William Donald Claude (Don):
Passed away peacefully with the ones he loved at Cook Street Nursing Care Centre, Palmerston North, on Tuesday 25 February 2020, aged 77 years. Dearly loved son of the late Bill and Ida Weddell. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Irene and the late Ian Southey and Leonie (deceased) and Ian Prout. Don was part of a large extended family all of whom cherished and enjoyed all he had to offer whether as a son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew or cousin. We were all the richer for having Don in our lives. Sincere thanks to the staff at Cook Street Nursing Care Centre for their genuine love and understanding care of Don. A service for Don will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 28 February 2020, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Messages can be sent to Don’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Mervyn Leslie Albert (Merv):
RNZN 12092 – of Palmerston North. Passed away suddenly on Friday 7 February 2020, in Star 2, Palmerston North Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Doris. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Wayne, Malcolm (deceased), Mark and Annette, Gary and Jane, Sharleen and Wayne, Joanne, Carol, Deidre and Dave, Glenn and Angela. Cherished Pop of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Merv’s request a private service has been held. Thank you Nurse Sue and the Star 2 staff who cared for him. Please send messages to 108 Vogel Street, Palmerston North.
KNYN, Johannes (John):
John passed away peacefully on Monday 17th February 2020, aged 88 years. A much loved Dad of Paul and Shelley Knyn, Richard Knyn, Suzanne and John Fleming, Vanessa and Dan Harfitt and Sharon Watt. Cherished Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Corrie, Bep and Gerrard. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 20th February 2020, at 11.00am. Messages to the Knyn family can be sent to PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Joyce Lillian (née Freeman):
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at Julia Wallace Retirement Village, aged 93 years. Treasured wife of the late Ernie. Devoted mother of David, and Stephen and Trish. Adored Nan and Great-Nan of Carl, Ryan, Grace and Kirk, Aaliyah and Elijah.
“At peace, at last”.
Heartfelt thanks to the amazing team of people at Julia Wallace for their respect, compassion and affection they showed for Joyce during her time there. It was a great comfort to her family. A service for Joyce will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 21 February 2020 at 10.00am. Messages to the Brett family, 263 College Street, Palmerston North.
WEST, Doreen Helen Lucy:
Passed away peacefully after a long battle on Thursday 13 February 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late Laurie. Loved mother of Tania (deceased) and Nicola and respected mother-in-law of Kerry and Jason. Loved Narnee of Joshua, Corey, Ben and Alex and loved great-grandmother of Lily. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Radius Peppertree for their care of Doreen. According to Doreen’s wishes a private interment at Mangatainoka Cemetery has taken place. Messages can be sent to Doreen’s family at 63 Winchester Street, Ashhurst.
SMITH, Bryan Francis:
Passed away suddenly on Sunday 9 February 2020, aged 45 years. Loved dad of Jayejay, Kassandra, and Christopher. Loved son of the late Peter and Sue Smith. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Vivianne and Ian. Much loved uncle of Reannah, and Drew. A memorial service for Bryan will be held at the Ashhurst Domain on Monday 17 February 2020 at 2.00pm, followed by the interring of Bryan’s ashes with his mother in the Ashhurst Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society of NZ Manawatu Centre would be appreciated. Messages can be sent to the Smith family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Kenneth Norman (Ken):
Passed away peacefully at Summerset Rest Home, Palmerston North, on Saturday 1st February 2020. Dearly loved husband of the Late Eileen. Loved father and father-in-law of Alison and Leighton Rudd; Peter and Loraine; and Bruce and Susan. A loved grandad to his 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A service for Ken will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 10.30am. Please send messages to Crawford family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
WOOD, Ross Alexander:
Peacefully at Metlifecare Retirement Villages on Friday 31st January 2020, aged 71 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Dee and Chris Scadden. Grandad of Taylor and Faith. Brother and brother-in-law of Yvonne and Dave Blain (dec), Colin and Lorraine, Denis and Karen, Sandra and Rob Illingworth. A memorial service for Ross will be held in The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 10.30am. Messages can be sent to Ross’ family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Beverley June (Bev)
5th June 1939 –
27th January 2020
Bev was born to Eunice and Bonnie Hubbard on 5th June 1939. She married Bob 61 years ago, and was a loving mother to Sheran, Paul and David. Bev was also a treasured Nana to Roxanne, Hannah, Jordan, Matthew and Henry. Bev passed away peacefully late Monday evening, after a long illness. She will be missed terribly by the family and all those who knew her. A celebration of Bev’s life will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, at 10.00am, Friday 31st January. Bev loved the colour red. As a tribute to her, the family would love to see attendees wearing something red to remember her. Many thanks to Chiswick Park Resthome and the staff for their care and love. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers NZ would be appreciated.
WATKINS, Audrey Patricia
Passed away at Palmerston North Hospital on Friday 24 January 2020, in her 85th year. Much loved mother of Stephen, Trudi, Kate, Andrew, their partners and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard but always near
Within our hearts forever dear
“Rest In Peace Mum”
A service for Audrey will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North on Monday 3 February 2020, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to Audrey’s family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.