Whanganui Funeral Notices

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LEWIS (nee Copley), Maureen Ann

Passing: 4th June 2022
Funeral: 16th June 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 10th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 4th June 2022, passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home, aged 85 years.

Loved wife of Kevin.

Loved and loving mother and mother in law of Karen and George Newcombe (Sydney), Lyn and Peter Crawford, Mike and Trevor, Raewyn and Stafford Allen.

Much loved Nana of Justin, Hayden, Joe, Kelly, Hope, Lauren, and Courtney. Loved Nana Lew of all her great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate Maureen’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Thursday 16th June 2022 at 11.00am.

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

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ZIMMERMAN: Cameron Anthony (Cam)

Passing: 4th June 2022
Funeral: Funeral details to be advised
Published: 10th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Tragically on the 4th June 2022, aged 32 years young.

Dearly loved Son of Chris and Vicki, and a loved Brother and Brother in Law of Jacob and Tamaii.

Dearly loved Partner of Mary Louise (Lou).

A much loved Grandson, Nephew, and Cousin.

Cam’s Funeral details to be confirmed.

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CHESSWAS, James Arthur (Jim)

Passing: 6th June 2022
Funeral: 14th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
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Published: 9th June 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully at Broadview Rest Home on 6th June 2022, aged 90 years.

Much loved husband for 60 years of the late Shirley.

Dearly loved Dad of (the late) David, Penny and Chris, Jane and Neal, and Helen.

Loving Grandad of Matthew, and Rachael; Corliss, and Kim; Emily, and Sarah; and Great Grandad of Rose, Finn, and Yuki.

Special thanks to the Broadview Community and Rest Home staff for their friendship and care of Dad.

In memory of Jim, donations to Hospice Whanganui would be appreciated.

A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held in Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 1.30pm, and will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz

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McFETRIDGE: Caroline

Passing: 6th June 2022
Funeral: 11th June 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Published: 8th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 6th June 2022 at Summerset Home, aged 94 years, surrounded by her loving Family.

Beloved Wife of the late jack.

Dearly loved Mum and Mother in Law of Louise, Patsy, and Michael Chadwick, and Jacqui.

Loved Nana of Nicole, and Luke and Great Nana of Beau.

Special thanks to the very caring Staff at Summerset Rest Home for the care of our Mum.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate Caroline’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Saturday 11th June 2022 at 2.00pm.

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

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PRICE, George Henry (Harry),

Passing: 4th June 2022
Funeral: 10th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 7th June 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

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Passed away peacefully at Kowhainui Rest Home on 4th June 2022, in his 98th year.

Dearly loved husband of the late Edna. Much loved father and father-in-law of Carolyn and Geoff, Warren and Linda, Marian and Ken, the late John, and Chris and Tina.

A loving Pop of all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-granddaughter.

Special thanks to the staff of Kowhainui for their loving care of Harry.

A service to celebrate Harry’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Friday 10th June 2022 at 1:30pm, and will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live.

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ALLERBY: Beryl Shirley (nee Austin)

Passing: 5th June 2022
Funeral: 11th June 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 7th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 5th June 2022, peacefully at Broadview Rest Home, aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of the late Ivan.

Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne(dec) and his twin Karen(dec), Murray and Char, Janice and Peter O’Leary, and Paul and Kate.

Loved and adored nana of Mayling; Jaimee, Tony, Michael; Sam, Liam, Nicholas; Damian, and Ryan.

A loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Pearl and Dave Lowe, the late Gary and Mary Austin, and Kelvin and Manu Austin.

Special thanks to the Staff at Broadview Rest Home and Whanganui Hospital.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Beryl’s life held in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Saturday 11th June 2022 at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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



ALLERBY: Beryl Shirley.

Peacefully on the 5th June 2022.

Loved sister and sister in law of the late Milton and Rebecca, the late Freda and Don, Edna and Wilf (deceased), Thelma and Don, Joan and Bob (deceased), Nelson and Stella, and Frank (deceased).

Loved Aunt of all her nieces and nephews.

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MONAGHAN: Mary Patricia

Passing: 30th May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 4th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at Masonic Court Rest Home, Wanganui on Monday 30th May 2022, aged 94 years.

Loved daughter of the late Maurice and Bridget McDonough.

Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Mary-Jane, Luke and Annette, Elizabeth and Alastair, Catherine and Ian, and David.

Much loved Gran of Laura and Eleanor; Patrick, Thomas, Samuel and Alice, and great Gran of Oliver and Hohepa.

A loved sister of Gabrielle and Anne, and the late Ethne, Alice and Joan.

Loved Auntie of all her nieces and nephews.

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

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DONEY: Peter Alfred

Passing: 3rd June 2022
Funeral: 9th June 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 4th June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

12/06/1928 – 03/06/2022

Peacefully at Whanganui Hospital.

Dearly loved Husband of Roxie for the past 64 years.

Much loved Dad & Father-in-law of Helen & Bruce, Craig, Grant & Helen, Karen & Paul.

A loved Grandad & Great Grandad of all his Grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Peter’s life in the Central Baptist Church, Dublin Street, Whanganui, on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by Interment at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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GUSH, Elaine Margaret

Passing: 3rd June 2022
Funeral: 8th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 4th June 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

In Whanganui Hospital on 3rd June 2022, aged 88 years.

A much-loved Mum, Nana and Great Nana of many.

A service to celebrate Elaine's life will be held at Faith City Church, Springvale Road, Wanganui on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 1:30pm.

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

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GILL: Rhoda Ethel

Passing: 26th May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 1st June 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 26th May 2022, peacefully, aged 94 years.

Loved wife of the late John.

Much loved mother of Janice. Loved Nan to Ben and Sham, and Kris. A loved Old Nana to Harley, and Myah.

Rhoda’s Graveside Service was held on Monday 30th May 2022 at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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