Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


SHAW, Noeline Patricia

Passed away peacefully on 7 June 2021, in her 87th year, at Radius Glaisdale. Adored mother to Alison Shaw (Hamilton), and her family abroad, Susan Chandler (daughter), Michael Shaw (son), grandchildren, Courtney & Chad (Australia). Loved wife of the late Alan Shaw. Alison would like to thank the staff at Radius Glaisdale for their care. A private memorial will be arranged at a later date. Messages of condolences can be sent to Radius Glaisdale, Flagstaff, Hamilton 3281.


JELLYMAN, Irene (Maycel)

On June 6, 2021, peacefully in the loving care of Middlepark Rest Home, Christchurch. Dearly loved mother of Carol and Gary (Nelson) and Ross and Trish (Greymouth). Former wife of the late Lin (Dick) Jellyman. Loved grandmother of Lynley and Dwain, Julie and Mike, Tom and Lainey, Sarah and Matty and a loved great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Loved companion of the late Billy Norcliffe. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Middlepark for their love and exceptional care of Maycel over the past six years. Messages to the Jellyman family c/o P.O. Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Memorial service to celebrate Maycel’s life will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road, Harewood, Christchurch, on Friday, June 25 at 2.00pm.


DORE, Frances Iris (Iris)

Passed away peacefully on 7 June 2021, at Dunedin, in her 99th year. Loved wife of the late Harry Dore. Much loved and missed mother and mother-in-law of Judy Hodgson and Grant (deceased) and Jill Strang. Also loving Grannie of Paul and Treena, Yvette, Cohen and Shae, Josie and Denis and her two great-grandsons Josh and Liam Hodgson.In accordance with Iris’ wishes a private interment will be held. Messages to Judy Hodgson, 22 Kohekohe Road, Waikanae, Kapiti 5036.
Gillions Funeral Services Dunedin 03 455 2128


PARK, Lucia Joy

Passed away, peacefully in her sleep, on Monday 7th June 2021, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ron. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Kevin and Kirsty, David and Anna, and Merryl and Ian. Treasured Nana Lucia of Taylor, Elliot, Jonathan, Ava and Sarah. Cherished elder sister and sister-in-law of Nevis and Ron, and Aurea (dec) and John. Loved aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many. A memorial service to celebrate Lucia’s life will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Saturday 19th June at 1.00pm. No flowers please. Messages to the Park Family, c/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd
Member Funeral Director’s Assn. of NZ.


RYDER, Ellen Joan Marie(Joan) (nee Hammond)

1924 — 2021
Died peacefully, in her 97th year, at Millvale House, Waikanae. Much loved Mum, Nana and Great-Nana. A private family service has been held.
Will be sadly missed.


AMES, Frances Helen

Of Townsville. Died May 27, 2021, aged 79. Daughter of the late John and Mary Christey of Southbridge. Much loved sister and aunty. A memorial service has been held on June 6, 2021.


MARSHALL-LEE, Diana Lilian (Di)

On June 5, 2021, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St Allisa Rest Home; aged 81 years. Forever loved wife and best friend of Pete. Deeply loved mother and mother-in-law of Rob and Yvonne, Sal and Michael, Phil and Anna. Much loved Granny of Becky, Sam, Tom, Rose, Ben, Jamie, Jack, Harry and George. The family wish to thank the amazing team at St Allisa Rest Home for the wonderful care they have given Di and continue to give Pete. At Di’s request a private cremation has been held and a private memorial will be held in due course when all the family can be together. Messages to the Marshall-Lee family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443.


DAWSON, Graham Phillips

On June 8, 2021. Very dearly loved brother of Kathleen (Kath) Harding, brother-in-law of Graham and uncle of Vicki, Amanda, and Andrew. Loved eldest son of Jim and Kath Dawson and brother of the late Ian.
Sleep well Lofty, you gentle man, you were much loved.


McLEOD, Charlotte Jayne

On June 7, 2021. It is with great sadness that we announce that our wee girl passed away very peacefully at home, aged 9 years. Precious daughter of Hamish and Hayley, and adored big sister of Maggie, and Fergus. Much loved granddaughter of Ellayne and Tony Kelly, and Alasdair and Juliet McLeod, great-granddaughter of Jim and Joy Kelly, and Murray and Lesley Faulkner. Special little niece and friend of all her aunties, uncles and cousins. We are absolutely broken. Charlotte fought so hard right till the very end. We are incredibly proud of her and all she’s been through. We just want to give the biggest thanks to everyone who has supported us on this journey. Your love and strength has been felt so much.
“Hold Fast”
Donations to the Child Cancer Foundation and Ronald McDonald House in Memory of Charlotte would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the McLeod family c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Charlotte’s life will be held at the Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Road on Monday, June 14, commencing at 1.30pm.



Of Featherston. Peacefully at home, on his 86th birthday, 7th June 2021. Dearly loved husband of Trish. Loved father and father-in-law of Colleen and John Hilder and the late Marc. Loved Grandad of Stacey, Damien, and Cheryl and loved ‘Grandad B’ to his 9 great-grandchildren. A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. In lieu of flowers a donation to either Parkinson’s Wairarapa or the Wellington Free Ambulance (Wairarapa Service) would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Ken will be held in the Anzac Hall, Cnr Bell and Birdwood Streets, Featherston, on Monday 14th June 2021, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation at Clareville. Messages to the Burgiss family C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit


McMASTER, James Milton (Jim)

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Joy and Tom* Owen-Cooper, Earl* and Margaret*, Shirley* and Noel* O’Riley, Stuart* and Betty*, Peg and Bob* Leach. Much loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

(*denotes deceased)


COOK, Ellis William (Cookie)

Dearly loved husband and mate of Lucille. Cherished father of Jan, Lee, and Louise and much loved grandfather and great-grandfather. A private celebration of life was held on Thursday, June 10, 2021. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to all who cared for Ellis.


SMITH, Pauline Herd

On June 7, 2021, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald. Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Roger, Alister and Ange, and Jill and Charlie Tomlin. Loving Nana of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages to 32 West Town Belt, Rakaia 7710. At Pauline’s request, a private service has been held.


McGUCKIAN, Francis James (Frank)

On Wednesday 9th June 2021 in Auckland. Dearly loved brother of Margaret and Eddie (dec) Healy. Loved uncle of Dale (UK), Angela & Bryce, Patsy & Rob; and great-uncle of Emerson, Finn, Logan & Emma. Frank was the son of late Mary & Daniel McGuckian of Johnsonville, and loved brother of John (dec).


DENFORD, Jennifer Margaret (Jenny)

On June 9, 2021, peacefully at Coldstream Life Care, Ashburton, after a long illness. Aged 76 years. Loved wife of the late Malcolm. Loved partner and friend of Graham for 13 years. Messages to the Denford Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. At Jenny’s request, a private cremation has been held.