Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


ASHTON, Lex Reid

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Central Coast, Australia. Loved husband of Barbara (dec). Son of late Doreen and Syd, brother and brother-in-law of Ray and Myrna. Father, father-in-law and stepfather of Jillian and Robert Henry, Reid and Helen, Deborah (dec), Matthew, Jason and Cory, Dean (dec) and Donna. Grandfather of Paul, Kaaja-Che, Sam, Jason, Michael, Stephen, Serena, Ami, Kimberly, Mersey, Lily, Jesse, Tamaryn and Kade, great-grandfather of Taylor, Isabelle, Ashton, Dylan, Mia, Phoenix, Stevie, Ayla and Violet. Messages to


WATSON, Daphne Constance (nee Dack)

Passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Bupa Cashmere View Care Home, aged 95 years. Dearly loved partner of Ron Hembrow for over 50 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Janice, Ian (deceased), Murray, Frances and Beryl. Loved Nana of Kerrie, Peter, Jason, Brenda, Dale, Annette, Michelle, Michael, Rachel, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Daphne Watson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service for Daphne will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Rd, Burnside, on Tuesday, July 5, at 10.00am.


HARVEY, Margaret Christine

On 28 June 2022, unexpectedly at Waikato Hospital, aged 75 years. Devoted wife of the late Martin. Treasured mother of Paul, Brett, Clark, Delwyn and Bryce. Cherished nana to her 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at the St Margarets Anglican Church, Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata, on Monday 4 July, at 1.30pm, to be followed later by a private burial. All communications to the Harvey Family, PO Box 103, Te Kauwhata 3741.


GREGAN, Betty Marion

Born 27 September 1934, passed away peacefully at home (Whangamata) on 18 June 2022, in her 88th year. Dearly Loved wife and pal of the late Colin Gregan (previously Hamilton), dearly loved, treasured Mum, and friend of Kay Gregan. A treasured and dearly loved Nana and friend of Juan Gregan, friend of Trish and dearly loved ‘Old Nana’ to her great-grandchildren, ‘her angels’ Lachlan and Theodore. In accordance with Betty’s wishes, a private family service was held to celebrate her life. Sincere thanks to all of those involved, for their love and care of Mum and Nana. All communication to PO Box 404, Whangamata 3643. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whangamata Hospice & Cancer Support Trust, c/- 512 Port Road, Whangamata. For bank details contact mobile 64 27 6862141.


ROBERTSON, Betty Melva (née Steer)

Passed away peacefully on June 28, 2022, at St Albans Retirement Village, surrounded by her loving family, in her 100th year. Dearly loved and cherished wife of the late Ross, deeply loved and treasured mum of John and Sharon, David and Rhonda, and Deb, loved Nana Robbie of Martin, Chrissy, Melissa, James, Katrina, Sarah, Reuben, and Annie-Rose, and great-grandma of Mackenzie, and Leighton. Special thanks to the staff at St Albans Retirement Village for their care of Betty. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Betty Robertson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Private Service for Betty will be held to celebrate her life with a burial to follow at Ruru Lawn Cemetery.


SELBY, Anthony Nigel

On Sunday, 26th June 2022, aged 69 years 10 months 19 days. Twin brother of Chris, and loved uncle of Kevin. Messages and tributes can be placed in Tony’s tribute book at or posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt. A service for Tony will be held at Harbour City Funeral Home Chapel, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, 6th July 2022 at 12.00pm, followed by the burial at Waikanae Cemetery at 2.00pm.


BERRY, Roger Wilson

(Veterinary Surgeon Ret.)
Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday 28 June 2022, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of Doris for 65 years. Adored father and father-in-law of Sue and Grant, David and Susan, the late Phillipa Berry, Jane and Rodney, and the late Craig Northcott. Loved grandfather to his eight grandchildren, their partners, and his eight great-grandchildren. Loved twin brother and brother-in-law of the late Valerie and Jim Doidge. A much loved uncle and friend to many. Friends are invited to attend a service for Roger at the Feilding Funeral Chapel, 282 Kimbolton Road, Feilding, on Monday 4 July 2022 at 11.00am, followed by an interment at the Feilding Cemetery.



