Death Notices

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FLINT, David Mark

David passed away peacefully after a long illness at his home in Christchurch, on April 19, 2019, aged 51 years. David was so dearly loved all his life by his parents Archie and the late June, his brother Peter, sister-in-law Michelle and his nieces and nephew Maia, Eve, and Marshall. He was also loved and wonderfully cared for by his other family at Hohepa, Arnah, Jerome, Patricia, Phillip and many others who worked with and supported David. The family are deeply thankful for the wonderful loving care he received from Hohepa. David will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and caregivers. A memorial service will be held for David at Hohepa, Barrington, Chch, at 1.00pm, on Monday, April 22. A graveside service will be held at the Arrowtown Cemetery at 3.00pm, on Wednesday, April 24, followed by a function at the Arrowtown Bowling Club. David will be laid to rest beside his mum, who he has so deeply missed since her death 18 months ago. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hohepa Canterbury Mobility Van can be made at the funeral service or the burial. Messages can be forwarded to The Flint Family, c/o PO Box 1, Arrowtown or to peterflint@islandstone.co.nz

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BALDERSTONE, Mary (Molly)

Passed away April 19, 2019, in Nelson, aged 88. Loving wife of the late Len; cherished Mum of Catherine and Jonathon, Linda and Graham, Peter and Liz. Treasured Granma of Dax, Che, Myra, Summer and Lisa, and her 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Molly’s life will be held in the Headingly Centre, Headingly Lane, Richmond, on Friday, April 26, at 1.30pm.

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ALTON, Shirley Gladys

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, 18 April 2019. Aged 90 years. Loving wife of the late Ian. Cherished mother & mother-in-law of Gary, Susan & Alan, Michael & Lynda, Neil & Sandra, and loved Gran, Nan to 6 Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff of Cambridge Oakdale for their love and care shown to Shirley over the past 6 years. A celebration for Shirley will be held at Waikato Hunt Kennels, 41 Fencourt Rd, Maungakawa, Cambridge, on Friday, 26 April 2019 at 12.00pm, followed by the burial at The Hautapu Public Cemetery. Donations to Dementia Waikato would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to the Alton Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane Cambridge 3434.

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HALEWOOD, Lily (Lil)

Passed away peacefully at Aberleigh Resthome on April 18, 2019, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Anne Marie; Andrew and Liz; David and Sarah; and Ian and Therese. Loved grandmother of Chris, Jeremy, Jake, Ben, Gemma, Jack, Lewis and Harriet. Messages to C/- PO Box 9, Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Baptist Church Missionaries would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A celebration of Lil’s life will be held at the Baptist Church, High St, Blenheim, on Wednesday, April 24, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation.

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MILNE, Dr. Graham Anderson

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Passed away peacefully on April 19 at Golden Bay Community Health. Aged 100 years. Beloved husband of the late Areta, and loving father and father-in-law of Robin and Kevin Uncles, (Rotorua) Ruth and the late Rick Ussher, (Dannevirke), the late Heather and Peter Arthur, (Motueka), Pippa and Des Ashcroft, (Toowoomba), Alec and Marian, Golden Bay

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WHITE, Ross Bevan

Suddenly at Wellington Hospital on 18 April 2019. Aged 85yrs. Dearly loved husband of Laraine. Much loved father of Murray and Karen and cherished brother of Glenn and partner Sue. Loved brother-in-law of Barry and Paula, Dennis, Chris and Marilyn. Loved uncle of Scott, Simon, Julie, Lisa, Craig, Fiona and Narelle. Friends and family will be informed of service details in due course.

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MITCHELMORE, Aaron Steven

Aged 21 years. At Masterton. Dearly loved son of Sonja Crawford and step-son of David Crawford. Loved step-brother of Alex Crawford. Loved step-Grandson of Kevin and Wilma Crawford (New Plymouth). Loved nephew and cousin of all his extended family.
No more pain now Aaron. Rest in Peace.
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DUNSMUIR, Ruby Merle

Peacefully at Christchurch on Friday, April 19, 2019, aged 97 years. Loving wife of the late Graeme Dunsmuir. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Donald and Sue (Ranfurly), Anne and Allan Kitto (Chch), Mark and Karen-Anne (Chch). Very much loved and respected grandmother of Jeremy and Jen (Middlemarch), Brett (dec) (Ranfurly), Justin and Sarah (Chch), Hamish and Taylor (Chch). Adored great-grandmother of Connor, Arabella and Bowie. Loved sister and sister-in-law. Loved and respected aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A service celebrating Ruby’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to South Canterbury Hospice would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the service. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Ilam Lifecare. Message to C/- Dunsmuir Family, PO Box 4091, Highfield, Timaru 7942.

