Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

MILES, Nola Elizabeth

(formerly of Kaikoura and Ashburton) On November 28, 2020, aged 93 years, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital, with family by her side. Loved daughter of the late Timothy and Elizabeth Kirby (Kaikoura). Dearly loved wife of the late Lee, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Anne and Mark Clarkson, and Joy Miles. Loved grandmother of Julia and Brad, Louisa and Jordan; Timothy and Rebecca, Jenna and Michael, treasured great-grandmother of Oliver; Frankie, and Finn. Many thanks to Dr Mark Cohen and the staff of Nurse Maude Hospital for their exceptional care of Nola. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Nola Miles, 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 Funeral Service for Nola will be held in Christ the King Catholic Church, 90 Greers Road, Burnside, on Thursday, December 3, at 1.30pm, interment at Waimairi Cemetery to follow.

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BRYAN, Bev

Passed away peacefully on 29 November 2020. Loving and cherished Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, and Auntie.
Grandma Bev to thousands
Beloved Matriarch of Manawanui and Kainga Tamariki Early learning centres. You are welcome to say your goodbyes to Bev today by contacting Leeanne on 027 3393641. A Memorial service will be held at a later date to be advised.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

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THOMAS, Barbara Agnes(née Dudding)

Passed away peacefully at the Enliven Woburn Home, Lower Hutt, on Monday, November 2, 2020, aged 91. Much loved wife of the late Leslie Eggleston ‘Bunt’ Thomas, and mother of Nicholas, Benjamin and Sally, she is survived by her children and her sisters Jennifer Atkin and Jill Cooke. Barbara was a much loved aunt to her many nieces and nephews. A Service for Barbara will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Cornwall Street and Knights Road, Lower Hutt, on Friday 4 December, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation.

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MEIGHAN, Nellie

On November 21, 2020, at Rosewood Rest Home, aged 92 years. Loved wife of Arthur, and former wife of James Anderson. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Barry Vickery, Cheryl Morris and Keven Watterston, and William and Sandra Anderson (Sunshine Coast). Much loved gran of Tracy and Darryn, Leanne and Dean, Aaron and Dee, the late Phillip; Stuart and Bec, Amy and Huck, and Jessica and James, and loved great-gran of her 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Loved sister of Nancy, the late Jimmy; and Joan. A huge thanks for the fantastic love and care shown by the unit 1 staff at Rosewood. Messages to the family of the late Nellie Meighan c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. At Nellie’s request, a private family cremation has been held.
“Forever Missed”

Death

AVISS, Brian Edward

On November 21, 2020, peacefully at Parkwood Lodge, Waikanae. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Diane. Loved father and father-in-law of Robyn & Birt, Niki, Michael & Selena. Loved grandpop of Jordan, Jasmine, Isaac, Ella, Alex and Katie. Great-grandpop of Ava and Adelia. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Parkwood Lodge for their care of Brian. In accordance with Brian’s wishes, a private service has been held.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

Death

BLACKBURN, Colin Raymond

26.7.1947 — 26.3.2020
A Memorial Service will be held for Colin on Saturday, December 5, at 2.00pm, at Addington Raceway. All welcome to celebrate Colin’s life.

Death

BALLS, Gary Wayne (Doris)

Peacefully at Nelson Tasman Hospice on Friday 20 November, 2020. Dearly loved husband of Jill. Loved dad of Amanda and Lizzy. Father-in-law of Mark and Chris. Proud Grandad of Carter, Delta and Jedd. Brother of Cheryl and Roger. A memorial service to remember Gary’s life will be held in Upper Hutt mid January with details to be advised.

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HOLMES, Janet Elizabeth (nee Andrew)

Peacefully at Nelson Tasman Hospice, on Saturday, November 21, 2020; aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew and Sharon, Richard and Helen, Matthew and Kelly. Stepmother of the late Heather Penhaligon. Loved grandma of Nathan, Deidre, Nicholas, Carissa, Jessica and Tyler. As per Janet’s wishes a private family service has been held followed by interment at Richmond Cemetery. Messages to The Holmes Family c/- 17 West Avenue, Richmond 7020. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice would be appreciated and can be made online at www.nelsonhospice.org.nz... or can be posted to Nelson Tasman Region Hospice Trust, PO Box 283, Nelson 7040.

