Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

DU PAU, Margaret Mary(formerly Gibbens, nee Blake)

Peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021, in Nelson, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Cornelius; beloved Mum of Joanne, Linda, and Simon; loved step-mother of Anna, Deborah (dec), Wendy, and Jacky; cherished Nana of Trinity, Hunter, and Charlie; dearly loved sister of Michele and the late Peter, Paul, Michael, and Anthony; much loved auntie of Hamish, Callum, Lily, Janita, Steven, and Brendan; loved Nana Margaret to her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a great friend to many and loved by her extended family. Special thanks to all the staff at Ernest Rutherford for their care and attention. Messages to

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SINCLAIR, Winifred Mary (Winnie)

Formerly of Wellington. On 12th September 2021 at Te Whanau Rest Home, Levin, aged 86 years. Loved daughter of the late James and Maggie Sinclair. Loving sister of Harold, Margaret and twin sister of Jean (all dec), sister-in-law of Grace, and Graham (dec). Loved Aunt of Bruce, Frank, Fiona, Sandy and Barb. Great-Aunt of Marika, Dana, Lian, Rachel, Kristin, Kelly, Bridget, Kerrin, Charlotte, and Ben. Great-great-Aunt of Kyra, Ruby-May, Xander, Hunter, Isla, Jordie and Shiloh. A private cremation has been held and will be followed by a memorial service and ashes interment at Karori Cemetery at a later date.
May she be in peace at last in the arms of her family

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LAWRIE, Colin James

JP QSM
Of Levin. Unexpectedly and peacefully at his home on 14 September 2021, aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Jan for 57 great years. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of David and Sara, Myreen and Robert, special dad of Sammy. Adored Pop of Jayden, Mia, and Benjamin, and expected great- pop. Beloved brother of Daniel (dec), Kevin, and Malcolm and their families. A tribute may be placed on Colin’s tribute page at www.tributes.co.nz...
In accordance with family wishes, a private service is being held. Messages c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Horowhenua Health Shuttle directly would be appreciated 03 0667 0390385 00 Westpac Levin in Colin’s memory.

Death

BARANSKI, Joyce Edythe (nee Harvey)

In loving memory and celebration of Joyce Edythe Baranski, late of Aparangi, Te Kauwhata and formerly Cambridge, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday 14 September 2021, aged 80 years. Second triplet daughter of the late Marjorie and Kelton Harvey, Ohinewai. Beloved mother of Robyn, Stuart and Greg, and dearly loved sister of Lloyd, Rex and Adrianne. Much loved grandmother of Aaron, Nikki, Brandon, Jared and Georgia, and great-grandmother of Bailey and Valentino. Reunited at last with Frances and Lois.
“The song has ended,
but the melody lingers on ..”
Irving Berlin.
Due to COVID restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Death

BEAVON, Charles Frederick (Fred)

Passed away peacefully at Ultimate Care Poneke House in Wellington on Sunday, September 12, 2021, aged 94 years, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband and companion of the late Joan Beavon, loved father and father-in-law of Carolyn and Robert DiMattina, Peter and Annette Beavon, John and Kathy Beavon, Grandad to Anton and Dyan, Grand-Dad to Athena and Atlas, Grandpa to Jeremy and Michelle, Merodie and Tom, Chris and Jess, and Great-Grandpa to the late Rosebud and Hugo. The care and kindness shown to Fred by the staff of both the Dementia and Hospital Units of Poneke House is greatly appreciated by the family. A private funeral service will be held. Messages for the family can be placed on www.tributes.co.nz....

Death

LOGAN, Alan David

(1933 — 2021)
Peacefully at Chalmers Rest Home on Wednesday 15 September 2021. Dearly loved husband of Joan for 68 years. Beloved father and father-in-law of Jacqui and Andrew Heal, Alan (deceased) and Catherine and Andy. Wonderful Grandad of Maddi and Ellie. Messages for Alan’s family may be left on his tribute page. Invited family and friends will celebrate Alan’s life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, on Monday 20 September 2021, at 10.30am. The wider community are invited to join us via the live stream on his tribute page at eagars.co.nz/alan.

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GREER, Barbara Ann(nee Wilson)

Member of NZ Order of Merit, Justice of the Peace. Aged 76 years. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by whanau on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Dearly beloved wife of Paul. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Pauline and Brent (Wellington), Geoffery and Ruth (Dunedin), Judith and Thomas (deceased) (Christchurch), and Nigel and Fiona (Melbourne). Cherished nana, great-grandmother, aunty, cousin, and friend. Treasured daughter of the late William (Bill) and Mary Jane Wilson, and a much loved sister and sister-in-law. Messages to 228 Hampden Street, Hokitika 7810, or can be left on Barbara’s tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz...
Due to the current covid restrictions a private family service was held on Tuesday, September 14.
Forever in our hearts.
Kia hora te marino,
kia whakapapa
Pounamu te moana,
kia tere te
Kãrohirohi I mua I tõu huarahi
May the calm be widespread,
May the ocean glisten
as greenstone,
May the shimmer of light
ever dance across
your pathway.

Death

McDONALD, James Heemi

He kupu whakamõhio atu tenei ki ngã tãngata katoa ki te hinganga o James Heemi McDonald kua kapohia atu e te ringa o te Atua i te tekau mã rima o ngã rã o te marama o Mahuru, e rua mano rua tekau mã tahi i raro i te tirohanga o te mounga titohea a Taranaki. Ka nehua ki Pukeruru urupã ki Waitara.
James Heemi McDonald passed away peacefully on Wednesday 15 September 2021 at Taranaki District Base Hospital. Beloved son of Mason Meihana McDonald and Nellie Waipapakura McDonald (nee Watson). Father of Makere, Miriama, Heemi, Moroni, Isaiah, Ammon Pani, Alana and Nopera, and much loved brother, koro and friend of many!
Moe mai rã e koro!
Further details as well as COVID restriction guidelines will be posted via James’ Facebook page.

Death

THOMPSON, Khillip Anthony Charles

Suddenly at home on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, aged 48. Dearly loved soulmate of Koot’s (my love). Devoted Pãpã of Destiny & Luma Aneti, Jackson, Bonnie, and Ripeka. Cherished Koro of Emma, and Evelyn. Most precious first born of Yvonne, and Chaz. Khillip was a son, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend loved by all his whãnau. Messages to the Thompson whãnau may be left on Khillip’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/khillip. A Tangi to celebrate Khillip’s life will be held at home, 60 Matai St, Inglewood, on Monday 20 September 2021 at 11.00am, followed by his burial in Inglewood Cemetery. All covid-19 restrictions will apply.
Aroha nui.

Death

KEENE, Neil Kenneth

NZ11517, AB, RNZN. Passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021; in his 92nd year. Loved husband of Helen. A loved father and father-in-law of Grant and Adele, Tony, Richard and Chantal, Elizabeth, and Philip. Loved grandad of Scott, Christopher, Sophie, and Christian. At Neil’s request a private cremation has been held. Messages to

Death

COFFEY, Marcella Anne

1945 - 2021
Loved daughter of the late Bill and Aileen Lawson. Loved wife, Mum and Nana. Dearly loved who gave so much until she passed peacefully with her loving family.
We loved you, we will miss you and everything you gave us - so many memorable moments. We will never forget your smile. Rest In Peace knowing how much you gave us all.
Her family would like to thank the friends and family who loved Marcella and who supported the things that were near and dear to her. You know how much someone has made a difference from the messages received when someone is no longer with us. Messages to C/- PO Box 9, Blenheim 7240 or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... Marcella’s life was celebrated in a Private Family Service held at her family home garden and then interred at the Fairhall Cemetery.
Rest In Peace Marcella.

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SPARGO, Rosaleen (nee Mullane)

Rosie passed away peacefully at her home in Palmerston North surrounded by her loving family on September 15th, 2021, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of Allan, and beloved sister of Mary & Betty (deceased). Much loved mother & mother-in-law of Steve, Paul & Paula, Craig (deceased) & Ingrid, Sharleen & Ali. Beloved Nan to Chantel, Keshia-Anne, Brittney, Kellen-Jacob & Voniyae-Pearl, Kaitlyn, Bailey & Nathan, Kieran & Briana, Natalia & Georgia.
You will be deeply missed, rest in peace.
Grateful thanks to the caring Arohanui Hospice and District Nursing staff. All messages to the family c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Rosie’s memory can be made to the Cancer Society Of NZ, PO Box 5170, Palmerston North 4441, or can be left in the Church Foyer. A Funeral service for Rosie will be held at Life Church, 590 Featherston Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 10.00am. A private family Burial to follow at Porirua City Cemetery.

Death

GALLAGHER, Mary Elizabeth Anne

Peacefully at Glenwood Rest Home, on September 15, 2021, aged 89. Dearly loved wife of the late John (JP), loved and respected mother of Peter and Jude, Barry and Keren (Auckland), Brian and Carol, and friend of Jill, loved grandmother of Kate and Mark, Matthew and Penny; Kristy and Scott, Jamie and Sheyanne, and her great-grandchildren Matilda, Harriet, Genevieve and Archie. Special thank you to Dr Ron Griffiths and the staff at Timaru Hospital and Glenwood Home for looking after Mary. Thank you also to Colleen, Marilyn and Raylene for your special care for mum, along with neighbours and friends at the Mt View Village. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a requiem mass for Mary will be celebrated at a later date, details to follow when arranged. Messages to the Gallagher family, c/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

Death

DEVINE, Patricia Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021, aged 85. Much loved wife to Rex for 63 years. Adored and cherished mother and mother-in-law to Colleen and Dave Wakefield, Kevin and Merly Devine, and Charmayne and Shane King. Treasured Nana to Shana and Jake, Renee, and Tahlee; Jinny and Andrew; Laycee, Shayla and the late Brody. Great-Grandmother to Dash and Olive; Nevada, Arden and Quinn. Messages to 10 Clovelly Street, Atawhai, Nelson 7010. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nelson Tasman Hospice would be appreciated and can be made at bit.ly.... In keeping with Patricia’s love for the outdoors, a service of celebration for her life will be held on The Meadow, Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street, Nelson, on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11.00am. Livestream link available. Please bring a plate of food to share.

Death

HANSON, Edward Fridtjof Frederick(Fridtjof)

Passed peacefully at home on Wednesday 15 September 2012, aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Joanna. Much loved father and father-in-law Christian and Natalie, Kersti Hanson and Eric Weigeshoff. All messages may be sent to ‘The Hanson Family’, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340, or left online at wabraham.co.nz/notices Due to current Covid Level 2 restrictions an invitation-only family service will be held at Ahu Ahu Villas, 321 Ahu Ahu Road, on Sunday 19 September at 10.00am. Contact tracing and masks are required. For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed at https

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