Obituaries

Allan Robert FRANCIS

15/07/2021
On July 15, 2021, peacefully at Parklands Hospital, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty, loved father and father-in-law of Graham and Ann, and Robert, treasured granddad of Kaitlin and Paddy, and great-granddad of Micah, much loved ...
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Eric (Jim) Richard James THOMPSON

02/08/2021
On August 2, 2021, peacefully at Avonlea Dementia Care, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of Joan, loved father and father-in-law of David (deceased) and Odene, Heather and Geoff, and Elizabeth and Tony, treasured grandpop of Corey, and Aleyce and ...
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Victor (Vic) Bennett ALLEN

03/08/2021
On August 3, 2021, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness, aged 77 years.  Much loved husband of Trish, loving father and father-in-law of Vanessa and Steve Burns, and Jacqueline, loved fat...
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Noel Herbert GORRIE

19/07/2021
Died on July 19, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital following a short illness. Dearly loved husband and friend of Rae; much loved father and father-in-law of Raewyn, Lianne and Torben, Ritchie and Kim, Kyla and Pete; also Jacky and Sean, Cal and Les, Sha...
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Alice Violet WHITTAKER

31/07/2021
On July 31, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, aged 83 years. Loved wife of Merv, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jeff and Trace, Debbie and Denny, Aaron and Andrea, adored Nan of Cara, Josh, Luke, Steffi; Shannon, Katelyn, Kurt; Jaxon, ...
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Elizabeth (Mary) Anne SNOW

01/08/2021
On August 1, 2021, unexpectedly at home, aged 63 years. Adored wife of John for 25 years, loved mum and mum-in-law of Jodi and Rosie, Tony and Alana, Andrew and Tarah, Kelly and Rui, Jodie and Nic, devoted nana of Timeka and Tyson; Kawana and Manaia;...
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Michael Langford SMETHAM

26/07/2021
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife Buffy, and three daughters, on Monday, July 26, 2021, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Buffy, adored father of Nicola, Melissa, and Emma, father-in-law to Jens Zollhofer, Patrick McLuskie, and Jonn...
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Maria Judith HARBOUR

31/07/2021
After an exceptional morning of tennis, Maria sadly passed away at Christchurch Hospital with family by her side, aged 74 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Brian, for over 50 years. A much treasured mother and mother-in-law of Jami...
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Kelly Anne WILSON

29/07/2021
On July 29, 2021, aged 40 years, passed away peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, with her loving husband Simon by her side.  Dearly loved wife of Simon, treasured mum of Lewis, and William.  Beloved daughter of Sonia and the late Kevin, much loved s...
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Lola BROWNELL

30/07/2021
Passed away peacefully on July 30, 2021, at Archer Village, aged 102 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John Hore, and the late Robert Brownell (both Australia). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jonathan and Alison (Canada), Peter and Elisabe...
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Gwendoline (Gwen) Winifred Ann MOOLENAAR

30/07/2021
On July 30, 2021, at WesleyCare, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Eddy (Edward), loved mother and mother-in-law of Laurens (Larry) and Christine, Lucia, the late Lesley, Francis, and Gerard, treasured Oma of Jordan and Alla, April, Tim an...
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Kathleen (Kath) May HORWOOD

28/07/2021
On July 28, 2021, peacefully at Ngaio Marsh Home, following a short illness, aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Leonard (Len), much loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Lynne, loved and respected stepmother of Anne Maclean, and Sally ...
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Winifred (Win) Grace JOHNSTON

28/07/2021
Only child of Mary and Joseph Johnston, on July 28, 2021, in her 94th year. Long-standing member of the Knox Church, Bealey Avenue. Missed by all her many friends. Messages may be addressed to The Friends of the late Winifred Johnston, c/- PO Box 390...
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Paul Joseph WILSON

27/07/2021
On July 27, 2021, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 47 years. Loved dad and mate of Thomas, dearly loved son of Ian and Denise, much loved big brother of Nicolette and Shane Allen, and loved uncle of Isabelle. Special thanks to th...
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William (Bill) Frank Chatterton TAYLOR

27/08/2021
(Former Maths Lecturer at Canterbury University), Suddenly at home, on July 27, 2021, aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of Shirley for 55 years, loved father and father-in-law of Hadrian, and Mark and Nicky (Melbourne). Brother-in-law to Valerie Ta...
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Amanda Kate PAPPS

28/07/2021
On July 28, 2021, aged 40 years, Amanda crossed the rainbow bridge, and reached for her star, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by the love of her family. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Tim, treasured mum of Kenzie, Cassie, and Ja...
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Gary George BARBARA

27/07/2021
On July 27, 2021, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, after a courageous battle with Myeloma. Most dearly loved husband and best friend of Susan, treasured father and father-in-law of Grant and Cheryl, and Andrew, adored grandad of Madie, Zac; and E...
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Stuart Russell YOUNG

26/07/2021
On July 26, 2021, aged 72 years.  Passed away surrounded by his immediate family.  Dearly loved husband, and best friend of Sheryl, loved dad and father-in-law of Simon and Desirée, Chris and Ellie, Kimberley and Warren Guy, adored grandpa of Emmi...
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Hazel Rosemary VEALE

26/07/2021
Peacefully surrounded by family, on July 26, 2021, aged 95 years. Dearly loved wife and constant companion of the late Morey, cherished mother of Trevor, David, Susan, Julie, Tony (deceased), John, and Geoffrey. Treasured and adored grandma to her ni...
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Donald (Don) RUTTER

15/07/2021
It is with great sadness that we share with you, the passing of Don, on July 15, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital. Adored husband to Sue, husband to the late Patricia, father to Lynda, and Wendy, father-in-law to Stuart, and John, grandfather to Alex, ...
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