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“I want to thank you again for all your help in making it possible for me to be able to follow my husband’s wish and have him close to his Mother and Father in his final rest. Your cemetery is a beautiful spot.”

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John and Pip Gray

John and Pip Gray

The gardens at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium are looking blooming beautiful thanks to the specialist skills of contract gardening duo John and Pip Gray. John is a qualified landscape designer and stonemason with more than 35 years’ experience and his wife Pip is a...

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From Rags to Riches

From Rags to Riches

A fascinating ‘rags to riches’ story is the life of Henry Edward Partridge, who joined the Navy in England aged 13 with minimal education to become the wealthy owner of a large collection of Gottfried Lindauer paintings of Maori. Partridge, who is buried at Purewa...

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Ship Sinking

Ship Sinking

Three members of the Bloomfield family are buried next to each other in Purewa Cemetery after the tragic sinking of the ‘Empress of Ireland’ in Canada in 1914. Robert William Read Bloomfield aged 52, his wife Isabella Louise aged 46 and their daughter Hilda Isabella...

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