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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TOMS, Flora Isabella

Peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Te Kuiti Hospital. Aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Frank Toms. Loved mother of William (Piopio), Ashley (Kawhia) and Ivan (Queensland). A funeral service for Flora will be held at All Saints Church, Piopio, on Friday, October 19, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Piopio Cemetery. Thanks to staff of Hillview and Te Kuiti Hospital. All communications to the Toms Family, PO Box 85, Piopio 3942.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ

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HIGGIE, James Noel

Passed away suddenly at Tauranga Hospital on Saturday 14 October 2018, aged 88 years. Cherished husband of the late Ngaire for 65 years. Loved father and father-in-law to Barbara and Peter, Diane and Nick, Kevin and Raewyn, Jocelyn and Laurie, Christine and Daniel. Treasured grandfather to 13 and great-grandfather to eight. A celebration of Noel’s life will be held at Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, on Thursday 18 October, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Higgie Family c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

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PARSONS, Margaret Phyllis (nee Percy)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 12 October 2018 surrounded by family, aged 71 years. Cherished wife of Clive. Treasured mum of Sharon and Keith, Neil and Jodie. Dearly loved ‘Nan’ of Reon and Tory. A service for Margaret will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance Association and can be made online at bit.ly... or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Parsons family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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PANCKHURST, John David

Died in Sydney, October 12, 2018 after a sudden, brief illness. Husband of Fay; father of Helen, Michael and Rachel; grandfather to Adrian, Gabriel, Oscar, Samson, Atticus and Saji; brother of Max (dec), Pauline, Lois, David, and Graham. Lover of New Zealand art and literature, stone walls, wood and the creative harmony of mind and hand. A private family farewell has been organised, and a celebration of John’s life, and long journey with Fay, will be held later. Messages to helen.panckhurst@matchboxpictures.com

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MAGEE, Doreen Eliza

Our dearly loved aunt. Loved wife of Keith (deceased). Passed away peacefully 12th October 2018. Aged 90 years. A farewell will be held at St David’s Presbyterian Church, 23 Turongo St, Otorohanga, on Wednesday 17th October at 11.00am. Will be sadly missed by all her family.

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LISZTES, Laszlo

Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Kena Kena Rest Home, Paraparaumu. Aged 80 years. A Memorial Service for Laszlo will be held at Kena Kena at a later date.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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MOODY, Denise Mary (nee Oldham)

We are heartbroken at her unexpected passing on Friday, October 12, 2018. Dearly loved wife of Richard, devoted mother of Tara, Scott, Thomas, and Brad. Much loved daughter of Albert (dec) and Nola, sister of Chris, sister-in-law of Ross, Andrew and Marina (Rockhampton), Paul and Nicky, Anne and Les, and aunty to Haylee, Courtney, Emma, Liam, and Daniel.
Teachers inspire us
to greatness.
We appreciate so many friends who have phoned, called or contacted us at this most difficult time. Thank you all. Messages to the Moody family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. In memory of Denise, donations to Conductive Education would be appreciated and can be made at the service. In keeping with her wishes, a memorial service celebrating her life will take place at the Westview Lounge, Hornby Workingmens Club, 17 Carmen Road, Hornby, on Thursday, October 18, at 2.00pm.

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O’NEILL, Ramon John (Ray)

On 13th October 2018, at Tauranga Hospital. Loved husband of Noeline. Loved father and father-in-law of Barry and Rachael, Louise (Ting) and Rene Heidkamp, and Steve and Keryn. Loved grandfather of Jade, Izack, Liam, Marni, Teigen, Sean, Breanna, and Ajae. Requiem Mass will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, corner Elizabeth Street and Cameron Road, Tauranga, on Thursday 18th October, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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DOWLING, Pam

Our sweetest Nana Pam. Forever loved and never forgotten. Love Ame, Con, Min & Eli XX

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URE, Alfred James

On October 13, 2018, passed away peacefully with family at Christchurch, aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of his late wife, Hazel. Loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Heather and Tony, Graeme and Kirsty, dearly loved ‘Grandee’ of Hamish and Elena, much loved brother-in-law of Norma, a loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews, and a dear friend to many. Remembering the loved brother and 5 sisters who have passed. Sawyer, poet, prospector, jokester, ranger but above all dedicated husband and father, who drank deeply from the cup of life.
“Rest in peace – Arohanui”
‘Ka hinga te ttara o te wao nui o Tne’
‘A mighty Totara has fallen in the Forest of Tane’
Many thanks to all Alf’s friends who were part of his life. Grateful thanks to the staff at Silverdale Hospital for their loving care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Alf Ure, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Blind Foundation would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service to celebrate Alf’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, October 19, at 10.00am.

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HUGHES, Barbara

Formerly of Shannon. Died 8 October 2018, suddenly but peacefully. Soulmate of the late Ron Hughes, mum to Cameron, Duncan and Karyn, Heydyn, Kendyl and Allan Hanson. Loved Grandee of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will be holding a private family gathering.
I’m in quilting heaven now.
All messages C/- 8 Hugh Brown Place, Richmond.

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WASHER, Beryl Muriel

Passed away peacefully at Maida Vale on 12th October 2018, aged 97. Dearly loved wife of the late Charlie. Much loved Mum and Mum-law of John and Mary, Marie and Danny Adkins, and Jenny and Eddie. Loved Ganny of Regan and Gena, Fiona and Jason, Bevan and Leianna, Darrell and Meg, Craig, Michelle, Murray, and Jane and Rob. Great-gran of her 9 great-grandchildren. All messages to the Washer family, 21/4 Buller Street, New Plymouth 4310. A celebration of Beryl’s life will be held at St Paul’s Cooperative Church, 41 King St Opunake, on Friday 19th October at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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KEENLEYSIDE, Deborah Ann

Passed peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday 13 October 2018. Daughter of the late Ken and Dorothy McPherson. Much loved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Tyler and Luke, and stepmother of Rochelle and Brendon. Loving Nana to Credence, Emily and Zoe. Sister and sister-in-law to Jan and Chris, Paul and Carol, Barry (deceased) and Jan, Jim and Christine (deceased), and Joy. The family expresses their grateful thanks to the staff at Waipuna Hospice and Carter House for their generous care and to the Te Puke Sports community for all their support. A celebration of Deborah’s life will be held at Te Puke Sports and Recreation Club, Atuaroa Avenue, Te Puke, on Thursday 18 October at 1.00pm. Communication to the Keenleyside Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

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NOTMAN, Gretta Marie (née Johnson)

Born 12 October 1932, died peacefully on Saturday, 13 October 2018. Beloved wife of the late John. Loved and adored mother to Elizabeth, Frances and Judith. Admired, respected and loved by two sons-in-law Gary and Richard, and five grandsons Louis, Sam, George, Ben, and Johnny. Loved and devoted sister to John. A kind and loyal friend to so many people and everyone who knew her. She lived a full life and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. Messages to “the Notman family” may be sent c/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011. A service to celebrate Gretta’s life will be held at the Lychgate Chapel, cnr Willis and Aro Streets, Te Aro, Wellington, on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, at 11.00am.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ Tel. 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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HARRIS, Craig Raymond

On 3rd October 2018, aged 45 years. Passed away peacefully at his home in Belmont, Brisbane, Australia, after a long battle bravely fought, but no chance of winning. Dearly loved husband of Karyn. Treasured daddy of Owen and wee Max. A memorial service for Craig will be at St John’s Anglican Church, Te Awamutu, on Thursday, 18th October 2018, at 1.00pm.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services FDANZ

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