Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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FARROW, John William

Passed peacefully, in his 84th year, at Hospice Whanganui, on 14 October 2021, surrounded by family. Loved husband of Audrey for 62 years. Loved father and father-in-law of David, Sam, Paul, Diane, Tony, Mike and Mai, and brother-in-law of Roy Gilbert. Loved Poppy, Granddad and Great-Granddad to many. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Rex and Sheryl, Keith and Margaret, and his late sisters and brothers-in-law. Audrey and family would like to acknowledge the loving care given by Hospice Whanganui staff over the last week. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Whanganui would be appreciated. John’s funeral service will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui, on Tuesday 19 October, at 2.00pm. Due to covid restrictions, please call 06 345 5522 to confirm your attendance. John’s service will be livestreamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz...

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BELLANEY, John Alexander (JB)

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, peacefully at home; aged 78 years. Loved fourth son of *James Alexander (Jim) and *Elsie Mary Bellaney, loved brother of *Les and Catherine (Thornbury), *Colin (Dunedin), *Stan and Betty (Gore), Nancy and David (Mosgiel), loved and respected Uncle JB of his many nephews and nieces and their families. As per John’s wishes, a private Memorial service will be held. Messages to PO Box 171, Balclutha.
(*denotes deceased)

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WILLMOTT, William Edward(Bill)

Companion of the NZ Order of Merit
Esteemed Friend of China, 7.2.1932 – 12.10.2021
On October 12, 2021, most beloved husband and friend of Diana Madgin (Di), father of Nicole, Kate, Jane, Claire and Andrew, Katherine and Sarah, Popdaddy to Jack and Poppa Bill to Max, Minnie and Vicki. Adored brother of Joy, Don, and Dick. Father-in-law of Deb and Michael. Due to Covid restrictions, Bill’s funeral will be by invitation, and is set for 10.30am, Wednesday, October 20, followed by a gathering at a venue to be announced on the day. If you are unable to attend, we will, on request, provide a link for viewing online. A memorial celebration of Bill’s life will be held as soon as we are able. Messages for the family may be sent to 132 Port Hills Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Stroke Foundation, NZ or Rewi Alley’s Shandan Bailie School in China.

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SMITH, Rupert Charles

On October 10, 2021, unexpectedly at Mt Hutt, aged 41 years. Dearly loved son of Shirleyann Watkins and Tony Smith. Loved brother of Jeremy and Chloe (deceased) and brother-in-law of Linda. Adored Uncle of Ruby and Lilly. A loved and respected friend to many snowboarders, surfers, cricketers, and icehockey players. Messages to the family of Rupert Smith, c/o 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013; or email to ruperts2021@gmail.com A celebration of Rupert’s life will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, on Wednesday, October 20, at 1.00pm. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 100 people. Please email the family
ruperts2021@gmail.com to express your wish to attend, they will confirm whether or not there will be room for you. Those unable to attend may view the service via the livestreaming link below
www.oneroomstreaming.com...
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LAWLOR, Mary Eileen Erin (Erin)

On October 14, 2021, at Chatsford Retirement Village, Mosgiel; in her 85th year. Loved eldest daughter of Eileen* and John*, loved sister and sister-in-law of Michael and Mary (Mosgiel), Marie* and Peter* McAtamney (Middlemarch), Vincent and Helen (Wellington), Brendan and Diane (Waihola), Patricia and Keith Macauley (Mosgiel), and twins Bernadine Cournane (Te Anau) and Rosaleen*, also a loved and respected Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Amy Doig for all her wonderful care. Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 12 Holborn Ave, Chatsford, Mosgiel 9024.
(*denotes deceased)

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PARKER, Margaret Jane (nee Strahan)

On October 15, 2021, at Christchurch. Loved and loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Dan, Sally, Alice, Sophie, James and Lily; Ben and Andrea; Jane, Lindis, Caroline and Henry; Caroline, Andy, Harry and Bella; Will, Elle, Tomas and Anna. With sincere thanks to all the staff and carers at Nurse Maude Hospital. Messages to the Parker family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service for Margaret will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church Heathcote, 40 Martindales Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, on Wednesday, October 20, at 1.30pm.

