Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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GIBBS, Frederick William (Bill)

Passed away peacefully at Ashwood Park Retirement Village on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Aged 85 years. Loved husband of Hazel, loved father and father-in-law of John and Sally (Rakaia), Mark and Felicity Loncar, Susan and Gordon Ham (Katanning, Australia), and Janet and Tony Fenemor. A loved Grandad Bill of nine, and great-grandad of 14. Messages may be sent to 106A Budge Street, Blenheim 7201. A donation to the Marlborough Boys’ College Special Needs Unit would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to c/- 5 Stephenson Street, Blenheim 7201. A celebration of life for Bill will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2.00pm, on Tuesday, October 23, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

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ROSKVIST, Merle Elaine

Beloved daughter of Ron and Joyce Cracknell (deceased). Oldest of 4 children. Mother to Tania and Dellas, and grandmother of 9 grandchildren. Passed away at home on Saturday, October 13, 2018, surrounded by family. A small Memorial Service is to be held at 28 Lambeth Crescent, Northcote, This Day (Friday) October 19, 2018, at 3.30pm.

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GORDON, Anne Maud

On October 17, 2018, at Tully Hospital, Queensland, in her 88th year, dearly loved wife of the late Albert (Otekura), dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Lenette and Rex Bates (Timaru), David and Sharon (Pareora), Robin and Susan (Otekura), Lee-Ann and Shane Fawkes (Tully, Queensland). Loved Grandmother of Aaron and Erin, Morwenna and Brent, Matthew and Laura, Cory and Kristen (Perth), Kelsey, Brodie, Shinae, Kale and Sarla, Jessica, Shannon, Hayden, Joshua and Amy, Danial and Chantelle. Loved great-grandmother of her 18 great-grandchildren. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ella Mulrine (dec) (Oamaru), George (dec) and Lorraine Swindells (Oamaru), Mick Swindells (Snells Beach), and loved Aunty to their families. A private cremation will be held in Queensland. A memorial service will be held in Owaka at a later date. Messages to 32 Abbott St, Pareora 7912.

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CHAPMAN, Kerry John

Passed away peacefully at Bethsaida Rest Home, Blenheim, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, aged 73 years. Loved husband of Vivienne. Adored father of Jason, Tran, Dean and Tineke, and a loved Grandad and Great-Grandad. Messages to 228 Weld Street, Blenheim, 7201. A very special thanks to all the kind and caring staff at Wairau and Christchurch Hospitals, Marlborough Hospice and Bethsaida Rest Home.
“No more pain Kerry, R.I.P.”
At Kerry’s request a private funeral service has been held.

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ARBUCKLE, Dale

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Dale was truly a special person to me and I will never forget the moments we shared. Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father and friend - Jamie and Sally, Paige, DJ and Keira; and step-daughter Sindee, and children Keanu, Joey and Rakaia, and all family members.
— Peter Meredyth-Young.

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McGRATH, Trevor John (Trev)

Suddenly at home, aged 59 years. Adored husband, best friend and soulmate of Julie. Much loved dad to Adam and Brendon, and adored Grandad to Connor, Tyler and Jackson. Much loved son of the late Bruce and Jenny, and loving stepson to Jackie. Loved brother and best mate to Bruce, Andrew and Simon, and a much loved big brother of the late Sharon. A loyal friend to many. Messages c/- PO Box 7103, Nelson 7042 or www.heavenaddress.co.nz.... In lieu of flowers donations to Child Cancer Foundation, www.childcancer.org.nz... or may be left at the service. A memorial service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be held at The Headingly Centre, Headingly Lane, Richmond, on Monday, October 22, 2018, commencing at 2.00pm.

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IVES, Leslie WalterRichard(Dick)

Died peacefully on Thursday at Stokeswood, surrounded by family. Aged 94. Beloved husband of the late Margaret and loved father/father-in-law of Maureen and Alan, Shirley and Peter, Terry and Helen, Richard and Gail, Sarah and David. Admired grandad to Shane, Erin, Michael, Simon, Tom, Liam, Anna and Ben.
A real character
who lived his life fully.
RIP

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ARBUCKLE, Dale John

On October 17, 2018, passed away peacefully at Marlborough Hospice, surrounded by family, aged 58 years. Loved husband of the late Rose. Loved father and stepfather of Jamie and Sally, and Sindee, and treasured granddad of Jaxon, Paige, Dale, and Kiera; Keanu, Joey and Rakaia. Loved son of John and partner Yvonne, and Florence Arbuckle. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Terry and Sonja; Andrew and Felicity; Raewyn and Bruce; Steven and Vivienne; Nigel; and Shannon, and uncle to all his nieces and nephews and their families. A loved brother-in-law of Mary and Rex Hayes and their families. Messages to 199 Battys Road, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers a donation to Marlborough Hospice, PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at the Upper Wairau Cemetery.

