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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TOSLAND, Sandra Joy(Sandy) (nee Keene)

Passed away peacefully with family and dear friend Sylvie at her side; aged 58 years. Adored mum of Aimee, Glen and Emma. Mother-in-law of Jas, and grandma to Seth. Former wife and loved friend of Kelvin. Cherished sister of Angela. Loved stepdaughter to Wendy, and step-sister to Maria and Aaron. Treasured daughter of the late Kevin and Nola.
A service to celebrate Sandy’s life will be held in the South Taranaki Funeral Services Chapel, 268 High Street, Hawera, on Thursday 13th May at 11.00am, followed by interment in the Waihi Cemetery, Pikituroa Road, Normanby. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sandy to the SPCA and the Taranaki Animal Protection Trust would be appreciated and can be left at the service. All communications addressed to the family of Sandy Tosland, C/- P.O. Box 183, Hawera 4640.

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HAIMES, Rick

Of Wellington. Passed away peacefully at Mary Potter Hospice on 6 May 2021. Dearly cherished (most of the time) husband to Cass, proud father of Sammy, Michael, Hannah, Isaac, and Hope. Loving brother of Peter, Tony, Sue, Kay and Annette and doting grandad of William, Mikayla and Marnie. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated for their wonderful care and kindness to Rick. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Elim Christian Centre, 11 Heriot Drive, Porirua, on Friday 14 May 2021, at 10.15am.

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STIMPSON, Glenda Elizabeth

Peacefully at Thames Hospital, on Thursday 6th May 2021. Very special friend of Alison. Dearly loved sister of Mervyn, Kelvin, Neville, Robin, and their families. A celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at St James Union Parish Church, Pollen Street, Thames, on Thursday 13th May, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland (for medical research), would be appreciated and maybe left at the service or posted to Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, or alternatively

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RATTRAY, Edna Mary(formerly McCall, nee Smith)

Passed away peacefully on 8th May 2021, aged 91 years. Loving wife of Bill and the late Hugh McCall. Loving mother and mother in law of Jeffery and Margaret McCall, Graham and June McCall, Sandra McCall and Zac Smith and the late Alan Stirling, Douglas McCall and Roberto Taddeucci. Special friend to Bill’s children and their families. Heartfelt thanks to Matariki Staff for their loving care. In regards to Edna’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. All communications please to the Rattray family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

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MARDON, David John

On May 8, 2021, aged 88 years, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Yvonne, loved father and father-in-law of Murray and Julie; Ian and Sue; Karen and Mike. Proud Grandad of Philip, Chris and Greta; Kimberley and David, Sarah and Ben; Alyssa and Lauren. Great-Grandad of Josie. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late David Mardon, c/o PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John in memory of David would be appreciated and may be made at the service or online at www.stjohn.org.nz.... A Service to celebrate David’s life will be held in the Christchurch North Methodist Parish, corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui, on Thursday, May 13, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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MAXWELL, Alexander McDougall Naismith (Sandy, Alex, Max)

Peacefully in Motueka on May 8, 2021, aged 66. Dearly loved husband of the late Maggie. Adored son of Mary and the late David. Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Andrew and Jane, nieces Alice, and Sophie; brother-in-law of Jo Goode, and beloved uncle of Leila, and Eva. Treasured friend of the Cain, and Best families. In accordance with Alex’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

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TAULELEI, Yoko

Peacefully at Wellington Regional Hospital on Saturday, 8 May 2021, aged 60 years and with family by his side. Son of the late Tia and Iakopo Taulelei. Father of Tracey, Heath, Elizabeth, Derek, Natasha, Robert and Peggy. Opa/Papa to Samantha, Alanna, Imani, Xavier, Isaiah, Madison, Lockyer, Mya, Kohen and Karter. Brother of Nu’u, Iefata, Douglas, David (deceased), Peggy (deceased) and much loved friend of Lyn. A big thank you to the staff of Wellington Free Ambulance, Lower Hutt and Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Units for your care of Yoko. Messages to the ‘Taulelei Family’ may be left in Yoko’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 44176, Lower Hutt 5040. A funeral/family service for Yoko will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 574 High Street, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday evening, 12 May, at 6.00pm. Yoko will be buried at Makara Cemetery on Thursday, at 10.00am, all welcome.
Taofi le malo.

