Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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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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REEVES, Alfred Stanley

Born London, England, 10 July 1931. Died on 13 April 2019, in his 88th year. Much loved husband of Iris, and treasured father and father-in-law of Jacquelyn, Susan & Dennis, Paul & Vanessa, and the late Alasdair. A much loved grandfather of Jesse, Daniel, Aimee, Sarajane, Jeb, Claire and Lauren. Great-grandfather to Kaspa, Curren, Reef and Riley. Much loved by us all. Many thanks to the staff at Winara Rest Home for the care shown to us all. A service will be held at 2.00pm today (16 April 2019) at Kaitawa Crematorium, Waikanae Cemetery, Waikanae.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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CHANDLER, Laurence Norman (Laurie)

Suddenly on April 14, 2019, in his 85th year. Much loved husband for 58 years of Bev, loved father and father-in-law of Debbie McKean and Michael, Laurie and Rosemary Chandler, Cathy, the late Brent Moffat, and Brian, Neil Chandler and Bernie, beloved granddad of Toni, and Ashleigh; Gemma, and Bradley; Selena, Ashley, and Luke and all their partners, adored Poppy of his great-grandchildren, the late Phoebe, Ruby, and George; Bailey; Olivia; Lillie-Rose, Sophia, Mia, and Charlotte. A service to celebrate Laurie’s life will be held at Betts Chapel, 33 North Street, on Thursday, April 18 at 1.00pm. All messages to 2/42 Nile Street, Timaru 7910.

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FAISST, Matilda Coral

Peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Kaiapoi Lodge Rest Home. Aged 77 years. Loved wife of Walter (Germany). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Sonya and Rakihia (Rick). Special nana of Rakiatea, Ana, and Hamua. A loved sister of all her brothers and sisters and her many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service to celebrate Matilda’s life will be held at the Rangiora Lawn Cemetery, on Wednesday, April 17, at 2.00pm. Messages to the Faisst family, C/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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NICHOLSON, Lorna Emily

On 12 April 2019, suddenly at Waikato Hospital, aged 84. Loved mum of Craig, the late Grant, and loved wife of the late Gordon. Adored grandma of Manu and Noa, and dear suegra of Naya. A celebration of Lorna’s life will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church, 959 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton, on Saturday, 20 April 2019, starting at 11.00am, with Lorna arriving at 10.30am. The service will be followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Fairfield Project and the Kukataaruhe Education Trust. Donations may be left at the service. All communications to the family c/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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CAMPBELL, Ian Clifford

Whilst surrounded by loved ones, went peacefully to be with the Lord, April 15, 2019, aged 76. Most dearly loved husband of Margaret, father and father-in-law of Margaret, Michael and Tania, Joanne and Bevan. Very special grandad of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Ian’s life is to be held at Life Church, 134 Morgans Road, Timaru, at 1.30pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019. A memory book will be available to share any memories and photos with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice (South Canterbury) would be appreciated and may be left at Ian’s service.

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KAY, Kathleen Berys

On 14 April 2019, at Wairarapa Hospital in the presence of her family, aged 75. Loved wife of the late Maurice Kay. Dearly loved mother of Daniel, Rachel, and Rebecca. Loved grandmother of Liam, Kayleen, Joshua, Kestrel, and Ned. Beloved sister of Pat Wehrli, Jan MacKenzie and David Hunter. A loved friend of many, especially Christiana, Bill and John. A Service to give thanks for Kathleen’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Wednesday 17 April, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Kay family may be sent C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. Donations in Kathleen’s memory may be sent to Blind Foundation Guide Dogs, Private bag 99941, Newmarket, Auckland, 1149, or left in the chapel foyer. The service will be streamed live www.oneroomstreaming.com.... EventID RosewoodFH
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FORREST, Doris Mavis(nee Coles)

At Timaru Hospital surrounded by her family, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, aged 93. Much loved wife of the late Leslie (Ton), beloved mother of Betty and the late Hamish Grant, Peter and Wendy, Neville and MaryEllen, Wendy and Barry Crossman, Warren and Ayline, and the late Jason, adored grandma of James, and Garth; Chelsea, and Tayla, great-grandma Dori of Rhiannon, Indy, and Blake, also a loved friend of Karlee. A service to celebrate Doris’ life will be held at Betts Chapel, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Thursday, April 18, at 10.00am, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

