John Merlin Orani

21/08/1946 - 09/11/2020

Passed away peacefully on November 9th; aged 74 years.
Much loved son of Tairi Tu and Tukatara Orani (both dec).
Treasured brother of Ngatama, Nga, Numa, Joseph, Yvonne, Andrea (dec), Daniel, Tere and Leo, and their families.

‘We will let you go softly, lightly and watch you walk away as one watches the clouds float through the sky FREE’

Aere Ra. Aere Ra. Aere Ra.

To be an online guest at John’s service please visit the following link on Thursday the 19th of November at 1:00pm.

We would love for you to light a candle or leave a message below for John’s family.

Live Web Streaming available at commencement of service
19/11/2020 @ 13:00
Gloria Campbell-O’Brien
2020-11-16 21:30:13
Aere ra, aere ra, aere ra tamaiti no tumu te varovaro Much loved nephew of the late Elizabeth Gloria Campbell nee Beniamina Unu and the late Miimetuakore Mareiti Tare Campbell Beloved cousin of Ngapoko, Ngatungane, Teremoana, William, Turiongo, Tereapii, Gloria, Miimetua(deceased), Vaevaeongo, Violet and Maria better known as The Campbell Clan from Henderson, West Auckland, New Zealand Beloved descendant of the Numangatini - Tuteenuki families katoatoa Aere, aere, aere
Jordan Raeside
2020-11-18 11:55:07
R.I.P and God Bless Uncle Johnny. I remember when you would carry me on your shoulders when I was little. Many great memories with you on the family. Miss you heaps. Your Nephew. Jordan Te Uanuku Uri Maraka Raeside
Ondre Ciel
2020-11-18 22:15:54
Thank you for all the memories I have of growing up with you and my other amazing uncles. You showed love patience and kindness. Always in my heart Your nephew Ondre
Jodie Hewitt
2020-11-19 03:12:26
The fondest memories I have of you (other than your love of food) is the way that you laughed and your sense of humour. You would often make quick little comments and then that distinct laughter would burst forth out of you. It really was a joy to witness. Rest easy now Johnnie, your pain is no more. Go with love xxx
Tammy Hewitt
2020-11-19 03:53:07
Tony/Gov, we wish we could be there with you today. The Boys have spoken about Johnny a lot these last few days and will miss him at Christmas Lunches from now on. Sending love to you and your sister and brothers too. Big Hugs and Rest easy Johnny, we are so glad to have known you and spent those special meals with you.❤️ Love Tam, Kris, Charlie, Oli and Eli.
In Loving Memory
Gloria Campbell-O’Brien
Ondre Ciel
Jodie Hewitt
Tammy Hewitt