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Funeral Notices

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Martin, Marilyn Panatahi (Bano):

Passed away on August 17 2017

Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her whanau on 17 August 2017. Much loved wife of Tiki Ellis Martin (Dickie).
Cherished Mum and Nan to all her children, moko, and moko moko.  Loved daughter of the late Paul Mahirini…

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VAUTIER, Steve:

Passed away on August 13 2017

Peacefully in Broadview Rest Home, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness; on 13 August 2017, aged 77 years.
Dearly loved husband of the late Colleen. Wonderful Dad to Tonya and Chris, Mike, and Grandad to…

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MALCOLM, Allianna Elizabeth:

Passed away on August 09 2017

On 9 August 2017, aged 3 weeks. Precious baby daughter of Caleb and Chrystal. Baby sister of  Tukotahi, Simone, and Caleb. Treasured grandaughter of Grant and Brenda Malcolm.  Special niece of Hurinuku and Kura, Cobayne and Alyssa, Teina, and…

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WALKER, Eris Lynne (nee Hyde):

Passed away on August 09 2017

Peacefully  in Hospice Whanganui on 9 August 2017 aged 72 years. Loved Mum of Shane and Noeline Hobman, Aaron and Rachel Hobman, Cameron Walker, Ashleigh Walker, and Bridget and Colin Clark; and grandmother of Oliver, David, Nadia, Isabella, and…

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SHALAV, Dov:

Passed away on August 08 2017

Passed away peacefully, after a long illness, in Whanganui Hospital with family and friends on Tuesday 8 August 2017.
Much loved husband of Margalite, father of Snaiet, and Avi, father-in-law of Nicky, and Saba of Soraya and Zoe.View Notice

Blinkhorne, Allan Patrick (Pat):

Passed away on August 06 2017

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 6 August 2017, 68 years young.  Dearly loved husband of Jane and Dad of Anna and Hamish, and Sam and Larissa.  Loved son of the late Bay and Patricia. Cherished brother and brother in…

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Blacklaws, Hilda:

Passed away on August 06 2017

RAF No. 461527 L.A.C.W. 1942-1945
Passed away peacefully on 6 August 2017 at Broadview Rest Home, Wanganui, after a short illness, aged 96.  Loved mother of Gordon, Ian, and Yvonne.  Mother-in-law to Robyn.  Grandma to all her treasured…

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FALKNER, Larrimore Gordon (Larry):

Passed away on August 03 2017

Passed away peacefully at Whanganui Hospital on Thursday 3 August 2017. Beloved husband of Elva. Loved brother of Keitha, Terry, Linden, and Maryanne.
Loved uncle of Gareth, Bevan, Larn; Alex, Richard; Gem, Verity; Stephen, Judith, Brenda, and Susan.View Notice

McLean, Raewyn Judith (Rae Rae):

Passed away on August 01 2017

Passed away suddenly in Ohakune on 1 August 2017.
Loved Mum and mother in law of Turaahui and Tisha, Hinerua and Dennis, Miriama and Kayz, and Ngaire. Loved Nana to all her mokopuna. Rae Rae is lying at…

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BROOKS, Howard:

Passed away on July 31 2017

Passed away after a short illness at Whanganui Hospital on Monday 31 July 2017.
Loved husband of Erana.
Loved father and father in law of Derek and Sarina, The late Daniel and Pania Tamou, Messina and Simon,…

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Skelton, Peggy (Peg):

Passed away on July 28 2017

Passed away peacefully in Broadview Resthome on 28 July 2017, aged 91 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ted.  Much loved Mum of Colleen and Cliff, Neville and Sheryl, and Trudy and Laurie.  Loved Nana of her many…

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Wright, Joe

Passed away on July 24 2017

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on 24 July 2017.  Dearly loved husband of Bessie for 75 years.  Much loved Dad to Doug, Glynnis and David, Janet, Greg and Joyce, Evelyn and Jim, and Stuart and Christine.  Loved "Joe-Joe" to…

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WAUGH, Clinton William (Willie):

Passed away on July 24 2017

Suddenly on Monday 24 July 2017 after a short illness, in Wanganui.
Loved husband and friend of Shona.  Loving father of Adrian, Ashley, and Zara.  Loved brother and friend of Jason, Richard, Kimberley, and Byron.  Loved son and…

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LeQUESNE, Mary (nee Hood):

Passed away on July 24 2017

Passed away peacefully at Okere House, aged 88 years, surrounded by her beloved family.
Treasured, adored and loving wife of Stan for 66 years.
Cherished and proud Mum of the late Suzanne Picard, and Jan Allpress. Wonderful…

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BENNETT, Wiremu Rakeipoho (Bill)

Passed away on July 23 2017

At the age of 79 years, passed peacefully on Sunday 23rd July 2017 in Whanganui surrounded by his Whānau.
Loved husband to Barbara. Cherished Koro, Uncle, friend, and Dearest Dad to Robert, Steven, Pauline, Doreen, Warren, Ruth, Chere,…

