Cheryl Anne (nee Vendt):
Passed away suddenly in the presence of her loving family on Monday 2nd December 2019. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Phil. Much loved mum, mum-in-law and rock of Matthew & Jenna; and Michael (Pickle) & Courtney. Second mum to Jonathan; Samantha; and Nicola. Glamma to Ella; Kadin; Ty; Ashton; Caiden; Georgia; and Lachlan. Loved daughter of Gordon and the late Vivienne Vendt. A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held on Friday 6th December at 1.00pm in The Kingdom Hall, Columbo Street, Palmerston North, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to the Wootton family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North 4410.
Apolonia Castor (Polly):
A service to honour Polly’s life will NOW be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 69 Ruahine St, Palmerston North, This Day, Thursday 5th December 2019 at 3.30pm. Please note change of venue and time.
Apolonia Castor (Polly):
With great sadness, Polly passed away at Summerset on Summerhill, Palmerston North, on 2nd December 2019, aged 73. Polly was a much loved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunty and friend to all. Adored by her children Jennifer, Jayson, Eugenio, Kristoffer and her many grandchildren. A service to honour Polly’s life will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 5th December 2019, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to the Cruz family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
WRIGHT, Darren John:
Darren left us on Saturday 30 November 2019, suddenly but peacefully at Arohanui Hospice, surrounded by his loving family, aged 49 years. A loving husband to Zeze and a loving father to Christophe. Darren was a dearly beloved only son of Eric and Jeanette Wright. Best ever brother to Michelle, Katherine & Hayden. Loving and fun uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
“Forever in our hearts”
A Requiem Mass for Darren will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 96 Shamrock Street, on Friday 6 December 2019, at 1.00pm, followed by burial at the Kelvin Grove Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Darren to Arohanui Hospice. Messages can be sent to the Wright family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
LOVER, Shirley Raie:
Passed away peacefully at Aroha Rest Home, Palmerston North, on Saturday 30th November 2019. Aged 86. Loved mother of Marilyn, and grandmother of Sara; and a great-grandmother to Kalel. A special thanks to the staff at Aroha for looking after mum so well and to all of mum’s friends who visited and supported her every week, thank you. According to Shirley’s wishes a private funeral service has been held. Messages to the Lover family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
WAITOA, Wallace (Wally):
With great sadness, Wally passed suddenly on Friday, November 22nd, 2019, aged 59. Much loved husband of Michele, father of Carl, Jeremy and Alysha (dec). Adored grandfather of Tiana, Tylah, Aaliyah, Lianna, George, Jack and Connor. Father-in-law of Jayde and Nicola. Loved son of Kohine and Mick Waitoa. Son-in-law of the late George and Daphne Harvey. Brother of Richard, Kino (dec), Chappy (dec), Beau, Doug (dec) and Yvonne. Loved brother-in-law, uncle, work colleague and a great friend to many. A service to honour Wally will be held at the Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Tuesday 26 November, at 10.00am, followed by a family burial at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, James Line, Palmerston North. Message can be sent to the Waitoa whanau, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
E te Whãnau o ngã hau e whã, pupuhi ake te hau o mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa hei tautoko i te whãnau Waitoa i te wã põuri. E kore e mutu ngã mihi ki a koutou. Nõ reira, tenã koutou, tenã koutou, tenã tatou katoa.
DOWNES, Leslie William (Les, Downsey):
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Saturday 9th November 2019. 74 not out. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Dianne and the late Deidre. Dearly loved Dad of Tina, Deb (deceased) and Shelley and Ed, much loved Wu-Tang and Granddad of Malia, Joe, Izaia, Coleman, Grayson and Jessie. A loving great-grandad of his 7 great-grandchildren. A service for Les will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Arohanui Hospice may be left in the Chapel foyer or posted to PO Box 5349, Palmerston North 4414. Messages can be sent to the Downes family, c/- Po Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Geoffrey Charles (Geoff):
Passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on 1st November 2019. Loved father of Clark and Anna, Claire & Brent, and brother of Rosemary & Tod. Adored Dodo to Zara, Simone, Elise, Isabelle & Kip. The family would like to thank Manawatu Golf Club members, staff of Tracgrip, and friends of the family for their kind support. A private family funeral to be held.
JOHNSON, Vernon (Vern):
22.11.1941 – 27.10.2019
Peacefully passed away at hospice surrounded by family. The funeral service is to be held at 1.00pm, Friday 1st November, at Gateways Christian Fellowship, 174-178 Church St, Palmerston North.
As Vern would say,
keep the faith
THOMPSON, Helen May:
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at Peppertree Rest Home, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Bruce; Sally and Keith; and Ian (deceased). Loved grandmother of Annette and Andrew and great-grandmother to Dylan. A service for Helen will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North on Wednesday 30 October 2019, at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to the Thompson family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.
Mabel Emily (May):
Of Palmerston North. On Friday 25th October 2019, passed away peacefully, at home, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Thomas (Tom) Murray. Much loved mum of Anne & John Wall (both deceased), and Colin & Toni Murray. Loved nana of Melissa & Kiri, Emma and Malcolm, and Luke & Jen, Steven & Keshena Wall (Australia). Loved great-nana of her 11 great-grandchildren. A service will be held for May on Thursday 31st October 2019, at 1.00pm, at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North. Messages can be sent to the Murray family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.