SOWRY: Desmond James (Des)

19.7.30 – 9.4.21

Dearly loved husband and best friend of Pat for almost 61 years. Dearly loved and loving father of Nivonne, Peter (deceased), Terence (deceased), Katrina and Gerard. Treasured Poppa of Kylie, Matthew, Cameron (deceased), Jessica, Cohen, Jamie and Levi and proud Grand Poppa of Flynn (deceased), Taurima, Ayda, Reihana, Reed and Izayah. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr Greg Dunn and Dr Steve Thrupp for their compassionate care of Des over many years. In lieu of floral tributes, donations would be welcome to St John Ambulance. Requiem Mass will be held for Des on Thursday 15 April at 1.00pm at Church of Holy Angels, Hohaia St, Matamata followed by burial at Matamata Cemetery. Messages to the Sowry Family C/- of Broadway Funeral Home, Short St, Matamata 3400.

SLATTERY: Julia Patricia

Peacefully at Lawrence House, Te Aroha on the 3rd April 2021 aged 88 years. Dearly beloved Wife of the late Pat. Loved Mother of Gerard and Kay, Michael and Gaylene, Kevin and Val, Aileen and Denis, Patrick and the late Barry. Nana of 13 Grandchildren and Nana Nana of 22 Great Grandchildren. A Requiem Mass for Julia will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Whitaker St, Te Aroha on Thursday 8th April at 1pm. Messages to the Slattery family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400

NEWMAN: Joyce Margaret

Peacefully on 23rd March, 2021 in Matamata.  Aged 91.  Loved wife of the late Keith. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carol and Wayne, Debbie (deceased) and Graeme and Wendy and Malcolm. Grandmother of 7 grandchildren and great grandmother of 5 great grandchildren. Loved sister in law of Anne Stanley (nee Newman). A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 22 Meura Street, Matamata on Monday 29th March at 1.00pm. Special thanks to the staff at Matamata Country Lodge for their wonderful care. All messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata (FDANZ)

FROGER: John Hendrik (Froggy)

Passed away suddenly on Sunday 21st March while out biking.  Dearly loved husband of Pam for 33 years. Loved and adored dad of Jeremy and Shona, Johnny, Tessa and Morgan, and Kelsey.  Loved Opa of Lincoln and Winter.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Johns .  A celebration of Froggy’s life will be held at Tirau Golf Club on Friday 26th March at 1.30pm.  All messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata (FDANZ)

CURRAGH: Janice Margaret (Jan)

On 19th March, 2021, very peacefully at Pohlen Hospital, Matamata.  Much loved wife of the late Bill and amazing Mum of Mark and Talaitow (Thailand), Jeremy and Yvonne, Kristen and Drew, and Louise. Gorgeous Nan of J.J, Bang, Blue, Winter, Molly, Sean, Finn, Hattie and Will.   Requiem Mass will be held at the Holy Angels Catholic Church, 28 Hohaia Street, Matamata, on Wednesday 24th March at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.  Donations in lieu of flowers would be welcome for the Pohlen Hospital Trust, PO Box 239, Matamata, 3440.  Communications for the family, c/- 11 Sim Street, Matamata, 3400.  Broadway Funeral Home, Matamata FDANZ.

GRICE: Bruce Marshall

Peacefully after a short illness, on Wednesday 17th March 2021.  Aged 94 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Bette.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Dennis and Pam and Sue and Craig. Treasured Poppa Bruce of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In accordance with Bruce’s wishes a private service is being held in Matamata.  All messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata (FDANZ)

SAMUEL: Dorothy Elaine

Peacefully in her own home in Te Aroha surrounded by her family, on Tuesday 16th March 2021. Aged 72 years.  Dearly loved wife of Graham.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ruth and Leo, Jeffrey and Tania, David, and Jason.  Treasured Gran of Anthony and Pai, Ashleigh, Aidan, Abel, Isaac, Ethan, and Danielle and great Gran of Zaynne.  A service for Dorothy will be held at Manawaru Bible Chapel, 412 Manawaru Road, Manawaru on Thursday 18th March at 11am, followed by interment at Te Aroha Cemetery.  All messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata. (FDANZ)


Peacefully on 1st March 2021 at Pohlen Hospital, Matamata surrounded by family, aged 91. Loved Husband of the late Marie. Loved Father and Father in law of Lynette and Kevy, Robyn and Russell, Kevin, Ian and Brady, Nigel and Kathryn, Jenny and Dave. Dearly loved Pops of Angela, David, Miranda, Nikki; Jaydon, Clinton, Lucas, Flynn, Kaylee; Cole and Abbey, and a cherished Pops to all the Great Grandchildren. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held on Wednesday 10th March at the Matamata Racecourse, 7555 SH27 in the Epsom Lounge at 1.00pm. Messages to the Buckley family PO Box 72, Matamata 3440.

RYAN: Joan Ormond

Died peacefully at 96 years of age at Waikato Hospital surrounded by family on Saturday 27 February. Beloved wife of the late Terry. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Glenice, Margaret and Don Waylen, Michael and Margaret, Pauline and Brett Emmett, Kathryn, and Peter and Barbara. Precious Grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Rosary will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Whitaker St, Te Aroha on Wednesday 3 March at 7.00pm. However, due to COVID restrictions Requiem Mass will be private. On request a live stream link will be supplied by phoning 07 8888333.  Messages to the Ryan Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

HARRIS: Teresa Dolina

On February 15th, 2021

On February 15th, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of John and mother of Adam, Joel, and Casey. Loved sister and sister in law of Rose and Paul, Vicki and Jason, Andy and Stephanie and daughter of Les and Dolina Gudgeon. A service for Teresa will be held at the Matamata Memorial Centre, Tainui St, Matamata on Tuesday 23rd February at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation. Messages to the Harris family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

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