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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DEAN, Nancy Beverley (Norma) (formerly Walther) (nee Collie)

On November 13, 2018, peacefully at George Manning Lifecare. Dearly loved wife of Michael, and George (dec). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Linda and Richard Francis. Special Nana of Joshua and Jessica. Thanks to the staff at George Manning for their love, care and support of Norma during her stay. Messages to the Dean / Walther family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At Norma’s request a private cremation has been held.

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TAYLOR, Mary

On November 14, 2018, peacefully at Elmswood Hospital, Christchurch, aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack, loving mother and mother-in-law of Rosemary and Neville Hurd (Waikanae), Ian and Jennifer Taylor (Auckland), adored nana of Adam, Alexandra, and Lenna, and their partners Sarah, Julian, and George, cherished great-nana of Sophie, Addison, Joshua, Abigail, Imogen, and Elle, loved sister of Marjorie (Tasmania), and loved sister-in-law of Max (Sydney). Special thanks to the staff at Elmswood Retirement Village and Hospital for their compassion and care. Messages may be addressed to

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GIBSON, Ronald Edward (Gibby)

On November 13, 2018, peacefully at George Manning Hospital, aged 71 years. Dearly loved partner of Iris. Father and father-in-law of Renee and Chris King, Toni, Kim, Rochelle and Scott, and their extended families, and dearly loved brother of Dale. Messages to the Gibson family c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A graveside service for Ron, will be held in the Timaru Cemetery, on Tuesday, November 20, at 1.00pm.

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LAWN, Margaret

At Nelson on November 13, 2018. In her 100th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack Lawn. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Gladys and Darcy, Tom and Betty Harris, Betty and Donald Sinclair, and McKenzie Harris. Loved aunt of John and Linda Sinclair, Helen and Ron Bennett, Joan Forsyth, Natalie and Bill Thompson, Gillian and Richard Powley, Jenny and Gary Howard, and Peter Lawn. Special thanks to the caring staff at Tasman Rest Home. In accordance with Margaret’s wishes, a private family farewell has been held at Motueka.

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DIXON, Ian Charles

Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 1.00pm at the Kelvin Grove Community Centre, Kaimanawa Street. An informal memorial service for Ian Dixon. A past member of the Rifle, Rod and Gun Club, College Old Boys and Manawatu Stock and Saloon Car Club.

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FRIENDS, Jacqueline (Jackie) (nee Levens)

Formerly of Strathmore Park, Wellington. After a long illness, Jackie passed away while surrounded by her loving family in Tennessee, USA. Her sisters Diane, Carla, Joanne, Sheenagh and Stephanie, along with our Uncle Michael, will miss her dearly.
Jackie will be forever
in our hearts

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STEELE, Constance Lynne (Lynne)

On November 14, 2018, at Palm Grove Retirement Village, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Anne and Rod, Paula and Paul. A loving nana of Fraser, Kirsty, Daniel, and Jessie. A great nana of Angus, Quinn, Harriet, Hamish, and Sophie.
“Peace at last”
Special thanks to the caring staff at Palm Grove. Messages may be addressed to the Steele family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Lynne’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Tuesday, November 20, at 1.00pm.

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HOFF, Harry Carel

Passed away at home, aged 86 years. Greatly missed as a father, father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad, brother, and uncle. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Harry Hoff, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. At Harry’s request, a private service has been held.

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BAGULEY, Beryl Eva(Eva Ruby)

Born 19th March 1909. Passed away peacefully on 14th November 2018, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Waiuku, in her 110th year. Much loved wife of the late John, fondly loved mum of Eric and Kaye, and the late David, special nana of Donna, Dwayne, Julie, Angela and Darren, and great-nana of eight. A celebration service for Beryl’s long life will be held at St Andrew’s Christian Centre, 85 Queen Street, Waiuku, on Wednesday 21st November at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fund are most appreciated (48 King Street, Waiuku). All communications to Grahams Funeral Services 09 236 8919.

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COLLINS, Noeleen Joan

Peacefully, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village , with her loving family at her side, aged 90 years. Loved and cherished wife of Gordon, and the late Owen. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Ngaire, and Wayne and Charyse. Loved and adored grandmother of Brent, Craig, Dwayne, Jenna, Hayden, and Robert. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Les and Evelyn, Marie and the late Ken, Richard, the late Cliff, and the late Lois. Dearly loved aunty of Pam, David, Helen, Stephen, and Kate. Messages may be addressed to the Collins family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... A Celebration of Noeleen’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Wednesday, November 21, at 10.00am, followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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BENNETT, David Wayne

On November 14, 2018, aged 64 years, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Dearly and much loved dad of Mitch, Seth, Callum, and Tyler, and loved father-in-law of Brooke, and Hannah, loved and treasured poppa of Cooper, and Paige, loving son of Gloria and the late Jack, a loved brother and brother-in-law, and uncle. Special thanks to those who have cared for Dave during his illness. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late David Bennett, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Association would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The service to Celebrate Dave’s life will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road, via Gardiners Road, on Wednesday, November 21, at 2.30pm.

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HOBBS, Maisie Ceridwyn (nee Saxby)

Maisie passed away at George Manning Lifecare on Wednesday, November 14, 2018; aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Tom, mother and mother-in-law of Ceridwyn and Gary, David and Nicky. Grandmother of Ben, Josh, Heidi, Luke, Nicholas, Sam, Tim, Tessa, and Great-Grandmother of Charlotte, Holly, Sophie, and Rose. Beloved daughter of the late Percy and Irene Saxby, sister of Waveney Baker and the late John and Phillip. Devoted and much loved aunt and friend to many.
“Rest easy Maisie”
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Neurological Foundation would be appreciated. Messages to the Hobbs family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral service will be held in the Academy Funeral Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, on Friday, November 23, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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HOBBS, Maisie Ceridwyn(nee Saxby)

Maisie passed away at George Manning Lifecare, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018; aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Tom, mother and mother-in-law of Ceridwyn and Gary, David and Nicky. Grandmother of Ben, Josh, Heidi, Luke, Nicholas, Sam, Tim, and Tessa, and Great-Grandmother of Charlotte, Holly, Sophie, and Rose. Beloved daughter of the late Percy and Irene Saxby, sister of Waveney Baker and the late John and Phillip. Devoted and much loved aunt and friend to many.
“Rest easy Maisie”
Our sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of George Manning Lifecare for their loving care of Maisie over the past years. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Neurological Foundation would be appreciated. Messages to the Hobbs family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral service will be held in the Academy Funeral Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Friday, November 23, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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BROWN, Anthony Richard (Tim)

On Tuesday 13th November 2018, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Jean; loved father and father-in-law of Jenny and Stephen, Susan and Kris, Graham and Bernie, Joanne and Peter; much loved Grandad of Scott, Stephanie, Emma, Aaron, Michael, Jennifer, and Amanda; loved Great-Grandad of Amber-Louise, Lototele, Mikaele, Mataio. Messages to “the Brown family” can be placed in
Tim’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted C/- 4 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville. Tim’s funeral service will be held at the Guardian Funeral Home,
4 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville, on Monday 19th November 2018 at 3.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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BROWN, John Patrick

On November 14, 2018, peacefully at Hoon Hay Rest Home, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Maureen, cherished father and father-in-law of Maureen and Dave, Karen and Mike, Chrissie and Richard, Terry and Jillian, and Danny, adored granddad and great-granddad. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of the Brown and Cairney families. A Celebration of John’s life will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road (via Gardiners Road), Harewood, on Tuesday, November 20, at 3.00pm.

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