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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JAMES, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Jackson)

On Friday, March 5, 2021, at Hospice Marlborough, with family by her side. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved and treasured wife of the late Maurice. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Maryanne and Peter. Loved Nana of Nathan and Malcolm. Special thanks to Wairau Hospital and Hospice Marlborough. Messages may be sent to 208 Rarangi Beach Road, RD3, Blenheim 7273. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. At Margaret’s request a private cremation has been held.

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CRESSEY, Mildred Anne (Anne) (formerly Kerley, nee Brake)

(of St Leonards) On March 5, 2021, peacefully at Bradford Manor, Dunedin; aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late David Kerley, and the late Peter Cressey. Loved mother of Susan Graham (Perth), John and the late Alison Kerley. Adored Gran of Ceris and Dan, Michelle and Brett, David and Jade; Olivia, and Blair. Loved great-gran of Isla, Ollie, and Audrey. A service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 2.00pm, on Friday, March 12, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Plunket New Zealand would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 58 Hood Street, Wakari, Dunedin 9010, or on Anne’s page at www.tributes.co.nz...

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CRESSEY, Mildred Anne(Anne) (formerly Kerley, nee Brake; of St Leonards)

On March 5, 2021, peacefully at Bradford Manor, Dunedin; aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late David Kerley, and the late Peter Cressey. Loved mother of Susan Graham (Perth), John and the late Alison Kerley. Adored Gran of Ceris and Dan, Michelle and Brett, David and Jade; Olivia, and Blair. Loved great-gran of Isla, Ollie, and Audrey. A service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 2.00pm on Friday, March 12, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Plunket New Zealand would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 58 Hood Street, Wakari, Dunedin 9010, or on Anne’s page at www.tributes.co.nz...

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EDEN, Vivienne Ann

Passed away suddenly, on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Dearly loved wife of Steven Graham, and the late Graeme Eden. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Sarah, Peter and Megan, Christopher and Petchara. Much loved Nannie of Jonathan, Jackie, Emily, Georgia, Samantha, Selena, and Maya. Vivacious sister, aunty, workmate, and friend. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Vivienne Eden, PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Vivienne’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, March 10, at 10.00am.

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LOCKE, Robert John (Bob)

Passed away in the presence of his family on Saturday 6th March 2021, at the Masonic Court Rest Home, in his 74th year. Much loved father of Maureen, Gloria, and Victoria. A proud grandfather to Rani, Caleb, and Banner. A loved brother and brother-in-law of Helen and Gavin, and Maureen, and uncle to Andrew. Following Bob’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Masonic Court Rest Home may be made. Messages can be sent to the Locke family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

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HAMPTON, Robert George

Peacefully passed away in his sleep on Friday, 5th March 2021, aged 84 years. Loved husband of Johanna. Beloved father and father-in-law of RJ & Shona, Katrina, Rayner, Fiona, and the Late Richard. A Funeral Service for Robert will be held at Trinity St Paul’s Union Parish of Cambridge, Queen Street, Cambridge, on Friday, 12th March 2021, at 11.00am, followed by the burial at The Matamata Public Cemetery. Donations to The Bible Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to The Hampton Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.

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GOFF, Dorothy Esma

Passed peacefully at Nelson Hospital, 1.15am on March 6, 2021, aged 92; loving wife of the late Vin Goff, and much loved Mum, Nana, Great-Nana, Great-Great-Nana, mum-in-law, sister-in-law and aunty. As per her wishes there will be no service, or flowers please. Cards will be accepted at Shone and Shirley, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson.

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THOMPSON, Frances Roberta

06.08.1980 — 03.03.2021
A very much loved and cherished daughter and mother of Amelia and the late Katherine Rose. Very much loved sister and sister-in-law of TJ and Gabby, Paul and Leah and Neice Tahlia. As per Frances’ wishes a Celebration of Frances’ Life will be held at the Knox Church, Pomana Street, Invercargill, on Tuesday, March 9, at 2.00pm. Messages to be sent to P Thompson Family, 43 Stafford Street, Orepuki 9881.

