Passed away in Christchurch on Monday, January 8, (Elvis Presley’s birthday)2018, aged 63. Dearly loved eldest daughter of Hector (Spud) and the late Georgina (Tilly) Tainui (nee Mason). Loved sister of Selina, Rititia, Rima and Mark (all of Hokitika), Naomi, Dean and Adam (Australia), and the late Anthony (Toby), and George and Jo-anne. Loved wife of Michael Coakley. Loved daughter in-law of the late Joseph and Emily Coakley. Loved sister in-law of Stephen, David, Kevin and the late Patricia Coakley. Dearly loved Ma of Rauhine (Span), Anthony (Ant), and Jo-anne (Millie). Treasured Taua of Summer, Jah-vana, Rititia, Emily-joy, Taewa, Jordan, Liam, and Tainui. Loved Taua nui of Tyrone, Kingston, Violet, and Grayson.
She was dearly loved, and will be sadly missed by many.
A service will be held at Arahura Marae, on Thursday January 11, at 1pm. Following the service Karen will be laid to rest at Rua Taniwha Urupa, Arahura.