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Train, Joan Ellen

Passed away on August 29 2015

On August 24 2015. Dearly loved wife of Brian. Much loved Mother and Mother in law of Sue, Michael and Sally. Loved Nan of Edward, Alice, Grace, Caroline and Harry. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at…

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Herdman, William Peter (Bill)

Passed away on August 27 2015

Passed away in Summerset Centre, on Thursday 27 August 2015. Beloved husband of Jean. Loved father and father in law of Gavin and Louise, Carol and Peter, and Dianne and Phil. Loved Grandad and great grandad to all his…

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Wroe, Frederick Hemi Pine (Senior)

Passed away on August 26 2015

Peacefully passed away in Whanganui Hospital on Wednesday 26 August 2015, aged 72. Son of the late Frederick George and Mata Wroe (nee Pine). Beloved husband of the late Milly, and much loved father of Rebecca, Fred, Dyer, Rangi,…

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Potroz, Bryan Francis

Passed away on August 26 2015

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Oaktree, Edale Resthome, Marton. Dearly loved husband for 54 years of Emily, and loved Dad and father-in-law of Julie and Alan Coleman, Alan and Janine Potroz, and Maree and Barry…

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Phillips, Kataraina Ngarini Genevieve (nee Marshall)

Passed away on August 25 2015

Passed away peacefully in Hospice Whanganui on 25 August 2015. Dearly loved wife of the late Lucus Phillips. Loved Mum of Jacqueline and Doug, the late Ian Manu Lucas, and Tania Ranginui. Most treasured Nan of Erina and Stevie,…

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Fearn, John Maxwell (Max)

Passed away on August 25 2015

Passed away on 25th August 2015 in ICU Wanganui, surrounded by family, aged 90 years. Loving husband of Bev and (the late) Pat. Loved father and father-in-law of Marg and Trevor, Trish, Ron and Maggie, John and Deb, Debbie…

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Scott, Audrey

Passed away on August 09 2015

Passed away peacefully at Jane Winstone Retirement Village on Sunday 9th August 2015, in her 92nd year. Loved wife of (the late) Harry Scott. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Bryan Barrett, and Sue and John Riddell of…

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Waitere, Morehu Herbert (Herb):

Passed away on August 02 2015

Suddenly in Perth, (W.A), on Sunday 2 August 2015.
Youngest son of the late Tui and Ripeka.
Husband of Ema. Treasured father of Rhyan, and Tony.
Much loved bother of Pat, Missie, Les, and their partners.…

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Martin, Cherokee Arana (Boy, Mowgz):

Passed away on July 29 2015

As the result of an accident on 30 July 2015, aged 29 years.  Cherished son of Frani and Hop, and loved Dad of Paimarie, Reihana, Manaia, and Kiara.  Treasured Mokopuna of Marilyn and Dick Martin, and brother of Renata,…

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Metekingi-Mato, Dardanella Tatanera:

Passed away on July 28 2015

Peacefully in Kowhainui Rest Home, on Tuesday 28 July 2015, aged 85 years, after a long illness.
Daughter of the late Ngapaki Hoani and Parekawa Turoa Metekingi. Loved mother of Raukura (Ricki), Renee, Mereana and Kevin, Denis and…

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Hurley, Beatrice Isobel (Beats):

Passed away on July 27 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Monday 27 July 2015, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernie.
Loved mother and mother in law of Judy and Richard, Dan and Doris, and Barry and Anita.
Loved grandmother…

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Campbell, Raymond Bruce (Ray):

Passed away on July 27 2015

Passed away peacefully at home on 27 July 2015, aged 85 years, surrounded by family.
Dearly loved husband of Marion. Loved Dad and Father of Len and Nancy, Geoff and Debra, Leonie and Rick, and Rhonda and Keith.View Notice

Souter, Nancy (nee Tucker)

Passed away on July 26 2015

On 26 July, suddenly, after a short illness. Much loved mother of Richard and Hilary, and wife of the late John. Sister and Sister-in-law of Dorothy and the late Duncan, and Linda and Alan. Eldest daughter of the late…

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Erueti-Edwards, Elizabeth Ann (nee Williams):

Passed away on July 23 2015

Born in London, England on 4 March 1936, passed away peacefully in Whanganui on 23 July 2015, aged 80 years. Beloved wife for 61 years of Tohuaati Erueti (Danniell). Mother of Miles, Karen-Loiuse, Russell, Deirdre, and Metrius. Adored by…

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Hessell-Hawkes, Carol (nee Dwyer)

