2055 Masterton

VAN DELFT – Cornelia Klaasje Johanna (Corrie)

Friday, 20 August 2021

Passed away peacefully on Friday 20 August 2021 aged 93.

Loved wife of the late Charlie

Cherished Mother and Mother-in-law of Robert and Joann, Joy and Mark Worthington (Tulloch) and Judy and Tony Dew

Beloved Oma of Michelle and Stephen, Jeff and Amy, Sheldon, Letitia and Dylan, Emma, Nick and Bell, Courtney, Jack, Mac and Tayla

Great Oma of Marley, Ben, Ashlea and Daniel

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Glenwood Masonic Hospital  for their care and dedication to Mum.


Those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us every day….

Unseen, unheard, but always near

Still missed and very dear


FRY, Albert George - British W.W.II and Occupation Forces 1945-1947

Thursday, 5 August 2021
On Thursday 5th August 2021
Formerly of Hamilton and Lewes, England.  In his 96th year, 4 years from his goal!  Much loved husband of the late Maureen, 38 years apart.  Treasured dad of Alf Fry and Nicky Hunt.  Respected father-in-law of Tony and Frances.  Very loved granddad, Pop Fry, of Oran and Ingram Fry, the late Emma, Ben and Thomas Hunt, Melissa Stewart and Keigan Smith, Catherine, Nigel and Robyn.  Special ‘Pop’ to his great grandchildren Audrey, Esmè and the late Sasha.  Loved by his U.K family, cousin and special friend of Malcolm and Sue, Uncle Bert to their children and families.  Pop to the Foote, Mitchell and Hunt extended families, dear friend of Margaret Parry, Amanda, Michael, Caroline and Kate Cowell.  Many thanks to his Lansdowne Park family, staff, past and present, for their loving care for the past 5 years, the Miss Daisy drivers, Dr John and Ali Gordon and Rosewood Funeral Home.  A private cremation has been held.

MASTERS, Ken (William Kenneth Avison)

Sunday, 25 July 2021
 25 July 2021, aged 93
Passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, surrounded by his children.
Beloved husband of the late Elaine for nearly 60 years and identical twin of the late George.  Treasured and wise father of Jenni, Jonathan, David and Fiona and loved father-in-law of John, Laurie and Linda.  Adored Grandpa of Brigitte, Sébastien, Natalie, Evangeline, Madeleine, Eloise, Amelia, Gabriel and Rémy and dearly loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews.
Both Ken and George reached great heights in many sports, including gymnastics, cricket, swimming and badminton. And as a vegetarian for more than 85 years, he was a man ahead of his time. Special thanks to the small team of support workers who helped him stay in his own home until just after his 93rd birthday. Thank you also to the medical team on the Medical/Surgical ward of Masterton Hospital and finally, sincere gratitude to all the nurses, support workers and the rest of the team from the Hospital Wing of Lansdowne Park for your dedicated care and kindness to our Dad. He will be so missed. Ken’s funeral will be held this Saturday, 31 July at Rosewood Funeral Home at 1:30pm. Live stream is available on www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID RosewoodFH, password 7UNG70

BUCKLEY, Colin George

Friday, 23 July 2021

On 23rd July 2021 peacefully at Glenwood Masonic Hospital Masterton, aged 71 years. Loved son of the late George and Doreen Buckley. Family and friends are invited to a service for Colin, held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 27th July at 1:30pm followed by private cremation. The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Glenwood for their care of Colin’s over his last few months. 

PHINNEY, Wayne Milton

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
On 20 July 2021 at Wairarapa Hospital after a short illness, aged 71.  Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Kathleen and Peter Clendon (Masterton), Wayne and Paige Phinney (Gold Coast).  Much loved Ompa of Arnia and Ethan Cooper, Jackson Clendon, Jack and Jorgia Phinney.  Great grandfather of Aubree and Alaya.  Loved brother of Helen Phinney, and Graeme Phinney.
Messages to the Phinney family may be sent to [email protected] .A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 22 July at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.