Whanganui Funeral Notices

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GIBSON, Allan George (Big AL)

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

Cleveland Funeral Home

In Whanganui Hospital on Saturday 19th March 2022, after a long battle.

Darling loved sweetheart of Jill.

Loved father & father in law of Verginia and Gary, Julie and John, and Kylie and Tony.

Loved Poppa of Danielle.

“We will miss you Ally.”

A family farewell has been held.

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BATSON: Graham Albert

Passing: 21st March 2022
Funeral: 24th March 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
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Published: 23rd March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at home while listening to his favourite hymn on Monday 21st March 2022, aged 75 years.

Dearly loved husband of Evelyn for 49 years.

Loved and treasured Dad of Charmaine and Malachi, and Rose.

Loved and respected ‘Grandad Bat’ to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Loved brother of Colin, Alan, and Shirley.

A faithful servant at rest. 2 Timothy 4 v 7-8.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Whanganui or Maori Postal Aotearoa would be greatly appreciated.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Graham’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street , Whanganui on Thursday 24th March 2022 at 1.30 p.m, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho Cemetery.

Graham’s Service can be viewed online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz Watch funeral online link.

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SEWELL: Keith William

Passing: 19th March 2022
Funeral: 24th March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 22nd March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 19th March 2022, peacefully at Broadview Rest Home.

Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and Hans Fischer.

Keith will be sadly missed by all his friends.

Special thanks to the staff of Broadview Rest Home for their wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Keith’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Thursday 24th March 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

Vaccine passes are required.

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TOMAN, Atareta Hani (nee Kumeroa)

Passing: 15th March 2022
Funeral: 25th March 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Published: 22nd March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed peacefully in Otaki on Tuesday 15th March, aged 92 years.

Much loved Mum to (the late) Shirley, (the late) Shane, Lucille, Arthur, Sharon, Carl, Marice, Jimmy, and Terence. Special Aunty to Alma and Rod.

A funeral service for Hani will be held in Otaki at 9.00am on 25th March, followed by her burial at Aramoho Cemetery at 2.00pm.

Covid restrictions apply. Please phone 021 217 7896 for further details.

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LYTTLE, Michelle Jane

Passing: 3rd March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 20th March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at her house on 3rd March; she was aged 49.

A loved mother of her sons Jacob and Max and a loved daughter of Graham and Linda Carey.

She is loved and dearly missed.

A private farewell has been held.

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WHENUAROA: Smithy Waru Noema

Passing: 7th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 20th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Passed away at Whanganui Hospital with whanau at his side on Monday 7th March 2022.

The whanau wish to express their sincere thanks to all the staff at the Whanganui Hospital, to Hospice Whanganui, the Cancer Society, the District Nurses, to Marty Hewson and Dempsey and Forrest, to Pastor Jason and Michelle Malcolm, and all Smithy’s extended whanau and friends.

Thank you all for your loving care and support.

A Family Service for Smithy has been held.

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ALBERT: Darren Nicholas (Nikora)

Passing: 15th March 2022
Funeral: 21st March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 18th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Sunrise:19/02/1972 - Sunset: 15/03/2022.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and cousin Darren Albert.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Darnellia Albert, his children Mycael and Kaumoana, Zephaniah (dec), Shalom and James, Absolom (dec), Darren and Rebekah, Jordyn and Tui, and Coby and Bree.

He leaves behind a beautiful legacy in his loving grandchildren Promiss, Daejhan, Harata, Frances, Nicklaus, Mikaere, Levi and Emmett.

He also leaves behind his loving father Jack Albert, his loving father-in-law Tim Hawe, his siblings Ellen, Peter and Paul (both dec), Christine, James, David, and John.

He will be joining his late grandparents Maraea Tamehana and Te Utupoto Tamehana, his mother Raua Albert and his mother-in-law Edith Marina Hawe.

We want to thank everyone for their loving words and kindness at this time of mourning.

We all truly love you Darren - till we meet again.

Darren will be resting at 28 Liffiton Street, Whanganui until his Funeral Service.

Due to the Covid restrictions immediate family only please.

Please Private Message the family if you would like to come and see him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Darren’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Monday 21st March 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by a private cremation.

Vaccine passports are required for attendance.

A maximum number of 100 are permitted.

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GODFREY: Helene Margit

Passing: 10th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 18th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Our beloved Helene Godfrey, born 10th February 1959, Uppsala, Sweden, has hastily left us in deep sorrow and sadness 10th March 2022.

Adrian, Niklas, Daniel and family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and gestures.

Helene’s life has been celebrated by her closest.

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CARTHY: Zona Muriel

Passing: 16th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 17th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 16th March 2022, peacefully at Masonic Court Rest Home, at the wonderful age of 100 years.

Dearly loved Wife of the late Lionel. Much loved Mum & Mother-in-law of David & Phyllis (Australia), Julie & Darryl Thomas (Riwaka).

Loved Grandma of Jane, Tania, Anna; Sharlene, Phillip, & Jo. A loved Great Grandma. Loved Sister of the late Pam, Jill, & Jack.

All messages to the Carthy Family, PO Box 6032, Riwaka 7146.

In accordance with the families wishes a private cremation will be held.

A Memorial service for Zona will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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WEST, Pauline Marian (nee Marceau)

Passing: 16th March 2022
Funeral: 25th March 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 17th March 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

On Wednesday 16th March 2022, in her 98th year.

Dearly loved wife of the late Bob, loved Mum of Diane and John Gane (New Plymouth), and Pam and John Moffat (Eumundi, Sunshine Coast). A loved Grandma of Rachel, Michael; Andrew and Louise. Loved Great Grandma to Connor, Emilie, and Jack.

A service for Pauline will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Friday 25th March 2022, at 1:30pm.

Covid restrictions apply and vaccine passes are required.

Please register your attendance online or phone 0634 555 22.

Messages to the West family c/- P O Box 7102, Wanganui.

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