Rvnd Mona Cotton’s unveiling

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Russell Cemetery 25 Octotber 2014. Presiders Rvnd Heather Lindauer and Alan Trethowen.
Mona was a respected sacramental minister at Christ Church Russell, she also taught at a bilingual school near Russell at Waikare. A large group of family and friends attended the unveiling of her headstone and its blessing. Her daughter Nicole and grand daughter Terina removed a fine cloak from the stone, and grandsons Hakopa and Wiremu read the inscription. It was a beautiful sunny day at the Long beach cemetery/urupa. The service was followed by a meal/hakari at the Russell Bowling Club.