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STUART, James McKenzie (Ken)

Loved son of Jim* and Jessie* Stuart (Kenmar, Brydone), loved brother and brother-in- law of Coral* and Ken* Forrest, George* and Alison, Heather* and Graeme McKenzie, Veron and Lex* Bagrie, loved brother-in-law of Graeme Hall* and Betty, Dorothy and Robbie* Marshall, Lindsay* and Avis Hall, and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
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DOYLE, Gordon

Passed peacefully on Saturday, 20th April 2019, at San Michele Rest Home and Hospital, Te Awamutu. Aged 82 years. Much loved husband of Louise. Loved father and father-in-law of Brendan and Greta (Tauranga), Yvonne and Bob Ohlson (Raumati South), Grant and Faith Dixon (Auckland), Steven LeBas and friend Alison (Whakatane). Dearly loved Koro of Natalia, Miah, Marcia, Renee, Amiria, Jakeb, and Theo. Great-Koro to Mia, Coby, Baden, Mason, Edan and Awahou. The Family would like to thank San Michele for their love and care. A farewell for Koro will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 at 1.30pm, followed by burial at the Te Awamutu Cemetery, Te Awamutu. In lieu of flowers, donations to Waikato Alzheimers would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications please to the Doyle family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
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RICHARDS, Doreen Margery (nee Hale)

Peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice, New Plymouth surrounded by her family on Friday 19 April 2019, aged 84. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Murray for 64 years. Adored Mum of Ian and Sera, Peter (deceased), and Wendy and Stephen. Cherished Gran of Laurie, Aaron, Taylor and Rochelle, and Brienne; Katrina, Regan and Amy, and Hannah. Great-Gran of 12 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Richards family can be left on Doreen’s tribute page at www.eagars.co.nz.... In preference to flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Doreen’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Friday 26 April 2019 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

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EICHSTAEDT, Mark David

Peacefully at home in New Plymouth on Friday 19 April 2019, aged 69. Dearly loved son of Bill and Mollie (both deceased). Loved husband of Trish (deceased). Cherished brother of Sheryl Murphy, Faye and Mike Earley, and Allan and Bev. Respected uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to the Eichstaedt family can be left on Mark’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/mark. In preference to flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Funeral Mass for Mark will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Powderham Street, New Plymouth, on Friday 26 April at 10.30am, followed by his burial at Awanui Cemetery. Rosary prayers will be prayed in the church on Thursday evening at 5.30pm.

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GREENING, Daniel Rangi John

26 April 1990 - 19 April 2019
On Good Friday Daniel passed away peacefully at Mary Potter Hospice. Much loved son to Victor Brown and Anna Greening, much loved brother to Shannon Greening, and much loved partner to Hine Griffiths. A cherished friend, cousin, nephew, uncle, Daniel was in return much loved by all who knew him. The outpouring of love and support has been incredibly humbling and truly touching, and Daniel left us knowing exactly how loved he is. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Mary Potter Hospice, who do amazing work, would be appreciated and may be left at Daniel’s service. Messages for the Greening family can be left in Daniels’ tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- P O Box 7123, Wellington 6242. Daniel’s farewell service will be held at 10.00am, TODAY, Monday 22nd April at The Wilson Funeral Home, 375 Adelaide Rd, Newtown, Wellington. His tangi will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 24th April at Whakato Marae Manutuke. All are welcome to each service.

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McPHERSON, Betty Alexander

Our much-loved mother, Nanny, sister and friend died in her home on Friday night, 19 April 2019. She will be sadly missed by her older sister Jean and brother-in-law Bevan, her four children and their partners, David Scarrow and Val Brown, Rob Scarrow and Debs Pullan and (the late) Bonnie Scarrow; Sandy Scarrow and Arlene Foster, Annie and Jeff Stephenson, and all 13 grandchildren and their partners, 9 great-grandchildren, and her many, many friends. Mother of Millions, Betty will be at home this week for any visitors who want to share their memories of this great and gracious lady. A celebration of her life will be held at Woodhill 167 Grange Rd, Tauranga, at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 24 April. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Legacy Trust, PO Box 3136, Greerton, Tauranga 3142. All messages to Sandy and Arlene at 57 Judea Rd, Tauranga 3110.

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SMART, Ian John (Smarty)

22 November 1946 —
19 April 2019
Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital after a short illness surrounded by his family. Much loved husband of Mary for 51 years. Beloved father and father-in-law of Michelle, Bronwyn & Craig, Bevan, Cushla & Graham, Aaron & Karen. Treasured Grandad of Jade & Stevie, Sean, Renee, Cerys, Case and Aedan. Adored Great-Grandad of Kingston & Saylor. A service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at United Matamata Sports Clubrooms, Bedford Park, on Wednesday 24th April at 11.00am. Smarty will be at home with his family and you are welcome to come and say goodbye. In lieu of flowers donations to St Johns would be appreciated. All communications to c/- the Smart family, 6 Tamihana Street, Matamata 3400.

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