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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STEWART, Sally Louise

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family. Loved sister of Timothy and Peter, and loved by her multiple nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends. Thanks to the Christchurch medical staff that made her last 18 months easier. Messages to the Stewart Family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kãkãpõ Recovery may be made online at bit.ly... or at the service. A farewell and celebration of Sally’s life will be held in the Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road, on Friday, February 21, at 4.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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CARNACHAN, Robin (Robbie)

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Rhapsody Rest Home, New Plymouth, on Monday, 17th February 2020. Aged 83 years. Reunited with his loved wife Chrissy. Much loved dad of Tracey and Ian Schoemaker; Leanne and Des Murray. Loved poppa of Annalysse and Aaron, Alannah and Hoppy; Katelyn and Joel, Shannon and Tyler; great-poppa of Ashton, Cameron; Ella, Luca, Lily and Nubs. All messages to the Carnachan family can be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352. Family and friends are invited to attend a service for Robbie at The Taranaki Crematorium Chapel, Junction Road, New Plymouth, on Friday, 21st February at 1.00pm.

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DACEY, Richard

Died peacefully on February 16, 2020, aged 82, at Elmwood Hospital, Napier, with his family at his bedside. Much loved husband of Carol, and beloved father and father-in-law of Gillian and Martin, and Andrew and Susana. The funeral service will be held in the Beth Shan Chapel, 157 Georges Drive, Napier, on Monday, February 24 at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s NZ can be left at the service. Messages to the Dacey Family, C/o PO Box 439, Napier 4140.

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JEFFERY, Ronald Ernest (Ron)

Peacefully at Waikanae Lodge on Monday 17 February 2020. Aged 84 years. Partner of the late Margaret Greene, father and father-in-law of Bruce & Andrea, Peter, and Beverley, and step-father of Michelle & Kevin Salmon. Grandad to his loved grandchildren. Special thanks to the team at Waikanae Lodge. A service to farewell Ron will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Friday 21 February 2020 at 1.00pm, to be followed by private cremation.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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WITHELL, Margaret Ada

Passed away peacefully in Oamaru on Saturday, February 15, 2020, aged 78. Much loved wife of the late Graeme, loved mother and mother-in-law of Judith and Wayne, Karen and Steve, and a much loved Nana of James. Judith and Karen would like to thank Jacqui and the wonderful team of ladies, Lyn, Anna and Michelle from RDNS, for their loving care of our mother. A service for Margaret will be held at Whitestone Chapel, 54 Weston Road, Oamaru, on Friday, February 21, at 11.00am.

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PLIMMER, Colleen Catherine(nee Mora)

Of Levin. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at the Levin Home for War Veterans, in her 92nd year. A service to celebrate Colleen’s life will be held tomorrow, Thursday 20th February, at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street East, Levin, at 1.30pm, followed by interment at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin. All are welcomed by Diana, Shona and Alene.

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GLASS, Libby

“And as you sow,
so shall you reap.”
Grandmother of Christian and Tomm, mother of Nicole and mother-in-law of Ian.

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WENHAM, Dorothy Marie(nee Wood)

Passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020, at Elms Court Lifecare, Christchurch, aged 91. Dearly loved wife of Ron, loving mother and mother-in-law of Trevor, Marie and Jim, Russell and Brenda, loved grandmother of Luke and Hamish, and loved sister of Betty, May, Joyce, Rita, Jean, Bob, Jim, and Allan. A private cremation has been held.

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HUNTER, Arthur James Alexander (Artie)

Of Titahi Bay. Passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital on Sunday, 16 February 2020, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband to Materoa. Much loved father and father-in-law to Leah and Richard, Jacque and Paul, Awhina and Herbie, Artie and Laura, Kiri and Hayden. A much loved grandad to his 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to friends and family for their support. A celebration of Artie’s life will be held at the Titahi Bay Indoor Bowls Clubrooms (Old Rugby Clubrooms), 1 Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay, on Thursday, 20 February commencing at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation.

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WEST, Doreen Helen Lucy

Passed away peacefully after a long battle on Thursday 13 February 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late Laurie. Loved mother of Tania (deceased) and Nicola and respected mother-in-law of Kerry and Jason. Loved Narnee of Joshua, Corey, Ben and Alex and loved great-grandmother of Lily. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Radius Peppertree for their care of Doreen. According to Doreen’s wishes a private interment at Mangatainoka Cemetery has taken place. Messages can be sent to Doreen’s family at 63 Winchester Street, Ashhurst.

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OSWALD, Eileen Patricia (nee O’Brien)

Eileen died peacefully in the care of the loving staff at Ranui Rest Home and Hospital on February 14, 2020. She was 2 weeks short of her 96th birthday. Eileen was the dearly loved daughter of the late John Patrick (Jack) and Eliza Mary O’Brien. Dearly loved sister of the late Joan, and dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Gerald and Elsie O’Brien (Palmerston). Loved and cherished Aunt of Dennis O’Brien (deceased), Barry O’Brien (Surfers Paradise), Gail O’Gorman (Adelaide), Diana and Robert Russell (Mosgiel), and Michael and Trudi O’Brien (McKay). Helen Todd and Melissa Bremner (Dunedin). Loved Great-Aunt of her nieces and nephews children both in NZ and Australia. Loved family friend of Ray and Jennie Swan and family (Ashburton). A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alexandra, at 11.00am on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers donations can be left at the service for Ranui Rest Home and Hospital or the RSPCA.

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COUTTS, John Piercy

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 5th February 2020, at Peppertree; in his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of Lois, father of Jay, Richard, Helen, David, and Ian. Much loved Poppa and Grandpa to his 10 grandchildren; the late Glen, Lynley, Julie, Amy, Alice, Kate, Sarah, Robbie, Amanda, and Isabel. Special thanks to Les Johansen, Ashok Dahya, the staff of Willard and Peppertree Homes, and Robert J Cotton and Sons. At John’s request, a private service was held.

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INDER, Robert George (Bob)

Passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020, aged 66 years. Dearly loved father of Catherine, Marie, and Bridget, grandfather of David, Bridget, and Annabelle, husband of Louella. Dearly loved brother of Patsy, and son of George and Dorothy. A service for Bob will be held in St George’s Anglican Church, Naseby, on Friday, February 21, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at The Naseby Public Cemetery. Messages to The Inder Family, c/- PO Box 183, Mosgiel 9053. Flowers respectfully declined.

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SINCLAIR, Brian Mowlem

Aged 92 years. Passed away after a long illness on 15 February 2020 in Guaruj, Brazil. A long-time serving member of Maranui Surf Club, an outstanding civil engineer, an ex-NZ Consul-General in Brazil, and a generous philanthropist. Brian was a hard man; but a great guy. Remembered by his close friend Norman Bennett.

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MIESSEN, Bertie

Most beloved Tante and Great-Tante B. Always in our hearts; you will be missed.
— The Rademakers

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