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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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Jones, Jean Dorothy:

Passed away on June 26 2014

 Peacefully in New Vista Rest Home, on Thursday 26 June 2014. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken.
Cherished sister and sister in law of Les (deceased) and June (England), Ken (deceased) and Gwen, Joyce and Sid (Masterton),…

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Vidler, Albert Alden (Al)

Passed away on June 26 2014


Reg No 2123617 SPR,  RE, 1939-45
Peacefully in Masonic Court on Thursday 26 June 2014, in his 98th year. Beloved husband of Anna, and the late Isobel.
Loved father and father in law of Maureen…

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ALBERT, Jack Marona:

Passed away on June 25 2014


Suddenly at Wanganui Hospital on 25th June 2014; aged 71 years.
Loved son of the late Mary Hine Kamihi and the late Te Rangirunga Albert.
Loved husband of Doreen, (and Liz).
Loved father and…

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Hancock, Graham Enoch:

Passed away on June 24 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Tuesday 24 June 2014, aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband for 51 years of Ann. Much loved father of Mandy and Peter Jones, Kerri and Richard, Simon, and Martyn and Rhonda. A loving Grandad…

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Reid, Pamela Elizabeth (Pam) (Nee Gerrie):

Passed away on June 21 2014

Peacefully at home, on Saturday 21 June 2014, aged 61 years. Much loved wife and best friend of Gary (Rocky).
Dearly loved Mum of Cinda, Sharn and Duncan (Chief) Tulloch, and Toby. A loving Nana of Cory, and…

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Quirk, Joseph Charles (Joe):

Passed away on June 20 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Friday 20 June 2014, aged 80 years.    Dearly loved husband of the late Zona.  Loved father and father in law of Julie and Aisake, Barrie, Wendy and Ian.  Treasured Poppy of all his 12…

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Tume, Darcy Tekoroheketanga

Passed away on June 16 2014

Passed away peacefully on Monday, 16 June 2014. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary.
Loved father and father in law of Waikaremoana, Aadn and Jonella, Vanessa and Ross, Tiaki, Aamia and Brian, Darcy, and Hamuera and Celone.View Notice

Osborne, Saxon (Sue):

Passed away on June 15 2014

Peacefully in Whanganui, on Sunday 15 June 2014, with whanau at her side, aged 89 years. Rest In Peace. 
Loved daughter of the late Arthur and Ada Bullock. Dearly loved wife of the late William (Bill).  Loved mother…

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Hoeta, Hana (Sonny):

Passed away on June 14 2014

Peacefully in Whanganui, on Saturday 14 June 2014, aged 76 years. Loving father of Andrea and Alan Turia, and much loved Koro of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Sonny's service will be held at 236 State Highway…

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Cunningham, Betty Noeline

Passed away on June 14 2014

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Kowhainui Hospital, on 14th June 2014.  Dearly beloved wife of the late Neil.  Much loved mother and mother in law of Wayne and Vicky, Sheryl and Robert Lewis, (the late) Ross, Judith…

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WILD, James Alfred Gordon (Jim/Jimmy you schmuck/Koro Jim):

Passed away on June 13 2014

Passed away suddenly on Friday 13th, in Wanganui, in his 70th year. Much loved husband of his frangipani blossom, Annifred, loving father of David, Flisslepips, Dave, AJ (Alan), Meggie, Chrispy and Spike (and partners Michelle, Richie, Eva, Tess and…

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Stringer, Royce Walden:

Passed away on June 07 2014

 Passed away in Wanganui, on Saturday, 7 June 2014. Dearly loved husband of Norma for 58 years.  Much loved Dad of Mark and Mardi, and Mel and Ray Udy.  Loved Pop of Kelsey, Callum; Jimmy, and Robyn; and great…

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Safey, Richard Keith:

Passed away on June 06 2014


Passed away peacefully in Hospice Wanganui on 6th June 2014.
Dearly loved husband of Christine.
Loved Dad of James, and step-dad of Andrew, and Damian White.
Loved son of Alison and Keith, and brother…

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Polson, Alistair Roy:

