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Mills, James Whare (Hemi):

Passed away on September 18 2014


Passed away suddenly in Wanganui Hospital, on 18th September 2014.
Beloved friend of Te Aho.Loved father of Rebecca, Lynda, (the late) Sean, Quaid, Tarapuhi, Liam, and Ocean. Beloved Popeye of Jordan, Lyna, Mhaire, Rose, Tia, Amelia,…

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Cording, Clifford (Cliffy):

Passed away on September 16 2014


At Kowhainui Rest Home, surrounded by love, on Tuesday 16 September 2014. Dearly loved husband of the late Ann.
Much loved Dad of Greg and Helen, Mark, Richard and Faye, and Maria and Peter. Dearly loved…

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Peacock, Sheila Joan (formerly Benson):

Passed away on September 15 2014

Passed away peacefully on Monday 15th of September 2014; in her 92nd year. Loved wife of Charlie Peacock and (the late) Syd Benson. Much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother to her family.
Special thanks to the…

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Elsmore, Nada Elizabeth:

Passed away on September 11 2014

 Passed away suddenly but peacefully in Wanganui on 11th September 2014.
Loved partner of Jimmy. Loved mother and mother in law of Michael and Leigh, (the late) Jonothan, Danica, Jordane, Katrina, and Susan. Loved grandmother to all her…

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Herekiuha, Vanessa Andrea (Ness):

Passed away on September 07 2014

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui, surrounded by those who loved her dearly, on Sunday 7 September 2014. Loved partner of Matiu Heremia.
Cherished Mum and mother in law of Ataria and Willie, (the late) Jahresse, Jurita and Barry,…

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Jones, J Graham (Rev):

Passed away on September 07 2014

Peacefully at Nazareth Rest Home on Sunday 7th September 2014; in his 84th year.
Dearly loved husband of Betty for 60 years.
Loved Dad of Bethan and Chris, and Gareth and Andrea.
Grandad of Simon, and…

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Rawiri, Sharon Aloma:

Passed away on September 06 2014

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital on 6 September 2014. Loved mother and mother in law. Loved grandmother and great grandmother.
Sharon will lie at her home, 12A  Armstrong Place, Wanganui, until her funeral service which will be…

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Sullivan, James Huirua (Korojm):

Passed away on September 03 2014

Passed away peacefully at home on 3 September 2014, aged 88.  Dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Ngaraiti Clotilde Sullivan (nee Waetford).
Treasured father of Harry James & Maxine, Te Uta Mate (Uta) and Colin Tawhitapou,…

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O’Kane, Mary Catherine (Formerly Sr. Eugene):

Passed away on September 01 2014

Suddenly in Whanganui on 1 September 2014, in her 64th year of her religious Profession.
Rest In Peace.
Loved sister of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Loved daughter of the late Henry and…

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Collins, Marian Aileen (Sr Justin Collins):

Passed away on August 31 2014

Peacefully at Nazareth Rest Home, on 31 August 2014, aged 102 years.
Rest In Peace
Loved sister of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Loved only daughter of the late James and Amy Collins.…

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Old, Graeme Lenard:

Passed away on August 31 2014

Suddlenly in Wanganui Hospital on 31 August 2014.
Loved partner of Carol.
Loved father and father in law of Phil and Jo, Grant and Jacquie, and Keryn and Paul.
Loved Popa of Robson, Scarlett; Ilaria, Josh,…

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Cox, Mary Monica Richings:

Passed away on August 30 2014

Unexpectedly but peacefully at Wanganui Hospital on 30 August 2014, in her 82nd year. Rest In Peace.
Beloved mother and mother in law of Chris, Stephanie, Cathy, Darryl, Debby and Peter, Andrew and Sherryl, Angela and Warren, Simon…

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Castle; Bernard Francis (Bernie):

Passed away on August 29 2014

Peacefully at Kowhainui on 29 August 2014.
Beloved husband and soul mate of Clare. Much loved dad of Sean, Michael, Danny, and Glen; and loved step-dad of Finlay, and Brent Macgee. Treasured granddad of all his grandchildren and…

