Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

TETHER, Russell

30.8.1936 — 16.6.2019
Of Paraparaumu. On 16 June 2019, passed away peacefully after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of Wendy for almost 60 years’ marriage; leaves behind daughters Sandra, Susan, and Christine, their husbands/partner Dave, Alistair, and Brendan, and 6 grandchildren. Will also be missed by sister Josie, nieces, nephews and special friends. An active participant of Rebus. The family extend a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wellington Regional Hospital, Mary Potter Hospice and Kapiti Retirement Trust (Sevenoaks Palliative Care Unit). In accordance with Russell’s wishes, a private cremation will be held. Messages for the family can be sent to PO Box 1587, Paraparaumu Beach.

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TAYLOR, Rahera (nee Ormsby)

29.10.1949 — 17.06.2019
Loved and loving wife, mother, sister, aunty, nanny and friend to all of those whose lives she touched. Finally resting peacefully after finding a battle she couldn’t win. Mum died at home surrounded by loving family and friends. She has now returned home to her whanau and lies in state at Kaputuhi Marae, Waitomo Road, Hangatiki. Te ra nehu for mum will be held on Friday 21st June at 10.00am.
Moe mai ra i nga ringa
o nga matua tipuna,
moe mai, moe mai.
Ormsby Family Funerals
0800 737 953

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BALL, Reece Stephen

Dearly loved grandson of the late Leo and Vern Walker. Cherished nephew of Jennifer and Denis (deceased) Crowley, Gregory (deceased), and Peter and Jane Walker. Loved cousin of Fiona, Catherine, and Joanna; Kate, and Joshua; Sarah, and Amanda.
Rest in Peace Reece.

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HILL, Ann Elizabeth

Passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, Blenheim. Aged 79 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Michael, adored Mum of Terry, Greg, and Leonie, the late Sandy and Thad. Loved mother-in-law of Belinda, Ashlee, and Chris; loved grandmother of Thomas and Alexandra; Katy, Gabby, and Lizzy; Sam, Katy-Rana, and Ethan, and Cassie. Messages may be sent to the Hill Family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A Funeral Service for Ann will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim, on Monday, June 24, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery.

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BONE, Barry

Barry passed away Monday 17th June 2019. Barry was our drummer for many years and always a willing helper.A fine man, highly respected and loved by all his Huntly Country Music friends.

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JONES, Maisie

Passed away on 18th June 2019. Much loved Mum of Ian and Lou, cherished Nana of Julie and Tim, Debbie and Callum. Adored Great-Nana of Olivia and Edward. Maisie will be sadly missed, her absence will be deeply felt particularly her strength, her smile, and her wisdom.

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EDWARDS, Doreen Frances

Passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday 18th June 2019. Aged 80 years. Loving wife of Stephen. Devoted Mum to Lorraine, the late Judy, Malcolm and Mark. Cherished Nana and Great-Grandmother to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu, on Monday, 24th June 2019, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Edwards family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

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FARRELL, Gregory Matthew (Greg)

Passed away as the result of a tragic accident on 17th June 2019, aged 52 years. Precious and much loved son of Barbara and Merv, loved brother and uncle of Dianne, Susan and Gary, Shaun and Ella, Julie and Alan, Courtney, Andrew, Bradd, Amelia, Mason, Sophie, Karla, Nikita, and Kage. A service for Greg will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Monday, 24 June 2019 at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to the Farrell family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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O’LOUGHLIN, David Patrick

Suddenly on June 16, 2019 at home, doing what he loved. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Janet, much loved and cherished Dad of Thomas, step-dad of Johnny and Mackenzie, loved grandad of Aria-Marie, Katana-Jane, and Johnny Ace, and a loved son, brother, brother-in-law, and friend. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late David O’Loughlin, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate David’s life will be held in the Oxford Working Men’s Club, 160 High Street, Oxford, on Tuesday, June 25 at 1.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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FISHER, Robert Bruce

