31 March 1934 - 11 May 2022
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Koko.
He passed peacefully in his sleep. Much loved husband of the late Hohipera Betty Rongonui.
Much loved and cherished Dad of the late Matiu and Louise, Mene and Kevin, Pirihita, Ray and Trina, Manny and Sue, Errol and Suzette, Andre and Soraya, Maynard and the late Saphire and Leanne, Natalie and Reo, Amanda-Jane, and Cornell and Bub. Much respected father-in-law of Murray, Peachy, and Cheryl.
Loved Koko, and Big Koko, to 36 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.
Forever in our hearts.
The funeral service will be held at Rātana Pā on Sunday 15th May 2022, at 12.00pm.
31 March 1934 - 11 May 2022.
Loved son of the late Rawinia Rātana, and Mitai Taiaroa. Loved brother of the late Mary Davis, Te Rauna Taiaroa, Tate Taiaroa, Bill Taiaroa, Waitangi Hihira, Koro Te Mangai Taiaroa, Taumaru Rātana, and Patsie Derston.
Whangai son of the late Matiu Rātana and Kahu Te Wano. Loved nephew of the late Iriaka Rātana.
Big brother of Haina Raumaewa, the late Mihi Rurawhe, Moana Williams, and Sonny Boy Rātana.
Much adored, cherished only son of Pirihita Matthews and Hawea Meihana. Much loved by all his cousins, and many nieces and nephews.