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Hunger, Gwendoline Margaret (Gwen):

Passed away on August 28 2014

Passed away peacefully in Sunhaven Rest Home, New Plymouth, on Thursday 28 August 2014, in her 83rd year. Loved wife of the late John Hunger, and Brian Hone.
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Special thanks to…

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Brutsch, Johann Jakob

Passed away on August 27 2014

Peacefully at home on August 27, 2014. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Fay. Much loved Dad of Robin, and Susanne and Neil McClure. A loving Poppa to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In accordance with…

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MacKay, Irma Leith:

Passed away on August 27 2014

Passed away peacefully at Nazareth Rest Home, on 27th August 2014, aged 93 years. Loved daughter of the late George and Margaret MacKay. Special friend of Joyce. Cherished member of the Nazareth family. To all past and present staff,…

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Kirk, Paul Allan:

Passed away on August 26 2014

Suddenly, on Tuesday 26th August 2014, in his 42 year.  Dearly loved partner of Rochelle (Rocki) and eldest son of Ann and Noel.  Loved father of Kaelyn and Rylee, and best friend of Ra and Keontae.   Loved brother of…

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Wakely, Ngaire Barbara

Passed away on August 21 2014

 Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Thursday 21 August 2014.
Loved wife of Graham.
Loved mother and mother in law of Karen and Neville Hudson (Pokeno), and Stephen and Celia Wakely (Auckland).
Loved Grammy to…

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Cantillon-Rice, Owen William

Passed away on August 17 2014

Suddenly in Wanganui on Sunday 17 August 2014; aged 85.  Beloved husband of Ann. Loved father and father in law of Stephen and Michelle, and Philip. Loved stepfather of John, Barbara, Christopher, and Megan; and loved grandfather of all…

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Hunt, Te Roku Raroa Atirea (Ron):

Passed away on August 14 2014

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, surrounded by his family, on 14th August 2014 aged 77 years.
Loved husband of Jean.  Much loved Dad of Roku William and Dianna.  Treasured Dada of Caitlin, Kyle and Alisha.   A loved brother of…

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Te Rangihaeata (Blakemore), Victoria Maria (Torie):

Passed away on August 13 2014

Peacefully at home in Wanganui, on 13 August 2014, 3 days before her 57th birthday.
Loved special daughter of Fran and Gavin Blakemore.
A loving sister, sister in law, aunty and friend to the eleventeen dozens.

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Gardiner, Patetitaha (Pat):

Passed away on August 12 2014

Passed away peacefully at Wanganui Hospital surrounded by his Whanau.
Loved husband of Marama.
Loved father and father-in-law of Rangi, Debbie,(the late) Paddy, Carol, Kevin and Lydia, Donna and Lou, (the late) Gina, Tony, Valerie, Lee, and…

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Pointon, Elizabeth Sarah (Beth) (nee Roberts):

Passed away on August 10 2014

Peacefully in Masonic Court Rest Home, on Sunday 10 August 2014, aged 101 years. Best pal and loved wife of the late Leslie Kingdon Pointon. Mother and mother in law of Lyn and Brian Winter, Darol and Lorraine, Melva…

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Eades, Florrie Lucy (Lucy)

Passed away on August 10 2014

Passed away peacefully at St Johns Hill Healthcare on 10 August 2014, in her 97th year.  Loved wife of the late Bert.  Loved mother and mother in law of Judy O'Malley, Clive and Judy, (the late) Alan and Maureen…

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Macnab, Robert Lawrence (Bob):

Passed away on August 10 2014

Peacefully at Kowhainui Hospital with his wife at his side, on 10th  August 2014, aged 84 years.
Loving husband of Lois. Treasured father and father in law of Francis, Stuart (Queensland), Robyn and James (Cambridge), Alyson (Melbourne), Fiona…

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Montague, Valma Agnes (Val)

Passed away on August 08 2014

Passed away peacefully at home on 8 August 2014. Loved wife of Thomas for 64 years.
Cherished mother and mother in law of Tony and Jan (Paraparaumu), Brian (Tuakau), Sandra (Australia), and the late Daryl.
In lieu…

