Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand


CRIGHTON, James Andrew (Jim)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday the 19th of July 2018, in his 90th year. Much loved husband of the late Daphne. Awesome father and father-in-law of Peter and Wendy, Allan and Vicki, Greg and Tui, Jamie and Margaret. Adored Poppa of Hilary, Ashleigh and Alex; Ben and Dylan; Julia and Max. Beloved brother of Sylvia, George, Jeannie, and the late Janice and the late Peter. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo on Wednesday, the 25th of July 2018 at 2.00pm followed by cremation. All communications to The Crighton Family, PO Box 1407 Taupo.
“Jim will be sadly missed and remembered by all as a true gentleman.”
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ


LARCOMBE, Carol Natalie (nee Cox)

Peacefully surrounded by her family, on Friday, July 20, 2018, at Margaret Wilson Home. Dearly loved wife of the late David, loved and adored mother and mother-in-law of Graeme and Raewyn and Dawn and Chris O'Donnell, treasured Granan of Slee and Sophie, Rowan and Nic; Lisa and Nigel, Ashley and Sophie and a loved great-Granan of Tyler, Georgia, Connor, and Ella.
"Forever in our hearts"
Thank you to the staff at Margaret Wilson Home for their dedicated care of Carol. A service for Carol will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Wednesday, July 25, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Larcombe family, C/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.


DALY, Brian Keith

Passed peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday July 20th 2018, aged 70. Loved brother, brother-in-law, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at the Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Tuesday, July 24th at 11.00am. Messages to the family can be sent c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Rest now Brian, you will always be in our hearts.


CAMPBELL, Margery Grace

Passed away peacefully on 20th July 2018 at Waikato Hospital. Aged 85 years. Mother of John, Mary, Irene and Suzanne. Sister of Rita, Bob, Phillip and the late Ralph, Doug, Laurie, Ken, Dorothy and Alan. Auntie to many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Matamata Cemetery on Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 12.30pm.
Rest Peacefully
All communications to the Campbell Family, c/- 6 Tamihana Street, Matamata 3400.


WELCH, Yvonne Grace(nee Emberson)

30.8.1958 — 20.7.2018Suddenly passed away in her sleep. Cherished wife of Graeme. Daughter of Kevin and Claire Emberson (deceased), sister, aunt and friend to many.
Gone too soon, loved and remembered for ever and always.Messages to PO Box 443, Motueka. A service to celebrate Yvonne’s life will be held at Wakapuaka Crematorium Chapel, Atawhai Drive, Nelson on Wednesday, July 25, commencing at 1.00pm.


SMITH, Bernard Heathcote

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018, aged 91 years. Loved brother of Terry (Ruby Bay), Murray (Ashburton), the late Audrey, and the late Valarie. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village. The funeral service to celebrate Bernie's life will be held at Marsden House Funeral Home, 41 Nile Street East, Nelson, on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 11.00am.


TITHERIDGE, Brian David Ronald "Gran"

25.10.35 — 22.07.18
At Christchurch Public Hospital. Dearly loved husband and best mate to Eleanor. Loved Father to Andrew, Scott, and Joanna. Loved stepfather to Annette, Jane, Peter, and Bruce. "Gran" to all of his grandchildren and mates. Will be dearly missed by many. Funeral details to follow.
Aoraki Funeral Services Waimate F.D.A.N.Z.


LEMAU, Fa’avae Liliulagi Loau

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the Lower Hutt Hospital on July 20, 2018. Dearly loved son of the late Lemau & Talanoa


KNIGHT, Ivy (formerly Reid nee Harding)

On 20 July 2018 in Hamilton. Aged 91. Loved Mother of Gordon & Gill Reid; Robyn & Paul Martin; Paula & Kevin Ryan; Garth & Pauline Reid. Loved Grandmother of Edward & Anne Reid; Stephen & Candice Ryan; Justice Paterson; Rachel Reid, Nigel Reid, Eloise Ryan, Michelle Reid, Craig Reid. Loved Great Grandmother of Olivia, Ivan & Dominic Arnerich; Chace & Eve Brown; Senan, Malachy & Caiomhe Ryan; Cody & Jayden Ryan. A private family service will be held. All communications to PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247.


O’HANLON, Gerard Patrick

On Saturday 21st July 2018, Gerard passed away peacefully at his home in Hawera. Dearly loved dad of Renee. A service for him will be held in Hawera – details to follow.


MANHART, Philip Leslie

On July 20, 2018, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Loving and devoted husband of Sue, loved and adored dad of Erin, and Jock, treasured grandad of Harry, respected son-in-law of Des and Marg, beloved brother, nephew, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle.
“A good bugger
gone too soon”
Many thanks to all of the staff of the Haematology Ward and the staff of the BMTU Ward of Christchurch Hospital, as well as Nurse Maude Hospice for their loving care of Phil. The family would also like to say a big thank you to all of their friends and family who have supported them on their journey with Phil. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Philip Manhart, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Celebration of Phil’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora on Thursday, July 26 at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.


RISK, William George (Bill)

On July 21, 2018, peacefully at Diana Isaac Retirement Village, after a long illness, in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Carolyn and Stan, and Lance and Sue. Loved brother of the late Molly Rawson and Bob Risk. Heartfelt thanks for the care and support from the staff at Diana Isaac Retirement Village and love and support from the St Chad’s congregation. Messages may be addressed to The Family of Bill Risk, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to the Christchurch City Mission would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in St Chad’s Anglican Church, corner of Buckleys Road and Carnarvon Street, Linwood, on Wednesday, July 25, at 11.00am.



Passed away peacefully at home on Friday 20th July 2018. Dearly loved husband of Vilma. Loving father of Melissa and Shanel. Loved brother of Gayle (Deceased), Susanne and the late Jim Duynhoven, Fiona and Michael Dravitzki and Karla and Ian Campbell. Very dear uncle of his nieces and nephews. A service for Andrew will be held at the Flaxmere Baptist Church, 60 Caernarvon Drive, Flaxmere, on Wednesday, July 25th at 1.00pm.
“R.I.P Andrew”
Messages to the Dodunski family, C/o PO Box 967 Hastings 4156.


AIM, Brian Stewart (Fats)

Much loved son-in-law of the late Jack and Molly Ellison and loved brother-in-law of Ross (Shorty) and Shona (Brisbane), Graeme (deceased), Neil and Amy and Joy Ellison. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.


SHARPLES, June Marie (Billie)

On July 21, 2018, passed away peacefully with loving family by her side at Parklands Hospital, loving wife and soulmate of Tom.
“1+1=2, however with Billie and I, 1+1=1”

Beautiful loving mum of Toni, Lesley, Jacqui, and Kerry, adored fabulous, fun loving Nana Billie of James, Olivia, G, Tom and Amber, Henry and Laura, David, Richard, Harry, Tom, and Jaeger, treasured Great-Nan Billie to Paahi, Theo, Emersyn, Kaion, and Faith, loved mother-in-law of Andrew, and Paul. A special thanks to the team on Kauri Wing at Parklands Hospital for their loving care of Billie. A private family service.