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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EDWARDS, Lyndon Elaine(Lyndee) (nee McKenzie)

8.3.1951 — 22.7.2018
At Atawhai Rest Home, Napier. Wife of Jim, sister of Helen and Ann, loved Mum of Peter, Bruce and David Carroll. A loved mother-in-law, Nana Duck, great-nana and aunty to many. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society can be left at the service. A service for Lyndee will be held in the Beth Shan Chapel, cnr Maraekakaho and Orchard Roads, Hastings, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 2.00pm.

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BAIN, Peter James Stratford MSc, FRSC

On 21 July 2018, peacefully at Te Omanga Hospice surrounded by his family, aged 85 years. Loved husband of Ann for 50 years. Loved father of Jan & Richard, and the late Helen and adored Granddad of Morgan & Callum, and James. Loved uncle of Tim & Pam, Simon & Lorrie and their families. Loved brother-in-law of Charles & Pat. A service for Peter will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, on Friday, 27 July 2018, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Te Omanga Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the chapel.

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NEWTON, Arthur John

Peacefully at South Canterbury Hospice, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, much loved father of Anthony and Fern, Keith and Charmaine (Australia), loved grandfather of William, and Rose. Loved brother of the late Dick and Eunice, and loved uncle of Sylvia Glover, Colin Newton and their families, loved sister-in-law of the late Ray and Elaine Williams. At Arthur's request a private cremation has been held. Messages c/- 24 Aviemore Street, Timaru 7910.

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DUFF, Catherine Effie (Kate)

Late of Lyttelton. Peacefully at Ballarat Care Home, Rangiora, on Friday, July 6, 2018. Aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Don. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Lynley, Barbara and John. A loved “Mumma” of Hamish and Lesley, Duncan and Casey, Carolyn and Sebastian, Craig and Krystle. A loved great-nana of Beauden, Reuben, Archer, Lachlan, and Kalea. In accordance with Kate’s wishes a private family cremation has taken place. Special thanks to all the staff at Ballarat for the wonderful care they have given to Kate over the past 4 years. Messages to the Duff family, C/- P O Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

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CLARK, Roger Carl Nelson

16.11.1941 — 3.7.2018.
Very loved husband of Jenny, special friend to Elizabeth and Mike. Loved brother of Donald and Beth, Marie and Ian and the late George, Stuart and Evelyn, Malcolm and Margaret. Loved father to 4, and fun-loving granddad to his 12 grandchildren. Roger, you will be sorely missed. We will meet again. Aroha.

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HUNTER, Mavis Catherine (Pat)

Pat passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018, in the Palliative Care Unit, Robina Hospital, Queensland, after a brave and determined battle with cancer, supported by family. Pat was a long time resident of the Gold Coast and considered it her home. She loved her life there having operated a small successful business and enjoyed her lifestyle, the wonderful climate and close friends. Pat's family appreciate the support given to her during her illness by friends and family on the Gold Coast, in Christchurch and Dunedin and the contact made after her death. In accordance with Pat's very specific wishes, her family will not be holding a memorial service. Her ashes have been returned to NZ by her daughter. Pat is survived by daughter Debbie and Rod, her son Stephen, and grandchildren Christopher (Switzerland), Alice and Sarah.
Pat, your struggle is over - may you rest in peace.
With much love.
Messages may be sent to 94 Te Rito Street, Christchurch 8083.

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HOULIHAN, William Anthony (Bill)

(Born in Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland and lived in Invercargill for nearly 70 years). After a very short illness, Bill passed away peacefully at his family home on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in his 90th year. Bill was a dearly loved husband and soulmate of his late wife Kath, and a loved father and father-in-law of Patrick and Linda (Gore), Mary Houlihan and Royce Mackinder (Taranaki), John and Delwyn (Dunedin), Michael (Wellington), Kevin (Australia), Chris Crane (Dunedin), and Kath and Grant Isaacs (Invercargill). He was a fond Grandad of Christopher and Liam; Simon and Jeremy; Natalie, Rebecca and Joanna; and Ryan and William. A private service for Bill was held at the Southland Crematorium, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Messages to 525 Herbert St, Invercargill.
Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z.
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FRIEL, John Edward

Reg. No. 631348 Sgt, NZ Army. On July 13, 2018, at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village. Dearly loved husband and best friend of the late Teresa, loved father and father-in-law of Annette, Terry and Carolyn, Joanne and Warren, and the late Peter, loved grandfather of Alana, Stacey, Melissa, Jed and Linda, and great-grandfather of Cody, Brooklyn, Austin, Liam and Jenson.
May he rest in peace
The family wish to thank the staff of the hospital ward at Anthony Wilding for their love and care of John. Messages may be addressed to the Friel Family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to St Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciate and can be made online at bit.ly.... At the request of John, a private Requiem Mass has been held.

