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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MARGERRISON, Julie

(1969-2019)
Suddenly on April 14. A caring and lovely soul to all who knew her. Daughter of Fred & Maggie, Partner of Doug, mother of Jack & Connor, grandmother of Eligh & Harlen, sister to Andrew (deceased) & Glen. Including also, Ruby, Anya, Arna and family everywhere who sent their sincere condolences. A private cremation has taken place and a memorial to Julie will be held at a later date.

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SUMMERS, Peter George

On April 20, 2019 (aged 68), peacefully at home. Dearly loved son of the late Bill and Mary Summers. Much loved soulmate of Anne Marie. Cherished father and father-in-law of Lisa and Marty (Brisbane), Tracy and Mike (Christchurch), Kara and Al (Brisbane), and loved Grandad of Josh, Caleb, Sam, Mitch and Blake. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jan and Gerry, John and Noeleen, Michael and Alice, Christine and Paul, Kathy and Lyle. Treasured and loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A very special thanks to all the doctors and nurses involved in Peter’s care over the past few weeks. Special thanks to Gayle, Deanne and Viv and their fantastic team of nurses for their guidance and support. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at the Oamaru Club Inc hall, Severn Street, Oamaru, on Friday, April 26, at 1.30pm, thereafter a private cremation.
“Enjoy the big rock concert
up in the sky”
In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. All messages c/- 49 Humber Street, Oamaru 9400.

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MacDONALD, Wayne Wallace (Mack)

Passed away on 18th April 2019. Aged 70 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Katrina and Sam, Andrew and Sarita, Christopher and Mikaela, and the late Benjamin. Loved Poppa Mack to Liam, Emily, Landyn, Molly, Sebastian, Cairo and Casey. A service to celebrate Mack’s life will be held at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Rd, Newstead, on Friday 26 April at 1.00pm. Communications may be sent to the MacDonald family, c/- P.O. Box 4449, Hamilton East.

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PARLANE, Diana Mary (Di)

Peacefully, at Moana House, Whangamata (surrounded by her loving family) on 20th April, 2019; aged 75 years. Much loved wife of Don. Dearly loved Mum of Karen; Mark and Heidi, and cherished Grandma of Cory. A celebration of Di’s life will be held at the Whangamata Golf Club, Waihi Road, on Friday 26th April at 3pm. Messages to

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SMART, Ian John

Dearly loved brother of Trevor (dec) & Avril (Feilding), Ron (dec), Raymond (dec), Barry & Josie (Albany), Karen & Robin (Palmy), Diane & Stan (Pahiatua).
You will be sorely missed.

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CLARK, Marie Valmai

On Saturday 20 April, at Tauranga. Dearly loved wife of the late John Steele Clark, formerly of Thames and Coroglen. Loved mother of Susan, Anne-Marie and John, Chris and Athena and the late Caryl, Jono and Ria, and the late Patrick, and their families. Loved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at St George’s Church, 602 Mackay Street Thames, on Friday 26 April at 1.30pm. All communications to ‘The Clark Family’ c/o 25 Ninth Avenue Tauranga.

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LAWN, Dermot Joseph

Dearly loved son-in-law of the late Pat and Bernadette Crowley. Loving and supportive husband of our sister, Kathleen. Treasured brother-in-law of Bernadette and Paul Bourke, Michael (dec) and Kathrine Crowley, Con and Tracey Crowley, Thomas and Cheryl Crowley, Marian and Kevin Richardson, John Crowley (dec), Veronica and Grant Back, Eileen Crowley and Imelda and Stephen Abbott. Fun-loving, kind and caring uncle and great-uncle of his many nieces and nephews.
May he now rest in peace.

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SANDFORD, Enid Doris

On Thursday, 18th April 2019, peacefully surrounded by her family at Rahiri Rest Home, Dannevirke. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John, loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law to Anne (deceased), Catherine, Arthur and Rodie (deceased), Peter and Colleen, David and Carol; Loved grandmother to her 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
“A gracious lady now at rest”
A service to celebrate Enid’s life will be held at St John the Baptist, Anglican Church, High Street, Dannevirke on Monday 29th April at 1pm. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Dannevirke St John Health Shuttle and these may be left at the service.

