Death Notices

A place to remember and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

GALLAGHER, May Matilda

Died October 12, 2018, in Dunedin aged 81. Loved sister, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt to Edna, David, Robert, Tristan and Jodey Brown, and Jason, Louise and Erika Mace-Brown. RIP big sister, we will never forget you.

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BELT, Noeline Elizabeth (nee Tweedie)

Passed away peacefully on October 15, 2018, at Cashmere View, aged 85 years. Much loved wife of the late Hein; beautiful mum and mother-in-law of Merelyn and Chris Costello; Deborah and the late Jack Wilson; Mary and Steve Herman; and the late Jason; loved nana of Joel, and Emma; Fraser, Jermaine, Willy, Henry, and Abi; and Mandy, Kate, and Emily; great-grandma of Talia, Miriana, and Harper. The family would like to thank the staff of Cashmere View Retirement Home for the loving care shown to Noeline. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Noeline Belt, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Noeline’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, October 23, at 10.00am.

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O’BRIEN, Leonard Nelson (Len)

Suddenly passed away at home on Sunday, 14th October 2018. Aged 56 years. Much loved Partner of Julia. Adored father of Glenn, Jarrid, Trish & Tim, Jasmine and father-in-law to Lisa. Loved Poppa to Ethan, Christian, Isabelle, Zahra and Aiden.
“Shine on you crazy Diamond”
A celebration of Len’s life will be held at The Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 1.00pm. All communications to The O’Brien Family, c/-3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge, 3434.

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SMOLENSKI, Dennis John

On October 14, 2018 peacefully at Christchurch Hospital. Adored soulmate and best friend of Jill, treasured son of Brian and Dot (deceased), Pam, loved son-in-law of Faye, loved brother and brother-in-law of Pat and Jan, Tony and Ellen, Lynda, Rayleen, Helen, Bob and Leonie, Debbie, Kathy and Trevor; Rhonda and Trevor Lott, and Arran and Vicki Fraser; proud uncle of his many nieces and nephews, and a loved cousin, and friend. Special thanks to the wonderful team of Ward 26, Christchurch Hospital for their care and kindness. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Dennis Smolenski c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate Dennis’ life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside. Tomorrow (Thursday), at 5.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.

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SKIPSEY, Robert

On Monday 15th October 2018 at Mary Potter Hospice, aged 73. Loved husband of Mary. Loved dad of Sharyl and Dean and their partners Damien and Janice. Loved grandad of Ariel, Abby, Blake, Carter and Maisie. Loved son of the late Ivy and Joseph Skipsey of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Loved brother of Valerie Dunn and the late Joe Skipsey, and brother-in-law to Arthur Dunn and June Skipsey. Loved Uncle to Linda, Angela and Graeme and their families. Loved brother-in-law of Jan and Mick Chaplin and Anne Goudie, and uncle of Clair and Megan Chaplin and Jamie and Krystyna Goudie. Loved son-in-law of the late Janet Kerr. Best mate of Brian Gill. Messages to ‘The Skipsey Family’ may be left in Bob’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box14-366 Kilbirnie 6241. A service to celebrate the life of Bob will be held at the Cockburn Street Chapel, cnr of Cockburn Street and Onepu Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241 on Friday 19th October at 2.00pm, thereafter private cremation.

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BAILEY, Bill

To a wonderful man Bill Bailey. Thank you for being a loving person, a wonderful second dad to me (Sue). Thank you for all you did for many years for us.
"May your wings fly high."
Love always, Sue, Trevor and family.

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RICHARDS, Wayne Murray

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 13th October 2018, aged 78 years. Loved husband of Anne for over 50 years. Loving father of Rhonda, Craig and Murray. Dearly loved son-in-law of Eunice Hunt. Also loving father-in-law, grandi and great-grandi.
He will be sadly missed by all and will be forever in
our hearts.
As per Wayne’s wishes, there will be no service. Family would like to welcome friends to celebrate Wayne’s life at
9 Takahe Street, Frankton, on the 18th October between 11.00am and 3.00pm. Messages of condolence can be sent to 9 Takahe Street, Frankton 3204.

