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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ESLER, Gavin Andrew

Passed peacefully at Te Omanga Hospice surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday 2 March 2021. Beloved husband of Karen and loved father of Jesse. Loved brother of Peter and Gwen, Viv and Alan Duston, Janine and Jim McLaughlin. Loved Uncle, Great-Uncle and friend to many. A private cremation will be held and a gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Upper Hutt Animal Rescue much appreciated.

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VAN DER PARK, Simon Petrus

23.11.1933 — 7.3.2021
In his 88th year. Peacefully in Sydney. Much loved and loving husband of the late Sophia, a great Dad to Michael, Renee, and Marcel, loving father-in-law to Michelle, and adored Opa to Holly, Adrian, and Andre. Adored son, brother, uncle, and a great friend to many; also Wendy, loved and adored partner for the past 17 years. Much respected by Michael, Jenny, and children, and John, Patricia, Frances, and children. Dad, you enjoyed a good life and had an impact on many. May you find eternal rest, your work here is done. Love you forever and always.

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WALMSLEY, Michael (Mike)

08.02.1939 – 05.03.2021
NZ Army Service Number

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IRVINE, Kevin James

Passed away peacefully at Clare House on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in his 93rd year. Devoted husband of the late Margaret. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Lynley, Sean and Marie and Neil. Much loved Grandad and Great-Grandad of Rachael and Brendon, Anabelle, Clara and Alex, Bridget and Brett, Lauren and Sam, Emma, Michael and William and Kate. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Isabell* and Tom* MacManus, Jack* and Margaret* Irvine, Lex* and Mary* Irvine, Joan* and Les Roughan (Gore), and Moya* Anderson. Loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
R.I.P.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Therese of Lisieux Church, 40 Perth Street, Invercargill, on Monday, March 15 at 10.30am. Interment at Eastern Cemetery will follow. Kevin’s family would like to acknowledge the loving care he has received by the Clare House staff. Messages to 56 High Street Invercargill or to Kevin’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
(*denotes deceased)

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SHALDERS, Leslie Gilbert

On March 2, 2021, peacefully at Wesley Care aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Meryl and loved brother of the late Lorraine. Much loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Karin, Mark and Christine and Vicky. Loved Grandad "Barney" of his 9 grandchildren and proud Poppie of his 5 great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Wesley Care. In accordance with Les’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Messages to 26/4 Sails St, Papanui, Christchurch 8053.

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GRENNELL, Diane Monique (nee Pearce)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 4 March 2021, aged 84 years. Adored wife of the late Terry. Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Shayne and Tara. Much loved Nana and friend of Brooke, Danielle and Kilali, Ashlee and Leo. Loving daughter, sister, aunty and friend. A private cremation has taken place for Diane with a Memorial Service to follow once international travel restrictions have passed. Heartfelt thanks to the Staff and Residents at Bupa Whitby Care Home for their friendship and care of Diane over the past 10 years.
’go mbuailfimid le chéile aris’

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LAWTON, Robert Hendry (Rob)

Peacefully at The Mary Potter Hospice on Friday, 5th March 2021. Dearly loved brother of John and Rebecca, and the late Fiona. Much loved uncle of the late James, and of Sarah and Stuart; Tonni and James. Loved by all of his great-nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his work colleagues, past and present members of the Ixion MCC, and his friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rob’s memory would be appreciated, and may be made online at www.marypotter.org.nz... Messages to the Lawton family may be left in Rob’s tribute book at
www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- 4 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville. A Memorial Service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at The Guardian Funeral Home Chapel, 4 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, at 11.00am on Thursday 11th March 2021.

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MATERMAN, Cheryl Ann

Peacefully at home with her family on March 5th 2021. Dearly loved wife of Harrie, mother of Susan, Paula, and Scott, and grandmother of Shayanne, Blade, Summer, and Blake. Dearly loved daughter of Ron and Kath Biel, sister of Allan, and Neville and Sandy, and sister-in-law of Wim and Kathryn (Aus), John and Yvonne, Marguerite (Aus), and Eddie. Special thanks to Dr Steve Phillip, Martinborough Pharmacy and the Palliative Care Team for the brilliant care and support shown to Cheryl and her family. A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held at the Waihinga Centre, Martinborough Town Hall, 8 Texas Street, Martinborough, on Saturday 13th March at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society in Cheryl’s name would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to the family may be sent to PO Box 2035, Kuripuni, Masterton 5842.
Gary Pickering Funerals
NZIFH Masterton

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FOTHERINGHAM, Raymond George

(Reg. No.13907 RNZN)
28.09.1931 — 05.03.2021
At Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Tui, much loved father and father-in-law of Bryan and Robyn (Hahei, Coromandel), Brett and Carolyn (Wellington), and Tod. Loved Granddad of Hannah, Caleb and Jess, Cate, and Angus. A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held in St Christopher’s Church, 244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch, on Friday, March 12, at 1.30pm, followed by an interment in the Avonhead Park Cemetery, Hawthornden Road, Christchurch. At Ray’s request, please wear colourful clothing.

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OWENS, Susan Linda

Passed away quietly on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at home with Stan by her side, aged 74 years, after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 53 years to Stanley, cherished mother of Tracey and Rochelle, loved mother-in-law of Alfred and Glen, adored nana of Savannah, Samantha, Cameron and Devon, dearly loved twin sister of Mary, along with her older sister Margaret (Peggy), and brother Jimmy.
We eagerly wait
to see you again soon
– Rev 21

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DERMER, Diana Mary (Diny)(nee Beetham)

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday 1st March 2021, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife of John. Treasured Mum and mother-in-law of Ana and Chris, Kate and Andrew. Adored Granny of Grace, Dougal, Charlie and Olive. Loved sister of Harvie, Pete, Bugsie and dear friend to many. A service for Diny will be held at St John The Evangelist Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding, TODAY, Tuesday 9th March 2021, at 2.00pm, followed by a celebration at home.
NZIFH

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PERKINS, Maxine

Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2021; aged 61 years. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Elim Church in Hamilton on Friday, March 12, at 11.30am, followed by light refreshments.

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WILLIAMS, John Hugh

MBE, VRD, FIMarEST, C Eng, Lieutenant Commander, RNZNVR (Rtd)
On Sunday 7th March 2021, aged 84 years, in Wellington. Loved husband of Anne. Father and father-in-law of Mark (dec); Simon and Rachel. Grandfather of Amelia (Millie) and Olivia (Livvy). Brother to Claire and Ross (Penzance, Cornwall, UK). Messages to the Williams family may be sent to “Chy-Porth”, 3 Burbank Crescent, Churton Park, Wellington 6037. The Service for Hugh will be held at Johnsonville Uniting Church, 18 Doctor Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, Wellington, on Friday 12th March 2021 at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

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O’CONNOR, John James

Peacefully at St John’s Hill Healthcare, Wanganui, on Friday 5th March 2021, aged 88 years. Much loved Dad & father-in-law of Patrick & Val, and Donna & Graeme Hay. Cherished Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special friend of Janette. In accordance with John’s wishes a private family farewell has been held.
Dempsey & Forrest
Locally Owned

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MANSER, William Rex (Bill)

Peacefully in Matamata, aged 90. Unique brother of Gabrielle, Father of Denise and Robyn, oldest of five generations.
Loved.
Grateful thanks to the staff at Matamata Country Lodge for their wonderful care of Bill. Any communications to gabbieam01@gmail.com.

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