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A tribute to  Jodie Capree (aka Jodie Downes) 
 18 November 2013

By De'Anne Jackson
15 December 2013

Tena koutou katoa Jodie Candida Capree aka Jodie Patena Downes passed at 4.20pm on Monday 18th November 2013 at Mary Potter Hospice, Mein Street, Wellington.


Her brother James and whanau arrived in Wellington on the Tuesday to take Jodie back up to their homeland in Taumarunui.

Jodie lay in state at the whanau marae at Kauriki marae ki Taumarunui.I travelled up on the Thursday with Wai, Ana and Quantaz. We met up with Lesleigh, Colleen and her partner John.


Jodie is now at peace and is interred at Kauriki urupa alongside her sister Harisha Downes.

Love and Blessings always to Jodie’s sister Bubs and niece Reiwana. A big heartfelt thank you to James and the Downes whanau katoa, to all the ringawera, to the paepae ki Kauriki Marae. 

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, mihimai ki a koutou katoa.

If any of our readers have any recollections of Jodie who wish to share them with Tapatoru please email us at

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