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SORENSEN, Tony

Passed away suddenly, out on the farm doing what he loved with his dogs at his side, on Friday, October 12, 2018. Aged 65 years. Loved husband of Lone, loved dad of Frederik, and Jonathan. A loved friend and leader of many who will be missed. Messages may be sent to
174 Kenningtons Road, Okaramio, RD 1, Havelock 7178. In lieu of flowers, a donation to either the Rhema Broadcasting Group, Salvation Army or Bible Society New Zealand, would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A funeral service for Tony will be held at the Renwick Anglican Church, High Street, Renwick, at 11.00am on Thursday, October 18, followed by interment.

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ROBINSON, Reverend Moorie

Our lovely Mum, Nanny & Moreanny left us on Sunday morning and is now winging her way to join Malcolm. She has left us with lots of fabulous memories & will be forever in our hearts.
— Helen & Dave Spencley, Alyssa, Phil, Jack & Bailey-Lou (Adelaide), Carly & Scott (Brisbane).

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BAILEY, John William (Bill)

On 15th October 2018, Bill Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, aged 86 years. Dearly loved and very sadly missed, loving husband for a wonderful 62 years to Colleen. Adored and loving father and father-in-law to Wendy and John, Vicki and Nik, Debbie, Shane, Graeme (Bill) and Chere. Cherished granddad to Jason (deceased), Sharlene, Stacey, Kelly, Natalie, Grace and Solomon, and his great-grandchildren. Loved brother to Eunice (Bud), Nola, Marie and Jean. The cheeky grin and mischievous character, will be missed forever.
He will forever be in
our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff at Taranaki Base Hospital and Summerset Village care unit. A service for Bill will be held in The Chapel Of W. Abraham, 366 Devon St East, New Plymouth, on Thursday, 18th October 2018, at 2.00pm. Thereafter a private cremation.

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LAW, Brian James

On October 15, 2018, peacefully at home in Christchurch; aged 51 years. Dearly beloved husband of Clare, loved son of Frances, and Alan and Helen, loved father of Roana, Serena, Andrew, Chaynce, Joshua, Madison, and Tane. Cherished Poppa of Donté, Trent; Maniah, Mariah, Meisha; Tyrell; and Tahlia, and a loved father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Special thanks to Nurse Maude Palliative Care. Messages to the Law family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. The Funeral Service will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road (via Gardiners Rd), Christchurch, on Friday, October 19, at 1.30pm.

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THOMSON, Thomas Rex

Peacefully in the loving care of Ascot Care Home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, aged 90 years. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Hilda. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and Grandad of Glenis and Preston, Carmen and Dean, Derek and Michelle; Raewyn and Michael, Kirsty and James, Megan and Ben, Richard and Charlotte; Craig and Catherine, Matthew and Lana, Jane and Michael, Hamish and Sarah; Doug and Prudence, Josh, Kane, and Ben; Bruce, Emma and Chris, Karl and Jess. A loved great-grandad of his 20 great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bunty and Jack and a loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Rex will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Friday, October 19, at 2.00pm. Messages to Villa 46, 211 Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810.

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ROYFEE, Colin William John

Reg No 114024. Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Nancy, and loved father and father-in-law of Christopher and Leonie, Nigel and Margaret. Much loved grandad of Benjamin, Michael, and AJ. Loved brother of Betty and Gavin. Messages may be addressed to the Royfee family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Colin’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Tuesday, October 23, at 1.00pm.

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KNOWLES, RosemaryLillian May (Rosie)

On 15 October 2018, at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 63 years. Dearly loved super mother and mother-in-law to Jessica and Benno Schumacher, Nicola and Pete van der Vlerk. Dearly loved grandma to Willem, Heidi, Adelyn and Zara. Beloved partner of Owen (OJ) Jansen. Loved sister of Richard (dec) and David.
“Your beautiful smile will never be forgotten, your warmth and love will remain with us all forever”
Messages may be sent
C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. A Service will be held for Rosie at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton, on Friday 19 October at 2.00pm, followed by burial.

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MILNE, Aaron David

Born October 21, 1969. After fighting a long battle, peacefully passed away at Ascot Care Home, with his brother by his side on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Beloved eldest son of Rhondda and David, stepson of Brent and Anne-Marie. Treasured brother of Brendan Stewart Milne and Dana Gillard. Much loved uncle of Marley Henderson.
“Rest in peace my darling.
I love you, until we meet
again, yours forever, Mum”
A service to celebrate Aaron’s life will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Rd, Invercargill, at 2.00pm.

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