On May 2, 2021, aged 64 years. Dearly loved and treasured daughter of the late Shona and Maurice Hoban of Hawarden, much loved special sister and sister-in-law of Bernadette and Mark, Martin and Debra, Annemarie and Alan and the late Dallas, and Tim and Lisa. A very dear aunty to Ben, Luke, Danielle, Hannah, Alex, Charlie and Oscar. Supported through her life by her many aunties, uncles and cousins, especially Bernadette Kernick, Dave and the late Colleen Costello, and Joyce Mannix. Always central to our family, Maryellen enriched our lives by teaching us empathy, acceptance, courage and to value everyone. Greatly missed, she is now at peace. Maryellen was well cared for over many years by Hohepa Canterbury and Mt Thomas Insight NZ, and more recently St Allisa Rest Home. We are very grateful. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Maryellen Hoban, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Raphael’s Catholic Church, Hawarden at 1.30pm, on Thursday May 6.