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GROVES, Moya Mary (nee Molloy)

Formerly of Wellington Road, Wainuiomata. Passed peacefully after a short illness, in Enliven Woburn Rest Home, aged 87. Much loved wife of the late Malcolm James (Jack) Groves; adored mother & mother-in-law to Les & Gail, and Suzy; treasured ‘Nana G’ to all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson. Special thanks to staff at Enliven Woburn & Hutt Hospital Plastics for their outstanding care of Moya. Requiem Mass will be held for Moya in Ss Peter & Paul Church, Knights Rd, Lower Hutt, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Rosary will be recited in the above church on Friday (Tonight), October 19, 2018, at 7.00pm. Messages to the Groves family may be left on Moya’s page at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040.

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SU’A, Bernard

Peacefully passed away 16 October 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Darling husband of Talitiga (Tali). Loving and cherished father and father-in-law of Andrew (dec) & Bev, Emily & Willie, David & Sara, Ricky & Debbie, Bernard, Gene & Suzanne, Natalie & Darryl, Angila. Beloved papa of Bernard & Aaron (dec), Tali, Bon-Scott, Lola, Andie. Beloved son of Asoiva & Melesete Su’a, loved brother and brother-in-law of Tony & Mary, Anna & Peter, Maxine & Harry, Tina & Bruce, Josephine & Lindsay, Susana & Jim, Teresa & Allan, John & Catherine, Joseph & Jennifer. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Bernard’s Rosary will be held at 5.00pm on Monday 22 October at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 59 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt, to be followed by his Requiem Mass will be at MIDDAY on Tuesday 23 October at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
In the arms of an angel,
you were taken to God.
Rest in peace.
Fa’amolemole taofi le malo.

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RIDDELL, Polly Anna

On Tuesday 16th October 2018 in Dunedin. 40 wonderful years young. We’ll be celebrating the brilliant sparkly life of Polly Anna (sk8grrrl), who came to us as a gift from the angels, and who showed us how to live free and wild. None of us were untouched by her magic, innocence, and sense of wonder. The gorgeous daughter of Rose and Mike, sister to Matt and Maru, Kat and Chas. Granddaughter of Lorna, niece of Colleen, Kevin, Rae, Roderick and Alina, Alistair and Fiona, Hugh and Minouche, Kyle and Kim. Mother to dogs Baxter and Lola. Friend of the universe, loved by all – especially the unicorns, fairies, and her guardian angels. A celebration of Polly’s magnificent life will be held in Gillions Chapel, 407 Hillside Road Dunedin, on Saturday 20th October at 11.00am, followed by interment in Blackstone Cemetery, Hills Creek Road, Central Otago. Messages c/o of Gillions Funeral Services, 407 Hillside Road, Dunedin 9012.
Gillions Funeral Services NZIFH/FDANZ

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HORGAN, Sandra Margaret (Sandy)

Beloved wife of Anthony, and mother of Rebekah, Emily & Benjamin. Passed away on 18th October 2018. A service for Sandy will be held on Saturday 20th October 2018, at 1.00pm, at Simply Cremations Funeral Home, 388 Wairere Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Waikato would be greatly appreciated.

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BLICK, Graham Felix

O.Tel 4310 RNZN. Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, Invercargill, on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Aged 96 years. Dearly beloved husband of the late Norma Ivy. Beloved father and father-in-law of David and Helen Blick (Otematata), Jenny and Doug Beck,
and Andree and Russell Cunningham. Treasured grandfather of Robert, Anton, Joanna and Peter; Simon, David and Nigel; Kate and Alex and their partners. Proud great-grandad to his 16 great-grandchildren. A special thanks to all the staff at Rowena Jackson. A service for Graham will be held at First Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, 1.30pm, on Wednesday, October 24, followed by burial at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 7 Lamond Street West, Rosedale, Invercargill 9810.
Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z. www.frasersfunerals.co.nz...

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DODUNSKI, LenareVenus (Lyn) (nee Gill)

Passed suddenly, but peacefully, on Wednesday 17th October 2018, aged 92 years. Loved and cherished wife for 70 years of the late Colin. Much loved mother
and mother-in-law of Carol Christiansen, Ron and Dianne, the late Kevin, and Gavin. Dearly loved Nana to Kaye and Micha, Wayne and Becky; Clive and Mihi, Nigel and Lou, Paul and Nikki, and Craig, and special great-nana to
her 15 great-grandchildren. Special sister to Errol and Lin. In lieu of flowers, donations to NP Tramping Club would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the church foyer. All messages may be sent to "The Dodunski Family", c/- P O Box 4016, New Plymouth. A Requiem Mass for Lenare will be celebrated at Inglewood Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 23 Standish Street, Inglewood, on Tuesday 23rd October 2018, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Inglewood Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited on Monday 22nd October at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at 7.15pm.

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WARD, William James (Bill)

Suddenly at home on Thursday, October 18, 2018; aged 72 years. Much loved husband and best friend of Avis. Loved father, father-in-law and best friend of Tony and Nardia, Ben and Leanne. Loved Grandad of Henry, Jack, Tayla, and Ava; Harry, and Hannah. Funeral details to follow. Messages to 24 MacKenzie Street, Winton 9720.

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