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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HOME, Francese Irihapet (Mandy) (nee Waaka)

Passed away suddenly on April 20, 2018. Dearly beloved wife of Ken, mother and mother-in-law of Dali and Leigh-Anne (Perth), Tui (Timaru), Wez and Jess (Temuka), Anahera and Johnny (Christchurch), and her ten mokopunas. A Celebration of Mandy’s life will be held at the Arowhenua Marae, Huirapa Street, Temuka, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11.00am. Messages to C/- 26 King Street, Temuka.
Galbraith Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z.

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RAUHIHI, June Pamela

Died suddenly at home on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after a short illness, aged 74 years. Beloved wife of Peter, and a cherished Mum, Nana and great-Nana. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Friendship Hall, Morris Street, Marton, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 11.00am.
NZIFH

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TOOHEY, Lawrence Patrick (Lawrie)

Suddenly at his home on 21st April 2018, aged 79 years. Dearly loved son of the late Laurence and Doris Toohey. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Nola and the late Len MacBeth; Betty and Tom Deegan; Maurice; Pat and Gary Stewart; and the late Colleen. Much loved and respected uncle of his 19 nephews and nieces. Dear friend to many. Rest in peace. In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Society - Taranaki would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Lawrie at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Powderham Street, New Plymouth, at 2.00pm on Thursday 26th April 2018, followed by a private cremation.

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HOME, FranceseIrihapet (Mandy)(nee Waaka)

Passed away suddenly on April 20, 2018. Dearly beloved wife of Ken, mother and mother-in-law of Dali and Leigh-Anne (Perth), Tui (Timaru), Wez and Jess (Temuka), Anahera and Johnny (Christchurch), and her ten mokopuna’s. A Celebration of Mandy’s life will be held at the Arowhenua Marae, Huirapa Street, Temuka, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11.00am. Messages to C/- 26 King Street, Temuka.
Galbraith Funeral Services
F.D.A.N.Z.

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MOTE, Bruce William (Goosey)

On April 23, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, dearly loved husband of Dorothy (Flo), much loved father and father-in-law of Helen and Ian Lappin, and Nathan and Maree, and the best poppa ever of Zack, and Niamh; and Kolby.
“Will be sadly missed”
Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Bruce Mote, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers donations to Junior Parafed Canterbury or Amputee Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Thursday, April 26, at 10.30am, thereafter private cremation.

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CHIVERS, Deborah Marie

Fly free my lovely big sister, no longer in pain. You will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts RIP. Love Sheree, Danny, Ellinise Hurst-Long, Herisha, and Rhyda Robinson.

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WILLS, Nancy Thelma

Loved sister and sister-in-law of Syd and Valmai Smith (Invercargill); Margaret & Jim* Ellis (Greymouth); Kathleen* and Albie* Lightfoot; Donald* and Lorraine* Wills; Brian* Willis; friend of Veula. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews.
(*denotes deceased)

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McCONNELL, Kathleen Ethel (Betty)(nee Diver)

Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2018, in her 91st year, after a wonderful day celebrating with family. Beloved wife of the late Ralph, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Glenise and Ross, Doug and Sharyn, Angela and Richard, larger than life nana to John and Liz, Tim, Matthew and Elizabeth, Conal, Shane and Jax, Bobby and Momoko, Rochelle and Simon, the late Sally, Donella, Shelley, and Marcia, great-grandmother to Jordan, Martin, Elsie, Nicholas, Benedict, Hannah, Joshua, Louisa, Florence, Zac, Eva, Ethan, Ella-Rose, Molly, and Mitchell, and great-great-grandmother to Espen. Deep appreciation to Betty’s dear and faithful friends. Special thanks to the staff at Brookhaven. Messages to the family of Betty McConnell, c/o PO Box 26 112, Christchurch 8148, or Online tributes to www.heavenaddress.co.nz... In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army Linwood Corp would be appreciated and may be left at the service. We look forward to celebrating Betty’s life with others at Linwood Baptist Church, corner Linwood Avenue and Worcester Street, Christchurch, on Friday, April 27, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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McGREGOR, Judith Harrison (nee Gill)

On April 20, 2018, peacefully at Cashmere View Hospital; aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Maurice, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Rob and Liz, Alistair and Suzanne, Annie, David and Jeanne, and Sue and David. Devoted grandmother of Nick, Emily; Lucy, Hamish; Liam, Maddie; Angus, Claire, Callum; Eleanor and Christine.
‘Always in our hearts’
Special thanks to all the staff at Cashmere View Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to The City Mission would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the McGregor family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service will be held in St Augustine’s Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Terrace, Cashmere, on Friday, April 27, at 2.00pm.

