Mereana (Nee Moka) Harris


Counties Manukau Basketball would like to acknowledge the passing of 

MEREANA (nee MOKA) HARRIS 27th Oct 1928 – 27th Nov 2013

Also affectionately known through out Manurewa and the local Basketball world as Ma Harris.

Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother to multitudes Mrs Harris was a tireless community worker in Manurewa where her many children were raised.  In addition to her voluntary roles with the CAB and other organisations, she was a founding member of the Manurewa Basketball Association based out of the Manurewa Recreation Centre in Frances Street.  She filled every possible role available from Chairperson to Coach over 30+ years.  At the local competition the Harris Whanau had their own team such was the size of the family.  No less than 6 Harris children became qualified referees and grand daughter Jillian and great grandchildren Rachel and Shelton have continued the Basketball referee legacy.  Many will remember her on her blue bike with the basket on the front pedaling her way across Manurewa to get to and from basketball.

Sadly missed, always remembered

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