Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week

DICKEY, Rosetta

In remembrance, a requiem mass for Rosetta’s life is to be held Saturday, 12th February at 11am at Church of the Holy Angels, Hohaia Street, Matamata.

Dearly loved wife of the late Bill.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Nancy and the late Bill Cocks, John and Ngaire Dickey, Lynette and the late Ted Revell, Maria and John van Heuven. A special grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  With loving memories. 

In accordance with regulations, vaccine pass is required. Broadway Funeral Home, Matamata (FDANZ)

BOWMAN: Eileen Sylvia

Passed away peacefully at Eventhorpe Resthome, Hamilton on 29th January 2022 aged 77 years.  Dearly loved wife of Robert, beloved mum of Rachel.  A service for Eileen will be held on Tuesday 8th February at the Te Aroha RSA, 67 Rewi Street, Te Aroha at 11am.  All communications to the family care of Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400.  In accordance with regulations, vaccine pass is required.


Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital Hamilton, on 28th January 2022. Loved Wife of the late Wally. Loved Stepmother of Stephen and Carol. Loved Mother of Lance, Douglas, and Elliot. Loved Partner of Bill (Winkie) Flower. Loving Grandmother to all her grandchildren. A celebration of Dilys life will be held at the Te Aroha Racecourse, on Thursday, 3rd February at 1pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to Broadway Funeral Homes, 10 Short Street Matamata 3440. In accordance with regulations, vaccine pass required.

AOAKE: Elizabeth Ann (Betty) (nee Doeg)

Aged 81 years

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11th January 2022, at home surrounded by her Whanau.

Loving Wife of Henry Aoake, Adored Mum of Stephene and George Wilson, Dianna and Misi Vaimoso,

Michelle and Tony Harrison, and Timothy and Robyn Aoake.

Adored Nana of 16 grandchildren, 20 great granchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A service for Betty has been held

HANCOX: Gavin William

Peacefully at Pohlen Hospital in Matamata on 5th January 2022, aged 65 years.

Gavin was a loved brother of Wanda Lynette Fannin and Janet Gaye Fraser.  A loved uncle, great uncle and friend to many. Gavin requested a private cremation which the family are honouring. Any correspondence can be addressed to 6 Everad Avenue, Matamata 3472.  Broadway Funeral Home.

HOLMES, Christopher Wayne

On 30th December 2021, aged 72 at home, Hinuera.

Much loved partner to Kiri, father to Leeanne and Chris. Father-in-law to Phillip and Angeline. Adored Grandpa to all his grandchildren and mentor to many others.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held 5th January 2022, 11:00AM at 7 Taotaoroa Road, RD2, Matamata. 

FORSTER: Donald Graeme

FORSTER:  Donald Graeme

Passed away on 19th December 2021, aged 76, in Te Aroha.  Brother of Robert (deceased), Kathleen (deceased) and Marie (deceased).  A private cremation has been held.   Messages to the family can be sent care of Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata.

SHEARMAN: Ian Lowell

Peacefully on December18, 2021. Treasured and dearly loved Husband of Pam for 61 Years. Cherished Father and Father in law of Leith and Cheryl Shearman, Janine and Warren Brooks, Nicky and Murray Eccles, and Mel and Brendon Webby. Adored Papa and Old Papa of Kate, Josh and family, Anna, Seth and family, Charlotte, Troy and Lauren, Dane and Stacey, Lynaire and Shonelle, Ben, Harry and Millie. Special thanks to Doctor Varty for his kindness and care towards Ian over the years and to Matamata Country Lodge for the love and care Ian received. A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on Friday 24th December at 11am at the Matamata Club, followed by private burial. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service or made on line at or Direct Debit to 06-0317-0063608-00. Messages to the Shearman family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.

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