Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

WRIGHT, Boyd Vincent

Passing: 2nd July 2020
Funeral: 8th July 2020
Published: 3rd July 2020

Passed away peacefully at New Vista on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of the late Winnifred.

Loved father and father-in-law of Colin and Jenny, Helen and Michael McCurdy, and Lucille and Mark Downward. Special Grandpa of Joshua and Fran, Charlotte and Lukus, Courtney, and Nicholas and Nicola. Grandpa Boyd of Paige, and Tyler, Great Grandpa of Adeline, Quinn; and Allirah.

A funeral service for Boyd will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui, on Wednesday, the 8th of July 2020 at 1.00pm.



Returned service personnel are warmly invited to attend the service for their late comrade, Boyd Vincent Wright. Service No. 250109. Lt. 2NZEF. 1939- 1946

The Cleveland Chapel, on Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 1:pm.

Cleveland Funeral Home


DURRANT (Formerly Rison), Olive Margaret

Passing: 26th June 2020
Funeral: 3rd July 2020
Published: 29th June 2020

Peacefully at Summerset Centre Wanganui on 26th June 2020, in her 100th year. Rest In Peace.

Dearly loved wife of the late Les. Much loved Mum of Edwina and Russell Rimmington, Richard and Diane Rison, Jim and Gail Rison, Andrew Rison, and Dube Rison. A loving Grandma to her 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Olive’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street Wanganui on Friday 3rd July 2020, at 2.00pm, and live streamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz

Cleveland Funeral Home


ROESTENBURG, Queenie Annie (nee Hodges)

Passing: 29th June 2020
Funeral: 2nd July 2020
Published: 29th June 2020

Peacefully in Whanganui, with her whanau by her side, on Monday, 29th June 2020.

Much loved mother of John, Waireti, and Angela.

Much loved Nana to her 11 mokos and 13 mokomoko.

Queenie will lie at Ruataniwha Marae, Wairoa, until her service at St Theresa’s Church, Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 11.00am, to be followed by burial in the Urupa at Ruataniwha Marae

Cleveland Funeral Home


LITTLE, Authy Pheldarene, (nee Slight)

Passing: 2nd May 2020
Funeral: Memorial Svce - 4th July
Published: 29th June 2020

Peacefully in Wanganui on her 92nd birthday, 2nd May 2020.

Dearly loved wife of the late Tom. Much loved Mum of Eric and Heather, and Nana of Kyley, and Hamish. A Great Nana to many, she will be remembered with love.

Messages to c/- P O Box 7102, Wanganui.

In memory of Authy, donations to St John Ambulance Wanganui would be appreciated and may be placed in the Chapel Atrium.

A Memorial service to celebrate Authy’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, on Saturday, 4th July 2020, at 11.00am.

Cleveland Funeral Home


BURGESS, Edward William (Ted)

Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 28th June 2020

Passed peacefully in Wanganui in his 85th year.

Much loved father of Janice and Adrian, Kevin and Jackie, and Peter and Katherine. Loved Grandpa to Hamish and Logan.

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

Cleveland Funeral Home


HEPBURN, Barbara Elizabeth Fergusson

Passing: 20th June 2020
Funeral: 24th June 2020
Published: 22nd June 2020

Died peacefully in Whanganui Hospital on 20th June 2020.

Dearly loved wife of Harry.

Loved mother of James.

Loved Nana to all her grandchildren.

Loved sister of Tom.

A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 10.00am.

Cleveland Funeral Home



Passing: 15th June 2020
Funeral: 22nd June 2020
Published: 18th June 2020

Passed away peacefully at home in Wanganui, on 15th June 2020, aged 87 years.
Beloved wife of Graeme, mother and mother-in-law to Garth and Trish, Debra and Brent, John and Fran, Grandma of Corina, Daisy, Benjamin and Daniel.
A service to celebrate Glenis’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Monday, 22nd of June, 2020 at 3.00pm.

Cleveland Funeral Home


WYMER, Maurice John

Passing: 13th June 2020
Funeral: 17th June 2020
Published: 15th June 2020

Passed peacefully in Wellington Hospital on 13th June 2020.

Dearly loved partner of Josephine for over 50 years.

Beloved father and father in law of (the late) Carmen, Liz, (the late) Paul, Gigi & Damian, (the late) Darryl, Greg, Gary, Marc & Jodi, Gene & Tineka.

Loved Pop to all his mokopuna and great mokopuna.

Maurice is laying at 117 Putiki Drive.

His funeral service will be held at the house on Wednesday 17th June 2020, at 11am, followed by cremation at the Aramoho Crematorium, McNeill Street, Whanganui.

Cleveland Funeral Home


WHILEY, Ross Alfred

Passing: 26th April 2020
Funeral: Memorial Svce 20th June
Published: 15th June 2020

(of Whanganui, formerly of Levin).

Passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly while harvesting his garden, on 26th April 2020, in his 92nd year.

A memorial service will be in the Cleveland Chapel 179 Ingestre Street Whanganui, on Saturday 20th June 2020 at 12.00pm, and will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz.

Messages to the family can be emailed to Sheryl Selwyn, sheryl@ ncf.ca

Cleveland Funeral Home


MATTHEWS, Dionne Hamiora (Paki)

Passing: 14th June 2020
Funeral: 17th June 2020
Published: 15th June 2020

Passed away peacefully in Whanganui on Sunday 14th June 2020, aged 47 years.

Loved son of Joan and Hurae, and whangai son of Vivian and Paulie. A much loved brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend to his many whanau and friends.

Dionne’s funeral service will be held in the Aramoho Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 2pm.

Cleveland Funeral Home