Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

SPRING, Michael Maurice (Mike)

Peacefully in his home in Tauranga, and surrounded by his family, on Monday 22nd February 2021, aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Fay (nee Robinson) for 56 years. Much loved father, brother, uncle, grandad, and great-grandad. Sir to some, friend to many, and loved by all. A service for Mike will be held at St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 114 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga, on Friday 26th February at 1.30pm, followed by burial at Pyes Pa Cemetery, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa Tauranga.
"Kua Hinga He Totara
I Te Waonui O Tane."
Mike will be lying in his home surrounded by his family. Visitors welcome. Messages to the Spring family, C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3144.

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ROBBIE, Eva Isabella (nee Cochrane)

Passed away peacefully at home, with her family, at Foxton Beach, February 20, 2021, aged 90 years. Loved wife of the late Jack Robbie. Mother of Dianne & Kevin, Neil & Louise, Gaye & Mike, Jenny & Warren, and Jacqui. Many fond memories for her 13 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren. A private family celebration was held on this day. No flowers, any donations to Foxton Beach Fire Brigade for a rescue vehicle. Messages to the Robbie family, c/- 167 John F Kennedy Dr, Palmerston North, or via www.beauchamp.co.nz....

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WILSON, Roy Christopher (Ted)

Passed away unexpectedly at Waikato Hospital on 21 February 2021. Loving partner of Sandra. Much loved father of Jared (Booboo), Nicole (Coley), Emma (Lewis), and Stevie (Midge). Loved Grandad to Aiden, Jaxon, and Mateo. Loved son of the late Moss and Nell. Much loved brother of Danny, Glenn, Maree, and families. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at Hamilton Park Cemetery Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at 11am followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance Association, Private Bag, 3215, Hamilton 3240, or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Wilson family, c/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton, 3242.

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HOSKINS, Joyce Fay

Peacefully at Annie Brydon on Saturday, 20th February 2021, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter. Loved Mother of Claire and Gordon Lynch, Vicki and Neil Gooding, and the late Peter. Loved Nana of Desmond and Bridgette, Vikki and Brett; Samuel and Samantha; and great-nana of Peta and Caleb; Jaime and Jacob. All messages to the Hoskins family, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340, or online at wabraham.co.nz/notices. In accordance with Fay’s wishes a private family service will be held.

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PALMER, Shelley Maree (nee Lewis)

Passed away peacefully on 21 February 2021 with her loving family at her side, aged 61 years. Deeply loved wife of John, mother of Alana & Andrew, Kerrin & Crystal, Maia & Kail, Melissa, Katrina & Cory. Cherished Nan of Mila, Louis, Lucas, Cadence, Brooklyn, Devon, Kyron, Chace and Beau. A farewell for Shelley will be held at the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead on Thursday 25 February, 1.30pm. Correspondence to the Palmer Family, C/- PO Box 439, Hamilton 3240.

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IRWIN, Robert Neil (Neil)

Loved son of the late Bob and Jessie Irwin, loved son-in-law of the late Jack and Bessie Rewcastle, loved brother and brother-in-law of Joan and George Clark (Te Anau), Lindsay and Gayna (Arrowtown), loved brother-in-law of Isabelle and Ivan Gorton (Otatara), Viv and Chris Young (Picton), cherished special friend of Flora Campbell, loved brother-in law of Diane Hall and Ken Harris (Invercargill), Bruce and Julie Campbell (Invercargill), and a loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

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SERLATH, Dagmar

Peacefully on February 21, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 46. Dearly loved wife of Christian and mother of Niklas. A private cremation has taken place and details for the celebration of Dagmar’s life are to follow.

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MACDONALD, Judith Mary

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, peacefully at St Allisa Lifecare; aged 82 years. Much loved and cherished wife of Jim, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Jenny, Brian and Debbie, Bruce and Penny, Ann (deceased), Tony and Delaney, Helen and Charlie, Paul and Marilena, Mark and Vickie, Francis and Anita, Michael and Debora, Andrew and Chrissie. Loved and adored Grandmother and great-grandmother of her 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family wish to acknowledge the care extended to Judith by the staff at St Allisa. Messages to the Macdonald family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in Our Lady Of Victories Catholic Church, 106 Main South Road, Sockburn, on Friday, February 26, at 1.30pm. A Rosary service will be held at the church on Thursday at 7.00pm.
Requiesce in Pace

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BENTON, Bryan Digby

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Bryan passed away peacefully at Heatherlea Rest Home on 21 February 2021, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Vivienne and loving father and father-in-law of Max and Sandy, Louise and Colin, Boyd and Clarissa. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Robyn and Alan Henry. Doting grandfather to Hannah, Geoffrey, Tara, Sophia and Luke. Loving companion of Bubbles the cat.
Forever in our hearts
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Bryan’s life at the Hobson Room, Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Thursday 25 February at 1.00pm. Private cremation.

