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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LANSDOWN, Kevin Graham

On Friday, 11th October 2019. Beloved son of the late Mervyn and Niece. Loved brother of Fay and Graeme Waterson, Lynne and the late Robin Holley. Loved uncle of Duncan, Bridgit and Catherine; Gavin and Mark.
“Sadly Missed”

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JOHNSTON, Robin Hugh

Peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Nurse Maude Hospital, aged 76 years. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Heather and Richard, and Glenys and Andrew. Much loved uncle of Grant, Pip, Stu, Tim, and Amanda.

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PREBBLE, Aileen May (nee Lawson)

On October 11, 2019, peacefully at Windsor Care, in her 88th year, surrounded by her family, dearly loved wife of the late Ron, loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Jenny (Christchurch), and Gail and Mac Douglas (Australia). A most treasured Mum, nana, grannan of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and compassion shown to Aileen by the staff at Windsor Care. At the family’s request, donations in lieu of flowers to The Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly.... Messages may be addressed to the Prebble family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A celebration of Aileen’s life will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Wednesday, October 16, at 2.00pm.

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BERGMANS, Ben (Bernard Antonius)

At Calvary Hospital on Saturday, October 12, 2019; aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Rosie, adored father and father-in-law of Debbie and Mark Stevens, Ryan, and Marcel and Erika (Christchurch), much loved Opa to Maisie, Harry, Anna, Thea-Rose, and Heidi. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 21 Rimu Street, Invercargill, on Wednesday, October 16, at 1.00pm. Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations to Calvary Hospital would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Message to 511 Rockdale Road, Invercargill.

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PAPESCH, Alan Joseph Gladwyn

Sadly passed away aged 83 years, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Dearly loved husband of Janette, father of Andrea and Michael, father-in-law, grandfather of Maria, Kathryn, Sarah, Joseph, Peter, Matthew, Ella, Oscar, Victor and great-grandfather of Daniel and Gabrielle. Currently from Tauranga, formerly from Christchurch and Pirongia, Ngati Hikairo. Alan will be remembered for many qualities, his smile, love of family and singing to brighten up a room, many will forever cherish. A Requiem Mass will be held at St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 114 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga, on Thursday 17 October, at 11.00am. Communication to the Papesdech Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

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JOHNSTON, Stanley James (Jim)

Jim sadly passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, in his 95th year. Loved husband of Jessie*, and Coral*. Father and father-in-law of Coral*(Lu) and Brian* Knight (Gore), Jim (Australia), David and Margo* (Australia), Melvin and Una (Milton), Cheryl (Midge) and Tom (Oamaru), Stephen and Sharon (Oamaru). A loved Grandad, Great-Grandad, and Great-Great-Grandad. Loved brother and brother-in-law, and uncle of his nieces and nephews. A service for Jim will be held in the West Otago Town and Country Club, Maple Street, Tapanui, on Wednesday, October 16 at 1.00pm, then leaving for the Tapanui Cemetery. Messages to 40 Bushyhill Street, Tapanui 9522.
(*denotes deceased)

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NGATAI, James (Jim)

Still young at heart and cheeky to the end. You were taken from us too soon Dad as we held your hand on 12 October 2019, aged 56 and you drew your last breath.
You held our hand when we were small,
You caught us when we fell,
You’re the hero of our childhood,
And our later years as well.
And every time we think of you,
Our heart still fills with pride,
Though we’ll always miss you dad,
We know you’re by our side.
In laughter and in sorrow,
In sunshine and through rain,
We know you’re watching over us,
Until we meet again.
Your passing has left a heartache no one can heal but your love left a memory no one can steal. Forever in our hearts, Donna, Antz & Kyra, Tiana, Stev & Reef, Tyran, Alicia, Ariya, Riley & Hunter.

