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Recent South Waikato Obituaries:

Valmai Dorothy HILL

Peacefully on the 16th of June 2017 at Brylyn Rest Home, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Much loved mother and mother in law of Sharren and Michael Bailey, Jude and David Campbell, Barbara and Roy Holmes, David and Lee. Loved Nana to Brett, Daniel and Nikki; Megan and Siedse, and Holly; Michael, Samantha and Scott; Macy and Tori. Great Nana to Evan and Indi; Isobella and Caithryn. Donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Service for Valmai will be held at the South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa on Wednesday, the 21st of June at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation.

Tuaine (Lazaro) ORAKE

Born on 8 September, 1964. Suddenly taken on 14 June, 2017. Beloved wife and soulmate of Katai. Adored mother and mother-in-law to Travel and Temu, Apii and Simon, and April and Tyson. Treasured Godmother to Baely. Loved by all especially her moko's. "She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings." Mum will be lying in state at St Lukes PIPC Church, Corner Kelso Street and Maraetai Road, Tokoroa from 15 June, 2017. A Family Service will be held on Sunday 18 June at 5 p.m. at the above church. A funeral service will be held at the above church on Monday 19 June, 2017 at 11 a.m.


Suddenly at home on the 29th May, 2017. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate to Wally. Cherished Mum and mother-in-law to Joanne and the late Paul, Diane, Karen and Ray (Moose), Debra and Vic. Treasured Nana to Kristina and Aaron; the late Ashleigh, Casey, Jamie and Kirsty, Kyle and Dani, Justin, Scott and Alysha, Dana, and great Nana to her five great grandchildren. "Back in Dad's arms." A service for Marlene will be held at the Putaruru District and Services Club, Buckland Street, Putaruru on Friday 2nd June, 2017 at 1 p.m. followed by private cremation.

Wayne Desmond THOMPSON

Peacefully on 25th of May 2017 at Tokoroa Hospital surrounded by his whanau. Aged 63 Years. Loving Husband to Cevea for 43 years. Loving Father and Father in law of Corey and Tina, James and Vanessa, Shannon and Jay, and Delaney. Adored Grandad to 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, Desmond and Maia-Leigh. A Service for Wayne will be held at 27 Kaka Crescent, Tokoroa on Monday, 29th of May at 11.00am followed by a burial at The Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

Aileen Mavis Marion BATLEY

Peacefully at Rangiura Home, Putaruru on 20th May, 2017. In her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Newis. Much loved mother and mother-in- law to Alison and Stuart, Warwick and Helen and loved Nana to Ella and Ethan. Rest in Peace. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Aileen will be held at the Tirau Co-Operating Parish Church, State Highway 1, Tirau on Friday 26th May, 2017 at 1 p.m. followed by a private cremation.

- Hugh MEARS

Peacefully at home on 18th May 2017. Aged 77 years. Loved husband to Trisha. Loved father and father-in-law to Barry and Terri, Trevor, Tracy and Barry. Loved Poppy to Zoe and Luke, Hannah and David. According to Hugh's wishes a private service has been held.


Peacefully, on 16 May, 2017 at Victoria Place Resthome, Tokoroa. Aged 77 years. Much loved wife to the late Theo for 53 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Mario and Kathleen, Yolanda, Tanya and Jim, Jarita and Chris, Lorenzo, Enos, T-Jay. Loved Oma and Great-Oma to 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A service for Janny will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tokoroa on Monday, the 22nd of May at 10.30am followed by an interment at The Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.

- Kelson Frank Gordon DIFFEY

On May 6th 2017, peacefully, at home. Aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Maxine, loved and loving father of Brendon and Karen; Elizabeth and Luke; Andrew and Amy. Adored Poppa of Karla, Brittany and Christian; Lydia and Asher; Michael, and Great Pop to Violet and Harper. A service for Kel will be held at the Tokoroa Baptist Church, Friday 12th May at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at the Tokoroa Lawn cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations tothe Waikato Hospice Trust would be appreciated.

John Fenton GEAYLEY

Ser No: V820728 Hon Capt Bandmaster 2 RNZIR. Peacefully on 3 May 2017 at Tokoroa Hospital. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband to the late Lois. Much loved father and father in law to Andrew and Katrina, Robin and Jenny. Loved Grandad to Stacey and Daniel, Kerry-anne and Ben; Amanda and Jonny, and a loved great Grandad. Loved brother to Jean Hannah, and respected friend to Penny. "Remembered Forever" Donations to St Francis Church would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Service for John will be held at the St Francis Anglican Church, Baberton Street, Tokoroa on Tuesday, 9 May at 1:00pm followed by interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery.