WelCom October 2023
It was with sadness Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard of Wellington shared the news that friend to many Marguerite Osborne (Ngāwati) had passed away on Monday 25 September, 2023.
Danny wrote on 26 September:
‘E te mareikura, e te poutokomanawa o te whakapono, e moe ki te Ariki.
Sharing the sad news of the passing of our good friend Marguerite Osborne who died last night. Marguerite was active for many years in her parish in Kāpiti. She also chaired the Archdiocese of Wellington Māori Pastoral Council, Te Kahu o te Rangi. She moved home to the north several years ago. She will be missed by our communities.
E te Ariki hoatu ki ā ia te okiokinga pūmautanga. Ka nui te aroha.’
‘E te titi, e te kaka ka tangi hotuhotu kia koe e te kui whakapono.
Very pouri indeed to hear of her passing and will be sadly missed.
Kei te tangi.’
– Henare Walmsley
‘Marguerite was a beautiful woman. God bless her. Ka nui te aroha.’
– Sr Margaret Anne Mills dolc
A Requiem Mass was held at St Francis Xavier Parish, Whangarei, on Wednesday 27 September for Marguerite. Following the Requiem Mass, whānau travelled with Marguerite to Te Rito Marae where she lay until Friday 29 September. She was buried at Wahamiti Urupa, Moerewa, Northland on Friday afternoon.
May she rest in peace.
Kia okioki i runga i te rangimarie.