Death Notices

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Recent Notices in New Zealand

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BARNARD, Eleanore Winifred (Elly)

On August 13, 2019, passed away peacefully at the Marlborough Hospice, surrounded by family. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Reece; and Brendon and Martina, and Nana of Lewis and George In lieu of flowers a donation to the Marlborough Hospice, c/- PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A funeral service for Elly will be held at the Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, 15 Boyce Street, Blenheim, on Monday, August 19, at 10.30am, followed by private cremation at the Cloudy Bay Crematorium.

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WRIGHT, Ngaire Joyce

In loving memory of Joy. Loved wife of the late Ken. Daughter of the late Ellen and the late Bob Kennard of Waimate. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ellen and Bob Miller, Bob and Rene Kennard, Tom and Peg Kennard (all of Waimate, all deceased), the late Mavis Kennard (Timaru), Flora Cowie (Auckland), Myra and the late Bill Golding (Christchurch), Isabel and the late Ross Smith (Christchurch), the late Fay and the late Bill Rogers (Waimate), and the late Mary and Patricia who passed as infants. Loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews and their families. Proud granddaughter of the late Thomas Baker Kennard, the First White Boy Born in Otago.
Rest in Peace beautiful lady.

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BEGG, William Thomas (Willie)

Loved son of the late Adam and Jean Begg of Stirling. Loved, respected and relied on brother and brother-in-law of Jenny and Robin Gardyne, Alison Morgan and Irene Mosley. Fantastic uncle and great-uncle to Craig, Grant, and Becky Morgan, Hamish, and Sarah Mosley, and their partners and children.

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BILLINGSLEY, Patricia Edith (Pat)

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, peacefully at Redwood Retirement Village Blenheim, surrounded by family, in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of Terry for 62 years, and a very much loved mother and mother-in-law of Clive and Beth, Kelvin and Tania, Andy, Wo and Carolyn, Christopher (deceased). Much loved Nana of her 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Messages to PO Box 71, Rai Valley 7145, or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... Special thanks to the staff at Redwood Retirement Village for their loving care of Pat. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at the Carluke Hall, Rai Valley, on Monday, August 19, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Rai Valley Cemetery.

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HOBSON, JackAlexander (John)

Passed away peacefully after a long brave fight with cancer on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, aged 88. Jack was a dedicated father to his four children, Kim, Brent, Todd and Michelle and loved by his extended family and long standing friends. His humour was always with him, right through to his final journey. Special thanks Te Omanga Hospice, dads GP Sandy Dawson and partners and friends of the family for their support. Jack’s funeral service will be held at Harbour City Funeral Home, 674 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Hobson family may be left on Jack’s page at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted to PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040.

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SMITH, Barbara (nee Mullan)

Formerly of Masterton and Levin. Of Palmerston North. On Wednesday, August 14th 2019 (peacefully) at Julia Wallace Rest Home. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Bruce for 60 years, much loved Mum of Rachel (Solomon Islands), Martin and Amanda (Sydney), loved Nana and Nani of Ian, Isabella, James and Kiran, loved sister of David and Bev, Marion, Peter (deceased) and Jan, loved sister-in-law of Denis and Kathy, Neil and Irene, Kelvin (deceased) and Antionette. In lieu of a floral tribute a donation made to Alzheimers Society Manawatu, P.O. Box 527, Palmerston North 4440 would be appreciated or may be left in Chapel foyer. Messages to Mr B. Smith, C/- P.O. Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation.

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McDOWALL, PatriciaJosephine (née Williams)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 14 August 2019, aged 80 years. Very dearly loved wife of the late Russell. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jackie and Tony, Michael and Donna-Marie, Clare and David, Peter and Phoebe, Alison and Nick, Caroline and Mike. Much loved and loving Nana of Joshua; Daniel and Liam; Max, George and Charles; Harrison and Jacob; James, Emma, Ryan, Susannah, Matthew and Jack; Stacey, Amy and David. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Bob and Betty; Graeme and Philippa. Loved Aunty to Marie, Susan, Catherine and Kevin; Helen and Jeffrey.
Eternal rest grant unto her
O Lord.
A Vigil Rosary will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Main Road, Huapai, at 6.00pm on Sunday 18 August. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, on Monday 19 August at 11.00am.

