Death Notices

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

Recent Notices in New Zealand


WARNER, Dennis Thomas

2527 Sapper (Rtd) 5th Field Park Coy 2NZEF. Born October 16, 1918, Thornton Heath, England. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Resthaven on Burns Street, Leamington, aged 102 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Noni Audrey (nee Woods). Adored father of Dennis (Julie) and Jane. Treasured Grandad of Jamie (Carolina), Tristan (Eniko), Sam (Kristen), Tom and Jessica, and Great-Grandad of Sebastian, Camila, Declan and Finn. Special thanks to the staff of Resthaven on Burns Street, Jono Gibson of Cambridge Funerals, Tony Hill of the Cambridge RSA and Don Oliver (Celebrant). At Dennis’ request a private cremation was held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the Hamilton Park Crematorium, Newstead.


McNAUGHTEN, John Barry

18.8.1935 — 1.4.2020

Barry’s family invite friends to join them at a memorial celebration of Barry’s life on Saturday April 3, 2021 at 2pm at the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt. Due to the Lockdown this has been the first opportunity to remember Barry and celebrate his life. Please also accept this as an acknowledgement of the many wonderful cards and phone calls received and the support and love shown to Maureen and the family.


HASLAM, Siu Kai (née Dr. Wong)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, at the Levin Home for War Veterans, in her 95th year. Beloved younger sister of Wong Chun Ho & Wong Chun Fai and their families in Hong Kong. Treasured friend of Sue, Bev & Melinda. As per Siu Kai’s wishes a private cremation has been held. All messages to Siu Kia’s family, C/- 547 Queen St East, Levin.


MARSLAND, Stuart Neil

12.12.1963 – 1.3.2021
Much loved husband of Melinda. Cherished Dad to Wade and Rhys and boss of his mate Choc. Precious son of Derrick and Mavis Marsland. Special brother (and in-law) to Wendy and Wayne Chisnall, and Uncle to Aimee and Jack. After a short stay in hospital and a fight to the end, Stu found his angel wings and left the world. A celebration of Stu’s life will be held at The Quarry, 284 Palmerston Street, Westport, on Saturday, March 13, at 2.30pm.



Passed away peacefully at Bainswood on Victoria on February 11, 2021. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Harold. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Beverley, Marlene and Allan Fowler, and Alan and Suzanne. Treasured Gran of Scott and Leigh, Glen and Mairead, Janelle and Nick, and Amy and Dan, and Great-Gran of Willim and Eve, Sean, Elizabeth and Olivia, and Zoe and Finley. At Marie’s request, a private service has been held.


WILLIAMS, Alan Leslie

On March 3, 2021 Alan passed away peacefully at The Margaret Wilson Home, Timaru, aged 92 years. He was looked after brilliantly by the wonderful team there. The family would like to announce a posthumous gold medal for Alan’s services to his community and family since 1928. Alan was Dawn’s dearly loved husband for 70 years 4 months. A loved and cherished dad to Grant and Felicity, Brent and Jacqui, Jenny and Geoff, Chris and Debbie. Much loved Grandad to Clemency and Yann, Samuel and Coco, Adrian, Tim and Ben, Jono and Amanda, and Alie, Olivia, Harrison, and Alicia. Loved Great Grandad to Pierre, Gabriel and Lily, Hinoki and Keyaki. Dad’s life touched so many more, too many to mention here. Please all have a toast (strong cup of tea) to Alan. For those of you who knew Alan, he loved a chat, always had a smile on his face, but did not like a fuss, so at his request, a private service will be held later in the year. All messages to Dawn, who we expect will be receiving a card from the Queen in the years to come. Thanks to Betts Funeral Services for dealing with the formalities. Dawn Williams, C/- Margaret Wilson Home, 6a Orbell Street, Timaru.


CONNOR, Shona Christine

Passed away peacefully at Merivale Retirement Village with family by her side on Monday, March 1, 2021, aged 64 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jason and Lisa, Aaron and Vanessa. Much loved grandma of Caitlyn and Fletcher. Many thanks to the staff at Merivale Retirement Village for all their loving care of Shona. In accordance with Shona’s wishes a private funeral has taken place.


JUDSON, William Kenneth (Ken)

On Friday, February 26, 2021, in Christchurch, aged 77 years. Father of Lyndsay and Kellie, grandfather of Maddison, and Ben, and great-grandfather of Harper. Brother of the late Lorraine. Messages may be addressed to the Judson family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A private cremation has been held.



On February 24, 2021, unexpectedly at Dunedin Hospital; aged 89 years, with family at her side. Loved Mum of Malcolm, Sharon, and Ben, loved Grandma of Tara, James, and Matt; Barbara; Eva, Greta, Elijah, and Lachie; Loved Great-Grandma of Alice; Harriet and Thomas; loving sister of June, Ian and Bill.
You packed a lot into your adventurous life Mum.
You will be sadly missed
by us all. We will miss your smiles, laughter and hugs. You are now at peace.
A private farewell has been held. Messages to 86 Every Street, Andersons Bay, Dunedin 9013.


CASH, Albert (Alby)

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, on Monday 1st March 2021. Dearly loved husband of the late Marion, loved father and father-in-law of Alice, Bubs and Steven, Annie and Willy, loved grandad of TK; AJ, Crystal Rose; Woody, Calvin, Allyce, Buddha, Ihaka, Cakes, Tama and Poppy-Girl. Loved great-grandad of Arapata. All messages to the Cash family can be sent C/- PO Box 218, Stratford 4352 or A live stream for Alby’s service can be viewed at https


BURNETT, Valda Dawne(nee Goddard)

Of the Kapiti Coast. Peacefully at Summerset Hospital on Tuesday 2 March 2021. In her 90th year. A much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to all of her family. Sincere thanks to the team at Summerset on the Coast for their love and care. A private cremation has taken place.


GILLILAND, William Arnold (Bill)

Formerly of Linton. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 2 March 2021, aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of Iris for 72 years. Cherished Dad of Barry and Jane, and Carol and Peter Rankin. Treasured Gar and Dada to Gareth, Kate and Rob; Krystle and Jarred, Jarrod and Ali. A proud great-grandfather of Cooper, and Emie; Leah, and Ruby; Lily, and Bella.
“A dairy farmer, rugby player, golfer, family man and all-round good guy.”
Messages to the Gilliland family, C/- 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North 4414. In accordance with Bill’s wishes, a private family service has been held.



RHIND, Fiona Mavis

24.11.1960 — 28.02.2021
Passed away peacefully at Kimihia Rest Home and Hospital. Loved daughter of June and the late George. Partner of Neil. Mother of Johnathon, the late Anthony, Alistair and Josh, and mother-in-law of Destiny. Beloved sister, sister-in-law & Aunty to all the Rhind family. Grandmother of Layla, Aliyah, Keannah, Ciarra and Kruze. A Memorial will be held at a later date. Any communications to Neil on 0272455023.


BATCHELOR, Ian Maurice Wilfred

On March 2, 2021, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dianne, much loved father and father-in-law of Chris and Olivia and Karyn and Kieran. Loved brother of Owen (deceased), Hugh (deceased), and Terry.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, 26 Cotswold Ave, Bishopdale, Christchurch, on Tuesday, March 9, at 2.00pm. Private interment thereafter.


PONDER, John McKenzie

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Heather for 62 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Nicky, Simon and Lisa, and Juliet. Poppa John will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jason, Michael, Tim, Jessie, Megan, Adam and Emily. Great poppa of Mila, Quinn and Stella. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Mary and Alan Milne. In accordance with John’s wishes, his body has been bequeathed to the Otago Medical School for research.