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SMITH, Murdoch Charles (JP Retired):

Passed away on July 23 2017

Passed away suddenly at Broadview Rest Home on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Much loved husband of Anthea. Loved Dad and father in law of Duncan and Kate, Alastair and Sophie, and Lachlan and Debra.
Grandpa Murdoch of Xanthe,…

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Motu, Jane:

Passed away on July 20 2017

Passed away on the 20th July 2017, at home with her family.  Beloved wife and soul-mate to David.  Loving mother to Rex and Kay, Lance and Mel, Kerry and Julie, Gaye and Leigh, and the late Wayne.  Adored grandmother…

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MCKENZIE, Dulcie Beryl:

Passed away on July 19 2017

Passed away 19th July 2017, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of Don. Dearly loved mother of Heather and the late Ron, Raewyn, Jeff and Beth, Garry and Naelene. Adored by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to…

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Stringer, Norma Frances:

Passed away on July 18 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui on 18 July 2017.
Dearly loved wife for 58 years of the late Royce. Much loved Mum of Mark and Mardi, and Mel and Ray Udy. Loved Nana to Kelsey, Callum; Jimmy, Robyn; and Oliver.…

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Barrow, Joyce Mona (nee Tubb):

Passed away on July 17 2017

On July 17th 2017 peacefully at home in Whanganui, in her 97th year.  Loved wife of the late Walter John (Jack) Barrow.  Mother of Ken and his wife Beth, Shirley-Joy and her husband Tony. Grandmother to Katie, Douglas, Jared…

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MANOS, Beverley Nancy (nee Ashworth)

Passed away on July 15 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Whanganui on Saturday 15 July 2017.
Loved wife of the late Robyn (Bodge).
Loved Mum, and mother in law of Katrina and David Kerr, and Monique and Michael Wright. Loving Nana of…

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Kepa, Andre Carlton:

Passed away on July 11 2017

Suddenly at home in te Aroha, on 11 July 2017, aged 37. Loving partner of Amanda. Loved Dad of Ria, Shiloh, Che, and step Dad to Leeana, Katelyn, and Emily.
Treasured and adored son of Kerry Kepa, and…

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Bull, Margit Margarita:

Passed away on July 08 2017

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Saturday 8 July 2017, aged 75 years. Loved mother of Jeremy, and Joanne.
Loved Grandmother of Ethan, and Josh.
A service to celebrate Margit's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel,…

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Powell, David Albert:

Passed away on July 07 2017

Royal Marine Commando CH/X 114 225 1939 - 45
Peacefully passed away on 7 July 2017 aged 92. Born 22 February 1925 in Bromley, Kent  Dearly beloved and loving husband of Doreen for 69 years.
Since I…

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Taggart, Heather Rachel:

Passed away on July 06 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Whanganui on Thursday 6 July 2017.
Loved mother and mother in law of Kristi and Paddy, and Tony and Frances.
Loved Grandma of Jack, Sean, and Kit.
In accordance with Heather's…

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Henderson: Graeme Alister:

Passed away on July 04 2017

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 4th July 2017 aged 78 years.
Loving husband of Bev.  A loving Dad to Grant and Denise, Don and Denise, Wayne and Fina, Jimmy and Gill, and Carol and Don Bright.…

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Smith, Riria Lil:

Passed away on June 29 2017

28.12.1939-29.06.2017, aged 78 years young.   Our much loved Mum, Nanny, aunty and well respected cousin has finally caught the bus to be once again reunited with her true love, our Dad, Koro, uncle, and cousin Tama Pamihaere Smith. Upon…

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PREATER, Thomas Henry (Tom, Spud):

Passed away on June 27 2017

Passed away suddenly but peacefully in his 93rd year, at Kowhainui Hospital on Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Dearly loved husband of the late Leonie.
Adored father of Susan, Judy and Kirk, Heather and Greg, and Gail and…

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ALBERT - TUKA, LAVINIA EMA RAIMA (Lovey)

Passed away on June 27 2017

26 August 1952 – 27 June 2017
Lavinia passed away happily at home in Castlecliff, Whanganui surrounded by family and friends.
Beloved mokopuna of the late John Aorangi Nikorima Peni Tuka and Sarah Hinera (Church), James Mehira…

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KIRK (The Very Reverend Dean Emeritus) Nicholas Ian:

Passed away on June 24 2017

Nick passed away peacefully in Whanganui Hospital surrounded by family on 24th June 2017, aged 59.   Dearly loved husband of Kim, and father of Joshua and Sophie, Eliana and Matt, Jared and Ella, Josiah, Ranita, and Nathanael.  Special thanks…

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Boyle, Shirley:

Passed away on June 22 2017

Suddenly, at home, on Thursday 22nd June 2017, aged 46.  Beautiful and kind elder daughter of Leo and Pauline.  Loved sister of Diane.  Treasured friend of Julie and Bruce.  Universally loved by all her family and friends.
In…

