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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HARDAKER, Patricia Fay (Fay)(nee Newton)

On August 5, 2022, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill. Much loved Mum of the late Billy, Gavin, Lisa, Natasha and Cherie. Loved and adored Nana of her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Loved sister, aunty, and friend to all. A special thank you to the staff of Rosewood Rest Home for the wonderful care given to Fay. A service to celebrate Fay’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corners Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, Christchurch, This Day (Wednesday), August 10, 2022, at 1.00pm.

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COLE, Janice Elizabeth (Jan)

6 July 1939 –
6 August 2022
Loved wife and best friend of David. A much loved Mum, Nan, Great-Nan and GG. Loved sister and friend to many. The family will farewell Jan with a private service but they welcome friends to join them on Saturday, August 13, at Sprig and Fern, Motueka, 1-3.00pm, to celebrate Jan’s life.

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JOHNSON-MINTY, Julia Humphries (nee Nielsen)

Born May 10, 1928, passed away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital on August 8, 2022. Dearly loved wife of the late Arnold Johnson and the late Bill Minty. Loved mother and mother in law of Roger and Elsa, Warwick and Suzanne, the late Tony and his wife Karen, Lionel and Elizabeth and Catherine and Michael Mitchell. Respected friend Bill Minties children and grandchildren. A service will be held at The Orchard Church in Te Puke, on Monday, August 15, at 1.00pm.

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MANAWATU, Hariata

Peacefully at home surrounded by whanau, in her 88th year. Loved wife of the late Victor, loved and loving mother of Ned, Tim, Tono (dec), Henare, Miriama, John, Pania, Joe, Jim and Victor. Much loved and respected mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother to all her many grandchildren. A funeral service for Hariata will be held at Takahanga Marae, Kaikoura this Friday, August 12, at 11.00am, followed by interment in the Oaro Urupa, Oaro. Messages to the Manawatu whanau, c/- PO Box 111-01, Sockburn, Christchurch.

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RICHARDSON, Lynne

Died peacefully at Nelson Tasman Hospice on August 6, 2022, aged 69 years. Much loved wife to Clive. Adored mum to Kylie and Simon, and loved mother-in-law to Jason and Monique. Loved Nan to Mikayla and Hamish; Emily and Jessie, and a proud great-nan to Lochlyn. A loved sister, aunty, and friend to many. Messages c/- PO Box 7103, Nelson 7040. No flowers, by request, but donations to Nelson Tasman Region Hospice would be appreciated and can be made at https

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ROGERS, Suzanne Marie (nee Drummond)

Suzanne passed away at home with her family by her side on 4th August 2022, aged 62 years. Dearly loved wife of Wayne, beloved Mum of Alannah and James, and their partners Elyse and Rebecca. Loved sister of Sara, loved daughter of Carmenita (dec). Step-Mum to Kerry and Paul. Wonderful Grandma to Jack. In accordance with Suzanne’s wishes, a private celebration of her life was held on 9th August 2022. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wellington Hospital Ward 7 South, Ward 5 North, Cancer Services, Mary Potter Hospice Palliative Care Team, and District Nurses. Messages may be sent c/- PO Box 50514, Porirua.
Gee & Hickton - Porirua
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 237 5332 FDANZ

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ROGERS, Suzanne Marie(nee Drummond)

Suzanne passed away at home with her family by her side on August 4, 2022, aged 62 years. Dearly loved wife of Wayne, beloved Mum of Alannah and James, and their partners Elyse and Rebecca. Loved sister of Sara, loved daughter of Carmenita (dec). Step-Mum to Kerry and Paul. Wonderful Grandma to Jack. In accordance with Suzanne’s wishes, a private celebration of her life was held August 9, 2022. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wellington Hospital Ward 7 South, Ward 5 North, Cancer Services, Mary Potter Hospice Palliative Care Team, and District Nurses. Messages may be sent c/o PO Box 50514, Porirua.
Gee & Hickton - Porirua
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 237 5332 FDANZ

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SMITH, David Edward Lewis (Dave)

Passed away on 6 August 2022, aged 84 years. Loved husband of the late Madge. Treasured father and father-
in-law of Jacqui, Chris & Robyn, Jo & Andy. Adored Grandad and Old Grandad. A service to celebrate the life of Dave will be held on Friday 12 August 2022 at 10.30am, in the Seddon Park Chapel, cnr of Seddon Road and Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton. All communications to the Smith family, PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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KING, John Arthur

It saddens us to announce that on August 8, 2022 John passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Much loved and cherished son of the late Jean and Eric King, adored partner of Vicki Jolly, dearly loved brother and brother-in-law to Karen and Ash Bradley, Dave and Sue King, Susie and Dave Hewitt, Merinda and the late Doug Cassidy, and Tonia and Russell Harding, step-dad to Tiana and Chris Jolly, and Poppa to Charlie. Much loved nephew, uncle, cousin, friend, and colleague. John died at the age of 68, after a battle with cancer. According to John’s wishes we will be holding a private family gathering.

