Current Funerals and Livestreams

JACKSON, Kathleen (Kath) Anne (nee Walden)

Passed away peacefully on 7th August 2022 in Tauranga. Cherished wife of the late Bob. Much loved Sister and Auntie, and friend to many. A service will be held at 12pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022 at St Andrews Anglican Church, St Andrews Road, Epsom. Messages may be sent to the Winks family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

SINCLAIR, Pearl Jean Nathan (Dundon)

Peacefully, at Resthaven Village, Gore, on Saturday 16 July 2022, aged 96 years. Loved wife of the late John Byers, wife of the late Robert Sinclair, loved and cherished mother, and mother-in-law of the late Christine (Tina) and Jean Smale, loving grandmother to Aaron, Heidi, and Jamiee. A memorial service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 17 August 2022 at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga. Messages may be sent to the Sinclair family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

NOWLEY-LARSEN, Joy Barbara

7 August 1938 - 6 August 2022

Joy Barbara Nowley, only daughter of Frank and Annie McKinley (Coromandel) both deceased. Birth daughter of Muriel James (nee Larsen) of Pio Pio, Te Awamutu. Dearly loved sister of Norman and sister-in-law of Gwen, Tutukaka. Half-sister of Graham Stout, Malaysia (deceased) and Kaaren Fitzgerald, Melbourne (deceased). Former wife of Bill Nowley, Mooloolaba (deceased). Loved and respected Mother of Barry, Brian, Lesley-Anne and Christopher. Stepmother to Carol and Janet. Loved Gran, Nana Joy, Grandma, and GG to her 19 Grandchildren and 31 and a half great-grandchildren with more to follow... Loved mother-in-law to Merlisa, Michelle, Linda, Sheree, Heather, Sarah, Barry, and Warwick. Joy was always there for everyone; she’s now at rest with no more suffering.

“Fly with the angels our beautiful Joybell.”

Joy’s service will be held at Pyes Pa Memorial Park & Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road on Saturday 13th of August at 2 pm with delicious refreshments afterward next door followed by an evening of celebrating Joy’s life as she was “Simply the Best” (venue to be advised).

Messages may be sent to the Nowley-Larsen family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

To view the livestream of the service, please follow the link below:

https://youtu.be/jz1A7mIpuNw

NOWLEY, Joy (nee McKinley)

Dearly loved sister of Norm McKinley and sister-in-law of Gwen. Aunty to our family.

At peace now.

Will be sadly missed.

RICHDALE, Lance Paul (Link)
Passed away Wednesday 3 August 2022. Dearly loved dad of Jethro, Leon, Jordan, and Reuben. Grandad to Xavier, Conrad, Isaac, Rain, and Gus. Mother of his children Rebecca. Son of Bill and Dot Richdale. Brother of Terry, Lynn, and Karen. You will be dearly missed by all. A service to remember Link will be held at 11am on Tuesday 9 August 2022 at the Te Puke Golf Club. Messages may be sent to the Richdale family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

JONES, Betty

April 3, 1932 to August 1, 2022

Daughter of the late Edith and Roy Bailey. Loved wife of the late Paul and mother of Glenys Parton, Rae Loveridge and partner Keith Avery, Maurice Jones (deceased) and partner Robbie West, and Lorraine Jones. Respected “most favourite” former mother-in-law of Graham Parton, Albert Loveridge, Sharron Jones, and Denise White. Treasured Nan of Keegan and Gemma; Seth, Jarred and Nathan; Nicholas, Abby-Leigh, Amanda, Matthew and Rebecca; Phoebe, Kane, Ashley, Shanan and Talia; and families. Loved Nan of 18 great grandchildren. Special sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend of Avis Avery, Helen and Peter Sheerin, Megan Sheerin and Kelly and Imelda Sheerin, Murray and Joan Bailey and the extended whanau and lifelong friends in Taranaki. Heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Bethlehem Views staff for their skill, kindness, patience and care of “Betty Boo”. In accordance with Betty’s wishes a private cremation has been held. A memorial service for Betty will be held at the Omanawa Hall, 560 Omanawa Road, Lower Kaimai at 1.30pm Saturday 13th August, 2022. This will be followed by a memorial service with family and friends in Taranaki, at the Shakee Pear, Stratford, and interment in Eltham Cemetery, on 24th September, 2022. Betty says – garden flowers and foliage preferred. Communications c/o Hope Family Funerals 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

WAGHORN, Rose Victoria (formally Crocker).

Born April 11th, 1926. Passed away peacefully on August 2nd, 2022. Beloved Mum to Kim and Jacqui, Nannie to Ava and Tas. Mum surrounded us with an unconditional love that will live with us for ever, she dedicated her life to being our rock and made us the people we are today. We are left with a lifetime of happy memories.

CHAPMAN, William Thomas (Bill)

Able seaman

PJX 522759

World War 2

Russian convoy and pacific fleet on King George V

Passed away peacefully on 30th July 2022, aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of Barbara and dad to Barbara, Peter, Jacqueline, Leon, Vanessa, and Bobbie. Grandpa to many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga on Thursday 4th August at 2pm. Messages may be sent to the Chapman family, c/-Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173.

To view the livestream of the service, please follow the link below:

https://www.thebroadcastco.co.nz/hopefamilyfunerals

REYNOLDS, Desmond Ronald

RNZN

30th Seaman Boys 15029

On July 28th, aged 83. Dearly loved husband of Joan for 63 years. Much loved father of Michael (deceased), Anthony, and Stanzi (Angela). Loved father-in-law of Yumiko and John. Special Grandpa of Carl and Natasha. In accordance with Des’ wishes, a private family farewell has been held. Messages may be sent to the Reynolds family, c/-Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173.

ROBERTS, Sandra

Passed away peacefully on the morning of 29 July. Beloved Mum of Lisa and Alexander, and loved Sanma to her grandkids.

HARNETT, Richard Graham McArthur      

Passed away peacefully July 25th 2022, aged 80. Dearly loved husband of Lorna. Loved father of Dwayne and Dianne, Odele and Donald Welsh, Vanessa and Aaron Knotts. Cherished Pop to Torey, Sonya, Danielle, Cassandra, Gabrielle, Liam, and Blake-Leigh. Sadly missed by family and friends.

“Safe in the arms of Jesus”

A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at 11am on Friday July 29th at Church of Christ, corner of Ngatai and Otumoetai Roads, Tauranga. Messages may be sent to the Harnett family, c/-Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173.

ROBINSON, Dorothy (nee Davey)

It is with great sadness that we farewell Dorothy Robinson (1 month short of 104 years) of Ocean Shores Retirement Village, formerly of Tokoroa, on the 25th of July 2022. Beloved mother of Graham and Sue and Barbara and beloved grandmother to all her grandchildren and GG Nana to all her great grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at Charlemagne Lodge, 2 Loop Road, Te Puna, Tauranga on Friday 29th July 2022 at 10am. Special thanks to the staff at Tauranga Hospital and Ocean Shores Retirement Village. Messages may be sent to the Robinson family, c/-Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173.

To view the livestream of the service, please follow the link below:

https://www.thebroadcastco.co.nz/hopefamilyfunerals