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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VOICE, Ian Frank

Passed away suddenly at his residence in Sala St, Rotorua. Beloved son of the late Marguerita and Frank Voice. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Vicki and Steve Lee. Loved uncle to John, Michael and Laura. Treasured friend to many, you will be greatly missed. Ian’s funeral service will be held at 1.00pm, 24th April 2018, at Osborne’s Funeral Directors Chapel, 197 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua.

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McCANN, Joan Elspeth (nee Woodbury)

1933 — 2018
Died peacefully 21 April. Known as Granny Joan. A loved sister of Clare, mother of Elspeth, Ian (deceased), Neil, Alastair, Robert and Duncan, grandmother of Caroline, Sam, Andrew, Emma, Ben, Ric, Cam, Robbie, Oliver and Blake, and a great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the caring staff at Bob Scott Retirement Village. Messages can be sent to the family at 60 Tinakori Rd, Thorndon, Wellington 6011. A family celebration of her life will be held at the above address on Tuesday, 1st May 2018.

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CLARKE, Vernon Oxley

On April 21, 2018, peacefully at Palm Grove, aged 77 years. Loved father of Ngyla, and Aaron, loved son of the late Harold and Isabell, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Gordon (deceased) and Frances, Athol (deceased) and the late Nola, and the late Betty, Maurice (deceased) and Fay, Margaret (deceased), Gerald and Annette, Bevan and Marion. Special thanks to the staff at Burwood Hospital and Palm Grove for their care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Vernon Clarke, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Service for Vern will be held in our AvonPark Chapel, corner Kerrs and Pages Roads, Linwood, on Friday, April 27, at 10.00am. Private cremation thereafter.

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BURNS, Mavis Marjorie(nee McDonald)

Peacefully at Julia Wallace Retirement Village, Palmerston North, on Sunday 22 April 2018. Aged 100 years. Loved wife of the late William Arthur (Bill). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Wendy, Brian & Gillian, and the late Bernie Ingerson. Loved Nana of Michael, Stephen, Peter, & Kevin; Tara, Gary, Dion, & Adam. Very much loved by her many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A very very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Julia Wallace for their faultless care of our Mum. Messages c/- PO Box 7185, Palmerston North. In lieu of flower donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be posted to PO Box 12136, Palmerston North. A service for Mavis will be held at the All Souls Chapel, Purewa Cemetery, 100 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland, on Friday 27 April 2018, 1.00pm.
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YATES, Pauline Mary (nee Russell)

Born 30.09.1935Passed away 23.04.2018
"Now Resting in Peace"
Mother of Peter, Marissa, Craig, Howard and Adrian. Grandma to Lawrence, Travis and Tayla. A special thank you to Pfeffer Medical Services and the wonderful staff at the Avonlea Resthome who took care of Pauline. In accordance with Pauline’s wishes, a private service will be held. All correspondence may be addressed to Marissa Coogan, RD 4, Taumarunui 3994.
Taumarunui Funeral Services FDANZ

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HOUGHTON, Jean Rose (nee Crawford)

Formerly of Dannevirke, passed away peacefully in Wellington on Friday, April 20th, 2018. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Grant. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Fiona, Laurin and Nuku, Lynda, Pam, Matt and Karen, Justine and Rowan. Caring Nana to her 14 grandchildren. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at “the Hub” entrance off Allardice Street, Dannevirke, on Saturday, April 28th at 11.00am, followed by interment at Mangatera Lawn Cemetery. All communications to the Houghton Family, c/- PO Box 235, Dannevirke 4942.

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CURLING, Jacqueline Edna (Jackie) (nee Beeching)

Passed away peacefully at home in Otaki after a long hard fought battle with illness on Sunday 22 April 2018. Beloved wife, life companion and best friend of Peter. Dearly loved sister/sister-in-law of Michael (deceased) & Lois, Valerie, Paul & Kathy, Clive & Joy and Coral (deceased). Much loved Aunty to her many nephews & nieces and great/great-great nephews & nieces.
Rest in Peace our dear,
dear Jackie.
Great appreciation and thanks are extended to the wonderful people at Arohanui Hospice, Aotaki Medical Centre and Hamish Barham Pharmacy. A funeral service will be held at St George’s Anglican Church, 30 Domain Road, Whakatane, at 12 noon on Friday 27 April 2018. Followed by private cremation. Messages C/- 547 Queen St, Levin 5510.

