Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

EMMERSON-ASHTON, Annette

Aged 69, passed away suddenly at Rose Court, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Her funeral is to be held at her family home Tomorrow (Tuesday), at 2.00pm, please phone Sondja 027-211-8511 for details. Drinks and nibbles afterwards at home.
Annette will be so missed and
leaves behind a family
who cherished her.
In lieu of flowers please bring a plate of finger food to share.

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HOUCHEN, Isabella Graham (nee Neilson)

On 23rd November 2020, peacefully passed away at Wellington Hospital. A very special and beautiful person. Loving wife of Don. Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Bevan and Larainne, Andrea and Mike, and Lisa-Marie. An amazing and treasured grandmother (“Lady”) to Victoria, Aidan, Callum and Luke. Caring big sister to Rob. Special thanks to Dr Cammack, Catherine Barrow and the kind and caring staff in Ward 5 for their support and care. A private family service has been held for Isabella. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Wellington Zoo would be greatly appreciated.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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HODGKINSON, Dorothy Margaret (Dot)

On November 28, 2020, peacefully at The Russley Village, “Ashley Suites” aged 84 years, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Dearly loved wife of the late Trevor. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Julie and John Mehrtens, Wayne and Mary, Lorraine and Gary, and Michael. Cherished Nana of Rochelle and Rebecca, Shane, Trevor, and Kerry, Sarah and Kate, and Mikayla. Beloved Nana Dot to all her great-grandchildren. Dear friend of Terry, Julia, and too many other friends, family, workmates, Cubs and fellow Cub leaders to name.
Now at Peace
Messages to the family of Dot Hodgkinson, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A service of remembrance and farewell for Dot will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, 15 Wilkinsons Rd, off Gardiners Rd, on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11.30am.

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BURLEY, Dorothy Ellen (Dot)

QSM
Dorothy passed away peacefully in Upper Hutt on Wednesday 25th November 2020, in her 96th year, at her daughter’s residence. Beloved wife of the late Kingsley John Burley (Jack). Mother of Wayne, mother-in-law of Carol, grandmother of Glenn, and the late Tania, great-nana of Charlotte, all of Perth, Western Australia. We would like to acknowledge the in-home care provided by her daughter Leeann and husband Steve over the past 4 years. Further, we wish to thank Dr Glenn Neo for his grateful guidance and advice with our Mother’s care. Due to the international travel restrictions imposed due to Covid 19, sadly we will be unable to be at her life celebration.
Rest In Peace
Mother

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SAUNDERS, Colleen (nee McKain)

Passed away peacefully in her home at Wainamu, Bethells Beach, on November 24, 2020 surrounded by her family. Beloved mother of Anna Saunders and Jim Wheeler, John and Lisa Saunders. Treasured grandmother of Johnny, Miriama and Thies. Kuia to the extended Wheeler whanau and her Waitakere School Community. Service on Monday, November 30, 2.30pm at Waitakere Hall, 13 Bethells Road, West Auckland. Any messages send to
anna@wainamu.nz

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CLARK, Allan Charles

Aged 69 years. Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020, with loving family by his side. Loved husband of Sandra for a special 45 years. Loved father of Nathan. Loved Granddad of William. Loved brother of Ken, and Shirley Livingston. A service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Messages to 36 Price St, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810.

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DRURY, Bernard Francis Patrick

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 27th November 2020, aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Diane; much loved dad and mate of Kevin & Lynda Drury, and Collette & Neil McConnell. Ever loving and caring Pop of Libby, Kate, Chelsea and Aimee. A Requiem Mass for Bern will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grey Street, Hamilton East, at 1.30pm Wednesday 2nd December, followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Newstead.
May he Rest In Peace.
Correspondence to the Drury Family, C/- P.O. Box 439, Hamilton 3240.