Passed away on July 22 2015

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 22 July 2015, in her 84th year. Wife of the late Ray. Loving partner of Garry. Loving mother of Kerry, Ray, Jeff, and Steve. Special Grandmother to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family…

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Gray, Lorna Ngahau (Pun):

Passed away on July 21 2015

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Tuesday 21 July 2015, aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Charles Weneti Gray.
Beloved mother and mother in law of Dennis and Rangi Bishop, Charles (Taami) and Delena Ratana,…

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Foley, Terrence Larry (Terry):

Passed away on July 17 2015

Passed away 17th July 2015.
Much loved partner and soulmate of Chrissy.
Loved and adored Dad of Mandy, Helen, Stacey, Krystal, and their families. Treasured Grandad and Popa of all his grandchildren.
A farewell for Terry…

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Hiroti, Marie Lorna

Passed away on July 14 2015

Passed away at home, surrounded by her loving whanau, on Tuesday 14 July 2015. Much loved wife of Stan for 46 years. Adored mother of Melissa, Paratene and Ra, Leanne, Pete, and Tio and Vanessa. Treasured Nanny to Shania,…

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Tapa, Winiata (Win):

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 89 years.
Much loved husband of Christina.
Loved Dad of Rita, (the late) Charmaine, Terrence, Steven and Shirley, Tim and Te Ora, Daryl and Sheree, Sharon and…

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Goater, Bruce Allan

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 69 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dawn. Much loved Dad of Bruce and Anne, Stepdad of John and Kim, (the late) Donald and Christine, and foster Dad…

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Sales, Eileen (nee Varney):

Passed away on July 12 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui, on Sunday 12 July 2015, aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Vic.  Much loved Mum of Diana and (the late) David Quinn, Richard and Lesley, and Peter and Kathryn. Loving Nana to Tanya and…

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Gaudin, Joan:

Passed away on July 09 2015

(Formerly of Wainuiomata). Peacefully at Broadview, on 9 July 2015, aged 77 years. Much loved wife of John. Proud Mum of Joanne, Steven, Kylie, and Matt. Doting Grandma of (the late) Nicholas, and Lilah. A dedicated member of Soroptimist's…

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Wilkinson, Vilma Mary (nee Findlay):

Passed away on July 02 2015

At Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 2, 2015 Passed away peacefully aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late Don and dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Dianne, Jillian and Tim Curran. Loving…

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Lacy, Douglas Ronald (Doug)

Passed away on June 27 2015

On 27th June 2015, peacefully in Wanganui Hospital holding the hand of a loved one. Cherished best friend and very loved husband of Brenda. Treasured Dad of Patrick, Judith and Peter, (the late) Carolyn, Ivan and Jipsy, Glen, and…

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Rourangi, Weeti Tuatahi (Apotoro Rehita) (Jim) (ex CFO Ratana) QSM

Passed away on June 27 2015

Peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Saturday 27 June 2015, aged 82 years. Much loved husband of Kataraina (Bubsy). Loved Dad of (the late) Vesta, Rihari, Wiremu and Yvonne, James (Bimbo) and Matauria. Loved Poua of all his mokopuna. Jim's…

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Vettise, Wendy Elizabeth

Passed away on June 26 2015

Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday 26 June 2015. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Loved mother and mother in law of Marcus and Shelley, and Paul and Raama. Cherished grandmother of Dominic, Adam, Nicole,…

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Dent, David Allan

Passed away on June 26 2015

On 26th June 2015, our incredible Husband, Dad, Gramps, role model and friend, left us to join the angels, surrounded by his loving family and God. Sole Mate of Lynn; cherished Dad of Glenda and Lloyd, Meryl and Gavin;…

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Rawhiti, Mauriora Michael (Mike)

Passed away on June 23 2015

Passed peacefully into the arms of Ihoa surrounded by his loving whanau on the 23 June 2015, aged 65 years. Kia whai Kororia, Honore, Hareruia Kia Ihoa o nga mano, Matua, Tama, Wairua-tapu me nga Anahera Pono me te…

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Williams, Michael David

Passed away on June 21 2015

Passed away peacefully in Hospice Wanganui, on Sunday 21 June 2015. Dearly loved husband of Julie. Dearly loved father and father in law of (the late) Paul and Claire, Angela and Maria, and Katie and Andrew. Much loved Grandad…

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Penman, Paul D’Arcy

Passed away on June 20 2015

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hospice Wanganui on Saturday 20 June. Much loved husband of Betty for 65 years, much loved and loving Dad of Judi and Garth Dean, Robert and Ngaire, Henny and Lawrie Loveday,…

