Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week


Peacefully on 1st March 2021 at Pohlen Hospital, Matamata surrounded by family, aged 91. Loved Husband of the late Marie. Loved Father and Father in law of Lynette and Kevy, Robyn and Russell, Kevin, Ian and Brady, Nigel and Kathryn, Jenny and Dave. Dearly loved Pops of Angela, David, Miranda, Nikki; Jaydon, Clinton, Lucas, Flynn, Kaylee; Cole and Abbey, and a cherished Pops to all the Great Grandchildren. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held on Wednesday 10th March at the Matamata Racecourse, 7555 SH27 in the Epsom Lounge at 1.00pm. Messages to the Buckley family PO Box 72, Matamata 3440.

RYAN: Joan Ormond

Died peacefully at 96 years of age at Waikato Hospital surrounded by family on Saturday 27 February. Beloved wife of the late Terry. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Glenice, Margaret and Don Waylen, Michael and Margaret, Pauline and Brett Emmett, Kathryn, and Peter and Barbara. Precious Grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Rosary will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Whitaker St, Te Aroha on Wednesday 3 March at 7.00pm. However, due to COVID restrictions Requiem Mass will be private. On request a live stream link will be supplied by phoning 07 8888333.  Messages to the Ryan Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

HARRIS: Teresa Dolina

On February 15th, 2021

On February 15th, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of John and mother of Adam, Joel, and Casey. Loved sister and sister in law of Rose and Paul, Vicki and Jason, Andy and Stephanie and daughter of Les and Dolina Gudgeon. A service for Teresa will be held at the Matamata Memorial Centre, Tainui St, Matamata on Tuesday 23rd February at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation. Messages to the Harris family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

SEATH: James (Jamie)

Suddenly at his place of work in Okoroire on Thursday 11th February 2021 aged 60 years. Much loved father of Harry and Ani, and dearly loved Pop of Brooky, Ollie, Lenny, and Heidee and Kurtis. A service celebrating Jamie’s life will be held at Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel, 18 Sommerville Road Tirau, on Wednesday 17th February at 2pm. Please wear something colourful. Messages to the Seath family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, Short Street Matamata 3400.

ARBUCKLE: Noelene Mary

On 10th February 2021, aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Daniel. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Gaynor, Lynda and Mark. Loved nana/grandma of Jenna, Jamie, Luke, Summer and Jack and great-nana of Reef, Chase, Neo, Marley and William. Reunited with Daniel in heaven and with her Lord. A service for Noelene will be held at the Matamata Bible Church, 11 Meura Street, Matamata on Tuesday 16th February at 11.00am, followed by private interment. Messages to the Arbuckle family, C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400

BLAKE: Brian

Passed away peacefully 25th January 2021.  Much loved husband of Patricia (nee O’Neill – deceased).  Loved dad of Ross and Chrissie, Darren (deceased), Shelley and Lance.  Loved Grandad of Jen and Corey, Elyse, Mark and Zoe, Melissa and Trina, Adele and Matt, and Glyn.  Great Grandad to Kyla, Myia, and Nelly.

Rest Easy Dad

A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at the Matamata Baptist Church,  26 Tower Road, Matamata on Friday 29th January at 1pm. All communications to the Blake Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata

ECCLES: Iris Ilma (nee Howard)

ECCLES: Iris Ilma (nee Howard)

Passed away peacefully at Matamata Country Lodge on January 21, 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Graham and Diane (Whitianga), Murray and Nicky (Matamata), Dianne and Kelvin Gregg (Papamoa), Grant Eccles and Jodie Collins (Hamilton). Adored grandmother of Megan, Ryan, Lynaire, Shonelle, Bradley, Cailyn and Lani. Great grandmother of Mia, Tilly, Rio and Beau. A service for Iris was held at Broadway Funeral Home, Short St, Matamata on Monday 25th January. Messages to the Eccles family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

HENRY: Olive Ann (nee Thomas)

Peacefully in Matamata on Tuesday 19th January 2021, aged 81 years.  Loved wife of the late Jim.  Adored mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Maree, Stephen (deceased), Michael and Shiree, Michelle (deceased) and Tony, and Lisa and Marshall.  Cherished grandma, nana, great grandma and GG to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A celebration of Olive’s life will be held at the Matamata RSA, 5 Ngaio Street on Friday 22nd January at 1pm followed by burial at the Matamata Cemetery.  At Olive’s request please wear pink or bright colours.

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

BEGOVICH: Sefton Marko

Died in his 90th year, peacefully on February 20th, 2021. It is great sadness that we say our final goodbye to Sefton, much loved Husband of the late Noeleen. Dearly loved Father of Lynette, Peter and Donna, Mark and Judy, Maree and Andrew. Much loved Poppa of Shaun and Kate, Stacie and Ben, Nicholas and Marija, Joseph, Hayden and Alesha, Rebekah, Jessica and Jacob, Camille, Shaydene, Luca and Ivo.  Great Poppa to Cyla, Latham, Eva, Adella, Toby, Eden, Sailor, Daniel, Quinn, Lara, Willow, Jack and Luca. Neka počiva u miru. Requiem Mass will be held for Sefton at the Church of the Holy Angels, 28 Hohaia St, Matamata on Thursday February 25th at 1.00pm.

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