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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PRENDERGAST, Alison Eleanor (née Mould)

Greatly loved wife of the late Neil Joseph Prendergast. Beloved stepmother to Kay Foot, Kevin and Brian Prendergast. Loving Grandmother of Rachel, Hayden, Nathan, Kelly, Guy, Sophie, and Elina, and Great-Grandmother to eight. Funeral Service to be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 10 Cox St, Geraldine, at 11.00am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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ROWE, June (Diana)

Passed away peacefully at home. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Lynne and the late John McKeown, adored aunty Di to Nicola, Theresa, the late Steven and families.
Warm, caring, special lady,
loved always and forever

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WEBB, Laurence Sidney (Laurie)

Passed away peacefully. Aged 80 years. Loving husband of Jean for 36 years, and of the late Margaret. Brother of Jan. Loved father of David, Annie and Grant and their partners. Many thanks to the staff at Village at the Park for their care of Laurie. In lieu of flowers donations to www.marsdenclub.org.nz... would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the family may be left in Laurie’s tributes page at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 7123, Wellington 6242. A service to celebrate Laurie’s life will be held at The Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 375 Adelaide Road, Newtown, on Wednesday 21st August, at 1.00pm, thereafter private cremation.

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GILLARD, Benson Eugene(Brother Ben)

R.O.A.B.
17 November 1933 —
15 August 2019
Loved husband of Bunty (dec), loved father of Kere (dec), Bch 1 (Val), John, RngaBch 2 (Nessa), Bch 3 (Mareena), Lee (dec). Grandad, Gidday, Old Man, Father Murphy, McGyver, Bullfinch to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, uncle Ben to all his nieces and nephews.
Ride fast and fix everything along the way
Ben will be at home at 17 Ratanui Road, Paraparaumu, where his service will be held on Monday 19 August 2019 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated. Thank you to all the amazing carers and staff at Eldon Lodge, Paraparaumu.

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HARVEY, George Leonard

Of Levin, formerly of Upper Hutt, on 15 August 2019, at Horowhenua Health Centre, Levin, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Much loved father and father-in-law of Peter, Phillipa, Rhonda and Mark, and loving Gman (Grandad) to Kate, Joel, Matthew and Sean, and Great-Grandad of Shaylia. A service for George will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Wednesday 21 August, at 10.30am, followed by private burial at Akatarawa Public Cemetery, Upper Hutt.

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DISHER, Jayden Alan

On Thursday 15 August 2019, working on the land, which he loved for 15 years. Beloved son of Craig and Jess. Adored and loved brother of Tyler, Bianca, Keisha and Indy. Cherished grandson of Ian and Ngaire. Nephew of Neville and Susan, and Adrian. Cool cousin to Febe, Lydia, Jack, Lucas, Natasha, Caroline, Izabella and Lexi. A celebration of Jayden’s life will be held at The Otorohanga Club, Southern Lounge, on Tuesday 20th August at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. All communication to the Disher Family, c/- V.J. Williams and & Sons, P.O. Box 241, Te Kuiti.
In the care of
V J Williams & Sons FDANZ

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FREWEN, Ngaire Winifred (nee O’Reilly)

Of Methven. Ngaire died peacefully at Nazareth House, Christchurch, on August 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Beloved wife of the late Mike Frewen, and adored mother, and mother-in-law of Kate, Andrea and Jod (Chambers), Steph and Michael Grey. Proud and amazing Nonny of Craig, Sophia, Elliott and Juliet, and great-grandmother of Dawson. Dearly loved daughter of the late Gertie and Mick O’Reilly, cherished sister and sister-in-law of the late Michael, and Veronica O’Reilly; Mary and the late Doug Hood; Peter and Karen O’Reilly; Maurice and Beverley O’Reilly; Danny and Helen O’Reilly. Loved sister-in-law of Francis and the late Joy Frewen; Neville and Pat Frewen; the late Vonnie, and Nol Ferris; the late Marie, and Pat O’Neill; Donella and the late Peter King; the late Les, and Mark Scotson; Cushla and Alistair Wills; and Joce Frewen. Dearly remembered and loved by her extended family. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Nazareth House for their kind and compassionate care. Messages may be addressed to the Frewen family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... A Requiem Mass for Ngaire will be Celebrated at the Nazareth House Chapel, 220 Brougham St, Sydenham, Christchurch on Wednesday, August 21, at 11.30am. Followed by burial at the Methven Cemetery, Methven Chertsey Rd, Methven.

