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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CURD, Raymond Bruce (Bill)

Of Palmerston North, formerly of Napier. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, aged 87 years. Loving husband of Nita. Much loved father and father-in-law of Michele and Greg (Queensland), Karen (Queensland), Mike and Anne (Palmerston North), Chris and Debbie (Perth). Loved Grandad of Ben, Daniel (deceased), Kate, Sarah, Emma, Shannyn, Braedon, Francis, and Greg. Our heartfelt thanks to the team at Palmerston Manor Care for their love, care and attention of Ray. Messages to the Curd family, C/- PO Box 4646, Palmerston North 4442. As according to Ray’s wishes a private service has been held.

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McSWEENY, Norma Margaret(nee Somerville)

23.12.31 – 21.4.18
Passed away peacefully at Hilda Ross Retirement Village. Dearly loved daughter of the late Joe & Nell Somerville. Sister to the late Maurice and Jack. Dearly loved wife of the late Graeme. Loved Aunt of Stephen, Debbie, Raewyn, Glenda, Paul and Gary and their families. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at Waihi Cemetery at 11.00am. Special thanks to the staff at Hilda Ross Special Care Unit for their warmth and attention to Norma’s care over the past 2 years. All communication to the McSweeny family may be sent c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton East 3247.

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O’NEALE, Brian Robert

Of Greytown and lately of Qui Nhon, Vietnam. Tragically killed on Thursday, April 19, 2018, while riding his bike, as he loved to. Much loved father of Dion and Tamsin, brother and brother-in-law of Gary and Helen, and Chris and Jeni. Funeral held in Vietnam on April 24, 2018. In memory of Brian, donations to Cycling Action Network at can.org.nz would be appreciated.

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BOOTH, Tom

21.4.2018
Treasured friend of Judy & family.
You will be sorely missed.
Sweet dreams.
Love — Judy & family.

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POULTNEY, Osborne (Ozzie)

Passed away peacefully at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, Blenheim, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. In his 91st year. Loving husband of the late Betty, beloved father and father-in-law of Grant and Sue, Craig and Rachel, Stewart and Kristen. Proud grandfather of Nicholas and Aurelia, Michelle, Jonathon, Samantha, Kate, William and Cameron. Great-grandfather of Cooper. Ozzie was fondly loved and will be missed by all. The family extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the wonderful caregivers at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Messages may be sent to c/- 24 Newgate Street, Picton 7220. A Funeral Service for Ozzie will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim, on Thursday, April 26, at 2.00pm, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

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RICHARDSON, Robin Henry

Service No 11601, RNZN, Leading Signalman, Korean War. Of Levin. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 8th April 2018, at Levin Home For War Veterans, in his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of Barbara for 66 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Dianne & Turi Jones (Hastings), Janis and Jim Searle, John and Pauline (Carlisle), Graeme and Sandra, Andrew and Bella, Iain (deceased) and Desiree. Beloved Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
R.I.P. Dad, love you
The family would like to thank the staff of Reevedon Home and Levin Home For War Veterans for their dedicated care. A service for Robin will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street, Levin, on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation at the Avenue Crematorium, Levin.

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MARSDEN, Dorothy Evelyn

Passed away peacefully at Leslie Groves Rest Home on 20th April 2018. Dearly loved wife of Bill, much loved mother of Barry, Elizabeth, Deane and the late Peter. Loved grandmother of Nick, Jack, Naomi, Connor and Kathryne. A service for Dorothy will be held in Caversham Baptist Church, 239 South Road, Dunedin on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to Leslie Groves Rest Home, 22 Sheen Street Dunedin 9010.
Gillions Funeral Services
FDANZ/NZIFH

