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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COPELAND, Nancy Marion

Mum left us on May 26, 2020, in her 85th year. Reunited with her beloved husband Ivan. Wonderful mother to Stephen and Cynthia, Sheryl and Ali, Ruth and Huup, John and Robyn and Vaughn. Adoring Bibi to Dara and Ariana, Sarah and Robert, Jasper, Summer and Daniel. Dearly loved by all the wider family, Nancy was a woman of great faith and an inspiration to so many. Close friends are invited to celebrate her life at All Saints Church, on June 6 at 12.30pm. Due to number restrictions please RSVP 0276944469. Mum loved flowers so bring yours to decorate the church.

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de BREUK, June Henty (nee Bonifant)

On May 28, 2020, peacefully at Bainswood on Victoria, Rangiora, in her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Johannes (Jan), much loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Peter (Greymouth), Joanna and Derek Prescott (Picton).Very much loved nana of Larnka and Luke Foran (Australia), Jaycen de Breuk (deceased); Rachel and Michael Maher (Marton), Chrissy and George Millar (Blenheim); and a very special nana June to all her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Bainswood on Victoria for the wonderful care given to June. Messages to The de Breuk Family, PO Box 276, Picton 7250. In accordance with June’s wishes, a private service will be held.

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KAY, Judith Anne (Judy)(nee Harris)

On May 26, 2020, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David, loved mother and mother-in-law of Dean and Shirley-Jean (Florida), and the late Adrian. Daughter of Rita and Joe Harris and beloved sister of the late Bevan of Okains Bay. Judy was a graduate of Christchurch Nurses College and began her lifelong career in nursing in 1959, a natural-born caregiver, working in hospitals, nursing facilities and Nurse Maude until her retirement, then continuing to care and love people by doing home care for patients into her 70’s. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Judith Kay, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation will be held. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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COLLINGWOOD, Fiona

Died peacefully surrounded by her family at Nelson Tasman Hospice on Thursday, May 21, 2020, aged 40 years. Loved partner of Simon Rae, adored mum of Bridget, treasured daughter of Andrew and Christine Collingwood. Loved sister and sister in-law of Greg and Abbie, and Joffre, loved aunty of Hadley and Elliot; and Jakeb and Summer. Loved daughter-in-law of Kevin and Elaine Rae, and loved sister in-law of Jef Rae. Loved and dear friend of Bronwyn and Darrell, and Jayden Kircher. Messages can be sent to Fiona’s family c/- 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011 or made online at www.shoneandshirley.com... A service for Fiona was held at the Shone and Shirley funeral chapel, Tahunanui, on Tuesday, May 26, followed by a burial at Gardner’s Valley Cemetery.

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BATY, William Alfred

Dearly loved husband of Sheryl, father of Justin and Aaron, father-in-law of Tracey, and grandfather (with the loudest sneeze and biggest hands) of Jayden, Samuel, Grace, Quinn and Maya. It is with incredible sadness and shock we say “see ya later” to our beloved “hero”. You are gone far too soon and the gap you leave seems too greater span to cross. We love you more than any words can say. As you always say “life is simple, its only us that tries to complicate it.” A Service for Bill will be held in the Rosa Chapel, 6 Tamihana Street, Matamata, at 11.00am on Tuesday 2 June, followed by a private family burial at Mangawhai Heads on 3 June. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John, Matamata, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications c/- the Baty family, 6 Tamihana Street, Matamata.

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WILLIAMS, Earle Frederick

Anglican Priest of 60 years, on May 29, 2020, at home, aged 87 years. Loved husband of Elspeth, eldest son of the late Len and Annie Williams. Father and father-in-law of Daniel and Gini, Ruth (Tiamara) and Machim, David and Shirani, grandfather of Emmanuel, Baxter, Otis, Daniel, Sarita, and Samuel. Brother and brother-in-law of Bruce and Margaret, Jean, Alex and Marie, Anne and Sandy, Basil and Trish, and member of his much-appreciated wider family. His Funeral Service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Addington. Messages may be addressed to the Williams family, C/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013.

