Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui-a-Tāne.
The tōtara tree has fallen in Tāne’s great forest.
With sorrow and with heartfelt gratitude, we mourn the passing of our beloved June.
June was acknowledged for her service to our community last year, when she was granted the Freedom of Pukerua Bay and the previous year, with her well-deserved receipt of a Porirua Civic Award. But these are only tokens. June’s life embodied the spirit of service, care, and faith. Together with husband Mike, she was a “true villager”. She touched our lives in her care for the environment and in the personal care she gave so many people. She demonstrated quiet courage in facing personal tragedy and unwavering fortitude in enduring what has been an extended period of illness.
June will be deeply missed and always remembered. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mike and to all the family.