Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


HAEREROA, Pine Mutu (Tep)

Peacefully in his sleep following a kiss from Diane, his dear wife of 50 years, on Saturday, 13th October 2018. Aged 71 years. Much loved father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and brother of all his whanau. Pine will be laying in state at the Te Aowera Marae until the Tangi on Tuesday, 16th October 2018, at 11.00am. All communications to the Haereroa Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge.


SATTLER, Leonie Rachel(nee Jones)

Peacefully ay Chalmers Rest Home on Sunday 14 October 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved and treasured wife of the late Viv. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Ross, Corinne & Stu, Gillian & John, and David & Anne. Proud Nana of Sam, Chloe, and Eli. Great-Nana of her 5 great-grandchildren. All messages to 11 London Street, Eltham 4322 or may be left at Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Leonie’s life to be held at Eltham Baptist Church, York Street, Eltham, on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 1.00pm, to be followed by her burial with Viv in Eltham Cemetery.


BONE, Edward Alexander (Eddy)

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Resthaven Village, aged 81 years. Loved husband of Veronica, and the late Mary, loved father and father-in-law of Christine and Don Cocks (Cromwell), David and Carmel (Gore), Kevin and Harriet (Hawea), loved step-father of Paul and Nicola Perniskie (Wellington), Angela and Steve Miezenbeek (Invercargill), the late Jane and Kevin McLaughlin (Australia), Marie Perniskie and Des White (Australia), and loved Grandad of all his grandchildren, and great-grandchild.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Thursday, October 18, at 1.30pm, then leaving for Charlton Park Cemetery. Rosary in the Church, on Wednesday, at 7.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left for St John Ambulance, Gore. Messages to 30 Huron Street, Gore 9710.
Southern Funeral Home
Gore, F.D.A.N.Z.


SHANLEY, Molly Lorraine (nee Moses)

Molly passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Te Aroha Hospital on Sunday 14th October 2018, aged 87 years and 2 days. This followed a courageous battle at home supported by family. Daughter of the late Mary and Tom Moses. Beautiful wife of the late Reg, and cherished loving mother of Gary and Winnie, Lauren and Jim (London), Julie and Peter (Perth), Joanne and Mark, Dale and Marjorie. Loving grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 10. A celebration of Molly’s life will be held at St David’s Co-Operating Parish, Church St, Te Aroha, on Friday 19th October at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Te Aroha Cemetery. In lieu of flowers dontaions to Te Aroha and District Community Hospital would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent direct. Messages to the Shanley family, C/- Broadway Funeral Home, Short St, Matamata 3400.


DELAHUNTY, Thomas Gee (Tom)

Former New Zealand Football Referee. Of Waikanae, formerly of Newlands. Passed away peacefully at Winara Rest Home on Sunday 14 October 2018. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Jessie. Loved father and father-in-law of Tom & Alli, Chris & Fiona, and Shaun & Janie. Loved Grandfather of Julia, Anna & Matt, and Tommy; Kirsty; Ashlee, and Luke & Naomi, and all of his great-grandchildren. Sincere thanks to the team at Winara for their love and care of Tom. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Zealand Cancer Society would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Friday 19 October 2018 at 1.00pm, to be followed by private cremation. Messages to "The Delahunty Family" PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168


WILLIAMS, Nola Evelyn (formerly Tohill)

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our mum on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Dearly loved mother of Lyn James, Kaye Pedersen, and Chris (Kitty) Marshall and of her sons-in-law Gary, John, Blake, and Bruce. Special loving nanna to Tanya, Megan, Emma, and Shaun James; Alastair and Belinda (dec) Pedersen; Kath Gellatly, Kim, Natalie, and Brooke Marshall. A loving nanna Nolie to her 12 great-grandchildren, and pet nanna to Mia and Tui. A special thanks to all the people who supported us during this time. A service for Nola will be held at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 2.00pm.




On Sunday 14 October 2018, Norma passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Ian for 65 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Murray & Linda; Evan; and Bruce. Loving Nana and Gran of Claire, Megan and Erin; Robert and Daniel; and Mandy. A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held in the Ngaruawahia Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Jesmond Street, Ngaruawahia, on Thursday 18 October, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at Jackson Street Cemetery, Ngaruawahia. Tributes to Norma may be left at or communications to Norma’s family, c/- James R Hill, 717 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216, FDANZ.


AIRLIE, Justin Mark

Of Otaki. On 12 October 2018, as a result of an accident. Aged 29 years. Amazing husband of Courtney and wonderful father of Jaxon. Loving son of Tracey and son-in-law of Colin and Bonnie Wooller. Loving brother to Shari, Mike, Beck, Deano, and Kane and all his extended family. A celebration of Justin’s life will be held at Rangiatea Church, Te Rauparaha Street, Otaki on Thursday, October 18, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation at Horowhenua Crematorium.



