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WARDS Marie Isobel

17th August 1939 - 20th November 2023

WARDS, Marie Isobel

On 20 November 2023 at Hillview Resthome, Te Kuiti, aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Ian for 62 years. Loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and Karen, Craig and Julie, Janene and Phil New, Alistair (dec), Heather and Alvyn Schick, and Carolyn and Jean-Charles Cornu. Adored grandmother to her 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at St Luke’s Church, 85 Esplanade, Te Kuiti, on Saturday 25th November at 11am, followed by interment at Te Kuiti Cemetery. Tributes can be left on our website The livestreaming link is also available on this site. All communications to the Wards Family c/- PO Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941. In the care of VJ Williams & Sons, Funeral Directors Association of NZ

Please click on the attached link to watch the service via livestream:

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Nov 23, 2023

We offer our deep sympathy to our Waikato cousins and their families for the passing of Marie. We will always remember her as a strong loving thoughtful supporter of Ian and her own and wider family along with her great ability to welcome and hostess us over many years.

May love, blessings and peace flow as you reflect on Marie’s well lived life.

David and Julie Wards, Auckland

Lois and Bob Butchart, Hawera


John Goodare
John Goodare
Nov 22, 2023

Please accept the sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. She was a much admired lady and wonderful wife to Ian. Love and respect from the Taranaki clan; Barbara Goodare (nee Wills), Lynette, John and David.


Nov 21, 2023

our deepest sympathy to all Marie's family.

I really enjoyed Maries company. Good neighbours

for 7 years and 2 months. Used to try see them most times

when i came back to Te Kuiti. You will all have special memories

to keep of precious times. Sorry can't be with you on Saturday

but will try watch online.

Love and Blessings to you all

Lyn, Bevan, Mary, Russell, Mavis Proffit and families

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