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.
"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
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.