Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand

Death

MACASKILL, Graeme Walter

Unexpectedly at his home, Ettrick, on Friday, March 5, 2021, aged 69 years. Loved husband of Gail, loved father and father-in-law of Corina and Jonny Douglas, Shaun and Lisa, much loved Grandad of Cooper, Bailey, Piper, and Jasper; Bailey, and Libby, loved brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Macaskill, Lynne and Don Miller, and a loved Uncle. A service for Graeme will be held in the Ettrick Hall, on Wednesday, March 10, at 1.30pm, private cremation to follow. Messages to 148 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500.

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DUNCAN, Margaret Lorraine (nee Clift)

Peacefully at Petone on 7 March 2021. Loved sister of Eleanor Nisbet and Hugh Clift. Loved mother of Gail, Brian and Grant. Loved grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 14. The funeral service for Lorraine will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 211 Willis Street, Wellington, on Friday 12 March 2021 at 11

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COSMATOS, Raditsa (Rada)

Peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Nicholas Cosmatos, and much loved mother to her four children

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WARREN, Holmes David

Of ‘Turanganui’, Pirinoa. On 7th March 2021 peacefully at Wharekaka Rest Home, Martinborough. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Adrienne. Loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Robyn. Loved Pop of Jane and Josh, Guy, and William. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ann (deceased), John and Anne; an uncle and friend to many. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wharekaka Trust, 20 Oxford St, Martinborough 5711, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Holmes will be held in the Martinborough Town Hall, Waihenga Centre, Martinborough, on Friday 12th March 2021 at 1.00pm followed by private cremation. Messages to the Warren Family, c/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743 or visit www.tributes.co.nz...

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RANSFIELD, Wayne Tomoana

Passed away peacefully at Horowhenua Hospital, Taitoko (Levin), aged 67 years, surrounded by Whanau. Son of the late Robert and Lena Rore. Loved brother, uncle and cousin. Loved by his children, Mark, Tracey, Henare, Wayne, Warena, Ripera. Loved by all his mokopuna. A Service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at Ngati Wehi Wehi Marae, Main Road South, Manakau, on Wednesday 10th March 2021, at 11.00am.

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DARBYSHIRE, Rewa Ellen

Peacefully passed away at Annie Brydon Lifecare, Hawera, on Monday 8th March 2021, aged 91 years. Loved Mum and mother-in-law of Karen and Don Armstrong (New Plymouth), Paul and Linda (New Plymouth), Maree and John Searle (Palmerston North), Ross and Shakila (Brisbane), and Jason and Denise (Brisbane). Treasured Nana D of her 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 1 of 14 children, she was loved by all her siblings. A service to celebrate Rewa’s life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hawera, on Friday 12th March 2021 at 11.00am.

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WEST, Joyce May

Passed peacefully at Tararu Rest Home, Thames, on 6th March 2021; in her 94th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Royce West and the late Norman Cash. Much loved mother of Bryan and Irene Cash (Taipa), Cheryl and David Gilmor (Thames), Neville (decd) and Sylvia Cash (Gold Coast), and step-mother of Coral and Logan (Waitara). Dearly loved Nanna of Justin, Matthew and Donna, Barry and Donna, Steven and Michelle, Kevin and Kat, Jason and Nicole, Jacqui and Tim and Michael and Sarah. Gran Nanna to 15 great-grandchildren. A Service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, 102 Kirkwood Street, Thames, on Thursday 11th March, at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation.

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BEACH, Graeme Barton (Beachy)

Sunrise 05.07.1948 –
Sunset 07.03.2021
Peacefully in Ashburton surrounded by family. Much loved father of Nigel, Shane, Dwayne, Ngawaiata, Nathaniel, and Bianca. Dearly loved Grandad and GG of many. Loved best friend of Hazel. Messages to

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DILLON, Maxwell (Les)

Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 8th March 2021 after a short illness, aged 88. Loved husband of the late Barbara. Loved father and father-in-law of the late Geoffery, Cherie and the late David Mason, and Doug and Inger. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather. A celebration of Les’ life be held at the Te Pahu Church on Friday 12th March at 1.00pm, followed by burial at the Whatawhata Cemetery. All communications to the Dillon family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840.
Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

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DRINKWATER, Carol (Carolyn)

On March 6, 2021, peacefully at home; aged 74 years. Much loved Mum of Adrian, Charlotte, Steven, Sonya, Sheryl and Darryl. A treasured Nana, Gran, and Great-Gran. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, on Wednesday, March 10, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to 174 Melbourne Street, South Dunedin 9012.

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FIELD, Robbie (Robert John)

Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 8th 2021 at the Horowhenua Masonic Rest Home, aged 76 years. Loved husband and best friend of Anne and the late Maureen. Father and father-in-law of Tony & Raina, Shane & Heather, Kevin & Tina, Ricky & Melissa, Darrin & Stephanie, Garry & Bernadette, Donna & Andrew. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather of his 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at the Horowhenua Masonic Rest Home for all their love, care and support. A service for Robbie will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street, Levin, on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 1.00pm. Thereafter interment at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin. All messages c/- The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street, Levin.

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REES, Sandra Lynette (Sandy)

Passed peacefully at Brackenridge Estate on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in her 50th year. Much loved daughter of the late Bernard Francis Rees and Noelene Betty Rees, loved sister of Tania (deceased), Christene, Carl, Darryn, and Kurt. The family would like to thank Brackenridge Estate for the fabulous love and care given to Sandy. At the family’s request, a private service will be held.

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BAXTER, Betty Marion(nee Crampton)

26.10.1922 — 27.02.2021
Died peacefully at Ranfurly Manor Rest Home, aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank Thomas (Jock) Baxter. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kathleen and Cecilia, Alison and Bill, John and Lynette and Carol (deceased), Peter and Jan, Christine (deceased) and Ted, Trish (deceased), Carolyn and Mark. Loved grandmother of 16 and loved great-grandmother of 23. A private family cremation and service has been held. Any correspondence to John Baxter, 9 Debonair Court Feilding, or online at www.williamcotton.co.nz... Special thanks to the staff at Ranfurly.
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…
I could walk through my garden forever.”
(Tennyson)

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AH YOUNG, Mafua (Mac)

Aged 73, passed away in Christchurch, February 15, 2021. Dearly loved son of the late Tufosa and late Shahi Ah Young (Western Samoa). Much loved and respected brother of the late Samu and Seabee, Nerisa, Fagufagu, Ramaseti, Taiva, Vaopipi and Fereita. Loved brother-in-law of Leiula, Nellie, the late Teila, Tulua, Esther, Melinda and the late John and Tim. Dearly loved by his extended family across the world, he had a way of making life fun and spreading love and laughter, one of the best. A private cremation has already been held for Mac.
Rest In Peace.

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WILSON, Margaret Faye (Faye)

Passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, aged 75. Funeral details will be in Wednesday’s newspaper.

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