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Passed away suddenly on Thursday, 12 July 2018 aged 77years.

“He toka tu te awa o Arahura” Strong force in the river of Arahura.

Mokopuna of the late Te Hiwara Opene & Rititia Mason

Dearly loved son of the late Patrick & Metapere Russell

Loved brother of Violet (Russie), Patrick (son) deceased, Henry(Snow), James and Alan Russell.

Previous spouse to Jenifer Senior

Dearly loved partner of the late Waikura Hutana

Cherished Father of Don, Chris, Angela and Hamiria

Treasured Poua of 10 Mokopuna and 4 Mokopuna-nui

Bill is laying in state at his daughters home in Arahura, 9C Arahura Pa road. Please feel free to come and pay your respects nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai.

A service for Bill will held in Arahura on Tuesday, 17 July at 11am followed by a private cremation.

He was a staunch old bugger and loved his weekly drinks with mates at the Railway. The last of the three amigos, now at peace and reunited with his Tupuna.