Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

NISH, Daphne Winifred (nee Williams)

On August 15, 2021, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Eric (Goldie). Much loved mother of Trevor, Warwick, and Hamish. Loved sister of Roy (Rangiora), Lex (Dunedin), and the late Gordon, and their families. Messages to 99 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700. A Memorial service for Daphne will be held at the Ashburton Club & MSA, Havelock Street, Ashburton, on Friday, October 29, commencing at 1.00pm.

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MOY, Vincent Bede

Passed away peacefully at Gracelands on Friday, 22nd October 2021, aged 89. Beloved husband of Faye (dec). Much loved father and father-in-law of and friend of Kevin (dec), Kathy and Phil, Stephen and Sue. Loved Granddad of Michael and Nicola, Brent, Mathew and Saundra, Stacey and Brad, and Great-granddad of Lucy, Aeden and Thera, Savannah and Brooklyn. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and Ray (dec). A special thank you to the carers at Gracelands for making Dad a part of their family over the past five years. A Service for Vincent will be held at The Hastings Crematorium, Orchard Road, Hastings. on Thursday, 28th October 2021 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

Death

MACK, Peter Herrick

On Wednesday 20 October 2021, at Whanganui Hospital, aged 65 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret for over 40 years. Loved Dad of Emma-Lee and Stacy. Loved little brother and brother-in-law of Delphine and Ross (dec), Sue and Steve, Cristina and Robert (dec); Jeanette and Graham, and Rhonda. Peter was a special uncle, friend and work colleague to many. A private ceremony has been held.
Dempsey & Forrest
Locally Owned.

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DICKSON, Brian Penetaka

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his whanau. Dearly loved husband of Eliza. Loved father and father-in-law to Michelle (D), Marama & Malcolm, Steven & Raewynne, and Gordon & Anne. Cherished Koro to all his moko and moko tuarua. He will lie at Hungahungatoroa Marae until his Nehu on Wednesday 27th October at 11.00am.
Moe ma ra, Dad
Moe ma ra, Koro

Death

HUMPHREY, Kelvin William (KW)

On Friday, October 22, 2021, suddenly but peacefully in Feilding, in his 80th year. Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Caryl for 52 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Aaron and Debbie (Auckland), and Annissa (Feilding). Awesome Grandpa of Thomas, Thea, Molly, and Eleanor; and Brooke and Crystal. Due to the Covid restrictions, the family have arranged a Private Service. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date for those who wish to pay their last respects.

Death

DEANS, John Barkley

Passed away at the Hospice Sth Canterbury on Sunday, October 24, 2021, surrounded by love. A loved and loving husband and soulmate of Marion, and an adored father, father-in-law and best friend of Tracy and Roger Hooke, and Steven and Kasia (Germany). A cherished and loved grandad of Grace (dec); Lilian, Phoebe, Ursula, and respected uncle to his nieces and nephews. Messages to 19 Jackson Street, Timaru 7910. At John’s request a private cremation has been held.

Death

WELCH, Ken

We regret to inform you of the passing of Ken. Loved Husband of Lola, special Dad to Linda and Neil, Terry and De and Brad and Mo. Loved Poppa to Jake and Jaydene, Ethan, Cyd, and Blake. A private Family service will be held according to Ken’s wishes.

Death

CURRIE, Annie Leigh

Annie, you have been like a sister to me and Gavin. We wish you a safe journey on your next adventure. Thank you for your boundless love, kindness, support, generosity, caring, and just being you. To all the wonderful memories of the fun times I shared with you and Stuart. Much love to the many carers, family, friends and medical teams that love you and cared for you. Special thanks to Erika, Chrissy, Wayne, Michael, Peter and Ruth. You guys have been truly amazing and we thank you for the loving care you provided every day.
Hugs and love — Steve and Gavin.

Death

DONOVAN, Oliver (John)

Passed away peacefully at Eventhorpe, Hamilton on Sunday 24 October 2021, aged 79 years. Loved son of the late Edith Donovan.
‘Friend of many,
faithful Christian.’
Many thanks to the staff at Eventhorpe for their kindness and care of John. Due to covid restrictions a private service will be held. All correspondence to the Donovan family C/- PO Box 276, Hamilton 3240.

Death

MATTHEWS, Helen

Passed suddenly on October 23, 2021. Much loved and treasured ‘Aunty Helen’ of Mandy, Matt, Maddi and Emma; Corey, Chelsea, Callum and Sophie.
Always in our hearts
with the fondest of memories.

Death

GRAVES, Evan Paul (Wobblie)

Surrounded by whanau at SC Hospice, on Saturday, October 23, 2021, aged 45 years. Much loved partner of Louise, much loved son of Nora and the late Barry, much missed friend and adopted brother and uncle to many.
"Wobbled off."
Sincere thanks to the team at SC Hospice. A service for friends and family will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North Street, on Saturday, October 30 at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation and private celebration of the character that was Wobblie. In lieu of flowers, donations to SC Hospice and I am Hope, would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Death

HALL, John (Dr)

18.11.1930 — 22.10.2021
Loved father, step-father and father-in-law of Martin and Liz (Sydney), Trish (dec), Margot and Jim, Kate and Paddy, Eleanor and Gerard (Brisbane); Chris and Maria (Sydney); special friend of Margaret; husband of Bev (dec); ex. of Anne; grandpa of Nikki, Dave, Jess (dec), Claudia, Liam, Eleanor, Jack and Sam; great-grandpa of Aaliyah, Milaan, Julian and Felix. Friend of many and sadly missed. We would love you to join us at a celebration of John’s life at St Peter’s Anglician Church, 211 Willis St, Wellington, starting 10.30am, Wednesday October 27, 2021, but please note that due to the COVID restriction on the number of people, and our sincere desire to ensure that no one is turned away at the door, we do ask that you let Jim know you want to come (021 204 0506). The service will be livestreamed at https

Death

SHAND, Darin Lee (Ugly)

Passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family and the dogs by his side, on October 24, 2021, aged 59. Deeply loved partner of Kat, dearly loved dad of Jed, Rachel, and Steven, loved grandad of Blake, Mercedes, Alex, Logan, and Isabelle ‘Bellybutton’, loved son of the late Warren Langford, and Marilyn and Richard, cherished brother and brother-in-law of Toni and Stu, Marina and Matthew, and Haddon, loved brother-in-law of Jax, devoted dad of his canine mates Rose, and Murray, a loved cousin, uncle, and a friend of many. Messages to C/- PO Box 417, Greymouth 7840. At Darin’s request, a private cremation has been held on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
“You are never more alive than when you are dead”
~ Terry Pratchett ~

Death

GILLON, Ashleigh Scott (Ash)

18.10.1942 — 23.10.2021
Passed away suddenly on Saturday 23 October 2021, aged 79 years - now reunited with Jan whom he missed so dearly, planting a new garden together. The most amazing loving & fun dad and father-in-law to Gina & Greg, Penny, Bevan & Ally. Much loved Pop of Bayley, Talia, Grayson & Flynn.
You have mowed your
last lawn and pruned
your last rose. We will
miss you so much.
Funeral details to come.

Death

HUGHES, Stuart Brian

Peacefully at home, on October 23, 2021, aged 84. Loved husband of Patricia, loved dad of Richard and Chenynne, Ellen and David, Joy and Pete, loved granddad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A Funeral service for Stuart will be held at St John’s Church, Wai-iti Road, Timaru, on Friday, October 29, at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. No flowers by request. Messages to the Hughes family, c/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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