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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COCHRANE, Thomas Thurston

18 March 1936 —
14 February 2021
“Pa” passed away on February 14, 2021, in Christchurch, at the age of 84. He will be dearly missed by his wife, sons, sister, grandchildren, friends, and extended family.
May his adventures on this earth continue in Heaven.
His funeral service was held at Christ the King Church on February 19, and he was buried in Avonhead Park Cemetery.
Virtute et Labore.

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RIELLY, Vincent William

Passed away peacefully at Taurima Rest Home on 21st February 2021, aged 81 years. Loved son of the late Vincent and Nell Rielly. Loved by all his brothers and sisters and their families. A private cremation has taken place.

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ANDERSON, John Calder (Jack)

Passed away peacefully on February 19, 2021. Aged 94 years. Loved husband to the late Jean. Dearly loved father of John and Jeanette. Loved Grandfather of Nina, Craig, Julie, Roslyn and Garin, and great-Grandfather of Mason, Lachlan, Siena and Elijah.
A loved friend and will be remembered by many.
Messages can be sent to Jack’s family, c/- Shone and Shirley, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011 or online at www.shoneandshirley.co.nz... A service to remember Jack will be held at the Shone and Shirley Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, at 1.30pm, on Friday, February 26, followed by burial at Richmond Cemetery.

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KEBBEY, Elizabeth (Betty)

Our special mum and granny passed away very peacefully last week, aged 89, after a short illness. She is dearly remembered by her children and grandchildren, Scottish and English family, and her many friends. Betty chose to not have a public funeral; instead her life has been celebrated and remembered privately by her family. The family especially thank her Kapiti friends, her church, and the extraordinary staff of Kapiti Rest Home and Sevenoaks who enabled her to make the very most of her last years and months respectively. The family welcome messages, which can be sent to Rowane Lyver at 15 Waicola Drive, RD 1, Palmerston North 4471. In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Betty, donations to the Kapiti SPCA are welcome.

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NORTON, Geoffrey

25.12.1944 — 19.02.2021
Passed away in Australia, aged 76 years. Son of Tom and Francis. Brother of Berys, Ynys, Yvonne, Jenny, Colin, Brian (all deceased). Brother of Tommy, John, Mick, Paddy, Noel, Jimmy and Ray.

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HAMMERICH, Eleanor Mary

Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on February 21, 2021, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John for 60 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Kristen, Alastair and Jillian, Colleen, Stephen (deceased), Susan and Rowan. Much loved Nanny of Andrew and Tui, Michael and Morgan, Nathan and Joshua. A loved sister and aunty of all her nieces and nephews.
Eleanor will be greatly missed by family and friends,
but she is now with the Lord whom she loved.
Messages to The Hammerich Family, c/- PO Box 31300, Ilam, Christchurch 8444. A Service for Eleanor will be held at the Dovedale Reformed Church, 28 Shands Road, Hornby, on Friday, February 26, at 2.00pm.

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RYAN, Valerie Elizabeth (Choco)

Passed away suddenly at the Christchurch Hospital on February 20, 2021. Loved mother of Sarah, much loved sister and sister-in-law of Iris and Gordon, loved aunty of Tania and Mark, Shayne and Pam, Terry, Brenda and Brendon. Messages c/- the Ryan family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. At Valerie’s request a private cremation has been held.
“Miss you Choco love Darky”

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GOWER, Rona (née Norman)

Died on January 30, three weeks shy of her century. A commemoration of Rona’s life will be held at The Piano, 156 Armagh St, this Saturday, February 27, at 2.00pm. All who knew her are welcome.

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BLUETT, Barrett Maxwell (Barry)

Passed away at Ashburton Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Rose. Loving Dad and father-in-law of Craig and Wendy (Blenheim), and Julie (Ashburton). Treasured Grandad Barry of Timothy and Marcel, Andrew, Daniel and Kurt. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jill and Ken Gillespie, loved brother-in-law of Peter and Judy Crawford, the late John, and Anne Crawford, and loved uncle of Kristen, John, and Barry; Carol and Paul. Messages to the Bluett family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. The family would like to thank the staff of Eastfield Medical Centre, the Ashburton Hospital and the Pakeke Lions for the thoughtful and compassionate care given to Barry. A service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on Friday, February 26, commencing at 10.30am, followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

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HOUGHTON, Herbert James (Joe)

Passed away peacefully on 17th February 2021, at Lansdowne Park, Masterton, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Annette. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Ross and Leisa, and Murray. Dearly loved Grandad and Great-Grandad of Ashleigh, Melissa, Jesse, Kayla, Ciara & Connor. Loved brother of Heather & Rae.
Will be deeply missed by his extended family and friends.
As per Joe’s wishes a private service has been held. All communications to the Houghton family, c/- P.O. Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit www.tributes.co.nz...

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SPRING, Michael Maurice

Group Captain (Retd.) RNZAF
Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Dryden & Marg Spring, and loved Uncle of; Mark & Jo Spring, Julie Anne & Graham Hallett, Greg & Jen Spring, Kevin & Susan Spring, Lisa & Dean Wilton, Anna & Mike Morris.
A wonderful brother,
brother-in-law and uncle.
Now at rest.
May peace be with him.

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ARMSTRONG, Ivan William

Peacefully at Burlington Rest Home on Saturday, February 20, 2021, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Paula. Much loved father and father-in-law of John and Frances Armstrong, Judy and Ken Tomlinson, and Jenny and John Cameron. Proud grandad of Chris, Lisa, Michael, Craig, Steven, Brett, and Stacey, and great-grandad of all 10 great-grandchildren. At Ivan’s request a Private Cremation has been held. A Celebration of Dad’s life is to be held at 13 Cedar Place, Amberley, on Saturday, March 6, at 2.00pm.

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ALDEN, Rodney Edward

At Timaru Hospital after a well fought battle on February 22, 2021. Loved husband of Judy. Loved dad of John, and Ben. Adored brother of Vicki Renalson, and loved uncle of Jordan, Taylor, and Linda. Brother-in-law of Edwin McEachen. Best friend of Spud. In accordance with Rodney’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 2418 State Highway1, RD 10, Studholme, Waimate 7980.
Oamaru Funeral Services Ltd
49 Humber St, Oamaru 9400
Ph (03) 434-8266

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REINSFIELD, Mary

In memory of the "Incredible, Unstoppable and Big Hearted" - Mary Reinsfield. My first job and I was so lucky to have you take me under your wing - supporting, protecting and nurturing me ... as you did for so many. It was my honour to extend this into a friendship that has stood the test of time. I will miss your stories, the never forgotten birthday cards, your contagious cackle, and your zest & spirit for life.
Always in my memories
— Donnamarie

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LEE, Cuthbert Eugene (Cuth)

On February 12, 2021, at the Russley Villas, aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Pauline. Loved father of Michael Ogilvie-Lee; Susan Marston; and Paul Ogilvie-Lee. Loved father-in-law of Leigh Marston; and Carmel Ogilvie-Lee. Loved and adored grandfather of Clementine, Genevieve, Frankie, Charles, James, and Gus; and Joshua, and Nicholas. Adored great-grandfather of Wolfe, Raphaelle, and August; Theodore, and Fletcher; Spencer, and Gabriel; Juliet, and Francis. A special thank you to the staff in the Ashley Suites, Russley Villas, for their fantastic care of Cuth. Messages to the Cuth Lee family, C/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. According to Cuth’s wishes, a private family farewell has been held.

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