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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MORROW, Isobel Bessie (nee Mayson)

Peacefully on September 16, 2021, at Anthony Wilding Village. Devoted wife of the late George, deeply loved and caring mother and mother-in-law of Denise, Jennifer and John, Carolyn and Wayne Anderson, Julie and Kevin Collins, Christopher and Dorothy, and Deane. Cherished grandma of her 8 grandchildren, adored great-grandma of her 14 great-grandchildren, loved sister of June Cromie, and the late Mary Bennett, and Alex Mayson. The family is so grateful for the kind supportive care from the staff of Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, and Dr Phillip Jacobs. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Isobel Morrow, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Isobel’s service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family.

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GAUSTAD, Jean Christina

On 16 September 2021, peacefully at Chalmers Home, aged 85 years. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Philip and Ngaire Sinclair, Kath and the late David Warren; Annie and Vic Deakin, Doug and Jean Gaustad, Noel and Lorna Gaustad, Dorothy and Bill Marsden (all deceased).

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EGDEN, Andrew Francis

Aged 68 years. Passed away on September 15, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with his much loved partner Kay Tippins and brothers by his side. Loved brother of John, Pete, Paul and Patrick. Beloved Uncle to his nieces and nephews. Loved ‘Grandy’ and special friend to Kay’s children.
May he finally Rest In Peace.
A private cremation was held on September 16. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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CULLEN, Jeanette

At home in Frankton, with her family, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, aged 83 years. Loved wife of Jim, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Roger Allan, Deborah and Andrew Overton, Stephen; and friend to Annette. Loved Nan of Brett, Sarah, and Olivia Allan; Mark, Zara, and Laura Overton; Scott, and Bernice Cullen. A service to celebrate Jeanette’s life will be held at Lake Hayes Pavilion, on Thursday, September 23, at 11.00am, then leaving for Lower Shotover Cemetery. Messages to 38 Stewart Street, Frankton, Queenstown, 9300.

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COCKERILL, Evelyn Gladys

Passed peacefully on Thursday 16th September 2021, aged 86 years. Cherished wife of Laurie for 63 years. Evelyn passed away in Laurie’s arms, surrounded by her close family. Finally her wish is granted to join her special son Neville. Mother of Brent, Wendy and Greg. Mother-in-law of Steph, Robert and Jo. Grandma of Rebecca (deceased), Abi, Marett, Charlotte, Renee, Emilee, Ashlee, Hanna and Daniel. Great-Grandmother of Greyson, Thomas, Sofia and Kasper. Messages may be sent to ‘The Cockerill Family’, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340, or online at wabraham.co.nz Due to current Covid Level 2 restrictions an invitation-only family service will be held at The Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 10.30am. Contact tracing and masks are required. For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed at
wabraham.co.nz/webcasting/main-chapel
No password is required.

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BUTTURINI, Kathleen Mary (nee Martin)

On Friday 17th September 2021, peacefully at Cook Street Nursing Care Centre. Aged 75. Dearly loved wife of the late Terry. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark (deceased), Ian and Shabnam, Paul, Brendon and Marie. Much loved Nana of Shey, Jayde, Arian, Kian, and Isla. Loved by her extended family.
“A special smile,
a special face, in our hearts,
a special place.”
Messages to the Butturini family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. In lieu of flowers, donation made to Arohanui Hospice. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Shamrock Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 20th September 2021, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery, James Line, Palmerston North. A Rosary will be held at the Church on Sunday at 5.00pm.

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WESTWOOD, Patricia (Pat) (née Young)

28 January 1928 —
16 September 2021
At Springlands Lifestyle Village Blenheim, in her 93rd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Herbert Westwood, cherished mother of Anthony, Howard, Jeffrey, Peter and Christine, and their partners. Loved grandmother of Antony, Catherine, Tania, Athena, Jerome, Ashley, Jeremy, Alex, Leigh and Donald. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin, Alex, Lachlan, Ashleigh, Remy, Noah and Bailey. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by her companion James. Messages to 3/46 Beaver Road, Blenheim 7201. A Rosary for Pat will be recited at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, Blenheim, at 6.30pm, on Wednesday, September 22, followed by a Requiem Mass to be celebrated at 11.00am, on Thursday, September 23. Subject to COVID-19 levels remaining, the services may be private. If restrictions apply, personal invitations will be made by family, however both services may be viewed online

