Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

MARKS, Patricia Ann

Passed away peacefully at Telford Rest Home on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, aged 74 years. Dearly loved mother of Rocky and Joanne Soffe. Loved Nana of Kayla and Serena. Loved partner to Brian (dec). Pat's family wish to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff at Telford Rest Home for their love and care shown to Pat in her final days. According to Pat's wishes, a private cremation has been held.

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McCALMAN, Rosalind Mae (Ros)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Vickery Court, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Don. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Averil and Robin Williams, Jan McCalman, Barbara and Phil Eldridge. Loved grandmother of Megan and Josh, Brent and Tam, and Michael. Loved great-grandmother of Hana, Otis; Katalina, Amelia. In accordance with Ros's wishes there has been a private service and cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be advised.
“The family would like to thank the staff and all who visited our mother at Vickery Court over the years”.
Messages to A and R Williams, Waimatuku, RD 3, Riverton 9883.

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LAVERY, Eileen Mary

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in her 66th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Robin, loved and respected mum of Joel and Scott, and grandmother of Zoe. Loved eldest daughter of the late Mel and Nancy Millar. Eileen was also a loved sister and sister-in-law of Kath and Paul Smith, Colleen and Jock Morris, Sid, Barney and Tania, also Robin's sister Karen and the late Joe Hessel. A special aunty to all her nieces and nephews. A big thank you to the District Nurses for their help in caring for Eileen. In accordance with Eileen's wishes a private service has been held. Messages to the Lavery Family, 3/21 High Street, Timaru 7910.

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GILL, Mavis Eunice

Passed away peacefully at Bob Scott Home and Hospital on 14 August 2018. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Anne, Michael, Karen and the late Harry Truman, and the late Janet, and David. Grandmother of Rachael, Jeremy and Rebecca Truman, Catherine and Iain Gill. Loved great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Special thanks to the medical staff at Hutt Hospital and Bob Scott. In lieu of flowers donations to Te Omanga Hospice would be appreciated. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Tocker Street, Taita, on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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JUDD, Frances Elaine

Frances, aged 97, died peacefully at home on Sunday, 22nd July 2018. Loved mother of Lissa and Norman; grandmother of Delia, Francesca, Margaux and Alamgir. A private funeral was held on Thursday, 26th July 2018.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
FDANZ–NZIFH
04 298-5168

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BRYANT, Dianna Fiona (nee van Delden)

On August 14, 2018, peacefully at home, after a short illness, in her 39th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Daniel, loving and treasured Mum of Charlie, and Jack. Much loved and very much treasured daughter of Kirsty. Loved daughter-in-law of Warren and Linda Bryant.
At Peace
Messages 1045 The Lake Road, Leeston 7683 or e-mail dbbuilders@xtra.co.nz A Service of Remembrance and Farewell for Dianna will be held at her home 1045 The Lake Road, Leeston, on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 1.30pm.

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PAY, Janet Rosemary

On August 15, 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. Treasured wife of Simon for 40 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Sarah and Mike, Michael and Emma. Adored Nanny of Alex, Eva, Zara and Henry. A service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at St Mark’s Chapel, Wigram, on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 2.00pm.

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HUGHES, Kennett Thomas

Passed away 16th August 2018 at Waikato Hospital. Very dearly loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of Gillian and Peter, uncle of Kareen & Adrian, Kelvin, Brettan and Garrick, and great-uncle of Baxter.
A wonderfully kind
and generous man,
will be forever in our hearts.

Death

CALLAGHAN, Ngarongo Kitua Rona "Rongo" (nee Phillips)

Passed peacefully at Woodrow Grove on Wednesday 15th August 2018, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Barney. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Belinda, David and Marianne, Kelly and Junior, Willy and Sandra, Matthew and Ang, and Tana and Deano. Loved Nan to all her mokopuna and moko-mokos. Rongo will lie at Urenui Marae, SH3 Main Road, Urenui, from 1.00pm, Saturday 18th August. Her service will be held at Urenui Marae on Monday 20th August 2018, at 12.00pm, followed by interment at Waitara Cemetery, at 2.00pm.

