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Recent South Waikato Obituaries:

Joanne (Kelso) EDWARDS

Suddenly on 2nd January, 2017. Aged 45 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Damien. Much loved mother of Amanda, Cori-jo. Dearly loved daughter of Charlene and the late John Kelso. Much loved sister and sister-in-law to Scott and Liz, Audra and Neil, Ward and Mandy, Inez and Neil and the late Karen. A much loved Aunty, niece and a friend to many. "She will be sadly missed." A service for Joanne will be held at 20 Elizabeth Drive, Tokoroa on Saturday 7th January, 2017 at 1 p.m. followed by a burial at the Mangakino Cemetery. All communications to Damien on 021834825.

Eileen Phyllis (Elaine) HIRST

Peacefully on the 18th of December 2016 at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved Wife of Graham. Much loved Mum to Wayne and Kalala and Nana to Cindy and Stella and Great Nana to Annalise, Zoey and Elizabeth. Loved Sister to Robert. Loved Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. "We will always remember the good times". A service for Elaine will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Thursday, the 22nd of December at 2.00pm followed by interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

John McDonald (Jock) CRUICKSHANK

Peacefully on the 16th December 2016, at home surrounded by his family, Aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Cathie. Much loved Dad of Helen and Alton, Philip and Carol, John and Nancey, Maria and Cliff, and James. Loving Grandad, Poppa and Grandpa of his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Service for Jock will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel Commerce Street Tokoroa on Tuesday, the 20th of December at 2:00 PM followed by a private cremation.

Maureen BOYLES

Peacefully on 14th December 2016, at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa. In her 93rd year. Loved Wife of the late John Wesley Boyles. Dearly loved Mum of Charlene and the the late John Kelso and Victor Boyles. Loved Nanny to Joanne, Scott and Great Nanny to her five great grandchildren. "We will miss your Irish wit" A service for Maureen will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Saturday the 17th of December 2016 at 11:00 AM followed by burial at The Mangakino Cemetery.

Robert Watkin (Bob) COLE

Peacefully on the 6th December 2016 at Rangiura Home. In his 71st year. Dearly loved father to Michael, Paul and Tracey and their families. Much loved and cherished son to the late Lilian and the late Eddie, and stepson to the late Phil Evans. "Rest Peacefully" A Service for Bob will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce street, Tokoroa on Friday 9th December at 11a.m. followed by private cremation.

Des FARGHER

On 29th November 2016; Aged 75 years. Loved husband to Denise and loved father to Carroll and Rhonda and their families. A Service for Des will be held at the Activate Church Victoria Place Tokoroa on Friday, the 2nd of December at 11:00 AM followed by burial at The Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

Ernest Hughburn (Burnie) NEWTH

Corporal. RNZAF. Service No 644755. Passed away peacefully at Tokoroa Hospital on 26th November 2016 in the presence of his loving whanau. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved sweetheart of Karen. Loved and adored dad of Scott and Jackie, Sue and Andrew, Tracey and Pat, Dion and Kiri, Wendy and Darin. Loved poppa, Burnie Bear and Grand dad Burn to all his grandchildren and great children.A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Burnie at St Pius X Catholic Church, Main Rd, Tokoroa, On Tuesday 29th November 2016 at 1pm followed by a private cremation.

Earnest Joseph (Joe) BRYAN

Peacefully on 25th November 2016 at Waikato Hospital. Aged 61 years. Dearly loved husband of Irene.Loving father, grandad (Grumpy), and great grandad to all his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. A Service for Joe will be held at the St Paul's Co-Operating Parish Church Kensington Street Putaruru on Friday, 2nd December 2016 at 11:00am followed by a private cremation.

Janet May MURRAY-MACGREGOR

On 23 November 2016. Peacefully at her home in Tokoroa surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife of Ken. Loved mother of John, Karen, Malcolm and Scott. Loving grandmother to all her grandchildren. A service for Janet will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Saturday, the 26th of November 2016 at 11:00am followed by a private cremation.

Frederick WIGGINS

Peacefully on 22 November 2016, at Waikato Hospital. In his 68th year. Loved son of the late George and Bertha. Loved friend to Roger and Naomi and "special uncle" to Azaria and Letecia;
"Now in C.B Heaven 10.7"
Donations to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff of Waikato and Tokoroa Hospitals and the St John Team. A service for Fred will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa, on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

Janet May MURRAY-MACGREGOR

On 23 November 2016. Peacefully at her home in Tokoroa surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife of Ken. Loved mother of John, Karen, Malcolm and Scott. Loving grandmother to all her grandchildren. A service for Janet will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Saturday, the 26th of November 2016 at 11:00am followed by a private cremation.

