Individual Notes

Note for:   Gracie Jean Pye,   ABT 17 DEC 1915 - 16 JUL 1995         Index

     Place:   Cremated At Tauranga

Individual Note:
     Birth Date of 14/12/1914? and Place from Donald Pye

Birth Date of 17/12/1914? from D Carter

*Birth Details Date: 1916, Folio No: 797, Area: Palmerston North, March quarter*

*Marriage Details Date: 1935, Folio No: 8049*

The Manawatu Evening Standard 15th August 1935 shows
Jonson - Pye
A charming picture of youthful freshness was the impression gained of Miss Grace Jean Pye, younger daughter of Mrs T.? (this should read I.) A. Pye, Featherston Street, and the late Mr J. Pye, of Whakarongo, as she came up the aisle of St. Andrew's Church, last evening, given in marriage by her uncle, Mr R. J. McAdie, of Wanganui, to become the bride of Mr Walter Melville Jonson, of Waitoa, Te Aroha, second son of Mrs M. J. Jonson and the late Mr A. S. Jonson, of Hunterville. The bride looked exquisite in her model grown of deep cream wild rose patterned angle-skin lace over deep cream satin; it was slim fitting and slightly trained with pearl buttons from the nape of the neck to the waist. The cowl sleeves, which were long, were pointed over the hands. The waistline was finished with a pearl belt. Her beautiful hand embroidered silk tulle veil was worn well off the face and formed a train finished with orange blossoms at the side. Cream stockings and cream satin shoes were worn. She carried an armlet of freesias, pale pink cyclamen and maidenhair fern, which completed a charming toilette. Behind the bride walked two picturesque maids, Miss Moya? (this should read May) Pye, sister of the bride, and Miss Margaret McAdie, of Wanganui, cousin of the bride. They were frocked alike in deep cream self-striped silk crepe on slim fitting lines, with cowl necks caught with green buckles and buttoned down the back to the waist with green buttons. The skirt fell in straight lines in front and the back was composed of a panel of frills from the waist to the hem and finished at the waist with a green velvet butterfly bow. They wore green and silver satin shows and green velvet caps, with a posy of fresh flowers at the side. Their trailed posies were of cyclamen, interspersed with violets and maidenhair fern. The bridegroom was assisted by Mr Ian Lewer, of Morrinsville, as bestman, and Mr Alex Jonson, of Hunterville, brother of the bridegroom, as groomsman. Rev. J. Hubbard was the officiating minister, while Mr A. J. Graham presided at the organ. At the reception which was held the rooms were decorated in pink and cream. The beautiful wedding cake held a place of honour. Rev. J. Hubbard acted as toastmaster, Mrs Pye, mother of the bride, received her guests in a bottle green corded silk ottoman frock trimmed with shell pink georgette pleating, with green velour hat and brown musquash coat. She was assisted by Mrs Jonson, mother of the bridegroom, who chose wine silk trimmed with beige, and wine hat. They both carried pretty posies to tone with their frocks. The happy couple, who were the recipients of many beautiful gifts and cheques, testifying to their popularity, left on their wedding tour by car for the north amid showers of confetti and good wishes, the bride travelling in a nigger brown frock relieved with henna and beige brown hat with henna feather, also a brown French cloth coat trimmed with skunk collar. She wore snake skin shoes and carried a snake skin purse and accessories to tone. Mr and Mrs W. M. Jonson will make their future home at Waitoa, Te Aroha. Among the guests were visitors from Dunedin, Wellington, Masterton, Pahiatua, Napier, Wanganui, Hunterville, Morrinsville and surrounding districts. The bride was the recipient of three presentations and a kitchen evening from the Whakarongo residents. The bridegroom was also the recipient of a presentation from his fellow workers at Waitoa

1938 Hamilton Main Roll Supplementary No. 1 shows Jonson Gracie Jean, 30 Harwood Street, Married

The New Zealand Herald 18th July 1995 shows
Jonson Gracie Jean (Grace) - On July 16, 1995 (peacefully), at St Joseph's Hospice, Auckland; in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Much loved mother of Fay and Diane and mother in law of Tony and Berney. Loved nana of Michael, Susan, Robyn, Deborah, Brett and David; and great nana of her six great grandchildren. At rest. A service for Grace will be held at Enoch's Presbyterian Church, 16th Avenue, Tauranga, on Thursday, at 1.30 pm, followed by private cremation. All messages to Fay Wilson, 7 Acacia Court, Sunrise Avenue, Mount Maunganui. Jones & Company, FDANZ
The New Zealand Herald 19th July 1995 shows
Jonson Grace (Nana) Passed away Sunday, July 16, 1995
A sprightly "great" nan,
Not 60 did she seem,
This year to turn 90,
Now only in a sleepful dream
Her death was quite sudden
And hard to seem true.
For her daughters who loved her
And other family and friends too
But we all have our own
Special memories of Grace,
"Gracie" her fond name,
May you be in peace.
With love from your grand and great grandchildren

Individual Notes

Note for:   James Harvey Pye,   30 MAR 1891 - 27 JUL 1953         Index

     Date:   30 JUL 1953
     Place:   Oamaru Old Cemetery

Individual Note:
     Birth Date and Place from Donald Pye

Date of Death from A Patrick

*Birth Details Date: 1891, Folio No: 1789, Area: Geraldine, June quarter*

NZ WWI Service Personnel & Reserves Index shows James Harvey Pye, Category: First Reserves, Last Address: Raincliffe near Mount Pleasant, Occ: Labourer, Recruiting District: South Canterbury

*Marriage Details Date: 1919, Folio No: 1541*

*Death Details Date: 1953, Folio No: 3767*

The Oamaru Mail 28th July 1953 shows
Pye - On July 27, 1953, at Oamaru, James Harvey, beloved husband of Margaret Pye, 12 Nen Street, Oamaru, and loved father of Eric, in his 63rd year.
The funeral will leave St. Luke's Church for the Oamaru Cemetery on Thursday, July 30, at the conclusion of a service commencing at 2 p.m. Stringer and Wilson, Funeral Directors

Cemetery Record Fiche for Oamaru Cemetery shows Record No: 4712
In loving memory of James Pye 1890 - 1953. Also his wife Margaret 1965