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SEYMOUR, Ross Harry

Monday, 1 August 2022

March 1925 - August 2022

Ross has happily wandered on to be with his beloved John.  Up there with their dogs and hills to roam and the odd crayfish to catch.  He leaves behind his wonderful wife of 63 years, Beverly and kids Geoffrey, William and Gloria, Vicki and Justine and Bayden.  The grandchildren Zodia, Christopher, Brianna, Ella, Pixie, Fred, Archie, Kate, Isabella and Matilda will miss their grandad too.  Funeral is at Rosewood 415 Queen Street at 11am Saturday 6th August.  No flowers please - donations to the NZ Remembrance Army would be great.


Saturday, 30 July 2022
Peacefully at Lansdowne Park on 30th July 2022. 
Loved wife of the late Ron. Much loved Mum and Mother-in-law to Sharon, Carolyn, Jo & Nev. Special Grannie Annie of Matt & Krissy, Lauren, Sam, Harry, Ruby & Ollie. Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of John & Lynda Bornholdt, Joan Bornholdt (deceased), Rita & Warren Parker (deceased), Rae & Ed Sparks (deceased) & Geoff and Jocelyn Parker (deceased). Thank you for the care and support of the staff at Lansdowne Park. 
In accordance with Ann’s wishes, a private family celebration has been held. Please send any messages to 40 Cole Street Masterton. 



Friday, 29 July 2022

On July 29 2022 at Glenwood Masonic Hospital Masterton in the presence of his family. Former husband of Bernice. Loved father and father-in-law of Rick and Stephanie, Fabian and Tina, and Darrin and Angela. Loved Poppa of Nina and Conor; Ethan; Samantha and  Ryan, and Ryan and Louie. Great grandfather of Reilly, Avalon, and Fergus. Loved brother of Robert, Alan, and the late Tommy, Ian, and June Fenn. A Celebration of Ross’ life will be held at 548 Paierau Road Opaki Masterton on Thursday 4 August at 12 noon. Please message the family at [email protected] with your intention to attend. The family wish to thank all those who have aided Ross during his final months, especially from Panama Village and Glenwood. 

DONALDSON, Judith Lorraine (Jude, Mrs D, J.D.) nee Bird

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Of Masterton on 28th July 2022, after a short illness.  Beloved wife of the late Max.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Lisa and David, Andy and Natalie, and Sarah.  Beloved J.D. to Jack, Banon, Neve; Max, Kate, Nick; Conall, Sean and Saoirse.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Barb and David, Caroline and Jim, Gwyn, and the late Jan and Maurie.  Loved by James, the Donaldson, Thomson, Cairns, McGuckin and Clark families, and will be missed by many more.  A service to celebrate Judie’s life will be held at First Church, 90 Jellicoe Street Martinborough on Friday 5 August at 1.00pm followed by private cremation. The family wish to thank the staff at Wairarapa Hospital,  Wellington Hospital ICU and Life Flight Trust for their wonderful care. 

CARD, Bruce Albert

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Masterton on Wednesday 27 July 2022, in his 98th year of life.  Dearly loved husband of the late Melva, much loved father of Judith Card and Jennifer Borman, father-in-law of David Borman and friend of Steve Elgar, grandfather of Bill Borman (Hamilton) and Connor Elgar (Wellington) and great grandfather of Rose and Finn Borman.  Cherished son of Albert and Doris and adored brother of Zoe Thompson (Waikanae) and Betty Mitchell (Stratford) (all deceased).  Special thanks to the staff of Wairarapa Hospital for their compassion and care of our father over the last two weeks.  A private service has been held.  Messages can be sent to 112 Cornwall Street, Masterton 5810.

STAINTON Matehaere Patihana (Matt)

Sunday, 24 July 2022
Born 14 December 1931. Sadly, passed away on 24 July 2022 at Masterton Hospital with family by his side. Much loved husband to the late Aniwaniwa. Loved father of Derek, Trevor, Geoffrey, Rowena, Mereana and Paul. Loving grandad and great grandad to all the kids.
“We will miss you Dad”. 
 Messages to the Stainton family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842"
A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton tomorrow Thursday, 28th July 2022 at 11.00am followed by interment. 

