Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

MANNING, BarbaraElizabeth (nee Harrop)

Barb left peacefully with the angels on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Beautifully loved younger sister of Norm and Wilma Harrop, Des and Gloria Styles, Ken Harrop and the late Margaret, Eddie, George, Gordon, and Ron. Loved sister-in-law to Shona, Maire, and Faye, and the late Sherryl and Carol. Special Aunty to all her nieces and nephews.
We will forever love you Barb

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KITCHIN, Michael Phillip Winston

Of Hastings. Born Gisborne, August 31, 1940, died at Hastings, September 21, 2021. Son of Patricia Helen Carr and Alfred Lyle Andrew, he was adopted in his early teens by Keith Ramsden Kitchin. Michael was grandson of Ernest and Norah Carr, and grandson of Jim Andrew and Elizabeth Goldsmith. He was the loved husband of Janice Ruby Richardson (dec), and revered father of their children Christine, Darcy and Jamie, and their families. He is survived by them, and by his brother Peter L Kitchin and sisters Phillipa Kitchin and Jenny Gaskin. His funeral was held at Kohupatiki marae, near Hastings. Messages should be addressed to J Kitchin, RD4, Hastings.

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KERR, Theresa

On October 12, 2021, peacefully, at Marne Street Home and Hospital; aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Scott Kerr, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Dennis and Sue (Australia), Garry and Tin (Christchurch), Margaret and Kevin (Wanaka), and Lynette and Gary (Australia), a loved grandma and great-grandma to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Theresa’s family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Marne Street for all the loving care shown to both Theresa and Scott over the past years. At the family’s request a private cremation has been held. Messages to 23 Rob Roy Lane, Wanaka 9305.

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ZIMMERMAN, William Frank (Bill)

“Gone Fishing” on October 13, 2021, aged 89 years. Loving husband of the late Marian (nee Hurndell). Loved father and father-in-law of Bob and Jenny, and Donna and Steve. Loving Grandfather of Brett and Ashley, Michelle and Rian, Jason (dec); Daniel and Danielle, and Bradley and Melanie. Great-Grandfather of Bailey, Jade, Rory; Amy, Poppy, Ayce, and Mya. To his many friends and helpers who have all been very loving and supportive (too many to name) - thank you from all the family. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Bill’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui, on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2.00pm, to be followed by a private cremation. Due to the current covid restrictions please note that a maximum number of 100 people will be able to attend. An invitation is extended to view Bill’s Service online at
www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz...
Dempsey & Forrest
Locally Owned

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RUSSELL, Anne Margaret

Peacefully at Elloughton Gardens on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Lesley and Chris, and Fiona. Loved grandma of Matthew and Abby, and loved great-grandma of Sebastian and Spencer. Loved by all her family in England. All messages to the Russell family, C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940. At Anne’s request a private cremation has been held.

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ROWE, Margaret Mary (nee Mooney)

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, died peacefully with family at her bedside. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Brian. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Viki, Michael and Raewynne, Sue and the late Lapa Taito, Katy, Carolyn and Tony Hannah, Sarah and Kura Ngatipa. Much loved Grandmother of Michelle and Fraser, Melanie and Cody, Jason and Jusandra, Mark and Diane, Monique, Matalaoa and Alex, Aroha and Nathan, Julian, Neroli and Jon, Billy, Jamal, Tatayana, and all her Great-Grandchildren. Loved sister, sister-in-law and Auntie of the Mooney and Rowe families. Thanks to the staff of O’Byrne Wing Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, for their help and care over recent times. Margaret has requested no flowers, a donation to St John Ambulance would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 10.30am (attendees are by invitation only due to COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions). Tributes may be left on Margaret’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where a livestream of the service will also be available.

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BOON, Hazel

On October 13, 2021 at Christchurch Hospital; aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Douglas. Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Neville and Susan, and Judith and Michael Ivamy. Grandma to Richard and Jessi and Hayley. Nana to Mark and Stormie, Steven and Alisha, and Paul and Emma. Great-nana to Siena, Rico, Kaia, Beth, Mary and Jimmy. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Oaks Rest Home and Christchurch Hospital for their care and compassion. Messages may be addressed to the Boon family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. According to her wishes, Hazel has been cremated with a private remembrance to be held at a later date.

