Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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FRANCE, James Aitken (Jim)

2042, Stoker, RNZN, WW2. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, died peacefully with family, friends and caring staff at Strathallan Rest Home; aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Thelma. Adored, and much loved father and father-in-law of Margaret and Derrick, Helen and Luciano, John and Jenny. Loved grandad of Richard and Chelsie, Amy and Bevan, Logan, Angus, Callum and Diana. Loved great-grandad to Aidan and Lachlan, Eva and Lily, Benjamin, Blake and Christopher, Matilda, Sophie and Lennox, Jack, Pippa and Digby. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held in the Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, next Tuesday June 26 at 1.30pm. You are further invited to attend the interment on Wednesday, June 27 at 11.00am, at the Albury Cemetery. The cortege will depart from Aoraki Funeral Services at 10.00am. Messages to Helen France at 2/30 Aikmans Road, Merivale 8014, Christchurch.
Aoraki Funeral Services Timaru F.D.A.N.Z

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GREENWOOD, Gerry

On June 16, 2018, Gerry sailed with the wind. Dearly loved, hugely loving and never forgotten. A service for Gerry will be held at the Parua Bay Community Centre, Parua Bay, Tomorrow (Tuesday), June 19, 2018, at 12.00 noon, followed by interment at the Parua Bay Cemetery. Grateful thanks to North Haven Hospice, Whangarei.

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GATEHOUSE, Norma Consuelo

Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Friday, June 15, 2018, aged 84 years. Much loved wife and soulmate of Ken for 62 years. Greatly loved mother of Linda and Wendy, cherished mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to the rest of the whanau. Our grateful thanks to the dedicated teams at Christchurch Hospital who so cheerfully and sincerely cared for Norma. Messages for the family may be sent c/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers donations to The Cancer Society or S.P.C.A would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Memorial Celebration of Norma’s life will be held in our Crematorium Chapel, 65 Vickerys Road, Wigram on Wednesday,
June 20 at 2.00pm.

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HARRIS, Russell Gordon

21.09.1937 — 13.06.2018
Dearly loved son of the late Rene and Gordon Harris. Loved brother of Shona. Dearly loved husband of Tina and the late Shirley. Dearly loved father of Russie, Karinya, Darryl, Ricki and Paul. Dearly loved step-father of Mandy, Zane, Sarah and Rachel. Loved father-in-law of Lana, Sarah, Reiana and Grace. Loved grandfather of Alecia, Rusty, Frida, Mandy, Ricki, Marlanna, Darryl, Amelia, Sinitta, Chantel, Teresa, Jamie, Clinton, Paul, Brendon, Robert, Alexis, Shabrina, Shania, Channel. Loved step-grandfather of Simeon, Sophie, Cayleb, Zion, Zephania, Ruth and the late Jordan. Loved great-grandfather of Tyler, Shardey, Brooklyn, Casey, Darryl, Mike, Jairna, Drew, Simon, Oceana, Arnicka, Paul, Jacob, Grace, Tyson, Aysha, Rj, Hunter and Elijah. Loved grandfather-in-law of Tish, Toafa, Mike, Chris, Jess and John. Messages C/- the Harris Family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. Private Funeral.

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BOWATER, John Stewart

On 12 June 2018 passed away peacefully, aged 79. Beloved husband of Morna for 57 years. Father of Dawn and Steve, father-in-law of David and Helen. Loved Grandfather of Piri, Maia and Rohan. Brother of the late Denis and survived by his sister Leith. Our heartfelt thanks to Dad’s wonderful friends and carers at Charles Fergusson Waikanae.
Dad you will forever be in our thoughts and always in our hearts.
A private service has been held. Any messages to the Bowater Family can be sent to 49 Wren Street, Waikanae.
Waikanae Funeral Home
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844

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CLARK, Derek Gordon

On June 16, 2018, passed away at Nurse Maude Hospice. Much loved husband of Elizabeth, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Shirani, and Louise and Tim, loved granddad of Tyler, and Sophia; Frankie, and Toby, loved brother of Barry, treasured uncle of Roger, Angela, and Phillip. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice. Derek’s farewell will be held at his home Tomorrow (Tuesday), at 2.30pm, private cremation thereafter.

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PRITCHARD, Brian Alfred

Tragically taken on 14 June 2018. Much loved partner of Trish Beals. Devoted and loved dad to Kathy and Ross Malone, Stephen and Gullia Pritchard, Jacqui and Tim Dale, and Amy and Steven Surgeoner. Adored grandfather of Amber, Steve, Rob, Angus, Max, Chelsea, Hannah, Toby, Finn, and great-grandfather of Emma and Archer. Respected and loved stepfather of Kelly and Rick, Tracey and Matt, Leanne and Tony, and Simon and Claire. Treasured poppa to Jesse, Rebecca and Spencer. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at Saint John’s Cathedral at 1.00pm on Tuesday 19th June, which will be continued at the Hawkes Bay Sports Fishing Club. All messages care of Beth Shan.

