FALKNER, Joyce  Passed peacefully in her sleep on 8th March 2017.  A memorial will be held at the Carmel Country Estate Centre Lounge, on Monday, 27th March 2017, starting at 3.00pm.  All those that knew her are most welcome. Read More

TAWHARU, Nepia Aroma

TAWHARU, Nepia Aroma. Nepia passed away peacefully on Tuesday 21st March 2017, aged 87.. He was a beautiful soul who was always a caring, gentle man and a loving husband to Jean, father to Dianna, Suzanne, John, Ann and Gina, and grandad to Jade, Skye,... Read More

PYLE, Robert Frank Charles

WWII R.A.F. Service No 1320719. On Sunday 19 March 2017, aged 95 years. A Memorial Service for Robert will be held in Omokoroa on Saturday 25 March; for details please phone John Owens 07-5481470. Read More


GRUNDY, Mabel. At Tauranga Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, 21 March 2017.Formerly from Cable Bay, Northland but more recently resident at Mitchell Court Rest Home, Tauranga. Passed peacefully in the presence of her immediate family. Treasured... Read More

BERNERS, Shirley Patricia. (Shirl)

Passed away suddenly at Tauranga Hospital on 18th March 2017, at 3am.  Aged 82 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Tony.  Loving mother of the late Stephen, and Gregory. (Tokoroa)  “Nana Berners” of Kane, and Leyton. ... Read More

PRENDEVILLE: Anthony John (Tony) (Anto)

Surrounded by love, laughter, prayers and sorrow, at home on the 20th March 2017. Dearly loved husband of Ann and loved father and father in law of Veronica (dec), Steve and Julie, Phill and Emily, and Catherine. Special grandad of Jack, Sophia, Zola,... Read More

CARTER, Ian Kenneth

  On March 18th, 2017 died unexpectedly, aged 74. Much loved Father and Father-in-law of Simon and Belinda, Shannon and Eddie, and adored Poppa of Benjamin and Amelia. Loving brother and brother-in-law to Paul and Alison, Lynnette and Ken, Gary and... Read More

BRACANOV, Budimir Ivan (Buddy)

On Saturday the 18th March, 2017 Budimir Bracanov passed away peacefully at Cedar Manor at the age of 84. He was a dearly loved and respected husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather who had a contagious smile and a wicked sense of... Read More

SMITH, Walter Thomas (Wally)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by all of his family 19th March 2017, aged 82. Loving husband, father, father-in-law, poppa and great-poppa. A celebration of Wally's life will be held at St James Union Church, 70 Pooles Road, Greerton, Tauranga... Read More

ANDREWS, Morris Gordon (Morrie)

On 17 March 2017, aged 62 years. Son of the late Natalie and Ted, beloved partner of Susie Hopcraft, Dad of Gareth and Kieran, father-in-law to Karen and Faith. 'Poppa Morrie' to Beorn, Emily and Amelia. Brother of Sue and Eddie. Son and... Read More

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