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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CAMPBELL, Raymond(Ray)

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 2, 2019, aged 83 years. Formerly of Christchurch. Loved partner of Zelda, cherished Gangan to all the Meads and Tawera families. Condolence messages to 32 Cathedral Avenue, Australind, Western Australia 6233.

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McLEAN, Craig Gerald

31 December 1968 —
2 December 2019
Gold Coast, Australia. Cherished son of Geraldine and the late Aidan McLean, brother of Grant, Karyn, and Donna, and father of Karl, Oliver, and Harry.
Craig was so loved and will
be greatly missed by all
his family.

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SEARLE, George Henry

On December 3, 2019, aged 96, in Christchurch, dearly loved and loving husband of the late Rena, and loving Dad and Dad-in-law of Barbara and Mark, Peter and Debbie, Rodger and Glennis, special Grandad of Tim, Kyle, Alanna, Richelle, Phil, Larissa, Ryan, Juliette, Jasmine, Shivonne and Brad, and Great-Grandad of Isabel, Jonah, Micah, Marlea and Ollie. A much-loved brother and brother-in-law of Val, Dawn and Betty, and brother and brother-in-law of the late Tom, Nev, Ron, Val, Sid, Ngarita, Percy, Colleen, Mavis, Bert, Ray, Alison, Jack and Agnes. George was a great friend to all, and his legacy lives on in the lives that he touched. Messages may be addressed to the ‘Searle family’ c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A special thanks to the staff of Archer Village, and Christchurch Hospital Ward 24 for their kindnesses and care of George.
In Dad’s words,
“a good innings”
A service to celebrate George’s life will be held in the Leisure Centre at Archer Retirement Village, 166 Colombo St, Christchurch, parking on Percival St and entrance through 15 Percival St please, on Monday, December 9, at 2.00pm.

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HARRIS, Bruce Harold

Formerly of Mangamahu and Aramoho Whanganui. Died December 3rd, 2019, at Katikati BOP. Aged 89 years. As was Bruce’s wish a private cremation has been held.

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CLARK, Jamie David

Peacefully at Hospice Southland, on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. Dearly loved partner of Mavis. Friend to Matt, Stacey, and Nadine. Loved Tickoo of Chaise, and Manix. Our Thursday takeaways won’t be the same without you. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.
"Remembered with love"

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BARTLETT, Ruth Diane

Of Bulls. Peacefully passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on 3rd December 2019, aged 65. Adored wife of Colin. Loving mum and mother-in-law of Renee, Melanie & Glen McCormick. Devoted nana to her 6 grandkids. Service to be held at Beauchamp Funeral Home, 280 Kimbolton Road, Feilding, on Monday 9th December 2019 at 11.00am.

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DENEE, Peter Johannes

Peacefully on 30th November 2019 at Te Hopai Rest Home, aged 70. Wonderful father and father-in-law to Tim, Rachel, Emma, Abbie, Greg and Erik; delightful Opa to June, Romy, Marlene, Ida and Rei. Beloved brother of Marianne, Diti, Doris, Bert and Basil. Cherished musician and friend to many; he gave much to Wellington as a lawyer and Rotarian. Our gratitude to the caring Te Hopai and Mary Potter Hospice staff. Please post messages at www.forevermissed.com.... No flowers or donations, thank you. We will celebrate Peter’s life at Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, 11th December 2019, at 10.30am. Colourful dress welcome. We invite you to share stories and songs after the service.
Fare thee well, my honey,
fare thee well.

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COSTELLO, Kathleen

Loved sister of David Stuthridge, friend of Sheryl, Charmaine, Karissa and Hemi, and Aunty of Tracy, Perry, Hunter and Billie.

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COSTELLO, Kathleen Moreen

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved wife of Kevin, loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Jan, Angela and the late John Eldershaw, Gillian, and the late Delwyn, and loved ‘Mama’ of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Requiem Mass will be Celebrated in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spencer Street, Addington, on Monday, December 9, at 1.00pm, burial at Waimairi Cemetery to follow.

