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Linda Jane Fernandez (nee Mahuika)

August 19, 2022

Passed away suddenly at Te Nikau Grey Hospital, on Friday 19th August 2022, aged 73 years.  Dearly loved partner of Henk Joosten, much loved mum and mother in law of Juanito and Denise, Carmen, (deceased), Pilar and Richard, Miguel and Katherine, and Antonio, (deceased).  Dearly loved nana of Maria-Del, Jacinta, Juan, Leon, Anastasia, Jessica-Jane (deceased), Antonia, Estella, Gabriel, Samuel and her 12 great-grandchildren.  A much-loved sister, aunt and good friend to many. 

Flowers respectfully declined but donations to:- Riding for the Disabled, online

Messages to Linda’s Family C/- 135 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Linda’s Tribute Page at

A service to celebrate Linda’s life, will be held at the Hokitika Christian Fellowship, 26 Kaniere Road, Hokitika, on Friday 26th August, commencing at 1.00pm.  Private cremation to follow.


  1. Colleen Astwood

    A lovely lady taken too soon, R.I.P Linda xx my sincere condolences to all the whanau….Colleen Astwood nee Long

    • Janet Hetherington

      Thinking of you all at such a sad time. RIP Linda.xxxx

      • Winniewa

        She was 1 of a million our Linda Lee,she was the best friend I could ask for,many party’s singing karaoke,working with her,always had a awesome smile,fly high my friend,you and Kan,Kan will sing up storm

        • Adele Stuart

          To Henk and all the Fernandez family.i have no word to say how much I’m going to miss you my friend you keep singing up there. FLY HIGH NANA

          • Sandra Cudmore

            Condolences to Henk and all Linda’s family. Love and thoughts with you all at this very difficult time ahead A Beautiful lady who I will miss popping into the store always with such a big smile.. Fly High Linda 🌷🌷

          • Sue Haworth

            Fly High beautiful lady.

  2. Lisa

    RIP beautiful lady

    • Gina Straker-nee Blair

      Such a beautiful lady taken way before her time. Much love to whanau, thinking of you all at this time.

    • Aroha aka bubs

      My love and condolences to whanau and friends. A beautiful lady with a heart of gold. I will always love you nana forever in my heart. Please give jessy jane a very big hug and kiss from me.
      Moe mai raa nana xxxx

  3. Linda Gardyne

    A beautiful lady taken to soon. Love and miss you always. Much love to all the whanau who will miss her greatly. Treasure all your beautiful memories xxx

  4. Raylee

    Lindy Lou, Linda Jane, Nana, What an awesome lady you were, you are going to leave a massive hole in the lives of many and to leave such a hole you have to be loved by many and that you were.
    Working with you at the Railway was a hoot and a pleasure. Rest easy Linda Jane in the arms of more who love you.
    Raylee x

    • Gaylene Mckenzie

      Thinking of you all. A lovely lady and old workmate

  5. Marie Olson,

    Lindas Whanau,,so deeply sadden with this beauiful lady,s passing,a wonderful friend ,with a huge heart,gone to soon,
    R,I,P,LINDA!you will be so missed,Fly high ,to the Angelswho are waiting with wings ,xxxxx

  6. Suzanne Theyers

    So sad that such a beautiful lady has passed away. Linda you were beautiful inside and out. Love and hugs to your family. Rest in love Linda. Xx

  7. Janna

    R.I.P beautiful lady x

  8. Martin and Dianne OBrien

    Our thoughts are with you all on the passing of Linda. We went through high school together and had many laughs. A lovely good hearted lady. RIP Linda.

  9. Miriana

    Fond memories of Linda a beautiful soul gone to soon . Thinking of all Linda’s whanau at this very sad time RIP Miriama and lance

  10. Ursula

    RIP beautiful lady you were such a wonderful person to be friends with,I will miss your msgs condolences to all your whanau it was such a shock to hear of your passing fly high on the wings of your loved ones who will carry you home to paradise xx possy Ned and whanau

    • Teena Vincent

      Very saddened to hear this news. My love, thoughts and deepest condolences to all who love Linda. I recall many a great game of pool during the local pool comps. Her love of family and friends always shone through as did her beautiful laugh and smile. May she rest in peace.

  11. Julie Towers

    So Sad to hear this news
    Linda was a amazing workmate and friend.

  12. Rob&Sue Brown

    We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing.Our deepest condolences to you all.❤❤❤

  13. Christine and Rob Hoets

    Very saddens us to read of Linda’s passing ,a beautiful Lady with a big heart 💖wonderful smile,loved a sing 🎤 along , we will miss you. ,😢condolence to all Linda’s Whanau,Fly high 🕊🦋Linda you will always be a bright shining star 🌟,Much 💕 love from Christine🙋‍♀️😘and Rob🙋‍♂️🤗

  14. Faye and Cody (Korora)

    Condolences to the Whanua and friends.
    I am heart 💔 broken.
    I miss you my friend.
    But we will be together again one day.
    Fly high 🦋 my friend.
    Cuddles to Antonio, Carmen and Jessica.
    Sending all our aroha.
    Faye and Cody xxxx 🌹✨️

  15. Lovey and Richard

    With such sadness, I heard of your leaving today. Love 💕 to you aunty, love 💕 to your whanau, you will be missed, you live on in memory of all those you touched with your love, strength and faith, rest now beautiful lady.


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