Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

WALL, John ( Raymond John)

Passing: 11th April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 16th April 2021

Died peacefully in Wanganui hospice on Sunday 11th April 2021, aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Myra for 62 years, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Ruth and Brendan; Jonathan and Ann and treasured Grandad of Stephanie, Paul, Nicole and Fergus, Thomas and Caitlin.

Cleared for his final flight.

In accordance with John’s wishes, a family funeral has been held.


Passed away peacefully at Wanganui Hospice on the 11th April 2021, aged 86 years.

Loved brother and brother in law of Margaret (dec) and Owen Savage, Waverley; Katherine Corry, Wanganui; Malcolm and Helen Wall, Te Awamutu; Elizabeth and Peter Thompson, Auckland; Alison Dillon (dec); Ken and Sandra Wall, Te Kuiti.

Sadly missed.

According to John’s wishes a family funeral has been held.

Cleveland Funeral Home

SS Front.jpg

RUDHALL, Reginald Edward (Reg)

Passing: 11th April 2021
Funeral: 16th April 2021
Published: 12th April 2021

Passed away peacefully with family at his side in Waikato Hospital on Sunday 11th April 2021.

Loving husband of Lesley, and loved Dad to Steven and Alice, and Linda and Justin. Grandad to Brent, Ryan, Dayna, and Jack.

A service to celebrate Reg’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Whanganui on Friday 16th April 2021 at 1.30pm.

All fellow bandsmen please feel free to bring your instruments.

Cleveland Funeral Home


ASHFORD, Joseph Te Poki Atua

Passing: 6th April 2021
Funeral: 9th April 2021
Published: 7th April 2021

On Tuesday 6th April 2021, surrounded by his family, at home in Patea, aged 91 years.

Loving husband and soul mate of the late Ngaiwi. Loving father and father in law of Poki and Ngarie, Alec and Pam, Cora, Puti and Willy, Ngaiwi and the late Eru, Ross and Christine, Joseph and Christine, Matthew, Betty and the late Joe, Peggy and Ken, Gloria and Alan, and William and Sharon. Loved by all his Mokopuna.

Joe will lie in state at Wai o Turi Pa, Patea, until his funeral service at the Pa on Friday 9th May at 11.00am, to be followed by interment at Ohinemutu Urupa.

Cleveland Funeral Home


KEMP, Lorna Blanche

Passing: 29th March 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 3rd April 2021

Passed peacefully in Wanganui on Monday 29th March 2021, aged 92 years.

Much loved wife of the late Norman. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Janice O’Brien, Eric and Carol, and Cliff and Pauline. A loved Nana to all her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Cleveland Funeral Home


BATT (White), Juliana (Julie) Norma Dawn

Passing: 24th March 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 31st March 2021

Passed peacefully on Wednesday 24th March 2021, aged 77.

Loved mother of Sandra, Ross, Shelley, Darren, and Petrina. A loved in-law, Grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

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

Cleveland Funeral Home


HONE, William Thomas (Bill).

Passing: 31st March 2021
Funeral: 6th April 2021
Published: 31st March 2021

Peacefully in Whanganui Hospital on Wednesday 31st March 2021, aged 92 years.

Dearly loved husband of Nell.

Loved father of Sheldon and the late Bill and Donald. Much loved grandad of Stacey, Holly, Christopher, and Tessa.

Treasured Pop Pop of Leigha, Emily, and Hannah.

In Memory of Bill, donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and can be left at his funeral service.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the family Home, 1 Ngamotu Road, Waverley on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Waverley Cemetery.


Patea Kilwinning Lodge No. 18

Brethren of the above lodge and sister lodges are invited to attend the funeral service for their late brother VWBro William Thomas Hone (P.G.Lect).

By Request WM.

Cleveland Funeral Home


PRICE, Daniel Joseph

Passing: 29th March 2021
Funeral: 1st April 2021
Published: 30th March 2021

Suddenly in Whanganui Hospital with family at his side, on 29th March 2021, aged 42 years.

Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Elizabeth. Much loved father of (the late) Hannah-Joy, Zion, (the late) Boaz, David, and Sally. Beautiful eldest son of Cleo and Dave Berryman, and the late Graeme. Loved brother of Gemma-Kate, Tim, and Abby. A loved son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle ,cousin and friend.

A service to celebrate Daniel’s life will be held in Faith City Church, Springvale Road, Whanganui, on Thursday, 1st April 2021 at 12:30pm, and will be live streamed on www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz

Cleveland Funeral Home


RAVENWOOD, Josephine Mary

Passing: 27th March 2021
Funeral: 31st March 2021
Published: 29th March 2021

12/10/1936 - 27/03/2021, in her 85th year, loved wife of the late George Ravenwood.

Great friend of Doug Forman. Sister of (the late) Brian, and Judith; loved aunty of Jayne and Peter Olding, Geoff and Jayne Baume, Deborah and Quinten, Amber and Peter Grundy (Brisbane). Great-Aunt to Thomas, Kasha, and Matthew Deighton; step-mother to Andrea and (the late) Arnold Bunn, Ian and Linda (Tasmania), and Hughie Ravenwood and family.

A service to celebrate Josephine's life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Wednesday, the 31st of March 2021 at 10:30am.

Cleveland Funeral Home

Ravenwood Web.jpg

BROWN, Gina Meryl

Passing: 24th March 2021
Funeral: 30th March 2021
Published: 28th March 2021

On Wednesday, 24th March 2021, in Auckland Hospital, aged 60 years.

Much loved Soul Mate of Steve Siegel.

Treasured Mum of Jodie, and Carl Guilford. Loved Nanny G of Liv, and Vinny (Guilford).

Loved daughter of Wynne and the late Jack Brown, and loved sister and sister in law of Lana Pennington, and Martin and Francis Brown.

A special aunt and dear friend who will be sadly missed.

A service to celebrate Gina’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Tuesday 30th March, at 2.00pm.

In memory of Gina please wear something bright, quirky or special to you.

Cleveland Funeral Home


TE KURA, Lewis Te Huia (Son Son)

Passing: 20th March 2021
Funeral: 26th March 2021
Published: 24th March 2021

Suddenly on 20th March 2021, as the result of an accident.

Much loved son of Maxine and Michael Te Kura (Australia).

A loved father, koro, brother, brother in law, uncle cousin and friend, who will be sadly missed.

Lewis is lying on Te Puke Marae, Raetihi.

Final Service will be held at the Marae on Friday 26th March at 11.00am, followed by interment at Paraweka Marae Urupa, Pipiriki, Whanganui River Road.

Cleveland Funeral Home