Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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PATERSON, Rachel Elizabeth Lucas

Passed away peacefully at Ultimate Care Rose Court on Saturday, September 26, 2020, aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Dr Donald Paterson. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Edward and Yanina, Andrew and Ruth, Alan and Jenny, and David and Linda. Dearly loved and loving Granny of eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff at Rose Court for all their loving care of Rachel. Messages to the Paterson family c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In accordance with Rachel’s wishes a private cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers donations to the Leprosy Mission NZ would be appreciated and may be made online only at bit.ly.... A memorial service for Rachel will be held at Beckenham Methodist Church, 83 Malcolm Avenue, Beckenham, Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.00pm.

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BURBAGE, Mary McTavish(née McCrone)

Passed away peacefully at Cascades Retirement Village, Hamilton, on Saturday 26th September 2020; aged 86 years. Loving wife of the late Eric; dearly beloved mother and mother-in-law of Susan and Paul Mitchell, David and Fiona, Philip and Sue; much loved grandma and grandma-in-law of Lloyd, Ellyse and Corey, Tyler and Paige, Lauren, and Luke; loving great-grandma of Summer and Lola. Sincere thanks to the staff of Cascades for their devoted care and attention. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice may be left at the service or forwarded to

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HARGEST, Margaret Joan

Peacefully at Windsor Park Care Home, Gore, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, aged 82 years. Much loved wife of Ron. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Bayne* and Ruth* Falconer (Riversdale), Douglas* and Evelyn Falconer (Waimumu), Valmai and John Kirk (Gore). Loved Aunty Margaret of all her nieces and nephews. Loved sister-in-law of Noeline* and Paul* Amataiti (Invercargill).
(*denotes deceased)

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McEWING, Margaret Victoria (nee Stuart)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness on September 26, 2020, at Rowena Jackson. Beloved wife of the late Graham. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Lynley and Neville, Noelene, Vaella and Peter, Murray and Brenda, Basil and Kathryn, Karen and Allan, Judy, Pamela and Allister. Much loved grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma to all her grandchildren. The funeral service for Margaret will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at J Fraser and Sons, Cnr Esk and Doon Sts, commencing at 10.30am. Her interment will follow at Calcium Cemetery, Isla bank. Messages to 156 Steel Rd, RD 4 Invercargill. Online tributes may be made to her tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

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O’CONNOR, Beverley (Bev)

On Saturday September 26, 2020, Bev passed away surrounded by her loving family, at Olive Tree Rest Home. Dearly loved wife of Tony. Dearly loved Mum of Rachael and Mike Lalogafau, and Angela and Terry Fawcett. Very much loved Grandma of Sam, Jack, Ruby and Abby, and a special Bevy to Laurel. Our deepest thanks go to the staff of Olive Tree Dementia and Hospital wings, who have looked after Bev for the last six and a half years. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be mad to Alzheimers NZ, which may be left in the Chapel foyer. Messages to the O’Connor family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North, or may be left at robertjcotton.co.nz/funerals. A service to celebrate Bev’s life will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday October 1, 2020, at 1.30pm. To view livestream, please email admin@robertjcotton.co.nz

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HILLS, Dudley Noel

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle.
Sunrise 19.01.1937
Sunset 25.09.2020Surrounded by those that loved him, in his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Rosemary for 63 years. Most cherished Dad and father-in-law of Debbie and Neil, Donna and Mark, Natalie and Barry, Wayne and Lisa, Mike and Maria. Treasured Poppa/class clown of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. A truly humorous character gone forever. A service to celebrate Dudley’s life will be held at The Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo on Tuesday, 29.09.2020 at 2.00pm to be followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lake Taupo Hospice, PO Box 950, Taupo, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Communications to Dudley’s family c/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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LONGDILL, Judi Robin

Peacefully on Friday 25 September 2020. Beloved wife of Doug. Cherished mother of Simon, Peter and Anna, and grandmother of Samantha, Jonathan and Keanu. A funeral service for Judi will be held at the St Marks Church Lounge in Te Aroha, at 11.00am, on Friday 2 October 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Waipuna Hospice, www.waipunahospice.org.nz... All communications to the Longdill family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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MICAL, Shirley Evelyn

Passed away at Waikato Hospital on September 27, 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late William (Bill). Much loved mother of Stanley and Jackie, Christine and Sao, Craig, David and Nina, Gavin and Olena. Nana of six grandchildren.
Rest in Peace.
You will always be remembered.
A service for Shirley will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, 102 Kirkwood St, Thames on Thursday, October 1, at 11am, followed by interment at Pukerimu cemetery, Paeroa at 2pm. The ceremony will be livestreamed.

