Whanganui Funeral Notices

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BRODIE, William Douglas (Doug)

Passing: 10th May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 19th May 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully at Jane Winstone Retirement Village on 10th May 2022.

Loved husband of Pat for 61 years.

Loved father and father-in-law of Jennifer and Barry, Stuart and Leslie, Brenda and Mike, and Greig and Juliet.

Much loved Grandad of 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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

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FRASER: Vivian Muriel

Passing: 15th May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 17th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On Sunday 15th May 2022, aged 97 years.

Much loved Mum of Rosalind.

Loved Grandmother of James and Matthew.

In accordance with Vivian’s wishes a private farewell has been held.

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HEREWINI: Percy Michael

Passing: 8th May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 17th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 8th May 2022 in Wellington Hospital after a long illness, aged 72 years.

Son of the late Stan Wiwo and Nissie Kuni Herewini.

Brother and brother in law of the late Nellie and Jan, the late Alamein and Gordon, Stanley and Penny, Min (deceased) and Terry, Queenie (deceased) and Kere, Oranga, Paora, Donna and Jury, Shane and Linda, and the late McCarthy.

Cousin, friend and uncle to all his nieces and nephews.

Father to Gavin, Rhys, Steven, Rana, Kylie, Katisha, Perekorangi, and Maia.

Much loved brother to all his brothers and sisters in the faith.

In accordance with Percy’s wishes a private service and cremation has been held.

In Jehovah’s memory. Awaiting the resurrection Rev 21: 3,4

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BRYERS, Courtenay

Passing: 16th May 2022
Funeral: 19th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 17th May 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed peacefully, surrounded by his whanau on Monday 16th May 2022, on his 85th birthday.

Dearly loved and treasured Dad to Tamoe, Tania and Alan (Moth), and Perry and Ngawai.

Loved Poppa to all his mokos, great mokos, and great-great mokos.

A loved brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

E te taonga

Kia au, kia au,

Kia au tō moe

(To our beloved taonga,

Rest, rest, rest in peaceful sleep.)

The service for Courtenay will be held at the Quakers Settlement, 76 Virginia Road, Whanganui on Thursday 19th May 2022 at 11.00am.

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KENNY: Maurice Albert (Stumpy)

Passing: 16th May 2022
Funeral: 19th May 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Published: 17th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on 16th May 2022, aged 93 years.

Loved husband of the late Eva.

Dearly loved father and father in law of Jeanette and Tom, Kathleen and Harry, Kevin and Lovey, Teresa and Turei, and Jenny.

A much loved Koro and grandad of all his mokopuna.

A loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

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

Wanganui on Thursday 19th 2022 at 3.00pm, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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MOORE, Dr John D (Whanganui)

Passing: 13th May 2022
Funeral: 18th May 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Published: 17th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

16.8.1946 - 13.5.2022

M.B ChB. Dip Obst. (NZ) Dip Ven (Lond) D.T.M & H/Liverpool. F.R.N.Z.C.G.P

Family Physician

“Tell them after a long and bravely fought battle with prostate cancer I busted out of this world”

John died peacefully at his home Athelstone R after a heroic battle.

Much loved partner and soulmate of Maree.

Respected and valued son of Dr John R J and Joy Moore (both deceased).

Eldest brother to Geoff (twin), Ian, Brian and Colleen (deceased).

Loyal comrade to Jenny, Pam, Margaret and Paul.

Revered and adored Uncle to Michael (deceased), Sarah, Marcus, Geoff, Chris, Dan, Kirsty, Amanda, Sarah and Lisa.

A shared fellowship with Louise, Mark, Alice, Astrid, Clare, Jonno, Ray, Cody, Brad and Mel, and Adam and Maria.

Spirited and generous Great Uncle to Giselle, Alexander, Felix, Lucia, Olivia (deceased), Isobel, Tobias, Elliot, Te Awa, Jody, Kaea, Zoe, Casey, Connor (deceased) Tayla, Amber, Ruby and Lola.

