Whanganui Funeral Notices

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NORTON: Malina Jane (nee Heta)

Passing: 1st July 2022
Funeral: 6th July 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 2nd July 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Passed away suddenly on 1st July 2022, in Christchurch while on holiday.

Dearly loved mum of Kayla and Eva.

Loved daughter of Jenny and the late Dave, and loved stepdaughter of Kings.

Much loved sister of Joanne, and Kiall, and loved by Patrick.

A Memorial Service for Malina will be held at Caroline’s Boatshed, 181 Somme Parade, Wanganui on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 11.00am.

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JONES: Sylvia May

Passing: 22nd June 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 2nd July 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at Kowhainui Home, Whanganui, aged 90 years.

Much loved wife of the late Mel Williams and the late Ivor Jones.

Loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Karen and Deryk, Adrian (dec) and Margaret, Glynis and Shane, Gareth and Tina, Moira and Alan, and Bronwen.

Cherished Nana to her many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

Our particular thanks to all the staff at Kowhainui, especially those on ‘Feist’, and the Doctors and Nurses at Whanganui Hospital.

Hiraeth.

In accordance with Sylvia’s wishes a family farewell has been held.

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SIMPSON: Kenneth Richard (Ken)

Passing: 21st June 2022
Funeral: 5th July 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 1st July 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Suddenly on Tuesday 21st June 2022, at his home, aged 59 years.

Loved son of the late Mary and the late Bill Simpson.

Loved brother of Robert, Terry, and Andrew.

Ken will be missed by his dogs.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Kens life at All Saints Anglican Church, 81 Duncan Street,

Wanganui on Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by a private cremation.

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WALKER: Barbara Lesley (nee Poad)

Passing: 10th June 2022
Funeral: 8th July 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 29th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Our darling mum passed away peacefully with family by her side, on 10th June 2022 in her 84th year, at Monte Vista Rest Home, Taupo.

Cherished wife of Michael.

Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Laurence and Julie, Vivien and Greg, Rosalie and Tony and Chris, and partner Janine.

Grandmother of Amberley, Joanna, Caitlin, Jennifer, Kane, Dylan, Antonius, Josephine, Zoe and Flynn.

Loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Valda and Ted Graham and Violet and the late Mel Harris.

'You are always the loveliest flower in the garden of our memories’

All messages to the Walker Family C/- PO Box 341, Whanganui.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate the life of Barbara to be held in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Friday 8th July 2022 at 1.30pm.

Barbara's service can be viewed online at wwwdempseyandforrest.co.nz “Watch funeral online” Link.

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RUST: Daniel Paul

Passing: 24th June 2022
Funeral: 1st July 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Tragically taken from us on Friday 24th June, aged 27 years young.

Beloved husband and rock of Laura-Jane; adored Dad of Jodie and Eli; much-loved Son of Chris and Christine, and cherished little Brother of Matthew, Jason, and Michael.

A service of thanksgiving and remembrance for Daniel will be held at 11:00am on Friday 1st July 2022 at Central Baptist Church, 285 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui, followed by private cremation.

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CHAPMAN: Patricia Mae (Pat)

Passing: 26th June 2022
Funeral: 2nd July 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 26th June 2022, at Kowhainui Rest Home, aged 93 years.

Wife of the late Rod. Mum and Mother in Law of Judith, Barbara and the late Wes, Peter and Wendy, Graham and Sandra.

Grandmother of all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Special thanks to the staff at Kowhainui Rest Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St John’s Ambulance would be greatly appreciated.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Pat’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 11.00a.m, to be followed by a private cremation.

Pat’s service can be viewed online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz ‘Watch a Funeral Online’ link.

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CHRISTIANSEN: Audrey (nee Breed)

Passing: 18th June 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

29.1.1928 - 18.6.2022.

Peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home, aged 94 years.

Loved wife of the late Royce. Dearly loved Mum of Pam Edwards, Diane Atkinson, and the late Tony Christiansen.

Much loved Nana of her 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Special thanks to the staff at Kowhainui for their wonderful care of Audrey.

In accordance with Audrey’s wishes a private family service has been held.

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GOUSGOUNIS, Beverley Myrene

Passing: 18th June 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th June 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

(formally Hunt), (nee Le Compte)

On 18th June 2022.

Dearly loved wife of Nicolaos and devoted mother of Gaylia and Gregory.

Loved mother-in-law of Barry, and Karen. Nan of Melanie, Matthew, Rachel, and Phoebe. Great Nan of William. Beloved daughter of the late Les and Thelma Le Compte, and sister of the late Pamela.

In accordance with Beverley's wishes, a private family service has been held.

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JOYCE: Valentine Ralph (Val)

Passing: 23rd June 2022
Funeral: 25th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 23rd June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 23rd June 2022, peacefully at Colwin House, Hastings, aged 94 years.

Dearly loved Husband of the late Merva.

Much loved Dad & Father-in-law of Vyrena & Tony Munson, Selwyn & Ruby, & the late Mark.

Loved Granddad of all his Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Val’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui, on Saturday 25th June 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by Interment at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

Val’s Service can we watched online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz ‘Watch a Funeral Online Link’

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URE, Ian Robert

Passing: 21st June 2022
Funeral: 27th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 23rd June 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed peacefully in Whanganui on 21st June 2022, aged 91, surrounded by his family.

Dearly loved husband of Ruth.

Much loved father and father-in-law of Warren and Geri (Kerikeri), and Gavin and Sandi. Loved Grandad of Maxine and Aaron Tindle, Gabrielle and Jack Larson, Danny and Gabrielle Ure, and Kate and Jack. Treasured Great-Grandad of Madison, Caleb, Marlie, and Everly; and Jacob.

A service to celebrate Ian's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Monday 27th June 2022 at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation.

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