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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DERMER, Diana Mary (Diny) (nee Beetham)

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday 1st March 2021, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife of John. Treasured Mum and mother-in-law of Ana and Chris, Kate and Andrew. Adored Granny of Grace, Dougal, Charlie and Olive. Loved sister of Harvie, Pete, Bugsie and dear friend to many. A service for Diny will be held at St John The Evangelist Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding, on Tuesday 9th March 2021, at 2.00pm, followed by a celebration at home. If Covid rules limit the numbers for a gathering, this will unfortunately need to be an invitation only service followed by a celebration at a later date, otherwise all are welcome.
NZIFH

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FINLAY, John Edward (Jack)

Peacefully on Monday, 1st March 2021, in his 92nd year. Much loved son of the late Florence and Charles; loved brother to his 7 siblings; and an adored uncle to 20 nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service is being held at St Pauls Anglican Paeroa.

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POHIO, Phyllis Rosaline

Suddenly and peacefully at Wairoa Hospital on Monday, March 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving whanau and friends. Dearly loved wife of Maurice (dec). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Dale and Noelene, Susan (dec) and Pete Sealey, Carol and Alf (dec) Hook and loved friend of Barry. Much loved Nan to Nicola, Nick and Crystal, Courteney, and much loved great-grandmother to Harper, Carter, and Portia. Much loved Nanny Phyll to her Wairoa Whanau and friends. Phyllis will lie at home, 41 Mitchell Road, Wairoa, where her funeral service will be held at 1.00pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Phyllis will then travel home to be with her husband Maurice (dec) in Ellesmere. A funeral service for Phyllis will be held at the Academy Funeral Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, at 10.00am, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, followed by interment at the Ellesmere Cemetery.
Pickering Funeral Services
Funeral Directors
Wairoa FDANZ
www.pickeringfd.co.nz...

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MARSHALL / LOWNDES, Virginia Sonia (nee Whitney)

Ginny passed away peacefully on 1st March 2021 at Roseneath Lifecare with loving whanau in her presence. Aged 64. Ginny is the eldest daughter of Theresa, loving sister to Roland, Tony, Leanne, Pauline, Ronnie and Arlene. Loving mother of Mark, Harvey, Jesse, Skye and Brodie. Loving aunty to all her nieces and nephews.
Ginny will always be remembered for her beauty and sparkling smile. Her long fight with M.S. is finally over. Spread those wings
and fly high.
Funeral details to follow. Messages to the Marshall family, C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit www.tributes.co.nz...

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FITZGERALD, Leslie James

On March 2, 2021, peacefully at Clutha Views, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Bev, much loved father and father-in-law of Barbara and the late Robin (Oamaru), Tony (Hawera), Pauline and John (Balclutha), Steph and George (Invercargill), Michael (Brisbane), and a treasured grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service for Les will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 36 James Street, Balclutha 9230.

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PLEASANTS, Phyllis Agnes (nee Stott)

Passed away peacefully on 1st March 2021, surrounded by her children. Dearly loved wife of the late David Barry Pleasants. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rodney, Donna & Arthur, Kim, and Debbie & Karalus. Loved sister of Lillian (dec) & Noel, Winnie (dec) & Jim, and Fred & Vicky. Very special grandmother, great-grandmother to 16. Resting at 12 Huia Ave, Forest Lake, Hamilton. A service for Phyllis will be held at Hamilton Park Cemetery Park Chapel, on Monday 8th
March 2021 at 2.00pm.

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O’KEEFFE, Michael John

On Monday 1st March 2021 suddenly at home. Dearly loved husband of Kahu, father of Mike and Tash, Tania and John and their families. Much loved brother and uncle. A service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at St George’s Catholic Church, Te Kuiti, at 11.00am, on Friday 5th March, followed by interment at the Te Kuiti Cemetery. Please be aware of level 2 restrictions as numbers are limited to 100. All communications to O’Keeffe Family c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
VJ Williams & Sons, Funeral Directors Association of NZ

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ROSS, Kyle Anthony (McNamara)

Due to unfortunate circumstances on 25 February 2021 Kyle was involved in a car accident where he was pronounced deceased at the scene. On Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 11.00am family and friends held a raging party to honour Kyle’s life and memories. All our thoughts are with his family, Murray and Jayden.
Only true soldiers die young
26.10.1999 — 25.02.2021
Te Awamutu Funeral Services FDANZ

