Ko Piripi Parker (Ngāti Toarangatira) i mate ohorere i te Rātapu ki muri, e 23 ōna tau. Ko te pōuri anō, kaare anō kia hipa te wiki kotahi nō tana mārena ki tōna whaiaipo mai anō i te kura e piri ana, a Cian, ka mahue mai me ā rāua tama e rua, a Xavier (5) rāua ko Mason (3).
Nō te ata Rātapu te tangata nei nō Kirikiriroa, ka mate manawa. Ahakoa ngā mahi a ngā āpiha whakarauora ki te whakaora anō i a ia, auare ake.
“Piripi was strong and healthy, he had asthma but no previous heart conditions. He was at a friend's house on the couch and they noticed he had stopped breathing and called the ambulance straight away. It was completely unexpected and devastating,” te kōrero a tōna tuahine, a Ramari Kākā ki Te Ao mō te aituā nei.
Te mārena a Piripi rāua ko Cian i te 7 o Hakihea 2019 - Whakaahua / He mea tuku mai
E ai ki a Kākā, ko te mutunga kē mai o te tangata pono, ko tōna tūngāne.
“As a partner, friend, brother, nephew, uncle and father. If you needed his help with something and he could do it, he would. He had a knack for brightening the room with his infectious laughter and silly jokes which made him loved by so many.
"He would always acknowledge the people he met and knew no matter where he was.”
Piripi me tōna whānau - Whakaahua / He mea tuku mai
I kuraina a Parker ki Melville High School, ā kātahi anō ka riro i a ia tana LBP hei kāmura. I mōhiotia a Parker mō tōna ngākau aroha, he hangareka te tuakiri.
“He was an adventure seeker and loved spending time with friends, cousins usually making them laugh at the silly things he would do.
“He was a trickster and was always keen to have a good laugh, usually by playing pranks and taking embarrassing snaps of his younger brother Gus," te kōrero a Kākā.
Ka nehua a Piripi Parker ki Whatawhata i te rā nei.