Current Funerals

BIRCH, ‘Wally’ Walter Rex

13/07/1935 - 21/02/2020

 Wally passed away peacefully after a short illness at Tauranga Hospital with his dearly loved companion and partner by his side until the end, also with his special friend Marion. Many thanks to Dr Matt Cross and Ward 2C.

‘It doesn’t really matter where we are or what we do, we will always love each other forever sweetheart.’

R.I.P.

Loved father of Judy, Ross, and Grant (deceased). Father-in-law of Chris. Grandfather of Shane, Craig, and Casey. Adoring great-granddad of Gracie. Donations to St John Ambulance. A service to celebrate Wally’s life will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel 403 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga at 2pm on Thursday 27/02/2020. All messages to the Birch family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

KOKIRI, Terewai

 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by whānau, aged 59. Loved mother, nanny, aunty, sister, and partner. Tangi to be held at Hāraki Marae, Manoeka Road, Te Puke on 25/02/2020.

KING, Richard John

Richard passed away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital on 11th February 2020 with his wife by his side. Dearly loved husband of Ann and loved by extended family and friends. Richard struggled with ill health for a number of years. At peace now. Richard, late of Auckland, will have been known by many in the advertising industry when he was Media Director for some of the big advertising agencies for many years. His sense of humour was legendary. A private farewell and cremation has taken place in Tauranga in accordance with Richard's wishes. All messages to the King family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

HESFORD, Irene Sheila (nee MacGillivray)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on 18 February 2020, aged 80 years. Much loved wife of the late Brian. Cherished mother and mother in law of Brian and Diane, Christina (dec), Nigel and Shirley. Much loved Nana and Nana Irene. Much loved sister of the MacGillivray family.

A service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga at 10am on Friday, 21 February. All messages to the Hesford family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

CAUDWELL, Rev Rex

Passed away 17 February 2020, aged 82. Loving husband of Shirley. Great father and father in law to Elizabeth and Mark, Peter and Sarah-Jane. Grand Pop Rex to Lachlan, Ellenna, Joshua, and Kayla Louise.

Our gratitude to Tauranga Hospital staff and all staff at Hodgson House.

A service to celebrate Rex’s life to be held at St George’s Anglican Church, Gate Pa, Tauranga at 3pm on Friday 21 February. Donations to Cancer Society may be left at the service. All messages to the Caudwell family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

PRICE, Douglas Arthur (Doug)

Passed away after a brief illness, 16 February 2020, aged 70. Dearly loved husband of Carol. Much loved father and father in law of Margaret and Alister, Malcolm and Tuay, Chris and Brooke. Devoted Poppa of 9 grandchildren. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday, February 21 at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at CHT Bernadette for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Waipuna Hospice would be welcome and may be left at the service.

POPE, Darryl Ward

Passed away 16 February 2020, aged 82. Will be sadly missed by his sister Dianne and husband Lawrence, wife Marion, children and partners, Carole and Richard, Sid and Roz, Simon and Maphit, Christina, Jodie and Evan, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, extended family, his long-time caregiver and friend, Heather and all the other caregivers at Pyes Pa House. A farewell for Darryl will be held at 2pm on Thursday February 20 at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.

Communications to the Pope Family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

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