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Funeral Notices

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Smith, Sidney Cyril (Sid):

Passed away on August 23 2016

Peacefully at St John's Hill Healthcare, on 23 August 2016, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Sheila. Much loved Dad of Stuart (Perth), Michael and Lynda, and Jason and Danielle (Perth).
Treasured Grandad of Luke,…

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Rickard, Rochelle Matina

Passed away on August 23 2016

Peacefully in Whanganui surrounded by her family on 23 August  2016, aged 25 years.
Dearly loved daughter of Frank and Katene. Cherished sister of Joseph, Victoria, Campbell, Andre, and Reemus.
Loved partner of Jericho, and darling mother…

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MANSFIELD, Richard John (Dick):

Passed away on August 22 2016

Suddenly but peacefully at home on 22 August 2016, aged 88 years.
Dearly loved husband and partner for 64 years of the late Muriel.
Much loved father and father in law of Graeme and Marilyn, Susan and…

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HADDON, Mahia Taiaroa:

Passed away on August 18 2016

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on 18 August 2016, surrounded by his whanau.
Husband of the late Audrey Te Kahurangi Haddon.
Loved father and father in law of Karen and Steve, Char and Thomas, James and…

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TURNER. Janie Evelyn Marjorie:

Passed away on August 17 2016

20/2/1932 – 17/8/2016
Mum has gone to join Dad (Norman) her beloved husband  who she lost a year ago on 15 August.
Dearly loved Mum of Lynn Teki and Ken Bishop, Gail and Mark Smith (Gay Osman),…

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Doyle, Dennis Michael:

Passed away on August 15 2016

In Broadview Rest Home on 15 August 2016
aged 64 years.  Adoring Dad of Jason, Megan, Jodie, Jefferson, Rachel, Jasmin; and their families. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Beverly and David, and Steven and Kristen. A loved uncle…

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Gray, Lyndsay Thomas

Passed away on August 15 2016

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui, on Monday 15 August 2016, surrounded by family.
Treasured father and father in law of Joseph, Daniel and Tracey, and David and Alice.
Much loved Grandad of Riley, Luke, and Mae. Loved…

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BROADHEAD, Colin Robert

Passed away on August 13 2016

Peacefully at home, on 13 August 2016, aged 77 years. Dearly beloved husband of Helen. Much loved Dad of Tracey, Baz and Suzie, Angie and Andy Caird, Mark and Carmel. Treasured Poppa of Holly and Jordan, Dominic, Hamish, Oisin,…

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BOYD, Margaret Gerard (Peggy)(nee Lockett)

Passed away on August 13 2016

Peacefully on 13th August 2016.  In her 96th year.  Dearly loved wife of the late Max.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Bruce, and Sue and Owen Ryan.  A much loved and loving Nanna Peg of Kelly, and Anna…

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BENSON, Owen Graham

Passed away on August 12 2016

“The Gutter Maker":
Peacefully on 12th August 2016, aged 92 years.
Loved husband of the late Joan.  Much loved Dad of Gail and Graham Pope, (Hamilton), Clive, and Marie and Paul Brooks. A treasured Poppa and Grandad…

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Hogan, Jacqueline Winifred (Jackie) (Nee Leahy):

Passed away on August 06 2016

21st September 1936 - 6th August 2016.
Late of New Plymouth and Pauanui. Passed away very peacefully at Jane Winstone Retirement Village, Whanganui. Beloved wife of Alec (dec), loved Mother & Mother in Law of Michael & Yvonne,…

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Rabbetts, Ivy Joyce (Joy)

Passed away on August 01 2016

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Monday 1 August 2016, aged 89 years. Loved partner of Peter.  Much loved mother of Carol and Gary Ponting, Mary Lou Rabbetts, Thelma, Thomas, Lynda Marie, and James.  Special friend of Colin Priddle.  Loved…

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Taylor, Maurice Charles

Passed away on July 31 2016

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Sunday 31 July 2016, aged 88 years. Much loved husband of Gladys; and dearly loved father and father in law of Adrienne and Dominic Baron, Dean and Jeanette, and Penny and Frank Bates. Loved…

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Wilsher, May Harriett:

Passed away on July 30 2016

On 30th July 2016 at Jane Winstone Retirement Village, Wanganui.
Dearly loved wife of the late Neil.
Much loved mother of Leonard, Margaret, and Barbara. Loved and respected mother in law of Huong, Jason Reid, and Lloyd…

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LA ROCHE, Betty

Passed away on July 29 2016

Text: LA ROCHE, Betty passed away peacefully Friday, July 29th at the Wanganui Hospital.  Betty was born on December 2, 1928 in Wanganui to the late Evelyn (Scott) and Anthony Koorey.  Survivors include her daughter Vicki (Bill) Countreman (San…

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Hickford, Ruby May (Peg)

Passed away on July 23 2016

Passed away peacefully, 23rd July 2016, in her 86th year at Maryann Rest Home in Stratford.  Dearly loved wife of the late Tom.  Loved mother and mother-in-law if Alan and Michell, Janice and (the late) Graham Murray.  Dearly loved…

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Wilson, Brian (Sandy)