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GOODALL, Erol Desmond (Herb)

Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, aged 78 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Kim and Leanne, Phil and Anna, and Gavin and Paula. Loved grandad of Hamish, and Thomas. Fondly remembered by Diane his friend and ex-wife. Messages can be sent to 28 Surrey Road, Richmond 7020, or made online at www.shoneandshirley.com... A celebration of Erol’s life will be held at the Shone and Shirley Funeral Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, at 12.00pm on Saturday, December 7, followed by a burial at Marsden Valley Cemetery.

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KEENAN, Charles Bernard

2NZEF 623355
12.02.1924 — 05.12.2019
Passed away peacefully in his 95th year; at Woburn Home, Waipukarau. Adored husband of Margaret for 66 years. Loved father & father-in-law of Ann Marie & Richard Thomson of Auckland and Peter & Sheryl Keenan of Waipukurau. Treasured Popa of Nicola, Mark, David & Gemma and his 3 great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be held for Charlie at the St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 15 St Joseph St, Waipukurau, on Monday 9th December, at 11am. Followed by his interment at the Hastings Cemetery, Orchard Rd, Hastings. All messages can be sent to the Keenan Family, 5c Holyrood Terrace, Waipukurau.

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ABERHART, Joan Sylvia

Born 29 November 1935, died peacefully at Hutt Hospital on Tuesday 3 December 2019 after a long brave struggle, aged 84. Dearly loved daughter of the late James and Evelyn Lawson and sister to Ron Lawson (deceased). Previous wife to Alan Dick (deceased) and Edward Aberhart (deceased). Much loved mother and mother-in-law to Warren (deceased), Steve and Isabella Dick, Neil and Mary, Debra, Wayne, Michelle and Colin Cameron, Jeanette (deceased). Precious grandmother to Frances and Lata, Nathaniel (deceased), Tana and Carrie, Leilani and Sefo, Alexander, Callum, Michael, Peter, Gary. Treasured great-grandmother to Aayliah, Mia, Naya, Leeann, Vaiolo, Nathaniel Tomasi, Issac, Lukkas, Bella, Gage, Gabrial, Amiel. Much loved cousin and special friend of Marjory.
A dearly loved kindly soul
now finally at peace.
Thanks to all staff at ward 5 Hutt Hospital and Nurse Maude for all of their care. A service to celebrate the life of Joan will be held at Gee and Hickton’s Guardian Chapel, 6 Norrie Street, Porirua, on Monday 9 December at 11.00am.
Gee & Hickton - Porirua
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 2375332. FDANZ

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DICKINSON, Warren John

Passed away peacefully at Norfolk Lodge Rest Home, Waitara on Wednesday 4 December 2019, aged 84 years. Loved husband of the late Judith. Much loved father and father-in-law of Susan and Mark (deceased), Colleen and Scott Barr, Pam and Raymond Murray, Raymond and Angela, and Debbie. Much loved grandad of Rihi, Teihana, Judy and Kahurangi; Aimee, Michelle and Taylor; Brooke, Lilly and Lachlan; Monique, Damien and Leo; and Layla. Thank you to the staff of Norfolk Lodge for the wonderful care shown to dad and our family. All messages c/- Vospers Funeral Services, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, 4310. A celebration of Warren’s life will be held at the Urenui Community Centre, Takiroa Street, Urenui on Monday 9 December 2019, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at Urenui cemetery.

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DELLOW, Diana Helen

On December 4, 2019 at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton, surrounded by her family. Aged 79 years. Dearly loved partner of Maurice C Reid and much loved wife of the late Trevor Dellow. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Denise and Gary, Malcolm and Trudi, and Julie and Peter Clemett. Treasured Grandma of Hamish and Ayla, Matilda, Nic, and Connor. Much loved and respected by the Reid family. Messages to the Dellow family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ashburton St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Diana will be held in Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Tuesday, December 10, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

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FORD, Walter James (Wally)

(Reg. No. 8247. RNZN A.B.) Walter passed away in the care of Elmswood Hospital, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in his 95th year. Treasured father of Jane (Marriner), and brother of Ann Ford; father-in-law of Tony; adored Poppa Wal of James and Katie; respected by Margaret Ford (deceased) and step-brother to Nell Heaven (deceased). Many thanks to the staff of Elmswood Hospital for their loving care of Walter and his family over the past few weeks. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Walter Ford, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to Celebrate Walter’s life will be held in the Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Avenue, Harewood, on Monday, December 9, at 1.30pm, private cremation thereafter.

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