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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HENRY, Marie Rose

16.03.1940 — 18.06.2023
Passed away peacefully at Palm Lake Care, Mount Warren Park, QLD. Dearly loved wife of Don for 65 years. Mother and mother-in-law of Michael Henry, Suzanne Field, Stephen and Carolyn Henry, Lisa and Stephen James. A dearly loved Grandmother of 9 grandchildren and Great-grandmother to 7 great-grandchildren. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Richard Stoner, Gary and Julie Whyte, and Terrance and Colleen Perry.
Gone to be with our Lord Jesus Christ forever.

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McCLENNAN, Colleen Merle

On 17 June 2023 peacefully at Malyon House, Mt Maunganui in her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of Wallace (dec) and treasured mother of Heather and Martin; Robyn and Ian; Neville and Delwyn. Loved by her 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. At Colleen’s request, a private family service has been held. Communications to the Colleen McClennan Family, C/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

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BUDDLE, Raewyn Audrey

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 18, 2023, aged 70 years. Dearly loved wife of Bryce. Loved mother of Hamish, Kerry, Craig, and Megan, and cherished Grandmother. Sister to Brian and John. Messages to the Buddle family can be sent c/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414. In accordance with Raewyn’s wishes, a private service has been held and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
NZIFH

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BROWN, Neville John

After a long battle on Saturday, June 17, 2023. In his 92nd year. Dearly loved soulmate of Gloria for 66 years. Dearly loved and respected father and father-in-law of Sue and Keith Buchanan, Karen and Paul Baker, and Phil and Raewyn Brown. Dearly loved Granddad and Great-Granddad. Neville’s family greatly appreciate the love and respect shown to them by the caring staff of Iona Wing, Peacehaven Village. A private cremation has been held. Messages to PO Box 1380, Invercargill.

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HORNE, Edith Annette (Annette)

Unexpectedly on June 8, 2023, aged 81 years. Dearly loved and loving only daughter of the late Les and Edith Horne. Loved by her many cousins. Messages for the Horne Family may be sent c/- John Rhind Funeral Directors, 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. We will farewell Annette at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Sts, Richmond, Christchurch, at 1.00pm on Monday, June 26, to be followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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KERR, Wynsome Eleanor

Passed away peacefully at Summerset in the Sun, Nelson, on Monday, June 19, 2023, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bevan, much loved mother and mother-in-law to Leawyn (Lea) and Danny Munro, Christina (Chrissy) and Tracey Downing. Treasured Nana to Angela, Julie and Brodie; and Great-Nana to Meg, Jock and Blake. A private family farewell will take place in the Spring ,Wynsome’s favourite time of the year. Messages to 3 Citrus Lane, Enner Glynn, Nelson 7011.

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SURRIDGE, Gwendolene Henderson

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on the 16 June 2023, in her 91st year. Very loved wife of the late Frank Surridge (Mick). Treasured and adored Mother and Mother-in-law of Alan & Diane, Dawn & Kevin, Brian & Karen and Marie & Allan. Much loved Nana of Dylan, Nathan, Grace, Tony, Joanne, Colin, Andrew, Michelle, Aaron and Shane. Great-Grandma of Elliot, James, Jacob, Alex, Masson, Blake, Brock, Keegan, Cameron, Alby, Darcey, Angel and Flett. Many thanks to the staff at Ropata Lodge and Shona McFarlane Hospital unit for their tender care and support of Gwen. It will not be forgotten. A private family gathering for Gwen was held on 23 June 2023. All messages for the Surridge Family can be sent to 27 MacDiarmid Place, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.

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POLLARD, Dena Queenie

Passed away suddenly at home on June 19, 2023, aged 33 years. Beautiful and adored daughter of Moira; niece of Tracy and Dave; girlfriend of Nick; and best friend of Sam, Jesse and Lizzie.
We will always love and treasure you, forever in our hearts.
Messages may be addressed to “The family of the late Dena Pollard” C/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. A private celebration of Dena’s life has been held.

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MUIR, Dawn Patricia

On June 18, 2023, in Christchurch. Treasured daughter of the late Les and Eileen McDermott. Dearly loved sister of Des (Auckland), and the late Leon. Cherished wife of the late John. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Mike Ardagh, and Bridget and Paul Kenny. Adored nana of Rebecca and Jay, Ben and Jen; Katie and Willie, Charlotte and Alex, and George. Loving great-nana of Barrett, and Angus. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff from Summerset on Cavendish. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Dawn Muir, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Dawn’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.

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ALLEN, Stewart Thomas King

Friends and Family of Stewart are invited to a get together to remember Stewart with Jocelyn and the girls. This will be in Winton, on July 8, at 1.30pm, at the Salvation Army Hall. We would love to see you there to share a memory or 2. RSVP for catering to jocelyna.falls@gmail.com

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HONEYFIELD, Pat

Suddenly, following a short illness in New Plymouth on Tuesday 20 June 2023, aged 93. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Bun (deceased). Loved and respected Mum of Caryll and Paul O’Neill, and Paul and Christine. Cherished Nana of Rachel and Tim, Kirstin, and Daniel and Eli; Joshua and Courtney, and Rhyan and Nadine. Loved by her 11 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Honeyfield family can be left on Pat’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/pat. In preference to flowers, a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 27 June 2023 at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. For those unable to attend, Pat’s service will be livestreamed to her tribute page.

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HURLEY, Daniel Francis (Danny)

Peacefully on 18th June 2023 at St Johns Life Care Whanganui. Dearly loved husband of the late Raewyn (Pet). Eldest son of the late Dan and Margaret Hurley. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Berna Sutton and the late Mervyn Northcott and the late Ron Sutton, Shamus (dec) and Jenny and the late Barry Meechin, Lorraine and John Willis, Colin (dec) and Glenda, Stephen and Donna, and his many nieces and nephews.
RIP brother
In accordance with Danny’s wishes a private farewell was held on Monday 19th June 2023.
Dempsey & Forrest
Locally Owned.

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LANGDON, John James

22.3.1934 — 21.6.2023
Loved husband for 66 years of Ann. Loved Dad of Peter & Christine, Allen, and Kathryn. Grandad of 8. Great-Grandad of 16. Great-Great-Grandad of 4.
Will be missed.
A service for John will be held on Monday 26 June 2023 in the Te Kowhai Hall, Horotiu Road, at 11.00am, followed by burial at the Whatawhata Cemetery. All communications to the Langdon family, PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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KEEMAN, Marion Verna

On June 20, 2023, peacefully at The Village Palms Christchurch, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Nick, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Margaret, and Nicola and Naiti Pari. Loved Oma of Zanna and Steven; Joshua and Elyse, loved Omama of Vincent, Jacqueline, Xavier; Jayden and Phoenix. Messages for the Keeman family may be addressed C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A private cremation has taken place.

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RAPER, Sandra Mildred

Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, aged 88 years. Much loved wife of the late John. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Ken, Susan (deceased), Bob and Susan, Raymer and Brent, Linda, and Sharon. Loved grandmother of Gianeth; Lysandra, CJ, and Timothy; Samantha, and Michael; Jordana, and Aimee; Victoria; Elizabeth, and Jesse. Messages to The Raper Family, c/- P O Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Sandra’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch, on Monday, June 26 at 1.00pm. No flowers please.

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