POTAKA - OSBORNE, John Patrick

Sadly, passed away in Whanganui Hospice on Sunday, 13th June 2021, aged 59 years.Loved son of the late Marie Osborne and Michael Potaka. He will be forever remembered by his loving partner Shona and fondly remembered by Sandy. Dad of Tyrone and Hailee and Shayna. Koro Johnny of Isaiah, Meadow, Hakaraia, Marli, Kaemani-John and China-Lee. Johnny is also remembered with love by Michelle and family, Jesse and Matt.John, Johnny, John-Boy, Uncle Johnny, Koro Johnny was a hunter gatherer fisherman, a dog whisperer, a most excellent cooker of barbeques, a mower of lawns  and a furniture removalist extraordinaire. He was a great brother to Gill, Mike, Paul and Mel and brother-in-law to Jac, Doog, Paul, Kelly, Shane and Alec. He will be sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews who will forever remember the money or the bag!John is resting with whānau at 10 Rawhiti Place until Tuesday at 1 pm where he will travel to Pungarehu Marae, Whanganui River Road. His service will be held at the Marae on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 at 11 am followed by burial at Marae Urupa.

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14 June 2021

Alan and Heather Goldsworthy
Our very deepest sympathy to you all.
Shona, Michelle, Jesse, Matt and families our hearts break for you.
Know that we are thinking of you all xxxx
Katrina Gordon
On behalf of my family to yours I am so sorry for the loss of a brother, father, grandfather, uncle and much more. You are all part of my family and I wish I could be there just to hug each of you. Johnny you had the biggest heart. To my brother in law Paul, my sister and the entire family. I love you all. R.I.P Johnny x
Ian and Lou
So sorry darling Shona and Johnny's whanau. Thanks for being a great neighbor , we will remember you so fondly and thanks for always mowing our front lawn xxx
Bruce and Dianne Butters
Sincerest condolences to all the family for your recent loss. Love and peace to you all xx
Zane
My bro still in shock a great man taught me alot doin removals with you all those years grew to no an respect your presence well miss randomly bumping into you speacialy at paknsav lol RIL brother love an light to your taongas
Wendy Dillon
Oh Shona I am sorry to hear of this loss for you. My condolences
Susa and Jason Young
Thinking of you Shona💕💕💕 much aroha to you and the whanau at this time.
Marianne Vine
Dear Shona (and whanau) sending my thoughts, prayers and aroha for you today.
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