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CRAMER, Audrey Lorraine

Passed away peacefully at Kena Kena Rest Home on Saturday, November 14, 2020, aged 90 years. Much loved Mum of Michael (U.K) and Alan (USA). Loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of all her grandchildren. Adored dear sister to Betty and Pauline (both UK). Audrey was a warm and caring friend to many, especially Glen & Lindsay, June & John, and Jean. She will be greatly missed by all her family in England, USA and Australia. According to Audrey’s wishes a private family service has been held.
‘A chapter completed,
A page turned, A life well lived, A rest well earned’
All messages to the Cramer family can be sent C/- PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.

Death

LOACH, Janet Wilhelmein

Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at Auckland Hospital on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Beloved wife of Don, and a loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Laura, and Amy and Scott. A devoted Oma of Roland and Kanan. Cherished daughter of Judith and John (dec), a treasured sister and sister-in-law of Susan and David Brien, and aunt to her nieces and nephews. Messages to 1 Brunswick Street, Timaru 7910. A private cremation has been held.

Death

BULL, Gerald Russell

Of Waikanae, peacefully on 23 November 2020 (his birthday), aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Susan; father and father-in-law of Natasha & Julian and Aaron (dec); grandfather of Fraser and Ethan. Gerald was a very organised, adventurous, kind, creative, fun and hardworking family man who wishes to be remembered and celebrated for the great life he lived. The family wish to sincerely thank the wonderful nurses and staff of Mary Potter Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers please donate to Wellington Free Ambulance at www.wfa.org.nz... Messages to ‘the Bull family’ may be posted C/- PO Box 723, Paraparaumu 5254. In accordance with his wishes, a service to celebrate Gerald’s life has been held.

Death

van ASSEMA, Antonius Maria Clemens (Tony/Antoine)

Peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on 11 November 2020. Beloved husband of Olga (dec). Dearly loved by his 3 children (and partners) Sapphira, Gareth and Rebecca, Jeroen and Lauren, and adored Opa of Archer and Trixie. Very much loved only brother of Ingrid. Loved brother-in-law of Ray, Bruce, Barbara and Norm, Margaret and Joan. Loved uncle of Chris, Fiona and Stephen. Geliefde neef van Tante Truus. Will be missed by his furry four legged, constant companion, Keisha. Friends are invited to attend a service for Tony at the Feilding Funeral Chapel, 282 Kimbolton Road, Feilding on Friday 4 December 2020 at 11.00am, followed by interment at Halcombe Cemetery.
NZIFH

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TANTRUM, Phyllis Eleanor

Passed peacefully November 9, 2020, aged 92. Much loved Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister and Aunty.
Spiritual medium and healer, who shone her wonderful
light in so many people’s live’s over the years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5, at 2.00pm, at Gordon Spratt Recreational Centre, Alice Lane, Papamoa. Please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. Communications to angel.bubble@hotmail.com

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PATTINSON, Laurence Alan

Loved husband of the late Wendy. Partner of Jean Young. Much loved father and father-in-law of Karen and Rob Koster, Shane and Lynley, Donna and Jeffery Shaw, Amanda, Rhonda, Laurence (Zac), and Charmaine and Scott Mitchell. Much loved grandad, great-grandad and poppa. Laurie’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at The Linwood Salvation Army, 177 Linwood Ave, at 2.00pm. Messages to the family of Laurie Pattinson can be sent to c/- P.O. Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. In lieu of flowers donations to the Linwood Salvation Army Childrens work would be appreciated.

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SQUIRES, Elizabeth (Libby)

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, 23 November 2020. Much loved partner of Peter Fry, and good friend to many. As per Libby’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.
Down the lanes of memory
The lights are never dim
Until the stars cease to shine
We will remember HER
– with apologies to Cook and Moore (?)

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