Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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MEBAN, Ross

Passed away 22nd April 2018 after a prolonged illness. Beloved husband of Amanda and the late Jill. Loved Dad to Read & Joanne, Chris & Jenny, John & Diane and Shirene & Colin. Loved Rossi to all his grandchildren.
Sadly missed by all
Ross’ funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby Street, Gisborne, at 1.30pm Saturday 28th April 2018, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance, PO Box 770, Gisborne, would be appreciated.
Evans Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ
www.evansfuneral.co.nz...

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MURKIN, Nicholas John (Nich)

Peacefully at home on Monday 23rd April 2018, aged 57 years. Dearly loved husband, soul mate and best friend of Cushla. Loved son to Kathleen and Ted Shapland (both deceased) (UK), and son-in-law to Keith and Pat Jackson. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Chris (UK), Geoff (deceased) (UK), Margaret and Mark, Michael (deceased), Paul and Dianne, Sean and Meredith, and loved uncle and great-uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Funeral details at a later date.

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SKEDGWELL, Peter Norman

Peacefully at Maryann Rest Home and Hospital on Monday, 23rd April 2018. Loved dearest friend of Vicky, dearly loved and treasured father and father-in-law of Sandra, Michelle and Chris Greenhill, and Haylee, loved grandad of Aidan and Ella, loved stepfather of Vanessa and Matt McNatty, and loved grandad Pete of Cormac and Darcy. Special poppa of Mr Beau and Ruby Rose. All messages to the Skedgwell family can be sent C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352, or heavenaddress.com In preference to flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Service for Pete will be held at The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Miranda Street, Stratford, on Saturday, 28th April 2018, at 12.00 noon, followed by the burial at The Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford.
Rest In Peace

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GILLBANKS, Josie

Members of the Taranaki Swiss Club offer their deepest sympathy to Josie’s family, following the passing of our loyal, dedicated and well-respected club member. The card corner will never be the same! Club members please wear your costumes for a guard of honour.

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BARNES, Robert Kenneth John

On April 21, 2018, at home. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Gillian. Much loved father and father-in-law of Deborah & Ivar, Sue, Jackie & Patrick. Loved pop of Robert, Kristen, Jason, Damon, Amy, Matthew, Gabriella and great-grandpop of Lucas, Lyla, Jayde, and Oliver. Special friend of John, Theresa, Ginny and Grace. Privately cremated.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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BREITLER, Chantal

On Sunday 22 April 2018, at Waitarere Beach, aged 76 years. In accordance with Chantal’s wishes a private service has been held.

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SHAW, Matthew Lyndsay (Mattrix)

On Monday, 23rd April 2018. Peacefully at home aged 56. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Sandy (nee Buchanan.) Proud dad of Alana, Cooper and Jacob. Eldest son of Ailsa and the late Lin (Katikati). Son in-law of Graeme and Rosemary Buchanan (Te Kauwhata). Cherished brother and brother-in-law to Nicky and Trevor, Sue and Willy, Andy and Moggs and Don. Adored uncle to many. A big thank you to all the staff at TK Medical Centre, the DISC and to family and friends for your support. A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at the Waerenga Hall, 199 Settlers Road, Waerenga on Monday 30th April at 11.00am. Casual attire or work clothing thanks, NO SUITS, NO TIES. All communications to the Shaw Family c/- PO Box 147, Huntly 3740.

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GILLESPIE, Catherine Sharp (Cath)

On April 23, 2018, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Anthony Wilding Rest Home Halswell, aged 94 years. Much loved wife of the late Andrew, dearly loved mother of the late James, Kathleen and Tom, and loved mother-in-law of Nicola. Loved Grandma and great-Grandma. Loved aunty to all her nieces and nephews and a great friend to many. The family thank Anthony Wilding staff for their loving care of Cath. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Cath Gillespie, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. An afternoon tea to celebrate Cath’s life will be held in the church hall of Ss Peter and Paul Church, 56 Nicholls Road, Halswell, Tomorrow (Friday), at 3.00pm, all welcome. In accordance with family wishes a private graveside service for Cath will be held Tomorrow (Friday).

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NICOLL, William Graham

2.2.1937 — 24.4.2018
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his sons and family. Much loved and adored husband of the late Isobel. Cherished father of Brent, Mark and Pip, and Grant. Beloved grandad to Josh and Molly. His larger than life character, quick wit and always looking out for others will be missed by all. The family invite you to join them to farewell Graham at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Rd, on Monday, April 30, at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The family extend their thanks to the staff of ward 26 for their love and care.

