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Smith, Riria Lil:

Passed away on June 29 2017

28.12.1939-29.06.2017, aged 78 years young.   Our much loved Mum, Nanny, aunty and well respected cousin has finally caught the bus to be once again reunited with her true love, our Dad, Koro, uncle, and cousin Tama Pamihaere Smith. Upon her entry into the pearly gates, she will be greeted by her son Eli and daughter Tamara Smith. With our love and blessings we send our Mum to the Lord. Treasured by her Koro Iharaira (Wongi) Ngatoa and Kuia Hapai ki te rangi Ngatoa. Daughter of Tuahaha (Con) Ngatoa and Keita Whakaipo (Mabel) Ngatoa. Sister to the late John Robin, Harata Whakaangi Nikora, Bill Ngatoa, Marewa ki te rangi (Vicky) Puru, and Lovey Kingi.
Adored Mum to Mark and Sparky Ngatoa, Eddie Smith, Earl and Valdine Smith, Raine Kirby, Wayne Wairoa, Gavin Smith, Ford and Tiriana Smith, Michelle Tuhi and Phill Leota-Smith, Alan and Justine Nepia and the late Ellis-Eli Smith and Tamara Smith. A woman with dignity, integrity and strength, a mother who gave unconditional love, a nanny who was loved immensely, an aunty who gave strength and guidance, who will lay in grace at Koriniti Marae, until her burial service on Sunday 2nd July at 11am, interment at Koriniti urupa.

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