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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ROWE, Neal Allan William

(Of Waimumu). Unexpectedly at home, after a short illness, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 aged 45 years. Dearly loved, cherished and very best friend of his partner Serena Barnes, beloved son of Brian (dec) and step-son of Barbara (Kirwee), loved brother of Sara and loved Uncle. A memorial service for Neal will be held at Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 2.00pm, followed by light refreshments where you can share further memories of Neal. Livestream available for viewing

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GIBSON, Kathleen Elizabeth (nee Wooldridge)

On April 8 2022, peacefully, at Rose Court Rest Home, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Clarry Gibson. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Annette Gibson, Coral and Dave Mosley, the late Christopher Richardson, the late Debbie Wells (nee Gibson), and Trevor and Di Halstead. Loved nana, gran, great-gran and great-great-gran, and all her sisters and her brother. Messages to the family of the late Kathleen Gibson, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. No flowers, but a donation to the Child Cancer Foundation would be appreciated and can be made online at
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A service to celebrate Kathleen’s life will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, entrance from Wilkinsons Road via Gardiners Road, on Saturday, May 21, at 1.30pm.

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RANKIN, Effie Gracie

Promoted to Glory from Wellington Regional Hospital, 12 March, 2022. Aged 94. Dearly loved eldest daughter of the late Gough and Frances Rankin of Nelson. Loved and respected sister and sister-in-law of Muriel (Wellington, dec), Jim and Pat (Kumara, both dec), Steve (dec) and June (Whangarei), David and Esther (Auckland), Ruth (Christchurch), and Yusaf (dec). A very special aunt to her many nieces and nephews. A true friend to her wider family and the many who came to know her. Effie was a talented, innovative and practical nurse and midwife, who left the world a better place because she had passed through it. A private cremation has been held. A service to celebrate Effie’s life will be held in the Wellington South Citadel of The Salvation Army at 4 Normandy Street, Newtown, Wellington, on Thursday 19th May, at 1.00pm. Her ashes will be interred with her grandmother at Hawera Cemetery on Friday 20th May at 11.00am. As a tribute more durable than flowers, a donation to the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service or forwarded directly to www.hollows.orgnz.... The family sincerely thank the staff of wards 3 and 6E of Wellington Regional Hospital for their care of Effie. Messages may be forwarded to the Rankin Family, 2 Larissa Avenue, Henderson, Auckland 0610.

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SPIVEY, Patricia Margaret (Pat)

On Monday, May 2, 2022, peacefully at WesleyCare, in her 98th year. Loved wife of the late Ed, loving mother, mother-in-law, and friend of David and Wendy, Anne, Philip (deceased) and Cathie and Richard. Special Nanna to Raymond and Jill, Luke, Skye, Beccy, Nathanial, Ritchie, Daniel, Andrea, Phillip, Rory and Jing and Andrew and Kate. Loving great-grandmother to her eight great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her family, friends and carers for her amazing memory, sense of humour and for the interest she took in the lives of those she met. Many thanks to Doctor John Coughlan and the staff at WesleyCare for their wonderful care and the support they provided Pat. In accordance with Pat’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages may be addressed To the Family of the late Pat Spivey, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.

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PLUNKETT, Glynnis Kay

Of Otaki. On 18 August 2021, at Te Whanau Rest Home Levin, aged 72 years. Dearly loved wife of Kevin. Loving sister of Lesley and Jennifer. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jacqui and Kurt, Mike and Rachael, Kylie and Paul. Loved grandmother of Dan, Andre, Sophie, Mackenzie, Macy, Cam and Millie. Many thanks to all the staff of Te Whanau and Garden View for their care of Kay. A memorial service for Kay will be held on Thursday 19 May, at 2.00pm, at Anamcara, 150 Rangiuru Road, Otaki Beach.

