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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THORNTON, Desmond John (Des)

Passed away peacefully on October 16, 2021. Loved father and father-in-law of John; and Ian and Sue. Loved grandad of Alan, Fiona, Steven, Brian, Abigail, and Simon. Loved great-grandad of Des’s seven great-grandchildren. A special thank you to all the staff at Diana Isaac Retirement Village for their exceptional care and support provided for Des. Messages to the Thornton Family, c/- PO Box 31 300, Christchurch 8444. A Celebration of Des’s life will be held at the Palmer Chapel, 150 Harewood Road, Papanui on Friday, October 22, at 10.30am.

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FERGUSON, Jennifer (nee True)

On Tuesday 12 October 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. In her 84th year. Loved partner of the late John. Much loved mother of Ian (dec), Maree, Linda, and Di, and their families. Special thanks to Janelle for her loving care of Jennifer. In accordance with Jennifer’s wishes, a private family service has been held.
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GORDON, Alan James

Youngest son of the late Douglas Gordon and Alison Gordon. Brother and brother-in-law of Judy and Patrick, and Malcolm and Mary. Uncle of Kelsey and Moana, Reagan and Julian, and Amelia, and great-uncle of Alison Jude. Dearly loved. Alan chose his final chapter, and is now pain-free. A private cremation has been held. Messages can be sent to 113 Buller Road, Reefton 7830.
R.I.P.

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PERCY, Keith Alexander

Keith passed away 16th October 2021. Loved husband of Cush. Father & father-in-law of Mandy (Australia), Marise & Bruce Goldsmid (Feilding), Brian & Joanne (Eltham), Susan & Kevin Craig (Pukegnahu). Grandfather & Great-grandfather. We sincerely thank Maryann for their kindness and compassion to Keith over the past few years.
Gone but not forgotten.
Rest in Peace
In accordance with Keith’s wishes a private cremation has been held.
a simple cremation
& burials
Ph 0800 236 236

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BYERS, Dawn Shirley

Passed away suddenly at Heatherlea Resthome on Saturday 16th October, 2021. Beloved wife of the Late Alex Byers, Mother of Anndrena (New Plymouth), Norman and Tony (Australia), Jill and Richard (Waiuku), Francis (Napier), Paul (Napier), Wayne and Sandra (both from Australia), and the Late Julianne (Hastings) and the Late John (Napier). Will be loved and missed by the many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, both New Zealand and Australia.
a simple cremation
& burials
Ph 0800 236 236

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PERCY, Keith

Dearly loved Dad and Keith of Susan & Kevin, Steven, Gavin & Jorja, Hayden & Shannan, Katey. Great-grandad Keith to Kasey, Lexie, Toby, Lochie.
May you always have music. Sing loud Dad.
Rest peacefully.

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JAMISON, Noline

Passed away on 17th October 2021, aged 93. Dearly loved wife of the late James and David. Adored mother of Murray and Corrie Jamison, Carol and Phil Smith, Gail and Ric Dunn. Cherished Nana, Great-Nana and soon to be Great-Great-Nana. Loved twin sister of the late Aline Potts and her family. Stepmother of Yvonne and John Merrick, Colleen and Phil Caldwell and their families.
Will be sadly missed.
According to Noline’s wishes a private cremation has been held. All communications to the Jamison family. C/- James R Hill Funeral Directors, 717 Grey St, Hamilton. FDANZ.

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JELLYMAN, Evelyn (Eve)

On October 16, 2021, suddenly but peacefully at the Marlborough Hospice, in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Harry. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Dennis and Jennifer, loved nana of Andrew, Stephanie and Dean, and great-nana of George and Samuel. Messages to 19 Snowden Crescent, Blenheim 7201, or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... Special thanks to the lovely staff at Wairau Hospital and the Marlborough Hospice. At Eve’s request, a private cremation has taken place.