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EVANS, Nola (nee Dixon)

Peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on 29 May 2020. Aged 90 years. Loved wife of the late Eric Glyn Evans, adored mum of John & Yvonne, Rod & Jane, Lyn, Pete and Andrea. Nana will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lara, Sam, Danny, Thomas, Billy-Sue, Penny, Tessa, Tim, Ben and Mia. Much loved sister of Dennis & Ann, and the late Rex, Norman and Marjorie. Many thanks to all those that cared for Nola throughout her illness and special thanks to Raewyn. In lieu of flowers donations to the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute would be appreciated via http

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HAMMOND, Helen Sandra

Passed away peacefully at home on 28 May 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Loved Mum of Hannah and Grace. Dearly loved daughter of Fred & Miriam and sister of Jayne, David and Teresa. Dearly loved partner of Aaron. Very loved and special friend of Big Bird. Messages to Helen’s family may be placed on Helen’s tribute page, www.tributes.co.nz... Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 a private service is being held on Sunday 31 May at 1.00pm. The service is being live streamed, you are welcome to join at www.oneroomstreaming.com...
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van MAANEN, Lisa Monique

On May 21, 2020, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, aged 51 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Caitlyn Jones, and Liam and Sophie van Maanen, much loved daughter of Gerry and Jeanne van Maanen, cherished sister and sister-in-law of Anita and Darren Webb, and adored Aunty Lis of Jesse, Renzo, and Noah, and a loved cousin, friend and respected colleague of so may.
So very sadly missed
In lieu of flowers, Lisa has asked that thought be given to making a donation to “Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand” and/or “Nurse Maude”. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Lisa van Maanen, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Private Service for Lisa has been held.

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GREENWOOD, Rosalind Mary (Ros) (nee Reeves)

On May 28, 2020, peacefully at her home; aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Kevin. Much loved mother and mother in-law of Jennifer & Mark, Linda & Dennis, Murray, Andrew & Nicola. Loving Grandma of Nicole, Amanda; Matthew, Jamie, Lisa; Millie and Eden. Sister of Peter (dec), Judy (dec) and Philippa, and much loved Aunty of her nieces and nephews. A service for Ros will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Cornwall and Knights Road, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. Messages may be sent to “the Greenwood family”, c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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ROBERTS, Sarah Jane(nee Chisnall)

On May 27, 2020, unexpectedly at Christchurch, cherished and loved wife of Steven, much loved Mum of Charlotte, and Anna, loved daughter of Wayne and Jenny, and the late Janet, loved sister of Sam and Pattie, and Tim. Loved daughter in law of Keith and Mary-anne. Aged 44 years.
‘‘Sadly Missed’’
Messages to 16 Stanwood Grove, Darfield 7510, or email tepirita@xtra.co.nz A Celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at Northbrook Chapel, Northbrook Road, Rangiora, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in the Waikairi Cemetery arriving approx. 3.35pm.

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LITTLE, Victor James

On May 26, 2020, Victor passed away at Christchurch Hospital, aged 59 years. Son of Maureen and the late James, and step-son of Wright Armstrong. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Duanne, Trudy and Les Sim, father to Tania, Rory, and Ben, friend of Cheryl, and a special uncle and great-uncle. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Victor Little, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to celebrate Victor’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, June 5, at 3.30pm, followed by a private cremation.

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BROWN, Michael Douglas James (Mike)

Passed away after a short illness at Christchurch Hospital, on May 29, 2020, with loving family by his side, aged 65 years. Much loved partner and best friend of Jackie, loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Dana and JJ, treasured “grandgrad” of Julia and Emily, and loved son of Phyllis and the late Doug. Heartfelt thanks to The Team at Fulton Hogan Transport, Jim Edwards, Ruth Gerring, and the rest of the team at Christchurch Hospital Oncology. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Michael Brown, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Funeral Service for Mike will be held on Thursday, June 4; due to current limitations at gatherings please contact Dana at dfnb31@gmail.com for more details.

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MULHOLLAND, Steven Harold

15892 LMM RNZN. On May 27, 2020 at home. Dearly loved husband of Annette. Much loved father and father- in-law of vicky, Brent & Candice, Paul & Lanita. Loved poppa of Brittany, Sean, Alex, Jenna, Jason, Jamie, Zara and Oliver. A private service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1.00pm. To comply with covid numbers the service will be live streamed by joining
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BURNE, Colin Alexander

Suddenly at Whanganui Hospital on Friday 29 May 2020, aged 84 years. Loved husband of Gill. Loved father and father-in-law of David and Teresa. Loved Da of Molly and Zac. Messages to the Burne family, C/- 18 Morris Street, Marton 4710. Friends are invited to Colin’s farewell at the Cobham Chapel, 18 Morris Street, Marton, on Thursday 4 June 2020, at 10.30am, followed by interment at the Lutheran Cemetery.
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