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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BOOKER, Mary Kareen

Passed away peacefully at Summerset on Cavendish on Saturday, September 11, 2021, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Freeman Booker, loved and respected mum of Jan Henderson, John and Jo, Sue and Charlie Buttle, and Nikki and Greg Jury. Cherished nana of her grandchildren and adored GG of her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Summerset for their wonderful care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Mary Booker, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Due to covid restrictions, a private funeral has been held. To watch a recording of the service, please go to lambandhayward.co.nz/obituaries and click on the link in Mary’s obituary.

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OLIVE, John Gavin (Gavin)

Sadly passed away peacefully in Christchurch, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Dearly loved husband of the late Lois, much loved dad of Dianne, Greg, Sonia, Debbie and partner Chris. Treasured granddad of Rebecca, Ben, Richard, Liam, Joshua, Sapphire, Jaydyn, and their partners. Cherished great-granddad of Jessica, Zaine, Seth, Finn, Koby, Kyla, Ashlynn, and Huxley, and great-great-granddad of Layla. Brother and brother-in-law of Graeme (deceased) and Lorraine, Norman, Dorothy and David. Special thanks to the Nurses and Doctors of Ward 25 at Christchurch Hospital. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Gavin Olive, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Donations to the Cancer Society in memory of Gavin would be appreciated and may be made at the service or directly online at https

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HILL, Brenda Vivian

Aged 84, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at Christchurch Hospital on September 9, 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late Hap, loved mother and mother-in-law of Phil and Jen, Deb Hobson and Dee, Wayne Hobson, Nick and Twigs, special Nana of Jessica. Sister of Graham, Lindsay, Stuart (deceased), and Trevor. Due to Covid restrictions Brenda has been privately cremated.

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VERCOE, Margaret Elizabeth(nee McKinnon)

Suddenly but peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021. In her 70th year. Loving and dedicated mother and mother-in-law of Jason, Marissa and Andy, Robbie and Lisa. Treasured Grandma of Kinnley, Samuel, Madison, Zac, and the late Charlie. Daughter of the late Mac and Nancy McKinnon. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Katie and Dave. Due to the current Covid 19 Delta level 2 restrictions on gatherings, a service by invitation only will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations to the South Alive Knitwitz Knitting Group would be gratefully accepted. Messages to “Vercoe Family” PO Box 632, Invercargill.
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HOLLOWAY, Heather Margaret

29.8.1955 — 14.9.2021
Suddenly at home. Much loved wife of James Gordon Holloway. Loved mother to sons James and Matthew. Loved mother-in-law to Caroline and Pippy. Adored Nanny to Thomas, Harriet, James and Wills. Loved daughter to the late Walter Collett and Shirley Collett, of Rakaia. Loved younger sister to Marilyn (dec), Henry (dec), Jeanette (dec), David (dec) and Charlie. Loved Aunt to all her nieces and nephews, Bevan, Julie, Tony, Ben, Nick, Clint, Emma, Nathan, Grace, Kimberley and Michaela. Loving godmother to Michael Healey.
Heather has left lovely memories with many and she will be dearly missed xx
Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Heather Holloway, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In accordance with Covid regulations attendance will be limited. Those invited will be notified by the family. A Private Celebration of Heather’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Friday, September 24, at 10.00am, with a memorial service to follow at a date to be advised. Those unable to attend may view the service via livestream, using the following link www.oneroomstreaming.com...
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JOY, Gweniffer Frances(Gwen) (nee Brooks)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Douglas, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Denise and Norris, Steven and Lisa, loved grandmother of Jonathan, Jacqueline, Julia, Anna, William, and Lauren, great-grandmother of Carter, Ethan, Abi, Lily, George, and Ellie.
Always in our hearts.
Now reunited with her Doug.
Special thanks to the staff at Westmar Senior Care in Darfield for all their care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Gwen Joy, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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LILLEY, Michael John (Mike)

Passed away peacefully at home on September 16, 2021, aged 71 years. Dearly loved partner of Lynette Brougham, husband of the late Margaret, dearly loved father of Toni, Wendy, Kelly, and Charmaine, dearly loved grandfather of many, and a much loved extended family member and friend. Special thank you to the Access Palliative Care Team for their care of Mike. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Mike Lilley, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Mike’s service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family. A get-together to remember and celebrate Mike’s life will be held in the near future.

