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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MUDROVCICH, Ivan Albert

On 20 July 2018, peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family. Devoted and loved husband to Janet. Loved father and father-in-law to Bruce; Jacqui and Keith; Ivan and Linda. Loving Dida to Jessica and Mike; Jim and Mel; Hannah and Rob, Luke, Joseph and Jorja. Great Dida to Carlos, Lola and Robert. Loved big brother of Frank and Colleen. Special thanks to Jo, Amelia, Laura, and Shaun Garea. A service to celebrate Ivan’s life will be held at the Central Park Chapel of Davis Funerals, 150 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland, on Friday 27 July at 1.30pm. Pearse Aircraft Builder. Last engine run 12 June 2018, best ever. You finally did it, leaving us a unique legacy, a Taonga and the embodiment of Richard Pearse’s symbol of Kiwi Ingenuity (c.1903) Brilliantly done - we are so proud of you. From your loving family and on behalf of your friends and supporters everywhere.

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WARD, Richard Arthur (Dick)

Died peacefully Nelson Hospital. Born March 16, 1927, died July 19, 2018 (aged 91). Much loved husband of the late Betty, father of Lorraine, Deirdre, Craig and Stephen, and devoted grandfather. A Service is to be held at Marsden Funeral Home, 41 Nile Street, Nelson, 2.00pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Donations to St John in lieu of flowers please.

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AIM, Brian Stewart (FATS)

Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, July 20, 2018, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Valda for 51 years. Much loved Dad of Phil, and the late Brendon (Bull). Pop to Chrissie and Des, and Great-Pop to Max and Beau. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and can be left in the Chapel foyer. Messages C/- Aim family PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. 4340. A service for Fats will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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WILSON, Marjory (Marj)

Passed away peacefully on 17 July 2018 at Glaisdale Rest Home, aged 97. Loving mother of Irene and Peter, and mother-in-law to John, grandmother to Steven, Paul, Tracey and Lisa, and great-grandmother of eight. A family funeral was held on 19 July. Special thanks to the staff at Glaisdale for all their support and care.

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SUMMERS-COOPER, Marlene Antoinette

Peacefully at Thames Hospital, on 19th July 2018. Loved only child of the late Nellie and Mark Summers. A service to celebrate Marlene’s life will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, 102 Kirkwood Street, Thames, on Tuesday 24th July, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Communications to

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ROLES, Joan Isobel (nee Kennedy)

Passed away, in England after a short illness on Thursday 12th July 2018. Loved wife of Brian, and adored mother of Anthony. Daughter of the late Leo and Celia Kennedy. Loved and respected sister and sister-in-law of Peter, Alan and Gill. Respected aunty of Matt, Brett and Emma. A service to celebrate the life of Joan will be held on Thursday 26th July 2018, at 1.30pm, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 494 Grey Street, Hamilton, followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead. Communications to Joan’s family c/- James R Hill Funeral Directors, 717 Grey Street, Claudelands, Hamilton 3216 FDANZ.

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WHITEHEAD, Graham Arthur

Very peacefully after a long illness, at Assisi Hospital, Hamilton, on 20th July 2018. Darling husband of the late D’reen. Much loved father of Andrew and Michele, Robert, Paula and John. Loved grandad of Brook and Kayla, Kyle and Kate, Braden and Nicole, Amy and Jesse. Special great-grandad of Ellie and Declan. The family would like to thank all those involved in caring for Dad so beautifully

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ANDERSON, Terrence Edward (Terry)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 19 July 2018 with his devoted Mary at his side; (after a courageous battle with MS). Much loved father of Chay, and Poppa of Bentley. So dearly loved and cared for by Mary. Special thanks to his wonderful support workers, especially Shakila, Michelle (Sala), Dale, Anshu and Michelle. We are incredibly grateful to Dr John Duncan, Hillcrest Medical Centre and all those involved who enabled Terry to stay living in his own home.
Rest peacefully sweetheart
A private cremation for Terry has taken place.

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LAWRENCE, Garry

Passed away surrounded by family at the Nelson Tasman Hospice on Thursday, July 19, 2018, aged 67. Dearly loved husband of Jenny. Cherished brother of Gail, Richard, Susan, and Jill. Loved stepfather and friend of Jeffery, Becky and boys. Loved uncle and great-uncle to his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice would be appreciated. Messages to the family can be sent C/- 41 Nile Street East, Nelson 7010. Service details for Garry are to be advised.

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WATSON, Margaret Jean(formerly Nixey, nee Nalder)

At Nelson on July 15, 2018, aged 73 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Karen, Jacki and Glen, Cheryl and Wok, and Bec and Jamie. Loved Nana Margie of Abbey, Dylan, James, Nathan, Jean, Danni and the late Cameron and Daisy. Loved Great-Grandmother of Addison, Ajay, Indiarna and Aurora. A dear friend of Peter Walsh. In lieu of flowers, please raise a glass in a toast to a fun and fabulous lady. A private family service has been held.

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FLYNN, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) (nee Young)

Passed away on July 18, 2018, peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness. Much loved wife of the late Bob and cherished mum of Amanda and JP. Beloved and devoted nan to Kahlan, Maddy and Alysia.
"The mountains are calling and I must go" - we hope Betty is back climbing mountains with Bob. As per Betty's wishes there will be a private cremation with a day for friends and family to share food, drinks and memories to celebrate Betty's life on August 18, 2018, at Lansdowne Park, from 1.30pm. Donations to MS Society, in lieu of flowers. Messages to the family of Betty Flynn, c/- PO Box 222, Carterton.

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GUNN, Peggy

Peggy’s family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Maples Retirement Village for the special care and affection given to Peg.

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CRAWSHAW, Melissa Louise (nee Dewe)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melissa (Milly), who was tragically taken from us too soon on July 18, 2018, aged 44 years. Devoted mother of Mia, Asher, and Leo Crawshaw; precious loving youngest daughter of Judy and Owen Dewe; treasured sister and sister-in-law of Katrina and Chris Mangous and the late Brendon Dewe; caring aunt of Eden, and Quinn Mangous; loving fiancé of Simon Mutch and his children Bradley, and Olivia. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Melissa Crawshaw, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Join us for a Celebration of Melissa’s life to be held in the Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Thursday, July 26, at 2.00pm.

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GALLIE, Annette (Hallam)

Gently left us on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Loved mum of Joanne and the late Christopher, mother-in-law of Paul, and nanny of Matthew and Kate. Sister of Lynne, sister-in-law of Grant and aunt of Regan and Ellen. A service to celebrate Annette’s life will be held at the Officers Mess, 170 Vauxhall Road, Narrow Neck, Devonport, at 11

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STURGESS, Kenneth Ross

Passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, peacefully at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital. Loved father of Ken and Alison (Townsville), Daphne and Steven (Takaka). Grandfather to Ross and Amelia (Townsville), Lisa and Miguel (Melbourne), Amanda and David (Melbourne), Marcia and Nick (Ashburton), Teegan and Zoe (Takaka), and great-grandfather to 6. A farewell will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 11.00am, 150 Hamama Road, Takaka. All Welcome.
Respectfully cared for by
Shone and Shirley
Funeral Directors
F.D.A.N.Z.

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