FORBES, Murray Keith

On November 29th passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Thank you to the caring community nurses from Waipuna Hospice and the wonderful staff at Hodgson House for their loving care of Murray. A memorial service will be held at Woodhill,... Read More

LOWE, William Edward (Bill)

Passed away peacefully aged 83 years on 10 January 2018. Much loved husband and best friend of Venetia. Much loved father and father-in-law of Alison and Rick, Bruce and Leesa, Shirley and Gary, Richard and Karen, Trish and Lyall. Loved Grandad of Matt,... Read More

WHITE, Rona (nee Cribb)

Passed away on 9 January 2018 peacefully at Tauranga Hospital surrounded by family and dearest friends. Dearly loved wife of Darryl, loving Mum to Maree and Matty, Renee and Logan, Craig and Aneka and loving grandmother to six grandchildren. A celebration... Read More

TAYLOR: Peter Rodney

Passed away peacefully in Tauranga on January 9, 2018 aged 72 years. Loved husband of the late Gail. Much loved father of David, Catherine, and Jacquie. Brother of Bruce, Adrienne, and Alastair. A memorial service for Peter will be held at St Andrews... Read More

TARVER, Laurel Merle

Peacefully in Tauranga on Tuesday 9th January 2018 aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of Don. Much loved mother of Rachel, Greg, and Pauline. Precious nana of Phee, Katie, Bill, and Tom; and her 5 great grandsons. A service for Laurel will be held at Wesley... Read More

GOODIN, Catherine Evelyn (Cathy)

On January 9, 2018 aged 81.  Loved mum of Steven (deceased), Wendy, Paul and Tracy.  Loved nana and great nana.  A service for Cathy will be held at the Hillsdene Chapel, 143 13th Avenue Tauranga on Friday 12 January at 1pm.  Communications... Read More

ROBB, Thomas James “Tom”

Passed away suddenly at home on January 8th 2018. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved husband of Shirley. Much loved father and father in law of Maurice, Denise, Jackie and Steve, and Kathy. Loved Poppa of Ashleigh, Lynnina, Jaron, James, Brandon, Jonathon,... Read More

FARRER, Barbara (Babs) Anne (nee Ruegg)

Died 6th January surrounded by family, aged 84. Beloved wife of the late Trevor Farrer. Dearly loved mother of Steve and Chris Allan, Greg and Sylvia Farrer. Treasured Nana of Tammy, Tina, Alex and their Families. Loving sister of Ione Harbourne, Yvonne... Read More

MEPHAM, Stephen Graham (Gunner)

Passed away peacefully at home, January 6, 2018, after a brave battle. Aged 66. Surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Jen. Much loved Dad and Pop to Jessica, Ben and their families. A celebration of Steve's life... Read More

WATKINS, Robyn Elaine (nee Jones)

Passed away peacefully at home on January 4th 2018. Dearly loved wife of Gary and loved mum of Ian and Mark and mother in law of Chrissy. Cherished daughter of Ethel and the late Fred, and sister of Trish and Faye. A Memorial Service to celebrate Robyn's... Read More



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