Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

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GILLESPIE, Irene NancyJoy (Nancy)

26.6.1931 — 26.2.2020
Peacefully, at Marne Street Hospital, Dunedin, with family by her side. Loved wife of the late Les, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Carol, Allan and Lorraine, and the late Colin, loved Nana Nancy of Sandra, the late Mitchell; Maria and Robert, and Tinika and Daniel, and a loved great-grandmother of Mitchell, Toni; Sonya, Anna, and Emily. Privately cremated, as was Nancy’s wish. Messages to PO Box 15126, Waihola 9243.

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GILLESPIE, Irene Nancy Joy (Nancy)

26.6.1931 — 26.2.2020
Peacefully, at Marne Street Hospital, Dunedin, with family by her side. Loved wife of the late Les, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Carol, Allan and Lorraine, and the late Colin, loved Nana Nancy of Sandra, the late Mitchell; Maria and Robert, and Tinika and Daniel, and a loved great-grandmother of Mitchell, Toni; Sonya, Anna, and Emily. Privately cremated, as was Nancy’s wish. Messages to PO Box 15126, Waihola 9243.

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TURNER, Noeline Jane(nee Fitzgibbon)

On February 24, 2020, peacefully, at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by her family, in her 96th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ces. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rod and Marie, Janice and Bernard Toner and Marion Turner. A much loved Nana of Matthew and Anna; Claire, Allison and Justine; and Maree and Belinda, and great-Nana of Xavier; Jake and Violet; Milan, Preston and Marcel; Logan (deceased) Crichton and Phoenix; and Lucas and Brooke. Messages to the Turner family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Special thanks to Dr Rebecca Langley and Jenny Kingston. The Funeral Mass for Noeline will be celebrated at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch, on Thursday, March 5 at 1.30pm, followed by burial at the Waimairi Cemetery, Grahams Road, Christchurch.

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RAMSAY, Elaine Diane

On February 26, 2020, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by loving family; in her 70th year. Dearly loved wife of Brent, loved mother, step-mother and mother-in-law of Craig, Keri and Phil, Reuben and Claire, and Vanessa and Clem. Loved nana of Connor, Lucy (deceased), Ruby, Chloe, Axel, Grace, Neve, Isla, and Ethan. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Nurse Maude Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Ramsay family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Monday, March 2, at 10.30am.

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JARRETT, Neil Richard

On February 25th, 2020, peacefully in Masterton. Aged 68 years. Adored husband of Maggie, father of Lisa, Chris and Mike, and admired Pops of Theo. He will be sadly missed by the wider family and especially remembered for his inspirational adventures. A service will be held at The Pines, 50 The Esplanade, Houghton Bay, Wellington, on Monday, March 2nd, at 11.00am, followed by a cremation.

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TURNER, Noeline Jane (nee Fitzgibbon)

Loved daughter of the late Matt and Rose Fitzgibbon; and a loved sister of Rod; and sister and sister-in-law of Des and Claire; Max and Teresa; and Dorothy (Dot) and Des Draper (all deceased). A much loved and inspirational Aunty to all her nephews and nieces.
“Memories are not framed in gold
Nor hung for all to see
But deep within our hearts
That’s where she will always be”

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THOMPSON, Judith Anne(formerly Reid)

Peacefully in the care of Hospice Southland, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, aged 77 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of David, Beverley and Donald Flett, Debbie and Keith Macdonald, and Trevor Reid and Hayley. Adored Nana of Bridget, and Donna, and Dean, Bradley, Tristan, Jessie, and Peter; Leah, and Rachael, and Bella, Jethro, Myah, and Willow; Corey, Brodie, Grace, and Ethan. A service to celebrate Judith’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Lounge, on Monday, March 2, at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Judith’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Day Program (Tuesdays) staff and the Hospice Doctors and Nursing staff for their exceptional care of Judith. Messages to PO Box 1345, Invercargill 9840, or office@avenalpark.co.nz

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CARLYLE, Melvin John

Passed away on February 23, 2020, aged 87 years. Loved husband of Valerie and loved father of Cherie, Sheena, Keryn, and Brian. Loved father-in-law of Colin, Peter, and Angie. Loved grandfather of Ilia, Ethan, Shay, Breanne, Caitlyn, and Shannon. A sincere thank you to all those who took care of Dad in his later years. A private cremation was held.