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Triplow, Harold Francis

Passed away on June 19 2017

Much loved husband of the late Joan.
Loved father of Michael, Paul, Susan (Sue), Julie, Mary, John, and Annette. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special thanks to the staff of Virginia Wing, Broadview…

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McAvoy, Barry Rex

Passed away on June 17 2017

Slipped away peacefully on 17th June 2017, aged 83 years, while in the care of the wonderful staff at New Vista Hospital. Retired Senior Sergeant New Zealand Police.
Loved husband of Carol. Loved father of Doug, and Sandra…

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Randall, Josephine Te Kuia

Passed away on June 16 2017

(norts) Rakatairi (nee Martin)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her whanau on 16 June 2017.
Loved and cherished mother, Nanny, Kuia, and Kuikui. Josephine will be leaving 53 Mosston Road today at 11am and travelling to Tirorangi…

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White, Laddie Graham

Passed away on June 16 2017

Peacefully in Wanganui, on 16 June 2017, aged 84 years.
Much loved soul mate of Rachael, and the late June.
Loved Dad of Bevan and Anne, Laurette and John, Stephanie and Michael, Jamie, Simon Richard, Simon Peter…

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Granville, Susan

Passed away on June 15 2017

In Wanganui after a short illness on 15 June 2017, aged 69 years.  Dearly loved wife of Roger. Loved eldest daughter and daughter in law of the late Revd John and Betty Matthews, and Daphne and the late Claude…

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Jolley, Joseph Ian

Passed away on June 10 2017

Peacefully at St Johns Healthcare, on June 10 2017, aged 92 years. Dearly loved Husband of the late Thelma and father of Leigh, Carol, and Dale.  Loved Papa of all his gandchuildren and great grandchildren. In leiu of flowers…

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Haami, Gerald Rangi Tianawa

Passed away on June 06 2017

Rest In Peace
Much loved husband of Pam. Dearly loved Dad of Terri and Renne, Martin and Jean, and Simon and Deb.  Loved Koko of all his mokopuna.
Loved son of the late Pita and Meri Haami,…

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Bardsley, Alan Jefcoate

Passed away on June 06 2017

Peacefully passed away on 6 June 2017 aged 85 years. Beloved husband and friend for 65 years of Lesley. Amazing Dad to Peter and Julie, Andrew and Jacqui, Sarah anjd Steve. Awesome Gramp to James, Lydia, Luke, Samuel, and…

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INGLE, Ralph David Fleetwood:

Passed away on June 04 2017

Born in Marton 3rd February 1930, passed away at home in Wanganui 4th June 2017, aged 87.
Cherished husband and greatest friend of Nancy for 59 years. Dearest father and father in law of David, Annette and Phillip…

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Laird, Jean Melva (formerly Phillips, nee Williams)

Passed away on June 04 2017

Passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on 4th June 2017, aged 90. Wife of the late Gordon.
Beloved mother of Bruce, and Neil, much loved Mother in law of Cathy, and Vicki. Adored and much loved grandmother of…

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Smith, Tamara Ton

Passed away on May 31 2017

(Queen Diva)
Much loved Mum of Taura Smith, and Mahala Smith.
Daughter of Pa Mihaere Smith and Riria Lil Smith (nee Ngatoa).
Sister of Mark and Sparky Ngatoa, Eddie Smith, Earl and Valdine Smith, Raine Kirby,…

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Taylor, Rowena Maria Juanita Christine

Passed away on May 30 2017

Passed away 30th May 2017 aged 40.
Cherished partner of Chris Rerekura.
Mum of Christina, Jahmon, Tressa, Leslie, Maatarena, and Rihi. Nana Roh of Tainui, Diamynd-Rose, and Brax.
Beloved daughter of Kay Taylor, Martin Tutaki (Dec),…

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Hancy, (The Revd Father) Steven (SM)

Passed away on May 27 2017

Passed away at his home in Wanganui, Rest In Peace. Loving son of the late Jimmy and Amy Joe (Ropitini) and Charles and Mere Hancy.
Cherished brother of Philomena, Hohaia, Maude, Bonita, Ngahina, Gloria, Cecelia, and his Hancy…

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Foote, Diana Leah

Passed away on May 24 2017

Gently passed away in Wanganui, on 24 May 2017, aged 80 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Bryce.  Loved Mum of Mike and LuAnn, and Linda and Brent Dowman. Loving Nan of Chad and Jen Diehl, Evan and…

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Taiaroa, Kawana Wiremu Te - Aorere

Passed away on May 23 2017

In Whanganui Hospital on 23 May 2017. Dearly precious son of the late Wiremu Te-Arorere and Rihi Wikitoria (Pineaha) Taiaroa.  Loved nephew of the late Hera and Dick Smith, and  Mohuia Pineaha (Boy).  Cherished brother and brother in law…

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Rangi, William James

Passed away on May 23 2017

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on 23 May 2017. Loved partner and best friend of Margaret, stepdad of Debra, Maree, and Alison.  Special Bill of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and a loved brother and brother in law.View Notice