On October 14, 2018, sadly we said goodbye to Jim, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret for 60 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Penelope and John Baynes, James and Kathy Duncan, Sandrina and Peter Dodds, Phillippa and Paul Clement, loved and respected ‘Jim’ to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Michael and Nicola, Sam, Logan, Sophie and Campbell; Bret and Michelle, Josh and Maree, Shanise, Brayden, Eden and Jack; Andrea and Sean, Khloe, Bella and Toby; Rohan and Tanya, Ella and Tommy; James, Sarah, Phoebe*, Tim, Josie; Ben and Denise, Billy, Aimee and Logan, Josh.
‘The end of an era’
A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at Greenvale School, Greenvale School Road, on Monday, October 22, at 2.30pm, then leaving for Waikaka Cemetery. Messages to 50 Greenvale School Road, RD5, Gore 9775.
Southern Funeral Home
Gore, F.D.A.N.Z.


HILL, Beth

Of Feilding. On October 11, 2018, aged 49 years. Dearly loved wife of Gavin, loved Mum of Zane and Jared, daughter of Jill and the late Melvin Sanson, and sister of John and the late Colin. A celebration of Beth’s life will be held at William Cotton & Sons Funeral Chapel, 29 Beattie Street, Feilding, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10.30am. In lieu of flowers donations to Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, PO Box 370, Palmerston North 4440 would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to PO Box 447, Feilding 4740.


BOLDERSON-CUTTING, Joan Mary (nee Pickering)

On October 14, 2018, peacefully at Longview Home; aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of Richard (Dick) Bolderson. Much loved mum & mother-in-law of Ray & Jenny, Alan & Debbie, Karen & Steve Pettigrew. Cherished nana of Sharon, Andrea & Fraser, Richard & Lisa, Laura, Mark & Lisa, Julia & Matt, Rowena & Peter, Teresa & Kevin, Heather & Paul and Sarah & Geoff. Loved great-nana of Caitlin, Max, Harper, Malie, Devon, Tui, Cora, Mayan, Amelia, Mahe, Ribo and Jamie. Loved wife of the late Albert (Albie) Cutting and step-mum of Garry, David & Mary, Robin & Maureen, loved “Joan” to all their families. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held in St John’s Anglican Church, 18 Bassett Road, Johnsonville, on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 1.00pm; followed by interment at Whenua Tapu Cemetery. All messages to “the Bolderson-Cutting family” c/- 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ Tel. 385 0745


KERSE, Terence McKenzie

Died peacefully at home on 15 October 2018. Family man, newspaperman, sportsman, prostate cancer survivor, leader, mentor, thinker, enthusiast and Kerse boy to the end. Beloved husband of Judith. Inspirational father of Scott and Adam. Loved father-in-law of Lorna and Jo. Devoted Pappy of Alice, Evelyn and Montyboy. All are welcome to join us in a celebration of Terry’s life at Legacy Gardens, 53 Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa, on Friday, 19 October 2018, at 2.00pm – please dress to celebrate. Donations to Waipuna Hospice in lieu of flowers can be made at Communication to the Kerse Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Greerton, Tauranga 3142.


GRIFFITHS, Roderick Joseph (Rod)

Peacefully on Monday 15th October 2018 at Hospice Wanganui, aged 70 years. Very much loved husband of Lesley. Loved father & father-in-law of Gina & Karl, and Trina. Loved stepdad to Leeanne, and Debby & Pete. Loved big brother & brother-in-law to Ian & Alejandra, Adrian & Carol, Noel, Christine & Andrew, and Peter & Jill. Treasured grandad to all his grandchildren. Will be dearly missed by his dog Pippa. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Wanganui would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the Chapel Foyer. Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Rod’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui, on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at 11.00am, to be followed by a Private Cremation.
Dempsey & Forrest
Locally Owned


BINDON, Clifford William Vereker -(Cliff)

On 13th October 2018, peacefully at Waikato Hospital, aged 88 years. Very dearly loved husband of Margaret for 60 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Elizabeth and Paul Harrison, Richard, Jennifer and Jonathan Gravit. Loved grandfather of Nicole; Guy, Mark; Catherine and Edward. Great-grandfather of three. A service for Cliff will be held at The Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Forest Lake Road, Hamilton, on Thursday 18th October at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Parkinson’s Society Waikato Inc. and can be made online at or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Bindon family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.


SCHRADER, Anna Hendrika Juliana (Ann) (nee ven der Ven)

Of Trentham. On 14th October 2018, peacefully at St Joseph’s Home of Compassion, Silverstream. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jaap. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Joh and John (Marton), Trish and Mike (Upper Hutt), Henry and Karyn (Charleville, Australia), and friend of Ian (Upper Hutt). Much loved Oma to Maree and Brian, Cathy, Michael and Lisa, Oma’s special young man William; Daryl (deceased), Leanne and A.J., Rohan and Stephanie. Loved great-Oma of Laurie, Talia, Finley, Riley; Maddison, Lincoln, Indi, and Ellie. Loved great-great-Oma of Harvey, Corey, Darcey and Toby. Loved sister, sister-in-law, auntie and friend to many. Funeral Mass details to follow. Tributes can be left on Ann’s tribute page at