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SHERKO, Boris Ivan of Levin (formerly Lower Hutt): peacefully at home on Tuesday 31 July 2018, just shy of his 80th birthday.
Father of Grant and Sandee. Grandad of Marc, Kelsi, Jordan, and Amber and great Grandad of Xavier.
In accordance with Boris’ wishes a private cremation has been held.
Messages please to Sherko family c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

POUTAMA, Patrick
28/01/1953 – 29/07/2018
Loved partner of Tracey Carter and father to Patuaka, Obron, Legrand and Howard. Eldest son of Jim and Heti Poutama, brother to Myra, Lindsay, Apina, Mary, Moira, Tia, Mana and Uncle to his many nephews and nieces. After a short illness in Palmerston North Hospital Pat is at Tukorehe Marae, His funeral service will be held on Wednesday 1st August at 11.00am then interred at Te Rau Aroha Urupa

PAULSEN, Maurice Ole formerly of Tawa.
Peacefully at Mary Potter Hospice on Tuesday 24 July 2018, aged 92 years
Dearly loved husband of Pat.
Loved father of Bruce, Jeannie, Ken, and Kay.
Loving grand and great grandfather.
Messages please to Paulsen Family C/- 56/15 Aotea Drive, Aotea, Porirua 5024
A service for Maurice will be held at the Mana Cruising Club, 5 Pascoe Ave, Mana on Monday 30th July 2018 at 1:00pm followed by private cremation at Horowehnua Crematorium, Levin.
In lieu of flowers donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and can be left at the service.


Passed 23 July, 2018. Bestfriend, soul mate and husband of Fiona.
Phenomenal Dad of Hemi, Sophie, Geordie, and Oliver.
Adored Grandad of Mila.
Special friend, teacher, mentor and instructor to many.
A tribute can be placed on Steve’s page at
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Manawatu College Hall, 18 Lady’s Mile, Foxton on Friday 27 July at 2.30pm.
Thereafter private cremation.

BUCKINGHAM, Mavis Irene Peacefully at the Horowhenua Masonic Village on Friday 20th July 2018, aged 86 years. Wife of the late Leicester. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Monique (Chicago), Carl and Lynda (Brisbane), Dene & Catherine (Levin). Loving Grandma of James, Anna, Renee and adam;and Shayla. Devoted Nana of Dylan and Karleen; Joel and Natasha. G’Nana of wee Gemma and Imogen. Special thanks to the devoted and caring staff at the Masonic, Levin. Messages please to Buckingham family C/- 284 Oxford Street Levin 5510.
A service for Mavis will be held at the MacDonnell Chapel, Masonic Village, 685 Queen Street East, Levin, on Wednesday 25 July, at 2.00 pm, followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.

MOORE, Bryan Herbert of Shannon and Waimarama. Passed away at Hawkes Bay Hospital, Hastings, on 13th July 2018, aged 79 years. Loving husband of Gail and father & father-in-law of Debbie Kiriona, Brenda & John Hurunui, Sandra & Jason Parlato, Penny & Shane Metcalfe, Paula & Chris. Stepfather to Malaina & Clayton. Loving grandad of all his grand and great grandchildren. “He will be treasured in our hearts forever.” A tribute for Bryan can be placed on his page at Messages please to Moore family c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

A celebration and farewell service for Bryan will be held at the Shannon Fire Station Cnr Vogel & Grey Streets Shannon, on Wednesday 18 July at 11.00am, followed by private cremation at the Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.

Special thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Hawkes Bay Hospital for their dedicated care given.

STILWELL, James (Jim) Clark peacefully in 10 July 2018 at Te Whanau Rest Home, Levin.
Dearly loved husband of Alice (Otaki) much loved father and father-in-law of Rik and Roberta, cherished and loved Papa of Brooke, James,and Reina.
A service for Jim will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin on Saturday 14 July at 11am followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.


PERKINS, John Frances on 6 July 2018 at Levin Home for War Veterans, aged 79 years.
Loved father and father in law of Brett and Lynette, Grant and Karen.
Grandad of Christopher, Rachel, Melissa, Danielle, and great Grandad to Ella.
Loved companion of Donna Palmer and her daughter Chantelle, and Donna’s grandson Riley.
In accordance with John’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

It is with great sadness the family advises of Rod’s sudden and unexpected death on 3rd July 2018.
Rod died in the arms of his wife Susan and son Joshua. Rod was a loving husband, best friend and soulmate to Susan. He was a treasured and loving father to Joshua. Rod will be missed by his sisters-in-law, Diana, Rosy, Pauline, Jacqui, Marlene; and their families. Also by close cousins Anne and John. Please join us for a celebration of Rod’s life at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin on Saturday 7 July at 11am followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.
Messages please c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin.


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