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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ROBERTS, Colleen Adeline(née Mahon)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on 15 April 2019, one month short of her 89th birthday. Dearly loved wife of the late Ollie and adored Mum and Mum-in-law of Kay and Garry, Astrid and Dave and Simon and Reneé. Special Mama and Grandma to Michael, Rebecca, Rachel, Cameron, Hannah, Sophie and Charlotte, and Great-Grandma to Ollie, Toby, Harry, Elsie and Myles. A private cremation has taken place and a service to celebrate Colleen’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Selwyn Avenue, Mission Bay, Auckland, on Tuesday 23 April at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dove Hospice, Glendowie, would be appreciated. Donations can be made online at www.dovehospice.org.nz... or to 207a Riddell Road, Glendowie, Auckland 1071. All communications to the Roberts family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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SPEER, Annette Maureen(nee Perry)

Passed away peacefully at home in Levin on April 9, 2019, in her 80th year. Loved sister of the late Graham (GP) Perry. Brian and Val Perry (Taupo). Dearly loved sister of Dale and Christine Perry (Omori/Kuratau).

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ORMAN, Peter James Gordon (Pete)

[Service No. W3126753, RAF, SGT] Passed away peacefully on Monday, 15th April 2019, at Windsor Court, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dot. Loved father and father-in-law of Jane and Paul O’Byrne, Dayve (Danno) and Jacqui, Nik and Diane, Deb and Malc. Dearly loved grandad of 9 and great-grandad of 5. A celebration of Pete’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Orman family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

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CALLAGHAN, John Hugh

Of Whitby. Peacefully at Churtonleigh Rest Home, on 15 April 2019. Dearly loved husband of the late Rose. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Marie, Destina and Dave Munro. Beloved grandad to Ryan, Olivia, Claudia, Jonathan, and Chloe. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages for ‘The Family of John Callaghan’ may be sent c/- PO Box 50-347, Porirua 5240. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay, on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 11.00am.

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CRIBB, Cynthia Ruby

Passed at Hillview Rest Home, Te Kuiti surrounded by family, aged 93 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ken & Rosalie. Grandmother to Tracie & Chris, Brendon & Angela. Loving grandmother to Benny, Kody, Natalia, Monique & Samantha. Great-grandmother to Ally, Hanna & Awhina. A funeral service is to be held at Saint Lukes Anglican Church, 85 Esplanade, Te Kuiti, at 11.00am, Saturday 20th April 2019, followed by an interment at Te Kuiti cemetery, 123/165 Mangarino Road, Te Kuiti.
Ormsby Family Funerals
0800 73 79 53

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RUKUWAI, Elvis Hapi

Of Feilding. On April 17, 2019, passed peacefully at Arohanui Hospice, aged 44 years. Dearly loved husband of Keri-Michele, adored and cherished father of Cian, Tiwha, Rakaunui, Eve, and Tohu. Son of Betty Bowen and Robert Ritter, much loved brother, whangai brother, and step-brother to many, and loved uncle and respected friend to all that knew him. A service for Elvis will be held at Kauwhata Marae, Te Arakura Road, Feilding, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10.30am, followed by burial at the Feilding Cemetery.

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MORTON, Dorothy Mary

Peacefully at Lister Home, Waimate, on April 15, 2019, aged 96. Dearly loved eldest daughter of the late Stan and Margaret. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and the late Pat Murphy, Stan (dec) and Nancy, Betty and the late Jack Foley of Ranfurly, Jim and Margaret, and the late Elva. Much loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at Lister Home for their dedicated care of Dot. A private mass and interment have been held.

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FARMER, Ronald Douglas

Ron passed away peacefully on 13th April 2019 at Waikato Hospital. Loved soulmate of the late Merle. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Delcye and Colin Sherrard, Kevin and Catherine Farmer, and Jenny Farmer. Loved Grandad of Hayley, Bryan; Jared, Cherie; Nathan, Theresa; Jason, Maria; Shelley, Cody; Luke, Wendy and Kirsty. Loved Great-Grandad of Jordyn, Kayden, Deakin, Tayla, Logan, Regan, Blake, Isobel, Joseph, Kaiara, William, Elizabeth, Emily, Declan and Lochlan.
R.I.P. Ron. You will remain
in our hearts forever.
A private Family Service celebrating Ron’s life has been held.

