Death Notice
  • "As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's..."
    - Poko Jensen
  • "Forever loved forever missed "
    - Ann Bates

(aka Vaineakama) (nee Tuariki):
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand, on 8 January 2018, aged 85 years. Born in Atai, Mitiaro, Cook Islands, on 11 February 1932. Beloved daughter of the late Tuariki Tuariki and the late Terangi Marie. Loved by her late siblings – Tekura, Mataepo, Maui, Tutai, Pokotea, Matake, Tapu, Tuapuku, Tungane, Rongo, Tuariki, Repeta and Takiata. Loved and treasured Mum of Terangi and David, Marama and Selwyn, Apii and Ann-Marie, Tangi and Maria. Loved Nan to Jason and Carol, Jasmine and Paora, Barry and Ayla, Sharlimar and Eric, Alaina and Marty, Lynsay and Tommy, Mamaku and Awa, TK, Storm and Dakota. Loved great-nan of Annika, Taranaki, Sharnie, Treasure-Lee, Aaliyah, Apii, Cezar-Dre, Capri, Mea, Connor, Akeelah, Bella, Thelma, Roman, Rio, the late Ryder, River-J, Serenity and Kyla-Jade. Beloved Aunty and Great-Aunt to many. A treasured friend. Our Mum will rest at 28 Whanga Crescent, Titahi Bay, Porirua. The family service will be held in the EKKA Church, McKillop Street, Porirua, on Friday 12 January 2018, at 6.00pm, with the funeral service being held at the same Church, on Saturday 13 January 2018, at 10.30am, (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE). Thereafter she will be laid to rest at Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Pukerua Bay. Messages may be left in Mii's tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz. Our deepest gratitude to the staff at Ward 7 South, Wellington Hospital for ensuring that Mum was comfortable in her final days and for the support provided to the family, truly appreciated.


Published in Dominion Post from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2018