In Loving Memory Notices Last Updated : Sat 16th January 2021



Tauranga Instructor Shona Forsyth passes on

Posted: Sat 16th January 2021


On behalf of the Tauranga Leisure Line Dancers, we are sad to say our beautiful teacher

and friend Shona Forsyth passed away yesterday, after a brave and dignified fight with cancer.
She will be so sadly missed by us all. Our love goes out to Ken and family.

Shona Forsyth's memorial service will be on Friday 22nd at the Tga Citz Club at 1pm.


Karen Saunders (originally posted on Facebook: All Things Linedancing on 14th Jan)



Cathedral City Line Dancer Maura Loney passes on

Posted: Sat 15th August 2020


Sadly our mum passed away suddenly after a short illness on Thursday 13th August.
She will be missed by her children and very much loved grandchildren.


Rowena Neilson (Daughter)



Former line dance Instructor Val Winter passes on

Posted: Thu 23rd July 2020


It is with great sadness that I let you know that Val Winter passed away on Monday 6th July.
She was a former line dance instructor in Te Aroha and Matamata.
She had a great passion for line dancing and loved passing that on to new dancers.


Anna den Otter (Te Aroha Linedancers)



Condolences to Hilda Foo's Family & Friends

Posted: Sun 21st June 2020


Hilda sadly passed away on the 16th June.

We send our heartfelt condolences to all her friends and family.




Line dance traveller Bobbie Miller passes on

Posted: Thu 8th August 2019


It is with sadness that I let the Line Dance Community know of the peaceful passing of Bobbie Miller, in the presence of family, on 4th August 2019.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday 10th August at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Church opposite Ridges Hotel by the Rotorua Raceway entrance.
Bobbie travelled in her Camper Van attending many socials and workshops before coming to Rotorua, when she sold the van she travelled with the Geyserland Line Dance ladies to social and workshops, where she contributed to our socialising at Motels and theme dress ups.
She will be remembered by class as always insisting on doing the turns in dances making her quite dizzy.
When she was 80 years old she went on a safari to South Africa with Gordon Elliott.
She was an amazing lady, rest in peace now Bobbie.

Jeanette Salt (via Facebook)



Long time Timaru line dancer Norma Husband passes on

Posted: Thu 18th July 2019


We recently heard that Norma Husband who had been a long time member for Timaru's Galaxy line dancers had passed away on the 18th June 2019, just 11 days shy of her 82nd birthday.  Norma was a long time contributor to the magazines laughter line section and always greeted you with a smile when you met her on the dancefloor.

Our condolences to her family and those who knew and danced with her.




Passing of Doreen Wanhalla's husband Peter

Posted: Wed 14th November 2018


We recently heard that Doreen Wanhalla's (instructor for Templeton Country Linedancers) husband Peter had passed away, we wish to send our condolences to Doreen and family and her line dancers on this sad news.



Sad news as we hear that Hine Cook has passed on

Posted: Sat 30th June 2018


It is with sadness that we let you know that Hine Cook has passed away, her funeral was on the Thursday 28th June.

We heard that it was a wonderful farewell and a beautiful celebration.
Our thoughts are with Molly Crawford (her sister) and her family and line dance friends.



Further Sad News As Raumati's Instructor Carol Lankshear Passes On

Posted: Wed 13th June 2018


It is with great sadness that I let you know that Carol Lankshear, Raumati Clubs much loved instructor passed away this morning after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was so strong and brave until the end and she will be missed so much.
Our thoughts are with her three children and their families.
Carol has now joined our line dance family on the other side.


Marilyn Timperley (via Facebook)



More Sad New As Oamaru Coast Liners Instructor Irene Hill Passes On

Posted: Sat 9th June 2018


This morning we heard further sad news, that Irene Hill a long time dancer and instructor in Oamaru had passed on.

We first met Irene when she was running a backpackers in the township.

Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.



Sadness as we hear news of Joan Hornell's passing

Posted: Thu 31st May 2018


Last night we heard the sad news that Joan Hornell another long time instructor in the Auckland region had passed away in the evening of Saturday 26th May.  Joan was a lovely lady and we pass our heartfelt condolences to her daughter Robyn, family and friends.


The Ed's



New Zealand Line Dancing Mourns The Passing Of Puni's Kath Pollock

Posted: Tue 22nd May 2018


Today we heard that Puni Line dancing's Kath Pollock had passed away following a battle with illness.

She will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.


The Ed's



Our Condolences to Linda Derry & Family

Posted: Sun 20th May 2018


It is with great sadness that we heard that Paul (previously of Levin) had passed away on 17th May.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Linda and their family.


The Ed's