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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LAING, Rita Mary

(of Levin) Suddenly on 18 April 2018, aged 82 years. Loved partner of the late Phil Kilsby. Loved mother of Alan, David, Glen, Wayne, Maree, Bernadette, Yvette. Loved grandmother, sister and Aunty to all her family and will be sadly missed by all. A service for Rita will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Monday 23 April at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. Messages c/- 284 Oxford Street, Levin 5510.

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DOBSON, Joan Tremlett(nee McKillop)

On 14 April 2018 passed away peacefully, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Dobson, mother and mother-in-law of John and Louise, Dianne and Derek Lankshear, loved grandmother of Nicholas, Rosie & the late Charles, William, Sally, Maggie and Charlotte, and great-grandmother of Oscar and Patrick. According to Joan’s wishes a private service has been held. All communications to the Dobson/Lankshear families, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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LEADLEY, Ian

Reg No 252404, Lieutenant 18th Armoured Regiment, WWII. Passed away surrounded by his family at Cascades Retirement Resort, Hamilton, on April 14, 2018, aged 97. Dearly loved husband of the late Elaine, brother of Harold, Bill, Jock and Mona, all deceased. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Chris, Andrew and Marguerite, and Isabelle and Spencer. Loved Grandpa of 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A private family service has been held and Ian's ashes will be interred with Elaine at the Te Kuiti Cemetery. The family appreciates the wonderful care given to Ian by the staff at Cascades. All correspondence to Leadley family, 56 Puahue Road, RD 5, Te Awamutu 3875.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

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DONALDSON, James (Jim)

Of Waikanae. Peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 16 April 2018. Much loved husband of Jo. Missed father and father-in-law of of Merita and Blair (Sydney), Rachael and the late James. Sadly missed grandfather of Grace, Paige, Jaime, Sophia, Lachlan, and Matthew. Loved twin brother of the late Ray, brother-in-law of Gwen. Sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews. In accordance with Jim’s wishes a private service has been held.

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TUCKER, Alice Doreen (nee Vaughan)

Died on 17 April 2018, aged 88. Wife of the late Peter Bellingham Tucker, mother and mother-in-law of Suzanne and the late David Thwaite, the late Vaughan Tucker and Helen and Gerald Pastor. Grandmother and grandmother-in-law to Alice and Dale O’Donoghue, Claire Pastor and Richard Thwaite. Funeral to be held at St Marks Catholic Church, Pakuranga, at 11.00am, on Monday 23 April. Our grateful thanks to the wonderful staff of the Stroke ward at Middlemore Hospital. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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POWER, Jacque

27.2.1937 — 18.4.2018
Hello darlings! I have flown the coop, wish me well and don’t shed any tears – toast me with a wine and remember the good times. A much loved mum and grandmother.
Always in our hearts.
A celebration of Jacque’s life will be held at 1.00pm, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Please email cath.blennerhassett @gmail.com for details.

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HANSEN, Darielyne Rosalie

On April 15, 2018, at Waikato hospital. Much loved daughter of the late Joy, Bill and Tom. Very special sister and friend of Brandon, Sue and Rob Scoringe and aunty to Kurt and Luke.
Always in our hearts

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BUTTERS, Margaret Allison

Of Tawa. Peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 17 April 2018, after a short illness. Beloved wife of Dick. Much loved mother of Kerry, Jo and Greig. Treasured grandmother of Zed and Zara, Katie and Lara, Braeden and Caileigh. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance, PO Box 601, Wellington 6140 would be appreciated and may be left at the church. Requiem Mass for Margaret will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, corner of Main Road and Lyndhurst Road, Tawa, Wellington, on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 1.30pm.

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RAYNER, Edith

Passed away peacefully surrounded with love on 18th April 2018, aged 91. A most dearly loved mother, granny and special friend of Christopher & Miranda Pigott (UK) and Alec & Robyn Watling (Wellington), and their families. Very special thanks to all staff at Malvina Major Rest Home & Hospital for the loving care shown to Edith over the years. As was her wish, a private cremation has taken place.

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WILLIAMSON, Mervyn (Doc)

BVSC Veterinary Surgeon. Passed away at Timaru Hospital on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Father and father-in-law of Merv and Sue (Melton, Australia) and Sue and Steve McCoy (Timaru). A loved granddad of Christine Marie; William, and Grace. Messages to PO Box 556, Timaru. A memorial service to celebrate Merv’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, 125 Wai-iti Road, Timaru, on Monday, April 23, at 1.00pm.
Heartland Funerals
“Care before cost”
0800HEARTLAND

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WATKINS, Brenda Frances

On 18th April 2018 after a long illness at Rangiura Resthome. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife to the late Brian (Wattie). Very much loved Mum and mother-in-law to Brigid and Bruce, Tracy and Derek, Bret and Kim and loved “Gran” to Ariana, and Tait.
“We love you so much
and we will miss you forever.”
Donations to Waikato Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at the Activate Church, Victoria Place, Tokoroa, on Tuesday 24th April at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa 3444

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ROSS, Ian Alexander

Passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 6 April. Loved and respected brother-in-law of Bette and John Malkin, and a great uncle and friend to Lance, Derek, Philip, Liane, Rick and families.
Wonderful and treasured memories.

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KEITH, Judi Alice (nee Craven)

On April 13, 2018, peacefully at North Haven Hospice, Whangarei, after a brave battle with cancer, aged 62 years. Beloved wife and soulmate of Dennis, loved daughter of the late Walter and Doris, and stepdaughter of Jim.
"To know her was
to love her"
Messages may be addressed to Keith Family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Judi’s gathering will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Christchurch, Wilkinsons Road, off Gardiners Road, on Monday, April 23 at 2.00pm.

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DEMMOCKS, Joan

On April 19, 2018, at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 85. Loved daughter of Edith and James Demmocks. Loved sister of Norman (deceased), Colin (deceased), Shirley, Ian, Mavis, and Carol. Dearly loved auntie, great-auntie and friend to many. Special thanks to Jane Gash, Jane Herman, Jill Bond, and the Amberley Medical Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Waikari Hospital would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 7 Church Street, Amberley, on Tuesday, April 24, at 1.00pm. Private cremation thereafter. Message to the Demmocks family, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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REID, Adrienne Yvonne

Peacefully on April 17, 2018, at Cashmere View Hospital. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved sister of Ruth Venrooy, Lois Knowles and Warren Grenfell and loved by all her nieces and nephews. At Adrienne’s request, a private cremation service will be held.

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