Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


SIMPSON, Derek Kenneth

Born 15.11.1931
Died 23 June 2022
Of Paraparaumu. Dearly loved husband of the late Terri. Loved father and father-in-law of Lee & James, and Andrew (dec). Loved Grandad of Aaron (dec) and Sarah. A service to farewell Derek will be held at the Kapiti Crematorium, in the grounds of Awa Tapu Cemetery, Valley Road, Paraparaumu, on Monday 4 July 2022 at 2.00pm. Messages to "The Simpson Family" PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.


BURRIN, Pauline (nee Gallop)

Aged 75. Passed away on June 7, 2022 at Palm Grove Rest Home. Loved mother to Penny, and Grandmother to Rebekah, Jessica, Isabella and Poppy. Loved sister of Yvonne, Cynthia (deceased), and Lorraine. A private cremation has been held at her request. A patient sufferer of MS for many years.
Now at peace.


MATHEWS, Eric Otley

On June 24, 2022 peacefully at Bolton Clarke Moreton Shores Aged Care, Queensland. Aged 92 years. Born in Invercargill, Eric was the dearly loved husband of the late Marie, loved son of the late Tom and Maud Mathews and loved brother of the late, Rosamond, Jocelyn, and Rana. A respected brother-in-law, and fun uncle to the Gollan and Moran families.
Messages to


THOMSON, Trevor David (Trev)

1951 – 2022
Quietly passed away on June 26, 2022. Beloved father of Laura. Brother to Kevin, Bruce, Catherine. Brother-in-law to Lita. Uncle to Jen, Mhairi, Alex, Christine, Amber and Jess. Friend to many. A private family cremation has been held. Any flowers to Stillwater Gardens with appreciation. Memorial to be held at a later date.


WARD, Lloyd John Parker

Passed away peacefully with family at his side, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Windsor Park Care Home (Gore). Dearly loved and cherished husband of the late Lorraine for 53 years. Dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Valerie and Garry Ross, Desmond and Kathy Ward, Barry and Jeananne Ward, Brent Ward, Pauline and Jimmy Cormack. Loved Grandad of Wendy and Garth Shanks, Lisa Ross, and Warren Ross; Steven and Jess Cormack, Sarah Cormack and Logan; Robert, and Matthew Ward, and a very special Great-Grandad of Olivia, Emma, and Ross Shanks; Maddison and Fletcher Cormack. A very special thanks to the staff in the Charlton Ward at Windsor Park for the wonderful care of Lloyd. At Lloyd’s request, a private family service will be held. Messages to 63 Kitchener Street, Gore 9710.


DOWNES, Patricia Lois St John

On 27 June 2022, peacefully, surrounded by family, at Elizabeth Knox Rest Home, Epsom, Auckland, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Max, and beloved sister to Jill and Michael. Much loved mother of Cathy, Tim, Anne and Elizabeth. Dearly loved mother-in-law of Jennifer, Patsy and Phil. Cherished grandmother of Margaux, Douglas, Sam, Hannah, Bill, Scarlett and Wilson. Great-grandmother of Amelia, Jack, Max, Olivia, Paddy, Stella and Clementine. A family service was held and Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, on 30 June. Special thanks to the staff at Elizabeth Knox Rest Home, who cared for Pat beautifully over the past three years. Messages to the Downes family c/- Cathy at


HARVEY, GlenysAnne (Maxine)

January 29, 1944 —
June 26, 2022
Our much loved Maxine passed away suddenly but peacefully, following a very short illness. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Paul McConnon; Theresa Aldridge and Brett Rumler; Mark (Harv) Harvey; Katherine Harvey and Andrew Frost. Loved daughter of the late Haydyn John Webley and Mornice Holt Webley. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of John and Keitha Webley; Christine and Brian Jacobson; Susan and Craig Adams. Dearest Nana of Crystal, Corban, Bailey, Sophie, Abbie, Angel, Jana and Jake, Keita and Asher. Special great-grandmother of Kaiah, Reeve, and Ridge. Loved Aunty Maxine to all her nieces and nephews.
Dearest Maxine, you were always thinking of others before yourself. Our hearts are full of beautiful memories that we will cherish and remember forever.
You will be hugely missed.
We love you Mum xx
Messages may be sent to 22 Sunbelt Crescent, Takaka. A private family service will be held to celebrate the life of Maxine.