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SUMM, KathrynElizabeth (nee McClelland)

Kathy died peacefully at home on August 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, her husband Brian, their children Kelly, Michelle and Sean, and son-in-law James. Cherished daughter of Elizabeth and the late Ross McClelland. Loved sister of Ian, Graeme and Peter, and sisters-in-law of Sue and Teri. Dearly remembered and loved by her family in the United States, her extended Reese family, and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Hope Presbyterian Church, 27 Amyes Road, Hornby, on Saturday, August 24, at 1.00pm. Kathy wished for all attending to wear bright colours in celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations towards the charities that Kathy supported. These can be made at the service or by bank deposit to - ASB - 12-3153-0059234-00.

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DINNISS, Julie Margaret(nee Mikkelsen)

On Wednesday, 14 August 2019, peacefully at her home in Hamilton; aged 57 years. With her loving husband Phillip and cherished son Luke by her side. A dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend to many. A service for Julie will be held at the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Monday 19 August 2019 at 1.00pm, followed by a cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Waikato Division Cancer Society, PO Box 134, Hamilton 3240, or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Dinniss family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

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CUNNIFFE, Rosemary

Rosemary, your laughter and jokes lit up our lives. A lady who appreciated even the smallest of things. We will miss your cheerfulness and determination. The last piece of the puzzle is in place. Elizabeth R staff and residents extend their sympathies and thoughts to your family.

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McLAUCHLAN, Mary-Jean (nee Watson)

On August 14, 2019, peacefully at home. Loved wife of John, loved mother and mother-in-law of Roderic, Emily and Jim, and Amy, loved granny of Calum, and Gemma; Lewis, and Dominic; Elliot, and Theo.
Mary-Jean will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Messages may be addressed to

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SILCOCK, Nita Grace (nee Papps)

Passed away peacefully with her family around her, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Silcock. Loved mother and mother-in- law of Adrienne Fualau, Dennis Silcock, Lynne and Colin Furness, Jamie Silcock (deceased) and Judi Weston. Loved Grandma of Linda, Sheryl, David (deceased), Narelle, Dean, Scott, Nathan, Joel and Kyle, and loved Great-Grandma of all her great-grandchildren. A celebration of Nita’s life will be held in the Masonic Hall, Inglis Street, Motueka, on Monday, August 19, at 11.00am, to be followed by her interment at the Dovedale Cemetery.

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THORBURN, Bruce

Passed away peacefully at home in Levin, aged 80 years. Loved father of Keri, Tessa, Nicole, Tracey and their families. A farewell for Bruce will take place at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, Tomorrow, Saturday 17th August 2019, at 12 noon.

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PUTARANUI, Amy Kui (nee Kana)

Beloved mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her whanau, in Raglan, on 14th August 2019. Cherished wife of the late Harley (Charles Anthony Putaranui). Beloved Mum, Nanny & Big Nan. Amy will lay in state at Te Kooraha Marae, Tahaaroa. Service will be held at 11.00am, on Saturday 17th August, she will then be buried at Te Waipounamu Cemetery in Tahaaroa.
Sincere Funeral Services

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McGIRR, Gladys Jessie(nee Hodgkinson)

At Carterton, formerly of Napier, Upper Hutt and Greymouth. 96 years of love, loyalty and kindness to all who knew her, Gladys was the devoted wife of Frank (deceased); wonderful mother and mother-in-law to Peter and Dianne, Shirley and Stephen Radley, Tim and Gloria, Mary and Paul Shepherd, Greg and Epi, Gerard and Jo, Angela and John Egan. Her fan club included 25 grandchildren currently based in Afghanistan, America, Denmark, Germany and New Zealand, and 20 great-grandchildren who have also been loved and cherished by her. Gladys was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Hodgkinson and loved sister of Robert (Bob) and Douglas (all deceased). A midwife at the Grey Hospital and Bethany in Napier, Gladys also was a long-serving member of the St Vincent de Paul shop and a founding member of St Thomas More Parish, Napier. She enjoyed her community and never had a harsh or critical word of others. Family life, her faith and her humour sustained her. Gladys passed away August 14, 2019, in the presence of loving family. Her final words were, “Hurry up God!”. She remains a Beacon of Love to all who have known her. Rosary will be recited in St Thomas More Church,
92 Wycliffe Street, Onekawa, Napier, on Sunday, August
18 at 7.00pm, followed by a Funeral Mass on Monday at 10.30am. All her friends are most welcome to attend.
R.I.P.

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