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MASON, Kenneth Stuart (Ken) of Ken Mason Auto Electrician, Levin at Palmerston North Hospital on Sunday 30 December 2018 after a brief battle with cancer, aged 58 years.
Dearly loved husband of Jo for nearly 34 years.
Loved Dad and Ken of Fergus and Nina, Campbell, and Max.
Adored AFI (Grandad Ken) to Oliver Ingi and Zoe Rôse.
Much loved son of Bill and Toni and brother of Carl.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at the Salvation Army Worship and Community Centre, Durham Street, Levin on Friday 4 January 2019 at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.

HIBBS, Gary ​Snr
Died unexpectedly in Wellington on Monday 24 December 2018, aged 58 years. Loved Son of the late Vic & Jean ( nee Ropiha ) Loved partner of Lyn McFall. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and stepfather of Gary and Kate, Andrea & Sarah. Loved Koko / Big G of Quincey-Jazz, Manaia & Nature. Dearly loved brother & brother-in-law to Sonny ( dec ) Robyn & Don Parkinson, Faye & Brian Wicker, Mickey ( dec ) Carroll Aragnetti (Aust), & Kylie & Glen (Aust), Loved uncle to his many nieces & nephews. Gary will lie at Motuiti Marae, Foxton from Friday 28 December until his funeral service at 11.00am Sunday 30 December 2018 at the Marae.

CHASE, Wharepapa Patrick,of Foxton. Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Saturday 22nd December 2018, aged 86 years. Loved husband of the late Cindy. Father and father-in-law of Marta & David Fafeita, Katie (dec) & Chris Morgan, Lesley & Peter (Donk) Wilson, Bill & Josie Chase, Pat Chase, Hirau & Greg Profit, Imelda, and Alan Chase.
Loved Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great Great Grandfather, Brother-in-law and Uncle.
Tangi is at Huia Marae. Funeral service will be held at the Marae on Thursday 27 December at 11am, followed by burial at the Foxton cemetery

GOUYETTE, Ronald Arthur (Ron) of Levin (formerly of Wellington), former owner and host of The Green Parrot Restaurant, Wellington and Bentons Motel, Levin, suddenly on 19 December 2018 at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 80 years.
Much loved husband of Ofelia.
Loved father of Danielle, Michelle and Grandad of all his 5 grandchildren and a loved brother and brother in law.
a tribute may be placed on Ron’s page at
A farewell for Ron will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin on Saturday 22 December at 1.30pm followed by a private cremation.

ROFE, Max Kenneth Rolland, of Levin. Peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on Wednesday 19th December 2018, aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy. Loved father of Stephen, and the late Jeffrey. Grandad of Matt, Becc, Kim, Nate, & Alex. Great Grandad to Isla, & Asha. Messages please to the Rofe family C/- 284 Oxford Street, Lenin 5510.
A service for Max will be held at Harvey's Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Saturday 22nd December at 10:30 am, followed by interment at The Foxton Cemetery.

LOWNDES David Arthur Perfect of Levin.
Peacefully at Te Whanau Home, on Saturday 15th December 2018, aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Loved father of Alan and Fiona, and Stephen. Loved Grandad of Christina (dec), Nikolas, Alicia, & Amy.
Messages please to the Lowndes family C/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.
A service for David will be held at Harvey’s Chapel 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Friday 21st December, at 11.00 am, followed by private cremation at the Horowhenua crematorium.

BELL, Robert Dick (Bob) of Levin
On 7th December 2018 at his home, aged 89 years.
Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret.
Loving father of Stephen, Andrew (dec) and Mark.
Loved Grandpops of Justin, and Lydia and great Grandpops of Jay, Jud, and Jack.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin on Friday 14 December at 1.30pm, followed by interment at The Avenue Cemetery, Levin




CLENCH, Caroline Speirs (nee McMillan) of Otaki on Thursday 6 December 2018 at Palmerston North Hospital in her 85th year.
Cherished wife of Tony for 64 years and adored mother and mother in law to Linda and John, Lesley, and Tonia and Bruce.
Proud Grannie of Jared and Abby, Rachael (dec.) Liana, Jonno, Nathan and Kate.
Great grandmother to Keaton, Azaelia and Elliot.
In accordance with Carrie’s wishes a private service has been held.
‘As long as hearts remember,
as long as hearts still care
we do not part with those we love
they’re with us everywhere.’

Messages of condolences to the Clench family c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

HOLMES, Francis Mark known as Mark. Passed away peacefully at his home 'Te Kama', Levin on 9 December 2018.
Loved son of Julie, & James. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Charlene & Alister, Kathryn, Fiona & Steven. Treasured uncle to Christopher & Emma, Sophie & Hemi, Hamish & Hannah, Geordie & Oliver. Great uncle to Harper, Darcy and super special great uncle to Mila.
Heartfelt thanks to MASH Trust for their loving care of Mark.
A memorial service will be held 10.30am, Thursday 13th December at The Kimberley Chapel, Kimberley Road, Levin.

AKUHATA, Kathleen ( Kath) Rangikura
Passed away on 6 December 2018 at Otaki, aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of the late August (Rowdy) Akuhata and mother of Watene and Sally, Whare, Kereama and Rowena, Cathleen and Charlie, and Jody. Loved grandmother to her 18 mokopuna.
Takoto mai e te kuia, te mareikura, e te pitiputi. Moe mai rà, okioki ai.
Aunty Kath will lie at Te Pou o Tainui Marae, Convent Road, Otaki, followed by a service on Monday 10 December at 11am, thereafter private cremation.

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