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GOLDSTONE, Nannette (nee Sutcliffe)

20.09.1932 — 09.05.2021
Dearly loved wife for 64 years of Roger. Cherished Mum and mother-in-law of Adrian and Linda, Mum of Robyn-Anne. Loved Grandmother of Shannon, Ashleigh, James, Kathleen and Marguerite. Loving Great-Grandmother of Isabelle, Amelia, Hudson, Mackenzie and Oliver. A service will be held in the Chapel of Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe on Thursday 13th May 2021 at 11.00am. Ensom Funeral Services, 15 East Street, Papakura 2110.
Ensom Funeral Services
(09) 299 6646

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ROBINSON, Caroline

Birthing a new star, Caroline Robinson crossed from this world to the next on 9 May 2021, aged 52. Dearly loved mother of Saphira, cherished daughter of Pat and Bruce, and treasured sister of Stefanie, Julian and Adrian. Beloved by many as a visionary leader in the field of regenerative arts. A celebration of Caroline’s extraordinary life will take place at St Matthew-in-the-City (Auckland), Thursday 13 May, commencing at 12.30pm.
Flying free on
ancient pathways
Communications

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McKERCHAR, Ross Brydon

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9, 2021, after a hard fought and determined battle the final hammer has fallen; aged 60 years. Dearly loved husband of Janice and best mate and proud father of Ben and Scott along with their partners, Josie and Paige. Brother of Peter, loved Uncle of Bayley and Cameron and special friend of Debs. Ross enjoyed a strong friendship and respect of so many in all aspects of his life. Sincere thanks to Dr Johnson of Southland Hospital for his care and all other medical professionals that supported Ross over the past two years. A service to celebrate Ross’ life will be held in the ILT Stadium Southland, Glengarry, Invercargill, at 12.00noon on Thursday, May 13, followed by an interment at East Winton Cemetery. Messages to 479 Winton Hedgehope Highway, RD 2, Winton 9782 or email

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DOBSON, Graeme Ernest

Peacefully at Summerset Rest Home, New Plymouth, on Sunday, 9th May 2021, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary and father and father-in-law of Melissa and Lyndon; Elizabeth and Paul; and Paul and Julie. Loved and cherished Poppa of Jack and Cooper; Lena and Lukas; and Liam, Alexie and Neve. A service to celebrate Graeme’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Thursday 13th May at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

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ORDISH, Debra Elsie

Passed peacefully at home on Monday, 10th May 2021, aged 60 years. Dearly loved partner of Brian. Loved mother of Drew. Adored sister to Diane, Kristine, Inger, Norman, Arthur, Steven, Paul, and Tracey. A service for Debra will be held in The Chapel Of W Abraham, 366 Devon St East, New Plymouth, on Thursday 13th May, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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BISHELL, Gary Edward

29.10.1949 — 09.05.2021
Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Jan. Treasured father and father-in-law of Dion & Jo, Reece, Annika & Simon, Dean & Suzi, and Mark & Carolyn. Adored Pop of Caleb, Jenna, Luis, Medina, Kasha, Isabelle, Lachie, Blake, Nate and Liam. Much loved brother of Lynette and the late Neville.
Finally at peace.
Special thanks to Hospice Waikato. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 1.30pm on Friday 14 May at Woodlands Estate, Gordonton. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Waikato would be much appreciated.

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MEYRICK, Kim James Michael

On May 5, 2021, at home in Christchurch; aged 5 months. Dearly loved child of Kimberly Meyrick and Seth Duke. A much loved brother of Mikayla (8), Jacob (6), Sofia (5), and Indie (3). Loved grandchild of Caroline and Alan Meyrick.
“An angel on earth who gained his wings too soon”
In lieu of flowers, donations to SIDS Prevention/Mothers Matter would be appreciated and can be made on-line at bit.ly.... Messages to the Meyrick family c/o PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A private family service for Kim has been held.

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PYM, Bryan Allan

Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2021 after a valiant struggle at Atherton Hospital, Cairns, with his wife and daughter at his side. Loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of John and Edna (dec), and Graham and Elsa. In accordance with Bryan’s wishes a private cremation will be conducted.

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