Obituaries

Sandra Hilary Yvonne Fryer Passed away Saturday, 22nd June 2024 (aged 74)

Livestreaming link for Mrs Fryer service will take you to The Lychway website- https://share.funeral.stream/jfyJ0

David Alexander Perkins – H18591 RNZN

  • 12/01/1945 – 29/05/2024

David passed away at his home with his wife by his side, Aged 79 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Janice.

Loved Father of Wendy, Roger and Natalie.

Treasured Poppy of Taylor, Jess and Elise.

You will be sadly missed’

In accordance with David’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

Messages to David’s family can be sent to C/O PO BOX 1014 Palmerston North.

Edgecombe, Gay Ruth

The curtain has gone down for the final time for Gay Edgecombe.  19-12-1934 ~ 23.5.2024 In her 90th Year.

Gay, Mum, Yana passed after a long Dementia battle that spread over 20 years.

Loved wife of the late Colin Edgecombe, Mother of Kim, Deena, & Nigel.

Loved Sister of Derek Sisson and Dale Burne, and the late Rex Sisson and Bruce Sisson.

Gay has had any encores over the years, but her final one will be on Wednesday 29th May 24, 2024, at 11am, at the Fountain Theatre, 2 Ward Street, Dannevirke.

Refreshments will be served for all who attended after Gay’s service at the Dannevirke RSA.

Taylor, Pauline Phyllis (nee Ingram)

16 March 1932 – 13 April 2024

Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a short illness.

Devoted wife of the late Wally Taylor (dcd)

Dearly loved Mother of Garth (dcd), Claire, Rob, John, Peter and Annette.

Loved Mother-in-law of Guy (dcd), Anna, Na and Mike.

Treasured Sister and Sister-in-law of Bill (dcd) and Anne Ingram, Robyn Ingram, Les and Val Ingram, Jack (dcd) and Dawn Ingram, Syd Ingram (dcd), and Barbara Goldstone.

Adored Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

A service to celebrate Pauline’s life will be held at the Anglican Church, 174 High Street Dannevirke on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made online to the Alzheimers New Zealand Foundation – https://alzheimers.org.nz/get-involved/

Messages to Pauline’s family can be sent to C/O PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

Lewer, John William Jackson

3 March 1967 – 11 February 2024

 

Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, Aged 56 years.

Beloved Son of Gladys and Norman (dec).

Loved Brother of Leonard, Allan and Martha.

Many thanks to the staff at Bupa Rahiri Rest Home for the wonderful care of John.

A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Dannevirke Bible Chapel, 1A Burns Street Dannevirke on Friday 16 February 2024 at 11am.

Messages to the Lewer family can be sent to C/O PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

WRIGHT, Neil Augustus

PTE WRIGHT 678835 – Compulsory Military Training 3 March 1942 – 21 December 2023 Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, Aged 81 years. Loved Husband of Jocelyn for 60 years. Loved Father and Father-in-law of Gerald and Steph, Beth and David. Loved Neil to Jessica, Chris, Scott, Sam and Grace. Loved by all his Great Grandchildren. In accordance with Neil’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. A graveside service to inter Neil’s ashes will be held at the Pongaroa Cemetery on Saturday 27 January 2024 at 2pm. Messages to Neil’s family can be sent to PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

Marion Jeanette McKay

-Jenny –

22 December 1948 – 4 December 2023

 

Passed away peacefully at Rahiri Care Home Dannevirke, Aged 74 Years.

In accordance with Jenny’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

Messages to Jenny’s family can be sent to C/O POBox 1014, Palmerston North.

Tejay Alan Debenham

21 June 1973 – 17 November 2023

Passed away tragically, Aged 50 years.

Loved Son of Paul and Myrie.

Loved Brother of Tania and Kerry and Father of Justiss and Tayla.

A service to celebrate Tejay’s life will be held at “The Hub” entrance off Allardice Street, Dannevirke on Friday 24 November 2023 at 11am.

A huge thank you to the Dannevirke Police, Dannevirke Fire Brigade and Land Search and Rescue, the care and effort shown has been greatly appreciated.

Messages to Tejay’s family can be sent to C/ PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Te Kurairirangi Cynthia Pearse

-Kura-

4 July 1935 – 8 November 2023

Kurairirangi will lay at her home for two days when she will be taken to Makirikiri Marae on Sunday 12 November at 10am, Kura’s Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9/11 Cole Street Dannevirke on Monday 13 November 2023 at 10am, Followed by interment at the Paraneha Hoori Urupa, Weber Road, Kaitoki, Where she will lay with her beloved husband.

Messages to the Pearse Family can be sent to C/O POBox 1014, Palmerston North.

