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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HERBERT, Christopher Paul

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his close family on the morning of Thursday, June 30, 2022, aged 66 years, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. Adored husband and soulmate, Hun of Jan, proud father and father-in-law of Anna, Dena and Craig Collins, doting Mo of Austin and Iris, and special mate to his two dogs; Donte and Monet, and Pops to Oscar and Lulu. Son and son-in-law of Frank and Joyce Herbert (both dec), and John and Eileen Thorpe, a treasured big brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a loyal friend to all. To the people who knew and loved him, he will always be remembered by his Big smile. A celebration of Chris’ life will be held at The Brickworks in Centaurus Road, Cashmere, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 2pm.
Chris would like everyone to have one last beer on him.

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McLEOD, Paul Richard

Much loved brother-in-law of Lloyd and Denise Elliott, adored uncle of Matthew, Emma, Scott, Lisa, and Jenna, and their partners and children.

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HEBERLEY, Alan William

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at Wellington Hospital. Loved father to Aaron, Nathan, Cory, Jess, Michael, Daniel, Sarah, David and their partners. A loving Pop to all his grandchildren. A service for Alan will be in the Croft Centennial Chapel, 2 Osborne Place (off Queens Drive), Lower Hutt, on Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 11.00am. Those not able to attend the service, livestream may be viewed though the Croft Funeral Home website.

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MacGIBBON, Victor Robert (Bob)

Peacefully, at Parata Rest Home, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Hazel, loved father, father-in-law, and Grandad of John and Julie, Max, Millie; Susan and David, Robert, and James Sinclair (Harrogate, UK). As per Bob’s wishes a private service is being held. Messages to 388 MacGibbon Road, RD1, Gore 9771.

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BLENNERHASSETT, John Bartlett (Prof)

Passed on 29 June 2022, aged 89 years, at home surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband to Jill for 65 years. Father to John, Jennie, Nic, Stu, Robyn and Hamish. Father-in-law to Jude. Granddude to Sam, Reuben, Luke, Tom and Alex. Teacher and mentor to so many. Funeral celebration to be advised in papers on Wednesday 6th July. Messages to john.blenn@gmail.com

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FRASER, Lorraine

Passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022, at Dunedin Hospice surrounded by family in her 73rd year. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Nikki and James Western, Pip and Danny Weir (Perth). Loved and cherished Grandmother of Jack, Connie, Hannah, Grace and Matthew. Sister and sister-in-law to Geoff and Marie. Now reunited with Verna and Malcolm. A private ceremony will be held for Lorraine’s family, who request that, as opposed to flowers, donations to Otago Community Hospice Appeals would be appreciated. Messages to 31 Sturrocks Road, Redwood, Christchurch 8051.

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van MIERLO, Anne Theresa

4th August — 30th June 2022
Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital after a short illness. Loved wife of the late Paul. Adored and respected mother and mother-in-law of the late Wim, Stephen (Townsville), Michael and Dianne van Mierlo (Cambridge), Maryanne and John Robinson (Ohaupo). Treasured Nana of her many grandchildren. A service will held at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cambridge, on Tuesday 5 July, at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Leamington Cemetery.

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SCOTT, Muriel (Grace)

Peacefully at Tararu Home, Thames, on 30th June 2022; aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Andy Scott. Dearly loved Mum of Alan, Ailsa, Stephen, Kathryn, Harvie, and Murray. Mother-in-law of Moira, Shiree, and Philippa, and special Grandma of 12 and a loved Great-Grandma. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held in the Grahamstown Chapel, 102 Kirkwood Street, Thames, on Thursday 7th July, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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TODD, William James

On June 29, 2022, on the Gold Coast, Australia, in his 90th year. At peace with the Lord. Son of George and Margaret Todd, late of Rangiora. Devoted husband of Helen for 66 years, dearly loved and respected father of Joanne (Guam), Vicki (NZ) and Andrew (Australia), and their families. Bill was loved and admired by his 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Much loved and respected brother of Beverley (deceased), Helen, and their families. The funeral service for Bill will be held on Thursday, July 7, at 11.00am (Queensland time), at the Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Dr, Arundel QLD 4214, Australia. Bill’s service can be watched online at www.heritagebrothers.com.au... Messages may be sent to Helen Todd, 3 Essendon Close, Arundel 4214, Queensland, Australia.

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FOSTER, Joan Marie (Marie)

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, after a long illness, loved daughter of the late Jack and Edna, loved sister of Peter and Josie, Rosalie, Paul and the late Sue, loved auntie to her five nephews. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Marie Foster c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Funeral Service in celebration of Marie’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, July 6, at 10.00am.

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THOMPSON, Geoffrey William (Geoff)

On 30 June 2022 in Waipukurau, aged 74 years. Much loved husband and best friend of Carmel. Loving father, father-in-law and grandfather of Jeremy, Natasha, and Jess; Nick, Katie, Andrew, William and Eddie; the late Ben; Gemma, and Nakaia. Geoff will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A service for Geoff will be held at the Takapau Town Hall, Charlotte St, Takapau, on Tuesday 5 July at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages to

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MIDDLETON, Richard Glenn

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, aged 54 years. Loved son of Suzanne and Gavin. Adored father of Lily, Maya, and Nova. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Chris and Nienke; and Brent and Jacqui (Gold Coast). Loved uncle of Brit, Abbey, and Summer (all of Gold Coast). Loved by first wife Lisa and father of their three beautiful daughters, and much loved partner of Jacqui. Messages to the Middleton family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance in memory of Richard would be appreciated and may be made online at bit.ly... A celebration of Richard’s life will be held in the Majestic Church, 189 Durham Street South, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 11.00am. Interment thereafter at the Yaldhurst Cemetery.

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BUNYAN, Patricia Ellen (Pat)

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth on Saturday, 25th June 2022. Aged 90 years. Adored wife of the late Don. Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Laurence (Bugs) and Rhonda; Tony and Kaye; Donna and Colin; Grant and Marlene. Loved nana to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All messages to the Bunyan family can be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352. In accordance with Pat’s wishes a private service has been held.

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MAJOR, Gordon Desmond

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital, aged 88, on 1 July 2022. Loved and loving husband for 65 years of Joy. Loved Dad of Gregory and Nicola, Anthony, Monique and Matthew. Adored Grandad of Bailey, McKenzie, Luke, Holly, Cade and Brodie. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held on Tuesday 5 July 2022, at St Johns Methodist Church, corner of Grey & Wellington Street, at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to St Johns Ambulance or Air Ambulance.

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BEAL, Gemma Leigh

Passed away on Wednesday 29th June 2022, aged 38 years. Much loved daughter of Carol & Paul McLeod; and Lyndon & Sarah Beal. Loving sister of Josh & Kelly; and the late Brittany. Much loved Aunty to Lilah. Loved by Nana Eileen and all her aunties, uncles and family.
“May the sun shine brightly
on your journey”
Special thanks to all the carers at Stokeswood for their wonderful care of Gemma and love and support to the family. All communications to The Family can be sent C/- PO Box 30067, Lower Hutt 5040. A service for Gemma will be held in the Croft Centennial Chapel, 2 Osborne Place (off Queens Drive), Lower Hutt, on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 1.00pm. Those not able to attend the service a livestream opportunity may be viewed through the Croft Funeral Home website.

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