Current Funerals

LABAN, Glenn Peter

Passed away on the 21st October 2020, 69 years young. Loved father and father in law to Jared and Shelley, and Niki and Hayley. Poppa to Kayley, Grace, Oscar and Archer.

Rest in Peace Dad.

A service will be held 2pm on Tuesday, 27th October at Olive Tree Cottage,

247 Joyce Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga.

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

DUNHAM, Betty Agnes

Passed away peacefully 22 October 2020, aged 88. Dearly loved wife of the late George. Much loved mother of Ron, Kevin and Grant. Loved mother-in-law of Sally, Tanya, Melissa, Janet and Lea. Devoted and loved Nana to her 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, 27 October at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Waipuna Hospice would be welcome and may be left at the service. Messages may be sent to the Dunham family, c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

WATSON, Elizabeth May (Beth) (nee Dillon)
4th August 1940 – 17th October 2020
Mum went to be with her Lord on Saturday after an incredibly brave battle, surrounded by her loving family. Adored wife of the late Bill. Much loved Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma of Peter and Linda Savage, Shelley Penhey and Glen Solomon, Jo and Richard Dey, Steve Savage and Debra Harper, Peter and Janice Watson, and their families.

A service to celebrate Mum’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday 23rd October at

Holy Trinity, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga. Please wear bright colours.

Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Magnolia Wing, Radius Matua for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Waipuna Hospice would be welcome.

GARDINER, James Bernard (Jim)

Passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 aged 87. Will be sadly missed by family and friends. Forever in our thoughts: Carol, Stephen, Ryan, Matthew and Caitlyn.

In accordance with James’ wishes, a private farewell will be held.

GARDINER, James Bernard (Jim)

My loving partner in life and love.

Soulmates Forever

Rest in peace

Elaine

SMITH, Susan Margaret (nee Longfellow)

Taken unexpectedly on October 11, 2020, aged 64. Dearly loved wife of Norman, sister of Jane, best friend of Sally. Much loved by extended family. A private family service will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Messages may be sent to the Smith family c/- Hope Family Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD 3, Tauranga 3173.

WILSON, Peter James

Born on 3 March 1935, passed away on 12 October 2020. Beloved husband of Joan and the late Maureen. Much loved father and father in law of Nicola and Warren, and Brett. Adored Granddad of Piper. Loved brother to his many siblings.

A service for Peter will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga on Friday 16 October at 2pm.

Heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at Bob Owens for their love and wonderful care.

BROWN, Shirley Gracie

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday 11th October 2020 at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer.

Shirley was the wife of the late James Milton Brown and loving mother and mother-in-law to Geoff and Julie, Lyn and Brian, Peter and Sheree and Denise. Grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Shirley was a creative, talented, and beautiful lady who was loved by many and will be missed by all.

There will be a private cremation with a small intimate ceremony on Wednesday afternoon 14th October.

If you wish to attend or pass on your respects, please contact Peter 027 549 4987.

LEWIS, Margaret ‘Mary’ (nee Sutherland)

Passed away peacefully at home on 7 October 2020 at age 87. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Mother of Christine, Murray and Barry. Grandma of Megan, Rowan, Angelina, Charlotte, Desiree, Rihanna, Pauline, Ian, T.K. Great Grandmother of Tairece, Asis, Xaria, Danny.

Mary’s service will be held at St James Union Church, Pooles Road, Greerton, Tauranga on Tuesday 13 October at 2pm. Followed by private cremation.

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

BALL, William John (Bill)

Passed away peacefully in Tauranga on 22nd October 2020. Much loved husband of Lois, dearly loved Dad of Heather and Robyn. Loved Poppa of Vonnie, Brian and Stephanie. Great Poppa of Hayden, Sam, Taylor, Mateus, Leo and Ruby & Great Great Poppa of Aria and Emilia.

No flowers by request. Donations to St John’s Ambulance.

Bill’s funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday 29th October at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.

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

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