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Wanoa, Virginia Tini : (nee Kawau)

Passed away on February 18 2017

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 18th February 2017 aged 57years, surrounded by her family.
Loved daughter of the late Ted and Kath Kawau
Much loved sister and sister in law of Lorraine (decd) and Martin,…

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Williamson-Tutaki, Gaylene Joy:

Passed away on February 14 2017

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 14 February 2017, surrounded by her family.
Loving daughter of the late John and Miriam Tutaki.
Will be sadly missed by all her brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and moko's.
Gaylene's…

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GURR, John Cameron:

Passed away on February 11 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on 11 February 2017. Dearly Loved husband of Joy; and a much loved Dad of Peter and Janice, Mark and Heather, Phillip and Helen, and Geoff and Debbie. A Loving Grandad of all his grandchildren…

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Hagenaars, Huberdina (Teresa):

Passed away on February 08 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui  on Wednesday 8 February 2017, aged 86 years.
Rest In Peace.
Dearly loved wife of Henk. Much loved Mum of Yvonne and Peter Wallis, Eddie and Gwenda, Robin and Angie, and Paul and Ruth.…

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Kapua, Vincent Paul (Ben):

Passed away on February 05 2017

Passed suddenly on February 5, 2017.  Treasured father of Luvvy and the most loving caring grandfather to Trace & Rein.  A loving partner and best friend to Tania (her big giant teddy bear).  We will always treasure you in…

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HAWIRA, Ngarama O Te Ao (Buddy)

Passed away on January 31 2017

Died peacefully at Whanganui Hospital on 31 January 2017, surrounded by her loving whānau.
Dearly loved wife of the late Robert TeMaire Hawira.
Mother of Robert and Darnella, Doug and Lyn, Christine and Tom, Debra and James,…

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MARAKU, Pakiaka Pai (James):

Passed away on January 26 2017

Wh.A.O.P.H.A.M.T.Ae
Passed away peacefully on 26 January 2017.
Beloved husband of Anahera and Cherished father on Ayesha.
Dearly loved son of the late James Te Ao Marama Maraku and Myra Te Rehita Maraku (Rawhiti).
Brother…

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Tinsley, Patricia Eileen (Pat):

Passed away on January 26 2017

Peacefully in Summerset Centre, on Thursday 26 January 2017, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Ray. Treasured Mum of Bruce, John and Michele, (the late) Noel, and Sue and Simon Miller. A cherished…

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Baldwin, Susan Carol (Sue):

Passed away on January 25 2017

Passed away peacefully on 25 January 2017.
Loved wife of Bruce.
Loved Mum of Charlotte, and EJ Goldsworthy.
Loved sister and sister in law of Lyn and Ken Agent, and Lance Fraser. Loved by all her…

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BARRETT, Judith (Judy):

Passed away on January 23 2017

Passed away peacefully on 23 January 2017, aged 69 years, with family at her side.
Darling wife of Bryan, and cherished Mum of (the late) Timothy, and Jamie and Kath. Adored Nana of Roseanna, Finlay, and Ivy-May. Beloved…

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RAINES, Rex Winstone

Passed away on January 23 2017

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Monday 23 January 2017. Loved father of Mellissa Cook (Australia), and Barbara Raines. Loved Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, and Brother.
Special thanks to Dr Lill and the staff at CCU, and the district…

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BROWNE, Barry John (BJ):

Passed away on January 23 2017

Bridgeman NZR 37 yrs.
Peacefully with family by his side on 23 January 2017, aged 84. Dearest beloved husband of Janet for almost 60 years.  Loved and respected Dad of Colin and Fiona, Carol and Wayne Riddiford, (the…

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Thomas, Alvie Joan (Joan):

Passed away on January 22 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui on 22 January 2017, aged 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Allan.  Much loved Mum of Dave and Evie, Sue Bannister, and Lyn and John Hills.   A cherished Nana of all her loving grandchildren and…

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SIMMONDS, Joy:

Passed away on January 21 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui, on Saturday 21 January 2017, aged 92 years. Much loved Mum of Shayne, Robert and Margaret, Karen, and Mark and Bronwyn. Special Nana to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In accordance with Joy's wishes…

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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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