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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WARD, Eric William

After a short illness, surrounded by family on February 22, 2020, aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Jessica. Much loved father and father-in-law of Kerry and Melissa, Megan and Andrew Black, Tracey and Paul Cowie, and Tony and Danae. Loved grandad of all his 10 grandchildren. A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Daffodil house will be gratefully accepted and can be left at the service. Messages to 185 Colliers Rd, RD 2, Timaru 7972.

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BEATTIE, David Ewan

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Noelene. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Julie-Ann, Andrew and Elizabeth. Loved ‘Yey Yey’ of Nicholas and Lucy-Rose. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Cecil (deceased) and Elva. Loved uncle of Sandra. Thank you to the staff of Diana Isaac for the wonderful kindness and care shown to David and Noelene. Messages to the Beattie family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made online only via their website www.stjohn.org.nz... A funeral service for David will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Friday February 28, 2020, at 10.00am followed by a private cremation.

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McLEAN, Maureen Ada

Peacefully at Thornleigh Park Rest Home on Sunday 23rd February 2020, aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Percy and good friend of Coco. Much loved Mum and Mum-in-law of Peter and Marlene, Brian and Mary, Christine and Ray, Heather and Vince, Judith, Sharyne and the late Lional, and Janet and Jeffrey. Loving Nana to all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. All messages to the McLean family, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. A celebration of Maureen’s life will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Friday 28th February 2020 at 10.30am followed by a private Cremation.

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SCHUTTE, Klaas (Joey)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 61 years. Dearly loved son of the late Joe and Willy Schutte. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Janie and John, Margjie and John, Jerry and Liz, and the late Patricia, and husband Andrew. Much loved Uncle Joey of David and Rebecca, Michael and Sarah, Krystal and Evan, Amy, Josh, and the late Robbie. Loved great-uncle of Tallon, and Lachlan; and Samuel, Judah, and Esther. Messages may be addressed to the Schutte family, c/o PO Box 10335, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers donations to The Christchurch Kidney Society would be appreciated and can be made at the service or online at bit.ly... A Celebration of Joey’s life will be held at St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch, on Thursday, February 27, at 1

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ROODAKKER, Johanna

Died peacefully on February 22, 2020. There has been a private cremation. Any messages can be sent to Jo Highton, C/- BOC Gas, 107 St Vincent Street, Toi Toi, Nelson 7010.

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ter STEEGE, Bernard

Passed away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital after a brief illness on the 24th February 2020, aged 89. Together again with his beloved wife Fay after 30 years. Loved dad and father-in-law of Kevin and Anne, Brenda and Antoon and Janice Diprose. Loved opa of Patrea, Saskia, Alyse, Thomas, Luke, Grant, Emma, Tarina, Atlas, Artemis and Asher. A private family gathering will be held. All correspondence to the ter Steege family, PO Box 394, Te Puke 3153.

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FORDYCE, Donald Wayne (Don)

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, suddenly but peacefully at his home. Aged 55. Adored husband and best friend of Bridget. Deeply loved father and father-in-law of Matthew and Florence, Daniel, Bradley and Natalia. Devoted son of Jim and Hazel. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jen and Trudy, Robert and Christina, Richard and Bianca, Jason and Trudy, and Simon, and uncle of Ben, Brady, Dion and Braydon. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. John, which may be left in Chapel foyer. Messages to Mrs B. Fordyce, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 28th February 2020, at 1.00pm.

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GARDNER, Michael Stuart

Died peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, 23 February 2020, aged 72 years. Adored husband of Ginny. Much loved and admired father and father-in-law of Andy and Bron, Tim and Sabrina, Anna and Simon. Best grandfather ever to his 8 grandchildren. A service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Cathedral, 446 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland on Saturday 29 February at 11am. Burial to follow at a later date at Martinborough Cemetery.

