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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BANKS, John Sylvester (Jack)

On August 12, 2019, at Summerset Nelson, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Pamela. Dearly loved father of Joanna and Brian, and Kathy and Greg. Much loved grandad of Alannah and Gabriella. Loved brother of the late Colin and Marie. Messages may be addressed to The Family of John Banks, c/- PO Box 7103, Nelson 7042. A Gathering of John’s family and friends will be held in the Simplicity Chapel, 69 Haven Road, Nelson, on Thursday, August 15, at 10.00am.

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PITMAN, Kenneth Edgar

15.09.1920 — 11.08.2019
Died on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Kaikoura Long Term Care, in his 99th year. Ken is survived by his son Christopher. At Ken’s request a private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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TAYLOR, Jean Margaret

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, peacefully at Diana Isaac Retirement Village; aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Trevor, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Marise, Vivienne and Andrew Steele, and Stephen, loved nana of Jenna and Chelsea, beloved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. The family wish to acknowledge the tender care extended to Jean by the staff at Diana Isaac. Messages to the Taylor Family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service for Jean will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Friday, August 16, at 2.00pm.

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HUNTER, Peggy Vera Daisy

Of Levin, formerly Titahi Bay. Passed away suddenly on 10 August 2019, at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late William (Bill) Hunter. Dearly loved mother & mother-in-law of Ngaire, and Jeanette & Neil Simpson. Loved Nana of Shanelle & Kevin, Lisa & Jonathan, and Great-Nana of Elise and Daisy. A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen St, Levin, on Friday 16 August 2019, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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REID, George James

Passed away peacefully on August 10, 2019, surrounded by love. Dearly loved eldest son of the late Bob and Olga (Orepuki), brother of the late Rhonda, Wayne, Roy, Graeme and Leon, cherished Dad to Michelle (Auckland). At his request a private cremation was held. Messages to 2 Coleraine Place, Dannemora, Auckland 2016.

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WYATT, Gloria Diana

A reminder for family and friends of Gloria that her Memorial Service will be held at Hope Garden of Remembrance Chapel, 95 Clover Road East, Hope, on August 17, 2019, at 2.00pm.

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BAIN, Hunter James Gunn

Passed away peacefully after short illness on August 9, 2019, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Jan and father of Nicola, Richard and Michelle (dec). Loving grandfather of Brodie, Tyler and Nat. At the family’s request a private cremation has been held.
"We will miss you so much"
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support. A memorial service for Hunter will be held on August 16, 2019, at 1.00pm, at the Sydenham Bowling Club.

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MORTON, Janine May (nee Griffiths)

Passed away at Christchurch Hospital on Monday, August 12, 2019, aged 57 years. Much loved wife of Andrew, beloved mum of Georgia, and Victoria; and much loved sister and sister-in-law of Karen and Gary Luff, Paul and Vicki Griffiths, and John and Vicki Griffiths. The family would like to thank Ward 26, Christchurch Hospital for the care shown to Janine. Messages may be addressed to the Family of the late Janine Morton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch, 8545. A Memorial Service will be held at Janine and Andrew’s residence on Friday, August 16.

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RADFORD, Joyce (nee Dick)

Only daughter of Bill and Katie Dick, sister and sister-in-law of Bruce and Val (all deceased), Jimmy and Betty of Hamilton, and all her nieces and nephews.
Gone with our love,
rest in peace.

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LAIRD, Paula Lillian

On August 11, 2019, at Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved partner and soulmate of Mark, adored mother of LeeAnn and Kimberley, and a cherished grandmother. Much loved by her brothers, sisters and their extended families. Messages may be addressed to PO Box 78381, Pegasus 7648. A Service to celebrate Paula’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Friday, August 16, at 10.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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MAINPRIZE, Stephanie

Much loved daughter of Valerie, sister to Gwenny, David and his wife Jessica, Toby, and the late Daniel. Niece to Peter and the late Pat, and Aunty to Chloe and Billy, Jade and Michael.
We will never forget you

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JOHNSTON, Elizabeth Margaret (Betty)

On August 7, 2019, peacefully at Elmswood Hospital, in her 91st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob), much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sara and David Wilson, Anne and Ian Little, and the late Louise, a very special Granny of Andrew, Anna, Pip, Kate, Jane, Emma, William and their families. Special thanks to the staff at Elmswood Rest Home and Hospital. At Betty’s request, a private family service has been held.

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HORSMAN, Pania Alexandria Rose(Susie)

Peacefully at home surrounded in the loving embrace of her whanau on August 12, 2019. Dearly loved daughter of Scotty and the late Doreen Matahaere. Dearly loved mother of Kareena and Howard Hunter, Erena and the late Matt Harvey, and Ella and Chris. Beloved Nan of Ophelia and Phoebe Harvey. Adored sister of Riki Bain, Roderick, Donna and Toni Atariki, Liz, Lee and Gilbert Davidian, Bonney and John Robertson, Maria, Rachel and Kiri and Kyle Kahukura and the late Janie. Loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews.
Moe mai okioki,
Kua oti te mamae.
Messages to 167 Ettrick St, Invercargill. A special thanks to Linda, Annette and Wendy her dear friends who were always there.

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TANDY, Muriel Annie

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on 10 August 2019, aged 85 years. Cherished and loved wife of 52 years of the late Morrie Tandy. ‘Now back in his arms’. Much loved mother of Deanna and Michael, devoted Nana of Regan, Sarah, and Michaela, and their partners. Adored Granny of Skylah, and Aylah.
“Always in our hearts,
loved forever”
A service for Muriel will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Tandy family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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BELL, Elizabeth Audrey (Liz)

On August 10, 2019, passed away unexpectedly at home, aged 57 years. Loving mum and mother-in-law of Carl and Hayley, Shane and Brooke, and Aaron, treasured Rakaia-Nana of Sophie, and Lexi. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Elizabeth Bell, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Liz will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, August 16, at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.

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