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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CORBETT, Donna Kay (nee Langley)

Loved sister of the late Gershon Langley, the late Sylvia McCann, Dorothy Craddock of Masterton, the late Whilma Donaldson of Masterton, Jackie Henderson of Australia, and Jeanette Burrow of Dunedin. Much loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews.

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CORBETT, Marion Donna Kay (Donna)

Of Masterton. On 15th January 2020 at Wellington Hospital, aged 75. Dearly loved wife of Bill. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Angela, Aaron and Viyada, Laurette and Mitch. Loved Nana of Hayley; Night, Amyka, and Ariya; Danielle and Todd, and Dylan. Loved great-Nana of Caiden and Ryan. Messages to Donna’s family may be posted c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. As was Donna’s wish, a private cremation and memorial service has been held.

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BUTLER, Roy Arthur

Passed away peacefully on 17 January 2020 among loved ones. Dearly loved Dad and father-in-law of Linda & Mark, Heath & Baeley, and Tony (deceased). Loved husband, brother, uncle & granddad who will be sadly missed by all. A service for Roy will be held at 1.00pm on Tuesday 21 January 2019 at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North.

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WALKER, Hilda Eva (nee Rayner)

1946 — 2020
Dearly loved wife of Walter quietly passed away at home on 12 January 2020 surrounded by family. Cherished Mum of Andrew, Michelle, Tracey and Joanne and mother-in-law of Ross. Precious Nana of Sarah, Don, Charles, Ngaere, Kathryn, Dorothy, Kirstin and Zane. Laid to rest at Te Kuiti Cemetery on 15 January following a private family ceremony at Hilda’s request.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me”.
With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Love you forever
Any correspondence can be sent to the Walker Family, 69 Walker Rd, RD 2, Te Kuiti.
“WHAT A RIDE!”
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ

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CRAIG, Barry Smart

Peacefully on Saturday, 18 January 2020, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Fay. Much loved father and father-in-law of Peter & Catherine, Alan & Vicki, Brian, Phillip & Carolyn. Loved Grandad of Richard & Stacey, Andrew & Sofia, Tracey & Ant, Michelle & Levi, and Great-Grandad of Harper, Aaliyah, Keaton, Nathan, Willow and Ollie. A service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held in Gee and Hickton’s Guardian Chapel, 6 Norrie Street, Porirua, on Thursday, 23 January at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages for the Craig Family can be sent C/- PO Box 50-514, Porirua.
Gee & Hickton - Porirua
www.geeandhickton.co.nz...
Tel. (04) 2375332. FDANZ

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GARMONSWAY, Timothy Roger John

Suddenly on 12 January 2020. Dearly cherished son of Diana, loved brother of Christopher and Deborah, loved uncle of Anthony. Brother-in-law of Kerry (deceased), Sharon and Peter. A private service was held at Lychgate Funeral Home, Wellington, on 17th January 2020.
R.I.P.
Messages for the Garmonsway Family can be sent C/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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WHAITES, Joan Courtenay(née Barker)

In her 100th year, on January 16, 2020. World War 2 leading Wren No. 393, WRNZN died peacefully in Christchurch Public Hospital after a short illness. Loved wife of the late Rev Robert Whaites, and sister of the late Sylvia Bowron, late Derek Barker and Janet Taylor of Queenstown, and loved aunt of her nieces and nephew and great-nieces and nephews in Australia. A small afternoon tea will be held at “Untouched World”, Roydvale Avenue, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2.00pm for those who would like to share memories of Joan. Messages to Janet on 03 442-2044 or
queenstown.janet@gmail.com Special thanks to helpers of the Anglican Care, Bishops Park who so willingly helped and shared Joan’s life, also to Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village.