PHILIP JAMES (PHIL) HARRISON

Suddenly on 19th October, 2016. Aged 59 years. Dearly loved husband to Linda. Loved brother to Beverley-Anne, Andrew, and Gary and their families. Best mate to Ollie. "A generous man of the land." Donations to Putaruru St. John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Phil will be held at the Putaruru Baptist Church, Arapuni Street, Putaruru on Tuesday 25th October, 2016 at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Domain Road Cemetery.

- ULA LEUII

Slipped away peacefully at home on Sunday 23rd October 2016, aged 92, surrounded by love and affection with her daughters Anna Marie and Lautalie, son in law Pati (Albert) and beautiful granddaughter Ieula Sofia. Dearly beloved wife of the late Sam Leuii. Most treasured and loving mother/Ma of Anna and Lautalie, son in law Pati and granddaughter Ieula. "Mum, you lived a life as a gentle, loving and humble servant of God. Thank you for all your love and guidance through out our years. Knowing you are with God's holy angels to lead you home to the wide waiting arms of our Lord gives us comfort. Life will never be the same without you, our amazing dearest, loving Mum/Ma. We will miss you and love you forever" The Rosary and Family service will be held at the St Pius X Catholic Church SH1 Tokoroa at 6p.m. on Thursday 27th October. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday 28th October at 11a.m. followed by burial at the Tokoroa Cemetery. Fa'amolemole taofi le malo.

MARGARET ELIZABETH EMSLIE

Peacefully at Fernhaven, Rangiura Home, Putaruru on the 18th October 2016; Aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Colin. Treasured mother and mother in law of Graham and the late Maureen Harbisher, and Stephen and Lynne. Loved Grandma, Nan and Great Grandma of Maria and Katie, Shayne and Kylie, Bryce and Kaye, Andrew and Haley, Craig and Caitlin and all her great grandchildren. "She will always be in our hearts". In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rangiura Home Hall Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Service for Margaret will be held at St Paul's Co-Operating Parish Church, Kensington Street, Putaruru on Saturday, the 22nd of October at 1:00PM followed by the interment at the Putaruru Domain Road Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of Fernhaven for their love, care and support. 

- OWEN EDWARD PUTT

 On 14th October 2016. Peacefully at Cardrona Resthome, Putaruru in his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband to Lynette for 56 years. Loved father of Gwendolyn, Christopher and Stephanie and their partners. Adored grandad of 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Special thanks to the loving caring staff at Cardrona Resthome. In lieu of flowers, Donations to Parkinson's Waikato would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Owen will be held at the St Paul's Co-Operating Parish Church Kensington Street Putaruru on Thursday 20th October 2016 at 1:30 PM followed by a private cremation. 

MARGARET ROSE SALMON

Suddenly on 10th October 2016 at home. Aged 68 years. Dearly loved wife to the late Doug. Much loved mother and mother in law to Greg and Jan (Perth), Chris and Angela, Karen and Wayne. Cherished Nan to Steven, Michael, Laura and Brianna; Andrew, Jeff and James. 'She will be Sorely Missed'. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Tokoroa would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Service for Margaret will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Monday 17th October 2016 at 11:00am followed by a private cremation.

ELEANORA MARIA BERBEN

Peacefully on 7th October 2016 at Rangiura Home. In her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill. Much loved mother and mother in law of Adrian and Maria, Nick and Anne, Genevieve and Paul, Bern and Leith, Angelique and Paul, Douglas and Rachel, Daphne and Tony. Loved Oma to her twenty two grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. "The last hand has been played." Donations to the Rangiura Hall Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Rosary for Eleanor will be recited at St Patrick's Catholic Church, State Highway 1, Putaruru on Sunday 9th October 2016 at 7.00pm, with a Requiem Mass to be celebrated at the above church on Monday 10th October 2016 at 11.00am followed by private cremation. Special thanks to the fabulous staff at Rangiura Home for their love, care and support to Eleanor and the family.

David Arthur (Dave) HUNTER

Peacefully at Cardrona Resthome, Putaruru on Sunday 2nd October 2016 Aged 79 good years. Dearly loved husband to Diane. Much loved father and father in law to Denise (Tuppy) and Leigh and John; Darrell and Jenny; Brett and Heather. Grandad to Aaron, Kelly-Anne, Bob; Jessica; Loren, Sam and Tyler Rose. And loved great granddad to his seven great grandchildren. "Cheers Dad" Donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Dave will be held at the Tokoroa Club, Chambers Street, Tokoroa on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.

