Clark, Lesley Marguerite

Of Blenheim. Passed away peacefully at Olive Tree Rest Home on Friday 19 April 2024, after a long battle with cancer. Aged 95 years. Her loving husband Keith beside her after 72 years of marriage. Succeeded by sons, Andrew (dec), and Donald and Robyn.
Grandchildren Philippa, and Guy. Great-grandchildren Sophie, Poppy, Jasper, and Juliette. Also by her sister Isobel, Her nieces and nephews and her extended family. She had wonderful memories of our borrowed sons and daughters; Omar, Angie, MeiLan, Catrin, Tham, Lingson, Arifin, Ririo, and her cousins David Harrison and Lolita. Messages to the Clark family, C/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North 4440. A memorial service to celebrate Lesley’s life will be held at the Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Tuesday 30 April 2024, at 2.00pm.

Campbell, Julie Lavinia

8 June 1932 – 23 April 2024
Passed away peacefully, at home in her sleep. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill Campbell. Much loved mum of Roger and Michael. Treasured Ggrandmother of Samantha and Alex. Devoted teacher at St. Peters College from 1974 till the mid 90’s. A service to celebrate Julie’s life will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North on Tuesday, 30 April 2024, at 10.00am. Messages to Julie’s family can be sent to C/O PO Box 1014,Palmerston North.

Yule, Christene Robb (née Webb)

Yule, Christene Robb (née Webb) of Palmerston North. Passed away on 19 April 2024, aged 79. Much loved by her husband Rob, her sister Margie, her children Andrew, Joanna, Nicola, Sarah, and Emily, her sixteen grandchildren and her extended family. A woman of faith, family, community, and a dedicated, loved teacher. We’ll all miss her sparkle, her hospitality, her wit, wisdom, intellect and warmth. The Lord has been her refuge and strength to the end. Special thanks to the staff at Aroha rest home for their loving care. Messages to the Yule family c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North. A funeral service will be held at St. Albans Presbyterian Church, St Albans Avenue, Palmerston North, on Tuesday 23 April 2024, at 11am.

Pomana, Joseph William (Joe)

Of Ashhurst. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his whaanau on Tuesday 16 April 2024 . Aged 62 years. Dearly loved husband of Karen. Loved Dad of Te Awhiorangi and Josh, Manaaki, and Anahera and Ryan. Adored Koro of Phoenix, Awariki, Te Ararehua, and Tawera. Messages to the Pomana Family, C/- PO Box 1014 Palmerston north Palmerston North. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at the Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday, 19 April 2024, at 2.00pm.

Checkley, Allan Frederick.

Of Pahiatua,18.12.1924 – 3.4.2024. Passed away peacefully at Waireka Rest Home in Pahiatua. In his 100th year.  Much loved husband of Nancy (deceased), father of David, Ian, Raewyn, Stewart, and Dianne. Adored grandfather and great grandfather to many. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff and residents at Waireka rest home for their friendship and loving care of our father and family.  Message to the Checkley Family C/- PO Box 1014 Palmerston North 4440. A Funeral service for Allan will be held at St Paul’s Union Church, 12 Arthur Street, Pahiatua. On Tuesday 9th April 2024 at11am.

Noble, Freda May. nee Armstrong

Born in Putaruru, 24 October 1936, passed away 2nd April 2024 peacefully at The Palmerston Manor Lifecare.  Dearly beloved wife of the late Robin Noble.  Youngest daughter of Alex and Etna Armstrong, sister of Philip and the late Olive, Jim, Colleen, Betty and Tom.  Much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society. Messages to the Noble family C/- PO Box 1014 Palmerston North 4440  A service will be held for Freda at the Lychway Funeral Home, 5 Roy Street Palmerston North, on Monday 8th April 2024 at 1 pm

PERCIVAL, Henry Joseph

Of Palmerston North. Harry survived multiple heart failures since 1990. He was expected to survive the most recent but died quietly in his study at home on 23 March 2024. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Keitha Giddens and children Reg, Jo, and Dan (New Zealand) and his children Kelly and Brad (Australia), Also his sister Jane and Whanau (Otaki). Thanks for the most recent assistance from the staff and friends at the Manawatu Golf Club. A memorial service for Harry is to be held at the Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 12th April 2024, at 2.00pm. Donations to the New Zealand Heart Foundation would be appreciated. Donations can be made by visiting or can be left in the Lychway Chapel foyer. All messages to Harry’s family, C/o PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

Olsen, Graeme Phil

Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on 27 March 2024 aged 83 years surrounded by his loving family.  Dearly loved and respected husband of Judy for 62 years.  Dearly loved father and father in-law of Jeff and Irasa, Tony and Kim, and Brenda and Craig.  Loved Grandad of his 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the Pahiatua St John Ambulance.  A service for Graeme will be held on Wednesday 3 April 2024 at 11.00am in The Lychway Funeral Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North followed by a burial service at Mangahao/Ballance Cemetery. For those who are unable to attend Graeme’s service the live stream link is

HADFIELD, Tasman Rewiti

Passed away unexpectedly, aged 48 years. Beloved son of Simon Hadfield and Denise Nicol. Loved father of Oceania Hadfield, brother of Joel, and Uncle of Eden and Lara. Treasured friend of many. A private service and cremation to be held. Messages to Tasman’s family can be sent to C/O PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

CARRUTHERS, Mervyn Alexander

Passed away peacefully on 10th March 2024, in his 95 th year. Loved husband of the late Anne and respected father of Robin, Judith, Susan and families. Much loved Dah to all his grand and great-grandchildren. According to Merv’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Messages to Judith at