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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GLASS, Libby

“And as you sow,
so shall you reap.”
Grandmother of Christian and Tomm, mother of Nicole and mother-in-law of Ian.

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WENHAM, Dorothy Marie(nee Wood)

Passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020, at Elms Court Lifecare, Christchurch, aged 91. Dearly loved wife of Ron, loving mother and mother-in-law of Trevor, Marie and Jim, Russell and Brenda, loved grandmother of Luke and Hamish, and loved sister of Betty, May, Joyce, Rita, Jean, Bob, Jim, and Allan. A private cremation has been held.

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HUNTER, Arthur James Alexander (Artie)

Of Titahi Bay. Passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital on Sunday, 16 February 2020, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband to Materoa. Much loved father and father-in-law to Leah and Richard, Jacque and Paul, Awhina and Herbie, Artie and Laura, Kiri and Hayden. A much loved grandad to his 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to friends and family for their support. A celebration of Artie’s life will be held at the Titahi Bay Indoor Bowls Clubrooms (Old Rugby Clubrooms), 1 Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay, on Thursday, 20 February commencing at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation.

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WEST, Doreen Helen Lucy

Passed away peacefully after a long battle on Thursday 13 February 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late Laurie. Loved mother of Tania (deceased) and Nicola and respected mother-in-law of Kerry and Jason. Loved Narnee of Joshua, Corey, Ben and Alex and loved great-grandmother of Lily. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Radius Peppertree for their care of Doreen. According to Doreen’s wishes a private interment at Mangatainoka Cemetery has taken place. Messages can be sent to Doreen’s family at 63 Winchester Street, Ashhurst.

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OSWALD, Eileen Patricia (nee O’Brien)

Eileen died peacefully in the care of the loving staff at Ranui Rest Home and Hospital on February 14, 2020. She was 2 weeks short of her 96th birthday. Eileen was the dearly loved daughter of the late John Patrick (Jack) and Eliza Mary O’Brien. Dearly loved sister of the late Joan, and dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Gerald and Elsie O’Brien (Palmerston). Loved and cherished Aunt of Dennis O’Brien (deceased), Barry O’Brien (Surfers Paradise), Gail O’Gorman (Adelaide), Diana and Robert Russell (Mosgiel), and Michael and Trudi O’Brien (McKay). Helen Todd and Melissa Bremner (Dunedin). Loved Great-Aunt of her nieces and nephews children both in NZ and Australia. Loved family friend of Ray and Jennie Swan and family (Ashburton). A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alexandra, at 11.00am on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers donations can be left at the service for Ranui Rest Home and Hospital or the RSPCA.

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COUTTS, John Piercy

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 5th February 2020, at Peppertree; in his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of Lois, father of Jay, Richard, Helen, David, and Ian. Much loved Poppa and Grandpa to his 10 grandchildren; the late Glen, Lynley, Julie, Amy, Alice, Kate, Sarah, Robbie, Amanda, and Isabel. Special thanks to Les Johansen, Ashok Dahya, the staff of Willard and Peppertree Homes, and Robert J Cotton and Sons. At John’s request, a private service was held.

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INDER, Robert George (Bob)

Passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020, aged 66 years. Dearly loved father of Catherine, Marie, and Bridget, grandfather of David, Bridget, and Annabelle, husband of Louella. Dearly loved brother of Patsy, and son of George and Dorothy. A service for Bob will be held in St George’s Anglican Church, Naseby, on Friday, February 21, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at The Naseby Public Cemetery. Messages to The Inder Family, c/- PO Box 183, Mosgiel 9053. Flowers respectfully declined.

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MIESSEN, Bertie

Most beloved Tante and Great-Tante B. Always in our hearts; you will be missed.
— The Rademakers

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SINCLAIR, Brian Mowlem

Aged 92 years. Passed away after a long illness on 15 February 2020 in Guaruj, Brazil. A long-time serving member of Maranui Surf Club, an outstanding civil engineer, an ex-NZ Consul-General in Brazil, and a generous philanthropist. Brian was a hard man; but a great guy. Remembered by his close friend Norman Bennett.

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BOWERS, Donald John (Don)

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, February 13, 2020, aged 92 years. A teacher and educator who inspired, ignited and instilled a love of learning. Dearly loved husband of Pat, and the late Sally. Loved Dad of Kate and David McIsaac; Sue and Peter Thompson. Step-dad to Graham and Nicole Wilson; Angela Murphy and Paul Young; Michael Wilson and Lizi Edmonds. Loved Grandfather of Emily, Megan and Olivia; Sarah and Jason, Amy and Matt, Shaun and Taryn; Millie and Charlotte; Joel and Krystal. Great-Granddad to Eli. Loved brother of Joy Scadden (dec) and Gordon (Blenheim). As per Don’s wishes a private service has already taken place.
NZIFH

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WEBB, Yvonne Carol

Passed away peacefully at home in bed Sunday 16th February 2020 after nearly 17 years fighting cancer, aged 69. Dearly loved wife of Allan, much adored Mum of Kelvin, Mathew and Amy, and beloved grandmother of Brock, Kaitlyn, Justin, Jaymee, Skye, Camryn, Jess, Ash and Brodie.
Yvonne will be sorely missed but welcomed with open arms by the Lord
A service to celebrate Yvonne’s life will be held at the Taupo Baptist Church, cnr Rifle Range Road and Taupo View Road, on Friday 21st February at 1.00pm. Messages to Allan, C/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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CARPENTER, Peter Morling Joseph

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Loved father and father-in-law of Keith & Shirley, Mark (dec), Gayleen & Patrick, and loved Gramps of Kirsty & Cale, Keil, and Kasia, and Grand Gramps to his great-grandchildren Arabella, Isabella, Damian, and Akita. All messages to the Carpenter family, C/o PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254. A service celebrating Peter’s life will be held in St Mark’s Anglican Church, Rosetta Road, Raumati Beach, on Wednesday, 19 February at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation at Kapiti Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance Service would be appreciated via www.wfa.org.nz...
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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HASTIE, Neil Bruce

Passed away 11th February 2020. Loved son of the late Buster and Grace. Loved brother of Lesley and brother-in-law of Brian Hurst. Father of Bridget Hastie, Melanie Thompson and Erana Funaki. Granddad of Hunter, Ruby and Eli. Loved partner of Dawn and Pa to Leeanne, Kristy, Benjamin and their children. As requested by Neil we have farewelled him in the manner he chose.

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MUTTON, Thomas Michael Roy (Tom)

29.09.1929 — 13.02.2020
Of Otaki. A valued member of the NZ Fire Service for 40 years. Will be sadly missed by his partner Jean and family, Joanne and Jeff, Angela and Perry, Jim and Linda, Paula and Lee, and all their children and by all his extended family in Westport. Tom passed peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Thursday morning. The celebration of Tom’s life will take place on Thursday 20th February at the Otaki RSA, Raukawa St, Otaki, at 2.00pm, after travelling from his home in Mill Rd to Rangitira St at 1.30pm. Please wear Red and Black.

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HUGHES, Gloria Janice

Peacefully slipped away on 16th February 2020. Dearly loved partner of Warwick Donaldson. Loved mother of 5 children and cherished Nan of 13 grandchildren. Gloria is at home (8 Tapu-Coroglen Road, Tapu) for those who wish to pay their last respects. The service for Gloria will be held at the above address tomorrow, Wednesday, 19th February, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Te Aroha Cemetery.
‘You’ll forever be in my heart’

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