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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WILLIAMS, Leo James Roosevelt

On February 13, 2020, peacefully, at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, aged 78 years. Dearly loved and treasured husband of the late Sylvia. Much loved partner of Kathryn. Loved father and father-in-law of Kevin, Wendy-Jane, and Graeme and Debbie. Loved grandad of Raymond, Giovanni, Stacey-May, Hayden, Chase-Rain, Sheldon-Ruby, and great-grandad of Rico, Jade, Lilly, Benji, and Cyrus. Messages to the Williams family, c/- P.O. Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A memorial service for Leo, will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, cnr Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Wednesday, February 19 at 2.00pm.

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HARPUR, Allison (Coles)

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Camille and Nathan and Awa and nana of Libby. Died peacefully on February 12, 2020. Thank you to the Hospice, Moreh Home, St John Ambulance and the amazing Fairlie community. A celebration of Ali’s life will be held at the Fairlie Golf Club Rooms, at 2.00pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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HINTZ, Ruth Elizabeth

On February 12, 2020, passed away peacefully at Elmswood Hospital, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of Reg for 65 years, loved mother and mother-in-law of Philippa and Geoffrey Wells, Stuart and Julie, Richie and Lisa, Gregory (deceased), Andrew (deceased), and Tracy. A loved grandmother and great-grandmother of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff of Elmswood Hospital for their care of Ruth. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ruth Hintz, c/- PO Box 36097, Merivale, Christchurch 8146. In accordance with Ruth’s wishes, a private cremation will be held.

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KOLSTON, Daniel (Daan)

On Monday 10th February 2020 at Winara Care Home, Waikanae, aged 95 years. Husband of the late Maria. Dearly loved father of Marion, Frank, Trisha and Paul. Loved Opa of 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Loved friend of Erika. Special thanks to staff at Winara Care Home. A family memorial service will be held. Messages to pauldad@kolston.net.

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GILES, Jennifer Margaret(nee Schist)

On February 12, 2020, peacefully at Addington Gardens Rest Home, aged 79 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Cathy and Brad, and Roger and Philippa. Cherished grandma and “Jennymum” of Nathan, Amy, Emma, Will, and Sarah. Special great-grandma and “Jennymum” of Arlo, Odin, Ivy, and Colton. Loved sister of David (deceased), Lyn (deceased), Marie, Brian, and Janet. Many thanks to the staff of Addington Gardens Rest Home for their love and care of Jenny. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Jenny Giles, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A private cremation has been held. A Memorial Service for Jenny will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 57 Bealey Street, Hokitika, February 22, at 1.00pm.

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SCOTT, Barry

After a second battle with cancer, at the South Canterbury Hospice surrounded by his family, on February 11, 2020, aged 73. Loved husband of Lilian, loved dad of Tracy Scott (Timaru), Tania and Steven Brooks (Timaru), Janene and Reuben Levett (Auckland), loved Poppa of Danica, and Dario Jackson; Dharma, Ty, and the late Hunter Brooks; Mikayla, and Cassie Levett, and his loved fluffy friend Charlie. Thanks to the Hospice team and Dr Griffiths for their very special care of Barry. In keeping with Barry’s wishes, a private family service and cremation has been held. Messages to 18 William St, Timaru 7910.

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GIBBISON, William Robert

07.09.1926 — 12.02.2020
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday at 0600 in Christchurch Hospital, aged 93. Survived by his loving wife Marion. Much loved dad of Colleen, Helen, Ross, and Neil. Step-dad of Stuart, Carol and Graeme. Loved father-in-law of Wayne, Marjory, Sally and Sarah. Loved by his 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Will be sadly missed by all.
Rest in peace Sweet William.
Messages may be addressed to the Gibbison family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of William’s life will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Monday, February 17, at 2.00pm.

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GEPP, Robert Michael (Mike)

Unexpectedly on January 19, 2020, aged 71 years, in Tuvu Bay, Fiji.
Much loved and missed.
A beautiful service was held at his home overlooking Tuvu Bay on January 21, with friends and family. He went too soon to achieve all his plans, but his imagination and creativity live on in the many Nelson buildings he crafted. Messages may be addressed to The Family of Mike Gepp, 3 Brookside, Nelson 7010.