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BROWNE, Evan Frederick

(Service No. 234648). Passed away peacefully on 21st April 2018 at Trevellyn Rest Home, in his 97th year. Loved husband of the late Norma and the late Vanda. Dearly loved and respected father of Dianne & Colin Murphy (Otorohanga), Garry & Patsy (Auckland), and Denis & Judy ( Cambridge). Loved and adored Grandfather (Pops) to Leanne, Aaron, Tracey, Karen, Joanna, Callum, Jeremy, Fraser, and Philippa, and loved grandfather to 23 children.
A truly remarkable man
who excelled at everything
he did in his life.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at White Rose Chapel, 75 Cook Street, Hamilton, at 1.00pm on Friday, 27th April 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to Presbyterian Support New Zealand and can be left in the Chapel Foyer. Evan’s family would like to thank the staff and management of Trevellyn for their care shown to Evan over the past 14 years. All communications to the Browne Family, c/- P.O. Box 4449, Hamilton East 3247.

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GILLBANKS, Josephina Emma

Aged 92. Suddenly on Monday 23rd April 2018. Funeral details to follow.

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MARTYN, Joy Clements (née Rogers)

Peacefully at Malvina Major Retirement Village on Sunday 22 April 2018; aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Adored mother of Rosemary, Judy, Ian, Philip and Rachel; mother-in-law of Bill Moore, Evan Dumbleton, and Mark Goston. Cherished grandma of Peter, Robert, Colin, Caitlin, and Brooke. Loved sister of Cecil and Bernard Rogers and Noeline McIndoe (all dec).
Joyous lover of life.
Messages to “the Martyn family” may be sent c/- Lychgate, 306 Willis Street, Wellington or via www.heavenaddress.co.nz... A funeral service will be held at Khandallah Presbyterian Church, 27 Ganges Road, Khandallah, on Friday 27 April 2018 at 1.00pm.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ Tel. 385 0745
www.lychgate.co.nz...

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MIDDLETON, Lucien Walter

(Salvation Army Major Retired) Promoted to glory on April 23, 2018, at Christchurch, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy (Oamaru), and Emily (Chch). Much loved father and father-in-law of Colleen and Mick Marshall (Levin), Russell (Levin), Jocelyn and the late Allan Hamilton (Chch), Valerie and Charles Cleverly (Dunedin), Dean and Jen (Gisborne, and Greg and Rhondda (Auckland). Loved stepfather of John and Roseanne Gardner (Chch), Alison and Russell Officer (Chch), Paul and Raewyn (Hamilton), Andrew and Ana (Chch), and David (England). Loved grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 13. Loved brother of Major Bessie Hay (Chch) and uncle to his many nephews and nieces. A celebration of Lucien’s life will take place at The Salvation Army Sydenham Corps, corner of Colombo and Southampton Streets on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11.00am.
"Servant of Christ,
Well Done"

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MANDER, Paul Henry

On April 23, 2018, suddenly at Christchurch Hospital. Much loved son of the late Norman and Margaret, loved older brother and brother-in-law of Gayle and Brian; Gary and Gayle, a loved uncle of John and Vicky, Jo and Del; James and Alicia. Steph; and a loved great-uncle of Kaylee, Anthony; Zara, Keeli and Logan; Amelia, Felicity and Quinn.

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McINTYRE, Margaret Ettie

Formerly of Apiti. On April 22, 2018, peacefully at Julia Wallace, Palmerston North, in her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Rusty. Treasured mother, mother-in-law and nana of Jeanette & Ken, Nick & Sarah, Anna & Brendon; Hugh & Michele, Brooke & Dean, Kimberley & Chris; Shirley & John, Rebecca & Mark, Hamish & Sammy, Katie & Hamish; Ali & Doug, Brent & Caitlin, Stephen; Gail & Brian, Logan & Maddi, Chris, Courtney, and Aidan. Adored great-Nana of Max, Hunter, Odette, Penny, Florence and Hannah. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Apiti Hall, Makoura Road, Apiti, on Friday April 27, 2018 at 1.30pm, followed by interment at the Apiti Cemetery.

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