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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HERRON, Helen Marion

Peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 4, 2021, aged 85. Dearly loved wife of Warren, for 63 years, dearly loved mum of Gill and Phil Dunne, Pauline Dawson, Mark and Adele, the late Julie, Peter and Rosa. Adored Nana Helen of her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Lesley Brown and sister-in-law of Elvena Clearwater, Royce, and Bob Smith. Thank you to the staff at Margaret Wilson and Dr Shrimpton for their wonderful loving care of Helen. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, a private cremation will be held. Messages to the Herron family, c/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.
Betts Funeral Services

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BURROWES, Nancy Eunice (Nan)

On March 2, 2021 at Summerset in Wigram, Christchurch. Aged 94 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jim Burrowes. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sue and the late Ivan Burrowes, Jeanette and Wayne, Alister, Lynda and Graeme, Polly and the late Gigi, and Beverley and Michael. Much loved nana of Simon and Sara, Jay, Lisa and Glen, Melissa, Karly, Philippa and James, Sam and Tessa, Cara, Nadav, the late Eitan and Maya, Oliver, Frances, Ashley and Henry, and great-nana of all of her great-grandchildren.
“A hard working and loving woman who will be sadly missed. Your memory lives on
with us all”.
Messages to the Burrowes Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A celebration of Nan’s Life will be held in our Chapel, corner East & Cox Streets, Ashburton, on Thursday, March 11, commencing at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

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GROOT, Margaretha Berber

Margaret (Greet) passed away peacefully in the presence of loved ones, at home, on 4 March 2021, aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife and friend of the late Piet.
Together forever with Piet
and Sonya.
Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Bob, Marilyn and Kevin, Peter and Margot and Sonya (dec). Dearly loved Oma of Jodie and Mark, Tony and Rebecca, Gerard and Maddy, Ricky and Kyla, Haylee and Tom, Sam, Ben and Taylor, Matt and Danielle. Great-Oma of Emily, Ava, George, Parker, Mackenzie, Millie, Grace, Gus, Abbie, Lexie, Paige, Mila and Nicolaas. Auntie of her nieces, nephews and extended family whom she loved dearly. As per Margaret’s wishes a private cremation was held. Messages to 80 Evans Street, Timaru 7910.

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GROOT, Margaretha (Greet)

Peacefully at home on March 4, 2021. Dearly loved sister of Lynne and Hans Zylstra, and loved Aunt of Jaine, Janene and Nicholas (Christchurch).
“Rest in Peace” Darling!

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TIPA, Te Houkurareo

After a 3 year battle of cancer our precious young warrior departed this world to re-join his tipuna on 4th March 2021. Dearly missed by his siblings, Shavarn, Kerehama, Karamea, Caleb, Abel, Okauia, Te Manahau, Ahuriri and also by his mother Kare, Jerry, Dean, Aunty Gina, nana Georgie, Koro Frank, Naana Marge, and koko Jim. On Friday Te Houkurareo will lay at Te Ara O Tãwhaki and then journey for Te Waipounamu on Saturday noon.
Nã reira, Kai taku matakoke, rere atu koe ki a Pohutukawa ki a nanny mummy, ki a pãpã Jamie ki a kui, ki te kãhui rakatira o õ tipuna.
Kua põhara mãtau i a koe.

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HARRISON, William Samuel (Bill)

On February 28, 2021, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side, at Jean Sandel Retirement Village, New Plymouth, aged 91 years. Much loved father of Wendy Miller and Lynne Harrison. Adored Poppa of Estelle, and Lawrence Miller. Messages may be addressed to The Family of The Late Bill Harrison, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Thursday, March 11, at 2.00pm.

