Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


JOBLIN, Irene Annis(formerly Mattock)

Passed away peacefully at Ranfurly Manor, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Barry. Former wife of the late Clyde. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Lyne and Pete Beazley, Yvonne Evans, Vivian Pomana, Murray and Annette Mattock, Heather Allison, Ian (deceased) and Andrea Mattock, and Julie and Ian Ross. Treasured Nan and Grandma to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Ranfurly Manor and particularly Coombrae Rest Home for their loving care of Irene.
"A Gracious Lady at Rest"
Friends and family are invited to attend a service for Irene at the Feilding Funeral Chapel, 282 Kimbolton Rd, Feilding, on Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 2.00pm.


HUME, Norma Wright

On June 30, 2022, at Summerset on Cavendish, aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter, loved mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Sue, Jackie, Ian and Michelle, David and Karen, and John. Loved Nana of her 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Loved daughter of the late Norman and Eliza Messenger, and loved sister and sister-in-law of Raymond (dec) and Ngaire Messenger, and Betty (dec) and Graham Gibson. The family offers sincere thanks to all Norma’s friends who visited and phoned during her illness. The contact always brought a huge smile to her face and brightened her long days. Thanks also to everyone involved in Norma’s care at Summerset on Cavendish. Messages may be addressed to The Hume Family, C/O 1035 Newland Road, RD 26, Temuka 7986. A private cremation has been held.


THOMPSON, Catherine Jessie

13.05.1972 to 26.06.2022
Died suddenly. Loved daughter of the late Ian (scrub) and Irene Thompson. Loved sister and sister-in-law to Beverly and Tony McDonald, David Thompson, Murray and Angie Thompson, Bronwyn and Blair Johnston, loved Aunty to her nieces and nephews.
Rest easy
with mum and dad now Cat.


GEORGE, Leslie Walter (Les)

RNZAF Warrant Officer #421271
QSM for Public Services
29.12.1922 — 29.6.2022
In the glory of his 100th year, peacefully at Wellington Hospital. Dearest loved husband of the late Greta Gillatt and the late Joy Lowe. Beloved father of Lesley, Kevin and Philip and loved father-in-law of Charlotte and Katrina. Beloved step-father of Chris and the late James Miller, the late Jennifer and Gareth Owen, Steve and Pauline Lowe, Greg and Jane Lowe. His legacy lives on through his many much loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A life lived full of love and support of everyone he cared for. In appreciation to all those who cared for Les. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance would be welcome. A celebration of Les’s long and full life will be held at Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, on Tuesday 5th July at 11.00am. Live streaming is available for those unable to attend, please contact Waikanae Funeral Home ( for details.


PATERSON, Colleen May

94 years, on June 30, 2022. Dearly loved wife of the late Royce, loving mother and mother-in-law of Gaye (dec) and Brian, Annette and David, and Fiona and Christopher, loved grandmother and grandmother-in-law of Christian and Rachael, Logan and Claire, Bonnie and Matt, Olivia and Scott, Jonathan and Lina, the late Daniel, and Joshua and Jordan, and her nine great-grandchildren Annabel, Emily, Chloe, Hasleigh, Sophie, Naomi, Jaxon, Matai, and Sienna. Grateful thanks for the care given by the kind staff at Nazareth House. In accordance with her wishes, a private service will be held.


JONES, Owen Charles (OC)

On June 29, 2022, peacefully at St Albans Retirement Village, in his 96th year. Devoted and loved husband of the late Lorraine, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Rodger and Annie, Graeme and Daile, Sandy and Jamie, Bruce and Diana, and the late Paul, and Derek. Loved Grandad of Kate and Blake, Michael, Emily and Mason, and Sarah; Hannah; Madeleine and Brad, Ben, and Charlotte; Laura and Hayden, Emma, and Molly; Rebecca, and Andrew. Loved great-grandad of Georgie, and Carter; Finn; Indie, and Blake; Luca, and Bodhi.
A true Gentleman –
Will be sadly missed.

A Wonderful Innings.
Specials thanks to the wonderful caring staff of St Albans Village. The funeral service will be held in St Barnabas Anglican Church, Fendalton Road, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation. Livestream link https


COOK, Shirley Dawn

On Friday 24th of June 2022, peacefully at Shona Mcfarlane, Lower Hutt. In her 91st year. Loved mother & mother-in-law of Tony & Christine, Paul & Anice & Katherine. Loved Grandshirl of Mark & Jemma, Nicola & Jamie, Sarah & Tama, Michael & Olivia, Tim & Rebecca, Michael & Arlette. Loved Great-Grandshirl of Charlie, Emerson, Georgia, Capri, Ajax, Madden, Ashton, Izack, Violet, Zack, Georgia, Max. As per Mums wishes, a private cremation has been held.


