SINNETT: Margaret Elaine

Passed away peacefully on January 16, 2017 aged 81. Loved partner of Tony. Loved mother of Michael, mother in law of Debra, sister of John Bullen and aunty of Rebecca and Mikaela. A service for Margaret will be held at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 Thirteenth... Read More

FLOOD: Carol Edwina

Passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017 aged 81 years. Dearly loved Wife of the late Malcolm. Much loved Mother and Mother in law of Malcolm and Suzie, Kamla and Russell. Loved Nana to all her grandchildren. Special thanks to the carers of Bethlehem... Read More


Formerly of Hillcrest, Auckland. Suddenly at Tauranga Hospital, aged 77 years. Loved aunt of Susan. ‘R.I.P darling' Read More


On 4th January 2017 aged 48 years. Dearly loved father to Cody and partner of Alison. Loved son of Shirley and the late Patrick; Jenny and the late Ron. Brother of Sally, Paul, Joanne, Gavin, Lance, Jodie, Kirsty, Yolanda and Donna. Informal service... Read More

MOWLE, Rosalind Jean

My Darling Rosalind died suddenly in Tauranga Hospital on Sunday 15th January 2017, despite tremendous and loving efforts made by the Staff. Rosalind was born on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England on the 4th May 1926. She was brought up there with... Read More

HAINS: Graeme Donald

Passed away on 10th January 2017 aged 78 years. Dearly beloved husband of Robyn, much loved father of Richard and Christopher and father-in-law of Monica, loved brother of Bruce and Pete (deceased) and cherished grandfather of Jamie, Macy and Adrianne.... Read More

BENTON, Michael Ann

Peacefully at her home in Tauranga on Thursday 12th January 2017.  Aged 74 years.  Dearly loved wife of David, mother of Geoff, Aaron and Curtis, Grammy of Callum, Brylee, Hannah, Brooke, Chelsea and Lauren.  Loved sister of Curtis, Gareth... Read More

HEARN: Irene Lilian

On 13th January 2017, peacefully, at Devonport Palms, Tauranga. Aged 96. Beloved wife of the late Alf Hearn. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Christine & Bernard Darwen (Wellington), Phil & Sue Hearn (UK) and Stephen & Pat Hearn (Auckland). Also, a... Read More

Parkhouse, Vincent Temple (Pic)

Passed away at Tauranga Hospital on 13 January 2017, aged 92. Best friend and beloved husband of Betty, and cherished father of Paul, Megan and Jaynie. Loved and admired father-in-law of Craig, Steve and Isobel, and his seven grandchildren and nine... Read More

BIDOIS, Vera Alice

Passed away peacefully at Bethlehem Views Rest Home on Saturday 14 January 2017, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Mervyn Neheta (Bonza) Bidois. Adored Mum of Yvonne and Mike, Denise and David, Sheryl and George, Shane and Le-Anne, Dale, Michelle... Read More

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