Current Funerals

BALFOUR, William James 'Bill'

A funeral service for Bill was held via Zoom on Thursday, May 21st at 1pm.


Passed away peacefully at home in Tauranga, surrounded by her loving family, on 18th May 2020, aged 88.

Beloved wife of the late Merv for 65 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Sheryl, Murray and Ann, Brian and Libby. Loved Nana to Rochelle and Mark, Emma and Garth, Clay and Jedda, Bradley, and Jessica. Loved Nana of 6 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held when the restrictions are eased. Details to be advised.

WESTWOOD, Geoffrey Bonaker
Honoured member of the Alpine Sports Club Inc. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Elizabeth Westwood. Loved and esteemed elder brother of David Westwood. Remembered by his family: Sarah, John and Peter Westwood and their partners Natasha and Rae, his grandchildren Emily and Georgia, and sister in law Lois Westwood and nephew and niece Stephen and Claire.

Funeral service and memorial to be held at St George's Anglican Church, Gate Pa, Tauranga in the future when travel restrictions permit.

Contact: Correspondence to the Westwood family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

DEWDNEY, Graham Myles

17 August 1943 - 9 May 2020

Graham Myles Dewdney lived an extraordinary life as Father, brother, pop and friend. Graham passed away due to battle with cancer, will be extremely sadly missed. Dearly loved husband of the late Annette, much loved father of Michelle and Brett, special father-in-law of Carol and Shane, loved pop to Hayden, Tayla, Kaleb, Matthew and Emma.

May you Rest in Peace, until we meet again. We love you.

ST GEORGE, Keryn Louise

Much loved wife of Jim, mum of Amy and Lara, Nana of Ellie and Louie, daughter and sister. Peacefully passed away at her home in Tauranga after a long illness on May 5, 2020. The family are hoping to hold a service for Keryn on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at Olive Tree Cottage, 247 Joyce Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga if alert level 3 is lifted.

For information on the service, please call Hope Family Funerals 075433151.

12/05/20 UPDATE: Due to the limit of attendees allowed for gatherings, the funeral service for Keryn will not be going ahead as originally planned.  A memorial service will be held at a later date to be advised.

WALKER, David Stuart

Passed away peacefully on the 30th April 2020. Most dearly loved and adored husband of Sharman. Treasured father and father in law of Kasana and Graham, and father to Campbell. Beloved Poppa to Emily.

We love you dearly and will miss you so much.

A special thanks to all the staff at Oakland Rest Home. 

A private service will be held to celebrate David’s life. 

All messages to the Walker family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

CLAY, Donald Geoffrey (Don)

Born 31st May 1945. Passed away at home with his girls by his side 17th May 2020. Dearly loved husband of Chris. Forever loved and loving father and father-in-law of Cheryl and Cam Emerson of Tamahere, and Maria and Tony Edmonds of Papamoa. Fun loving and doting Pop of Lexi and Ben Emerson, and Kayia and Ellie Edmonds. Loved step-father and Pop of Toni and Gavin Kennedy of Tauranga. Best friend and Pop of Sam and partner Jess, Olivia and Sophie. Very special (Don) and step-dad to Kim Nickel. So much love. Special friend of Karen Clay. Dearly loved only son of the late Jack and Ena Clay of Putaruru.

A private service has been held, to be followed by a memorial service once restrictions have been lifted.

Messages to the Clay family, C/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

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