Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week


NICHOLSON: Mildred Jean (Millie, Mrs Nick) (Memorial Service Sunday 28th June)

Passed away peacefully on 20th June 2020 at Waikato Public Hospital after a brief illness aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ron. Dearly loved mother of Lynette Lock (Lyn) and Valerie (Val) and the late Rex McConnell. Loved Nana of Vicki and Paddy d’Abo, Tony and Jane Lock, and Sue and Alan Seager. Loved Great Nana of Keeley, Ryan, Caitlin, Becky and Sam. At Millie’s request a private cremation has been held. A gathering to celebrate Millie’s life will be held at the Matamata R.S.A, 5 Ngaio St, Sunday 28th June at 2pm. Lyn and Val would like to thank Matamata Country Lodge for their care over the last 10 months. All communications to the Nicholson Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

PATTERSON, Irene Helen (nee Tasker) (Funeral Service Thursday 15th June)

17.02.1936 – 30.05.2020

Peacefully at Kenwyn Rest Home and Hospital, Te Aroha, aged 84. Loved wife of the late Brian, and loved mother of Mark, Ross and Keith and loved mother-in-law of Helena and Jan. Loved Grandma to Daniel, Alex and Gerard. A loved sister to John, Fred (deceased), Patty, Julie (deceased), Rosalie and David. Funeral Service was held Thursday 25th June in Te Aroha followed by interment at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Newstead.

WHITE: Kevin John Lyle (Funeral Service Tuesday 23rd June)

On 19th June 2020, peacefully at home. Dearly loved eldest son of the late Bernard and Dorothy, brother of Eric, Ronnie, Philip, Gary, John, Roger (deceased), Margaret (deceased) and Bernie (deceased). Much loved uncle, great uncle and great great uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at Mountain View Church, 5 Church St, Te Aroha on Tuesday (tomorrow) 23rd June at 11.00am followed by private cremation. All communications to the White Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

CRANCH: Florence Barbara (Requiem Mass Tuesday 16th June)

Passed away aged 80 peacefully surrounded by her whole family on 12th June 2020 in Waikato Hospital. Florence will be sadly missed by all her children, Peter & Diane (Tirau), Barry & Joanne (Hamilton), Sandra & David Kraakman (Hamilton), Katherine Kraakman (Cambridge), Angela & Paul Meyer (Auckland) and all of her 12 grandchildren. Thanks to all who have helped Mum over the last few years as she continued to be independent in her own home. “Mum you were taken from us too quickly we know it would have been too hard to say goodbye” “Forever in our hearts Beautiful Soul” A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Mum on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 11am at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Putaruru followed by interment at Tirau cemetery and refreshments at the Tirau Golf Club. Broadway Funeral Homes FDANZ.

CALDWELL: Lois Mary (nee Lumsden) (Funeral Service Thursday 18th June)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 14 June 2020. Dearest wife of the late Keith and loving mother of Craig, Julie and Mary-Lee. Special Nan to Stuart, Emma, Kirsten, Keitha, Veryn, Rebecca, Catriona, Alistair, Hamish and their families and cherished by her Lumsden brothers and sisters. A service to celebrate Lois’s life will be held at the Broadway Funeral Home Chapel, Short St, Matamata on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 11am followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, would be appreciated and may be left at the service or Donation Line 0800 227 229. Communications to the Caldwell Family, P O Box 28, Matamata 3440. Broadway Funeral Home (Matamata) FDANZ.

TURNER: Frank Tohora (Funeral Service Thursday 18th June)

On 14 June 2020, sadly passed away. Aged 84 years. Loved husband of the late Violet Turner. Loved father of Terrance & Sandra Turner, Sarah and Errol Kemp, and Tania Turner. Loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frank will rest at home 73 Rawhiti Ave, Matamata where his service will be held on Thursday 18 June at 11.00am followed by burial at the Matamata Public Cemetery. The whanau welcomes you to come and pay your respects. We love you Koro. Forever and always. Broadway Funeral Home, Short St, 3400 Matamata FDANZ.

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