Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


STUART, Nanette Cecilia (Nan)(nee Woodham – Oamaru)

27.12.1932 — 13.02.2021
It is with great sadness that we farewelled our beautiful loving mum, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late Thomas Edward, much loved mum and mother-in-law of Christine, Maree and Brian, Stephen and Deborah, Robert and Jude, Louise, Margaret and Paul, Paul and Kim, Patricia and Ian, and John and Michelle. A much loved nana of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family Mass was held to celebrate mum’s life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Messages to the Stuart family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443.
‘We are all so proud to have called you our mum.
Your light, influence and values will always shine on us’
Rest in Peace


SUMMERS, Daphne Elsie

On Sunday 14 February 2021, peacefully at Waikanae Lodge, in her 93rd year. (Formerly of Wainuiomata). Beloved wife of the late Bill. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Kenneth, Faye & Tony. Grandmother of Michelle, Blair, and Kirsty, and great-grandmother of Zoey, Logan and Hudson. In keeping with Daphne’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.
Waikanae Funeral Home Ltd
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844


FRAME, Tracey Maree(nee Orchard)

On February 16, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 55 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Stephanie and Jarrod (Melbourne). Loved sister and best friend of Elaine (Peewee) Orchard. Special thanks to all Tracey’s friends who have supported her through life’s journey. Messages to the Frame family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to the Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made online to A celebration of Tracey’s life will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, cnr Linwood Ave and Keighleys Rd, on Monday, February 22, at 1.00pm.


CANDY, Ronald Charles (Ron)

On February 16, 2021 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family; aged 75 years. Beloved father of Maree, Adele and Garth; father-in-law of Mike and Michelle; Grandfather of Joshua, Nathaniel, Samuel, Lily and Jasmine, and brother of Irene.
You will be missed dearly and remain forever in our hearts.
Many thanks to the kind staff at Te Omanga Hospice and Bob Scott Retirement Village. A private service has been held.


MARSDEN, Ianora Nancye Joy(nee Shaw)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 8, 2021, aged 79 years. A graveside memorial service will be held at Yaldhurst Cemetery, Buchanans Road, on Friday, February 26 at 1.00pm, followed by afternoon tea. Messages to Don Marsden, c/- Simplicity Funerals, PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148.


AUTY, Geoffrey Robert

27.8.1953 — 15.2.2021
Dearly loved husband of Linda and the late Viv, father of Scott and Craig, and step-father of Michelle and Angela, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Pamela, Bruce and Jeannie, Gary (his twin) and Margaret, and a favourite of his nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Special thanks to staff at Hutt Hospital for Geoff’s care and support to his family.
Rest In Peace Geoff


BROWN, Barry Hamilton

On 2nd February 2021, aged 81 years. Suddenly at Whanganui Hospital. Much loved son of the late George and Jean Brown; loved nephew of Cameron (Tweed), and Ross Clark, and the late George (Chib), Fraser, Mollie, and Barbara. Cherished partner of the late Cynthia and good friend of Annette. Special thanks to his caring, wonderful neighbours, and Max the cat.


SADLIER, Helen Rosemary (Rosemary)

Peacefully at Bupa Ascot Care Home, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, aged 80 years. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Lindsay and Anne Burnett, Ross and Agnes* Burnett, Ewan* and Lois* Burnett, Ron and Janice Sadlier, Joy and Clive Thompson. Loved Aunt of all her nieces and nephews.
(*denotes deceased)


TIZARD, Diana Lenore

Passed away peacefully at Bupa St Kilda, surrounded by her family on Tuesday 16 February 2021, in her 88th year. Much loved Mum of Stephanie, Jeremy and Nigel. Adored Nana Di of Emma, Megan, Ryan, Marc, Jesse, Ollie, Anna and Lauren. Great-nana to James, Lena, Jack, Oscar and Pippa. In accordance with Diana’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Diana will be announced at a later date.


MALHAM, Mercia

At Christchurch Hospital on February 14, 2021, in her 94th year. Dearly loved wife of the late James (Jim), and much loved mum and mother-in-law of Judith, Martin and Jacqui, Nigel and Catherine, Bridget and John. Proud grandma of Stacy and Kane Landers (Sydney), Rachel, Ashleigh, James and Bianca. Cherished great-grandma of Harvey, Grace and Reuben Landers. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of WesleyCare, Radius Hawthorne and Christchurch Hospital. Messages may be addressed to the Malham family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A private cremation has been held.


CROW, Marie

Every day in some small way, memories of you come our way.

Always loved and never forgotten.

We couldn’t celebrate your life at the time so we are having a memorial afternoon tea for you on February 27, 2021 at Crossroads Church, 55 Pukete Road, Hamilton, at 1.00pm.


HARRIS, Teresa Dolina

On 15th February 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of John and mother of Adam, Joel, and Casey. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Rose and Paul, Vicki and Jason, Andy and Stephanie, and daughter of Les and Dolina Gudgeon. A service for Teresa will be held at the Matamata Memorial Centre, Tainui St, Matamata, on Tuesday 23rd February at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation. Messages to the Harris family, C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.


FRAME, Tracey

On February 16, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital, dearly loved and very much missed from Allen and Margaret Frame and family.


VICKERS, Russell

5.9.1935 — 11.08.2021
The family of Russell invite those who knew him to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate his life on Saturday, 27th February. For the service details please phone/text 021 118 0562 or email


WOHLERS, Pamela Faye(Pam) (nee Aitken)

Suddenly at home in her 67th year, dearly loved wife of the late Graeme. Cherished eldest daughter of Marian and the late Jim Aitken. Adored and loved mum of Lyndon and Jill (Gore), and Louise and Brennan (Amberley). Best mate and loved sister of Jill and Fred (Oamaru), Judy (Invercargill), and Debbie and Mark (Australia). Much loved daughter-in-law of Gladys and Brian Wohlers. Loving grandmother of Anthony and Brenna. Respected and loved Aunty Pam of all her nephews, great-nephews and niece. Pam’s service will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Monday, February 22, at 2.00pm. Messages to