Whanganui Funeral Notices

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CUNNINGHAM, Kurahaumarangi

Passing: 7th May 2022
Funeral: 10th May 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Published: 10th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Our deeply beloved Kurahaumarangi Cunningham passed away 7th May 2022.

Beautiful daughter of Wentworth and Mabel. Sister to Robert, Wentworth and Donna.

Kurah was a devoted and loving Mother and Nana to Frankie and her Mokos.

She will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.

A Service will be held at Kurah's home, 29 Fookes Street, Waverley on Tuesday 10th May 2022, at 1.00.p.m.

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PAGET, Ben (Nigel John)

Passing: 7th May 2022
Funeral: 11th June 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 10th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 7th May 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Much loved partner of Suzie.

Dearly loved Dad and father in law of Silika and Mitch, Chantelle and Phil, and Rex.

Loved grandad to all his grandchildren.

A loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Ben's life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by a private cremation.

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JOHNSON: Patricia Evelyn (Pat)

Passing: 8th May 2022
Funeral: 13th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 10th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on Sunday 8th May 2022 at Whanganui Hospital, aged 82 years.

Much loved wife of the late Norman.

Loved and Cherished Mum and Mother-in-Law of David (deceased) and Mary, Jill and Ian, Mary and Allan (deceased), Jennifer and Grant, and Fred and Cindy.

Loved and treasured Nan by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Pat’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Friday 13th May 2022 at 11.00 a.m, to be followed by a private cremation.

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GARDINER, Joseph Peter

Passing: 7th May 2022
Funeral: 11th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 10th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully in Palmerston North Hospital on 7th May 2022, surrounded by friends.

Much loved father of Arana, and Alysandra.

A loved Koro of Kayde, Rhyane, Piper-Eve; and Hugo.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Joseph's life at his parents residence, Kaiwhaiki on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 11.00.am, to be followed by interment in the Namukurua Urupa, Kaiwhaiki.

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BURKETT: Robert John (Bob)

Passing: 27th April 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 6th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 27th April 2022, peacefully in Wanganui Hospital.

Treasured husband of Valerie.

Loved father and father-in-law of Murray & Barbara, Cathie and Jason.

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

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THOMSON: Gordon Arthur

Passing: 5th May 2022
Funeral: 10th May 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 6th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on 5th May 5 2022, at home with his loving family at his side, aged 87 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Val for 63 years.

Much loved Dad and father in law of Ross, Bruce (deceased), Leanne and Graeme Kirk,

And Wayne and Melissa. A loved and adored Poppa of all his grandchildren. A much loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Gordon’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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MURRAY: Hannah

Passing: 2nd May 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 5th May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on 2nd May 2022, aged 72 years.

Much loved wife of Robert, and Mother of Pamela.

A loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

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

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PUNCH: Locheen Jeanette (nee McGregor)

Passing: 2nd May 2022
Funeral: 6th May 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Published: 3rd May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at Wanganui Hospital on Monday 2nd May 2022, rising 79.

Loved wife of the late Tom Punch.

Loved Mum of Hadyn and Zoe, and Sarah.

Loved Grandma Loch to Jackson.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Locheen’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui, on Friday 6th May 2022 at 2.00pm, to be followed by a private cremation.

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DAVEY: Anthony Edward (Tony)

Passing: 2nd May 2022
Funeral: 7th May 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Published: 3rd May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on Monday 2nd May 2022, after a short illness, aged 58 years.

Loved son of the late Edward and Emily Davey.

Treasured father of Benjamin and Daniel.

Loved Poppa Tony of Hunter, Chester, and Georgia.

Cherished younger brother of Margaret, Christine, Lindy, and Vicky.

Special and loyal friend to many.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Tony’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by a private cremation.

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ASHTON: Patricia (Pat)

Passing: 15th April 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 1st May 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on 15th April 2022 at Masonic Court Rest Home, aged 96 years.

Loved Wife of the late Angus (Joe).

Dearly loved Mum and Mother in Law of Carol and John Smyth, Lynette Ashton-Smith and Steve, Paul and Janene, David and Jacquie, and the late Greg.

A much loved Nana and Great Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A loved Aunt of Diana Morgan, and Elaine Tyson and their families.

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

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