Death

EWING, Robert Welch (Bob)

A valued member and Past President of the Lions Club of Waikanae died on 14th April 2019, having served the Waikanae community in which he lived since 2007.
Bob will be sadly missed.
Rest in Peace Bob

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YOUNG, Robert Mostyn

In Wanganui on 16th April 2019, Ages 85. Dearly loved husband of Jan. Much loved father and father-in-law of Kirsten and Alan Simmons, and Peter and Nicki. Special Papa of Nicholas, and Jamie; Harry, and Anna. Messages to the Young family c/- PO Box 7102, Wanganui. A service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, at 1.30pm.

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McLEAN, Betty May

On April 16, 2019, peacefully at home in Masterton, aged 95 years. Much loved wife of the late Lindsay. Loved mother of Christine (deceased), Lynette, Janet, Steven and mother-in-law of Jim Fisentzidis. Devoted grandmother of Nicholas and Kristina; Rhys and Heather; and great-grandmother of Ngarimu, Meia, Nature, Phoenyx and Theo. Messages may be posted C/- PO Box 460, Masterton. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held in Wairarapa Funeral Services Chapel, 35-37 Lincoln Road, Masterton, on Saturday, April 20, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.
Wairarapa Funeral Services
www.wairarapafunerals.co.nz...
FDANZ, Masterton

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RANGI, Glenn William

A truly good man. Son of Reg & Marj. Able to pass peacefully at home on 17 April 2019 due to the wonderful support of doctors and nurses of Te Omanga Hospice. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Mary. Loving Dad to Paula, Martin, Kelly, Glenn and Elizabeth. Loved father-in-law of Justin. The best Grandad to 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Trevor & Pam, Laurie & Lynne, Belinda & Derek, John, Paul & Ange, Peter, and Bernadette. In lieu of flowers donations to Te Omanga Hospice would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Glenn’s life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Cornwall Street and Knights Road, Lower Hutt, on Saturday 20 April at 10.00am, followed by interment at Akatarawa.

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DUCKWORTH, Barbara Frances

On April 16, 2019, peacefully at George Manning, aged 73 years. Beloved friend of Brian Rosewarne, much loved mum and mother-in-law of David and Linda, and Maria. Loved and cherished grandmother of Adrian, Clarice, Shanika, Austin, Liam, and Hunter, loved sister of all her brothers and sister, and her beloved pets, Sherri and the cats. A special thanks to Rose Momo for her love and support.
At rest with God
Messages to the Duckworth family, PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. A service of remembrance and farewell for Barbara will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner Keighleys Road and Linwood Avenue, on Tuesday, April 23, at 1.00pm, followed by interment in the Sydenham Cemetery, Simeon Street.

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CLEALL, Marjorie Gay (Marj)

Passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 15, 2019. Loved wife and soulmate of the late Denis. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rhonda and Leigh, and Tena and Aaron. Dearly loved grandma of Jazmyn, Alexander (AJ), and Caleb. Loved sister of Ian, and Marilyn. A loved aunt and great-aunt of her many nieces and nephews.
“We’ll miss you Moo Moo”
Messages to the family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. Marj is now resting at home for anyone who wishes to pay their respects. A celebration of Marj’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Monday, April 22, at 3.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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WINDER, David Stewart (Stew)

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our precious Stewart. Loved husband of Eileen, and father and father-in-law of Paul and Linda, Andrew and Christine, Nigel and Hannah, and Maree and Lindsay. Grandad of Thomas and Robbie; Timothy, Katie and Emma; Isabella, Samuel, Benjamin and Sophie; Sophia, Hannah and Ryan. A family service was held on April 15 to honour the life of this gentle man. A special thanks to the caring staff at Vickery Court. Messages to 111 Ruru Avenue, Otatara, 9 RD, Invercargill 9879.

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