Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

PEIHOPA, Christopher Joseph

Passing: 25th January 2021
Funeral: 29th January 2021
Published: 27th January 2021

Haere e te pononga ki te Torona o Ihoa o nga Mano.

Chris (Ngâ Puhi/Te Iwi o Môrehu) passed away suddenly on the 25th of January while at Râtana with whânau.

Much loved son of Rhona (Ngâti Kurî) & Whetu Peihopa (Ngâi Tai) and, raised by Mihima Moka (Ngâpuhi) & Ritete Motene (Ngâti Hine).

Loving dad of Melissa, Winne, Christopher & Lucia, loving dad of Rangimarie, Whetu-Marama, Kotahitanga, Ngatiini & Mihima Moka and all his moko.

A final pôwhiri is being held at Te Omeka Marae - 1133 Tauranga Road, RD3, Matamata - on Friday 29th January at 9am, followed by Whakamoemiti at 10.30am.


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GASH, Carol Anne

Passing: 21st January 2021
Funeral: 29th January 2021
Published: 25th January 2021

Born in Raetihi on 1st November 1946, passed away peacefully in Whanganui Hospital on 21st January 2021.

Dearly loved wife of David and loving mother of Aaron.

A funeral to celebrate Carol’s life will be held in Faith City Church, Springvale Road,Whanganui, on Friday 29th January, at 1.00pm.

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SHARROCK, Edna Joan, (nee Higgs)

Passing: 19th January 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 24th January 2021

On Tuesday 19th January 2021, aged 90 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur. Much loved Mum of Arthur and Linda, Janette and Paul, Valda and Murray, Wendy, Dianne and Tony, and the late Julian. Loved and loving Nana of her 12 grandchildren and all her great grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed.

At Edna’s request a family farewell has taken place

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PAPWORTH, Walter Radford, (Wally)

Passing: 17th January 2021
Funeral: Memorial Svce on 20th February
Published: 22nd January 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.

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.

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Passing: 18th January 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 20th January 2021

20.12.1925 to 18.01.2021.

Past peacefully in Summerset, aged 95 years.

Loving mother to Debbie and the late Robert, and mother-in-law to Zelda.

A big thank you to Dr Willem van Niekerk for your compassion and care of Fay.

Thanks also to the staff at Summerset for the care, kindness and respect you showed to mum; you were wonderful.

May she rest in peace with no more pain or suffering.

In accordance with Fay’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

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STAPLES, Wilma Paterson (nee Bauld)

Passing: 15th January 2021
Funeral: 20th January 2021
Published: 17th January 2021

Peacefully on 15th January 2021, aged 89 years.

Beloved wife of the late Phil. Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Jenny, Graeme (Spyda) and Rachael, Kris and Andrew, and Ian. Special Grandma to Adelaide and Brayden, Saasha, Aidan, Lachie, Nadine, and Ashton and Rory. Adored Great Grandmother of Joshua, Bentley, and Ted. Loved Sister-in-law of Joy and the late John Peek, and Maureen and the late Kevin Staples.

Friends are invited to her farewell on Wednesday 20th January at 10.00am at the Wanganui Central Baptist Church, 285 Wicksteed Street, Wanganui.

Many thanks to the staff at St Johns Hill Healthcare for their care and respect for Wilma over the past few years.

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MCKINLAY, Molly Gwendoline

Passing: 17th January 2021
Funeral: 21st January 2021
Published: 17th January 2021

Passed peacefully in Whanganui on Sunday 17th January 2021, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Arch, much loved Mum and mother-in-law of John and Eileen, Judith and Chris, and Clare and Philip. Much loved Grandma of Hannah, Brodie, Tom, and Jack; Esther, and Amelia; and Ruby.

A service to celebrate Molly’s life will be held in St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 112 Guyton Street, Wanganui, on Thursday 21st of January 2021 at 2.00pm.

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BERRY, Martin Orme

Funeral: 22nd January 2021
Published: 17th January 2021

Tragically taken from us at his home in Christchurch, aged 55.

Beloved son of Shirley and the late Joe.

Dearly loved brother of David and Joanna.

Cherished Uncle of Rebeccah, Joseph, Christopher, Hannah and Katy.

Special brother in law to Omar and Pearl.

Gentle, kind and lover of music and his beautiful garden.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Martin in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Friday 22nd January 2021 at 2.00pm.

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MATEPARAE, Josephine

Passing: 8th January 2021
Published: 9th January 2021

Kua tanukutia te tihi o Whakapunake,

Kua waipuketia te awa o Te Wairoa Hopūpūhonengēnengē mātangirau.

He roimata kei ngā kamo, He maimai kei te ngākau.

Matua, Tama, Wairua Tapu, me ngā Anahera Pono, me Te Mangai,Āe!

It is with a heavy heart we,Te Whānau Mateparae would like to inform you all that our beautiful Māmā Josephine June Te Uri Maranga Mateparae (Whaea Hune) passed away on Friday 8th January 2021, aged 75 years surrounded by whānau.

Dearly loved Beez of all her mokopuna.

Tangi details to follow.

Contact 0275554321 for any details.

Moe mai rā e te mareikura.

Ngā manaakitanga ki a tātou katoa i te ao, i te pō, ko te māngai, hei tautoko mai. Āe!

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ENNIS, John Evererd (Jack)

Passing: 3rd January 2021
Funeral: 9th January 2021
Published: 6th January 2021

Aged 97.

Passed away peacefully on the 3rd of January, in Wellington.

Loved husband of the late Verviers. Loved father and father-in-law of John and Maggie, Mary and Andy Weston, Christine and Glenn Salisbury, Michael, Kathryn and Tony Wilson, Tony, Paul and Corrine, and the late Lisa. Dearly loved Dee to his 25 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was an inspirational man and will be sadly missed by all.

A funeral service for Jack will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Saturday, the 9th of January 2021, at 11.00am.

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