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The Late: EUGENE RAPANA Passes Away In Canberra, Australia.
Kia Ora E Te Whanau
This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden and unexpected death of the Late: EUGENE RAPANA at Canberra Hospital on Tuesday 24 August 2004.
As arrangements are finalised for the Late: EUGENE RAPANA to return to Aotearoa, I will post an update Panui to this web page to keep you informed as to departure from Sydney and arrival in Auckland, etc.
To EUGENE's Whanau in Huntly, throughout Aotearoa and the world, on behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, I express and extend our Aroha to you all. May the Lord bless and comfort you as you prepare to receive EUGENE back in Huntly for his Tangi. Kia Ora.
Arohanui, Ka kite ano.
Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney.
Kia Ora e te Whanau
This is to inform the Family, Friends and Whanau of the sudden and unexpected death of the Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA, (formerly of Huntly, New Zealand) on Tuesday 24 August 2004 at Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia.
Two of Jumbo's Uncles have travelled from Huntly to escort their nephew, EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA, back to Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is expected that JUMBO will be transferred from Canberra to Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney, on Monday 30th August 2004.
Following preparational procedures, legal documentation being completed and travel arrangement finalised, the Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA, will be flown to Auckland, New Zealand.
After all relevant clearance procedures and formalities are completed at Auckland International Airport, The Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA will be transferred to Waahi Marae, Huntly, New Zealand, where he will lay-in-state for his Tangi and final farewell.
On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau here in Sydney, I express and extend our Aroha to all of JUMBO's Family, Friends and Whanau gathering in Huntly and Waahi Marae in preparation for his arrival home. May the LORD bless and comfort you all as you Tangi his farewell.
In the event of any changes and/or the finalisation of travel arrangements for JUMBO's return to Aotearoa, I will place an update Panui to http://www.maori.org.nz/papa_panui/ to keep you informed.
For those Whanau living in Sydney, who may wish to have some time with your Whanaunga before he returns to Aotearoa, Please contact Mitacare Funeral Services, Sydney on 02 8814 4100 for more update information. Kia Ora.
Ka kite ano
Edited by - mitacare on 29/08/2004 12:59:15 PM
Kia Ora e te whanau
This is to inform and confirm that the body of the Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA will depart Sydney on Thursday, 2 September 2004, at 09:30am aboard Air NZ Flight 102, with an expected arrival into Auckland at 2:30pm (NZT). JUMBO will be accompanied by his two Uncles and Kaumatua, Toka and Oldie Te Wara.
Following a brief stop at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, the Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA will be transferred to Waahi Marae in Huntly by his Whanau, where he will lay-in-state until the day of his internment at the Urupa on Taupiri Maunga.
On behalf of Mitacare Funeral Services and our Whanau in Sydney, I express and extend our sympathy, condolences and Aroha to JUMBO's Family, Friends and Whanau gathering at Waahi Marae to receive him home and to Tangi his final farewell.
It has been an honour and a priviledge to serve JUMBO, you and your Whanau. May the LORD bless and comfort you all at this sad time. Kia Ora.
Arohanui, Ka kite ano.
Edited by - mitacare on Sep 01 2004 10:07:29 AM
Kia Ora e te Whanau
This panui is to advise a change in arrival time for the Late: EUGENE NORMAN HARE JUMBO RAPANA into Auckland tomorrow, Thursday 2 Septemebr 2004.
Due to technical problems, the Aircraft JUMBO was scheduled to fly back to Aotearoa on tomorrow, has been grounded in Auckland. It has been replaced with smaller aircraft. Rather than run the risk of JUMBO being delayed or a late arrival into Auckland, I have rescheduled him onto a QANTAS Flight. Therefore the updated details for JUMBO's flight are as follows:
Flight No: QF 119
Dept Sydney: 09:20am
Arrive AKLD: 2:15pm
As mentioned in my previous panui, following a brief stop-over at South Auckland Funeral Services, 553 Great South Road, Otahuhu, JUMBO will be transferred to Waahi Marae, Huntly, by his Whanau. His two Uncles & Kaumatua, Toka and Oldie Te Wara who travelled to Australia to receive him and to take him home, will escort them to Waahi Marae.
My humble apology to any Whanau who may have been inconvenienced by this change. Kia Ora
Arohanui, ka kite ano.