Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

MERRILEES, Agnes Nancy (known as Nancy)

Peacefully at Hutt Hospital on
23 April 2018. Loved wife of the late Bob and mother of the late Paul and the late Sue. A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held at the Upper Hutt Uniting Parish's Wesley Centre, corner of Benzie Avenue and Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt on Friday
27 April 2018 at 2.30pm. Messages may be posted to “the Merrilees Family” c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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GRICE, Shirley Lela Ann Maria

Passed away peacefully at Cashmere View Hospital, on April 24, 2018. Loved wife of the late Jim, mother of Jeffrey, Teresa, David, Diane and Rachel, and grandmother of Teresa, Nick, Tom, James, Blake, Samantha, Anne-Marie and Daniel. The Funeral Service for Shirley will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, April 28, at 10.00am.

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McEWEN, Nolan Thomas George

Peacefully at home on 24 April 2018 with his family beside him. Aged 86 years. A faithful servant now at rest with his Lord. Dearly beloved husband of Margaret for 59 years. Dearly loved father of Andrew, David and Joanne, Susan and Dean Paterson. Cherished Poppa of Matheson, McKenzi and Chandler; Corban and Tyler. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Andrew’s Church Restoration Fund. Messages can be sent to the McEwen Family, c/- PO Box 524, New Plymouth 4340. A service for Nolan will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Liardet St, New Plymouth, on Friday, 27 April 2018 at 11.00am, followed by a private committal service.

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BLAKE, Marjorie Evelyn

(late of Tangowahine and Onewhero). Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, 24 April 2018, at Selwyn Wilson Carlile Village. In her 97th year. Much loved wife of the late Ian, mother and mother-in-law of Frances Macfarlane (Hamilton), Ian (Sydney), Leonie and Lindsay Tisch (Matamata) and Glenis and Keith Liddall (Te Kowhai). Granny to 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held at the Hamilton Gardens (Chartwell Lounge), Hungerford Crescent (off Cobham Drive), on Monday 30 April at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Communications to the Blake Family, C/- PO Box 276, Hamilton 3240.

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YOUNG, Gloria Daphne

1926 - 2018
Peacefully at Jean Sandel Retirement Village on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Dearly loved wife of the late Trevor. Loved mum of Tony and Maureen (Bulls), Bruce and Jill (NP), and Sharon and Peter Scott (Waikanae Beach). Loved nana of Gareth, Caryn and Dayle; Nichola, Lyndon and Emmett; and Jacob and the late Charlie. Great-nana to Connor, Kaitlyn, David and Sam. Old nana to Toby and Hugo; Nina and Baxter. Messages c/- Vospers Funeral Services, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. A service to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held at Vospers Chapel, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Saturday 28 April at 11.00am. Private cremation.

Death

EUSTACE, Arthur Richard Paton

Patron of Athletics New Zealand. Patron of Otaki Athletics Club. Passed away peacefully at home in Waikanae on Tuesday 24 April 2018. Aged 92 years. Beloved husband, life companion and best friend of Anne. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jackie & Patrick, Glen & Rosanne, Lynley, Heather & Todd and Kelly & Joe. Loved grandfather of his 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Good friend of Gay. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Maggie & Bill (dec), Diana & Charles, Sue, Mary & Wayne and all their families. Grateful thanks to the team of Health professionals, friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Arthur's life will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 2.00pm. Messages can be placed on www.heavenaddress.co.nz... or sent to "The Eustace Family" PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 298 5168

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BURGESS, Joan Shirley

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, suddenly at her home in Christchurch, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Charles. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kevin and Cherie, Stuart and Carol, Jillian, and Carolyn and Lance Canute. A much loved grandmother of Tom, Sam, and Alice; Bernice; and Jennilee, and Jack. Messages may be addressed to the Burgess family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to Nurse Maude would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... or at the service. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, entry via Gardiners and Wilkinsons Road’s, Harewood, Christchurch, on Saturday, April 28, at 1.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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CAIRNS, Betty Winifred

On April 25, 2018, aged 87 years, peacefully after a short illness, at Admatha Rest Home. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert, adored mother and mother-in-law of Donald and Forra, and Heather and Michael, loved granny of Christopher, and Jasmine; Robert, and Amanda and Andrew, gran gran to Makayla, Tahlia, and Jaziah, and a loved sister and aunt.
“A dearly loved mother
at peace”
Many thanks to the staff of Admatha Rest Home for their care of Betty. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Betty Cairns, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held at our AvonPark Chapel, corner Kerrs and Pages Roads, Linwood, Tomorrow (Friday) at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

Death

McDOWELL, Sandra Mary

On April 24, 2018, unexpectedly at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved mum of Andrea and Jo, and dearly loved nana of CariDee and Eli, and Belle and Miele. Special thanks to the teams at Christchurch Hospital and Nurse Maude for their care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of Sandra McDowell, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to Nurse Maude would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... A Celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, entry from Wilkinsons Road (off Gardiners Rd), Harewood, on Saturday, April 28, at 10.30am.

Death

STANLEY, Graeme David

Loved elder brother and brother-in-law of Brent and Jocelyn, and Robb (Melbourne). Uncle Graeme to Carl, Sam, Rebecca, and Toby, and their families. Graeme will be sadly missed. A man of values and principles.

Death

CONN, Peter John (Pete)

Passed away on 20 April, 2018 surrounded by his family. Much loved husband of Sheryll. Proud and dearly loved Dad and Grandad of Tanya, Shaun, Ryan and Mackenzie Vickers; David, Jamie, and Isabelle. Much loved son of the late Alf and the late Val. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Pat and the late Trudy; Tony and Helen, and their families. A celebration of Pete’s life will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 1.30pm followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Rhoda Read Continuing Care Hospital, 222 Studholme Street, Morrinsville or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Conn family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

Death

JENKINS, Marie Jeanne (Jeanne)

On April 20, 2018, at home. Dearly loved wife of Graeme. Loved mum of Iain, Wendy Durrant and mother-in-law of Shane. Loved grandma of Nicola, Keegan, Dominic and Michelle. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Our Lady of Kapiti Building Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the church of Our Lady of Fatima, 27 Parata St, Waikanae, on Thursday, April 26 at 11.00am, followed by interment at Waikanae Cemetery.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844

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ELLISTON, Doug

Of Ngaio. Passed away peacefully at home on 19 April 2018, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved and precious husband of Elaine. Treasured dad to Andrew and Yvette, Alaine and Andy. Devoted and loved grandfather to Blake, Jamie, Casey, Brooke, Hannah, Sam, and Roxy the dog. Thank you to the dedicated staff of Mary Potter Hospice, district nurses, doctors and nurses of Wellington Public Hospital for their care and support. In accordance with Doug’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

Death

STANLEY, Graeme David“The Walktologist”

Graeme died suddenly on April 19, 2018, aged 79 years. He was the dearly loved husband of Claire, and a loving and loved husband of the late Adrienne. Much loved father of Mark (deceased) and Lisa. Loving grandfather of Jesse, Portia, and George, and great-grandfather of wee Elijah. Loved and respected stepfather of David, Kathryn and Linda Andrews. Messages c/- Stanley family, PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. In accordance with Graeme’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Graeme’s life will be held at Pomeroy’s Pub, 242 Kilmore Street, on May 15, at 1.00pm. Friends are invited to partake of a pint and to share their memories of Graeme’s life.

Death

FRANKLIN, John Strachan

Passed away April 20, 2018. Loved and respected brother-in-law of Jenny and Neill Dorrian. Loved uncle of Melanie, Andrew, Anita, Taylor and Bella.
Rest in Peace John.

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