HALEY, Isobel (nee Murchison).

Friday, 22 July 2022

Peacefully on 22 July 2022, aged 94.  Loving wife of the late Alby.  Loved mother of Duncan and Rod, loved mother and mother-in-law of Caroline and Grant, and grandma to Robbie. Was a loved sister and sister-in-law to Cathy and Eddie, Mary and Tom, Jessie and Bernie, Nancy and Alan, Betty and Mal, Margie and Reg and Colin and Margaret. Loved aunt and friend to many.  A service to celebrate Isobel’s life will be held at St. Patricks Catholic Church, cnr of Queen St and Russell St, Masterton  on Friday, 29th July at 1.30pm. Please note change of venue  


ROBERTS, Russell John

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Peacefully at Lansdowne Park Village Masterton on July 16th 2022, aged 90 years. Dearest husband of Alison. Loved dad of Eldon and Sheena, Brent and Ellen. Loved husband of the late Elva. Special grandpa of Mitchell, Fraser and Mel, Clayton and Stella;  Amanda, Brayden and Jaquelyn, and Evan. “The choices you made in your lifetime bought you peace through your life and deep peace at the end of your journey” Luke 10:42. Messages to the Roberts family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. For those unable to attend the service will be livestreamed on oneroomstreaming.com  Logon: RosewoodFH  PW: PJ5WEZ   A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St Masterton on Tuesday 2nd August at 1.00pm followed by burial. Please note masks will be required upon entry.

HUNT, Virginia (Ginnie) nee Clayton

Friday, 15 July 2022

Peacefully surrounded by family on July 15th 2022 in Masterton, aged 95.  Loved wife of the late Barry.  Loved sister of Glyn and the late Bill.  Adored mother and mother-in-law of Tim and Anna, Jane, Chris and Shelley and friend of Marilyn.  Much loved grandmother of Jessie, Lucy, Richard and Hattie, Maddy, Jack and Dougal.  Proud great grandmother of Lily and Zoe, Max and Poppy, Isobel and Georgia and Maisie.  Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Lansdowne Park for the loving care of Ginnie.  Messages to the Hunt family may be posted to 2 Plains Ave Masterton 5810.  A celebration of Ginnie’s life has been held.

WALSH, Mervyn (Merv),

Thursday, 14 July 2022

On 14 July 2022 at Masterton. Dearly loved husband of the late Ruth. Treasured Dad of Greg (deceased), and Carla and Richard Peck. After a long hard battle Merv is finally at peace  with his beloved Ruth and son Greg.  A private cremation has taken place. Messages may be sent to [email protected] 

SHAND, Agnes Bryan (nee Sutherland )

Saturday, 9 July 2022
Born,  Aberdeen, Scotland, 1942, died Masterton, New Zealand, 9 July 2022.Loved wife of Colin for 58 years. Loved Mother to Paul and Suz Shand, Rachel and Cameron Kyle, Ruth(dec) and Mark Allan. Proud Gran to Bella, Harris, Lochy, Molly, Lily, Victoria, Albie and Franklin.  Loved sister of Katie Hanara, Ibie and David Churchill.  A private service was held at Rosewood, Masterton on 12 July 2022.  Messages to the Shand family may be sent C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations to www.Arthritis NZ/donate  or www.Alzhiemers NZ/donate would be appreciated   A special thanks to the staff of Cornwall Street Rest Home and Lansdowne Park for their special care of Agnes over the past 6 years.

TROTMAN Christopher Lionel

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

On 6th July 2022 at Cornwall Resthome, Masterton. Aged 73 years. Treasured husband of the late Margaret. Loved father of the late Warrick.  Grandfather of Caleigh.   A service will be held at St. Patricks Cathoilc Church, cnr of Queen St and Russell St, Masterton on Monday July 11th at 11.00am followed by cremation.

