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CONSTABLE, Rodd Anthony

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

13-08-1953 ~ 22-01-2020, peacefully after a long and courageous battle, aged 66.  Dearly loved and cherished husband of Shelley for 20 years. Loved and adored father and father-in-law of Rob and Shell.  Stepfather and stepfather-in-law of Jasen and Diane, Kay and Ricky.  Grandad of Byron, Hayden, Nevada and Axel.  Step Grandad of Rory and Brooke.  Special friend of Nikki and Tim.  A service for Rodd will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street Masterton on Monday 27 January at 2.00pm followed by cremation.  In lieu of flowers, donations either sent to Asthma NZ PO Box 13520 Johnsonville 6440 or  left in the Chapel. 

BRIGHT, John Arthur

Friday, 17 January 2020
2/9/1944 - 17/1/2020 peacefully at Masterton Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Yvonne. Loved  father of Kevin, Brian and  father in law of Katrina. Loved brother of Joyce, Fran, Mary and the late Alan. Loved and adored by his 7 grand children. “ Will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.” Messages to the family may be placed on tributes.co.nz. Johns service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:00pm followed by private cremation

PAGE, Sheila Mary

Saturday, 11 January 2020
Passed away peacefully on 11 January 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Eric.  Loved mum, mum-in-law and friend of Sylvia and Ken Godden, Janice Baylis (dec) and Alison Spencer.  Treasured nana of Adam, Jason, Matthew, William, Micaela, Mitchell and partners, and great nana of Elijah, Indiana, Alexander, Lucy, Georgia, Mia and Ronan.

Messages to the Page family may be sent c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842 or left at the service.

In lieu  of flowers donations to SPCA PO Box 7069, Wellington 6242 would be appreciated. A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 16 January at 11.30am  followed by a private cremation.

JACOBSON, Graham Douglas.

Sunday, 5 January 2020
 5-1-2020. Peacefully at home in his 54th year, after a valiant fight in a battle not to be won. Much loved husband and best friend of Rowan (née Walsh). Father and mentor to sons Ryan and Trent. Cherished son and son-in-law of John (deceased), Gail and Jill. Fantastic brother and brother-in-law to Vic, Bruce, James and their families.  ‘He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wider family, friends, colleagues, and associates especially in the Martinborough community”. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society PO Box 121 Masterton 5840 would be appreciated and may be left at the service.. “Special thanks to Doctor Steve, and the Kahukura Nursing staff”.  A service to celebrate his life will be held at the Martinborough Fire Station, Texas street, Martinborough on Monday, 13th January at 2pm.

WACKROW, Michael Carl

Saturday, 4 January 2020

On Saturday, 4th January 2020 at Lansdowne Court, Masterton. In his 74th year. Dearly loved husband of Noeline, loved father of Jacqueline, Michelle and the late Rachel. Loved father in law of Nathan Lynch. Loved grandad of Nathan, William and Tegan. Messages to the Wackrow family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Tuesday January 7th at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.

SMITH, Malcolm Russell (Smithy)

Thursday, 26 December 2019
 On December 26, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.  Much loved husband of Hazel.  Loved father of Rebekkah, Hannah, and  Sarah.  Cherished son of the late Peggy and Ron Smith.  Loved brother of Brian, Graeme and Brenda.  A sincere thanks to the Kahukura team and Cancer Society for their support.  A celebration of Malcolm’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Friday 3rd December at 2.00pm followed by cremation.

PURVIS, Anthony Gordon (Tony)

Sunday, 22 December 2019

On 22nd December 2019 at home in Hamilton, aged 50.  Dearly loved husband of Pania.  Loved father of Narisa and Chris, Devon, and Quintin.  Loved son of the late Garry and Merle Purvis,  loved brother of Steven, Jason and Craig.  Loved son-in-law of Ann and Joe Mutu.  A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Saturday 28th December at 11:00am followed by private cremation.

LAWRENCE, Anthony Gwynne (Tony) OBE N.Z.C.M. RNZNVR WW2

Saturday, 21 December 2019

On 21 December 2019 at Masterton. Beloved husband of Justine and loved father of Jackie, Bridget, Benita, and Tim.  Loved Grandpa Tony of all his children and great grandchildren.   A Memorial Service will be held on January 6th 2020 1:30pm at St Matthews Church, Church Street Masterton.