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BELL, Harvey

Peacefully on 14th August 2019 at Waikato Hospital. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Betty. Much loved father and father-in-law of Grant and Rachel, Brenda and Jason, Adrienne and Scott; Much loved “Grandpuk” of Richard and Genevieve; Carter; Liam, Reid, Blake and Claudia.
“Forever in our hearts”
A Service for Harvey will be held at the St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, Overdale Street, Putaruru, on Wednesday 21st August at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.
“Special thanks to the Te Awa staff for their love, care
and support.”
South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ
PO Box 459, Tokoroa 3444

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ORLOWSKI, Ivan Lewis

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2019. A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Messages to c/- PO Box 162, Hokitika 7842. A Service to Celebrate Ivan’s life will be held in the Thompson Riverside Chapel, 88 Gibson Quay, Hokitika on Tuesday, August 20, commencing at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation.

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FIRKIN, Evelyn Gladys (formerly Spooner)

Peacefully on 16 August 2019, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Stan Firkin and the late Jim Spooner. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Warren and Nola, Peter and Antonia, Lindsay and Suzanne, Roger and Heather; loved Nana to 11 grandchildren and great-Nana to 20 great-grandchildren; and loved stepmother to Ron Firkin and Heather Miller and their families. A service for Ev will be held at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Church St, Te Aroha, on Wednesday 21 August at 11.00am, followed by burial in Te Aroha Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Te Aroha Community Red Cross Van would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Family wish to thank all the staff at Kenwyn Home for their care of Mum. All messages to the Firkin / Spooner Family, C/- Broadway Funeral Home, Short St, Matamata 3400.

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CRESSY, Graeme Thomas (Tom)

Passed away at Waikato Hospital on 16 August 2019, aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Cynthia. Loved father and father-in-law of Wayne and Martina, Glenice and Kevin, and Rachel and Darren. Loved Granddad of Josh, Emily, Daniel, and Aisling. A service for Tom will be held at the Morrinsville RSA, Studholme Street, Morrinsville, on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, at 1.00pm, followed by burial at Piako Cemetery, Seales Road, Morrinsville. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to National Kidney Foundation, PO Box 139, Christchurch 7640 and these may be left at the service. All communications to the Cressy family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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GARLICK, William Thomas (Bill)

On August 15, 2019, peacefully at Bishop Selwyn Rest Home, beloved husband of Verle for 60 years, loved father and father-in-law of Joy, Philip and Lynda, and the late Anthea, fun granddad of Daniel, and Jordan. The loving care of staff at Bishop Selwyn will never be forgotten. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late William Garlick, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, August 20, at 2.00pm.

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CATHRO, Carol Rae (Rae) (nee Collins)

Peacefully passed away on
16 August 2019, with family by her side. Aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Alison & Julian, Lynley & Paul, Janice & Greg, Grant, Tracy & Murray, Brian & Amanda. Adored grandmother and great-grandmother.
R.I.P.
All communications to the Cathro Family, c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247. Requiem Mass for Rae will be celebrated at St Paul’s Catholic Church, cnr Belt Street and Great South Rd, Ngaruawahia, on Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 11.00am. To be followed by her burial in the Jackson Street Cemetery, Jackson Street, Ngaruawahia.

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ROWE, June Diana Elizabeth (Diana)

Passed away peacefully at home, with her family on the 16th of August 2019, aged 71. Dearly beloved wife of Kevin. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Darren and Fionna, Vaughan, and Garrick and Ezra. Loved Nandi of Jordan.
Beautiful lady,
forever in our hearts
Funeral details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society www.cancersociety.org.nz... would be appreciated.
State of Grace East
09 5270366

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BATTERSBY, Ngara Betty(nee Houlbrooke)

Died 15th August 2019 peacefully at Cook Street Nursing Care Centre, Palmerston North, aged 92 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Keith and Monica, Bruce and Trish, Anne, John and Kate, and nana to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service and reception to give thanks for Ngara’s life will be held at The Lychway, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 22nd August at 2.00pm.

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