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TURNBULL, Hamish Gavin

Of Waikanae, formerly of Karori. Peacefully at Sprott House on Saturday 7 May 2022. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Gwynneth. Loved father and father-in-law of Duncan & Leone, Malcolm & Emily, and Susan & Glenn. Loved Grandfather of Zac, Briar, Joshua, Caleb, Harriet, Rupert, Jess and Liv. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mary Potter Hospice (www.marypotter.org.nz) would be appreciated. A celebration of Hamish’s life will be held at St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, Rangihiroa Street, Waikanae Beach, on Monday 23 May 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by private cremation. Messages to "The Turnbull Family", PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.

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SIDDLE, George Edgar

Died peacefully on May 7, 2022, aged 77 years. Loved husband to Dot. Messages c/- 11 Lakehouse Crescent, Richmond 7020. According to George’s wishes a private cremation and interment of his ashes has taken place.

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TAYLOR, Max Graham

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 87 years. Dearly beloved husband of Anna. Loved and respected father of Jeffery, and Jonathon. The family is eternally grateful for the care and support extended by all at the Diamond Harbour Medical Centre. Messages to the Taylor family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. At Max’s request, he was fondly farewelled at a private service.

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PHIPPS, Bett

Passed away peacefully at Summerset in the Sun, Nelson, on Sunday, May 8, 2022, in her 93rd year. Loved wife of the late Doug. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jan and Gray, Di and Murray (dec), Ali, and Stuart and Deb. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Thanks to the caring staff at Summerset in the Sun. According to Bett’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

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JAMES, Laurence Mervin (Laurie)

On 9th May 2022 at Wairarapa Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Olive James (nee Baker-Clemas). Treasured brother of Mollie, Jacqueline, Robert and the late Maureen, Shirley, Trevor, Patricia, and Eleanor. Loved son of the late Florence and Lindsay James. Very respected Uncle Laurie by all his nieces and nephews.
A wonderful family member, one who really never grew old, his smile was made of sunshine, and his heart was made of gold.
As was Laurie’s wish a private cremation has taken place. Messages C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.

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DEMMOCKS, Ian Maurice

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Passed away on May 6, 2022, aged 85 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Bronwen, Warwick, Mitchell, Ashley and partners. Messages to the Demmocks family c/- PO Box 35 Rangiora 7440. At Ian’s request a private cremation has been held.

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BLAIR, Keith Seator

Died Sunday, May 8, 2022. Dearly loved husband of the late Ellen, and brother to his 11 siblings. Much loved father and father-in-law of Graeme and Martha, Di and Geoff, Robyn and Alan, Barry and Kerry. Loved Poppa of Ben, Daniel, Nadine, Julia, and Charlotte and his 6 great-grandchildren. A private cremation has been held for Keith. Messages to 24 Jack St, Whangarei or kapitiamos@gmail.com

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HASSED, Clara May

Peacefully at Vickery Court on Saturday, May 7, 2022, aged 100 years. Loved wife of *Bill and *Bert Hassed. Loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Evelyn and *David, Adwina and Danny, Joy and Ken. Loving and doting grandmother of her grand and great-grandchildren. Also a loved Aunt. We would like to acknowledge the loving care shown to Mum by the staff at Vickery Court. In accordance with Mum’s wishes a family service has been held. Messages to Clara’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
(*denotes deceased)

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SORENSON, Heather Lorraine

Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, aged 77 years. A devoted and much loved wife of Ronald for 57 years. A loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Katrina, Craig and Nicola, and Ross. A loving and much loved nana of Emma, Matthew, and Aidan, Kate, and Marcus, Samantha, and Timothy.
“A considerate and caring friend to many”
Messages to 29a Harper Street, Timaru 7910. A private family service and interment has been held.

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NAIRN, Lola Audrey

Died on 4 May 2022 at Havelock North, aged 100. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert John (Bob) Nairn. Sister of the late Joan Hutchison and Ralph Yewen. Dearly missed sister-in-law of Mary and Norman Frew. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. A friend to many. A private service followed by cremation has been held, as per Lola’s wishes.

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