Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

THOMSON, Bert (Albert John)

Lenora, Kate, Helen, Karen and families would be honoured if Dad’s family and friends would join us at a celebration of Dad’s life to be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Saturday, April 17, at 2.00pm. Messages to 175 Dome Street, Invercargill, or scotzbase@xtra.co.nz

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FANTHAM, Isobel

Passed away peacefully at Karadean Court Rest Home, Oxford, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Les. Dearly loved sister of the late Ted Grimsey, Rosemary Grimsey, Joanne and Robert Judson. Dearly loved aunt of Maurice and Renee, Hamish and Gendy. Dearly loved Isobel of Lachlan, Ben, Kate, Sophie, and Kezia.
“At Peace”.
The family wish to thank the staff at Karadean Court Rest Home for their love and amazing care of Isobel. Messages to the Fantham family may be sent to C/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. At Isobel’s request a private service has been held.

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CASS, Margaret Heather (Heather)

Passed away suddenly on Easter Monday 2020. As this was during Lockdown, we were robbed of the opportunity to have a funeral for Heather. We invite you to join us all at 2.00pm on Tuesday, April 13th at Gee and Hickton, to celebrate her life and her legacy. No flowers, please bring your memories, your love and your laughter.

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MILLAR, Joy Florence

On Monday, March 22, 2021, Joy passed away peacefully at Woodcote Retirement Village. Dearly loved wife of the late Walter, loving mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Jayne; Gary and Lyndsey; and Tony. A much loved nana of Mike and Suz; Janine and Pat, Craig and Jenny; and Tanya. Treasured great-nana of Maddison and Abigail, and a good friend of Lesley and Bob McKintosh. Messages to the Millar family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. In accordance with Joy’s wishes a private Memorial Service has been held.
Joy would have turned
98 years old today.

Death

MEYER, Ronald Ernest (Ron)

Peacefully on Wednesday March 31, 2021. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Helen for 40 years. Much loved dad of Emma and Mark Johnson, and Vicki Meyer. Loved grandad of Lucy Johnson. Loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. At Ron’s request a private family burial has been held.

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FROST, Richard John (John, Jack)

Reg No 2383652, Royal Signals Corps, George Cross. Born London England, passed away peacefully at Brightwater Rest Home, Palmerston North, Thursday 1st April 2021, aged 97 years. Loved husband of the late Martha (Mart) Frost (née Steenstra); father of John and Jacqui Frost and Caroline and James Lockhart. Grandfather of Chloe, Nicolas and Liam; Sarah, Rebekah and Anneke. Messages c/- 134 Stanford Street, Ashhurst. A private wake was held at Brightwater Rest Home with family, staff and residents on Saturday 3rd April. Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to everyone who cared for, sang with, and was a companion to John, including Zephyr the cat, in this last chapter of John’s (Frosty’s) life at Brightwater.

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DODGE, Beryl May

Died peacefully on 31st March 2021. Loved daughter of the late Wally and Vera Dodge, loved special sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Margaret (both deceased) (and Valerie), Keith and Doreen, Ralph and Judy, Ruth and the late Hayden, Carolyn and Peter. A very special aunty and great-aunty to all her nieces and nephews. Very special thanks to all her carers for all their love and care at Rhoda Read Hospital. In accordance with Beryl’s wishes she was privately cremated and a memorial service will be held at the Morrinsville RSA, 11.00am, Tuesday 13th April. All communications to C Werder, c/- Seddon Park, PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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DONALDSON, Brian John

Peacefully in the care of Lake Wakatipu Care Home on Saturday, April 3, 2021, aged 73 years. Dearly loved father of Rachel, Melissa, and Liam and father-in-law of Tom, Marcus, and Jessica. Loved Grandad of Teddy and Jet; Haru, Zabian and Meyka; and Iris and Sadie. Beloved son of Maurice* and Audrey* and brother and brother-in-law of Graeme and Jenny*, loved uncle of Megan, Gareth and Georgina, and great-uncle of Emily, and Harriet. Respected friend and former husband of Dorothy. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Thursday, April 15, at 10.30am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Age Concern Queenstown would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Thanks to Lake Wakatipu Care Home staff for their wonderful care of Brian this year. Messages to the Donaldson Family, PO Box 1345, Invercargill 9840.
(*denotes deceased)

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LAFFERTY, Joan Barbara

Peacefully passed away at Cambridge Oakdale on Thursday, 1st April 2021, in her 92nd year. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law to Catherine & Neil, Andrea, and Brendan & Anita. Loved Grandma to Adrian, Tracey, Scott, Rebecca, Declan, Cameron, Regan, Haylee, and Great-Grandma to Kadence, and Lachlan. At Joan’s request a private family farewell has taken place. All communications to the Lafferty Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.

