The Alve family have today lost another of the 2nd generation of Alve's born in NZ. Hilton's biography in Alve.org begins,
Hilton was the third of Eddie and Laura’s children. He attended Opiki school briefly before transferring to Taiakitahuna. After his parents’ separation he moved to live in Palmerston North with his mother where he went to school first at Westend for a few months before concluding his schooling at Central School. He left school at the end of 1940, forgoing high school due to the outbreak of war.
Hilton moved to live in Taupo with his wife Jean and two daughters, Christine and Pauline, in 1955. They have lived there ever since, occupying their present home on the eastern side of Taupo in 1991. Their third child Russell was born in 1960.
Our loving regards at this time are especially directed to Jean, Christine, Pauline, Russell and their families. Hilton's funeral will be held in Taupo on Sat. 26 Sept. at 1.30pm.
Joyce died peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 12 August at the Julia Wallace Rest Home Hospital in Palmerston North aged 85. Joyce spent her life in the Manawatu. She was the third and youngest child of Thomas and Annie Elcox who lived in Rongotea where her father owned a stock cartage business.
During WW 2 she moved with her widowed mother and siblings to a small dairy farm in Kellows Line, Bainesse. She attended Bainesse School, worked in a dairy at Himitangi and trained and worked as a hair dresser.
She married Val Alve in Feb 1951 shortly before her mother died. Her four children: Terence, Margaret, Gordon and Christine were born between 1952 and 1965. After her marriage she moved with Val to the Alve family farm at Rangitane near the Opiki Suspension (Toll) Bridge. Between 1953-1955 Val and Joyce worked for farmer Paddy Quin living in a cottage at Makerua, before spending a year share milking for Jim Andrews at Bainesse.
In 1956 they moved to the Alve Homestead at Rangitane where Val share milked for his father, before buying the farm around the time the Manawatu R. high stop banks were built and a new house built outside the river catchment area in 1963. They continued dairy farming to 1970 when the farm was sold and they moved to spend the rest of their lives in Palmerston North. In PN Joyce found employment variously at the Longburn dairy factory, PDC tearooms and cooking at the Chiswick Park rest home.
Val died in 1999 and Joyce lived with her son Gordon until she moved to the Julia Wallace Home in September 2013. Joyce is survived by her four children; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Joyce's funeral service will be in the Beauchamps funeral home chapel at 11.30am on Sat. 15 Aug. at 11.30am. This will be followed by a light lunch. A graveside committal service will be at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery at 2pm.
Yet again the Mighty Manawatu R. in flood. A number of us walked to the eastern tower of the old Opiki toll bridge (picture centre) Easter Sunday following the mini-Reunion. We also visited the flood pumps at Burkes Drain bridge (25% from top and left of pic) over highway 56, which are designed to quickly de-flood the Taonui Basin catchment area (top right of pic).
Two dear family members who were planning to attend the Alve Family Mini-Reunion in Palmerston North on Easter Day 2015 have died the weekend before.
On Saturday 28 March Ken McLeod died in Taupo. Ken was the long time partner of Christine Rose (nee Alve) and son-in-law to Hilton & Jean Alve. Ken's death notice is here.
The following day Lionel (Alve) Purdom died suddenly at the Willard Rest Home in Palmerston North, just 2 months short of his 90th birthday. With Alve's passing only three of the second generation Alves survive - Hilton, Ivan and Bill. Alve's biography is here. (You will need a password to view this.)
The wider Alve whanau (family) express their sincere condolences to Ken's partner Christine and Alve's daughters Janice, Neryl & Andrea, and their families as they journey on without their dear ones. May they know much comfort.
Updated Wed 1 April @ 5:30pm
In excess of 50 family members have registered for this event.
The three Easter Day (5 April) venues are:
1. P.N. Cemetery
2. P.N. Convention Centre - free access in the Church St. Carpark behind the Centre
3. Visit to Rangitane - the site of Family Farms from 1900-1970
Just to keep you on your toes, www.alve.org.nz has become www.alve.nz
In fact if you continue to use www.alve.org.nz it will direct to www.alve.nz for several months, but when the longer URL sub runs out it will be gone. It's all done in the name of simplicity, we hope.
P.S. We will have online registrations for the Easter Day 2015 mini-Reunion available very early in the new year. This will include pricing info. Watch this space or, better still, join our eList and get news red hot, off the press.
During Sept/Oct 2014 the task of adding 1st and 2nd generation Alve descendant biographies from "Alve Road" has been completed - well almost. In the process biographies have been edited to include deaths and other updated factual information. Not all "Alve Road" photos have been available; while new and relevant photos have been added. We are reliant on family members supplying relevant pictures and updated info to complete this task. If you can provide a photo/s please scan a copy and send it/them to Terry Alve. Alternatively please post to Terry at Box 51-132, Tawa 5249 with accompanying text and your photo will be scanned and returned. Supplying a post paid envelope for return would be appreciated.
As we prepare for the Easter Sunday 2015 (5 April) mini Family Reunion, the completion of this task takes us a long way towards preparing the website for the occasion. We are encouraged at the response thus far of family members in pre-registering for the mini-Reunion. Busch, Simmons, Purdom, Pedersen plus Henry, Eddie and Dolf Alve descendants have all expressed an interest in attending. Are there any Alfred Alve descendants out there who will consider coming? We are relying on you to get the word out as we do not have a lot of email contacts.
Also you can sign up for our Alve Family eNews using the mini-form at the bottom of this page. That way you will be sure to get news as quick as it is available.
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"Alve Road" (pub. 1994) contained a comprehensive, current genealogical listing of all BDM for Carl & Maria Alve's descendents. During the intervening 20 years much that has happened that has not been formally recorded. However we have completed changes, mainly deaths for Carl and Maria's grandchildren - 2nd generation Alve's.
Deaths since 1994 are:
* descendant * spouse of descendent
1996 18 Apr - Rose Te Maari (nee Busch), 23 Jul - Bill Busch, 2 Sep - Maree Alve (Ivan), 27 Oct - Elvene Meech (nee Alve)
1999 17 May - Gwen Davie (nee Purdom), 28 July - Olga Palenski (nee Purdom), 4 Oct - Val Alve
2001 4 Feb - Myra Jennings (nee Simmons), 13 Sep - Tis Emmens (nee Busch)
2004 15 Jun - Harry Alve, 6 Jul - Hazel Bailey (nee Pedersen), 6 Dec - Beth Evans (nee Busch)
2005 5 Oct - Jack Alve
2006 6 Jan - Lisle Alve, 5 Feb - Colin Alve, 14 Oct - Russell Pedersen
2009 24 Nov - Meryl McPherson (nee Alve)
2010 14 Aug - Dennis Alve
2011 14 Aug - Mary Alve (Jack)
2012 4 Jul - Noeline King (nee Alve), 20 Jul - Phil Alve, 12 Oct - Marion Kerepa (nee Purdom)
2013 4 Sep - Thelma Avery (nee Pedersen), 13 Sep - Lila Purdom (Alve)
2014 3 Sep - Thelma Pedersen (Russell)
Surviving descendents of this generation are:
Lionel Purdom (b 1925), Hilton Alve (b 1926), Ivan Alve (b 1931) and Bill Alve (b 1855)
Surviving spouses from this generation are:
Joyce Alve - b 1929 (Val), Jean Alve - b 1931 (Russell) and Gayle Alve - b 1937 (Dennis)
There has been one marriage in this generation:
Dennis Alve m. 8 Apr 2009 Gayle Harris
A digest of news about and from the Alve Family in New Zealand.