BOTTCHER, Velma Elaine (née McDonald)

BOTTCHER, Velma Elaine
(née McDonald):
of Rongotea. Passed away peacefully on Saturday 6 November 2021 at Peppertree Rest Home, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Spratt (John), and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Debra and Steve Williams (Wales), and Wendy Norton (Auckland), adored Nana of Amy and Nicole (Wales), and John (Auckland), and Great-Grandmother of Connor (Wales). Friends are invited to attend a service for Velma at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 12 November 2021, at 1.00pm. Messages can be sent to Velma’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

POTTS, Shirley Grace

POTTS, Shirley Grace:
On November 2, 2021, peacefully at Arohanui Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife of the late Bryan. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Maxine and Brandon Climo; Nick and Bex and adored Nana of Alex, and Kieran; and Charlie. Loved daughter of the late Allan Griffin; Grace (deceased) and Mike Barnes; and a loved sister of Tony, Jenny, and Bernie and a loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews, and loved by her extended family. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Arohanui Hospice would be appreciated and may be left in the Chapel foyer. Due to Covid restrictions a Private Service for Shirley will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 2.00pm. If you are wanting more details please contact Maxine or Nick re the Service and/or livestreaming. Messages c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North 4440.

FERRIS, Richard James

FERRIS, Richard James:
Passed away peacefully after a short illness on 30th October 2021, aged 80. Much loved husband of Alison and father of Adrienne, Jodi, Leigh, Rebecca, the late Glen, and their partners. Adored Poppa of four grandchildren.
A wise friend and colleague
to many. A gentle soul with
a heart of gold. You will be loved and missed forever.
A service for Richard will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North, on Friday 5th November 2021 at 10.30am. Messages can be sent to the Ferris family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

LITTLE, Stephen Hanton

LITTLE, Stephen Hanton:
On Sunday 31 October 2021, aged 61. Stephen peacefully passed into glory, surrounded by his loving family at home. Cherished husband and soulmate of Christine. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Hayden and Liz, Malcolm and Chantelle, and Cameron. Treasured Papa of Zoe, Breanna, Elsie, Mason and Evie. Due to covid restrictions, a private service will be held at The Lychway Chapel on Thursday 4 November at 1.00pm. A livestream will be available at
oneroomstreaming.com/login Event ID LychwayFS PW YK6GJW. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice would be appreciated and can be left in the foyer or sent to PO Box 5349, Palmerston North. Messages can be sent to the Little family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

PETERSEN, Melva Josephine

PETERSEN,
Melva Josephine:
Born 30 August 1930. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 8.00pm, aged 91 years. Mother of Trevor, Carl (deceased) and Robert. Melva was related to the Collins, Burne and Petersen families and was loved by their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service for Melva will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 1 November 2021, at 1.00pm. Thank you to the Julia Wallace Retirement Village staff for the care given to my mother over the past 11 years.

Checkley, Nancy (nee Fyfe)

Checkley, Nancy (nee Fyfe):
Died peacefully, aged 96, on Sunday 17th October 2021.
Now free to reunite with
loved ones gone before.
Survived by husband Allan, and children and partners, David and Caroline, Ian and Julia, Raewyn and Steve, Stewart and Paula, Dianne and Rewi (deceased); grandchildren and partners, Mike and Larissa, Tim and Cat, Peter, Lawrence and Lizzie, Hollie and Matt, Gary, Janene and Tom, Cina and Caine, Penny and Mark, Leta and Richard, Ella, Finn, Moana and Darcey, Apiata, Rehutai and Jah; Great-grandchildren, Angus and Brittany, Thurston and Miles, Aiden and Ashley, Chloe, Molly and Sassy, Mayella and Zeke, Tilly and Lulu, Hine-ki- rangi and Tamahae, Kahurewa-I-Te-Rangi and Arihia. Special Aunty, friend and colleague to many others. Funeral service in celebration of her life to be held on Thursday 21st October, 2.00pm, at St Paul’s Union Church, 12 Arthur Street, Pahiatua. Numbers are restricted to 100. Please advise if you wish to attend and for live stream details, contact
moanatipene@hotmail.com. Text or phone Dianne: 0274292000. Cards to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

HILL, Robert Walter

HILL, Robert Walter:
Aged 73 years. Unexpectedly passed away on 18 October 2021, at Palmerston North Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Sandra Hill (née Berghan), beloved father of David, Deborah, Rebecca and Michael and cherished grandfather of William and Hannah. As per Rob’s wishes a private ceremony will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

SCHULZ, Colleen Joan (nee Griffin)

SCHULZ,
Colleen Joan (nee Griffin):
Of Palmerston North. On 14th August 2021 at Summerset Care Centre. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Francis (Frank). Loved daughter of Tom & Olive (both deceased). Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ivan & Sadie Griffin (both deceased) and Murray & Dawn Griffin. Sister-in-law of the late Aileen Kempton, Greta Adamson and Rex Schulz. Loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers a donation to SANDS would be appreciated and can be left in the church foyer. A Memorial Service for Colleen will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 229 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 8th October 2021 at 1.00pm. Messages can be sent to the Griffin family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

MATENA, Murray Moari (Boydie)

MATENA,
Murray Moari (Boydie):
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long illness on Monday 4 October 2021. Loving husband of 47 years to Karen. Loved father and father-in-law to Shaun and Coralee; and Lisa and Simon. Grandad to Tyson and Gina, Tama, Keira, Ben, Ivy. Much loved brother and uncle to all his whanau. A service for Murray (Boydie) will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North, on Thursday 7 October 2021 at 11.00am, followed by private interment. Messages can be sent to the Matena family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

BRUMMITT, Basil (Jack)

BRUMMITT, Basil (Jack):
On 26 September 2021 at Metlifecare in his 102nd year. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of the late Eileen for 68 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Val and Chum Sutherland; Maureen and George Searle; John Brummitt and Penny Lloyd. Loved Pa and Grandad of Ken, and Jackie Searle and Ruben Smith, Blair and Kelly Sutherland, Amy Sutherland, Robin and Glen Brummitt. Great-Grandpa of Ross and Kate Searle and Laura and Kieran Sutherland. A service for Jack will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 1 October 2021 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.