Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date


Passing: 31st August 2020
Funeral: 4th September 2020
Published: 31st August 2020

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday 31st August 2020, at Whanganui Hospital.

Lifelong partner to the late Joy, and Poppa to all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff who cared for Pete, especially the team at New Vista.

A service for Peter will be held at 11.00am on Friday 4th September 2020 at Clevelands, 179 Ingestre St, Whanganui.

Due to current restrictions on numbers please RSVP to Clevelands on 063455522.

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

Cleveland Funeral Home


FAHEY, Isobel Margaret

Passing: 23rd August 2020
Funeral: 2nd September 2020
Published: 29th August 2020

Passed away peacefully on 23rd August, surrounded by family.

Dearly loved daughter of Margaret and Max Smart, and sister of Alan and Colin (now, all passed); beloved wife of the late John; and loving inspiration to her immediate family: Greg and the late Anna, Michelle and Richard, Mark and Anne, Grant and Helen, the late Shaun and Rahera, James and Phil. Much adored ‘Gran’ to Laura and Julian, Alex and Christine, Sinead, Connor, Max, Sam, Isabelle and Hugo.

Thank you for your love.

We’ll celebrate Isobel at a Requiem Mass, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Guyton St, Whanganui on Wednesday 2nd September at 1.00pm; to be livestreamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz.

With grateful thanks to the wonderful staff at Hospice Whanganui and Jane Winstone Retirement Village for their loving care of Mum.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Whanganui would be greatly appreciated.

With funeral numbers limited, all enquiries and messages to Cleveland Funeral Home, 06-345 5522 please.

Cleveland Funeral Home


LUCAS, Margaret

Passing: 26th August 2020
Funeral: 5th September 2020
Published: 27th August 2020

Peacefully in her 91st year at St Johns Hill Healthcare on Wednesday, 26th August 2020.

Loved wife of the late George. Loved daughter of John and Jean Moreland. Sister of the late Jock and Mary Moreland, Jean and Eric Maulder, and the late Christina (Teenie). A loved aunt of Ray and Ann Maulder, Marilyn and Ron Kerwin, John, and Blair Maulder.

Thanks to the staff at St Johns Hill Healthcare for their love and care of Margaret.

A service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Saturday, the 5th of September 2020 at 11.00am, and will be livestreamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz

Cleveland Funeral Home


BULLOCK, Glenys Irene

Passing: 22nd August 2020
Funeral: 26th August 2020
Published: 24th August 2020

Passed away peacefully at Broadview Rest Home, with family at her side, on 22nd August 2020.

Daughter of the late Helen and Sam Harrison.

Sister and sister in law of Richard and Elizabeth.

Loved wife of Richard. loved Mum and mother in law of Paula and Lyndon, and Rhys and Pen. Loved Nan of Rylee, Ellen, Georgia, and Greer.

Special thanks to the staff of Okere House and Broadview for their loving care of Glenys. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Wanganui would be appreciated and may be placed in the Chapel Atrium or sent C/- PO Box 7102.

A service to celebrate Glenys’ life will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz on Wednesday 26th August 2020 at 2.00pm.

For more information please call 06 345 5522.

Cleveland Funeral Home


SIMPSON, Catherine (Cath)

Passing: 16th August 2020
Funeral: Live Stream - 22nd August
Published: 18th August 2020

Died peacefully in her sleep at the Waireka Care Home, Pahiatua, on Sunday 16th August 2020.

loved wife of the late Terry. Loved daughter of the late Katie and Joe.

Loved Mum of Jane and David, John and Christine, and Helen and Chris. Loved Grandma of Michael, John, Amy, Rebecca, Emma, Robert, James, and Iain, and Great Grandma of Charlie, Cara, Billie, and Ethan.

A service to celebrate Cath’s life will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz on Saturday 22nd August 2020, at 10:00am.

Cleveland Funeral Home


GLASGOW, Gordon William

Passing: 15th July 2020
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 9th August 2020

Passed peacefully in Wanganui on 15th July 2020, aged 75.

Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth (Betty). Much loved Dad of Bruce and Kathleen, Sarah, and Andrew and Petra. Loved Poppa of Finnegan, and Louisa.

In accordance with Gordon's wishes, a private farewell has been held.

Cleveland Funeral Home


PONGA, Alvin Ricky

Passing: 6th August 2020
Funeral: 10th August 2020
Published: 7th August 2020

Passed suddenly in Whanganui on Thursday, 6th August 2020.

Much loved son of Piki Ponga-Waretini and George Waretini, and Temoana Ponga. A much loved husband, father, Koro, brother, uncle, and a friend to many.

A service for Alvin will be held at Te Ao Hou Marae, Somme Parade, Whanganui on Monday, the 10th of August 2020 at 11.00am.

Cleveland Funeral Home



Passing: 3rd August 2020
Funeral: 7th August 2020
Published: 5th August 2020

Passed away peacefully at New Vista Rest Home on 3rd August 2020.

Darling husband of Marg. loved Dad to Kim and Des, and Leith and Debs. Special Grandad of Ryan and Loren, Brylee; Nicholas, William, and Matthew. Great Grandad of Carter.

Loved brother of the late Phyllis, the late Trevor, Dulcie, and Maureen.

Much loved Uncle to all his nieces and nephews.

Will be missed by Rocky, and Minka. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Whanganui would be appreciated and may be placed in the Chapel Atrium or sent C/- PO Box 7102 Wanganui.

A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Friday 7th August 2020, at 11am.

Cleveland Funeral Home


RUSH, Donna Sue

Passing: 30th July 2020
Funeral: Memorial Svce - 9th August
Published: 4th August 2020

Mrs. Donna Sue Rush, 70, a resident of Auburndale Florida and former resident of Whanganui, New Zealand passed away Thursday 30th July 2020 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center Florida after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Rush was born September 1, 1949 in Winter Park, Florida to Johnnie A.L. and Minnie F. (Donaldson) Wallace. Donna moved to New Zealand, in 1992 with her future husband, they married and lived in New Zealand until 2014 when Donna moved back to Florida for medical treatment. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed staying in touch with Facebook friends, loved to garden and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Donna is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years – Bernie Rush formally of Whanganui, 3 sons – Jon Kent and his wife Lisa of Bradenton, FL., Chris Kent of Auburndale, FL. and Patrick Kent and his partner D’Angelo Franco of Lakeland, FL.; stepson – Patrick Rush of London, England; 2 stepdaughters – Shannon Rush of New Zealand and Bernadette Rush of Australia; 2 sisters – Pam Taylor and her husband Jack of Bartow, FL. and Deborah Harris and her husband – David of Englewood, FL.; niece – Brandi Thompson and her husband Dwayne of North Carolina and 8 grandchildren.

A memorial service to be held at 2:00 pm Eastern standard time Friday, 7th August at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, FL. 33823. (863) 967-1167

The Memorial service can be viewed live in New Zealand from 5.30am Saturday 9th August on the Kersey Funeral Home Web Site “www.kerseyfuneralhome.com” and clicking on the Donna Rush link.

Cleveland Funeral Home


WILLIAMS, Trevor Llewellyn (Dood)

Passing: 17th July 2020
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 3rd August 2020

Reg. No: 816692, 27th Battalion, J-Force

On 17th July 2020, at home with family, in his 93rd year.

Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy.
Loved father & father in law of Lynn & John Secord (Palmerston North), Paul & Vicky Williams (Waihi), and John Hina (Boy-Boy) (Wellington).

Loved Poppa Dood, of his grand, great, and, great-great grandchildren.
A life well lived, and Dood always had more than one good yarn to share.

Special thanks to the medical staff at Whanganui Hospital, and Hospice.

At Dood’s request, a private family gathering has been held. Messages to: the Williams Family c/-

Cleveland Funeral Home P O Box 7102, Wanganui

Cleveland Funeral Home