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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VENTER, Christopher Vincent (Bones)

Aged 58 years. Passed away at home on Monday, 13th August 2018, surrounded by family. Loved husband of Shirley. Adored father and father-in-law of Wesley & Elschin, Roxane & Matt, Simone & Beaven and Luke. Passionate Grandpa/Oupa to Lucas, Kaleb, Noah, Elijah, McKenna, Judah, Malakai, Asher and Benjamin. A private cremation has taken place as per Chris’ wishes. A memorial service will be held for Chris on Friday, 17th August, at 11.00am, Whitiora Bible Chapel, 24 Abbotsford Street, Hamilton. All communications to the Venter family c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton, 3247.

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SMITH, Joyce Maisie

Of Feilding, formerly of the U.K., on Saturday 11 August 2018, aged 84 years. Loved wife and soulmate of Barry. Cherished Mum of Carolyn, Diana, Shirley and Neal Hull, and Paul and Janet, and a treasured Nan and great-Nan. Loved and much missed twin sister of Dorothy Robinson (U.K.). Messages to Joyce’s family, c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. At Joyce’s request, a private cremation has been held.
Monarch Funeral Home
Pahiatua (06) 3766662

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LARKIN, John

The President, Board and Members of the Paritutu Bowling Club sincerely, convey their sympathy to the Larkin Family during this time of the passing of our past president, committee member and long serving club member. Members are requested to wear club jackets / uniforms in attendance on thursday.
President, Allan Batley.

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McKINLAY, Francis Alexander

(Ex NZ Rail) Of Woodville, on Monday 13 August 2018 (peacefully) at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Jean. Much loved father of Wayne and Kim, and Vivienne. Treasured Grandad of Tristan, Pierrene, Devon, and Jaimee. Loved brother-in-law to Kath and Bill Bly. Messages to Mrs McKinlay c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. A service to celebrate Francis’s life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ross Street, Woodville, on Friday 17 August 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Woodville Lawn Cemetery.
Monarch Funeral Home
Pahiatua (06) 3766662

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DOUBLE, William Daniel

Peacefully on August 10, 2018, at Timaru Hospital with loving family at his side, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Helen for 45 years. Loved and cherished Dad and father-in-law of Johnny, Gerrard and Rebecca, Chris and Courtney, and Richard (Lou). Treasured and admired Grandad of Kimberly, Teri, Justin, Mya, Lilli and Seb. A treasured friend to the late Bob the dog. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Charlie, Rosie and Steve Ryan (dec), Les (dec) and Lorna. Loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. According to Bill’s wishes a service to celebrate his life has been held. Messages to 22 Belt Street, Waimate
Aoraki Funeral Services
Waimate F.D.A.N.Z.

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CAMPBELL, Charles Kenneth

Peacefully at Tokoroa Hospital, on 14th August 2018, after a bravely fought battle with cancer for the past ten years. Loved friend, husband and partner of Pam for 52 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Stephen and Nettie (Brisbane) and Sharlene and Levi Salale (Tokoroa). Proud Poppa of Melina and Devlin Salale, and friend to his extended step families, Chelsea and Laith, Vivie and Rose of Brisbane and Liam, Conor and Kade Salale. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at South Waikato Funeral Services Chapel, Commerce Street, Tokoroa, on Saturday, 18th August 2018 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Our sincere thanks to all the medical professionals who have played a part in extending Ken’s life, during the years of illness.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa

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HALEWOOD, Francis John

Died in Littlestone, Kent, on August 10th, 2018, aged 75. Much loved husband of Virginia, father of Sarah, Camilla and Nicholas, and grandfather to Freya, Stella and Celeste. For details of the celebration of Francis’s life contact 1943@gmail.com.

