Death Notice

HOPA , Alfie Aranga. Military: D480864 Sergeant.
He mihi maimai aroha.
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 29 January, 2011, at Totara Hospice, Manurewa, surrounded by his family, friends, sisters, whanau and RSA veterans; aged 63 years.
Loved and respected dad of Adrian, Michael, Te Rongopai and Matakorama.
Awesome Koro of Chelsie, Jeremiah, Gabriel, Zahra and the late Chriselda.
Loving fatherinlaw of Amaris and Grace.
Brother of Marina, John, Vera and Doris and the late Bella, Kura, Peggy, Tommy, and Stanley.
Uncle of all the whanau in New Zealand and Australia.
Loved friend and comrade who fought in the Vietnam War, who served with Whiskey 1 and Victor 6 Company RNZIR, 1 A. T. F. and from all his friends and work mates from the Manurewa RSA, the Manurewa Malayan Veterans Branch and the Manurewa Vietnam Veterans Branch.
You will be forever loved in our hearts.

Funeral service was held on 1 February 2011 and laid to rest at the Veterans Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe.
Many thanks to Middlemore Hospital staff and Totara Hospice, and a special thank you to Mr Raniera Bassett who conducted karakia morning and evening when Alfie was in Hospice and again at his funeral.

Moe mai e Koro, moe mai te Tama Toa o Tumatauenga, moe mai e Alfie ki roto i to moenga roa, moe mai haere okioki atu, kaati, ka mutu.

All communications to Adrian Hopa, Phone 07-5443-285. Address: 55 Waitaha Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand.

Final Resting Place

Veterans Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe
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