Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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EVANS, Eileen Margaret

Eileen passed away peacefully at Golden Bay Community Health, in her 87th year. Loved wife of the late Cliff; treasured mother of Richard; treasured Grandma of Kyle, Dean, and Bailey; treasured friend of Bev. Richard, Kyle, Dean, Bailey, and Bev wish to acknowledge the wonderful care and compassion shown by doctors, nurses, and others during her short stay at the Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nelson Altrusa House would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The funeral service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Commercial Street, Takaka, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11.00am.

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van SCHAIK, Norma Valmai

Loved daughter of Raymond* and Winifred* Dawson. Loved sister of Gordon* and Myra*, Russell* and Irene, Ronald* and Rua*, Ngaire and Ian* McKenzie, Murray and June* and Claire* and all our loving family in Holland.
(*denotes deceased)

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TOWNSHEND, Herbert Owen

(late of Orepuki). In his 87th year. Beloved husband of Gail* (nee Young). Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Trevor* and Suzanne (Invercargill); Noel (Dunedin); Dawn and Jeff (Dunedin); Lyall and Shirlene (Orepuki) and Graeme (Ruatapu). Loved grandad of Kurt, Michaela, Letia, Rebecca*, Herb, Adrienne and Bridget. Loved great-grandad and best mate of his dog, Gemma. A service to celebrate Owen’s Life will be held on April 24, 2019, at J. Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Sts, Invercargill, commencing at 2.00pm. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations in Owen’s memory to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages to D. Townshend, 37 Moreau St, Dunedin 9012.
(*denotes deceased)

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STEWART, Phyllis Lorraine (nee Thomson) (Phyll)

Passed away on April 19, 2019, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon, loved mother and friend of Margaret Henderson, Barbara Lockhart (New Plymouth), and Graeme Stewart (Geraldine), most loved grandma of Gareth, Nicola, and the late Cameron Henderson; Hayden, Joanna, and Greg Lockhart; Nathan, Heather, and James Stewart; loved G-G of Matilda (Millie), mother-in-law of Michael, and the late Ken, sister-in-law of Ray and Audrey Stewart, Cyd and Lorraine Wright, and Dorothy Thomson (Lawrence). Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Phyllis Stewart, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Phyllis will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, April 24, at 2.00pm. Private cremation to follow.

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McGIFFERT, Audrey Margaret (nee Quick)

(Late of Sefton) On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Karadean Court in Oxford. In her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Erwin. Much loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Peter Wiltshire, Stewart and Sue, Gavin and Lola, Ian and Debra, Rhonda and Murray James, and Rex. Dearly loved nana of Shane and Candice, Jalayna and Joel; Carly and Mark, Steven and Shan; Bradley and Rebecca, Vaughan and Gabrielle, and Sheryl; Trent and Joke, Nathan (deceased), Blair and Bonnie; and Teagan and Jason. Great-nana Audrey to Jake; Jai, Jaymee, and Jed; Jordan, Hunter, and adam; Corban, Pyper, and Hazel; and Shannon.
“She will be greatly missed”
No flowers by request but donations to the North Canterbury I.H.C would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The family would like to thank Bloomfield Court and Karadean Court for their wonderful care and kindness of our mother. The Funeral Service for Audrey will be held in the Northbrook Chapel, Spark Lane (off Northbrook Road) Rangiora on Friday, April 26, at 1.00pm. Followed by interment in the Balcairn Cemetery. Messages to the McGiffert family C/- P O Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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HAMLIN, Doreen Mavis (nee McRae)

Peacefully at Southland Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, aged 80. Dearly loved wife of the late Stanley James Hamlin. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul, Brent and Kevin, and Julie and David Kirk. Loved Nana of Rhys and Matthew Kirk. In accordance with Doreen’s wishes, a private service has been held. Messages to 9 Thames Street, Gore 9710.