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Brown-Hall, Jypsy-Jive: 12/08/1997 – 13/06/2015

Passed away on June 13 2015

Treasured daughter of Juanita and Luke Hall. Beloved sister of Jade, Dani, Jesse, Jacob, and Jahliah. Cherished Aunty of Elahndra, and Azariah. Beautiful Taonga Moko of Koro Syd and Nanny Terehia, and Koro Taia and Nanny Kath. Loved and…

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Hemi, Te Oranga Girlie (nee Nepia):

Passed away on June 12 2015

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui Hospital, on Friday 12 June 2015, surrounded by her loving whanau.  Beloved wife of the late Eruera Hemi. Loved mother of Reo and Celia, Jess, Thomas and Mayda, Brenda and Terry, Hep and Muffet,…

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Boult, Helen Margaret (nee Baker):

Passed away on June 11 2015

Born 3rd September 1950, passed away peacefully at Whanganui Hospital Thursday 11th June 2015 in the presence of loving friends.
Birth mother of Susan/Bridget, loved eldest daughter of Fred & Marie Baker. Sister to five brothers and five…

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Blue, Doreen Elsie:

Passed away on June 10 2015

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui, on Wednesday 10 June 2015, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Rod Blue. Cherrished mother of Carolin and Simon Reweti, Reg and Sharon Blue, and Diane and Ross Jackson. Much loved Nana…

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Challis, Roy Vivian

Passed away on June 09 2015

On Tuesday 9 June 2015 in Wanganui, formerly of Featherston, in his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband of Ena for 57 years.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Jackie and Shaun, Peter and Judie, Catherine and Mick (UK), Teresa…

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Hodder, Allan Arthur:

Passed away on June 09 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui Hospital, on Tuesday 9th June 2015, surrounded by his family,  in his 95th year.  Dearly loved husband for 71 years of Jean.  Most wonderful father and father-in-law of Doug and Ann, Alison and Dick Denyer, and…

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McCarthy, Michael Nicholas (J.P):

Passed away on June 08 2015

Died suddenly but peacefully in Wellington on Monday 8 June 2015. Beloved and respected husband of Judy. Loving and proud father of Trin, and Sam. Eldest son of the late Tom and Inez. Loved brother and brother in law…

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Tuwhangai, Rangi Leonard:

Passed away on June 08 2015

Peacefully at his home on 8 June 2015, aged 38 years. Much loved eldest son of the late Rose and Tamahou. Loved step son of Kevin; and whangai son of Sonny and Daphne. Big brother to all the Tuwhangai…

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Tate, Beulah Catherine

Passed away on June 07 2015

Peacefully in Wanganui on 7 June 2015, 5 days prior to her 89th birthday. A special and much loved Mum of John, Colin and Vicky, Merv and Sandra, and Vicki and Avon McDonald. Cherished Nana of Daniel, and Olivia;…

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Watson, Sallie

Passed away on June 05 2015

Peacefully in Masonic Court, on 5 June 2015, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of Watty.
A much loved Mum of Richard and Ruth, Brenda and John Martin, and Olive Redfern. A special cousin of Tom and Christiane…

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Ihaia-Tui, Kenneth

Passed away on June 03 2015

Suddenly in Whanganui on 3 June 2015, aged 58. Loved son of James and Erana Tui. Much loved Dad of Ricci, Jasmine, Te Ngo, and Hemi. Loving Koro of all his mokopuna. Sadly missed by all his whanau. A…

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Kennedy, Emily Jane (Emma):

Passed away on June 01 2015

Suddenly in Wanganui.  Loved daughter of Barrie and (the late) Gaye.  Loved sister of Tessa, Brigid, Lucy, and Marie.
Friends are invited to join Emma’s family to celebrate  Mass in St Marys Catholic Church, Guyton Street Wanganui, on…

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Wallace, Alan:

Passed away on June 01 2015

Peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home on 1 June 2015, surrounded by his family, in his 100th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean. Loved father and father in law of Ross and Pam, Elizabeth and Terry Day, Christine…

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Williamson, Brenda Winifred Rae

Passed away on May 24 2015

Rae departed this life, composed and serene, aged 81.
Loved wife of Peter Reith for 59 years, mother of Jenny and Rod Jones, Robin Williamson and Grant Hartell, and Heather Williamson. Grandmother to Sarah and Fabian Krivan, Scott…

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