Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


TRETHEWEY, Neville David

27.8.1935 – 11.6.2019
My Dad, My friend…Incredible father-in-law to Ian, awesome Grandad to Sammi and Matt, Natasha and Dan, precious BIG Grandad to Corben, Rosella and Indi. Thank for being you – You did it your way and we loved you for it! Love Always Ellen xx


WOOTTON, William Rundle (Bill)

Passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at Rose Court Rest Home, surrounded by his family, aged 82 years. Messages for the Family can be sent c/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. At Bill’s request a Private Funeral Service has been held.


BEGBIE, Janet Olive (nee Lee)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 8th June 2019, at Waikato Hospital. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Bruce for 56 years. Much loved mother of Tony, Garry and Gayle, Christine and Bryce. Loved grandmother of Ryan. As per Janet’s wishes a private family funeral has already been held. All communications to Begbie Family, 76 Perkins Road, RD 8, Hamilton 3288.


TOMS, Hessie Eileen

Died June 8, 2019. Dearly loved by her family. Messages to the family of Hessie Toms, c/- PO Box 442, Christchurch 8140. Any donations would be appreciated to Nurse Maude Hospice or The Horizon Ambulance Service. A private cremation has been held.


SPEECHLY, Catherine M (Rena)

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 2nd June 2019, in her 90th year. She will be sadly missed by her husband Brian and son Marcus, after 58 years of marriage. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks go to all the dedicated staff at Wesley Community Services, Access, Nurse Maude Home Help, Wellington Free Ambulance, Ngaio Medical Centre and Khandallah Pharmacy for their wonderful and compassionate attention over the last 4 years. At Rena’s request a private cremation has been held.
She loved her cruise ship holidays. We have launched her from her favourite beach picnic spot, on an outgoing tide, at sunset.



Passed away peacefully at home supported by his loving family on June 6, 2019. A much cherished husband, son, brother, father and Poppa and a good mate to many. Our deepest thanks to Hospice and Access for their kindness and care. At Bruce’s request a private cremation service has been held. Messages to 695 Main Road, Stoke.


NEVILLE, Brenda Frances (nee Body)

On June 9, 2019, peacefully at Hutt Hospital. Aged 78 years. Dearly loved and treasured wife of the late Mike. Loved Mum and mum-in-law of Dean and Leeanne; and Michael. Loved Nana Brenda of Kelly and Seán; and Andrew. G Nan of her adored great-grandsons Finn and Kit. Special thanks to all the staff of the Coronary Care Unit for your amazing care of Brenda over many years. A private cremation has been held. All messages to “The Neville Family”, c/- PO Box 30-172, Lower Hutt 5040.


WARD, Lynette Maree

On 12 June 2019, peacefully at home, aged 56 years. Loved soulmate of Mike (PG), loved mother of Chris and Courtney, and Fraser, loved nannie of Braxton and Carter. Loving daughter of Ron and Joy Hedley, Doug and the late Nancy. A service to celebrate Lynette’s life will be held at the Taranaki Crematorium Chapel, Junction Road, New Plymouth, on Wednesday 19 June 2019, at 1.00pm.



05.01.1933 – 10.06.2019
Loved husband of the late Oriel, and former husband of Alison Daldorf. Much loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Glenda, and step-father of Mark and Kate, Marjon, Nicole and Michael. Loved Poppa of Dylan and Jenna, Zane and Kelsey, Koby, Michaela, Selena, Nikita, Thomas and Sebastian, and great-grandad to Boston. Messages to The Phillips Family, 207C Thorp Street, Motueka 7120. Sincere thanks to the staff at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village for the care and friendship given to Peter. A family farewell has been held.


THOMSON, Denys Leslie (Jock)

Passed peacefully in hospital at St Andrews, Scotland, on June 10, 2019, on his 83rd birthday. Loved husband of Norma, loved dad of Anne, and Andrew, and grandfather to Hamish and Adele. Messages to



Dearly loved friend to Sonia Malone for many years. Now at peace.


HURST, Valda Mary

Peacefully on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, in Wellington Hospital. In her 91st year. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Belinda and Simon. Adored Nana of Olivia, Hamish and Sally. A service to celebrate Valda’s life will be held in St Barnabas Anglican Church, 35 Box Hill, Khandallah, on Tuesday, 18 June, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages for the Hurst Family can be sent to 306 Willis Street, Wellington.
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On 12 June 2019, unexpectedly at her home, aged 77 years. Treasured wife of Sam, beloved mother of Bruce, Carlene, Daryn and their families. The family have respected Zeta’s wish to hold a private farewell. No flowers by request please.



With great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Ruedi at 5.50pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Beloved husband to Francie. Father and father-in-law to Dennis and Brooke, and Craig. Grandfather ("Grumps") to Jack and Liam. Brother and brother-in-law to Werni and Ursula, Graeme and Yvonne, Rex and Maureen, and the entire Carrick clan. A funeral service for Ruedi will be held at Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga, on Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance at
Communications to the Schubauer family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga.


FARRANT, Greta Louisa

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Our precious Greta has passed away, aged 26 years. Very much loved daughter of Margaret and Peter, dearly loved sister of Laura, Genevieve, and Bernard, loved sister-in-law of Ryan, loved aunty of Kirra, Mason and Arya, and cherished soulmate of Josh. Messages may be addressed to the Farrant family, c/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644.
A beautiful soul
A funeral service for Greta will be held at the Kaiapoi Baptist Church, 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi, on Tuesday, June 18, at 1.00pm.