Leave a tribute or memory of
Willie Awa Ratahi
23 April 2021
Public - Enid - Direct descendant - 23 April 2021
Another year has flown by and today we remembered you and others who gave their lives with the babies and tamariki from Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia. We listened to the last post and called your name and remembered you who gave your life so others could be free.
Kei te mihi kia koe toku tipuna kei raro I te mana o Tumateuenga
Your niece and whanau
Today 24 April 2020 we would have been there with you. Reciting our karakia, singing our waiata and experiencing the landscape that has now become your home. I am so pouri that we are unable to walk the whenua you now rest within and meet the people who now take care of you but COVID 19 will not stop us next year koro. We will remember you and your sacrifice today and everyday. Haere harere haere atu ra koro.
Public - Enid - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
nga mokopuna Enid Ratahi-Pryor
Moe mai ra e Willie,
Thank you for your service e koro, a brave man and a brave soldier.
I do not carry the same last name, however my mothers maiden name is Ratahi and I am very much affiliated with the whanau no Ngati awa, Whakatane.
Nga mihi e te whanau,
Kia ora Koro Willie ...You do not know me by name and we have not met face to face but we are connected through bloodlines as My Koro Tane i believe is your brother ....You are so handsome koro and you died at an early age the pain and heartache that my great grand mother Moerangi had to go through would have been unbearable!when i found this site and came across you my heart sank ...love you xxoo
Public - TONI-JEAN - Direct descendant - 5 September 2016
E kore koe e warewaretia, Na Jaydus Te Rore (e 5 oku tau)
Public - Jaydus - Other relative - 19 May 2016