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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WIGGINS, Ross Sydney King

Passed away suddenly at Waikato Hospital on 22 April 2018, surrounded by his family. In his 58th year. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Trudy & Greg Dutton. Much loved father of Lance & Ana, Craig & Megan, Steven & Amy, and Peter & Jordy. Adored grandfather of 9 grandchildren. A very special uncle of Brad, Kristen and Abby. Our heartfelt thanks to the Waikato Hospital Staff for their care and attention over many years. A service celebrate Ross’ life will be held at Hamilton Park Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Rd, Newstead, on Friday 27 April, at 1.00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St John Ambulance and may be paid on line or left at the service. Communications may be sent c/- P.O. Box 4449, Hamilton East.

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McARTHUR, Jean

Of Carterton. On 18th April 2018. Peacefully after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of the late Eric. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alastair and Gilly, Ian and Annie. Treasured Grandma of Samuel, Phillip, Gordon, Rowan, Thomas, Fergus and Sandy. Dearly loved great-grandma of all her great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Roger Oldham (Canada). A private family service has been held. Messages to the McArthur family C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743.

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BLAIR, Edward Alexander (Lex)

Passed away peacefully in Greymouth on April 18, 2018, in his 74th year. Dearly loved and cherished husband, soul mate, and best friend of the late Debbie. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Shane and Sharon, and Mel and Steve, step-father of Brendan. Devoted and proud grandad of Mackenzie, Brooklyn, Taylah, Finn, and Zach. A dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Messages C/- PO Box 417, Greymouth 7840. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations to West Coast St John would be appreciated and can be made at the Service or posted to PO Box 508, Greymouth 7840. A Farewell Service for Lex will be held in the William Sampson Memorial Chapel, 134 Tainui Street, Greymouth, on Thursday at 11.30am, followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.

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COOMBES, Garry Ernest

Peacefully at home on Monday, April 16, 2018. Dearly beloved husband of 53 years to Shirley, loving dad to Shane and Tracey, loved brother of Lynette, son of the late Ella and Ernie Coombes of Christchurch, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and friend. A private family service has been held. Messages to 34 Augustine Street, Waimate 7924, South Canterbury.
Betts Funeral Services
F.D.A.N.Z.

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THOMSON, Irene Suzanne

Passed away suddenly and peacefully at Arohanui Hospice on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Aged 67 years. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Heather; Murray; Stuart; Christine and Ian. Daughter of the late John and Joy Gaudin. A service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held in The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 1.00pm, followed by private interment.

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SANDFORD, Joyce Mary(nee Garrod-Day)

On April 21, 2018, at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved mum and mum-in-law of Ann and Jack, Fay (deceased) and Sid, Barry (deceased), and Sharon and Paul. Treasured gran/nana of Trevor, Karen and Brent, Jeff, Penny, Beavin, and Stephen, Fiona, Ashley and Jess, Justin and Shane. Much loved nana of all her great-grandchildren. A big thank you to all the wonderful staff at Kaiapoi Lodge for all your care over the last 4 years. Messages to the Sandford family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148, or online tributes to www.heavenaddress.co.nz... A Funeral Service for Joyce will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, entrance from Wilkinsons Road via Gardiners, on Thursday, April 26, at 11.30am.

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BROWN, Thomas Falcon (Tom)

QSM, NZDF
Reg. No. 821650

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RUSSELL, Shane Alexander

Peacefully on April 20, 2018, after a short illness, at Darfield, aged 52. Cherished husband and friend of Christine, and loved and treasured dad of Jordan and Emma. Beloved son of Margaret and the late Dave. Loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of Sharon (Australia), Kerry, the late Barry and Bridget, Steve and Sue, and Alan and Kim. Much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful staff at Darfield Hospital for their care of Shane. As requested by Shane a private cremation has been held, with a celebration of his life to be held at Community Centre Glentunnel, Homebush Road, Glentunnel, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 2.00pm. Messages may be addressed to the Russell family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148.

