Death Notices

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FOLSTER, Thomas Joseph

On February 16, 2020 at the Marlborough Hospice, Thomas passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Thomas was in his 29th year. Precious son of Steve and Jenny, adored brother of Hannah and Oliver. Dearly loved grandson of Geoffrey Folster, the late Heather Folster, the late Mary Bell and the late Desmond Bell. Loved nephew of the late Martin Folster, Barbara Doherty, Tim Bell, Simon Bell, Phillip and Pam Bell, Linda and Rob Watson, Sandra Bell and Nycki O’Neal. Special cousin of Brennan Doherty, Eamon Doherty, Joseph Folster, David Bell, Belinda Bell, Sophie Watson, Abbie Watson, Jordan Schollum, Kendall Green, Brentin Hunt and Lawson Hunt. Messages may be sent to 43 George Street, Blenheim 7201 or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... 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 Service for Thomas will be held at the Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, 15 Boyce Street, Blenheim on Friday, February 21 at 1.30pm, followed by interment at the Fairhall Cemetery.

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WYLLIE, Merle

Passed away peacefully on 15th February 2020, in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Rex. Cherished mother of Allan and Sally, Jill and Dave Wilding, Doug and Fiona, Lou and Kate. Grandma to 11 and great-grandma Merle to 12. A celebration service will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Friday, 21st February at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Wyllie family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

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DRUMMOND, Peter Andrew John (Pete)

Peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020, aged 80. Dearly loved husband of the late Lynda. Loved father and father-in-law of Peter, Kathryn and Iain Davidson, and Julie MacPherson. Loved Grandad of Sam, Ben, Luke and Joel Davidson; Alex and Dylan MacPherson. Loved brother of Roly. Funeral details to follow.

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MARSH, Fiona Helen

Born March 14, 1950, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Fiona was the daughter of the late Jack and Barbara Marsh. Fiona will be sorely missed by her children Paul, Dave, and Rachelle McKeown; her grandson Zac Preston; her sisters Heather Anderson and Jillian Madgwick; and her extended family and many loving friends. Messages for the Marsh family may be sent C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch, 8013 or emailed to mckeownp@sentientresearch.com All are welcome to join in a celebration of Fiona’s life and as per her request, everyone should come dressed in bright colours. A Celebration of Fiona’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Wednesday, February 19, at 11.00am.

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SAUNDERS, Jeffrey Dennis (Jeff)

12 November 1966 —
14 February 2020
Aged 53 years. Much loved third son of Delwyn and Reg. Loved husband of Alison. Loved father of Joshua, Nathan, Andrew, Stacey, and Matt. Loved brother and partners of Tony and Liane, Roy and Hath, Wayne and Shauna. Much loved uncle to Michael, Sarah, David, Oscar, Julia, Jackson, Summer, Caleb, and Caitlin. Loved great-uncle of Tyler, and Alex. Dearly loved grandad of Ella, Ivar, and Harlee. The family would like to thank all of those who have cared for Jeff, a special thanks especially to Jeff’s good friend, Nigel Hiller for everything he has done for Jeff and the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at the Plimmerton Boating Club, 66 Moana Road, Plimmerton on Wednesday, 19 February commencing at 12.00pm. Thereafter a private cremation.

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DUNKLEY, Ian

11.2.1935 — 12.2.2020
Has thermalled to the eternal gliding club in the sky. He passed away peacefully in Christchurch Hospital early Wednesday morning. His daughter Katrina was with him when he drew his last breath. Ian leaves behind his wife Pat and daughters Katrina, Nicole and Karen, his 2 step-sons Neil and Steve and 8 grandchildren. No flowers please, voluntary donations to the Akaroa Community Health Trust would be appreciated and may be made online at bit.ly... or at the service. Ian’s funeral, along with a celebration of his adventurous and eventful life will take place at The Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa, on Friday, February 21 at 2.00pm. Friends are invited on the day to share memories of Ian and anecdotal stories that reflect the man he was! Dress code - informal and colourful.

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HUNTER, Terry Ashley (Grunter)

Peacefully on February 15, 2020, aged 70 years. Much loved best mate and friend of Jilly. Loved Dad of Brent and Timara, and Michelle, stepdad of Warren, and Roger. Loved Pop of Terry, Aleisha, Sophie, Samantha, Andrew, and Renee. Great-Grandad of Hayden, Riley, and Dylan.
‘Will be greatly missed
and always loved.’
A service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held at the Waimea Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1.00pm, to be followed by his interment at Richmond Cemetery.

