Family Notice - Deaths

RURU, Eric John Tupai. Ko Maungahaumi te Maunga Ko Mangatu me Waipaoa nga Awa Ko Te Whanau a Taupara te Hapu Ko Takipu te Marae Ko Takitimu me Horouta nga Waka Ko Te Aitanga a Mahaki te Iwi Passed away at home, under the Pines, on 1st July 2019, aged 81. Beloved husband of Win for 58 years. Cherished father of Vanessa (Australia) and Meredith (Wellington). A much loved Grandad to Tupai, Ariana, Steve and Tama-I-Uia. John so loved his people Te Aitanga a Mahaki. John will be lying in state at Takipu Marae, Te Karaka. Funeral service to take place at 11am on Thursday 4th July, followed by interment at Puha Cemetery. All correspondence to 41 Haronga Road, Gisborne 4010. Other communications to Karauria Ruru, 0274 041 752. - Evans Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ www.evansfuneral.co.nz