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SMITH Sheila

Passed away on August 08 2014

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband Sid and three sons Stuart, Michael, and Jason at St John’s Hill Healthcare at 9am, 8 August 2014.  You will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.  Much loved by Stuart,…

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Cox, Winifred Joyce (Joyce)

Passed away on August 07 2014

Peacefully in Springvale Manor, on Thursday, 7 August 2014, in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late Bert. Loved mother and mother in law of Frances, Dick and Lois, Bob and Sally (Auckland), John and Ann (Hamilton), (the…

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Silcock, Stanley David (Stan):

Passed away on August 05 2014

Calmly in Wanganui Hospital, 5 August 2014,
Aged 85 years. Loved father and friend to (the late) Bill Silcock, Lorna Fraser (Featherston), Tom Silcock (Wellington), (the late) Peter Silcock and Mary Sammons (Wanganui).
A service for Stan's…

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Hill, George Robert:

Passed away on August 03 2014

Peacefully at home, on Sunday 3 August 2014, aged 87 years. Loved brother of the late David, Ruth, Lois, Molly, and Reg. Loved uncle of his 22 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to the Idea Services…

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Gilbertson, David William (Dave):

Passed away on July 31 2014

On Thursday 31st July, very peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Valerie. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jeff and Jill and the late Stuart, Grandad of Tyler, Jason, Jennifer, James,…

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Simpson, Mollie

Passed away on July 30 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital on 30 July 2014; two days before her 94th birthday.
Dearly loved wife of the late Ces.
Much loved Mum of (the late) Harvey, Lloyd, (the late) Robyn, Colleen, and Peter. A loving…

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Stewart, Barry Edward (ZL2RR):

Passed away on July 29 2014

Peacefully at home, on Tuesday 29 July 2014, aged 74 years. Loved son of the late Daphne and Ted and brother and brother in law of Barbara and Peter Drake, Kevin, and the late Graeme.
Loved Husband of…

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Puru, Rev. Graham Kereoma

Passed away on July 28 2014

Born 20th October 1940, passed away surrounded by his whanau on the 28th July 2014 at Palmerston North Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Marewakiterangi (Vicki). Loving Dad of Conway and Rachel, Pom and Cherie, and Hapai. Treasured…

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Kane, Joan Edyth

Passed away on July 25 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Friday 25 July 2014. Dearly loved wife of the late Graeme Kane, and the late Gordon Coull. Much loved Mum of Janice and Richard Freeman (Townsville), Jamie and Josephine Coull, and Cayton Shan. Loved…

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Bowen, Dorothy Anne (Anne):

Passed away on July 24 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 24 July 2014, formally of Zimbabwe. Loved Daughter of the late Charles & Daisy Bowen. A loved sister, sister in-law, aunty, & member of the Riverside Church family, Who will be sadly missed.

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Sutherland, Ngaire Althea (nee Ander):

Passed away on July 21 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui on 21st July 2014, in her 86th year.
Special friend of John, and loved wife of the late Theo.  Dearly loved Mum and mum in law of John and (the late) Pam, Lyn and Mike,…

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Reid, Kathleen Ellen (Kath) (nee Holly):

Passed away on July 20 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui on 20 July 2014, in her 87th year.  Loved wife of the late Geoff.  Wonderful mother of Simon and Karen, Jason and Margaret, Wendy, and John and Carol-Ann.  Treasured Gran of Jess, Samuel, Emma, William; Patrick,…

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Eriksen, May Hester

Passed away on July 18 2014

Passed away peacefully at home on Friday 18th July 2014.
Dearly loved wife of Peter for 57 years.
Loved Mum and mother in law of Steve and Mary, Craig and Cheri, David and Sue, and Janine and…

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Phillips, Joyce Dorothy (Nee Martin):

Passed away on July 17 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 17th July 2014 surrounded by her family.
Dearly loved wife of Ewan for 61 years.
Loved mother and mother in law of Rob and Jane, Mike and Maree, Graeme and Wendy, Duncan…

