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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SURTEES, Brian Robert (Squid)

Husband of Fran and the late Jan and Lisa. Father to Rachel, Craig, Nigel and Andrew. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Barnabas Church, School Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, on Saturday, 9 July at 11.00am.

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HARRIS, Marjorie Louisa

1929 — 2022
Mum passed peacefully at Summerset in Katikati on the 28th June 2022, aged 92 years. Wife of the late Bill Harris. Loved mother of Graeme and Ali (Tauranga), Robyn and Richard (Hawera), and Brian and Gayle (Thames). Loved grandmother to her 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. All messages to the Harris family, C/o PO Box 4016, New Plymouth, or online at wabraham.co.nz/notices. A service for Marjorie will be held in The Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon St East, New Plymouth, on Tuesday, 5th July 2022, at 2.00pm.

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CURRIE, Shirley June (June)

On June 23, 2022, peacefully, in Christchurch, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken, loved mother and mother-in-law of Neil and Amanda, Lynette (deceased) and Tim, a much loved Grandma of Nicholas, James, Annabelle and Sophia, and Great-Grandma to Wolf. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Pat and the late Keith, Thomas and Shirley, and aunty to her nieces and nephews. Our sincere thanks for the wonderful care and support given to June by the Rosewood Lifecare team. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late June Currie, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Funeral Service for June will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on Thursday, July 7, at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.

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PARKHILL, Glenn McKie (Cabbage)

Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2022, aged 65 years. Dearly loved Husband of Brenda; Son of the late Millicent and Terry; Father of Megan; Brother of Terry (deceased) and son-in-law of Frank and Tania. According to Glenn’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

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HARRIS, Stanley Wallis (Stan)

Passed away into the arms of his Saviour on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband to Lorna. Loved father to Adrienne and Stephen, Brent (deceased) and Jocelyn, and Chris. Cherished Grandad Stan to Nick and Ashley, Victoria and Tony, Hannah-Kate; Micah; and Spencer. Loved Great-Grandad to Max, Rosie, and Theo; and Grace and Gemma. Special thanks to Dr Caroline Gibb at Hoon Hay Medical Centre, Nichola at Healthcare, and St John. Messages to the family of Stan Harris can be sent to c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at the Salvation Army Sydenham Corps, 250 Colombo Street, Sydenham, on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 2.00pm.

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PORTER, Irene Eva May

On June 27, 2022, slipped away peacefully at Diana Isaac Retirement Village, aged 103 years. Loving and adored wife of the late Ray, loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Gloria and the late Michael. Adored Nan and Granny of Mark and Karen, Vanessa and Grant, Aaron and Andrea. Loved and treasured Great-Nan and Granny of Paris, and Jacob; Josh; Olivia, Mason, and Liam, dearly loved by the late Lynene. A special thanks to the staff of Diana Isaac Retirement Village for their care of Irene. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Irene Porter, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prostate Cancer Blue Ribbon Appeal would be appreciated and may be made online at fundraise.prostate.org.nz. A Private Celebration of Irene’s life has been held.

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HARRIS, Edna Isabelle

On June 26, 2022, peacefully at Bishop Selwyn Ultimate Care, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Beven, loved mother of Michael, and stepmother of Keith and Jill, Rodger (deceased) and Sue, Peter and Judith, Alan and Rachel (deceased), and Wayne and Anne. Loved nana to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edna was a special part of the extended Harris Family especially with baking, cooking and gardening tips. Special thanks to all the carers at Bishop Selwyn, who looked after mum so well in her final years. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Edna Harris, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made directly online at www.dementiacanterbury.org.nz.... At Rest. A Memorial Service for Edna will be held at the Woolston Park Bowling Club, 21 Silvester St, Woolston, July 9, at 2.00pm.

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MARR, Ann-Marie

Passed away on June 23, 2022, in Nelson, aged 81. Dearly loved wife of Ron, adored mother and mother-in-law of Jeffrey and Sophie, Christine and Glen, Peter and Rachel, and the late Linda; treasured nana of Clayton, Sean and Lana, Alex and Lance, Antony, Samantha, Joseph and Isabel, Alex and Lydia, Ryan, Ellen and Rory. Loving Great-Nana to her 13 great-grandchildren. In accordance with Ann-Marie’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Special thanks to the staff at Nelson Hospital who cared for Mum.

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RUSSELL, Robert (Bob)

(Formerly from Milton) Passed away on June 30, 2022 at home in Rangiora, after a long battle with cancer, aged 77 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Norma, children Stu and Michelle, Paul, Kerri and Paul, and grandson Dylan. Messages to the Russell Family, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Memorial Service for Bob will be held in the Rangiora Baptist Church, 111 East Belt, Rangiora, on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 1.30pm.

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PETERS, Cornelia Adriana (Corrie)

On June 27, 2022, passed away peacefully at Summerset on Cavendish, aged 90 years. Much loved wife of the late Jack, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Honey and Case Wortel, Wilma and Greg Scarlett, Kees (deceased) and Winnie, loved grandma and great-grandma to all her grandchildren. Partner of Ewan.
“Rest in peace”
Special thanks to all the staff at Summerset for the care and support given to Corrie. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Corrie Peters, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Corrie will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora, on Monday, July 4, at 1.00pm, interment thereafter at Rangiora Lawn Cemetery.

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PETERS, Thomas David (Henry)

Peacefully at Radius Elloughton Gardens, Timaru, on June 5, 2022, aged 95. A private cremation has been held.

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GRIGSON, Sandra Lewis (Sandy)

On June 22, 2022 peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 77. For 56 years dearly loved wife of Simon, and much loved mother and grandmother of family in England.
Sadly Missed
A private cremation has already taken place but if desired messages can be sent to PO Box 141, Akaroa 7542.

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ANDREWS, Poromata (Martha/Jackie)

(late of Miramar) On 28th June 2022, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Ronald Brown who passed away too early, and Martin (Taff) Andrews (dec). Loving mother of Kathryn, Pauline, Margaret, Peter, David, Kenneth (dec), Helen, Stephen (dec), Michael (dec), Christopher, and mother-in-law of Daniel. Devoted grandmother to 15 and great-grandmother of 21. Remembered by her wider whanau. In lieu of flowers donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made online at

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MacKENZIE, Marie Dawn (nee Goble)

Passed peacefully on Wednesday 29th June 2022, aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Jim. Very much loved mother and grandmother. Loved mother of Barry John MacKenzie (deceased). All messages may be sent to ‘The MacKenzie Family’, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340, or left online at wabraham.co.nz/notices A service for Marie will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Wednesday 6th July at 10.30am, followed by interment at Awanui Cemetery at 12.45pm.

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FREESTONE, Horace John

Peacefully at home on Wednesday 29 June 2022, surrounded by his family after a period of illness, aged 80 years. Much loved husband of Pauline for 58 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Bruce and Vera, Alison and Mark, Nathan, Jenny and Carl. Adored Grandpa of Courtney, Callista, Holly, Lucy, Bella, and Ferne. He will be sadly missed by his extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Horace’s life will be held at The Anchor Church, 1 Joseph Banks Drive, Whitby, Porirua, on Wednesday 6 July, commencing at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Whenua Tapu Cemetery. All messages can be sent to “The Family of Horace Freestone” c/- PO Box 50-347, Porirua 5240.

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