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PATCHETT, Elizabeth Dawn

(MA (Otago), LLB (Auck.), DipEd (Cant.), LRSM, IRMTnz). Born Wellington 29 March 1937 Died Palmerston North
15 January 2020.
Dearly loved partner of Maka Semisi Mila. Much loved Mum of Mark, David and Elizabeth (children from her marriage to Robert Patchett). Loved and appreciated step-mother to Karlo and Alice Mila. Cherished grandmother to Steph, Nick, Walter and William, and "Granny Dawn" to her step-daughters’ children Karlos, Nikolas, Isaac and Maka-toa. Dawn was unfailingly generous with her time and support given to both family and friends, and will be remembered for her tireless efforts to help countless people as a lawyer and mentor. In accordance with Dawn’s wishes, a private cremation will take place in Palmerston North. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Palmerston North Kidney Support Group.

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GEORGE, Terrence (Terry)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Terry on Friday 17 January 2020, aged 79 years. Terry, from Wainuiomata, was a devoted husband of Lorraine, cherished father and father-in-law of Shane & Linda, Russell & Wynel, David & Megan and Andrea. Treasured grandad of Matt, Aaron, Brent, Glen, Rebecca, Paige and Blair. Loved brother of Brian, Des (dec), Keith (dec) and Dorothy (dec). A service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held in Cornwall Manor Cnr Cornwall St and Knights Rd, Lower Hutt, onWednesday 22 January at 2.00pm, and will be followed by interment at Akatarawa Cemetery. All messages to “the George family” C/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.

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BRADDOCK, Robert Wallace

Passed peacefully in the presence of family at Waikato Hospital on 18th January 2020. Dearly loved husband of Glenys and brother of Lorna. Much loved and proud dad of Michael and Lisa and father-in-law of Shelly and Lance. Loved and best ever Fossie of Joshua, Matthew, Maggie and Daisy, Ella, Maddie and Liam. Not to forget his other love, Misty. A service for Robert will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home, 49 Seddon Rd, Hamilton, on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 1.30pm. All communications to the Braddock family, c/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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DUGAN, Patrick Joseph

Q.S.M.
Passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 18, 2020, aged 93 years. Dearly loved and proud husband of Coral, loved father and father-in-law of Kevin, Brendan and Sandy, Annette and the late Dennis. Dearly loved Pop of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved by all his nephews and nieces and loved brother of the late Colleen. Please send any messages for the Dugan Family to C/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. At Pat’s request a Private Cremation has been held. A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Christ the King, Greers Road, on Thursday, January 23, at 11.30am.

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BIRCH, Malcolm Johnston

Passed away suddenly on January 17, 2020, aged 71. Loving, thoughtful, and faithful husband to Barbara. Adored father and father-in-law to Campbell and Emma, and Michael. Dearly loved son of the late Audrey and Dennis Birch (Gore), and deeply loved brother and brother-in-law of Pauline and Bruce Smith (Diamond Harbour), and Barbara and Murray McIntosh (Temuka). A celebration of Malcolm’s life will be held at Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church, corner of Forrest Hill and Seine Roads, Auckland, on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.
“Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.”
– 1 Tim. 6

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BENEFIELD, Gregory John

Passed away peacefully on 16.01.2020 surrounded by his loving family. A very much loved husband and soulmate of Lynne. Dearly loved father of Shaun and Trina, Niki and Sam Needham, Anna and Jared Needham. Devoted Grandad (Grog) of Teia, Avè, Mya, Ruby, Neika, Luuca and a very special friend to Josh and Charlotte. As Greg wished a private service has been held for him.

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WOLFSBAUER, Laurence Edward (Laurie)

Passed away after a short illness on Sunday 19th January 2020, aged 81. Loved husband of the late Bev, father of Shona, Mark (Australia), David (USA). Loved Grandfather (Sir) of 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Wolfsbauer family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service for Laurie will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 27th January 2020 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery.

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RUSCOE, Kim

On Saturday 18th January 2020, Kim lost her battle with cancer, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. Much loved mum of Jamie and Peter, Christina and Cameron, and Michael; sister of Raewyn and Philip, loved partner of Bruce, and adored nana of Charlotte. A service for Kim will be held in Tuakau at Grahams Chapel on West Street, Thursday 23rd January, at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Franklin Hospice (PO Box 118, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120) are greatly appreciated.

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