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PETLEY, Michael Marshall

Went off to sleep peacefully at home in Manakau on 13th February 2020. Adored and treasured best friend and husband of Sally (nee Miratana). Cherished father of Gary and Aria, Lance and Rowena, Sharon and the late Lloyd Ramanui, Martyn and Tayelva, Tracey and Nga Ratu, Gina and Nigel Smith, and Lisa and Mark Davis. Forever missed and loved by all his Mokopuna. Loved brother of Anne and the late Mick Hill, Charlie and Val (dec), Mavis and Trevor Berg (dec), Violet and Tahi Tarei (dec), Dougy and Annette (dec), and Audrey (dec) and all his nieces and nephews. Marshall will lay at Wehiwehi Marae from Saturday afternoon until his service at the Marae on Monday 17th February at 11.00am, followed by burial at the Manakau Cemetery. All enquiries to Tess 0272299622 and Gary 0274836809.

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WILSON, John Raymond Brook

Our thoughts are with John’s family at this sad time. Long term valued and respected team member. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and customers at Progressive.

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MORRIS, John Charles

Passed away peacefully on 13 February 2020, at Cranford Hospice. Loved partner of Robyn, and her family. Loved father of Karleen and Darryl, and Poppa to his five grandsons. Husband of June (deceased). A celebration of his life will be held at the Havelock North Function Centre on Monday, 17 February at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cranford Hospice.

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YATES, Doreen Gladys

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 13 February 2020 at Olive Tree. In her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Loved Mum and mother-in-law of John and Sam, Lee and Louisa, Paul and Heather. Adored Nana of Ella, Gina, Thomas, Joel, Hope, Flyn, Harrison, Jack, Ben, and Sam. Loved sister of Christopher and the late Donald. Messages to the family may be sent to 23 Trinity Ave, Lower Hutt 5011.
"We will miss you Mum.
You will always be in
our hearts."
Friends are invited to attend a service for Doreen to be held at St Simon & St Jude Anglican Church, 11 Ouse St, Rongotea, on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.
NZIFH

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HURLE, Caterrini Rovegno(Rene)(nee Hall)

Peacefully early Wednesday morning, 12 February 2020. Member or past member of Upper Hutt Lions, Cancer Society, HAPAI Club, the Carers of Stroke Survivors Group and Super Grans, as well as tireless community and St John’s Church volunteer. Beloved wife of the late Raymond (Ray/Tony) Hurle. Mother and mother-in-law to Michael, David & Nicky, Tony & Wayne. Grandmother to James and Joseph. Dearly missed sister, sister-in-law, Aunty and friend of many. A Funeral service is to be held in St John’s Anglican Church, Trentham, Upper Hutt, on Monday 17 February 2020 at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the NZ Cancer Society, P.O. Box 651, Wellington 6140.
What a wonderful world - though now a little quieter
and without her laughter.

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DAVIS, Melva Dawn

Passed away on February 7, 2020. Dearly loved wife of Alan Davis. Loved mother of Kerry and Robin, and Paul. Loved dearly by her extended family. A private service was held for Melva as per her wishes. Messages can be sent to 210 Main Street, Otautau 9610, Southland.

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WILSON, John Raymond Brooke

Passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020, just 59 years young. Loved son of Raymond* and Jean*, brother and brother in law of Peter (PCB) (Invercargill), Jo Wilson and Joe Sherriff (Alexandra), Rose Wilson and Mike Prouting (Invercargill). Loved Uncle John of Philippa Prouting (Pip) and Tom Tulloch, and Amanda Prouting (Mandy) and Roy Haffner (Wellington). Family thank the nurses and staff of Rowena Jackson for their dedicated care, as well as Hospice and the Cancer Society for their support. There will be a gathering to celebrate John’s life, all friends, neighbours, work colleagues come and join his family at the Invercargill Club, 32 Don Street, on Tuesday at 5.00pm. Messages to 131 Joseph St, Invercargill 9810.
(*denotes deceased)

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