Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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PARRIS, Alan Rodney

(M.N.Z.M)
Passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018, aged 67 years. Best friend and much loved husband of Liz, loved Dad of Tui and Darren, Glen and Sally, and treasured ‘Pop’ of his 7 grandchildren. A special thank you to all the staff at Nurse Maude Hospice for their care of Alan. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Alan Parris, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.

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KING, Michael Thomas (Tui)

Passed away with family by his side at Christchurch Hospital on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Much loved husband of Maria, loved dad to Aaron, Tania, Mark, Daryl, Azaria, and Braedyn, loved Grumpy Grandad to Syd, Savannah, Shaney, Shelby, Damien, Britten, and Jakeb and a loved great grandad, loved brother and brother in law to Peter and Ann-Marie, Rex and Suzanne, Richard and Tania, Bill, Theresa, Angie, and Dan, a loved uncle, and a loved son-in-law of Paul and Barb.
“A character and friend known and missed
by many”
“Fly High Tui”
In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages for the family may be sent C/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Tui’s life will be held in the AvonPark Chapel, cnr Kerrs and Pages Road, Linwood, on Tuesday, May 1, at 2.00pm.

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KARST, Timothy Philip (Tim)

Dearly loved and adored brother -in-law of Brent and Lesley, Marilyn and Linds, Joanne and Chris, Andy, Sue and Dave. Hugely loved and admired uncle and great-uncle to all his many nieces and nephews.
Forever in our hearts

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MYERS, Joyce Mary

On April 21, 2018, peacefully at Diana Isaac Retirement Village, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Harry, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Kathleen, Christine and Robert Arnold, beloved grandma of Sarah and Scott, David, Erica; Daniel and Clare, Frances and Shane, great-grandma of Grace, Alex, Jessica, and Sophia. Special thanks to the wonderful staff in the Special Care Unit at Diana Isaac Retirement Village for all their love and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Joyce Myers, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, April 30, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.

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NESBITT, Robert Swinburne

J.P
Formerly of Hikurangi (Ex Post Office). On April 23, 2018, peacefully at Lower Hutt Hospital surrounded by his loving family, aged 95 years. Beloved husband of Ronda (dec). Treasured father and father-in-law of Graeme (dec), Robbie (dec), Greg & Sandie, Bruce & Tracey, Ronwyn & Jonathan Coffey, Raewyn & Keith Hughes, Adored Grandfather and Great-grandfather of many. A service to celebrate Roberts life will be held in the Heretaunga Christian Centre, 51 Lane Street, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to “The Nesbitt Family”, c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

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BLOMFIELD, Robert Charles (Bob)

Passed away at home after a long illness on Monday, 23 April 2018. Dearly loved husband of Moya. Loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Joy; David and Linda; and the late Cheryl; Joanne and the late Lex; Karauria, Michelle England and Mike Currie; Paul and Marianne Henderson. Loved Pop of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass for Bob will be held in the Calvary Chapel, 215 Centre Street, Invercargill, on Thursday, 26 April, at 11.00am.
R.I.P. Messages to 164 Centre Street, Invercargill.
Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd
F.D.A.N.Z.
www.frasersfunerals.co.nz...

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ARMSTRONG, John Gibson

On the 24th of April, 2018, passed away peacefully at his home, aged 63 years. Dearly beloved son of the late Sam and Tui, loved older brother of Murray, and brother-in-law of Raewyn, and uncle of Graeme and Lara, Paul, Craig and Marnie, and great-uncle of Zackary, Rebecca and the late Jessica. Loving memories will keep you near. A service for John will be held in the main Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Friday, the 28th of April, 2018 at 10.00am. Johns internment will take place at the Te Aroha Cemetery, Stanley Road, Te Aroha at 3.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to IDEA Services, PO Box 151-297, New Lynn Auckland 0640
Wm Morrison
Funeral Directors Ltd
09 8360029

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WADMAN, David Norman

Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dearly loved, cherished, best friend and soul mate of Wendy. Much loved father and father-in-law of Janine, Blair and Vaani. Dearly loved Grandad of Hayden, Daniel, Amelia; Shobana and Leela.
‘‘Forever loved, never forgotten.”
A Celebration of David’s life will be held at Geraldine Funeral Services Chapel, 186 Talbot Street, Geraldine on Saturday, April 28, 2018, commencing at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service.
Geraldine Funeral Services
F.D.A.N.Z.

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GUDOPP, Elle-Rose Cideray

On April 22, 2018. Will be sadly missed by Robert (Poppa). Auntie Kathy and Kaye.
"Already missing you"

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TAKA, Lisa Marie

Passed away April 22, 2018. A private cremation has been held. Memorial service Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1.00pm at Life Church, 590 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Thanks to District Nurses, Arohanui Hospice and Lavender Blue. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice please.

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McKERCHER, Robyn Fay

Peacefully at Southland Hospital on Wednesday 18 April 2018, with her family by her side. Loved mother of Robert, Kaitlin and Jordon. A very loved nana, sister and friend. As to Robyn's wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 347 Ythan Street, Invercargill.
Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home
F.D.A.N.Z.
www.mwfunerals.co.nz...

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BARTLETT, Alan Thomas

(Reg. No. 50428, S/Sgt 2nd NZEF). On April 23, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 98 years. Beloved husband of the late Elsie, much loved father and father-in-law of the late Alan, Neil and Gill, John and Ann, Ross and Glynda, Lex and Anne, Dael and Jacquie. Much loved grandfather and great-grandfather of his 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Alan Bartlett, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Alan will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, April 27, at 10.00am.

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POWER, Brother Gabriel (Kevin Joseph)

Deeply loved and respected member of the Marist Brothers, passed away at Mary MacKillop Home, on April 24, 2018, aged 93. Beloved youngest brother of his late siblings; Eileen Gebbie, Monsignor Thomas Power, Kathleen (Sister Matthew DOLC), and Leo Power.
Rest In Peace, Gabriel.
Prayer Vigil of remembrance at the Chapel of Mary MacKillop Centre, 56 Selwyn Ave, Mission Bay, at 3.00pm, on Friday, April 27. The Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the same Chapel the next morning at 11.00am. All messages to Marist Brothers, 48 Crossfield Rd, Glendowie, Auckland 1071. Our special thanks to the Sisters of St Joseph, Chaplain, Fr Ray Schmack, Dr van Roekel, Prue and her devoted staff of Mary MacKillop Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; The Marist Brothers, PO Box 24400, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345.

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HARRIS, Kenneth

In loving memory of Kenneth Harris who passed away April 20, 2018, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Dawn for the last 64 years. Loved father of Dean, Kerry, Vicky, and Earl. Loved grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Adriel Rest Home for the wonderful support and care they have shown Ken over the past 9 years. Following Ken's wishes a private cremation has been held. A memorial service for Ken will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 1.30pm at the Burwood Christian Centre, 55 Bassett St, Christchurch.

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ELIASON, Brian James

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Taranaki, on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, aged 79. Dearly loved husband of Trish for 54 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Steven and Sommer, Darryll and Jo. Adored Grandad of Jacob, Brooke, Ben, Jettah and Rivva. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated. As per his wishes, a funeral has been held, but, the family will be at the New Plymouth Club at 4.00pm on Tuesday, April 24th, to raise a glass to Brian/Dad. We would love to see you there.

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