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Mavis Evelyn HICKS

Wai-mana Chapel

Unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, at Charles Upham Village, Rangiora, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob Hicks of Stewart Island; much loved mother of Glenda and Murray and mother-in-law of Sandra (Christchurch); cherished Nanna of Katie and Great Nanna of Cam and Liam (Healdsburg, California); cherished Nanna of Charlotte and Guy and Great Nanna of Izzy and Henry (West Melton). Loved sister of the late Margaret Holroyd and Lex Wilson (Oteramika, Southland). A service of thanksgiving for Mavis’ life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora on Thursday, April 6, at 10:30am. To watch a livestream of the service please click here.

A memorial service is planned for a later date on Stewart Island. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mavis would be welcome for the Stewart Island Seniors Cottage Trust, and may be made online at or at the chapel. Thanks to David and his staff at Charles Upham for looking out for Mavis these past five years. Thanks also to Good Street Medical and lately Amberley Medical Centre for managing Mavis’ health needs.