Died suddenly at home in Wellington, 61 years old. Loved brother of Joanne, Michelle, Susan and Roger Tayler and son of Herb and Margaret Tayler (deceased). Also, Ben Buckley and Geoff Hicks and nephew Angus McLeary and nieces Katie Tayler and Eilish Buckley. Messages may be sent to ‘The Tayler Family’, PO Box 10987, Waterloo Quay, Wellington 6140.
We will miss your wonderfully told stories, your jokes, your infectious laugh, and your kindness to those who were lucky enough to know you.
Rest in peace Phil, we will miss you but not forget you.
A farewell for Phil will be held at Old St Paul’s, 34 Mulgrave St, Wellington, on Monday, 4th July, at 2.00pm.


MEYER, Alan Cuthbert

Passed away peacefully after a short stay at Lister Home, Waimate, on Wednesday, July 29, 2022; in his 98th year. Dearly loved husband of Patti for 72 years. Loved Pop of Bruce and Kay (Perth), Alister and Dina, Gerald and Janet. Adored Pop of Angus and Stacey (Perth), Henry and Rachel (Sydney), Charlotte and Daniel, Thomas, George, Elliot (Townsville), Flynn, and Tara. At Alan’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to


WILLIAMS, Morna Williams (née Berry)

22.05.1935 to 29.06.2022

Devoted wife of Neil Williams, adored mother and mother-in-law of Tina Toth (née Williams) and Steve, and Nathan and Pennie. Loved grandmother of Mia, Jai, Oskar and Piper. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ruth and Harold Moyle (all living on the Gold Coast, Australia).
She was so loved
by all who knew her.


RYAN, Martin John

Unexpectedly, and peacefully in his sleep; 20/21 June 2022. Dearly loved son of the late Thomas and Celine Ryan; deeply loved brother and brother-in-law of Louise, Kevin, Bernard Ryan; Colette and John Lonergan, Renita Ryan and Stephen Oates; loved and cherished by nephews and nieces


SINGH, Inderjit

On 27th June 2022, passed peacefully at home with family after battling cancer. Dearly loved wife of Bhupinder (Pinder). Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Surjit and Michael, Sukhjinder and Richard. Grandmother (Nani) of Holly, Joel, Ruby, Tara and Caitlin. Daughter and Daughter-in-law of the late Santokh Singh Sanghera and Mohinder Kaur, and the late Dass and Bachni Singh. A service to celebrate Inderjit’s life will be held at Waihi Beach RSA, Beach Road, Waihi Beach, on Thursday 7th July, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Waipuna Hospice would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Many thanks to the lovely ladies from Vision West and Waipuna Hospice for their caring support, and to family and friends for all their expressions of love and support.


VAN DER POLS, Corry (Corrie, Corrine)(nee Diepersloot)

Passed away June 24th 2022 after a short illness. Aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Hendrik. Eldest sibling to Adrian (dec) and Willy, Joe and Ann (both deceased), Jan and Jean, Jack and Ann, Pete and Ila, Etta and the late Rich, Ryan (dec) and Betty. Beloved aunt to all her nieces and nephews in the USA, Nederland, and New Zealand. A funeral service will be held at the Reformed Church of Foxton, Main Street, on Monday 4th July 2022 at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Foxton Lawn Cemetery.
Anderson Funeral Services
Foxton FDANZ



A much admired and respected former owner and manager of John Rhind Funeral Directors. The current, and former staff will remember John as a kind and thoughtful employer, a dedicated and professional funeral director, and a true gentleman. His keen sense of humour, his integrity and his personal charm all made him a joy to know.
Rest easy JDR


NEWLAND, Ian Stanley Frank

Peacefully after a short illness surrounded by loved ones on 30 June 2022. Beloved husband of the late Jennie; Loving friend of Alison Reilly; Loving father of Danny (dec), Shawn and Mary-Jane, and Ronald; Granddad to Maxwell, Sarah and Phillip; Great-Granddad to Lexi; Loving stepfather to Ross, Sonja and Ian, Carl and Sheryl, and Ward; Step-granddad to Delyse and Asher; Kylee and Chris, Zoie, Rhys, Kane and Jordyn; Step-great-granddad to Maxwell, Harvey, Tyler and Chelsy. Loved by his brother and sister-in-law Don and Mabel, sister and brother-in-law Anne and Jack, his nieces and nephews Janice, Lynette, Kenneth (dec), Wayne (dec), Paul and Joanne, David and Lesley. A memorial service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, on Saturday 2 July 2022 at 2.00pm. Messages to the Newland family, C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3144.