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BRADLEY, Audrie Rangimarie

Passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late David James Bradley, bestest mum of Derek and Joy, Phillip and Annie, Mark and Yvonne, and Annie and Alby. Dearest grandma to BJ, Chelsea, Shayne, Nicola, Christopher, Kyra, Lorene, Melissa, and Heather, and precious great-grandma to Bailey, Harper, Max, Addison, Isaiah, Elijah, Tiny (due any day), Jessica, Joshua, Sam, and Stella. Fondly remembered by Rachel, Meagan, James and Bailey, Tessa and James and their children. Mum loved to travel with her tramping buddies and enjoyed long bush walks, cross-country hikes and adventurous outdoor treks through diverse landscapes and climes. After travelling the globe and experiencing extremes from Alaskan glaciers to the soaring Chilean mountain passes, to the sun baked expanse of the Australian outback, her spirit of adventure never waned. Audrie had a very droll if not outright wicked sense of humour. Her friends would recall when she would be a little sneaky and fool her friends. More than once Audrie pulled the wool over her friend’s eyes to show who’s on top. Family, friends and close acquaintances are warmly invited to pop in and pay their last respects to our dearly departed Audrie at home in Rangiora from the 21st to the 23rd of April. A Funeral Service will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Wednesday, April 24, at 10.30am.
Poroporoaki a haere ki te aroha i roto i o koutou ngakau

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RAISHER, Betty (Bet) Joy (Rev)

Passed away at Eventhorpe Rest Home on 19 April 2019, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Horsman (Mick). Loved mum of David and Joan, Wendy and David Beverley, Sue and Doug Gregory, and Peter and Glenda. Loved grandma of her 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Deepest thanks to the Eventhorpe staff for the kind and loving support they gave to Mum.
“Forever in our hearts.
At peace with the Lord.”
A service for Betty will be held at St Peter’s Cathedral, Victoria Street, Hamilton, on Friday, 26 April 2019 at 10.00am. Interment details to follow. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance Association, Private Bag, 3215, Hamilton 3240 and can be made online at bit.ly... or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Raisher family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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GARLICK, Arthur Tait

Of Feilding, retired pharmacist, passed away peacefully on Thursday 18 April 2019, in his 91st year. Dearly loved Husband of 63 years to Jennifer. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Warren and Boon Chin, Craig (deceased) and Nicola and Ray. Dearly loved grandfather of Jonathon, Matty, Keri, Justin, Christina, Matt, Renee and Emma. A service for Arthur will be held at William Cotton & Sons Funeral Chapel, 29 Beattie Street, Feilding, on Friday 26th April 2019 at 2.00pm.

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DUNN, Thomas Henry (Tom)

18.5.1942 — 19.4.2019
At Mauriceville, Wairarapa. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Norma, loved stepfather of Christopher and Olga Barnett and “TOM” of Alexander and Matthew. Loved son of the late Richard (Dick) and Myra (Chum) Dunn. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Charlotte and Michael Williams, Les and Judith Dunn, Julia and Paul London, Richard and Christine Dunn. Uncle Tom to his nieces and nephews and their families. Tom was a Life Member of Stop Out Sports Club, NZ Boxing Association and Mauriceville Fair Association. There will be a private family cremation, and a gathering to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at a later date. Details to be advised. Messages for the family c/- N.E. Dunn, RD2, Masterton 5882.

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TAUI, Benita (Benny)

On 21 April 2019, peacefully passed away surrounded by her Whanau. Loving wife of Dave and special friend to Jim King. Loved mum of Reta, Puti, Billy and David and a cherished nana, mother-in-law, sister, aunty and friend. A service to celebrate Benny’s life will be held at the Te Mangungu Marae, cnr Rata and Fleet Streets, Naenae on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 11.00am followed by burial at Taita Cemetery.

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HOUSE, Robert William, (Rob)

62, passed away peacefully on Friday, 19 April 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is survived by his wife Sue, and children Tina-Marie, Calvin and Cody, father Vic House, mother Maureen (passed), sister Patricia Day, brother Colin House, Eric and Julie Sherburd and family. Messages for Rob’s family may be posted C/- PO Box 31300, Christchurch 8444. The Memorial Service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at The Vinyard@ Rossendale (100 Old Tai Tapu Rd, Kennedys Bush, Christchurch) on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 10.30am.

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MORRISON, Hana (nee Stafford)

QSM
86 years. 18 September 1932 - 20 April 2019. Taukiri ttou i a mate, i a Aitu, inar, ko ia an tnei kei te mahi i tna mahi. Te Kaituitui i a Kaputuhi ki te whnau Morihana, , ko ia tnei kua riro. At Beattie Home in Otorohanga, Mum passed peacefully embraced by whnau after a long illness. Born to Hare Rore Stafford and Roimata Oneroa, she was the third child of 12 in a close-knit whnau who were nurtured at the farm on Haurua Rd, Otorohanga. Married to Laurie Morrison, they raised Zella, Lesley, Sandra, Taini, Temuera, Moana, Laurie and Vivian at 79 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua. Mum was an adoring nanny, great nanny and great-great-nanny. Loved by whnau in Maniapoto, Te Tau Ihu and Ngti Whakaue. The love and compassion shown by staff and residents of Beattie Home will forever rest in our hearts with deep appreciation. You walked this journey with us in the true spirit of aroha. He kokonga whare ka ktea, he kokonga ngkau kaore e kitea. Tangihanga to be held at Kaputuhi Marae, Hangatiki from 22 April after midday. Burial on Wednesday 24 April at 11am.
Takoto Mum i te takotoranga o te tini, o te mano, takoto, e moe....”and so be it.”

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