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BOYD, Kevin Wayne

Passed at Ashburton Hospital on September 5, 2021, aged 68. Much loved, son of Zita, brother to Carol and David, and extended family.
He will miss his planes and trains he loved. Go with love from those that remain.
The memorial service will be held at 1.30pm, today, September 18, at Ashburton Aviation Museum (masks please). Condolences to ldb.anderson@hotmail.com

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JOHNSTON, Marjorie Ruth (Ruth) (nee Brown)

On September 10, 2021, at Middlepark Rest Home, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Colin, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Douglas and Margaret, Tony and Annette (and the late Susan), David (deceased) and Erin, Carolyn and Tony Lamers. Loved gran/grandma of Helen and Paul, Lee, Amanda and Glen, Danielle and Colin, Yelena and Dima; much loved great-grandmother of Abdullah, Hafsa, Aisha and Amina, Zach and Teri, Alex and Hannah, Matthew and Ariana, Bima, Aaliyah and Jayden, Elliot and Isabella. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ruth Johnston, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private family service for Ruth has been held.

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REDMAN, John Henry

Suddenly at home on Thursday 16 September 2021. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Richard & Raynor, and Colin. Loved Grandad of Luci and Liam. Loved brother of Phil. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Life Flight Trust would be appreciated. A Service to celebrate John’s life will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 18 Albert Street, Pahiatua, on Tuesday 21 September at 1.30pm, to be followed by burial at the Mangatainoka Cemetery. In accordance with level 2 restrictions, please advise by email richandraynor@gmail.com or phone 021515696 to confirm attendance. Messages to "The Redman Family", PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.

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RYAN, Edmond Hadden (Ed)

Peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Mossbrae Healthcare Mosgiel with his loving wife at his side, aged 98 years. Dearly loved husband of Miriam. Much loved father and father-in-law of Robert and Adrienne, Mark and Lynn, and Brett and Wendy (Invercargill). Loved Grandad of James, and Rebecca; Hamish, Cameron, Emma, and Kate. Great-Grandad of Cooper. Loved father figure of Alisa. A service for Ed will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 10.30am, on Thursday, September 23, followed by interment at Otakia Cemetery. Messages to 12 Inglis Street, Mosgiel 9024.

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HANNAH, Helen Maree (nee Paterson)

Aged 61 years. Passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at home Gore holding Ray’s hand. Loved wife and best friend of Ray for 40 years. Treasured Mum and mother-in-law of Bryce and Emma, Steph and Tim Rossiter, perfect Nana to Sam, Lily and Evie. Funeral details to follow, which will be held in Gore. In lieu of flowers donations to Bowel Cancer Society NZ Ltd. Messages to 13 Thistle Street, Gore, 9710.

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COOK, Richard John (Dick)

Peacefully at Southland Hospital, on Sunday, September 12, 2021, aged 83 years. Husband of the late Ruth, loved brother and brother-in-law, and best friend to Bill for 50 years. In accordance with Dick’s wishes private cremation has taken place. Messages to 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710.

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TAYLOR, Kristina Marie (nee Gjeko)

Aged 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Rannerdale Village in Christchurch. Loved mother of Dean Taylor, Aaron Taylor, and Sacha Daubney, and grandchildren Chloe and Mitchell Daubney, and Daria Taylor. Cherished daughter of the late Efthimio Gjeko, and Elizabeth Taylor (nee Gjeko, Cooper), stepfather Raymond Taylor, loved sibling of Paul, the late Richard, Rosemary, Neale and Juliet. Loved cousin of Heather.

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SAUNDERS, Ross Robertson (Rosco)

Rosco passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, September 13th, 2021, aged 73 years. Most dearly loved and treasured husband of Jocelyn for almost 46 years, and devoted father to the late Kimberley; Jonathan and Mallarie Saunders, and Lauren and Mark Bennett. Darling Pa to Violet & Demi, and Chloe and Hazel. Loved twin son of the late John (Jack) and Wendy Saunders (Otaki), and step-son of the late June Saunders. Loved brother of John (Melbourne) and the late Euan. A private cremation will be held on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, to be followed with a celebration of his life at a date to be announced. All communications to the Saunders family, 3 Cattanach Street, St Andrews, Hamilton 3200.

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