Whanganui Funeral Notices

Listed in order of publication date

VALLELY: David Costello. QSM. JP.

Passing: 13th April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 16th April 2021

Peacefully at home in Whanganui at dawn on Tuesday 13th April 2021, aged 93 years.

Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Yvonne.

Treasured and respected father & father-in-law of Ross & Brenda, and Megan & Mike.

Much loved Grandad and Great Grandad of all his Grandies.

Loved and loyal brother & brother-in-law of Betty & Ted Duggan, the late Ted & Jeanette Vallely, the late June & Percy Field and wee Peggy Jean.

Loved Uncle David of all his nieces and nephews.

“Aged to perfection 93% proof. Take me home Country Roads.”

A special thanks to his Geneva Carer’s, Vicki, Angeline, Sarah, Katrina, Andreas, Neema, Shiree, and Philip and the Staff at Whanganui Hospital.

All messages C/- 286 Somme Parade, Whanganui.

In accordance with David’s wishes a Family Farewell has been held.

Dempsey & Forrest

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DAVY: Doreen Mavis

Passing: 12th April 2021
Funeral: Memorial Svce - 20th April
Published: 16th April 2021

Suddenly at home on 12th April 2021.

Much loved wife of the late Bernard. Respected and loved Mum, Nanna and Great Nanna to all her family.

In accordance with Doreen’s wishes a private family service is to be held.

Doreen’s family invite all her friends to a gathering in her memory at John and Michele’s home, 11 Thompsons Road, off Longacre Valley Road, at 2.00pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.

All very welcome.

Dempsey & Forrest

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CHRISTIE, Shirley QSM JP (rtd)

Passing: 8th April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 15th April 2021

Peacefully with Carron at her side on the 8th April 2021.

Dearly loved wife of Ron of 66 yrs. Much loved Mother to Graeme, Roger, Murray(dec), Carron & Darryl. Special Grandma of Rhiannon, Mathew, Ethan, Christy, Tom, Sam and great grandma of Olivia & Cruz.

Shirley gave so much not only to us as a family but also to the organisations she was proudly involved with. As a family we are so very proud of her and the achievements she made in her very full life. We thank those involved in her QSM nomination that was awarded in 2019.

A beautiful lady now at rest with her treasured Murray.

At Shirley's request a private Service has been held.

Dempsey & Forrest

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LAUGESEN: Mary Dorothy (nee McIntyre)

Passing: 13th April 2021
Funeral: To be advised
Published: 14th April 2021

Peacefully at home with Lynda and Adele by her side on Tuesday 13th April 2021, aged 95 years.

Loved wife of the late Robert (Bob).

Loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Paul & Sue, Bruce & Gosia (Poland), Lynda, and the late Jeanie.

Respected and cherished Nana of all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

All messages C/- The Laugesen Family, P.O.Box 341, Wanganui.

A Service for Mary will be held when Bruce arrives home from Poland.

Details will be advised.

Dempsey & Forrest

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DONAGHY: Thomas James (Tom)

Passing: 8th April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 14th April 2021

On 8th April 2021, peacefully in New Vista Rest Home, aged 88 years.

Dearly loved husband of Margaret for 68 years. Much loved father and father in law of Tom and Kerry, Jacinta and Tim McGovern, Cushla and Andy Roberts, and Simone and Rob Mallasch. A loved and loving grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Loved brother and brother in law of Yvonne and John Brownlie, Noeline and the late Graeme` Wilson, John Donaghy and Jacquie, and the late Patricia and Les Rusden. A loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Tom’s wishes a private family service has been held.

Dempsey & Forrest

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COLLARD: Dulcie

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

Peacefully on the 5th April 2021.

Much loved wife of the late Doug.

A most lovely Mum & Mum-in-law to Sue (dec) and Garth, Venessa and Roy (dec) and Martin, Larry and Margaret, Sharlene and Tyrone, and Trudi.

A wonderful Gran to 12 and Great Gran to 18.

She has had a great life and was much loved.

To Edale Staff, thank you all for your loving care and support over the past month.

As per Dulcie’s wishes a Private Funeral has already taken place.

Dempsey & Forrest

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AMON: Joan Kathleen

Passing: 2nd April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 7th April 2021

Peacefully after a long illness at Hospice Wanganui, on 2nd April 2021.

Dearly loved Mum of Nadine and the late Duane and Mum in law of Mark.

Loved Nana of Jake, Kenya, Simone; Dylan, and Codie.

Loving Great Grandmother to her Great Grandchildren.

Companion of Michael and treasured friend of Gail and remembered fondly by Peter.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Wanganui, P.O. Box 4284, Wanganui.

In accordance with Joan’s wishes a private service and cremation has been held.

Dempsey & Forrest

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PEACOCK: Joan Irene

Passing: 6th April 2021
Funeral: 10th April 2021
Published: 7th April 2021

Passed away peacefully at Lady Joy Rest Home on Tuesday 6th April 2021, aged 96 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Stan.

Loved Mum & Mother-in-law of Lorraine Ryan, Graham, Lynette & Ho Barry, Diane & Wayne Whitaker.

Very special and much loved Nana to her 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren with another two little ones on the way and 2 great great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Saturday 10th April 2021 at 4.00pm, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

Dempsey & Forrest

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BAYLY: Brenda

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

On 6th April 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, aged 73 years.

Dearly loved mother of Harry, Brent and Ra-Kell, Pamela, and Sheryl. A much loved Nana of Lesley-Ann, Bianca, Chelsea, Aotea, Te Rapa; Hannah, Troy; and Mason and a loved great Nana.

Life friend of Douglas Bayly.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Brenda’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Friday 9th April 2021 at 2.00pm, to be followed by interment in the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

Dempsey & Forrest

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OLIVER, Arthur Milton McClure

Passing: 5th April 2021
Funeral: Private Service Held
Published: 7th April 2021

1935-2021

Our Beautiful Dad passed away Monday 5th April, aged 85 years.

Loved only Child of the late Sheila & Arthur Oliver. Dearly loved Husband of the late Maureen. Dearly loved Father of Karan & Mike Ratter (Brisbane), Laureen and the late Rodger Tunnell, & Bruce & Diane. Much loved Grandad of Shane & Emma, Lisa & Graeme, Natasha, Hayley & Nick, Jon & Michelle, Kelsey & Brad, Jessica & Tama, & Hinearangi. Great Grandad of Ethan, Riley, Ella, & Ava, Max, Darcy, Brooklyn, Quinn, and baby Tunnell, & Lazarus.

We will remember you as a great Father and Friend, who has the most amazing sense of humour, your stories and love will be with us forever. Rest now Dad, you deserve to be free of all your pain.

In accordance with Milton’s wishes a Private Farewell has already taken place.

Dempsey & Forrest

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