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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SMITH, Kay

Kay died peacefully at home in Christchurch on August 13, 2019, with Kellee, Tracey and Mandy by her side; aged 64. Kay was the eldest daughter of the late Edna and Stan Peck. She was the dearly loved niece of Olive and the late Bill Adams, and cherished cousin of their family.
Truly loved and sadly missed

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McLAUGHLIN, Dulcie Margaret

Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on August 13, 2019, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 84 years. Much loved wife of the late Colin. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Duncan and Judith, Virginia and Guy. Loved grandmother of Rebecca and Logan; Eliza and Emma.
A truly lovely lady now at peace and forever in
our hearts.
Messages to the McLaughlin Family, c/- PO Box 31300, Christchurch 8444. A private cremation has been held at Dulcie’s request.

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JANSEN, Allan Wayne (Wayne)

On Monday 5 August 2019, peacefully at home. Much loved husband of Sue, dearly loved dad of Anthony, Mark and Matthew. Loved son of Murray and Faye, son in-law of Rita and the late Rod. Brother, brother in-law and uncle of Gail, Craig, Julie, Scott and Julia. In accordance with his wishes, a private farewell has been held.

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MACKENZIE, Maree Janine

Passed away peacefully on 13th August 2019, surrounded by family. Rea was a much loved Mother, Grandmother and friend. A Funeral Service will be held at Simplicity Bereavement Services, 8F Railside Place, Frankton, Hamilton, on Monday 19th August 2019 at 11.00am.

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McLAREN, Barry Neil

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, aged 76 years. Loved husband to Dian. Much loved father and father-in-law of Stephen and Sharon, Michael and Tracy and Penny. Loved grandad of 5 and great-grandad of 7.
‘Always in our hearts’
A funeral for Barry will be held at the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Tuesday 20th August 2019, at 1.00pm. All correspondence to the McLaren family C/- PO Box 276, Hamilton 3240.

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TRETHOWEN, Harold Arnold (Harry)

Peacefully on 14th August 2019, aged 83. Loving husband of Marie for 60 years. Beloved father of Karen, Vivienne, Tania, and Vanessa; father-in-law of John; grandfather of Lexi & Hazel, Leliel & Morgan, JJ & Larissa; great-grandfather of Bella, and Ava & Cara. Heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff at Longview Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stroke Foundation of NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 12482, Thorndon, Wellington 6144. Messages c/- 306 Willis St, Wellington. A service will be held at Lychgate Funerals, 7 Johnsonville Rd, Johnsonville, at 11.00am, on Monday 19th August, followed by a private burial.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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RYAN, Bernadette

Died peacefully on 10 August 2019 at Metlifecare, Palmerston North. Dearly loved youngest sister of Eileen Ryan (Feilding), Maureen Fenton (Hunterville), Sister Kathleen Ryan (Waikanae), the late Marie Wenman (Palmerston North), and Tim Ryan (Christchurch). Loved by her many nieces and nephews. In accordance with Bernadette’s wishes a private service has been held.
“Rest in Peace”

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STEVENSON, Jean Teresa

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 15th August 2019, at Aroha Care Centre, Lower Hutt. Loving sister to Louis Stevenson and the late Noel, Trevor, Laurie, Brian, Anne and Merle. Dearly loved Aunty Jean to Laurie, Anne, Keith, Kevin, Grant, James, Catherine, Cheryl, Danny and all their families. All communication to the Stevenson Family can be sent c/- PO Box 30067, Lower Hutt 5040. A Service for Jean will be held in the Croft Centennial Chapel, 2 Osborne Place (off Queens Drive), Lower Hutt, on Tuesday 20th August 2019, at 11.00am.

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MARKHAM, Michael Brian (Mick)

Peacefully after a short illness, at Sacred Heart Hospice, Sydney, on Tuesday August 6, 2019, aged 69 years. Beloved husband and cherished friend of Bev. Loving eldest son of Pat and Rita Markham (deceased). Much loved brother and brother-in law of Tony and Pauline (Middlemarch), Paul and Bev (New Plymouth), Trish and Allan McCambridge (Timaru), Terry and Struan Cain (Christchurch), Marie Young (Timaru), Jo Walden and Dave Blyth (Christchurch), and Marie Markham, Barry Young and Shayne Walden. Special uncle of his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Dearly loved, sadly missed.
A Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

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HIGHET, Pauline Frances

Pauline passed away on Thursday, 15 August 2019, at Winara Care Home, Waikanae. Aged 92. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Bryan & Sharlene, Graeme & Juana, Paul, and Donald, and loved grandmother of Chris and Adam. Loved sister of Ethel, and aunty of Stephen (deceased), Catherine, Michael and Grant. The family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to those that cared for Mum with such compassion. A funeral service for Pauline will be held for at the Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay, on Monday 19th August, at 10.30am, followed by burial at Whenua Tapu Cemetery.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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LAMBERT, Valmai Margaret

On August 5, 2019, passed peacefully at Christchurch surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife of the late Alfred. Much loved and treasured, mother and mother-in-law of Wayne (dec) and Jennifer, and Kerry and John Roach. Very dearly loved Nana of Jasmine, Kathryn, Hayden and their partners, and Great-Nana of Wyatt, and Ada. Valmai was a dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, and aunty to her nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to Kerry and John Roach, 9 Monarch Blvd, Sovereign Palms, Kaiapoi. In accordance with Valmai’s wishes a private family service has been held.

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BAXTER, Ernest (John)

Passed away very peacefully at Grey Base Hospital on August 14, 2019, aged 87. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Sue, Joanne and Bob, and the late Carolyn, loved grandad of Jessie, Shaun, Ellie, and Alice, husband of Thelma, loved brother and brother-in-law of Des, Josie, Carole and Barry Chapman, Brian (deceased) and Josie, and the late Thomas, a loved uncle, cousin and friend. Messages to 12 Cherry Blossom Grove, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt 5010. A private family service has been held, followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.

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SKINNER, David Norman Bryant

Died on 14 August 2019, aged 81 years. Much loved husband of Shirley Kauter. Loved father of Olivia and Jonathan, brother of Roger. Messages to David’s family may be posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. A celebration of David’s life will be held at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington, on Tuesday 20 August at 10.30am, followed by private cremation.

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LAPHAM, Helen Joy (Joy)

Peacefully at McKenzie Health Care, Geraldine, on Monday, August 12, 2019. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Ray, and the late Ian Cramond. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Clare (Hamilton), Murray and Lorraine (Winslow), Graeme and Wendy (Geraldine). Loved stepmother to Trevor, Sharon, and Jennifer. Much loved Nana Joy to all her grandchildren

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PRESTON, Jill Monica (nee Muncaster)

Passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Nelson Hospital, aged 78 years. Called to be with her cherished and devoted late husband Chris, she will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mandy, Jacki, Stephen, Sarah and Poppy; and adored grandmother of Taylor, Georgia, Rosie, Robbie, Molly, Sam, Ruairi, Kieran, Thomas and Christopher. Jill devoted her life to those around her and left a big footprint in the community of Nelson. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jill’s life at a memorial service at The Granary, Founders Park, Nelson, on Friday, August 30, 2019, from 1.00pm. Any messages to Mandy Preston, 49 Coster Street, Nelson.

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