Tamihana Turupa Winiata

Tamihana Turupa Winiata

31 May 1942 - 14 October 2020

Tamihana Turupa Winiata

Service Details

27 October, 2020
11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Get Directions

Tom passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 surrounded by his family. In his 79th year.

Much loved husband of the late Judy. Loving father and father-in-law of Wiremu and Lenora, Solomon and Delphine, Guy and Hiratau, Tia and Kelly, and Sam and Chanelle. Dearly loved Grandfather of Regan, Wiremu, Maniah, Ammon, Thompson, Leilani, Kymani, Hawaiki, Lilly, Georgia, Amaria, Waitaha, Eden, Ainslie and Esme. Step-Grandfather of Jacob. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Ite, Syd, Clark, Herbie and Billy, and survived by Puhirangi, Peter and Georgina, Harete and Daniel, Rangituohu, Bill and Joanne, Sheryl and Jill. Tom is at home on the farm until Tuesday.

A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, followed by refreshments at the Rotorua Bridge Club, Neil Hunt Park; followed by burial at the farm for whanau and close friends.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Rotorua Community Hospice Trust. https://rotoruahospice.co.nz/donate/


  1. On behalf of MilkTestNZ, our sincere condolences to all the Winiata Whanau. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Tom over the years and he will be truly missed

    Kind Regards
    All your friends at MilkTestNZ

    The Team at MilkTestNZ, Hamilton
  2. this is such a shock,, so very sorry to read this,,and so soon after losing his darling Judy.
    My heart goes out to you all.
    Na Desna

    Desna Ngata, Ngakuru
  3. Condolence to the Winiata Whanau,
    I am deeply sadden to hear of Toms passing. Absolutely shocked. As a customer of four years I found that the raw milk Tom gave took away my hay-fever and other health hazards when I started mixing his raw milk into my Kefir (A fermented probiotic drink).

    Thanks Tom for being a great guy informing us on changes, delivering the best raw milk ever. As the saying goes: Behind every great man is a great women yes ‘ Your lovely supportive late wife Judy so pleasantly nice person. Who i spoked to if ever I couldmt make it before the shop closed they both made it possible to arrange other ways. Us, Raw Milk Whanau will sincerely miss Y’all dearly.

    Thank you to the Winiata Whanau for continuing their legacy. So very sorry for your loss.
    My preys and thoughts are with you all God bless

    Georgie Tangohau, Rotorua
  4. Sincere condolances to all the Winiata whanau, Tom was a good man and will be missed.

    Jan Flynn, Tanners Point
  5. Dear Winiata Whānau,
    I am so very sad to hear of Tom’s passing, and will miss his cheerful face and gentle manner when he delivered our delicious milk.
    He was a man with a vision for a better world, acted on it and made a difference for many people.
    My sympathies to all his loved ones for your loss.

    Stephanie Putt and family, Rotorua
  6. Dear Winiata Whānau,

    I’m very sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a genuine and kind gentleman. My thoughts are with you. God bless you all.

    Johan Aarts, Rotorua
  7. Dear Winiata Whanau,
    We have known you for a year, since moving to Rotorua. What a wonderfully hard working and humble person Tom was. We feel such sadness for you, but what a role model and legacy he has left for you all. Thank you for being who you are and know that you are much appreciated by us.
    Thoughts and blessings,
    Sherryle and Maurice Bennett

    sherryle and Maurice Bennett, Rotorua
  8. Dear Winiata Whānau,
    we were very sad to hear of Tom’s passing but blessed to have known him and his late wife Judy. Especially to have milk delivered to us we appreciated that very much.

    Tom was a kind and gentle soul. He was alwats busy servicing the community with delicious milk.

    We are grateful for your business continuing and we look forward to supporting you all in the future.

    Winiata milk is the best in the world !! 🙂

    Siniva and Richard Ierome Mills, Rotorua

Leave a Message

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *