Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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MARU, Lynn Okeroa

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Waikato Hospital on Thursday, 18th July 2019, aged 66 years. Very special and cherished aunt to Abbe. Loving sister to Robyn, Heather, Lesley, and the late April. Much loved by all her whanau. At Lynn’s request a private farewell has taken place. All communications to the Maru Family, c/- 262 Ohaupo Road, Te Awamutu 3800.

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HAKAUMOTU, Helena

Sunrise 22.9.1950 —
Sunset 20.7.2019
Dearly loved wife of Saimone. And cherished mother and mother-in-law of Pilisita; Etuate & Leslie; Saimone; Holomesi & Nadia; and Malia & Tavo. And a loved Nan to all her grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited for Helena at St Mary’s Church, 69 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North on Monday Evening, 22 July at 7.00pm. Followed by a funeral service also at St Mary’s Church, 69 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North on Tuesday 23 July at 9.30am. Followed by interment at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery, James Line, Palmerston North.

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HARE, Diane Rhonda (nee Hogarth)

Peacefully on July 13, 2019 at the Taradale Masonic Resthome. Dearly loved wife of Lance. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Damon and Clare, and Brock. In accordance with Diane’s wishes a private family service has taken place. Messages to the ‘Hare Family’ C/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

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KIRK, Elizabeth Anne (Annie) (nee Nichol)

On Friday, July 19, 2019, peacefully at home, aged 80. Loved wife of the late Brian. Loved mother of Tim, Gus, Hamish and their families. A celebration of Annie’s life will be held in the Whakatane Crematorium Chapel, Ohope Road, Whakatane on Tuesday, July 23, at 3.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages please to the Kirk family C/- PO Box 2070 Whakatane.

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QUAIFE, Robert Stephen Charles

21 April 1956 — 18 July 2019.
It saddens us to announce the untimely death of our beloved father Robert Quaife. Dad passed away peacefully in Tauranga Hospital with all his family surrounding him. Justin, Necia and Warren extend their thanks for all of the support received. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Tuesday 23rd July at 1pm at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Hamilton. All communications for the Quaife family may be posted c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton. 3247.

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DOCHERTY, Gordon Stewart

Peacefully at Timaru, on July 19, 2019, aged 76. Loved son of the late Myrtle and Joseph, loved father and friend of Gina, and Kirk and their mother Pat, and Shane, loved brother and brother-in-law of Lindsay (Doc), Peter and Melanie, and the late Josephine and a loved Grandfather, uncle and friend. In keeping with Gordon’s wishes a private cremation is to be held. Donations to Hospice South Canterbury in memory of Gordon would be greatly appreciated. Messages to the Docherty family C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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ACHILLES, Dianne

Dearly loved Dianne, resting peacefully. Daughter of the late Molly and Earl Healee, loved by brothers Paul and Tony, and loved aunt of Jason, Craig, Tim, Glenn, Tanya, Rachell, Ian and Emily.

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WARD, Trevor Raymond

Passed away on 20th July 2019, aged 84 years. Father of Sheryl and John Bellamy (Whangamata), Wayne and Marion (Waihi), Lynn and Steve Burndred (Taupiri), Gary and Leanne (Perth), and Chris and Moira (Morrinsville). Grandad of 17, and Great-Granddad of 28. A graveside service for Trev will be held at Piako Cemetery, Seales Road, Morrinsville, on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 11.00am. Thanks to Kingswood Rest Home for their care of Trev in the last few months. All communications to the Ward family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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TOFTS, Mervyn James (Merv)

(Reg. #14653 RNZN) Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, on Saturday, 20th July 2019. Aged 85 years. Much loved husband of the late Elsie, loved father and father-in-law of Sharon (Hamilton), Jimmy and Shazz (Eltham), Kaye and Kim Stevenson (Westport), Paul and Tracey (Stratford), loved grandad of Casy and Dakota; Cameron, Daniel and Annalee, loved brother of Frances. All messages to the Tofts family can be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352, or heavenaddress.com In preference to flowers a donation to the Etham RSA would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Requiem Mass for Merv will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stanners Street, Eltham, on Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 12.00 noon.

