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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BOWERS, Donald John (Don)

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, February 13, 2020, aged 92 years. A teacher and educator who inspired, ignited and instilled a love of learning. Dearly loved husband of Pat, and the late Sally. Loved Dad of Kate and David McIsaac; Sue and Peter Thompson. Step-dad to Graham and Nicole Wilson; Angela Murphy and Paul Young; Michael Wilson and Lizi Edmonds. Loved Grandfather of Emily, Megan and Olivia; Sarah and Jason, Amy and Matt, Shaun and Taryn; Millie and Charlotte; Joel and Krystal. Great-Granddad to Eli. Loved brother of Joy Scadden (dec) and Gordon (Blenheim). As per Don’s wishes a private service has already taken place.
NZIFH

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WEBB, Yvonne Carol

Passed away peacefully at home in bed Sunday 16th February 2020 after nearly 17 years fighting cancer, aged 69. Dearly loved wife of Allan, much adored Mum of Kelvin, Mathew and Amy, and beloved grandmother of Brock, Kaitlyn, Justin, Jaymee, Skye, Camryn, Jess, Ash and Brodie.
Yvonne will be sorely missed but welcomed with open arms by the Lord
A service to celebrate Yvonne’s life will be held at the Taupo Baptist Church, cnr Rifle Range Road and Taupo View Road, on Friday 21st February at 1.00pm. Messages to Allan, C/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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CARPENTER, Peter Morling Joseph

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Loved father and father-in-law of Keith & Shirley, Mark (dec), Gayleen & Patrick, and loved Gramps of Kirsty & Cale, Keil, and Kasia, and Grand Gramps to his great-grandchildren Arabella, Isabella, Damian, and Akita. All messages to the Carpenter family, C/o PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254. A service celebrating Peter’s life will be held in St Mark’s Anglican Church, Rosetta Road, Raumati Beach, on Wednesday, 19 February at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation at Kapiti Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance Service would be appreciated via www.wfa.org.nz...
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
NZIFH FDANZ
04 2985168

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HASTIE, Neil Bruce

Passed away 11th February 2020. Loved son of the late Buster and Grace. Loved brother of Lesley and brother-in-law of Brian Hurst. Father of Bridget Hastie, Melanie Thompson and Erana Funaki. Granddad of Hunter, Ruby and Eli. Loved partner of Dawn and Pa to Leeanne, Kristy, Benjamin and their children. As requested by Neil we have farewelled him in the manner he chose.

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MUTTON, Thomas Michael Roy (Tom)

29.09.1929 — 13.02.2020
Of Otaki. A valued member of the NZ Fire Service for 40 years. Will be sadly missed by his partner Jean and family, Joanne and Jeff, Angela and Perry, Jim and Linda, Paula and Lee, and all their children and by all his extended family in Westport. Tom passed peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Thursday morning. The celebration of Tom’s life will take place on Thursday 20th February at the Otaki RSA, Raukawa St, Otaki, at 2.00pm, after travelling from his home in Mill Rd to Rangitira St at 1.30pm. Please wear Red and Black.

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HUGHES, Gloria Janice

Peacefully slipped away on 16th February 2020. Dearly loved partner of Warwick Donaldson. Loved mother of 5 children and cherished Nan of 13 grandchildren. Gloria is at home (8 Tapu-Coroglen Road, Tapu) for those who wish to pay their last respects. The service for Gloria will be held at the above address tomorrow, Wednesday, 19th February, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Te Aroha Cemetery.
‘You’ll forever be in my heart’

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RUSSELL, Denis

Of Featherston, on February 14, 2020, peacefully at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 77. Dearly loved partner and soulmate of Adrienne Sisson. Much loved father of Trevor, David, Joanne and their partners. Loved Poppa of Shannon, Kieran, Brianna, Nikita and Caitlin. Loved brother of the late Barry. Messages to 1 Titoki Grove, Featherston 5710. A service for Denis will be held at the ANZAC Hall, 62-64 Bell Street, Featherston, on Friday 21 February at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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BROWN, Olivia Cait

Taken tragically on Thursday 30 January 2020, aged 22 years. Much loved daughter of Hamish and Catherine. Dearly loved sister of Victoria and Charlotte. A gathering to remember Olivia will be held on Saturday 7 March at 2.00pm at her father’s farm, ‘Kowhai’, 413A Terrace Road, Kimbolton.

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CHUDLEIGH, Janis Irene (née Hammond)

Jan passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on 16 February 2020. Beloved wife to Ian, sister, Mum and Nana. Jan’s funeral to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday 19 February, at 1.30pm, at I C Mark’s Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street East, Levin. In lieu of flowers 1the family would appreciate donations to the War Vets Home, Levin, or can also be left at the service.

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FINK, Thelma Mary (nee Wood)

Aged 87, Thelma passed peacefully on Friday 14th February 2020, at Radius Glaisdale Rest Home surrounded by family. Loved husband of Ray for 66 years. Beloved mother of Warren & Libby (Aus), Lance & Bronwyn, Miles & Cathy (Aus), and Andrew & Fleur. Cherished and loved grandma/nana of 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Thelma’s life will be held at Woodlands Estate, 42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton, Hamilton, on Thursday 20th February 2020, at 11.00am, followed by a private interment at Hamilton Park Cemetery.

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DUNKER, Heiner

Aged 76. Soulmate, lifelong friend and husband of Astrid. On Saturday morning February 15, 2020, Heiner changed into his overalls and entered the ship’s engine room to start his last journey. A farewell will be held upstairs at Pegasus Arms, on Sunday, February 23, at 2.00pm.

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CORLETT, Zeta May

Peacefully, at Hilda Ross Resthome, Hamilton, on 15th February 2020; in her 96th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ralph. Much loved Mum of Peter and Tina, Helen and Kevin, and loved Aunty Zeta of David. Cherished Nana of Jamie, Renee, David, Erin, Amber, and Nita, and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Zeta at the Hauraki Plains Co-operating Parish Church, 3 Darlington Street, Ngatea, on Thursday 20th February at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages to

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WEIR, Brian

Passed away peacefully at home in his favourite chair on Friday 14th February 2020. Loved husband of Colleen, cherished Dad to Hannah, Frances, and his pets Baxter and Gypsy. Beloved younger brother to Colleen and the late Graham and Dorothy. Uncle B to his nieces and nephews. Good mate to many. We will be celebrating his life at the Hamilton Car Club at 1.00pm on Wednesday 19th February 2020, and will have time for friends to tell a story about Brian if they wish. All communications to the Weir family, PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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HAMILTON, Pamela May

On 15th February 2020, at Wellington Hospital, aged 79 years. Dearly loved wife of Bruce. Loved mother of the late Richard Mansell (died 8th February 2020) and Joanne Bendal. Much loved grandmother to David, his wife Rebecca, and great-grandmother to Adrian. Pam was also loved by the Cole and Alexander families. Our grateful thanks to Dr Alison Foster and Judy Hemi for their compassionate care of Pam. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Hamilton family may be left in Pam’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. A service to celebrate the life of Pam will be held at the Cockburn Street Chapel, cnr Cockburn St & Onepu Rd, Kilbirnie, on Thursday 20th February, at 1.00pm, thereafter private cremation.

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