Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand



Tragically taken on Friday 11 October 2019, aged 20 years. Very dearly loved son of Yvonne and Bryan, and best mate and brother to Darryn, and Dale. Sorely missed by all his family & his friends who we consider his second family. Jarrod’s family is overwhelmed by the love and support received from his workmates at Paraparaumu Prenail. We will celebrate Jarrod’s life in the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Friday 18 October 2019 at 1pm.
Chur Bro

Kapiti Coast
Funeral Home
04 2985168


STEFFERT, Brian John (BJ)

Peacefully passed away on Sunday 13th October 2019, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Paddy and loved father and father-in-law of Sean & Caron, Bridget & Brian (Biggs) Powell, Katie & Bryan Meyer, Shannon & Wayne Cathcart. Fun grandad of Logan & Sara, Jackson & Molly, Jakeb, Kane & Issac, Jorja, Taylor & Madyson. A Catholic service for Brian will be held at St John the Baptist Church, 47 Jocelyn Street, Te Puke, on Friday 18th October at 1.00pm, followed by a graveside service. All communications to ‘The Steffert Family’ c/- 25 Ninth Avenue, Tauranga.


TAMATI(aka McLean), Jacob “Jake”

Died suddenly at home, ‘Lillybrook’, on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Aged 50 years. Adored and treasured partner of Tracy Green. Dearly loved father of Kayne and Trinity Tamati, father-in-law-to-be of Dallas and Amy. Proud grandfather of Te Ahu Hoani Tamati. Messages may be sent to ‘Lillybrook’, 2508 Waihopai Valley Road, RD 6, Blenheim 7276. Following family and friends farewells in Blenheim and Nelson, Jake will be buried at the family marae in Whatawhata.


MARTIN, Stewart Gordon

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 13 October 2019, aged 82. Loved husband of Jocelyn (dec). Loved father of Linda, Patricia (dec), Warren (dec), Marie and Valerie. The most amazing and adored grandfather and great-grandfather. A service will be held for Stewart at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 17 October at 1.30pm, followed by a burial at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Messages to the Martin family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.


McCARTHY, Edna Mary

Passed away peacefully on 12th October 2019. Loved wife of the late Michael McCarthy, mother and mother-in-law of Jamie & Jean and Kenneth & Kay. Grandma to Christopher, Harriet, Jody, Danny, Ben, and Jessica. Great-grandma to Ruby, Lola, Daisy, Charlie and Jed. In lieu of flowers donations to the Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Edna will be held at the Harbour City Crematorium Chapel, 56 Onepu Road, Kilbirnie on Saturday the 19th of October at 11


SCHOLEFIELD, Clifford Onslow

Died October 14, 2019, aged 90 years. Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Norma, and dearly loved Dad of Sue Boyce and Bev Randall. Deeply treasured Grandad to Peter, Becky, Amy, Sara, Holly, Caity, Courtney, and Taylor, and great-grandad to his 11 great-grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful medical staff at Nelson Hospital. The Service for Clifford will be held at The Shone & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011, on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 1.00pm. Messages to Shone & Shirley, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.


BELL, Alexis Jean (Lexie)

On 13 October 2019. Peacefully at home in Ngaruawahia, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Cliff. Much loved mother of Ivan and Lia, David and Jane, Robin (deceased), Martin and Jane, Alistair, Andy and Tracey, and Johnny. Loved nana of her 9 grandchildren and great-nana of 9 great-grandchildren. Thanks to mum’s caregivers for their support over the past 7 years and the ladies at Acquisitions for their kindness. A Celebration of Lexie’s life will be held at the Ngaruawahia United Football Club, Kia Toa Street, Ngaruawahia, on Friday 18 October, at 1.00pm, to followed by interment at the Ngaruawahia Cemetery, Jackson Street, Ngaruawahia. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Waikato would be appreciated, posted to PO Box 5720, Hamilton or can be left at the Service. All communications to the Bell Family C/- PO Box 147, Huntly 3740.


SIMONS, Grant Edward

Born — 15.05.1967
Passed — 10.10.2019
Your soul was often tormented in this life but may now rest in peace. You have passed but your legacy continues. With love from family and friends around the world.


STEVENS, Lynne Audrey

Peacefully at Nelson Tasman Hospice (after a brave battle) on October 15, 2019; aged 67 years. Adored mother of Tony, Dusti, and Phil. Much loved sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, and dear friend to many. A service to celebrate Lynne’s life will be held at Gardens of the World, 95 Clover Road East, Hope, on Friday, October 18, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. A memorial service will be held in Auckland at a later date.


RUDMAN, Graham Michael

Passed peacefully on Sunday, October 13, aged 63. Dearly loved husband of Susan. Loved father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Paul and Robyn, Scott, Michael, Gordon, Steven, and their families. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Peter, Theresa, Patricia, and Christopher; John and Jeanette, the late Ian and the late Moroka, Sally and Kevin, Trevor and Pauline, and their families. A service to celebrate Graham’s life will be held in Mataura Presbyterian Church, Kana Street, Mataura, on Thursday, October 17 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages may be sent to 2 Hope Street, Mataura 9712, or to Graham’s tribute page at


KITT, Barbara Clair

Died peacefully in her sleep on 14 October 2019, just
3 weeks shy of her 91st birthday. Dearly loved wife of the late Richard (Dick). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Helen (deceased) and Chris, Diane and Allan, and Wendy. Loved Nana to Richard, Katherine, Michael, Greg and Adam. Great-grandmother (Nana Barb) of Joshua, Jacob, Pania, Clover, Mia, Tessa and Aria. A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at Resthaven Quiet Room, 6 Vogel Street, Cambridge, on Monday 21 October at 1.30pm.


WILSON, David Granville

Aged 89. Passed away peacefully 14th October 2019, at Karadean Court Rest Home Oxford. Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy Wilson, loved father and father-in-law of Derrick and Llyween Wilson, Grandad of Kalina, Sarah and Stuart.
Forever remembered
in our hearts


ALLEN, Geoffrey Louis

Peacefully on 14 October 2019, at home with family, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley. Dearly loved father of David, Janet and Chris. Treasured Granddad of Kate, Nicole, Logan, Daniel and Charlotte. A service for Geoff will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. All communications to the Allen family, c/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.


PIPER, Lynnette (Lynne) Merlene Karenza

Lynne passed away peacefully among family on the afternoon of Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the age of 76. Deeply loved Mother of Alistair, Russell, Craig, Shirlene, Nigel, Kendall, and Joanne and she specially loved her 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at Hope Community Church, Ranzau Road, Hope, on Monday, October 21, at 11.00am, followed by a private family burial. Messages to Shone & Shirley 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.


GILL, Fay Ellen

13.05.1923 — 14.10.2019
The time has come for me to say farewell to my beloved family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the friendship and loyalty of my friends. You have all enriched my life.
God bless.