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IRAIA, Rehua Pere (Tiger/Tai)

Peacefully on June 16, 2018. Dearly loved and loving husband of Colleen, loved and loving father of Andrew and Kylie and their partners, Sally and Willie. Cherished grandad of Tuiana, Ata-hapara, Tahlia, Te Hoia, and Tigerly, and great-grandad of Louis. Dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Tiger will be laid to rest at his Marae, Murumurunga in Te Whaiti, Bay of Plenty. Please contact the Marae for further tangi details. Messages to Aoraki Funeral Services, PO Box 4091, Highfield, Timaru, 7942.
Aoraki Funeral Services
Timaru F.D.A.N.Z.

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MOY, Susan Wong

On Saturday, 16th June 2018. Peacefully. Aged 86 years. Much Loved Mum, Popo and Tai Po of Frances, Patsy and Linda; Tyson, Duran and Simon; Daykota and Dayton. Loved Mum-in law of Kevin no.1 and Kevin no.2.
“Having a good snoo’ now.”A Service for Mum will be held at the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Wednesday, the 20th of June at 2.00pm.

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HAMMOND, Roland Henry (Roly)

QSM, JP
Loved husband and soulmate of Pam (deceased) for 68 years. Father of Robyn, Christopher and Mayon, Paul and Sally, Jane and John. Grandfather to his ten grandchildren and ‘Roly’ to his fifteen great-grandchildren. A celebration of Roly's life will be held at Woodhill, 167 Grange Road, Tauranga, on Thursday, 21 June at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Communication to the Hammond Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

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SMITHIES, Faye Joyce (nee Curgenven)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Loved wife and best friend of Fred for the past 39 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Allan and Monique, Brendon and Kate. Treasured nana of Oliver, Anah, Finn and Mackenzie. Sister of Colin Curgenven* and Pam Mayow, sister-in-law of Bob and Elaine, Sidney and Janice*, Alice and Eric* Cooper, Jan, Dot Mullay, Shona and Les*, Maree and Lindsay Galt. At Faye's request a private cremation has been held, and a celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in the Salvation Army Church, Victoria Ave, Invercargill, at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations for Salvation Army would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to 19 Kelso Cres, Invercargill.
(*denotes deceased)
Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home
F.D.A.N.Z.
www.mwfunerals.co.nz...

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OLIVER, Harry Welling

US Marine Corps, Retired. Peacefully, at WesleyCare on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Loved husband of the late Marjorie. Loved father and father-in-law of Welling and the late Susan, and Vance and Judy. Loved grandfather of Tim, Lisa, Penny, and Lucy, and loved great-grandfather of Hugo, and Evie. Messages c/- PO Box 10345, Chch 8145. A private cremation is being held and a celebration of Harry’s life is planned. Details are to follow in Tuesday's edition of The Press.

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HARRIS, Thelma Doris

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Burwood Hospital; aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Paul, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Sandra (Prebbleton), Marilyn and Charles Baker (Gore), Vivian and John Bradbury, Philippa Baker (Houston, Texas) and the late Gary, loving Nans of all her grandchilden and great-grandchildren. Messages to the Harris family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. No flowers by request. A Private Cremation has been held. A Memorial Service will be held, time and date to be advised.

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TURNBULL, Bessie Isa (Isa)

Peacefully, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Resthaven Village, Gore, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, loved mother and mother-in-law of Alistair and Lyn, Sue and John McIntyre, Gerald and Maree, Fiona and Stephen Hancock, loved Nana of Blair; Shane and Liane; Ben, and Georgia; Joshua, Kayleb, Kieran, and Zak, loved great-nana of Matthew and Charlotte. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Joan and *Rocky Michalski (USA), Eunice and *Jim Dickson, *Olive and *Les Penny, *Brian Dickson, *Nancy Varden, *James Turnbull and, Alex and Kathryn Varden (England). Loved cousin of Agnes Howat (Scotland) and loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Isa’s life will be held at Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, Thursday, June 21, at 11.00am, followed by a private burial. A special thanks to all the staff at Resthaven for their care of Mum. Messages to 186 Broughton Street, Gore, 9710. (*denotes deceased)
Southern Funeral Home Gore F.D.A.N.Z.

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WELSH, Eileen (nee Bannerman)

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, aged 90 years, at Fergusson Rest Home, Upper Hutt. Formerly of Christchurch. Loved wife of the late Archie Welsh. Mother of Dianna and Lindsay Mainland, and Adrienne Welsh, grandmother to Mary-Anne and Geoff O’Hearn, Hamish and Giovanna Mainland, Roslyn Mainland, Amanda Mainland and Roy Swinbourne, Deanne Whitta and Darren Wilby, Aaron Whitta and Nameeta Shekhar. Great- Gran to James, Charlotte, Carolina, Annika, Tyler and Mason. Sister and sister-in-law to Alex and Topsy Bannerman. A family farewell for Eileen will be held at Akatarawa Crematorium on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 1.00pm. A memorial service will be held in Christchurch, on July 9, place and time to be advised.

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