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GRANT, Josephine Mary (Jo)

Of Ngaio. Peacefully at Cashmere Home, Johnsonville, on 25 February 2020. Dearly loved wife of David for 47 years. Loving mother and step-mother of Andrew, Hamish, Anna, and Angus. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special sister to Tom and Jane, and Francie. The family express their gratitude to the staff at Cashmere Home for their kind and loving care of Jo. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to donate to the charity of your choice in Jo’s memory. Messages for ‘The Family of Jo Grant’ may be sent c/- PO Box 50-347, Porirua 5240. Requiem Mass for Jo will be celebrated in the Church of St. Benedict, corner of Izard Road and Everest Street, Khandallah, Wellington, on Tuesday 3 March 2020, at 11.00am.

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MURRAY, Janet (Nana Jan Jan)

The campfire’s gone out.
All is well, safely rest.
Will miss you dear friend.
— Ruth & family

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PEARCE, Graeme John

Passed away February 26, 2020, aged 72. Beloved son of the late Rona and John. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Raewyn and the late Dave, Murray and Sheryl, Shirley and Daniel, and Debbie (Pesala). Cherished uncle to Bruce, Tony, John, Sarah, Martin, Ashleigh, Cintamani, Narotama, Bala, and the late Gokul. Great uncle to 11 nephews and nieces.
Sadly missed RIP

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COLBERT, Audrey June (nee Inkersell)

On 26 February 2020, peacefully, aged 91 years. Wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, of Colin (deceased), Kate, David, Neville, Claire, Lynn, Andrew, Dylan and Christopher. Following a family cremation there will be a celebration of Audrey’s life on 5 March at 1.00pm. Please contact Kate on 021-145-3548. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amnesty International. Special thanks to all the beautiful, caring staff at Aria Park.

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DARROCH, Shirley May (nee Clothier)

Peacefully on 27th February 2020. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Rex. Loved partner to Keith Anniss. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law to Steve and Lyn, Alan and Jill, Kevin and Keryn. Loved Nana of her seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Loved sister to Brian and Gladys and the late Eileen. According to Shirley’s wishes a private family gathering has been held.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa 3444

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HUGGINS, Dorothy Margaret (nee Grenfell)

21.2.1930 — 27.2.2020
Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, in her 90th year. Loving wife of the late Henry, much loved Mother and friend of Julie and the late Paul. Treasured Nana of Angela and Peter Collier, Anthony and Julie Huggins, and Lance and Jaimie Huggins, proud Great-Grandmother of James, Sophie, Rebecca, Hamish, Paul and Lily. Messages may be addressed to the Huggins family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013.
“May you rest in peace and be reunited with those you have lost and missed deeply. Big hugs from all of us until we meet again. We love you.”
A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Tuesday, March 3 at 1.00pm.

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AVISON, Brian Roger

Peacefully at home on Thursday 27 February 2020, aged 65. Loved son of Roger and Celia (both deceased). Cherished brother of Peter and Ingrid, Michael (‘Sparks’, deceased) and Robyn, Denis and Karen, and Rosemary (Rose) and Richard. Fantastic loving uncle of Ben, John, and Emma; Cory, and Zoe; Amelia, and Ellen. Great-uncle of Mikey, and Finn; and Bryce. Messages to the Avison family may be left on Brian’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/brian. Brian’s family wish to acknowledge the wonderful care received from Hospice Taranaki. Please consider a donation in Brian’s memory which may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 10.30am, followed by his burial at Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford, at 2.00pm.

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