Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

BOTHWELL, Terry Raymond

31.12.1931 — 8.7.2018
In his 87th year. Much loved son of the late Monica and George, loved brother of Eric and Rita, and loved and respected uncle and great-uncle. A private service has been held at Terry's request.
Respectfully cared for by
Shone and Shirley
Funeral Directors
F.D.A.N.Z.

Death

MARTIN, Stanley Wilfred (Wilf)

29.07.27 — 17.07.18
Passed peacefully, aged 90, in Tauranga Hospital surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband of the late Gloria. Loved father and father-in-law of Lynn (dec) and Peter (dec), Jude and Steve, Kerry and Lynne, Carol and Brian, Wayne and Kiri, Ross (dec) and Sue. Loved Pa of 17 grandchildren and Great Pa of 21 great-grandchildren.
‘Reunited with some wonderful company’
Rest in Peace
A service to celebrate Wilf’s life to be held at Olive Tree Cottage, 247 Joyce Road, Tauranga, on Wednesday 25th July at 1.00pm. Messages to the Martin family, C/- Hope Funerals, 4 Keenan Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173.

Death

VALPY, Lois (nee Jackson)

Suddenly on July 14, 2018. Dearly loved and cherished twin sister of Eileen, sister of Laurie Ike and the late Willy, treasured sister-in-law of John, beloved aunty of Karl, Trudy and Shawn, special great-aunty to all her great-nieces and nephews.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words, and will be missed beyond measure.

Death

VALPY, Lois

Passed away at Christchurch Hospital on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred, much loved mother to Allan and Reese, grandmother to Nicole and Sophie, and great-grandmother of Jacob, Lilly and Landi. A private service will be arranged.

Death

McLAREN, Avice Aileen Agnes

Passed away peacefully in Taupo on Wednesday 18th July 2018, aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Jim. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Les and Maria (Tauranga); Bruce and Bev (Tirohanga); and Pam and Ian (Kerikeri). Adored Nana Mac of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to staff and nurses at Liston Heights Rest Home for thier love and care. A service to celebrate Avice’s life will be held at The Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 1.00pm. All communications please to The McLaren Family, C/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd
FDANZ

Death

SPOTSWOOD, Esther Ismae

13 May 1929 - 19 July 2018 Peacefully at Masonic Village, Taradale. Dearly loved wife of the late Edric. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Sue and David Hodder (Masterton), Chris and Derek Foley (Havelock North). Loved Nan of Karen and Matthew (Wellington), Craig and Monique (Sydney), Nicola and Daniel and Brendan. Little Nan of Harrison, Benjamin, Gabriella ,Samuel and Levi. Many thanks for the care and compassion shown to our beloved Izy by all at the Masonic Village for the last twelve years. In keeping with Ismae’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages to the Spotswood Family, C/- Tong & Peryer, PO Box 967, Hastings 4156.

Death

RICKETTS, Dorothy

1926 — 2018
Died peacefully at Huntly Home, Karori, on 19th July 2018. Much loved mother of Harry, mother-in-law of Belinda, grandmother of Bene, Will, Jessie, Jamie, Tommy and Tom, and great-grandmother of Delfina, Leon, Francis, Maxime and Arya. Funeral to be arranged. No flowers but donations to Parkinson’s Wellington.

Death

GRUBB, Don

Passed away peacefully at Woodfall Lodge, Feilding, on 16th July 2018, aged 84. Loved father and father-in-law of Mitty and Peter, Kevin and Claire, and Rodney and Kath. Friend and former husband of Toddy, and brother of the late Laurel Rush. A loved grandfather and great-grandfather. In accordance with Don’s wishes a private farewell has been held. Any messages c/- 215 Pharazyn Road, RD 7, Feilding 4777.

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GRAY, Richard St. Cyr

26.05.1925 — 18.07.2018Passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. Beloved husband of Joy, cherished father and stepfather of Jeff, Martin, Virginnia, Duncan, Rhonda and Tracey. Loving grandfather to thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A service will be will be held on July 23, 2018, at 1.00pm, at Simply Cremations (near the corner of Te Rapa Road and Wairere Drive).
Will be sorely missed

Death

PATEL, Babu Chhiba

Unexpectedly at home on Monday, 16th July 2018. Aged 69 years. Loved husband of Illa. Much loved father, father-in-law and grandfather of Rakesh, Arun (deceased), Anisha, Glen and Aliana. All messages to the Patel family can be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352 or heavenaddress.com In accordance with Babu’s wishes a private family service has been held.

Death

FINDLATER, David Bowie Duff

Passed away on July 11, 2018, in his 95th year. Beloved dad of Tom and Sue, Jim and Corinne, and Lynne. Loved pop of Sarah and James, Rob and Michelle, Teri and Mike, and Gordon. Loved great-pop of Luke, Alex, Emma, Logan, Kaitlin and MacKenzie. Special thanks to the Elmswood Hospital Staff. Messages C/- the Findlater family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. A private funeral has been held.

Death

ROBERTS, Velda Joan (Val)

Val passed away peacefully at Stillwater Gardens on July 18, 2018. Much loved wife of the late Ted Roberts. Loved mother of Glenn and Kris, Paula and Gareth. Loved Taua of Matt, Josh, Summer, Gracie, and great-grandies Jorja, Freya, and Harry. A private cremation has been held as per Val’s wishes. The family wish to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Stillwater Gardens for the care shown to Mum/Taua.
Now at Peace beside her beloved Ted.
Respectfully cared for by
Shone and Shirley
Funeral Directors
F.D.A.N.Z.

Death

CHIN, Quoon

On July 14, 2018, peacefully after a short illness, in his 81st year. Loved husband of Jennifer, much loved father and father-in-law of Colin and Marina, Adrienne and Steve, Winston and Carol, Pauline and Paul, Bruce and Mary. Special Yeh Yeh and Gong Gong of Brendan, Jared, and Keegan; Logan, and Alex; Hayley, and Jayden; Waverley, Kimberley, and Benjamin; Marcus, and Grace. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Quoon Chin, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Quoon will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, July 28, at 10.00am.

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CARPENTER, Barrie Frederick Paul

7.2.1939 — 16.7.2018
Born Reading, England – Formerly Christchurch. My Darling Barrie at peace now after a very long and painful journey. Survived by loving wife Lorraine, stepsons Kim, Shane and Glenn. A big thanks to Trish and the very caring staff at Waireka Care Home Hospital, Pahiatua.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’’
Messages to Mrs L. Carpenter, c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. A private cremation has been held.
Monarch Funeral Home Ltd
Pahiatua (06) 3766662

Death

HOLM, Janet Rutherford

MBE
On July 14, 2018, at Bob Scott Retirement Village, aged 94. Beloved wife of Helge for 65 years. Much loved mother of Michael, Niels, Katrina (deceased), Andrea, Paul and Peter. Sister of Cynthia, mother-in-law of Kate, Suzette, Tom, Stuart, Megan and Pam. Grandmother of Camille (deceased), Alice, Isabel, Roland, Ava, Amelia and Robert. Great-grandmother of Matilda and Madeleine. Aunt of Karn, (and Guy). Special thanks to the caring team at Bob Scott Retirement Village, and to previous carers at Rita Angus. A private cremation was held in Wellington on July 18.

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