This has been an unspeakably difficult week for the sarcoma community with the ripple effect reverberating nationally. So many friends and family hurting and living with the pain of the loss of a loved one.

We sadly share the news of yet another family in our community who this week mourn the loss of their beloved wife and mother.

Australians are known for their generosity when others are in need, and this was evident by the way in which they wrapped their arms around the stockman family in July. This is when it was discovered both mum Ahuaiti and son Jordan were living under very difficult conditions with advanced metastatic cancer.

Ahuaiti sadly passed away on Monday night, surrounded by her cherished family and more love than could be imagined.

Today, the family farewelled their precious Ahuaiti in a magnificent service, celebrating their Māori culture.

We send our love and strength to husband Darrin, Jordan, Jovan, Cullen, Corey, Kaelis, and Kye-Jana together with extended family.