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MORTON, Sarah Ann (Shurli)

Peacefully at home in Palmerston North on Sunday, April 22nd 2018. Aged 81 years. Beloved wife of Clive. Cherished mother of Gower, Dorothea and Robbie, Sarah and Nick, Brynmor and Bridget. Much loved Nanna of Jordan, Robyn, Brooke, Hunter, Zac and Zavier. Messages to the Morton family, C/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414 or may be left online at www.beauchamp.co.nz... Donations in lieu of flowers to St John Ambulance, PO Box 681, Palmerston North would be appreciated or may be left in the chapel foyer. Friends are invited to attend a service for Shurli at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Friday, April 27th 2018, at 10.30am.
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CHIVERS, Deborah Marie (Debbie)

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Nurse Maude Hospital, with her loving family at her side, aged 55 years. Dearly loved wife of Phil. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Paul, and Kirsty and Jason. Much loved daughter and daughter-in-law of Barry and Judith, and the late Roy and Dot. Loved step daughter-in-law of Trish. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Julie and Steve, Brian and Anne, Sheree and Danny, Andrew and Gaynor, Darryl, Warren, and Karen and Colin. A much loved aunt and great-aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Messages may be addressed to the Chivers family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers donations to Christchurch Hospital Oncology Department would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... or at the service. A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Thursday, April 26, at 10.00am.

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BEATON, Marion Rose

From the Invercargill Diamonds Leisure Marching Team, we will miss you and your happiness.
It’s your time to mark time.

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BURNS, Mavis Marjorie (nee McDonald)

Peacefully at Julia Wallace Retirement Village, Palmerston North, on Sunday 22 April 2018. Aged 100 years. Loved wife of the late William Arthur (Bill). Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Wendy, Brian & Gillian, and the late Bernie Ingerson. Loved Nana of Michael, Stephen, Peter, & Kevin; Tara, Gary, Dion, & Adam. Very much loved by her many Great-grandchildren and Great-great-grandchildren. A very very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Julia Wallace for their faultless care of our Mum. Messages c/- PO Box 7185, Palmerston North. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be posted to PO Box 12136, Palmerston North. A service for Mavis will be held at the All Souls Chapel, Purewa Cemetery, 100 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland, on Friday 27 April 2018, 1.00pm.

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CHIVERS, Deborah (Debbie)

In memory of a beautiful sister.
Will be sadly missed, in our thoughts forever.
— Julie, Stephen, Nicole, Scott, Chandele, Jacinta.

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MACMILLAN, Nancy (Annie)

Passed away suddenly on Friday 20 April at Cashmere Home, Johnsonville, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Loved mum of Donald & Heather and the late Colin. Much loved and doting Nana Nancy (Pikelets) of John, Colin and James. Loved sister of William (dec), twin Norman (dec), Margaret (dec) and Chrissie (Levin). Messages to Nancy’s family may be placed in her tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. A funeral service for Nancy will be held at Johnsonville Uniting Church, 18 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, on Friday 27 April at 11.00am, followed by burial at Makara Cemetery.

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ORMOND, Peter Gersham

Peacefully at home after a courageous battle on April 21 2018. Aged 71 years. Dearest husband of Elizabeth. Much loved father and father-in-law of James and Jayne and Sophie and Johnny Phillips. Adored grandfather of Alex, Ginny; Daisy, Polly and Bruno. Loved brother of Phillida Russell, Arthur, Matthew (deceased) and Miranda. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 24 Te Mata Road, Havelock North, on Wednesday, May 2 at 11.30am. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers a donation to Cranford Hospice may be left at the service and will be gratefully received. Tributes may be left at www.tlas.co.nz... or posted to the Ormond family, C/o PO Box 8424, Havelock North 4157.

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SPEIRS, William Christopher (Bill)

Of Tauranga, aged 71, passed away suddenly on Friday, 21st April 2018, at his home in Tauranga. Dearly loved husband of Carol, father of Nichola and Michelle, father-in-law of Conrad. Proud Grandpa of Neave and Will. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 26th April, 11.00am, at The Olive Tree (247 Joyce Rd, Pyes Pa, Tauranga), followed by a private cremation.
He will be sadly missed
by all who knew him.

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