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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THOMPSON, James William (Jim)

29.8.1932 — 4.3.2021
Died peacefully at Te Hopai Home and Hospital having received much love and care. Loving and loved father of Lisa, Jamie and Ann. Second dad to Mark, father-in-law to Frania and Ann’s partner Fa’asiu. Granddad to Georgia, Caleb and Marnie. Lisa, Jamie and Ann want to express their thanks and appreciation for the care of Jim during his years at Rita Angus Retirement Village and Te Hopai. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John would be appreciated and may be made online at www.stjohn.org.nz... . Messages to ‘the Thompson family’ may be left in Jim’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 6241. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at St John’s in the City, cnr Willis and Dixon Streets, Te Aro, Wellington, on Wednesday 10th March 2021, at 2.00pm, thereafter a private cremation.

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LAMB, Erin Margaret

Of Otaki. Passed away after a long illness on Thursday 4 March 2021 at Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North. Dearly loved partner of Graeme. Treasured mother of Lisa-Jane & Greg, James & Eunice. Much loved sister of Anne & Rodney and Aunt to Brett, Lou, Erin & Greg, and Marcus. A celebration of Erin’s life will be held on Wednesday 10 March 2021. In lieu of flowers donations to Arohanui Hospice will be greatly appreciated and can be made online to www.arohanuihospice.org.nz...

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WARNER, Joyce Evelyn

22.9.1929 – 3.3.2021
Devoted wife of Noel (dec), reunited and at peace. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Andrea, Gary and Anne, Robin and Lesley, Allan and Matewai. Beautiful and adored Jana to Jessica, Eve, Kate, Michelle, Rachael, Sarah and Addison and ten gorgeous great-grandchildren. We wish to acknowledge and thank all the caring staff who attended our beloved mum at Cedar Manor over the years. In accordance with her wishes a private cremation has been held.
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TONER, Patrick James

Passed unexpectedly at home on 2nd March 2021, after a long and adventurous life, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Carol. Loving father and father-in-law to Maureen and John, Maria and Brian, Patricia and Chris, Victoria and Ben. Much loved grandad of Eve, Josephine, Sophia, Mya, Siam, Amelia, Siena and David. Cherished by all of his extended family. Royal Marine and respected Sensei. Messages for Patrick’s family can be placed in his tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. Patrick’s service will be live-streamed and the information for this can also be found on the tributes website. A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at Old St Paul’s, 34 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, on Friday 12th March, at 11.30am.

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ATKINSON, William Richard (Bill)

Formerly of Hokitika and Chrischurch. On Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Ward 25 Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his loving family in his 80th year. Loved husband of Patricia (Pat), loved father and father-in-law of Linda (Christchurch), Graham (Kumara), Vicky and Keith (Sefton), David and Jo (Christchurch), loved grandad of Stacey, Tayla, Georgia, Luke, and Ollie. Special thanks to all the staff on Ward 25 (Respiratory) Christchurch Hospital for the care, compassion and thoughtfulness In looking after Bill while he was in their care. Messages may be addressed to the Atkinson family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ward 25 Christchurch Hospital would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly... A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Tuesday, March 9 at 1.00pm, followed by an interment at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch.

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BURKE, Jill

Of Paraparaumu. Peacefully at home on Wednesday 3 March 2021. Aged 71 years. Loving wife of Rick. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kirsty-Anne & Brett, and Jarrod & Louise. Loved ‘Grangel’ of Glyn, Alex, and Ben. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Mary Potter Hospice or the IHC would be appreciated. A service to celebrate Jill’s life will be held on Monday 8 March 2021, at 2.30pm. Please contact 027 9707942 for funeral details.

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HUNT, Bevan Michael

Dearest loved grandson of Joe and Bev, Bob and Helen and Reba. Much loved nephew of David and Clair, Doug and Ana, Tracey and Trev, Keith and Rose, Shayne and Donna, Bryce and Michelle. Treasured Trunty of all his cousins.

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TEMM, Jonathan Paul

QC
Very much loved son of Paul and Shirley (dec), and loved, respected and admired brother of Julia, Gerard, Veronica, Phillipa, Adrian, Dominic, Nicholas, Stephanie, Rebecca and Richard and esteemed by all his brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. We will miss your strength, humour and eloquence in our family gatherings.
Missed terribly, never forgotten. Say hi to Mum and Dad.
Rest in peace our brother.

