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Diana Bates Keepahunuhunu Memorial Fund

Cause page created in the Health category by Catherine Rietveld for "The Bates Family"

$16,365 donated

Given by 164 generous donors in one month

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This page has been started to raise funds for the Bates Family who have lost their wife and mother so unexpectedly.

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Diana has been taken from us so tragically. Diana was and still is an immensely loved mother, wife, sister, auntie, friend, work colleague and midwife. Diana has given so very much to her family, friends and her community in so many different ways, it is almost impossible to imagine life without her. Whilst no words or deeds can ever take away the pain and loss for Diana's family, our monetary gifts have the potential to ease the financial burden for this family as they face the future without their mother and wife. Thank you in anticipation of your koha.


Catherine & Shelley

Use of funds

The funds will be given to the Bates Family for them to use in whatever way they need to as they face the future without Diana.

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    Guest Donor 7 days ago



  • Ngara Luessi

    Ngara Luessi on 16 May 2019




  • David L

    David L on 16 May 2019


    I didn't know Diana but as a friend of Rana's she must have been a very special person.


  • Fiona Malthus

    Fiona Malthus on 15 May 2019


    RIP Di. You will always be remembered for your fabulous, fun, gregarious self! Take care Bates family xx


  • Rachel McLeod

    Rachel McLeod on 15 May 2019


    My thoughts and prayers are with Di's family and friends. She was such a fun person and gave so much as a midwife, member of the community and mum. We all miss her very much


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Catherine Rietveld


Diana Bates was our friend and midwifery colleague. Di tragically died suddenly on 19th April 2019 leaving her husband and 3 young children. Financial contributions from her friends and colleagues will be of great help as this family faces a future without their beloved mother and wife.

All funds raised benefit

The Bates Family

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Clint Bates on behalf of The Bates Family.

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“So much love to your whanau at this time Diana x”
“Tragic loss, Di will be greatly missed. Xox”
“Memories came flooding back of times with you at CWH Beautiful bright star! Aroha to your whanau R I P”
“Our thoughts go out to your family Di. The memories of you will never fade xx”
“Di it’s not very often both you or I were at loss for words but I have no words truly💔 so much respect for how you were you . Seems like so long ago all those long nights Burwood and women’s with working hard and you keeping me laughing for hours yet on Friday it all cane flooding back like it was yesterday .”
“A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. You will be deeply missed Di, may god bless you and your gorgeous family 🙏❤️😇”
“Work will never be the same without you Di. From working with you as a student midwife at the start of my journey, to now at the big house, your sense of humour and skill of calling a spade a spade, I will greatly miss xxx”
“Thoughts are with the whanau at this very sad time. Di will be greatly missed xx”
“Deepest deepest sympathy x”
“A beautiful colleague and friend. Always smiling and laughing. Sending massive love to All her family. Xx”
$16,365 donated

Given by 164 generous donors in one month


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