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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MacKENNA, Henry Francis (Frank)

Long standing member of Case and Vintage Farm Machinery Club, and a founder member of NZ Vintage Farming. Passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021. Dearly loved husband of the late Laurine. Dearly loved father of Andrew, and Paul and Stephanie (Greymouth). Loved grandad of Stephen. Loved brother-in-law of Robin and Maureen (Rangiora). Loved uncle of Tony and Sue (Hamilton). Messages to the MacKenna family, C/- PO Box 31300, Ilam 8444. At the family’s request a private cremation has been held.

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HENDERSON, Robert Paton (Bob)

Bob, in his 86th year, passed away peacefully on Saturday 4th September 2021 at the Hastings Memorial Hospital. Much loved and devoted husband of the late Bette (nee Ross). Much loved and respected father of Robert, Lesley, Allan, and Craig. Much loved and adored Grandad Bob of Robbie & Siohban, Nikki & Matt, Amanda & Peter, Aaron & Talia, Madeleine & Liam, Sinead & Max, Courtney, Nicholas, Jacob & Amelia. Loved father-in-law to Debbie, Ian, Helen, Fran & Emma.
You will be so missed,
we have so many happy memories, you will be
forever in our hearts.
In Bob’s wishes, a private service has taken place. Please send messages to The Henderson Family at Unit 12/905 Gordon Road, Raureka, Hastings 4120.

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HUSSEY, Alison Glendinning (Aly)

Alison passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Governors Bay on Saturday August 14, 2021, surrounded by her family, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack. Much loved and loving mother and friend of Jeanette and Marty, John and Joy, Catherine and Mark. A special and adored Granny and Great Granny. Alison loved her family and friends and they were always her number one priority. Loved by many, she will be greatly missed. Together again with her beloved husband and grandson Sam. A private cremation has been held. A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 25, at 11.00am, at the Allandale Hall, 133 Governors Bay Teddington Road. The family would like to invite you to join us to celebrate mum’s life.

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OLDRIDGE, Florence Mae

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Ray. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Lyn (Brisbane), Mary and John Lester (Temuka), Douglas and Diane (Hamilton), Beverley and David Reese, and the late Peter. Loved Grandma to her 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Messages to the Oldridge Family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A memorial service will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Friday, September 24, at 2.00pm.

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ELLIS, Len (LKE)

Passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021, at Southport Lodge, Gold Coast, Australia, aged 93 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Grant and Rhonda, and loving Grandad Len of Ryan and Katelyn. Len will be deeply missed by his family in N.Z. Heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Len in his final years. Messages canbe sent via email to grant.ellis@xtra.co.nz

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McMILLAN, Esme Valerie (nee Lowe)

Peacefully at Elloughton Gardens, Timaru on September 9, 2021, aged 84 years. Dearly loved soulmate of Bob, loved mother and mother-in-law of Adrienne and Jonathan Bruce, and Philippa and Neil Jackson (Scotland). Precious Nana of Lauren and Cameron, and David and Robbie. A private service has been held. Thanks to everyone who has cared for mum in recent months. In lieu of flowers donations to the Malaghan Institute, Wellington would be greatly appreciated. Messages to

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TAYLOR, Margaret Ann(Ann) (nee Topham)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Loved mother of Fiona. Loved sister of Thelma, Lincoln and Ali. “Mum” to Bridget, Cate, Sally and Paula. A private ceremony has taken place. Messages for the family may be sent C/- Galbraith Funeral Services, 26 King Street, Temuka 7920.

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HARRISON, William George (Bill)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, aged 87 years. A loved and loving husband of Pat for 61 years. A loved and respected father and father-in-law of Ian and Kerry, and Gary and Sheryl. A loved and devoted grandad of Anita, Brogan, Pippa and Lucy; and a loved great-grandad Bill of Ruby and George. A loved and respected brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Messages to Flat 8/25 Manuka Drive, Geraldine 7930. Due to Covid 19, a private family service has been held.

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MITCHELL, Rae Gary

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Thursday 9th September 2021, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Maureen. Loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Margaret, Anne and Bruce Robertson, Murray and Catherine, Ian (deceased) and Helen. Cherished Popa to his 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Jim and Chris, Brian (deceased) and Val Allister, Graeme (deceased) and Faye Allister. Due to Covid-19 restrictions Rae’s family have celebrated his life and have laid him to rest privately. Messages to the Mitchell Family may be left on Rae’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/rae.

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WARNES, Anne (nee Bentley)

Of Paraparaumu, formerly of Wellington. Peacefully at Summerset Care Centre on Monday 13 September 2021. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of Walter. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Phillip & Florence, Geoffrey, Stephen & Caroline, and Susan & James. Loved Nana of Oliver and Sophie; Bella, Johnny, Lilliana, and Olivia. Beloved sister of Ingrid & Graham and Tony & Betty (dec). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Society www.parkinsons.org.nz... would be appreciated. A private service for Anne has taken place.

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PALLESEN, Dorothy-Rose

Passed away peacefully at Nelson Hospital on September 13, 2021, aged 89 years. Much loved wife of the late Donald. Loved mother of Evan (USA), the late Kathryn, Lloyd, and Felicity Yates. Loved mother-in-law to Heidi, and Catherine. Proud grandma to Aileen, Stephen, Renee, Samuel; Sam and Tim; Jared, Elise and Daniel; Rebecca and Mikaela, and her four great-grandchildren. Messages c/- PO Box 9033, Annesbrook 7044. A private cremation has been held. A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held at All Saints Church, Vanguard Street, Nelson, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 1.00pm. Due to current Level 2 restrictions and statutory numbers, a livestream link is available.

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JAMIESON, Louise Cathryn (neeO’Neill)

Called home to be with her loving Saviour on 1 September 2021, in Mosgiel, aged 53 years. Much loved mother of Jared, Craig, Sarah and Gene, special daughter of Colin and Jeannette (dec)O’Neill, cherished sister of Grant and Jocelyn O’Neill, Andrew and Cheryl O’Neill, Nicola and Steve McFarlane, Justine and Hamish Brown. Loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

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YOUNG, Betty

Passed peacefully with family, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Invercargill. Cherished wife of the late Bevan. Much loved mother and mother-in- law of Ross, Robyn, Roger and Kaye, Graeme and Christine. Adored Gran of Blair and Amadia, Reta and Scott, Slade, Matthew, James, and Thomas. Wonderful great-Gran of Kahu, Jonny, and Reta and Scott’s expected pepi. A private cremation has been held in Invercargill. Messages to C/- Betty Young Family, PO Box 1380, Invercargill. Tributes may be left on Betty’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.

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WARD, Christine Mary

Died on September 13, 2021, at the Nelson Hospital after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of Bruce. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Tim and Stacey. Grandmother to Quinn and Henry. Sister and sister-in-law to Frances, Andrew and Sue, Keith and Diana, Marion, Colin, and Althea. Loving aunt and great-aunt to her nieces and nephews. A private cremation has taken place at Christine’s request. A memorial service for Christine will be held at a later date. Messages can be sent to Christine’s family, c/- 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.

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RUDMAN, Dale Roberta

Passed away peacefully on Monday 13th September 2021. Dearly loved wife of Phil. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Brett & Tash and Mark & Kirsten. Special Nana to Sam, Riley; Nick and Toby. A special thanks to the staff at Amaryllis House for their wonderful care and support give to Dale and family. Donations in memory of Dale can be made to Huntington’s Neurological Foundation NZ online https

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