James (Koro Hemi, Koro Jim) NZOM.
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving whanau on Saturday 2 December 2017, aged 86. Dearly loved and treasured husband of the late Margaret Taukori Rimene (nee Haeata-Kuku). Much loved father and father-in-law of Tuatahi (Boy) and Maria, Lewis (deceased) and Sharon, Charmaine and Paul, Rangi and Chris, Dane and Janet and the late James McCluthie (whangai). Loved Koro of his 10 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Kuki and Helen, the late Tommy and Pauline, Paul and Hine, the late Mark and Diane, Joe and Kathy, Graham and Bubs, the late Rangihau, the late Denise, and the late Tiny and Tom. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
Koro Jim will lie at Te Ore Ore Marae and the tangihanga will be on Tuesday 5th December at 11.00am – his final resting place Ahipanepane Urupa.
Nā reira moe mai rā e te pou o Rangitāne hoki atu rā ki o tupuna haere e koro.