Passed away on July 18 2016

Passed peacefully on the morning of the 18th July 2016, two weeks shy of his 85th Birthday.
Loved Husband of the late Faye,  much loved father and father-in-law of Joanne and Cliff (Australia), Terry and Necole. Close family…

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Rerekura, Michael Edward Snr

Passed away on July 17 2016

73 years old, sadly passed away at his home.  Beloved husband of the late Veronica (Mihi).  Cherished father of Michelle, Raymond and Geri, Michael Jnr, Marshall and Taina.  Treasured Koko of his mokopunas and great mokos.  Remembered by all…

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Farrell, Ngaire Joyce (nee Saies)

Passed away on July 15 2016

Peacefully at home on 15th July 2016, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of Ron.  Treasured and dearly loved Mum and Ma of Shan and Mike, Rach and Phil, Peter, Mark, Lisa, and Ashley.  A loved Nan of all…

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Ranginui, Te Ao Turoa (Pop):

Passed away on July 09 2016

Passed away
Peacefully on 9th July 2016 aged 86 years.
Dearly loved husband of Julie Te Turi.
Beloved Dad of Turoa and Marlene, Stephen, Isaac (decd), Roy, Shane, Gail (decd), Lani and Stan,
Teresa and…

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Larkin, Benny Ngamanakitanga (Mana):

Passed away on July 09 2016

In Whanganui Hospital, on Saturday 9 July 2016, aged 45 years. Much loved grandson and son of Rangi Marie and Te Hunga O Te Rangi (Nig). 
Loved Carebear, Soul Mate, and Friend of Dalreen
Solid Dad of…

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Corin, Kenneth (Ken)

Passed away on July 09 2016

Born in St Ives, Cornwall, 23 November 1929 and passed away peacefully in Wanganui, 9 July 2016.
Much loved husband of the late Heather, adored father of Christopher, and Kirsten and stepfather of Stuart, and Chris. Ken will…

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Peacock, Charles Henry (Charlie):

Passed away on July 07 2016

Peacefully in New Vista Rest Home, on Thursday 7 July 2016, aged 92 years. Loved husband of Sheila (formerly Benson).  Much loved step-father, Grandad, and Great-Grandad to their family.
Special thanks to the staff at New Vista Rest…

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King, Beryl (nee Cameron) :

Passed away on July 07 2016

The journey ended for Beryl on 7th July 2016 at Nazareth surrounded by her family aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Tom. Loved Mum of Donna, Tracey and Basil, and Larry; Grandma to Catherine, Jackie, and…

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Mills, Barbara Dawn (nee Lints) :

Passed away on July 02 2016

Peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Wanganui on 2nd July 2016. Dearly loved wife of the late Craighead. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Kate, Stuart, Victoria and Shaun. Cherished grandmother of Joshua and Anja, Reuben and Regina,…

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Mills, Barbara Dawn (nee Lints)

Passed away on July 02 2016

Peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Wanganui on 2nd July 2016. Dearly loved wife of the late Craighead. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Kate, Stuart, Victoria and Shaun. Cherished grandmother of Joshua and Anja, Reuben and Regina,…

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Lett, Joyce Rosamund:

Passed away on June 18 2016

Peacefully at Virginia Lodge on 18 June 2016, aged 85.
Much loved Mum of Robyn, Debbie and John, and Keryn and Darrell. Loving Nan and Joycie to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A family farewell has been…

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Oakley, Eric Paul

Passed away on June 13 2016

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on 13 June 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
Loved husband of Anne.  Loved father and father in law of (the late) Amanda Jane, Lorraine, and Jo and John.
Loved Pop of…

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Butchart, Donald Kenneth (Don):

Passed away on June 13 2016

Born Hawera 18 January 1944 died suddenly in Wanganui on 13 June 2016.
Son of the late Ian (Butch) and Vivien Butchart, brother of Diane Doble.
Husband of Bronwen Butchart and father to Trent and Nadine, Felicity…

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Edge, Ralph Desmond

Passed away on June 12 2016

Peacefully in Wanganui, on Sunday 12 June 2016, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Sally.  Much loved father of Jarrah and Tony.
In accordance with Ralphs' wishes a private farewell has been held.

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HARRISON, Marjorie Carroll:

Passed away on June 12 2016

Passed away at Wanganui Hospital on 12 June 2016, aged 91 years.
Loved wife of the late Selwyn Harrison. Much loved mother and mother in law of Carroll and the late Ray Herron (Upper Hutt), Trevor and Philippa…

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SIMPSON, Alan George

Passed away on June 06 2016

: Alan wasn't ready to be taken so soon when he passed away in Hospice Wanganui, on 6th June 2016, aged 67 years. Loved husband of Fiona, and cherished Dad of Neil, Glen, and Liam.  Alan's family wish to…

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LAING, Elsie Clara (nee Madder):

Passed away on June 06 2016

Peacefully in Nazareth Rest Home, on 6 June 2016, in her 102nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred. Much loved Mum of Murray and Aloise, Ron and Yvonne, and Brian and Lata.
A loving Grandma and…

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Hopton, Frances Marjorie

Passed away on May 30 2016

Peacefully in Wanganui on 30th May 2016, in her 71st year.  Dearly loved wife of Peter.  Much loved Mum of Tony.  A loving Nana of her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In accordance with Frances' wishes a family…

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