STEVENSON, Graeme Norris

Saturday, 2 July 2022

On Saturday 2nd July 2022 peacefully at home, aged 77.  Loved father and father-in-law of Tim, Nathan, Joy and Andrew Hosken, Ben and Laura, Jono and Marilyn.  Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren.  Loved brother of Rosemary Halley.  A memorial service to celebrate Graeme’s life will be held at Masterton Baptist Church, cnr of Renall and Chapel Streets Masterton, on Thursday 7th July at 1.00pm.  All Welcome.

RODGERS, Kenneth James

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Previously of Green Acres Garden, Te Ore Ore Masterton.  Ken passed away peacefully at Home of Compassion Upper Hutt, his home for the last 4 years on 30th June 2022, aged 89 years.  Loved Husband and Dad of Beverly (dec), Karen (Wellington) and Tony & Jane (Newcastle Australia). Special New Zealand Pop of Caitlin (Canberra) and Tim (Newcastle).  Unfortunately due to international travel difficulties the service has been postponed until a later date, to be advised when known. Please send messages to [email protected]

PYE, William Horace (Bill)

Thursday, 30 June 2022
Born 22.2.1929 Hammond, Indiana, USA. Died peacefully at Lansdowne Court Resthome, Masterton on 30th June 2022, aged 93 years. Dearly beloved husband of Pat for 65 wonderful years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Steve and Linda, Carrie and Darryl, Sue and Paul, John and Vanessa. Loved by his 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Our family would like to thank both Lyndale Manor and Lansdowne Court for their care and support over the last two years. Messages to the Pye family may be posted to C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. As per Bill’s wishes a private family service has been held.  

GROVES, Peter William

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Late of Glentarn, Blairlogie peacefully at Wairarapa Village Masterton on 29 June 2022, aged 89. Dearly loved husband of Nola, and the late Janice. Much loved father and father-in-law of Selena and Lewis Bernath, Malcolm and Carrie, Margaret and Mike McConville.  Loved Pop Pete of Peter and Nicholas, and great grandad of Alice and Flynn.  Loved step father of Linda and Robin Dean, and the late Gary Bilton.  A loved step grandad. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 5th July at 11.00am followed by burial at Tinui Cemetery.  Peter will be resting at Glentarn for those wishing to visit on Sunday afternoon. For those unable to attend, a livestream is available on www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID RosewoodFH Password LEE7VL

DICK, Poppy (Melva Julia) “nee Manihera”

Monday, 27 June 2022
On June 27th 2022 at Glenwood, Masterton. Aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bob. Much loved mother and mother in law of Gary and Sue, Bev, Jennifer and Chris. Loved nana of Justin, Toni and Kelly. Grand nana of Becca and Jessie. Messages to the family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055 Masterton 5842. A service will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen St, Masterton on Saturday, July 2nd at 11.00am followed by cremation. The service may be viewed at oneroomstreaming.com Event ID: RosewoodFH Password: RZP3WL


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

 Peacefully on 22 June 2022 at Lansdowne Park, Masterton, aged 92.  Loved wife of the late Arthur.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter (deceased) and Christine, Lance and Anne (deceased), and Brian.  Friend of Sue.  Beloved Nana of Tony, Grant, and Kim; Sam Natasha, and Alisa; Nicola and Leah,  and loved Old Nana of her great grandchildren. As was Norma’s wish a private cremation has been held.  Messages C/- PO Box 7 Norsewood.

KINVIG, Gordon Miller

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

On 22 June 2022 at Glenwood Hospital, Masterton, aged 74.  Dearly loved husband of Marilyn.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Tim and Anna (Masterton),  Jonty (deceased), Bridget and James Young (Auckland).  Treasured Gordy of Ben and Emma; Stella, Freddie and Coco.  A service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held at Rosewood 415 Queen Street Masterton on Tuesday 28th June at 11.00am followed by interment at Riverside Park Cemetery.  A donation to Alzheimers Wairarapa can be made in Gordon’s memory at www.alzheimerswairarapa.co.nz.