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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WELSH, Margaret Lily

Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2021, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Keith, loved mother and mother-in-law of Philip and Esther, Roger and Sandy, Shona, and Trissie, treasured grandma of Ashley, Andrew, Mitchell, and Natalie. Special thanks to the staff of the Matai Ward, Parklands Hospital for all the love and care given to Margaret. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Margaret Welsh, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christchurch City Mission would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Margaret will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Thursday, March 11 at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.

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McCORMACK, Ian David

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Te Rangimarie Hospice, Westown, New Plymouth, on Saturday, 27th February 2021, aged 57 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Guy and Jess, Demi, Eilish and Neve, loved grandad of Mason, a much loved son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. In preference to flowers, a donation to Taranaki Hospice would be appreciated. All messages to the McCormack family may be sent to C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352, or heavenaddress.com Due to covid restrictions, a private family service has been held.

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MORTON, Jock (Graham George)

208750 BDR KForce 16th Field Regiment RNZA. Peacefully with his loving family by his side at Southland Hospital on Friday, March 5, 2021, just short of his 91st birthday. Loving and cherished husband of Marie for 60 years, treasured Dad, father-in-law and “Jocky” of Virginia (Ginny) and Win*, Graham and Sherilyn, Grayson, Taylor, and Brydie. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of the Morton and Finn families. Loved by Adrian and Clare and family. A service to celebrate Jock’s life will be held in the Invercargill Christian Centre, Leet Street, Invercargill on Thursday, March 11 at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 123 Scandrett Street, Invercargill 9810. The service can be viewed live at facebook.com/ICCNZ

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ROWE, Charles William

Peacefully at Eldon Lodge, Paraparaumu on Sunday 7 March 2021. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Beverley. Loved father and father-in-law of Kevin, Dennis & Lynette, and Stephen & Lesley. Loved Grandad of Matt & Sophia, Stacey, Lucy & Dene, and Dan; Michelle & Jesse, Chris & Sabina, Abigail & Sheldon; and Michael & Kat. Great-granddad of Luca, Charlotte, and Cici. Loved brother and brother-in-law of John & Jean, and David. A service to celebrate Charles’ life will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 1.30pm, to be followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society of New Zealand would be appreciated.

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ROWLAND, CecilGeorge (Ces)

Dearest Dad, your time was never to be now. Always people to see, places to go. The horizon is yours. Take Mum’s hand and keep going, forever you and Mum are missed and loved so much.
— Judy and Brent.

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GARDENER, William Desmond (Des)

(Reg. No. 816703). On March 6, 2021, suddenly at home, in his 90th year. Treasured and deeply loved husband of Belle for almost 70 years. Adored dad and father-in-law of Carol and Wayne, Gavin, and Robyn. Cherished grandad of Amber and Hayden, Daniel and Joelle, April and Joel, Nicholas and Savannah. Special thanks to Dr Ben Hindson and the Oncology team at Christchurch Hospital, and all the staff at Rolleston Central Health for your care of Des over the years. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Des Gardener, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service to Celebrate Des’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, March 13 at 10.00am, followed by interment at St Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, West Melton.

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ROWLAND, Cecil George (Ces)

Cherished Dad to Maria & Richard, Pop to Jennifer, Rachel and Anthony. We fondly remember the many trips across the ditch making lifelong memories.
We love you forever and always.

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BURDAN, Shirley Hellen(nee Press)

Passed away peacefully on Monday 8th February 2021, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of Malcolm, loved mother and mother in law of Alan & Leeza, Shona & David Garry (Alexandra) and Neville & Janice (Singapore), cherished grandmother to Scott, Daniel, Nathan, Matt, Mitchell and Connor. Many thanks to the staff at Bob Scott Rest Home for their outstanding care. A service to Celebrate her life will be held in St Ronan’s Presbyterian Church, 234 Muritai Road, Eastbourne, on Saturday 13 March 2020 at 2.00pm, and thereafter private cremation.

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WHITE, James Thomas (Tom)

18.3.1926 — 28.3.2020
Tom died during lockdown. Betty and her family invite you to celebrate the life of Tom on 27th March 2021, 2.00pm at the Raglan Club, Bow Street, Raglan. A private unveiling at St Paul’s Cemetery in Te Uku will take place prior. All friends and family are very welcome.

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FALCONER, John Stuart

Passed peacefully on 26th March 2020, at Eldon Lodge, Paraparaumu. Formerly of Wellington and Gore. Aged 93. Loving husband for 62 years of Wynn (Winifred). Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Timothy and Silvana, Jane, Fiona and Phil, and Murray. Loved grandfather of Natalya, Lauren and Liam, Graham, James, Tarryn and Victoria. NZ Met Service 1949-1988, and life member of the Kapiti Aviation Museum. A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will be held in the Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Chapel, 9 - 11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, on Monday, 8 March 2021, at 11.00am. Messages can be sent to

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FULCHER, John Alan

Peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home. Loved husband of the late Tara, loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and Kerry, and Nicky and Michael, Grandad of Dashelle, Reon, and Alex. As per John’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to Flat 1/254 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812.

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SIMON, Colin Winton

Of Raumati Beach on February 27th 2021. Peacefully at Millvale Lodge Paraparaumu. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Carol; loved father of Andrew and Richard; much loved Poppa of Thomas, Stephanie, Natalie, Lucy, and Ella; Great-Poppa of Bella; loved brother of Nanette, Robert and the late Christine. A much loved friend of Mike and Mary Meachen. Messages to “the Simon family” may be placed in Colin’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz... or posted c/- PO Box 723, Paraparaumu. In lieu of flowers donations to https

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JOHNSTON, Gretta Catherine

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Timaru Hospital; aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of the late Ernest. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Liz, David and Lee Ann, and Maree. Much loved grandmother of Hamish, Lauren and Ashton. In accordance with Gretta’s wishes, a private service has been held. Messages to the Johnston family at 17B Carlisle Place, Timaru 7910. Special thanks to Dr Helliwell, the staff at Timaru Hospital A T & R, and St John Ambulance for their care and support.

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ROLLINSON, Richard Frederick

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, peacefully at George Manning Lifecare; aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved father and father-in-law of Donald and Jan, Neil and Linda, Grant and Sheela, loved grandfather of Jodie, Amy, Courtney; Jared, Karl, Brett; Emma and Tegan, and loving great-grandfather of all his great-grandchildren. The family wish to acknowledge the care extended to Richard by the staff at George Manning. Messages to the Rollinson family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. At the family’s request, a private cremation has been held. Memorial Service details to be advised at a later date.

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