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WISEMAN, Russell Joseph

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Peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Sunday 21 February 2021. In his 94th year. Loved husband of the late Isobel. Loving father and father-in-law of Shirley, David and Laraine, and Paul and Wendy. Much loved Grandfather of Shane and Carla; Scott, Karen, Grant; Melissa, and Aaron and their partners. Loved great-grandfather of his 17 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Woodlands for their care. Messages to PO box 6 Feilding 4740, or to www.beauchamp.co.nz.... In lieu of flowers, a donation made to St Johns Feilding would be appreciated and can be left in the chapel entrance. Family and friends are invited to a service for Russell in the Feilding Funeral Chapel, 282 Kimbolton Road, Feilding, on Thursday 25 February 2021, at 2.00pm.

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McCARTHY, Andrew John

Passed away peacefully at home in Runanga in the presence of his loving family and three cats, on February 22, 2021, aged 74. Dearly loved husband of Lorraine, adored dad and father-in-law of Bernadette and Nick, and the late Cathy, loved step-dad of Julie and Cookie, Teresa and Pip, Shane, and Carissa, and loved grandad and great-grandad, cherished son of the late Dennis and Gabrielle, a loved brother and brother-in-law of Grey and Marianne, (UK), loved and respected brother-in-law of Bob, Peter, Brian, Iona, and the late Laurie, a loved uncle, cousin and mad science teacher of John Paul II High School, a loved colleague and friend. Donations to the Greymouth SPCA would be appreciated and can be made at the church or posted to PO Box 32, Greymouth 7840. Messages to 18 Walker Street, Runanga 7803. Andrew will be at Westland Funeral Services for those wishing to pay their respects. A Funeral Mass for Andrew will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, High St, Greymouth, on Thursday at 2.00pm followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium. Recitation of the Rosary will be in the church on Wednesday at 7.00pm.

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KRAAN, Bernard Johan (Johan, Joe)

Passed away peacefully at Granger House, Greymouth, on February 16, 2021, aged 90. Dearly loved husband of the late Truus, deeply loved dad and father-in-law of Fred and Adrienne Ruesink, and John and Joy Ruesink, cherished Opa of Emma and Jonas Mead, Victoria and Neil Hay, Craig and Rachel Ruesink, and Phillippa and Ben Austin, loved ‘Opa-Opa’ of Lilith, Phoebe, Marshall, and Isabella, a loved member of the Kraan, Kemink, and Ruesink families in the Netherlands, and a loved friend. Messages to 1526 Lake Brunner Road, RD 1, Kumara 7875. A private family service has been held at the William Sampson Memorial Chapel. Johan’s ashes will be laid to rest with Truus at the Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim, at a date to be advised.

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BURKE, WayneRaymond (Bub)

74 years, died at the Oceania Healthcare Franklin Resthome, McNally Road, Pukekohe on Tuesday, 16th February 2021. A thank you to the visitors, staff and all who cared, spending time talking to Wayne. Married for 41 years to Sharon. Happy memories left behind in spite of missing out on the last two years. A special thank you to our good friend Trish, who visited with Wayne bringing him horse books and spending time with him ... he so looked forward to contact with the outside world, fresh faces and conversation. I’m so sorry no funeral service was held for his friends to celebrate his life and friendship. No notice was given. Separated, forgiven, friends forever ........ Sharon. 12 Cotter Place, Cambridge. 3434.

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DALTON, William Graham (Graham)

Peacefully, on February 20, 2021, surrounded by his loving family; in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of Dot, much loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Bronwyn, Allan and Carol, and Pam and Grant Berry, loved Grandad of Craig and Jess, Simon and Jess, Hayden and Sam, Rhys and Tammy; Sidnie, and Sam, and loved by his extended family. Special thanks to the staff of Ward 8 Medical at Dunedin Hospital, Birchleigh Residential Care Centre, and Access Carers, for their care and support. Graham is to be privately cremated and a gathering to celebrate his life will held at a later date. Messages to Dot c/- 2 Benton Wing, Chatsford, 88 Doon Street, Mosgiel 9024.

Death

ILLINGWORTH, George

05.03.1932 — 16.02.2021
Loved husband of Isobel (deceased), loved father and father-in-law of Ainslie and Bevan, loved Poppa of Ruby and Saxon.

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