Caring guardian to ‘the mokos’ Indy, Jake, Sol, Iya and Max.

A lifetime of service to the Whanganui community, to his family and to his friends through his professionalism, interests and genuine love and care.

A strong believer in the freedom of responsible personal choice.

A life lived respectful of all cultures, displaying mana and leadership.

You are loved and will be missed by many JD. Rest in Peace.

A tribute will be held in The Eulogy Lounge, Whanganui Racecourse on Wednesday 18th May at 1.00pm.

A private burial ceremony will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Sands New Zealand or Hospice Whanganui.

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BAKER: Raelene Maria (Rae).

Passing: 15th May 2022
Funeral: 18th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 16th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at Whanganui Hospital surrounded by her loving Whanau on Sunday 15th May 2022.

Very much-loved Mum of Amanda, Douglas, and Boston.

Loved ‘Nanny Rae’ to Crenshaw, Douglas, and all her Moko.

A Loved Sister and Aunty to all her Brothers and Sisters, and Nieces and Nephews.

Will be missed forever.

Rae will be resting at the Parikino Marae until her Tangi, to be held there, on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by interment at the Aramoho Cemetery.

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McGRAIL: Christine Geraldine (Chrissy)

Passing: 12th May 2022
Funeral: 19th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 16th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 12th May 2022, at home surrounded by Whanau and Friends.

Cherished and loved mother and grandmother to many.

Friends are invited to a Service for Chrissy in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Thursday 19th May 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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FRANCIS: Guy Lloyd

Passing: 12th May 2022
Funeral: 16th May 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Published: 14th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 12th May 2022 at Kowhainui Home, Whanganui, aged 95 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Jean for almost 72 years.

Dad and Best Mate to Grant and Jane, Kay and Frans, and Peter,

Best Ever Grandad to Bevan and Mel, Karen and Bryce, Anna and Nick, Jamie and Fleur, and Lucie and Joel. Great Grandad of Bayli, and Teani; Marina, and Mitchell; Patrick; Ace, and Vinnie.

Special Grandad Guy of Reece, Sarah, Ruby, Cooper, Emma, Nick, Izzy, Chris, Danielle, Ollie, Addison, and Jackson. Special friend of Barbara.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be left at Guy’s Service.

Friends are invited to a Service for Guy in The Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui, on Monday 16 May 2022 at 1.00pm, to be followed by a private interment.

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MEIHANA, Rehimana Harerangi (Harry Lang Mason)

Passing: 11th May 2022
Funeral: 15th May 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Published: 13th May 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

31 March 1934 - 11 May 2022

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Koko.

He passed peacefully in his sleep. Much loved husband of the late Hohipera Betty Rongonui.

Much loved and cherished Dad of the late Matiu and Louise, Mene and Kevin, Pirihita, Ray and Trina, Manny and Sue, Errol and Suzette, Andre and Soraya, Maynard and the late Saphire and Leanne, Natalie and Reo, Amanda-Jane, and Cornell and Bub. Much respected father-in-law of Murray, Peachy, and Cheryl.

Loved Koko, and Big Koko, to 36 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

Forever in our hearts.

The funeral service will be held at Rātana Pā on Sunday 15th May 2022, at 12.00pm.


31 March 1934 - 11 May 2022.

Loved son of the late Rawinia Rātana, and Mitai Taiaroa. Loved brother of the late Mary Davis, Te Rauna Taiaroa, Tate Taiaroa, Bill Taiaroa, Waitangi Hihira, Koro Te Mangai Taiaroa, Taumaru Rātana, and Patsie Derston.

Whangai son of the late Matiu Rātana and Kahu Te Wano. Loved nephew of the late Iriaka Rātana.

Big brother of Haina Raumaewa, the late Mihi Rurawhe, Moana Williams, and Sonny Boy Rātana.

Much adored, cherished only son of Pirihita Matthews and Hawea Meihana. Much loved by all his cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

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