Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

RAINE, Christopher Taylor

(MPhil Emerg. Mgt.)
5 November 1954 —
18 June 2022
Now Storm-chasing in the midst of the clouds.
A brave man to the end
Loved husband and best friend of Anne. Father to his children Jessie and (the late) Rosemary Raine; and Alix. Stepfather to Hannah, Eve, Eleanor, Edwina and Madeleine Collins - he will be sadly missed by them. Loved son of Dr John Wellesley Evan Raine and Eleanor Raine (nee Luke) of Wellington. Much loved youngest brother of Dr Rosalind Anderson, Dr John Raine, Professor Anthony Raine (dec). My thanks and love to the wonderful vascular team and nurses under Ms Jo Krysa at Dunedin Hospital who looked after Chris so tenderly and with absolute compassion and love for many years. To the nurses on the surgical ward at Kew Hospital Invercargill who cared for Chris willingly and gently. To our dear friends and carers who came in tirelessly each day to ‘sort him out’ (and Anne!) Marlee Van Uden, Bridgette Batt O’ Keeffe, Ilse Todd and Wendy McNaughton. The team at Otautau Medical centre, your surprise at his longevity need be no more, he was always happy with the great care you took of him and managing to keep him alive so much longer! Dave Loudon who supported us both in Chris’s end days, and now myself during this walk in the valley of tears. Chris will have many who remember him, his friends and colleagues from the Met Service, Wellington Free Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Waitaki District Council and also West Coast Regional Council. And to the many of you who knew Chris and enjoyed his company and whom I don’t know; be assured he will be in heaven peering through the clouds at you all and hopefully sending you fine weather because he will have gathered the storm clouds to himself. Chris was cremated in Dunedin on Monday, June 20, 2022. He is now at his much loved cottage in Thornbury and is awaiting a date for a blessing on the weather lawn and placement of his ashes. He will be sadly missed by Anne - his friend and soulmate. If anyone wishes to splurge out in his memory but rather than flowers he would prefer donations to Furever Homes, Invercargill.

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JONES, Colin

All members of the Stratford-Avon Bowling Club are requested to attend the funeral service for Colin in full uniform, to form a guard of honour at the end of the service. Colin was a highly respected member of our Club over many years.
Rex Hodgetts
President

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SIROTA, Christopher John

Passed away peacefully at home Saturday 18 June 2022, Aged 67 years. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Petone Workingmens Club, Saturday 23 July, 1.00pm.

Death

JOBLIN, Norma Alys (Nonnie)

Nonnie passed away peacefully on June 22, 2022, on what would have been her and Allan’s 76th wedding anniversary. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Loved and loving mother of Raewyn and Jay Lightoller, Russell and Karen. Loved, caring and fun-loving Nana of Katherine and Iain Sextus, Paul and Sonya Lightoller, Simon and Phillippa, Scott and Cindy, Adam and Sarah. Special Gaga to Daimen and Brooke Lightoller, Abbey, Heidi and Ben Sextus, Boston, Sienna and Stella, Lucy and Max, McKinley, Aniston and Kennedy. Forever in our hearts. A private cremation has been held according to Nonnie’s wishes.
A light from our life
now gone,
A voice is now stilled,
A vacant place is in our hearts that never can be filled.

Death

COGHLAN, Michael Barrie

Of Newlands. Peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 29th June 2022. Dearly loved husband of Marie for 59 years. Much loved father of Paul (dec), Michele and Lyndsay, Stephanie and Allan, Mark and Fiona, Richard and Hiromi. Adored grandad of Sarah, Christopher, Frances, Sophie, Marie-Claire, Haydn, and Rowena. Great-grandfather of Kotare and Albert. Cherished brother of Janet (dec) and Jennifer. Beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to St Vincent de Paul Newlands would be appreciated and may be left at the Mass. Messages for ‘The Family of Michael Coghlan’ may be sent c/- PO Box 50-347, Porirua 5240. Requiem Mass for Michael will be celebrated in the Church of St. Andrew, 27 Trebann Street, Newlands, on Monday 4th July 2022 at 11.00am. The Rosary will be recited in the church prior to the Mass at 10.30am.

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PRESTON, Alan Richard (Poppa)

Passed away peacefully after a short illness on 24th June 2022, in his 82nd year. Poppa will be greatly missed by wife Beverley, daughters Julie, Susan and Marie, son-in-law Tim, and granddaughters Charlotte and Ruby. A private cremation has been held as per Alan’s wishes.