Marie Anne (Missy) WAREING

On Saturday, 1st October 2016, Peacefully at home after a courageous battle, surrounded by her loving whanau. Aged 57 years. Dearly loved wife to Mark. Much loved daughter to the late Pai Toa and Marlene Tapurau. A loved and respected sister to Lolo, Pai, Chris and the late Kevin and their partners and families. A much loved Nan and Aunty, A special Niece to the Nikora and Tapurau family, Godmother to Quinzel, Also a loving friend to many. A family service for Missy will be held at the South Waikato Event Center, Mossop Rd, Tokoroa on Monday 3rd October 2016 at 7pm. A funeral service will be held at the St Luke's Pacific Island Church Cnr Kelso Street & Maraetai Road Tokoroa on Tuesday, 4th October 2016 at 11:00am followed by an interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

Valma LITTLEWOOD

Peacefully on 26 September 2016, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the Late Raymond Littlewood. Cherished Mother and Mother In law of the late Barrett; Nigel and Trish (Putaruru); Shane (Greymouth); Sarah and James (Whakatane). Much loved Nana and Great Great Nana of 22 grandchildren. Special thanks to Trish for all the loving care of our Mother. May the winds of love blow softly and whisper for you to hear That we will always love you and forever keep you near. A memorial service will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at the Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club to celebrate our Mother. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for the Cancer Society.

- Ellen ROBERTS

Peacefully on 28 September 2016 at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa. Aged 90 years. Beloved Wife to the late Albert Lionel Lund and the late George Alan Roberts. Loved mother and mother in law of Colin and Christine; Ray and Nicole; Brian and Elizabeth. Loving grandma to nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A Service for Ellen will be held at the St Francis Anglican Church, Baberton Street Tokoroa on Monday 3 October 2016 at 11:00am followed by an interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

Emmy Tousina KUYSTEN

Peacefully on 21st September 2016 at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa. In her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Eddy. Much loved mother and mother in law to Allen, Tousina and David, Richard and Janine, Eddie and Christine, John and Christina. Loved "Oma" to Kahla and Michael; Rachel and Matt, Joshua; Jordan and Amanda; Samuel and Corban and great Oma to Liam. "Now Reunited with Dad". Donations to Tokoroa St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Emmy will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Tuesday, the 27th of September 2016 at 1:00pm followed by interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

Anita Tuakeu TEREKAINUKU

Accidentally taken on Tuesday the 20th of September 2016. Dearly loved youngest daughter of Tuakeu and the late Maraea. Loved sister of Moeroa, and Taria aka (Pan) and a loved sister in law. A dearly loved granddaughter, aunty, niece to all her family here in Tokoroa, New Zealand, Cook Islands and Australia and a friend to many. A family service will be held at the The Seventh Day Adventist Church Thompson Street Tokoroa, On Monday 26th September 2016 at 6.00pm. A funeral service will be held at the above church on Tuesday 27th September at 11.00am followed by a burial at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery Communication to John 021-741-108.

Stuart James ROBBIE

Peacefully at his home in Putaruru. Aged 63 years. Dearly loved son of the late Jock and Beatrice. Loving brother to Margaret, Jeannie, Claire, Christine and their families. A loved member of the Ballymena Whanau. "Now Resting Peacefully". A special thanks Dr David, Dr Stout, Waikato Hospice and District Nurses. A service for Stuart will be held at Ballymena Home, Putaruru on Wednesday, the 21st of September 2016 at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation.

Matthew Wilson BRAMALL

Passed away suddenly on 17th September, Aged 49 years. Dearly loved husband of Lynne. Treasured father and father-in-law of Karina and Stefan, Cherie and Blake, Joel and Karl. Much loved Grandad of Laynee, Kaeden, Rylan, Keeley, Payson, Cale, Bradley and Dylan. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 22 Manfield Street, Tokoroa on Wednesday 21st September, at 1.30pm. Loved beyond words. John 5:28,29.

David (Ross) DUXFIELD

Suddenly at home on the 15th September 2016. In his 79th year. Dearly loved husband to Margaret. Loving father and father in law to Carl and Sharon, Robert and Angela, Joanne and Glenn Lumsden. Much loved Grandad of Rachael and Ryan, Holly and Cory, the late Chris and Emma; Ashaleah, Adam and Lisa, Joel and Amy, Jessica and Stafford; Alaina and Tom, Damon , Katelyn and Benjamin and great grandad of Coen, Minnie and Fisher. "Will be forever missed". Donations to the Tokoroa Stroke Support Club would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Ross will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Tuesday 20th September at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.