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HAY, Colin Francis (Reverend)

Peacefully at Timaru Public Hospital on October 11, 2019, with family by his side; aged 77. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Margaret. Loving father and father-in-law of Alastair and Lorena, Robert, Michael, and Catherine. Adored grandfather of Kenneth, Cooper, Edison; Kadin; and friend of Ayla. Loved brother of the late Mel, and Les. Loved uncle of David, Gary, and Andrea. The Service celebrating Colin’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Shearman Street, Waimate, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1.00pm, followed by private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Waimate St John Ambulance would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 27 Innes Street, Waimate 7924.

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HENZEL, Beatrice (nee Hearps)

On October 10, 2019, peacefully at Admatha Rest Home, aged 104 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ted. Much loved mother of Margaret. Loved Grandma of James and Melissa Smith, Michelle and Matt Case. Proud great-grandma of Jackson, Tori, Jordie; Ryser, Jett and Frankie. Loved sister and sister-in-law of her 10 Tasmanian siblings (all deceased) and their spouses. A loved aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-Aant of her many nieces and nephews. Former mother-in-law of Owen Smith. Special thanks to the kind staff at Admatha for all their care over the last six years. Messages to the Henzel family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Funeral Mass for Beatrice will be celebrated at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch, on Monday, October 21, at 12.05pm, followed by burial at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Ruru Road.

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BUCHANAN, Valmai Jean

Passed away peacefully at Clare House Invercargill, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Roy), cherished and loving mother and mother-in-law of Russell and Valerie (Myross bush), Maree and Owen Butcher (Winton), Sandra and Barry Ridder (Cromwell), Sharon Buchanan and Dave Penny, a much loved and adored Nana of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral details to be advised.

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ELLISON, Elva Louise

Elva passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in Invercargill. Very much loved Mum to Robbie and Bill Uru. Loved Nana to Storm and Samantha Uru (UK,) and Jade and Georgia Uru (Auckland). Dearly loved only sister and sister-in-law of Denis* and Helen Johnston (Christchurch), and Don* Johnston and Annette Paki. Rest in peace now. Many thanks to the staff at Salisbury wing Rowena Jackson for their kind care and support. Messages to Robbie Uru, at 32 Neas Rd, RD 2, Invercargill.
(*denotes deceased)
“A Mum and her Daughter’s Love Never Dies”

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MURRAY, Hughena

Peacefully with family by her side, on Friday, October 11, 2019, in the wonderful care of Ascot Care Home. In her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Wallace. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Diane and Graham Fletcher, Hugh and Kerry Murray. Loved nana of Tim and Nela, Catherine, Geoffery, Stephanie, Janna and Shaun, Brett and Sarah, Taryn, Christa and Johnny. Loved great-grandmother of her 8 great-grandchildren. As to Hughena’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to The Murray Family PO Box 1737, Invercargill 9840.

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McNAUGHT, Reid William

Passed peacefully at Dunedin Hospital after a short illness on October 10, 2019; aged 71 years. Reid leaves a strong family; Emily, Richard, Ethan, Ava, Meredith, Siaosi, and Priscilla. A celebration of Reid’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 1.30pm, on Thursday, October 17, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers please spend time saving New Zealand’s railway heritage.

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ATKINS, Ernest Robert (Ernie)

Passed away after a short illness on 10 October 2019. Aged 90 years. Adored husband of Natalie for 72 years. Father to Judith-Ann, Norman, Peter and the late Bruce. A private cremation has been held, followed by celebration of life at the Katikati RSA and Citizens Club, Main Road, Katikati, on Thursday 17 October at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society either online at bit.ly... or left at the service. All communications to Atkins Family, PO Box 13603, Tauranga Central 3141.

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PARSON, Robert Edward (Bob)

Born in England, May 7, 1932. Passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Anthony Wilding. Loved father of Kathleen and Stephen. Grandfather of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved brother of the Parson boys. Especially loved by his elder brother Charles and wife Vi (UK). Special thanks to those who have cared for Bob, especially the wonderful staff at Anthony Wilding. A small service is to be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Tuesday, October 15, at 2.00pm.

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