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SMITH, June Margaret(nee McDowall)

NZWAC Sgt 823105. Of Gore. Peacefully passed away at Gore Hospital, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, aged 98 years. Dearly loved wife of the late James (Jim), much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Richard and Clare, cherished Granny of Jane and Gavin Lawrence (Wendonside), Hamish and Nikki (Kaiwera), and adored Gigi of Charlie, the late Harry, Daisy; Lucy, Billie, and Wyatt. In accordance with June’s wishes there will be a private interment. The family would like to extend an invitation to join with them at the Gore RSA on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 2.30pm. Messages to 44 Johnston Street, Gore 9710.

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THOMPSON, Maureen Patricia

Of Paraparaumu. Peacefully at Metlife Care Coastal Villas on her 90th birthday (Friday 5 March 2021). Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jan & Bill, Kim & Michelle, and Greg. Loved and adored Nana of Sarah and Jen; Brad, Jordana and Francesca; Sacha, Zabard and Kane and all of their partners. Special friend of Lorene and Debbie. Heartfelt thanks to Metlife Care staff for the love and care given to Maureen and the family. A service to celebrate Maureen’s life will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Tuesday 9 March 2021, at 1.00pm, to be followed by private cremation.

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LEATHWICK, Daphne Joan(nee Nutsford)

Peacefully at Vickery Court Rest Home, on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ivan. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Robyn, Stephen and Robyn (Queenstown). Loved Grandma of Benjamin and Gemma. Special thanks to Vickery Court for their outstanding care of Daphne. As per Daphne’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages can be sent to Leathwick Family, 16 Cunningham Street, Invercargill.

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BOYD, Susan Mary

15.8.1956 — 1.3.2021
First born of Keith* and Mary* Boyd. Friend and partner of Murray. Loved mother of Paul, Deannna, Rochelle and John, Antony (Boogie), and loved nanny of Shakiya, Harmony and Mana. Loving sister of Gayle and Allan Meikle, Mitchel, and Missy. Loved aunty to all her nieces and nephews. Friend to many. A private service has been held. Messages to “Boyd Family” PO Box 632, Invercargill.
(*denotes deceased)

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BROOKER, Betty Muriel

16.02.1920 – 05.03.2021
Aged 101. Dearly loved wife of the late Kenneth, loved mother of Paul, loved sister and friend to many.
“Special thanks to Bardowie and Princess Alexandra for
all the care given to Mum.”
A funeral service for Betty will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Munroe Street, Napier, on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Western Hills Cemetery. All messages to the Brooker Family, C/- PO Box 1055, Napier 4140.

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SCHRADER, Valerie (née Anderson)

Passed away peacefully in Auckland on 26 February 2021, aged 93 years. Cherished wife of the late Warren, dearly loved mother of Gordon & Neil, mother-in-law to Annie, Gill & Gail, grandmother to Yvette & Scott, and great-grandmother to Emma & Julia.
We will miss you always.
Private cremation to be held.

Death

FURBY, Christine Eleanor

Aged 79, formerly of Timaru, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on March 3, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Ted Furby, much loved mother of Heather and Nic, step-mother of Mike, Tony, Julie and the late David, and dearly loved grandmother of Sophie, Zeke and Maxx and the late Jake. A service for Christine will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Wai-iti Road, Timaru, on Tuesday, March 9, at 2.00pm thereafter private cremation. Messages c/o Furby family, PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

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MOCKETT, Kathleen Murial

Peacefully on March 5, 2021, in Auckland surrounded by her children. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Christine and Peter Kempkers, Lynda and Stewart Eadie, Sheryll and Phillip Lawrence, Stephen and Carlyn Mockett. Special Grandma to 10 grandchildren and Great-Grandma to 6 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Kathleen’s life will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Chapel, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, on Thursday, March 11, at 10.00am.

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FROGGATT, Benjamin William Arthur (Ben)

Passed away at Burwood Hospital on March 2, 2021, aged 96. Husband to Elizabeth Betty, deceased) and father and father-in-law to John and Christine, Gary and Johanne. Grandfather to Joanne, Emma, Adam, Robyn and Christian. A private service has been held. The family would like to extend a huge thanks to the staff of Ward C2 at Burwood Hospital for their care of Ben over the last few weeks.

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