Passed peacefully into God's presence April 17, 2021, aged 95 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Ron Hitchman (deceased 2018). Truly treasured Mum of Jayne, John, Mary, Ross and Bruce. Loved and respected mother-in-law of Terry, Stuart and Marilyn. Treasured Nana to Brad, Todd and Jaz; Poss and Sarah, Amy, Sam and Grace, Kim and Hamish; Luke and Jesse, Bree, Grace, Summer and Jai; Kane and Melody, Ben, Leah and Jono. Much talked about Great-Nana to Eddie and Lucy Rae, Kaleb, Reuben, Paige, Lily, Mackenzie and Isabella. Adored sister of Reena who declared Mum "Miss World", and sister to Joan and Bruce (both deceased). A celebration of Rae's life will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 1.00pm, St John's Anglican Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding. Mum, you and Dad were a joyful, faithful and hard-working team who showered your family and countless others with limitless love and wisdom. Your example and unceasing prayers now bear fruit in our lives and our families. We truly do give thanks to God for the gift of you, our treasured mum. You were absolutely a Proverbs 31 woman!! Heartfelt thanks to the Staff at both the Haven, Coombrae Resthome and at Wimbledon Manor Hospital for your exceptional care of Rae. Communication to the family c/- John Hitchman 2 Ranui Place, Feilding.