MACKAY, Heather Anne

Beloved wife and soul mate of Barry (deceased). Treasured Mother and Mother-in- law of Biggles (deceased) and Leanne, Kelsey and Geoff and Raewyn. Adored Mema of Britt, Connor and Tilly. Mema, thank you for being the best Wife, Mother and Grandmother, we are so proud of you, you were a true battler and deserve to finally RIP with Dad and Biggles. Love you x In accordance with the family’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to Heather’s family can be sent to C/O PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

EAGLE, Peter Anthony

Passed away suddenly at his home last week, Aged 66 years.

Beloved Father, Father-in-law, and Grandad.

Remembered fondly by all his family and friends.

In accordance with Peter’s wishes a private cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be arranged by his family.

Messages to Peter’s family can be sent to PO Box 1014 Palmerston North or emailed to elisha@kellyfuneralhome.co.nz

Bedford, Noel Raymond

20/5/1943 – 30/8/2023

Of Dannevirke, passed away peacefully at Eileen Mary Aged Care on Wednesday 30 August 2023, aged 80 years.

In accordance with Noel’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

Grace BAKER

Passed away peacefully at the Dannevirke Community Hospital on Sunday 6 August 2023, surrounded by her family, aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alex. Much loved mother of Susan and James. Loved mother-in-law of Conrad and Robyn. Loved Nana of Jennifer. A service for Grace will be held at Kelly Funeral Home, 9 Gordon Street, Dannevirke on Thursday 10 August 2023 at 1.30pm. The family would like to thank all the staff at Dannevirke Community Hospital for their loving care of Grace in her final days. Messages can be sent to the Baker family, PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Bruce BRADLY

12.09.1951 – 16.07.2023 Passed away peacefully at Eileen Mary Aged Care, Dannevirke, on Sunday 16 July 2023. Aged 71 years. A graveside service will be held for Bruce at the Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, on Friday 21 July 2023 at 2.00pm, for all who wish to attend. Messages to Bruce’s family C/ – PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

HAROLD, James Patrick (Jim)

Passed away surrounded in love, with family by his side, on 20th April 2023, 77 years young.
Dearly loved husband of the late Louisa Harold; treasured dad of Tracy, Neal and Sonya, James and Emily, Mel and Marty, Patrick and Bailey, Daniel and Sophie, William and Sherilee, Rhys and Cheynna; adored grandad and great grandad, brother, uncle, and a great friend to all.
Jim’s funeral will be held at the Pongaroa Community Centre, Friday 28th April 2023 at 10 am, followed by burial at the Pongaroa urupā. Messages to the Harold family, PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

HENDERSON, Tony Robert

18 March 1964 – 5 March 2023
Passed away peacefully at Dannevirke Community Hospital on Sunday 5 March 2023.
Beloved Son of the late Cynthia; And Noel and Sue.
Loved Brother of Fiona and Aaron.
Treasured Friend to many.
In accordance with Tony’s wishes a private service was held on 8 March 2023 followed by private cremation.
Messages to Tony’s family can be sent to 109 Tyndall Street, Pahiatua 4910.

JAMIESON, John William

(Flash, JWJ). Of Dannevirke, formerly of Hopelands and Woodville. Ex Dannevirke Evening News. Passed away on 2 March 2023 at Eileen Mary Rest Home aged 85 years. Loved eldest son of the late William (Bill) and Pauline Jamieson (Woodville). Loved brother of Peter (Wanganui) and Jill (Waipawa) and the late Noel and Paul. Uncle to all his Nephews and Nieces. Best friend of Karen, Scoob, Braden and Sophie. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023 at 1:30pm at the Mangatera Lawn Cemetery, Dannevirke. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Dannevirke St. John Ambulance Shuttle. Messages to John’s family and friends can be sent to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Jewel HAPAIRANGI Transom

A service for Jewel will be held on Monday 13th February 2023 at 11am at Mākirikiri Marae then journey to Tahoraiti urupā.
Moe mai rā Nana/Māmā Jewel, you will be forever missed. We love you 💝💝
Haere raa taku whanaunga, moe mai ra ki to moenga roa.

Phillips, Gertrude Dawn Amelia (Gertie), nee Herbert.

Passed away peacefully at Eileen Mary Aged Care on Sunday 22 January 2023. Aged 95 years.

 

Dearly loved wife of the late George. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Bert and Maureen, Margaret and Darcy, David and Sheryl, Robbie, John and Wendy, Ian and Sue, Boo and Shannon.

 

Loving Grandmother of 22, Great Grandmother of 30, and Great Great Grandmother of 7.

 

Gertie’s family wish to thank the loving carers and nursing staff at Eileen Mary for their wonderful care of Gertie.

