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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PORRITT, Terence Edwin (Terry)

On April 16, 2018, peacefully at Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt; aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Betty for 57 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Peter & Sharon, Guy, Alastair and Jesabel. Proud Grandad of Samantha, Stephanie, Floyd, Anita, Monique, Sean, Marcus, Samantha, Luke, and Ben. Much loved step-Grandad of Trevina and Shane, and Great-Grandad of Rylan. Brother and brother-in-law of Harry & Margaret, and Sue & Frank. Sadly missed by all his extended family. In accordance with Terry’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages may be sent to “the Porritt family”, C/- PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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HEARN, Winifred Elizabeth (nee Davison)

Peacefully, on Sunday April 15, 2018, at Golden Age Rest Home, in her 102nd year. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Ken and Nicola; and Kay and John Whiting; much loved grandmother of Christopher and Leigh Whiting, Laura, and Catherine; dearly loved great-grandmother of Ben, and Thomas. Loved and respected sister of the late Arthur, the late Rosina, and Lilian (UK).
Remembered with
much love
Win’s family are very appreciative of the wonderful care and loving support of the staff at Golden Age. At Win’s request a private family service has been held.

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CHRISTENSEN, Margaret Jean (nee Bubbers)

QSM
In Masterton, aged 88. Devoted wife of JWH (John), loving mother of Anna and Robert (UK), Rolf and Barbara (Milton), special grandmother to Kate (UK). Loved sister of Gladys (dec) and Aunty Peg to Caryl and Graeme. Special thanks to Pam Smith, and to the staff at Lyndale Villas and at Wairarapa Hospital. In accordance with Margaret’s wish for no fuss, no service will be held. Donations to the Cancer Society will be accepted in memory of Margaret and can be posted to the Wairarapa Cancer Society, PO Box 121, Masterton 5810. Messages for the family c/- PO Box 2035, Kuripuni, Masterton 5842.
Gary Pickering Funerals
NZIFH Masterton

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WOOLF, Alan Thomas

Passed peacefully at Elloughton Gardens on Monday, April 16, 2018. A much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Messages to 39 Canada Street, Timaru 7910. A private cremation has been held.
Heartland Funerals
“Care before cost”
Phone 0800HEARTLAND

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DONOVAN, Trevor Arthur

Passed away April 16, 2018, in Auckland, in his 83rd year. Loved elder brother of the late Tommy, Maureen, the late Yvonne, Gwen, Kathy, and Robert. Messages to 46 Rockview Place, Mt Pleasant, Christchurch 8081.

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FERGUSON, Noline Vilma

Loved wife of the late Jim, mother of Robyn and the late Stephanie. Sister of the late Lenore, and Lucelle Collings. Passed away 27 March 2018 at Terrace View Retirement Village, Tinwald. At Noline's request a private cremation and burial has been held. Messages to Robyn and Tony Robb and family, 20 Tonkin Place, Buckland, RD2, Pukekohe, Auckland 2677.

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HANSEN, Darielyne Rosalie (nee Bould)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Dearly loved wife of John, loved mother and mother-in-law of Natasha and Neil Hammonds, Matthew and Sarah Hansen, treasured Grandma of Anna, Thomas, Ava and Grayson. Darielyne touched the hearts of everyone she met and will be fondly missed by all. Special thanks to Hospice Waikato and all the medical staff that supported our family over the past few years. A family memorial service was held on April 20, 2018. All communications to the Hansen family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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McGOWAN, Mary

Died on Wednesday 18 April 2018, at Southland Hospital. Aged 68 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late John and Catherine McGowan of Scotland. Dearly loved sister of the late Margaret, Catherine, Thomasina and George. Loved aunt of Annemarie, Robbie, Richard, and Catherine, New Zealand. Loved great-aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. Loved friend of Jocelyn and the late Rob McIntosh, Tania Hitchcock and Murray McIntosh, Beloved aunt of Samantha, Jemma and Gabrielle Hitchcock, Joshua and Samuel McIntosh and great-aunt of Sapphira. A service for Mary will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, North Road, Invercargill, at 11.00am, Monday 23 April, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service.
“Bring your laughing gear and have a hoot.”
Thank you to the Methodist family at Lindisfarne. Messages to 4A Scott Street West, Invercargill 9812.
Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z.
www.frasersfunerals.co.nz...

