Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

WOOD, Elva Jean

On April 14, 2021, passed away peacefully at Charles Upham Special Care, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Dennis and Beverley, and Gillian Small, loved nana of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“Fondly remembered”
Special thanks to all the staff at Charles Upham for the wonderful care given to Elva. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Elva Wood, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service to celebrate Elva’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Tuesday, April 20, at 2.30pm.

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ELLIS, Sidney Isabella

7.6.1933 – 14.4.2021
Passed away peacefully and comfortably on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Whitby Bupa Rest Home in her 88th year. Dearly loved wife of Jim Ellis (dec) for 53 years, both formerly of Lyttleton and Christchurch. Dearly loved mother of Gary Ellis and Sharon Chappell and father-in-law of Tania, and Bevan. Precious Nana of Kelsey and Ruby. Best buddy of Casper (dec) and Lacy. The family would like to express their special thanks to the wonderful staff at Whitby Rest Home for the loving care of Sidney in the recent weeks, and also to the staff at Summerset Aotea where Sidney resided for over the last 10 years. Family and friends of Sidney are invited to celebrate her life at a farewell service to be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, Discovery, Drive, Whitby on Thursday, April 22, at 11.00am, followed by a cremation at Akatarawa Crematorium, Akatarawa Road Upper Hutt.
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HAY, Dr Jocelyn Valerie (Lady)

On Friday, April 9, 2021, peacefully at Merivale Retirement Village, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David, much loved mother of Nicola and Natasha, and loved sister of the late Michael Bell. Sincere thanks to the staff of Merivale Retirement Village for their compassionate care. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Jocelyn Hay, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Jocelyn’s wishes, a private farewell has been held.

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LOADER, Joy Mahala

Died April 13, 2021 aged 89. Beloved wife of Colin. Dearly loved mother of Terry, Shane, Tracey and Kelly. Much loved mother-in-law of Leeanne, Andrea, Ralph and John. Adored Nana to her many grandchildren. Memorial service for Joy will be held at Papamoa Beach Village, 2 Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa, Thursday April 22, 2.30pm.

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MACAULAY, Ann

Of Feilding. On Thursday 15th April 2021 peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital surrounded by her family. Aged 85. Dearly loved wife of the late Ivan. Much loved Mum of Bruce and Sandie, Brent (dec), and Jacquie and Nick Potter. Loved Nannie of Amy and Scott; Emily and Max. Loved sister of Tony and Judy. Dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews.
Thanks for all the adventures.
Will be sadly missed.
In lieu of a floral tribute, a donation made to St John, which may be left in the Chapel foyer. Messages c/- Macaulay family, PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service for Ann will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 21st April 2021, at 1.00pm.

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FINLAYSON, Jocelyn

A Memorial Service for Jocelyn will be celebrated in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 10.30am on Thursday, April 22, with her ashes being laid to rest at the Mossburn Cemetery at 2.30pm. Messages to Jocelyn’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.

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WALL, John (Raymond John)

Passed away peacefully at Wanganui Hospice on the 11th April aged 86 years. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret (dec) and Owen Savage, Waverley; Katherine Corry, Wanganui; Malcolm and Helen Wall, Te Awamutu; Elizabeth and Peter Thompson, Auckland; Alison Dillon (dec); Ken and Sandra Wall, Te Kuiti.
Sadly missed.
According to John’s wishes a family funeral has been held.

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SINCLAIR-TONGA, Maiata Tumotu Leila

Beloved daughter of Bluestein Teariki-Tonga. Much loved and precious grand-daughter of Mata and Terangi Teariki. Beautiful niece of Jessie and partner Tania, Junior and wife Tania. Precious angel to her great-grandmother Raemotu in Aitutaki, Cook Islands and all her aunties, uncles, Mamas, Papas and cousins here in New Zealand, Australia, and the Cook Islands. Messages to Flat 2, 97 Dalrymple Street, Invercargill 9812.

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RYAN, PatrickFrancis (Pat)

QSO
22.10.1931 — 15.04.2021
Peacefully on 15 April 2021, surrounded by his loving family in Rotorua. Beloved husband of the late June Ryan. Much loved father and father-in-law of Sue Bewley, Jenny Ryan, Brendan and Karen Ryan. Cherished Grandad of Sam Bewley, Zac Bewley, Lewis Ryan and Ruby Ryan. A service will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 40 Seddon Street, Rotorua, on Monday 19 April at 11.00am to celebrate a life well lived. Thereafter a private cremation. All communications can be sent to 43a Lynmore Ave, Rotorua.

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LANGHAM, Harry David

Sadly passed away on April 15, 2021 after a long battle with dementia. Aged 65 years. Dearly loved husband of Debra Boyens, and former partner of the late Francis Strickland. Much loved son of the late Mervyn and Joan Langham. Loved brother and brother -in-law of Julie Langham and Eddie Hamilton (Havelock North), and Ruth and Peter Ashton (Lower Hutt). Loved uncle of Nicole, and Annie, and stepfather of Wayne, and Marcus. Loved stepson of Patricia Langham. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Radius Hampton Court for their care and support. In accordance with Harry’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Messages to the ‘Langham Family’ C/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

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BEATSON, Chris

Passed away at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, surrounded by his family. Aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Jane. Loved and respected Dad of Daniel, and Denise. Treasured Poppa of Eva, Emily, and Mia Deihland; and Vincent, and Valerie Beatson. A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at the Sugar Loaf Chapel of Howard & Gannon Funerals, cnr Lee Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier, on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to the ‘Beatson Family,’ c/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

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WARREN, Anthony Louis Danby

Passed away on April 13, 2021, at Shalom Court. Loved father of David, Geraldine and Anthony. Grandfather of Harriet and Ethan. Special thanks to Shalom Court. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to Shalom Court, Meadowbank, Auckland. Anthony will be farewelled with a Graveside Service at Onewhero Cemetery, Kaipo Flats Road, Onewhero, on Wednesday, April 21, at 1.30pm.

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STEPHENS, Ina May

Passed away in Motueka, aged 94. Beloved wife of George (deceased). Cherished and much loved Mum of Ann and Richard, Philip and Robyn, Antony and Trish, Michael, Peter and Lillian, Margaret, Christopher and Avril, Matthew and Nat, and Sarah. Much loved Nana and Super Nan of her 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Ina’s life will be held at the St Peter Chanel Church, 423 High Street, Motueka, on Wednesday, April 21, at 10.30am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Vincent de Paul Society.

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ROBINSON, Arlene Fay

Passed away suddenly at Kaylex Eastcare Residential Home, aged 80. Beloved wife of Stewart. Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Keith, Karen & Micheal, and Wendy & Terry. Loved Grandmother of Zoe & Daniel, Nathan & Kirri-Lee, Brandon & Kathleen, and Stacy & Michael. Great-grandmother to Zavier, Bailee, Rhea and Magnus. A service for Arlene will be held at the Simplicity Chapel, 382 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton, on Monday 19th April at 11.00am.

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ARNOLD, Paul

On April 15, 2021, suddenly at home. Dearly loved husband of Nicky, father of Sarah and Jess, father-in-law of Mark and Kim, grandad of Sophie and Malachi, son-in-law of Denyse and Grant, Brother of Julie and family, Sally and family and Zayle, Son of the late Harold and Ada Arnold.
A friend to all, loved much and always in our memories.
Messages c/- the Arnold family to 78 Brisbane Street, Waltham 8023. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel Johns Road (Entrance of Wilkinsons Road) on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1.30pm.

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