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TAYLOR, Cedric Harold

Passed away on 14th October 2021 in Te Awamutu, aged 87. Loved husband of Coral, father and father-in-law of Dean and Robyn, Lisa and John Kay, granddad of Kirsten and Vivian, Ryan and Zoe, Mathew, and Caitlin, great- granddad of Heidi, and Gemma. Special thanks from the family to residential carers and staff of Te Ata Rest Home for their devoted care of Cedric. A private gathering will be held to celebrate his life. All communications please to the Taylor family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

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TRISTRAM, Joan Murie (nee Pragnell)

On 14 October 2021 peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital after a short illness, aged 92. Dearly loved wife of the late Percy. Mother and mother-in-law of Heather & Graeme Mills (Paekakariki), Julie & Neville Mikoz (Masterton). Loved Nana of Hannah, Charlotte & Cam, Tyler & Kelsey, Erin & Aaron, Logan & Sam, and The Great to Cooper, Jonty, Bodie, Marnie, Bonnie, Brady, Deliah, Austin and Amelia. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton, on Tuesday 19 October at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Covid arrangements of the day will apply.

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CRESSWELL, Marie Faye

8.9.1957 — 20.8.2021
Youngest daughter of John Keith and Marjorie (both deceased). Estranged sister of Gwen, Violet (deceased), Ken, and Allen.
At Rest
Friends are invited to a memorial gathering for Marie at Vospers Chapel, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 4.00pm.

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McLAREN, Tui Ellen (nee Bain)

Passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021, at The Village Palms Rest Home, aged 90 years. Much loved wife of Kenneth Taylor (deceased), much loved wife of Don McLaren (deceased). Much loved daughter of Andrew and Ellen Bain (both deceased). Much loved sister of Jean Branks and Jim Bain (deceased), much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian, Colin (Buck) (deceased), Annette and Murray (Muzz), Dave (Boof) and Helen, Kevin and Ruth, Coral and Chris, Sheryll (deceased), Jan, Stephen and Jenny, Daryll and Sheryl McLaren. Much loved Nana and Nana Mac of her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A very special thanks to all the staff at the Village Palms Rest Home for all the care and love they gave to mum. A private Cremation has been held and a celebration of mum’s life will be held at a later date.

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CLARK, Theresia

Of Melbourne and formerly Wellington. Passed away on Tuesday 12 October 2021, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of David. Cherished Mum and mother-in-law of Debbie, David (dec), Daniel and Tania, Christopher and Alicia, Josephine and Crispin, Barbara and Craig. Dearly loved Nana of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to join watching the livestream of Theresia’s service from Melbourne on Thursday 21 October at the Ninness Funeral Home Chapel, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, commencing at 4.00pm.

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STONE, William James Lawson

Father of Olivia, Sophie, Alice (dec), Oscar (dec), Poppy and Lucy, grandfather of Albert, husband of Kerry, son of Gerry (dec) and Jennie, eldest brother of Charlie, Edward (dec), Matthew, Mary-Anne, Daniel and Prudence, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 10, 2021, aged 58, shocking the hundreds of family and friends who loved him so deeply for his huge heart and relentless good cheer. Will was a great father, a fine role model for his siblings, and a friend of rare quality to so many. We were lucky to have him as long as we did. His family want to thank all well wishers for their invaluable support and continued prayers. Small family cremation service taking place, a larger memorial gathering to follow in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, donations for St Vincent’s can be made to https

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DOWNIE, Edward John (John)

Born in Murchison on July 24, 1950, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2021, at home with family in Rotorua following a long bravely fought battle. Beloved husband and friend of Linda for 50 years, father and father-in-law to Tim and Michelle, Stacey and Nathan, Abbie, Callum and Jasmine. Adored Gramps of William and Sara, Cassie, Olivia and Jessica, Issac, Theodore and Fletcher. John’s funeral will be at held at The Rotorua Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday, October 19 at 1.30pm. Donations to Rotorua Community Hospice would be appreciated. All communications to the Downie Family, c/- PO Box 461, Rotorua 3040.

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McCALL, Clive Williscroft

19.6.1937 — 6.10.2021
Died at Christchurch Public Hospital, aged 84 years. Much loved husband of Lesley. Father of Jeffrey, Robert and Rebecca, father-in-law of Tanya and the late Richard. Grandfather of Rhiannon, John and Madeleine. A good friend to many. Many thanks to the staff at Christchurch Public Hospital for all their loving care of Clive. Messages to the McCall family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Due to covid restrictions a private funeral for Clive has been held.

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