Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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LANE, Margaret

Peacefully at Timaru Hospital on November 23, 2020, with loving family at her side. Loving wife and soulmate of Grant. Cherised Mum and mother-in-law of Jess and Chris Curr (Timaru), and Jeremy (London). Treasured Grandma of Adeline, and Oakley Curr. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance or Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to St John Ambulance and staff at Timaru Hospital for their care of Margaret. Messages to 2 Hart Street, Timaru.

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HARKNESS, Michael John

Of Waikanae. On November 22, 2020, peacefully at Sevenoaks Hospital, Paraparaumu. Aged 88 years. Dearly beloved husband of Lorraine. Much loved father and father-in-law of Michelle & Malcolm Robertson, Julian & Sherilyn, and the late Brett. Loved grandad of Aaron, Monique, Scott, Chinelle, Safra, Blake, and Ryan, and great-grandfather of Anaru, Jake and Isabella. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Sevenoaks for their care of Michael. A service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held in Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, on Friday, November 27 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation at Kaitawa Crematorium.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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ADAMS, Jean

Born February 22, 1931, in Roslyn, Dunedin, passed away at Avon Lifecare, Christchurch, on November 22, 2020, in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Mary Adams, granddaughter of the late William and Sarah Adams of Dunedin, close friend of the late Margaret Todd and cherished adopted member of her extended family. A Funeral Service for Jean will be held at Holy Trinity Avonside, 168 Stanmore Road, Christchurch, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 12.00 noon.

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CLAYTON, Margaret Yvonne

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 22 November 2020, surrounded by family at Arohanui Hospice. Aged 67 years. Beloved Mum of Sheena and Tracey. Very, very proud Nana to Jayden, Natasha, Tony, the late Sharna, Brianna, and Reuben. Loved great-Nana to Bentley, Indiana, Brooklyn-Rose, and Mason. Loved step-Mum of the bro Scotty. A much loved sister, Aunty, Ma, and friend to many. All messages to the Clayton family, c/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North. Friends are invited to attend a service for Margaret to be held at the Beauchamp Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Friday 27 November 2020 at 11.00am. Followed by a private cremation.
NZIFH

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STROBEL, Horst Richard

Passed away peacefully in his home with family caring for him in his last days. This followed a difficult period as the complications associated with Parkinson’s Disease took over. Horst was the infinitely loved husband of Eva vehla, loved Daddy of Martin, Tomi, Daniela, Mia and Ben, father-in-law of Lisa and dearly loved Opa of Daisy, Lulu and baby boy on the way. Horst was as devoted to others as anyone could be. He fought that bloody disease as bravely and strongly as anyone could. He led a hard working and selfless life always putting everyone else before him. He was loving and gentle, and if he ever tried to swear, he couldn’t make it sound right. He was sharp of mind and a DIY master, able to fix anything. He could cook like no other. His dishes represented the taste of home and love, and family. He enjoyed music and good comedy, and when he laughed there wasn’t a better sound to hear.
We love him so much.
We will miss him so much.
A special thanks to the good nurses from Medical Ward and the carers who made him as comfortable as they could during the month he spent there. Also for the care and support they gave Eva and the family. A special thanks to the kind and tender carers from Good Partners who allowed us to bring Horst home for his final days. This meant the world to us. A service will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. This will be followed by a private cremation. Messages to lisaandmartin@xtra.co.nz, or on Horst’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes or to 51 Grant Road, Otatara, Invercargill, 9879.

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CURRAN, David John (Diesel)

12.12.1962
Loved husband to Keitha and father to daughter Amanda. Son to Mike and Quin. Brother to Mike and Viv. Uncle to Danielle and Joseph. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday the 21st of November 2020. Funeral will be held on Friday the 27th of November at 1.00pm at Hamilton Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Morrinsville Road, Newstead. Big thanks and love to the staff at Kingswood Morrinsville and OPR 1 Waikato. Communications to Keitha on 0224146550 or keitha.curran@gmail.com.

