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Funeral Notices

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Rudolph Rurawhe, Tuahine Ma Pikihuia (Tua) (nee Tamati):

Passed away on January 18 2017

Peacefully on Wednesday 18 January 2017. Beloved wife of the late Himi (Jim). Mother to Chris, (the late) Margaret, Craig, Darrell, David, Trish, and Piri. Mother in law to (the late) Ethel, Sally, Tracey, and Maree. Loved Nan to…

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Wallace, Te- Konohi Pascall Tamakehu.

Passed away on January 16 2017

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his whanau on Monday 16 January 2017.
Loved husband of the late Evelyn Te Ratoru Wallace.
Father of Ngamihi and Andrew, Ian, Michael, Richard, Darren and Deb, Alistair and Jo,…

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Bolton, Beryl:

Passed away on January 15 2017

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Sunday 15 January 2017, after a brief illness, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Terry Bolton.  Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Hilary and Terry, and Michael.  Much loved Gran of Tegan, Gareth,…

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Manuel, Raniera Ote Haahi Ratana:

Passed away on January 09 2017

W.A.O.P.H.M.T.AE
Passed away suddenly on 9 January 2017 and will be missed by all his whanau.
Beloved father and father in law to Hera and Jade, Piki, Tama and Jorja, Tuahine, Raniera and Kayla and Tui.

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SLEYER, Betty (formerly White, nee Rzoska)

Passed away on January 02 2017

Peacefully but unexpectedly on 2 January 2017, in her 94th year.
Dearly loved wife of the late Kelvin, and Bill.
Much loved Mum of Graeme and Cynthia, and Carey and Marie. Cherished Nana Betty to all her…

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MALCOLM, George Alexander

Passed away on December 31 2016

In Jane Winstone on the 31st December 2016, aged 95 years.  Dearly loved and loving husband of Marianne. A loved cousin; and a much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
“Till The Day Dawns”
In…

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CHAPMAN, Joan Winifred (Nee Boyd):

Passed away on December 31 2016

Quietly at home on 31st Dec 2016
Treasured wife of Ron Chapman and loving mother of Robyn, and Jolene Chapman.
Sister to David Boyd (Canada), Hugh Boyd (USA), Ian Boyd (Auckland) and Margaret Jefferies (Christchurch)
Our…

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RIHIA, Terrence Hunaia “Diddles”.

Passed away on December 26 2016

Passed away suddenly on 26 December 2016, aged 63.
Loved son of the late Te Huihui o Matariki “Hui” Tori Wii Rihia and the late Meriana “Marion” Te Karamaene Rihia (nee Hapuku).  Beloved husband of the late Connie…

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DELLOW. Merle Elvy (Nee Cleveland).

Passed away on December 21 2016

Peacefully at Broadview on 21 December 2016, aged 89 years.
Dearly loved wife of the late Ray. Much loved Mum of Malcolm and Gaye (Marton), and Ben and Cathy (Kopaki).
A treasured Nana of Jason and Anna,…

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ORSBORN, Bryce Garrod:

Passed away on December 20 2016

Peacefully in Wanganui on 20 December 2016, aged 71. Much loved and devoted husband of Kathy. A loved Dad of Lisa and Andrew,
(the late) Garrod, Justin, and Leonie and Olly;
Special Grandpa of Jakob, Charlotte, and…

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Carter, Neil William

Passed away on December 13 2016

27/08/1933 – 13/12/2016
Loved partner of Shirley Drew.
Father of Christine and Dean, Cherie, Peter and Siobhan, and David and Sarah. Special friend to Shirley's children Jane and Hal, Colin and Louise, and Wendy.
Grandfather of…

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Gray-Mareikura, Josephine Rumatiki

Passed away on December 10 2016

On December 10 2016.
Josephine Rumatiki Gray-Mareikura peacefully passed away in style surrounded by her loving family, who she loved with all her heart. Dedicated wife (Doll) of Rex Mareikura.
Loving mother of Anaru, Reki, Kura, Misty,…

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Paerau, Mauri Moana (Mo):

Passed away on December 10 2016

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui on Saturday 10 December 2016, aged 83 years.  Loved son of the late Paerau Ioane and Tuvaine Topo, and grandson of the late Joseph and Ruki.  Loved brother of (the late) Topo Teu, (the…

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BIRCH, Anne Grenside, (nee Coupland):

