Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

McKEE WRIGHT, Michael Robert (Mike Wright) (Bob to his family)

Passing: 9th September 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 18th September 2021

Cleveland Funeral Home

At Broadview Rest Home, Whanganui on 9th September 2021, aged 82 years.

Dearly loved son of the late David and Faith. Much loved brother & brother-in-law of Hester and (the late) Christopher, Kenneth (Ted) & Janis and the late Janet, the late Pat (Barry), and Ruth and (the late) Nigel Rankin. Loved ‘other brother’ of Wendi Girven.

He is finally at peace.

Under Covid restrictions a private family farewell will be held.

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LEE: Lois Mary Jean

Passing: 15th September 2021
Funeral: Memorial Svce Later
Published: 18th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

On 15th September 2021 peacefully at Hospice Whanganui.

In loving memory of Lois. Beloved second Mum of Rex & Leonie, Julie & Carey, Jason, Michelle & Paeroke.

Loved Nana Lois of all her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.

Lois is going to be sadly missed by us all.

In accordance with the families wishes a private cremation will take place.

A Memorial Service will be advertised at a later date.

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MADAMS: Timothy Keith (Tim)

Passing: 15th September 2021
Funeral: 22nd September 2021
Streaming: Yes
Published: 17th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

On Wednesday 15th September 2021 tragically and unexpectedly taken from us at Waikato Hospital.

Beloved husband and cherished soulmate of Suzanne.

Tim will be sadly missed by the extended Madams and Johnston families and all those who knew and loved him. Especially his fur babies Lilly and Rocky.

An invitation is extended to friends to view Tim’s Service online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz

Please phone Dempsey & Forrest if you wish to visit Tim on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th.

From Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd he will be resting at Clifflife Church, 16 Rangiora Street, Castlecliff.

Please note that due to current covid restrictions a maximum number of 50 people are able to attend the service.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Tim’s life in the Faith City Church, Springvale Road, Whanganui on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 11.30am, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

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GIRARD, Malcolm Peter

Passing: 14th September 2021
Funeral: 20th September 2021
Published: 16th September 2021

Cleveland Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on 14th September 2021.

Much loved husband of Sherry.

Loved father of Michael, Vanessa, and Shona. Loved grandfather of Brendan, Kieran, Emily, and Nathan. Loved brother of Alan, Carole, and Lorraine Riggs.

In memory of Malcolm, donations to Whanganui Cancer Society would be appreciated.

A service to celebrate Malcolm’s life will be held on Monday 20th September 2021. Please contact Cleveland Funeral Home 06 345 5522 for details.

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MORIARTY: Patricia Eileen (Tricia)

Passing: 7th September 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 11th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

On 7th September 2021 after a long illness, aged 63 years.

Much loved Mum of Aidan. Loved daughter of Dan and Katie (both deceased). Loved sister of Peter, Julia, Kevin, her late twin Anne, and Clare.

Respected and loved by all her extended family.

Due to the current Covid restrictions, a private family service has been held.

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McFARLAND: Kathleen Ona (Jo)

Passing: 4th September 2021
Funeral: Family Service - 13th September
Streaming: Yes
Published: 11th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

Passed away suddenly at home on the 4th September 2021, after 96 glorious vibrant years.

Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late George.

Loved Mum of Judith (Judy) and especially beloved “Mammy” to her grandchildren Justine, Julanne, Jessica, James, Jake, and Jorja; great grandchildren Zachary, Tatjana, Elijah, Felix, Sophia, Alexis, Indigo, and Rafe; and great great grandchildren Azula and Elora.

Sadly missed by all.

Thank you to all those who cared for and supported Mammy throughout the latter years.

Due to the current Covid Restrictions a maximum number of 50 family members will be able to attend a celebration of Jo’s life.

An invitation is extended to her friends to view the Service online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz on Monday 13th September 2021 at 1.30pm.

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CLEEVE: Judith Ann (Judy)

Passing: 11th September 2021
Funeral: Private Service By Invitation
Published: 11th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully on Saturday 11th September 2021 at Whanganui Hospital, aged 67 years.

Dearly loved wife of Ron (Wobbly).

Loved Mum of Ashley, Paul, and Bryce, and much loved Nana to all her Grandchildren.

Will be missed by all.

Due to the current Covid restrictions a maximum number of 50 people will be able to attend Judy’s Funeral Service. This will be by invitation from the family.

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TENNENT: Valerie Veronica (Val)

Passing: 10th September 2021
Funeral: Limited to family members
Streaming: Yes
Published: 11th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

Peacefully at Summerset Rest Home on Friday 10th September 2021, aged 89 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Noel.

Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Michael, Graham (deceased), Murray & Aileen, Warren, Lesley & David, Robert & Kim, Tracey & Greg, and Trevor.

Adored by all of her Grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Due to the current Covid Restrictions a maximum number of 50 family members will be able to attend a celebration of Val’s life.

An invitation is extended to her friends to view the Service online at www.dempseyandforrest.co.nz on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 11.00am.

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TAMOU: Ruakohatu Pikiraukawa(Rua)

Passing: 9th September 2021
Funeral: 11th September 2021
Streaming: Yes
Published: 10th September 2021

Dempsey & Forrest

E pā tō hau, he wini raro

He hōmai aroha

Ka tangi atu au i konei

He aroha ki te iwi

E tangi haku nei, maringi noa ngā roimata. I tēnei te whakarongo ake ki tō manawa kiore. Ko te awa o Whangaehu, ko ngā wai ririki, tēnei kua taka ā roto. E oki e kui ki te kāinga tūturu o ngā wairua, ki ōu tini tūpuna e whanga ana ki a koe. Waiho mātou ki muri nei tangi pūkatokato ai, e kore te aroha e māroke i te rā.

Tangi hotu nei, tangi hotu nei. E moe, e oki.

Ruakohatu Pikiraukawa Tamou passed away on the 9th of September surrounded by the love of her whānau. Loved Wife of Pine Tamou, dearest mother to Moana and Karena and cherished Nanny to all of her mokopuna. A treasured daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunty and nana to many.

Nanny Ruakohatu will return home to Whangaehu Marae, this afternoon and her service will be held an Whangaehu Marae at 11.00am on Saturday. The service will be live-streamed.

We understand that many whānau and friends want to be present with Aunty Rua and her whānau at this time. With the level 2 restrictions we are limited by numbers attending. Aunty Rua has a large whānau and we ask that if possible please attend by zoom. We know your love and thoughts are here with us all at this time although many can’t attend in person.

Delta Level 2 restrictions will be upheld and whakaeke times will be set as follows:

Thursday 9th September

- 3pm and 5pm

Friday 10th September

10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

We are restricted by numbers to 100 outside and 50 inside and our keka / Covid marshals will liaise with you in the carpark.

We will be wearing masks where appropriate and ask you to do the same.

There will be no harirū.

KOHA

Mindful that some people will be unable to join us because of the restrictions so if you wish to send a koha, the following bank account is provided:

J M Kinnaird

38 9000 0209075 00

Please put your name in the reference.

TANGIHANGA UNDER DELTA LEVEL 2

CONTACT TRACING / SANITISING:

All whānau are asked to scan in and scan out. Tracer app QR codes will be on display around the marae. There will also be sanitizer stations and sign in sheets for those who do not have the app.

OPE - MANUHIRI:

Tangihanga attendance is limited to 50 people max indoors, and 100 people outdoors.

So we can manaaki within the rules, we will have our keka communicate with all incoming manuhiri. Our whare kai is set up to ensure that tables are seated appropriately, following kai these areas will be cleaned.

EVENING KARAKIA

We are asking that evening karakia is left to the hau kāinga to uphold including pō whakamutunga below is the link to join us at 7pm online:

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6759236080

Meeting ID: 675 923 6080

NON CONTACT / SEPARATE BUT TOGETHER:

MASKS:

These are compulsory. Please wear a mask. Masks will be available for those who don’t have them

ACCOMMODATION:

We are limited to only 50 people staying in the wharepuni so we ask you to be mindful of this.

PROTECT OUR WHAKAPAPA

If you are sick or unwell, please stay at home.

If you are immune compromised, we love you but please stay at home.

We love you all and keeping everyone safe and well looked after is of upmost importance to us.

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BIGNELL, Nancy Edna Grace, (nee Stephenson)

Passing: 6th September 2021
Funeral: Memorial Svce Later
Published: 9th September 2021

Cleveland Funeral Home

Died peacefully in Whanganui on 6th September 2021, aged 93 years.

A faithful friend to many, helping others and serving her community. She was so full of love with a fun sense of humour to the end - now at rest with her Lord.

Beloved wife of Brian.

A precious and much-loved mum of Elizabeth and Colin, Penelope and Rene, Linley and Henry, Rosemary and Charles and adored Nanna to her 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

We will all miss her immensely.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the truly dedicated staff of Jane Winstone Special Care Unit for their loving care of Mum and the home’s continuing support of Dad.

A Memorial service for Nancy will be held at later date.

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