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CAROLAN, Donald Frederick (Don)

On April 19, 2019, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband and life-long best friend of Ngaere, loved and treasured father and father-in-law of Geoff and Jo, Angela and Bruce, Richard and Jo, loved grandfather of Liam, Lilly, and Noah; Jessica, and Nathan; Amelia, and Harry. Loved brother of Noreen Cleary, loved brother-in-law of Robyn and Brian, and loved uncle of James, and Emma. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Don Carolan, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Order of St John would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. The Service to celebrate Don’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, April 26, at 10.00am. Private interment thereafter.

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GRANT, Doreen Marjorie

Passed away peacefully at the Golden Bay Community Health, on April 18, 2019, aged 98 years. Treasured wife of the late Royd Grant. Beloved mother of Stuart, John and Richmond. Cherished Grandmother of Lily. A funeral will be held in Collingwood, at the Memorial Hall, on Friday, April 26, at 1.00pm. All welcome.

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MORGAN, Brenda

Passed away peacefully aged 60 years. Dearly loved granddaughter of the late Eva and Dud Betts, niece of the late Dudley and Karen Betts, and cousin of Denise, the late Garry and Avon, and families.

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EVERAARTS, Christiaan

On April 20, 2019, peacefully at Holmwood Rangiora, loved father of Mary, Christina, and Karen, and a loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aged 88 years.
"Gone Tramping”
Messages to 53b Newnham Street, Rangiora 7400. The funeral service will be held in Our Chapel on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Rangiora Lawn Cemetery.

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STEWART, Phyllis Lorraine (nee Thomson)

Loved youngest daughter of William and Annie Thomson (both deceased), sister of Doris, Peggy, Bill, Bert, and Daphne (all deceased), and sister-in-law of Les Pearson, and Rona Thomson (deceased).

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WATTS, Janette Colleen (previously Shaw)

It is with great sadness we announce Janette’s passing. She passed suddenly but peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Much loved daughter of Maurice Counsell and Shirley Stokes. Sister of Kim, Grant, and Robert. Mother of Tina, Thomas, Jo, Rosie (Suzie), and Maryanne. Grandmother of 13 grandchildren. Previously married to David Watts and Tom Shaw. Messages to the Watts Family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Janette’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel at 297 Ferry Road, on Thursday, April 25, at 11.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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SELLARS, Graham Duncan

Peacefully at Longwood Care Home on Thursday, 18 April 2019, aged 90. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Kathrine, much loved father and father-in-law of Trish and Gerry Butler, Fiona and Mark* Smith and Tony Bird, Malcolm and Sandy Sellars. Loved and respected Grandad to Serena, Isaac, Regan, Ethan, Callum, Lincoln, and Toby. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Clifford* and Maida* Sellars, Irwin* and Mavis Sellars, Craik, Marjorie* and Lorraine Heads, Patricia Heads, Gwen* and Jack* Wells, Doug* and Daphne Heads, Elizabeth and John Adam, Airlie and George* Chalmers, Don and Noeline Heads and a loved uncle. According to Graham’s wishes, a private service has been held.
At peace.

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BLAIR, Norman Hunter (Norm)

Of Palmerston North. On Thursday, April 18, 2019 (peacefully) at Cook Street Nursing Care Centre, surrounded by his loving family. Aged 87 years. Loved Dad of Wayne and Mel, Lois, Wendy and Steve, Kirsty and Roger, loved Grandad of Josh, Dan, Hannah, Jess, Rachel, Alex, and Ben, brother of Margaret, Jim, Evelyn, Lillian, and Bill.
“Now at Peace”.
Messages to the Blair Family, C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service for Norm will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2.30pm.

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POLLOCK, Cecil Edward (Ces)

Passed away peacefully on 18 April 2019, in his 86th year. Loved husband of the late Pat. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Sharon and Geoffrey Flower, Robyn Wheeler and partner Paul. Special granddad of Mark and Jess, Kieran and Kara, Timothy, Michael and Sheree, and Corey and Iwi. Great-granddad of Bailey, Casey, and Ella.
“Loved and remembered forever.”
A service for Ces will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. All communications to the Pollock family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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