21 April 1938 – 23 January 2020
In his 81st year. Passed away on 23 January 2020 at his home at Iwitea surrounded by his dearly loved family.
I te waru tekau ma rua o nga tau, i wehe atu a William McRoberts i tenei whenua i te taha o te wa e Karapotia ana e tona whanau aroha i te kainga i Iwitea.
Dearly loved husband of the late Ngapera (Bella) McRoberts (nee Waikaaho).
Cherished father and father-in-law of Andrew and Syliva, Susan and the late Christopher Paul and partner of Cecil Kells, William Jnr and Henrietta, Micheal and Tatiana, Samuel and Pania, Karen, Katrina and Patrick, Harry and Vicky, Ryan and Melissa Waikawa, Carole and the late Maurice Reti, Ford and Kirston, Ngahuia and James. Beloved grandfather to 39 moko’s. Beloved great grandfather to 48 mokomoko.
Our father will be lying at Iwitea Marae for two hours from about 10.30 am today Friday then after that he will lie at Putahi Marae.
Tangi day is Sunday 26 January 2020 with a short service at 9.00am at Putahi Marae then uplift our father and take him to Ruataniwha Marae, there will be a full service at 11.00 am.
We will then lay our father to rest with our mother at Ruataniwha Marae urupa. Hakari to follow at Putahi Marae.
And he answering said, “Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”
Love you always and forever “Bro”