16/01/1950 to 01/04/2020 – Died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Dearly loved partner of Wendy Stuart, husband of the late Cheryl.
Loved father and father-in-law of Paula and Wesley Jones (Kowhitirangi) & Tash McLaren and David Cooper (Hay, NSW). Loved Granddad of Zac McLaren & Cody and Ruby Jones. Loved brother of Colleen and Eileen & brother and brother-in-law of Linda and Russell de Malmanche. Adored uncle of all his nieces and nephews and friend of many.
THE RATA TREE HAS FALLEN
Messages to 149 Kaniere Road, Hokitika, 7811
Due to current restrictions, a private family burial has been held, but a celebration of Matt Rata’s life will be advised at a later date.