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JONES, Michael (Mike)

Passed away peacefully at Molly Ryan Rest Home on 3rd April 2021. Dearly loved husband of Rosemary for 62 years. Loved father & father-in-law to Mike & Ant, Tony & Maree, Wendy & Pete, Jenny & John (Aust). Much loved Grandad / Poppa of Kerri, Krystal & Aaron, Clint & Kelly, Kylie & Marcus, Brooke, Brittany & Nick, and Mitch. Great-Grandad of Brilee, Ashton, Aberdeen, Alex, Harland, Axton, Aysha (deceased). As per Mike’s wishes a private family celebration was held on 6th April 2021. Messages etc to Jones Family, 29c Heta Rd, New Plymouth. A special thanks to the staff at Molly Ryan for their care and support of Mike.
a simple cremation
& burials
Ph 0800 236 236

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ARNDT, Ross Gordon

On 5th April 2021, at Waikato Hospital, formerly of Aria. Aged 86 years. Loved partner of Joan (dec) and adored by Alan and Bonnie, Lyn and Ted, David and Jenny. Beloved son of the late Eric and Ethel. Loved brother of Hilda, Murray (dec) and Jean (dec), and brother-in-law of Reg (dec) and Terry. Loved uncle to Karolyn, Stuart, Teresa, Joann, Gavin, Sharon, Paul, Judy and Robin. A Funeral Service for Ross will be held at V J Williams and Sons Chapel, 33 King Street West, Te Kuiti, on Tuesday, April 13, at 11.00,am, followed by interment at Te Kuiti Cemetery. All communications to the Arndt Family, c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
VJ Williams & Sons, Funeral Directors Association of NZ

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MILLS, Lola Constance

On April 5, 2021, at St Albans Retirement Village, Christchurch, aged 94 years. Loved wife of the late Bill, mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and Chris, the late Christine, and Dave, Richard and Manuela, and Sylvia, Granny of Lucy, Simon, Casey, Ben, and Max. Special thanks to all the staff at St Albans Retirement Village for their care and support. Messages may be addressed to the Mills family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A private cremation has been held.

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STRONACH, Lorna Phyllis

Our courageous, independent and loveable mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed peacefully on March 28, 2021, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Des. Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Bruce and Lorraine, Shirlene and Laurie. A private celebration of Lorna’s life has been held in accordance with her wishes in Wanaka and Arrowtown. Donations to Aspiring Enliven Palliative Care Centre Wanaka would be appreciated. Their care and love to all the family was exceptional.

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OLIVER, Margaret Eleanor (Ellie) (nee Moodie)

Passed away peacefully on April 3, 2021, at Bethesda Rest Home; in her 100th year. Dearly loved wife of Fred (deceased) for 63 years. Loved Mum of Lyn and Andrew, Richard and Noeline (deceased) and Midge and Ian. Loved Grandma / Gramz to Debbie, Stephen, Paul, Leigh, Megan, Mark, Glenn, Mandy, Nix and partners. Loved Gramz / GG her 18 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the incredible staff at Bethesda.
‘Absent from the body, present with the Lord and forever in our hearts.’
A private memorial service will be held on her 100th birthday. Messages to the Oliver family, c/- P.O. Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443.

Death

VINCE, Colleen

Passed away 6th April 2021, special sister-in-law of Sue Goble and best mate of Snow, dearly loved aunty of Karina and Daniel, Melissa and William, and great-aunty to Kadian, Hunter, and Billie-Rose.
We will never forget our special times.
We will hold you in our
hearts forever.

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