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Chester Koangaumu Hemi
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Chester Koangaumu Hemi, aged 86, passed away peacefully with his devoted wife of 60 years Elaine at his side on Thursday August 26, 2021. Loved and devoted dad of Carolin, Julia and Tim, Linda and Steve, Nicki and Adam. Adored grandad of Melissa, Stacey and Jacqui; Craig and Cherie; Katie and Josh; Daniel and Cameron and much loved Koko.


Due to current restrictions, Chester will be laid to rest at Te Hora Pā with immediate whānau and a memorial service will happen when restrictions allow.


Messages can be left online Here.


With my deepest sympathy to Elaine and family in the very sad loss of Chester. My thoughts are with you. Helen Moseley

It is with sadness to hear of Chester's passing, he was a gentle soul, John and I send our thoughts to you at this time, Thinking of you and your whanau. Maureen Gibbons

To Elaine and whanau, So sad to read of Chester's passing, I’m old enough to remember him playing “Guitar Boogie” with the others now all gone, the end of an era really. A lovely quiet man at rest. Love Lydia Milne

To Elaine and all the family, Love and sympathy to you all. Remembering Chester as a loved and respected club member and work colleague. Always a gentleman. Best regards  David & Ailsa McKenzie XXXX

Condolences to Elaine and families. A great bowler. Christine East

Dear Elaine and family, It was with sadness that I read in today's paper of the death of Chester. I have many fond memories of him. Particularly at sporting events where he quietly took it all in while the rest of us had difficulty in containing our excitement. A real family man he will be sadly missed. Please accept my sympathy, Mac Crampton

To Elaine and family, so much love and hugs to you all at this sad time, Chester will be greatly missed by so many, I for one will miss his cheeky smiles and laughter, from across the drive. Thinking of you all XXX. Tracey Horan

It is very sad to hear of Chester's passing. We send our love and wishes to you Elaine and the family. We are thinking of you all. Bruce and Lynley Martin

Dear Elaine, my sincere condolences. It's hard to lose a partner. Keep family and memories close. Peter Rigg

Elaine, we are both thinking of you at this sad time.Janet Gargiulo & Dave Dawber.

To dear Elaine and family Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Such a lovely man. With Aroha and sympathy. Rod and Italina Sowman

Elaine and Chester family, as life carries on now your loved Chester travels his own journey alone, remember treasured memories he's left as a devoted husband, supported father loved grandfather and a friend to many. Respect from Lynda and Lin H.

To Elaine and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you all and know in your hearts they will always be here, for they'll send little signs so you know they are near. Try to remember the fun things you've shared, the laughter, the memories, nothing compares. Look to the stars, for that's where they'll be, signing and dancing and just flying free. A quiet man at rest. Linda and Jim Carrick

To Elaine and Whanau Very saddened to learn of Chester's passing. A true gentleman. Our Aroha to you all. Maria and Roy Diamond.


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