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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DENFORD, Jennifer Margaret (Jenny)

On June 9, 2021, peacefully at Coldstream Life Care, Ashburton, after a long illness. Aged 76 years. Loved wife of the late Malcolm. Loved partner and friend of Graham for 13 years. Messages to the Denford Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. At Jenny’s request, a private cremation has been held.

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STOCKDALE, James Cochrane (Jimmy)

On June 9, 2021, passed peacefully at St Andrew’s Home and Hospital; in his 90th year. Loved and loving husband of the late Grace, loved and respected Dad of Kent, Grant, and Mark. A service for Jimmy will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 11.00am, on Monday, June 14, followed by private cremation. Flowers respectfully declined. Messages to 33 College Street, Caversham, Dunedin 9012.

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BENSEMANN, Nancie June

7.1.1931 – 10.6.2021
Loved wife of the late Don Bensemann and the late Ron Frater; beloved mother of Cheryl and Sandy and mother-in-law of Kevin and Winston; nana of Daniel and Nicky, Jamie and Bec, Taryn and James, Sarah and Craig, Kristen and Corey; great-nana of James, Charlie, Amelia, Flynn, Teagan and Harper; sister of Jan Jordan and the late Graeme. Messages and tributes can be placed in Nancie’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. At Nancie’s request a private cremation will be held. Mum will return to Dovedale in the spring.

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WATERSON, John Donald

Passed away peacefully at Mary Doyle Trust Life Care Complex, Havelock North, on Wednesday, 9th June 2021. Dearly loved husband of Jane, and much loved Dad of Rebecca and Andrew, and his six grandchildren. As per John’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Many thanks to the staff at Nimon House for the wonderful care given to John over the past two years. Messages to Gentle Touch Funeral Services Ltd, PO Box 2610, Stortford Lodge, Hastings 4153.

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HURRICKS, Roland Leonard

British Airborne Forces 1943-1947. Service No. 14499516. S/Sgt. Glider Pilot. Peacefully at Coastal View Care Centre, Nelson, on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Dearly loved husband and friend of Sandra and the late June. Much loved father and father-in-law of the Reverend Peter and Madeleine, Simon and Claire. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather of all his family. At Roland’s request a private family service has been held at the Hope Garden Of Remembrance Chapel.
May it be the evening star shines down upon you and its light will guide you home.

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GRAHAM, Jennie

Passed away peacefully on 10 June 2021, in her 91st year, at Kimihia Home and Hospital in Huntly. Loved wife of the late Ian, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian & Faye, Caroline & John, Robin (dec) & Sandie, Barbara, Trish & Kevin. Loved Nana of 13 and great-Nana of 16. A Service to be held at the Chapel of Memories, 32 William Street, Huntly, on Monday 14 June at 1.00pm, to be followed by a private cremation. Donations to Waikato/BOP Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be posted PO Box 134, Hamilton 3240, or can be left at the service. All communications to the Graham Family, C/- PO Box 147, Huntly 3740.
“Your turn Robin”

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KEITH, Robert Thomas Leslie (Bob)

Passed away peacefully at the Hospice Sth Canterbury, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, surrounded by love. A loved and loving husband of the late Daphne, a fun loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Linda and Willie (Woodend), and Anne and Barry (Temuka), and a much loved and respected “Bob” to Michael, Olivia and Dillon, and Eddie. Messages to 372 Te Awa Road, RD 25, Temuka. In keeping with Bob’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

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PATTERSON, William Noel (Noel)

Peacefully in the care of Windsor Park Care Home, Gore, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, aged 69 years. Loved son of the late Ena and Walter Patterson (Lumsden), loved and adored brother and brother-in-law of John and Jennifer Patterson (Stratford), Ruth and Warwick Bruce (Invercargill), Margaret and Adrian King (Te Anau), Philis and Mervyn Wilson (Winton), Ann and Bob* Gibbons (Te Anau), Patty and Ken* Patterson (Cromwell), Owen Patterson (Lumsden), and loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. As per Noel’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. A special thank you to all the lovely staff that took care of Noel at Windsor Park. Messages to 12 Kepler Place, Te Anau 9600.
(*denotes deceased)

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DETTE, Yvonne Irene Beverley

Passed away suddenly at the Palmerston North Hospital, Wednesday 9th June, 2021, after a long illness, aged 67. Much loved mother of Cherie (dec) and Robbie. Loved grandmother to Dyami, Cailin and Kruz. A loved sister and Aunty. According to Yvonne’s wishes a private funeral has been held. Messages can be sent to the Dette family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
“Rest in Peace – you will be
in our hearts forever”

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MORGAN, Evan John

Passed away on Wednesday, 9th June 2021. Aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Claudia for 52 years. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Lewis & Lee, and Glyn & Kelly. Grandad of Ella, Hannah, Calm & Jed. Our special thanks to Hospice Waikato, the Drs at the Leamington Medical Centre and the staff at the Leamington Pharmacy. According to Evan’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. All communications to the Morgan Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.

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LAWRENCE, William John (Bill)

NZSAS #333002 Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Aged 87. Much loved husband and best friend of Verna. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara. Loved father and father-in-law of Jill and Glen Miller; and Michelle Lawrence and Bruce Slater. Loved Bill of Susan and John Macpherson; Claire and Gavin Entwisle; and Ross and Leigh-Ann Aitcheson. Loved Poppa and Bill to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages for Bill’s family may be posted to the Lawrence Family C/- Heartland Funerals PO Box 4144, Timaru 7910. The Service to remember Bill’s life will be held at the Temuka RSA, 130 King Street, Temuka on Tuesday, June 15 at 1.30pm.

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KIDSON, Reuben Alfred

Passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, at Greengables, aged 92 years. Much loved husband and companion of the late Myra, cherished father and father-in-law of Joyanne and Alan, and Colleen. Loved brother of Barb Lodge (Mosgiel). A good friend to his sisters/brothers-in-law and his nieces and nephews and their children. Reuben will be greatly missed by us all. A private cremation has been held in accordance with Dad’s wishes.

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McCANN, Edna (a proud Quinn)

On June 9, 2021, peacefully at the Home of Compassion, Silverstream; aged 93 years. Loved mother and grandmother to all her children and grandchildren. Loved wife of the late Trevor. A loyal friend to many. No flowers please. Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s College Chapel, Fergusson Drive, Silverstream, on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Akatarawa Cemetery.

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BOOTH, Leone Maie (nee Tutt)

Of Lower Hutt. Died aged 65 years on June 13, 2020 (delayed notice). Dearly loved and missed wife of Colin. Special Mum to Linda and Wendy. Loved and loving mother-in-law of Kit. Precious and adoring Grandma to Cody, Tom and Molly. Much loved sister of Denise, Jaqui, Jenny (dec.), Robyn, Cherie and Stu. Loving auntie of her nieces and nephews. Due to pandemic restrictions, a private cremation was held. Messages to the Booth family may be sent to suziebee44memorial@gmail.com.
Rest in peace.
In our hearts always.

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WILSON, Roger Lennox

Passed away at Port Moresby, PNG, on June 9, 2021 aged 72 years. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Alan and Jan Wilson (Nelson), Sandie and Lindsay Galbraith (Timaru). Loved son of Graeme and Kath Wilson (both dec) (Fairlie).

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