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BROWN, Newton James Stevenson

Peacefully on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Edith Cavell, Sumner aged 90 years. Loved husband of Ces (decd) and dearly loved father and father-in-law of Caroline and Jim, Richard (decd) and Nicky, Liz and Mike. Beloved and adored G’dad of Sarah and Nick, Kate and Bart, Alice, Oliver and Amber. Special G’gdad of Remy and Indie, Elsie and Marlowe, Tawhiri and Amaia, Marlin and Eva. Loved son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A very loyal and special friend to many. The family would like to acknowledge Daph for her wonderful care of Newton and also the fantastic staff at Edith Cavell. Messages to Liz Gibbon, P.O. Box 131, Hanmer Springs 7360. A celebration of Newton’s Life will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London Street or Whitmore Streets Christchurch on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1.00pm.

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CHILD, Lois (Lolo)

Peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, aged 94 years old. Much loved wife of Laurie and loved mother and mother-in-law of Jenny and Graeme, Craig, and Sue. Special friend of Ali. Loved Grandmother of Cameron, Heidi, Shelley, Nicole, Shona, and Leeanne. Great-grandmother to all her 10 great-grandchildren.
An amazing inspiration
to us all.
Messages to the ‘Child Family’ may be left in Lois’ Tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 44176, Lower Hutt 5040. A celebration of Lois’ life will be held at the Harbour City Funeral Home Chapel, 674 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt on Wednesday, 2 December at 11.00am.

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CULLIMORE, Patricia Ann

Aged 84, peacefully on 28 November, 2020 at Wairarapa Village. Dearly loved wife of the late Bryan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Brent & Christine (Western Australia), Vicky & Murray Mills (Masterton), and Kathy & Ian Monaghan (Masterton). Loved by her grandchildren Jason, Daniel & Nikki, Haley & Tim, Abby & Cameron, Piri, and Rai. Precious great-grandmother to Baylee, Charlotte, Lucy, Mark and Madeliene. Heartfelt thanks to the amazing care given by the staff at Wairarapa Village. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held in the Village Chapel, 4-6 High Street, Kuripuni, Masterton, on Wednesday 2 December at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.
Gary Pickering Funerals
NZIFH Masterton

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LEONARD, Maurice Earle (Spot)

Peacefully at Tairua Residential Care, on 27th November 2020; aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Brenda. Much loved Dad of Meryll and Ross, Jeff and Anne, cherished Poppa/Granddad of Aidan, Samantha, Declan, Kayla, Isaac and Joseph. A celebration of Maurice’s life will be held at St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church, Willoughby Street, Thames, on Thursday 3rd December, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Totara Memorial Park Cemetery. Messages to

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FROST, Allan John

On November 28, 2020, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Loved son-in-law of Colin and Anne Campbell (both deceased). Loved brother-in-law of John (deceased) and Rhonda, Graham (deceased), Janet (deceased), Eric and Zena Armstrong, and Robyn and Pete. Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.

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COUPER, Aaron Jayden

Unexpectedly on November 27, 2020 at Wairau Hospital, aged 48 years. Dearly loved and missed by his parents Graham and the late Betty. Devoted brother of Diana. Uncle and hero of dear Storm. Brother of Nigel and family. Messages to 48 Muller Road, Blenheim 7201 or
www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Diabetes Foundation, PO Box 855, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A farewell for Aaron will be held at the Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, 15 Boyce Street, Blenheim, on Thursday, December 3 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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AYTON, Bernice

Passed away 27th November 2020. The Hicks family are deeply saddened by the passing of a sister to our late Mum (Eileen) and last remaining aunty or uncle of their generation. Our thoughts are with you and the humour and laughter aunty bought to us all will be sadly missed. Kindest thoughts Bob, Addie, Colleen, Tom, the late Brian, Andy, David and Maureen and our extended families.

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MANUKONGA, Bibiana Peno (Vivian Martin)

Passed away peacefully at her home in New Plymouth, surrounded by her whanau on Friday 27th November 2020, aged 86 years. Dearly beloved Mother of Tony, Chrissy, Charlie, Claire, Lenny, and Tracey, and Nana of many Mokopuna. Beloved daughter of Kiwi and Dave Manukonga, and sister to Diane Manukonga. Mum will lay at Puniho Pa until Tuesday 1st December. The service will be held at 11.00am, at Puniho Pa and then Mum will be taken to Minarapa Rd to the urupa. Whanau and friends are all welcome to attend and then are invited to come back to Puniho Pa for the hakari.

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