“ Now soaring like an eagle”

Thank you to Hospice and Nurse Maude for your dedicated care. In lieu of flowers, it is the family’s wish that any memorial tributes be in the form of donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice.

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DICKIE, June Shirley

On 8 August 2022 peacefully at Sevenoaks Retirement Village. Aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Maurice; loved daughter and daughter-in-law of Shirley and Roger; much loved Grandma of Katherine, Erica, David, and Philippa (Pip) and Great-Grandma of Andrew and Lachlan. Loved sister of Eve, and the late Bernard. Messages to “the Dickie and Sowry family” may be placed in June’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted C/- PO Box 723, Paraparaumu. June’s funeral service will be held at Harbour City Funeral Home, 300 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, on Monday 15 August 2022 at 10.00am, followed by interment at the Avenue Cemetery, Levin.

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OLSEN, Ruth Ann (Ann)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, 5 August 2022. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved mother of Joy and the late David and mother-in-law of Jenny. In lieu of flowers donations to Dementia NZ would be greatly apricated. A special thank you to the staff at Parkwood Lodge for their care of Ann. A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Chapel, 9–11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, at 10.00am on Saturday, 13 August, to be followed by interment at Otaki Natural Cemetery. Messages to Ann’s family may be sent C/- PO Box 119, Paraparaumu.

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PALMER, William

Passed away peacefully on 9th August 2022. Much loved husband of Jeanna (deceased), dearly loved dad of Jane, Billy and Melanie, and loved grandad and great-grandad. Family would like to express our thanks for those that have cared for him over the last three years. Bill will be resting at his family home on Thornley Street and the home will be open for visitors on Wednesday afternoon. Private cremation to follow.

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ELLINGTON, David Edward

Passed away peacefully at St Johns Wood Care Centre and Village, Taupo, on 27 July 2022, in his 90th year. Adored husband of Lorna of 62 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Arthur (deceased), Peter and Rhonda. Loved grandfather and grandfather-in-law of Daniel and Eleanor, April-Rose and Ashlee. A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Henry Hill Road, Taupo, on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, at 11.00am, followed by burial at Taupo Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson’s New Zealand, PO Box 11 067, Manners Street, Wellington 6142 would be appreciated or may be left at the service.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd, Member of Funeral Director’s Assn. of NZ.

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SEARLES, Ruth (nee Fisher)

12.01.1932 — 29.07.2022
Mother of Garry, Derek, Shane, and Michelle (late). Wife of Harold. Sister of Jean and Lynette. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Aunty to many. A celebration of her life was held at I. C. Mark Funeral Services, Levin, on 8 August 2022. Thanks to the staff at ward 29 Palmerston North Hospital who cared for her in the last eight days of her life. Now at rest and reunited with her Mum and Pop (Ethel and Len), and her two sisters (Jean and Lynette), and Harold.
“Sad are the hearts
that love you,
Silent the tears that fall,
Living our lives without you,
Is the hardest thing of all.”
Loved and remembered always.

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SALT, Kathleen Patricia (Pat) (nee Halsall)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on August 5, 2022, aged 91 years, 4 months, and 18 days young. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Susan and Don, Maureen and Bernie, Lesley and Peter, Murray and Tonia; treasured grandma of Cushla, Phillip, Taygen, Kynan, Rheon, and Aneira; great-grandma of Quinn, Ariana, Malia, Rory, Oscar, and Tyler. Loved companion of Bobby. Beloved daughter of the late Maisie and Archie Halsall, and beloved sister, sister-in-law, and aunty Pat. Special thanks to everyone who allowed mum to stay independent until the end, especially Les, Phil and Debra, and Nurse Maude carer Merron. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Pat Salt, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Private Cremation has been held, with a Private Memorial Service to follow.

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