Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


CLAUSEN, Helen Alice

Died peacefully after a short illness on August 17, 2021 during lockdown. A memorial service will be held for Helen on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2.30pm at St James’ Anglican Church, 882 Waiwhero Road, Ngatimoti (near Motueka, Tasman).


O’DONOGHUE, Michael (Mike/Irish)

Unexpectedly on Thursday, October 7, 2021; aged 70 years. Respected former husband of Avis. Much loved father of Kylie, Shanon, and Clayton. Loved father-in-law of Daniel, and Fiona. Treasured grandad of Henry, Alexandra, Jae, and Owen. A private family service has been held. Messages to


KINCAID, Mary Christina

July 31, 1929
October 13, 2021
Beloved wife of the late Eddie Kincaid. Sister of the late Willie and Austin. Mother and mother-in-law of Anne and Dave, Iain, Alasdair, Moira, Catriona and John, Keith and Helena. Cherished Grandmother of Tamsin, Hayley and Jimmy, Ayla, Kael, Kyan, Riam, Kobin, and Great-Grandmother of Mason and Georgia. In lieu of flowers a donation to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated, and may be made via the following link, The funeral service for Mary will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Monday, October 18, at 10.00am, and then interment at the Waimairi Cemetery. (Please note that Covid regulations restrict attendance to 100 people.)
If there’s another world, she lives in bliss, if there is none, she made the best of this. Robbie Burns.


CROW, David Bruce

20 April 1933 —
19 August 2021
A celebration of David’s life will be held at the St Moritz, Brunswick Street, Queenstown, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 3.00pm, followed by afternoon tea and music. Due to COVID restrictions numbers will be limited, so please contact if you wish to attend.


MANNING, Barbara

‘There’s no need to complicate.
Our time is short.
This is our fate, I’m yours.’
Thank you for being ours, Mum. Love Bern, Mon, Jake, Joe and Chooky. Following a brief illness, Barbara passed peacefully on the 14 October 2021. Sadly she did not have time to farewell her friends, lovely clients and the extended Manning and Harrop clans. The Manning kids would like to especially thank Dr Viv, the wonderful hospice staff, Sharyn, David, Lee, Gail, Gloria and Des. No service will be held.


WEATHERLEY, Philip (Phil)

Suddenly but peacefully left us with broken hearts on the 14th October 2021. Much loved dad of Joanne and father-in-law to Craig. Adored and cheeky poppy to Georgia, Libby and Jamee.
Forever our guardian angel


WEATHERLEY, Philip Martin (Phil)

On Thursday 14th October 2021 Phil passed away peacefully with family by his side at Waikato Hospital. Aged 73 years. Loved husband and soulmate of Pauline for 51 years. Dearly loved and cherished Dad of Craig & Justine, Shane & Fiona and Joanne & Craig Webber. Adored Poppy of Louis, Elizabeth, and Zoe; Jessie and Addy; Georgia, Libby and Jamee.
“Our adventures will never end. I’ll love you forever”
Due to the Covid restrictions a private cremation has been held. A memorial service remembering Phil’s life will be celebrated at a later date and will be advertised. All communications to the Weatherley Family, c/- of James R Hill Funeral Directors, 717 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216. FDANZ.


WEATHERLEY, Philip Martin

Peacefully passed on the 14th. Loved Grandfather to Lewis. Elizabeth and Zoe, Father-in-law to Justine and best mate and father to Craig. Thanks for the awesome and unforgettable memories you left us with.


BEENEN, Mark Alan

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 14, 2021, aged 58 years. Dearly loved husband of Suzanne. Loved Dad of Rebekah, James, and Alexandra, and father-in-law of Slayde. A gathering to remember Mark will be held at the Waitara Town and Country Club, 29 West Quay, Waitara, at 2.00pm on Saturday 16 October. Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, numbers are restricted. Please text Suzanne on 021 471 071 if you wish to attend.


PARSONSON, Thelma Evelyn Mary

Passed away on August 17, 2021, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Hartley. Treasured mother and “Mum” of Rex, Bevan and Sue, Adrienne and Bob Marryatt (Sydney). Loved Grandmother of Cameron, Sarah, Bradley, Stephen, Paul, Andrew, Greg and Richard; and GG-Ma of 15.
“Now with her Lord
and Saviour”
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Thelma Parsonson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and can be made directly. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Thelma’s service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family.


WERNET, Peter Harry Helmuth

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Aged 78 years. Passed away peacefully at his home in New Brighton. Much loved by his sisters Lisa, Anita, and their families and friends.
We have many wonderful memories of him.
He lived his life to the full.

Messages to the Wernet Family, c/- PO Box 31300, Ilam, Christchurch 8444. A private funeral service for Peter will be held.


GRILLI, Gabriella

On 15th October 2021, suddenly passed away at Waikato Hospital, Orthopaedic Ward. Loved wife of Giuseppe. Loved mother of Andrew, Luca, Massimo and Marco, and mother-in-law of Vicki, Suzanne and Maida. Loved Grandmother of Gea, Marco Jack, Gary, Maria and Massimino. A private service will be held due to the current Covid restrictions. All communications to the Grilli family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.


JONES, James Alexander Sefton

(Formerly of Middlemarch). Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021, at Park Lane Retirement Village, Christchurch, in his 80th year. Loved husband of Margaret, loving father and father-in-law and grandfather of Toni and Jo, Bryn and Lincoln; Selina, Jack and Isla. Special thanks to the management and staff of Park Lane Retirement Village. Due to current restriction for gatherings, and in accordance with Sefton’s wishes, a private farewell will be held with invitations personally issued by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to The Cancer Society. Messages to the Jones Family, PO Box 9029, Tower Junction, Christchurch 8149.


WALLIS, Margaret (Jean) (nee Bezzant)

Passed away at Waikato Hospital on Thursday, 14th October 2021. Aged 83 years. Loved wife of the late Ted. Loving mother of Dianne & John Overwater, Ian & Glenys, and the late Margaret & Kevin Blackstock. Beloved Nana of Jenna & Tamati, Kerryn, Ryan and Kent. Doting Great-Nana of Connor and Tyson. Special friend of Viv.
“A life well lived”
A private family celebration of Jean’s life has been arranged and a Memorial Service will held at a later date All communications to Wallis Family, c/o 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.


WIMMS, Vivienne Margaret (Viv)

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 14 October 2021, after a short illness. Aged 73 years. Dearly loved wife of Peter. Much loved Mum of Nicola and Nigel Budden, Rebecca, Daniel and Alison. Adored Grandma of Christian, and Tessa; Allie and Michael; Elliott, and Connor. Messages to the Wimms family, c/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414. Our heartfelt thanks to the District Nursing teams and to Arohanui Hospice for their wonderful care of Viv. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice via would be appreciated. Due to current restrictions, a private family service for Viv will be held.