 

A service for Gertie will be held at the Anglican Church, 174 High Street, Dannevirke on Thursday 26 January 2023 at 1.00pm. Followed by interment at Mangatera RSA Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Dannevirke.

 

Messages to the Gertie’s family can be sent to C/- PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to The Dannevirke Health Shuttle via their bank account 03 0614 0640416 00 with Reference Gertie Phillips.

PINFOLD, Helen Gael

15/10/1962 – 15/12/2022

Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her family and carers at her side.  Soulmate of Trevor. Treasured mum of Michael and Katie.  Adore Nana of little Mack.  Loved daughter of Mack and Gael and loved sister of David, Stephen and Jane.  Much loved by all.  Helen will be at Kelly Funeral Home, 9 Gordon Street, Dannevirke on Wednesday 21 December 2022 between 9-11am for friends to spend time with her. A service for Helen will be held at The Knox Church, Dannevirke on Thursday 22 December 2022 at 1 pm.  Messages can be sent to the Pinfold family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

MARSDON, Jeffrey Daniel William (Bill):

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Len’s home, 130 number 3 Line Pohangina Valley on Saturday 17 December 2022 at 11.00am.
A good hard-working man who will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.
“Ride Free”

LEAN, Sally Christina

09.10.1978 – 23.11.2022 44 years old. Beloved wife of Kelvan. Most loved mother of Jonty, Vaden and Abby. Dearly beloved daughter of Margaret Douglas and daughter of Gary Gilmore. Dearly beloved niece of Patrick, and Graeme and Cheara Douglas (both deceased). Special in- law of Margaret and Leigh, Barbara and the late John Taylor, Ivan and Judy Lean and Jenny Lean. Thank you to the Cancer Ward staff of Palmerston North Hospital and also the caregivers from Lavender Blue for the loving care given to Sally. A service to celebrate Sally’s life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 36 Allardice Street, Dannevirke on Saturday, 26 November 2022 at 11.30 am. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society Manawatu Centre, PO Box 5170, Palmerston North 4441 would be appreciated and can also be left at the service. Messages can be sent to the Lean family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

HANSEN, Margaret Ann

16.8.1947 – 23.9.2022

Passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday 23rd September 2022.

Treasured wife of the late Trevor,

Adored Mother and Nana,

And loved by all her family.

In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private cremation has already taken place.

Margaret’s family wish to thank everyone who cared for Margaret and sent their love during this difficult time.

Messages to Margaret’s family can be sent to PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

INGRAM, William Albert (Bill, Porky) W15890 RNZN POME

Passed away peacefully at home on 2nd September 2022 Aged 83 years.

Beloved husband and soulmate of Anne.

Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Pauline and Wallie (dec), Robyn, Les and Val, Jack (dec) and Dawn, Sydney (dec), Barbara and Tom (dec).

Brother-in-law of Bruce and Val, Betty and Peter (both dec) and Jill. Loved by his nieces and nephews and special godfather of Jacqui.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life to be held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, High Street Dannevirke on Monday 12th September at 11am, followed by interment in the RSA section of the Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke.

Bill will be at Kelly Funeral Home, 9 Gordon Street on Thursday 8 September 2022 between 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm for friends and family that wish to come and say their farewells.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Arohanui Hospice Palmerston North would be appreciated.

Messages to Bill’s family can be sent to PO Box 1014 Palmerston North.

Dyer, Peter

Dyer, Peter

Passed away peacefully at the Eileen Mary rest home on Saturday 27 August 2022. Dearly loved by Anne, and his extended family.

At 92 Peter was the husband to the late Ann and then the late Ruth and had 11 children, 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

He was the eldest sibling of 10 children, 6 which have survived him.

Peter will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Eileen Mary for the care Peter received in the last 3 years, particularly in the last few months since he suffered a stroke.

There will be a private cremation with a Memorial service held for Family in October.

Peter’s last words to his visitor on Friday was “I have outlived my use by date!” he died as he had lived with humour and humility, gone from here but never forgotten,

Rest in Peace our lovely.

 

THOMSON, Ernest Francis: 

THOMSON, Ernest Francis: 

Passed away peacefully on 27 August 2022 at Bupa Waireka Care Home, Pahiatua. 

Adored Husband of the late Alma, His one and only. 

Devoted Father to his two children. 

Treasured Grandad to his 4 grandchildren and great-grandfather to his 3 great grandchildren.  

In accordance with Ernest’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. 

Messages to Ernest’s family can be sent to PO Box 1014 Palmerston North. 

