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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BUTLER, Stephen George (Steve)

26.10.1952 — 16.08.2018
In the arms of his loving children at Timaru Hospital on Thursday, August 16, 2018, aged 65 years. Loved son of Sylvia and George, and brother of Debbie. Loved and devoted father of Nathan and Kyra, and loved husband of Suzanne. All friends of Steve are welcome to attend his Celebration of Life at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Monday, August 20 at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Foundation would be gratefully received and may be left at the service. Messages to 196 Selwyn Street, Timaru 7910.
Aoraki Funeral Services
Timaru F.D.A.N.Z.

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HEDGE, Mavis (nee Stallworthy)

WAAF Service Number WAL 2062. On 16th August 2018, in her 98th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert Harold. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Sheryl and Frank Gudgeon (Dargaville) and Kay and John Dodunski (Hamilton). Loved Grandma of Michelle and Grant, and Michael and Great Grandma of Renee, Mariah, Eloise, Jaron, Jack, Anna-Rose, Tyler, and Antonio. A service for Mavis will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Monday, 20 August 2018, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Hedge family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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SECKER, Michele (Micky)

On August 16, 2018, our beautiful Micky passed away after a hard fought battle at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by her family and friends, aged 57 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Jim and Yvonne. Much loved cousin of Marlene, Pam, Grant, Darrin, Sharyn, and Jason. Aunty to Gary, Niki, and Nikou. Messages to the family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Intensive Care Unit of Christchurch Hospital would be greatly appreciated and may be made at the service. A celebration of Micky’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation.

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GIBSON, Sharon Taratoa

At her home on 17 August 2018, aged 63 years. Loved wife of Harold. Loved mother of the late John Marino. Beloved sister of Lorna, Lorraine, Michael, Rick and the late Joseph, Paul and Shane and their families, and all her extended family. Loved Nan of Shayleigh, and great-Nana of Koda and Kahn. Sharon will lie at Wehi Wehi Marae, State Highway 1, Manakau. Her service will be held at the Marae, on Monday 20 August at 11.00am, followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium, Levin.

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NORLING, Barbara

Born 25 January 1958. Passed away surrounded by her loving family at home on 17 August 2018. Aged 60 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Brent. Loved mother of Shannon and Kim, Natasha and Pete, BJ and Olivia. Loved and cherished Nana of 11 grandchildren. Beloved daughter of the late Harry and Roma Toner. Will be dearly missed, forever in our hearts. A service for Barbara will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 150 Fitzherbert St, Featherston, on Monday 20 August 2018, at 11.00am, followed by burial at the Greytown Lawn Cemetery. Messages to the Norling family C/- P.O. Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit www.tributes.co.nz...

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BLOOMFIELD, Edward Rex

Passed away peacefully at Beachhaven Hospital on 16th August 2018, aged 85. Loved father of Justin and Briar, Julian and Jacqui, Stuart and Lisa. Treasured granddad of Finley, Sarah, Eva, Tali, Amy, Harry and Henry. A service to celebrate Rex's life will be held on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at St Thomas Anglican Church, 101 High Street, Motueka, at 10.30am.

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GILLAN, Hamish Peter

Peacefully at home on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Loved son of Linda (nee Cook). A much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Very loved and cherished by Shayla. Special thanks to Nadine and Hospice Southland and all who helped Hamish.
“Son of the milkman”
As to Hamish's wishes a private service has been held.

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CLAYTON, Annette Madeline

6.10.1943 — 16.8.2018
Passed away peacefully at Mary Doyle Hospital Havelock North. Devoted wife of the late Neil Clayton. Cherished daughter of the late Joan and Buster Cairns. Loved sister and sister-in-law of David, Margaret, and Ian and Christine Cairns. Loved Aunt of Michael, and Melanie, Arran, Annika, Elissa, and families. A private cremation has been held.

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TAYLOR, Ruth Elizabeth(nee Corbitt)

Peacefully at The Croft Rest Home, on August 16, 2018, in her 93rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Leslie George Taylor, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Denyse, Peter and Christine, Gary (dec) and Kay, loved Nana of Louise and Simon, Chris and Megan, David and Amanda; Erin and Bryce, and Claire; Gemma and Brett, Scott, and Logan and a loved great-Nana of Oliver, Sophia, and Lucy; Lilly, and Brooke; and Emily. Thank you to the staff at The Croft Rest Home for their care of Ruth during her stay there. A memorial service for Ruth will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Saturday, August 25, at 3.00pm. Messages to 1 Chateau Close, Timaru 7910.

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MOAKES, Brian

On 16 August 2018, at home with family. Aged 81. Beloved husband of Joy, loved father of Stephanie and Nicki and adoring grandad of Theo. Donations to Menzshed Kapiti may be made in lieu of flowers. A service in honor of Brian’s life will be held in Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street Waikanae, on Thursday 23 August, 2018, at 4

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RULE, Pat

Suddenly at home on Thursday, August 16, 2018, aged 83. Dearly loved by his wife Audrey, his children Gillian and husband Steve, and Patrick and wife Holly, and grandchildren Sophie, Leon; and Elvis. A service for Pat will be held at the Salisbury Park Crematorium, Beaconsfield Road, Timaru, on Wednesday, August 22, at 1.30pm.

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MacARTHUR, Noeline Gwen

Of Titahi Bay. Passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital on Thursday 16 August 2018, aged 80 years. Loved daughter of the late Elizabeth and Roy Thompson, and sister of the late Valerie. Loved mother of Sandra, Debbie (dec), Karen, Steven, Jo, Kim (dec) and their partners. Loved grandmother and great-grandmother of her many cherished grandchildren. Special thanks to all the medical staff at Wellington Hospital for their care and support. In lieu of flowers donations to Relay for Life Wellington would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Noeline’s life will be held in The Ninness Funeral Home Chapel, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua, on Tuesday 21 August commencing at 1.00pm, thereafter a private cremation. Messages can be sent to “The Family of Noeline MacArthur” c/- PO Box 50-347, Porirua 5240.

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FREW, Robert Graham

Sadly passed away in his 67th year, in Perth, Australia, on August 17, 2018. Loved son of Blanche and the late Graham Frew. Loved brother of Jenny, Karen and Angela, and much loved father of Dannielle and Paulette, and his three grandsons.
May his soul be in peace.

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MACLEAN, John Henry

Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Burwood Hospital, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen. Much loved father of Paul, John, and Alyson, father-in-law of Ann, and Mariana. Loved grandad of Thomas, Sophie, Annabelle, Nio, Abby, and Dave. Messages for the Family may be sent C/- Aly Maclean, 104 Mairehau Road, Marshland, Christchurch 8083. A Gathering to Celebrate John’s life will be held at Aly’s home, 104 Mairehau Road, on Saturday, August 25 at 3.00pm.

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ANGUS, Margaret Denyse

On August 15, 2018, passed away at home, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bob, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Judith and Joseph, Graham (deceased) and Christine, and Murray and Michelle, treasured grandmother of Marie, Katherine, and Angela; Kate, David, Nicholas, and Simon; Georgia, and Quinn, and a loved Grandma Maggie to her great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to

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