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LAW, Joan

Passed away peacefully at New Plymouth on Saturday 21st April 2018, aged 94 years. Daughter of Robert and Alice Law, sister and sister-in-law of Derek and Patricia Law (both deceased), and Betty and the late Brian Law. Aunty Joan of Susan, Bryce, and Craig; and Alison, Elizabeth, Catherine, Vivienne, Barbara, Hilary, Rachel, Rosemary, and Miranda. Birthmother of Bob Lindsay (Queenstown). Family and friends are warmly invited to gather at St. John’s Community Church, Egmont St, Kaponga, this Thursday 26th April at 11.00am to celebrate Joan’s life. In lieu of flowers donations to ‘The Order Of St. John’ would be much appreciated. These can be left in the church foyer or if you prefer sent C/o Hardings PO Box 605, Hawera 4640. Messages may be sent to the Law family, PO Box 19, Kaponga 4642.

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PETERS, Margaret Anne

On 20 April 2018, peacefully at home on Waiheke Island. Greatly loved as the wife of the late Vernon; mother of Julia, John, Tom, Mary, Carmel, Sam and Emmett; mother-in-law of Hugh, Susan, Kate, Lewis and Fiona; grandmother of Bede, Max, Emmet, Harry, Julia, Mary, Patrick, Charlotte, Anna and Emmett. RIP. Requiem mass at 11.15am, 24 April 2018, St Peter’s Catholic Church, 197 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.

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RITCHIE, Thomas Thompson

On April 21, 2018, at Holmwood Rest Home, Rangiora, in his 83rd year. Very dearly loved and loving husband and soulmate of Carol, loved step-father of Dale, Carol-Ann, Heather, Janine, Charlie, Stewart, and Eddie, and loved a treasured Pop of all that knew him.
Sadly MissedMessages to F1 94 Church Street, Rangiora 7400. The Funeral Service will be held in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cox Street, Geraldine, Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1.30pm, thereafter interment in the Arundel Cemetery.

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DWYER, Patricia Mary

Passed away suddenly at home on 19 April 2018. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and Les (England), Michael and Kerry (NSW), and the late David. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 59 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt, on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.
Released into the arms of the Lord, Rest in peace Tricia.

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SHAW, Marina

Died at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, Nelson, on Friday, April 20, 2018, aged 83 years. Wife for 56 years of the late Rodney Shaw (died 2015). Dearly loved mother of Derek, and Peter. Nana of Bronte, Darcy, Matilda, and Digby. A teacher for many years, and always a teacher at heart. Loved by those who knew her. Messages c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Marina’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel at 297 Ferry Road on ANZAC Day, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11.00am.

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MAAS-TENGE, Elly

15.4.1939 — 20.4.2018
Passed away in Napier. Loved wife of Huub Maas, mam of Kos Maas & Rachel Simons, Els Maas & Erika Mackay, oma of Johnny, Zahra & Josiah. In accordance with Elly’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages for the Maas family can be sent to PO Box 212, Napier 4140. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Cranford Hospice, Hastings or Elmwood House, Napier.
‘‘Hou je haaks’’

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SUTHERLAND, Judith Rae (Judy)(nee Morris)

Unexpectedly, on 20 April, 2018, at Dunedin Hospital, surrounded by her loving family; aged 59 years. Beloved wife of the late Brett, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Krisandra, and Mary and Alex, loved Gran of Javan, Dale, and Flora, loved daughter of the late Colin and June Morris, loved sister and sister-in-law of Michael and Caroline Morris, Julian and Trish Morris, Chris and Ellie Morris, and Amanda and Bryan Long, also a loved Aunty to her nieces and nephews.
‘Forever in our hearts, gone to be with Brett’
A service for Judy will be held in Campbell & Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road Mosgiel on Thursday, 26 April, at 1.30pm, followed by a private interment. Messages to 586 Brighton Road, Westwood, Dunedin 9035.
Campbell and Sons
F.D.A.N.Z.
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