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TUMATAROA,HENRY ROBERT (CHIC) from Wairoa and living in Waitara.
Henry passed away suddenly after an urgent operation due to stomach cramps.He was fine after his op but deteriorated rapidly and died
His tangi is at his home in Waitara and the burial will be at the local urupa.
He is survived by his wife sis and his daughter Darnell and three mokos. He also has two step daughters.
Henry was for many years living in Christchurch and worked at the local red bus company as a diesel mechanic. Then moved to Auckland with his daughter Darnell and her Mum.
For over the last 17 years Henry has lived in Waitara Tarananki rohe.
Whanau and friends from oz and aoteroa are attending the tangi.
A humble beautiful man laid to rest.
Contact details 06 7548115
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Darnell at the sad loss of your Dad. He was as aunty Roslyn has shared to young to pass. He was a good man and we had so many good times when he was in our circle. Namely the leg in the plaster times how funny was that. And the Good times we had in Christchurch when our lives just focused on having a lot of fun, as well as family and of course getting to work without a hang over.
All my love to you sweetheart, and my condolensces to his family in Wairoa<o:p></o:p>
Love Aunty Maureen Gemma and Clinton
All our love to you Darnell. It was a shock to hear about your Dad. He was far too young to die. I remember him well. He was a nice guy. He use to sing a lot of Freddy Fender songs and everytime I hear those songs it reminds me of him. Wasted days and wasted nights was one he always use to sing at parties. Of course none of us will forget how he managed to get his leg in plaster. I still have the photo of him in plaster and on crutches at my wedding.
All our thoughts go out to you and the moko's at this sad time and all his whanau back in Wairoa and his wife.
All Our Love
Uncle Ben, Aunty Rosie and Whanau.