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TURNER, Noeline (Fay)

On Saturday, February 15, in the care of the wonderful team at Glenwood Home. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Kevin, Dianne and John Taylor, Jan and Grant Williams, David and Karen, Kelly and Damian Peeti. Treasured gran of Simon, and Amanda, Nicole, and Lauren, Holly, and Caleb, Mikayla, Awatea, Putiputi, Serenity, and Kaiwhaiki and a loving great-gran of her 8 great-grandchildren.
“A beautiful soul at rest”
Fay’s funeral service will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wilkin Street, Temuka, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 2.00pm, followed by the interment at the Temuka Cemetery.

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LASSLETT, Paul

Died on Tuesday, 11th February 2020. Loved and respected father of Aaliyah Chase, and grandfather to Titus. Loved son of Nimu and Robert. Loved brother of Kiran and Stephen. Loved by his nieces and nephews. Will be missed by all his Whanau. A service for Paul will be held at the Trustpower Baypark Stadium Lounge, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui, on Wednesday, 19th February 2020 at 12.00pm. All communication to the Lasslett family, c/- PO Box 3136, Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

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MOORHOUSE, Evan Charles

Peacefully in his sleep, aged 77 years. Brother and brother-in-law of Marlene (deceased) and Don Heslop, Robert (deceased) and Zillah, Peter and Lynette, Noela and the late Raymond, Oliver, Mark and Caryl. An engineer of extrardinary skills, an ardent local historian and business associate and friend to many in the local community who will miss him. A celebration of Evan’s life will be held at Marsden House Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 11.00am.

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DEAM, Robert Michael (Rob)

Suddenly at home on 13th February 2020. Eldest son of Shirley and the late Robert George (Bob). Loved brother and brother-in-law of Gary and Kim (Hawera), Grant and Donna (Hawera), Theresa and Jason Cameron (Auckland). A service for Rob will be held at Beth Shan Chapel, 157 Georges Drive, Napier, on Tuesday 18th February 2020, at 11.00am.

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STANILAND, Audrey Marion (nee Heseltine)

Passed away peacefully at Oakwoods Retirement Village on February 15, 2020, aged 95 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill. Cherished mother of Helen, Robert and Judith. Mother-in-law of Christine Bell, Steve Johnston and formerly John Cameron. Grandmother of Angela, Matthew, James, Anita, Alison, Peter, Jessie, and Sam. Great-Grandma of Ella, Oscar, Jack, Luke, Willy, Gabriela, Audrey, Archie, June, and Harvey. Audrey was a prodigious craftsperson and amateur artist. At Audrey’s request a private cremation has taken place.

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SCAMMELL, Gail Elizabeth (nee Henden)

Peacefully at Hospice Southland on Friday, February 14, 2020. Surrounded by family and friends. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Tracy and Zak Allan, Johnathan Allan, and Tracy. Cherished nan of Gemma, Larissa, Kaylee, Ella, and Blake. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Rex Henden, John and Liz Tippett, Allan Tippett and Marise Martim, Garry and Margaret Tippett, David Tippett and Rachael Roberts. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews, and good friend to all her awesome neighbours.
“I’ll be right “
A service to celebrate Gail’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Tuesday, February 18, at 2.00pm, committal at the Eastern Cemetery to follow. Donations to Hospice Southland and The District Nurses would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Gail will be resting at her home until her service. Messages to 6 Seymour Street, Gore 9710 or email tracy.72@hotmail.com

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VOYLE, Mary

Passed away at Selwyn St Andrews Residential Care on Saturday, 15th February 2020. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alby. Loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Dianne, Chrissie & Carl Gaudin, Ian & Darienne, Wendy & Murray Browne, and Tom. Loved Grandma to 14 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at St Andrews Anglican Church, Hamilton Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, 19th February 2020 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Donations to St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to The Voyle Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.

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MIESSEN, Albertha Maria(Bertie) (nee Kotte)

Passed away peacefully at Archer Village on Saturday February 15, 2020, aged 88 years. Devoted wife of the late Frank. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Frank and Fiona, Julie and Bevan, and the late Jacqueline. Adored Oma to Jamie and Nathaniel, Heidi and Alastair, and Israel. Appreciation to Archer Village staff for their wonderful care of Bertie. Messages to the Miessen family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Rosary for Bertie will be recited at the Church at 10.30am on the day of the funeral. A Requiem Mass for Bertie will be celebrated at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Fisher Avenue, Beckenham, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11.00am, followed by interment at Ellesmere Catholic Cemetery, Southbridge Leeston Road, at 1.30pm.

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