Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


BENTLEY, Heather Daphne (formerly Bond)

Passed peacefully away on 5th March 2021, aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of George; mother to Lynette, Ross & Warren, and step-mother to Shona, Kevin & Tracey; grandmother and great-Grandmother to all her grandchildren. A graveside farewell will be held in the Maple Lawn at Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Tuesday 9th March at 1.30pm.


BRABANDER, Teresa Mary

Peacefully in Birkenhead, England on 3 March 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late George. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Martin and Noeline. Loved Grandmother of James and Erin.

Now at Peace.


FERNS, John Bernard

21.3.1923 – 29.2.2020
Loved father and father-in-law of Maxine and Noel (Dunedin), Karen, Denise and Tim (Auckland), Mike and Lucia (U.S.A). Loved grandfather of his grand and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, on Saturday, March 13 at 2.30pm.


FENSOM, Jeffery Stewart

Suddenly, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, aged 63 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Kirsty; Kieran and Jamie. Loved brother of Jim and Mike. Much loved grandfather of Caden and Nevaeh; Louie and Archer. Messages may be addressed to the Fensom family, c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service will be held at the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Monday, March 8, at 2.00pm.


CHRISTIANSEN, Ian William (Bill)

On the evening of March 3rd 2021, with family in attendance, Bill peacefully went to be with his Lord, in his 88th year. He was the loving husband of Judith for 62 years and a loving, caring and respected father of his children and their spouses – Janet & Rowen, Yolande & Gareth (England), Maree & Jim, Mark & Raewyn, John & Trudy (England), Sarah & Chad. Loved Grandad/Popsy of Alexandra, Kate, Ian, Owen, Emma, James, Anna, Laura, Christian and Isaac. A special Christian gentleman.
Rest in Peace
Service of Celebration to be held at Waikanae Funeral Home ‘Cedarwood’, Parata Street, at 1.30pm on Monday 8th March.
Waikanae Funeral Home Ltd
FDANZ Tel 04 2936844


HARDY, Trevor

Passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2021 at Hospice South Canterbury after a brief illness; in his 88th year. Cherished husband and soulmate of Ngairene, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Adrienne and Kevin, Wayne and Judith, Lynda and Craig. Greatly loved grandad of Chris and Tash, Daniel and Angela, Allan, Sam and Nick. Great-grandfather to Hadlee, Spencer and Blake. Loved son of the late Walter and Violet. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Lily (dec) and George (dec), Dulcie (dec) and Keith (dec), Morgan (dec) and Vera (dec), Idris (dec) and Alice, Glyn and Kathy, Betty and Colin (dec), Gwen and Allan (dec), Norman (dec) and Joan (dec), Ivan and Annette, Sylvia (dec) and Eric (dec), Valerie and Tony. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice would be much appreciated. The service celebrating Trevor’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1.00pm, followed by burial at Timaru Cemetery (Collins Street entrance). Trevor’s service will also be live streamed, please email your interest to or
phone 03 6862148. Please note Covid 19 restrictions apply. Messages to the Hardy family, c/- Aoraki Funeral Services, PO Box 4091, Highfield, Timaru 7942.


HENRY, Catherine Elizabeth

Peacefully on 4th March 2021, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Morris, and Mum of Kevin and Donna, Janice and Bill Keijzer. Loving Gran and Great Gran. Dear sister and sister-in-law of John and Dorothy Brownlie, and Alwynne Wright. Thank you to the loving carers at Bob Owens. A service for Cath will be held at Olive Tree Cottage, 247 Joyce Road (off Pyes Pa Road), Tauranga, on Tuesday 9th March at 11am.
“The Lord is My Shepherd”


HARTLEY, Ruby Millicent

Much loved sister-in-law of Elsie and the late Barrie Hartley. Special Aunty of Christine and Colin, Jo and Geoff, Robin and Wendy, Glenn and Lize. Sincere thanks to the caring staff at Park Lane Retirement Village.