Passed away on June 05 2014

 Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Thursday 5 June 2014, aged 58 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Bo (Joanne). Much loved and respected father of Nick, Guy, and Sarah, and 'Master' of Charlie.
Our sincere thanks to…

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Stanley, Mavis Dorothy:

Passed away on May 31 2014


Passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Home on May 31, 2014.
Dearly loved wife of the late John Begbie (Jack).
Beloved Mother and Mother and law of Evelyn and Dave McKnight (Hamilton), Jacqueline and Stephen Iles…

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Lupton: Dorothy Phyllis (Doff) (nee Dickie)

Passed away on May 31 2014


Suddenly at home on 31 May 2014, in her 92nd year.
Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Loved mother and mother in law of Leon and Rosanna, Marg and Phil Simpson, Craig and June, Shona,…

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Cochrane, Noel Victor:

Passed away on May 30 2014

On Friday 30 May 2014 in Wanganui. Cherished husband and best friend of Betty. Loved father and father in law of Paul and Linda, Catherine and Angus, and Steven and Sabine. A memorial service for Noel will be held…

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Cochrane, Noel Victor:

Passed away on May 30 2014

 On Friday 30 May 2014 in Wanganui. Cherished husband and best friend of Betty. Loved father and father in law of Paul and Linda, Catherine and Angus, and Steven and Sabine. A memorial service for Noel will be held…

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Patea, Sarah (Hera) Christina (Nana, Bibow):

Passed away on May 29 2014


Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday 29th May 2014; aged 80 years.
Dearly loved wife of the late Paul Imaera Patea.
Loved Mum and mother in law of, Florence and…

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Brown, Gary Reg. No. 18205. Able Seaman. HMNZS Otago, HMNZS Irirangi. Malaya. Borneo:

Passed away on May 29 2014

 Peacefully at Wanganui Hospital surrounded by family and friends on 29th May, 2014. Loved son of the late Clifford and Florence Brown. Dearly loved husband of Lelaine. Much loved Pop and Pappy of Andy and Robyn, Bernard and Ngaire…

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Rudolph, Ethel Tui:

Passed away on May 29 2014


Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Beloved wife of Christopher.
Cherished daughter of Ellen and the late Cecil Young, daughter in law of Tua and the late Jim Rudolph.
Loved sister…

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Clotworthy, David Steve (Steve)

Passed away on May 28 2014


Passed away peacefully in Wanganui after a short illness on May 28 2014.  Loved husband of the late Virginia. Loved father and father in law of Lurlene and Brian, Lorene and Warwick, Danny and Sandy, Floyd and…

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Bilderbeck, John Ellis:

Passed away on May 28 2014


Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui with family at his side on 28th May 2014; aged 64 years.
Beloved husband for 45 years of Judy.
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Benseman, Eric William Thomas:

Passed away on May 27 2014

Peacefully in Wanganui hospital, on 27 May 2014, aged 90 years.. Loved husband of Stasia.  Loved father and father I law of Janice and Don, Graham and Marj, Raewyn and her partner Dave; and grandfather of all his grandchildren.View Notice

Urwin, Nyla Joyce:

Passed away on May 27 2014

 Passed away peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Tuesday, 27th May 2014, aged 90 years. Much loved wife of the late John.  Very much loved Mum of (the late) Neil, Paula and (the late) Kerry, and Rex and Catherine. Loved…

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O’Sullivan, Patrick Joseph (Sailor):

Passed away on May 27 2014


Died Wanganui Hospital, Tuesday 27th May 2014.
Dearly loved Father, Father in law and Pop of Kathy and Mark Reeve, Glen, Adele, Sacha and Portia Tonks and Aaron Tonks, Auckland.
Sharyn O 'Sullivan, Ryan, Natalija,…

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Phillips, Peter Murray:

Passed away on May 22 2014

 Passed away in Wanganui Hospital, on 22 May 2014.
Will be dearly missed by all his loved ones.
Son of the late Mana and Connie Phillips. Loved Dad of Patricia and Mark, Peter and Maria, Yvonne and…

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