Death Notices

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BROWN, Stephanie Grace

Passed away suddenly on Saturday 13 April 2019, aged 21 years. Treasured daughter of Selwyn and Annette. Much loved sister of Alexander. Much loved granddaughter of Freda Brown and Frank and Margaret McGrath. Treasured niece and great-niece of all her uncles and aunties.
"End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."
All messages to the Brown family, C/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Shamrock St, Palmerston North, on Thursday, April 18th, 2019, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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KEITH, Pamela Isabel Neill

Long-time resident of Raumati Beach, Pam passed away peacefully at Winara Hospital on Monday, 15 April 2019. In her 97th year. Loved daughter of the late Mary Isabel & Douglas Neill Keith, sister of the late Neill, John, Robin, Molly and Barbara, and a much loved aunt to her nieces and nephews. Thanks to the staff at Winara for the years of wonderful care given to Pam. A service for Pam will be held in the Kapiti Crematorium Chapel, situated in the grounds of Awa Tapu Cemetery, 133 Valley Road, Paraparaumu, on Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 11.00am.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168

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WATTS, Jack Ridley

On Monday 15 April 2019, passed away at the Shona McFarlane Retirement Village, aged 94 years. Dedicated husband to the late Carol. Loving father and father-in-law to Annetta & Tony, Christina & Mike, Sandy & Andy, and Andrew & Ingrid. Much adored Papa of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thank you to the caring staff of Shona McFarlane Retirement Village for their care and support. In lieu of flowers donations to Wellington Free Ambulance, PO Box 601, Wellington 6140 would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Watts family may be placed in Jack’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted to P O Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. Jack’s funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 61 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt on Thursday 18th April 2019 at 11.00am, thereafter interment at Akatarawa Cemetery.

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LITTLER, Alan John

Passed away peacefully after a long battle with emphysema, aged 68 years. Dearly loved husband of Lesley, cherished Dad of Jodie, Tim and Chezaire (Akld). Much loved Grandad of Zane, Peyton and Blake. Much loved brother of Mary Miller (Wgtn), and Margaret Mudge (Masterton), and special brother-in-law of Ian, Pete, and Rob and Julie Cochrane (ChCh). Sincere thanks to Palmerston North Hospice Palliative Care team and staff. In lieu of flowers donations to Arohanui Hospice, PO Box 5349, Palmerston North, would be appreciated or may be left in the foyer. Friends are invited to attend a service for Alan at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Thursday, April 18th 2019 at 2.00pm.
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COLEMAN, Angela Kay (Angie)

Passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday 15 April 2019, aged 43. Much loved daughter of Sue and Brian Booth and sister of Kassi; and Sefton. A loved niece to her uncles and aunties. A special friend to her caregiver Chrissy. A service for Angie will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North on Thursday 18 April 2019 at 1.30 pm. Messages can be sent to Angie’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

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GERA, Doris Ann

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Sunday, 14th April 2019.
92 years of age. Loved and adored wife of the late Norman Gera. Loved and treasured mother of Sheryl and Grant Oliver, and the late Cynthia Gera. Precious nana of Brett and Simone Oliver, and Melissa Oliver. ‘Nana’ to all who knew her, you will be sadly missed.
Her smile lit up any room, unconditional love, a big
heart always in bloom.
The kindest of gentle souls, so hard to carry on without you. You are so dearly loved. Rest in peace little Nana. Your work here is done so dance in heaven with Poppa amongst the stars. A celebration of Nana’s life will be held at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Wednesday, 17th April 2019, at 1.00pm. All friends and family are welcome. Please wear‘a splash of colour’ in memory of little Nana. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to St John who supported Nana in her times of need and these may be left at the Chapel. All correspondence to the Gera Family, c/- Pellows, PO Box 4449, Hamilton East 3247 or email brett.oliver@oliverjones.co.nz

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MILLAR, Alistair Hugh MacLean

Passed away peacefully at home on 15 April 2019, aged 89 years. Loved husband of Alison, cherished Dad of Catherine and Julie, father-in-law of Brian, and loving Papa to Kaitlin. Funeral to celebrate Alistair’s life will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church, cnr Kapiti Road and Langdale Avenue, Paraparaumu, at 11.00am, on Thursday 18 April, to be followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donation to Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington 6242, would be appreciated. Messages may be sent c/- PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168

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TOOMEY, Peter Anthony

Passed peacefully at The Oaks on April 15, 2019. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara. Loved father of Paul, and loved Poppa of George and Kate. Loved brother of Alan and Carol Toomey (Cambridge). A loved uncle and friend to many. Special thanks to all the staff at The Oaks for their wonderful care of Peter. Messages to the Toomey family, C/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at the Templeton R.S.A. Rooms, corner of Kirk Road and Banks Street, Templeton, on Thursday, April 18, at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Shands Road Cemetery.

