Whanganui Funeral Notices

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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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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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GEORGE: Jean Lola (nee Burling)

Passing: 12th May 2022
Funeral: 17th May 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 13th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 12th May 2022 at Kowhainui Rest Home, Whanganui, aged 94 years.

Much loved wife of Brian for 70 years and 1 day.

Cherished Mum of Murray, and Chris and Judith.

Loved and respected Grandma of David, and Vanessa; Esther, and Amelia. Loved Great Grandma of Isaac, Lawrence, and Tilly.

Much loved Sister of Nola, and the late Edna.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jean’s life in St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 112 Guyton Street, Whanganui at 1.30pm on Tuesday 17th May 2022, followed by interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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AIKEN: Donald Alon (Don)

Passing: 12th May 2022
Funeral: 17th May 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 13th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully in Palmerston North Hospital on Thursday 12th May 2022, after a short illness, aged 70 years.

A loved Dad of Alex, and Janelle. Much loved son of the late Joy and Ron Aiken. Loved brother of Ainsley (deceased), Gregory, John and Simon.

Special thanks to the staff of Ward 26 at the Palmerston North Hospital for their care of Don.

A beloved friend to many.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Don’s life in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Weraroa Road, Waverley on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by interment in the Waverley Cemetery.

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SHILTON: BRIAN NOEL

Passing: 8th May 2022
Funeral: 14th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Watch Online: Click here
Published: 11th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully and unexpectedly at home in his sleep on Sunday 8th May 2022, aged 59 years.

Very much loved son of Sylvia and the late Max. Loved brother and brother in law of Lois and Greg, and Michael.

Loved Uncle of Laureen (deceased) and all his nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Idea Services for their loving care of Brian.

In lieu of flowers donations to Idea Services would be greatly appreciated.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Brian’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Saturday 14th May 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by cremation.

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

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