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JOY, Gweniffer Frances (Gwen) (nee Brooks)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Douglas, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Denise and Norris, Steven and Lisa, loved grandmother of Jonathan, Jacqueline, Julia, Anna, William, and Lauren, great-grandmother of Carter, Ethan, Abi, Lily, George, and Ellie.
Always in our hearts.
Now reunited with her Doug.
Special thanks to the staff at Westmar Senior Care in Darfield for all their care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Gwen Joy, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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BUTTON, John

Peacefully at Hospice SC, on Friday, September 17, 2021, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, much loved father and father-in-law of Owen and Mansa, Graham and Linda, Roger and Lorraine, loved and cherished granddad of Morgan, and Kai; and Jessica. A service for John will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North St, on Thursday, September 23 at 1.00pm, thereafter private cremation. Betts has two separate areas, that will both seat 50 people, each with their own facilities and you will be directed on arrival. John’s service will be livestreamed via the following link http

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HOLTHAM, Annette Theresa(nee Casey)

On 16 September 2021, peacefully in the presence of family. In her 67th year. Loved mother of Michael, and Brent. Loved mother-in-law to SIL. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Pauline and Tony Cullinane, Dennis and Karen Casey, and Judie Attwell. Loved auntie and friend to many. A service for Annette will be held in the Richmond Chapel, Richmond Rd, Carterton, on Friday 24th September 2021 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation at Clareville. Covid restrictions of the day will apply. Annette’s service will be livestreamed via her tribute page. Messages to the Holtham family, C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or can be left on Annette’s tribute page at www.tributes.co.nz...

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GOLDSWORTHY, Arinna Vera (nee Elliott)

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Friday 17 September 2021. Treasured wife of Denis for 63 years. Loved mum of Ross, Jillian, Diane, Murray and Karen. Cherished grandmother to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages to the Goldsworthy Family may be left on Arinna’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/arinna. Invited family and friends will celebrate Arinna’s industrious life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 2.00pm. Her wider community is invited to join us via the live stream on Arinna’s tribute page.

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WATCHORN, Mark Ivan

Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home in Palmerston North on Monday 13 September 2021. Aged 56 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Raewyn. Proud father of Stephen and Mikaila. Eldest son of Robyn and Ivan, and brother and brother-in-law of Antony, Christopher and Mandy, Brendan and Tracy. Son-in-law of Yvonne and Bruce Gill, and brother-in-law to Jeanette, Christine, Angela and Russell. Loved nephew of Bert and Leslie Watchorn, and cousin to the Watchorn and Walsh clans. A private funeral has been held in Palmerston North. All communications to the Watchorn family, c/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North.

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McCABE, James (Alan)

Suddenly but peacefully on September 14, 2021. Loved husband of the late Patricia McCabe and Janice Gee (nee Whitlow), loved father of Daniel, Jeffrey, Jaimie, Lyndelle, stepfather of Darral and Nick and father-in-law of Susan, Kim, and Dimitri. Dear grandfather of Jessica, Otis, Marcus, Callum, Cara, Milena, Benny, Aki, Connor, Aryton, Neve, Stavros and Theodoros and great-grandfather of Nathan and Ava.
“When you educate one person you can change a life,

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Special thanks to the caring staff at Annaliese Haven Rest Home. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations to www.duffybooksinhomes.com... would be appreciated. Due to Covid and number restrictions a funeral service for Alan will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fuller Street, Kaiapoi, on Thursday, September 23, at 10.15am. You are warmly invited to join the live stream of the service by using the link below or the QR code
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GROGAN, Pauline Ann (Henderson)

On September 14, 2021, peacefully with her beloved family by her side, at Burwood Hospital after a short illness. Loved daughter of the late Ron and Neta Lowry. Immensely loved wife of Bill for over 47 years, adored mother and mother-in-law of Emma and Mark; Tom and Anna; and Alex and Christie. Special nana to Harry, Jack, Angus and Molly. Loved sister and sister in-law of Bronwyn and Scott; Wayne and Heidi (Tauranga); Jane and the late Chris; Joy and Brian; Sue and Ken; and Helen and Rob. Special Aunt to Lucy, Sophie and Mack. Throughout her 67 years, Pauline lived a full life dedicated to helping others, she has touched the lives of her many loved ones, friends, colleagues, and students and will be terribly missed by all. A very special thanks to the staff at Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals for the love and care shown towards Pauline during her final days. A service to honour Pauline will be held in the John Rhind Chapel on Wednesday, September 22, at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zonta Christchurch North, Westpac 03-0830-0273550-00 In accordance with current Level 2 Covid regulations attendance will be limited to 50 people through invitation. Those unable to attend may view the service via livestream, using the following link www.oneroomstreaming.com... event ID

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ANDERSON, Garth Warren

Passed away peacefully on Sunday September 12, 2012 in Canberra. Loved son of the late June and Ray Anderson and brother to Keith and the late Janet Anderson, Oxford. Christine and Svend Olsen, Nelson. Bonnie and Ian Corson, Fairlie. Much loved by his niece and nephews. Messages to

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