Aue! Aue! Tēnei he pānui whakaaroha. Kua hinga a Mork (Selwyn) Murphy inanahi kei te hohipere o Tamaki Makaurau. He māhuri tōtara te tangata o Te Whānau Moana Te Rorohuri. He kōmata o tana whaea matua. He ramaroa ki tana whānau. He tangata pārekareka o ngā tini hoa hoki.
It is our saddest duty to pānui the passing of Mork Selwyn Murphy. Darling son of William John Murphy (deceased) and Mere Mahue Rupapera-Murphy. Loved brother of Wayne, Victor, Steven and Tania (deceased), and Lance, Steven (Mussels - deceased), Little Willy, Ants and Alberta. Fun-loving uncle, cousin, nephew and friend to everyone else.
At only 36 Mork passed away yesterday in Auckland after a brief but serious illness. He is now lying in the heartland of his hapū at Haititaimarangai marae in Whatuwhiwhi, and his whānau advise that his funeral will be held on Saturday 15th October 2016 with a service at 10am in the marae followed by burial in Takapu urupa.
Mork had made a place in many hearts and will be so very missed, especially by his mother and whānau. Mere, our hearts and tears go out to you and your uri at this time. May you find comfort in the outpourings of love and support for Mork and all of you.