08 Oct 1942 - 01 Feb 2015
Peacefully on February 1, 2015. Dearest wife and companion to Roger (deceased). Loved Mum of Annie, Raewyn, and Michael, mother-in-law of Steve, and Jessica and Grandma to Caitlin, Lauren, Amelia. Precious big Sis to Glennys, sis-in-law to Geoff, aunt to Cathy, Dianne, Helen, and Jane and great-aunty Maureen to Kadin and Tayla. Cousie Maureen to Trina.
Special thanks to the wonderful team on Ward 1B Hastings Hospital, your kindness and compassion will remain with us forever. To Roger and Maureen’s neighbours in Napier, who helped her maintain independence, we offer our grateful thanks. To Val and Kerk, who have been there whenever the need arose, we can never thank you enough. And to her many friends who have supported her, we know Maureen appreciated your friendship.
Take your peace old girl. You’ve earned it.
Garden flowers only please, a donation in Maureen’s memory to the NZ Kidney Foundation would be appreciated and can be left at the service.
A celebration of Maureen’s life was held in the Dunstall Memorial Chapel, Edwardes Street, Napier on Thursday, February 5, at 2.00pm.
Tributes may be left at our website www.dunstalls.co.nz or posted to the Frew Family, c/- 12 Woollams Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, 1081.
Dear Aunty Maureen - don't know what to say - worried will get checked on spelling and grammer lol - I know we will all miss you so much especially mum (your little sis) but be rest assured we are there for her. To Annie, raewyn, Michael and your precious grandchildren and family our deepest condolences from my family to yours xo. To my mum love you so much and wish I could have been there to support - love you and proud of you xo - all our love Catherine, mark and family xoxo
We had the pleasure of knowing Maureen, first as our principal, and second, as a friend. We will cherish the memories of our time at Waiuku Primary School with Maureen. She worked hard for kids and always made us feel like we were making a difference as teachers (even though we were very new to the profession!). Upon our arrival in New Zealand, Maureen and Roger opened up their home to us, letting us stay with them until we found a place of our own. Their hospitality was always forthcoming. They introduced us to the game of rugby and we enjoyed cheering for the All Blacks with them. Most recently, we had the pleasure of visiting with Maureen when she came to Canada a couple of years ago. We can picture our youngest, who was only 2 at the time, bouncing on her lap. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Laura and Chris
We met Maureen through our writing group in December 2008 and for the next three years we met weekly with a story to share. Each story made up a chapter in our book. And up until this time we still met regularly (although not as often), sometimes just for a cuppa.
We all looked forward to hearing each other's stories.
Maureen's stories will be very special to her family, especially the ones about your ancestors. We do hope that you enjoy them as much as we did.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on her sad passing. She will be missed.
The Writing Group
Colleen, Gloria, Janet, Sue and Ruth