Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


CLARK, Alasdair Philip

Treasured only child of Kaye and Maurice Clark, suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday 12 August 2019, in Wellington. Ally was much loved by his family and large circle of friends and will be sorely missed. Ally’s funeral will be held at Lychgate at 2.30pm on Friday 16 August, thereafter burial at Makara Cemetery.
Lychgate Funerals
FDANZ 385 0745


McCABE, Denis

Died peacefully after a long illness on Monday 12 August 2019. Much loved father of Philippa, Alexis and Diana. Adoring grandfather to George, Harvey, Lily, Libby, Sophie, and Clara. Special friend to Sibyl. A memorial service for Denis will be held at Woodhill, 167 Grange Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga, on Monday 19 August 2019, at 2.00pm. Communication to the McCabe family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.



Passed away peacefully on the 12th August 2019 at home. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Tia. Beloved mother of Fr. Joseph Savesi, Kristina & Sililo Iuli, Matalena & Fa’atili Patolo, Paul & Povana Savesi, Sagato Savesi, Emma Savesi & Sherryl Foster, Fa’asalia Laumatia, Fa’afili & Gus Fai, Ioane & Lesieli Va’alele, Mavaega (deceased) & William Tiumalu, Ameto & Maleta Lealofi, Moalo & Sosefina. Treasured Grandmother to Amataga, Manatu, Matagi, Atinae, Pese-Olaga, David, Julianna, Lepeka, Lila, Samuel, Lepeka, Nathan, Ella, Hayley, Michael, Jordan, Nive, Antonio, Faustina, Krystal, Phoenix, Deztinee, Maryah, Mary, Wezhley, Viliamu, Tyrone, Jarrad, Viliamu, Paputa, Lennox, Kalolo, Eva, Anna, Sefo and Kalolina. Loved Great-Grandmother of Zion, Israel, Aloyious, Lucuianna and Khalyis. Loved sister of Etuale Ikenasio, Fa’atoia Liua’ana, Talitiga Liua’ana and Pipi Ioane (deceased). Messages to the family may be left in Lepeka’s tributes page at or posted c/- PO Box 7123, Wellington 6242. A family service will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mt Victoria, on Sunday 18th August at 4.00pm. A full Requiem Mass to celebrate Lepeka’s life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mt Victoria, on Tuesday 20th August at 10.00am. Following this Lepeka will be laid to rest at Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua.


SPARKS, Maureen

On August 13, 2019, passed away peacefully, aged 79 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Leonard, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Adele, Jacqui, and Meghann, and a loved grandma of Evelyn, and Lloyd; Lachlan, and Henry; and Samantha, and Matthew.
‘Been for her last walk!’
Special thanks to the staff at Hoon Hay Rest Home and Nurse Maude Hospital. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Maureen Sparks, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service to celebrate Maureen’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, August 19, at 10.00am.


van HOOF, Karl Adriaan

Passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, 13th August 2019, aged 61 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Debby. Adored father and father-in-law of Kim and Matt, and Luke and Peppi, and Opa to Bodhi, Indy and Lumi.
Reunited with his one true love and forever in our hearts.
No flowers by request. A celebration of Karl’s life will be held in the Chapel of W Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Saturday 17th August 2019, at 2.00pm.


MORGAN, Ian Alexander

Passed away peacefully on 13 August 2019, in the presence of family. Aged 75 years. Loved husband of Annette, father and father-in-law of Greg and Helen Morgan, and Denise and Mark Gerring. Loved Gaga to Briana and David Coombridge, Sophie, Jack and Tom Gerring and Joel, Carys, Nathan and Sian Morgan. Brother of the late Enid Barr, Margaret Hammond, Muriel Finlay, Jackie and Harry Morgan. A friend to many.
Your cheeky words, smile and presence will be missed.
Now at peace in the
presence of Jesus.

A celebration of Ian’s life will be held at Harvest City Church, Hamilton, 192 Kent Street, Frankton at 1pm on Friday August 16th. All correspondence to 13 Rossiter Place, Chartwell, Hamilton 3210.



Of Paraparaumu, formerly of Pakuranga. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 14 August 2019. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of Darrel. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Sonia & Greg, Deidré, and Justine. Loved friend of Peter & Emma. Adored ‘Grammie’ of Stacey & Mark, David, Pia & James, Cicely & Robbie, Ethan, Ciaran and special ‘Great-Grammie’ of Sawyer and Reid. Please bring a cut garden flower to a celebration of Sylvia’s life which will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Monday 19 August 2019 at 1.30pm, to be followed by private cremation. Messages to "The Alderson/Yates Family" PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
Kapiti Coast Funeral Home
04 2985168


CUNNIFFE, Rosemary Margaret

Peacefully at Elizabeth R Rest Home Stratford on Wednesday 14th August 2019, aged 80 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Vicki, Clint, Lexia, loved granna of James and Kerri, David and Mel, great-granna of Damon, Hunter and Nirvana, loved friend of Don. All messages to Brian Darth Funeral Services, C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352. In preference to flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Family and friends are invited to attend the service for Rosemary at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, cnr Regan & Juliet Streets, Stratford, on Saturday 17th August 2019, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.


