Guardian Funeral Home
4 Moorefield Road
Wellington, Wellington
Norma (née Barr):
Peacefully, on 21 November 2021 at Te Hopai, formerly of Plimmerton, Papakowhai, and Summerset Aotea, aged 94. Loved wife of the late Ray Withers, loved sister of Lola Singleton (Melbourne), the late Bill Barr, Joan Lundy, the late Marie Barr, the late Bob Barr, and Deanna Cattell. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jenny Robertson and Max Kerr, Diana and Con Paris, Sandie van Laecke and Carol Goodwin (North Carolina), and Graeme and Julie Withers. Loved grandmother of Silas Robertson, Harriet Kerr (London); Matt and Deli Paris (Dublin), Larissa Paris, Beck and Nick Evans, Mel and Ben Troy; Belinda and Jason Aboody (NC), Nick and Sheila van Laecke (NC), Beth Hill (NC); Hannah Withers and Callum Withers. Loved great-grandmother of Isabella, Layla and Heidi (Dublin); Lani; Xavier, Felix and Danae; Lachie, Brodie, Charlie and Addie; Adam and Aubree (NC). Warm thanks to Nurse Maude, the Wellington Free Ambulance, the staff of Wards 3 and 6E at Wellington Hospital, and Te Hopai for their exceptionally attentive care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left online at
Norma's farewell will be held at the Guardian Funeral Home, 4 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville 6037 at 11am on Monday 29 November 2021. Messages for the Withers family may be placed in Norma's online tribute book at
or posted c/- 4 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, 6037. A livestream link will be available on Norma's Tribute page. Due to covid constraints, we request that, should you wish to attend Norma's service in person, that you pre-register your attendance by email at [email protected]

Published by Dominion Post from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2021.
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Guardian Funeral Home
4 Moorefield Road Johnsonville , Wellington, Wellington
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My condolences for the loss of your loved one. May The God of all comfort, comfort your hearts and grant your family peace, during this difficult time. 2 Thessalonians 2:17
December 1, 2021
We are very sad that Norma has died and condolences to all her whanau. She was alway very kind to us in her role as Welfare Officer at Whitby Probus and her support was much appreciated. Rest In Peace, Norma.
Dave and Dianne Kerse
November 25, 2021
My Deepest sympathy to all of Norma´s family on her death. Norma was a truly wonderful lady and I always looked forward to meeting her at lunch on a Wednesday and having a good chat with her. Norma will have left so many happy memories for you all to think about. Deepest sympathy Elaine
Elaine Calderwood
November 24, 2021
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