John Te Ahi Waaka:
31 March 1927
15 February 2023
Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North surrounded by his whānau, aged 95 years. Oldest child of Tame Peehi Poutu and Mere Joy Poutu (nee Coffin). Formerly of Āria/Piopio, Puketihi/Ōhura, Tūrangi, Ōhaupō and Whangamomona. Husband of the late Patricia (Pat) Poutu (nee Thomas). Father and Father-in-Law of Diane & John Stevenson, Jeff and Margaret Poutu (Auckland), Steven Lewis Poutu, Rongonui Helen Poutu-Smith & David Smith, Suzanne Ngamuringa Poutu (Tūrangi), Waaka and Tracey Poutu, Penny Poutu (Palmerston North). Grandfather of 15 and Great-grandfather of 10.
Farewell to a coalminer, hunter and gatherer – gone for his final beer.
Johnny will lie at Mōkau Kohunui Marae Piopio from lunchtime Friday 17th February 2023. The burial Service will be held on Saturday 18th February 2023 at 11.00am followed by burial at Mangakatote Urup, Wairere Rd, Piopio.
Haere e koro, hoki wairua atu rā kiō mātua tūpuna.
Nā te Whānau Poutu
Whānau contact 027 7571917