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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HARRIS, Rahiri (Joe)

Passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, at his home, aged 63. Much loved and treasured partner and friend of Helen, dearly loved dad of Fiona and Rahiri, Papa to Tia, Shayla, Jayden, Tahi, Destiny and Manaia, a loved brother, uncle and friend to many. Messages c/- the Harris family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. At Joe’s request he has been taken home to Te Hauke.

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STEELE, Betty Elva

Formerly of Kapiti and Paremata. Peacefully on 12 April 2019. Much loved wife of the late Bruce. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Lorraine and Ross, Chris and the late Mike, David and Claire; and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In accordance with Betty’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.

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GROUNDWATER, Betsy Catherine (Betty) (nee Ross)

Passed away peacefully with family at her side on April 11, 2019, at Glenwood Home, in her 83rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. A loved mother and mother-in-law of Evan and Paula (Hastings), and Lester and Caroline (Albury). Also a dear nana to Lauren, and Natalie, Sophie, and James. Sister and sister-in-law to Helen Willetts and the late Don (Fairlie), the late David Ross and Diane (Burkes Pass), and John and Rachel Ross (Queenstown). A special thank you for the wonderful care and support from the good people at Glenwood Home. At Betty’s request, a private service has been held. Messages to 392 Camp Valley Road, Albury, RD 17, Fairlie 7987.
Betts Funeral Services

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CRAIB, Renee Maree

Passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Cherished daughter of Len and Lyn, and a devoted mother of Matthew, Shannon, Jacob, and Rikki. A precious sister of Michelle, stepsister of Kim, Tania, and Sonya, and a loved friend of Phil. Messages to 10/590 Waipopo Road, RD 3, Timaru 7973. At Renee’s request a private farewell has been held.

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SPAREY, Robert James (Bob)

Passed away peacefully at Ropata Lodge, Lower Hutt, on Friday 12th April 2019. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen. Much loved father of Bryan & Sue; Linda & Jimmy; Craig (dec) and Donna & Ian. Loving Grandad and great-Granddad of all his grandchildren. Special thanks to Angela and her staff at Ropata Lodge, for their wonderful care of Bob. All communications to the Sparey Family can be sent c/- PO Box 30067, Lower Hutt. In accordance with Bob’s wishes a private family service has taken place followed by a private cremation.

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MacDONALD, Susan Robertson

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, Christchurch, in her 96th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Christopher MacDonald, loved mother of Diane and the late Glenis, mother-in-law of Mervin Paterson, and loving Grandmother to her five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A special thank you to the Anthony Wilding staff for their care over the last 10 years, and a big thank you to Dr Sarah Marr of the Halswell Heath Centre. Messages to the MacDonald Family, c/- PO Box 31300, Christchurch 8444. A private service for Susan has been held.

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HOEFLICH, Lavinia Tavou

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, in her 88th year, Mum slipped away peacefully in her sleep at Hospice Whanganui. Dearly loved wife and companion of Augustus (Gus). Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Cara and Rob Monteba, Elaine Hoeflich and Paul Butt, and Malcolm. Nana of Clint and Kim, Wade, Kirsten and Chris, and Sam. Great-Grandmother of Alexander, and Billie. Loved sister of Arthur Langton (dec), and Hermione and Jack (dec) Hilton. Loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews. At Mum’s request a private service has been held. To all who have given their support, please accept this as our personal thanks. Messages can be sent to Mrs C Monteba, 12 Cypress Place, Wanganui 4500.

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DAWSON, Meredith

1930 — 2019
On April 10th, at Malvina Major Retirement Village. Much loved daughter of the late Nance and Clif Dawson. Respected and loved cousin of Kerry, Peter, Paul, Christopher and their families. Fondly remembered by her many friends, neighbours and work colleagues. Messages to the “Dawson family” c/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011. A private cremation has been held at Meredith’s request.
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McNAUGHTON, Robyn Margaret

On April 12, 2019, at home; aged 64 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Alex and Janet, and sister of Suzanne, and Peter. Messages to the McNaughton family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A private cremation has been held.

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TURNER, Douglas Dick (Doug)

Of Palmerston North, formerly of Waikanae. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 14 April 2019. In his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband of the late Marjorie. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew and Sandra, John, Glenda and Robert Vandenberg, and Judith and Graham Hunt. Adored Pop of Rebecca, Greg, Brad, Nishi (deceased), Tom, Michael, Laura, Sarah, Nigel, and Steven. Proud great-grandfather of Indiana, Piper, Miller, and Amelia. At Doug’s request a private family service has been held. Messages to the Turner family, C/- PO Box 8087, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4446.
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BOLITHO, Colin Clarence

In his 89th year. Colin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Loving husband of the late Peggy. Loved father and father-in-law of Trevor and Robyn, Stuart and Gail, John and Joanne, Terry and Shona and Christine. Precious grandad to his 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of ward 9 Nelson Public Hospital and Stillwater Gardens. At Colin’s request a private service has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice, PO Box 283, Nelson 7040 would be appreciated.

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FOX, Dorothy Elizabeth

On April 14, 2019, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital; aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, loved mother of Andrew, loved step-mother of Vivienne, Neville, Grant, Patsy and a loved sister of Maureen. In lieu of flowers, donations to Akaroa Community Health Trust would be appreciated and may be sent to c/o 110 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520. Messages to the Fox family c/o PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At Dorothy’s request a private cremation has been held.
‘A lovely force to be
reckoned with’

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BIRSS, Norma Yvonne

On April 5, 2019, peacefully at Addington Lifestyle Care; aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Stuart (dec), loved mother of Yvonne, Marie, and Beverley; and Grandma of Darren, Daniel, Yvette, Rochelle, Gemma Rose, Sven, and all her great-grandchildren Constance, Jewels, Bella, Seth, Kirsty and Sean . At Norma’s request a private cremation has been held.

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OSBORN, OliverPearl Tokerau Wereta (Olivia)

Sunrise 12.4.1933
Sunset 29.3.2019
Wife of the late Patrick James Osborn. Cherished loved and devoted Mum, Taua, Great-Taua To; Reita, Wade, Kylie, Tania, Chasity-Joy, Maketu, Te Ahi Kaa, Nga Koea, Manaaki, Karakia, Olivia, Stephen James (dec), Rana, James Juan Melhopt (dec, Harley (dec), Samatha, Riley, Baby Girl, Lachlan, Thomas, Kylie, Summer, Leo, Gloria Rose, Peter Panapa (dec), James, Taylor, Tane-James, Lily-Jean, Paul, Bianca, Keriana, Hemaima, Hoani, Tahu, Stephen, Vicki, Colin, Karla, Rex, Shae, Grace, Summer, Cheyal, Jason, Jackie, Kyle, Page, Maia, Tama, Cameron, Wallace, Shae, Lauren, Craig, Carmel, Sheridan, Levy, Bay Arran, Rochelle, Amber, Trent, Summer.
A great Mum,
Taua, Taua Taua,
Who touched the Heart and Soul of all who came accross her in her life journey.
Missed before you left us.

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McALLISTER, Robin Lockwood

A819973 WO1 (rtd) McAllister R L RNZE (Rob/Mac). Loving husband of Wilma. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Anne and Wayne Milligan, Vernon and Mary McAllister, Jenny and Nev Brydon, Mark Sangster and Kylie Beri, Brent McAllister and Kiri Conrad and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Passed away peacefully, after a brave battle, at Logan Hospital in Queensland on March 30, 2019. Privately cremated at Centenary Memorial Gardens Queensland. Ashes brought home to Christchurch for a Memorial Service at 10.00am on April 29, at Papanui RSA.

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