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CHILD, David Edwin (Dave)

On November 20, 2020 peacefully at Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt; aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of Francie for 68 years. Much loved Dad of Allan, Diane & Dave (dec), Lynette (dec), Kathy & Robbie. Cherished Grandpop of Grant & Jess, Michael, Craig & Pip, Blair & Chelsea, and great-Grandpop of Bodhi, Eloise, Imogen and Fleur.
Gentle, kind, witty,
loving family man.
A true friend to many.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Te Omanga Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service or made online. Special thanks to Dr Mike Sim and the team at Te Omanga Hospice. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held in Kingswood, Cnr King & Cairo Streets, Upper Hutt, on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages may be sent to “the Child family”, C/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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HUMPHREY, Janice Lorraine (nee Dick)

Aged 74 years. Passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday 21st November 2020. Loving wife of Alf. Loved mother of Tina & Ian (son-in-law), and Teresa. Dearly loved Nan Jan of Xanthe and Sarah.
A strong lady
with a tender heart.
A service will be held for Janice at Woodside Estate, 130 Woodside Road, Matangi, on Thursday 26th November at 11.00am. All communications C/o Pellows Funeral Directors, PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247.

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BRADFORD, Rodger

Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, on November 22, 2020. Dearly loved husband and friend of Claire. Loved and adored father and father-in-law of Gendy and Sam Davis, and much loved Pop of Lucy, and Izzie. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Mid Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to

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DELLOW, Grant Raymond

Aged 55, of the Canterbury region. Grant will be remembered as the young man living in Timaru seeking adventure where he could and not the man who struggled with illness for most of his adult life. As a young man Grant was tall, strong and handsome. He could have been anything he wanted, from an All Black to an Olympian — those attributes were proudly shared by his Mum and Dad (Ursula and Dick), to anyone that would listen. This is the man his family will miss and the man they love so dearly. Grant was a much loved son of the late Ursula and Dick Dellow. He was the little brother to Gladys, the older brother and guardian to Karen and was idolised by Warwick. Grant was also the Uncle to Kasey, Gareth, Jordon, Kiana and Marshall, Caitlin and Tom.

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WILLIAMS, Heather Raelene

On November 22, 2020, at Dunedin Hospital, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of Lex for almost 50 years, loved mother and mother-in-law of Nigel and Suzie, Stacy and Melissa, and Bradley and Rochelle, loved magic Nana of Katelyn, Mac, Georgia, Amy, Samantha, and Madison, also a loved special Nana of Troy, Tayla, Spencer, and Karstan.
"You gave us all the best time ever, love and miss you Nana"
A service to celebrate Heather’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 2.00pm, on Monday, November 30, followed by private cremation. Messages to 807 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin 9035.

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TODD, Colin David

Peacefully on Sunday 22nd November 2020 at home, surrounded by family. Aged 67 years. Dearly loved husband of Fiona, and the late Elsie. Cherished father of Leslie, Colin Jnr, Marie Ann, Natasha, Kirsten, Tanya, Wendy, Holly, Cheyenne, and the late Jasmine, along with all their partners. Much loved Koko of 25, and great-grandad of 6. Adored son, brother-in-law, uncle, workmate and friend to all that knew him.
He will be missed.
A huge thank you to all the medical and hospice staff for all their help. All are welcome to attend a service for Colin at the TSB Hub, Camberwell Rd, Hawera, on Wednesday 25th November 2020 commencing at 1.00pm, followed by an interment at the Patea Cemetery.

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OAKLEY, Rose Elizabeth

On November 22, 2020, at Strathallan Lifecare, in her 102nd year. Loved wife of the late Trevor, and loving mother and mother-in-law of Tim and Joan (Waimate), Julie and Tom Devlin (Christchurch), Anne Wyllie (Geelong), and Jeff and Penny (Auckland). Loved Grandma of eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Rose’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, 125 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru, on Thursday, November 26, at 1.00pm, followed by private interment at the Timaru Cemetery. Cut garden flowers only. Donations in her memory to the SPCA, Timaru. Messages to the Oakley family, C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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BROOKES, John Athol(J.B.)

Dearly loved son-in-law of Rex (dec) and Ann Armstrong, brother-in-law of Don and Karen, Robyn and Max, Christine and Neil and Jeanette and John. Uncle of Heidi, Bernadette and Nish, Shannon and Stu, Alistair and Stacey, Shane and Ash, Mitchell and Lana, Brendan, Rachel and Jamahl, Natalie and Laquail, and all his great-nieces and nephews.
Rest in Peace
xxxx

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STEWART, Christine Norma

Died peacefully on 21st November 2020. Much loved wife of the late Alan Stewart. Loved mother of Gordon, Ian, Malcolm, and Roger. Caring and adored grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of four. Former teacher at St Patrick’s Primary School, Paraparaumu and resident of Sevenoaks Retirement Village. A service will be held at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9–11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, at 3.00pm, on Thursday 26th November.

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