LAGAH, Taina Karipa (Dinah) (formerly Te Huna)

LAGAH, Taina Karipa
(Dinah) (formerly Te Huna):
Passed peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, aged 83 years, at Palmerston North Hospital. Dearly beloved wife, for 56 years, of George. Adored mother of Sylvia (deceased) and David (Hawera), Valerie and Paul (Palmerston North), Himona (Simon) and Ruth (Hawera), Colin and Jackie (Australia), Marama (Whanganui), Phillip and Shelley (Palmerston North), and Ishiri (Palmerston North). Nana to 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Eldest “big sister” to her beloved siblings in New Zealand and overseas. A restricted family service and cremation has been held on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Messages of condolence, visits, baking and so forth to our home at 4 Dundas Place, Palmerston North, have been gratefully welcomed. A very big thank you to our whanau for all your quiet support and behind the scenes activities to help cope through Dinah’s illness. A special thank you to Palmerston North Hospital Accident and Emergency and ward 28 nursing staff for all their care and attention, and (Mark) Lychway Memorials and Reverend Uncle Walker for both their support and guidance.

LAWRENCE, Ronald (Ron)

LAWRENCE, Ronald (Ron):
Passed away peacefully in the presence of family at the Palmerston North Hospital on Sunday 20 January 2019, in his 91st year. A loved and respected father and father-in-law of Heather & Harry Dean; Gaylene Lawrence & Bryan Lankshear; Robyn & Tyrone Gow; and Scott & Lanette Lawrence. Loved grandad of Kellie; Anthony; Emily; Alex; Jasin; Nicholas; Abbie; and Reagen. And an adored great-grandad to little Dean. A service for Ron will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 28 January 2019 at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to the Lawrence family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

MAKEY, Keith Beresford

MAKEY, Keith Beresford:
At Palmerston North Hospital on Monday 1 June 2020, in his 90th year. Loved brother of Joan and Ted, and loved uncle of his nephews and nieces. Thanks to all the staff of Riverside Rest Home, Foxton Beach, and the staff of Ward 28, PNH. In accordance with Keith’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

WAI, Ngan Kiu (Gill)

WAI, Ngan Kiu (Gill):
Of Palmerston North. Passed away peacefully on Friday 29th May 2020. Dearly loved wife of Don Mun Wai. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Donald & Kuljira, Debbie & Tony, Darren & Maureen, Dennis & Catherine, Donna & Kevin, Diana & Murray, Darryl & Louise, Denise & Adam. She was an adored Por Por and Ma to 16 grandchildren. A private family service has been held according to Gill’s wishes. Please send messages of condolences c/- Wai Family, PO Box 5129, Terrace End, Palmerston North.


03.10.1980 – 24.05.2020
Loved son of Geoff (dec), and Debbie & Phil. Loved brother of Emma and Anthony. Proud uncle of Brooke and Evan and top dog to Bella and the late Wills.
“A long battle well fought”
A service for Sam will be held at The Lychway, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 29 May 2020 at 2.30pm.


GORDON, David:
Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday 20 May 2020. Dearly loved husband to Jilda and father to Robert and Ben. Loved uncle and brother (in law) to the Gordon, Pilkington and Diedrichs families. Due to current restrictions a private family service is being held on Friday 29 May 2020 at 10.00am. Please contact Phillip at if you would like to view the service on Zoom.

DICKERSON, Norma Margaret

Norma Margaret:
Passed away peacefully at Peppertree Retirement Village, Palmerston North, on Monday 6 April 2020, aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Jim Dickerson (formerly from Bainesse). Loved mother of Margaret Jones; Bryan Dickerson; Murray Dickerson (deceased); Christine and Kevin Wood; Alan and Jan Dickerson; David Dickerson (deceased); Helen and Nigele Lind; Grace Currie and Paul Harper; Jenette and Nigel McCance. Loved Nan by her grandchildren. A private funeral service has been held for Norma. All messages to PO Box 7154, Palmerston North 4443. A memorial service for mum will be held at a later date.

SMITH, Margaret

SMITH, Margaret:
Passed away peacefully at home, aged 65 years. Loved mum of Liam, Christian and Alana. Loved Nan of Caleb, Sydney, Tony, Mark, Taylor-Page, Kristiana and Ashlan. Beloved sister, aunty and friend. A service to celebrate the life of Margaret will be held at the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North, on Friday 6 March 2020, at 1.00pm. Messages can be sent to the Smith family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

CRUTCHLEY, Shirley Ann

CRUTCHLEY, Shirley Ann:
Passed away peacefully at her home on 2nd April 2020, aged 71 years. Dearly loved wife of Peter. Mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Toni Ferris. Nana of Danielle, Lisa, Matthew and Richard. In accordance with Shirley’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Messages can be sent to the Crutchley family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

SEYMOUR, John Bentley

SEYMOUR, John Bentley:
28.09.1961 – 01.04.2020
John passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on 1 April 2020, aged 58. Loved son of George and Faith. Cherished husband of Andrea. Dearly loved dad, father-in-law and granddad of Luke, Anna and Scarlett, and Amy-Rose, Kurt and Harley, and step-dad of Baylie. Adored brother and brother-in-law of Greg, and Rob and Rose, and loved uncle of Ben and Jordan. In accordance with John’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place with a memorial service to take place at a later date. Messages to John’s family, c/- 70 Tokomaru East Road, RD 4, Tokomaru 4474.