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SIMPSON, Valerie Grace(nee Joel)

Passed away peacefully at Aberleigh Rest Home, on October 18, 2021, aged 92 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Craig and Carol (Blenheim), Gary and Susie (Sydney), Steve and Helen (Napier). Cherished grandmother of Tansy (Melbourne), Grace (Blenheim), Zack (Brisbane), Nick and Joshua (Sydney), Ryan (Nelson). Great-grandmother of Ivy and Leo (Melbourne), Marlley and Bella (Broome). Eldest sister of Audrey, Maria, Maureen and Brian. Special thanks to Aberleigh Rest Home and especially the staff in Koromiko and Ngaio wings for the great care you gave Nana Val. A private family service has been held.

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SOMERVILLE, Duncan Stewart

Late of Pukerua Bay. Passed away at Sevenoaks Hospital, Paraparaumu, on Saturday, 16 October 2021. Aged 83 years. Very much loved husband and best friend of the late Alice. Much loved father and father-in-law of James & Sheryl, Joanne, and Stewart & Jess. Adored by his grandchildren Samantha and Solomon. Step-Grandad of Philip & Jeanette, and William & Carol, and step-Great-Grandad to Bianca, Blake, Alyssa, Molley and Bonnie. A family farewell for Duncan has been held. Messages may be sent to 135 Muri Road, Pukerua Bay, Porirua 5026.

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STEVENSON, Elizabeth May (Betty)

Peacefully on October 16, 2021, at Bethsaida Retirement Village, aged 84 years. Loved wife of the late Hugh Stevenson and Jim Cleaver. Loved mother and mother-in-law of William and Cathy Cleaver, and Donna and Mark McClintock. Loved ‘Nangya’ of Christopher Watchman and friend of Jarod McClintock. Sister of Wendy and Meryl Reeve. Will be sadly missed by wee Macy. Messages to 248 New Renwick Road, Fairhall, RD 2, Blenheim 7272 or www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz... A Memorial Service will be held at Marsden House, Nelson, on Thursday, October 21, followed by a private ashes interment at the Marsden Cemetery.

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YOUNG, David Andrew(Dave)

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On October 17, 2021, at Marne Street Hospital, Dunedin; aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Fay; much loved father and father-in-law of Diane and Derek (Hamilton), and Roger and Tracy (Nelson); loved Grandad of Sophie, Hannah and Jordan; and step grandad and great-grandad to Meredith, Andy, and Ben; Nick, Dannielle, and Reef; and Jeremy of Hamilton; loved brother of the late Samuel and Robert. The family would like to thank the wonderful team from Brooklands Village, Access, and Marne Street Hospital for their care of Dave over the last few months. A service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 2.00pm, on Friday, October 22, followed by private cremation. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, numbers are limited to 100. The service will also be available to view via www.campbellandsons.co.nz... Messages to 40 Forth Street, Mosgiel 9024 or email diane.young009@gmail.com

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GORDON, Mavis Elaine

On October 17, 2021, peacefully at Mayfair Lifecare; aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Pam and John, Ian and Elaine, Graeme, Andrew, and Margot. A loved grandmother of Claire, David, and Catherine; Emma, Lucy, and Charlotte; Blair and Brad. The family wish to acknowledge the care given to Mavis by the staff at Mayfair Lifecare. Messages to the Gordon family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At Mavis’ request, a private cremation has taken place.

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PAYNE, Rev. James Robert (Jim)

5.11.1938
Passed away at Cantabria Rest Home, Rotorua, on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Dearly loved and treasured husband for 59 years of Beverly Jean. Loved father of Paul, Tim and Joanna, and father-in-law of Jackie, Ginny and Matt. Special Grandpa of Jamie and partner Deanna, Alastair, Daniel and Abbagail. Great-Grandpa of Bonnie and Angus, and Step-Grandpa of Alan, Patrick, Stefan and Ryan. For tributes and livestream go to https

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TINDALL, Betty

On Monday, October 18, 2021, peacefully passed away at Bethsaida Retirement Village. Aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray, loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Valda and Hollis Adams, Heather and the late Maurice Henderson. Dearly loved and fondly remembered Auntie Betty of all her nieces and nephews. Thank you to her Bethsaida Family for their wonderful care and attention. Messages to

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