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Family Notice - Deaths

MATAIRA, Mereana Takoto Ki Te Whenua I Poneke (Mary Ann). It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our Mum, Mary Ann Mataira (nee Karaka), who crossed through the veil June 7th 2021, at Gisborne Hospital. She died peacefully, surrounded by her loving whanau. Wife of Morris Mataira. Mother of Steven Mataira, Peter Mataira, Jenny and Dave Rose, David and Marie Mataira, Carol and Boy Tawhai, Donna and Ata Wilson, Joanne Mataira and Christine Ohau Mataira, and her many mokopuna me nga mokopuna tuarua. A service will be held at Evans Funeral Chapel, Tuesday 8th June at 4pm. Mum will then be taken to Ruatoria to lie at her home at 4 Mangakino Street. She will then travel to Awatere Marae Wednesday June 9th at 10am. The funeral service will be held at the marae on Friday June 11th at 11am, followed by her interment at Pihapiharau Urupa (Mokonui), then followed by hakari kai. - Evans Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ www.evansfuneral.co.nz