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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CLEVELAND, Raymond George

Sadly, Ray lost his battle with Cancer during the Covid 19 Lockdown on April 18, 2020. His partner Sharon and daughters Karen and Jane, invite family and friends to an informal celebration of his life at the Invercargill Rowing Club by the Oreti River, Sandy Point Road, Otatara, on Saturday, October 3, at 2.00pm. Space will be limited so it is advised those requiring seating arrive early. Anyone wishing to make a brief address is welcome to do so.

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BONHAM, Lynette Ann (nee Winter)

Unexpectedly on September 11, 2020. Dearly loved wife of Patrick. Much loved daughter of Margaret and Bill. Loving sister of Kathryn. Special thanks to staff level 5 medical Hutt Hospital for their support and understanding. A private cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Lyn’s life was held by close family and friends.
Fiercely independent
to the end.

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MACMASTER, Muriel Alice Arrol

Died peacefully at her home in England on September 16, 2020 in her 90th year. Loved mother of Fiona (Wellington), Valerie and Hazel (UK), and Katy (USA), and loving grandmother to her 8 grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed.

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McKENZIE, Alexander (Alex)

Formerly Arthur Robert Hickman (Robert). On 9 September 2020, in Upper Hutt, aged 80 years. A private cremation has been held and a memorial service for Alex will be held on 29th September, please email info@mott.met.nz for details.

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SCHMACK, Ray

Passed away peacefully on September 21, 2020 at Nurse Maude, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean, much loved Dad of Lynda and Sandra. A special thanks to the staff at Nurse Maude Hospital for their care and kindness to Ray. Messages may be sent to the Schmack Family, C/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644. In accordance with Ray’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

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MORRIS, Patricia Margaret (Pat/Tish)

On September 21, 2020, died peacefully at Addington Gardens Rest Home, aged 91. Dearly loved wife of Ian; mother and stepmother of Chris, Julian, Michele, Malcolm, Al, and Colin and mother–in-law of Philippa, Lisa, Joe, Sharee, and Linda. Much loved grandmother of Sofia, Jackson, Maddie, Eleanor, Caitlin, Justin, and Hamish. Thanks to the nursing staff for their care. A public Facebook site has been created to share memories of Pat. Please search in Facebook for ‘Pat (Tish) Morris Memorial’. Memories and photos can be uploaded directly or can be emailed to
patmorrismemorial@gmail.com Messages for the family may be sent c/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation has been held in accordance with the wishes of family.

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SCHOLTEN, Sjaan

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, aged 84 years. Much loved and wonderful Mum of Yolanda, Bruce, Elke, Phill and Dee. Adored Nana of Tom, Jack, Joe, Brock, Jett, Kees, Katarina, and JoJo.
‘We love you Mum’
A private service has been held.

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CLARK, Nancy Honor

Died on 28.03.2020, aged 96 years. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Chartwell Cooperating Church, 124 Comries Road, Hamilton, on Friday, 2nd October at 1.30pm, Covid levels permitting. Please note change of date. If in doubt, phone 027 488 0093 to clarify.

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BATCHELOR, Doreen Ann

Doreen died peacefully at the Timaru Hospice on September 21, 2020; aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of Keith, much loved mother of Warren and Mark, treasured nana of Erica. In accordance with Doreen’s wishes, a private service was held on Wednesday, September 23, to mark her passing. Thank you to all the Hospice staff for their wonderful care shown towards Doreen during her final days. Messages to the Batchelor family, C/- 18 Carlisle Street, Waimate.

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HOLDEM, Margaret Joyce (Joyce)

On September 20, 2020, peacefully at Essie Summers Retirement Village; aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Ivan. Much loved daughter of the late Tony and Adelaide Lawson. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Aileen and Ron Prebble, Betty and the late David Jack, and the late Tony Lawson. A loved aunt of her nieces and nephews. Joyce’s family wish to extend to the staff at Essie Summers their sincere thanks for the care and attention given to Joyce. As requested by Joyce, there will be no funeral service.
R.I.P.

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GARDINER, Brenda Margaret (nee Rawlings)

Peacefully at Stillwater Lifecare on Tuesday, September 22, 2020; aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray. Loved and cherished mum of Graham and Carolyn, David, Nicola and Phillip. Loved grandma of Tim, Kate, and Georgia. The Gardiner family wish to thank the wonderful teams at Stillwater Lifecare and Wensley House for their genuine love and compassion shown to Brenda. A service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held at Gardens Of The World, 95 Clover Road, East, Hope, Nelson, on Friday, October 2, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation at Hope Garden of Remembrance Crematorium. Messages to the Gardiner Family c/- 41 Nile Street East, Nelson 7010.

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TABAK, Cheryl Ann (nee Smith)

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On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, peacefully at home with family after a short illness, aged 65. Dearly loved and respected wife of Corrie for 44 wonderful years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tristan and Alicia (Perth), Andrew and Kelsi, and Christopher and Angelo. Dearly loved Oma of Imogen, Sienna, Alexie, and Grace. A much-loved daughter of the late Sidney and Jean Smith, and loved sister and sister-in-law of Lynn and Tom, Gail and Keith, Graham and Sue, Hadyn and Jan, Steven and Sue, Lis and Henry, Tino and Robyn, Helen and Ben (dec), Tony, and Linda. A dearly loved auntie of the Smith and Tabak nieces and nephews, and a good friend and colleague to many. Grateful thanks to the teams at Nurse Maude and the Oncology Dept for their wonderful care and support. Messages to the Tabak family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. In lieu of flowers donations to Nurse Maude can be made at the service or via this Link

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JOYCE, Michael

Formerly of Greymouth, later practised law in Auckland for many years. Husband of the late Marion, brother of Janice and the late Edward (Ned). Died September 11, 2020, aged 82 years. Michael’s funeral service took place at Holy Cross Church, Henderson on Thursday, September 17. A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10.00am on Thursday, October 1, at Nazareth House, Brougham Street, Christchurch.

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EDWARDS, Ian Leslie

A talented multi instrumentalist passed away at Nelson Hospital on Tuesday, September 22, 2020; aged 75 years. Partner of Vivien. Son of the late Tony and Dolly Edwards. Brother of Alan.
Teacher and mentor to many music students. Ian will be missed by all his family
and friends, and the music communities of Christchurch and Nelson
As per Ian’s wishes, a private cremation has been held at Hope Garden of Remembrance Crematorium. Messages to the Edwards Family, c/- 41 Nile Street East, Nelson.

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CHADDERTON, Donald Bruce (Don)

On Friday, September 18, 2020, aged 83 years, peacefully at home. Much loved husband to Marj, father and father-in-law to Bruce, Lindsay and Jennifer, Nicola and Scott, Mark and Anne, Neroli and Kelvin, and Jennifer and Andrew. Grandad to Aneta, Meriana, Richard, Christopher, Finn, Freya, Niall, Saul, Alexandra and Georgia, and Great-Grandad to Haare. In accordance with his wishes a private family gathering has been held.

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