Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


KING, Wendy Joy (nee Sedcole)

In Mackay, Australia on November 18, 2018 aged 57 years. Beloved wife of Greg and loved daughter of Eileen and the late Stan Sedcole Senior. Loved sister of Lynne, Stanley, Beverly, Gary (Australia), Julie (Australia), Geoffrey and Kenneth. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews in New Zealand and Australia. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society New Zealand would be appreciated. All messages to Lynne McDonald, 4 Logan Way, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North 4414.


FRYDAY, Donald James

Mandurah W.A.
Our funny man Don passed away with Farrah holding his hand after a very brief illness. Very loved husband of the late Dianne. Adored father of Lance (dec), Kayne (Mandurah), Dellon & Gina (Wellington), Farrah & Steve Williams (Mandurah), Quentin (dec), and Jarmal (Wellington). Adored Poppa of his awesome grandchildren and good friend of Sue Fryday (Mandurah). Loved son of the late Laurie and Alice Mokau, brother to John, Joan, Marilyn, Laurence (dec) and Jenny. All messages to Farrah Williams, 305 Oakmont Ave, Mandurah WA 6210.
The beautiful irony is that our loss is another’s reunion.

Party on with our boys Don.

Memorial service will be held soon in NZ. TBA.


ELLIOTT, Allan Joseph

(Service No. 73384 Pte NZ Army)
Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 18th November 2018, in his 99th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Daphne. Loving father and father-in-law of Peter and Judy. Loved Allan of Matt and Jen, Cam and Chez, and dearly loved Popa Popa Allan of Landon. Special thanks to CHT Highfield and Ward 16, Waikato Hospital. A Celebration of Allan’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Friday, 23rd November 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Elliott family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ


SOPER, Catherine Anne (Cath) (nee Dodd)

Peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Parata Resthome, Gore; in her 86th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ronald Rutherford (Ron) Soper. Loved sister-in-law of Daphne* Blennerhassett, Owen* (Lofty) Soper, Garth* and Annette* Soper, Murray and Lenore Soper (Invercargill), Jim and Alison Soper (Palmerston North), Marie and Reg Highsted (Gore), dearly loved Aunty Cathy of all her nieces and nephews.
‘Fond Memories’
In accordance with Cath’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to 37B Robertson Street, Gore 9710.
(*denotes deceased)
In the care of
Hammond & Ryder
Funeral Services Ltd Gore


LONG, Olive Mary(nee Cloke)

On 18th November 2018, peacefully at Rangiura Rest Home. Aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Helena, Susan and Ben, Alison, Raewyn and Steve. Adored Nan to Travis, Bennie, Marcel, Ethan, Pierre and Ashley. Loved great-nan to all her great-grandchildren.
Those we love dont go away,
They walk beside us every day.
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts are always there.
A service for Olive will be held at St Paul’s Co-Operating Parish Church, Kensington Street, Putaruru, on Friday 23rd November 2018 at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa


RENATA, Jessica Anahira

Passed away peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice surrounded by family. Cherished daughter of Mac and Barbara Renata, sister to Dallas, Paul, and twin of Sandra. Loved mother of Reece. Loved by Graham Tavinor and family. Much loved cousin, aunty, friend to all her relations.
At Peace Now
Thanks to nurses and staff at the Nurse Maude Hospice.


BOEYEN, Johannes (John) Lambertus (Lamb)

On November 18, 2018, peacefully with a smile at Christchurch Hospital after a courageous battle. Dearest son of Hendricka. Dearly loved husband of Donna, cherished father and father-in-law of Karla, Vanessa and Jamahal, much loved and very special Granddad of Serena, Aylah, Kyrah, and Calvin, and a good friend to many. Messages to the Boeyen family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral service for John will be held in the Academy Funerals Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Saturday, November 24 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.


