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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KITCHINGMAN, Lois Elizabeth

Unexpectedly at Waikato Hospital, on Tuesday, April 16th 2019. Much loved and loving wife of Athol. Loved mother of Paul, Mark and Kathryn, together with Athol’s children, Talei, Debbie and Darren. Adored Grandma of her 13 grandchildren. A Service to celebrate Lois’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 85 Hamilton Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 23rd at 1.00pm.

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TRASK, William Earnest (Bill)

On April 14, 2019, aged 84 years. Husband of the late Jo. Father of Christopher. A loved son and brother of Brian and Betty. Donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Bill will be held at Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Road & Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, (TODAY), Thursday 18 April, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Akatarawa Cemetery.

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MILLER, Tahi Wayne Arona

Passed away peacefully on
16 April 2019 surrounded by whanau, aged 67 years. Dearly loved husband of Coral. Cherished father of Carla, Kotahi and Theresa, Ngaraka, Kahuwhariki and Peter. Adored Koro of all his mokopuna. Loved brother of Diane, Pat, Liza, Robyna, and Miringa. Loved uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Tahi will be lying at home. Tahi’s service will be at home, 20 Croall Crescent, Ngaruawahia, on Saturday 20th April 2019 at 10.00am, followed by burial at Ngaruawahia Cemetery at 11.00am. All communications to the family, 20 Croall Crescent, Ngaruawahia 3720.

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BISHOP, Merilyn Frances (Merle)

At Pleasant Point on Monday, April 15, 2019. Loved wife of David (Dave) Bishop, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Andi and Ricki Halliwell, and Kathryn Bishop, and devoted nana of Zara. A special friend to many. Funeral details to follow.

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DUFFUS, Margaret Adams

Passed away peacefully on 17th April 2019, at Brydon Court Lifecare, with family by her side, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late George. Much loved Mum of Kay and Michael, Craig and Noela, Ross and Sheena, and Bruce. Treasured Granny of John, Hamish, Fergus, Kent, Finn, Isabella, Aimee, and Liam. Special sister of Ian, and Jan.
A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held in the Robert Gibson Memorial Hall, Tauhuri Street, Manaia, on Tuesday 23rd April, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Manaia RSA would be appreciated and can be left at the service. All communications addressed to the family of Margaret Duffus c/- PO Box 183, Hawera 4640.

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FRITH, Cecil Kathleen

15.12.1925 — 17.4. 2019
To a very special mum of Murray and Margaret Shaw, loving big grandma of Linda and Andrew Horscroft, Heather and Graeme Reid, and Alison and Jason van Esch, devoted big grandma of Hayden and Amy Horscroft, Kaleb and Mikayla Reid and Riley and Meika van Esch.
Your memories will always be in our hearts, love you forever.

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NICHOLSON, Reginald John(Rev. Venerable)

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On 17 April 2019, suddenly at home in Summerset Village, Hamilton. Loved husband of Joan; loved father of Andrew and Brenda, Mark and Susie, Sarah and John; loved Grandad of Ben and Jacob; James, William and Laura; Emma, Sam and Kate. A service will be held at the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter, 51 Victoria Street, Hamilton, on Tuesday 23 April, at 11.30am, followed by private burial. Communications may be sent to the Nicholson family, c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton East 3247.

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VALENTINE, Donald Frank (Don)

Of Bluff, aged 71. Passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband of Robyn. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Tony and Trudy, Daniel, and Dawn. Much loved Grandad of Harley, the late Logan, Bonnie, the late Chance, Darien, Uleah, Jak and Shyann, loved Great-Grandad of his six great-grandchildren. Much loved brother of Jan Ritchie. Loved by all his extended family and many friends. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held in Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Tuesday, April 23, at 11.00am. Respectfully no flowers, but donations to Bluff St John would be appreciated and can be made at the service. Messages can be sent to 102 Bann Street, Bluff 9814.

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WILLIAMS, Arthur Creighton

Peacefully in the care of Strathallan Lifecare, Timaru, on April 16, 2019, aged 84. Loving husband of Lorraine. Respected dad and father-in-law of Sharon and Bob Collins, Donna, Simon and Debbie, Eddie and Tania. Grandad of Hannah; Hayden, and Logan; Megan, Hailee, and Jack; Chole, Blake, and Conor. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Rosemary and Terry Keenan, Dot Hampton, and the late Brian. A memorial service to celebrate Arthur’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Tuesday, April 23 at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the South Canterbury Cancer Society will be gratefully accepted and can be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff at Strathallan Life Care Hospital Wing and Dr Shrimpton for their patience and care. Messages to 37b Pages Road, Timaru 7910.

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COOKSLEY, Hazel

In loving memory ofHazel Cooksley, who died on October 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life is to be held at 2.00pm on Saturday, April 27 at St David’s Church, Rainforth Street, Palmerston North. We request you bring your thoughts, prayers and fondest memories. Reception to follow.

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HAYCOCK, Brenda Mavis (nee McNabb)

Passed away at Nelson on April 9, 2019, aged 103. Loved wife of Jack (dec), and mother and mother-in-law of Wendy and Graeme Smithson. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother of Darryl, Gavin and Rowan Kerr and their respective families. Sister of Launa Moore (dec). Half sister of McNabb Clan, Alan, Jim, Beryl Fox (dec), Brian, Ron, Lewis, Dianne Hamilton and Murray. Special thanks to Stoke Medical Centre and Flaxmore for their care. At Brenda’s request a private burial has been held. Messages may be sent to 478A Main Road, Stoke.

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SPARKES, Lorna Eleanor

On April 10, 2019, peacefully at Hutt Hospital; aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Janet & David, Lesley & Paddy, Greg & Joan, and Simon. Loved Grandma of Brent, Malcolm, Jill, Tom, Daniel, Ben, Jenna, Phillip, and Great-Grandma of Lachlan, Jessica, Lachie, Layla, Walter, Eloise and Agnes (dec). A private family service has been held. Messages may be sent to “the Sparkes family”, c/- PO Box 30-890, Lower Hutt.

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STONE, Sylvia May

Passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2019, at Wensley House, in her 83rd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill; adored mother and mother-in-law of Kaylene and Don, Denise, Deidre and Alan, and Tania; and cherished Nan of all grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
‘Safely in the arms of Jesus and reunited with Bill’
The funeral service to celebrate Sylvia’s life will be held in the Marsden House Funeral Chapel, 41 Nile St East, Nelson, TODAY Wednesday April 17, at 2.00pm.

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WOODHEAD, Betty M

Passed away on 12th April 2019 at Waikato Hospital, aged 97. Eldest sister of the late Les & Jack. Mother of Peter. At the family’s request, a private cremation has been held.

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SQUIRE (GRIGG), Jennifer Nola(Jenny)

Peacefully at Timaru Hospital on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Dearly loved wife of Roger Grigg, loved daughter of Nola and the late Hedley, loved sister of John Squire, Sandra Murray, and Linda Sanders. Loved stepmother of Stephen, and Cate. A loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. At Jenny’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 97 Normanby Road, RD 1, Timaru 7971.
Betts Funeral Services

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