Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


CAMPBELL, Emily Jaynjira

Dearly loved and cherished daughter and sister of John, Nittaya and Rebecca, passed away suddenly at home on 11 September 2020, from acute cardiac failure.
Taken too soon, our beautiful and talented girl was full of life, anticipating so many exciting opportunities ahead.
A service for Emily will be held at 12.30pm, Wednesday 30th September 2020, in the Pavilion at the Hamilton Gardens.


McCAULEY, Winston William (Mac)

16.7.1932 — 23.9.2020
Passed away peacefully with his family present. Treasured and loved husband of Robyn. Adored and respected Dad of Mark, Doug and Sylvia and David. Much loved brother of Harry and Anna. A friend of many, a humble servant of God.
‘I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith’
2 Timothy 4


CLARK, Colleen Mary Ellen

“Gone from our sight,
but never from our hearts”
Much loved friend of Suzanne and Lucy.


LIGHTFOOT, Keith The Very Reverend

Died peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by family, 23rd September 2020, in Cambridge. Beloved husband to Jennie for 61 years. Loved father of Liz, Deb and Catherine, and Grandfather to Hannah, Matthew, Thomas and Rowan. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lifecare Cambridge for their wonderful care of Dad. His funeral will be held at 2.00pm, on Tuesday 29th September, at St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, Hamilton.


BESWICK, Donald James (Don)

On Wednesday 23 September 2020, after a short illness. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Rosetta & Malcolm. Loved uncle of Fraser & Liz, Kent & Maree, Rachel (dec) & Darren, Carmel & Steve and their families. A service of remembrance for Don will be held in Lychgate Funerals Johnsonville Chapel, 7 Johnsonville Rd, Johnsonville, on Monday 28 September at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington City Mission would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages for Don’s Family can be sent C/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington.

Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745


RANDAL, Robert Lacon

Best friend and adored beloved husband of the late Gail. The best ever dad and father-in-law to Kirsten & Stuart, Tania & David, Mark & Michelle. Beloved granddad to Jordan, Joelle, Leah, Lachlan, Lacon, Malachi, Judah, Jesse, Samuel and Harrison. Much loved brother to Julie and Howard. Passed over on 22 September 2020 at Charles Fleming, Waikanae. A service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held in Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, on Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 1.00pm, followed by a private burial.
Waikanae Funeral Home Ltd
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844


WALSH, Shirley Patricia (formerly Hopkirk) (nee Higgs)

Died peacefully at Pohlen Hospital in Matamata on September 13, 2020, aged 90. Loved only daughter of Lil and Charlie Higgs (of Stratford and New Plymouth), and mother of Colin Hopkirk (Napier), and Dianne Hopkirk (Binalong, NSW), and grandmother of their children Gemma, Joseph and the late Nicholas, and Daniel, and great grandmother of Elodie. Loved by them and her ‘little sis’ Mary Atkinson and brother-in-law Don and Eila Hopkirk, and her cousins Kas, Lindsay and Rodney, and others who knew her. Ashes to be interred with John Hopkirk in Awanui cemetery, New Plymouth. Contact


GUSH, Wayne Allen

Peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice on Saturday, 19 September 2020, aged 75. Dearly loved by all his family. In accordance with Wayne’s wishes, a private service has been held.


MOUAT, Leo Patrick

Peacefully on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, at Te Kuiti Hospital, surrounded by his wonderful family. Dearly loved husband of Jill for 41 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Scott and Kylie, Daryel and Tara, Caron and Jarad. Adored pop to Caleigh, Archie, Ruby, Hugo and Otis. A celebration of Leo’s life will be held at Aria Cosmopolitan Club, Aria on Saturday 26th September, at 12pm, followed by a private cremation. The Mouat Family would appreciate donations to Piopio St John and these may be left at the service. All communications to Mouat Family, c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
VJ Williams & Sons FDANZ


DRURY, Lynnette Andrea

A service to celebrate Lyn’s life will be held on Monday, September 28, 11.00am at Hawksbury Christian Fellowship 19 Truby King Drive, Hawksbury Village (5 mins south of Waikouaiti) Otago. Enquiries to or Philippa 0223155421


WATTS, Philip

Ever loved darling companion, best mate and husband to Lizzie, adored adoptive dad to Jess and Meg. A kind and gentle man. Loved and respected son, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, neighbour, farmer, lawyer, shearer, musician, artist, outdoor adventurer and good friend and colleague to many. At peace after months of suffering; bravely, stoically and heartbreakingly endured. Thanks to all family and friends, here and overseas, for their support, kindnesses and shared precious moments during this sad and challenging time. Thanks to all hospital and community health services and especially grateful thanks to all at Nurse Maude Hospice for their kind, calm, competent and nurturing care of Philip (and of Lizzie). In lieu of flowers donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Philip Watts, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service for Philip will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, Tomorrow (Friday), at 10.00am.


HERRIOT, Philip David

On September 18, 2020, passed away unexpectedly at home, aged 67 years. Dearly loved son of Robert and Noeline Herriot (deceased). Loved brother of Hilary and her partner Brian, David, Doug, and brother-in-law of Shane. Uncle and friend to all his extended family. Devoted partner of the late Donna Goodger.
“A man with a heart of gold, you will be sadly missed”
Many thanks for the kindness shown to Hilary by St John Ambulance and the Christchurch Police. Messages may be addressed to the Herriot family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. As per Philip’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.


CANDY, Maureen Zita(nee Peebles)

Peacefully at Rhapsody Rest Home on Monday, 21st September 2020. Adored, loved and cherished Mum to Bruce and Carol Candy, her grandaughter Jessica and partner Kevin, and great-grandaughter Mia. A special lady who put up a brave fight to the end. We will never forget you Mum.
R.I.P. Mum


MITCHELL, Kim Roderick

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Kim passed away on his 63rd birthday, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kim was a treasured hubby of Marie, adored Dad and Dad-in-law to Lissy and Paul, and Matt and Sabrina, respected and loved Pop of Ethan, Christian and Harlan, adored Poppy of Delilah and Chevelle (the two tartles), loved son of the late William and Grace, loved brother to Andrew and Ruth, Chris and Trish, and the late Karen (Kim’s twin sister) and Duncan, loved son-in-law to the late Patricia MacFadyen, and respected brother-in-law of Ian and Sue and his nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the Nurse Maude Hospice who made Kim’s final hours peaceful. A talented and lovely person who was devoted to his family.
R.I.P. Darling.
The funeral will be held Tomorrow (Friday), at 10.00am, at home 41 Fusilier Street, where we have all our treasured memories. At 12.30pm Kim will be taken for a private cremation.


RULE, Mervyn William Charles

CMT 973884. Peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in the care of Rowena Jackson Retirement Village. Dearly loved husband of Sheila. Loved father of David, Bruce, Debbie, Donna, Jeff and their partners, and a loved Grandad and Pop to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Treasured friend of his extended Baker family. Loved brother of Joyce*, Ony*, Eva*, Cyril* and Margaret, and Noeline, and brother-in-law of Kevin and Lindsay Crosland (Australia), and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Mervyn’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Friday, September 25, at 2.00pm, the service will conclude with a private cremation. Messages to 22 Boyne Street, Clifton, Invercargill 9812.
(*denotes deceased)