Current Funerals

Funeral Notices will be posted here each week

DONDERWINKEL, Antonius (Tony)

Passed peacefully on 27th June 2021 aged 89 years, at Waikato Hospital, Ward A4.  Dearly beloved husband of Rita, much loved father and father-in-law of Margaret, John, Paul, Robert, Jeremy, Vicki, Tamara, and Beatriz.  Loved Opa of his Grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A private ceremony has been held on Friday 2nd July 2021.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff of Ward A4 at Waikato Hospital.  Thank you also for all the messages of sympathy and condolences from everyone.  Thank you to Broadway Funeral Homes.

MATTOCK: Laurence (George)

If you asked a hundred people who George Mattock was, they’d all give you a different story. A talented pianist, a man on an African safari who walked the wall of China, and sailed the Rhine River flowing through Europe. Or was he a rugged humble farmer, as hard as iron nails, who could flip a cow with his bare hands. Others might say he was a devoted husband to his belated wife Margaret, a respected and loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, a dedicated son and a loyal friend to all who were blessed to have known him. The truth is, he was all of those things and much more. After a determined battle with his health, George passed unexpectedly, after 78 fully lived years, and at peace with his beloved family on Saturday. George’s fine character and gentle, generous nature will be missed by all. For his final farewell, there will be a service for George held at the Matamata Club, Rawhiti St, Matamata on Tuesday 29th June at 10am. Then On Wednesday 30th June at Holy Trinity Church, Henui Street, Strandon, New Plymouth at 12.30pm, then he will be laid to rest (with his beloved Margaret) at Awanui Cemetery.

HUNT: Anne (nee Harrison)

Passed away in Thames Hospital on 21 June 2021. Dearly loved wife of Roy. Treasured mother of Philip and Debz, Joanne and CJ, and a dearly loved grandmother. A Requiem mass for Anne will be celebrated at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Hohaia St, Matamata on Saturday 26th June at 12.30pm, followed by cremation. Messages to the Hunt family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3144.

REA, Joyce

Passed away peacefully in Matamata on Monday 21st June 2021. Cherished wife of the late Albert Victor Rea and loved sister of Ken, Brian (deceased), Ann & Peter, and Aunty to her four nieces. Thank you to the staff at Pohlen Hospital Resthome in Matamata. A service for Joyce will be held at Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata on Thursday 24th June at 11am thereafter private cremation.

HOUGHTON, Colleen Norma

In Waikato Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Thursday 17th June 2021 aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Lawrie. Much loved mother and mother in law of Grant, and Jenny and Craig Bramley. Treasured nana of Alison and Matthew. “Losing someone leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal”. A Requiem Mass for Colleen will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, corner Whitaker and Burgess Street Te Aroha, on Thursday 24th June at 1pm, followed by interment at The Te Aroha Cemetery. Rosary for Colleen will be held at St Joseph’s Church Te Aroha on Wednesday 23rd June at 5pm. Messages to the Houghton family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, Short Street Matamata 3400.

DIPROSE: Kate Munro

On 14th June 2021, with family around her, our treasured Kate went to heaven.  Much loved daughter of Marc and Jackie and adored sister of Fletcher and Jessie.  Dearly loved granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend who held a special place in all of our hearts.  A service to celebrate Kate’s life will be held at the Matamata Baptist Church on Tower Rd, on Saturday 19th June at 11.30am followed by a burial at the Matamata Cemetery.  All communications to the Diprose Family care of Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short Street, Matamata 3400.

TOMLINSON: George Walter

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Passed away on 7 June 2021 at Kenwyn Rest Home, Te Aroha with his family by his side, 94 years old. Loved husband of the late Jean Margaret. Loved and respected Dad of Karen and Grant Williams, the late Della Maree, David and Stephen. A special Grandad, Great Grandad and Great Great Grandad. A very heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful staff at Kenwyn for their love, kindness and respect for Dad over the past 5 years. Thanks also to Dr Brendon Eade. “Rest peacefully Dad after your long journey through life.” A service for George will be held at the Te Aroha R.S.A, Rewi St, Te Aroha on Monday 14 June at 1.00pm followed by private cremation. All communications to the Tomlinson Family C/- Broadway Funeral Home 10 Short ST, Matamata 3400.

HANNAH: John Joseph

After along illness and courageous battle passed away 7 June 2021 peacefully, aged 76. Loved and cherished by all. “Go paint rainbows.” Always in our hearts.

Renae, Jay, Mark, Sharleen, Kahl, Jade, Lily and KS. Requiem Mass will be celebrated for John at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Whitaker St, Te Aroha on Saturday 12 June at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. All messages to the Hannah Family C/- Broadway Funeral Homes, 10 Short ST, Matamata 3400.

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