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Hessell-Hawkes, Carol (nee Dwyer)

Passed away on July 22 2015

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22 July 2015, in her 84th year. Wife of the late Ray. Loving partner of Garry. Loving mother of Kerry, Ray, Jeff, and Steve. Special Grandmother to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family…

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Foley, Terrence Larry (Terry):

Passed away on July 17 2015

Passed away 17th July 2015.
Much loved partner and soulmate of Chrissy.
Loved and adored Dad of Mandy, Helen, Stacey, Krystal, and their families. Treasured Grandad and Popa of all his grandchildren.
A farewell for Terry…

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Hiroti, Marie Lorna

Passed away on July 14 2015

Passed away at home, surrounded by her loving whanau, on Tuesday 14 July 2015. Much loved wife of Stan for 46 years. Adored mother of Melissa, Paratene and Ra, Leanne, Pete, and Tio and Vanessa. Treasured Nanny to Shania,…

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Tapa, Winiata (Win):

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 89 years.
Much loved husband of Christina.
Loved Dad of Rita, (the late) Charmaine, Terrence, Steven and Shirley, Tim and Te Ora, Daryl and Sheree, Sharon and…

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Goater, Bruce Allan

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 69 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dawn. Much loved Dad of Bruce and Anne, Stepdad of John and Kim, (the late) Donald and Christine, and foster Dad…

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Sales, Eileen (nee Varney):

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Vic.  Much loved Mum of Diana and (the late) David Quinn, Richard and Lesley, and Peter and Kathryn. Loving Nana to Tanya and…

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Gaudin, Joan:

Passed away on July 09 2015

(Formerly of Wainuiomata). Peacefully at Broadview, on 9 July 2015, aged 77 years. Much loved wife of John. Proud Mum of Joanne, Steven, Kylie, and Matt. Doting Grandma of (the late) Nicholas, and Lilah. A dedicated member of Soroptimist's…

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Wilkinson, Vilma Mary (nee Findlay):

Passed away on July 02 2015

At Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 2, 2015 Passed away peacefully aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late Don and dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Dianne, Jillian and Tim Curran. Loving…

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Lacy, Douglas Ronald (Doug)

Passed away on June 27 2015

On 27th June 2015, peacefully in Wanganui Hospital holding the hand of a loved one. Cherished best friend and very loved husband of Brenda. Treasured Dad of Patrick, Judith and Peter, (the late) Carolyn, Ivan and Jipsy, Glen, and…

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Rourangi, Weeti Tuatahi (Apotoro Rehita) (Jim) (ex CFO Ratana) QSM

Passed away on June 27 2015

Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Saturday 27 June 2015, aged 82 years. Much loved husband of Kataraina (Bubsy). Loved Dad of (the late) Vesta, Rihari, Wiremu and Yvonne, James (Bimbo) and Matauria. Loved Poua of all his mokopuna. Jim's…

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Vettise, Wendy Elizabeth

Passed away on June 26 2015

Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday 26 June 2015. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Loved mother and mother in law of Marcus and Shelley, and Paul and Raama. Cherished grandmother of Dominic, Adam, Nicole,…

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Dent, David Allan

Passed away on June 26 2015

On 26th June 2015, our incredible Husband, Dad, Gramps, role model and friend, left us to join the angels, surrounded by his loving family and God. Sole Mate of Lynn; cherished Dad of Glenda and Lloyd, Meryl and Gavin;…

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Rawhiti, Mauriora Michael (Mike)

Passed away on June 23 2015

Passed peacefully into the arms of Ihoa surrounded by his loving whanau on the 23 June 2015, aged 65 years. Kia whai Kororia, Honore, Hareruia Kia Ihoa o nga mano, Matua, Tama, Wairua-tapu me nga Anahera Pono me te…

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Williams, Michael David

Passed away on June 21 2015

Passed away peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Sunday 21 June 2015. Dearly loved husband of Julie. Dearly loved father and father in law of (the late) Paul and Claire, Angela and Maria, and Katie and Andrew. Much loved Grandad…

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Penman, Paul D’Arcy

Passed away on June 20 2015

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hospice Wanganui on Saturday 20 June. Much loved husband of Betty for 65 years, much loved and loving Dad of Judi and Garth Dean, Robert and Ngaire, Henny and Lawrie Loveday,…

