Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


BENGE, Lloyd Austin

Passed away on Monday, 22nd February 2021. Aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Mercia. Loved father to Wayne & Barbara, Robert & the late Elaine, Anne & Andrew, Louise & Paul and the late Paul. Cherished grandad to 6 grandchildren and great-grandad to 5. A service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at St Andrews Anglican Church, Hamilton Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to The Benge Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.


FORD, Joan Elizabeth (nee South)

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, peacefully at Burlington Village; aged 95 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Noel, much loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Bev, Lyn and Johnny, the late Graham and Jenny, cherished grandmother of Andrew and Sarah, Craig and Hayley, Jared and Claire, Cara and Blair, Brooke and Ross, Anna and Simon, Cameron and Arevik, Lisa and Daryl, and her 18 great-grandchildren.
Forever in our hearts,
rest in peace.
Messages to the Ford family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At Joan’s request, a private cremation has been held.


FERNANDO, Chitra Nalini

Passed away peacefully on 22 February 2021 with family at her side. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Tony; much loved mother and mother-in-law of Rohan and Jennifer, Rajeeve and Tara, and Ravindra; treasured Ath Amma of Therese, Joseph, Benjamin and Lucy. Funeral details to follow.


HINTON, Helen Muriel (nee Peebles)

On 22nd February 2021 in Lower Hutt. Beloved wife of the late John. Adored mum to Grant & Tracy, Stephanie & Andrew Dow, and Blair & Tania. Loved Nana of Shane, Lukas and the late Sarah. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Woburn Enliven Retirement Home. A service for Helen will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 2.00pm.


RAMSAY, Maureen Loretta(nee Gillan)

Peacefully at home with family at her side, on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Much loved partner of Bruce Edwards. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Joseph and Kristin (Christchurch), Seth (Bluff), Luke and Amee (Christchurch). Loved grandmother of Morgan-Grace, Lucas, Carlee, Isaiah, Emily. Loved sister and aunty to all her nephews and nieces. A service to celebrate Maureen’s life will be held in the St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Barrow Street, Bluff, on Thursday, February 25, at 11.00am, followed by an interment at the Greenpoint Cemetery. Messages to Ramsay Family, PO Box 632, Invercargill.


McKENZIE, Garth Hugh

Commissioner MNZM
The family of Garth advise that he was Promoted to Glory peacefully from his home, on Monday 22 February 2021, aged 77. Dearly loved husband of Mel for 53 years, father of Craig, Sheryn and Brad and granddaughters Tayla and Rylee. The service to celebrate Garth’s life will be held on Friday 26 February, at The Salvation Army, 125-137 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville at 11.00am.
Well done My good and faithful servant.
All messages to the McKenzie family C/- Lychgate Funerals, 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ (04)3850745


BALDOCK, Roy Cecil

On 22nd February 2021, peacefully at home, aged 75 years. Much loved, cherished husband and soulmate for 50 years of Janine. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Tracey and Mark, Lisa and John, Nigel and Catherine. Treasured Poppa of Jonty, James, Charlie, Harry, Jack, Zoë and Xavier. A service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Saturday, 27th February, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Baldock family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.


LEWIS, Lynette

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Friday, February 19, 2021, aged 82 years. Mother of Vivienne Cole, and David Kelly, grandmother of Sophie Kelly. Missed and loved by all her many friends at Belfast Elim Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Tearfund would be appreciated and may be made online Messages for the Lewis family may be sent to 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch, 8013. A Celebration of Lynette’s life will be held at the Belfast Elim Church, 803 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch on Friday, February 26, at 2.00pm.


FROST, Ernest Raymond (Ray)

Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on February 18, 2021, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Ila for 67 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Paul (deceased) and Suzanne (Beck), Jill and Ken (deceased) Copplestone, and a much loved grandfather, and great-grandfather. Special thanks to the staff in the Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit at Christchurch Hospital. A Service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held in St Chad’s Anglican Church, corner Carnarvon Street, and Buckleys Road, Linwood, on Friday, February 26, at 2.00pm.


ALLEN, David Kinnimont

Passed away at home on 21 February 2021 aged 87 years. Best friend and dearly loved husband (of 61 years) of Barbara. Loved father of Mark, Paul and Elmira, Matthew (Kuala Lumpur), and Justine (Stirling, Scotland). Special grandad to Shari, Nicholas, Hunter and Cody; brother-in-law of Janet and Gary, Margaret; uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

The whistling has stopped, but the tune is everywhere.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Hutt Hospital Respiratory Ward (Private Bag 31907, Lower Hutt 5040) would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service for David will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Friday 26 February at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. All messages to “the Allen family” PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.


COPE, Annette Carol Ellen

On February 21, 2021, passed away peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 77 years. Very much loved wife of the late Kevin, loved mum and mother-in-law of Shane and Tracey, Jason and Keri. Loving nana of Shaun and Tash, Aaron and Chelsea, Hayden and Imy, and loved great-nana of Jaxon. Much loved sister of Peter (deceased) and Paul, cherished by all her extended family in Auckland. Special thanks to Gail, the Nurse Maude team, Dr Sarah Howard, and Nitika for their love and care of Annette. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Annette Cope, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated. A private family service to celebrate Annette’s life will be held. Thank you for your support and understanding.


DAVIS, Phillip

21 years - A loving son and big brother, your smile, your cheek and never ending bear hugs will be missed forever. We don’t understand why, but you are now at peace.
"Fly high, fly free,
rest easy my dear".
Love Mum, Georgia, Bill, and Matthew.


DAVIS, Phillip (Phil)

You were taken from us too soon. Your infectious smile spread through everyone, we had so many more memories to make. You will be missed. Love Chloe, Aunty R, and Janelle.


RICHARDSON, Mollie Claire

Peacefully on 21st February 2021 at Bob Scott Retirement Home (formerly of Waikanae), aged 94. Dearly loved wife of Colin (dec), loved mother and mother-in-law of Anne & Gerry, Janet & Ken, Frances & Gary, and John. Loved grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Mollie’s life will be held at the Otaki Waikanae Presbyterian Church, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae, on Friday 26th February at 1.00pm.
Waikanae Funeral Home
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844


HOWELL, Noelene Melva

On Monday 22nd February 2021 (peacefully) at Brightwater Home. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Mervyn for 70 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Robyn and Tim Newing. Dearly loved Nana of Christopher and Anneke, Michael and Zoe. Great G-Nan of Lilly, Oliver, and Charlie. A special thanks to the staff of both Willard and Brightwater Homes for their care of Noelene. All messages to the Howell family, c/o 26A David Street, New Plymouth. In accordance with Noelene’s wishes, a private service to be held.