Current Funerals

SCHOLLUM, Bertha Patricia

Passed away age 94. Loved wife of Kevin. Dearly loved mother of Christine and Carol. Adored Nana of Rebecca, Ian, Belinda, and Jamie. Great grandmother of 11.

A service for Bertha to be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga at 10:30am on Tuesday, 29 September.

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

COOKE, (Inthia) May nee Coubray
Went peacefully to be with our dad (Gordon) on 24 September 2020, in her 100th year.  She was the much loved mum/mother-in-law of Robyn, Patricia and Amyas, Lynette (Penny) and Vicki and Garnett. Dearly loved Nana to her 8 grandchildren, Granna to her 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
A short graveside service for interment of mum's and dad's ashes together will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 29 September at Pyes Pa Memorial Park, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. This will be followed by afternoon tea to celebrate and remember May's life in the Tui Lounge (same address).
Thanks to all staff at Oaklands Ultimate Care for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision NZ please.

Communications to PO Box 152, Greenhithe, Auckland 0756.


Born August 10, 1934. Passed away on September 22, 2020, peacefully following extended health issues at the Cardrona Rest Home in Putaruru aged 86 years old.

Dearly loved husband of Noeline and father of Donna, Kerry and Ricky and grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather of 27 and friend to hundreds and faithful servant to his God, Jehovah right to the very end.

He is now in his memory awaiting a resurrection to a peaceful paradise earth - John 5:28. A very loving and much loved man by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A Memorial Service to be held Monday 28 September at 12:30pm at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Putaruru for all family members only (due to Covid sensitivities & to reduce risk).

All others are very welcome to join this service by way of an on-line Zoom Meeting

ID: 991 5909 7394

Passcode:  Barry

GRAHAM, Betty Lorena Mavis

Passed away peacefully 12 September 2020, aged 93, at Bernadette Rest Home with family by her side.

Much loved daughter, sister, mother, aunty, and “Nana” to her family of 5 generations.

A private cremation has been held in accordance with Betty’s wishes.

Betty’s family would like to show their appreciation to the wonderful staff at Bernadette Rest Home.

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

DEAN, Margaret (nee Howat)

Peacefully at home aged 101. Loved wife of the late Dixie. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Malcolm (deceased), Glennis and Dennis, Rex (deceased), Robbie and Jeni, Peter and Jane, and Shelley. Much loved nana to Niki, Shane, Melinda and Michelle, Debra, Richard and Garred, James (deceased), Sam and Sienna, and great grandmother of 7.

A private farewell has already taken place.

A celebration of Margaret’s life with extended family and friends will be held at a future date, to be advised.
Messages to the Dean Family, PO Box 2393, Tauranga 3140

FIGGEST, Rita Sylvia

Sadly left us aged 85 on 4th September 2020. Beloved wife of 65 years to Harold Figgest. Cherished Mother and Mother-In-Law to Andrew and Denise, Sandra and Doug, Wendy and Warren, Fiona and Dave. Much loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Our sincere thanks to the caring staff at Radius Althorp for taking great care of Rita.

GILLANDERS, Robert William (Rob)

Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 30 2020. Much loved husband of Andrea. Loved dad of Jane and Hamish, and father-in-law of Luke. Youngest son of the late Bruce and Nita. Brother of Andrew, Stuart, and Donald.

“Will be greatly missed.”

A private funeral will be held.

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

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