Passed away on December 05 2016

In Wanganui on 5th December 2016.
Much loved wife of Graeme. Loved and treasured Mother and Mother-in-law of Stephen, Maryanne, Pru and Rex. Loved and respected Nan to Luke, Sam, Charles, Bart, and Zoe. In memory of Anne…

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DOVE, Leonard Cedric (Len)

Passed away on December 05 2016

In Summerset Rest Home on Monday 5th December 2016 in his 93rd year. Devoted and much loved husband of Edwina. Dearly loved father of Elizabeth, John, Philip, and Lesley. Cherished Grandpa of Nicholas, Brooke, Rose, Amelia; Tillan, Alena; Lauren,…

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Hiles-Smith, Cecil Raymond:

Passed away on November 29 2016

In the arms of the Lord, after 79 years of life lived to the full.   Loving and loyal husband of the late Priscilla, and Anne.   Devoted father to Richard, and Jane.  Father-in-law to Helen, and Ross.  Stepfather to Lee,…

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Ridgewell, Irene Oswald Code:

Passed away on November 27 2016

On Sunday 27th November 2016 surrounded by her loving family, aged 99 3/4 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Bill.  Much loved mother of Clare, Grant, and Jillian.  Loved and admired Grandmother and Great-grandmother.
Heartfelt thanks to…

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SCARROW, John David (JD):

Passed away on November 26 2016

Died peacefully at Summerset Care Centre, Wanganui, on Saturday 26 November 2016, aged 77 years. Dearly loved son of the late David and Joyce Scarrow.
Brother of Margaret Trethewey (dec), Ross and Sandy (Sydney, Australia), Joan Germany (Inverell,…

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Wills, Rangi Marehua (JP):

Passed away on November 21 2016

Peacefully at home, on Monday 21 November 2016, surrounded by family.
Dearly beloved and treasured husband of Shirley. Devoted Dad of Jason and Andrea, and Kelly and Rod. Loving Papa of Hannah and Ethan, Ben, Chloe, and Madison;…

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WILLIS, Lorraine Margaret:

Passed away on November 14 2016

WILLIS, Lorraine Margaret: Peacefully in Whanganui, on 14 November 2016, aged 65 years.
A much loved Mum of Lee, Stacey, and Kenneth.
Nana to Ariana, Jharaiz; Sam, Matt, Taitoa, Arapeta, Te Aroha; Britney-Lea, Hineraumoa; and Nanny-Nanny to…

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COX, Peter

Passed away on November 10 2016

COX, Peter
10/09/1927 – 11/11/2016
Beloved Husband of Kerry (dec.)
Father of Matthew, Simon, Sarah
& Jonathan (dec.)
Fought a great battle.  With grateful thanks to Hospice Wanganui, The Cancer Society, WDHB Staff, Dr…

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Davis, Strathmore Bryan (Strath):

Passed away on November 05 2016

Strath ZL2AAJ signed off for the last time on Saturday 5th November 2016.  Finally re-united with with Gloria. Loved Dad of Lorraine, Heather, Karen, Judy, Mike, Maree, Brent, and Grant.  A loved and respected father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

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SHARROCK Dorothy (Nee Field)

Passed away on November 05 2016

Peacefully in Wanganui on 5 November 2016, aged 82. Much loved wife of the late Gordon.
Dearly loved Mum of Pauline and Robert Ryan, Sonia and Bill Hoffman, Warren, Donna, and Robyn. A loved Nannie of all her…

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Fazakerley, Margaret Moewhare (nee Arapata):

Passed away on November 03 2016

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital on 3 November 2016.  Beloved wife of Michael.  A much loved Mum, Nan, and Great-Nan who will be lovingly remembered.  Margaret will be lying at Kaiwhaiki Marae until Monday.  Her funeral will be held at…

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BERTIE, May Patricia, (nee Hilbourne) (formerly Kirk)

Passed away on November 02 2016

In Whanganui Hospital, on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, in her 94th year. Loved wife of the late George Kirk, and Ian Bertie.
Loved and respected Mum of Frances Kirk and Warren Moore, (the late) Pamela and Alan MacGregor,…

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GRAY, John Malcolm:

Passed away on October 30 2016

Died peacefully in Auckland Hospital on Sunday, 30 October 2016.  Dearly loved husband of Lynne and much loved father and father-in-law of Nicholas and Sarah, Brian and Liz, and Matthew and Victoria.  Adored Grandpa John of Madison; Georgiana, and…

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