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PELL, Alice Laura

On April 21, 2018, peacefully at Chatswood, dearly loved dance partner of George (Ron) Borwick, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Georgetta; Tony and Margaret (Westport), and Michael. Special mum of Jacynda, loved nana of Caleb, Duane and Alison; and Emily, great-nana of Monica, and special friend of Gaylene and Stu Smith, and Shirley. In her 87th year.
Dance on Alice,
you will be
forever in our hearts
Communications c/- PO Box 7244, Christchurch 8240. The celebration of Alice’s life will be held at the Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street, Woolston, on Thursday, April 26, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Ruru Lawn Cemetery.
In the care of

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CRONIN, Audrey Doreen

On 18 April 2018, peacefully passed away at Assisi Rest Home, aged 91 years. So very dearly loved and forever treasured by her family; Kath and Ron, Ben, Mandy, Nina and Anna, Aimie, Paul, Remy, Jeremy, Pippa and Josh; John, Dee and Josh; Kevin, Monique, Zoe and Hannah. At Mum’s request, a private family funeral has taken place. Our heartfelt thanks for all the care and kindness shown to Nana, and our family, during her illness. Special thanks to her GP of many years, Dr Margaret Muir, and to the wonderful and amazing staff at Assisi. 91 years! We had her for a long time but we wish we could have had her forever. Love you, Nana. Rest in Peace. Correspondence may be forwarded to the Cronin Family, c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton East.

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DOWNES, Marney (nee Murdoch)

Died peacefully on 22 April 2018 surrounded by her loving family, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Thomas Stephen Downes and devoted companion of John Stern. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Lynn, Suzanne and Greg, and Anthea and Steve. Loved Nana of Kate, Thomas, Clare, Michael, Elanor, and Murdoch. Loved great-grandma of Elizabeth, Danielle, Stan, Ava, George and Freya. A service for Marney will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 19 Ballance Street, Shannon, on Friday 27 April at 11.00am, followed by burial at Shannon Cemetery.

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GRAHAM, Keith Andrew

Reg. 635436 Pvt. J Force WWII. Of Levin, peacefully on 22 April 2018, at Summerset Village, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Muriel. Proud Dad of Brendan and Helen, Leone and Keith, Andrea, Adrian and Irene, Robyn and Bryan. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all. Many thanks to all the staff of Summerset for their wonderful care of Keith. A service for Keith will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Weraroa Road, Levin, on Friday 27 April at 1.30pm, followed by private burial at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin.

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CROCKER, Mark

Of Palmerston North. Peacefully at his home on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Very dearly loved brother of Shirley and Ross, Norma, John and Cath, David and Erin, and Mary and Greg. Very beloved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages may be left at www.beauchamp.co.nz.... Friends are invited to attend a service for Mark at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North on Friday, April 27th 2018 at 2.00pm.
NZIFH

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DONALD, Kathleen Nola (Kath)

Peacefully at Jean Sandel Rest Home on Friday 20 April 2018, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ed. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Peter Scott, Mo and Anne, Judi, Andrea and the late Dawson Tamatea, and Ross and Ann. Cherished Grandma and Great-Grandma to all her grandchildren. All messages to the Donald family c/- PO Box 649, Hawera 4640, or may be left online at www.eagars.co.nz... According to Kath’s wishes a private family service has been held.

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BOOTH, Thomas Frederick

Died unexpectedly on 21 April after 79 very active years. Loved son of Alice & Arthur (both deceased). Former partner of Eunice Frater. Father and father-in-law of Sharon & Alan, Anthony, Ian, and Karina & Dave. Grandfather of Andre. Brother of Gloria (dec), Brian (dec), Arthur, Sandra and Geoff. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Loyal companion of Judy. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Tom's life will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 1.30pm, to be followed by private cremation. Messages to booth_geoffrey@hotmail.com
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home NZIFH FDANZ 04 2985168

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DONALD, Kath (nee Hooper)

Daughter of the late Thomas and Olive Hooper. Loved sister of Ian and Barbara Hooper, Jennie and Roger Wilson, and the late Rex, Maisie, Eleanor, Margaret and their families.

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