TE PAA – Anthony Wayne

Born on December 13, 1947. Passed away June 7, 2021.

Passed away suddenly at home on Monday June 7, 2021. Dearly beloved father of Tess and Scott, Tom and Julie. Grandfather of Zacharia. Beloved brother of Pinky, Helen (dec), Ricci and Tania.

Forever In Our Hearts

Never To Be Forgotten





Funeral Notice
Gippsland Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel Cemetery Lane, Traralgon
The Funeral Service and Committal for Cremation of Mr Anthony Wayne Te Paa will be livestreamed from Gippsland Memorial Park Crematorium Rose Chapel on Friday, June 11, 2021 commencing at 11.00am.

To view the Funeral Service, please click here.
  1. so sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne – had known Wayne since 1980 and lost touch a few years ago – Love to the children – he was a fine man a great drummer and will be missed by many

    Raewyne Watson June 9, 2021
  2. So sad to hear about your passing Uncle Wayne.. My dad would tell me about the gigs u played at & how musically talented u were.. U will be sadly missed by many May ur Soul Rest In Love Wayne Te Paa..
    Arohanui Tauranga whanau..

    Shelley Tauranga June 9, 2021
  3. My uncle, you will be sadly missed. Such a beautiful soul, with always a loving and warm presence. So many memories i will hold close to my heart, but my fondest is the boxes of mangoes you would buy for us when we would stay with you. I buy them by the box too each season and think of you everytime.

    Much love to Tom, Tess & families our deepest sympathy and condolences to you.

    RIP Uncle xx

    Mara, Steve & Jhett

    Tamara Harman June 10, 2021
  4. Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    Past member of Stratford Bowls Club.
    Friend to us all.
    Ray Potter Board Chairman

    Ray Potter June 11, 2021
  5. We are saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    Dear friend to all members of Stratford Bowls Club.
    RIP Wayne

    Ray Potter June 11, 2021
  6. Goodbye Hun, until the next time. We shared a wonderful, loving and eventful time together, I wouldnt change that for the world. Even now your antics make me laugh, your kindness of heart, and soul are deep with my heart and mind. Lord the wonderful music, your soulful voice the love of your family were all part of what made you so Special. You were always such a favourite with your many fans. You will live on in our memories for the many kindnesses ahown to others over many years. You will live on here with us in memory, You enriched my life.
    Wishing you a safe, happy new journey. Into Gods arms and those of your beloved parents. You will be missed. Blessings RIP love, Trish, Debra, Georgia, Chatlotte & Abby

    Trish G.T June 11, 2021
  7. What a wonderful tribute to Wayne from Tess , Tom and Family. Wayne would have been so touched by the Love, and Respect shown him today. Deepest sympathy to Tom, Tess, Ricci Pinki & all family & friends. Find Peace💕🙏

    Anthony Wayne (Kapuki )

    What a man !  What a Naughty man ! Lol

    What are character !

    What a life. ! Wayne had a life to fill a book, actually several books.

    A life to be Celebrated !

     Now is time for us All to be grateful and reflect on the memories we share of Wayne, shared with him and hold him dear to our hearts . 

     Special times, love and memories we will all treasure of him, I’ll always be grateful for what we shared,  he was one of a kind.. 

    He was full of fun and life and sunshine, he brought laughter to many,  that was a rare gift.

    He was such an important part of my life and I have incredible memories of this dear man, his kind and gentle heart are what drew me to him, my belief in him as a unique precious soul.  These many amazing qualities I loved and valued in him.. 

    People gravatated to him because he had an aura about him that drew in all. He lived and incredible life full of exciting experiences, from when he was only a child he was entertaining, he went on to be an icon in Sydneys nightlife for decades as a sought after entertainer, a soulful singer, musician.. 

    His life and achievements were amazing.

    He dearly loved his family,  Ricci was a wonderful sister to Wayne he adored her,  and he and Pinki share a colorful loving history.  Wayne adored his children, Tom & Tess,  these children were his blessing, their happiness was his dearest wish. 
    Wayne you will be always deeply missed,  You will be thought of daily,  you were deeply loved in this life.  We will meet again in the next.

    I hold Wayne & His Beloved Children; Tess, Tom and Family in my heart 💕and remembeted in my prayers🙏

     Blessings on your next chapter, 

    Love💕 RIP 🙏

    Trish, Debra, Georgia, Charlotte, Abby & Friends

    Trish June 11, 2021
  8. What a beautiful tribute from a family so very close to my heart and my family .My heart aches for your loss and my heart is wrapped around you.You all did Wayne so so proud .
    Our love is with you today and always.💔💔💔

    Rennie Jones June 11, 2021
  9. Wayne was one of a kind , the rarest of men who was loving gentle , kind , generous and talented. He gave himself freely with no strings attached, willing to help anyone in need. He became a surrogate dad, grandpa and godfather to myself and my 3 girls. The memories we have are full of laughter , happiness and special celebrations which were always better when he was there. Wayne touched our lives and hearts and we will forever be grateful to have been apart of his life . I can only imagine the grief Tess and Tom must share but hope they both take comfort in knowing that he loved them beyond words and will always walk beside them . He will be deeply missed and always remembered. Debra, Charlotte, Georgia, Abigail

    Debra Gardner June 11, 2021