Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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BOWMAN-RUTLEDGE, Lynette Ann

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at Maxwell Lifecare. In her 77th year. Eldest daughter of Don and Naomi Cameron, sister to Alyson. Survived by her sons Neil and Chris, and grandchildren Jacob, Olivia, Cameron and Mitchell. Messages may be sent to the Bowman Family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In accordance with Lyn’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later time, date to be advised.

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MOORE-BOYLE, Andrew Brent

Passed away suddenly on July 20, 2021. A beloved and devoted husband and soulmate to Bonnie, a treasured Dad to Blake. A dearly loved son of Lyn Morey Walton and Les Moore-Boyle (South Africa). A much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and a friend to so many. Messages c/- the Moore-Boyle family to 1251 Courtenay Road, Kirwee 7571. A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held 1251 Courtenay Road, Kirwee, on Friday, July 30, and will commence at 4.00pm. For livestreaming link please email bmmboyle@gmail.com

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McGREGOR, Ian Alfred

(R.A.F.V.R. WWII 3023680) Formerly of Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga. On July 26, 2021, at Auckland Hospital, aged 95 years. Dearly beloved husband of Judith, loved father and father-in-law of Murray (Perth), Gordon and Denise (Auckland), Gillian and Gary (Auckland). Loved grandfather of all 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. No flowers by request. A donation to the Rotary Foundation, https

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GILLESPIE, Ruby Dawn

Peacefully after a brief illness with family at her side on 26th July 2021 at Somervale Village. Aged 88 years. Will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Loved wife of the late Doug. Mother and mother-in-law to Lynne and David, Ross and Karen and Neil. Beloved grandmother to James and Emma, James and Nicola, Christopher and Kate, Benjamin and Zoe. Great-grandmother to Declan and Maylee. Special thanks to Somervale Village where Ruby has spent the last seven years surrounded by loving carers and friends. A memorial service will be held at Somervale-Metlifecare Retirement Village, 33 Gloucester Road, Mount Maunganui on Monday 2nd August at 11am. All communications to Gillespie Family c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
VJ Williams & Sons
Funeral Directors Association of NZ.

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STENT, Rex Morrell Austin

On Monday, 26th July 2021, at Te Rangimarie Hospice, New Plymouth. Much loved husband and best friend of Dawne for 59 years. Loved dad of Christine (dec) and Graeme Robinson (Sydney), Katherine and Grant (dec) Stent (Sydney). Loved poppa of Aidan; Dion, Samuel, Courtney, Britteny. Pop to Hughston, Parker, Fletcher, Molly, Aero.
Will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Hospice Taranaki and may be left at the service or Bank A/c 15-3948-0365008-80, ref. Stent. All messages to the Stent family can be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352. Family and friends are invited to attend a service for Rex at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Juliet St, Stratford, on Saturday, 31st July at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.

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COLSON, Gary Clifford

Passed away at Cranford Hospice on 27 July 2021, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of 61 years to Gill. Loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Ness, Karen and Richard, and Mike and Kathryn. Adored grandfather of Cassy, Russell, Mark, Connor and Billy; Biddy and Malindi; and Sophie and Tom. Great-grandfather of Emily and Violet. A service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Te Mata Road, Havelock North on Saturday, 31 July 2021 at 1.30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranford Hospice can be made at the service.

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WALKLIN, Norman James

Passed away 26th July 2021 in Gisborne. Dearly loved husband of Judith. Much loved father of Laura and James, grandfather of Andrea. Cherished brother of Joan (dec) and Maria (dec). A private service will be held in Gisborne. In lieu of flowers donations to the Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 8029, Symonds Street, Auckland.
Evans Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

www.evansfuneral.co.nz...

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YOUNG, Stuart Russell

On July 26, 2021, aged 72 years. Passed away surrounded by his immediate family. Dearly loved husband, and best friend of Sheryl, loved dad and father-in-law of Simon and Desirée, Chris and Ellie, Kimberley and Warren Guy, adored grandpa of Emmie, and Genevieve; Malachi, and Daisy, loved son of the late Russ and Joan, loved son-in-law of John and the late Natalie Wilson, loved brother-in-law of Ian and Diane Wilson, loved uncle of Vicki and Steve Henshaw, Kelly and Chris Morison, loved great-uncle of Millie, Jack, Penny, and Libby. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Stuart Young, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society, and Westpac Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Celebration of Stuart’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, July 31, at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.

