Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand



Loved son, brother, uncle and friend. A service for James will be held in the Ninness Funeral Home Chapel, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 11.00am.


DECK, Julia Frances (Julie)

Passed away peacefully at home with family on Saturday evening 6th March 2021. Julia went to be with her Lord and Saviour, in her 78th year. She was the loving wife of Miles in their 60th year of marriage. Greatly loved and respected mother of her children and their spouses, Brendan & Carolyn, Josephine & Tom, Richard & Kristiana, Garth & Elizabeth, Gregory & Katie. Endeared Grandma of Jeremy, Jesse, Christopher, Adam, Alice, Harrison, Whitney, Olivia, Eve, Toby, Elliot, William, Thomas, Sophie, Molly, Eddie, and great-grandma of Hunter.
‘You will live on in our hearts’.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Wellington, 6242 would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Julia’s life will be held in Cedarwood, 17 Parata St, Waikanae, on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Waikanae Cemetery. Messages to the Deck family and may be sent C/- PO Box 300, Waikanae 5250.
Waikanae Funeral Home
Tel 04 2936844


HAYLOCK, Gwendoline Olive

Peacefully on 26 February 2021. Much beloved wife of the late Bill; mother of Gillian and Judy; grandma of George, Anna and Leah. In lieu of flowers, donations to Te Omanga Hospice (P.O. Box 30-814, Lower Hutt 5040) would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Gwen’s life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Sunday 14 March at 2.00pm, and thereafter private cremation.



Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, aged 92 years. Beloved wife of George. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Jayne, David and Imelda, Alan and Carolyn, Shona and David. Dearly loved grandmother of her 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Now at rest with her
Lord and Saviour.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice may be made at the Memorial Service. This will be held at the Opawa Baptist Church, 285 Wilsons Road, Opawa, Christchurch, on Friday, March 12, at 10.30am.


POLLOCK, Elizabeth Ann

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, aged 80 years. Peacefully at Charles Upham Retirement Village, Rangiora. So dearly loved by her husband, the late Bob, children Dean and Keri, Toni and Ali Cannon, Tim and Alison and special Libby to her grandchildren Jamie, Stacey and Darcy, Chloe, Joel, Jacob, Connor and Georgia and Great-Grandmother to Dexter Bobby. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Pollock Family may be sent C/o 60 Oakwood Drive Rangiora 7400. A service to celebrate Elizabeth’s life will be held at the Northbrook Chapel, Spark Lane, (Off Northbrook Road) Rangiora on Thursday, March 11, at 2.30pm.


JACOB, Percy Desmond (Des)

Formerly of Bowen Street, Levin. On 6 March 2021 at Masonic Village, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Loved father and father-in-law of David and Val, Sue and Peter, and Alan and Gloria. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loved brother and brother-in-law of Bev and Graham, and Ken. Many thanks to all his care givers for the support given to Des. A celebration of Des’ life will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Tuesday 9 March at 11am, thereafter private cremation.


WILSON, Peter Gary

Aged 82 years. Peacefully passed away on March 6, 2021 at Duart Rest Home after a long battle. Husband of Lynda. Loved father and father-in-law of Timothy and Rebecca, and Melissa and Paul. Pinto to Thomas and Georgia. Loved brother and friend to many. Missed by Wal Wal and Moss. Pinto will be at home until his service at 1.00pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Hastings Crematorium Chapel, 204 Orchard Road, Hastings. All messages to the Wilson family C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.
“Off to meet mates he has missed so much”


PINFOLD, Noel Leonard

(of Woodville) on Saturday 6th March 2021, at Arohanui Hospice. Aged 73 years. Loved husband of the late Margaret. Much loved partner of Dianne. Dearly loved Dad to Sarah and Andrew and father-in-law to Ruth. Cherished Grandad to Ella, and Poppa to Anouska and Briar. A funeral service for Noel will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ross Street, Woodville on Wednesday 10th March, at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.


SALLA, Anthony Neil (Tony)

Left us peacefully on Saturday 6th March 2021 at Aroha Care Home, just shy of his 83rd birthday next month. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Ellie for 57 years. Loving and patient father and father in law of Josie & Roy, Guy & Fiona, and loved stepfather of Nickie Barlow (Melbourne). Dear old Pop of Oliver, Sophie, Reuben, Jayden and Pearl.
Tony was a lovely, kind and gentle man and will greatly missed by us all.
Many thanks and appreciation to all who cared for Tony at Te Omanga Hospice and Aroha. A service for Tony will be held in Cornwall Manor, corner Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, on Thursday 11th March, at 11.00am.


In loving memory of HERMENS, Beatrice Mary (Sue)

Passed away peacefully at Lonsdale Care Home on March 7, 2021. A Celebration of Sue’s life will be held on Wednesday 10th March, 11.00am, at Off the Loop (Old RSA) Easton Street, Foxton, followed by private cremation.


DURRANT, Noel Patrick (Pat)

Peacefully passed away on 6 March, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Jill. Much loved dad of Kim, Deanna & John, Robin, and Jacqui & Simon. Adored grandad of Aimee, Kane & Katie, Kelly & Nathaniel, Tobin & Abby, and his great-grandchildren Skyla, McKayla, Mason, Evie, Freddie, Alexander, Lorelai, Elizabeth and Elijah. A much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. A service for Pat will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Rd and Cornwall St, Lower Hutt, on Thursday, 11 March at 2.30pm, followed by private cremation.


GOATLEY, Paul Ernest

Loved son of the late Ernest and Helen Goatley, loved brother of *Margaret and *Charlie Chirnside, Mary and *Gordon and *Fern Rogerson, Robert and *Frances (Australia), *John and *Dorothy, Joe and Helen (Christchurch), *Ben and *Helen, Jim and Mildred (Balclutha), *Peter and *Evadne, and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Greatly loved and deeply respected.
Looking for the blessed hope and the glorious resurrection.
(*denotes deceased).


LEMMON, Lynette Joan (nee Mathias)

After a hard fought battle, on March 5, 2021. Loved and cherished mum of Chris, Wayne, Denise, and Leanne and Brendon, adored Nana of all her grandchildren, beloved sister of Brian, Noeline, and Marilyn and loved by her many friends. In keeping with Lynette’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to 9 Grandi Ave, Timaru 7910.


SMALL, Dr Arthur Francis

On Friday, 5th March 2021, peacefully at Te Hopai Hospital, Wellington, aged 75. Loved husband of Dianne, loved father and father-in-law of Cameron & Tracy, Duncan & Nicola, and Warwick & Rebecca. Loving Grandpa of James, Harriet, Reuben, Amelia, Gloria and Liam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Neurological Foundation at or by phoning 09 309 7749 in memory of Dr Francis Small. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Te Hopai Hospital for their loving care of Francis. A service for Francis will be held in Old St Paul’s, 34 Mulgrave Street, Wellington, on Friday, 12 March, at 3.00pm. All messages to the Small family may be sent C/- Lychgate Funerals, 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011.

Lychgate Funeras
FDANZ (04) 3850745


ROWLAND, Cecil (Ces)

Father of Philip (& Francis), Pop to Kim (& Glen), Michael (& Katrina), Debbie. Pop also to Ben, Tamzin, Lily, Ava & Cooper. A loss to us all, but treasured memories held forever in our hearts. At peace now with Mum/Nana.
Rest in Peace.