Whanganui Funeral Notices

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OSMAN: William (Bill)

Passing: 25th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 30th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at home on 25th March 2022 with his girls, aged 92 years.

Dearly loved husband of the late Bev, father of Dawn and Sandra and Poppy of Liam and Kieran.

Loved brother of Ray. Great friend and Mr O to Stephen and Steve. Loved Uncle to the Osman and Pratt families. Mr O, Mr Bill, Bill to many others.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, Hospice and the District Nurse team for their care of Bill and support of the family.

A life well lived and now reunited with his butterfly.

In accordance with Bill’s wishes a Private Service has been held.

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PRICE, Edna Mavis, (nee Adam)

Passing: 28th March 2022
Funeral: 1st April 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
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Published: 29th March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully in Wanganui on Monday 28th March 2022, aged 94 years.

Dearly loved wife, for 75 years, of Harry.

Much loved Mum of Carolyn and Geoff, Warren and Linda, Marian and ken, Chris and Tina, and the late John.

Loving Nana of all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her great great grand daughter.

Special thanks to Broadview for all their love and care of Mum.

A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel 179 Ingestre Street Wanganui on Friday 1st April 2022 at 1.30pm. Vaccination passes must be presented.

The service will be live-streamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live

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MacDONALD: Robert Henry (Bob)

Passing: 27th March 2022
Funeral: 31st March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Suddenly on 27th March 2022, aged 68 years.

Deeply loved Husband of Cathy Healey.

Adored Dad of Jessica and Poppa of Mason. Deeply loved Puppa of Maria, Thea, and Jacob Annear, and Lydia, and Síana Heeney.

Esteemed Step Father of Daniel and Kim Annear, Talia Annear, Sarita Annear, and Julian and Jess Annear-Charlton.

“Deeply missed by all who loved him”.

Friends are invited to attend a Service for Bob in the Aramoho Crematorium Chapel, McNeill Street, Whanganui at 11.00am on Thursday 31st March 2022.

All messages C/- PO Box 341, Whanganui.

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JOHNSTON: Rodney Bruce

Passing: 26th March 2022
Funeral: 31st March 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
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Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On the 26th March 2022, peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 54 years young.

Dearly loved Son of Joan and Alan.

A much loved Dad of Blake, Cody, and Zane.

A loved Grandad of Krystal. Dearly loved Brother of Bevan, Darren, Suzanne, and Tony.

A loved Uncle of all his Nieces and Nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Rodney’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

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

Vaccine Passes are required.

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BENNETT: Rakeipoho Harawira (Rocky)

Passing: 27th March 2022
Funeral: 30th March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 27th March 2022, surrounded by his loving whanau.

Beloved husband and soul mate of Debbie.

Much loved father and father in law of Brian and Ronell, Kylie and Rodney, and Ngarita.

Loved grandfather and great grandfather of his many Moko’s and grand Moko’s.

A loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

Many thanks to the staff and management of New Vista Rest Home for their wonderful care of Rocky.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Rocky’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street,

Whanganui on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho

Lawn Cemetery.

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ADAM, Blair Stuart

Passing: 23rd March 2022
Funeral: 29th March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, aged 50 years young.

Treasured husband and best friend to Sarah (Baby Doll, Burnzee) and a loving Dad to Ashlyn, Bear, and Ash.

Loved son of the late Margaret. Son of Stuart and partner Lynda. Brother and brother-in-law of Trent and Kirsten, Angela and the late Jared. Uncle to Perris, Jake, Zavier, and Millah.

Blair was a special friend to all that knew him.

A service to celebrate Blair's life will be held at 4 Lowther Street, Wanganui on Tuesday 29th March 2022 at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.

Covid restrictions apply.

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BROWN: Norma Fay (Fay)

Passing: 14th March 2022
Funeral: Memorial Service 30th March
Published: 26th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Aged 87, passed away peacefully on the 14th of March 2022.

Fay is survived by her daughter Keren; her sister Robyn and brothers Norm and Doug, and her grandchildren Amanda, Caitlin, Hamish, Jade, and her great grandson Ibuki.

The eldest of 7, Fay also leaves behind a large extended family.

Fay was an active member in her community and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday 30th March at 2.00pm, at St Andrews Anglican Church in Bulls.

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HOPKINS, Jean Anita (nee Humphries)

Passing: 19th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on Saturday 19th March 2022, in her 92nd year.

Loved wife of the late Raymond.

Treasured Mum of Roy, Lauren and John Newton, Trish, and Kevin and Rochelle. Wonderful Nanna and Great Nanna.

A private farewell has been held.

Jean’s ashes will be laid to rest at the Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland on 28th March.

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LEACH: Carol Louise

Passing: 21st March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 21st March 2022, peacefully at Wanganui Hospital after a long illness, aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of Len.

Adored mum and mother in law of Ian and Adrian, Carolynn and Jim, Andrew and Vicky, and Kerri and Gary.

A loving grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Many thanks to the staff of CCU and Medical Ward for their wonderful care of Carol.

A private Family Service has been held.

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HUTTON: Sally – Anne

Passing: 17th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at home on 17th March 2022, aged 54 years young.

Very dearly loved daughter of Rick and the late Judith Hutton.

Dearly loved sister of the late Lee-Anne and the late Marree.

Much loved mother of Tyler, Joel, Caydon, Paris-Anne, Sarah, and Honey (her fur baby).

Loved grandmother of Theia, and Baby Hutton.

In accordance with Sally’s wishes a Private Family Service has been held.

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