Death

BROWNE, Catherine Mary(nee Finn)

Born 13 July 1966, Catherine (Cath) passed away suddenly on December 6, 2021. Much loved wife of Mike, and mother of Ciara and Daniel. Loved sister of Eileen, Maura and Veronica and their families. Due to Covid and travel restrictions we have not been able to all get together to celebrate her life until now. A mass will be dedicated in Cath’s memory at Our Lady of Kapiti Church, Paraparaumu, Wednesday 13th July at 9.30am followed by refreshments. We would love family and friends to join us in remembering Cath.

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MONEY, Mary Elizabeth(nee Keen)

JP, QSM
Died peacefully at home on June 29, 2022. Aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Bruce, Elisabeth, Richard, and Stewart. Loved Gran Mary of Matthew, Grace, Anna, and Cameron. Dearly loved daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Keen of Invercargill, and loving sister and sister-in-law to the late Phyllis and Rod Lush, the late Joy and Humphrey Hopkins, and the late John Money. Awarded the QSM for services to Girl Guides, Women, and the Community in 2022. As per Mary’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. All messages to the “Money Family”, PO Box 30127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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ARTHURS, Ann Fredrica (née Birss)

Dearly beloved wife of the late Terry, cherished mother of Rachael, Sarah and Matthew. Compassionate, determined, loving and caring Grannie to Charlotte, Ella, Toby and Benjamin. Sister, Aunty and friend. Fiercely loyal and loving, a supporter of dreams and practicalities, and sneaky ice-cream eater and chocoholic. A private cremation has taken place. Our thanks as a family to all those teams whose care made and kept Mum comfortable. Messages can be posted C/- PO Box 460, Masterton.
Wairarapa Funeral Services

www.wairarapafunerals.co.nz...
FDANZ, Masterton

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SMITH, Gordon Phillip

Suddenly and unexpectedly on June 23, 2020. Loved son of the late Ena and Colin, brother of Mary-Anne and Peter Smith (Blenheim), Kaye and Derek Bonnington (Hira), Craig (overseas) and Kristian (Picton). Loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to The Family of Gordon Smith, PO Box 7103, Nelson 7040. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Beachside Events Centre, 70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, on Friday, July 8 at 12 noon.

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ROBERTS, Albert Henry (Algie)

Of Kaiapoi. On June 24, 2022, passed peacefully at Kaiapoi Lodge. Much loved husband of Val. Dearly loved Dad and father-in-law of Brent, and Kerrie and Rodney. Loved and treasured Poppy of Kaleb, Levi, and Kate. Loved brother of Shona, the late Donald, and their families. Messages may be sent to 21A Hilton Street, Kaiapoi 7630. A private family gathering has been held, a Memorial Service for Algie will be held at a later date details to be advised.

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ZUTT, Marilyn Carol

Passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Donna, Paul and Danelle. Loved Nanny of Anita, Taylor, and Lucy, and a special friend of Gary. A loved sister of Lynette, and the late Lorraine, and Mervyn. Messages to the Zutt family, C/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Monday, July 4, at 11.00am. Interment to follow at Prebbleton Cemetery.

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COWIE, FloraRoberta (nee Kennard)

Passed away on April 21, 2022.
Flora continues to be held close in our hearts and minds.
A service to celebrate Flora’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waimate, South Canterbury, on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Waimate Lawn Cemetery.

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MILLIKEN, Frank (Francis James)

Pssed away peacefully at home on 28 June 2022, after a 6-month struggle with cancer. Treasured husband and friend of Hazel, loved Dad of Julie, Peter, and Iris, fun-loving Grandpa of Clyde, Quinn, Blake, and Max. At Frank’s request, a wake will be held on 9 July. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Taupo Hospice. All communications to Taupo Funeral Services Ltd, P O Box 940, Taupo 335.
Rest In Peace my darling1.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd
Members of the Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

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DRABBLE, Ian Thomas

Peacefully at hospital in Sydney on June 27, 2022, aged 74. Dearly loved son of the late Roy and Heather, beloved husband and best friend of Kay, father of Tracey, Brendon and the late Brent, adored grandfather of Joel, Jordan and Ky. Loved brother-in-law to Mavis and Alex (deceased), Kevin and Anne (both deceased), Gail and John (deceased), and his nieces and nephews. Past member of the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade and Linwood Rugby League Club. Ian’s ashes will be returned to Christchurch later in the year. Messages to drabble.family@hotmail.com

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