YORK, Marilyn Joan

YORK, Marilyn Joan:
Marilyn passed away peacefully at Palmerston Manor Rest Home, on 21 November 2020, aged 67 years. Beloved wife of the late David Thomas, David Carroll and Melvyn York, mother to Kim and Eskerina, Nana to Rachael and Cateline, daughter of William and Elsie Perfect, and sister to Elaine, Cheryl, Ray and Ann. Marilyn was also a cherished aunty, sister-in-law and friend. Marilyn spent the most of her life in the Manawatu, in the early days on the farm, then on to travel the country before settling down and starting a family. Special thanks to the Palmerston Manor staff who cared for Marilyn so well throughout her years there. A private service was held on Monday 23 November, with Elvis playing softly in the background as many treasured memories of Marilyn were shared amongst the small group gathered. Messages to Marilyn’s family, c/- 11b Stewart Crescent, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North.

RICKARD, Keith John:

RICKARD, Keith John:

Lifetime resident of Palmerston North, passed away on November 22, 2020, just short of his 94th birthday. Keith was a loving husband of Joy (deceased 2006) and father to Brian and Neal, father in-law to Judy and Heather and Grandfather to Angela, Samantha, Guy and Mitchell and great-grandfather to Eiko, Eli, Axel, Willow and Juniper; a Brother to Marjorie, Dulcie and to Donald and Kathleen (both deceased) and a special friend to Judy Rossiter. Keith’s 50 year work life included Martins Foundry, Longburn Freezing Works, PN Hospital, Brick and Pipes, Massey Agricultural College, Richardsons Drilling and Massey University (Sports Centre). His sporting life was centred on Kia Toa RFC (player, coach, life member and Patron) and Evergreens Golden Oldies, he ran with PN Harriers, the Marathon Clinic and at Masters Games. Always exercising, fit and analysing and sharing his passion with those he mentored. In accordance with his strongly held wishes there is no funeral and his ashes will join those of Joy Rickard. Brian and Neal will however have a memorial service for close family and friends once Neal and Heather leave quarantine and get to PN. You are invited to contact Neal on +61452231956 or email
Or Brian on brian.rickard@xtra.co.nz
Special thanks are due to the Julia Wallace Staff who maintained a high level of professional and empathetic care throughout Keith’s stay. Truly fabulous and unfair to single them out by name.

COOMBS, Mary Seymour

COOMBS, Mary Seymour:
31.1.1925 – 7.7.2020
Friends and family are invited to attend a service to celebrate the life of Mary at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, 67 Cambridge Avenue, Ashhurst, on Tuesday 5th January 2021, at 1.00pm, followed by afternoon tea and then interment at Ashhurst Cemetery.

MAMEA, Saisului Fa’avesi (née Talamaivao)

MAMEA, Saisului Fa’avesi
(née Talamaivao):
Passed away on Saturday 14th November 2020 at Palmerston North Hospital. Loved wife of Mamea Kiasi Mamea. Dearly loved mother of Moses Aiono, Deborah Aiono, Tupou and Iakopo Fuiono. Much loved Nana of Tavita and Senio Fuiono. Also loved step-mother of Usoalii Mamea, Susana Mamea and Jacob Eliapo Mamea, much loved step-nana of Trevell Mamea-Beales, Junior Mamea, Kiasi Mamea (jnr), Pau Mamea (jnr), Taumaloto Mamea, Ayla-Rose Mamea, Pryde Mamea, Jacob (Jnr) Mamea, and much loved grand-nana of many. Cherished daughter of the late Rev Tavita and the late Moevaolemauasamoa Fa’avesi Talamaivao; sister of Fa’auli and Ren (dec), Tulua and Taumatamu Namulaulu (Aust), Fa’avesi and Silvana Talamaivao, Rev Peteru and Faititilipatasi Jane Tone, Leighton (dec) and Raymond Fryer, Williamson Tuimanua, John Makatui (dec), Paumemea Lorraine and Stephen Chibangula (Zambia), Matthew and Leigh Talamaivao, Manuatu and Akisa Talamaivao, Filipo and Eseta Talamaivao, and an aunt to her many nephews and nieces. There will be a family service at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS), 39 Havelock Avenue, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 5.30pm. Our mother’s funeral service will be held at the same venue on Friday 20th November at 10.00am, followed by burial at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Any communication please contact Salu (0210794782) or Helen (02102668091).

GOODMAN, Warren Clarence

Warren Clarence:
Passed away 14th November 2020 at home. Devoted loving husband of Stephanie, loved father of Clinton & Kristin (Germany), Daniel & Karen, Dwayne, Nadine & Laith. Brother of Barbara, Terry (Dec), Maureen, John (Dec), Trevor and Geoffrey. Very special Grandad to all his grandchildren. Best friend to Denise & Rod. A service for Warren will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 20th November 2020, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

GRIFFIN, Thelma Joy

GRIFFIN, Thelma Joy:
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on 5 November 2020, aged 91 years. Loving wife of Harry (deceased). A loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Claire; Sharron Mary Griffin (deceased); Averill and Grant Edwards; and Peter and Helen. Loving nana of Daniel, Jared and Joanna; Matthew (deceased), Simon and Ben; and Melissa, Jennifer and Abby. Great-nana of her 18 great-grandchildren, A service for Thelma will be held at 1.30pm on Tuesday 10th November 2020 at St Mary Magdalene Church, 67 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst. Followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to Thelma’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

MEYER, Suzanne Mary (Sue)

Suzanne Mary (Sue):
Suddenly at home on 19 October 2020. Loved wife of Des for 52 years. Proud mother and mother-in-law of Russell & Angela (UK); Ian & Angela (UK). Special nana of Caitlin; Tayla; Brooke; Oscar; Luke; and Ava. Great-nana of Matthew. According to Sue’s wishes a private family funeral service has been held. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Sue’s life at the Northern Club (Manawatu) Pavilion, 74 North Street, Palmerston North, on Monday 9 November 2020 at 3.00pm.

BRADLEY, Kenneth John

BRADLEY, Kenneth John:
Passed away peacefully, after a brave battle, on Friday 30 October 2020. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband, father, father-in-law and grandad. At Ken’s request a small private family service has been held. Ken wished his sincere thanks to be passed on to the Palmerston North Hospital Oncology Department, and special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at Arohanui Hospice and Chiswick Park Care Home. Messages to 34 Pinedale Parade, Milson, Palmerston North.

McPEAK, William George (George)

William George (George):
Peacefully in the presence of his loving family at Metlifecare Retirement Village, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Bridget for 63 years. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of his 9 children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service for George will be held at The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 197 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North, on Saturday 7th November 2020 at 10.30am, followed by interment at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Messages can be sent to the McPeak family, c/- PO Box 338, Taumarunui 3946 or email wgandbpmcpeak@ outlook.com