Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


BALL, Malcolm John

Suddenly on Friday, October 12, 2018, aged 78 years. Dearly loved brother of Richard (Dick) and Margaret; Brother-in-law of Doreen; Uncle of Steven, Angela, Christopher, Christine, Linda and Diane, and their families. A service for Malcolm will be held at Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Friday 19th October, at 2.00pm.



HERBERT, Antonia Mary (Toni) (nee Gee)

Passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 12, 2018, aged 56 years. Loving mother of Nicole, and Regan, proud nana of Thea, Marko, and Reuben. Loved daughter of the late Gerald and Imelda, much loved sister of Bill, Mary, Anne, Margaret, Joe, Mike, Len, and the late Julia.
“We will all miss her.
Rest in peace.”
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Antonia Herbert, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Christ the King Catholic Church, 90 Greers Road, Burnside, Tomorrow (Thursday), at 11.00am, interment to follow at Avonhead Park Cemetery. The recitation of the Rosary will be held in The Church, This Day (Wednesday) at 6.30pm.


ANSON, Dennis Frederick

(Regt. No. 203503, Lt, NZ Artillery, Korea). Formerly of NZ Shipping Corporation. Late of Otaki. On Wednesday, 10th October 2018, peacefully at Winara Rest Home, Waikanae. In his 90th year. Husband of the late Sue; loved father and father-in-law of David & Jenny, Ros & Geoff, and Andrew & Jo; Poppy-Fred of Nick and Kate; and Grandad of Jono & Stef, Penny & Hayden, and Hamish & Katie. A private family service was held at Kapiti Crematorium, Paraparaumu, on Monday, 15th October. Messages may be sent to 22 Cairnbrae Drive, Prebbleton 7604.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168


FENN, Seddon James Carey (Snow)

Dad you were greatly loved and you be will greatly missed. With all our love, Andrea & Murray.


NEMET, Adrienne Margaret(nee Kean)

Of Raumati Beach. At Wellington Hospital on Wednesday 10th October 2018. Aged 70. Beloved wife of the late Istvan (Stefan). Loved daughter of Myra & Jack Kean (deceased), sister of Neville (deceased) & sister-in-law of Sally. Loving step-mum of Lara Nemet, adored Grandma to Dominik and Saskia, and special aunty to her nephews and niece. Close friend and cousin to Glenda Richardson. A celebration of Adrienne’s life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, 9–11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Thursday 18th October 2018 at 2.00pm. Messages for "The Nemet Family" may be sent c/o PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168


BOND, Michael John

Passed away peacefully October 10, 2018, at Christchurch Hospital. Loved partner of Donalda (deceased). Many thanks to the caring staff at Brookhaven Dementia Unit and also Ward 27 Christchurch Hospital for all your loving care of Michael. Aged 84 years. At Michael’s request a private cremation has been held.
Rest in peace Michael.

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KNOWLES, Trevor (T.H.)

Sadly passed away peacefully at Kintala Rest Home on October 14, 2018, aged 97. Dearly loved father-in-law of Diane, and grandad of Shiree and Tanya, much loved great-grandfather of Gemma-Lee and Braxton.
Forever in our hearts.
R.I.P. T.H.


NEMET, Adrienne Margaret (nee Kean)

On 10 October 2018, aged 70 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Istvan (Stefan) Nemet, daughter of the late Jack & Myra Kean, loved sister and sister-in-law and Neville (deceased) and Sally Kean, and loved aunt of Hayden, Gareth & Tessa, Byron & Laura, and Taryn & Rene van Diggele.


FRUEAN, Talosaga

Known to the team at
Wai-iti Fresh Ltd and
The Vege Pot as Carl.
Talosaga will be sadly missed as a long term workmate who was always hardworking, loyal,
and dedicated.
Our thoughts and prayers with the Fruean family
at this time.


FEHRE, Elaine Edith

(formerly de Ville)


QUILL, Betty Patricia

Died peacefully at 1.00pm on October 14, 2018, at Radius St Helenas Rest Home. Much loved mother of Harold and Michael (dec), wife of Ned (dec). Sister of June, Nancy, Marie, Maureen and Carol (dec).
All are welcome to attend the Funeral Service at North Elim Church, 803 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch, on Tusday, October 16, at 2.00pm.
— Love, the whole family.


COOKSLEY, Hazel Cicely (nee Jepsen)

On Sunday 14th October 2018, peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital; aged 93 years. Dearly loved sister of Noel Jepsen, Gladys Wheeler, and Marion Morgan (all deceased), and Nancy Cooksley.


TOMS, Flora Isabella

Peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Te Kuiti Hospital. Aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Frank Toms. Loved mother of William (Piopio), Ashley (Kawhia) and Ivan (Queensland). A funeral service for Flora will be held at All Saints Church, Piopio, on Friday, October 19, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Piopio Cemetery. Thanks to staff of Hillview and Te Kuiti Hospital. All communications to the Toms Family, PO Box 85, Piopio 3942.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ


HIGGIE, James Noel

Passed away suddenly at Tauranga Hospital on Saturday 14 October 2018, aged 88 years. Cherished husband of the late Ngaire for 65 years. Loved father and father-in-law to Barbara and Peter, Diane and Nick, Kevin and Raewyn, Jocelyn and Laurie, Christine and Daniel. Treasured grandfather to 13 and great-grandfather to eight. A celebration of Noel’s life will be held at Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, on Thursday 18 October, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Higgie Family c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.


PARSONS, Margaret Phyllis (nee Percy)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 12 October 2018 surrounded by family, aged 71 years. Cherished wife of Clive. Treasured mum of Sharon and Keith, Neil and Jodie. Dearly loved ‘Nan’ of Reon and Tory. A service for Margaret will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance Association and can be made online at or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Parsons family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.