Whanganui Funeral Notices

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STEWART Colin Henry

Passing: 9th February 2022
Funeral: 14th February 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Watch Online: Yes
Published: 10th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully on 9th February, aged 86.

Dearly beloved husband of Lynne, adored father and father in law of Jenny and Keith, Vicki and Chris, and Joanne and Simon. Loved Grandad of Dean, Stewart, Jena, Nicole, Ethan, Guy, (the late) Laura , Brad, and Olivia and his 13 great grandchildren.

Heartfelt thanks for the loving care and support that Colin received from the wonderful team at the Kauri Unit at Broadview for the last 11 months.

A service to celebrate Colin's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Monday 14th February 2022 at 11.00am, and will be livestreamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live

Covid restrictions apply. Please phone 06 - 345 5522 to register your attendance.

Vaccine passed must be presented.


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CLARK, Lesley Gwendoline

Passing: 8th February 2022
Funeral: 16th February 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
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Published: 10th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Aged 79, passed away peacefully after illness, with family and friends on Tuesday 8th February 2022.

Dearly loved Mother and Mother in law of Deylene and Jason, Robert, Wendy and David. Loved Nana of Tim and Morgan, Sam, Michael, and Olivia.

Messages to the Family may be left at the chapel or posted c/- PO Box 7102, Wanganui 4541.

A service to celebrate Lesley's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 2.00pm, and will be live streamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live
Covid restrictions apply, and Vaccine passports are required.

Please phone 06 - 345 5522 to register your attendance.


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FORMAN, Douglas Paul, (Doug)

Passing: 7th February 2022
Funeral: 12th February 2022
Watch Online: Yes
Published: 9th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully surrounded by his family at home on 7th February 2022, aged 74 years.

Dearly loved son of the late Leo and Phyliss.

Beloved brother of Joan. Loved Dad of Mark, Tony, and Angela.

Adored Grandad and Great Grandad.

Loved uncle, cousin, and friend.

A service to celebrate Doug's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Saturday 12th February 2022, at 1:30pm.

And will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live.

Please call 06 - 345 5522 to confirm your attendance.

Vaccination passes must be presented.


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RANGINUI, David

Passing: 8th February 2022
Funeral: 11th February 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 9th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

“Kua hinga te tōtara i te Wao nui-a-Tāne.”

Born 12th December 1937 and passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday 8th February 2022, aged 84.

Father of Carole, and Teri. Koro to all of his mokopuna. Son of Pokairangi Ranginui and Heeni Manson. Beloved brother and uncle to the Ranginui whānau.

David is lying in state at his home, 2 Mangaone Road, Lismore.

His funeral service will be held at home on Friday 11th February 2022 at 11.00am, followed by burial in the whānau urupa.

Tēnei te reo aroha mai i a mātou te whānau o David Ranginui. Whakapiri mai ki tōna whenua Tauri kura. Kawea mai a roimata, a hupe, hoi poroporoaki i tō tātou Matua.


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CROSSAN, Ronnie Aitken

Passing: 5th February 2022
Funeral: 9th February 2022
Published: 7th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully on 5th February 2022, with family and friends at his side.

Dearly loved husband for 44 years of Julie (nee Montoya). Much loved Dad of Braden and Jannah, and Brent. Loved Poppa and Poppie to all his grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Loved son of the late Laurie and Anne, and brother of the late Ian.

A loved son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.

Special thanks to everyone who has been on this long journey with us.

In memory of Ronnie donations to Hospice Whanganui would be appreciated and may be placed in the chapel atrium or sent C/- PO Box 4284, Whanganui.

A service to celebrate Ronnie’s life will be held on Wednesday 9th February 2022, at 2.00pm.

Covid restrictions apply. Please call 06345 5522 to register your attendance.

Vaccination passes must be presented.


Best friend to Anne and (the late) Craig; Daniel, Kylie and Troy Campbell.

Always in our hearts now at peace.

Miss you.


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PEASE, Janet Rhoda

Passing: 6th February 2022
Funeral: 10th February 2022
Watch Online: Yes
Published: 7th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully in Wanganui on Sunday 6th February 2022, aged 84 years.

Dearly loved mother of Kirsten, Susan and Ross, and their half-sister Judith. Loved “Oohoo” of Shane and Elizabeth, Ben and Bryony, Tom, Jesse, Jack, and Sam, and her great grandson Mason.

A service to celebrate Janet's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Thursday 10th February 2022, at 2.00pm.

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

Covid restrictions apply, please phone 06 - 345 5522 to register your attendance.

Vaccine passed must be presented.

In lieu of flowers donations to The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, would be appreciated and may be left in the chapel foyer.


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WALKER, John David

Passing: 29th January 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 5th February 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully at Wanganui Hospital on 29th January 2022.

Beloved husband of Ella.

Adored father and father in law of Christine and Fergy, and Alison.

Loved Grandad of Nicola, Sarah, Nadia, and Joseph. Special Great Grandad of Max, Kaleb, Blake, Ellia, and Oscar.

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


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SHEILD, Alan Henry

Passing: 28th January 2022
Funeral: 2nd February 2022
Watch Online: Yes
Published: 30th January 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

On 28th January 2022,: aged 91 years, peacefully surrounded by his family.

Cherished husband of the late Dulcie, and Ellen.

Much loved father of Garry & Gladys, Linda & Richard and David & Jackie.

Stepdad of Lynne & Val, Doug & Suz and Graeme & KT.

An adored Grandad and Great Grandad.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Alan’s life on Wednesday 2nd February 2022, at 2.00pm.

Please call Cleveland’s on 06 - 345 5522 to register your attendance.

Alan’s service will also be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live.

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JUDD, Donald (Don)

Passing: 25th January 2022
Funeral: 29th January 2022
Watch Online: Yes
Published: 26th January 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Peacefully at Summerset Care Centre on Tuesday 25th January 2022, aged 80 years.

Dearly loved husband of Lesley, loved father of Katherine, and Alison, father-in-law of Chris, and grandfather of Matthew, Cameron, Daniel, and Jack. Brother of Gary, and the late John, and Brian. Brother-in law of Rae, and Neville and Kay Parker.

Dearly loved, never forgotten.

Friends are invited to attend a service to celebrate Don’s life Saturday 29th January 2022 at 11.00am.

Please contact Cleveland Funeral Home to register your attendance.

A Vaccine Pass will be required.

Don’s service will be live streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz/live

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BURNS, Bernice

Passing: 13th January 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 15th January 2022

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed peacefully in Whanganui on 13th January 2022.

Loved wife of the late Gordon. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kristine and Paul McLaren, Carol and Greg Allen, Dennis and Diane Burns, and Donna and Howard Bradley.

A much loved Grandma to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Special thanks to St John’s Hill Healthcare.

A private service for Bernice will be held.

Messages can be sent C/- Cleveland’s, PO Box 7102, Whanganui.

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