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PETELIN, Robert (Bob)

Passed away peacefully on 23 August 2020 at Wharekaka Rest Home, Martinborough. Aged 85 years. Loved father of Paul Kleer and Gijipa of Alisa Kleer. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Schubert Wines, 57 Cambridge Road, Martinborough on Friday 2nd October 2020 at 3.30pm. Messages to Bob’s family C/- P.O. Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit www.tributes.co.nz...

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WISE, Faith Annie (nee Coleman)

Passed peacefully at Maida Vale on Monday 21st September 2020, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Daude. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Lyn and Alan Melody (New Plymouth), Jennifer (dec), Chris and Sally Wise (Mokau), and Dalene and Alex Brown (Havelock North). Adored Nana of Craig, Michael, Jennifer, Chris, Matt, Jeremy, Flyn, Tacka, Brieley, Layna, Taryn, and her great-grandchildren. Tributes to Faith may be left online at www.wabraham.co.nz... or sent to “The Wise Family”, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340. The family would like to thank staff at Maida Vale and Woodrow Grove for their love and care for Mum. In accordance with Faith’s wishes a private family cremation has been held. A memorial service for Faith will be held in Raetihi at a later date.

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SPILMAN, Sidney Lewis (Buzz)

NZ413138, Flight Lieutenant 75 Squadron, WWII. Aerial topdressing pilot Wanganui. Died on Friday, September 18, 2020 at The Wood Retirement Village, Nelson, aged 98. Dearly loved husband of the late Dinah, loved father and father-in-law of Margot and John Rowling of Nelson, and Sherrilyn (Shern) Spilman and John Pattison of Nelson, treasured granddad of Josette Prince of Auckland, and Flynn Perry of Nelson. In accordance with his wishes, he will be farewelled privately. Special thanks to staff at The Wood for their care during his final days. Messages can be sent to Buzzs family, c/- 164 Tahunanui Drive Nelson 7011 or made online at
www.shoneandshirley.com...

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ANDERSON, Colleen Jane (nee Crofskey)

On Friday 18th September 2020 Colleen passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, aged 83 years, at Hilda Ross Retirement Village. Treasured wife of Fred for 65 years. Beloved and adored mother and mother-in-law of Carol & Noel Brown, Graeme & Vanessa, David & Kiri and Kevin. Loved Granma of Marie and Courtney; Joshua, Melissa, Kimberlee, Aaron and Grace; Suzanne, Monique, Darelle-Ann, Holly and Carly; Taylor, Samantha and Casey. Loved GGMa of Jake, Georgia and Evie; Justin, Jade, Chase, Kierah-Lee and Baylee; Caleb, Devon, Sam, Thea, Zach and Boston; loved step GGMa to Maddi, Danni and Devon. A private family farewell for Colleen has been held. All communications to the Anderson family, c/- P.O. Box 4449, Hamilton 3247.

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RAMSAY, Robert John (Bob)

Formerly of Bridge Derwent Ltd. On 19th September 2020, peacefully at Kandahar Home, Masterton. Dearly loved friend of Lyn, Judd and Deanna, Emma and Connor. Special thanks to the staff at Kandahar who took such good care of our dear friend in his final years. In accordance with Bob’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to Lyn C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or can be left on Bob’s tribute page at www.tributes.co.nz...

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TEAPE, William Henry (Bill)

After a short illness Bill passed away at Edith Cavell Rest Home on Friday, September 11, 2020. Aged 93 years (he had lived in his own home up until 2 weeks before his passing). Loved father and father-in-law of Denise and Keith, Andrea and Chris, Michael and Robyn. Loved grandfather of Gina, Kerryn, and Lillian; Tamara, Troy, and Logan; Aubrey, Lauren, Ryan, Callum, and Maddison, and great-grandfather of Gwen, Kenzie, and Finn. In keeping with Bill’s wishes a Private Service has been held.

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DUCKMANTON, Mervyn James (Merv)

Passed away peacefully at Dixon House, Greymouth, on September 21, 2020, aged 95. Dearly loved husband of the late Gwen, dearly loved dad of Pamela and Justin Wells (Hokitika), Lorraine and the late Donald Linklater (Ross), loved Pop of Wayne and Rebecca, Sarah and Joe, Natalie and Jonny, and Craig (deceased), Karen and Michael (Perth), Paul and Jodie, Neil and Cherie, and loved Pop of all his great-grandchildren. To Rose and the staff at Dixon House, thank you for your wonderful loving care of Merv. Flowers respectfully declined. Messages to 125 Kanerie Road, Hokitika 7811. At Merv’s request, a private cremation has been held here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.

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