Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week


OATES, Stephen Sherwood (Steve)

Passed away peacefully at home on 18 June. 

Much loved husband to Linda, adored Father and Pa to Christopher, Alyssa and Hayden and loved Son and Brother to Margaret, David , Alan and Sharon. 

A celebration for Steve will be held at the Matamata Club at 13 Rawhiti Ave on Wednesday 26th June at 11am. 

All communications to the family can be sent to Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400

BURKE, Margaret Rose (nee McDonald)

Following a distinguished career in Theatre and Education in Canada and a return to New Zealand, Professor Margaret Burke passed away peacefully at Rangiura Rest Home, Putaruru on 18 June 2024 aged 91.

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Robyn & Geo (Vancouver Island), Grant (Toronto), Jenefer & Mark (Tirau), Andrew & Bridget (Perth). “Grandma Marg” of Josh & Andre, Lucas, Elliot, Isaac & Kowan, Jessica & Hilary.  “Great Grandma Marg” of 11 great grandchildren.

In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

Our family would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the wonderful staff at Rangiura Rest Home for their exceptional care and compassion.  All family communications to Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400.

HARVEY, Graham Rodney,

 Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 6th June 2024. Aged 88.

Dearly loved husband of Janine. Loved father and father in law of Dennis and Brenda, Anne Maree and Evan, Michelle and Tep.

Loved Grandy to his nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Service to celebrate Graham’s life  will be held at St Davids Co-Operating Parish, Church Street, Te Aroha on Monday, the 10th of June 2024 at 11am.

In honour of Graham, donations to St John would be appreciated and may be made online at lighttheway.stjohn.org.nz/donate or left at the service.

 All communications to the Harvey family c/- 10 Short Street, Matamata.

de Haas, Ardina (Diny)

Diny, who was born on 13th February 1929, sadly passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11 June 2024.  Aged 95 years.  Dearly loved wife of Adrian for 70 years.  Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Dorothy and Bruce, Henry and Robyn,  Wilky and Fran,  Martin and Debra.

She was a very special Oma/Nana to 10 grandchildren and 12 ½ great grandchildren.  Our precious mum lived a happy and joyous life.

A service to celebrate Diny’s life will be held at the Church of the Holy Angels, 24 Hohaia Street, Matamata on Saturday 15th June at 11am.

All communications to the family to Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata.

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