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Brown-Hall, Jypsy-Jive: 12/08/1997 – 13/06/2015

Passed away on June 13 2015

Treasured daughter of Juanita and Luke Hall. Beloved sister of Jade, Dani, Jesse, Jacob, and Jahliah. Cherished Aunty of Elahndra, and Azariah. Beautiful Taonga Moko of Koro Syd and Nanny Terehia, and Koro Taia and Nanny Kath. Loved and…

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Hemi, Te Oranga Girlie (nee Nepia):

Passed away on June 12 2015

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Friday 12 June 2015, surrounded by her loving whanau.  Beloved wife of the late Eruera Hemi. Loved mother of Reo and Celia, Jess, Thomas and Mayda, Brenda and Terry, Hep and Muffet,…

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Boult, Helen Margaret (nee Baker):

Passed away on June 11 2015

Born 3rd September 1950, passed away peacefully at Whanganui Hospital Thursday 11th June 2015 in the presence of loving friends.
Birth mother of Susan/Bridget, loved eldest daughter of Fred & Marie Baker. Sister to five brothers and five…

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Blue, Doreen Elsie:

Passed away on June 10 2015

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui, on Wednesday 10 June 2015, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Rod Blue. Cherrished mother of Carolin and Simon Reweti, Reg and Sharon Blue, and Diane and Ross Jackson. Much loved Nana…

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Challis, Roy Vivian

Passed away on June 09 2015

On Tuesday 9 June 2015 in Wanganui, formerly of Featherston, in his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband of Ena for 57 years.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Jackie and Shaun, Peter and Judie, Catherine and Mick (UK), Teresa…

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Hodder, Allan Arthur:

Passed away on June 09 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Tuesday 9th June 2015, surrounded by his family,  in his 95th year.  Dearly loved husband for 71 years of Jean.  Most wonderful father and father-in-law of Doug and Ann, Alison and Dick Denyer, and…

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McCarthy, Michael Nicholas (J.P):

Passed away on June 08 2015

Died suddenly but peacefully in Wellington on Monday 8 June 2015. Beloved and respected husband of Judy. Loving and proud father of Trin, and Sam. Eldest son of the late Tom and Inez. Loved brother and brother in law…

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Tuwhangai, Rangi Leonard:

Passed away on June 08 2015

Peacefully at his home on 8 June 2015, aged 38 years. Much loved eldest son of the late Rose and Tamahou. Loved step son of Kevin; and whangai son of Sonny and Daphne. Big brother to all the Tuwhangai…

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Tate, Beulah Catherine

Passed away on June 07 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui on 7 June 2015, 5 days prior to her 89th birthday. A special and much loved Mum of John, Colin and Vicky, Merv and Sandra, and Vicki and Avon McDonald. Cherished Nana of Daniel, and Olivia;…

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Watson, Sallie

Passed away on June 05 2015

Peacefully in Masonic Court, on 5 June 2015, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of Watty.
A much loved Mum of Richard and Ruth, Brenda and John Martin, and Olive Redfern. A special cousin of Tom and Christiane…

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Ihaia-Tui, Kenneth

Passed away on June 03 2015

Suddenly in Whanganui on 3 June 2015, aged 58. Loved son of James and Erana Tui. Much loved Dad of Ricci, Jasmine, Te Ngo, and Hemi. Loving Koro of all his mokopuna. Sadly missed by all his whanau. A…

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Kennedy, Emily Jane (Emma):

Passed away on June 01 2015

Suddenly in Wanganui.  Loved daughter of Barrie and (the late) Gaye.  Loved sister of Tessa, Brigid, Lucy, and Marie.
Friends are invited to join Emma’s family to celebrate  Mass in St Marys Catholic Church, Guyton Street Wanganui, on…

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Wallace, Alan:

Passed away on June 01 2015

Peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home on 1 June 2015, surrounded by his family, in his 100th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean. Loved father and father in law of Ross and Pam, Elizabeth and Terry Day, Christine…

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Scott, Ewen Kirkland

Passed away on May 26 2015

Passed away peacefully at Broadview Resthome on Tuesday 26 May 2015, surrounded by his family. Loved husband of the late Fay. Loved father of Gary, Raymond, Neil, and Colin, and their families. Special thanks to Julie and Grant for…

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Hina, Judith Te Rangimarie (Judy):  1/3/1962 - 24/5/2015.

