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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SIGURDSSON, Jonas Helgason

Died suddenly at home in Iceland, aged 73, on Saturday 16th June 2018. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Rossi Sigurdsson and Elwyn Hunt, and uncle of John, Matt, Katy and Jesse Sigurdsson, their partners and children.
Will be sadly missed

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TUCKER, Bobby (Denise Carol)

Dearly loved youngest daughter of the late Joyce and Arthur Ricketts (both deceased). Treasured sister and sister-in-law of Colleen and Bryan (Fairbairn). Dearly beloved Aunt of Jude. Great-Aunt of James and his daughter baby May. Aunt to Karyn Doocey. Passed away and finally at peace on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Our grateful thanks to Jo, Sandra and the team at Ward 10 Christchurch Hospital who were so wonderful to her.

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MURU, Herekotuku Leonard (Leo)

Passed away 17th June 2018. Surrounded by his Whaanau. Beloved husband of Pane (Margaret), devoted Dad and darling Koro. Leo will be lying at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia, and friends and colleagues are welcome to visit at any time. Leo’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 20th June at 11.00am. The Whaanau acknowledges the staff of Kimihea Rest Home and Hospital for their loving support and care.

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CAMPBELL, Gary Richard

Peacefully on 17 June 2018, at Hutt Hospital surrounded by family, aged 76 years. Dad of Jason, Michelle, Hamish and Elizabeth; and loved grandad and great-grandad. Cherished brother of Lesley, Julie and Viv. Cherished friend of Emma. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Trust c/- Hutt Valley DHB, Lower Hutt, would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service for Gary will be held in Cornwall Manor, corner Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday 20 June at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation at Akatarawa. All messages to “The Campbell family”, c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.

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DENZLER, Ernst

With his family’s love and support, Ernst died peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Saturday 16th June 2018, just three days short of his 91st birthday. Blessed with 65 years of love and life, Ernst was dearly loved by his wife Barbara. A strict, fair, and fun dad, he was adored by his children Ernest and Esther (Switzerland), Chris (Australia), and Jacqui and Danny Meier (Hawera). A fun loving Opa who adored his two granddaughters Martina; and Maddy. Friends and family are welcome to join in a service of love and farewell to commemorate Ernst’s life on Friday 22nd June 2018, at Tairoa Lodge, Puawai Street, Hawera, commencing at 11.00am, after which a private cremation will be held.

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GIDDY, Dulcie Violet

Peacefully on June 17th, 2018. Loved wife of Syd. Loved mother of Caroll and Allan, and grandmother to Mo. A celebration of Dulcie's life will be held at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 13th Ave, Tauranga, on Friday 22nd June at 1.00pm. Messages to the Giddy family, C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

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HOMES, Trevor George

Of Foxton Beach, passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on Sunday, 17 June 2018, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Elaine for 60 years. Much loved Dad and father-in-law of Susanne and Philip Clarke; Carol Smith-Pilling and Shane Tracy. Loved Grandad of Nicole, Kane, Ryan, Ethan, and Kyra. Messages to the Homes family, C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441, or may be left at

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HEMOPO, Sheree Amanda

Suddenly on 17th June 2018. Dearly loved daughter of Beverley and stepdaughter of Barry. Loved sister of Desiree and Azariah, and Moko Sidney. Loved by all her cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties.
Will be sadly missed.
Sheree’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at Hikio Marae, Hohotaka Road, at 11.00am, followed by burial.
Taumarunui Funeral Services FDANZ

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SMITH, Nancy Alice Margaret (nee Peterson)

Born 21.01.1939, passed away at Hospice Southland on Monday, June 18, 2018. Eldest child of the late Catherine Jean (nee Rutherford) and George William James Peterson. Dearly loved wife of the late Trevor William Smith. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Andrew George (dec) and Sue Peterson and Valerie Jean Blomfield. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Marie and Smithy Kiore, Wayne and Juliet Smith, and Adrian Smith and partner Tracey. Loved Nana, great-Nana and great-great-Nana of all her grandchildren.
“Forever in our hearts”
A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, on Thursday, June 21 at 2.00pm. Thank you to all the amazing health staff that supported Nancy over the last few months and in her final days at Hospice Southland. Messages to 62 Banks Street, Richmond, Invercargill.

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PRESS, Malcolm Lindsay

On June 16, 2018, peacefully at Hutt Hospital; aged 77 years. Loved husband of Ruth, father and father-in-law of David & Michaela, Craig & Petra and Grandad of Joseph; Leah, Helen and Rebecca. Son of the late Kenneth & Freda Press and brother of Howard. Donations to Rimutaka Charitable Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff of Shona McFarlane Resthome and Hutt Hospital and Dr J. April. A service for Malcolm will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd and Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Thursday, June 21 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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SMITH, Nancy Alice Margaret

Adored and treasured Nana of Matthew and Cameron. Dearly cherished friend of Rebecca, Jackie and the late Trevor Mitchell. Nancy, your great company and wonderful sense of humour will be sadly missed.
You will always be remembered with much love xoxo

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BRANDON, Richard John (Dick)

After a short illness on Saturday, June 16, 2018, surrounded by loved ones in Palmerston North, aged 76. Dearly loved husband of Rae, and father of Richard, Leanne, Robert, and Anthony. Much loved Poppa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service for Dick will be held at Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Wednesday, June 20, at 1.00pm.

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BAIRD, Therese Leonie Terry

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 17th July 2018 after a short illness stoically fought. Much loved wife of the late Bob, loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew, Phillip, Elizabeth (Liz) Hendl, David and partners, Grandmother of Natalie, Joanna, Victoria, Nicholas, Oliver and Meg Hendl, great-Grandmother of Ella and James. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Chapel of Christ the King, Selwyn Village, 43 Target St, Pt Chevalier, at 11.30am, Thursday 21st June. Sincere thanks to all the staff at Sarah Selwyn Hospital for their extended care. Messages to the Baird family, c/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.

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GREENALL, Wayne Michael

Peacefully at Timaru Hospital on Sunday, June 17, 2018, after a short battle, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved soulmate and husband of Linda, loved son of Edith and the late Don Greenall, loved father and father-in-law and grandad of Stacey and Jason, Christie, and Kate (Temuka); Tanya and Brendan, Paige, and Tyler (Australia); Gareth and Julie (Australia), loved stepfather of Brent and Kim, Kerianne, Chris, and their families (Timaru). A service for Wayne will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Friday, June 22, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages c/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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BRADLEY, John Daniel

On Saturday 17th June 2018, peacefully in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary. Much loved father and father-in-law of Daniel & Donna, Claire, Ann, Monica & John, and the late Gerard. Loved grandfather of Sheree, Sean, Ciaran, Rose, Grace, Kellan, Kate, Sam, and his great-grandchildren. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Parata Street, Waikanae, on Thursday 21st June, at 2.00pm. A private Interment will take place at the Karori Cemetery on Friday 22nd June.
Waikanae Funeral Home
FDANZ Tel 042936844

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