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.
I have recently added a page to this website, "Alve Family Reunion Easter 1995." The page title is self-explanatory and it reminds us that we are all 20 years older, unless we were born since 1995. The Alve Family Reunion was a grand occasion celebrated in the magnificent Highden Country Estate, Green Road, Awahuri in the Manawatu, west of Palmerston North.
Nearly 150 relatives and associates of the NZ Alve Family gathered, reminisced, journeyed, worshipped, ate, enjoyed speeches and entertainment over two days of Easter. Various momentos were on offer including photos, key rings and letter openers with Carl & Maria's photo, and the recently published "Alve Road" history of the family. The Reunion page mentioned above offers a full report of that occasion and a copy of keynote speaker, Rolf Panny's Saturday evening address to the family which highlighted the very significant role of pioneer women.
This website is an attempt to keep Alve Family memories alive. Much of the the "Alve Road" content is re-presented. New research findings are reported. Subsequent births, deaths and marriages are included and your family information is invited for inclusion.
The question I am wrestling with today is, "Should we do something to mark the passing of another generation 20 years on?" Only four members, all males, of the second generation of Carl & Maria's descendants survive from the 20+ who were living at the time of the 1995 Reunion: Alve Purdom, Hilton Alve, Ivan Alve and William Alve - please correct me if I am wrong. Recent deaths include Phillip Alve (2012), Thelma Avery (2013) and Thelma Pedersen (2014) - wife of the late Russell Pedersen. Alongside these deaths are various new births. Grandchildren of my parents - Val & Joyce Alve - born in the last couple of years include Ruby Weir, Olive Perris, Wolf Schroder, Eden Alve and Lucy Alve (born last week).
My suggestion is that we consider scheduling a ONE day event, possibly during Easter 2015 - maybe Sunday 5th April? I'll do a bit more homework around this thought and get back to you via this Blog and our eList. In the meantime what do you think? Please consider contacting me or leaving a response to this Blog post via the form below.
Terry Alve - Tawa, Wellington
P.S. I always appreciate notice of your family's BDM info which can then be added to the family record.
52 Raroa Road sold after 50+ years
Phillip Alve's home at 52 Raroa Road, Kelburn, Wellington was sold by his estate on 8th February, 2012. This sale ends a long association by the Alve family with this turn of the (20th) Century villa.
This house had been home for Phil since the early 1950's. After living there as a boarder initially, Phil bought the house either in the late 1950's or early 1960's. He initially continued using the home as a boarding house. Later he lived there alone and spent most of his retirement there. It was an ideal repository for his very large collections of books, records, papers and other bric a brac.
At some stage he also purchased the neighbouring property at 54 Raroa Road, which has been tenanted and remains so, owned by Phil's estate. This property is currently on the market also.
Shortly after he turned 90 in December 2008 Phil moved to live at the family home in Longburn, Manawatu before spending his last days in the Aroha Rest Home in Palmerston North. He died on 20th July 2012 aged 93.
52 Raroa Road has been purchased by John Waterson of Kelburn and others who are already rennovating it.
Phillip Alve, Noeline King and Marion Karipa
With the deaths during 2012 of Phillip Alve (July 20) , Noeline King (July 4) and Marion Karipa (October 12), five of Carl and Maria Theresia Alve's thirty six grandchildren are living. We extend our condolences to the close family of these three esteemed relatives who have lived long and fruitful lives before their passing this year. And we prayerfully wish surviving grandchildren and their families health and happiness.
Those grandchildren living are:
The Alve grandchildren were born from 1900 (Bill Busch) to 1955 (William Alve).
With the launch of this website and news blog, it may be that you would like to provide information about descendants (or ancestors) of Carl and Maria Theresia. The kind of information we think will be relevant to the wider family includes:
Written and photographic information is welcomed. When you provide information please ensure that you give us permission (electronic message is ok) to publish, if it is yours to give. Otherwise please indicate who "owns" the material so we may contact them. If your information is on the web please indicate where - again we will require your permission to copy it to this website. You may prefer that we just provide a web link to your material.
Finally, while Google will do its best to let relatives and others know that this website exists, we are somewhat dependent on word of mouth (so to speak). If you have a website or Facebook or Twitter accounts appropriate links are valued by us. In return we are open to linking to you.
Let's do what we can to keep in touch with one another.
A digest of news about and from the Alve Family in New Zealand.