Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


MATHIAS, Barbara Home

Peacefully at Strathallan Life Care Timaru on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much loved mother of Ruth, and Rodham, loved and cherished grandmother of Louise, and Jessica; Thomas, Emily, and Charlotte. At Barbara's request a private family service has been held. Messages to the Mathias family 15 Hillview Place, Pleasant Point 7903.



On August 12, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital with family at her side; in her 93rd year. Loved wife of the late Arthur Boyd. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Andrea and Selwyn and Di, loved grandmother of Dale and Grant, Steven and Kelly, Karl and Kirsten, and Shane and Gemma. Great-grandmother to Eva, Alyssa, and Lexie. Loved twin sister of the late Rosealie Tomich and family. A heartfelt thanks to Dr Murray Smith (North Avon Medical Centre) and the staff of Christchurch Hospital for their wonderful care and support. In accordance to Lois’s wishes a private cremation has been held.


STOOP, Betty Mae

Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on August 9, 2018. Loved wife of Rex, loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Sharron, Richard and Julie, and Carolyn and Gary. Loved Grandma of her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family thanks is extended to the management staff and residents of Albarosa and Parklands for the support and care given to Betty during the time she was with them. A private service has been held to celebrate Betty’s life.


CRAIG, Sheila Mary (née McDonald)

On Friday, August 10, 2018, at Burwood Hospital, aged 80 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Suzanne and the late Phil Coppeard; and Fiona. Loved and adored grandma of Florence. Messages to the Craig family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In accordance with Sheila’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.


QUINN, George Russell (Russell)

Peacefully at Kaiapoi Lodge on Monday, August 13, 2018. Aged 88 years. Loved brother of the late Ngaire Morgan, Hector, and Hazel Chippindale. Dearly loved uncle of Chris and Donna, Maureen and Alan Gamble, Graeme and Phillipa, and Sheryl Walker. Loved great-uncle and great-great-uncle. The family wish to thank the Kaiapoi Lodge for their care of Russell. At Russell’s request a private service has been held. Messages to the Quinn family c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.



Of Waikanae. On Monday, 6th August 2018, peacefully at Kenepuru Hospital, following a long illness. Aged 72 years. Dearly loved partner of Shona Gordon, and a loving and much loved father, step-father, and grandfather. A private funeral was held at Kapiti Crematorium, Paraparaumu, on Monday 13th August.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168


DANIELS, William Henry (Bill)

On August 13, 2018, peacefully at Avonlea Dementia and Rest Home; aged 88 years. Loved husband of Lindsay for 59 years, Loved father and father-in-law of Jillian and Alan Dowie, and Gran of Elyse and Robert Hyde, Elliot and Great-Gran of Reuben. Grateful thanks to all the staff at Avonlea for their care of Bill over the past 11 months. At Bill’s request a private cremation has been held.


WYMARK, Paul Douglas

Of Tawa. Passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side, on Monday 13 August 2018, aged 69 years. Beloved husband of Fiona, and much loved Dad of Krystina. A loved twin brother of Susan Ewen (Canada). A much loved son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle. In accordance with Paul’s wishes, a private service has been held.


EDWARDS, Keith Victor (Rev.)

11 Jan. 1927 - 13 Aug. 2018
Of Edale, Marton formerly Bulls. Passed away peacefully at Wanganui Hospital aged 91 years. Keith was the only son of Ivy and Claude Edwards. A funeral service for Keith will be held at the Cobham Chapel, 18 Morris St, Marton on Thursday 23 August 2018 at 2.00pm.


HUGHES, John Richard

Born February 15, 1928, Nova Scotia, Canada. Passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Whareama Senior Care Centre. At John's request a private cremation has taken place. He will be missed by all his family. All messages to Wendy-Diann, 502 Brook Street, The Brook, Nelson 7010.


SHERIFF, Trevor John

NZ Army Reg No. W829860. Peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Aged 77 years. Treasured soulmate of Lynne-Marie. Beloved father of Tara; Rennia; Donna; and Natasha (both deceased). Loved poppy of Shayne and Jessie. Loved cousin of Bruce. Trev’s family wish to thank all the staff of the Taranaki Hospice for the wonderful care given to Trevor over this time. In accordance with Trevor’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.


DRAINVILLE, Marie Isobel

On August 14, 2018, passed away in Florida, USA; aged 72 years. Dearly loved and treasured sister of Catherine Pope, and loved aunt to Matthew, Jonathan (and Godmother), Reuben, Caleb and the late Allan.
My sister may not always be at my side,
But she is always in my heart.


FANNING, Calvin (Terry)

Peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Calvary Hospital, with family by his side after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Loving husband of Judith for 52 years, loved Dad of Jody and Pia (Finland), Jason and Melanie (Invercargill), and Aaron and Gina-Marie (Palmerston North), loving Grandad of Kerrianne, Leighton, Aine, Ariel, Lachlan and Oliver. Loved brother of Brice*, Robert*, Joan*, Russell*, Margery*, Margaret*, Ray*, John*, Judith*, and Joyce, loved brother-in-law of Yvonne* and Eddie* Horrell, Joy and Craig* Little, Glenda Nelson, and Barbara and Moses Tane. Loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews, long time friend of Hilary and Geoff McLeod. As per Terry’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Many thanks to the staff of Calvary Hospital for the care and dedication shown to Terry. You are warmly invited to join family for afternoon tea on Sunday, August 19, at 165 Venus Street, from 2.00pm. Messages to 165 Venus Street, Invercargill.
(*denotes deceased)


McLEAN, Douglas Finlay (Doug)

Formerly of Timaru. Passed away August 14, 2018, at Bethesda Rest Home, Christchurch, aged 94 years. Loved husband of the late Noeline and loved father of Helen (France). Loved Grandpop of Abiye and Mira, loved great-grandad, loved brother of Ina, Hector, Barbara and Bill (all deceased), and a loved uncle. Heartfelt thanks to Archer Care facility and Bethesda Rest Home for their care of Douglas. A graveside service will be held at Kaiapoi Public Cemetery, on Monday, August 20, at 1.00pm. Messages c/- 14 Hatton Street, Timaru 7910.


THOMSON, William Boyd

1 February 1934 —
13 August 2018Aged 84 years. Died peacefully at home. Much loved husband, companion, mentor, project and problem solver to Gwyneth for 59 years. Loving Dad and father-in-law of Raewyn and Alan, Kerry and Jenny, Rodney and Glennis, Grant and Brenda, Brenda and Guy. Grandad to Sarah, Rikki, Andrew, Isaac, Logan, Jaunita, Megan, Jacob, Rhys, Kayne and partners. Great-Grandad to Nevada and Arden.

He will be missed by
his family.

Private family service was held on Friday, August 17, in his workshop at their Spring Grove home.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Instead of flowers, donations to Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Messages can be sent to 247 Main Road, Spring Grove, Wakefield.