Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand


SQUIRE (GRIGG), Jennifer Nola(Jenny)

Peacefully at Timaru Hospital on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Dearly loved wife of Roger Grigg, loved daughter of Nola and the late Hedley, loved sister of John Squire, Sandra Murray, and Linda Sanders. Loved stepmother of Stephen, and Cate. A loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. At Jenny’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 97 Normanby Road, RD 1, Timaru 7971.
Betts Funeral Services


GROUNDWATER, Betsy Catherine (Betty)(nee Ross)

Passed away peacefully with family at her side, on April 11, 2019, at Glenwood Home, in her 83rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. A loved mother and mother-in-law of Evan and Paula (Hastings), and Lester and Caroline (Albury). Also a dear nana to Lauren, and Natalie, Sophie, and James. Sister and sister-in-law to Helen Willetts and the late Don (Fairlie), the late David Ross and Diane (Burkes Pass), and John and Rachel Ross (Queenstown). A special thank you for the wonderful care and support from the good people at Glenwood Home. At Betty’s request, a private service has been held. Messages to 392 Camp Valley Road, Albury, RD 17, Fairlie 7987.


CHORLTON, Alfred Roy

Passed away peacefully at Summerset Nelson, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Aged 89. Dearly loved, forever cherished and remembered by family, friends near and afar. Gone but never forgotten.
Rest Well


RAE, Dennis Francis

Passed away in Sydney on April 15, 2019, after a long battle positively fought. Aged 72 years. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Barry and Vicky. Loved Uncle of Kathryn and Dave Downey, Stuart and Jo Rae, Bryce and Alie Rae. Great-uncle of Max, Finn, Luke, Joseph, Campbell, Anya, Hayden and Claudia.
Many memories to hold,
will be greatly missed.


CROFTS, Tukotahi (Tu)

On April 11, 2019, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his whanau. Dearly loved husband of the charming Barbara Louise, loved and loving father and father-in-law of Maria and JC, Peter and Tracy, and Tracey and Takofe. Loved and treasured Poua, and Papa of his 11 moko, and 11 great-moko. Tu was a loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Special thanks to Dr Tim Storey and Nurse Maude for their care of Tu. Messages may be sent to the Crofts family, c/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644. At Tu’s express wish, a private family interment has taken place.


DORRICOTT, Daniel Joseph

Tragically taken on April 13, 2019, as a result of an accident. 23 years young. Loved and respected son of super proud parents Andrew and Liz. Dearly loved brother and friend of Toni and Chris. Adored Uncle Daniel of Ryan and Cayden. Much loved grandson of Pam and Roger Thomlinson, the late Ian and Bev Wisely and the late John Dorricott. A true friend to so many. A sincere thank you to the emergency services in Western Australia and the Queensland and Western Australian Police. Funeral details to follow.


O’CARROLL, Rama Pauline (nee Ryder)

Passed away peacefully, as result of illness, on Monday 15 April 2019, aged 60 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Manu, and Raniera and Charmaine. Lifelong friend of Sean. Dearly loved grandmother of Jahmyl, Jensen, and Ranisha. A farewell for Rama will be held at her residence at 180B Parklands Avenue, Bell Block, on Thursday 18 April 2019, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.


QUIN, Richard Philip (Dick)

Passed away on April 13, 2019, at home in Christchurch, aged 79 years. Formerly of Tapanui and Methven. Cherished husband of Margaret (nee Ellis), dearly loved Dad of Chris, Jo and Vicky, and father-in-law of Julia and Ian. Adored Papa of Jessica and Matthew, and Oscar, Kate (passed), Charlie, Max, and Leo. Loved son of the late Philip and Mona Quin (Tapanui); loved brother of Bill and Kathleen (deceased), and Sheila Young (Auckland), and loved by his nieces and nephews and their families. Loved son-in-law of the late Dr and Mrs W Ellis (Bill and Kath), Christchurch. Loved brother-in-law of Tish (Rangiora) and the late Tony Ellis, Theresa Mora and Allan Young (deceased). Messages may be addressed to the Quin family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Wednesday, April 24, at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be greatly appreciated and may be made at the service.


MEHRTENS, Gavin Brian

On April 14, 2019, after a long illness at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 48 years. Loved father of Nicole. Dearly loved son of Annette and the late Les. Much loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle of all his family. Messages to 57 Burnett Street, Oxford 7430. A Celebration of Gavin’s life will be held in The Oxford Working Men’s Club, 160 High Street, Oxford, Tomorrow (Thursday), at 2.00pm, followed by burial at Oxford Cemetery.


COOPER, Brenda Margaret

Late of the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village. Passed away on April 12, 2019, aged 87. Loved wife of the late Peter Cooper, and loving mother to Jeremy, Jane and Michael and their partners Nikki, Steve and Jackie. Beloved Nana to Ellie and Sam, Hannah and Sarah Small, and Emily, Tom and Shannon. A private service has been held.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard but always near

Still loved, still missed and very dear.


BROWN, Jacqueline Mary

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Jacquei Brown. Her kindness, compassion, courage and integrity will be remembered by family and friends. A celebration of her life and an intimate remembrance ceremony will be held on Friday 19th April, at the family home. This will be an informal affair where guests are invited to arrive from 1.00pm. The honouring ceremony will commence at 4.00pm. If you knew Jacquei in any capacity and would like to attend, we would be honoured to receive you. Address and directions can be obtained through Eagars Funerals


PALMER, Graeme Charles

On Friday 12th April 2019 at Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, after an extended battle with cancer. Loved husband of the late Janet, Dad of Raewyn and Ross, Kerry, Yvonne and Robbie. Loved grandad of Rebecca and Darryl, David and Sam, Stephen and Anna, and Emma. Special G grandad to Anna, Jessica, Lachlan and Sophia. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Russell and Lorraine, Janice (deceased), Kevin (deceased) and Nola, Audrey and David (deceased).
“Dad is now at peace
with mum”
In lieu of flowers a donation to Arohanui Hospice, PO Box 5349, Palmerston North 4441, would be appreciated or may be left in the Church foyer. Messages to the Palmer family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A memorial service for Graeme will be held at the Levin Uniting Parish, 87 Oxford Street, Levin, on Saturday 20th April 2019, at 11.00am.


SCOTT, Maurice Ashley

Of Feilding. On April 15, 2019 peacefully at Ranfurly Residential Care Centre, Feilding, aged 90 years. Loved husband of the late Audrey, treasured father and father-in-law of Caryl and Dennis McQuillan (Patea), Tony and Judy (Feilding), and Shane and Jenny (Feilding), special grandad of Olivia, Victoria, Mathew, Kelly, Jo, Jeremy, Jessica, and Cameron, and great-grandad of his many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A service for Maurice will be held at William Cotton & Sons Funeral Chapel, 29 Beattie Street, Feilding, tomorrow Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Feilding Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Ranfurly for their care of Maurice.


McCOY, Jo-Anne (Jo)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019, aged 46. Loving mother of Bay, and Jake. Loved daughter of Maxine and James. A loving aunty. Messages c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Jo’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel at 297 Ferry Road, on Saturday, April 20, at 1.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.


MASTER, Lallu Bhai (Guru Das Prabhu)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 15 April 2019, surrounded by family. Loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A service for Guru Das Prabhu will be held at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Thursday, 18 April 2019, at 10.00am, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Master family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.