Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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BAKER, Dorothy May (Dot)

23.01.1935 – 16.04.2019
Passed away at St Allisa Lifecare with her daughter at her side. Dearly loved wife of the late Mac, much loved mother of Gail, Geoffrey, and the late Gary, and mother-in-law to Greg and Debbie. Loved Nana of Graham and Toni; and Chelsea. Loved Dot Nanny of Tayla, Nick, Sam, Alena and Shelley; and Great-Nana (Dorothy) of Chloe. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at St Allisa Lifecare for their wonderful care and support. At Dot’s request a private family service will be held at a later date. Messages to the Baker family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443.

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TRONC, Jeffrey Raymond (Jeff)

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on 16 April 2019. Dearly loved husband of Lyn. Treasured father and father-in-law of Jo, Katie & Glenn, Pip & Pete, and the late Debbie. Adored grandad of Luke, Chloe, Noah, and Tommy. Beloved brother of Aileen and Ken. Sincere thanks to Dr George, Dr Barrow, and the nurses at Wellington Hospital for their wonderful care of Jeff. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington. A service to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at the Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay, on Friday, 26th April, at 1.00pm.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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HUMPHREY, Robert (Bob)

Of Napier, formerly of Pahiatua, died after a short illness on Wednesday 17th April 2019, aged 93 years. Loved husband of Joan (née Skilton), treasured Dad of Marie and Grant Kitto, Craig and Tanya, Bronwyn and Geoffrey McMillan, and Fiona and Eric Kennedy. Adored Poppy of his grandchildren Dynelle, Amanda-Jane, and Renee; Paul, Kelsi, and Collette; Jacqui, and Mitchell; and Shelly, and Rodney (both deceased), and great-grandchildren Jye and Ethan; Keely, Lachlan, Genevieve, and Ava; and Charlie. Brother of Daphne, Pearl (deceased), and the late Laurie (Snow). Brother-in-law to Keith (dec), and Gordon. A special uncle and mate to many. Messages and condolences to Mrs J. Humphrey, c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at the Tararua Club, Tararua Street, Pahiatua, TODAY Saturday 20th April 2019 at 11.00am. Private cremation thereafter.
Monarch Funeral Home
Pahiatua (06) 3766662

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DRAKE-STEWART, Wendy Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Waikato on 16th April 2019, surrounded by her family, aged 64 years. Much loved daughter of Avis and Selwyn (deceased). Treasured wife of Chris. Deeply loved mother of Kelly, Jody, and Emma. Adored grandma of all 12 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Cherished sister of Claire and Linda. A celebration of Wendy’s life will be held at Hamilton Park Cemetery Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Drake family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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SWORD, Graham Donald Robert

Aged 69, passed away on Tuesday 16 April 2019, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Adored husband of Sally, and father of Oliver (Ollie). Loved stepfather of Mike, Nik and Rob Lamb and Rebecca McCarthy. Cherished Poppa G to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Highly respected and loved friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all. Graham’s farewell will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, Auckland, on Tuesday 23 April, at 10.30am. A very special thank you to Hospice West Harbour. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice in Graham’s name would be greatly appreciated.

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FLYNN, Kathleen Ann

Passed away on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at the Enliven Woburn Home. Loved mother to Christine, Maria, Kathy and Wayne, loved grandmother to Brodie, Karrie-Anne, Daniel, Johanna and Hayden, loved great-grandmother to Ashlin, Ruby, Ava, Ethan and Bailey. Loved sister to Barbara and Joan (deceased), and loved aunt and friend. Special thanks to staff at Enliven and hospice for loving care through Kath’s illness. Private cremation.

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REI, Alan Christopher (Boof)

Passed away on 17th April 2019, in his 63rd year, after a long illness. Son of Roger and Pauline Rei. Beloved brother, uncle, Koro and cousin. He will be at 39 Sunnyvale Street, Bell Block, until Friday morning and then taken to Wai O Turi Marae, Patea. A Service for Alan well be held at 11.00am on Saturday 20th April, followed by a private cremation.

