Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

SKIPPER, Lawrence Pomare

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 22 September 2018. Dearly beloved son of the late Mariu and Larry Skipper, and brother Dean (deceased). Loved brother to Hana, Laurayne and David, Tui and Mark, and uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
To those who have a brother, love him while you may, for we wish with all our hearts ours was here today.
Loved and never forgotten, with much Aroha.

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HANSEN, Julie Diane (nee Travers)

It’s with great sadness ‘Jules’ passed suddenly early on Saturday morning. Loved daughter of Richard (dec) and Pamela. Loved sister to Denise and Chris, Sheryl and Dave. Beloved mother to Steven, Josh, Cherena, Tashy, Aaron and Jess. Loved Aunty to Sean and Brad. Loved Mumma Bear to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchild. Service to be held at Church on Vogel at 1.30pm on Wednesday. Flowers and messages to 3 Alan Street, Palmerston North.
Missed and loved by all.

Death

BERENTSON, Maureen Emma Louise(nee Dew)

Peacefully with Angela by her side on 20 September 2018, aged 84. Dearly loved wife of the late Erling (Bushy). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Angela and Eric, Deborah, and Adrian. Much loved Nan of Jay and Keryn, Paige, Saxon, Reuben, Finn, Molly and Sarah. Loved Great-Nana of Scarlett, Severin and Allegra, and very special Nan-Nan of Mila and Luke. Much loved sister of the late Brian and Graeme. A celebration of Maureen’s life will be held at Eagars’ Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. All messages to be sent to Berentson Family, c/- 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth.

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CHURCHER, Lorna Margaret (nee Bailey)

On September 23rd, 2018, peacefully at Lady Allum Village, Auckland. Dearly loved wife of the late Athel, much loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Anne (Nelson), Anne and Rob (Auckland), Robert and Gill (Christchurch), loved Nana of Kate, Chris, Oliver, Jack, and William. A service for Lorna will be held at William Cotton & Sons Funeral Chapel, 29 Beattie Street, Feilding, on Thursday, September 27th, 2018, at 1.30pm, followed by private interment. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lady Allum Village for their love and care of Lorna.

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GAMBLE, John Alexander Christopher (Jack)

Died peacefully on September 19, 2018. Brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Loved by many. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Otago Community Hospice. A memorial service is to be held on October 6, 2018, at 1.00pm, at the Ocean Grove Domain Hall, 307 Tomahawk Road, Dunedin 9013. Messages to 332 Tomahawk Road, Dunedin 9013.
Gillions Funeral Services
Dunedin FDANZ NZIFH

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JEFFARES, Robert James (Bob)

Peacefully at Hillview Home, Te Kuiti, on 23rd September 2018. Aged 75 years. Loved husband of the late Liz. Loved dad of Robbie and Rose. Grandad to Megan, Mandy, Kim, Tetava, Roimata and Ben and great-grandad of six grandchildren. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Les Munro Centre, King Street East, Te Kuiti, on Thursday 27th September at 10.00am, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Jeffares Family, c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ

Death

HOLMES, Gwendoline Elsie (Gwen)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday 22nd September 2018, at Radius Windsor Court Rest Home, Ohaupo, aged 87 years. Cherished daughter of the late George Henry and Clara Louise Holmes (nee Bishop). Precious sister of the late Marjorie Mavis and her late husband Henry Schumacher. Greatly loved aunt of her two nephews, Henry and Kristina, and Peter and Donna Schumacher, and great-aunt of Melissa, Michael, Chris, Kayla and Kyle, and great-great-aunt to Chance of the U.S.A.
Your Christian faith and
gift of music will live on
in our hearts.
Many thanks to Radius Windsor Court for caring for Gwen over the past several months. A funeral service will be held for Gwen at St Brides Anglican Church, 54 Haerehuka Street, Otorohanga, at 1.00pm on Thursday, 27th September 2018, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Holmes Family, C/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ

Death

UNCLES, Ola Gracie (nee Phyn)

Of Feilding. Peacefully at home on 21 September 2018, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Harold (Hank). Loved mother of Hilary & Wayne (deceased) Chapman, Raewyn & Trevor (Friday) Dixon, Selwyn & Chrissy, Derek & Pam, Adrianna & Terry Brown, Wendy & Alan Brown, Lorrae & Gavin Cowern, Earlwyn & Jane, Merlin (deceased) & Elaine, Kelly & Michelle. Much loved by all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Nancy & Martin Pryor (both deceased), Douglas (deceased), Audrey Watson (deceased), Josie & Alan (deceased) Nicoll, Robert (Bob) (deceased) & Koa Phyn, Colleen & David (deceased) Sinclair. A service for Ola will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Grey Street, Feilding, on Friday 28 September 2018, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.

Death

ELLIS, Dawn Judith

(of Marton) at Whanganui Hospital on Friday, September 21, 2018. Aged 71 years. Loved daughter of the late Rod and Chris. Loved sister of Betty (deceased), Pat (deceased), and John. Loved sister-in-law of Priscilla. Loved aunty of Brendon, Andrea; Sarah, and Nicola. According to Dawn’s wishes a private service is being held.
NZIFH

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TUNOHO, Mervyn John Hone (Kote)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, 17th September 2018, at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband of Una. Loved father of Karina. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle to all his Whanau. According to his wishes, a service for Kote has been held.

Death

DEAR, George Henry

11.10.1938 — 20.09.2018
Passed away at Ranfurly Manor Rest Home, Feilding. Loved son of the late Edgar and Joyce Dear of Taipo Road, Rongotea. Brother of Nancy (Dec), Unice (Lizzie), Frederick (Dec), William and Thomas. Brother-in-law of Peter (Dec), Judy and Karen. Respected uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A service for George will be held at the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North, on Saturday, 29 September 2018, at 11.00am. Messages can be sent to George’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Death

RUDMAN, Joan Lavinia

On September 19, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 92 years. Devoted wife of the late Ray, much loved mother of the late Gary, loved grandmother of Kimberley and Chris, and James, and great-grandmother of Lachie, and Ella. Dearly loved only daughter of the late Daph and Tun, and loving only sister of the late Bob, Stan, and Bill Tunstall, sister-in-law of Freda (deceased) and Elaine. A proud aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt of all her nieces and nephews, especially Heather, David and their family. Thank you for all your loving care and support. Thanks to my neighbours for all their support since Ray died

Death

RIWAKA, Myra Ngahuia (nee Hana)

Mum passed away peacefully surrounded by her whanau at Lower Hutt, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Penaha Riwaka, cherished Mum to all her tamariki, mokopuna, me whanau-whanui. Mum will be laying at O Tatou Te Po Marae, 436 Hutt Road, Petone, and departing for Waikawa Marae, on Wednesday morning, 26th September. The tangihana on Friday, 28th September, at 11.00am.
Nga Mihi
Kia i ho o nga mano
Kia tau te rangimarie i nga
wa katoa

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EMERSON-GRAY, Kate

Formerly of Tawa. Peacefully at Sevenoaks Hospital on Monday 24 September 2018. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Barry. Loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Christopher & Mary, Faye, Grace, Luke, and Jack. Loved aunt of Ann, and dear friend of Julia & Shaun and their family. A private cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held at Saint Christopher’s Anglican Church, 165 Main Road, Tawa, on Saturday 27 October 2018, at 10.00am.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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CLOUDESLEY, Roger Edward

On September 21, 2018, peacefully at home. Dearly loved husband of June, loved father of Annabelle, and Thomas, loved grandfather of Cormac, and Fergus Cloudesley-Enright. A private service has been held. A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at Castle Hill Village on Sunday, October 21 at 1.30pm.

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