Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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TARU, John Teavae

Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family members. Much loved husband of Tekau Ariki, father and father-in-law of John and Mimi, Martha and Glen, Arasena and Nick, Jane and Billy, and grandfather of Ariki and Iulai, Moera and Wilson, Casey, Penny and Hollie. Great-grandfather of Cyan, Astyn and Nixon. John will be resting at PIPC Church, Nokise Hall from Sunday 5.30pm. A family service will be held on Monday 22 April, PIPC Church, cnr of Constable and Daniell Street, Newtown, at 6.00pm, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday 23 April at the same venue at 10.00am.

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PRICE, Neville Laurence (Nifti)

Aged 73. Passed away peacefully on April 17, 2019, at home after a long battle with cancer. A very much loved husband and soulmate of Alison. Cherished Dad and father-in-law of Brett, Karmenne and Stephen, Stephan and Mini, Craig and Beth, KC and Aaron, Jo and Adrian. Loved Pop of all his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Noel (deceased) and Tricia, Olive, Glenys, Milton and Bub, Ross and Glenys. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranford Hospice would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Nifti’s life in the Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, on Wednesday, April 24 at 1.00pm. Messages to the Price Family, PO Box 4071, Marewa, Napier 4143.

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ROBORGH, Louise Johanna Maria

Passed away peacefully at the Wood Retirement Village on April 18, 2019, in her 103rd year! Much loved wife of the late Rudi Roborgh. Loving mother of John (deceased), Leon (deceased), Herman, Bob, Joe, Laurie, Jerry, Peter, Louise and their partners. Loving Oma to her many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Our family would sincerely like to thank Lynda and all the staff at the Wood Retirement Village for their love, care and friendship towards Louise.
Now at peace in God’s love.
The friends of Louise are respectfully informed that her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Manuka Street, Nelson, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 11.00am, followed by Interment at the Marsden Valley Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed in the Church on Tuesday evening at 5.00pm.

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HOOGERBRUG, Leendert Jacob Johannes (Len)

Born June 25, 1929 Hilversum, Netherlands. Passed away on April 16, 2019 at Hastings Memorial Hospital. Aged 89 years. Husband to Diana. Father and father-in-law to Michael and Jane, Adrian, Peter and Penny, John and Sophie. Grandfather to Scott, Andrew, Jono, Olivia, Kate, Nick, Ella and Alice. Funeral service to be held on Friday April 26, at 3pm at The Old Church, 199 Meeanee Road, Napier, Hawke’s Bay.

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ROBERTSON, Edward

Passed away peacefully at Trevellyn Rest Home, Hamilton, on 16th April 2019. Loved by his family in Scotland and his friends in New Zealand. A service for Edward will be held at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, Cnr Seddon Road & Somerset Street, Hamilton, on Tuesday, 23 April 2019, at 10.30am, followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton. All communications to the Robertson family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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BANAS, Janek

12.12.1934 — 17.04.2019
Beloved husband of Danuta (dec), and father to Ala, John, Mark, Greg and Liz. Dziadzi to Jordan, Tyler, Shelby, Josh, Amy, Cara, Gabrielle, Jamieson and Reuben. Father-in-law to Greg, Piero and Suzanne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Foundation, C/- PO Box 17-160, Greenlane, Auckland 1546.
Best dad in the world,
with such a loving heart,
and kind friend. We are all
so very lucky to have had you
and the angels have you now.
Friends may visit Janek in Cornwall Manor, Cnr of Knights Rd & Cornwall Street, on Saturday (today) and Sunday between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm. A Mass and funeral for Janek will be held in Ss Peters and Paul’s Catholic Church, Lower Hutt, on Tuesday, 23 April, at 11.00am. Please join us afterward for a cup of tea. A final farewell will be held at Makara Cemetery at 2.00pm.

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ALDWORTH, Michael Rewi (Mike)

Passed at home on Thursday 18 April 2019, aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Karen. Loved father and father-in-law of Sara and Dustin Pittman (Arkansas, USA), Andy and Franca Aldworth (Melbourne, Australia). Cherished Grandad of Alex and Reid Pittman; James and Siena Aldworth. Will be missed by all of the extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice, PO Box 5349, Palmerston North 4441, would be very much appreciated and may be left in the Church foyer. A service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held in the St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Maunder Street, Marton, on Wednesday 24 April 2019, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation.
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GRIFFIN, Olive Joyce (Joy)

Passed peacefully at Radius Heatherlea, on Wednesday 17 April 2019, aged 86 years. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Iris and Ray (both dec), Allison and Ian (Bell Block), and Dennis and Linda (Hamilton), and beloved aunty to her nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Taranaki would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the Chapel foyer. All messages may be sent to “The Griffin Family”, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. The family would like to extend their thanks to the management and staff at Heatherlea for their love and care for Joy. A service for Joy will be held at The Remembrance Chapel and Crematorium of W Abraham, 10 Swans Road, Bell Block on Wednesday 24 April 2019, at 1

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WRIGHT, Sheila Mary

Of Titahi Bay. Loved wife of the late Derek (Taffy). Beloved mother, mother-in-law, nana, great-nana and friend. Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 17 April 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Mary Potter Hospice for their wonderful care. Donations in lieu of flowers to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held in the Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay, on Wednesday 24 April commencing at 11.00am.