GRAHAM, Nancy Margaret

Friday, 20 December 2019
On 20 December 2019, peacefully at home in Masterton, aged 80 years.  Dearly loved wife of Mervyn.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jeanette and Phil Dunn, Glenys and Dave Youngson, Wendy and Brent Torrance, Don and Sharee.  Loved grandma of her 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Loved sister of John Flett
“Absent from the body, present with the Lord “
Messages to the family may be sent to 8/100 Titoki Street, Masterton.
A service to give thanks for Nancy’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 27 December at 12.30pm followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery.

DYKSTRA Michelle;

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
 Artist, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at Masterton Hospital. Dearly loved wife of Chris. Much loved daughter of Ids and of the late Viv. Loved sister and step-sister of Paul, Dirk, Anita, Rachel, James and Joe.  A service was held for Michelle yesterday along with a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations to SAFE New Zealand (www.safe.org.nz)

DICKENS, Hilton Frederick

Thursday, 12 December 2019
Of Masterton, formerly of Alfredton, on 12th December 2019. Husband of the late Betty (née Hodgson) for 59 years. Loved father of Bill, Paul and Liz, Marie, and Gary. Loved grandfather of James and Samantha, great grandfather of Thalia.
Hilton was born in Pahiatua, attended Alfredton School and Pahiatua and Feilding High Schools. Farmed the family hill country farm in Alfredton before moving to Masterton. Hilton served in the New Zealand Territorial Army, was actively involved in the Wairarapa Small Bore Rifle Club, Farm Forestry Association, New Zealand China Friendship Society, Wairarapa Archival Society, and worked with his cousin Neville Wooderson for the Himalayan Trust in Nepal.
A private cremation and celebration of Hilton’s life has been held. Messages can be sent to:
P.O. Box 872, Masterton 5840
The family thanks the wonderful staff of Masterton Medical Centre, Masterton Hospital, and Kahukura Palliative Care for their professionalism, generosity, and loving care.

TARRANT Gordon William

Thursday, 12 December 2019
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 12 December 2019.  Dearly loved husband of the late Heather.  Loved father and stepfather of Renata, Guy, Elissa, Susan, Richard, Michael, Bruce and Sally.  Treasured grandfather of Elizabeth, William, Conor, Katherine, Sarah, Yulia, Feodore, Fiona, Lillian, Georgia, Anna, Craig, Sophia, Claudia and Ambrose.  Messages may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A Memorial service will be held early 2020, for further information please email contact@rosewood.nz

MEIKLE, Phyllis Jean (nee Atack)

Monday, 9 December 2019

 On 9 December 2019 at Kandahar, Masterton, aged 89.  Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon.  Loved sister of Alyson Davidson, (Masterton) the late Shirley Mitchell, the late  Ngaire Williams, the late Barbara Corkill, and the late Lawrence Atack.  Much loved aunty of her nieces and nephews.  Loved special Mum to John Whatarau.  A service to give thanks for Phyllis’ life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Thursday 12 December at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.  Messages may be sent C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton.

WARREN Orpah Faye

Monday, 9 December 2019
Passed away peacefully on 9 December 2019 at Lansdowne Court, aged 87.  Dearly loved wife of the late Lewis.  Treasured Mum of Carolann, Malcolm and Rita.  Adored Nana of 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Messages to Orpah’s family may be posted to PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842.  A Celebration of Orpah’s life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Thursday 12 December (tomorrow) at 9.30am followed by private cremation.

PERKINS Edgar John

Friday, 6 December 2019
On 6 December 2019 at Waireka , Pahiatua, aged 83.  Dearly loved husband of Mary.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Joanne and Tom Wood, Stephen and Kylie, Shelley and Jeff Owen, Tara and Rob Jamieson, Stacey and Lee.  Loved grandad of his 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Messages to Joanne Wood, tandjwood7@gmail.com or PO Box 20 Foxton Beach.
A service to celebrate Eddie’s Life will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Tuesday 10 December at 1.30pm followed by private cremation