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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.


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.