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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GRIMSEY, Cliff

Dearly loved partner of Jeanie, great companion.
You will be in my heart forever.

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CHUDLEIGH, Alan Edward

On April 15, 2019, peacefully at Marlborough Hospice, aged 73 years. Longtime resident of Picton. At Alan’s request, a private cremation has been held.

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WOTHERSPOON, Gavin Neil (Gav/Big Gav)

Suddenly while working on the farm, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, aged 72. Dearly loved partner of Judy Hollows (nee McNatty). Loved father and father-in-law of Michelle and Colin, Julie and Martyn, and Karyn. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Tony and Karen, Janice and Art*, Marion and Phil, Robin and Ngaire*. Cherished grandad of Josh, Tash, Shannon, Jaryd, Sari, Jessica, Kaitlin, Ben, and his great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Loved friend of Julie, Gary, Mara and Kylie. Loved poppa of Jaimee, Tane, Liam, Daniel, Ellia, Elisha and Alexia. Loved friend and brother-in-law of Rell* and Marilyn*, Garry and Teresa, Lyn and David, Karen and Mike, Noel and Heather and their families. Our family thanks the emergency services team and the kindness shown by the policewomen. We would also like to thank Ryal Bush Transport for completing the task. A service will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Saturday, April 20, at 10.00am, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 8 Dunns Rd, Otatara.
(*denotes deceased)

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CHAN, Tam Wun Lai (Helen)

Passed away peacefully on Monday night 15 April at Wellington Hospital. Beloved wife of Kong. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Clifton and Marianne. Beloved MahMah of Valerie. Helen’s funeral service will be held at the Karori Small Crematorium Chapel, 76 Old Karori Road, on Thursday 18 April at 2pm.

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PAN, Vincent Chiu Sing

Passed away peacefully on 16th April 2019 with his loving family at his side. Aged 56 years. Dearly loved husband of Doris. Much loved father of Michelle, Edmund, Jolyn and Gabriel.
Rest in peace.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Silverdale Road, Hamilton, on Tuesday, 23rd April at 11.00am followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead. Family contact

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BURTON, Loreen

On 14 April 2019 suddenly at Wellington Hospital. Loved wife of the late Ron. Loved mother of Brenda & Mike, Neil & Jackie, David & Elena. Loved Nana of Shaun & Kim, Maria & Chris, Jacob, Sam and Rhyann. ‘Betty’ will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. A service will be held at Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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REID, Ivy Grace (Grace)

On April 16, 2019, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 89 years. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Jack and Ruth, Tom and Louise, Ellen, Bill, Harry, Eric and Pearl, and Peg and Ivel Smith (all deceased). A much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. Messages to the Reid family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013.
“Sadly missed”
The Funeral service for Grace will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, Tomorrow (Thursday), at 11.00am.

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CHAMBERS, Judith Eva (Judy)(nee Molnár)

Passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2019, in her 80th year. Much loved wife of the late John, treasured mum and mum-in-law of Stephen, Mark and Debbie, and Nicola and Michael, much loved and adored nana of Amie, Melissa, Brittany, Tayla, and Georgia, much loved sister and sister-in-law of Steve and Penny and their family, and more recent special friend and treasured companion of Claude Sisson. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Judy, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held in Nazareth House Chapel, 220 Brougham Street, Sydenham, on Wednesday, April 24, at 2.30pm. Private cremation to follow.

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LECKIE, John Hinton

On Monday, April 15, 2019, passed away at Peacehaven Resthome. Survived by his wife Hazel, son Andrew, daughter Sharron, and grandchildren Clint, Nathan and Richard. A special thank you to the staff at Peacehaven for their care of John. As per John’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

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CHAMBERS, Judith Eva (Judy)

We are very saddened at the sudden and unexpected loss of Judy, especially Claude Sisson, a special friend of Judy - “Anam Cara”. For the short time Judy was with us at Nazareth Retirement Village, her generosity of spirit, graciousness, and her contribution to the well-being of others has left everlasting memories to all who had the privilege of meeting and knowing her. Judy’s kind, gentle and beautiful personality touched us all. Rest in Peace.

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ROBB, Lorraine Maree

On April 13, 2019, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved wife, best friend and soulmate of Keith. Adored mum and friend of Kay Young, and adored mother- in-law of Danny Frye. Beloved Nana of Ashley Frye and Brett Murray. Lorraine’s family wish to express their gratitude to Dr Walsh and the staff at Medical Corner Rangiora, St John Ambulance, and the staff at Ward 26 Christchurch Hospital. Messages to the Robb family c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. A private cremation has been held.

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McCONNELL, George

Passed away peacefully, on April 9, 2019 at his home in Tauranga aged 81. Cherished older brother of Colleen and the late Ron Woodley and Anne and Russell Baxter. Beloved uncle of Sharon and Mike Woodley, Greg and Nick Baxter and their respective families.
"Rest in Peace our
Darling George,
Forever in our Hearts"

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PATERSON, Valerie Frances (Val)

On 10 April 2019 in Dargaville; aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Doug; loved mother and mother-in-law of Kerry and Jude (Christchurch), Mark and Janet (Australia), Andrew and Susan (Dargaville); loved sister of Anne (Timaru); Nana to Kerri, Brittany, Rochelle, and Guy; Great-Nan to Abigail and Oliver; friend of Peter and Jean (Hamilton).
"Miss me a little, but not
too long, and not with
your head bowed low.
Remember the love
that we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go."
In accordance with Val’s wishes, a private cremation was held.

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RAFFILLS, Jennifer

Dear friend of the Floral Designers Hamilton Club. She will be sadly missed by us all. Rest in peace Jen.

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TAYLOR, Reta Lucy Ann

Of Palmerston North. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, (peacefully) at Palmerston North Hospital. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Ian, much loved Mum of Blair and Linda, Shaun and Liz, adored Nana of Hannah, Abbie, Ryan and Isobel. Only child of Richard and Florence Williams.
“Will always be in our hearts”
Messages to Mr I Taylor, C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North. A service for Reta will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11.00am.

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