CLINCH, William Edward (Bill)

William Edward (Bill):
Peacefully on Thursday 13 January 2022 at Summerset Village, Palmerston North. Aged 88 years. Dearly beloved husband and best friend for 58 years of the late Nurangi. Loved father of Ivan and Evelyn, Maureen and Bryan Webb, Lauraine and Kevin Gildea, Aileen and Dave Evans, Val and Mike Ellis, Sue and Peter Schwamm, Sam and Nicci, Gloria and Barry Pearson. Dearly loved Grumpy of 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Summerset for their loving care of Bill. According to Bill’s wishes, a private family service has been held. Messages to Clinch family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

KYLE, Gail Joycelyn (Mitchel)

Gail Joycelyn (Mitchel):
Died peacefully on 30th December 2021 at 4.30pm at Amayrillis House, Lower Hutt. A much loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Christian, and Friend to 100’s in N.Z. and overseas. Her farewell is planned for Friday 7th January at 1.00pm at The Lychway, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North. Further enquiries txt Rod on 027-438-2240. Please send messages of condolence c/o Wai Family, P.O. Box 5129, Terrace End, Palmerston North.

WAI, Don Mun

WAI, Don Mun:
Of Palmerston North. Passed away peacefully on Friday 24th December 2021. Eldest son of Joe Wai (deceased) and Yuen Hing Wai (deceased) of Palmerston North. Dearly loved husband of Ngan Kiu (Gill) Wai (deceased). Much loved father and father-in-law of Donald & Kuljira, Debbie & Tony, Darren & Maureen, Dennis & Catherine, Donna & Kevin, Diana & Murray, Darryl & Louise, Denise & Adam. He was an adored Goong Goong and Yeh Yeh to 17 grandchildren. A private family service has been held according to Don Mun’s wishes. The Wai family would like to thank the staff at Ward 26 of Palmerston North Hospital for their wonderful support. Please send messages of condolences c/o Wai Family, P.O. Box 5129, Terrace End, Palmerston North.


10 July 1937 – 26 December 2021
Much loved mother of Leslie, Julianne, Lise, Tony and Deborah Rasmussen, mother-in-law of Janine and Naomi, nana of Paul, Katrina, Daniel, Dana and Alex, and great-grandmother of Ollie, Arielle, and Isak Rasmussen. Mum, you are greatly loved and will be missed. A huge thank you to the staff of Karina Lifecare and The Lychway, Palmerston North. A private service for Audrey has taken place.

McPHEE, Lawrence Alan (Skip)

Lawrence Alan (Skip):
Passed away peacefully at Elmwood House, Napier, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday 20 December 2021, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Vita and the late Jo. Much loved Dad of Rob and Marilyn, loved father-in-law of Vicki and Sean. Loved and respected grandad to Clint, Melanie, Aaron, Scott, Kelsey, Jack and Cameron. Great-grandad to many. A service for Skip will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 30 December 2021 at 2.00pm. You will need your vaccine pass to attend. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimer’s Society Manawatu would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Skip’s family extends their heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care given to him by the Elmwood House staff.

NIXEY, Brent Paul

NIXEY, Brent Paul:
Passed away on Thursday 23rd December 2021 at Arohanui Hospice. Aged 57 years. Very loved husband of Amanda, and Dad of Matthew (Matt) and Kelly. Very loved Grumpy (Grandad) of April and Joseph. Brother of Karen, Robyn, and Lynne. Brother-in-law of Dean, Paul, and Phil. Uncle to all his wonderful nephews and nieces. A funeral for Brent will be held at Linton Military Camp, on Friday 31st December 2021 at 11.00am. You will need your vaccine pass to attend the service.

HEWALD, Vilma Rae

HEWALD, Vilma Rae:
Passed away peacefully at her home on 21 December 2021, in her 93rd year. Cherished wife of the late Bob. Treasured mother and mother-in-law to Keitha and Graham (Nelson), Grant and Jo (Melbourne), Nana to Megan, Bevan, Sarah, Michelle and the late Paul, and Great-Nan for Liam, Aislinn, Louis and Sylvie. A Requiem Mass for Vilma will be held at St Brigid’s Church, 27 Wakeman Street, Pahiatua, on Thursday 30 December 2021 at 11.00am, followed by interment at Mangatainoka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Pahiatua St John’s Ambulance building fund would be much appreciated. Messages to 89 Panorama Drive, Nelson.

BROWNING, Veronica Hilda (née Healy)

Veronica Hilda (née Healy):
Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on 21st December 2021, in Palmerston North. 100 years young. Beloved wife of John (dec). Much loved Auntie Tuppy of Margaret, Kathleen, Warren, Janet, Ian and Ross. Fondly remembered by their families, and her many friends. A Funeral will held at the Central Baptist Church, 190 Church St, Palmerston North. at 10.30am, on 23rd December 2021, thereafter interment at Kelvin Grove Cemetery.


Passed away on Monday 6th December 2021 at Woodfall Home and Hospital, aged 84 years. Dearly loved companion of 31 years to Kathleen Harris. Stepfather of Sharon, Faye, Martin and poppa for Kathleen’s grandchildren.
“A gentleman now at rest”
A service for Rex will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 13th December 2021 at 11.30am. Messages can be sent to the family, PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

KNIGHT, Ashleigh Jeanette

KNIGHT, Ashleigh Jeanette:
Unexpectedly on Saturday 4 December 2021. Aged 21 years. Beautiful, cherished daughter of Nipper and Sheree. Loved and treasured sister of Taine and Holly; and Caleb and Ella. Beautiful soulmate and partner to Finn. A service for Ashleigh will be held in the Apiti Hall, Makoura Road, Apiti, on Friday 10 December 2021 at 1.00pm.
“We lost our beautiful girl when she closed her eyes.”
All messages to the Knight family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.