Let the memory of Celia Hiria be with us forever
  • 68 years old
  • Born on June 5, 1943 .
  • Passed away on August 17, 2011 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Celia Hiria Hohepa 68 years old , born on June 5, 1943 and passed away on August 17, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on June 5, 2016
Happy Birthday today Mum 73 Years (wow) and I know that you are celebrating with Dad, Lorraine, Nane, Esther, Mihi, Boy, Uncle Koro, Uncle Walker, Aunty Iri and Uncle Wharewi, your Dad and Mum and last but not least the Almighty God
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 18, 2015
SAYING GOODBYE

May today's tears of heartfelt sorrow
Be signs of hope for a brighter tomorrow
And the pain and grief that we are feeling
Give way to joy through God's merciful healing
For goodbye is not 'gone forever'
It's only for a while
And when we get together again
We'll share in one big smile.

~ Jeffrey Eilerman ~
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 17, 2014
REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR

CELIA HIRIA HOHEPA (MUM) - GEOFFREY PIHEMA HOHEPA (OUR BROTHER)
17 August 2011, 18 August 1985

Gone, But Not Forgotten - Marilyn Ferguson

Gone, but not forgotten
This pain, I cannot hide
In memory, I see you
A million tears, I've cried.

The tender thoughts you left me
Come to my memory
Your loving smile, so precious
Will always be with me.

You visit me in summer
When flowers are in bloom
Upon a ray of sunshine
A star-lit night in June.

When winds are gently blowing
Across a cloudless sky
Within a rolling meadow
Where horse and cattle lie.

I see you in the treetops
As summer comes to be
In shadows, you do linger
A soul so young and free.

I see you in the garden
Your scent does fill the air
Just like a precious flower
A rose, so ever fair.

On country roads, I find you
Along the wooded lane
Within the distant thunder
I see you in the rain.

In early hush of morning
You come without a sound
Upon a blazing sunset
Your memory can be found.

Like sprigs of morning glory
Upon the vine, they grow
With branches reaching outward
Into my heart, you go.

Just like a special angel
God wrapped you in His care
And took you off to heaven
To live with Him, up there.

But often, I still see you
Upon a light blue sky
And long so much to hold you
Why did you have to die?

Marilyn Ferguson

Always remembered
Love from your whanau!
Posted by Marleina Te Kaawa on August 17, 2014
Love you forever and ever. Gone but never forgotten. Miss you each and every day....... Mwah....
Posted by Jason Gates on June 6, 2014
love and miss you nanny, your teachings and prayers will always let me remember god is just a whisper of his name away...;...(
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on June 5, 2014
Remembrance Day for
Celia Hohepa (Our Mum)
Happy Birthday
71Yrs today
Love and miss you dearly, miss the laughter and happy times being together no one else can replace you, you will always be in our hearts. Thank you Jesus."
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on November 29, 2013
Love you mama xxx
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
So as you sleep Mummy, in the cradle of the Lord,
I am reassured of God's promises in His Holy Word.
I dream of the day when Heaven's gates open to receive me
And with your smiling face and loving eyes, reunited once again I will be.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
Finding relief in knowing I will see you again someday soon
Remembering all you taught me as my soul I continue to groom
I will walk in footsteps you have walked before me
Seeing the path you walked lead you, Mummy, straight into victory.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
Silly though I may be I am afraid of life now that you're gone
Because I've always had a mother.
And Mummy, what about my sisters and my brothers
I wish you could have stayed just a little while longer, there's so much left to do
I wonder if I prayed hard enough and if so, did they get through.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
I miss you more than these words could ever say
The pain in my heart is from one unimaginable day
After I cried all that I could; my eyes still shed countless more tears
And when I try to sleep, I have nightmares of ten-thousand fears
I walk in footsteps on an unsure path
My load feels so heavy I am not sure I will last.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
A pillar of strength even until the end
Fighting all life's battles, knowing it's triumphantly you would win
Pushing me to be the best that you know I can be
Reminding me to keep the faith and allow God to lead me.
Knowing it's through Christ that I can do all things
And as He never makes a mistake I will come through victoriously.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
You have always been there through the thick and the thin
No matter what I've done, unconditionally you love never wavering.
When I told you of the mistakes I made and all the times people saw me fall
You simply nodded and gently replied 'so have we all'.
The key to success is learning from the past
Ensuring a brighter future is now the present task.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
I never would have imagined the end would be like this, me comforting you.
Holding your hand, telling you not to worry was not an easy thing for me to do.
And even in your weakest hour you tried to comfort me too,
Caressing my face, and calming my soul as only a mother can soothe.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 22, 2013
Sleep in Peace

Sweet smile on your face as you sleep the pain away,
Resting in God's arms now, although in the ground your body lay.
He needed another angel in the Heavenly choir and that's why you had to go.
As you promised, you are still with us watching your children here below.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on June 5, 2013
Happy 70th Birthday to a wonderful and God fearing Mum who prayed continually for her whanau that they may continue in the things of God, that they may serve him with gladness and remain in his everlasting arms. Love and miss you dearly, miss the laughter and happy times being together no one else can replace you, you will always be in our hearts. Thank you Jesus.
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on August 18, 2012
My son, keep your father's commandment,
and don't forsake your mother's teaching.
Proverbs 6:20
Posted by Marleina Te Kaawa on June 5, 2012
Thank you nanny for all that you done... Your teachings will live on within you children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Thank you for being our pillar of strength and anchor.... RIP!!!
Posted by Marleina Te Kaawa on June 5, 2012
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You... Psalm 143:8
Posted by Ngahuia Banks on June 5, 2012
31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
31:31 Give her credit for what she has accomplished, and let her works praise her in the city gates.
Posted by Stewart Hohepa on January 9, 2012
dear sissy, thank you for setting this site up. i look forward to seeing the updated version soon.
miss you mum.

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