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Funeral / Death Notices

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

Hotene: Julie Huriana

Passed away peacefully at Whakatane Hospital surrounded by loving whanau on the 23rd of June 2020.

Wife of Tom Hotene (Dec’d)

Loving mother of Bobo, Kelly, Turuhira, Tina and Gail.

Loving Nanny to all her moko.

Julie will be laying in state at Pukeko Marae from Wednesday 24th of June until her funeral service.

All communications to Gateway Funeral Services, Po Box 2017, Whakatane.


Butler: Tepaea

The Butler/Kiwara whanau are saddened to share that we have lost our nanny Te Paea (a.k.a Na or Tank) Butler.

She will be home with her whanau until Sunday 21st 1pm, she will then be taken to Tutua (Paerauta) Marae in Te Araroa where the Tangi will be held on Tuesday the 21st of June 2020.

SWINTON II, Peter Selwyn

Passed away peacefully on the 18th of June, 2020

Beloved father, brother, papa, and friend.

A service will be held on Saturday 20th of June 2020, 10am at Maru-O-Hinemakaho Marae, followed by a burial.

Dawson: Lindsay

22.7.1923 – 17.6.2020

Loved wife of the late Don (29.1.2017)

Loved mother of Allan and Nell and John and Gladys.

Loved Grandmother of her 5 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Loved sister of Joanna Simcock.

A service for Lindsay will be held at St. John Church Opotiki on Monday 22nd June at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to St. John Church can be left at the church. A huge thank-you to Mary Shapley for their great care of Lindsay.

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