SMITH, Beryl Bettina

On June 18, 2022, unexpectedly but peacefully at Palm Grove Rest Home, aged 87 years. Beryl was a very dear and special friend of Joan, Louise and their families, and loved aunt of Ian and Lesley, Gary and Evi, and their families. A very special thanks to the staff at Palm Grove for their care and support. Messages may be sent to PO Box 19996, Woolston, Christchurch 8241. In accordance with Beryl’s wishes, a private service has been held.


DELLOW, Alva Jean

Peacefully at Terrace View Retirement Village, Ashburton, on June 30, 2022, aged 81 years. Much loved wife of Bruce for 60 years, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Bronwyn and Greg Menzies, Megan and Tony Houston, and Rowena and Ken Mackenzie. Much loved Nana of Courtney and Paul, Cameron; Ashleigh; Laura, and Taylor; and a great-Nana of Payson, Greer, and Brylee. Special thanks to the staff of Terrace View for their dedicated care of Alva. Messages to


DALLOW, Leslea Ann (nee Forward)

With much sadness we advise the passing of Leslea on June 30, 2022, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David, loved mum of Jane, and Sandra, loved mother-in-law of Paddy, loving nana of her four grandchildren, and gran to her eight great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Addington Gardens who all took care of Leslea with great kindness, compassion and respect. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Leslea Dallow, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Flowers respectfully declined. Leslea’s Funeral will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, 455 Linwood Avenue, Bromley, on Monday, July 4, at 1.00pm.


TOOHEY, Judith Mary (Judy)

On June 28, 2022, at Summerset at Avonhead, aged 80 years. Treasured wife of Terry, much loved mum of Nicola and Ian, Brent and Raymer, Jeff (deceased), and Tamika, loved nana of Olivia, Andrew (deceased), and Laura; Jordana, and Aimee; Ayliah, and Joziah, loved great-nana of Eloise, and Victoria, loved step-mother of Michelle and Alan, Michael and Joanne, Steven and Annie, and a loved step-grandmother. Special thanks to the team at Summerset at Avonhead. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Judith Toohey, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated, and may be made directly online at The Funeral Service for Judy will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, July 5, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.
Forever in our hearts


DELLOW, Alva Jean (nee Mitchell)

Loved daughter of the late Joseph and Rita Mitchell. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Bill and Shirley Mitchell (both dec), Doreen and Stan Quartermaine (both dec), Rita Mitchell (dec), Melville (dec) and Sheryl Mitchell, Raymond and Valmai Mitchell, Allan and Hazel Mitchell, Joy Dolan and Tony and Brian (dec). Loved sister-in-law of Nancy and Clive (dec) Elliott, John (dec) and Diane Dellow, Peter and Gloria (dec) Dellow. Loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.


COLQUHOUN, Margaret Christine

Passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2022, aged 65 years. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Elaine. Much loved sister of Annette and Rob, Robert, and Michael. Dearly loved aunty of Melissa, Katrina, and Mikalia, Robbie, Ashleigh, and Lucy. Loved great-aunty. Messages c/- 19 London St, Christchurch 8013. In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private cremation will take place.


WOOD, Michael Joseph (Mike)

Passed away in the presence of his loving family on 30th June 2022, aged 80. Most dearly loved husband of Bernie for almost 50 years; treasured Dad and friend of Michael & Heidi, Nicola & Keri, Daniel & Holly; adored grandad of Timmy, Izzy & Jackson. In lieu of flowers donations to Mary Potter Hospice at would be appreciated. Messages to ‘the Wood family’ may be placed on Mike’s tribute page at or posted c/- PO Box 723, Paraparaumu. A service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at Our Lady Of Fatima Church, 169 Main Road, Tawa, on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation.


JONES, Thomas William (Tom)

Suddenly passed away, aged 82. Loved brother of Daphne, Doug, Robbie and Rosalie. Uncle of Carl and Jennifer, Michael and Christina, Grant, Dayna and Trevor. Tom’s entire service will be held at Waikumete, in Chapel 2, on Tuesday, July 5, at 10.30am.
Wm Morrison
Funeral Directors Ltd
09 8360029