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Rangi and Bonny his wife [ my mother's first cousin ] lived , in my mother's words, a romantic life-
that is , they were not wealthy but they had things like horses to cherish .
When I was about 12 and we were both at my grandparents [ my gran was BONNY"s aunt]
Rangi made quite an impression on me!
he pointed out that Classical piano playing was not the B - all - and - end -all
[ I had been playing for all who were there at my grandparents ,showing off or something like that ] .
Though this comment made me feel a bit slighted at the time, it helped me get perspective re my music all my life since then- for that I am very grateful.
he was really neat - they both were very involved with horses as said above .
Public - mary patricia - Other relative - 19 March 2017
Angus , known to most as Rangi Ngakai . He full name was Angus ( Rangi) Ripikoi Howard Ngakai. Ripikoi being his fathers family name , Ngakai his mothers and Howard I believe was the name of his grand father. He was , and still is in my heart , the beloved Uncle and as close as one can get to being my second father. He was married to my Aunt , Bridget ( Bonnie) Docherty . He died with his second love behind my aunt , his horse . They were together since he was 6 years old as he worked for my grand father as a jockey , and later after many years married my aunt trained horses and worked the land as a farmer . He and my aunt fostered over 20 children and never hesitated to give to others. He was and is one of the pillars that has made me the man I am today . God bless and rest in peace until we meet again.
Public - Kevin - Other Relative - 20 April 2015