Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week

HODGKINSON, Barbara Joan (nee Gibson) 

Died peacefully on Friday 1 April 2022, aged 69 years.  Dearly loved wife of Maurice and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Edwina and Andy; Blair and Shelly and Andrew. Much loved grandma to her grandchildren and extended family.  Beloved sister of Eileen, John, Ian and Bruce and their families.  Now resting with God. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Waikato would be appreciated A Requiem Mass to commemorate the life of Barb will be held on Wednesday 6 April at 1pm at the Church of the Holy Angels, Matamata.  It will be live streamed at

 The Mass will be followed by a celebration of her life for her family and friends at her home.  A private burial will take place at a later date. 

PHILLIPS: Margaret Merle ( Margot ) (née Gibbison)

Passed away peacefully at Te Aroha and District Community Hospital on March 17th 2022.

Dearly loved wife of Tom Phillips ( deceased ) Loved mother of Anne Dunn, Colleen and Ken Aldwin, Ken and Marie Phillips, Lynette and George Santorik and Jill Greig.

Beloved Mama of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A service will be held for Margaret on Thursday 24th of March at 10.30am.  The service can be viewed via the livestream link at

All communications to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata or phone Ken 07 8847237

MARTELLETTI: Honorah (Nora) Mary QSM JP

Peacefully at Matamata Country Lodge 14 March 2022.  Aged 90.  Beloved wife of the late Mario, loved mother of Christopher, the late Karen, the late Lloyd, and cherished mother-in-law of Barbara and Kate. Adored Nana of Brad, Andrea and Bryce and great gran to nine.  A wonderful woman, dedicated to her family, and a lady of great faith.  A true servant to the community as recognised by her QSM award for her work and dedication . A private service is to be held on Tuesday 22nd March at 11.00am.  Please follow the live stream link:

All messages to the family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata.

ROBINSON: Peter Reeves

Peter passed away peacefully on 14th March 2022 surrounded by his family. Aged 86 years. Now with the Lord he loved and served so faithfully. As for God, His ways are perfect. Psalm 18:30. Dearly loved husband of Lois (Matamata), loved and adored dad and father-in-law of Pearl and Russell Thorp (Auckland), Jo and Wes Palmer (Gold Coast), Claire and Steve Adams (Tauranga), Howard and Ave (Pirongia) and beloved Papa of his 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Loved brother of Ray (deceased) and Joy (Whangamata), Janis (deceased), David and Elsie (Christchurch), Christine and Murray Frost (Christchurch) and Merilyn (deceased). A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Friday at Matamata Bible Church by invitation. The service can be viewed on the livestream link

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the NZ Bible Society would be appreciated Bank A/C 03-0558-0245656-02. Messages to the Robinson family, C/- 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400

FARMER: Anne Lucy

29.12.1939 – 1.3.2022.  At her residence in Te Aroha, in her sleep.  At rest.  Loved wife of Walter (Jock), mother of Paul and Joanne, grandmother to Amber; Kane and Christian, great grandmother to Max and Axel; and her special K9 friend Angel.

A service for Anne will be held at the Waihou Historic Pioneer Church, 2nd Ave, Waihou on Saturday 5 March at 11.00am followed by private cremation. COVID number restrictions apply and Vaccine Pass required. Alternatively please view on the following link  All messages to the Farmer Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

HAGAN: Michael William

On February 19th 2022, aged 82. Loved husband of Janice; father of Craig and Steven; brother of Darrol, Glenda, Marilyn, Robert, James (deceased) and brother in law of Roger. Thanks to the Matamata Doctors and Waikato Hospital staff for their care. A private family service was held on the 22nd February. Messages to the Hagan family, 39 Mills St, Waharoa 3400.

GOWER: Shirley Joan

Passed away peacefully in her own home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Thursday 3rd February 2022 aged 77 years. Beloved wife of Spencer. Loved mother to Kaye, Sherryn, and Andrea, and mother-in-law to Colin, Glen, and Mike. Adored Nana to Joel and Tanisha, and partner Dylan. A private service will be held for Shirley followed by interment at Matamata Cemetery. Messages to the Gower family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street Matamata 3400.

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