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HALL, William James (Jim)

Of Levin. Passed away peacefully at Summerset home, Levin, on Sunday 14 April 2019, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Audrey. Treasured dad of Annette and Barry, Cathie and the late Willy, Warren and Sara, Grant and Sue. Cherished by all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen St East, Levin, on Thursday 18 April 2019 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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WALKER, Sherryl Veronica

Sadly passed away on April 14, 2019 at 5.30am.
Will be dearly missed.
Loving partner of Keith. One of a kind mum to Joelene, Jamie, Vincent and Angela. Adored nana to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All friends and family welcome to come and support Keith and family to celebrate the wonderful life Sherryl lived, at the Taranaki Crematorium Chapel, Junction Road, New Plymouth on Thursday, 18th April at 11am.

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BAXTER, Charles Norman Olsen(Charlie) (Grumps)

Of Rongotea, passed away peacefully on Saturday 13 April 2019, in his 90th year. Cherished soulmate of Elaine. Much loved and respected Dad of Lynette Rivers, Yvonne, Charles, Warren, Sharron Allan, Wayne (deceased), Dorothy, Verona Sayles, Andrew, Tina Salmon, Darrin, Teressa McKean, Michelle, Micheal, Christine Sargent, Ian (deceased), and Pauline Taylor. A dearly loved Grandad of 54, Great-Grandad of 100, and Great-Great-Grandad of 15.
"Such big shoes to fill."
Messages to the Baxter family, C/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414, or may be left on the Tributes page at www.beauchamp.co.nz.... A service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held in the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 17 April 2019, at 2.00pm.
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BROWN, Kenneth (Ken)

His final ship set sail in his 90th year on Friday 12 April 2019. Beloved husband of Faye, married for almost 47 years. Cherished Dad and father-in-law of Kristina and Daniel, and Emma and Greg. Missed by his doggy Alfie. Loved by all his extended family in New Zealand and England. All messages can be sent C/- ‘Family of K. Brown’ Vospers Funeral Services, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310. Ken’s life will be celebrated at Fitzroy Holy Trinity, 12 Henui Street, New Plymouth, on Wednesday
17 April 2019, at 2.00pm. Followed by a private committal service.

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CURRIE, Robert (Bert)

On April 15, 2019, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, in his 92nd year. Loving father and father-in-law of Kevin and Natalie, Janice and Peter, Gaynor, and John and Louise, respected granddad of all his grandchildren, devoted and loved best friend of Val Windsor and her family, and a loved uncle and friend to many.
“Will always be remembered.”
Many thanks to everyone who has cared for Bert over the last few years. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Bert Currie, c/- PO Box 13193, Christchurch 8141. The Service for Bert will be held in our AvonPark Chapel, corner Kerrs and Pages Roads, Linwood, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2.00pm, private interment to follow.

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BRANTHWAITE, Colin Thomas

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Eric and Alma* (Australia), Ian and Irene, Dawn and Kenny Brand (Waimate), Margaret and Bruce Stark (Clydevale), Ian* and Liz Payne and the late Gladys Payne. Loved uncle and great-uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
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WHITE, James Graham (Graham)

Died peacefully at Wellington Hospital MAPU Unit, on Monday 15th April, aged 93. Beloved husband of Mary White for over 68 years, who died 10 days earlier. Graham was son of the late Harold Temple White and Edna Lucie Crabb. Brother of Randall, Patricia, and Judith (all dec), and Harold. Half-brother of Douglas and Elgar (both dec). Much loved father and father-in-law of Philip White and Anne O’Connell (Waikanae), Michael White and PeiJi Gu (Sydney), Elizabeth and Brendon Gibson (Tawa, Wellington), Richard and Lynne White (Wellington), David and Isabelle White (Hamilton), John White and Tracy Berghan (Wellington) and Ruth White (Melbourne). Adored "Batman" to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved by wider family. Music teacher, sports lover, loyal friend to many, and a gentleman. Requiem Mass to celebrate Graham’s life will be held at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown, Wellington, at 1.00pm, on Wednesday 17th April. Very many thanks to the staff at MAPU for their beautiful caring for Graham during his recent stay there. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul Society New Zealand.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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