STAINTHORPE, Gwenneth Lorraine (nee Yaxley) (Funeral service Tuesday, 28th May)

Passed away 24th May 2024 at Bernadette Lifecare, Mount Maunganui, Aged 78 years. Much loved wife of Alan, loved mother of Mark, Mike, Tracey, Bindi, Kelly and Bevan. Sister to Graham (deceased) Sue (deceased) Bonnie and Denis. Loved Nana and Great Nan of her 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Thank you to the staff at Althorp Rest Home and Bernadette Lifecare Mt Maunganui for their wonderful care of Lorraine. “Words are few, thoughts are deep, memories of you, are ours to keep.” A Funeral for Lorraine will be held at 1pm Tuesday 28 May at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga. Communications to the Stainthorpe family c/- Po Box 650, Tauranga, 3144. 

PROLE, Audrey (nee Blackburn) (Funeral Service Saturday, 1st June)

Born in Tauranga on 24 October 1926, passed away peacefully after a short illness at Tauranga Hospital on 29 May 2024, aged 97. Loved daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Blackburn, wife of the late William (Bin) Prole (of Omokoroa), mother and mother-in-law of Steve and Linda, and grandmother of Brandon and Dylan. Special thanks to Leonora and Wendy for your unwavering loving care of Audrey in the latter years of her life. A requiem mass to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Cnr Cameron Road and Elizabeth St, Tauranga, on Saturday 1 June 2024 at 10am. Communications to the Prole family c/- Po Box 650 Tauranga, 3144.

HAVILL, Reese Kahutea (Funeral Service Thursday, 13th June)

Passed away peacefully on Monday 3rd June 2024 at Tauranga hospital. Adored husband of Judi for 50 years. Cherished father of Katrina and Lisa. Loved father-in-law of Bruce and Adam. Treasured grandad to Kurtis, Zach, Shari and Kiara. A service for Reese will be held at 1 pm on Thursday 13th June at Te Puke RSA and Citizens Club, 179 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke. Messages to the Havill family C/- Po Box 650, Tauranga, 3144.


GUNTER Gwendoline Daphne (Gwen). (Funeral Service Friday, 3rd May)

Passed away 28.4.2024 aged 97 years. Wife of the late William (Bill) Gunter, and companion to Alan Blythe. Best friend and Kiwi Mum to Jill Jackson, loved by everyone who knew her. Grateful thanks to the management, staff and residents of the Bay View Rest Home, Waihi Rd Tauranga for their love and care to Gwen. ‘Rest in peace beautiful lady, see you when we get there’. A service for Gwen will be held at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 13th Ave Tauranga, on Friday 3 May at 11am, followed by burial. Communication to the Gunter Family, c/o P.O. Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

STEVENS, Phyl (Celebration Service will be held 13 August 2024)

On 24 April 2024 in her 100th year. Loved wife of the late Bob. Mother of David and Craig, daughter in laws Sandy (deceased), Bess and Ruth. Grandmother of Katy Gooch, Eddie, Anna and Louis Stevens. Great grandmother of Lachie, Sam and Abigail Gooch, and Orlagh Stevens. A celebration of Phyl’s life will be held on 13 August 2024. Communications to the Steven’s family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

COOMBES, Patricia (Pat) (Private cremation has been held)

Peacefully at Bethlehem Views Tauranga on Friday, 2nd February 2024 aged 88 years. Much loved mother and mother in law of Cheryl and Steve, and Brett and Megan. Treasured nana of Emma and Jim, Kylie and Andrew, Dylan, and Max. Much loved GG of Cade, Quintin, Chelsea, Ruby, Isla, and Jorja. In accordance with Pat’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Messages to the Coombes family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3144.


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