Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


ABBOTT, Paul John (John)

On February 26, 2020, at Christchurch Hospital following a short illness, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of Christine, and of the late Joan, loved father of Leslie, and Laurie, and a loved grandfather. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Abbott, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service for John will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, Linwood, on Tuesday, March 3, at 11.00am.


POTTS, Kevin Douglas

Peacefully, with his family by his side, on February 21, 2020, at Yvette Williams Retirement Village, Dunedin; aged 71 years. Dearly loved son of the late David and Flora, much loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Valmai Manga and the late Ivan and John (Gore), David (Tapanui), Allan and Lynn (Balclutha), Gordon (Tapanui), Heather (Dunedin), Ian (Balclutha), and the late Graham, and a treasured Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. At Kevin’s request a private burial service has been held. Messages to 11 Edinburgh Place, Balclutha 9230.
Doug Nesbit Funerals Services Ltd
Balclutha, & Milton.


MUNRO, Noeline Gladys (nee McKenzie)

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will be held on the April 4, 2020, at 1.00pm, St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 284 North Road, Invercargill.
Our mother was a
“good and faithful servant”, unwavering in her devotion
to the Lord.
Every person she met was precious to her.
We look forward to this time of remembrance with you.


EDWARDS, Peter Charles

On Wednesday 26th February 2020, peacefully at Windsorcare Hospital, aged 83 years. Loved son of the late Jack and Genevieve, treasured father and father-in-law of Donna and Matt, Andrew, Jean and Theo, dear grandfather of Joe, Lauren, and Megan. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Russell and Tess, Ken and Jacqueline. Dear friend of Carol. Special thanks to the tireless devoted staff at Windsorcare. Messages may be addressed to the Edwards family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to New Zealand Brain Research Institute would be appreciated and can be made online at A Celebration of Peter’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Monday 2nd March at 10.00am.


RAIKES, Michael Campbell

Mike died at home in Karamea, on February 26, 2020. Aged 59 years. He was a dearly loved husband and brother-in-law, also a treasured uncle of nieces and nephews. Son of Ian and Thelma Raikes, brother of Richard (rest in peace), and Stephen Raikes. A buddy to Porky, George, Colin, Jeff, Hayden and many more. A true friend to many local residents of Rangiora, West Eyreton, Cust, Springbank, and Karamea. The Funeral service to be held at the Lamb and Hayward “Waimana Chapel” 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Monday, March 2, at 10.00am. No cards or flowers please. A donations box will be at the door for the Cancer Society.

Pinboard at entrance to put a photo of yourselves for loved memories.
Hagedorns Buller Funeral Services, F.D.A.N.Z.


TURNER, Noeline Jane

Loved mother, mother-in-law, Nana Noeline and great-nana of Janice and Bernard Toner, Claire, Hayden, Jake, and Violet; Allison, Tim, Milan, Preston, and Marcel; and Justine.
Memories in our hearts forever.
Mum happy you are now
back with Dad.


LELLIOTT, Michael John (Mike)

Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Cory and Melissa (Canada), and much loved granddad of Liam.



Passed away at Hospice Waikato on 28th February 2020. Dearly loved son of Donna & Kenneth. Loved brother of Gavin. Soul mate of Shannon Kirk. Loved father of Jesse & Tyler and loved Dad of Sammi. Loved son-in-law of Dennis Kirk.
‘His pain has gone
Rest in Peace’
A gathering of family and close friends will be held at 11.00am, Monday 2nd March, Greenwood Chapel, Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead. All communications to Whiteside Family C/- Pellows Funeral Director, PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247.


SMITH, Barbara Anne

Died February 24, 2020, aged 89. Loved wife of the late Thomas, and mother and mother-in-law of Heather and Philip Gibbs (Nelson), Hugh and Amanda Thomson (UK), and Judith Thomson (Australia), grandmother of Neville, Emma, Luke and Rachel, and great-grandmother of Eliza and Freyja.


SANDERS, Jennifer May (Jenni)

Of Little Valley Station, Alexandra. Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2020, after a long fight, aged 56. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Lindon, and cherished mum of Garth and Shane. A celebration of Jenni’s life will be held at a date to be advised. Messages to 1173 Little Valley Road, RD 2, Alexandra 9392.
Cared for by
Affinity Funerals
Central Otago &
Lakes District


LAYCOCK, Roger Stanley

Late of Brisbane, Australia. Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 22nd of February 2020, aged 69 years. Son of Iris and Stanley, brother to Marian, partner of Emmanuelle, father to Claire and Sam, and grandfather to Luca. A service will be held on 5th March in Cleveland.


WAY, Edna Beatrice (nee Oliver)

On 27 February 2020 at Malyon House, Mt Maunganui in her 100th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Percy. Loving mother of Neville & Elizabeth, Murray & Janet and Lynne & Al. Cherished Grandma of Ryan, Mitch, Sheldon, Toby and Devon. Great G’Ma to Spencer and Mason. A celebration of Edna’s life will be held at St Bride’s Anglican Church, Otorohanga on Wednesday 4th March at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Otorohanga St Johns. All communications to Way family C/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ


PEARCE, Euan Ian Frederick

Peacefully on 25th February 2020 at Te Hopai Home and Hospital, Wellington. Cherished husband of Jane, former husband of Anne, brother of Jocelyn, father of Emma and Matthew (dec), Sarah, Susannah and Simon. Grandfather of Fergus, Theo, Eliza and Lily. Sincere thanks to the staff at Te Hopai for their devoted care of Euan. In lieu of flowers, donations to Te Hopai Home and Hospital in memory of Euan would be appreciated. A service for Euan will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, 176 Karori Road, Wellington, on Thursday, 5th March 2020, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. All messages to the “Pearce family” C/- Lychgate Funerals, 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745


LINES, Keith (Kiwi-Keith)

Passed away peacefully at Palmerston Hospital, on 27 February, aged 99. Much loved husband of Alison and father of Vicki, Tony, Rob and David. Cherished by 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral for Keith will be held at Queen Street Chapel, 541 Queen Street, Levin, on Monday 9 March at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to



On Wednesday 26th February 2020, at Radius Peppertree. Aged 88. Dearly loved husband of the late Beryl. Loved father and father-in-law of Ruth and Tip Tipene, Pauline and Kevin Hyde, John and Chris, Martin and Kelly. Dearest and sadly missed Grandfather of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Radius Peppertree for their care of Frank. An informal gathering will be held in the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North, on Monday 2nd March at 10.30am. Messages to the Keenan family, c/- PO Box 5191 Palmerston North 4441.