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BECIC, Davor Ignac

Passed away peacefully after a long illness on 6th March 2021, aged 72 years. Dearly beloved husband of Susan (nee Taylor). Much loved father of Katarina and Anton. Beloved Grampa of Georgia and father-in-law of Hayden Shotter. Loved brother-in-law of John & Sarah Taylor, Ken & Judy Taylor, Margaret & Richard Cleland, Elizabeth & Richard Whittington. Loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to Malaghan Institute of Medical Research would be appreciated and can be made online at www.malaghan.org.nz.... Special thanks to the staff of Ultimate Care Maupuia and Wellington Regional Hospital, Ward 5 South. Messages to the Becic family can be placed in Davor’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. A celebration of Davor’s life will be held at The Pines, 50 the Esplanade Thursday 11th March at 2.00pm, thereafter private cremation.

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HOLLOWS, Raymond Ross (Ray, Woggy)

Peacefully, at Oamaru Hospital on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in his 95th year. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan (dec), much loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Alice (Ranfurly), Donna (dec), Colleen and Barry Rusbatch (Waianakarua). Adored Woggy of Tatoi and Kila, James, Raymond, Colleen and Jareb, Matthew and Nicola, Jacob and Danielle, Michael and Johnny and Hayley. Much loved Great-Grandad Woggy of Patricia, Alice, Tyson, Lucas, Ruby, Indie and Riley.
‘So dearly loved -
so deeply mourned’
R.I.P
The rosary will be recited at St Patrick’s Basilica, on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5.00pm. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Basilica, Reed Street, Oamaru, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 11.30am, followed by interment at the Hampden Cemetery.
Oamaru Funeral Services Ltd
49 Humber St, Oamaru 9400
Ph (03) 434-8266

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TORLESSE, Elizabeth Margaret (Lizzie) (nee Matthews)

Died peacefully in Tauranga Public Hospital on Friday, March 5, 2021 aged 78 years. Cherished wife of Ian. Dearly loved sister of Donald and David (both deceased). Much loved by all her family, especially Ben. In accordance with Lizzies wishes a private family funeral will be held. Messages to the Torlesse family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

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NAIRN, Edith Maud (nee Hall)

Peacefully in her sleep on Saturday 6 March 2021 at Woodrow Grove, Bell Block, in her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Noel. Loved mother of Selena, Maxine, Karen, Blendyn, Fiona and families. Loved nanna of 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Messages c/- Nairn Family, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Edith’s life will be held at Vospers Chapel, 257 Devon Street East, New Plymouth on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 11.00am, followed by burial at Urenui Cemetery.

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RAILTON, Dorothy Eleanor

Peacefully at her home, Arrowtown, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, just short of her 85th birthday. Loving wife to Graeme for 63 years, loved Mum and mother-in-law of Grant and Angela (Arrowtown), the late Mark, Greg (Arrowtown), Brent (Sydney), Craig and Marco (Arrowtown), and a loved Grandma of Samantha, Bridget, Harrison; and George. Funeral details to follow. Messages to 125 Cotter Avenue, Arrowtown 9302.

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HAMILTON, Jennifer May

Passed away peacefully at Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home, on Friday, March 5, 2021, aged 76 years. Wife of the late John, loved Mum of Wenona, loved sister and sister-in-law of *David Walker, *Audrey and Alan Stenning (Invercargill), Beverley and *Jim Billyard (Dunedin), *Margaret Walker, Maisie Robertson, Donald and Brenda Walker (Invercargill), sister-in-law of Hugh and Noeline Hamilton, Colin and Jackie Hamilton, *Neil and Elvena Hamilton, Nancy Wallace, Roy and Georgina Hamilton, and a loved Aunty and great Aunty of her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Jennifer’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Tuesday, March 9, at 12.30pm. Thank you to Annette Sinclair and her staff at Wyndham Rest Home for their attentive care of Jennifer. Donations may be left at the service for the SPCA. Messages to Flat 8, Menzies Court, Wyndham, 9831.

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EDGAR, Lois Dorothy (nee Goldsbro’)

Passed away peacefully on 4 March 2021, aged 92. Loved & loving wife of the late Graham. Much loved mother & mother-in-law of Linda & John, Vivian, Mark & Steph, Philippa & Bret. Loved grandmother of Fiona & Hannu, Nikki & James, Jeremy & Anna, Samuel, Samantha & Tom, Timothy, Antonia, Bella & Livy. Great-grandmother of Sanna, Sophia, Scarlett & Otis.
Will be sadly missed.
A celebration of Lois’ life will be held at St Philip’s Church, 92 St Heliers Bay Rd on Wednesday 10 March at 11.00am. Please register with Davis Funeral Services if you wish to attend in person or online as numbers will be limited due to Covid 19 restrictions - 095210300 or kohi@davisfunerals.co.nz.

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