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CLARK, Dulcie Margaret(nee Wilson)

Peacefully at Madison, Levin, on Tuesday 2nd March 2021, aged 101 years. Loved wife of the late Nick. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Diane and Ian, John and Denise, Elizabeth (dec) and Mark. Loved Nana of all her grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. A service for Dulcie is being held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Friday 5th March 2021 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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COWARD, Peter Henry

Peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday 2 March 2021, in his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband of Nita for 55 years. Much loved Dad of Neil (deceased), Paul and Julie (Hamilton), Grant and Lee (New Plymouth), Janine and Victor Apiata (Waiuku), and Jeremy and Fiona (New Plymouth). Loved and respected ‘Grandie’ of his 19 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Messages to Peter’s family may be left on his tribute page at eagars.co.nz/peter. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Monday 8 March 2021 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

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BOYS, Peter Hervey

The family of Peter Hervey Boys wish to announce the passing of Peter at Hospice South Canterbury on March 1, 2021, after a brave battle; aged 81 years. Eldest son of the late Frank and Irene Boys. Brother of the late Marilyn Mansfield. Married to Ann. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Belinda and Garth, Andrew and Paula, and Chris and Joanne. Loved and adored by his 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11.00am, followed by a private burial. Peter’s service will also be live streamed, please email your interest to office@aoraki.kiwi.nz or phone 03 6862148. Please note Covid 19 restrictions apply. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers NZ would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to

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TAYLOR, Heather Janett

July 16, 1937, of Mossburn, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Vickery Court. Best friend and wife of the late Ian, mother and mother-in-law of Bruce and Sonya, Stuart and Maria, Daphne and Steve Stringer, and Shona and Robert Shield. Cherished Nana of Sarah and Glenn; Lisa and Scott; Christina, Brenda, Alan, John and Karen; Dylan and Katie, and adored Nanee of her 10 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of John Mackenzie.
Enjoyed a full colourful life.
Special thanks to the dedicated team at Vickery Court. A celebration of Heather’s life will be held in the Mossburn Community Centre at 1.30pm on Monday, March 8, followed by a private family interment. Messages to PO Box 47, Mossburn 9747 or on Heather’s tribute page at www.frasersfunerals.... A live-stream link is available on the website to anyone wishing to watch from afar.

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ORANGE, Doreen Lorraine(nee Pluck)

On March 2, 2021, passed away peacefully at Merivale Retirement Village, in her 96th year. Loved wife of the late Leicester Orange. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Lorraine and Rodger, and Allan and Ruth. Adored grandma of Gary, Christina and Steven, Jay and Jackie, Blair and Lisa, and Candice, cherished by all her great-grandchildren, Ayla, Montana, Caruso, Taylor, Jade; Jesika, Chloe, and Oliver; Lexi, and Rory; Harrison, and Lily. Doreen was a true lady and special person to all who know her, touching many people’s lives. Another beautiful star shining on us. The family would like to thank all the staff at Merivale Retirement Village who cared for, and nursed mother. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Doreen Orange, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Salvation Army would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. The Service to Celebrate Doreen’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Friday, March 5 at 6.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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HARDIE, Ian Geoffrey

On March 1, 2021, passed away peacefully at Essie Summers Retirement Village, Christchurch, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Lesley, loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Tim, Simon and Jen, and Sarah and Andrew. Much loved Granpa to Amy, Sophie, Will, Tommy, Charlotte, Annabel, and Hannah. Special thanks to all the staff at Essie Summers Retirement Village, for all the wonderful care and support given to Ian. Messages may be addressed to The Family of The late Ian Hardie, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Ian’s wishes, a private family service will be held.

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KAGLUND, Marion Agnes (nee Osborne)

Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 71 years. Dearly loved partner of Bob. Loved daughter of the late Annie and Clem Osborne. Much loved mother of Martyn and Hayden. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Brenda and Bill Botting. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Nurse Maude Hospice for their love and care of Marion. Messages may be addressed to the Little Kiwi Funeral Company on behalf of the Kaglund family, c/- PO Box 10335, Christchurch 8145. A Celebration of Marion’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4.00pm. The family request you dress in bright colours for the service.

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