Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


THOMPSON, Sheila Patricia (nee Ryan)

Of Paraparaumu Beach. Passed away peacefully at Sevenoaks Hospital on Saturday, June 16, 2018, aged 89 years. Much loved wife of the late John. Dearly loved mother of Bridgit, Hillary, and Andrew & Marian. Loved Grandma to Jeremy, Sarah & Luke, Rebecca, Luke & Stacey, and Alisha. Great-grandmother to Ava and Corbin. Loved sister of Aileen, and Barbara & Rod. Grateful thanks to staff at Sevenoaks for their loving care of Mum and our family. A private cremation has taken place.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168


KING, Donald Henderson (Don)

Passed away peacefully 18th June 2018 in Whangarei; aged 98. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Dearly loved father of Geoffrey and Maria, Brian and Bobbie-Joe, Michael and Sara. Cherished Grandpa of Stephen, Alastair, Ian, Benjamin, Jeremy, and Simon, and his 3 great-grandchildren. A service for Don will be held at Christ Church (Anglican Church) cnr Kamo and Mill Roads, Regent, Whangarei, at 11



A loyal and long-serving employee of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and much-loved colleague and friend to the school community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and family.


NOLLY, Paul Herbert

Passed away at home on 18 June 2018. Aged 66 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Julie. Loved father and father-in-law of Roger; Kerry and Steve; John and Raylene; and Steve and Natalie. Loved grandad to Chris, Amy, Natasha, Kayla, Reece, Alyssa, Phoebe, Sophie, Lily and Zoe and great-grandad to Sophie. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Association would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Paul’s life at the Mary Alice Chapel, 119 Regan Street, Stratford, on Friday, 22 June at 11.00am. Followed by a private cremation.


DICKSON, Charles Paris (Charlie)

Sadly passed away June 19, 2018, aged 78 years. Dearly loved and cherished Dad, father-in-law, Grandad and great-Grandad of Shane and Jan, Ray and Sheree; Aaron and Tainya, Tylah, Jayden and Felix; Tara #2.
Forever in our hearts and will be greatly missed
A service to celebrate Charles life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill, on Monday, June 25, at 11.00am, private cremation to follow. Messages to 3 Eglinton St, Winton 9720.


WIN, Heather Margaret (nee McKay)

Passed away peacefully on June 18, 2018. Loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Noel (deceased), Emily and Jim Diack, Len and Cheryl, Valerie and Bill Martyn, and Colin (deceased). Much loved Nana. Gran of her 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Much loved sister, sister-in-law and Aunty of the McKay family. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 11.00am.


JENKINS, Colin Lestock

Passed away peacefully on 19th June 2018, in his 94th year, in Tauranga. Much loved father of Ann, Margaret, Brenda and Clive, and father-in-law of Shirley. Proud grandfather of Chris and Geraldine, Mat and Julie, Steven and Franky, Sara, Adam and Krista, Hayden, Kylie and Joe. Proud great-grandfather of Poppy, Hugh, Lucian, Beatrix, Jett, Bodhi and Pippa. Much loved by Ivy’s family, Dianne & Jim, Nancy & Ian, Margaret & Graeme, Don & Margaret, Max & Kay, and Kathryn & Stewart, and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of Colin’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu, on Saturday 23rd June, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Jenkins family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ


BAIRD, Therese Leonie Terry (Leonie)

Passed away peacefully on 17th June. Loved mother, mother-in-law and grandma of Elizabeth (Liz), Noel, Oliver and Meg.
Finally resting with Dad.


CALDER, Dorothy Ellen (formerly Coxhead) (nee Eliason)

Passed away peacefully at Trinity Rest Home on Tuesday 19th June, in her 88th year, with her dearly loved husband Geoff at her side. Loved wife of the late Cliff Coxhead. Cherished and respected mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Marita Coxhead, Shirley and Keith Blayney, Lynn and Bev Coxhead, Warren and Kerry Coxhead, Sharon and John Duthie, and Murray and Jill Calder. Treasured Nana Dot to 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Eileen (deceased) and Don Taylor, Joyce (deceased) and Barry Smith, Lorraine (deceased) and Gary Stratton and Reg and Dianne Eliason. All communications to the family C/- PO Box 183, Hawera 4640.

