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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FURSDON, Marlene Ruth

Passed away peacefully on April, 13, 2018. Aged 69 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter. Much loved mother of Sonia and step-mum of Allan and Dianne. Cherished Nana of Jack and Chelsea, Michael and Chontelle.
‘Always in our hearts and wonderful memories’
A service for Marlene will be held at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Friday, April 20, at 1.30pm.

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DABINETT, Colin Ronald

Passed away at Whareama on Saturday, April 14, 2018, aged 77 years. Loved husband of Maureen. Loved father of Jim (Netherlands), Kevin and Rochelle (Gold Coast, Australia) and David and Tania (Motueka). Loved Grandad of Daniel, Forrest, Reilly, Jakob and Nicholas. In accordance with Colin's wishes a private cremation has taken place. Many thanks to the staff at Whareama Rest Home for the wonderful care of Colin over many years. Messages to 26b Tudor Street, Motueka.

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RIPPON, Anne Elizabeth (nee Fairey)

On April 13, 2018, at Christchurch Hospital, after a short illness, aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Ernest (Ernie), much loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Paula and Mike, and Chris and Andrea (Hobart); treasured grandmother of Michael and Kate, Andrew, Anna and Borché (Hobart), and Mark and Jenay (Hobart); and a special great-grandmother of Henry Paul, and Henry Borché and Sophie Florence (Hobart).
"At rest"Messages to the Rippon family, C/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nurse Maude Association would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held in St Andrew’s Redcliffs Anglican Church, 148 Main Road, Redcliffs, on Tuesday, April 24, at 11.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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SUTHERLAND, Elva May (nee Clark)

Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village on Friday 13 April 2018, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John. Loved mother of Heather and Russell King, Russell and Jenne Sutherland, Wayne and Lynley Sutherland, and the late Kaye Bray. Loved nana of Jackee and Lindsay, Warrick and Jayne, Tegan and Damien, Brooklyn and Codie, Bonna, and Roidan. Great-nana of Cameron, Shaye, Jace, and Maddy. As per Elva’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to 110 Breeze Road, Ryal Bush, RD 6, Invercargill.

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McCOOK, Wayne Arthur

Peacefully at Timaru Hospital on Sunday, April 15, 2018, aged 71 years surrounded by loved ones. Much loved father and father-in-law of Hamish and Tracey, loved granddad of Cobi, Blane, Kelsyn, and a friend of many. At Wayne's request a private cremation has been held.
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COLLIS, Margaret Florence

Passed away peacefully April 15, 2018, at Waikato Hospital, in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of Roydon for 64 years. Much loved mother to Karen, Joanne and the late Philip. Loved mother-in-law to Peter and Catherine. Much loved Nana to Chad and Krystle, Kim and Gavin, Jayden and Elly, Ricky and Keriann, and Phoebe. Beloved Great-Nana to Keeghan, Latesha, Faith, Kelly, Paris, Ella, Destiny, Shontae, Brie, Arlen, Mason and Jackson.
You will be sadly missed, forever in our hearts.
Rest in Peace.
As per Margaret’s wishes, a private service and cremation has taken place. All correspondence to Collis Family.

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HALL, Joyce Fay (Gran)

A loved gran, great-gran, and great-great-gran of Keith, Lisa, Joshua, Maryfaith, Rachiel, Ethan, Daniel, Evan, Ayla and Sienna.
Fly free gran and say hi
to Poppa xxxx.
“We will miss you gran but will always remember you with love.”

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SCOTT, Kristen Paige (Kris)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 14th April 2018, aged 24 years. Dearly loved daughter of Shawn and Gabrielle, and Dorothy. Loved sister of Alex, Melissa, Nicola, Nadayna, Cam, Michael, and Cameron. Loved by all her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. All messages to the ‘Scott family’, C/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Riding for the Disabled, New Plymouth, would be appreciated and may be left at her service. A celebration of Kristen's life will be held in The Chapel Of W. Abraham, 366 Devon St East, New Plymouth, on Friday, 20th April 2018, 10.30am, followed by a private committal service.

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HALL, Joyce Fay

Passed away on April 14, 2018, at Chatswood Retirement Village, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Wilford (Bill). A dearly loved mother of Laurence and Merlyn (Rakaia). A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Chatswood for their excellent care of Joyce. Messages C/- the Hall family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. At Joyce’s request a private cremation had been held.

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ROBERTSON, John Hedley

Passed away peacefully on April 14, 2018, at Matamata Country Lodge, aged 79 years. Loved eldest son of the late Willie and Joy Robertson, loved brother and brother-in-law of David (deceased), Kenneth (deceased), Ruth and Graham Harkness (Matamata). Loved uncle and great-uncle of Lynley, Melanie, Ryan, Brenna, Hannah, Ruby and Jack. At John's request a private cremation has taken place. The family thank all the staff at Country Lodge for their love, care and understanding of John while he was with them. Please join the family for afternoon tea in celebrating John's life on Friday April 20 at 1.00pm at the Matamata Country Lodge Hospital Lounge. Communications to 75 Tawari St, Matamata 3400. Broadway Funeral Home (Matamata) FDANZ.

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DISSANAYAKE, Jehan

Passed away suddenly at 4.00am on 11th April 2018, at Oriental Parade, Wellington. Aged 55. Very much loved husband to Elza and past husband of Sonya. Son of Shanthi and Bish, brother to Ajith and Ajantha. A service for Jehan will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street East, Levin, on Friday 20th April 2018 at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation at The Avenue Crematorium, Levin.

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FUNNELL, Norma Constance (née Arthur)

Aged 89 years. Suddenly but very peacefully on Saturday 14 April 2018 at “Her Home” Radius Peppertree Care Centre. Loved wife of the late Clive. Dearly loved Mum and mum-in-law of Ian (deceased) and Trish; Trish and Bryce; and Christine. Treasured Nana of Lisa; Bayden; Angie and Chris; Hayley and Tutu; and Josh. Much loved “Old Nana” of Alex; Jack; Layton; Kade; and Lilly. A loved sister and aunty. Funeral to be private. Missing you Mum! Always will! xx Loads of love and thanks to the fantastic staff at Radius Peppertree for their love and care for Mum over the last 6 years. She loved you all! A place she truly called home!!!!

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ROBINSON, Noel Christopher

Passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018, at Essie Summers Retirement Village, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Leonie for 59 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Adele and Geoff Bouterey, and Toni Robinson and her partner Jill Davies. Adored ‘Grandpops’ of Alisha and Andrew, Stacey and Ben, and Becky. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St John Ambulance would be greatly appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the family C/- PO Box 7176, Christchurch 8240. A celebration of Noel’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 1.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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McDOUGALL, Brian John

Loved husband and best buddy of Ava, and awesome dad of Marsha, Tim and Sam. Brian passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2018. Please join us for a very casual afternoon tea at his home on April 21 from 2.30pm to 4pm. Please bring a deck chair. We have already had a family service to farewell Brian.

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EMINUKUTEPUA, Tamaa’ua To’enga Roa (Tama)

Suddenly at home on Saturday, April 14, 2018, aged 57. Dearly loved husband of Liz. Loved and respected Dad of Rocky, Millie, Roxzane, Renee, Keeta, and Kota. Adored Poppa and Koko to his 8 grandchildren. Tama will be at home until his funeral service on Friday. A service to celebrate Tama’s life will be held at the Taranaki Crematorium Chapel on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11.00am.

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