Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

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STOCKMAN, Chrissy

Passed away aged 64 on the 1st December 2016 surrounded by her family. A memorial service to celebrate Chrissy’s life will be held 29th June 2019 at 1.00pm in the Waikanae Funeral Home, 17-21 Parata St, Waikanae.
Waikanae Funeral Home Ltd
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844

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JONES, Thomas Albert (Tom)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Cashmere View Hospital, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late May and loved by all his children, Daphne, Tony, Doug, Andrew, Helen, Yvonne, Tim, Mark, and Terry. Also loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Claire and staff at Cashmere View Hospital. At Tom’s request a Private Cremation has taken place.

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BENNETT, Mary Diana (Diana) (nee Ranstead)

Passed away peacefully on 8 June 2019 at Waikato Hospital, aged 89 years. Preceded in death, 1 month ago, by her loved husband Graeme. Special Mother of Bill (dec.), Tony (dec.), Anne, Stephen, Howard, Mary and Peter. Loved Grandma of Richard, Jessica, Samantha, Toneya, Kiorie, Jamoia and Reinga. In accordance with Diana’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. All communications to the Bennett family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton, 3242.

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SANDS, John David

(Patron – City of Christchurch Highland Pipe Band). On June 3, 2019, at Cashmere View Hospital, after a battle with cancer; aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis, a much loved father and father-in-law of Karyn and Kerry, and Adrian. A cherished Granddad of Ryan and Rochelle, Shannon and Ian, Candyce and Jason, the late Ashlee, and wee Nick and a loved great-granddad. Messages to the Sands family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At David’s request a private cremation has been held.

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MAY, James (Jim)

4.11.1934 – 8.6.2019
Peacefully on June 8, 2019, at Bishop Selwyn Lifecare, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband to Janet, and loving father to Grant, Joanne, Mark, the late Quinton, Jason, and Stephanie. Treasured Grand and Great-granddad to his grandchildren The family would like to thank Yogi and all the staff at Bishop Selwyn for their love and care shown to Jim and the family. Messages may be addressed to the May family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A cremation has taken place.

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ELLENDER, Jeanie Gray

Passed away on June 12, 2019, at Chatswood Rest Home, aged 87. Dearly loved wife and soulmate to Dennis for 61 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Dale, Sue and Murray. Cherished nana and great-nana of Graeme and partner Faith, Stanley, Tala and partner Kohi, Zach, Avah and Toby.
“What is Death, but
passing Breath.
— Robert Burns”
Messages c/- the Ellender family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. At Jeanie’s request a private Cremation has been held.

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BUSHBY, William Douglas (Doug)

Died peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019; aged 87 years. Dad of Wayne, Trevor, Dean, and Gillian. Formerly of Upper Hutt, Picton, and for the last two years Christchurch. Faithfully served in the Korean War and was a Life Member of the RSA. Doug’s ashes will be interred in the RSA section of the Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim.

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HARRIS, Jillian Frances (nee Graham)

Peacefully on June 10, 2019, at her home in Perth. Beloved wife of Geoff. Loved mother of Aaron, Emma, and grandson Jamie. Dearly loved daughter of Valma and Pat. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Marie (Auckland), Kathryn and Brian Casey (Invercargill), and Ann and Lindsay Affleck (Invercargill), and loved Auntie of her nieces and nephews. Messages to 10 Edinburgh Crescent, Invercargill.

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MILLS, Graham Wilton.

A very special and dearly loved brother-in-law of Ian (deceased) and Mavis Hunt, Harold (deceased) and Joy Hunt (Palmerston North), Leslie and Aileen Hunt (Tauranga), Eleanor and Bill Reid (Palmerston North), & Jean and Rodney Francis (Paraparaumu). Loved greatly by all of his nephews and nieces.
Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. The most kind, loving and generous man. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of
his saints.

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MILLS, Graham Wilton

Dearly loved twin brother and brother-in-law of Bernard and Nancy (Longburn), & Ian and Jan (Tauranga) and the late Don. Loved by all his nephews and nieces.
“Forever with the Lord”

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OLSON, Joan Helen (nee Jorgensen)

25.10.1923 - 11.06.2019
Our beloved mum died at Vincentian Home, Berhampore. Joan will be deeply missed by her children Mary and Jim, and their spouses Pat and Cheryl, her grandchildren Phoebe, Sam, George, and Eleanor and their partners, and her 5 great-grandchildren whose company she enjoyed very much. Mary and Jim would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Vincentian for their love, care and dedication they showed Joan. A private family Requiem Mass has been held and a celebration of Joan’s life will be held at a later date.
Rest in Peace, dearest Mum.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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JOHNSEN, Laurie

On behalf of the Oakura Bowling and Social Club our deepest sympathies are with Marlene and the Johnsen family on the passing of club life member, Laurie Johnsen. Laurie will keep forever in our memories, minds and hearts.

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MILL, Carol Alison

Service No. P28786 Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, surrounded by her team Woo Woo, in her Taupo home. Loved, adored and cherished by husband Stuart. Loved, adored and cherished by her two girls Emma-Jean and Kathryn, and their husbands Piers and Rob. Loved, adored and cherished by her three grandchildren, Adi, Charlie and Cooper. As per Carol’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Special thanks to the wonderful team at Lake Taupo Hospice.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z.

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SPEDEN, Norman Thomas

Passed away peacefully at Windsor Park Care Home, Gore, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, aged 87 years. Much loved husband of the late Noelene (nee Shields), and the late Shirley Price, much loved father and father-in-law of Joanne and Mike, Athol and Liz, Karen and Gary, loved and cherished Grandad of Rhys, Emma, Ben, Shane, Chris, Arron and Shauni and great-Grandad of Brye. Treasured stepfather of Kerry, Julie, Gayle, and Laura Price. Loved brother of the late Doug and late Shirley, and Ian and Robyn. Grateful thanks to Windsor Park nursing staff for the care of our father. A memorial service will be held at Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Sunday, June 23, at 1.30pm. No flowers please. Communications c/- Southern Funeral Home.

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SHANNON, Ariel Ethel (nee Cuming)

Of Feilding. On 12 June 2019, peacefully in her sleep at Julia Wallace Retirement Village, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John Shannon. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kevin & Elaine (Taumarunui), Karen (Palmerston North), Judy (Palmerston North), Linda & Ted (USA), Patsy (Geneva), Tony & Sharon (Feilding). Loved Nana of Logan, Sacha & Dylan, Sam, Grace, and Chris, Great-Nana to Lucy. In lieu of flowers donations to Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, PO Box 370, Palmerston North 4440, would be appreciated. Messages to 31 Limbrick St, Palmerston North 4410. Special thanks to the staff of Julia Wallace for their care of Ariel. In accordance to Ariel’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

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