Maraki, Mere Death Notices 1997

The late daughter of Titi Huia (Teraniti) and Charles Twist, loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Dorothy (Poi) and Tahau Tahu, Fred and Olive Twist, Harry and wife, Eliza and John King.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Nan I love you today.
Nan I love you tomorrow.
Nan I love you forever.
Dear Lord, I ask you to look after my Taonga till we meet again.
Moko Pearl, Hohua, Wiremu, Huia, Herbert.

Well Nanny, this morning I was sleeping, then I awoke to see my grandfather by your side, and my father at your feet, getting ready to take you from us.
Then I just sat in my bed staring at my long lost yet loved grandfather whom I’d never seen in my life.
Well we talked, and I asked him ‘who are you’, and he replied ‘Your grandfather’, and he asked the same of me, so I told him.
Then I talked to Dad, and he’s not doing too bad.
I think he’s going to see his cousin.
Nanny, I went to school in peace and calmness because I said goodbye to you, then you grandad, went holding each other’s hand with dad tagging along behind.
So Nan, my love and great memories of you will lie in my heart.
So until we meet again, loving you always.

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10 June 1997


The Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune


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