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PATRICK, Rosemary Anne

On July 17, 2018, at Elmswood Hospital; aged 69 years. Dearly loved wife of Richard, and beloved mother of Scott, and Kent. Special thanks to Elmswood Hospital and Hoon Hay Dementia for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hornby St Vincent de Paul would be appreciated and may be made at the Mass. Messages to the Patrick family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. The Requiem Mass for Rosemary will be held in St Bernadettes Catholic Church, 76 Hei Hei Road, Hei Hei, on Monday, July 23, at 10.00am. Interment thereafter at Yaldhurst Cemetery.

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van GIELS, Patricia Maitland

On July 13, 2018, peacefully at Parklands Hospital, Christchurch. Aged 91. Much loved wife of the late Joe. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Fiona Gerard (W.A), Angela and Marty Wilson, and Robin and Mark Bowman; loved Nana of Steven, Gabrielle, Peter, David and the late Richard; Matthew, Ben, Michael and Rachel; Andrew and Christopher; and great-grandma of Liam. Loved sister of Challa (Qld) and the late Torrance and John.
At rest with the Lord
A Memorial Service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at Wilson Street Baptist Church, Timaru, at 2.00pm, on Wednesday, July 25. Messages to 14 Rimu St, Timaru 7910.

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HYDE-SMITH, Robert Anthony (Bob)

204501 NZ Army Bombardier/ Scots Guard Lance Sergeant. Died peacefully on Monday 16th July 2018, aged 85 years. Born 8.8.1932 in London, England. He is survived by his three sons Tim, Paul and Jon, along with Vicky and Maria. Bob had 4 grandchildren Josh, Sam, Ben and Lily. Much thanks to all the staff of Levin Home for War Veterans, who looked after Bob for the past 9 years. A private family service will be held and his ashes will be placed at Makara Cemetery.

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SMITH, Natalie Phyllis

MBE
On July 17, 2018, peacefully at home; aged 102 years. Beloved wife of Bill, and loving mother of Gubb (Victoria Daniel). Loved by her son-in-law Michael, Greg, Angela, Bridget and families. In lieu of flowers donations to Te Omanga Hospice, (for their gardens) would be appreciated and can be posted to PO Box 30-814, Lower Hutt 5040. Special thanks to her long time Carers and latterly the Te Omanga Hospice staff. A private cremation has been held. Messages may be posted to “the Smith family”, C/- PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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WACKILDENE, Doreen Olive (nee Tyley)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 17th July 2018, surrounded by her family, aged 88. Cherished wife of David (deceased). Loved mum of Kay and Dudley Brown, Peter and Wendy, Toni and Kerry Melody, Grant and Diane. Loved Wack to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messages to the Wackildene family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service to celebrate Doreen’s life will be held at the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 23rd July 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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MAWER, Mervyn Robert

Peacefully on July 17, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Father of John, Jim, Lynn, Judy, Glenn, and Kaylee, and their families in New Zealand and Australia. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather.
Sadly Missed At Mervyn's request there has been a private farewell. Messages to 96 Gropers Bush, Thornbury Road, RD 3, Riverton 9883.

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MULLIGAN, Joseph (Joe)

Born April 19, 1954. Passed away June 16, 2018. Loving husband and best friend of Heidi. Proud father and father-in-law of Paddy and Sarah, Tom and Krystal, Katrina and Hayden, and Nick. Dearly loved Poppa Joe of Lucy, Emma, Cadence, Monique, Isla, Liam, Hunter, Olivia, and Joe. Loved brother of Carol, Fiona, and Brigid. A brother-in-law, uncle, good friend, work colleague and mentor to many. A private cremation was held for Joe on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 where we bade farewell to one of life’s true gentlemen. We miss the sound of his voice, the wisdom in his advice, the stories he could tell, and just being with him. We were moved by the cards, letters, phone and email messages, prayers and visits. The support you gave us, the meals, flowers and other gifts of your time and touching words helped sustain us. Please know that your generosity and thoughtfulness have deeply touched us. Thank you.

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