We will assist you to write a notice for the newspaper if you would like us to.
Below is an example of what you may wish to consider.
Smith, Robert Henry (Rob) Regt No 7564,
Sgt, 2nd NZEF – on 1 January 2009
Peacefully at home, aged 87 years.
Dearly loved husband of …
Loved and respected father and father-in-law of …
Much loved grandfather of …
Loved brother and brother-in-law of …
Loved by his nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to ABC charity, PO Box 12-345, Wellington would be appreciated. (If you would like people to send flowers, do not include the statement about donations.)
Special thanks to the hospice staff who cared for Rob over the past months. Your support has been greatly appreciated. (You may wish to thank specific people who have been outstanding in their help to you and your family.)
Messages to the Smith family may be left in Rob’s tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz or posted c/- PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. (We recommend for security reasons that residential addresses do not appear in the newspaper. Instead you can use our PO Box number and we will forward mail to you as it arrives.)
Rob’s funeral service will be held at the Harbour City Funeral Home Chapel, 300 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu on Friday 9 January 2009 at 11:00am and will be followed by a private cremation.