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EVANS, Selwyn John

Passed away peacefully at home, Masonic Village, Foxton, on Sunday 25th July 2021, in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband of the late Nancy. Much loved Dad of Lynette, Larry and Jacqui, father-in-law of Peter, and Debra. Beloved Grandad to Amanda, Jeremy, Caroline, Alana, Shanan, Rainer, Jenna, Megan, and Louise. Special Great-Grandad to his 12 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Sel’s life will be held on Friday 30th July, at the Te Awahou Masonic Village Hall, 79 Main Street, Foxton, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Foxton Cemetery.
Anderson Funeral Services
FDANZ Foxton

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SMITH, Heather Pamela(nee Haydock)

Of Palmerston North. Passed away peacefully in the presence of family just after her 82nd birthday on Friday, July 23, 2021. Wife of Stuart for 60 years, mother and mother-in-law of Allister, Bronwyn & Rik, and Nana of Danielle & Aidan, and Bret & Alexandra. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palmerston North Hospital for all their care of Heather. All messages to the Smith family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Heather’s memory to the Heart Foundation of NZ, PO Box 12136, Palmerston North 4441. In accordance with Heather’s wishes, a private funeral will be held.

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DRUMMOND, William Kenneth (Bill)

Passed away on July 26, 2021, in Christchurch, aged 91 years. Dearly beloved husband of Teresa (Terry) for 61 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Gael and Michael Hansby, and Greg Drummond and Karen Lloyd (Wellington). Cherished Grandad of Michael, Alex, and Ben. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Keith and Jean, and Dorrie and Harold Raines. Loved brother-in-law to Doreen and Peter Tutty, Noleen Cotterell, and the following deceased family; Mavis and Bob Campbell, Joe and Joy Cotterell, Tony and Betty Cotterell, Sr M Dorothy RSM, Alister and Mary Cotterell, and Denis Cotterell. A much loved uncle to the Drummond and Cotterell families. Messages may be addressed to the family C/- 317 Kennedys Bush Road, Christchurch 8025. A funeral Service for Bill will be held in the Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church, 5 Downing Street, Christchurch, on Friday, July 30, at 10.30am. Private cremation thereafter.

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GRENNELL, Tipora Anthony

Passed away suddenly at home in Christchurch on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Loved son of Rahera Grennell and the late Richard Takiora Grennell. Loved father of Luke. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Diane and John, Jim and Waveney, Raumoa and Annie. Brother of Miriama, Henry and late Stephen. Loved Uncle and great-Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
Moi mai ra moi mai ra.
A funeral service to celebrate Tipora’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Tuahiwi Road, at 11.00am on Thursday, July 29, followed by burial at Tuahiwi Urupa. Messages may be addressed to the Grennell’s family, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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BUXTON, Helen Home (nee Hubbard)

On July 24, 2021, at Radius St Helena’s, aged 90 years. Helen was a nurse and adventurer, loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew (Dundee, Scotland), Gavin and Gill, Angus and Marcia, Robert and Pam, loved grandma of Hamish, Charlotte, Erica and Ben, Zoë, Bridget, and Leroy, loved great-grandma of Nina, and little Sylvie. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Helen Buxton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation has been held.

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RANKIN, Clinton Edward (Kermie)

Late of Toowoomba and formerly of Feilding, New Zealand, passed away peacefully on 25th July 2021, aged 37 years. Very much loved husband of Sally. Loving and devoted father of Marley and Levi. Dearly loved son of Pat (dec), and Sue. Loved son-in-law of Janice and Raymond (Willie) (dec) Willshire. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Rachel and Ian; Bradley and Kali; Jeremy and Raani; Melissa and Johnny, Kris and Jen; Jacob and Hannah. Adored uncle of their families. Cherished nephew and cousin. Special "pseudo" son and brother to the Richardson family. A funeral service for Kermie in NZ will be held by livestream commencingon Thursday, 29th July, 11.30am, at Feilding Funeral Chapel, Beauchamp Funeral Home, Kimbolton Road, Feilding.
We all have so many wonderful memories, you will be forever in our hearts.

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BOYD, Patricia Katherine (Pat)

Peacefully at Summerset Rototuna, on 27 July 2021, aged 72 years. Dearly loved wife of Colin for 50 years. Loved mother & mother-in-law of Shelley, Vicky & Nathan and Colleen (and Murray the bird, Tommy, Lucky and Willow the cats). Cherished Nana of Danielle, Kieran and Jayda. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Billy & Kera and whanau.
Finally at peace with her Mum, Dad and Brother Dennis.
A service for Pat will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Saturday, 31 July 2021 at 10.30am. All communications to the Boyd family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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