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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REID, Gordon David

Peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Burlington Village Care Centre. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley, loved father and father-in-law of Bevan and Julie, Kim and Michelle, and Heather and Steve Goodall, loved grandfather of Mathew, Daniel, Kristy, Nicholas, Kasey Love, Lauren Seymour, Taylor and Brandon Goodall, and great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Burlington Village Care Centre for their loving care of Gordon. Messages to the Reid family c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Gordon’s long life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 11.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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BUCHANAN, Elsie Elizabeth Esther

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019, in the care of Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ian and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Lynn and John Frew and Albert and Lynda. Loved Grandma of Julian, Omea, Nicola, Lana, Michael, Erin and loved Great-Grandma of her 7 great-grandchildren. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Coral* and Jack* Anderson, Blake and Margaret McDowall and the Buchanan family. A service to celebrate Elsie’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Monday, June 17 at 1.00pm. Messages to
36 Stewart Street, Queenstown.
(*denotes deceased)

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MATHIS, Percy John

Surrounded by his family on 12th June 2019 at Rotorua Hospital. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law to Shane and Gay, Sheryl and Shane, Grant and Jess, Tracey and Greg. Much loved Poppa to Cole, Alyssa, and Jake; Paige, Taylah, Sean, and Neve; Max, Zavier, Molly, and Flynn; and Alba.
“Cheerio”
A Service for Percy will be held at the Putaruru District Services Memorial Club, Buckland Street, on Monday 17th June at 2.00pm, followed by interment at The Putaruru Domain Road Cemetery.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa 3444

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GARRETT, John (Denis)

Of Levin formerly of Te Horo. Peacefully on 13 June 2019, aged 83 years. Much loved husband of Adair. Loving Dad of Margaret Franks, Michael, Helen (dec), Denise Lind, Stephen, and Lynaire Nicholson. Loved and respected father-in-law, Pop of 17 grandchildren, and Old Pop of 14 great-grand children and will be missed by them all. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Madison for the care and patience shown to Denis over the past four years. A requiem mass for Denis will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Convent Road, Otaki, on Monday 17 June at 11am. Followed by burial at the Otaki Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heritage Park Rhododendron Garden, Kimbolton would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

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ANDERSON, Eric Johnson

Passed away at Karadean Rest Home, Oxford, on June 13, 2019, aged 86 years. Loved husband of Olive for 61 years. Loved father and father-in-law of James, Michael, David and Judith. Special Gaffy to Anita and Luke. Loved by his family in the UK and Australia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Anderson Family c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held at Northbrook Chapel, Spark Lane, off Northbrook Road, Rangiora, on Wednesday, June 19, at 11.00am, with interment to follow at Rangiora Lawn Cemetery.

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RICHARDS, Daphne Wilma (nee Reesby)

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, June 12, 2019, in her 85th year. Loving daughter of the late Frederick and Comfort Reesby. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dearly loved mother and mother-in law of Geoff and Sue, Adrienne Donald, Ross and Adrienne, Brent and Christine, and Faye. Special Grandma and Great-Grandma.
Will be deeply missed
In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude would be appreciated. Funeral details to be announced at a later date.

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MANN, Sylvia

Of Tawa. Passed away suddenly at home on 12 June 2019, aged 72 years. A much loved wife of 52 years to Brian. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paula and Richard, Simon and Marilyn. A treasured nana to Samantha, Hannah, Robert, Jessica, Emmerson, and Tyler.
Forever in our hearts
In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes New Zealand would be appreciated and may be left at the church. Messages for the “Family of Sylvia Mann” can be sent c/- PO Box 50 347, Porirua, 5240. A funeral service for Sylvia will be held at St Christopher’s Anglican Church, 165 Main Road, Tawa on Wednesday 19 June 2019 commencing at 1.00pm. At Sylvia’s request, please wear bright colours.

Death

ATKINSON, Alan Percy

Passed away peacefully at Cashmere View Rest Home on June 10, 2019, aged 90 years. Loved husband of Jan for 65 years, much loved father of Peter, and Gill, father-in-law of John, and Rachel, much loved grandad and great-grandad. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Alan Atkinson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service for Alan will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on Thursday, June 20, at 2.00pm.

