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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WATSON, William Edward (Bill)

6.1.1926 — 18.3.2019
Formerly of Lower Hutt, died peacefully at Lansdowne Park Village, Masterton. Loving husband of Betty, father of Karen, Raewyn and Nic, Vicki and Jamie. Adored Grandad of his seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Bill’s life which will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday, 23rd March, in The Village Chapel, 4-6 High Street, Kuripuni, Masterton. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill’s name can be made to Wellington Free Ambulance, Life Flight Trust or Alzheimers Wairarapa.
Gary Pickering Funerals
NZIFH Masterton

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BRANTHWAITE, Mark

After a very long battle, Mark passed away peacefully on Friday 15 March 2019, aged 54, at Waikato Hospital. Dearly loved youngest son of Keith (dec) and Dorothy, brother of Ann (dec), Dene, and brother-in-law of Jenny, and uncle of Tim. The family would like to thank all the medical professionals who have cared for Mark over the years. At Mark’s request a private cremation has been held.

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TIMMS, Laura Mai (Mai)(nee Cloughley)

Unexpectedly at Dunedin Public Hospital on Thursday, March 14, 2019, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of Noel for 62 years, much loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of John and Rose, the late Julie, the late Stephen, and Janine. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the Cloughley and Timms families cherished Aunty and friend to many. In accordance with Mai’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages to 27A Ashworth Street, Alexandra 9320.

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EDMUNDSON, Gordon

11 May 1929 — 18 March 2019
Born Bolton, Lancashire, UK. Gordon passed away at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, at the age of 89 years. Much loved husband of Margaret, father of Stewart, Gordon, Paul, and Stephen, and much loved grandfather & great-grandfather of millions. Funeral Service for Gordon will be held at 11.00am on Friday 22nd March at Haven Falls Funeral Home, Wainuiomata. Any enquiries please contact

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ROGERS, David Russell

Aged 59 years. Loved husband, father of Matthew, and Hayley, and brother of Diane, and Graham. Passed suddenly at Manor Park Hospital, on 17th March 2019. A memorial for David will be held at the Dowse Museum, Lower Hutt, on 29th March 2019, at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Manor Park Hospital would be appreciated.

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WHELLER, Fiona (Fi)

NZRN 70620. We will miss you Fi, with fondest memories from your colleagues and friends in Ward 25, Palmerston North Hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave, Joseph and Georgina.

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McDOUGALL, May (nee Beyers)

Passed away at 2.30pm on March 19, 2019, with her beloved daughters Marie and Karen, by her side. Loved wife of the late Stanley Wardle, and the late Malcolm McDougall. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Marie and Chris Hewitt, and Karen and Stephen Bird. Loved grandmother of Cameron Delaney, and Jessica Tyson. Great-grandmother of Luna, Lux, and August. Marie and Karen would like to send their heartfelt thanks to all the staff and residents of Rose Court Nursing Home, where May has lived for the past 2 years. We wanted to say that Mum truly loved and valued your friendships. She loved spending time talking with you and sharing your lives with her. Marie and I cannot express just how much it meant to us, knowing that Mum was cared for in such a loving way. It gave us huge comfort to share our grief and sorrow with you all at her death, and wish you all to know how amazing and special you all are. Messages to the McDougall family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. At May’s request, a private cremation has already been held.

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TUBERT, Debbie Moira Francis

Dearly loved daughter of Pamela, and greatly loved by all her family and friends. We said goodbye to Debbie at a private ceremony.
"...they that seek the Lord shall not want...
Psalm 34

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HUNTER, Margaret Ann

On Tuesday 19th March 2019, at Palmerston North, aged 75. Dearly loved daughter of the late Ileene and Logan. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Lyn and Jill (deceased), Dawn and Aivars, Darryl and Jennine, Karen and Mario. Loved Aunty of her many nieces and nephews. A service for Margaret will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 22nd March 2019, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation.

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van WYNGAARDEN, Gerrit Jacobus

On March 20, 2019, peacefully at Rosewood Rest Home and Hospital, aged 88. Dearly loved husband of the late Christina. Much loved father and father-in-law of John, Jane and Steve, Kim and Tony, Jackie and Barry. Loved Opa of Nicholas, Korina, Greg, Hannah, Steven and Adam and great-grandchildren Zoe, Liam, Parker, and Ellaria. Messages c/- the van Wyngaarden family, PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. A Celebration of Gerrit’s life will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, cnr Keighleys Road and Linwood Avenue, on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 2.00pm.

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PRATTLEY, Carol Anne (Carrie)

Peacefully at home in Riversdale on Wednesday, March 20, 2019; aged 65. Dearly loved wife of Noel. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Daniel (Dunedin), Mark and Jo. Loved Grandma of Beau. A service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held at 1.00pm, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Riversdale Presbyterian Church, followed by an interment at the Riversdale Cemetery. Messages to 40 Newcastle Street, Riversdale 9744.

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LAMB, John Kerin

Passed away suddenly at Muriwai, Auckland, on 16 March 2019. Dearly loved husband of Joan. Treasured dad of Jacqui, Kate, Nicola and Hamish. Much loved father-in-law of Warwick, Gary and Kerryn. Adored Grandad of Charlie, Natalie and Lachie. Cherished brother of Carol and brother-in-law of the late Ian Henderson and Christine and Bruce Rasmusen. Loved uncle of Duncan, Dugald, Shane and Tania. A truly wonderful man, loved and respected by many. A celebration of John’s life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd and Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Monday,
25 March 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to “the Lamb” family can be posted to Gee & Hickton, PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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ELLIS, Jenny

(MNZM, MEdL (Hons)
BBS Dip Tchg)
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Jenny, our much loved former Principal. Jenny was our Principal for eleven years (2005 — 2016). She was tenacious, dedicated and an inspirational leader, who will be greatly missed. Her compassion, grace and wisdom will live on in those who were privileged to work with her or know her. Our deepest sympathy and love are extended to Lisa, Molly and her family. Her incredible legacy will live on amongst the young female leaders she developed.

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PETTIT, Andrew Charles (Andy)

In the early hours of Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Andrew passed away suddenly. Andrew was a dearly loved father of Bennie and Sarah Pettit. A friend of Meg Waddington (mother of Bennie and Sarah). Son of Michael and Anne, brother and brother-in-law to Mike and Nic, and much loved uncle to Mitchell, Natala, Anamieke, Phoebe, Hugo and Macie Pettit. Andrew was a caring, giving and selfless individual who was a loved member of his family, the Masterton community and former Russell community, whom he touched the lives of many. Messages can be sent c/-PO Box 460, Masterton 5840, or left on Andy’s tribute page at www.heavenaddress.co.nz... A service to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held in Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton, on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 11.00am, thereafter followed by private cremation.
Wairarapa Funeral Services
www.wairarapafunerals.co.nz...
FDANZ, Masterton

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FRANKS, Eileen Douglas (nee Upham)

(Late of Omapere). At Rangiura Home, Putaruru on 16th March 2019. Aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife to the late Gordon. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law to Karen and Kim McMillan and Cindy. Loved Grandma to Glenn and Abby, Brendon and Celina, Rebecca and Cody, Monique, and Ashley, and great-Grandma to Troy. Loved sister to Joyce, and Aunt to Deb.
Rest in Peace
Donations to Rangiura Home Amenities Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Eileen will be held at Rangiura Home Hall, Matai Crescent, Putaruru, on Monday 25th March at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Special thanks to Rangiura Home Staff for their love, care and support.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa

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