Whanganui Funeral Notices

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HULLETT: Barbara Anne (nee Whetton)

Passing: 27th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 9th April 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 27th March 2022 at Whanganui Hospital, after a short illness, surrounded by family, in her 81st year.

Dearly loved Mother of Paul and Lee-Anne, Vanessa and Mark.

Adored Nana of all her grandchildren, Elyse and Deane, Aidan and Bridget, Regan, Shannon, Lydia-Grace and Jed.

Cherished Nana of her great grandchildren, Willow and Gracie.

"No more now, later or tomorrow, Mum's gone to her garden in the sky. Our hearts are broken, never to be the same.

Continue to watch and guide us from above Mum. In loving memory, forever with us".

The family would like to thank all of Mum's extended family and treasured life-long friends for their companionship and support to Barbara over the years and in particular through the last few months of her life.

In accordance with Barbara's wishes, a private cremation has been held.

All messages C/- Paul Hullett CMB 66, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018 - paulalhullett@xtra.co.nz and Vanessa Hullett - nessa.stylist.creator@gmail.com

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WALKER: Michael John Westall

Passing: 14th March 2022
Funeral: 9th April 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Watch Online: Click here
Published: 5th April 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on 14th March 2022, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Barbara.

Father and father-in-law of Laurence and Julie, Vivien and Greg, Rosalie and Tony and Chris and partner Janine.

Grandfather of Amberley, Joanna, Caitlin, Jennifer, Kane, Dylan, Antonius, Josephine, Zoe and Flynn.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Josephine, Tony and Ingrid, and Chris.

'A Builder of Dreams' greatly missed by all.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Michael to be held in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Saturday 9th April 2022 at 1.30 p.m.

Michael’s Service can be viewed online at wwwdempseyandforrest.co.nz “Watch funeral online” Link.

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MONK: John Frederick

Passing: 23rd March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 2nd April 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Reg. No: E41565 Sgt RNZIR

Suddenly at home on 23rd March 2022, aged 77 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Rose for 51 years.

Loved and respected Dad and Father-in-Law of Darryl and Tracy, and Deborah.

Proud Grandad of Harrison.

In accordance with the families wishes, a private farewell has been held.

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FAHY, Barbara

Passing: 25th March 2022
Funeral:
Published: 31st March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

7.5.1933 - 25.3.2022, in her 89th year.

Loved daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret Deazley.

Dear sister of Patricia (dec), Margaret and the late Roger Day, Philip, and John.

Loved aunty of Andrew (dec), Helen and Murray, Patricia and Mark, Cathrine, Nicola (dec), Mark and Erina.

Great aunty of Andrew and Nicola, Travis and Alicia, Rory, and Taiana.

‘Rest in Peace’


FAHY, Barbara.

On 25th March 2022, aged 88 years.

Beloved wife of late Paul, doting mother of Paddy (Patrick), mother-in-law of Te Huna and grandma of Ronan, Siobhan and Faavae and Francie the cat.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.

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OSMAN: William (Bill)

Passing: 25th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 30th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at home on 25th March 2022 with his girls, aged 92 years.

Dearly loved husband of the late Bev, father of Dawn and Sandra and Poppy of Liam and Kieran.

Loved brother of Ray. Great friend and Mr O to Stephen and Steve. Loved Uncle to the Osman and Pratt families. Mr O, Mr Bill, Bill to many others.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, Hospice and the District Nurse team for their care of Bill and support of the family.

A life well lived and now reunited with his butterfly.

In accordance with Bill’s wishes a Private Service has been held.

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BENNETT: Rakeipoho Harawira (Rocky)

Passing: 27th March 2022
Funeral: 30th March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 27th March 2022, surrounded by his loving whanau.

Beloved husband and soul mate of Debbie.

Much loved father and father in law of Brian and Ronell, Kylie and Rodney, and Ngarita.

Loved grandfather and great grandfather of his many Moko’s and grand Moko’s.

A loved brother, brother in law and uncle.

Many thanks to the staff and management of New Vista Rest Home for their wonderful care of Rocky.

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

Whanganui on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 11.00am, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho

Lawn Cemetery.

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JOHNSTON: Rodney Bruce

Passing: 26th March 2022
Funeral: 31st March 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Watch Online: Click here
Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On the 26th March 2022, peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 54 years young.

Dearly loved Son of Joan and Alan.

A much loved Dad of Blake, Cody, and Zane.

A loved Grandad of Krystal. Dearly loved Brother of Bevan, Darren, Suzanne, and Tony.

A loved Uncle of all his Nieces and Nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Rodney’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Whanganui on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 1.30pm, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

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

Vaccine Passes are required.

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MacDONALD: Robert Henry (Bob)

Passing: 27th March 2022
Funeral: 31st March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: 28th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Suddenly on 27th March 2022, aged 68 years.

Deeply loved Husband of Cathy Healey.

Adored Dad of Jessica and Poppa of Mason. Deeply loved Puppa of Maria, Thea, and Jacob Annear, and Lydia, and Síana Heeney.

Esteemed Step Father of Daniel and Kim Annear, Talia Annear, Sarita Annear, and Julian and Jess Annear-Charlton.

“Deeply missed by all who loved him”.

Friends are invited to attend a Service for Bob in the Aramoho Crematorium Chapel, McNeill Street, Whanganui at 11.00am on Thursday 31st March 2022.

All messages C/- PO Box 341, Whanganui.

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HUTTON: Sally – Anne

Passing: 17th March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at home on 17th March 2022, aged 54 years young.

Very dearly loved daughter of Rick and the late Judith Hutton.

Dearly loved sister of the late Lee-Anne and the late Marree.

Much loved mother of Tyler, Joel, Caydon, Paris-Anne, Sarah, and Honey (her fur baby).

Loved grandmother of Theia, and Baby Hutton.

In accordance with Sally’s wishes a Private Family Service has been held.

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LEACH: Carol Louise

Passing: 21st March 2022
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 26th March 2022

Dempsey & Forrest

On 21st March 2022, peacefully at Wanganui Hospital after a long illness, aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of Len.

Adored mum and mother in law of Ian and Adrian, Carolynn and Jim, Andrew and Vicky, and Kerri and Gary.

A loving grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Many thanks to the staff of CCU and Medical Ward for their wonderful care of Carol.

A private Family Service has been held.

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