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COOPER, Eyvonne Raewyn

Passed away on August 15, 2018. Adam shared 32 years of marriage with me, and I cherish every moment. My sister Shona is my angel without wings. I am so proud of my family and grateful to have had each one in my life. Peter and Anne Brass, Colin and Raewyn Brass, Shona and Darian Tabor, Robyn and Noel Soper, Lynley Brass, and Christene Fridd, also my many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
"Sweet is the sleep that ends all pain, you wouldn’t wake me to suffer again"
Messages to the Cooper family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A private cremation has been held.

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STARK, Anne Elizabeth

Passed away surrounded by her loving children at Wellington Hospital on Tuesday, 7 August 2018, aged 75 years. Beloved wife of Oskar. Devoted and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Christopher and Emma, Leanne and Aschwin. Loved Grandma and Nana to Matthew, Hannah, Lara. In accordance with Anne’s wishes, a private service has been held.

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LAURENSON, Alma Mae

Peacefully at Summerset Wigram on Sunday, August 12, 2018. In her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Neill. Dearly loved mother of Bob and Mary, Sue and Brent, Julie and Peter, Jim and Myra, Ian and Warwick, and Neill and Monique. Loved grandmother of Bridgett, and Louise; Emma, Lauren, and Sarah; Daniel, and Rebekah; Kirsty, Karl, Helene, Semisi, and Ruth. Great-grandmother of Boaz, Jack, Brooke, Lola, and Lydia; Finn, and Evie. Great-great-grandmother of Madelyn. At Alma’s request a private family service has been held. Messages to the Laurenson family, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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DRAINVILLE, Marie Isabel (nee North)

Marie passed away on August 14, 2018, at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, aged 72 years. Dearly loved by her husband Richard, and their two sons, Jeremy and Damon. A very much loved sister and sister-in-law of Helen and Terry, Annette and Robert, Tony and Gloria, Catherine, Jennifer and her good friend Gary, Lyn and Ian, Suzanne and Guy, and by all her nieces and nephews. Marie is now at Rest and Peace after her four and half years of battling cancer. Marie is to be commended for her incredible, strength, tenacity and dedication to carry on her life long Nursing Passion. Marie was happiest when at work in a hospital and continued doing so until very recently. A service and cremation is taking place, in Florida, on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Although Marie had lived mostly in USA for almost 50 years she always tried to come "home" at least every 3 years. Marie's wish is for her ashes to come back to Christchurch. Anyone who wishes to share their memories of Marie are welcome to come and lunch and remininisce with her Christchurch family at the Valley Inn, Cnr Marsden and Flavell Streets, Heathcote, at 12.30pm, on Saturday, August 25. Please phone 03 3822302 or text 021 133 5132 before 12 Noon Thursday, August 23, to enable booking confirmation.

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WATSON, Patricia (Pat)

Passed away at Christchurch Hospital on August 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, aged 79. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Trev, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sue and Nick, Steve and Lynne. Treasured Nana Pat to Steve, Grant, Lisa, Craig and Brad and great-nana to all her great-grandchildren. A much loved sister, sister-in-law and aunty. Messages c/- of the Watson family to PO Box 15-095, Aranui. At Pat’s request a private family service has been held.
Rest in Peace,
you will always be remembered in our hearts.

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ROBERTSON, Dorothy Winifred(nee Williams)

1.6.1930 — 8.8.2018
Cherished wife of Peter (E.I.K). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jane, Ian, Mary (Laing), Dorothy (deceased), Craig, Fiona and Allan, Hamish and Lisa. Treasured Gran of Peter, Alisdair and Sophie, Laura, Jessica, Erica, Charlotte, Samantha, Caitlyn, and Great-Gran of Frederick and Rose. A family service has been held to honour the life of Dorothy on Friday, August 17. Messages c/- Robertson Family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640.

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