WEBSTER, Ian Ronald

Died peacefully at Auckland Hospital on November 17, 2018, with family at his side. Much loved husband of Chris, loving father and father-in-law of Andrea and Maurice and Kate. Son of Tom (deceased) and Quita (deceased). Brother of Ralph and Paul (deceased). Son-in-law of Maurice Stone and Leone (deceased). Grandfather of Harley, Hunter and Dylan. Brother-in-law of Geraldine and Lindsay, Roger (deceased) and Sue, Bevan and Liz (deceased), Howard and Pat, Gabrielle, Frances and Mark, Rachel and Clive, and uncle to 19 nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks to the Palliative Care team and nurses at ADHB. A Service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Tamaki Yacht Club, 30 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, on Thursday, November 22, at 12.00pm.
State of Grace East
09 5270366


ETUALE, Siaki Simeti

On Saturday 17th November 2018. Aged 89. Dearly loved husband of Pele. Loved Dad of Rita, Linda, Susan, Reuben, Phillip, James, and Junior (dec). Loved Grandad of Karl, and Shelley (dec); Shaun; Rebecca, and April; Nicole, and Ryan; Jamas (dec), Jasmine, Melissa, Samantha, and Jamal; and great-Grandad of Ayla, Lucia, Kai, Mataio, Kylia, and Amara. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. John’s, which may be left in Church foyer. Messages to the Etuale family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 257 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 22nd November 2018, at 11.00am.


BRAY, Nicholas Robert

Beloved husband of Angela and father to Mia-Rose, Isabelle & Francesca. Son of Janet & the late Trevor Bray. Taken suddenly from us Thursday 15 November, 2018. A service to celebrate Nicks life will be held at Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium, All Saints Chapel, Meadowbank, Auckland on Thursday 22nd at Midday.


FERGUSSON, Colin Duncan

1933 – 2018
Formerly of Ngaruawahia. Loving husband of Joan. Father of Rix, Ian, Gail, Clyde and Heather (deceased). Father-in-law of Sue, Cherylyn, Graham and Trina. Loved by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Long time bird fancier. Many thanks to Brylyn Resthome for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Waikato. A service for Colin will be held on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 11.30am, in the Avalon Chapel, Simply Cremations, 388 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton.


MARTYN, Elizabeth Anne (Betty)

Peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Timaru Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Winston. Adored mother and mother-in-law of Christopher and Dianne (Australia), Nicola and Stan van Heeswyck (Timaru), Karen Williams (Timaru), and the late Andrew. Cherished Nana of Joshua, Amber, Natasha, Stacey, Benjamin, Kaitlin, and Abbey and Great-Nan of Baxter, Elise, and Maddox. Loving sister of Janet, Marie and Bev, and sister-in-law, aunty and friend to so many. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Monday, November 26 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Timaru Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance will be gratefully accepted and can be left at the service. Messages to 76 Pukatea Street, Highfield, Timaru 7910.


HUTCHINS, Karen Jocelyn (nee Molloy)

After a long illness, Karen (Kas) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 17th November 2018, aged 86. Cherished wife for 64 years of James (Jim). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael, Bruce and Shelley, Colin and Sue, Lynne and Kris, and Mary. Treasured grandmother of 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to Karen Lowe for her support, and to Arohanui Hospice for their care. In lieu of flowers donations to Arohanui Hospice, PO Box 5349, Palmerston North 4441, or may be left in the Chapel foyer. Messages to Karen’s family, C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service to celebrate Karen’s life will be held at the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 22nd November 2018, at 1.30pm.


COE, Marie Joan (Whiteman, nee Herbert)

On November 18, 2018, peacefully in her home at Summerset Retirement Village, Trentham; aged 88 years. Finally at rest. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Gail, John & Vicki, Dianne & Ray, Sue & Steve, Jenny & Bo, Vicky & Richard. Loved sister of Joyce (dec), Valma (dec), and Allan. Much loved grandmother of Delane, Bo, Lee, Ben, Anthony, Simon, Kim, Michael, Leigh, Katie, Alice, Megan and William. Cherished great-grandmother of Renée, Jayden, Ethan, Lilly, Piper, Evelyn, Juliette, Ana, Edyn and Mia. Arohanui. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 601, Wellington 6140. A service celebrating Mum’s life will be held in Kingswood, Cnr King and Cairo Streets, Upper Hutt on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. Messages may be sent to “Marie Coe’s family” c/- PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.



On Monday, 19th November 2018, passed peacefully in Hamilton with her family by her side. Beloved wife for 66 years of Bryce. Cherished mother of Jennifer, Susan, Lynda, Paul, John, and Joanne, and mother-in-law of Barry, the late Darcy, Gary, John, Mavis, Pam, Marlene, and Mike. Precious nana and great-nana of her 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and adored friend to many. A Service for Jean will be held at Simplicity Beareavement Services, 8F Railside Place, Frankton, on Thursday, 22nd November 2018 at 11.00am.
Forever loved
and remembered