Current Services

NEWTON, John Roy Geering

Passed peacefully in Waikato Hospital on Friday 20th May 2022 aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Patricia (dec) and Pat (dec) and great friend Althea (dec). Much loved father and father-in-law of Zoe, Teena, Helen, Paul, Stephen, Pete, Pam, and Tania. Adored grandad of Krysta, David, Casey, Stuart, Emma, Cameron, Andrew, Matthew and Kate. A much-loved great grandad to Jensen, Dashiell, and Cassian. Proud recipient of a New Zealand Order of Merit for his significant contributions to services to conservation. In accordance with John’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

POWELL, Alon Thomas (Tom)
Passed away peacefully on 20th May 2022 with his wife and treasured soulmate Denise by his side. Beloved son of the late Alon and Muriel. Loved brother, brother-in-law to Ann and Ray, and their children. Loving father to Sara, Matthew, Rebecca and Lance. Loving grandad to seven wonderful grandchildren. Loved step-dad to Stephen and Rebecca. Much loved son-in-law of Irene and brother-in-law of Alicia. Treasured and respected friend and colleague to so many.

You will be forever loved and never forgotten.

A funeral service will be held at 11am, Sunday 29 May at Tauranga Seventh Day Adventist Church, 25 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga. Messages may be sent to the Powell family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

ARMSTRONG, Shona Yvonne

Passed away peacefully at home in Tauranga from terminal cancer, Monday 16th May, aged 73 years. Shona is from Opotiki but living in Tauranga. Loved wife of Allan, cherished mother of Caleb, Cory, Luana, and Step mum of Linda and Jeff. Member of City Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Tauranga. A beautiful gem, and friend of almost everyone she has ever met. Her passing will not leave a hole in our lives, it will leave a crater it will be difficult to climb out of.

A service to celebrate Shona’s life and to mourn her death will be held Saturday 21 May 2022 at 2pm. The service will be livestreamed on Zoom. Meeting ID: 607 151 3191 and Password: Shona1.

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

CONNELL, Bryan Rolland

Died peacefully on Sunday, 15 May 2022 after a courageous battle. Dearly loved and cherished partner of Tania, much loved dad to Nicole and Kyle, and stepdad to Kerry and Nick. Loved and adored Grandad. Loved brother and uncle to his seven siblings and his nieces and nephews.

A friend to many, he will be sadly missed.

We will gather to farewell Bryan at the Pyes Pa Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, at 1:00pm on Monday, 23 May 2022.

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

POWER, Rhys Andrew

01.08.68 - 15.05.22

Greatly loved husband and soul mate of Glenda and father to Ivana, Chloe, and Jack. Cherished son of Brian and Joan and the late Jean. Adored brother of Diane and Christine. The coolest uncle to his loved nephews and nieces. Friend to so many.

“One of life's greatest ones”

A funeral service to celebrate Rhys’ life will be held at Ataahua Garden Venue, 644 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga on Friday 20 May at 2pm.

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

STANTIALL, Jean Shirley Mary (nee Moreira)

Passed away peacefully on 12 May 2022. Loved wife of the late Jack. Mother of Francis and Lester. Grandmother to Jahvis and Cheyene.

A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at Tauranga Elim Church, 59 Koromiko Street, Judea, Tauranga on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 2pm.

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

RICHARDS, Kathleen Eleanor May (Kathy) (nee Harnett)
Passed away suddenly at home, 14 May 2022. Dearly loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and wife of the late David. Will be greatly missed. In accordance with Kathy’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages may be sent to the family c/- 45 Mahonia Place, Pyes Pa, Tauranga.