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HAU, Nafetalai Mohuanga (Mike)

On June 13, 2019, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family, at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 73 years. Adored loving husband of Wilma, loving and treasured dad of Alisi and Va, Nick and Mandy, Emma and Nga Koata, Soana and Sam, Daniel and Nicole, precious granddad of Isabella, Lucas, Yahwei, Bronte and Kymani. Special thanks to Nurse Maude and the Palliative Care Team for their incredible support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Mike Hau, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Funeral Mass will be held in St Gregory’s Catholic Church, 30 Cotswold Avenue, Bishopdale, on Tuesday, June 18, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Belfast Cemetery.

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RYAN, Brenda Evelyn

Passed away peacefully at Stokeswood Rest home, Stokes Valley on June 13, 2019; aged 92 years. Wife of the late Kevin; mother of Paula, Jennifer & John, Michelle & Derek, and Gerrard & Ann. A grandmother and great-grandmother. Special thanks to the staff of Stokeswood for their kindness. A service for Brenda will be held in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, cnr Fergusson Drive and Palmer Crescent, Upper Hutt, on Monday, June 17, at 2.00pm, followed by cremation at Akatarawa Crematorium. Messages and tributes may be posted to the “Ryan Family”, c/- PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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HAMILTON, Francis James (Frank)

Peacefully, with family by his side, at Hospice South Canterbury on Thursday, June 13, 2019, aged 77. Much loved sparring partner of Patricia, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Brent and Gail, André and Suzanne, and Leisa and the late Barry Moss, also an adored Pop of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Frank will be held at Betts Chapel, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Tuesday, June 18, at 1.30pm, followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice South Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 185 Otipua Road, Timaru 7910.

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LAY, Stanley

Passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019, at Parkstone Care Home, (late of Bickerton Street), aged 97 years. Loved and devoted husband of Ivy for 75 years, loved father and father-in-law of Dennis and Winnie, Margaret and Jim, Gary and Robyn, Jeff and Jann; loved Goong Goong and Yeh Yeh of Michelle and Dave, Stephanie and Stephen, Christopher and Xi, Andrew and Jenna; Sandy, Greg and Selena; Angela and Murray, Richie and Lisa; and Georgia; loved great-grandfather of Breckin, McKenna; Sammy; Cory, Kahu, Ivy; Charlie, Ava, and Billie. Special thanks to Stanley’s carers at Parkstone Care Home. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Stanley Lay, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch, 8545. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Stanley, donations to The Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service or donate directly online at www.cancernz.org.nz.... The Funeral Service for Stanley will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, June 19, at 10.00am. Burial to follow at Yaldhurst Cemetery.

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WATTS, Anthony Russell (Tony)

After a courageous journey with cancer Tony passed peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice on Thursday, 13 June 2019, aged 82 years. Beloved husband, lifelong partner and companion in arms to Denise for 56 years. Dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Caroline & Larry Charteris, Steve & Nic, Philip, and Sue & Andy Duncan. Adored and appreciated Grandad of Graeme & Lydia, Jenny, Chris, Daniel, Josh, Nathan, Steph, Nolan, Alex, and great-grandad of Noah, and Isabelle. All messages to the Watts’ Family may be sent c/-172 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4312. Donations to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 172 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 18 June at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

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BRUCE, Elizabeth Doris (Betty)

Sadly passed away 13 June 2019. Aged 91. Much loved mother of David (dec), Kevin and Karen. Precious Nanny B to all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be left at the service. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at Gee and Hickton’s Guardian Chapel, 6 Norrie Street, Porirua, on Tuesday, 18th June, at 11.00am.
Gee & Hickton - Porirua
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 2375332 FDANZ

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McFADDEN, Colin Clark

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, aged 78 years. Father of Andrew, Iain and Hamish. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Graham (dec) and Janet (Wellington), and beloved uncle of Catherine, Kirsten and Penny and their families. Special thanks to staff at Christchurch Hospital for their care over his last days. Messages to the McFadden family c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made online only at bit.ly.... A service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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