Passed away on May 24 2015

Passed away peacefully at her home.
Beloved daughter of the late Tom and Ellen Hina.
Loved partner to Trev, and mother of Maraea and Mannie, Kylie and Lance, Jennifer and Reihana.  Treasured Nanny to Gizaria, Jaequon, Savanah,…

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Wilson, Niel (Willie):

Passed away on May 24 2015

Suddenly at his home, on Sunday 24 May 2015, aged 75 years. Loved husband of Tai. Much loved Dad of Jacko, (the late) William, (the late) Niel and Sally, Donna and Andrew Hiri, and Tiffany and Jamie Robinson. Loving…

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Williamson, Brenda Winifred Rae

Passed away on May 24 2015

Rae departed this life, composed and serene, aged 81.
Loved wife of Peter Reith for 59 years, mother of Jenny and Rod Jones, Robin Williamson and Grant Hartell, and Heather Williamson. Grandmother to Sarah and Fabian Krivan, Scott…

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Amer, Judith May (nee Glover);

Passed away on May 20 2015

Peacefully at home on the 20th of May 2015, aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John and Mum of Andrew and Shelley, Lyndsay and Paul, and Blair and Sharon.  Treasured Grandma of Cody and Dakoda; Makuini…

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Williams, Keith Ian

Passed away on May 19 2015

Peacefully at Broadview Hospital, on 19 May 2015; aged 84 years. Cherished husband and friend of Christine, Dad and Stepdad of Wendy Thompson, Donna Kendal, and Vicky Boswell. A loved Grandad of his 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.View Notice

Archibald. Carola Anne Sassfield

Passed away on May 19 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui, on 19 May 2015, aged 78 years.
Rest In Peace.
Much loved wife of the late Bill.  Dearly loved Mum of Heather and David, Marie, Billy, Donna, (the late) Carl, (the late) Stefan, Melanie,…

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Edwards; Lesley Roopu

Passed away on May 15 2015

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital on Friday 15 May 2015 surrounded by her loving whanau.
Loved partner of Alan. Mother of Devon, & Moses and Braxton.
loved daughter of the late Piki & Sophina. Loved sister…

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Matthews, Vivien John

Passed away on May 14 2015

Passed away suddenly in Wanganui. Dearly loved eldest son of Dave (Blackey), and step-son of Donna Matthews. Son of Corinna Hadfield.
Cherished father of Kaiyah, Zane, and Corvette.
Loved grandson of the late Vivian and Pauline Matthews,…

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Town, Jennifer Susan:  Town, Zane William:

Passed away on May 09 2015

Tragically taken from us on 9 May 2015.
Dearly loved wife, and son of Willie.
Loved mother, and brother of Rachel, Nicole, and Hayden. Grandmother, and uncle to Lucas. Loved daughter, and grandson of Denys and Felicity…

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Wilson, Heather Margaret

Passed away on May 06 2015

Passed away peacefully in Springvale Manor, Wanganui, on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Loved wife of the late Don. Loved mother and mother in law of Roger and Shauna, Debbie and Kerry, Julie and Peter, Rachael and Chris, and the…

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Gower-James, Mark

Passed away on May 06 2015

Suddenly on 6th May 2015.  Loved husband of Nicola, and much loved Dad of Kate, Anna, and Sarah.  Loved son and son in law of John and Ailsa, and David and Rosemae Sewell. Loved brother of Wanda, Megan, and…

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George Richard Clark:

Passed away on May 02 2015

Loving husband of Pat. Sadly passed away at home on 2nd May, just short of their 65th wedding anniversary. Loving dad of Carolyn and Philip Eades, Craig and Jenny, Sue, Tracy and Al Luoni. Treasured Poppa of Dion and…

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McLean, Joan Josephine (nee Burgess):

Passed away on April 26 2015

Passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Hospital, Whanganui on Sunday, 26 April 2015, in her 80th year. A devoted wife of 58 years to Murray and a wonderful mother to Gavin, and Debs. Loved granddaughter of Amy Hill and very…

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