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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HOLT, Philip David

16.9.1958 — 14.9.2021
The result of a tragic accident. Beloved eldest son of Marguerite and the late Terence (Terry). Adored brother of Ian, Gary and Karen.
God bless our beautiful boy, now with your darling Dad. Forever deeply loved.

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COCKS, Shirley Joyce

Of Woodville, on Friday 10 September 2021, at home, aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Paul, loved mother of Stuart, Vivian, and Peter. Loved grandmother to their children. Messages to Mr P. Cocks, c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. Due to Covid-19, a service for Shirley has been held.
Monarch Funeral Home
Pahiatua (06) 3766662

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RUSSELL, Elsie Laing (nee Milne)

In her 102nd year, passed away peacefully at McKenzie Healthcare Geraldine, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Allan, much loved mother of Colin and Kath (Takaka), Iain and Gill (Takaka), Allison and Doug Crombie (Wellington), and Elia Cudmore (Hokitika). Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Due to COVID restrictions the family have held a private service to celebrate Elsie’s life. Huge thank you to McKenzie Healthcare and Waihi Lodge staff for their care and compassion. A special thank you to the team at Dr Scott Surgery for the continuous care of Elsie. As a family please accept this as a personal acknowledgment and thanks for all the support received. Any messages to PO Box 3, Takaka.

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KNUDSEN, Susanne Maree (nee Curtis)

Sue passed away on 13 September 2021 at Waikato Hospital (late of Matamata). Much loved wife of Paul, a valued friend of Paul’s boys Craig, Michael and James and their families and a loved and respected sister-in-law.
Will be sadly missed.

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GRAVES, Alan David

Passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at home on Monday, in Gore. Dearly loved son of the late Vernon and Elsie Graves. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Murray, Paula and Shane, loved uncle of Mika, and Aliya. Loved by all his extended family and friends,
‘We will miss your smile, jokes and sharing your quirky information’
Alan has been privately cremated. An informal celebration of Alan’s life will be held in the Gore Bowling Club for invited family and friends. Messages to 48 Koa Street, Gore 9710.

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JOHNSON, Richard

Passed away on Tuesday 14 September 2021, at Waikanae. Loved son of Denis and Hilda (both deceased); brother and brother-in-law to David and Jane; uncle to Simon and Samantha. Our sincere thanks to all friends and supporters to Richard over the years. A private family cremation will be he held.
Rest in Peace.

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BONNY, Ian Roderick

Of Woodville. Born 30th January 1930, passed away at home suddenly on 12th September 2021. Devoted and loving husband of June Nola Bonny (Nola) for 67 years. Loved and missed by his extended family and the Vintage Model T Community. A private service has been held for Ian. Messages to the Bonny family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North.

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CUMING, Maureen Joy (Dorothy)

In loving memory of Maureen Joy, mother of Judy, Lynda, Lyall, Glennis, Clemence, and grandmother and great-grandmother of many.
And what is it to cease breathing,
But to free breathe from it’s restless tides,
That it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered.
‘‘Kahlil Gibran".

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WRIGHT, Lesley Anne

Of Palmerston North.
On Thursday 16 September 2021, at Arohanui Hospice, aged 81 years. Beloved wife and friend of the late Mark (304128, RNZAF). Much loved Mum of Damian (Melbourne), Gerard (Palmerston North), and Anna (Palmerston North). Messages to the Wright family, C/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice via arohanuihospice.org.nz would be very much appreciated. A funeral service for Lesley will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021, at 11.00am. Due to current restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. The service will be live-streamed via
www.beauchamp.co.nz...
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HALL, Anne Maree

Anne sadly passed on Wednesday 15th September 2021. Dearly loved by all her family. Cherished daughter of Joyce and Arthur Hall. Deeply loved by all those at Idea Services. In light of ongoing Covid resitrictions, Anne’s family will celebrate her life and lay her to rest privately, the wider community may take part via livestream on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 11.00am. Messages may be sent c/- The Hall Family, PO Box 605, Hawera 4640, or left at
www.hardingsfunerals.co.nz...

