• Notices

  • David Shepherd

    In Loving Memory Of 

    David Shepherd 

    Of Himatangi Beach


    Passed away surrounded by family in the early hours of Monday morning 7th August 2023.


    In Accordance with David's wishes a private cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held in due course.


    Please keep an eye on Te Awahou Funeral Services Facebook page for Memorial Details.

  • Kay Mary Elaine Cootes

    Kay Mary Elaine Cootes (nee Green)


    Born 11th August 1947, peacefully passed away on August 18th 2023, at Palmerston North Hospital.

    Loved wife of the late Arapere Cootes.

    Mum to Darren, Lisa, Amelia and Gloria.

    Cherished Grandmother and great Grandmother 

    Kay is currently laying in state at 66 Avenue Road Foxton.


    A celebration of Kay's life will be held on Monday 21st August 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter- Day Saints cook street Foxton at 1pm followed by internment at the Foxton Lawn Cemetery

  • Josephine O'Donnell

    With love we remember 


    Josephine O'Donnell 

    Of Foxton passed away at Palmerston North Hospital on the 17th August 2023.


    In Accordance with Jo's wishes a private cremation has taken place.

  • Ian Reichenbach

    Ian James Reichenbach (Rikey)

     24/05/1952- 25/08/2023

     Sadly, passed away at Palmerston North Hospital. Beloved Husband to Caroline, Father to Louise, Tammy, and Hannah, Poppa to Riley. Ian's farewell will be held at his old watering hole, Manawatu Marine Boating Club on Tuesday 29th August at 1pm Followed by Interment at the Foxton Lawn Cemetery.

  • Ronald Hapi

    With Love we remember 

    Ronald John Joseph Hapi


    Passed away peacefully surrounded by Whanau at the Arohanui Hospice Palmerston North on Wednesday 8th November 2023.


    Much Loved Brother, Uncle, Great Grandfather, Grandad and Father of Glena, Pauline, Gordan and Margaret Hapi. 


    Ronald will be Laying in state at 59 Union Street Foxton from this evening. 


    A Celebration of Ronalds Life will be held this Friday 10th November at the St Marys Catholic Church Foxton 11am, Followed by interment at the Foxton Lawn Cemetery.

  • John Yorke

    John Richard Yorke


    Aged 76

    Of Foxton Formerly of Lower Hutt.


    Passed away peacefully on 18th November 2023 at Horowhenua Hospital. Loved Husband of the late Helen, loving Father and Father in law of Tina, Jamie, Michelle and Steve. Loved Grandad and Great Grandad 


    Rest in Peace Dad we will miss you.


    In Accordance with John's wishes a private cremation will take place.

    Messages to 5B Purcell street Foxton 4814

  • Robert Blayney

    With love we remember 

    Robert William Blayney 

    Aged 86


    Of Shannon

    Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday 4th December 2023.


    A Celebration of Robert's life will be held This Thursday 7th December 2023 11am at the Shannon Presbyterian Church Stout Street Shannon 11am, followed by a private cremation.


    Everyone is welcome to join the family for light refreshments at the Shannon Bowling club after the service

  • Graham Johnstone

    With love we remember 

    Graham David Johnstone 


    7th April 1950 - January 2024


    Passed away unexpectedly in his caravan home in Feilding January 2024.


    In Accordance with Graham's wishes a private cremation will take place and a Memorial service will be held on January 23rd 2024 at the Foxton Beach Fire Brigade at 11am

  • Miriama Graham

    Ripiripia Haehae, Ripiripia Haehae

    Tuakina, paranitia te upoko o te ngānara kai tangata

    Ue hā!!

    He aha te tohu o te ringaringa?

    He kawakawa 

    Tukua ki raro o a hope rāHe Korokiō

    Ko te whakatau o te mate

    Ue hā Ue hā!!!


    It is with the heaviest of hearts we as a whānau regretfully and painfully inform you all of the shock and unexpected passing of our sister, our mother our treasured taonga Miriama (Ama) Graham.

    Her cause of death is currently unknown to us as whānau however we can confirm that it was of a natural cause which are yet to be determined.

