PEDERSEN, Thelma G.L.
We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, Thelma Pedersen, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the age of 91 years. She was the loving wife of Russell Pedersen (deceased 2006), and dear mother of Valentine (Edward) Leong of Portland, Oregon, Peter Pedersen (deceased 1994) of Nanaimo BC (Gail & Ken Bunnage), Gregory (Mineko) Pedersen of White Rock, BC, Patricia (Bruce) Livingstone of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Suzette (Dave) Pedersen/Farrant of Nanaimo, BC, 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Thelma was born on June 25, 1923 in Mangawhata, New Zealand and was the youngest daughter of 12 children born to her parents, Maude and Isaac Cooksley. She was the sole surviving member of all her siblings at the time of her passing.
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).
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Phillip Alve RIP
Phillip died 20th July 2012 aged 93 after spending a little over two years in the Aroha Rest Home, Palmerston North. Phil, a bachelor, is survived by his brother Ivan, sister-in-law Joyce and seven nieces and nephews. He is buried in the family plot at Kelvin Grove cemetry in Palmerston North.
Phillip lived a full and active life having been born a month after the end of the Great War in 1918. He lived with his parents Henry and Theresa Alve on the family farm at Rangitane near Opiki. He was the eldest of four sons born to Henry & Theresa between 1918 and 1931. Phil was a first day pupil of Opiki primary school in 1928 after attending Rangiotu shcool and later attended Palmerston North Technical School. After school he worked with the Post Office as a junior mechanician.During this time he developed a life long interest in photograhpy. He developed his own black & white prints for several years.
In May 1942 Phillip was conscripted into the Army Medical Corps in NZ where he served until January 1947. A significant involvement during this time was the Japanese prisoner of war uprising near Featherston. His unit attended to the injured Japanese soldiers following this event.
Phil's study of the
Opiki Suspension Bridge
near where he lived as a child.
After part time study, Phillip attended Victoria University full time in 1948 and combined teacher training with university studies in 1950-51. In 1952 he taught standard four at Te Aro School, Wellington while living at Firth House as a Master. From 1953-62 he taught at Lyall Bay School. During these years Phillip complete Victoria B.Sc. and B.A. degrees and gained a Diploma in Education. From 1963-77 he was a tutor with the Technical Correspondence Institute teaching physics mainly and assisting with chemistry and biology.
Phillip had membership of various teaching, science and community organisations. He was an executive member of the Wellington Teachers Training College in 1951. He was a co-founder of the Wellington School Science Fairs in 1964, receiving a Royal Society (Marsden) medal in 1994 after thirty years of service to the Science Fair movement in New Zealand. He variously had membership and usually office with the NZ Association of Scientists, the Royal Society, the Association for the Study of Childhood, the Greater Kelburn and Wellington Progressive Associations and the Wellington Retired Persons' Association.
In retirement he enjoyed travels in New Zealand, Europe, Canada and the USA, Australia and in the Pacific, often with his brother Ivan. Shortly after his 90th birthday in 2008, Phillip moved into the family home at Longburn in the Manawatu before entering rest home care at Aroha in Palmerston North during 2010.
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