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CRUICKSHANK, Douglas

A gathering to celebrate the life of Douglas will be held on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2018 at 2.00pm in the Terracelounge at Robert J Cotton & Sons Funeral Directors, 697 Main St, Terrace End, Palmerston North. We welcome those who wish to attend.

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CHILTON, Alma

Passed peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert James Chilton (Obbie). Loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Raewyn and Tom, Neil and Julie, Calum and Pam and the late Shona. Cherished Nana of Bobby and Kathryne, Grace, and James and great-grandmother of Ruby, Jorja and Sarah. Special ‘thank you’ to the staff at Vickery Court. In accordance with Alma’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to C/- 16 Lewis Street, Invercargill 9810.
Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z.
www.frasersfunerals.co.nz...

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CORDING, Dr. Rex Frederick

FLT. LT. R.N.Z.A.F. (72509), R.A.F. (506859). On April 16, 2018, peacefully at Addington Lifestyle Care; in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Valerie, proud, loved and respected dad and father-in-law of Susan and Richard and Steven and Kim, cherished Janpop/Jamps of Dayan and Michael (Melbourne), Hayden and Hayley (Melbourne), Bradley (Melbourne), Nicholas and Karen (Belgium), Alexandra and Samantha, special loved great-grandad Janpop of Lucy, Sam and baby Zoe, and a loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Special thanks to the staff at Addington Lifestyle Care for their support and care of Rex and family. Messages to the Cording family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A private cremation has been held.
‘Now navigating his way to his beloved Valerie’

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KERR, Mary Josephine (nee de Bettencor)

On Monday, April 16, 2018, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Noel, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Louise (Sydney), Greg and Cathy (Tauranga), Dennis and Hannah (Edinburgh), Richard and Sally (Timaru), dearly loved nanny of Lauren, Oliver, Madeline, Emma and Leni, great-nanny of Noah, Olivia and William. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice South Canterbury would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the service. A Requiem Mass for Mary will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Basilica, 7 Craigie Ave, Timaru, on Tuesday, April 24, at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. Rosary will be held at the Basilica on Monday, April, 23, at 7.00pm. Messages to 9 Branscombe Street, Timaru 7910.
Aoraki Funeral Services, Timaru
F.D.A.N.Z.

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BUTTRESS, Shirley Mae

(Formerly of Hastings and Hawera) Peacefully at Ranfurly Manor, Feilding, on 18th April 2018. Aged 92 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Philippa (Pip) and Allan Williams (Feilding), Jaspar and Anne (Wellington). Loved Gran of Simon, Nick and Michelle, and Hamish; Sophie, and Holly; and great-Gran of Matthew, Rebecca, and Fern. Loved sister, sister-in-law and aunt of Rowan and the late Gay McNab (Hastings); the late Marjorie Elliott, and their families. Messages c/- 15 Sandon Road, Feilding 4702, or may be left at www.robertjcotton.co.nz... In accordance with Shirley’s wishes a Private Cremation has been held.

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PELLING, Joy Elizabeth (nee Eastwood)

On April 18, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital. Wife of the late Dick Pelling. Much loved mother of Barry, Dixie, Richard, and Leanne, and mother-in-law of Milton, Cheree, and Mick. A loved grandmother of Michael and Tania, Joanne and Corey, Sarah, Grant and Blair, and a great-grandmother to Caleb, Riley, Jordan, Logan, Braith, and Flynn. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Pelling family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A service to celebrate Joy’s life will be held at the Academy Funeral Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Monday, April 23, at 1.30pm.

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ORTON, Raymond Arthur (Ray)

On April 17, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Åse, loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Christine, Ian, Liesa and Greg Hurn, beloved grandad of Stephen and Caitlin, Kagan and Nadia, and Ashleigh, and a loved great-grandad of Evelyn and Sariah. Special thanks to all the staff at Summerset Wigram Care Centre for looking after Ray so well. Messages to the Orton family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A private family service has been held.

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