DREWERY, Daphne Leslie (nee Merrin)

On June 26, 2022, peacefully at Diana Isaac, Christchurch. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Harold, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Beverley and Brent, Karen, Gayle and Chaiyot, loved grandma of Richard, Grant and Kim; Kalim and Ann (Ireland); and Daniel and Yotsak and a loved great-grandma of Marcus, Connor, and Jasper; and Grace and Oisin. The Funeral Service for Daphne will be held at the John Rhind Chapel entry from London or Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Monday, July 4, at 1.00pm.


RHIND, John Douglas

On June 25, 2022 peacefully at Diana Isaac Village, Christchurch, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Bette, deeply loved father and father-in-law of Graeme and Annette, Sue, Anne and Brent Crisp, Julie and Chris Nielsen, and Steve and Cory (Brisbane). Much loved grandad of Alaina and Simon, Nick, Matt, Nicole and Megan and Josh, Jeremy and Sam. Special great-grandad John of Carter. Loved brother of the late Rita Wilkinson. A special thank you to the Serviced Apartment and Hospital teams at Diana Isaac Village for the wonderful care and attention given to John. Messages to the Rhind Family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. At John’s request, a private funeral service has been held.


HELLEBREKERS, Marjorie Alyce (née Orr)

13.7.1930 — 6.6.2022
Richard, Catherine and Neil Cameron, Paul and Tess Hellebrekers, John Hellebrekers and Gaylene Yovich would be pleased to welcome friends and family to join them at a memorial service to celebrate Marjorie’s life on Saturday 9th July at 2.00pm in the Solway College Hall Chapel, 49 Fleet St, Masterton. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at


STEANS, David Neville (Nev)

On June 27, 2022, peacefully in Christchurch Hospital ICU, in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of Ros for 54 years Loved father and father-in-law of Murray and Lisa, Rochelle and John Sherriff. Cherished and loved Poppa of Sam, Maddison, and Greer. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Graeme and Caroline Steans, Anthea and the late Les Spears, Lynne and the late Mark Morris, and John and Merija Higgins. A celebration of Nev’s life will be held at the Northbrook Chapel, Spark Lane (off Northbrook Road), Rangiora, on Tuesday, July 5, at 11.30am, followed by a private cremation. The service can also be viewed via livestream at https


ALLEN, Gillian Frances (nee Ackroyd-Kelly)

Aged 80 years, passed away peacefully 22nd June 2022, at home after a short illness. Adored wife of Bob for over 59 years, cherished mum and mother-in-law of Simon and Bridgette, Tim and Shar, and Rebecca. Loved nana to Callum, Cooper and Sienna, Liam and Nathan.
Your quick wit and humour, love of life and honest opinions will be dearly missed.
A private memorial service to be announced at a later date.


McNEILL, Robert Mitchell

Passed away peacefully at Rosewood Rest Home, Christchurch, on June 28, 2022, aged 80 years of age. Cherished husband of Mary Ina. Much loved stepfather of Deborah. Loved son of Betty and Mitchell McNeill; and brother of Lynley, Claire (dec), and John (dec).
Forever remembered.
Sincere thanks to all the staff of O’Conor Rest Home (Westport) and Rosewood Rest Home for their exceptional care of Robert. Messages may be addressed to “The Robert McNeill Family”, C/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. At Robert’s request, a private cremation has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held in Invercargill at a later date to be advised.


PARKER, Patricia Mary (Trish)

Formerly from Featherston. Passed away peacefully in Wellington Hospital on 27th June 2022. Sadly missed by Phillip Joseph Parker (dec) and her 5 children Mark (dec), Colleen, Christopher, Judith & Peter, and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
"Loved by all who knew her"
A service will be held at the Tipene Funeral Home, Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, at 11.00am on Wednesday 6 July.


EMETT, Warwick

Died suddenly at home on 28 June 2022. Loved husband of Lyn. Loved Dad of Steve, Duncan, Amanda and Scott. Loved Grandad of Renee, Harley, Mason, Rory. Ava and Will. A private service has been held.
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