Of Upper Hutt. On 18 June 2019, aged 92. Dearly loved witty, fun-loving generous and courageous father of Jim and Viv, Chris and Darryl, Barbara (dec), Sharon, Clark and Colleen, and Scott. Dad, you will be in our hearts always. Also loved grandfather to Martin, Samantha, Robert, Andrew, Aimee, Charlotte, Chris, Zara, Joshua, Quinn and Addison, and loved great-grandfather of Maia, Matai, Ada, Ryan and Kane. Also dearly loved brother of James (dec), Betty (dec), Janet (dec), Kay (dec) and Murray & Kay. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Bupa Fergusson, Upper Hutt. Their empathy and kindness were such a comfort to Bruce and our family. A service for Bruce will be held in Kingswood, cnr King and Cairo Streets, Upper Hutt, on Saturday 22 June 2019 at 10.00am, followed by interment at Akatarawa Cemetery.

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O’DONOVAN, Colleen (nee McCarthy)

On 19th June 2019, at home. Dearly loved wife of the late Michael Casey and Ted O’Donovan, and loving Mum of Maureen and Peter Tong, Catherine and Glenn Humphrey, Trish Enright, Bernadette Casey and Peter Thompson, Lily O’Donovan, Tim and Almu O’Donovan (Edinburgh). Beloved Nana of Matt, Holly, Rebecca, Michael, Fran, Joe, Maddy, Michaela, Holly, Johann, Alba and Tessa, Great-Grandmother of Ollie, Luca and Felix. No flowers please.
R.I.P.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Miramar Avenue, Miramar, on Friday 21st June 2019, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Makara Cemetery.

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SHEEHAN, NevilleDanielCharles (Squire)

Passed away on June 19, 2019, peacefully at home in Kaiapoi, aged 74 years. Son of the late Mick and Annie Sheehan. Much loved dad of Leisa, Justin, Carla, Nathan and Jared, and loved grandad. Loved partner of Irene and family. A celebration of Neville’s life will be held at Prebbleton Hall, 617 Springs Road, Prebbleton, on Saturday, June 22 at 2.00pm.
A fighter to the end.

Death

BALL, Reece

Suddenly on the 16th June. Reece was a dedicated member of East End Surf Life Saving Club from childhood. He has given many years to the IRB team-management, helping out with social functions, Junior surf and a massive help in working bees. Always happy to help out with a smile. He will be greatly missed by all members.
R.I.P. Reece.
President Valda Walsh

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SHAW, Eileen

Passed away peacefully on June 17, 2019, aged 71 years, in the presence of family after a tough short battle with cancer. Much loved wife of Tony for 48 years. Loved Mum to Barry, Steven, Lindsey and John. Loved Nana to Rylee, Sam, Jaimee, Kaylyn and Jasmine. Loved mother-in-law to Tracey, Philippa and Richard. To honour Eileen’s wishes a private family funeral has already taken place. In the next few weeks a gathering will be arranged to celebrate Eileen’s life.
Eileen you were taken too soon and so unexpectedly, throughout the pain and discomfort you bore it with strength, dignity and never once complained.
Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night in pain can reach you.
Thanks to those that cared for Eileen during this heartbreaking journey

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GROVER, Doreen Ann

On Tuesday 18 June 2019, peacefully at Kimihia Rest Home, Huntly, surrounded by loved ones. Aged 86 years. Much loved and cherished soulmate of Kare Marsters. Loved mum of Nigel and Suelena; and Kathryn and Greg. Devoted grandma to Jessica, Danielle and Adam; Andria and Kenny, Leon and Amanda, Dylan and Dianne, and great-grandma to 6. Cherished sister of Dorris and Les (both dec), and Linda and Maurice, aunt to Perena, and their extended families. Much loved by the extended Marsters family. Donations in Doreen’s memory to St John Ambulance, Huntly, would be appreciated, posted to 42 George Drive, Huntly, or may be left at the service. A Celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at the Huntly RSA, William Street, Huntly (tomorrow) Friday 21 June at 11.00am, to be followed by a private cremation. Communications to CMB37, Pukemiro, RD1, Huntly.

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