AOAKE: Elizabeth Ann (Betty) (nee Doeg)

Aged 81 years

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11th January 2022, at home surrounded by her Whanau.

Loving Wife of Henry Aoake, Adored Mum of Stephene and George Wilson, Dianna and Misi Vaimoso,

Michelle and Tony Harrison, and Timothy and Robyn Aoake.

Adored Nana of 16 grandchildren, 20 great granchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A service for Betty has been held

HANCOX: Gavin William

Peacefully at Pohlen Hospital in Matamata on 5th January 2022, aged 65 years.

Gavin was a loved brother of Wanda Lynette Fannin and Janet Gaye Fraser.  A loved uncle, great uncle and friend to many. Gavin requested a private cremation which the family are honouring. Any correspondence can be addressed to 6 Everad Avenue, Matamata 3472.  Broadway Funeral Home.

HOLMES, Christopher Wayne

On 30th December 2021, aged 72 at home, Hinuera.

Much loved partner to Kiri, father to Leeanne and Chris. Father-in-law to Phillip and Angeline. Adored Grandpa to all his grandchildren and mentor to many others.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held 5th January 2022, 11:00AM at 7 Taotaoroa Road, RD2, Matamata. 

FORSTER: Donald Graeme

FORSTER:  Donald Graeme

Passed away on 19th December 2021, aged 76, in Te Aroha.  Brother of Robert (deceased), Kathleen (deceased) and Marie (deceased).  A private cremation has been held.   Messages to the family can be sent care of Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata.

SHEARMAN: Ian Lowell

Peacefully on December18, 2021. Treasured and dearly loved Husband of Pam for 61 Years. Cherished Father and Father in law of Leith and Cheryl Shearman, Janine and Warren Brooks, Nicky and Murray Eccles, and Mel and Brendon Webby. Adored Papa and Old Papa of Kate, Josh and family, Anna, Seth and family, Charlotte, Troy and Lauren, Dane and Stacey, Lynaire and Shonelle, Ben, Harry and Millie. Special thanks to Doctor Varty for his kindness and care towards Ian over the years and to Matamata Country Lodge for the love and care Ian received. A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on Friday 24th December at 11am at the Matamata Club, followed by private burial. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service or made on line at or Direct Debit to 06-0317-0063608-00. Messages to the Shearman family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

EVA: Claudia Janice (nee Green)

Passed away peacefully at Matamata Country Lodge on 18th December 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late Bert. Loved mother of Lee and Sasha, Karen and Roger. Loved nana of Daniel, Ashleigh, Samantha, Kieran, Gemma, and Hannah. Sadly Missed. A celebration of Claudia’s life will be held at Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata on Thursday 23rd December at 1pm, followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers donations to the Westpac Air Ambulance would be appreciated at or Direct Transfer to 03-1555-008019-00 . In accordance will regulations Vaccine passes will be required.


3.11.1930 – 8.12.2021

Peacefully at Matamata Country Lodge. Loved husband of the late Lydia, Loved father of Christine and Bruce Rudge, Markus and Rahel,  Kathy and Brett. Loved Grossvater to Louie and Simone, Karl and Lili-Joy. Loved brother of Klara and Emma in Switzerland. A private cremation for Jakob has been held . A memorial service to celebrate Jakob’s life will be held at the Union Parish Church , Matamata on Tuesday 14th December at 1.30pm. Vaccine passes will be required please. In lieu of flowers donations to the Centennial Drive would be appreciated and may be left at the service . Messages to Kathy Lenggenhager, 882 Tower Road, Matamata 3471.

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