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BEATON, Trevor Alan

Q.S.M.
On Wednesday March 3, 2021, in his 71st year. Dearly loved and cherished son of Margaret and the late John Beaton. Brother of Diane Pearson, nephew and cousin of his extended family in New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia.
A caring person who enjoyed the friendship and respect of so many in the education profession, and in all aspects of harness racing.
Sincere thanks to, the vibrant oncologist Dr Sean MacPherson for his superb professional care and support; the positive staff in the Bone Marrow Unit of Christchurch Hospital; Christchurch Hospital Respiratory Unit; Dr Johan Vlok and the staff at the Darfield Medical Centre, and the staff of Anthony Wilding Retirement Village. Messages may be sent to The Family of the late Trevor Beaton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be held in the Christian Cullen Lounge, Addington Raceway, 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, on Thursday, March 11 at 2.00pm.

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WHYTE, Ian Lindsay (Dog)

Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, March 4, 2021, age 80 years. Loved Dad of Eleanor, Lindsay and Janice, adored Grandad of Ricky, Ashlee, Hayden, Destiny; Susan, Samantha, George; Shaun and Lochlain. Dearly loved son of the late James and the late Bessie, brother of Colin and Mary, the late Gerry, Jimmy, Doris, and Edna. As per Ian’s wishes a graveside service will be held at Tapanui Cemetery on Tuesday, March 9, at 2.00pm, thereafter joining family for a light refreshments at Tapanui Town and Country. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Tapanui St John Ambulance. Heartfelt thank you to West Otago Medical Centre and Tapanui St John. Messages to 44 Braudigan Road, RD5, Gore 9775.

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MARTIN, Shirley Merrill (nee Fawcett)

Peacefully on Friday 5 March 2021 at Maryann, Stratford. Loving wife of the late Warwick. Dearly loved Mum of Leith and Fiona, Lynnda and Neville, and Alister. Cherished Gran and Great-Gran of Elizabeth, and Susannah; Rebekah, Sean, and Hailey; Lawrence, Tash, and Hayden; Benjamin, Christian, and Evangeline. Funeral details to follow.

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WEAVER, Kenneth Frank

Q.S.M.
On March 3, 2021, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, aged 86 years. Loved partner of Noeline, much loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Karen (Cookie), favourite daughter Karen, Craig and Amanda, Daron and Leigh; Sarah and David, Randall and Sharan; proud grandad of Amanda, Nathan, Melissa, Jessica; Daniel, Benjamin; Dillon; Rebecca, Nicholas; Sam, and Zoë; great-grandad of Olivia, Sophie; Amelia, Heidi, Austin, baby; Lincoln; Mason, Ely, Harper; and Eiliyah; loved brother of Beverley, and Garth (both deceased), and uncle, cousin, and friend to so many. Special thanks to St John Ambulance, and the staff of Christchurch Hospital for their wonderful care of Kenneth F. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Kenneth F. Weaver, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Memorial Service for Kenneth F. will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, March 12, at 10.00am.

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MADDEN, Robyn Alison

Died peacefully on 4th March 2021. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law to Clare and Brett Garner, and Joanna and Heath Hooper. Much loved Gran to Charlie, Archie, Henry, Thomas and Lucy. Loved daughter of Shona and the late Bruce Porter, sister and sister-in-law of Carol and Syd Morgan, Jan and Neil Galland, and adored aunt to her nieces and nephews. Robyn will be dearly missed by her friends and family. A service for Robyn will be held in the Beth Shan Chapel, 157 Georges Drive, Napier on Tuesday, 9th March 2021 at 11.00am. Messages to the Madden Family, c/- PO Box 439, Napier 4140.

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MITCHELL, Deborah Christine (Debbie)

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Dearly loved sister of Darrell and Malissa. Aunty to Cheryl and Damon, Ari and Philly, Dejay and Adehl, and Cody and Sarah and all our Mokos.
You may be gone from
our sight but never
from our hearts.

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JOHNS, Mavis Ada

Passed away peacefully. Aged 94. According to Mavis’s wishes a graveside service has been held.

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