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BAILEY, Barbara Mary

Passed away peacefully in Stoke on April 16, 2019, aged 92. Much loved wife of the late Geoffrey Bailey, beloved mother to Mike and Christine (of late), loved mother-in-law to Helen, deeply treasured Nana to Bianca and Ollie Harris, Georgia Bailey, and Hannah Bailey, and Super great-Nana to Liam Harris.
“Gone but not forgotten, forever in our hearts”
A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2.00pm, in the chapel at the Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson. Messages may be sent to Matuku Funerals, 81 Back Road, RD 1, Takaka.

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MacLEOD, Donald Murdo (Don)

Peacefully on April 16, 2019, at Hampton Court, Napier. Aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Sue. Loved father and father-in-law of Alison and John Donovan, Duncan and Nat, Alastair (deceased), and Calum and Amy. Cherished ‘Pop’ of Zach, Emily, and Laura; Evan; and Ella, and Josh. Brother and brother-in-law of Ken (deceased) and Judy, Malcolm and Catherine, Peter (deceased) and Pauline (deceased), Wanaka, Liz and Geoff, Andy and Chris, and Helen and Laurie (deceased). A funeral service will be held at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier, on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to the ‘MacLeod Family’ C/- PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

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WILSON, Eric Dudley

Died peacefully in Golden Bay Community Hospital on April 17, 2019. Aged 83. Loved father of Michelle Wyllie, Grant Wyllie, Cherie Brunning, Karl Wilson. Memorial service to be held at a later date at Kaihoka.

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FLOCKTON-STANDISH, Alison Frances (Al)

Of Wanaka, passed peacefully at Dunedin Public Hospital on April 18, 2019. Loved wife of the late Lindsay, loved mother of Tere and Caitlin, offsider, mate and wife of Bruce, loved daughter of the late Ted and Colleen Moore. Donations may be left at Al’s service for Motor Neurone Disease Association. Celebrating Al’s life and friendship will be held at The Luggate Pub on Wednesday, April 24, at 1.00pm, bring your singing voice. Messages to

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SPOONER, Bunny Murvin Paul

Our dearly loved and treasured husband, father and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019; at home surrounded with love, where he wanted to be. He was one day short of his 55th Wedding Anniversary with his cherished wife Mary; he was a very proud and loving father and father-in-law of Marie and Brian Jenkins (Tauranga), Mervyn (Dunedin) and Wayne. Bunny was also a very precious grandad to Casey, Shannon and Siabon, Whitney, Jorgia and Caleb Jenkins. We celebrated his 87th birthday on Monday, April 16.
“There is only one lasting happiness in this life; to
love and be loved.”
Help us to farewell Bunny from 1.30pm, Wednesday, April 24, at 57 Conway Crescent, Invercargill.

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MACKAY, Margaret Elsie Scott

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on Tuesday April 16th, 2019, aged 96 years. Much loved and loving wife of the late Don. Loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Barbara, Diane and Gordon, Alastair and Wendy, and Helen. Treasured Granny of Abby and Naomi, Anna and Jane, Marina and Vanessa, and their partners and children. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Resthaven Quiet Room, 6 Vogel Street, Cambridge, today, April 20th at 11.00am.

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LAWN, Dermot Joseph (Herb)

At home surrounded by his family following a determined and dignified fight, aged 71 years young. Dearly loved and loving husband of Kath. Proud and devoted Dad of Joe and Emma, Becs, Nick and Sarah, Jessie and Mark, Hamish and Emma, and Sam and Charlotte. Doting “Herbie” of Blake and Libby; Maggie, Charlie, and Pippa; Bella; Bryn, and Jock. Messages to the Lawn family may be left on Dermot’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/dermot. In preference to flowers donations to Hospice Taranaki in Dermot’s memory would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Dermot’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 36 Cumming Street, Okato, on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 1.00pm, followed by his interment at Okato Cemetery.

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BOCOCK, Barbara Helen

Peacefully at Chalmers Hospital on 17th April 2019. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon. Loved and special mum of Julie and Roy, Wendy and Peter, Kevin and Jan, Helen and Ivan. Loved Nanee of her 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Fitzroy, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 23rd April, at 11.00am. Private family burial to follow.
Rest in peace Mum.

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