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Patricia (Trish) Ellen TOWNSEND-CASSIDY


Gracefully passed away, at Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by her loved ones, on November 16, 2022, aged 65 years. Devoted wife of the late Chris, loved and treasured mum of Claudia and her partner Paulo, dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Christine and Steve Smith, Lynne (deceased) and Dave Terry, a much-loved cousin, aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many.

“A gift to our lives”

Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Christchurch Hospital Oncology Ward, St George’s Cancer Care, and the team at Nurse Maude Hospice, for all their support and care of Mum. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Trish Townsend-Cassidy, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In memory of Trish donations to The Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, would be appreciated and can be made directly online at:

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Teresa’s Catholic Church, 8 Puriri Street, Riccarton, on Tuesday, December 6, at 1.30pm, interment thereafter at the Yaldhurst Cemetery. The recitation of the Rosary will be held in St Teresa’s Catholic Church on Monday, December 5, at 5.30pm.


Rest in peace