Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

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PERRIN, Tryphena June (formerly Wright) (nee Acraman)

On 11 September 2020, peacefully at home with her loving children at her side. Aged 79 years. Much loved Mum of Cherie, Luellen and Leon & Deanna. Cherished Nana and great-Nana of Daniel & Coral, Andrew (deceased), Rodney, Alison, Dru, Colt & Arlo.
In our memories forever
A private service has been held.

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BRIGHAM, Olive Margaret (née Reese)

Passed away peacefully on 22 August 2020 at Palmerston North Hospital. Loved wife of the late Roy Carder Brigham. Cherished and respected mother and mother-in-law of Jo and Stewart Limmer, Paul and Delwyn Brigham, Elizabeth and Chris Smaller, and Alison and Jeffrey Lindsay. Loving grandmother to Daniel, Matthew, Hannah, Andrew and Elyse and their partners. Great-grandmother to Paige and new baby Connor.
“Always a lady who will
live on in our hearts.”
According to Olive’s wishes, a private cremation has been held, however, a celebration of Olive’s life will be held at the Manawatu Golf Club at 1.30pm on Monday 21 September 2020. Messages can be sent to the Brigham family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

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O’KEEFE, John Desmond (Des)

On Friday 29th May 2020, peacefully at Masonic Court Rest Home. Aged 93. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan and the late Alice. Dearly loved father of John, and Peter. Affectionately and appreciatively remembered by

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MEIKLE, Helen Joyce

On August 31, 2020, passed away peacefully at home, aged 70 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Errol, much loved mother of Clinton, Jackie Jackson, and Bradley, loved mother-in-law, and loving grandma of her grandchildren, loving daughter of the late Sam and Joyce Clark. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Helen Meikle, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service for Helen will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on Friday, September 25, at 2.00pm. Alternatively, to watch a livestream of the service go to
lambandhayward.co.nz/obituaries
and click on the link in Helen’s obituary.

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DONALDSON, Susanne Frances Marie

Passed away at Strathallan Lifecare, on September 8, 2020, aged 84 years. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Morley and the late Lynley, loved aunt of Jeremy, Sara, and Nicholas, loved great-aunt of William, Henry, and James. At Sue’s request, a private cremation has been held. Special thanks to all the staff at Strathallan Lifecare for the exceptional care of Sue over the past 24 years.

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DAY, Trevor Michael

Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020, aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of Joan. Loved father and father-in-law of Sandy, Chris and Julie and beloved grandfather of Ashleigh, Daniel, and Chloe. Our grateful thanks to Talbot Hospital for their love and care. All messages to the Day family, C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940. At Trevor’s request a private cremation has been held.

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BURNETTE, Barbara Rae

On 11 September 2020 at Irwell Rest Home, aged 72 years. Loved sister of Robyn & John and loving aunt of David, Evan and Robert. Special thanks to the staff of Irwell Rest Home for their care of Barbara. Messages and tributes can be placed in Barbara’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz.... A private cremation has been held.

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GERAGHTY, Frederick Neil (Neil)

On September 14, 2020, peacefully at Rosewood Rest Home, aged 89 years. Loved husband of Val. Loved father of Alan, Barry, David, and Paul, and their families. Messages to the Geraghty family c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. At Neil’s request a small family gathering has been held.

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MILLER, Sharon Marie (nee Thwaites)

On 11 September 2020 peacefully at home. Aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife of Peter. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Stephen (deceased), Sandra & David, Lenore & Peter, Julie & Steven, Wendy & Justin. Cherished Nana of her 10 grandchildren. Due to Covid-19, a private service has been held. Correspondence to the Miller Family, C/- P.O. 439, Hamilton 3240.

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HOLDEM, George Edward

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital; aged 82 years. Dearly loved and missed by his family and friends. The family wish to thank the staff at Mayfair Rest Home and ICU Christchurch Hospital for their care of George. Messages to the Holdem family, vanessaharkess@gmail.com or ma.thoms@xtra.co.nz. At George’s request, a private cremation has been held.

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KORTEGAST, Ross James

Ross passed away on Friday 11th September 2020, with family beside him, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Ross was a devoted and loving husband to Michelle, and a loving father and father-in-law to Emma-Jane and Tim, & Bob and Summer. He was a proud Granddad to Riley and Harrison, and a loved son-in-law to the late Vic. Messages for the Kortegast family may be left in Ross’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or may be posted c/- 4 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville 6037. At Ross’s request, a private cremation has been held.
“A man of action and few
words, he will be sadly
missed by all”

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TOMS, Roy Stewart

Born January 14, 1952, sadly passed away August 11, 2020.
Captain Roy Toms made his final touchdown in Auckland on August 11, at 16.34 surrounded by his loved ones and friends. Loved partner to Debbie. Role model and loved by Luke and Connor. Loved by so many people and will be sadly missed and remembered forever. Auckland service Saturday, September 26, 2.00pm, Ardmore Airport. Later flying Roy down to Queenstown for burial service Shotover Cemetery, Monday, September 28, at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Roy Toms Memorial Young Eagles donations via https

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VERPOORTEN, Ida (nee Oostwouder)

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 13, 2020, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ben. Loved aunt and second mother to Carl & Sally van der Meer. Cherished great-aunt of Jae and Brook. Beloved eldest daughter of the late Grietje and Dirk. Last surviving sibling of Peter, Dick, Marie and Alida.
"Finally reunited with
her family again"
A private cremation has been held. Memorial details to follow at a later date. All messages to carlvandermeer@xtra.co.nz or P.O. Box 1673, Paraparaumu Beach 5032.

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SUTHERLAND, Sydney George Miline

02.05.2020
Husband of the late Norma Frances (nee Price). A service is to be held for Syd at the Union Parish Church, Bryce Street, Cambridge, on Friday 25th September at 11.00am.

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KING, Pamela

Gayle and Roger, Ken and Yoshino, and Sharon and Pete would like to let Mum’s friends and family know there will be a Memorial Service for her at Collingwood Memorial Hall, on Wednesday, September 23, at 11.00am. If we don’t move to level one, there will be a limit of 100 people.

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