ALLEN, Bruce Lindsay

Peacefully in his sleep at Southland Hospital on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. In his 91st year. Much loved husband of the late Joan. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Kathryn, Lyndsey and Simon Jones, Murray and Wendy. Much loved grandfather of Oliver, Bennett and Morgan. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Marie and Roger Harrington, and the late Ron and Neita Allen. Dearly loved by all his extended family. The family wish to acknowledge the care given to Bruce by the staff of the medical ward. A service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Elles Road, Invercargill, at 10.00am, on Saturday, August 17. Interment at the Eastern Cemetery will follow. Online tributes can be made at


O’CARROLL, Auretta Loryn (Retta)

Passed peacefully on Tuesday 13th August 2019, aged 75 years. Free from pain at last. Loved wife of Pat for 52 years. Adored Mum and best friend of John and Cherie. Much loved Nana of Caleb, Jaydn and Jackson. Loved Mama 2 of Glennis and Clifford. Loved best mate of Jennifer and Gillie. A celebration of Retta’s life will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Friday 16th August at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the O’Carroll family, c/- PO Box 940, Taupo.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd


SAMUEL, Allan Grant

Passed away unexpectedly on Monday 12th August 2019, at Waikato Hospital, aged 61 years. Cherished husband and best friend of Gaye (nee Batty), together for 27 years. Adored father of Eden and Phoebe. Much loved brother of Mere Tito (Auckland), brother-in-law of Dennis and Lesley Batty, and uncle of Nicholas and Nina (Scotland). Messages may be shared online at or sent to the Samuel family, C/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. A service to celebrate the life of Allan will be held in The Chapel Of W. Abraham, 366 Devon St East, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 20th August at 2.00pm, followed by a private burial.


JUDD, Mabel Margaret Jane

Peacefully on Friday 9 August 2019. Aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Walter. Dearly loved Mum of Maria (dec) and Colin Barker, Micheal (dec) and Reawyn Judd, Phyllis and Bill Muir, Gwenda and Murray Coates, Colin Judd, Robert (dec) and Sue Judd, Christine and David Blake, Lynette and Ray Cox, Denise (dec) and Paul Jensen, Joanne Ellis, Angelette and Alan Medhurst. Loved Nan to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Brooklands Rest Home for the wonderful care given to Mabel and the support to her family. Messages to PO Box 7131, Fitzroy. A private family service has been held.
a simple cremation
Ph 0800 236 236


REID, Christie Errol(Chris, Butch, Krusty)

Of Leeston. On August 13, 2019, suddenly, surrounded by his loving family; aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband and rock of Shirley, loved father and father-in-law Lynley and Pat McEvedy, Allen and Maddy, and Vickie and Ron Cooper. Adored and special Poppa of Matt and Lizzie, Tess and Craig; Missy, Nicole and John, Callum, Kale; Nathan and Julz; cherished Pop Pop of Harper, Frankie, Megan, Max and Sebastian and a loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Special thanks to the Leeston Fire Brigade especially Amy Morfett, and St John Ambulance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leeston Fire Brigade and/or St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Reid family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service will be held in the Southbridge Town Hall, High Street, Southbridge, on Monday, August 19, at 1.30pm. Interment thereafter at Ellesmere Public Cemetery.


KEDDELL, Senio Jemma (nee Ropata)

Surrounded by her loving family at Southland Hospital, Invercargill, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Aged 73 years. Loved wife of the late Neil. Beautiful mother of Mason and Jools (Aust), Alandra and Dallas (Chch), Brent and Hayley (Canada). Very proud Nanny of Nick, C.J., Keddell-Marie, Jack, and Luca. Senio will be at home, 79 Chapman Street, Invercargill, until her service held at the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill, at 11.00am, on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Online tributes can be made at



On 14th August 2019, at Wellington Regional Hospital, aged 66. Husband of Nita; father and father-in-law of Bhavna & Ravindu, Amrita & Jayesh and Kunal. Son of the late Shantilal & Jashoda Parbhu. Son-in-law of Nanubhai & Champaben, and family. Brother and brother-in-law of Dipakbhai and Manishaben & family, the late Sumitraben and Jayantibhai & family. Grandfather of Ayaan. Special thanks to the staff of Wellington Regional Hospital for their care and support of Chandu. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Chandu’s funeral service will be held at Wellington Indian Sports Club Gym, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, on Saturday 17th August at 1.00pm, thereafter private cremation.