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Funnell, Gordon:

Passed away on July 15 2014

(Ex NZPO)
On 15th July 2014 at Broadview Hospital in his 86th year, Gordon slipped peacefully away in the presence of his family.
Dearly loved husband of the late Ann.
Much loved Dad and father in…

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Karl, Julia Louise

Passed away on July 13 2014

Tragically taken in Wellington on 13 July 2014; aged 18 years.
Much loved daughter of Anne and Andrew.
Dearly loved sister of Robert, and Lauren.
A loved granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend who will be lovingly…

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Schenk, Jannie (nee van den Belt)

Passed away on July 11 2014

Peacefully at Hospice Wanganui on 11 July 2014; aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife and soul mate of Arie. Much loved mother and matriarch of Peter and Valerie (Wellington), and Marian and Herman (Netherlands). Loving Oma of Janine, Brendan,…

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Ross, Jean Aitken:

Passed away on July 11 2014

 Suddenly in Wanganui Hospital on 11 July 2014; aged 90 years. Beloved only daughter of the late Robert and Anna Ross. Loved sister of (the late) Rob and Jean, (the late) Jim and (the late) Joan, (the late) Gordon…

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Schenk, Jannie (nee van den Belt):

Passed away on July 11 2014

Peacefully at Hospice Wanganui on 11 July 2014; aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife and soul mate of Arie. Much loved mother and matriarch of Peter and Valerie (Wellington), and Marian and Herman (Netherlands). Loving Oma of Janine, Brendan,…

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Peke, Sonny Ngaronoa:

Passed away on July 10 2014


Born 14th May 1977.
Tragically taken on 10th July 2014 as the result of an accident.
Much loved darling of Raina, and adored Dad of Kaiora, Turehu, Wanahi, Raniera, and Te Wahu.
Loved Koro…

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Currie, Helen du Temple (nee Mason):

Passed away on July 09 2014

 Reg. No. 817293. Radar Unit. NZ WAAC. 1939–45. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on 9 July 2014; aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Basil. Beloved mother and mother in law of Laurel, Denise, Janine, Andrea…

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Stratford, Alder William:

Passed away on July 06 2014


Peacefully at Masonic Court, Wanganui on 6th July 2014; aged 91 years.
Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce.
Much loved Dad of Ewen and Margaret, Janet and Jim Maxey (Palmerston North), and Robyn and…

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Puohotaua, Morrie Garland:

Passed away on July 05 2014

 Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Saturday 5 July 2014.
Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Hera (Boofy). Treasured Dad of Morrie and Nanette, Willy and Kelly, Raymond and Anji, and Cory-Lee. Dearly loved son of the late…

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Vogelaar, Laurens (Lou):

Passed away on July 02 2014


Of Marton, passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on 2nd July 2014; aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Jitty.
Loved Dad of Robin, Frank, and John.
In accordance with Lou's wishes a private farewell…

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Cole, Donald Roy Paget (Don):

Passed away on July 01 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Tuesday 1 July 2014, aged 83 years. A loved Dad of Katherine, Wayne, Brett, and Adam; and loved grandad of all his grandchildren.
Many thanks to all the staff at Lady Joy Rest…

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Peehi, Eddie (Heru):

Passed away on July 01 2014

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital on 1 July 2014. Loved son of the Peehi and Maata whanau. Treasured brother of Raymond and Kay.  Loving husband of Phyllis, adored father of (the late) Connie, Trish, Raymond and Gwen, Susan…

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Seagers, Elsie

Passed away on June 30 2014

Passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home, Wanganui on Monday 30th June 2014; aged 96 years. Loved wife of the late Geoffrey. Dearly loved Mum of June and Mike Miller, and Jonathan and the late Erica. Treasured Gaggi of…

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Howell, Adrian William (Tony):

Passed away on June 27 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Friday 27 June 2014. Dearly loved husband of the late Pat.
Loved father of the late Janet. Dearly loved uncle of Pat and Nigel Wood and their family. In accordance with Tony's wishes…

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