Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


AGALOU, Marios

Peacefully at Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua, on 14 October 2019. Cherished husband of Barbara. Beloved stepfather of Sandra and son-in-law Neville. Wonderful Wa-wa of Christina, Katie, Keely and Lani. Will be so terribly missed.
Rest in peace our dearest Mario. Gone too soon.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated. A Service for Marios will be held in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, 3 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington, on Friday 18 October 2019 at 11.00am, thereafter private interment at Awa Tapu Cemetery, Valley Road, Paraparaumu.



Of Wakefield. Passed away on October 14, 2019. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved brother of Basil (dec) and Doris (dec) and family, Edna (Beau) Counsell and family (Nelson), and Pat Thompson and family (Waikanae).
Sadly Missed
Another Totara has fallen


BAIN, Maria

(late of Kaposvar, Hungary). On the afternoon of October 13, 2019, at Ilam Lifecare (Christchurch), in her 85th year. Loved wife of the late John Otto Bain, also of Hungary. Dearly loved mother of Thomas William and Robert Alexander. Very missed granny to Nikolai Eugene and Jeffrey Alexander. Greatly missed neighbour of Peter, Susan, Luke and Annabelle Coleman. Messages to 311 Barrington Street, Spreydon. In accordance with Maria’s wishes, a private cremation has been held but a memorial service to celebrate her life is being held at the Christchurch Hungarian Club Hall located at 11 Hardy Street, New Brighton, this Saturday, October 19, commencing at 11.00am. All welcome and attendees will be given the opportunity to share any stories from their life about her.
Au revoir our Norma Jean.


LAURENCE, Miles Edward (Smiley)

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Shane and Faye, Dennis (dec), Betty and Les (dec), Kathy (dec) and Bruce. Loved uncle of Lynette, Steven and Karen.
Rest in Peace Smiley.


THORNER, Neville Henry

On October 12, 2019 peacefully at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dallas. Loved father and father-in-law of Barry & Denise, Sharon & Terry, and much loved Pop of his 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Betty & Denis. In accordance with Neville’s wishes a private cremation has been held.



30.05.1922 — 14.10.2019
In her 98th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Basil Falloon for 60 years. Mother and mother-in-law of Ian & Miriam, and Garth & Toi. Grandmother of Benjamin and Timothy. A Service for Lorna will be held in Saint Johns Anglican Church, Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, on Friday 18th October 2019, at 2.00pm, followed by afternoon tea at Gee and Hickton Kingswood Lounge, cnr King and Cairo Sts, Upper Hutt. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinsons Society of New Zealand would be greatly appreciated.


JOHNSTON, Elaine Dorreen

On 11 October 2019 peacefully at Waikato Hospital surrounded by family; aged 88 years. Loved wife of the late Jack. Dearly loved mother & mother-in-law of Wayne & Jenny, Kevin & Heather, Ian & Sandie, Paul (dec), Terry & Sandra, Barry & Jackie. A much loved Nana of 11, and Great-Nana of 5. A service for Elaine will be held at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Friday, 18 October 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Johnston family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.


GROVES, Trevor

On October 13, 2019 peacefully at Lower Hutt Hospital. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Mavis. Wonderful stepfather of Cathy, John, Maria and Barry. Poppa of Jarrod, Amber, Jed, Sam, Liam and Daniel. Great-Pops of Violet. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Hutt Hospital for making Trevor comfortable in his final hours. A memorial service for Trevor will be held in Kingswood, cnr King and Cairo Sts, Upper Hutt, on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1.00pm. All messages to "the family", c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.


HARVEY, Louisa Lavinia ("Dinkie")

Dinkie passed away at Sevenoaks Hospital on Saturday, 12 October 2019, aged 99 years. Beloved wife of Peter who died in 1979. Loved mother to her children, Patricia and Anne, cherished grandmother to her grandsons, George, Joshua, Heath and Sam, and great-grandmother to Jacob, Madeleine, Elliott, Zoë and Phoebe.
"You are now at Peace"
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Louisa’s life in the Kapiti Crematorium Chapel, situated in the grounds of Awa Tapu Cemetery, 133 Valley Road, Paraparaumu, on Friday, 18 October 2019, at 11.30am. There will be a Memorial Service at Sevenoaks, date to be advised.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168



Tragically taken on Friday 11 October 2019, aged 20 years. Very dearly loved son of Yvonne and Bryan, and best mate and brother to Darryn, and Dale. Sorely missed by all his family & his friends who we consider his second family. Jarrod’s family is overwhelmed by the love and support received from his workmates at Paraparaumu Prenail. We will celebrate Jarrod’s life in the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Friday 18 October 2019 at 1pm.
Chur Bro

Kapiti Coast
Funeral Home
04 2985168


STEFFERT, Brian John (BJ)

Peacefully passed away on Sunday 13th October 2019, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Paddy and loved father and father-in-law of Sean & Caron, Bridget & Brian (Biggs) Powell, Katie & Bryan Meyer, Shannon & Wayne Cathcart. Fun grandad of Logan & Sara, Jackson & Molly, Jakeb, Kane & Issac, Jorja, Taylor & Madyson. A Catholic service for Brian will be held at St John the Baptist Church, 47 Jocelyn Street, Te Puke, on Friday 18th October at 1.00pm, followed by a graveside service. All communications to ‘The Steffert Family’ c/- 25 Ninth Avenue, Tauranga.


TAMATI(aka McLean), Jacob “Jake”

Died suddenly at home, ‘Lillybrook’, on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Aged 50 years. Adored and treasured partner of Tracy Green. Dearly loved father of Kayne and Trinity Tamati, father-in-law-to-be of Dallas and Amy. Proud grandfather of Te Ahu Hoani Tamati. Messages may be sent to ‘Lillybrook’, 2508 Waihopai Valley Road, RD 6, Blenheim 7276. Following family and friends farewells in Blenheim and Nelson, Jake will be buried at the family marae in Whatawhata.


MARTIN, Stewart Gordon

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 13 October 2019, aged 82. Loved husband of Jocelyn (dec). Loved father of Linda, Patricia (dec), Warren (dec), Marie and Valerie. The most amazing and adored grandfather and great-grandfather. A service will be held for Stewart at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 17 October at 1.30pm, followed by a burial at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Messages to the Martin family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.


McCARTHY, Edna Mary

Passed away peacefully on 12th October 2019. Loved wife of the late Michael McCarthy, mother and mother-in-law of Jamie & Jean and Kenneth & Kay. Grandma to Christopher, Harriet, Jody, Danny, Ben, and Jessica. Great-grandma to Ruby, Lola, Daisy, Charlie and Jed. In lieu of flowers donations to the Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Edna will be held at the Harbour City Crematorium Chapel, 56 Onepu Road, Kilbirnie on Saturday the 19th of October at 11


SCHOLEFIELD, Clifford Onslow

Died October 14, 2019, aged 90 years. Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Norma, and dearly loved Dad of Sue Boyce and Bev Randall. Deeply treasured Grandad to Peter, Becky, Amy, Sara, Holly, Caity, Courtney, and Taylor, and great-grandad to his 11 great-grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful medical staff at Nelson Hospital. The Service for Clifford will be held at The Shone & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011, on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 1.00pm. Messages to Shone & Shirley, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.