Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week

BAIGENT, Maurice Ralph.

Died peacefully on May 19th, 2024. Aged 95 years.

A private cremation was held for Maurice at Newstead Crematorium, Hamilton.

Loving father to Scott, Cathy and Wayne. Adored Poppa to Lily, George, Jack, and Jessica, and his 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service for Maurice will be held at ‘Scott’s Shed’, 69 Everad Ave, Matamata on Saturday June 1st at 11am. All welcome.

SOWRY, Chante Amelia.

Passed away May 10th 2024. Aged 42 years.

A service to celebrate Chante’s life will be held on Wednesday May 15th, 2024, 11am at Broadway Funeral Home Chapel, 10 Short Street, Matamata. Followed by burial at the Matamata Lawn Cemetery, Peria Road, Matamata.

LUCAS, Raymond Charles

Passed away May 14th, 2024, surrounded by his family at Pohlen Hospital. Aged 77 years.

A private cremation for Raymond will be held May 15th, 2024 at Newstead Cemetery.

van der HULST: Johannes Gerardus (John)

On 7th May 2024 left us peacefully enveloped by the love of family, aged 93 years. Much loved husband of the late Lenie. Dearly loved Dad to Adrian and Toni, Frank and Dorothy, Johanna, Maria, Richard, Caroline and Petra, and beloved Opa to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the Matamata Club, Rawhiti Ave, Matamata on Monday 13th May at 1pm, thereafter private cremation. Messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Homes, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400.

The live stream link to the service is here (click below):

JEFFRIES, Audrey Evelyn

Passed away peacefully May 8th in her 93rd year after a courageous battle with family by her side. Loving wife of the late Jack. Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Dianne and Anthony, Glenys and Grant, Allan and Linda. Precious Nana and Nana Aud’s to all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great  grandchildren.
We also wish to acknowledge the staff of  Te Aroha Community Hospital for their loving care  of our precious mother and nana.
A service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at the Matamata Club, Rawhiti Ave, Matamata on Wednesday 15th May, at 1pm.
Forever In Our Hearts
Audrey service will be live streamed and available at  In honour of Audrey please consider donating to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, donations may be made online at or left at the service. All commutations to the Jeffries family c/- 10 Short St, Matamata.

Please find the link below for the livestream service for Audrey.

MOLD, Beverley Joy (Bev)

Passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 2nd, 2024 at Matamata Country Lodge. Aged 84 years. A service was held for Bev at her home on Sunday May 5th, 2024 with her family, friends and neighbours.

All communications: C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata.

HIPPERSON, Maxine Hazel.

Passed away May 1st, 2024 at Pohlen Hospital surrounded by family. Aged 78 years.

Maxine’s service will be held at the Matamata RSA, Ngaio St, on Wednesday 8th May at 11.00am.

Livestream link:

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