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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KERR, Kevin Robert

Passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019, aged 71. Dearly loved husband of Carol and loved father of Emma and Gareth. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Rowan, Kay and Rob Drake, Gillian, and Keith and Sue Henderson. Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks to the staff at Stillwater Lifecare, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nelson Tasman Hospice, c/- PO Box 283, Nelson, or at the Memorial Service to be held at The Headingly Centre, Richmond, on Friday, May 3, at 2.00pm.

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McLEAN, Gavin John

1957 — 2019
Died peacefully on 7 April, in Wellington Hospital after poor health. Gavin was a prolific New Zealand maritime and social historian, bibliophile, gay rights’ advocate, and fond animal lover. Son of the late Joan and Murray McLean, beloved brother of Deb Hill, extended whanau of Kynan Gentry, Victoria Mason, and guide-parent to Tommy, Charley, Duchess, Milo and Crockey. Long-term friend of Ian Spicer and Allan Potter; close colleague of Tim Shoebridge, Conal McCarthy, Michael Kelly and Mary O’Keeffe. Special thanks to Graeme Russell who was instrumental in lightening his spirits over the past two years. Messages of condolence can be sent to 7A Urquhart Street, Whanganui 4500.

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ANDREWS, Diana Winifred(previously Allen) (nee Knowles)

On April 14, 2019, at Fitzgerald Complex, aged 91 years. Sister and sister-in-law of Murray and Margaret Knowles, Pauline and the late Roger Knowles, and Lloyd and Rose Knowles. Mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Cath Allen, Michael Allen, Simon Allen, and David Allen. A loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Diana Andrews family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Diana’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Sts, Richmond, on Wednesday, April 24, at 4.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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FOLLOWS, Valda Joan (nee Bartley)

Passed away peacefully at Hilda Ross on 15th April 2019, aged 99 years. Much loved wife of the late Henry. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Trevor and Julie, Michael and Dianne, Julie and Ian, and the late Miriam. Loved Grandma of Steven, Mark, Catherine, Vanessa, Donna, Jason, Melissa, Tony, and Sarah, and her 18 great-grandchildren. According to Valda’s wishes a private family service has been held. All communications to the Follows family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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FAGAN, Josephine Veronica (Josie)

Passed away at Summerset in the Sun on April 15, 2019, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Stan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jo and the late Gary Fagan (Rununga), and the late Kay. A loved Nana of Tania and Mike, Tim and Janene, and Lisa; Cherie, Melanie, and the late Trudi; great-grandmother of Nichole, Reiarna, Kayesha, Courtney, and Olivia-Grace; great-great-grandmother of Dekin (DJ). Messages to c/- Jo, 25 Ballance Street, Rununga, Greymouth. A Requiem Mass to celebrate and remember Josie’s life will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 204 Songer St, Stoke, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 11.00am.

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ANDERSON (ROWE), Brenda Dawn

Brenda sadly passed away on April 15, 2019, in Saffron Walden, Essex, England. Loved Mum of Sonja, Tessa, and Florence. Dearly loved daughter of the late Mac and Thelma Anderson (Greenhills). Much loved sister of Craig and Helen, Donna and William, Ross and Catherine, and Lynn and Natasha. Loved auntie of her nieces and nephews. Messages to 131 Clark Road, 11RD, Invercargill 9877.

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CARTWRIGHT, Peter John

CNZM, QSO
17 April 2019 at Auckland. Deeply loved by, and devoted husband to Silvia Cartwright. A service will be held at St Mary’s In Holy Trinity, 446 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, on Wednesday, 24 April, at 11.00am, to be followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Auckland City Mission www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz... or PO Box 5352, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, would be appreciated.

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ROBERTON, Thelma Beatrice

18.01.1924 — 14.04.2019
Passed away peacefully at Cascades, Hamilton. Adored grandmother of Jason, Felicity and Angeline, treasured ‘Nanny with a Bag’ of Jamal and Bella Luna, and god-daughters Lynette and Diane. A special thank you to her wonderful carers at Cascades.
Nan was a very special lady and will live on in our hearts forever.

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McLEARIE, Myra Elizabeth

Passed peacefully on 11 April 2019. In accordance with Myra’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Please come and share memories of Myra in the Port Road Yacht Club, Seaview, Lower Hutt, on Friday 26 April, from 1.30pm.

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IRVING, Ida Maureen

Passed peacefully at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village in Lower Hutt on 15 April 2019, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Ian Irving, and sister of the late Gloria Prowse. Favourite aunty of Chris, Richard, Robert, Rodney, and Daryl Prowse. A service for Maureen will be held at the Catholic Church of St Peter & Paul, 29 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, Wellington, on Wednesday 24th April at 11.00am, followed by interment at Makara Cemetery. All are welcome to celebrate Maureen’s wonderful life.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745

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MORGAN, Brenda Gail

Peacefully at Trinity Rest Home and Hospital on 16th April 2019. Dearly loved sister of Helen and Robert, and aunt of Rachael, and Danielle. Loved great-aunt of Caleb, and Alyssa.
‘Fly high my beautiful sister, you will always be with me like a handprint on my heart’.

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WEARING, Anthony Harcourt (Tony)

Passed away on April 10, 2019. Special thanks to the staff at Whareama for the friendship and care given to Tony. Messages can be sent to PO Box 7103, Nelson 7042. In respect of Tony’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

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GAUDIN, Alan Ernest (Tiger)

Peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019, after a brief illness, with his family at his side in his home; aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Christine. Loved father and father-in-law of Nanette and Barry, and Peter (Pistol), special dad to Emma and Paul. Grandad to Cullen, and Jasmine. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. As per Alan’s wishes, a private family memorial was held on Tuesday, April 16, at Campbell & Sons, Mosgiel. Messages to 1 Armadale Street, Mosgiel 9024.
R.I.P in Holden Heaven,
All Our Love.

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McLAUGHLAN, Neil John (Mac)

On April 16, 2019, after a long illness, peacefully with family at his side at Christchurch Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Dawn. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Corrina and Mike, Donna and Jack, Paul (dec), and loved stepfather of Shane and Vanessa, Reagan and Sonya. Very special Granddad Mac of Jacob, Daniel, Emily, Sean, Matthew, Raynor, Chloe, Dylan, Sophie, Leyton, Izy, Amie, Zander and Great-Granddad of Ruby and Everly. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Ward 23, and all of the medical staff who took care of Mac over the many years. Message’s to the McLaughlan family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch. A funeral service to celebrate Mac’s life will be held in the Academy Funeral Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Tuesday, April 23, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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BAAS (van der Lem), Nellie

Passed away peacefully at Tasman Rest Home, Stoke, Nelson, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in her 87th year. Dearly loved mother and mother- in-law of Ron and Hilary, Martin and Heather-Mary, Fiona and Darryl (Boy), Richard and Kerry, and Christina Lee, and Nanny to her many grandchildren. A private service was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, by her family. Special thanks to the Rest Home staff for their dedicated care. Messages to 115 Russel St, Invercargill 9810.

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