Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date


Passing: 21st February 2021
Funeral: Private Family Farewell
Published: 22nd February 2021

Our dear Mum passed away peacefully at home on on Sunday, 21st February 2021. She was 91.

Loved wife of the late Barrie, and very special mother of Jeffrey, Ross, Graeme, Susan, Leigh, and Craig.

Mum will be resting at home.

The family warmly invite you to visit on Wednesday and Thursday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Mum will have a private family farewell.

Cleveland Funeral Home


BROWN, Barry Hamilton

Passing: 2nd February 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 22nd February 2021

On 2nd February 2021, aged 81 years.

Suddenly at Whanganui Hospital.

Dearly loved son of the late George and Jean Brown; loved nephew of Cameron (Tweed), and Ross Clark, and the late George (Chib), Fraser, Mollie, and Barbara.

Much loved by his many cousins. Cherished partner of the late Cynthia and good friend of Annette.

Special thanks to his caring, wonderful neighbours and Max the cat.

A private service to celebrate Barry’s life has been held.

Cleveland Funeral Home


TAUREREWA, Marion Mariana Maria, (nee Ihaia-Hogg)

Passing: 20th February 2021
Funeral: 23rd February 2021
Published: 20th February 2021

Passed peacefully on Saturday, 20th February 2021 at Masonic Court Rest Home, with whanau and friends at her side.

A much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, niece, aunty, and a friend to many.The whanau wish to thank Olga, Alzheimers Whanganui, Whanganui Country Music Club, the Kaumatuas she had lunch with, the staff at Masonic Court, and all those who cared for Marion.

You left us beautiful memories

Your love is still our guide

Though we cannot see you

You’re always by our side.

Marion will lay at Kaungaroa Marae until her service, to be held on Tuesday, the 23rd of February 2021, at 11.00am.



You got your wish with a very peaceful passing to join your loving and loved husband Tai.

You and I had a very unique, special friendship of mutual love and understanding, which some family members chose not to understand and accept.

I honoured Tai’s wishes to look after you to eternity, and feel in my heart that I did this with sincerity and love.

R.I.P. Marion, with my respect, admiration, and especially LOVE.

Olga QSM

Cleveland Funeral Home


GRACE, Darrell Thomas Serge

Passing: 20th February 2021
Funeral: 24th February 2021
Published: 20th February 2021

Passed away peacefully at Jane Winstone Rest Home on 20th February 2021, aged 98 years.

Beloved husband of the late Anne, and much loved father and father-in-law of Anne-Maree (Hamilton), John and Angela (Hamilton), and Celia and Ben (London). Much loved Pop of Sam and Alex, Amy, and Emily; Tom, Joe, and Dan.

Special thanks to Lenore for her friendship and support.

Thank you to Sue and the staff at Jane Winstone for their care of Dad.

In memory of Darrell, donations to The Four Friends Trust would be appreciated (send to The Secretary, P.O Box 7001, Wanganui. 4501).

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Darrell’s life, to be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Wednesday 24th February 2021, at 2.00pm.

Cleveland Funeral Home


PAPWORTH, Walter Radford, (Wally)

Passing: 17th January 2021
Funeral: Memorial Svce - 20th February
Published: 17th February 2021

On Sunday, 17th January 2021, at Kowhainui Resthome, in his 89th year.

Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy. Loved father and father-in-law of Malcolm and Raelene (Wanaka), Gayle (Wellington), Heather (Auckland), Diane and Keith (Dargaville). Much loved Poppa of Nathan, Jacinda, Martin, Chris, Alexandra, and Jonathan.

In accordance with Wally’s wishes a private cremation has taken place, a public memorial service for Wally will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Saturday 20th February, 2021 at 1.00pm, and will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Kowhainui Home would be appreciated and may be placed in the Chapel Atrium. Messages may be sent to Gayle Papworth, P.O. Box 15032, Miramar, Wellington 6433.

Cleveland Funeral Home


VICKERS, Suzanne

Passing: 5th February 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 12th February 2021

On Friday 5th February 2021, aged 89 years.

Loved wife for 63 years of the late Bill. Loved Mum of Jenny, and Kelvin. Loving Grandma of Alana; Charlie, and Shelley, and a much loved Great Grandma.

In accordance with Suzanne’s wishes a private farewell has been held.

Cleveland Funeral Home


MILLER, Marion Margaret (nee Schreiber)

Passing: 5th February 2021
Funeral: 10th February 2021
Published: 7th February 2021

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui on 5th February 2021.

Dearly loved wife of Ian. Loving mother of Aaron and Julie Ogilvie (Hamilton), Nigel Ogilvie and Dr Anna Dyzel (Hokitika), Raewyn and Theo Brus (Matamata). Loving grandmother of her seven granddaughters and their husbands, her one grandson, and fifteen great-grandchildren. A loved sister and sister-in-law.

Thanks to all at New Vista, and Hospice Whanganui for the love and care you showed to Marion.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Whanganui would be appreciated and left in the chapel atrium or sent to P O Box 4284, Wanganui.

A service to celebrate Marion's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Wednesday 10th February, at 10:30am.

Cleveland Funeral Home


SAGGERS, Raewyn Ada Jeanette

Passing: 4th February 2021
Funeral: 6th February 2021
Published: 4th February 2021

Passed away peacefully at Summerset Centre on Thursday 4th February 2021.

Loved wife of Paul. Loved Mum of Nathan, Rachel, Martha, and their families. Loved Step-Mum of Paul Jnr, Tania, Percy, and Nicola. Loved Nana, Aunty, Cousin, and friend to many.

Raewyn’s funeral service will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Saturday 6th February 2021, at 10:00am.

Cleveland Funeral Home



Passing: 24th January 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 30th January 2021

Passed peacefully in Hutt Hospital on Sunday, 24th January 2021, aged 71 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Ian. Much loved Mum of Cherie, and Melissa, and loving Gran of Daniella, Connor, and Heath.

Kay will be remembered for her strong determination and fighting spirit.

Messages c/- the Burnett Family PO Box 7102 Wanganui.

At Kay’s request a private farewell has taken place.

Cleveland Funeral Home


JANES, Ronald Mervyn (Ron)

Passing: 25th January 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 27th January 2021

At home, on 25th January 2021.

A loved Dad, Grandpa and friend. Ron will be greatly missed.

At Ron’s request, a private farewell will be held.

Cleveland Funeral Home