A Service to celebrate Dot’s life will be held in the Cleggs Funeral Chapel, 268 High St, Hawera, on Friday 22nd June commencing at 1.00pm.


SLINN, Meryl (nee Waple)

Passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018, at Woburn Masonic Home. Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Ted. Daughter of the late Maire & George Waple. Very much loved mother and mother-in-law of Rachel & Steve, Mandy & Rob, and Julie & Ian. Special Nana to Chloe, Amber, Luke, Carter, Jarrod and the late Corey. Beloved sister of Dawn & Dennis Waple and family, (Perth and Auckland), sister-in-law to Judy & Dennis Waple and family, Pat & Dawn Lawlor and family (Perth). Thank you to Woburn Masonic, Te Omanga Hospice, Wellington Free Ambulance, Hutt Hospital, Dr Sarah Huse and others involved in her care.
No reira, moemai i
te moengaroa
In lieu of flowers donations to Te Omanga Hospice. Private service at home to be advised.


SMALLER, David Owen

Formerly of Wanganui and South Taranaki. Passed away peacefully at Brightwater Home, on Monday 18th June 2018. Aged 89. Dearly loved husband of the late June. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Pearl and Malcolm Parker, Gillian and Terry Klenner, Regan and Gilson Sharp. Much loved Poppa of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to the Smaller family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service for David will be held in the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North, on Friday 22nd June 2018, at 11am.


BREEN, Betty Anne (nee Collins)

Mum died peacefully after breakfast (weetbix, milk) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Blenheim, 67 days after her beloved Michael (James Michael Lincolne). Aged 87 years. Michael and his Little Bett have left this worldly time on His winged flight for new adventures together, 64 years after they met and fell in love outside Lower Moutere School. Endlessly kind and patient mother of Martin, Baby Richard (deceased), Felicity, Penelope, and Genevieve. Best ever Granny of Max, Lincoln, Ethan, Danielle, Alec, and Isabella. Adored big sister of Ian and mum-in-law of Tim. Thank you for everything darling Mum. Flowers welcome – Mum loves flowers. Messages to PO Box 61, Havelock, Marlborough 7150. A funeral service for Betty will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim, at 2.00pm on Monday, June 25, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.


CHARLES, Grant Stewart

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Friday 15 June 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved life partner of Vicki Wills, and loving dad of Kane and Josh. Much loved son of Lex Charles and Barbara Cornford. Cherished brother of Sharon; and Mark, and loved uncle to Dion. According to Grant’s wishes a private family service was held on Saturday 16 June 2018. Grant’s family wish to thank Arohanui Hospice and the staff of the Haematology Department at Palmerston North Hospital. Messages can be sent to Grant’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.


WILLIAMS, John Lovell Trengove

On Monday, June 18, 2018, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 81 years. Loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A special thanks to all of the staff of the Medical Ward, Hospice Marlborough, and St John for their wonderful care and support of John. Messages may be sent to Flat 22, Harling Court, 208 High Street, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for John will be held at The Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street, Blenheim, at 11.00am, on Friday, June 22, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery.


ROBERTS, Leslie John (Les)

Passed away peacefully at Stillwater Gardens Rest Home, Richmond, on Monday, June 18, 2018, in his 88th year. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Dawn and the late Gordon, Margaret and the late Henry Clayworth, Donald and Bev, Joyce and the late Eric, Lucy and Stephen Milson. Loved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Les's family would like to specially thank the team at Stillwater Gardens for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice would be appreciated. A donation box will be available at Les's service. Messages to the family can be sent to 263 Ranzau Road, Hope. A service to celebrate Les's life will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10.00am, at the Hope Community Church, Ranzau Road, Hope.