Death Notices

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DUNLOP, Raymond John (Feathers)

Passed away on Friday, 16th November 2018, in his 79th year. Out doing what he loved. Loving husband of Val (deceased). Much loved Dad of Keith and Jackie (Kaikoura), Cheryl and Mike (Hastings), Gaylene (Taupo), Karen (Sydney). Cherished Grandfather to Bryce, Elizabeth, Thomas, Elesha, Tom, Gary and Abbey, and beloved Great-Grandfather to James and Flynn. The family invites you to celebrate Ray’s life at The Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Monday, 26th November 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. No flowers by request of the family. Communications can be sent to The Dunlop Family, C/- P.O. Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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BLACKFORD, Russell Allan

Tragically taken, as the result of an accident on 17 November 2018, aged 41 years. Dearly loved beautiful son of Heather and Barry, and step-son of Dave, and Linda. Cherished brother of Paula, Ajay, and Zeta. Loved brother-in-law of Chris, and Gary. Treasured uncle of Jesse, Layton, Danny, Jasmine, Justin, Logan, and Esmae, and great-uncle of Teal. Adored grandson of Lila. A service for Russell will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Monday, 26 November 2018 at 10.30am, followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to
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MILHAM, May Doreen

Peacefully in Wanganui on 20th November 2018, in her 92nd year. Much loved wife of the late George (Bert). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian, and Colin and Suzanne. Treasured Nana of Stuart, Andrew, Craig, Nikita and Kurt; Kirsty, Jeff and Shelley, and Lisa. Much loved Great-Nana of Zara, Abigail, and Hunter; Luca, Payton, and Quinn; Maya; Eva, Sam, and Indi. A service to celebrate May’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, on Saturday, 24 November 2018, at 2.00pm.

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WHITTLE, Lorraine Anna

Passed away peacefully at Tainui Village, with family at her side, on Monday, November 19, 2018, aged 80 years. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Zena & Rodney Smith, and Dennis & Joy Whittle. Loved aunty of Mark Smith, Paul Smith, Christine & Paul Northcott, Kathryn & Matthew Roberts, Diane Whittle and Martin Whittle. Loved great-aunty of Cerise & Adam Smith, Hadley Northcott, Mitchell Smith (Australia) and Connor Smith (Australia), and Zara, Briana & Aiden Roberts. Precious great-great-aunty of Parker Smith and Luca Smith (Australia). The family would like to thank all Tainui staff for the loving care and friendship Lorraine received over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, any donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand would be greatly appreciated. A service for Lorraine will be held in St. Paul’s Church, 88 Carthew Street, Okato, on Monday, November 26, at 1.30pm. Thereafter to Okato Cemetery.

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HARRALL, Ted (Edward Douglas)

In his 90th year, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on November 20, 2018, at Burwood Hospital. Much loved husband and best friend of the late Mary. Treasured dad and father-in-law of Nick and Shaun; Andrew and Gertrud; Robyn and David; Christine and Steve. Cherished grandad of Mairead, Will, Caitlin, Isibeal, Annie and George; Ainsleigh, Elise and Melanie; Sarah, Sam and Jenny; Jess and Emily; and their partners. Great-grandpapa and grandad Ted to Charlotte, Sophie, Natalie, Felicity, Lexi and Eddy. Thank you to the staff and carers at Charles Upham and Burwood Hospital for the loving care, dignity and respect they showed dad at this time.
Trusting in his faith and journey
‘Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy
of your land.’
Messages may be addressed to the Harrall family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to Christchurch City Mission would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... A Service of Celebration of Ted’s life will be held at St Chad’s Anglican Church, 1 Carnarvon Street, Linwood, on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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GRINDLAY, Margaret Elizabeth

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Ripponburn Rest Home and Hospital, Cromwell, aged 86. Much loved wife of the late David, loved mother and mother-in-law of Glen and Sally (Waihi Beach), Neil and Vivien (Invercargill), loved Nana of Josh, Toby; Hannah and Chelsie. Special friend of Bill Munro (Cromwell). A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held in Central Otago Funerals Chapel, 16 Ennis Street, Alexandra, on Monday, November 26, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to Grindlay Family C/- Central Otago Funerals, 16 Ennis Street, Alexandra 9320.
Central Otago Funerals
Alexandra, F.D.A.N.Z.
Phone 0800 263 863

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THOMAS, Annette Dawn (Anne)

Peacefully at Radius Elloughton Gardens on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, aged 79 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Edwin and Alice Thomas, much loved sister of Dick, Joyce, Irene Dellow, Pearl MacDonald, and Joan Molloy, and dearly loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews, especially Sallyanne. A graveside service for Anne will be held at the Timaru Cemetery on Friday, November 23 at 2.30pm.
R.I.P.
Messages to 6 Temple Crescent, Timaru 7910.

