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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CHAMBERS, Mason Robert

22nd October 1924 —
10th June 2021
Farmer of The Horseshoe, Havelock North, died peacefully on Thursday 10th June, surrounded by family.
‘Impossible old fart’
Much loved father of five, grandfather of eleven, and great-grandfather of five. The funeral will be held at The Horseshoe, on Wednesday 16th June, at 1.00pm. Messages to the Chambers family C/- PO Box 8424, Havelock North.

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WISE, Stanley Fredrick

Passed on Saturday, June 5, 2021, aged 67 years. Loved father of Damian, Phillip, Michael, Sam and Jason. Grandfather of Dita, Nevaeh, Blake, Conna, Noah, Archer, Isla, Isabella, Lennox, Flynn and Emerson. Husband of Sue. Messages to the Wise family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, on Wednesday, June 16, at 1.00pm.

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MOORE-DOUCH, Alice Siobhan

23 November 1989 —
9th June 2021
Our darling Alice passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital. Precious and much loved daughter of Margi and Touche, adored sister of Fabian, beloved partner of Derek and Mum to Mr Potter. Cherished niece of her Aunties and Uncles. Dearly loved by her special extended family, friends and whanau. A service will be held at 1.00pm on Thursday 17th June at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hungerford Cres. Please bring a flower or two (preferably foraged) for the service and celebration of her life. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the teams at ICU and Neurology at the Waikato Hospital for all their love and care in her final days. We are eternally grateful to our friends, family and colleagues for the love and support we have received during this difficult time. All communications to the Moore-Douch family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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McQUILLAN Dr Harry

FGS
Born in Gore, August 1, 1931, passed away at home on June 7, 2021, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Maureen, father to Christine, Linda, and Jamie, and father-in-law of Kerry and Ashley. A private celebration of Harry’s life was held at home on Friday.

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TUHI, Wi Pohiti

Aged 69, passed on Thursday 10th June 2021 surrounded by his loving whanau. Loved partner of Maxina. Loving dad of Jason, Kuini, Miro, Leslie, Sissiel, Wi and Kataraina, and much loved koro. Papa to all his 11 mokopuna. Wi will lay in state at his home, 3 Aparangi Crescent, Elsdon. Tangihanga will be held on Monday 14th June 2021, 11.00am at Tipene Funerals, 27 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, followed by private cremation.
Tipene Funerals
Porirua

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LARSEN, Margaret Ann (nee Vosper)

Born in Nelson, September 30, 1935. Passed away in Nelson, June 10, 2021. Loving wife of the late Arnold Larsen. Much loved mother of Celia and Graeme Zumbach, Bob and Anne Larsen, Graeme and Nicqui Larsen, Annette and Nick Rangi, Sharon Larsen and Gordon Armstrong, Trish and Shane Woodward. Loved by all her 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Margaret loved her church and community. She showed great courage during her illness and was an inspiration to all. Thank you to all the medical and nursing staff who supported her. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at The Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church, 34 Collingwood St, Nelson, at 11.00am on Monday, June 14, 2021. Messages can be sent to Margaret’s family, c/- 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.

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WALLIS, Robert (Bob)

Suddenly on 10 June 2021, aged 81 years. Loved husband of Anne; father and father-in-law of Richard and Lee (Australia), Marty and Kylie; treasured grandad of Abbie, Lachlan and Sean. A service for Bob will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall St, Lower Hutt on Tuesday 15 June at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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ANCELL, Noreen

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Stillwater Gardens, aged 79 years. Much loved wife of the late Mike Ancell. Adored mother of Richard and Susie (England), Max and Kim (Nelson), and Rob and Helen (Nelson). Treasured grandmother of Charlie, Sam, Tea, Evy and Ani. A private service was held. Messages can be sent to 185a Milton Street, Nelson 7010.
‘At peace now’
‘Moe moe ra e G. Ma’
Our heartfelt thanks to all of the staff of Stillwater for your loving care of Noreen.

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HUNT, Suzanne Lea

Suddenly on Wednesday 9th June 2021. Loved partner of Bronwyn. Treasured daughter of Lea and the late Peter. Admired sister and sister-in-law of Sharon & Kevin Graham and adored aunty of Taylor and Kaylee. Loving dog-mum of Nicky. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held at the Te Awamutu Bible Chapel, Chapel Drive, Te Awamutu, on Tuesday 15 June, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to The Hunt Family, c/- 262 Ohaupo Road, Te Awamutu 3800.

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SABA, Andrew McDonald (Mac)

Passed away on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, at Tauranga Hospital, after a short illness, aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of Viv (deceased) and loved father and father-in-law of Jan and Rod McKinnon. Tracy and the late John Kilpatrick, Tina and Kevin Yule. Loved Pa of Brad and Kate McKinnon. Moira. James and Bryce Kilpatrick, Thomas, Abbey and Christie Yule. Great-grandpa to Dakota and Tallulah, Enoha, Patrick, Cian and Rachel and Hudson. A private celebration for Dad took place on Friday, 11 June 2021, at the family home. All communications to the Saba Family, 263 Range Road, Papamoa 3118.

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ANDERSON, Nola (nee Mills)

Passed away at Lake Wakatipu Care Home, Queenstown, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bert, loved mother and mother-in-law of Garth and Lorraine (Rimu), Keith and Robyn (Christchurch), Dot and Ian (Queenstown), the late David and Robyn (Auckland), and greatly cherished Gran of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nola will be cremated privately. The family’s very grateful thanks to the staff at Ripponburn Home, Cromwell and Lake Wakatipu Care Home for the kind, loving care provided for Nola. Messages to PO Box 2494, Wakatipu, Queenstown 9349.
(*denotes deceased)

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ORMROD, Eileen Mary

Of Palmerston North, formerly of Ashhurst. On Thursday 10th June 2021 peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital. Aged 89. Dearly loved wife of Baron. Much cherished step-Mum of Jonathan and Sarah, Joanne and Paul, Dean and Raewyn, Shaun and Julie, and Nana Eileen of Brittany, Joshua, and Jacob. Cherished sister of Barbara, and loving Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Messages to the Ormrod family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main St, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 16th June 2021, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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BLACKWELL, Leonard Henry Charles

Passed away peacefully in Tauranga on 4th June 2021. Dearly loved husband for 65 years of Coralie. Loved father and father-in-law of Keith & Diana, Cheryl & Brett McFarlane, and Karen & Paul Bryant. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather. Len will be sadly missed. A private family service has been held as per Len’s request. Messages to The Blackwell family, 8/125 Fourteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112.

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CURTIS, Christine Lavinia

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chris at Julia Wallace Retirement Village on Thursday 3rd June 2021, in her 91st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Owen (O) for 67 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Olive, Glen and Debbie, Bryce and Michelle, and Delanie and Brent. Loved Grandmother of Janie and Ryan, Sarne, Jenna, Sara and Shannon, Meg, Ben and Jedd, Zack, Corben and Nico. Loved Great-Grandmother of Stellan, Adaire, Layton, Zeeva and TeA. In accordance with Christine’s wishes, a private family service has been held.
NZIFH

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BELL, Mavis Isabell

Born February 22, 1933. Graduated to Heaven on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Loved mother of Janice and Mark Somerville, Graeme and Elizabeth Bell, and David and Janine Bell. Loved Aunty, Nana and Great-Nana. A Celebration of Mavis’ life will be held at The Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga, on Wednesday, June 16, at 11.00am. Communications to the Mavis Bell Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

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