Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


PURVES, Nola Margaret (nee Steenson)

Nola slipped away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family, on 23 February 2020, at Windsor Court Ohaupo. Aged 84 years. Much loved former wife of John (dec); cherished mother of Karen (dec), Rodney & Garry & mother-in-law of Teree; Loved Nana to Shannon, Chris, Alyssa and Great-Nana of Dylan, Kayla and Peyton.
At rest with Jesus Christ
our Lord.
According to Nola’s wishes a private service was held on 27 February 2020. Correspondence to the Purves Family, C/- PO Box 439, Hamilton 3240.


DALY, Joan Clare (nee Bartlett)

Born in Waimate on February 20, 1926. Died February 25, 2020, peacefully at the Vincentian Home, Wellington. Loved wife of the late Frank. Loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to Shaun and Ce, Erin and David, Mark, Julie, Mary and Brendan; Kate, Lewis, Rosanna, Jacinta, Maria, Stefan, Audrey, Mary, Flinn; Oscar, Scarlett, Jackson, Hayden, Henry. Special thanks to the staff of Vincentian Home for their care and support of Joan. In accordance with Joan’s wishes a private service has been held.


BLACK, Jocelyn Isobel

On 25 February 2020, in Wellington, in her 88th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Richard (Dick) Black. Loved mother of Joanne and Anthony, and treasured mother-in-law of Grant. Adored grandmother of Seb, Tamsin, Poppy and Grace. Grateful thanks to Dr Helen Rodenburg, Dr Tony Crutchley, Arthur at Thorndon Pharmacy, and the staff and residents of Vincentian Rest Home for their care and kind support of Jocelyn. At Jocelyn’s request, no service was held.


MATTHEWS, Pamela Jean (Pam)

Loved daughter of John William (Jack) and Mary (Molly) (nee Trethewey) Boucher, wife of the late Dave Matthews, mother and mother-in-law of Barrie and Mary Fitzpatrick, Craig and Jane Williams, Louise, Julie and Alistair (Al) Smith, Tim and Jodie Nicholls. Grandmother of Stephanie, Rebecca, Anna, Awhina, the late Joseph (Joe), Jack, Pete, and Maia, and great-grandmother of Sage. Sister of Dianna Heatherbell, Liz Buchanan and John Boucher. Many thanks to St Allisa Lifecare for their care and understanding. Messages may be addressed to the Matthews family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and can be made online at A Private service has been held.


SMITH, Anthony Thomas (Tony)

Tony passed away peacefully with his family at his side, after a short illness, on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Hospice South Canterbury, in his 73rd year. Dearly loved husband of Denise, and a much loved father and father-in-law of Brent and Michelle, Nigel and Bobbi, and Grant. Adored granddad of Zac and Leo. A huge thanks to the wonderful staff at Hospice for the care and kindness they showed to Tony. A private service has been held. Messages to 163 Douglas Street, Timaru 7910.


SHAW, Myrna Irene

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 25 January 1943. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt. Myrna was married to Jack for 58 years and was a loyal and loving wife for every minute of that time. A wonderful mother to Michael, our only son.
Our lives are changed forever, Rest In Peace dear Myrna, from your loving husband Jack and son Michael.
Myrna was a hard working and honest person who will be greatly missed by her many friend and colleagues. In accordance with Myrna’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.



Passed away at Lifecare Cambridge on Monday, 24th February 2020. Aged 60 years. Father of Daniel Hull. Son of the late Barney & Irene. Brother to Jack, Scott, Kaye, and the late Terry. A Graveside Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Bain will be held at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge, on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, at 10.30am.


ADAMS, Donna Marie (nee Cunningham)

Died suddenly on 17 February 2020, aged 54. Loved daughter of Wentworth and Mabel. Loved wife of Rocky, loved mother of Zeb, Izak, and Opal. Loved nana of Austin, Leo, and Ata. Loved sister of Rob, Kura and Weasel. Also a loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A private cremation has been held according to Donna’s wishes.
Forever in our hearts.


PASCO, Maurice Gerard

Aged 63 years. Late of St Johns Home, Toowong, Brisbane. Loved son of Jean* and Mick* Pasco. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Robin* and Bill* Watson, Mike* and Jane* Pasco, Ron and Dorothy Pasco. Remembered by his nieces and nephews. A funeral service in memory of Maurice’s life has been held at St Thomas Anglican Church, Toowong, Brisbane.
(*denotes deceased)


EVANS, Donald Geoffrey

Passed away February 20, 2020, in his 89th year. Loved husband and soulmate of Heather for 53 years. Loved father of Hamish, Gareth, Fiona and Alistair. Loved father-in-law of Jill, Sam, Tristan and Vicki. Loved grandfather of Holly, Ben, Zoe, Nate, Luc, Alex and Theo. Loved brother of Rachel and the late Gerald. Loved brother-in-law of Gordon and Lindsay. At Donald’s request a private service was held on February 24. Messages to


McCARRISON, ChristineDorothy Anne (Chris) (nee Klein)

On 21st February 2020, suddenly at home. Loved wife of Ian. Loved mother of Murray and step-mother of Debbie Hayne, Wendy McCarrison and the late Warwick. Dearly loved Grandmother of Bonnie and friend to Jane. Loved Grandmother of Matthew, Robert, Angela, Carol and the late Paul. Loved aunty of Sandra, Renata, Elissa, Richard and Bruce. Messages to the McCarrison family may be left in Chris’s tribute book at or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. A private cremation has already taken place.


MORRIS, Jane Maree

On Monday, February 23, 2020 at Adelaide. Loved wife of Roger, and a dearly loved mother of Jarrod and Jess, and the new baby to come; Tara and Luke Plume and a much loved Nana of Ayla, and Tyler. A family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Messages to 226 Main Street, Otautau 9610.


MORRIS, Jane Maree (nee Racz)

Dearly loved daughter of the late Jozsef and Shirley Racz. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Therese and Arty Meadows (Otautau), Deirdre and Neville Cook (Invercargill), Susan and Keith Kennedy (Otatara), Gary and Susan Racz (Fairfax), John and Barbara Racz (Otautau), Blair and Debbie Racz (Isla Bank). A loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Messages to 226 Main Street, Otautau 9610.


LLOYD, William Harry Albert (Bill)

On February 26, 2020, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital, aged 88 years. Dearly loved and treasured husband of the late Daphne. Loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Suzanne, and Annette Robinson (Perth). Much loved grandad of Phillip, Peter and Emily, Sarah and Edward, Benjamin, and Adam, and great-grandad of Lucia. Cherished brother of Norman (deceased), and Patricia, and their extended families. Messages to the Lloyd family c/- P.O. Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A funeral to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, cnr Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Monday, March 2, at 1.00pm.


CLARK, Pamela Audrey

17.12.1936 —25.2.2020

Passed away peacefully in her sleep in Hamilton, New Zealand. She will be missed by her family and friends in NZ and the UK. A small private service with family will be held over the weekend.