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COUTTS, Colin Alexander

On April 23, 2018 passed away peacefully, in his 92nd year, dearly loved and treasured husband of Anne, much loved father and father-in-law of Robyn and Eric Cox, Alister and Lavina, Derryn and Kerry McFetridge, adored pop of Sarah and Maurice, Christine and Mike, Matthew and Cushla, and special “Kiwi Pop” of Fumi and Damien. In lieu of flowers donations to
St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Service to Celebrate Colin’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, April 30, at 10.30am, thereafter interment in the Yaldhurst Cemetery.

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THRUPP, Jean

In her 102nd year, passed away on Monday 23rd April, surrounded by her loving family, at Tairua Residential Care. Beloved wife of the late Frank and dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Kevin, Barry & Pam (Napier), Jan Autumn & Ezy Kemp (Coromandel), Maureen & Kevin Fitzgerald (Te Kuiti), Maurice & Selvi (Australia), Pauline & John Van Groenedaal (Cooks Beach). Cherished Nana of her 13 grandchildren & 25 great-grandchildren; and will be sadly missed by her loving brother Eric Arnott & sister-in-law Val. We would like to say a very special thank you to Nina and her team at Tairua Residential Care for their tireless and loving care of Mum over the last 4 years and especially over the last 2 weeks of Mum's life.
"A beautiful mother, dear to our hearts"
A memorial service for Jean, will be held at the Hamilton Contract Bridge Club, 20 Richmond Street, Hamilton, on Saturday 28th April at 12.00pm. All communications to 0274 788930, PO Box 13555, Tauranga.

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LE COMTE, Kenneth Newton (Ken)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at Wellington Hospital after a brief illness. Ken was in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband of Janice and formally of Yvonne (deceased) and Margaret (deceased). Proud dad of John (Auckland), Kaye (Kaiteriteri), Shelley (Bunbury, Aust), and stepdaughter Paula (Wellington). Proud father-in-law of Barbara and Ewan. Loved grandad of André, Timothy, Theresa, Holly and Jessica. Treasured great-grandad of Nevada, Evangaline, Lucia, Misael and Gideon. From midday Friday, Ken will be resting in peace at his family home should anyone wish to see him. A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at Porirua Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church, 207 Champion Street, Porirua East, Wellington on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 2.00pm, to be followed by a private family cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Wellington Free Ambulance may be left at the service, and will be greatly received. Tributes may be emailed to jlecomte@xtra.co.nz.
Gee & Hickton - PORIRUA
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 237 5332

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KWOK, Yin Li (Cecelia)

Peacefully at Te Omanga Hospice on 25 April 2018, aged 66 years. Loving wife of Yun Cheong Lee; mother of Hunt and Jon; grandmother of Charmaine and Levi. In lieu of flowers, donations to Te Omanga Hospice (P.O. Box 30814, Lower Hutt 5040) would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service for Cecelia will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Cornwall Street and Knights Road, Lower Hutt, on Monday 30 April 2018 at 4.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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GOODSIR, Ezrom Samuel Reef

Tragically on Tuesday, 24 April 2018, at Invercargill. Aged 20 years. Dearly loved and cherished son of Campbell and Jo. Loved brother of Meila. Loved grandson of Barry and Neroli Goodsir, Joyce and Paul McKinnel, and Alan and Jan Murdoch. Loved nephew of Craig and Leanna Murdoch, Julian and Nicole Goodsir, and Vanessa Green. Loved cousin of Charlotte, Tyler, Emily, Kimberley, Ashley, Jessie, Kristie, and Ayla. Ezrom will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Ezrom’s life will be celebrated in the Otatara Community Centre, Dunns Road, at 10.30am, on Saturday, 28 April. Private thereafter. Messages to 62 Grant Road, Otatara. Ezrom will be at home until his service.
Respectfully cared for by J Fraser & Sons Ltd F.D.A.N.Z.
www.frasersfunerals.co.nz...

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SLYKHUIS, Johanna Maria(Annamarie)

Of Foxton. Taken to be with the Lord on 24th April 2018. Aged 84 years. Beloved wife of Jake, precious mum of Emma, Tom and Marianne. A beloved grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Fondly loved by extended family in Holland. Special thanks to the team at Maddison Life Care, Levin, for their loving care of Annamarie. Messages C/- PO Box 20, Foxton 4848. A service will be held at the Reformed Church, Main Street, Foxton, tomorrow Friday 27th April 2018 at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Foxton cemetery.
Anderson Funeral Services
FDANZ Foxton

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