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ROBINSON, Margaret Alison (Alison) (nee Murch)

Peacefully at Fergusson Rest Home, Upper Hutt, on July 19, 2019, aged 91 years. Previously of Ngaere, Taranaki. Dearly loved wife of Wes Robinson; loved mother and mother-in-law of David & Barb Robinson, Kris & Ross Mason, Lynette & Phil Astley, Francie & David Oliver, Heather & Mike Artinian; grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 6; sister and sister-in-law to Jean & Colin Smith, and the late Bob & Joan Murch. A service for Alison will be held in Harbour City Funeral Home, 674 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt, on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Robinson family may be posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040, or placed on Alison’s page at www.tributes.co.nz...
“A life well lived”

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REMMERSWAAL, Johannes Antonius Theodorus (Han)

On July 19, 2019 after a long struggle, aged 79 years. Dearly beloved husband of Sonja for 56 years. Father of Margerie and Ian Gould, David and Maree, Paul and Katie. Opa and Great Opa to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the late Nikolaas. A funeral Mass for Han will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wilkin Street, Temuka tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23, at 11am, followed by a private family burial at the Temuka cemetery. A Rosary service will be held at Sonja and Han’s home 225c King Street, Temuka this day, Monday at 6.30pm. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations to the Stroke Club and St John Ambulance would be appreciated. Messages to 225c King Street Temuka.

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GRIFFITHS, Mary Donaldson (Maidie)

On July 20, 2019, at Blenheim, in her 99th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. Most loved mother and mother-in-law of Ray and Gwenda (Kaiteriteri), Barry and Mary (Blenheim), Colin and Mary (Blenheim), and the late Annette, Julie and Peter Woodward (Blenheim), Helen and Maurice Wharton (Blenheim), Cheryl and Alex Newlands (Oamaru) and the late Brian. A loved Grandma of 18, loved great-Grandma of 32, and loved great-great-Grandma of 5. Messages to the Griffiths family, c/- PO Box 9, Blenheim 7240 or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... In lieu of flowers a donation to the Marlborough Hospice, c/- PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. Grateful thanks to the staff of Bethsaida Rest Home for their care of Maidie. A funeral service for Maidie will be held at the Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, 15 Boyce Street, Blenheim, on Wednesday, July 24, at 11.00am, followed by a private interment at the Fairhall Services Cemetery.

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BROWN, Francis David Colin (Colin)

(Reg. 404330 WO, RNZAF WWII) (Formerly of Whitecliffs) Passed away at Westmar Darfield, on July 19, 2019, in his 98th year. Beloved husband of Nancy for 71 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Ann and John Ogilvie, Warwick and Heather, Craig and Sally, and Nikki, loved grandad and great-grandad of Simon, Andrea, and Emma; Sandra, Wilson, and Lily; Anna, Steve, and Gracie-Star; Rod, Mel, Harri, and Alex; Matthew, and Samuel; loved eldest son of the late David and Fanny Brown, brother of Gerry, Muriel, Merton, and the late Rae, and the late Pat. Special thanks to Ashley and his wonderful team at Westmar for their extra care and attention over this past week. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Colin Brown, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Westpac Rescue Helicopter would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Colin will be held in the Glentunnel Community Centre, 2562 Homebush Road, Glentunnel, on Thursday, July 25, at 1.30pm, thereafter interment in the South Malvern Cemetery.

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BISHOP, Lloyd Clarence

Passed peacefully with his family around him, on July 20, 2019; aged 78 years. Much loved husband of Freda for 56 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Lyn and Simon, Marilyn and John, and Pam and Bevin. Cherished grandad of Michael and Casey, Shaun, (the late Sarah); Emma and Ben, Daniel and Georgia; and Holly. Special great-grandfather of Hayley. A service to remember Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Manse St, Waimate, on Wednesday, July 24, at 1.00pm, followed by burial at the Waimate Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 176 High Street, Waimate 7924.

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REMMERSWAAL, Johannes (Han)

Uncle of Hans and Rae and all his extended family from Holland, and the de Vries family.

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