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BARR, Dennis Graham

Of Auckland, formerly of Wellington. On 13 August 2018, peacefully at Eldon Lodge Hospital, Paraparaumu. Loved father and father-in-law of Graham & Lyndsay, Chris, and the late Joanne. Loved ‘Grandad Dennis' of Rosie, Hannah, Ollie, and Nickolas, and a great-grandfather of 5. A private service and cremation for Dennis has been held.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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JOHNSTON, Kay

Of Paremata. Passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on Monday, 13 August 2018. Beloved wife for 57 years of Rob. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Cathy; Mike and Vicky. Beloved Nana of Josh, Lucy, Zoe, Monica. A special friend to many. A celebration to honour and remember Kay will be held at the Mana Cruising Club, 5 Pascoe Avenue, Ngti Toa Domain, Paremata, on Wednesday, 22 August 2018, commencing at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Kay for the Cancer Society NZ and the Blind Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages for “The Family of Kay Johnston” can be sent c/- PO Box 50 347, Porirua 5240.

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MATHIESON, Kenneth David (Ken)

On August 11, 2018. Peacefully at his home in Balclutha. Beloved son of Mac* and Edna*, brother of Rae, Jan, Nan and Stuart and popular Uncle, cousin and friend of many. A gathering and farewell for Ken is to be held at Balclutha Lawn Cemetery, 1.00pm, August 16, 2018.
(*denotes deceased)

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MILES, Leo Harry (Lee)

On August 13, 2018, passed away peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Nola (nee Kirby), dearly loved father and father-in-law of Anne and Mark Clarkson, and Joy Miles, treasured grandfather of Julia, and Louisa Clarkson; Timothy Evans, and Jenna and Michael Ellis, and loved great-grandfather of Frankie Ellis. Sincere thanks to the compassionate staff of Nurse Maude Hospice for the wonderful care given to Lee. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Leo Miles, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Lee will be held in St Christopher’s Anglican Church, 244 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, on Wednesday, August 22, at 2.00pm, interment thereafter at the Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside.

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RANSOM, Colin (Gandy)

Of Dannevirke. Aged 88 years. On 13th August 2018, peacefully at Rahiri Rest Home, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband of Helen, much loved father and father-in-law of Roger and Julie, Wendy, Marcus and Andy, Linda and Gavin Hewitt, Special Grandad to his 8 grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren, and loved brother of Bruce, Jim and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marion Kennedy Centre would be appreciated and these may be left at the Service. A celebration of Gandy's life will be held in The Hub, entrance off Allardice Street, Dannevirke, on Friday 17th August at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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GILLARD, Alice Marion(nee Tibby)

24 April 1950 —
13 August 2018
Only daughter of the late Wally and Marie Tibby, Tokirima. Marion passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at Waikato Hospital. Loved, cherished and adored wife and friend of Dean. Amazing Mum and mentor to Anne and Michael, Graham and Karen, Terrence and Maria. Super special Nana and buddy to Campbell, Tom, Bridget, Laura and Sam. Forever in our hearts, sorely missed. Mwah!
“Let me sleep, for my soul is intoxicated with love, and
Let me rest, for my spirit has had its bounty of days
and nights.”
A Service for Marion will be held at St Paul's Co-Operating Parish Church, Marae St, Taumarunui, on Thursday, 16 August, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter would be appreciated. Communications to

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DUNCAN, Richard Fraser (Dick)

Passed away on 13th August 2018 at Tauranga Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Judy. Loved father of Andrew and Karen, Sara, Kevin and Lily, and Paul. Adored Granddad by all of his 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A service for Dick will be held at the Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club, Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga, on Friday 17th August 2018 at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation.

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HANNAH, Colin James

On August 12, 2018, at Christchurch Hospital, in his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of Marie for over 66 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Robyn and Jeff, Brendon and Vivienne, and Corinne and Keith. Loved Granddad of Sonya, and Jason; Brad, and Jemma,
and loved by all his
great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Messages to the Hannah Family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A service celebrating Colin’s long life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, cnr of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, Christchurch, on Friday, August 17, at 11.00am.

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