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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DAVIDSON, Peter James

(Formerly of Clandeboye). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, in the company of Leonard Cohen, on Sunday, October 17, 2021; aged 76 years. Treasured husband of Bev for 55 years. Devoted dad of Shane, Joanna, and Tim. Loved Pop of Catherine. Supportive brother of the late Helen, John, Jane, and the late Marion. A service to celebrate the life of Peter will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10.00am. Funeral attire not required. Gum boots can be left at the door. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice South Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to

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NEWBY, Steven Bruce

Died suddenly at Wellington Hospital on Tuesday 19 October 2021. Very dearly loved husband of Hilary. Loving father of Julia, Vicki and Tom. Loved father-in-law of JP, Jamie and Ann. Adored Pop of Jackson, Jemma, Alex, Harry, Lottie and Sophie. And a doting dog dad to Penny. He will be dearly missed. Funeral details to be confirmed. All messages to the Newby family, C/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745
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AITCHESON, Graeme Howard

The Aitcheson family sadly announce that on Friday, October 15, 2021, Graeme passed away unexpectedly in Hamilton, aged 72 years. Dearly beloved partner of Li. Much loved father of Jason and partner, Natasha; Aaron and Dominique; grandchildren Jessica and Caleb; Taela, Jordyn and Lucas and great-granddaughter, Willow. Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Heather and Alan, Wendy and Alister, Raylene, Sharon and Gaven, and loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. Graeme will be sadly missed by his family and countless friends, including his best friend of 67 years, Hash. Due to Covid a private family service will be held in Hamilton on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 1.00pm. Once we are through these uncertain times a ceremony will be announced where his friends can join the family to celebrate his life in the way he deserves. Messages to Aaron Aitcheson, 40 Alderley Terrace, Ravensbourne, Dunedin.

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RICHARDSON, Leisja Maree (nee Wright)

Passed peacefully on Sunday 17th October 2021, aged 39 years. Loved wife and best friend of Jimmy. Adored Mum of Kyla, Carter, Anae and step-mum of Aidan. Dearly loved daughter of Rob and Denyse Wright. Sister and sister-in-law to Abby and Nick Shepherd, and Brett Wright. Much loved Aunty. Messages may be sent to ‘The Richardson Family’, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Taranaki would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the Chapel foyer or online at hospicetaranaki.org.nz/how-can-i-help-or-donate/ Due to current Covid Level 2 restrictions an invitation-only family service will be held at The Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth.

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COLEMAN, Dorothy Ann

Passed away peacefully at Stoke on October 16, 2021, in her 91st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Phillip Leslie. Loved Mum of Jude Marsh, Pam and Dave Higgins, Peter and Karen, Bev and Stan Hollis, Tony and Sue, Terry and Lynne, Bevin and Shelley, and Darlene. Dearly loved Nana of Aaron and Shelley, Karen and Brendan, Leanne and Wayne, Cherie, Nikita and Brenton, Angela and Marc (dec), Stephen (dec), Darren, Micheal and Josh, Keegan, Alana and Hayley. Loved by all her great-grandchildren. A private family farewell has been held.

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AVERIS, Lynn Theresa

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lynn on October 15, 2021, 70 years young, surrounded by her husband and children. Dearly loved wife of Malcolm, treasured mother of Rebekah, Deborah, Justina and Kelly. Adored Grandma of Joshua, Alex, Emily, Abi, Thea, Noah, Caleb, Joseph, Zachary, Jasmine, Eli, India-Grace, Aliah, Scarlett and Sadie. Great-Grandmother to Mila, Lydia and Ayla Lynn. A small private funeral is to be held on Friday, October 22. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff on Ward 24, Christchurch Hospital.

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COLEMAN, Dorothy Ann (Dot)

Very much loved Mum of Pam and Dave Higgins; nana of Karen and Karl, Brendan and Shara; great-nana of Trenton, Ryan, Sarah, Luke, and Cort.
Love always.

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HARRINGTON, Mark Antony

15.10.1983 — 8.10.2021
Suddenly, at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark. Loved and cherished son of Alanna and Tony Harrington, grandson of Alma and Jim Burke, Patricia (dec) and David (dec) Harrington. Loved nephew of Debra and Richard Will, Kerry McNamara, Louise and Brendan Boyle, Brendon and Rachel Harrington, Paul and Suzie Harrington, Lynley and Michael Hayes, Yvonne and Johnny Stevenson and Natalie and Doug Bath, and beloved friend to all his cousins. Admired and respected colleague in Denmark and New Zealand; including his Airforce friends. A true and kind friend to many. Lovingly remembered by his Danish friends and the Lauesen family. Mark’s friends are gathering to celebrate his life in Copenhagen, on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. A private blessing and cremation took place Tuesday, 19 October, at 1-00pm (Danish time). When Mark has returned to New Zealand, a memorial service will be held in Arrowtown; at a date to be advised. Messages to PO Box 152, Arrowtown 9351.

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BOULDEN, Christina Anne (Chris)

On October 18, 2021, peacefully at Summerset at Wigram, surrounded by her loving family, aged 72 years. Much loved wife of Rex, loved mum of Christopher and Anita, and Michael and Liv, loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, and loyal friend. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Christina Boulden, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Chris’ service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family.

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CUSTERS, Wim (Bill)

Passed away peacefully at Telford Lifecare on Thursday 7th October 2021, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary (May) (deceased). Much loved father and father-in-law of Fiona & Tony Vickers and Steven & Araceli. Special friend of Kirsty McDonald. Dearly loved grandad of Aleisha & Dylan, Danni & Rhys, Georgia & Matthew, Talor, Ashleigh & Nicole. Dearly loved great-grandad of Ellie and Matilda. All messages may be sent to "The Custers Family", c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340. A private cremation has been held.

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IRWIN, Murray Alex

Much loved brother & friend of Ian, Suzanne, Graeme (Grump) and Sharron, Russell and Cindy and Peter (dec). Loved uncle of Fabian; Luke, Sheree and Mike; Tessa and Carl, Nick and Becks, Olly; Jamie and James, Jody and Michell, Tracy. Much loved great-uncle to his great-nieces & nephews.
His advice is always treasured.

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WATTS, Joan Elizabeth

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Saturday 16 October 2021, aged 90. For service details go to Joan’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/joanwatts.

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RADICH, Joan Mifanwy

Our beautiful, gracious, devoted mother and Baba has gone to be with our loved ones. You gave so much to so many. Forever loved by Christina and Terry, Catherine (dec), Daniel, Hannah, Amelia, and Angus; Mathew; Jacquelyn, Mason, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Jackson; Richard, Laura, Ethan, Eva, and Kaylee; Tim, Ashleigh, Milla, and Leo.
“A woman before her time”
Pocivaj u miru
Zbogom

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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.

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WALKER Barry

Peacefully at Hutt Hospital on Saturday 16 October 2021. Loved son of Harry (d) & Eileen (d), much loved brother and brother-in-law of Denis and Maureen, loved uncle of Anthony, Anna & Dan, and Estelle & Drew, and loved great-uncle of Isabel, Elise, Liam, Cooper and Oliver. We would like to thank the staff from the ICU and Medical Ward of Hutt Hospital for their respectful care of Barry. A Service to honour Barry’s life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Friday 22 October 2021 at 10.30am.

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