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McNATTY, Vanessa Anne (nee Manson)

Of Tokanui. Passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Dunedin Hospital on Friday, September 10, 2021. Aged 70 years. After fighting for 5 weeks to recover from a car accident. Dearly loved wife of 50 years of Steven. Cherished mother and mother in-law of Kylie and John (Grove Bush), Paul and Rachel (Chatto Creek). Treasured Grandma of Zach, Anneka and Marlo. Loved sister and loved sister-in-law of Coral* and Stu* DeVries, Elva and Buster* Brown, John and Helen Manson, Grace and Merven Todd, Marty and Margaret Manson, Rosalie and Ron Schischka, Charles and Doreen Manson. Loved sister-in-law of Lilburn* and Myra* McNatty, Margaret and Tim* Earwaker and Gordon* McNatty. Loved Aunty and Great-Aunty to all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Vanessa’s life will be held at 2.00pm, on Friday, September 24 (Attendees by invitation only due to Covid19 Level 2 restrictions). Tributes may be left on Vanessa’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where a live-stream of the service will also be available. Donations in lieu of flowers for the Otago Westpac Helicopter may be left at the service or please place one in Vanessa’s name on their website.

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BOWDEN, Gwendoline Dawn (Dawn)

Peacefully at Iona Care Home, Oamaru, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Henry (Harry) Ardley and the late Allan. Very much loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Maureen Ardley (Oamaru), Stephen and Maxine Ardley (Cairns), and the late David. Dearly loved nana Dawn of Esmae (Timaru), Regan and Esther (Dunedin); Timothy (Christchurch), Gene (Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast), Julian (Paris), Rhys (Queensland), Jamie, and Shane, and loved great-nana Dawn of all her great-grandchildren. At Dawn’s request, a private Graveside service will be held. Messages to Ardley family, 10 Grove Avenue, Weston Oamaru 9401.
Betts Funeral Services

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SINCLAIR, Cindy Louise

03.03.1967 — 14.09.2021
Dearly loved wife of Peter, mother to Daniel, Logan, Tamara, Ashley, Teri and John. Nana to eight grandchildren. Loved daughter of Anne and Russell Rawlings. Sister to Steven, Sherry, Vivienne and Anouska. Sister-in-law to Sandra, Frank, Graeme and Martin. Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Very special and much loved friend to Kara. A service to celebrate the life of Cindy, will be held at The Harewood Crematorium, Wilkinsons Road, Christchurch, on Monday, September 20, at 1.30pm. Messages to the Sinclair family c/- PO Box 10335, Christchurch 8145.

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NALLY, Margaret Mary

Passed away peacefully at Timaru Hospital with family by her side, on Wednesday, September 16, 2021; in her 84th year. Much loved wife of the late Mervyn. Loved mum and mother-in-law of Christina and David Kontze, the late Maree, and Ross Williams, Veronica and Anthony Watene, Stephen and Jan, Timothy and Bronwyn, Arthur, Lisa and Chris Humphrey. Much loved nana and Seena to all her grand and great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Anne Bishop, Bernadette Crawford, David Eaton and Mary McKelvie. special thanks to the lovely supportive nurses and doctors at Timaru Hospital. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at St Thomas’ Catholic Church, 12 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11.00am. Although Margaret was much loved, due to Covid 19, Level 2 restrictions apply. Messages to

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CHRISTIE, Neil Charles

Of The Southern Highlands, NSW, our New Zealand born good Aussie bloke Neil slipped away quietly on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Devoted husband and soulmate of Beverley Anne, loving stepdad and Pa. Loved eldest son of Ian* and Daphne* Christie, loved brother and brother-in-law of Joan and Graeme, Alan*, Jenni and John* and Kaye. Loved and respected uncle of his nieces and nephews. Any messages can be sent c/- B Christie, PO Box 398, Mittagong NSW 2575 or to The Christie Family, 326 Herbert Street, Invercargill.
We will miss you but remember you always with a lifetime of memories and an occasional good yarn.

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