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CHING, Patricia Margaret (Pat) (nee Miller)

The Memorial Service will be held in Our Chapel, 12 High Street, Rangiora, This Day (Saturday), at 2.00pm.

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KIRKWOOD, Paul Martin (Kirky)

Suddenly on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, in his 69th year. Loved father and father-in-law of Sara and Nathan (Gore), and James. Loved Grandad of Mason and Oliver. A service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Community Church, Cnr Lindisfarne and Miller Street, on Wednesday, October 20 at 2.30pm, followed by a Private Cremation. Due to Covid-19, Delta Level 2, gathering restrictions will apply. Messages to “Kirkwood Family” PO Box 632, Invercargill.

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ERICSON, Peter Francis

Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Dunstan Hospital, in his 84th year, with family at his side. Beloved husband of Margaret (Tosh). Dearly loving father and father-in-law of Neill and Valerie (Australia), Moray and Pamela (Ireland), and Jan and Damian Burns (Invercargill). Loved Grandad of Genevieve; Josh, Chloe, Emily, and Sean. At Peter’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages C/o 7 Meadowstone Drive, Villa 17, Wanaka 9305.

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WATERS, Robert John (Bob)

19.12.1941 – 15.10.2021
A strong loving family man, community-spirited, caring and generous. Bob was formerly a teacher at Newton School and South Wellington Intermediate (SWIS). He passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital, aged 79. Beloved father and father-in-law of Danny, Eileen, Audrey, Colin, Marty, and Jenny. Adored grandpa of his many grandchildren. Brother of Jim, David, and Jenny. A memorial function will be held at 4.30pm on Monday 18 October at South Wellington Intermediate School Hall, Rintoul Street, to celebrate Bob’s life.

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FOWLER, Marion (nee Sharp)

Passed peacefully at Jane Winstone Retirement Village, Wanganui, on 12 October 2021. Much loved wife of Trevor for 52 years. Dearly loved Mum of Hayden, Reece, and Kerryn. Loved Nana of Jessica, and Leanna; Sophie; and Evan. A loved daughter of the late Geoff and Kath Sharp, loved sister of Jo. Marion was loved by her extended family, and many friends.
Rest In Peace.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers New Zealand would be appreciated and may be left in the Atrium. Marion’s service will be livestreamed at
www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz... on Monday, 18 October 2021 at 11.00am. Please contact Cleveland Funeral Home for details.

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DELANY, Ueleen Jane Georgena

Passed away peacefully in Nelson, aged 76 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Hughie and Lucy Delany; adored sister of Beth (dec), Raymond (dec), Norman (dec), and Carol; Treasured aunt of all her nieces and nephews, and good friend of Matthew. A private interment has been held at Richmond Cemetery.

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HESLOP, Kaye (Sandy)

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 81, with family by his side. Beloved husband of Kaye Heslop. Cherished father of Clayton and Genevieve (Cookie). Loved grandfather of Stacey-Lee. Funeral service and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 11.00am, at the River Inn Hotel, Takaka. Correspondence to 15 Mockingbird Ridge, R.D.1, Takaka 7183.

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WARREN, Kathleen Maude (Kathy)

Passed away peacefully at Elloughton Gardens, Timaru, on Monday, October 11, 2021, surrounded by love. A loved and loving wife of Paul (dec), and a devoted mother and mother-in-law of Gaylene, David and Sharee, Kathryn, Sharon and Barry, and a respected sister and sister-in-law of Peter and Jill (dec) Daniels. A cherished nana to her grand and great-grandchildren, aunt to her nieces and nephews, and friend to many. Messages to 1/28 Avenue Road, Timaru 7910. A private cremation has been held.

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WEALE, John David

Of Levin. Peacefully on 11 October 2021 at Horowhenua Health Centre following a short illness, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Raylee for 54 years. Adored father and father-in-law of Angela and Murray McCulloch, Geoff and Irene. Loving Grandad of Bill, Michael, Molly and Kieran. Sincere gratitude to all of the staff at Star 4 for their wonderful kind and compassionate care of John. A tribute can be placed on John’s page at
www.tributes.co.nz....
In accordance with John’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

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