DODD, Phyllis (Phyl)

2131394 RAF Cpl
Passed away peacefully on Monday, 1st March, 2021, aged 98 years. Much loved wife of the late Rob, cherished Mum of Kathleen and Henry Horne, Susan and Graeme Ladd (deceased), and Glenda and Russell Kernaghan. Beloved Nan of her 11 grandchildren, and Great-Nan of her 21 great-grandchildren.
“Because remembering you is easy
We do it every day
But there’s an ache within our hearts
That will never go away.”
Messages to Dodd Family, c/- PO Box 23, Pahiatua. Private cremation has been held.

Monarch Funeral Home Ltd
Pahiatua (06) 3766662



Died in his home in the Motueka Valley on the morning of March 2, 2021, aged 68. Much loved husband to Karin, and father to Jared and Dev. Humble appreciation to the Motueka Hospice, Mapua Medical Centre, and Golden Bay Motueka Funeral services. A Memorial Service will be held at 1.30pm, on Tuesday, March 9, at 8 Ingles Street, Motueka.



Passed away peacefully on March 4, 2021, aged 83 years. Loving partner of Paul. Father and father-in-law of Guy and Jen, Hamish and Lindie, Mark and Lisa, and Emma and Michael. Grandfather of Lydia, James and Ryan, Josh and Grace, Ben, Jack and Caroline. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Bryan and Jenny and Ian and Andrea. He will be sadly missed. A funeral service will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, on Thursday, March 11, at 12.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society of NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service.
Taupo Funeral Services Ltd Funeral Directors Assn of NZ Member


FARRELL, Gill (Gillian Irene)(formerly Chittenden)

Peacefully on 4 March 2021, with her children by her side. Aged 66 years. Beloved wife of Matt. Much loved Mum of Nicky, and Dan & Ange. Devoted “Ma” of Zak, Briana, and Hudson. A special thank you to the team at Ward A2 for their love and care for Gill. A celebration of Gill’s life will be held at Hamilton Park Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Friday 12 March 2021 at 1.00pm, after which she will be laid to rest in the Oak Lawn.


WORTH, Heidi Annamaria

Surrounded by her loving family, Heidi passed peacefully on the evening of Friday 26 February 2021, following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. She led a rich life as John’s wife; Rachel, Ben and Monty’s mum; Kelly and James’ mother-in-law; Ivy and Eddie’s daughter; the Putaruru Rusts’ sister, Worths’ sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews’ Aunty Heidi. Heidi’s family held a private cremation service for her on Wednesday 3 March, and will hold a full memorial service for her once Covid-19 alert levels allow everyone who wants to celebrate her life to be there.



On March 4, 2021, peacefully at Wesley Care, aged 86 years. Loved husband of the late Maureen, dearly loved father of Craig and Lea Barnard, Andrea and Ian Moonlight, and Warren and Ingrid Barnard. A much loved and treasured Pop of Joshua and Rachel, Jordan and Mary, Alysha, Tayleur, Charli, Jesse, Kenzie, and Mia, and Great-Grandpop of Cooper, Riley and Alexis. A heartfelt thanks to all the staff and management of Wesley Care for their love and outstanding care of Noel over the past two years. We also want to acknowledge the staff and management at Golden Age Rest Home for their devoted care of Noel over the previous six years. Messages for the Barnard Family may be sent C/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Noel’s life will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Wednesday, March 10 at 4.00pm.


PROUDLOCK, John Alexander

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Ashburton Hospital with his family by his side. Loved husband of Charito, loved father and father-in-law of Robert and Mary, and Sheryl, loved step-dad of Jenny and Bryan, Abigail and Johnver, Andrea and Anthony, loved grandad of Stephanie, Alex, and Hannnah and a loved Papa John of Brylee. Messages for the Proudlock family may be sent to 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. A Service for John will be held in our John Rhind Chapel, 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch on Wednesday, March 10, at 10.00am.