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VIRTUE, Arlene Alma(nee Matthews)

Died peacefully in Eden Village Resthome, Auckland, on 17 February 2020, aged 88. Dearly loved wife of the late Dr David Wilson Virtue; mother of Simon, Carey, Andrew, Haydn, Melanie and Nicholas; and grandmother of Katarina, Ellora, Nico and Toby. A gathering of family and friends was held in Auckland on 22 February 2020.

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GIBB, Edward George (Eddie)

On February 23, 2020, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital, aged 75 years. Loving and loved husband of Kath. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Mycarla, Chris and Nadia, Kate and Noah, Matt and Ruth. Loved Granddad of Ava, Lily, Emily, Alex, and Matthew. Loved brother and brother-in-law of John and Margaret, Michael and Sheila, Christine and Paul (all of Swansea, Wales). Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Thanks to the team at Nurse Maude Hospital for their care and support of Eddie and his family. Messages may be addressed to the Gibb family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospital would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly.... A Celebration of Eddie’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Friday, February 28, at 1.00pm.

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COLLETT, Lois Alison Noeline

Peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020, at Waikiwi Gardens Home. Loved wife of the late James Charles (Jim). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jennifer and Barrie Sinclair. Loved Grandma of Grant and Bridget (Auckland), and Blair and Sophie (Manchester), and loved ‘Kiwi’ of Charlotte and Oliver (Manchester). Loved sister of the late Rhoda, Enid, Doris, George and Pearl. and her twin brother Laurence. Loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, at 10.30am on Monday, March 2. Messages to 105 Layard Street, Invercargill, or online at Lois’ tribute page at
frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.

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CAMMOCK, Gordon Desmond (Gordie)

Suddenly on Friday, February 21, 2020. Aged 64 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Lesley, loved father and father-in-law of Jack and Clemetine, Harry, Angus and Katelyn, and Madeline, loved granddad of his special granddaughter Sienna. Messages to the Cammock family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. Please wear colourful, quirky, Gordie attire. A service to celebrate Gordie’s life will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 10.30am.

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LAL, Sukh

On 25 February 2020. Passed away peacefully at Hutt Hospital surrounded by family, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband and lifetime partner of Aruna. Loved father and father-in-law of Shandia, Sadhana & Mahendra, Sanjay & Shaleshni. Dearly loved Nana and Aja (grandad) of Ashley, Aliesha, Caleb, Shelynna, Yash and Ashish. Will also be missed by his brother Hira and his family. Messages to the family may be placed in Sukh’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. Grateful thanks to sister-in-law, Prem Nair and the staff at Hutt Hospital Medical Ward for their care of Sukh. Sukh’s funeral service will take place at Harbour City Funeral Home, 665 High St, Lower Hutt, on Friday 28 February at 12.00pm.

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FORTUNE, Dulcie Margaret (nee Welch)

Peacefully on 25 February 2020, at Selwyn Sprott Village, Karori, after spending loving time with her family. Aged 84 years. Cherished wife of Arthur and most beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Anne, Peter, Shawn and Michael Bolton; Kay, Clive, Jacob and Ben Morgon; Vanessa Fortune; Erica, John, George and Henry Eyles. Loved and remembered by all her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Anselm’s Union Church would be appreciated in memory of Dulcie’s long association with the church as a parish elder and congregation member. A service will be held at St Anselm’s Union Church, 30 Makara Road, Karori, at 11.00am, on Friday, 28 February. The family warmly invite friends to join us after the service for refreshments in the church hall.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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BARRETT, John William (JB)

“Took His Final Lap”
Suddenly in Rotorua Hospital on his birthday, 20 February 2020, aged 73 years. Much loved soulmate of Kay. Devoted Dad of Lisa, Shanelle, and Aidan, and father-in-law of Katie and Neil. Adored Johnie of Amelia, Maddison, Luella, Victoria and Olivia. JB’s funeral will take place at The Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Friday 6th March 2020 at 2.00pm. Please bring your classic cars in celebration of JB’s life. Communications with JB’s family c/- PO Box 940,Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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