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TE WHAITI, Jack Tomairangi Raharuhi.

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TE WHAITI,
Jack Tomairangi Raharuhi.
“Kua hinga te tōtara rangatira o te wao nui a Tāne”
It is with a heavy heart that the whanau of Jack Tomairangi Raharuhi Te Whaiti, born 29th April 1936, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, on Tuesday 5th of February 2019 in Wellington ICU.
Jack was the Loving husband of “Mum” the Late Lucy Ruihi Te Whaiti (nee Turei) and “Ma” the Late Nancy Te Whaiti (nee Pirere).
Jack will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Piki Rauhina, the Late Reremoana, Lydia, Elizabeth and his late brother John.
He will always be dad to his children, Mereana, Meranea, Amiria, Josephine, Gabrielle, Rose, Regina, Teresa, Maire, Mark and Prince as well as his daughter and son in-laws.
Koro Jack will be loved always by all his Mokopuna, Mokopuna Tuarua & Mokopuna Tuatoru.
He will be laying in state at Papawai Marae, Pah Road, Papawai (near Greytown) from Tuesday, 5th February.
Tangi will be held on Friday, 8th February at 11.00am, followed by Hakari at Papawai Marae.
The whanau have decided that on Friday, the day of the Tangi, you are invited to join us dressed in “Hawaiian” style to honour and celebrate our Koro Jack.Messages to the Te Whaiti whanau C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or may be left on Jack’s tribute page at www.tributes.co.nz