CREMINS, Mark Timothy

CREMINS, Mark Timothy. Recently passed away at his home in Dannevirke aged 60 years. Loved son of John and Nesta. Brother of Neil, Terry, John and Catherine. Father of Joseph and Grandad to all his grandchildren. Treasured friend to many in his community. In accordance with Mark’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Messages for the Cremins family can be sent to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

GUEST, Sylvia Florence

 

 

GUEST, Sylvia Florence

Passed away at Eileen Mary, Dannevirke on Friday 12th August, 2022 surrounded by family.  Aged 92 years. Adored by her late husband Len. Much loved Mum and Mum-in-law to Tony, Elaine and Mike.  Loved Nan and Nan-in-law to Sarina and Ken, Janelle and David, Paul and Nicola.  Special Nanny G. to her Great Grandchildren Jacob, Leo, Leon, Fletcher, Riley, Cambelle, Zaela, Tyler, Illiane and Nyiah.

Mum you will be sadly missed.

A private family service has been held in accordance with Sylvia’s wishes.

Hewald, Tony Raymond

HEWALD, Tony Raymond
Tony passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on Tuesday 2 August 2022, aged 69 years. Devoted husband of Shona. Loving father of Bevan, Jason and Lara and father-in-law of Julie, Marichu and David. Cherished grandad to Paige, Zane, Lachlan and Xavier. Loved by his parents Ray and Shirley Hewald, sister Jocelyn and brother-in-law Steve. Friend and mentor to many. “Big heart. Big hole left” A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at The Hub, 23 Gordon Street, Dannevirke on Friday 12 August 2022 at 11 am. Tony will be at Kelly Funeral Home, 9 Gordon Street Dannevirke on Wednesday 10 August for people who wish to come say their farewells. Messages can be sent to the Hewald family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Tiller, Kerry Maria

Tiller, Kerry Maria

Kerry passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Wednesday 20 July, aged 48.

Dearly loved Mother of Natasha and Hayden, Lily and Koro, Edie, and George; Partner of Tony; Daughter of Peter (deceased) and Sue and Stephen; Sister of Cherie, Desiree, Ben and Kelsi; Nanny of Korbyn and Hendrix,Taytum and Ria; Aunty to Grace, Ruby, Lewis, Molly, Maddisyn, Alex, Flynn and Emmett.

Kerry will be at home to visitors each day by prior arrangement with the family.

Friends and family are invited to Kerry’s service on Wednesday 27 July 10am at The Hub, Allardice street Dannevirke, followed by burial at the Mangatera cemetery and then please join us for refreshments at the Merrylees Hotel.

Messages to the family c/- Lily Galloway, 16 Dublin Street, Dannevirke.

SUTHERLAND, Jillian Ida (Jill)

SUTHERLAND, Jillian Ida (Jill). Of Dannevirke. Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on Friday, 27 May 2022, surrounded by family. Dearly loved wife and best mate of Kerry for 55 years. Loved mother of Hayley, Nicole, and Chris. Awesome nana to Brenna, Sarah, Ethan, and Conner. A friend and a shoulder to lean on to many others over the years. Her house was “always open”. In accordance with Jill’s wishes, a private family service has been held. Messages to Sutherland family, c/- PO Box 182, Dannevirke.

FRITH, Roger James:

FRITH, Roger James:
13.12.1940 – 16.05.2022
Passed peacefully at Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, on Monday, aged 81 years. Adored husband of Carol Frith. Beloved father of Lisa, Tracy, David and Diane. Treasured Stepfather of Wayne (dcd) and Kim. Loved Grandfather and Great-Grandfather of all his grandchildren. Following Roger’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Roger to the Arohanui Hospice, PO Box 5349, Palmerston North 4414. Messages to Roger’s family can be sent to c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North 4410.

HOGGARD, Kelvin Robert:

HOGGARD, Kelvin Robert:
15.06.1965 - 15.04.2022
Much loved partner of Paulette Cockburn for 16 years. Loved stepfather of Tabitha. Loved and cherished Poppa of Kayden.
"Gone too soon, we were not ready for you to leave.
A beautiful soul to become
an angel,
A beautiful soul is never forgotten."
A service to Celebrate Kelvin's life will be held on Tuesday 26th April, 1.00pm at The Hub, 23 Gordon Street, Dannevirke. Friends of Kelvin are welcome to come see him at Kelly Funeral Home in Dannevirke on Friday 22nd April from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Messages to Paulette can be sent to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

HOGGARD, Kelvin Robert

 

HOGGARD, Kelvin Robert:Passed away suddenly at home on Friday 15th April 2022, aged 56. Dearly loved son of Bob and Janice. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Tony and Fayln, David and Pam, Stephen and Maree. Loved Uncle to Charlie, Caitlin, Arcadia, Jasmine, Renee and Emma. A service to Celebrate Kelvin's life will be held at The Hub Dannevirke on Tuesday 26th April at 1.00pm, followed by burial at the Mangatera Cemetery. Messages to Kelvin's family can be sent to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.