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CALLAHAN, Agnes Elhamma (Bubs)

Passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home, Whanganui, on 20 November 2018. Loved wife of the late Roger. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rangi and Jane, and the late Kingi. Loved Nan of Puratana, and Ani. Adored sister, aunty, cousin and Nanny to all her family. Bubs is laying at Tauranga Ika Marae, State Highway Three, Nukumaru. Her funeral service will be held at the marae on Friday 23 November 2018 at 11.00am, followed by interment in the Te Kainga Mutunga Urupa.

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CHO, Tom

Peacefully at Riverleigh Residential Care on 10 November 2018, aged 91 years. Beloved husband of Kathy, father of Robert, brother of Isobel and Violet. A service to celebrate his life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, on Saturday 24 November 2018 at 11.00am, and thereafter private cremation.

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PRESTNEY, Olive May (nee Goile)

Passed away peacefully at Chalmers Rest Home on 20th November 2018, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Norm Prestney. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn and Brian (Blue), Pauline and Chris (Tom). Dearly loved Nana to her 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Our special thanks to all the staff at Chalmers who cared so dearly for Olive over the last 7 years. All messages may be sent to ‘The Smith/Thame Family’, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. A service for Olive will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Saturday 24 November, at 10.30am.

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SILBERY, Austin Russell

Reg. No. 643038, L/Sgt, Army, J Force 2 NZEF. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 20 November 2018, in his 93rd year, at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village. Dearly beloved husband and soulmate of the late Pamela; much adored and loved father of Tony, Jenny and Angela and father-in-law of the late Barbara, Tui and Bill; loved poppa of Rebecca, Kris, Chantelle, Sam and Marnie and great-grandfather of Anna, Austin (Burke-Pohiva), and Austin (Tilyard-Silbery). Austin’s family would like to thank Glennis from Access and the staff at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village for the loving care, support and respect shown to Austin. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of
the Rosary Catholic Church, 61 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt, on Monday 26 November 2018 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages may be posted to “the Silbery Family” c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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SWINBANK, Alan Keith (Keith)

18.12.1948 — 19.11.2018
As a result of an accident with Christine. Loved husband of Chrissy (Christine Easton) and the late Betty Swinbank (nee Robson). Loved father of Angeline, Eric (dec), Quentin, Adrian and Cath, Sheree and Simon. G-dad to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
EASTON,
Anna Christine (Christine)

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MINNOCH, Linda Janice

Passed away peacefully at Grey Base Hospital, Greymouth, on November 21, 2018, aged 68. Dearly loved wife of David, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Penny Minnoch and Peter Olsen (Christchurch), Chris and Kelly (London), and the late Robert, loved nana of Matthew, Alexander, Sophia, and James, cherished daughter of Audrey and the late George, loved sister of the late Nigel, and Trevor, loved sister in-law of Anne and the late Michael, Robin and Glenys, Barbara and the late Jeff, Peter, Allan, and Stephen and Christine, and a loved aunty, cousin and friend. Messages to 1 Robert Road, Paroa, Greymouth 7805. Flowers respectfully declined, donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and can be made at the Service or posted to PO Box 20567, Christchurch 8543. A Service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held in the William Sampson Memorial Chapel, 134 Tainui Street, Greymouth, on Monday at 1.00pm, followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.

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KNUCKEY, Maurice James

Passed away at Hamilton on Wednesday 21 November 2018. Partner of Elizabeth Dawe. Father of Mikee, Sara, Simon (deceased), Timothy, Benedict (deceased), and Jess. Memorial details to follow. All communications to the Knuckey family to PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247.

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POWELL, David James

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 20th November 2018, aged 84 years, at Middlemore Hospital after a courageously fought battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Jill, and their children Nicola, Gregory, Debra and Niven. Loved father-in-law of Brian, Elvive, and Rob. Loved Pop to his
8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Thanks to the team on Ward 5 Middlemore Hospital. David’s funeral will be held at the Howick Baptist Church, 17 Wellington Street, Howick, at 11.00am, Saturday 24th November 2018.
Howick Funeral Home
35 Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland
Ph 09 534 7300

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