AROA: Lyndsay Robert (No funeral at Lyndsay’s request )

(Born 27/1/1942, aged 82 years of age). Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 7th February, surrounded by his loving wife Claudia (nee Ker) and family. Lyndsay will be missed by his wife, the love of his life, his four daughters and sons-in-law Larree and Eric Lesa of Tauranga, Carolyn and Craig Clothier of Mount Maunganui, Vicky and Tony Bradley of the Gold Coast, and Adele and John Blackwood of Tauranga, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren (Madison, Brady, Claudia, Shannon, Conrad, Milla, Ava, Riley, Dalaney, Hugo, Hadlee, Elias, and Romy). Lyndsay and Claudia had sixty-one years of wedded bliss, a marriage we could all aspire to – a true love story. “You will be deeply loved forever, our love will go on” love from Claudia. “We will love you forever dad, the best dad four girls could ask for.” At Lyndsay’s request there will be no funeral service. All messages of condolence to Aroa Family C/-  Jones and Company Funeral Services P O Box 650 Tauranga 3144. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St Johns. Lyndsay and Claudia would like to thank all the people and services who have cared for Lyndsay over the last year. 

TWEED: Malcolm Leonard Noel (Funeral Service Saturday, 10th February)

Peacefully on 31 January 2024 aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Bernice. Loved father and father in law of David and Paula, Esther, Geoff and Vikki, and Phil. Loved grandad of 11 and great grandad of 10. “Now with the Lord, which is far better”. A service for Malcolm will be held at Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga on Saturday 10th February at 10am.

SMOLENSKI Annette Therese (Funeral Service Wednesday, 7th February)

On 2 February 2024, peacefully in Tauranga, surrounded by her family, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of Paul, much loved mum of Daniel, Katherine, Luke, Michael, and Anton. Loved and adored by all her grandchildren. A service for Annette will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Rd Tauranga, on Wednesday 7 February at 2pm, followed by burial. Communication to the Smolenski Family, c/o P.O. Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

HOLLANDS Maurice Alan (Funeral Service Thursday, 8th February)

On 2 February 2024, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, aged 76 years. Much loved husband of Chris, loving dad of Gene, Cushla, and Sean, father-in-law of Michelle, Bevan, and Deb. Poppa Mo to Ellison, Laura, Ava, Siani, Casey and Nathan. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to Waipuna Hospice, 43 Station Rd Te Puna, Tauranga. A service for Maurice will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Rd Tauranga, on Thursday 8 February at 2pm, followed by burial. Communication to the Hollands Family, c/o P.O. Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

BARNETT, Laurence Grant “Barney” (Funeral Service Friday, 9th February)

Passed away on Friday the 2nd of February, with his trusty dog Freddie by his side. Beloved husband of Teresa, proud father of Lauren, Warwick and Ginny, younger brother to Robert. We also encourage a flutter on the horses in his memory, we know he will be riding them down the straight for us all. The family would like to invite all those who wish to celebrate his life to a public funeral service at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga on Friday 9 February at 2.00pm. All messages to the Barnett Family C/- P O Box 650, Tauranga 3144.

LOVERIDGE, Roger Ian (Memorial Service Wednesday, 14th February)

(also known as Rog, Bruce, Poppy and Silly Old Grandad). Dearly loved husband of Margaret (Pip). Passed away suddenly on Wednesday 7th February 2024. Much loved and dearly missed by all his family. “Well, it’s a marvellous night for a Moondance with the stars up above in your eyes”. Memorial Service will be held at Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point Tauranga on Wednesday, 14th February at 11am. Messages to the Loveridge 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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