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McGINLEY, Robert(Bobby)

On April 17, 2019, peacefully at Bishop Selwyn Rest Home, aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Helen, Loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Michelle (Roxburgh), and Julie and Jason May. Much loved “Bobby” of Madison and Charlie, and “silly Bobby” of Sofia and Cougar. Loved brother of Tommy, Michael, Cathy, Patsy (deceased), Charlie, Johnny (deceased), Jim, Sadie, Anne, and Maureen (all of Scotland), and loved brother-in-law of Alec Barbour (Christchurch). Messages to the McGinley Family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Special thanks to all the staff of Bishop Selwyn Hospital for their loving care of Bobby. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 170 Hoon Hay Road, Hoon Hay, on Tuesday, April 23, at 10.30am followed by burial at the Sydenham Cemetery, 1 Milton Street, Christchurch.

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BALL, Nora Patricia

On Tuesday 16 April 2019. Peacefully at Hutt Hospital, surrounded by her family, aged 89. Much loved wife of the late Derek, mother of Jane, Mary and Carol. Grandmother to Katie, Leo, Bobby and Bernie. Great-gran to Josh, Liam, Harry, Nardo and Kaharoa. In lieu of flowers donations to Dementia NZ or Heart Foundation would be appreciated and can be left at the service. A service to celebrate Nora’s life will be held in Waiwhetu Uniting Church, 4 Trafalgar St, Waterloo, on Saturday, 27 April, at 9.30am, followed by private burial. Messages to the “Ball Family” may be sent C/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt, 5040.

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DONDERS, Teumere Apakura (Apa)

Suddenly on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at home, with her loving family at her side, aged 65 years. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Eran and Ron, Karel and Cheryl, and Hanna and Scott. Loved and adored Armie and Grandmere of Xavier, and Ezra; Amelie, and Tate; and Sienna. Dearly loved daughter of Pa Terry and Colleen. Much loved sister of Christopher, Perry, Tiare, and Paul. Messages may be addressed to the Donders family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Funeral Service for Apa will be Celebrated at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 100 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, on Wednesday, April 24, at 11.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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HARTMANN, Bodo

10.05.1932 — 17.04.2019
Bodo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at home, with his family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Helen, loved father and father-in-law of Kathryn (Deceased), Chris, Michele, Steven, Erica, Ricky, Carl and Kate. Adored Grandad, Papa, Opa and Poppa of Christopher, Liam, Joshua, Jonah, Ari, Poppy and Willow. Much loved brother of Ilse (Germany). Sincere thanks to all medical personnel who have looked after Bodo over the past few years. Messages may be addressed to the Hartmann 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.... A Celebration of Bodo’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Tuesday, April 23, at 1.00pm.

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HAUGHEY, Peter Vincent

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2019, surrounded by his family at home in Christchurch, aged 85 years. Cherished husband of the late Pat (nee Blair), dearly loved Dad of Susan, Elizabeth, and the late Jennifer, and father-in-law of Stephen. Much loved Grandpop of Matthew and Timothy (Australia). Loved son of the late Gladys and Vincent Haughey. Loved brother of the late Bernadette and Anne, and loved by his nieces, nephews and their families. Loved brother-in-law of the late Ray Beleski, Mary and the late David Blair, Lyndsay and Bob Myles, Bill and the late Sue Blair, Julie Waghorn and Wayne Pickard. A special thanks to the New Brighton Medical Practice and the Nurse Maude Palliative Care team. Messages to the Haughey Family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Lonsdale Street, New Brighton, on Tuesday, April 23, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. A vigil will be held at the Church on Monday, April 22, at 5.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nurse Maude Palliative Care team would be appreciated and may be made at the Mass.

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EWANS, Graeme Vernon

On April 15, at Winara Rest Home, Waikanae. Peacefully after a short battle with cancer. Dearly cherished father and father-in-law of Kim, Murray, Tracey, John, and Lawrence. Loved grandad of Jared, Elise, Nick, Monique, John and Sophie. Dearly loved great-granddad of Piper.
Now at peace,
forever in our hearts.
Many thanks to the Mary Potter Hospice staff, Winara staff and Nan Patea for their constant support and guidance.

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