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EWING, Robert Welch

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on
14 April 2019 at Eldon Lodge, Paraparaumu, aged 78 years. Treasured husband and best friend of Elsie (née Smith), much loved father and father-in-law of Sheryl & Dave Baxter, Robert Ewing, Kirsty & Greg Walker. Proud grandfather of Ruby & Lucy, Jacob & Aimee. Eldest son of Robert (dec) & Nora (dec) Ewing. Son-in-law of Ernie (dec) & Ruby (dec) Smith. Brother and brother-in-law of Denise (dec) & Len Jarvie, Campbell & Jane Ewing, David (dec) & Jane Ewing. Brother-in-law of Ted & Jocelyn Smith. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, at 2.00pm on Thursday, 18 April 2019, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Bob to support youth charity may be left at the service or sent to Waikanae Lions, PO Box 42, Waikanae.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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BYFORD, Robin George

Of Titahi Bay. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 13 April 2019, aged 74 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Anita and Damon, Gavin and Ella. Special grandad to Breanna, and Lukas. Long time friend of Cathy. A much loved brother and friend to many. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Mary Potter Hospice for their loving care of Robin. Friends are welcome to visit Robin on Wednesday, 17 April, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at Ninness Funeral Home, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary Potter Hospice would appreciated and may be left at the service. A funeral service to celebrate Robin’s life will be held at the Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay, on Thursday, 18 April 2019, commencing at 11.00am.

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SOUTHALL, Maree Beatrice

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 15th April 2019, six days short of her 79th birthday. Darling wife for 62 years of Des. Treasured Mum and mother-in-law of Dave and Wendy, Deb and Bo, Trudy and David. Cherished Nana (Dory) of Corey, Jason, Josh, Sam, Ben, Daniel, Mili, Sophie, Zach, and Tegan. Great-grandmother of Nana, Miko, Miyu, and Desmond who is due to be born next month. A service for Maree will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dee Street, Mt Maunganui, on Thursday 18th April at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Waipuna Hospice, either online at bit.ly... or can be left at the service. All communications to Southall Family, c/- Oceanshores Village, 80 Maranui Street, Mt Maunganui 3116.

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SCHOFIELD, Robert John

Rob passed peacefully in his sleep on April 14, 2019. Loving husband of Linda, darling dad to Jake, Kate, and Ella, great friend of Eden, and Nick, gorgeous granddad to Archie, and Rose, and friend, mate, hombre, gringo, cobba to many. Special bro of Tony and Jacqui, and brother-in-law of Sue, Jenny, David and Warren (and their families), loved son-in-law of Betty Bryson. In lieu of flowers, a native tree or donation to the Friends of Kelsey’s Bush would be gratefully accepted to fulfill Rob’s passion of feeding our birds and healing our earth. A celebration of his life will be held at Atwill Park Scout Den, Mill Rd, Waimate at 1pm on Thursday, April 18. Messages to 217 Mill Rd, Waimate 7978

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DAWSON, Judith Helen

Dearly loved daughter of the late Ian & Connie of (Hamilton). Loved sister of Mike and Sue. Aunt of Jared, Ewan, Ryan and Jarrah. Will be forever missed by us all. Communications to Dawson Family, PO Box 114, Waipu 0545, 0274939626.

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ROBINSON, James Victor (Vic)

Peacefully on April 15, 2019, at Highfield Carehome, much loved husband of the late Doreen, dearly loved father of Geoffrey and the late Sue (Blenheim), Rex and Julie (Christchurch), Connie and Bill Hartley (Kaikoura), and their families. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Lola and Stuart Cross (Gisborne), and Monica Duncan (Christchurch), and a loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks to Joy Hutson for her devotion and care, and the staff of Highfield Carehome for their wonderful care of Vic. A service for Vic will be held at Betts Chapel, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 4.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to the Robinson family, C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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AUGUST, Jack

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 91 years. Loved husband of the late Beryl. Father and father-in-law of Paul and Mary, John, Diane, Mark, Rachael and Paul Jones. Granddad to his eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A special friend to Norma. Messages C/- The August Family, 51 Denmark Street, Dannevirke. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer’s Manawatu may be left at the church. A service for Jack will be held at St John the Baptist Anglican Church, High Street, Dannevirke, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation.

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