CQ in mourning for Peter

Prior to his death, Peter Pomare was enjoying the time he spent with his children Taiamai, now 12 months (left) and Aliyah, 4.
Prior to his death, Peter Pomare was enjoying the time he spent with his children Taiamai, now 12 months (left) and Aliyah, 4. Andrew Warner, The Daily Post

PETER Pomare touched the hearts of Central Queensland last year when he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

But his battle against the illness ended last Saturday when the 22-year-old died at his parent's home in Rotorua, New Zealand.

While living in Yeppoon, Peter was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in April, just days after the birth of his second child, Taiamai.

The tumour was so aggressive that by the end of April he was told he only had days to live.

The support was always strong, however, as Peter's friends and family held a number of fundraisers for his treatment, with more than $30,000 being raised locally at events organised by Francis Carnahan, of Cooberrie Park.

In total, more than $80,000 was raised and Peter was treated by leading neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo who was able to perform a surgery that removed 95% of the tumour.

The surgery was believed to be a success and Peter showed signs of recovery and was even healthy enough to move back to his parent's place in Rotorua.

The Daily Post in Rotorua kept up to date with Peter's condition and reported in February that he had been enjoying time with his family and was spending time fishing with his father, but revealed that an MRI scan had shown that his condition was "not so good".

Peter's Aunt, Mina Pomare-Peita, said the family was told then that nothing more could be done for him.

Mrs Pomare-Peita said her nephew was generous and kind.

"He was like an angel, that boy," she said.

Tributes flowed in CQ yesterday as well, with close friend Francis saying she was lucky to have been friends with Peter.

"Peter was the best mate you could ever ask for," she said.

Peter was buried yesterday after a funeral service in Panguru, Hokianga and leaves behind his wife, Angie, and children, Aliyah, 4, and 12-month-old Taiamai.

Topics:  brain tumour, cancer, death, peter pomare




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