Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

BELL: Peter George

Passed away on 5th July 2020, aged 83 years.

Treasured husband of the late Lorraine for 57 years.

Cherished Dad of Hayley, Peter Tracy and Shara, Nathan and Vanessa.

Loved grandpop of Mitchell, Reihana, Mia, Leyna, and Olivia.

Special grandpop of Levi, and Isaiah. Loved by Ben, Ava, and Caleb.

Thanks to the kind staff and carers at Jane Winstone Care Centre.

Peter’s service will be in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on TUESDAY
7th July 2020 at 10.30am, to be followed by cremation at the Aramoho Cemetery.

All messages to The Bell Family c/- P.O.Box 341, Wanganui


BELL: Peter George.

Born Whanganui on 18th May 1937. Son of Nellie and Robinson Bell.

Loved brother of Wally and Della, Norm and Pauline, John and Noeline, Vern and June, Joan and Bill, Dawn and Errol, Ginny and Jim,

Arthur and Beth, Ruth, Harvey and Margaretha. Loved nephew, cousin, uncle and friend.


BELL: Peter George.

Loved Son-in-law of Raita and Jack Devonshire.

Loved brother-in-law of Ted and Marilyn, Libby, Linda and Roger, Liz and Colin, Robbie, Jacqui and Tony, Karyn, Toni-ann and Fraser.

Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.


BELL: Peter George.

Past President & Patron of Whanganui RSA. Member of the Whanganui Malayan Veterans Inc.

Lots of fun and special memories together

Passing Date: 5th July 2020
Funeral Date: 7th July 2020

Dempsey & Forrest


SPURDLE, Julie Anne (JP Ret) (nee Edwards)

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital on Sunday 5th July 2020, aged 81.

Rest In Peace.

Dearly loved wife of the late Lance. Much loved Mum of Kerri Boyle, treasured Grandma of Ben, Katie, and Hamish.

She will be sadly missed by many.

Friends are invited to join Julie’s family in celebrating mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Guyton Street, Whanganui on Friday 10th July 2020, at 1:30pm, and livestreamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz.

Passing Date: 5th July 2020
Funeral Date: 10th July 2020



BUCKLEY: Mark Frederick (Buckles)

On 30th June 2020 peacefully at home, aged 70 years young.

Dearly loved younger brother of Neil & Lyn, and Lynne O’Connor.

Dearly loved husband and best mate of Gay.

Loved Dad of Keiran and Bex James.

Loved Grand Poppy to Paytan, Kayla, and Haylen.

Loved Uncle Twitch of all his nieces & nephews.

Bestest Dadz to Keeda & Willis.

“Rest in peace. Fly high to the Racecourse in the sky.”

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Whanganui would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the Service.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Buckles life in the Eulogy Lounge at the Wanganui Racecourse, Purnell Street, Wanganui on Monday 6th July 2020 at 1.00pm, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

Passing Date: 30th June 2020
Funeral Date: 6th July 2020

Dempsey & Forrest



24.11.1926 - 28.6.2020.

Passed peacefully at home in her 94th year. Loved wife of the late Kevin. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Leigh and Chris (Sydney), and Jeff and Noeline. Dearly loved Nana of Kurtis.

Messages for the family may be sent c/- PO Box 7102, Wanganui.

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

Passing Date: 28th June 2020
Funeral Date: Private Service Held



COX, Robin Wavell

Passed away peacefully in Wanganui, on 2nd July 2020.

Much beloved by his daughter Charmaine, and his sisters Shelagh, Gayleen, and Meryl, his grandchildren Dante, and Chiara, and son-in-law Rossano.

Remembered as a free spirit, a wandering cowboy and an expert deer hunter. A private cremation has been held.

Passing Date: 2nd July 2020
Funeral Date: Private Service Held



WRIGHT, Boyd Vincent

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.

Passing Date: 2nd July 2020
Funeral Date: 8th July 2020



FOX: Margaret Harcourt

Born 3rd August 1932, passed away on 27th June 2020 in Waikanae.

Loved wife of the late Ted.

Loved and respected Mother and Mother-in-law of Sandra and Andrew, Joanne and Joy, Shelley, Alan and Leeann, Lisa and Jeannie.

Loved Grandma of Rebekah, Sam and Anna, Ari, Luka, Rosabella and Soli, and Vida and Amara.

All messages to The Fox Family, 80 Mortimer Terrace, Brooklyn, Wellington.

In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private Family Service and Cremation has been held.

Passing Date: 27th June 2020
Funeral Date: Private Service Held

Dempsey & Forrest


MATTHEWS: Merenia Te Miringa

Passed away suddenly on 30th June 2020, aged 25 years young.

Loving daughter of Kaylene, and big sister to Maria.

Beloved Aunty of Louis.

Treasured Moko, niece, and cousin to all her whanau.

Forever in our hearts

Merenia will be resting at Parakino Marae until her farewell.

Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate Merenia’s life at the Parakino Marae, Whanganui River Road, Whanganui on Friday 3rd July 2020 at 11.00am.

Passing Date: 30th June 2020
Funeral Date: 3rd July 2020

Dempsey & Forrest


CHAN (Chow) Chi Kit

Born 25th July 1928, died 23rd June 2020 peacefully at Whanganui Hospital, in her 92nd year.

Devoted wife to the late Pan Choi.

Loved Mama of Wai Ping & Wah, Lap Yu & Yuk Sin (Rebecca), Wai Har (dcd) & Ying Young (dcd), Lap Hei & Fong, Siu Ping, Lap Fung (Lupton For)

Companion to her sister Hop For (Joe) and Por Por to her 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Private Family Funeral Service for Chi Kit has been held.

Passing Date: 23rd June 2020
Funeral Date: Private Service Held

Dempsey & Forrest