Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Message from the Gotingco Family to the NZ public


Message from Mr Antonio Gotingco, the husband of Blessie Gotingco.

I can't describe how awful the past few days have been for our family.

We are taking one step at a time.

We would like to thank our countrymen (New Zealand) for all of the support, sympathies, kind words and love.

People have reached out to us from across the country, people we have never met and we are so grateful and overwhelmed by the kindess and the outpour of support.

My wife is a very god fearing , kind , generous, loving and caring human being. She is a very good wife, mother and grandmother. A good sister and a good friend and so much that I can't even begin to describe.

She is the light of our home and without her we will be lost in darkness.

Right now we are just trying to pretend that everything is ok but deep inside we are broken hearted.

We have been robbed, she is gone too soon.

We were neighbours in the Phillipines, and we grew up together, I knew her since we were in primary school and she was a classmate of my sister. We have been married for 30 years. She was 20 when we became sweethearts. She was a wonderful wife and friend to me. She was my bestfriend.

Once Blessie has been cremated we will place her ashes at the altar at St Marys Church, Onewa with a photo of Blessie. Anyone is welcome to come and pay their respects.

After that we will hold a public funeral service a requiem mass, everyone is welcome to come.

We would like to thank so many people, the neighbours who have bought us food and flowers and condolences. The New Zealand Police for being very supportive and very efficient, they have been with us from day one. I think they are the world's finest.

We would also like to thank the Filipino community here and our friends and relatives back home in Cebu.

We also want to thank our friends and family and all of the people that we personally don't know for all of their the prayers.

Blessie is coming home now and we will cope the best way we can.

Thank you


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news