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Reina Elizabeth BENS

Oaklands Chapel

(formerly Stapleton): Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, at Cashmere View Hospital, aged 92 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ivan Stapleton, and Heinz Bens.  Reina was the much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul (deceased) and Sally, Grant and Jean, and Glennis and Dave. Special Gran of Kate, Ben, Michael, and Alex. Great-Gran of Alexis, Carter, Archie, and Reef.  Middle sister of Pauline (deceased), and Janice (The Abbett Girls).

‘Forever in our hearts’.

Special thanks to the staff at Cashmere View Hospital for their wonderful care and support of Reina over the last 8 years.  Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Reina Bens, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations in Reina’s name to the Neurological Foundation would be appreciated and can be made directly at: A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Reina will be held in our Oaklands Chapel, corner Halswell Junction and Wigram Roads, Halswell, on January 27, at 2.00pm.