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Funeral / Death Notices

Please find below death notices and up and coming funeral details.

Sam Clay

Sam passed away on Monday 26th October 2020. Sam will lie at home till Wednesday 28th October.

Lani Paul

Lani passed away Saturday 24th October 2020. Lanis  tangi will be held at Rewatu Marae on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Filma Rangi

Filma passed away on Thursday the 22nd October 2020. Filmas Tangi will be held at Opape Marae on Sunday the 25th October 2020 at 10am.

Emidio Todero

Emidio passed away on Wednesday 21st October 2020. Emidio will be taken back to Turangi where a service will be held on Sunday the 25th October 2020.

Brian Williams

Williams: Brian Ronald

With sadness we announce the death of Brian Ronald Williams, age 79.

3 August 1941 – 21 October 2020.

He was dearly adored, loving husband of Sue; brother of Joan; father of Tracey, Lauren, Katie, Monique and Rhonda; grandad to Alma and Iris, Dan, Tai and Sailor, Eden, Peri and Hannah, Jayden and Ella.


Our family will hold a farewell and celebration of Brian’s life at 12pm on Saturday 24 October 2020 at Gateway Funeral Services Chapel, 17 Awatapu Drive, Whakatāne.


Nathan Tutua

Nathan passed away on Tuesday 20th October, his Tangi will be held on Friday 23rd October 2020 at Puawairua Marae

Matiu Jeffery Tai

Matiu passed away on Saturday the 17th October age 49. Matiu Tangi will be held at Waioeka Marae on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 11am.

Richard Gregory Ellis

Ellis Richard Gregory ( Greg)

Passed Peacefully with family at his side 14/10/20  Just short of his 86th birthday.

Dearly loved husband and friend of Catherine and an adored dad and poppa.




Cuthbert: Terence Craig (TC)

Passed away peacefully on July 27th 2020. A real joker who will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Much loved husband to Raelene, beloved father to Tammy and Lisa and father in law of Daniel.

Cherished grandfather to Jamaica and Leonardo. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on

Friday 7th August 2020 at 11am at Gateway Funeral Services, 17 Awatapu Drive Whakatane, followed

by cremation at Hillcrest Cemetary. A big Thankyou to all the wonderful and caring staff at

Whakatane Hospital. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Whakatane Hospital.

Jamieson: David John

Passed away peacefully on Saturday the 1st of August 2020 at Chilli Patch surrounded by his loving family and whanau.

David will lay in state at 1996 State Highway 2, Opotiki at Chilli Patch.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Wednesday the 5th of August, 11am at Gateway Funerals Chapel, Awatapu Drive, Whakatane followed by a private cremation at 4pm.

David touched so many lives and hearts of people and will be dearly missed.


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 Gateway Funeral Services Whakatane

(07) 308 6102