    Due to the shock nature of her passing we know there will be many unanswered questions. However please rest assured that further details will go out in due course, these just may take a little time while we also come to grips with the loss we are currently experiencing. 

    Love to you all, thank you for your thoughts and consideration.

    Te whānau graham




    We are currently working with the Whanau here in New Zealand and Australia to bring Ama home once we have details available we will make this publicly Knowen. This has been a big shock to all the Whanau and there are some big costs involved to get Ama and her Whanau back here to New Zealand there has been page set up to make dontations we will share this to our page or you can make dontations to this account below, Every little bit helps.


    Account- 03-1399-0023611-001

    Reference- AAE GRAHAM

  • Claude Ketu



    Claude Piriwiritua 


    It is with deep sadness that we annouce the passing of Claude Piriwiritua Ketu on 11th February 2024 at Waikato hospital. 


    Loved son of Claude Turetangata and Aniwaniwa Oterangi Ketu. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Carmichael). Loved former husband of Faye (nee Schultz). Father of Naomi, Nathan, Miriama and David. Loved step-father of Joseph, David and Alyssa Grant.


    Loved Koro of Paiahua, Te Urumaranga, Whetu Marama, Thomas, Rachel, Esther, Desire, Saiyan, Joshua, Hayley Jane, Russia and Sweden. Loved Great Koro of Te Atapo.


    Loved brother of Diana, Mae, Ellen, Robert, Nina, Lani, and Moses (deceased).


    Tangi to be held at Poutu Pa, Shannon, on Thursday 15th February 11am. Powhiri 10am.


    May the lord bless you and keep you. May his face shine upon you and give you peace.

  • Valerie Pearce

    In Loving Memory 


    It is with heavy hearts that we share the peaceful passing of Valerie Pearce on February 21, 2024, at Lonsdale Resthome Foxton, at the age of 89. She was the cherished wife of Charles and the beloved mother of Lynne, Kaye, Paul, Brett, Todd, Grant, Mel, and Gemma. Val also leaves behind a legacy of love as a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother.


    The family extends sincere gratitude to Lonsdale for their compassionate care of Val.


    A private family service will be held to honour Val's memory.


    Rest in Peace, Val

  • Eric Hyndman

    With love we Remember 

     Eric Hyndman 


    Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday 3rd March 2024. A farewell for Eric will be held on Saturday 9th March 2024 2pm at Te Awahou Funeral Services Lounge Purcell street Foxton followed by a private cremation.

  • Myra Hewson

    Hewson, Myra Elizabeth

    14/03/2024 – At home, wrapped in a circle of love.

    Precious daughter of Graeme & Mary Hewson. Dearly loved mother of Heliena & Peta. Caring and nurturing Grandma of Holly & Lachlan. Adored, unique, funny, and tenacious sister of Paul, Janey, Liz & Peter.

    We will farewell and celebrate our beloved Myra on Sat 23 march, 2024 at 11am. Venue: 60A Johnston St, Foxton.

  • Marlene McKenzie

    With love we remember 

    Marlene Kay McKenzie 

    Sunrise 29/05/1968

    Sunset 14/04/2024 


    Passed away peacefully at Home in Levin Surrounded by her loving Whanau.


    Marlene is currently laying in state at 6 Mahoe Street Levin. A celebration of Marlene's life will be held this Friday 19th April 11am at 6 Mahoe street Levin followed by interment at the Whanau Urupa.

  • Annette Gray

    With love we remember 

    Annette Gray 


    Sunrise 30/03/1957

    Sunset 21/04/2024


    Passed away surounded by Whanau at Palmerston North Hospital on Sunday 21st April 2024.


    Annette I's currently laying in state at Poutu Pa.


    A celebration of Annette's life will be held this Thursday 25th April 11am at Poutu Pa.





  • Darrell Burton

    With love we remember
    Darrell Burton

    Sunrise 21/08/1965
    Sunset 20/07/2023

    Passed away peacefully at Wellington hospital surrounded by family on Thursday 20th July 2023.

    A celebration of Darrell's life will be held on Monday 24th July 2023 11am at St Johns church Avenue road Foxton Followed by a private cremation