Tuakana Te Whaiora Ward
  • 53 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 31, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    Ruatoria, East Coast, New Zealand
  • Date of passing: Apr 5, 2003
  • Place of passing:
    Rotorua, Kawerau Turn Off, New Zealand
Let the memory of Tuakana be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tuakana Ward, 53, born on July 31, 1949 and passed away on April 5, 2003. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by patty ward on 6th April 2015

"12 years frozen in time, loves to you and all our whanau who are helping to build our mansion, you are the light to guide us when we meet again."

This tribute was added by Darz Ward on 27th November 2014

"where to start.. miss how u would make me cry before ud give me what i want. miss how ud tease me. miss how i use to be vain in the mirror and ud b watching me craacking up laughing saying id crak it lol. i even miss how tranced u wer with mum lol u could be watching ur main teams playing rugby,  but weneva mum would say there dear, instantly sum1s getn a hidding lol. wish u hada taught me a thing or 2 do wif cars. soo jealous u had taught sum of my bros n sis. miss how u wer too staunch to just say i love u, ud always say it like "me and ur mum loves you." i miss the bond we had :( i wish u had of met my bbys :( miss ur protection. i always felt fully safe just knowing u wer around. u wer the absolute best father i could have eva wanted and more. i love u beyond time my dad and i cant wait for the day u take me by my hand and walk with me thru them pearly gates. love you xox"

This tribute was added by Shirley Kiripatea on 26th November 2014

"Never far from our thoughts Tauk whom i considered as a 'over grown big brother' lol. John often speaks about how you and him would have had the best jam sessions now that he's learnt heaps of The shadows tunes.  I'm sure he just learnt all those tunes to keep you close to him cause he misses you as well. Remembering when I first went with you and Patty to Ruatoria and you walked across into the next door paddock prepared for a garden, to talk with an old man seated on a log only to find out he was your dad and your mum had already prepared for us a cup of tea and i think fried bread?
Miss you much.....miss your cheeky laugh.....miss your 'argumental  comments towards me being a Christian....miss you always asking how's the kids....miss seeing you sitting there with all your mokopuna hanging off you...miss seeing you interacting with your own kids, your brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews...miss you not being around....Miss you lots....and I do pray Tauk from my whole heart,  that in your last moments of breath you remembered our conversations and made that ultimate decision to say 'yes' to our Lord and  Saviour Jesus Christ because He promises, no more pain, no more tears..And as this beautiful song ends 'And I will always Love you' - big overgrown brother'"

This tribute was added by Heni Nuku on 26th November 2014

"Miss you heaps uncle. Not the same without you here. At least I have awesome memories of you. Love you forever uncle until we meet again. Arohanui me and my whanau xoxoxoxox"

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